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  • Title: Lecture: The National Epics With Especial Attention to the Kalevala
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    • from lower, animal-like creations. Spiritual science does not at all
    • transformation of animal forms from the most imperfect to the perfect;
    • the most perfect animal form; but it cannot at all remain at such a
    • stands beside the animal world. We look into the world which
    • surrounds us, at the various animal forms; we look at the — in
    • directly into the animal train of evolution. Indeed we find if we go
    • the present human form, the present man, as arising out of any animal
    • in a special relationship with the present-day animal forms. This, which
    • as the present-day animals have, but that guidance by the reason and
    • civilisation, we must trace human development and animal development
    • is the separation of the animal forms from the human. The animal then
    • complete separation from all animal life, this consciousness also saw
    • external part of man, the outer form — when the animal forms had
    • and not in the animal sense. The creative spirit for the etheric body
    • way: — In the animals we see the etheric body so active that it
    • which collected all these animal forms as in a unity, with the one exception
  • Title: Occult Significance of the Bhagavad Gita: Lecture 4 of 9
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    • with it as an animal may be content with its existence. In fact, if
    • This is the life of the animal, being content with all that arises
  • Title: Occult Significance of the Bhagavad Gita: Lecture 7 of 9
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    • scale from the mineral kingdom through the plant and animal kingdoms
    • of the world he lives in just because the mineral, plant, and animal
    • more than an animal. Materialistic Darwinism disposes of this fact
    • man only insofar as he is still animal. You see on what the peculiar
    • faculty that raises him above animals. Logically, that is. But even
    • those that really distinguish man from the animal — cannot
    • waking life; that what raises man above the animal is at rest and a
    • forth the animal organism are not so far perfected as those at work
    • what in man transcends the animal. These very creative forces are
    • destroyed. These creative forces that raise man above the animal can
    • his waking life, must be the forces that raise him above the animals.
    • the animal nature are ordinarily unobservable in him. When science
    • the animal kingdom. When it distinguishes the regenerative forces in
    • man from what is present in the animal kingdom also, it will
    • man beyond the animal are awake only when man sleeps. From all this
    • transcends the animal, but they will only be indications. These
    • plant, and animal kingdoms, reduced down to nothing, then down to
    • with the superficial objection that animals also sleep. Such
    • the real nature of things. By introducing animal sleep into the
    • different function in man from what it is in the animals.
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  • Title: Occult Significance of the Bhagavad Gita: Lecture 8 of 9
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    • rajas-understanding. When we come to the animal kingdom, its
    • does the life of a plant. We do not perceive what the animal actually
    • about the animal kingdom is a tamas-understanding.
    • the same for man and animal. Simply to define sleep would be like
    • himself with various substances, animal, plant, and mineral. These
  • Title: Lecture 1: Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature
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    • individual plants, animals, minerals, peoples, persons — so can
    • animal and the human kingdoms, in so far as they meet us physically.
    • presents as color, form, mineral, plant, or animal structures, it is
    • the animal kingdom. The etheric world gradually appears before us,
  • Title: Lecture 2: Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature
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    • shine. These beings then sink down into the plant-world, or the animal
    • bodies of animals), that we cannot speak of a mere life-giving
    • blossom? Why do the different species of animals arise and disappear?
  • Title: Lecture 4: Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature
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    • the animal, etc. If a man continues his exercises in this way, he
    • — encounters a plant or an animal, or even another human being he
    • the plants, the animals, and with other human beings, at this second
    • lives has in the first place, form. Plants have forms, animals have
    • of the forms, as also in the animals and in man, this clairvoyant
    • growing animal, at the growing man, we do not merely consider a form
    • — he must pass over to the plants. The animals can be left out,
    • occultism as the group-souls of the plants and animals, the
    • second stage finds in the beings of the plant and animal kingdoms,
    • individual human beings; but we find groups of animals, groups of
    • to all the beings of the plant and animal kingdoms and to the human
  • Title: Lecture 5: Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature
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    • the being of other men or of the higher animals, and by that means
    • in other human beings or in the higher animals, as that we should
    • and animals the spirits belonging to one of the categories of the
    • also fix our gaze on the lower animals and their life; or if we plunge
    • only to regard the will which we encounter in man or animals in normal
    • instance, the animals belonging to a certain species have a definite
  • Title: Lecture 7: Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature
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    • as regards its evolution, which can be compared to our animal kingdom.
    • beings incorporated in flesh perambulate the moon, or such animals as
    • might even psychically resemble man or our animals, exists upon the
    • moon. Nowhere do we find traces of any human or animal activity, or
    • materialistic descriptions of the organs of men, animals and plants,
    • that made on him if he allows the various forms of the animals to work
    • animal forms to work upon one. One cannot at one time have an occult
    • impression of all the animals on the earth — that would be, too
    • characteristic animal forms so work upon him that he only takes into
    • of the planets of a system. Thus as the animal kingdom lives on earth
    • (and in so far as man has an extract of the animal body in his living
    • the impression of all the forms working in the animal kingdom
    • animals, corresponds to the system of planets of a planetary system;
    • (as in living animal and plant bodies) which appear centered — I
    • — as the life of the animal is centered — let us say —
  • Title: Lecture 8: Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature
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    • animal life on the earth, nor the plant life, nor the activity in the
    • animal and plant kingdoms would certainly have to be quite different
    • animal, plant, and mineral life upon the earth would be possible,
    • the physical world. We will now pass over to the animal world. If we
    • consider the animal, it is quite certain that we find the physical
    • body of the animal in our ordinary sense-world, as we do that of man.
    • astral and an etheric body to the animal; for we ascribe an etheric
    • circumstances also prevail in the animal, so that we must ascribe to
    • vision. It is exactly the same in the case of the animal. Whereas the
    • animal expresses itself in a cry, that is, an external impression
    • Yet to speak of an “ego” in the animal, as a phenomenon of
    • the animal and in the plants. For instance he considered, and this is
    • little as we can speak of a soul-nature resembling the animal soul
    • one with unbiased vision say of any animal, that it has an
    • “ego.” The animal has no ego in that which meets us on the
    • the animals; for this is not to be found in the same region as the ego
    • of the human being. The animal ego is only to be found apart from the
    • different world, when with occult vision, we ascend to the animal ego.
    • is somewhat different when occult vision seeks in the animal, for that
    • animal, he will find it, not in the world in which are the physical,
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  • Title: Lecture 9: Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature
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    • the animal, three principles are active on the physical plane; the
    • does not find in the physical world with regard to the animal, what he
    • in man we call the ego, the I, can only be found for the animal on the
    • of its activity. Occult science cannot ascribe an ego to the animal in
    • the physical world. It does not deny an ego to the animal, but states
    • that what can be designated as the ego of an animal, is only to be
    • that an ego is denied to the animals, even to the higher animals, on
    • — that with regard to their actions animals display an
    • much that the animals does on the physical plane can be likened to
    • soul-forces to animals on the physical plane.
    • than the animal; whereas we see that the animal develops intelligence,
    • exists in the animal kingdom, that what man has in his soul-forces may
    • well be but a sort of higher stage of what we meet with in the animal
    • unprejudiced study would deny intelligence, even reason, to the animal
    • human intellect as such accomplishes, that the animal kingdom already
    • animal; indeed in the realm of occultism we are even convinced that
    • sagacity and intelligence in the animals is much surer, more precise,
    • the animals belonging to any one group, we know that the circle of
    • is quite different. If we direct our gaze to the animal kingdom, we
    • find in the animal world the most varied forms, which differ far more
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  • Title: Lecture 10: Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature
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    • astral body of the plant, or the group-ego of the animal. As we saw
    • than that necessary for finding the group-ego of the animal. With the
    • of the animal, he also perceives the astral body of the plant, and
    • animals and the astral bodies of the plants, work directly from the
    • planetary system. Just as the human or animal organism separates off
    • considering the group-egos of the animals we could say: In reality
    • only the general forms are treated by the group-egos of the animals,
    • group-souls of the animals — besides the main types, and
    • group-souls of the animals and the astral bodies of the plants, we
    • the astral body in man or animal holds together the etheric body from
    • and animal. If we consider the relation of the astral body of man to
    • group-egos of the animals or plants are to be found. Therefore we
    • for the minerals, plants and animals. Is there also a sort of
    • the plants in the sphere of the Spirits of Wisdom, and the animals in

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