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  • Title: Occult Significance of the Bhagavad Gita: Lecture 2 of 9
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    • sprouting forth of something plant-like at the time of going to
    • how this plant-like life shrinks together again and becomes the
  • Title: Occult Significance of the Bhagavad Gita: Lecture 4 of 9
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    • the external world has implanted something in his soul that would be
  • Title: Occult Significance of the Bhagavad Gita: Lecture 6 of 9
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    • planted; the highest they can attain is to become free souls.
  • 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
    • plant, and animal kingdoms, reduced down to nothing, then down to
  • Title: Occult Significance of the Bhagavad Gita: Lecture 8 of 9
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    • for abstract commentaries. We only need the power to transplant
    • the plant kingdom we always encounter an obstacle, namely, that with
    • not penetrate the plant kingdom as far as he does the mineral. All he
    • can do is to observe plant life. Now what one can only
    • does the life of a plant. We do not perceive what the animal actually
    • himself with various substances, animal, plant, and mineral. These
    • eats plants he permeates himself with sattwa conditions. When he
  • Title: Occult Significance of the Bhagavad Gita: Lecture 9 of 9
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    • about plant food was true for the ancient Indian of that food Krishna
    • acquainted with the plant kingdom. He can admire it, but he brings
    • root of a plant, in the stem, leaves, flowers, the pollen, and the
    • must distinguish between them as between the stem of a plant and the
  • 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
    • forms, sounds, and kingdoms — in the mineral, the plant, the
    • presents as color, form, mineral, plant, or animal structures, it is
    • impression is left. The green of the plant tells me how I ought to
    • with a religious mood. Then does the green mantle of plants so work
    • which live and work behind the mineral kingdom, the plant kingdom, and
    • heavens, the green of the plants, the whiteness of the snow., into
    • beings. When we observe the plants as they come forth from the earth
    • the beings of the budding plants. So that we can say that when we see
    • the plants springing forth from the earth, we see them everywhere
    • that that which weaves and hovers unseen over the buds of the plants
    • is in some way concerned with what makes the plants push up out of the
    • recognizes only the growth of the plants, only knows that the plants
    • blossom. He recognizes around the young sprouting plant, changing,
    • from above downwards, and draw forth the plants from the ground. So,
    • heavens. Something which is in unceasing motion hovers over the plant
    • that that which floats round the plants is the same as is present in
  • Title: Lecture 2: Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature
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    • observe the gradual fading and dying of the plant world in the late
    • the plant begins to develop fruit in the blossom, we can allow the
    • plants are, so to speak, drawn out of the earth by certain beings
    • that when, for instance, the plants have finished this development,
    • shine. These beings then sink down into the plant-world, or the animal
    • seed, and then observe how the germ gradually grows into a new plant.
    • nature. As guardians they carry the seed from one generation of plants
    • especially in the budding and sprouting plant-world. Those which we
    • and autumn, when the plants prepare to fade and die. Then these
    • meteor-like air-spirits sink down over the plant-world and saturate
    • themselves, as it were, with the plants, helping them to fade away in
    • the seasons of the year, and the growing and the fading of the plants,
    • withering of plants and also all that is connected with the
    • they seek for a meaning behind things. Why does the plant-world
  • Title: Lecture 3: Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature
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    • Just as a plant puts forth seed, so do the beings of the Third
    • There is, however, a certain difference between what the plant brings
    • Hierarchy. When the plant brings forth a seed, it is, in a sense, of
    • as much value as the complete plant; for out of it can again arise a
    • complete plant of the same species. These beings put forth others
    • which are separated from them just as the seed from the plant, they
  • Title: Lecture 4: Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature
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    • described as the observation — let us say — of the plant, of
    • — 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
    • and only see the forms, considering among the plants the multiplicity
    • strikes us more particularly in the plant-world. Now if we direct, not
    • the growing plant-world, we see how the plant gradually gains its
    • — he must pass over to the plants. The animals can be left out,
    • plant-world and educate oneself further by means of this. Here someone
    • feel profoundly the difference between the leaf of a plant which
    • a plant which has this form (diagram b.); between a blossom which
    • the plant-world to he something like a physiognomy, then the inner
    • occultism as the group-souls of the plants and animals, the
    • second stage finds in the beings of the plant and animal kingdoms,
    • plants which are of like form, ensouled by a common spiritual being.
    • 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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    • into the plant-world, considering it not merely according to its
    • with the plant, and from the plant look out upon ourselves; —
    • alternation of summer and winter, so that the plants spring up and
  • Title: Lecture 7: Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature
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    • materialistic descriptions of the organs of men, animals and plants,
    • this time we have to do with the plants, and we cannot reach the whole
    • plant-world of our earth. But comparatively speaking it will suffice
    • plant-forms, and gain the occult impression of that which works and
    • lives in the plants; if we allow that to work upon our vision, it
    • a number of plant-forms, we must look away from these plants which we
    • plant-bodies and make use of those means which the practical occultist
    • uses when he observes the etheric bodies of the plants. We thus make
    • impression which we gain from a number of plants. We go further; we
    • abstract the external form of the plant and allow the etheric body
    • which is within the plant to work upon us. The resemblance then
    • etheric body of the plants, where it works as yet unmixed with an
    • (as in living animal and plant bodies) which appear centered — I
    • in the heart; or as plant-life is centered in the various organs which
  • 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,
    • plant utters no cry when an external impression is made on it, the
    • to plants, and did not differentiate between what we call a soul in
    • the animal and in the plants. For instance he considered, and this is
    • quite correct, that there are certain plants which, when a little
    • nature-philosophers, then, just as they attribute a soul to the plant
    • dwelling in the “Venus's fly-trap” or any other plant, can
    • begin by saying: The world consists of physical plane, astral plant,
    • Now as regards the plants, a similar observation shows that in the
    • physical world we find nothing of the plant but its physical and
    • etheric bodies. Just because the plants have only their physical and
    • bodies of the plant exist in the physical world. If with occult vision
    • we investigate, which we do by simply transplanting ourselves into
    • very characteristic with regard to the plant-kingdom: we find that
    • there is pain even in the plant world; this is certainly felt when we
    • tear plants out of the ground by the roots. The collective
    • with the growth of plants. Try to imagine the sprouting forth — I
    • pushing forth of the shoots of the plants from the earth in spring;
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  • Title: Lecture 9: Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature
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    • the plants, their physical and etheric bodies alone are active on the
    • Leo so that he supplants the Lion in relation to the earth; or that
    • aspect, let us pass to the plant-kingdom. In that kingdom we see that
    • to occult vision with regard to the plants; that not only in their
    • group-egos, but already in the astral body of the plant, forces are
    • belongs to the sphere of the Spirits of Motion works in the plant on
    • but upon the astral body of the plants.
    • offspring work down upon the astral bodies of the plants from the
    • that which gives the impulse to motion. Belonging to the plants we
    • forces whatever were to work upon the plants from the sphere of the
    • the plants, but around them, bring about movement in the plants,
    • draw forth the plants from the earth when they first appear. When you
    • see the forces developing in a spiral in a plant from stipule to
    • systems. Certain plants are allotted to the forces of the Spirits of
    • as they work in from one or the other, they impart to the plant the
    • planets of the planetary system. These forces work upon the plants in
    • other forces work which go in the direction of the stalk of the plant,
    • we have to compose the whole plant out of that which grows towards the
    • direct impulse of activity for the group-egos of the plants in the
    • different group-egos of the plants. These group-egos of the plants are
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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
    • 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
    • group-souls of the animals and the astral bodies of the plants, we
    • as we had to ascend from the astral body of the plant to the
    • 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
  • Title: Occultism and Initiation
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    • the beginning and the end, say, of a plant's development, where
    • plant. But though we see beginning and end thus linked up,



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