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  • Title: Lecture: Overcoming Nervousness
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    • however, that life itself, if one is attentive to it, confirms what spiritual
    • can be extremely useful in everyday life. This usefulness, which is not
    • conclusion. Such constant scurrying in the inner life is the most common
    • alcoholism” that has pervaded the important events of public life. This
    • and responsible positions in public life have had to study as one does
    • public life. But, as a result of their schooling, they are not inwardly
    • enough in life.
    • the nervous tendencies will disappear. In such cases, life itself
    • body. The restless daily bustle of modern life does not allow them the
    • modern life could be dispensed with, and they would find the time to
    • life. Nevertheless, it is still a good exercise to practice in later years.
    • unfulfilled. Just examine your life and you will find countless desires it
    • procedure in later life, it becomes possible to make good much that has
    • wisdom of life that sustains and carries us forward.
    • but there is really no problem in life that should be treated this way.
    • involved. This is really difficult to apply in life. When a man has lied to
    • purposeful, healthy lives, we see how differently life must be grasped
    • for medicine when a man is ill. What is important is to order life in such a
    • The etheric or life body is the carrier of all life and
  • Title: Lecture: Problems of Nutrition
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    • subjects concerning spiritual life. It may be permissible today,
    • everyday life.
    • of life from a certain exalted level. They raise this objection
    • instrument for the impulses of our spiritual life? Will we lose our
    • who are more narrowly inclined toward the care of the inner life
    • The effect of deprivation of light on plant life is well-known. The
    • same light that maintains life in plants makes it possible for us
    • also the element that maintains life in plants. This is physical
    • been explained that throughout life the etheric body fights against
    • incorporated, could not live a full life within the material world.
    • be carried out in the right way. The inner life is founded on them.
    • liveliness and their inner life consists of these. If this inner
    • life is not produced in the right way, it cannot react properly and
    • the unfolding of the actual inner life. When a man is forced to
    • full life. Thus, the astral body's inner flexibility comes up
    • earthly life, need not necessarily grow out of the virginal nature
    • will no longer restrict himself to a narrow life. The person who is
    • whole of life.
    • example a food that plays an important part in life, that is, milk.
    • moved by the earnestness of life to develop certain psychic healing
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  • Title: Lecture: The Weaving and Living Activity of the Human Etheric Bodies
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    • man’s spiritual life we must become broad-minded and we must
    • “Inner Being of Man and Life Between Death and a New Birth”.]
    • our life we think; we think, from the moment that we attain the
    • thought-life. From outside, the Angeloi, Archangeloi and Archai work
    • body through our thinking, is employed during our earthly life as a
    • birth, when we live backwards through our life, nothing would occur
    • the form of a sphere; but it cannot do this because during our life
    • lived backwards through our earthly life and have thus gradually
    • quite a decent life without having a knowledge of the spiritual
    • that strange man, who lived for many years an extremely lonely life
    • persons would certainly say: “Towards the end of his life, he
    • things in life; this can only be explained through the brutality with
    • which they face life’s practical aspects. When I advance such
    • human forces which are also needed in practical life, can give rise
    • to-day that people actually believe that human life on earth is
    • which such things rise out of human life and pass through a soul such
    • observation of life, those who have really reached the point of
    • observations of life, if we simply bear in mind an external,
    • superficial observation of life ... for instance the fact that the
    • who takes the things he writes from LIFE.
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  • Title: Lecture: Nervous Conditions in Our Time
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    • declaration. These conditions manifest themselves in life in various
    • the inner life is one of the easiest forms of nervousness. There is
    • public life. Quite recently, there has been no little comment on
    • and abuses, strongly influencing our present life, and passing like
    • take a hand in public life. But they are not inwardly united with the
    • forgetfulness is a great nuisance in life. Anthroposophy says more
    • of these things, but after all, they do occur in life; and there is a
    • this can be very useful for life; one will forget far less. Still
    • nervous conditions. Life itself in such a case will prove that the
    • we can do something in life to strengthen our ethereal body. Now this is
    • see that in ordinary modern life people do not do such things as would
    • themselves a chance in the restless bustle of modern life; they do
    • will see how many things that are done in the bustle of modern life
    • the wish unfulfilled. Examine yourself in life, and you will soon
    • ourselves to this procedure in later life, we can still make good
    • especially in the first seven years of life, you will soon see that
    • the same thing. Look out into life, and you will see that people are
    • affairs. But there is nothing in life which you can truly treat in
    • difficult this is in life. For instance, when a man has lied to you,
    • judgments we pronounce. It would be ample for life if only one-tenth
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  • Title: Lecture: The Elementary Kingdoms
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    • mineral kingdom. All apparently lifeless beings, all
    • discovers the etheric body, which gives life to the physical
    • influence throughout life — nevertheless, the physical
    • time, an etheric, or life-body, entered into it, transforming
    • clairvoyance, the life of the plants and the laws of life
    • time, the instinctive life of the animals; the second
  • Title: Lecture: On the Occasion of Goethe's Birthday
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    • life-work, will discover many a thing of the most extreme
    • of his life. There is an interesting memorandum extant on the
    • period or another of his life. We may note a truly great
    • life. Those among us who love a harmonious life, who cannot
    • are the vital element in a progressive life reveals many
    • necessity of the lessons of life; it shows us that it is
    • precisely life on the physical plane which evokes direct
    • inner experiences, and that life, with its succession of
    • Goethe's whole life and contemplate its successive stages, we
    • view, in his life-time, and also to measure by our own time
    • that life is one and undivided, that everything in life is
    • involved with everything else, and that life does not ask
    • life. To-day let us examine at least one aspect of our modern
    • intellectual life, and see how it appears in the light of
    • evolution of the spiritual life. In this respect the most
    • more with life and the soul. We come in the first place to
    • biology, the science of life, when Darwin's great work,
    • forms of life, the most complicated structures have arisen
    • sub-conscious life of man, as it shows itself in dreams or
    • other phenomena of life, comes within the domain of
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  • Title: Lecture: The Errors of Spiritual Investigation
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    • certainly necessary in every sphere of thought and life to
    • also in immediate life. In many cases, the spiritual
    • that the usual life of thought and feeling ceases. A
    • arise. We find in life monism, materialism, positivism,
    • formed itself in life? and no more regards the material than
    • comes to see how the whole course of life has led one to
    • life to look back on everything that man has developed as
    • condition which man does not consider in ordinary life, i.e.
    • and knowledge of the spiritual investigator. Ordinary life
    • secure grasp of life, c.f. the Mystery Drama.
    • Franceseo Redi (who put forward the basic statement: Life can
    • the spiritual life of humanity.
  • Title: Lecture: Wonders of the World: Lecture 1
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    • Steiner depicts here the deep realities of the spiritual life of
    • the deepest spiritual life, fired men with religious fervour for the
    • with religious life, indeed it may be said that it was
    • life. That very concern itself was raised to the level of a religion,
    • took forms which were none other than those of art. Religious life
    • and saw religious life pouring itself into the forms of art.
    • lifted into the refining spheres of etheric spiritual life that their
    • actions of everyday life. Then what we call profane life will became
    • life originating in the Mystery; it is a secularisation of the
    • conviction. The kind of spiritual life which in future will
    • can only come to a true opinion if we let the necessities of life
    • particular expression of spiritual life we prefer; we can only arrive
    • is twofold. Firstly, if European cultural life is not to dry up, to
    • — shown by all that is happening in the life of the mind today
    • years ago to develop the spiritual life on broader lines. And if I
    • literary beginning with the kind of spiritual life which will be
    • Anthroposophy which observes life directly, sees how spiritual life
    • and spiritual life, we find there two figures, figures which have a
    • modern spiritual life — two figures which stand out as
    • can look below the surface of the spiritual life of today these
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  • Title: Lecture: Wonders of the World: Lecture 2
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    • Steiner depicts here the deep realities of the spiritual life of
    • comprehensive soul-life, a subconscious soul-life, is at work in us
    • unconscious—a soul-life which in most modern men does not
    • emerge into consciousness at all. In this subconscious life which is
    • their Mysteries for guidance in their moral life, and in the
    • throughout life. Today, Demeter forces are not to be found in
    • day. All the relationships and conditions of life were quite
    • one great mass of superstition. What new life such profound and
    • to the surface again for the life of today in the form of Spiritual
  • Title: Lecture: Wonders of the World: Lecture 3
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    • Steiner depicts here the deep realities of the spiritual life of
    • completely different view of the world and of life, and of the
    • spiritual movement and life behind the physical plane.
    • all that is familiar in everyday life there stands before our eyes
    • in ourselves thought is born out of the rest of our soul-life. Those
    • idea, as feeling, we have our enduring life of soul, with its
    • emotions and passions, with its fluctuating life of feeling,
    • their permanent soul-life that we recognise individuals. Here we see
    • constitutes the permanent configuration of our inner life, the basis
    • to do something, man needs in this life between birth and death the
    • macrocosmic counterpart of the impulses of will which forced the life
    • physical life when, for example, you enter into an atmosphere which
    • ordinary life we are not aware of this fear, which is there all the
  • Title: Lecture: Wonders of the World: Lecture 4
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    • Steiner depicts here the deep realities of the spiritual life of
    • Greek spiritual life. We see that we have to think of the microcosmic
    • human soul, within the microcosm; in actual life we can scarcely
    • so to say, one whose destiny, whose whole life, seems in a way quite
    • life, they too were once human; that was during the Moon evolution,
    • restricted to His life for three years in the sheaths of Jesus of
    • spiritual life, the other Beings, those who rejected the Christ
  • Title: Lecture: Wonders of the World: Lecture 5
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    • Steiner depicts here the deep realities of the spiritual life of
    • their participation in earthly life, we can have no doubt that they
    • Jahve, as the extract of the Elohim, means life itself to the ancient
    • Hebrew people. Union with the hierarchy of the Elohim is life, and
    • truly human element in earthly life, tries to assimilate into its
    • elements of earthly life for its own development, and which therefore
    • mental life has only been able to develop through the intermingling
    • life of the soul in modern western civilisation is inconceivable
    • soul-life which we find personified by Persephone was developed in
    • and Zeus. In olden times, forces in earthly life which further the
    • us to maintain life and the sexual instinct that drives us to
    • instincts in the erotic life, then human nature is being purified and
    • abstractions, over mere ideas, as other men do about real life
  • Title: Lecture: Wonders of the World: Lecture 6
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    • Steiner depicts here the deep realities of the spiritual life of
    • life, and we shall get no further unless we give some thought to this
    • however, that life is full of contradictions, indeed nothing new, no
    • contradictions? Whenever we look back at the course of our life we
    • anything but decadent. But in the strata of human spiritual life, in
  • Title: Lecture: Wonders of the World: Lecture 7
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    • Steiner depicts here the deep realities of the spiritual life of
    • the work within the soul in the life of ideation, the question must
    • of our life of ideation, what constitutes the work of our soul in
    • for the life of ideation?
    • in our soul-life. Within the brain there is absolutely no thought;
    • within it which can reflect back the whole life of the human
    • bodily organism into a mirror of our spiritual life.
    • attainment of knowledge as a matter of life itself, that one feels
    • its course in the process of ideation. Our life of ideation, or
    • soul-life is completely filled by this process of representation. One
    • frontier; and at the frontier the whole life of the soul is thrown
    • with the ordinary soul-life, that is only mirrored in our bodily
    • life. This brings us directly up against the question:
    • matters in ordinary life. That is why it is so difficult to make
    • human ego-life of ideation. And language has many instances of
    • from his previous life and which are the forces which caused him to
    • grow old in that life. Before we die we become old, and the forces
    • the second half of the life between death and rebirth quite different
    • which in the ego-man of today underlies his conscious life of
    • Just as after death our life to begin with runs its
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  • Title: Lecture: Wonders of the World: Lecture 8
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    • Steiner depicts here the deep realities of the spiritual life of
    • spiritual life, how to begin with the sound instinct, which has
    • changed by what flows therefrom, not as abstract content, but as life
    • the writings of Benedictus, into the ‘Book of Life’. And
    • little strength our customary life has placed at our disposal for
    • of one life lays obligations upon us for many lives, not simply for
    • must accept the impossibility of making everything good in this life.
    • illustrate this point. He says that guilt from the preceding life has
    • complexity of the facts of life will be recognised in wider circles
    • of it as the instrument of his soul-life. But at the same time one
    • gods themselves in the depths of our life-body we are unable to give
    • their own substance—just as we in everyday life can only see
    • when we examine closely our own life of ideation we feel that the
    • life of consciousness. That is something which also dawned upon the
    • described could enter into human life. It streamed into human
    • thought-life of the sub-earthly, the Chthonic deities, but something
    • which was itself a reality, something which would cause our mere life
    • soul as our unreal thoughtlife — suddenly for a moment to be so
    • life by the same path which had been taken by those gods who earlier
    • had only been the thought-life of other gods. But now for the first
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  • Title: Lecture: Wonders of the World: Lecture 9
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    • Steiner depicts here the deep realities of the spiritual life of
    • elements — in the warmth, light, chemical and life elements
    • the ancient Sun planet come to life again, repeating in the present
    • ether and the life ether. But the sun as it moves in space today is
    • what you normally experience as your soul-life. And it is only
    • fact that our ordinary life of soul, our consciousness, stays on the
    • life for example it would be a test if, after having known a man for
    • would mean the death of true spiritual life. We have to recognise
  • Title: Lecture: Wonders of the World: Lecture 10
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    • Steiner depicts here the deep realities of the spiritual life of
    • clairvoyant were filled with far more life, far more reality. We saw
    • grow into world-reality knows that at a certain point in his life
    • horror vacui. Closely confined as the life of the soul is,
    • esoteric life a man delves into his own inner being, he is overcome
    • life of the mind in modern times, a phenomenon to which we have
    • life — then it is seen that, by means of systematic activity
  • Title: The Physical-Superphysical: Its Realisation Through Art
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    • shadow-side of man's life — important as that side
    • life of soul run wild when anyone is willing to be satisfied
    • a state of barbarism in man's life of feeling Art itself,
    • however, is deeply rooted in life; were this not sot through
    • life. It is precisely because art is obliged to introduce
    • into life what for a certain understanding is unreal, that,
    • life.
    • feeling in life makes its appearance everywhere. Even if not
    • lifeless allegories but as if it would itself take on life in
    • life has within it the super- physical, as if conjured there
    • life. On meeting a woman in a red dress we shall feel that
    • that things need not be like that in in life; it is right
    • that life should lead us away from such illusions. But there
    • remains, however, that everyone in life, when confronting the
    • disappointment, must call for a special sphere of life to be
    • the rest of life precisely what satisfies the tendency lying
    • life, out of certain regions of the soul far down in the
    • The life of
    • a number of experiences seldom spoken of in ordinary life We
    • have to go deeper down into this life of the soul to discover
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  • Title: The Sources of Artistic Imagination and the Sources of Supersensible Knowledge
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    • Everything that the artist has absorbed in life works on as
    • slumbering powers that soul life can function in complete
    • his ordinary faculty of remembrance into his conscious life
    • a quite different form from that of ordinary life.
    • shadowy thinking of ordinary life, he feels related to these
    • in ordinary life has nothing to do with genuine seership. The
    • As a new life of feeling — different from that of
    • inherent life. These are the thought-forms by means of which
    • nature of the seer's thinking and new life of feeling, by
    • demonstrations of the living life of the world of space, so
    • in the life of the soul; he permeates what is colourless with
    • which lies quite outside ordinary life. This is not correct.
    • Serious vision is always present in life, We are all of us
    • represent something that is outside life, but that is an
    • enhancement of life in certain directions. When are we
    • clairvoyant in ordinary life? We are clairvoyant in a case
    • seership in life, namely, its relation to human speech, human
    • condition of soul-life prevailing at the birth of speech; he
    • speech, even in ordinary life, is an artistic activity With
    • also because the inner life of man is much more complex than
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  • Title: Genesis: Lecture I
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    • in six or seven days. When the man of today calls to life in his
    • the heart and mind of the Hebrew pupil of old when he brought to life
    • it, you can only liken it to the thought-life you are able to bring
    • an inward life; then we have the two complexes which arose in the
  • Title: Genesis: Lecture II
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    • to life again. For it was without light; light had separated from it.
    • essential characteristic of life on earth. At that time, however, you
    • source of life, it is really vibrant, weaving life! Thus what has
  • Title: Genesis: Lecture III
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    • life again from the soul of the Elohim in a new form, a modified
    • plant life springs forth from the earth. Thus the sprouting of plant
    • life on the third “day” of creation is a recapitulation
    • the Elohim there arose the plant life which had been present on the
    • itself in a new form. The plant life is still in a state which is not
    • of plant life on the third “day” of creation unless you think
    • animal life, and with whatever might develop as new formation. Hence
    • Sun evolution the rudiments of an etheric or life body were added;
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    • light and air, and all life during that time manifested itself within
    • solid; above, the life-ether, which is a still finer ether than the
    • and life ethers. In order to be quite sure that nothing is left vague
    • life-ether. After the second “day” of creation something
    • should happen which would indicate to us that life-ether was
    • in Genesis to indicate that life-ether thrilled through the mass and
    • caused life to stir, caused life to unfold. Look at the Genesis
    • of the life-ether, which evokes everything that is said to have come
    • light, sound-ether and life-ether, and in what these activities
    • — light-ether, sound-ether, life-ether — we are concerned
  • Title: Genesis: Lecture V
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    • already repeated several times: that behind the weaving life of
    • we can see from an illustration borrowed from everyday life. The
    • become stunted in their growth. Light is an element of life for every
    • continual using up of our physical bodies during day life. That is a
    • the soul unfolds as its inner life in the waking state continuously
    • of which were bestowed during the Saturn existence. The life of the
    • its fluctuant inner life is outside it. Whereas in waking life there
    • which take place during waking life, processes of renewal which take
    • waking life of day we are connected with the destructive forces of
    • our physical bodies which goes on during the waking life of day could
    • of life which could be reached on the Sun was the plant species.
    • Before an animal nature with an inner life could come about there had
    • of creation. Then we saw how the life-ether intervened on the third
    • came forth all that can be brought about by the life-ether —
    • stand next below the rank of the Archai and who regulate life. The
    • activities which not only call an external plant life into existence,
    • but which are now to call forth an inner life, an inner life capable
    • weaving its inward life of image and sensation.
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    • Anthroposophists, which is with the facts of spiritual life. All our
    • spiritual life, of spiritual evolution. So too what is of primary
    • life-ether. We try to acquire ideas about the nature of earth, water,
    • see maya or illusion in all that we encounter in outer life.
    • which are at work in elementary life — in the solid, the fluid
    • from everyday life, to help us to form some idea of this. Take the
    • tiny child on the threshold of earthly life, we know that a unitary
    • soul-life become knit together in a conscious unity. The human being
    • tragedies of human life; here we see how necessary it is that minds
    • should again turn to the sources of spiritual life. Spiritual
    • theme which should guide us into the spiritual life.
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    • the life of the soul. We probably do recognise it as it manifests
    • itself outwardly in the life of the individual between birth and
    • that the kind of consciousness, the kind of soul-life we have today,
    • life is what characterises our present state of consciousness. When
    • before him persons whom he has previously known in life. In the Play,
    • manifest lower and rather worthless elements of soul-life. It is best
    • period the organs acquired an inner life. Thus on Saturn the eye was
    • we have seen that a duality is necessary for a life of full
    • elementary existence light-ether, sound-ether, life-ether —
    • life; then what we call number, or sound-ether; then light-ether;
    • bodies in its environment — take part in the life of the earth.
    • spiritual sound, and life-ether — we must place them in the
  • Title: Genesis: Lecture VIII
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    • under the influence of the life-ether, verdant life unfolds in
    • species form; the earth brings forth the foundations of plant life
    • peculiar life of the astral body during sleep. From my
    • enable us on its return to continue our waking life in the physical
    • yet give him the conditions suited to his earthly life. Man had first
    • vegetation and animal life in air and water — all at the
    • God ... breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, unless
    • understand what this means if we say that man's life of wish, of
    • into the life of man weaving in the etheric heights, before he fell
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    • soul-spiritual life. If it had stopped there, however, man would have
  • Title: Genesis: Lecture X
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    • breath of life; and man became a living soul — or, let us
    • of life. The event which is described as the creation of man by
    • life and light breaks into the text, and minor discrepancies in the
    • body as the breath of life. Thus what was implanted as a seed into
    • physical life and physical origins the more hazy the physical forms
    • with all the strength of our inner life to ever higher forms of
    • immerse ourselves in our anthroposophical life. Let us try to take
    • carry it away with us, let us fructify our outside life with this
    • and joy for the rest of his life. When you try to carry out deeds of
    • this teaching into life. Let us permeate ourselves with this spirit,
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    • spiritual life, should wish to enter the souls of men if they were to
    • Berlin, a good deal was said about the demands of the spiritual life
    • in its soul life. There was one thought that kept coming to the fore
    • the spiritual life of the West. When we go to the root of the matter,
    • for my own life of soul?” He can then answer, “However many
    • of the details of life at that time may be incomprehensible, somewhere
    • Greek life appears in quite a different light, and human and divine
    • bear a different relation to each other. Everyday life and all that
    • might be called the divine enlightenment of everyday life seems quite
    • different. The whole life of soul existing on the soil of ancient
    • writer, when desiring to give life and form to the personalities he is
    • to life. How could anyone with genuine feeling for what it means for a
    • events that show us the Greek soul in its life of feeling and
    • its own life. For many years we have been striving to understand the
    • life that human souls had to live in the beginning of earthly
    • evolution when the external body, and with it the inner soul life,
    • in what various ways its life has been lived! So it is possible for us
    • darkest depths of life up to the light of the spirit, from deep sorrow
    • is in a measure independent of the external life of surrounding
    • life into the light of the spirit.
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    • intimately related to spiritual life. We shall have to speak of what
    • significance of all that radiates out for life from initiation and
    • the darkness of life. Then, having considered the life of man from the
    • before us all that surrounds us in life, that reminds us of the
    • darkness of life. Once more we feel how in Faust, one of the
    • darkness of life. What is it that entangles Faust at the beginning of
    • the poem? What envelops him? It is the darkness of life. How often
    • life, too, the several epochs themselves, how they ran their courses,
    • out of the darkness of life the understanding of what once lived at
    • life, seems to descend ever lower, how it takes other forms, but how,
    • darkness of life. If at the outset of our considerations we ask what
    • his physical body,” he develops something in his life of soul
    • illustrate this life outside the sensory body in a higher organisation
    • body, which in earth life is carried about with me just like the
    • hard at tasks connected with the physical plane in the physical life,
    • life and to hold them together. In such a process, the etheric body
    • more, thus bringing about a lifeless, deathlike condition. A living
    • intimate connection between them. In effect, the external life of the
    • life of mankind.
    • inclination that is a matter of course in ordinary life, harbours a
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    • If we would speak of initiation and its significance for human life
    • concepts of the life of the senses. I expressly say that this is
    • life of the soul in the real anthroposophical sense, we must gradually
    • conceptual life that is necessary if he would arrive at ideas about
    • good in the higher worlds as they do in the life of the senses? They
    • super-sensible life, well knows that not only must he transform many
    • undoubtedly be subject in physical life. Here two concepts, or systems
    • of concepts, have a decisive effect. In our life of the senses they
    • ordinary sensory life what we call the moral world order, the sum of
    • stock of himself, he must soon come to the conclusion that in the life
    • poisonous. We maintain that it is part of sound thinking in the life
    • life, making unconditional and absolute demands. We know it is his
    • worth in human social life. It also makes one able to say that even a
    • as we can give a description of the hand in physical life at all, we
    • apparently run side by side in the ordinary life of the senses, are
    • in ordinary sensory life are reckoned as cravings or desires. We may
    • ask how cravings, desires and emotions appear to us in the life of the
    • what we lack. We are not drawn to them by what in physical life are
    • where we are in fault. They are far richer than we in physical life
    • and where the necessary conditions of life are lacking. In other
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    • experiences man must undergo in the natural crossing from life in the
    • life. Such an abstract question may not be of much interest, but for
    • life. Now we know that in the first place there are the gateways we
    • our souls. In the life of the senses what we call “our
    • “inner world” is in ordinary life, we can in reality put
    • instrument for his waking life between birth and death. We have
    • already touched upon the longings that play into this life. Among them
    • of life. But man has no direct experience in his ordinary life of the
    • connections, and so forth, completely fill his waking life. We can now
    • considered what man knows of himself in waking life between birth and
    • with what we may not only egoistically hold to be of value in life,
    • Whatever we can do worthily in the ordinary life of the senses, we
    • life, is ill-adapted for the spiritual world. It must be left behind;
    • life of my senses, what at long last, actually remains of me? Is there
    • about death. In ordinary sensory life it is only natural for a man to
    • sensory life and brought to consciousness. This is partly achieved by
    • that come forth like a condensed and strengthened soul life. This
    • condensed and strengthened life of soul, of which we otherwise know
    • sensory life, all that we know, is laid aside and left with the
    • process if I compare it with a phenomenon of ordinary life. In life we
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    • Now there is a great difference between life, observation and
    • face of the spirit-land. In the life of the senses we are confronted
    • the life that runs its course by means of external natural forces
    • within the laws of nature. In short, in the life of the senses we must
    • anything, it is being, and you cannot say as you do in sensory life
    • physical life we look back into our memories, so you look back from
    • that it can best be expressed in the words we use in physical life.
    • inner life feels that there is something bitter, that there is
    • life, as long as this form comes before you like an interpenetration
    • the midst of daily life, coming like an entrance into the spiritual
    • other may occur. In the midst of his daily life man may feel himself
    • consciousness on re-awaking, and in his life during the day, except
    • for remembrance of his dreams, he has no memory of his sleeping life.
    • over man's sleeping life so that he begins to experience another way
    • of falling asleep. With the approach of sleeping life another kind of
    • ordinary life in the world of the senses, be described somewhat as
    • the thought, then you have something in sense life similar to the way
    • in which they live. You share their life, all the time knowing quite
    • life in the higher worlds, but of experience that plays a large part
    • always have recourse to words in physical life. What is experienced is
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    • passing moment to eternity, and the relation of the darkness in life
    • experience of super-sensible life, into these descriptions that may be
    • Life is a complicated affair, and every soul, in whatever position it
    • worlds must do so from some particular position in life — every
    • super-sensible actually springs forth from the life of the senses. So
    • of initiation, because his soul life has become clairvoyant by his own
    • dangerous for man's life in higher worlds if he takes with him too
    • matters stand with Lucifer within the actual life of the senses, where
    • send active impulses into physical life so that one thing may take
    • and egoistic play into the life of the senses, and we know that the
    • the impulses of spiritual life are introduced, which are from epoch to
    • into the whole life of humanity. When does this ego-hood of man come
    • avoid fire, because in certain circumstances it destroys life. On the
    • quite well take with them into spiritual life all that is in sensory
    • it that it shall become a spiritual life. That is Ahriman's deep
    • aside its skin like a kind of image of itself and progress in life
    • question new possibilities of life. Ahriman would like to save
    • into man's physical life as two poles. Man as a soul passes through
    • treasures of temporal life, then it is good. But when at the moment of
    • questions. Thus is man drawn into the labyrinth of life. Both Lucifer
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    • life of the soul can only result from the experiences of initiation in
    • to grasp all that he is offered. In the life of the senses it is quite
    • cannot understand it because his life and education may not hitherto
    • own inner life and is at first guided by what is in those images. It
    • out of the darkness of life. Above all, mention should be made of how
    • of the darkness of life confronted the results of super-sensible
    • firmly drawn between the life of the senses and spiritual life is
    • such as is awakened in the life of the senses, possibly out of
    • with the basic demands of super-sensible life, to form an objective
    • the darkness of life, enters into religious life and into the way in
    • of the spirit and to all that is eternal enter religious life? Because
    • everything related to religious life is intimately bound up with all
    • Take an Oriental. What part does his religious life play in regard to
    • without linking this historical life with men like Krishna, Buddha,
    • course, what is in religious life is bound up with what takes place in
    • profane external life, and flows into the heart and soul of the
    • That is the great step forward out of the darkness of life to the
    • In truth, in ordinary life, also, man thinks with his etheric body,
    • but the fact that he is in ordinary life precludes his having any
    • instrument of reflection, and whenever life is reflected it becomes
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    • receive new life through the nearness of the Kingdom of Heaven. These
    • manas, buddhi and atman, or spirit self, life spirit and spirit man.
    • members, spirit self, life spirit and spirit man. These cannot as yet
    • in themselves with the Kingdom of Heaven, with life spirit or buddhi.”
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    • overcome does not keep in mind certain finer phenomena of life.
    • life between birth and death, but the previous incarnations, or at
    • content of life, why do you continually tell lies?” He really
    • theory, because it is a question of life, not of theory, and it is
    • etheric or life-body. Whereas a person should exert himself to come to
    • physical body, goes further to the etheric or life-body, and says:
    • So we should regard the anthroposophical movement, the spiritual life,
    • thus grasp it within human life. If we keep in mind that the sixth
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    • of which can be important for our life. One does not merely serve the
    • life. Our own individual life is fundamentally connected with the
    • great events of existence, and we can only rightly judge our own life,
    • when we estimate it by the greatest phenomena of life. Hence it
    • said about the Gospels, with various applications to the personal life
    • they were just the people who stood at the peak of the spiritual life.
    • their hands who stood at the summit of the spiritual life. The content
    • spiritual life, really such terrible fools, such mightily stupid
    • How, then, did those who stood at the summit of the spiritual life and
    • the spiritual life of mankind, and we must seek Zarathustrianism also
    • life.
    • Now we will form for ourselves an idea of how this life flowed into
    • the great main stream of our present spiritual life. That means, just
    • of the spiritual life had to be inherited so that it corresponded in
    • case of single human beings. The life of the individual falls into
    • becomes independent. Thus the life of the individual runs its course
    • individual life, where that springs up which can be accomplished in
    • life, and what man absorbs between the ages 14 and 21; the hopes of
    • as a law significant for all life. This is the law, that whatever has
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    • principle of life (as it were) was prepared, in which the
    • life, new force. But one must say: Our modern speech can only find
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    • of life. Failures are inevitable, and we must not grieve over them. Nature
    • with human life on earth since the time that in the body of Jesus of
    • very life of our own souls.
    • water of life from the source, we then have the kind of belief which
    • the cross hung the source of boundless eternal life, which defeats
    • unfolding life of humanity in a way which will bring everything to
    • indubitable rightness of the contents of our spiritual life. If we
    • which goes into the depths of life, which goes behind the outer,
    • may be said to be the mission of anthroposophical spiritual life for
    • firmly rooted in spiritual life, we may become recipients of the
    • Anthroposophy into life.
    • luminous spiritual life, and the Christ will guide us to the inner
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    • we know already that in normal human life there is a condition in
    • independence during sleep. During our waking life, from morning till
    • normal course of his life man is for some hours out of every
    • life, which strongly influence the astral body and the ego, and which
    • The ordinary person living a normal life surrenders himself from morning
    • that is his astral body and ego, during waking life; in other words,
    • life and in which he does something entirely different from the
    • pursuits of ordinary waking life, and when in these particular
    • part of his daily waking life in meditation, concentration and other
    • life in order that they may have after-effects in sleeping life and
    • his life, and, if the methods were quite wrong, tore his being
    • of death true clairvoyance sets in with regard to the previous life,
    • the etheric body during life if complete clairvoyance is to be
    • in which it is imprisoned during normal life; it must arrive at being
    • and the use of the members of his physical body during life as he is
    • normal human life. But this cannot be brought about by external,
    • energetic life of the soul, are alone competent to bring about this
    • upside down of his sphere of interests. For ordinary life provides
    • intensity of these interests, to bring about moments in his life in
    • moments’ in life, it would be wrong to extend it over his whole
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    • real an existence. When in ordinary life an outer sheath or
    • life just as they do behind the external phenomena of colour, sound,
    • example holds good for present conditions of life only since anyone
    • word conscience. In ordinary life, conscience is a term used of
    • who animate physical life.
    • for the whole of the life of the soul in the physical world. So it is
    • in the world and in the inner life of the soul as well has developed
    • thousands of years in search of an instance of our modern soul life,
    • such sudden transitions are perceptible in spiritual life. For
    • life of humanity becomes intelligible only when considered from this
    • and psychic life. Moon had to withdraw from Earth in order that the
    • life and activity which he could not have endured; if Moon had
    • the same way as Sun stimulates the life of the flowers in the fields,
    • came from within. The life of the soul in the physical world could
    • inner mobility of soul life.
    • are the beings behind the phenomena of the life of the soul, who by
    • inner Maya of soul life. Behind the first stand those spiritual
    • life stand the other beings who belong to a more powerful kingdom.
    • Sun, and at the time of the life of Jesus of Nazareth united Himself
    • large part of earth life, but not for the whole of it. In spite of
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    • spiritual facts that have no expression in the inner life of the
    • warmth. This vital warmth, or life principle, is more or less
    • stimulated the soul life of men and of animals. This is an
    • investigation has given us and life in ancient times. It is obvious
    • life even is veiled in much uncertainty. Pherecydes of Syros is in a
    • appear in the progress of human life on earth. Correct though it is
    • absorbed from Oriental life. Statement of a higher truth in no way
    • statements of a non-historical nature in Oriental spiritual life. But
    • his life and call him Muller. He is the same person who thirty years
    • lives and also from life to life, spiritual beings remain at the same
    • certain age, which changed one's whole life. This happened in the
    • elucidate spiritual life. If we bear in mind the fact that there are
    • historical evolution and progress are realities in spiritual life
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    • in the inner life of the soul, thinking, feeling, sensations, as also
    • relation of a man to his own inner life is different. His
    • evolution of his soul life. Man cannot evoke a pure or an impure red
    • his soul life may well give rise to grotesque feelings and bad moral
    • spiritual world by the inner life of the soul. And because what we
    • see behind the veil of our own soul-life depends upon whether this
    • cases where the inner life is corrupt or but slightly developed when
    • through the veils of the inner life to the spiritual worlds, very
    • know that the spiritual life of the present had its origin in old
    • Atlantis. That an ancient spiritual life developed upon a land in the
    • all the cultured life of today. Before the mighty catastrophe which
    • the higher spiritual world as well as through their own soul life to
    • was necessary for men to go through this stage of life on the
    • life, as we know it, it is essential that something else should
    • picture of universal life and is also an indication of the laws of
    • spiritual life. It is quite false to believe that in spiritual life a
    • plant life the male and female elements develop independently, so in
    • forming the vehicle of a definite spiritual life. A second stream
    • greater tendency to delve into their soul life, into their inner
    • southern peoples for brooding over their own soul life, seeking the
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    • life, its animal and human kingdoms.
    • veiled by the life of the soul, was expressed by saying instead of
    • I find a spiritual world, and if I dip down into my own soul life I
    • mysteries leading man along the path through the inner soul life to
    • also a class of mysteries pointing the way through the soul life into
    • their inner life had reached a certain state of maturity. This second
    • physical plane into the depths of the soul life. Here we have in
    • Spirit of Music’ on this very division of Greek spiritual life
    • life. There is a widespread feeling that this deepening alone can
    • inner life within his soul is capable of seeing in a truer form
    • unity, became a living life through the Christ event. Formerly men
    • Christ, a descent to the inner life will reveal a being which is
    • through into the human soul life, and that, as it were from the other
    • human life and was difficult of attainment even for those who had
    • anything by dipping down into his own soul life, and searching there
    • crust of his soul life through which he could not penetrate to the
    • faculty of penetrating through the forces of the soul life into the
    • experience in the depths of his soul life. Therefore it was, that at
    • themselves in order to penetrate through this inner life to Dionysos,
    • of descending into one's own inward life, and of there finding the
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    • in outer life. As a result there is misunderstanding of much that is being
    • man may have when by profound, inner life he permeates his soul
    • life, let us say, from 3000 BC to our own era, and on to 3000 AD had
    • sink down into the life of the soul in the physical world and the soul
    • order again to become clairvoyant and possess the life-forces which
    • soul-life, he must now prepare himself to be able to experience
    • because only thus can the human etheric body receive life forces
    • prophetically, among the ancient Indians, shall come to life again in
    • because of his inner soul life being severed from his surroundings he
    • taken place in man's conceptual life.
    • cosmic being — holds good in all departments of life. That
    • his life. In earlier times there existed a much closer connection
    • external life which is confined to the world of the senses. The more
    • worlds will be covered over by sense life only for a time. Of these
    • physical world. But every true explorer of the spiritual life will
    • life becomes comprehensible only when there is knowledge of the
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    • were those who stimulated a new inner life in man, arousing in him a
    • soul-life and thus preserving him from mummification we shall soon be
    • stimulated man's inner soul-life, had to be sought by descending into
    • man's inner life, into a sub-earthly soul region, in order to find
    • aroused the soul-life of man. Within the life of the soul was sought
    • have seen how completely different man's feeling life was at that
    • wisdom and life existing at that time, when the Ego-consciousness did
    • observing external nature or by descending into the inner life of the
    • himself up to it, if he did not go out into the external life of the
    • spiritual life, the Indian knew nothing about what we today call
    • inward soul-life pervaded and filled with the Christ in the Gospel of
    • avoid thinking, if we take life too easily and decline to seek the
    • Man, Intellectual Soul, Life Spirit, Sentient Soul, Spirit Self,
    • the Persian Mysteries which cultivated the inner life were the
    • inner life in the soul, and as regards that which is not within him,
    • life was limited to what the senses perceived. On the one side the
    • soul life established its independence. The development of the
    • much richer, more full of life than is the case today. Man in these
    • life visible thoughts; although not thoughts which could be said to
    • formed out of Life Spirit. To this they gave a name whose nearest
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    • how does this apply to the evolution of human life? We have said that
    • intuitions and inspirations of moral and ethical life originated,
    • ancient times, had of necessity first to contact the inner life of a
    • highest in humanity. The Holy Rishis had to contact the soul-life of
    • humanity in older civilisations. But the soul life of man belongs to
    • understand a being with a message for the inner life of man? How, for
    • Rishis? By relating them to soul life which runs its course in time.
    • veil of soul life, behind that which belongs to time.
    • in space. Here the condition of co-existent life in space begins to
    • life on earth through the Christ principle. To love what is around us
    • had to be cast out that in the Christ-life was gathered up as a
    • spiritual life where, freed of all the dust of earth, we may find the
    • life proceeds: the primeval, spiritual source. We find not only one
    • descend into the region of physical life. We find them there as the
    • Teacher; He is Life, a Life that pours itself into the other beings,
    • look up to the living being, to the life-source of our earth, we must
    • His teachings, but through His life. We may gather together all the
    • Only one part of the life cycle could be made intelligible, man's
    • life on earth, and the fragment of spiritual life which follows it.
    • acquainted with pain and sorrow or with the misfortunes of life. He
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    • Life Between Death and Rebirth
    • Today we shall deal again with the life between death and rebirth,
    • where the life in kamaloca begins, but rather consider the point at
    • the end of kamaloca when life in the spiritual proper begins. This
    • re-enters earthly life.
    • life after death. Attention has often been drawn to the great
    • difference between life in the super-sensible world and life in the
    • immediately in the life between death and rebirth. Suppose that
    • or after us, and we feel that that is how we stood with him in life.
    • able to do so, directly, in the life after death. Clear insight into
    • life after death. After death we realize all the more strongly what
    • we did wrongly during our life on earth but we are incapable of
    • number of factors. To begin with, let me portray life after death in
    • brought with us. Now the life of the higher hierarchies begin to
    • the power that leads us into community, into a kind of social life,
    • develop religious feelings during earthly life, feelings of union
    • of a religious or irreligious attitude of soul during earthly life.
    • during earthly life. In the Venus sphere individuals are separated
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    • connected with the universal life in the cosmos. It is really only
    • during his earthly life that the human being is fixed to one place,
    • earthly life around him. He is connected with what earthly life gave
    • are dependent upon the nature of his inner life, the disposition of
    • is born out of the closeness of a connection in life. So, shortly
    • environment of those with whom he was closely related in life, and
    • in life. Through the fixed gaze of our perception, through the
    • in life. In this connection it is exceedingly important to pay
    • attention to the following. In our everyday life on the physical
    • in life. Our soul life is exceedingly complex. Man is seldom truly
    • human soul life is complicated. The one who slandered anthroposophy
    • profound longing of which they were unaware during life. So it can be
    • wishes and desires we have concealed during life are even more active
    • spiritual way and there are influences that transform our soul life.
    • the person who has died as he was during the last period of his life
    • Here we reach a point where anthroposophy enters into life in a
    • active spiritual life we can help the dead in this and many other
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    • used: Assuming that there is a life after death we need not concern
    • a life beyond, that one is thereby adequately prepared to enter it.
    • life but increasingly he enters into the sphere that we described
    • appears as chance occurrence in life is actually conditioned by means
    • to prepare it in this life before our physical death. The light is
    • receive the forces that we need for a next life depends on our being
    • incarnation in the manner indicated then in a new life he will be
    • his next earthly life; certain inner formations will be lacking. He
    • previous life and he will become of necessity duller in the next than
    • participate in the life of the world as he otherwise could have done
    • In the existence following the life when the individual was of
    • out of his own forces, is capable in the next life of forming
    • person during his next life we find that he bears the characteristics
    • Second, a life of limited ability because the soul lacks the
    • predisposed this way). Third, this is followed by a life that serves
    • compensation for earthly life in the world beyond. Such an
    • through life with a morose, dissatisfied, discontented disposition.
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    • Life Between Death and Rebirth
    • last visit here I spoke about man's life between death and
    • rebirth and how that life is connected with the great realm of the
    • connected in some way with his recent life on earth. He is emerging
    • from, growing away from, his last earthly life, and during the first
    • Life in kamaloca takes its course in the sphere between the earth and
    • the affairs of earthly life remain bound to the earth sphere by their
    • understand that a man who for a whole lifetime has cultivated only
    • development to relieve him of this anxiety. We ease the life of
    • something definite in life died and then continued to cling to the
    • wish to gain an understanding of the life between death and rebirth.
    • about life after death tallies only in a pictorial sense, it need not
    • not only as kamaloca experiences, but also for the later life of the
    • experiences. A man may be so active in life that he brings all his
    • their faculties and talents they could have achieved in life
    • a great number of intentions in the course of their life. It need not
    • trivial or important aims. How much in life merely remains at the
    • possible form of life on Mars are without foundation. The nature of
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    • represents the spiritual review of his previous life by Capesius,
    • episode mentioned) and their present life.
    • life, but there is no guarantee that souls so prepared will also
    • bring a clear memory of this experience into their life on earth when
    • then at a later stage of their present life, this rose to the
    • experiences in the spiritual life or in the former earth life. This is
    • significance for a person's emotional life. There one lives through
    • destiny in life.
    • esoteric life
    • within its spiritual life must have preceded this, as if something of
    • earth life, for here the human soul goes through events which bring
    • tears itself away from what one generally calls the inner life; that
    • in life, tears itself out of the inner being and seems to go off
    • earth life must be preceded by the experience of the Cosmic Midnight
    • in the spiritual life, if what is in Scene Nine should take place.
    • every human life, and one also discovers the mood that resounds out
    • where glowing beauty brings forth powers of life.
    • to the external intellectual life that has taken firm hold of every
    • understanding of life. It is also a bit of soul awakening for someone
    • life if people could assume the attitude towards the thoughts and
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    • it would accumulate to excess, if destruction of life were not at
    • everything in it without greedily demanding eternal life for any of
    • whole life Ahriman is always fastening his claws into this thinking
    • through his imagination and his soul life of feeling, no longer
    • to do this by contaminating the feeling life of the soul. Ahriman has
    • life of the emotions, passions, impulses and desires. Lucifer is lord
    • the tendency to detach and separate this feeling life of the soul
    • phenomenon in human life that we will speak about later in more
    • foundation of a true moral life in the world order of humanity.
    • human life, it is absolutely protected from every unlawful luciferic
    • you observe human life, you will soon see that another kind of love
    • life of the male. Such arguments — even when they are clothed
    • otherwise is carried out by the subconscious guidance of soul life.
    • Nature and its laws take care that in everyday life man does not
    • worlds; then it must be able to return to its life in the body
    • for you will be guided by life itself to distinguish between iron
    • iron of 900 degrees that will cause no pain. Life itself reveals the
    • that, too, will be contradicted by life. Certainly a hundred imagined
    • real life. I would recommend anyone who considers Kant's statement to
    • movement on the waves of the emotional life. This actually happens to
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    • Fully new demands meet the life of soul when it steps
    • world. There it is necessary to adapt one's whole inner life of soul
    • soul life into this other being, into this other event. We can learn
    • from these the life of soul will become stronger and more forceful. It
    • for life here must swing like a pendulum between waking and sleeping,
    • so something similar is necessary for the life of the etheric body in
    • elemental life. In a much more arbitrary way than with our waking and
    • our soul life.
    • formed and then dismissed. This life of thought must develop in the
    • your consciousness begins to have a life of its own, a life as an
    • separate from each other and lead a life of their own. We truly need
    • where our thoughts will lead an independent life. A human being must
    • hold his own with his soul life and assert his will in confronting
    • Thus we see that the habits of our soul life must change
    • delves into it with his inner life, transforming himself according to
    • With an inwardly resolute soul life filled with spirit calm, we must
    • thought-life thrown into the physical sense world through the
    • other. The strengthening and invigorating of the life of soul
    • character we cripple the whole life of soul, which would then come
    • paying attention to strengthening the moral life. It must be stressed
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    • be recognized in this spirit land for our human life, there is
    • kind of absurdities that — transferred to ordinary life
    • ideas, mental images in the soul that point back to an earlier life
    • you've had in this life between birth and death — only you
    • consciousness completely transformed in later life; then perhaps
    • reminiscence from an earlier life on earth. That can well be the
    • in his soul that was never experienced in his present life. It is
    • a former life. I can count as many as twenty-five or twenty-six Mary
    • Magdalenes I have met in my lifetime! The spiritual investigator
    • In true clairvoyance, impressions of an earlier life on
    • nothing to do with what can arise out of the present life between
    • recognize them as experiences of the present life; there is an
    • impressions out of the present life. To take one example: a person
    • receiving a true impression of a former life will inwardly, for
    • were in your former life such and such a person.” And at the
    • not possibly arise out of one's present life, for if you took
    • one was like in an earlier life is something we ordinarily cannot
    • life.
    • in life; through the impression one should come again into some sort
    • third earthly life. One must have a frame of mind able to wait
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    • concerned in his professional life chiefly with what has been brought
    • this atomistic philosophy at a relatively late period in his life.
    • earth life of the people was thereby prolonged for centuries, and
    • normal laws of the physical world — that is, it comes to life
    • long period of my life, and only with the greatest effort could I get
    • areas of our life. Let us look from another point of view at
    • and the ahrimanic element of perception, the life of the meditating
    • indeed life is ruled and kept in order by number. He understands,
    • In every sphere of life the human being can learn this
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    • something that can be of greatest use in understanding the life of
    • this in regard to the relationships in European national life. It is
    • necessary to observe life in such minute details and to look at the
    • what lives from one life on earth to another, from incarnation to
    • incarnation. In moving from one life on earth to the next one,
    • that happens in our life, it is inspired by our other self, working
    • carry into later periods of life the memories of earlier times, so
    • earth life when all your sense perception suddenly stops; when you
    • desire anything new. Every kind of life activity stops. You would
    • had brought to his soul. And Lucifer's life — because the other
    • preserving in his life and soul the divine spiritual glories of world
    • human soul itself, as it grows into life in the spiritual worlds, has
    • the threshold into the spiritual world, providing it with a life as
    • perceive itself as our past life. The second member of the triad is
    • through the antithesis of past life and living spiritual being, the
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    • an independent life, in which our consciousness is immersed.
    • being that are inclined to separate from the rest of the soul's life
    • through a great deal in a former earth life that requires
    • have. Even clairvoyants start out in life as ordinary children do, to
    • of shadows. Here great secrets of soul life make themselves felt.
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    • objectively at modern life and surely perceive all its confusion and
    • confusion of modern intellectual life with clarity of vision, as long
    • If a person with a healthy inner life searches out the
    • life as plain, honest self-knowledge. What a lot of queer things one
    • will be able to judge how valuable such a review of our life can be,
    • the physical world is that the spirit must come to life in a
    • souls, often criticized as weak in physical life, are precisely the
    • should become: A befitting new life must be constructed according to
    • karma on the foundation of the old earth life. Thus there thrusts in
    • become carpenters of a new life shaped by karma. In this sense an
    • preceding earth life to the preparation of the coming one, what is
    • you will notice that so many answers to the mysteries of life are dawning
    • thing in mind: that our present-day life will most
    • reality and truth of the spiritual life grow ever stronger through
    • life, our hearts will certainly be united by our enthusiasm and our
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    • receive new life through the nearness of the kingdom of heaven. These
    • spirit self, life spirit, and spirit man. These cannot as yet live in
    • heaven, with life spirit or Buddhi.” In connection with this,
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    • the course of his life man finds himself set between two
    • One need consider life but superficially to have it dawn upon
    • inner life. When in his everyday life the human being has taken
    • life.
    • and breadth of life, indeed, as the very riddle of being:
    • these last two lines of Goethe lies life-wisdom. To the inner
    • pictures out of the life of the present. All the illustrative
    • material I shall present is taken from life.
    • health and life.”
    • there, no one really needed the sanitarium life.
    • great effect on the human being's inner life. Thus, the
    • the human being would bring forth his life free of passion.
    • difficult life only if he allows spiritual science to work upon
    • only of our inner life, then there arises before our souls a
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    • This he has in common with all lifeless nature. But he has as
    • second member the etheric or life body, which he has in common
    • only with what is life-imbued. This member wages a continuing
    • body and creates buddhi or life spirit. The physical body also
    • simple modes of life. Everything that those early people had in
    • needs, their way of life, was simple. Everything, everything
    • outside and the inner life is unhealthy. It is in the big
    • the urge to shed this culture, to have done with this life.
    • regards health just because life itself is so manifold. The one
    • easily misunderstood words like comfort, love of life,
    • enjoyment of life, and what could be meant with them. Joy of
    • life, satisfaction in life, love of life are present in
    • savages. In the human being in whom outer and inner life are in
    • and satisfaction in life are possible.
    • life. It is not so that anthroposophists come together because
    • They are completely full of the joy of life in every fiber of
    • satisfaction in life. Indeed, the spiritual scientist in this
    • case is quite the epicure of life. How is this to be conferred
    • because he considered this way of life healthy, was asked by a
    • are the foundation for a healthy life, always spring from the
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    • close of his life. I refer to Lessing's Education of the Human
    • giving external form to the depths of life pulsating in this poem. It
    • into the general life of culture, it happened, in a manner of which I
    • appertaining to the spiritual life if we are to be clear about the
    • ideas flow into life. These channels have only been open for mankind
    • would be able to hold its ground in face of all that flows into life
    • you by an example drawn from everyday life. The Rosicrucian teacher
    • directly into practical life. We are not setting up a system that is
    • put to use in practical life by anyone who desires to know the
    • to flow into everyday life. Rosicrucian wisdom must not stream only
    • life. Rosicrucian wisdom considers that repeated talk about pity and
    • Knowledge that is capable of taking effect in practical life
    • that would refrain from entering into practical life.
    • mathematics, in philosophy, or in practical life. The difference in
    • rise to the highest regions of spiritual life and with the knowledge
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    • Science into practical life. That is why things are put forward in
    • such a way that they can be made an integral part of life. Here too
    • things are inapplicable in practical life. But when you are able to
    • take effect in life.
    • in the word as used in everyday life. True Intuition is a
    • has hardened within this life. The human physical body has this in
    • Man has his second member, the etheric or life-body, in common with
    • incomprehensible in practical life. The etheric body appears like a
    • physical plane as so-and-so many animals. When the life of these
    • is present in a man as Life-Spirit, in contrast to Life-Body. In
    • theosophical literature, Life-Spirit is called “Budhi.” The
    • Manas, Budhi and Atma (Spirit-Self, Life-Spirit, Spirit-Man) to arise
    • the Consciousness Soul, Life-Spirit in the Mind Soul, Spirit-Man in
    • 2. Etheric (or Life-) body.
    • 6. Life-Spirit (Budhi).
    • 8. Life-Spirit
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    • THE ELEMENTAL WORLD AND THE HEAVEN WORLD. WAKING LIFE, SLEEP AND DEATH.
    • WE shall now study man in the state of waking life in the physical
    • its laws and its impressions from this cosmic source. It had its life
    • death, all the subjective experiences of the man during his life are
    • pain, upliftment of sorrow, in other words our outer life is always
    • associated with an inner life. The joys and sorrows connected with the
    • pictures of the past life are not present in the memory-tableau. The
    • all the detailed events of his life.
    • Separation of the physical body from the etheric body during life can
    • consequence is that in such a moment the whole of the previous life
    • wholly lost. What may be called ether- or life-substance dissipates in
    • the life-tableau, even though he has no remembrance of it. Out of this
    • to the Book of Life. This augments the life-essence and, if the past
    • lives were fruitful, causes the next life to develop in the proper
    • way. This is what causes a life to be rich or poor in talents,
    • In order to understand the life of the astral body after its
    • obtaining in physical life. In physical life it is the astral body
    • condition, not a place.) A man, who during physical life learns to
    • earthly life we must break ourselves of pleasures and desires which
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    • great Flood, we can follow the happenings and conditions of life in
    • coming from the south, did the peoples begin to lead a life that was
    • not only answer in the words which he actually spoke in his life but
    • the dead man whose life is continuing in the spirit, whereas in
    • All the man's earlier experiences in his life of thought and feeling,
    • life on earth, his good qualities live around him in the
    • differently. Think, for example, of a boy in ancient Rome. His life
    • rest or dream. Life in Devachan is just as full of activity as life on
    • into spiritual forces his activities in the last earthly life, when
    • and correspond with what this soul has achieved in the previous life.
    • satisfaction in life. These incipient human beings whirl around space
    • moment after death when the whole of the past life is seen as a
    • of supreme importance — he has a pre-vision of his coming life,
    • not in all its details but only as a survey over what his future life
    • actually incarnates) that he has a happy or an unhappy life in front
    • experiences in a previous life, that he now gets a shock and is
    • produces idiocy in the coming life; it is not always the cause of
    • something that is left unexplained by physical observation of life, is
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    • MAN'S COMMUNAL LIFE BETWEEN DEATH AND A NEW BIRTH. BIRTH INTO THE PHYSICAL WORLD.
    • etheric body and has, for a brief moment, a pre-vision of the life
    • spiritual gaze to Devacha: In what sense is there community of life
    • community of life, not only among men on the physical earth but also
    • the social connections for the next life develop. By establishing
    • Thus we see that life in Devachan, if viewed in its reality, loses
    • those who are the guides and leaders of the spiritual life of the
    • new life. For this reason the time of reincarnation depends upon the
    • fundamentally different for spiritual life that the human being
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    • outset it must be emphasised that life is not determined by previous
    • life. The law of how man's past, present and future are connected, is
    • true law of human destiny; an individual life is only a specific
    • universal, cosmic law with a specific application in the life of a
    • of this cosmic law in the life of the human being.
    • effect always connected in physical life. Subsequent behaviour depends
    • human life.
    • of what confronts him in a given life are to be sought in an earlier
    • life.
    • It is so often said in everyday life: Thoughts are duty-free! —
    • into it corresponding feelings and a characteristic life of thought.
    • If a man has spent his life profitably, if he has been very observant
    • decided talent in the next life for good deeds; he will also possess a
    • That of which the etheric body is the bearer in the present life
    • next life in the physical body. For instance, a man who has developed
    • bad inclinations and passions in one life will be born in the next
    • qualities in the previous life. A person who is continually prone to
    • healthy, vigorous physical body for the next life.
    • were present in one life, work, in the next, on the physical body. A
    • physical body that remains young and fresh until late in life. Love
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    • in human life, I shall speak of what happens immediately after the
    • with this tableau. To begin with, he sees pictures of his past life as
    • living through his life backwards to his birth. He lives through all
    • that belongs to his life and these experiences then become part of the
    • rest of his life in Kamaloca. It is important to know this in order to
    • other beings with whom he was associated during his life.
    • themselves. In his previous life, this man had been a kind of Chief
    • human life-cycle is the outcome of many causes which lie in past
    • a simile from everyday life to explain the working of this law.
    • make new entries in the karmic book of life. It must never be imagined
    • that life is under the sway of an immutable law of destiny; freedom is
    • the book of life.
    • misery is caused through his earlier life, but if I help him, new
    • entries will be made in his book of life; my help brings him forward.
    • in his book of life. A more influential person can help two, and
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    • lifeless. But then, if from memory or even in this condition they
    • In the dream-life we find indeed something confusing, chaotic, but on
    • brought forward the following examples, which are all taken from life.
    • or Life-body, which interpenetrated and worked on it. It took what the
    • of secretion and life, which discharge functions of nutrition and
    • the life-body; thus the astral body is the builder of the nervous
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    • form as in our modern lifeless mirror. There you have the creative
    • body and the Ego, and, prefigured in the ego, Spirit-Self, Life-Spirit
    • Life-Spirit
    • ego, Spirit Self, Life Spirit and Spirit Man and the eighth member,
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    • etheric body, astral body, ego, Spirit-self, Life-spirit and
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    • as a being which itself possessed a sort of life, somewhat like a
    • an actual life on the astral plane, and are not perceptible here on
    • the breath of life and man became a living soul.” Here is
    • Nature. The whole life of the Atlantean was in accordance with Nature.
    • now streamed in from without, the sex-life made its appearance. For
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    • into the soul life of the sexes; the capacity for sacrifice in the
    • creates a continuous conflict between life and death, and a being who
    • image of his soul-life and poured it into the human form, if the Roman
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    • stages of life which are otherwise only passed through by humanity in
    • of external life; one can predict eclipses of the sun and moon for
    • knows the laws of physical life. Now if someone knows the spiritual laws of
    • life, from these laws he can likewise say what must come about in the
    • the personal life. Connected with this was an ever-increasing
    • Christianity and all movements imbued with genuine religious life have
    • occult truth everywhere — right into life — and applying it
    • spiritual science, but of applying them directly to life, of studying
    • of human life, from the standpoint of real occult wisdom. “But
    • must always understand what one makes use of in life. But that is not
    • science flow into everyday life. That is precisely the way in which
    • abstractions, but instead, the study of the problems of everyday life.
    • more intensive. You know that people who lead a life of thought have
    • a man has lived a life of mental activity. So men still work on their
    • although he may not reach it in one life, yet he will be able to do
    • again on facts of life and illumines phenomena for which materialistic
    • carry this knowledge into the direct practice of everyday life,
    • an answer to all problems of everyday life.
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    • the West. All that is connected with our culture and the life we lead
    • the midst of modern life he must be able to cut himself off for a time
    • all, no matter in what occupation or sphere of life they may be
    • are precepts for the inner life, and that one must observe them in the
    • could not exist without plant life, and even so must the human being
    • himself thus far in his life of feeling, nor does this sign fail to
    • feeling-life.
    • sufferings and blows of life broke in on you from every side? You
    • sorrows that life offers, and should bear them. This is the second
    • life, but if even the holiest, your spiritual being, should be
    • life of feeling to be able to make this experience.
    • significantly linked with a new life, with the feeling of being united
    • Study in the Rosicrucian sense is the ability to immerse oneself in a content of thought not taken from physical reality but from the higher worlds. This is called the life in pure thought. Modern philosophers for the most part deny this; they say that every thinking must have a certain vestige remaining from sense perception. This, however, is not the case, for no one, for example, can see a true circle; a circle must be seen in the mind; on the blackboard it is only a collection of tiny particles of chalk. One can only attain to a real circle if one leaves aside all examples, all actual things. Thus thinking in Mathematics is a super-sensible activity. But one must also learn to think supersensibly in other fields.
    • belongs to me, it is the instrument by which my life is sustained. You
    • practical aspects of life, just as the great law of existence
    • can work directly into life. When this knowledge flows into all our
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    • beings be estranged from life through some kind of mysticism. It
    • should in no way divert people from their tasks in daily life or the
    • daily life and our times demand. Hence it follows that spiritual
    • to questions of practical life than can be found in other
    • activity to bear on external life. The woman works with devoted
    • receptivity into the world. Countless phenomena of life will become
    • perfection, through many lives. Our present life is always the result
    • sides in earthly life.
    • life is thus divided between a sexual and an asexual
    • consider it as the polarity of life and form. This polarity is
    • also expressed in nature. We can see budding life in the tree and at
    • transforms it into the solid trunk. Life and form must work together
    • from this standpoint we can say: That which corresponds to the life
    • principle is the masculine, while that which brings life into a
    • unconsciously into his work then appears as life and form. One might
    • face. This form could stay like this forever. The inner life
    • inspiration the artist has been able to hold on to life and form in
    • the artist is able to mould life and form into his great works, so is
    • our whole being in reality life and form. This in itself shows that
    • human nature is of spiritual origin and is created out of life, out
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    • exterior and the life of soul. Then came the period of Greco-Latin
    • uniformity between the first and the later years of life. Even in
    • external life of humanity often present themselves, as if in
    • of his own, upon the vigour and activity of his own life of soul. We
    • be very obvious to an attentive observer of life are connected with a
    • of the world and of life. There are large numbers of men today whose
    • circles today are no longer capable in later life of changing what
    • is also true in the life of the individual. There is by no means the
    • early childhood as there is in the later years of a man's life. In
    • course of an individual human life is the one that comprises
    • life by two facts. — One is that it is only after this first
    • man is looking back over his life, he can at most remember only as
    • three-year period is separated from the later life. In the normal
    • we should bear in mind the division between the first years of life
    • case that until the third year of life the ego remains unborn. It was
    • first years of life. The task devolving upon the ego changes —
    • because, during the first three years of life the forces of the
    • life, as if he were floating upwards to the higher Hierarchies whose
    • In the first years of life there
    • to a certain extent through the whole of human life in the first
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    • already known to us. Many things connected with the religious life and
    • things related to the deeper conceptions of life and the world which
    • outstanding significance in the Christian view of life.
    • other problems connected with views of life and the world. The
    • man's life of soul, we say: In times of remote antiquity men were able
    • to lead a spiritual life approximating far more closely to the Divine
    • divine-spiritual life shone with greater strength into the human soul.
    • acquired the faculty of judgment necessary in physical life, namely,
    • again he must fill this inner kernel of his life of soul with what has
    • seventh year of life the physical body of the human being develops,
    • other sins of ordinary life which are to be attributed entirely to
    • What a man does in ordinary life proceeds from the impulses of his
    • man in ordinary life — it is the word ‘Personality’. This
    • character. But we are so entangled in material life when we act out of
    • they are abstract ideas, lacking the full-blooded vigour of personal life.
    • into the ocean of physical-material life, he finds his personality, he
    • achieved. In these heights of spiritual life man must be able to draw
    • Impulse to permeate the whole of our spiritual life. If on the one
    • they have no life. Not until we cease to regard these thoughts as our
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    • life on the old Atlantean continent was transformed into life on the
    • new continents — that is, our life. We speak of the first, the
    • body; and in the old Indian, what we call the etheric or life body.
    • epoch, that which we characterize as Life-Spirit, and which in
    • etheric or life body, on the old Sun, and that now a special
    • done upon the etheric or life-body during the old Sun; man came upon the
    • lives its inner life; and in our fifth post-Atlantean epoch it lives
    • worlds ... And thus it will be later with the Life-Spirit, or Budhi,
    • development: their physical body, etheric or life body, and astral
    • beyond himself. The Christ will deepen the inner life of man, but also
    • sincere, what brings his inner life to such depths as can come only
    • have been able to determine. But it was a different kind of life; for,
    • beginning from the baptism, this life of Christ in the body of Jesus
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    • “The Hidden Depths of Soul Life
    • soul-life and we must place these hidden sides of human
    • soul-life against the facts ascertained through ordinary,
    • the life of our consciousness, is dependent as far as this
    • produce the contents of soul-life. Both things are equally
    • of our ordinary soul-life, which must be designated as the
    • soul-life. These are things which play a part in normal
    • origin, as far as ordinary life is concerned. But yesterday
    • we saw that we can descend more deeply into soul-life
    • hidden depths of soul-life which we would be unable to lift
    • lift these things out of the hidden depths of his soul-life
    • soul-depths, from out the experiences gained in life. We
    • the normal course of life, because it constitutes bodily
    • out of our life-experiences — something which we cannot
    • soul-life, making us into what we then become during the
    • course of life. We would understand many human lives if we
    • course of life. We would understand many a human being in his
    • were to trace the life of such a man back to his childhood.
    • down into the hidden depths of soul-life out of our
    • he descends into the depths of soul-life. At a certain stage
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    • of hidden depths in our soul-life; and we should now do well to
    • same time, our feeling-life and our impulses of will belong here also
    • every-day life of the soul makes known to us.
    • soul-life is dependent upon the instruments of the physical body --
    • and which may be termed the hidden side of the soul's life, or the
    • subconscious life. But we know, also that the sub-consciousness
    • soul-life, work within us in such a way that they influence, in the
    • life; or it is one that retards and hinders it. Thus there is always
    • in him, which would have come to life had he felt abhorrence and
    • in ourselves thereby, and form new life-forces in our organism. The
    • space and belongs to our subjective life. Now, we cannot say —
    • — can be looked upon only as pictures of man's own inner life.
    • comes to pass that whatever might hinder his subjective life from
    • In the ordinary human life of our day, as we know, what man
    • death, his entire inner life becomes immediately an objective world,
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    • Fully new demands meet the life of soul when it steps over the
    • is necessary to adapt one's whole inner life of soul to a being or
    • event so completely that one transforms one's own inner soul life
    • life of soul will become stronger and more forceful. It can then
    • the physical world to be continually awake, for life here must swing
    • necessary for the life of the etheric body in the elemental world.
    • elemental life. In a much more arbitrary way than with our waking and
    • our soul life. We must further consider that when thinking develops
    • formed and then dismissed. This life of thought must develop in the
    • your consciousness begins to have a life of its own, a life as an
    • separate from each other and lead a life of their own. We truly need
    • where our thoughts will lead an independent life. A human being must
    • hold his own with his soul life and assert his will in confronting
    • Thus we see that the habits of our soul life must change when we
    • inner life, transforming himself according to the kind of entity he
    • soul life filled with spirit calm, we must immerse ourselves in the
    • thought-life thrown into the physical sense world through the
    • into the other. The strengthening and invigorating of the life of
    • the whole life of soul, which would then come powerless into the
    • attention to strengthening the moral life. It must be stressed once
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    • guided spiritually throughout history - by the life forces
    • the significance of the topic for the life of all humanity.
    • differs from that employed by other theories of life or by
    • Science treat the facts of life first in a general way, and
    • from one life to another in successive incarnations. In the
    • discussion of how they are related to life itself will shed
    • with respect to learning and the conditions of external life
    • the spiritual life on the sun itself. His role was to
    • to the highest level of cultural life — the levels at
    • life. But it was precisely those human beings who possessed
    • cultural life and who were the acknowledged masters of a
    • at the highest levels of cultural life because they will not
    • life who occupy the highest positions in the realms of
    • scholarship and external industrial life—the great
    • beginning to feel something of the spiritual life to come.
    • external life, and we shall presently see how they take
    • met these seven individuals somewhere in everyday life, you
    • life, we have to ask ourselves what we would be without
    • cause many an error to creep into the life of such an
    • has happened in the external life of our existence becomes
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    • What greater gift can life on man bestow
    • man's life. We think of human character as having a basic consistency.
    • character as evidence of a real fault in his nature. If in private life a man
    • upholds some principle or ideal, and then in public life says something
    • of his inner life falling apart. And we know very well that this can bring a
    • man into difficult situations or may even wreck his life. The significance of
    • embracing the inner life of man, is not merely a chaos of intermingled
    • comes out in people, we must enter somewhat more deeply into human life and
    • Human life
    • life passes into an unconscious or subconscious condition. What has
    • bodies the surging life of the daytime is engendered.
    • inner life a sufficiency of the forces which enable him to work on his
    • life, it brings from its spiritual home the forces which it devotes all day
    • long to building up the soul-life which it conjures before us.
    • himself to be riper, richer in experience and wisdom learnt from life, while
    • best illustrated by a simple event in ordinary human life. Take the process
    • life we find that when we are at pains to absorb something, the process of
    • sleep, and thereby our life is enhanced.
    • further at the progress of human life between birth and death, we have to
    • work at and enhance our faculties; in later life we can acquire qualities of
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    • the soul's being.” We shall be speaking here of the soul and its life,
    • mentioned only briefly now. In ordinary life and in ordinary science it is
    • substance has to acquire certain capabilities, so is observation of the life
    • a second member of man's being: we call it the etheric body or life-body.
    • before us a lifeless human being. When a human being has passed through the
    • effect on it is now quite different from their action during life. They are
    • obey them is that during life an antagonist of dissolution, the etheric or
    • life-body, is also present and active there.
    • physical body, etheric body or life-body, astral or consciousness-body.
    • man, who can point to lower forms of life which evolve gradually into higher
    • statement: Life can arise only from the living. Naturally, this statement is
    • regarding the lower levels. Even as he asserted that “life can issue
    • the talents and characteristics that are evident in the present life were
    • foreshadowed. And we regard the present life as the source of new formative
    • life is the result of earlier lives and the starting point of numerous
    • subsequent lives.” All confidence in life, all certainty in our work,
    • that originates in earlier lives, works on from life to life, and maintains
    • human Ego goes from life to life, and in so doing fulfils its
    • life-body. Life-spirit is the name we give to the transformed etheric
    • himself takes control of his evolution and progresses from life to life,
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    • used as a means of expressing the inner life of soul that the
    • inner life when the astral body had gradually lost the power
    • connected with the development of man's soul-life and
    • material world and influences the life of man. Through Christ
    • show you how this Gospel acquires new life and power if only
  • Title: Mission/Rosenkreutz: Lecture V. The Christ Impulse as Living Reality
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    • reality, as power, as very life.
    • both before and after Christ's physical life on Earth. He who was born
    • contained in the ancient Mystery-scripts. In the life of Christ Jesus,
    • Bodhisattva at this time of his life.
    • Western spiritual life connected with Christian Rosenkreutz.
    • in the West should have become that stream of spiritual life which out
    • Christian Rosenkreutz has been an integral part of the spiritual life
    • name to become part of the spiritual life of the modern age. At that
    • twelfth. The whole range of spiritual life was accessible to these
    • functions of life were as though paralysed, and the whole of the
    • in their life; it may express itself in a thousand ways, but these
    • further life is to be regarded as a gift ... And when the man in
    • life.
    • Christianity. This stream of spiritual life connected with Christian
    • people who never feel the need of religion! Life today is such that
    • this end that the stream of spiritual life going out from Jeshu ben
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    • Science in relation to what is at work beneath the surface of life,
    • this basic characteristic is not recognised in exoteric life, and
    • lagged a long way behind. They completely ignore the whole life of
    • social life that is based on a mutual interchange founded on the sort
    • forming sects should take hold of Anthroposophical life. It is not
    • Facts of real life can show us this. There are many people who think
    • life of the soul in both the physically and the mentally ill, in an
    • effect on later life too. An ingenious doctor of this school, Dr.
    • happenings of a largely unconscious kind are revealed in dream life,
    • life and the resulting theory are steeped in coarse, sense-bound
    • thought of the dream as a symbol of sexual life, because our time is
    • soul life being shown in a wrong light and dragged down by the worst
    • Spiritual Science should draw abundant life from the foundations of
    • situation and have the courage to carry out its task in life with
    • such, with spiritual life, for we have to take our start from facts
    • that are reached by clairvoyant means. We find, then, that the life of
    • the soul has three basic elements. There is, firstly, the life of
    • course, are super-sensible. From the very connection between the life
    • of mental imagery and the life of perception we see that the former is
    • we sleep well, provided that only the life of thought and not the life
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    • spiritual life which out of true and genuine sources awakens
    • Christian Rosenkreutz has been an integral part of the spiritual life
    • name to become part of the spiritual life of the modern age. At the
    • the twelfth. The whole range of spiritual life was accessible to these
    • functions of life were as though paralysed, and the whole of the
    • life; it may express itself in a thousand ways, but these different
    • further life is to be regarded as a gift. And when the person in
    • sufficiently alert, would be conscious of such an event in their life.
    • stream of spiritual life connected with Christian Rosenkreutz provides
    • feel the need of religion! Life is such that the religious longings of
    • stream of spiritual life going out from Jeshu ben Pandira flows into
    • this time of his life.
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    • or the sense organs produce the content of your soul-life. Both
    • ordinary soul-life, and which we must designate as facts within
    • these hidden depths of soul-life other things also emerge
    • which, although in everyday life we are unaware of their
    • dreams lift something up out of the depths of soul-life which
    • of soul-life because the ordinary consciousness does not extend
    • directly to our ordinary course of life, but because a bodily
    • condition results from that which has sunk down from our life
    • in the course of our lives. Many a life would be quite
    • follow the life of such a man back into childhood. We should be
    • depths of soul life continues its operation there. It is
    • serious mistake. These phenomena of the inner life do not
    • lifetime twenty-four such Magdalenes!) Let us assume also that
    • of your own inner life, then you have a good corrective for the
    • do not differ as radically as in ordinary life when
    • Our own inner life is projected into space, just as the inner
    • life of another person. How shall we learn to distinguish the
    • arise from our own inner life are mixed together. How are we to
    • remain entirely within the confines of our mental life there is
    • way: If we look over our life we find in it two distinctly
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    • everyday life.
    • soul life the physical body is assigned as an instrument,
    • soul-life, or the subconscious. (See diagram, b–c.) We shall
    • us assume that during a certain period of his life someone has
    • life. Thus, as a result of what works down into the
    • human being either deprives himself of his life forces, or adds
    • descend — we grow within ourselves, create new life
    • himself becomes an objective vision. In ordinary life of
  • Title: Truths and Errors: Lecture IV: Truths of Spiritual Research
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    • questions of human life. These are the questions of the nature
    • spiritual life. Here one has to consider as a basic requirement
    • life. With it, I do not say that the results or the suggestions
    • soul, but also an ill soul life on the straight and narrow.
    • be talk of a healthy soul life as the right requirement for
    • in spiritual area only with a healthy soul life. What then
    • healthy soul life is the requirement. Why? Because the origins
    • everyday life are strengthened. In the everyday life, the human
    • consideration of life that the statements of the outer senses
    • sleeping. Our everyday life proceeds between waking and
    • the day do not exist at night in our soul life, but the soul
    • that we do not do in the usual life. One calls them
    • all know one fact that flows through our life everywhere whose
    • concerning a moral experience of life that we experience, for
    • concealed depths of our soul life such pictures appear by
    • the pathological soul life. Someone who knows something of that
    • for itself. One knows from the everyday life that it is easier
    • of the outer life than from his delusions. He possibly finds
    • life. One gets to know nothing by this imagery at first but the
    • own soul life. One must not try at all to regard them as
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    • is not only desirable indeed in every area of thinking and life
    • necessary for the usual physical life and cognition, but are
    • strengthened than, otherwise, in the usual life, the ego; the
    • that a Catholic medium whose emotional life is penetrated with
    • his whole education, by his whole life. Then you will convince
    • seriously to whom knowledge is really a matter of life. Since
    • present life proceeded, actually? How have my habitual ways of
    • that. There you already find in the usual life that one creates
    • certain life direction has induced one to think just in such a
    • to get to his viewpoint. Already in the usual life, it is
    • These feelings can be experienced so subtly that your soul life
    • usual life everywhere. One denotes the fact that he does not
    • questions of life. As the researcher carries his prejudices,
    • originate from river mud and other lifeless matter, but that
    • any life arises from a living zygote! How academic
    • increase of that which also appears in the usual life
    • questions of life. As I have already said in the talk, you can
  • Title: Lecture: Signs of the Times: Michaels Battle and Its Reflection On Earth -- I
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    • people are accustomed today to a life without the spirit. To live
    • of consciousness runs through our life between birth or conception and
    • ordinary life we believe that we sleep from falling asleep until
    • which we pass as the sleep state extends into our day life; we are
    • emerge out of the dark recesses of our soul life, we are awake in
    • You know, however, that besides perception and thinking, our soul life
    • evolution and progress of human life these ideas should become a
    • the same thoughts and concepts they employ in external ordinary life
    • observe historical life in the same way one observes external nature.
    • It is not permissible. For the historical life of mankind is governed
    • we are governed by impulses in historical life which, for ordinary
    • dreams away the life of feeling, so it dreams away the impulses of
    • history. If we attempt to observe the historical life of mankind with
    • mankind, what it is that works from historical life into social life.
    • People think they understand social-historical life. They do not
    • concepts of daily waking life. This does not become evident when
    • the social life of mankind is, on the other hand, of great importance.
    • with inspired concepts. For the historical life of mankind is
    • with every step of his life? Well, my dear friends, the very way in
    • will see from this why we know nothing in ordinary life about this
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    • aware of the fundamental difference in the spiritual life since the
    • end of the seventies as compared to the spiritual life that preceded
    • time is completely materialistic! As far as life is concerned, our
    • completely spiritual fashion in the realm of the dead. In full life
    • develop in their soul life the most spiritualized concepts, and then
    • The same holds good for other spheres of life. As I pointed out to you
    • epochs. This change in the spiritual life has been brought about
    • him to work into human life not merely from the super-earthly
    • becoming a time spirit have always affected the life and evolution of
    • spiritualized concepts, a spiritualized intellectual life. We also
    • of spirit in life; and those who drew attention to this fact were the
    • life of the earth, where they now are among human beings. One
    • And in the spring of 1914, in my Vienna lecture cycle about the life
    • Man and Life Between Death and a New Birth. Anthroposophic Press,
    • New York.} I dared to make the emphatic statement that the social life
    • social life. Naturally, my dear friends, under our present conditions
    • perceive how life, here in the physical world, is connected with the
    • life of the so-called dead. The dead are able to receive from human
    • with whom he has remained can rid him of this nightmare and make life
    • human being is shot in his thirty-fifth year; his life is destroyed
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    • for Wednesday. All esoteric life consists in taking in what we can
    • life. In philosophy one mainly speaks about two things. Firstly about
    • one has to keep life on the physical plane apart from the one in
    • between Lucifer and Ahriman in physical life, if he knows from where
    • meditative life. He must let his entire life and actions be
    • impossibility in our ranks. That's really possible. In exoteric life
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    • goes with earth life. A man may already have attained a certain
    • occult life through this effort of the will.
    • to it, certainly it's true, every little thing in occult life is
    • life.
    • but will have the light of life.
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    • order to get ahead in our esoteric life we must become more
    • life. When we walk through a quiet woods at night we'll hear the
    • everything we encountered in life, consciously or not. For instance
    • qualities we push down and they acquire a kind of independent life.
    • we're too well trained to use in ordinary life. This then fills us
    • noted too little, that many people read over when they read the life
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    • Be disclosed to my inner life. —
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    • Sprouted out of your life
    • At a time when my life forces
    • To a sun of life
    • And gave me the force of life.
    • I was in your radiant life forces.
    • My life force radiated into yours in space.
    • Your life's love-warmth
    • bring into their life and feeling and how much they would have to
    • development. For what does Lucifer do in our esoteric life?
    • material life with us into our meditations. So that we don't
    • forget in everyday life that things and qualities that we think are
  • Title: Esoteric Lessons Part II: Muenchen, 3-15-10
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    • You were in the life-sun.
    • My soul's life was outside of your life.
    • Your life's love-warmth
    • It's hard for such people to find their way into life's
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    • embracing Spirit, in your life I live with the earth's life.
    • Your life's love-warmth
    • strength for our physical life. We are connected with divine, spiritual
    • life, to any thought about physical existence, we should devote
    • life must be consecrated, so that only sacred, sublime things live in
    • life, for it's intensified and applied to higher spiritual
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    • what changes in him when he takes up an esoteric life.
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    • absolutely quiet for awhile. Nothing from everyday life, no memory of
    • calm aren't like the ones in physical life where we see them
    • dishonest in daily life, the lies stream into space with his etheric
    • raise ourselves to the highest morality in daily life if we want to
    • one must not bring feelings and thoughts about everyday life into them,
    • our esoteric life very often. We should know our defects and make it
    • ourselves through our previous life and that thereby became our
    • it should be in our esoteric life; no belief in authority is
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    • one should answer questions that approach one in esoteric life. An
    • Spirit, many archetypes sprouted out of your life. (See EL 58)
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    • pupil's karma is favorable, it can last him a whole lifetime
    • life. The need to separate himself is something that's quite
    • esoteric life a great deal. A man who longs for company dissipates
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    • very important in the life of a lodge, and the ability to give advice
    • particularly strong esoteric life in this place and perfect work is
    • thing the esoteric life is. It should be impossible for someone who
    • devoted himself to esoteric life to think of leaving it for an
    • exercises into the center of their life. Others run into events which
    • they can't bring into harmony with their esoteric life,
    • sometimes to such a great extent that their esoteric life suffers
    • whole life from our esoteric center, if we had always directed our
    • encounter in life. What do they bring about? Through them,
    • life again in the perfect, in the Holy Spirit.
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    • let this phenomenon work on us intensively. A right life with nature
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    • him to pay attention to his soul life, for this is so intimate that
    • we say or think these words in everyday life whenever we have a quiet
    • life. But we must strictly observe one thing. When we say or think
    • reviviscimus — to come to life in the Holy Spirit.
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    • in six or seven days. When the man of today calls to life in his
    • the heart and mind of the Hebrew pupil of old when he brought to life
    • it, you can only liken it to the thought-life you are able to bring
    • an inward life; then we have the two complexes which arose in the
  • Title: Genesis: Lecture II
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    • to life again. For it was without light; light had separated from it.
    • essential characteristic of life on earth. At that time, however, you
    • source of life, it is really vibrant, weaving life! Thus what has
  • Title: Genesis: Lecture III
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    • life again from the soul of the Elohim in a new form, a modified
    • plant life springs forth from the earth. Thus the sprouting of plant
    • life on the third “day” of creation is a recapitulation
    • the Elohim there arose the plant life which had been present on the
    • itself in a new form. The plant life is still in a state which is not
    • of plant life on the third “day” of creation unless you think
    • animal life, and with whatever might develop as new formation. Hence
    • Sun evolution the rudiments of an etheric or life body were added;
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    • light and air, and all life during that time manifested itself within
    • solid; above, the life-ether, which is a still finer ether than the
    • and life ethers. In order to be quite sure that nothing is left vague
    • life-ether. After the second “day” of creation something
    • should happen which would indicate to us that life-ether was
    • in Genesis to indicate that life-ether thrilled through the mass and
    • caused life to stir, caused life to unfold. Look at the Genesis
    • of the life-ether, which evokes everything that is said to have come
    • light, sound-ether and life-ether, and in what these activities
    • — light-ether, sound-ether, life-ether — we are concerned
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    • already repeated several times: that behind the weaving life of
    • we can see from an illustration borrowed from everyday life. The
    • become stunted in their growth. Light is an element of life for every
    • continual using up of our physical bodies during day life. That is a
    • the soul unfolds as its inner life in the waking state continuously
    • of which were bestowed during the Saturn existence. The life of the
    • its fluctuant inner life is outside it. Whereas in waking life there
    • which take place during waking life, processes of renewal which take
    • waking life of day we are connected with the destructive forces of
    • our physical bodies which goes on during the waking life of day could
    • of life which could be reached on the Sun was the plant species.
    • Before an animal nature with an inner life could come about there had
    • of creation. Then we saw how the life-ether intervened on the third
    • came forth all that can be brought about by the life-ether —
    • stand next below the rank of the Archai and who regulate life. The
    • activities which not only call an external plant life into existence,
    • but which are now to call forth an inner life, an inner life capable
    • weaving its inward life of image and sensation.
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    • Anthroposophists, which is with the facts of spiritual life. All our
    • spiritual life, of spiritual evolution. So too what is of primary
    • life-ether. We try to acquire ideas about the nature of earth, water,
    • see maya or illusion in all that we encounter in outer life.
    • which are at work in elementary life — in the solid, the fluid
    • from everyday life, to help us to form some idea of this. Take the
    • tiny child on the threshold of earthly life, we know that a unitary
    • soul-life become knit together in a conscious unity. The human being
    • tragedies of human life; here we see how necessary it is that minds
    • should again turn to the sources of spiritual life. Spiritual
    • theme which should guide us into the spiritual life.
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    • the life of the soul. We probably do recognise it as it manifests
    • itself outwardly in the life of the individual between birth and
    • that the kind of consciousness, the kind of soul-life we have today,
    • life is what characterises our present state of consciousness. When
    • before him persons whom he has previously known in life. In the Play,
    • manifest lower and rather worthless elements of soul-life. It is best
    • period the organs acquired an inner life. Thus on Saturn the eye was
    • we have seen that a duality is necessary for a life of full
    • elementary existence light-ether, sound-ether, life-ether —
    • life; then what we call number, or sound-ether; then light-ether;
    • bodies in its environment — take part in the life of the earth.
    • spiritual sound, and life-ether — we must place them in the
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    • under the influence of the life-ether, verdant life unfolds in
    • species form; the earth brings forth the foundations of plant life
    • peculiar life of the astral body during sleep. From my
    • enable us on its return to continue our waking life in the physical
    • yet give him the conditions suited to his earthly life. Man had first
    • vegetation and animal life in air and water — all at the
    • God ... breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, unless
    • understand what this means if we say that man's life of wish, of
    • into the life of man weaving in the etheric heights, before he fell
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    • soul-spiritual life. If it had stopped there, however, man would have
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    • breath of life; and man became a living soul — or, let us
    • of life. The event which is described as the creation of man by
    • life and light breaks into the text, and minor discrepancies in the
    • body as the breath of life. Thus what was implanted as a seed into
    • physical life and physical origins the more hazy the physical forms
    • with all the strength of our inner life to ever higher forms of
    • immerse ourselves in our anthroposophical life. Let us try to take
    • carry it away with us, let us fructify our outside life with this
    • and joy for the rest of his life. When you try to carry out deeds of
    • this teaching into life. Let us permeate ourselves with this spirit,
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    • Steiner depicts here the deep realities of the spiritual life of
    • the deepest spiritual life, fired men with religious fervour for the
    • with religious life, indeed it may be said that it was
    • life. That very concern itself was raised to the level of a religion,
    • took forms which were none other than those of art. Religious life
    • and saw religious life pouring itself into the forms of art.
    • lifted into the refining spheres of etheric spiritual life that their
    • actions of everyday life. Then what we call profane life will became
    • life originating in the Mystery; it is a secularisation of the
    • conviction. The kind of spiritual life which in future will
    • can only come to a true opinion if we let the necessities of life
    • particular expression of spiritual life we prefer; we can only arrive
    • is twofold. Firstly, if European cultural life is not to dry up, to
    • — shown by all that is happening in the life of the mind today
    • years ago to develop the spiritual life on broader lines. And if I
    • literary beginning with the kind of spiritual life which will be
    • Anthroposophy which observes life directly, sees how spiritual life
    • and spiritual life, we find there two figures, figures which have a
    • modern spiritual life — two figures which stand out as
    • can look below the surface of the spiritual life of today these
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    • Steiner depicts here the deep realities of the spiritual life of
    • comprehensive soul-life, a subconscious soul-life, is at work in us
    • unconscious—a soul-life which in most modern men does not
    • emerge into consciousness at all. In this subconscious life which is
    • their Mysteries for guidance in their moral life, and in the
    • throughout life. Today, Demeter forces are not to be found in
    • day. All the relationships and conditions of life were quite
    • one great mass of superstition. What new life such profound and
    • to the surface again for the life of today in the form of Spiritual
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    • Steiner depicts here the deep realities of the spiritual life of
    • completely different view of the world and of life, and of the
    • spiritual movement and life behind the physical plane.
    • all that is familiar in everyday life there stands before our eyes
    • in ourselves thought is born out of the rest of our soul-life. Those
    • idea, as feeling, we have our enduring life of soul, with its
    • emotions and passions, with its fluctuating life of feeling,
    • their permanent soul-life that we recognise individuals. Here we see
    • constitutes the permanent configuration of our inner life, the basis
    • to do something, man needs in this life between birth and death the
    • macrocosmic counterpart of the impulses of will which forced the life
    • physical life when, for example, you enter into an atmosphere which
    • ordinary life we are not aware of this fear, which is there all the
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    • Steiner depicts here the deep realities of the spiritual life of
    • Greek spiritual life. We see that we have to think of the microcosmic
    • human soul, within the microcosm; in actual life we can scarcely
    • so to say, one whose destiny, whose whole life, seems in a way quite
    • life, they too were once human; that was during the Moon evolution,
    • restricted to His life for three years in the sheaths of Jesus of
    • spiritual life, the other Beings, those who rejected the Christ
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    • Steiner depicts here the deep realities of the spiritual life of
    • their participation in earthly life, we can have no doubt that they
    • Jahve, as the extract of the Elohim, means life itself to the ancient
    • Hebrew people. Union with the hierarchy of the Elohim is life, and
    • truly human element in earthly life, tries to assimilate into its
    • elements of earthly life for its own development, and which therefore
    • mental life has only been able to develop through the intermingling
    • life of the soul in modern western civilisation is inconceivable
    • soul-life which we find personified by Persephone was developed in
    • and Zeus. In olden times, forces in earthly life which further the
    • us to maintain life and the sexual instinct that drives us to
    • instincts in the erotic life, then human nature is being purified and
    • abstractions, over mere ideas, as other men do about real life
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    • Steiner depicts here the deep realities of the spiritual life of
    • life, and we shall get no further unless we give some thought to this
    • however, that life is full of contradictions, indeed nothing new, no
    • contradictions? Whenever we look back at the course of our life we
    • anything but decadent. But in the strata of human spiritual life, in
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    • Steiner depicts here the deep realities of the spiritual life of
    • the work within the soul in the life of ideation, the question must
    • of our life of ideation, what constitutes the work of our soul in
    • for the life of ideation?
    • in our soul-life. Within the brain there is absolutely no thought;
    • within it which can reflect back the whole life of the human
    • bodily organism into a mirror of our spiritual life.
    • attainment of knowledge as a matter of life itself, that one feels
    • its course in the process of ideation. Our life of ideation, or
    • soul-life is completely filled by this process of representation. One
    • frontier; and at the frontier the whole life of the soul is thrown
    • with the ordinary soul-life, that is only mirrored in our bodily
    • life. This brings us directly up against the question:
    • matters in ordinary life. That is why it is so difficult to make
    • human ego-life of ideation. And language has many instances of
    • from his previous life and which are the forces which caused him to
    • grow old in that life. Before we die we become old, and the forces
    • the second half of the life between death and rebirth quite different
    • which in the ego-man of today underlies his conscious life of
    • Just as after death our life to begin with runs its
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    • Steiner depicts here the deep realities of the spiritual life of
    • spiritual life, how to begin with the sound instinct, which has
    • changed by what flows therefrom, not as abstract content, but as life
    • the writings of Benedictus, into the ‘Book of Life’. And
    • little strength our customary life has placed It our disposal for
    • of one life lays obligations upon us for many lives, not simply for
    • must accept the impossibility of making everything good in this life.
    • illustrate this point. He says that guilt from the preceding life has
    • complexity of the facts of life will be recognised in wider circles
    • of it as the instrument of his soul-life. But at the same time one
    • gods themselves in the depths of our life-body we are unable to give
    • their own substance—just as we in everyday life can only see
    • when we examine closely our own life of ideation we feel that the
    • life of consciousness. That is something which also dawned upon the
    • described could enter into human life. It streamed into human
    • thought-life of the sub-earthly, the Chthonic deities, but something
    • which was itself a reality, something which would cause our mere life
    • soul as our unreal thoughtlife — suddenly for a moment to be so
    • life by the same path which had been taken by those gods who earlier
    • had only been the thought-life of other gods. But now for the first
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    • Steiner depicts here the deep realities of the spiritual life of
    • elements — in the warmth, light, chemical and life elements
    • the ancient Sun planet come to life again, repeating in the present
    • ether and the life ether. But the sun as it moves in space today is
    • what you normally experience as your soul-life. And it is only
    • fact that our ordinary life of soul, our consciousness, stays on the
    • life for example it would be a test if, after having known a man for
    • would mean the death of true spiritual life. We have to recognise
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    • Steiner depicts here the deep realities of the spiritual life of
    • clairvoyant were filled with far more life, far more reality. We saw
    • grow into world-reality knows that at a certain point in his life
    • horror vacui. Closely confined as the life of the soul is,
    • esoteric life a man delves into his own inner being, he is overcome
    • life of the mind in modern times, a phenomenon to which we have
    • life — then it is seen that, by means of systematic activity
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    • mainly work into sexual life in the physical body. The many sexual
    • into human life and earth evolution, then good will develop into a
  • Title: Esoteric Lesson: Muenchen, 12-5-1907
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    • life must always rest in one's soul. Then esoteric life will deepen
    • where plans are made that govern our life on the physical plane. Down
    • November 1879. Since then esoteric life has taken on a quite different
    • occult life took place very quietly and hidden from the outer world
    • to spread esoteric life in the black age 400–600 years from now.
    • spiritual life is called upon to serve archangel Michael and to learn
    • who want to dedicate themselves to a higher life. One should only want
    • to receive spiritual life and experience an awakening if one later
    • When you, my sisters and brothers, let the spiritual life that streams
    • words that open soul portals so that divine life can move in. That's
    • wisdom and a high divine life has also been placed into the vowels. It
  • Title: Esoteric Lesson: Muenchen, 6-14-1908
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    • that entry into life destroys its harmony and it feels this as pain.
    • to our etheric body in ordinary life are worthless as far as their
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    • us so that in life we like to think back to them and let them form a
    • life forces counteract this and regulate the process. That's the way
    • which light and life flow down to us. Our goal will then float before
  • Title: Esoteric Lesson: Muenchen, 1-7-1909
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    • by thoughts about their surroundings and everyday life. All noises
    • out of the five wound-roses sprout as a symbol of life. If we bring
    • life and light. He lives in this astral body as the astral light that
  • Title: Esoteric Lesson: Muenchen, 3-8-1909
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    • Everything that has a life of its own is enclosed in a skin. Our
    • Red roses on a cross are the symbol for new life springing from death.
    • That's why one should let it come to life within one after every
    • strength from all hindrances that life puts in our path.
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    • a circle, a force that induces us to see life's joyful and sad
    • The whole picture is the tree of life or man in the form of a
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    • When we begin an esoteric life through our meditation, we must resolve
    • to move something new into the center of our life, something that
    • that's added to everyday life, so that one does them like some other
    • connect everything he runs into in ordinary life with his esoteric
    • life, to really feel that this is the center from which he directs all
    • of his other life, from which something is constantly flowing into
    • this life.
    • the cross is the symbol for resurrection to this new life. It's not a
    • birth that's taken to be the starting point of this life, but a death,
    • life is the holy blood that flowed forth. That's why we have the dead
    • supposed to be the guiding verse of our esoteric life, and that we die
    • spirit in which we come back to life again:
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    • are those who have lifted themselves up to knowledge and life in the
    • 13:15 And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. \
    • earth. These have an influence on human life. The lamb, Christ, contains
    • dead but flowing with life. The signs should be for us doors connecting
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    • their inner life to us. That is how it is in the spiritual world. First
    • the beings become visible, then the inner life of the beings speaks
    • life. The further back we go before the turning point of time, the less
    • value we find ascribed to the externals of life. Absolutely nothing
    • story of their life. The main thing about a Hermes or a Buddha was what
    • were similar everywhere, one heard a spiritual description of the life
    • life followed is the same as that experienced by all initiates when,
    • the most important things. We can describe the life of an initiate if
    • we consider it as a life dedicated wholly to initiation. It would have
    • entered into eternal life; the others died in their sleep. The fallen
    • ways of developing. The human being is born, goes through a life on
    • alternate between spiritual and physical life. With the group souls
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    • there enrich our innermost life of feeling? If a soul has been separated
    • no longer live its life on the physical plane. Just as it is here on
    • what this personality signifies within our cultural life. The nineteenth
    • Everything, even the religious life, was permeated by materialism. Anyone
    • the spiritual life. Science, philosophy, and religion were in the grip
    • to allow a stream of spiritual life to flow into humanity. It is most
    • telling that, within the widest circumference of spiritual life in
    • guide the stream of spiritual life into the world, the stream that should
    • to the spiritual life in an entirely undogmatic, nonsectarian way. Helena
    • take hold of life know, if they strive to evermore penetrate these works,
    • was the low point of humanity's spiritual life. The opponents of spiritual
    • life had, in 1841, the strongest point of attack in the evolution of
    • is up to every individual to find a connection to the spiritual life
    • Life spirit
    • who want to overcome material evolution, who want spiritual life. The
    • letter closes with the symbol of the tree of life: “He who has
    • life spirit. The human being now goes through birth and death, but later
    • this etheric body will become life spirit. Then it will have overcome
    • that means that soul permeates their life. Just as the physical body
    • give you the crown of life.” With these words the development
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    • higher; and another who says: I will stay in the life that surrounds me
    • But after three and one-half days a breath of life from God entered
    • (11:11 And after three days and an half the Spirit of lifeRev. 11:10,11)
    • a vision: The crowns of the two trees, the Tree of Life and the Tree
    • was crucified. What do these two symbols mean, the tree of life and
    • God, it was the tree of life. By becoming earthly, the human being was
    • again attain. At that time the tree of life and the tree of knowledge



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