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  • Title: Lecture: The National Epics With Especial Attention to the Kalevala
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    • First of all I must apologise
    • at the first lines of the Iliad that Homer speaks with exactitude. What
    • in the first lines, — the wrath of Achilles. And when we go through
    • of humanity, we find first of all — one might say — the
    • can trace it fairly accurately; it first teamed forth in humanity at
    • than to that time which is recorded as the period of the first Greek
    • me, who takes possession of me when I sing and speak.” This first
    • facts. First of all, at the beginning of this clairvoyant condition
    • know next to nothing of an external world. On the other hand, the first
    • first place, we live in such connection with our soul that in it we
    • spiritual worlds and creates his astral body, they saw as the first
    • forged that it had first to be wrought upon for a time; did not at once
    • powers. Whilst the etheric body was being forged, it had first to grow
    • it must first be made ready, them as it were, fully matured, in order
    • the forging, and the rediscovery of it. We see the Sampo first sunk
    • which appear first as primitive forces just as they are described in
  • Title: Occult Significance of the Bhagavad Gita: Lecture 1 of 9
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    • first acquaintance with this poem came in an age in which there was
    • of Central Europe, when he first became acquainted with this Eastern
    • us that from the very first sets us in the midst of a wild and
    • what is all this leading? That is the question we must first of all
    • that at first is incomprehensible, and they require Arjuna not to
    • first to this setting of the Gita in order to realize
    • I should like first to
    • the world has first to be made comprehensible.
    • for him. But first let us ask, to what extent does Western mankind
    • meet one of the first of those who through thousands of years have
  • Title: Occult Significance of the Bhagavad Gita: Lecture 2 of 9
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    • will confine ourselves today to the first four discourses —
    • First of all Arjuna
    • through which Krishna, God, is to speak to him. Here in this first
    • First, then, we must
    • speaks to him. In the first four discourses we observe three
    • something new. Here in these very first discourses we find an accent
    • corresponds to a deep occult truth. The first stage is a teaching
    • philosophical mind. For what is the first thing that Krishna says to
    • and at first hearing his words are in a sense trivial, though in a
    • that logic first began in the time of ancient Greece, could scarcely
    • one must first have a minute quantity of it. Without that one could
    • abstract judgment, he is thereby giving him, for the first time in
    • Now for the first time you feel yourself inspired. Before, you were
    • in a true way the first truth that Krishna gives to Arjuna after the
    • We see how the first
    • first original point whence the human soul evolves. For this purpose
    • to achieve through Yoga. Thus, Arjuna must first undergo Yoga. Here
    • goes on through the first four
  • Title: Occult Significance of the Bhagavad Gita: Lecture 3 of 9
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    • actually begin to assume a different character. One of the first
    • surrounding world here every day. When they first arise we begin to
    • for the first time we realize in practice what karma is. We entered
  • Title: Occult Significance of the Bhagavad Gita: Lecture 4 of 9
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    • have given. Thus the first step consists in strengthening and
    • thought, for it is by no means so banal as it might appear at first
    • already had an example of this. When my books were first published in
  • Title: Occult Significance of the Bhagavad Gita: Lecture 5 of 9
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    • published in Germany. The first
    • admit it is the same since they found it so profound in the first
    • the region where self-consciousness was first to make its appearance,
  • Title: Occult Significance of the Bhagavad Gita: Lecture 6 of 9
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    • be dimly felt at first, until by slow degrees we actually begin to
    • I tried to give an idea of the form of the first four
    • first discourse your soul is borne along by the continually
    • increasing current of feeling and idea. First, immortality is the
    • first to attain by its own effort.
    • in the first discourse. In the second our soul is awakened to realize
    • Whereas the first discourses still have an intellectual quality,
    • devotion, our soul rises higher in reverence. The Yoga of the first
    • has first been brought to the ego through many different stages
    • imperceptibly at first, then ever more definitely, and at last quite
  • Title: Occult Significance of the Bhagavad Gita: Lecture 7 of 9
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    • attention to forces at work in man's nature that we find at first in
    • afterward must first be prepared, they are intermingled, though not
    • Gospel I delivered years ago in Basel, when for the first time I drew
    • tried to convey it today. The truth itself was there first, as I
  • Title: Occult Significance of the Bhagavad Gita: Lecture 8 of 9
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    • approach this poem without first working on their own souls. A
    • evolution of man, which is full of wisdom though it may at first seem
    • it was by this way that such concepts first arose as those that
    • the way they were led, we must first free ourselves from many things
  • Title: Occult Significance of the Bhagavad Gita: Lecture 9 of 9
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    • At first we are gradually made acquainted with its ideas as
    • the first stage of rising into Brahma. It is not the content,
    • first man you meet in the street. For one who wishes to guide his
  • Title: Lecture 1: Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature
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    • What then do we include in the physical world? First let us be clear
    • real starting-point what we encounter first of all behind our
    • sense-world, as soon as we raise the very first veil which our sense
    • coming immediately next to it. This first super-sensible principle of
    • morally? What does this imply? First of all, looking away from the
    • strikes me: I understand this now for the first time, I can only learn
    • multiplicity that lies behind the physical world, we first find beings
    • characterize what we first of all find there I must refer to something
    • which we first of all find behind the physical-sense world. A second
    • the first class of beings, which have quite a definite form, when
    • which we cannot at first so school our eyes that our vision is
    • warmth, differentiated degrees of warmth. We must first feel this
    • imagination, the first class, as it were, of beings which create and
    • existence; I should like first to give you the dry facts which offer
    • first go to work empirically — that is, I must give an account,
    • first of all, of what we find in the various kingdoms of nature. This
    • in spring-time, just when they put forth the first green shoots —
    • considerations shall be such that we shall first describe simply the
  • Title: Lecture 2: Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature
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    • YESTERDAY I tried first of all to point out the way which leads the
    • What we described in the last lecture as the first class of such
    • principles of man's nature, we may say that we have first of all in
    • the nature-spirits. We might say that when we draw aside the first
    • principles of man's nature, which at first we understand as the ego
    • Rotation of Time, he first learns to penetrate into the perceptions of
    • them. First, he should not lose the recollection of any of the events
    • a higher development, which can only be attained if one first of all
    • making of us we must first bring about; we must not add that to our
    • realizes first of all, is the knowledge: “I live in the planetary
    • are first of all concerned, and to whom we can find the way through a
    • gradual occult development, I must say: — As the first external
    • sense-world. That would be the external Maya. In the first place the
  • Title: Lecture 3: Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature
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    • first veil of the external world, we meet there with beings quite
    • man leads. We meet as a first group with those which, when they lead
    • external world. When these beings of which we speak as a first
    • If they are to be observed by occult vision, the occultist must first
    • The first inner experience which one who goes through an occult
    • in meditation. If he first of all says to himself, “In the
    • to the external sense-world. Such thoughts may at first be nothing but
    • which was at first empty, the first glass will have still less water
    • water in the glass which was at first half-full of water. That is a
    • less water left in the glass that was at first half-filled. As the
    • result of the out-pouring, more and more water would be in the first
    • that there is a being guiding us, we have the first form in the ranks
    • he first experiences the working of an Angel-Being in his own being.
    • man can raise himself to begin with to the first beings above him, so
    • first of all the beings of the Third Hierarchy. Occult vision
  • Title: Lecture 4: Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature
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    • the different kingdoms of nature in the heavenly bodies, we must first
    • first of all finds his own guide, who can give him some idea of those
    • beings in our environment; — at first, only dimly sensing them,
    • development, there is at first a distinction between the consciousness
    • first achievement is learning to remember in ordinary consciousness
    • beings of the Third Hierarchy and their offspring; he can at first
    • everyday consciousness?” If a man has only ascended to the first
    • first stage of clairvoyance is the astral body; at the second stage of
    • we have reached the first stage of clairvoyance, we can still say, in
    • substance which is at first contained in the body of the snail. The
    • of our ascent, first of all gain some idea of all that underlies the
    • lives has in the first place, form. Plants have forms, animals have
    • first train itself as to how man himself becomes, in his outer form,
    • consciousness raises itself to these spirits, it is at first the
    • ascent to the beings of the First Hierarchy, and to those beings which
  • Title: Lecture 5: Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature
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    • spiritual beings belonging to the first, the uppermost, rank of the
    • then aware also belong to three categories. The first category we
    • First Hierarchy: — the Spirits of Will or, according to
    • category of the First Hierarchy, if we allow such feelings to work
    • of Will, the lowest category of the First Hierarchy, by saying:
    • feeling, and will, the beings of the second category of the First
    • who form the first and highest category of the First Hierarchy. It
    • self-creation, we also encounter in the beings of the First Hierarchy
    • them and cannot be separated from them. The beings of the First
    • beings of the First Hierarchy can be disconnected from them, and yet
    • life. In the First Hierarchy, which consists of the Thrones, Cherubim,
    • world-creation. That which proceeds from the beings of the First
    • Now we may ask: “What then is the actual life of this First
    • Hierarchy?” The actual life of this First Hierarchy is such that
    • experience of the beings of the First Hierarchy, lies in creation, in
    • inner experience of these beings of the First Hierarchy. Creation of
    • are the Group-souls. The beings of the First Hierarchy have likewise
    • of the First Hierarchy. I described them at the beginning of this
    • First Hierarchy detach from themselves the beings governing the
    • offspring of the beings of the First Hierarchy. These Spirits of the
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  • Title: Lecture 6: Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature
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    • lecture it was said that what our vision first perceives in the
    • different etheric substance which permeates the first; so that there
    • really accurate the matter must in the first place be described as:
    • of massing of etheric substance, the first fundamental principle is
    • occult investigation, were first expounded in the post-Atlantean
    • once more given to us today, was met first in the Zarathustra
  • Title: Lecture 7: Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature
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    • obliged, first of all, to make the attempt in these studies to learn
    • space, we discover, first of all, heavenly bodies of various kinds.
    • planet. To the normal consciousness all the rest is at first only
    • beings who, in the first place, play their part in the human,
    • first spiritual leaders of mankind, whom we have described as Angels
    • comparison, it is necessary, in the first place, to acquire the right
    • first trouble about the astral body, for we already have that by means
    • exercises a power of attraction — it is, at first, merely a sort
    • first gives our occult vision an idea of the Cherubim. If we further
    • sphere of the Cherubim. We must therefore first know what is the
  • Title: Lecture 8: Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature
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    • You can gain an idea of this, at first theoretically — for occult
    • only possible by first looking away from the moon; for the ordinary
    • individual planets. This is the first thing I should like to say about
    • the symbol for something spiritual. But, in the first place, it is
    • first of all characterised by the fact that the group-egos of the
    • then, for the first time, one knows that though they yield a great
  • Title: Lecture 9: Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature
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    • raises itself to the first of the super-sensible worlds lying above us,
    • answer, if we first of all ask: What causes the variety of groups in
    • only receive an answer by first answering that other question: Of what
    • they have their headquarters, so to speak, but first send out their
    • draw forth the plants from the earth when they first appear. When you
    • This shows how the objective must first be sought in these matters.
    • to the peoples of the West. The western civilisation first showed that
    • those who have already practiced tolerance. Let them first exercise
    • lies in the first impulses of the Theosophical Movement. When H. P.
  • Title: Lecture 10: Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature
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    • the first place, seek only that part of the mineral kingdom on the
    • life-powers can first be seen if we penetrate to that universal life
    • achieve it in the following way; but we must first of all be clear as
    • that is, perceptible light first streamed towards him perceptibly to
    • Spirits of Will belong to the First Hierarchy (though their offspring
    • same way at the present time as when the first embodiment of our earth
    • If we observe our present-day Saturn, it presents itself in the first
    • first of the successive incarnations of our earth known to us, was
    • occult vision to a fixed star, we first of all encounter the normal
    • spiritual principle was first revealed to humanity in the old Hebrew
  • Title: Occultism and Initiation
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    • fully understand their objections. First, then, let me indicate what
    • finished acts of creation and at first it appears that we cannot get
    • it will at first seem trivial and obvious; for everyone knows that
    • two things are first compassion, and second, conscience. If
    • world by concentrating upon our inner self. The first thing we thus
    • the first stage of initiation, only led us into our inner being by
  • Title: Esoteric Lessons Part II: Helsinki, 4-14-12
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    • first thing is that thoughts get looser, that is, whereas previously
    • four rabbis who tried to get into the Garden of Maturity; the first



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