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  • Title: Oswald Spengler: Lecture II: Oswald Spengler - I
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    • the starting-point from the flowers, from the plants. Now when
    • start to deal with plant-life, this kind of thinking,
    • thinking about the plant-world, will have before him in the
    • plant-world something nebulous, obscure, mystical, which he
    • cannot comprehend. For as soon as we look up to the plant-world
    • degree intended by Goethe with his primordial-plant
    • which he traced the metamorphosis of this primordial-plant
    • through all plant-forms — here at least in this Goethean
    • sense, everyone who approaches the plant-world with a
    • the inorganic world must perceive that the plant-world remains
    • yet starts describing the plant-world in this way, he reaches
    • animal and plant world — but that merely touches life and
    • plants, because he really has no conception at all of the
    • instead with a hazy recital about plants, he does so because in
    • plant-world.
    • taking the mineral, the plant, the animal, and the human
    • mineral kingdom takes his start from the plant kingdom,
    • bears in itself the plant-nature in the same form we today bear
    • first, that he begins with the plant, and in his concepts
    • plant-world “sleeping”; that represents first of
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  • Title: Oswald Spengler: Lecture III: Oswald Spengler - II
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    • effective comes from sleep, and that is contained in the plant
    • and in the plantlike in man. Whatever in the human being is of
    • a plantlike nature, he really brings forth in a living state:
    • planted in me while I sleep, and I really need not wake up at
  • Title: Oswald Spengler: Article I: Spengler's "Perspectives of World History"
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    • light, he moves whither he will. A plant is nothing on its own
    • plant. The individual is not free to look out for itself, will
    • glance at the sleeping plant-life to which we are
    • directed toward the sleeping life of the plant?
    • transparent. But already in the plant-world this transparency
    • the plant-world. He sought for the picture of the archetypal
    • plant, out of which the single plant-form may be grasped as the
    • to the plant. For this contemplation does not, like Goethe's,
    • go forward to achieve transparency in observing plants;
    • through the machine, this plant-contemplation calls up a fear
  • Title: Oswald Spengler: Article II: The Flight From Thinking
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    • Spengler speaks of the sleeping plant-life and uses
    • expressions such as these: “A plant has Being
    • without Waking-being. In sleep all beings become plants:
    • life goes on. A plant knows only the relation to the When and
    • forces which become destiny in the plant-world. This feeling of
    • life of men, the plant-like element continues to work. It rules
    • really creative plant-like forces in human nature:
    • formatively in life comes out of the sleeping plant-element in
    • understanding of the forming of plants, he demanded the
    • idea-picture of the archetypal plant. And this
  • Title: Oswald Spengler: Article IV: Spengler's Spirit-Deserted History
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    • down weary to sleep. Man becomes a plant again, adhering to the

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