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  • Title: Lecture: The National Epics With Especial Attention to the Kalevala
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    • shall we touch upon Occult Science or Theosophy; the consideration of
    • of Occult Science or Theosophy, how a very intellectual man such as
    • said sounds only like an hypothesis, so may that which Occult Science
    • to occult science, that not only does all present-day scientific thought
    • body. In so far as our soul lives in the physical body, in occult science
    • writings are to be explained in quite an occult sense as an active protest
    • a motto for the principles of occult science, and sums up in main outline
    • so also says occult science which is to take its place in the active
  • Title: Occult Significance of the Bhagavad Gita: Lecture 1 of 9
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    • against mere familiarity with it, can only come when its occult
    • Arjuna. So there is much in the occult wisdom on which the
    • contradictions in life that the occult mysteries unveil themselves to
  • Title: Occult Significance of the Bhagavad Gita: Lecture 2 of 9
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    • MORE deeply we penetrate into the occult records of the
    • various ages and peoples, that is to say, into the truly occult
    • occult record it becomes ever clearer that it is really most
    • artistic beauty at the foundation of these occult records. I could
    • and the deep occult truths that it contains.
    • indication of deep occult truth. Anyone who finds the way, by
    • with tremendous force when we enter the occult worlds. Then we
    • stages of occult development, to entering the spiritual worlds. It is
    • occult training. Such a person must be prepared so that he may
    • starting-point for occult life must take place in far deeper layers
    • what it means to be ripe for occult development: To be able to
    • occult development must widen the circle of his interests beyond his
    • occult development.
    • preparation in our age for a true occult development. Let those who
    • scoff if they will! One who would prepare himself for an occult
    • through the study of anthroposophy, which leads even without occult
    • training to an understanding of occult truths, then he is being
    • rightly prepared for an occult path.
    • beginning of occult experience. With wonderful truth the
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  • Title: Occult Significance of the Bhagavad Gita: Lecture 3 of 9
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    • to help him in entering the occult worlds, must therefore be
    • occultist should do so — that we shall gradually begin to
    • describe to you what may be called the occult development of
    • occultism. For example, they become vegetarians. In spite of all
    • occult development, we have really gone through such experiences in
    • the statement that Arjuna had done occult exercises. In fact he had
  • Title: Occult Significance of the Bhagavad Gita: Lecture 4 of 9
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    • soul by the experiences we gain through occult exercises such as I
    • human soul to intensify its self-consciousness by such occult
    • right occult exercises.
    • we must always forestall objections that the true occultist is well
    • present-day man to want to undertake occult exercises at all? Why
    • take up occult exercises. We would not say man has an inward longing
    • Their arguments against what the occultist has to say are plausible
    • enough. The occultist himself knows how easily such objections are
    • appeared as a result of occult research, namely, that at the
    • This is true also of those occultists who are conscious only as far
    • occult exercises we are best able to enter this realm if we pay
    • occultist who would set himself to making as few judgments as
    • Also, the occult principles of
  • Title: Occult Significance of the Bhagavad Gita: Lecture 5 of 9
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    • the occult basis of these transitions from one age to another, where
    • Here we have the occult physiological foundation of the matter.
    • we know that certain occult forces are at work behind his forehead,
  • Title: Occult Significance of the Bhagavad Gita: Lecture 6 of 9
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    • to the next as we penetrate on and on into the realms of occult
    • the deep occult truths contained in it? When we take up the ninth and
    • directly out of the occult depths of life. If we are to understand
    • be attained except in occult vision or in reverent devotion —
    • are able to do by means of what is given, for example, in our occult
  • Title: Occult Significance of the Bhagavad Gita: Lecture 7 of 9
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    • they are directly and immediately given to occult vision. Only
    • historical research, but from the beginning it was an occult fact.
    • see in this how the science of man will have to work into the occult
    • when we make ourselves acquainted with occult facts that we have a
  • Title: Occult Significance of the Bhagavad Gita: Lecture 8 of 9
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    • enter the general development of mankind will remain occult knowledge
    • was striving as we do today in our occult education, aimed for
    • something quite different. When we today go through our occult
  • Title: Occult Significance of the Bhagavad Gita: Lecture 9 of 9
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    • entered we may call the Jesus-path if we would speak in an occult
    • occult dilettantism as to keep on declaiming the equality of all
    • present-day occultism must try to throw light on the different
    • together form a unity. If one tries with this truly modern occultism
  • Title: Lecture 1: Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature
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    • spiritual world; esotericism does not begin with occult development.
    • He who, with trained occult sight, is able to see behind the physical
    • world which reveals itself to the trained occult vision as the one
    • but will only be clear that occult sight is able to look behind the
    • physical body and to find there the etheric or life-body. Now occult
    • as we can investigate man occultly to see if there is not something
    • we can look with occult vision at external nature in her colors,
    • occult vision is directed to the etheric or life-body of man, it is
    • figure. When the occult vision penetrates all that external nature
    • In Occult Science, that which thus gradually appears before man in the
    • which present self-enclosed pictures to occult vision. In order to
    • second phenomenon that presents itself to occult vision. Beings that
    • — belong to this second class. Occult vision actually only finds
    • moral issues from our soul — then there arises before our occult
    • vision that class of creative nature-beings which, for the occultist,
    • forms of the most varied kind. If, having had an occult training, and
    • themselves to occult vision. For according to the task set me, I must
    • Just as with occult vision we perceive in our imagination clearly
    • also possible for occult vision to have an impression of other beings
    • But as occultists we become acquainted in yet another way with these
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  • Title: Lecture 2: Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature
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    • classes or categories of spiritual beings, perceptible to occult
    • nature-spirits. The one is disclosed to trained occult sight when we
    • these forces or beings exist. They are only visible to occult vision
    • what occultism has always called the elements.
    • with what in occultism has always been called the Fluid or Watery
    • category of such spiritual beings with which occult vision can become
    • certain degree of heat, a certain temperature. If occult vision
    • If we wish with occult vision to discern this etheric body of the
    • penetrate further, deeper occult exercises are necessary, such as you
    • How to Attain It. At a definite point of esoteric or occult
    • strikes the occult vision thus far trained, is that the new spirits
    • beings which we learn to know when the occult vision is so far trained
    • Now to occult observation there is a great difference of
    • means of his occult vision, he perceives them as beings connected with
    • been preserved in occultism for these beings, which in their totality
    • earth on its axis, is perceptible to occult vision, because the
    • occultist knows that these spirits are distributed over the whole
    • than the astral body. A man who is developing occultly and progressing
    • sphere of clairvoyant, occult observation. In every esoteric
    • memory means very much more in the sphere of occultism than it does in
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  • Title: Lecture 3: Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature
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    • acquainted with certain spiritual beings which occult vision can
    • to occult perception, because human languages — at least those of
    • Now if we look with occult vision into the world hidden behind the
    • with the outer world. Now those beings which occult vision meets with
    • If they are to be observed by occult vision, the occultist must first
    • describe how the occultist can find them.
    • The first inner experience which one who goes through an occult
    • more the occultly developing student can bring himself to be passive
    • occultly, be rooted out of his heart; he must, in a certain sense, be
    • pictures, but such pictures can be extremely useful for man's occult
    • and hold fast to an attribute. Such pictures are useful for occult
    • egoistic interests, occult vision draws our attention to this fact:
    • occult development, not only may the Angel who specially leads him be
    • which he belongs. And then when our occult development goes still
    • successive epochs. If the occultly-developed man studies, for
    • under a definite leadership. If he then looks with occult vision upon
    • with the Spirit. Occult vision becomes aware of this when it is able
    • first of all the beings of the Third Hierarchy. Occult vision
    • perceives these beings. To the occultist they are realities; but
    • occult vision teaches us that the beings we learnt about yesterday as
  • Title: Lecture 4: Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature
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    • through an occult development, he will for a long time only have a
    • himself through occult development to this condition actually
    • between waking and sleeping, so to him who has gone through occult
    • Thus we can accurately distinguish a certain stage in the occult
    • us direct our occult vision to a being of the Third Hierarchy. We
    • change. But if you look at a being of the Second Hierarchy with occult
    • the beings of the Third Hierarchy, it is shown to occult vision that
    • externally. This approximately represents to occult vision the
    • Hierarchy. Whilst to occult vision the “being filled with the
    • separation, perceived in such a way that occult perception hears
    • helped by the use of the other exercises which raise man to occult
    • occult education is carried on in this most rational way in this realm
    • experience if one directs the occult vision of the second stage to a
    • vision, the occult perception and understanding are stimulated; —
    • beings, into the profusion of the Spirits of, Wisdom. When occult
    • occultism as the group-souls of the plants and animals, the
    • group-souls of the individual beings. So that occult vision of the
    • You can realise from this that only to the occult vision of the second
    • perceptible. Only for those occultly developed individuals who can
  • Title: Lecture 5: Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature
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    • feelings to the occult path, we may succeed in pouring forth our own
    • as the occultist feels when he stands before the beings we call the
    • Seraphim make upon occult vision, if we take the following comparison
    • of the feeling which the occultist has when he ascends to the
    • occultist receives when he lifts himself to the beings we call the
    • when we look at them with occult vision; but there is a difference.
    • occultist gradually rises and which, when one first becomes acquainted
    • In speaking of man he is described as he reveals himself to occult
    • Occult Science,
    • occultist when he looks up to the Seraphim, we try to grasp such means
    • Spirit, Son, and Father. When we look up to such a being with occult
    • our observations, give the following information revealed by occult
    • we call the Spirits of Motion or Movement. Now to the occultist, such
  • Title: Lecture 6: Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature
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    • occultism, Luciferic Spirits.
    • occultist who follows the spiritual events in the cosmos, this globe
    • which is seen out there is not what the occultist calls Saturn; to him
    • Saturn, is to the occultist Saturn. For to him not only is that which
    • not only that which gleams in the heavens, for the occultist knows,
    • occult vision teaches him that, as a matter of fact, a sort of
    • (a,a,a, in the diagram). So that if with occult vision we regard this
    • draw the Saturn of the occultist thus: — as a much flattened
    • if we add an idea which we can gain in a similar manner from occult
    • planet (the inner circle). That to the occultist, is not Jupiter: to
    • true occult Jupiter.
    • a boundary, gives form to this etheric substance which in an occult
    • substances, certain masses of ether, so that what we call occult
    • Saturn, occult Jupiter, comes into being. Now let us ask: How would it
    • existence as occult planets; the most external of these flattened
    • from the Sun, centrifugally; he brings about the occult Saturn, which
    • Thus to occult vision what we observe in the stellar world, is
    • occultists. To those people who from a materialistic standpoint object
    • aid what occult vision can actually see. It is certainly abundantly
    • proved to occult vision that what must he described with the physical
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  • Title: Lecture 7: Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature
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    • ways in which occult consciousness actually penetrates to a sort of
    • with the occult, esoteric, mystical consideration, to seek a way from
    • by the occult-esoteric methods we will now pass on to this external
    • planet. Occult vision teaches us that, just as this whole system of
    • disposal, directs his occult vision to the other planets of our own
    • Spirits of Wisdom; — thus far the results for occult vision are
    • we try to direct our occult vision to another planet — to Mars,
    • Now we can also direct our occultly developed vision to the Sun
    • occult vision to the fixed star, thus in our system to the Sun, we
    • bodies present themselves to occult vision? If directed to the moon,
    • which revolves round our earth, what forms of activity does occult
    • Occult vision finds upon the moon nothing of that which is developed
    • Neither of these is to be found by occult vision upon our moon. It
    • are to be met with upon the earth; when an occultist uses such
    • forward human evolution and if we then turn our occult sight to the
    • moon, strange to say we find these forces existing there. Occult
    • Greek to our own — if we acquire an occult vision of the forces
    • Now, before we continue to study the results of occult investigation
    • consideration if, from the point of view of occultism, we further
    • physical body of man in the occult sense, not in the sense of mere
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  • Title: Lecture 8: Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature
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    • occult schooling, to translate ourselves to some extent into the
    • You can gain an idea of this, at first theoretically — for occult
    • says: “If that which now actually appears to our occult vision
    • what we see there.” To our occult consciousness the moon tells of
    • seen by occult vision; I do not wish to speak in abstractions, which
    • things as they appear to occult vision. The impression one then
    • planetary system; for by fixing occult vision upon the moon, we have
    • As a second attempt of occult observation we must once more look away
    • we can only again have the whole which appears before our occult
    • focus our occult gaze upon our present-day sun; — that is, when
    • if we try to have the occult impression of the sun, not by day, but by
    • before the sun is no reason for the occult vision to have no
    • physical eyes, it is not so for occult sight. On the contrary, if we
    • try in clear daylight to direct our occult vision to the sun, the
    • physical harm, in gaining a good occult impression of it. Hence in the
    • an occult impression of the sun by day; they were taught that they
    • to direct their occult vision to the sun, through the physical earth,
    • in occult writings are most correctly understood if no endeavor is
    • thing, with a quite real thing; in which occult powers existed only
    • quite literally. Thus we can best acquire an occult impression of the
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  • Title: Lecture 9: Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature
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    • Till now I have only been able to say that the occult vision which
    • of its activity. Occult science cannot ascribe an ego to the animal in
    • animal; indeed in the realm of occultism we are even convinced that
    • Occult vision shows us that the cause of the varieties of the animal
    • case. If we direct our gaze to a certain direction in space, occult
    • astral plane,” that really means that when occult vision wishes
    • be found on the earth, occult vision can only discover for the animal
    • was traced back in occultism to the Spirit of Motion who works down
    • book. Of all the great truths taught by the true occultist,
    • occultism, and in these subtle and great truths things must not be
    • to occult vision with regard to the plants; that not only in their
    • occult vision to the planet, but to the sun, we shall find the
    • Occult Science or
    • investigate occultly, we can distinguish a differentiation because we
    • manner — and everyone who is acquainted with the occult facts in
    • humanity from their occult foundations. They were conscious of having
    • this being existed. Zarathustra said that the occult vision directed
    • Christ. He was the portal through which occult vision could be
    • important, so many occult truths have prevailed, if we were to confuse
    • what we have been able to learn through occultism with regard to such
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  • Title: Lecture 10: Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature
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    • Again, when we trace with occult vision what is really in question, we
    • arrive at the following result. In the sense of occultism we must, in
    • certain way with the nature of the mineral. Now occult investigation
    • occultism always starts from reality and seeks to find the origin of
    • this or that, names are so bestowed in occultism that the name points
    • the second principle of a being of the mineral kingdom. The occult
    • Therefore the occult schools which have to investigate such matters
    • the planets; and indeed in such a way that occult observation has been
    • tin as main substance; from Mars, iron; and in the occult sense, from
    • of true occult nomenclature) produced creatively by Mercury, on
    • understand, and occult vision tells us, that the astral nature of the
    • by occult investigation as quite separate, outside the mineral; but it
    • something very remarkable is seen. If we investigate occultly the
    • planets, but by the sun. Hence the occultist has allotted gold to the
    • occultism. You know that the Bible, in Genesis, states that man was
    • forces should work from the moon (which occult vision perceives as
    • shine. — Hence if occult vision searches for these spirits on the moon,
    • physical world, to see the symbol of a deep occult connection. The sun
    • Now when we turn our occult vision to the moon, that which the
    • that exists only for physical vision; but in its place occult vision
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  • Title: Occultism and Initiation
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    • occultism today should realize that much of what they have to say
    • I really mean by occultism, which is the subject of today's
    • of occultism, which may be summed up by the word initiation.
    • to arrive at the results of occultism. When I speak of occultism, I
    • logical requirements of the present. By occultism I mean everything
    • is often published these days as occultism is more than calculated to
    • this occultism, coming forward with insights concerning super-sensible
    • through this form of occultism, speak of the development of the true
    • if we wish to penetrate into occult mysteries, entirely different
    • connected with an occult training, such as the one described above,
    • streams seeking to bring occultism into the world to base themselves
    • Unfortunately, this occult movement was connected with something
    • inner truth of occultism. No matter how much good will might be
    • may need the advice of an occult teacher, so that initiation becomes
    • this is not observed in the occult sphere, where initiation is
    • of occultism or initiation imparted in the spirit of truth. Credulity
    • today, must now be shown in addition to the propagation of occult
    • results of initiation and occultism that may be recapitulated in
  • Title: Esoteric Lessons Part III: Helsinki, 6-1-'13
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    • messenger, occult Mercury, is the connection. And so thinking of the
  • Title: Esoteric Lessons Part II: Helsinki, 4-5-12
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    • in us. There's an occult remedy for this. We must imagine a rod
    • the spiritual one. An effective occult remedy for this is to imagine

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