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- Title: Lecture: Inner Nature of Music: Lecture I
- would arrive at scarcely any results at all. Man must ask himself
- One of these is art. Through art man is able to raise himself above
- the will. Tone, however, is a direct expression of the will itself,
- itself; he perceives the will of nature and reproduces it in series
- intimate relationship to the Thing-in-Itself and penetrates to the
- innermost essence of things. Because man feels himself near to this
- but announces itself first as a world of tone. In this state of
- being, and, in his deepest nature, man himself is such a spiritual
- self. [Manas (spirit self), Buddhi (life spirit), and
- man lives and weaves in the world of flowing tones, he himself is
- within himself, and with them he penetrates the physical world. When
- is transformed into Manas (spirit self), then the etheric body into
- with the forces of the astral world itself, but the etheric body
- itself. When the human being hears music, he has a sense of
- Title: Lecture: Inner Nature of Music: Lecture II
- everything observed by man as the world around him reflects itself
- forth by the human soul itself.
- impression is needed, and this is man himself. All outer things are
- into himself; he causes it to arise in him again and then lets it go
- flows through the world; he hears how this will expresses itself in
- the ordinary human being, since he is unaware of himself while in
- though he feels himself borne upward on a surging sea of flowing
- transmits itself into man's entire life in waking
- man learns to enter shows itself to him at first only partially, but
- He must become still, utterly still, within himself. The great peace
- spiritualized. Man has the sensation that he himself lives in this
- himself is color and light. He feels himself astrally within this
- of himself nor of his experiences there. Nevertheless, he returns
- outside into itself. An utterly unselfish corporeality, fully pure
- Devachanic world, the soul absorbs into itself the world of tones.
- that the soul feels itself stronger than the body. In the effects of
- experience itself anew in the onward-flowing stream of time. Just as
- Title: Lecture: Inner Nature of Music: Lecture III
- itself in the son. These three individualities have absolutely
- comes the astral body, in itself quite a complicated entity, and
- developed itself upward, while the soul descended.
- ancestor — had developed itself to the point where it could
- link itself with hydrogen. A still more delicate state than “chemical
- capable of developing warm blood links a soul to itself. As soon as
- soul [Ich-Seele] was ready to unite itself with the physical
- between all other organs. The ear itself reverberates; it is like a
- Title: Lecture: Inner Nature of Music: Lecture IV
- adapts himself after birth to the conditions of equilibrium and
- finds oneself attracted more to one being, less to another; this is
- bears within himself but everything surrounding him in outer nature
- is a reflection of the spiritual. When man expresses himself in
- and spirit as a revelation to the outside as well as to himself, to
- immersed itself in the prose element and the intellectual element, we
- discover a self-expression of the human being in each word and tone.
- itself. The consonants, on the other hand, tend to long continuously
- The soul element (red), which expresses itself in vowels, pushes
- inspiration, a new element begins to express itself, namely the
- yourself actually stop singing; it sings. The world itself
- on earth, even the tone that reveals itself as sound: on earth it
- itself, however, is something spiritual. Just as the human being is
- time. More and more of the spiritual world reveals itself in this
- but it is not so, this is a reality; imagine yourself out there in
- adapt himself to earthly conditions with birth. In art, however, man
- Title: Lecture: Inner Nature of Music: Lecture V
- shall address myself chiefly to the needs of teachers. My subject
- one's having to restrain oneself from making movements along
- have said, “I experience music,” as “I feel myself
- [Quintenmusik], a human being felt lifted out of himself. The
- being then felt that he himself was singing.
- that it rested within itself. Man began to relate the feeling for his
- the subjective soul element relates itself to the musical element.
- Man can color the musical element in various ways. He is in himself,
- then outside himself; his soul swings back and forth between
- self-awareness and self-surrender. Only now is the musical element
- within the human organism, the “I” connects itself again
- embryonic development and today expresses itself in our movements and
- feeling for the octave brings us to find our own self on a higher
- have, to feel, our own self once more. You must take all these
- when he heard the seventh, he also experienced himself outside his
- body. He therefore felt himself in the world. Music was for him the
- possibility of feeling himself in the world. The human being could
- his breath. He said to himself — though he did not say it, he
- leaving and returning to himself in the musical experience. The fifth
- say that in the musical experience man experienced himself as being
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- Title: Lecture: Inner Nature of Music: Lecture VI
- of himself; with the feeling for the fifth, man actually feels
- becoming aware of the human being within himself. The experience of
- is not because the experience of the fourth in itself is the most
- the fourth. He beholds himself from outside, as it were (to borrow an
- experiences with the fourth is based on feeling that man himself is
- among the gods. While he has forgotten his own self in the experience
- felt that the fifth, which he himself had produced, took its course
- himself when he sang, and at the same time he had an outer
- to give an idea of what song itself was like in the age when the
- does man really approach himself with the musical element.
- himself that reached downward, excluding the realm of tones below the
- willing. Harmony directly addresses itself to feeling and is
- musical element itself could become a direct will impulse without
- adapting himself to the earth, man finds his way into what can be
- it must restrain itself, as it were, and this is accomplished through
- outward but remains bound to man himself. It is genuine feeling that
- experience bases itself on the mysterious relationship between
- this. The human being really experiences himself as etheric body in
- which in itself has attained world-historical heights — he
- physiology that would have significance for music itself does not
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- Title: Lecture: Inner Nature of Music: Lecture VII
- thoughts of itself. We therefore cannot speak of thoughts as if they
- because this human soul surrendered itself to the earth. You perhaps
- to the illusion that man himself produces the thoughts.
- could enclose in himself, as it were, what formerly offered itself to
- minor thirds — the musical element submerged itself, as it
- relatively recently, man is within himself when he experiences music.
- experience now links itself with uplifting, joyous human moods and
- world from the cosmos and unites it with himself. Formerly, his most
- within himself but one that was felt to be an expression of the soul
- the ancient mysteries, which at the same time was in itself artistic;
- itself to us by this inner unity of everything that man, perceiving
- himself — in a more conscious way than was formerly the case —
- transform itself for human evolution if humanity on earth is not to
- itself for earthly humanity into a rediscovery of the divine.
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