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  • Title: Lecture: Overcoming Nervousness
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    • Survey, 1961. It was translated from the German original by
    • exact idea of the nature of man and his relationship to the cosmos.
    • outsiders. Scholars and laymen alike criticize the division of man into the
    • many people who complain of nervousness and all that this implies, and
    • Nervousness becomes manifest in a variety of ways, most obviously
    • example. Many other conditions might be mentioned, but who in our
    • hopeful. There are many harmful factors strongly influencing our lives
    • It is extremely harmful for our time that many of the men who hold high
    • up in a healthy way. A man will not merely learn that he consists of
    • to health, and that many upsets bordering on severe illness can be
    • a picture of it. Connecting the ego, that is, the spiritual kernel of man's
    • workers and others whose professions demand a great deal of writing.
    • spiritual science. In a healthy human being the etheric body, guided by
    • whereas in a healthy man all his movements are subordinated to the will
    • when a man consciously changes his handwriting, he is obliged to pay
    • to write a particular style of penmanship and after a few years were
    • leads to many unhealthy conditions. What has been indicated here
    • however, people would soon see how many things done in the bustle of
    • This is comparatively easy in writing and I am quite sure many people
    • body. When a man cultivates an awareness of his gestures and
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  • Title: Lecture: Problems of Nutrition
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    • translated from the German original by Maria St. Goar. It is the
    • Human Circulation through the Worlds of Sensation, Soul, and
    • Spirit, which is published in German as,
    • are still able to benefit where humans fail. They still possess
    • “No, the thought disgusts me,” replied the man.
    • offer a more mundane subject than many we have heard here. It will
    • following way. “What man eats and drinks is unimportant. It
    • It was a German philosopher, Ludwig Andreas
    • Feuerbach, to whom the phrase, “A man is what he eats,”
    • is attributed. Many thinkers of consequence have agreed with
    • Feuerbach that what man produces is basically the result of foods
    • to believe that man is indeed physically nothing more than what he
    • statement, “A man is what he eats,” does not have a
    • that the body of man is the tool of the spirit. In discussing the
    • various functions the body has to perform, we see that man utilizes
    • adjusted correctly so that it functions in an orderly manner,
    • than to examine those substances that are necessary for the human
    • task of a man's food is and in what way it is actually utilized in
    • I must stress that what I say about man is
    • man to be so closely connected with the animals as does natural
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  • Title: Lecture: The Weaving and Living Activity of the Human Etheric Bodies
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    • The Weaving and Living Activity of the Human Etheric Bodies
    • THE WEAVING AND LIVING ACTIVITY OF THE HUMAN ETHERIC BODIES.
    • human being consists of physical body, etheric body, astral body,
    • little of what should be known to humanity in a near future, at least
    • with, we say: We designate as man’s physical body his external
    • first of all, cast our spiritual eye upon these two members of human
    • higher members of the human organisation are also borne in mind.
    • recollect that man’s physical body, in the form in which it
    • from the human being to the cosmos, we only need to remember
    • When we encounter man’s physical body upon the Earth, we must
    • Spirits of Form gave the human physical body the form which it
    • manner that it is not possible to say that also these beings had
    • the kingdom of man! If we cast our gaze over the surface of the
    • certain differences in the external human form. All the interesting
    • individual human beings. The colour of the skin must, for instance,
    • the differentiations which exist in regard to the human being with
    • animals differ far more from one another than the human beings. In
    • individual human species; in the human kingdom, however, we cannot
    • the kingdom of man as that between a lion and a nightingale, we would
    • notice the differences which exist among human beings. The fact to be
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  • Title: Lecture: Nervous Conditions in Our Time
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    • scarcely be surprised at the statement that there is no man or woman
    • declaration. These conditions manifest themselves in life in various
    • man or woman who is unable to hold fast a single thought, but
    • manifold forms of disease, even imitating organic diseases —
    • Many another condition might be mentioned. Who does not know of these
    • be no doubt that it will grow no better for mankind in the near future.
    • The prospects are by no means hopeful; for there are many harmful factors
    • an epidemic from one man to another, so that others who are in good
    • other things, it is extremely harmful for our time that many people
    • effect on the strength of the human ethereal body. The ethereal body
    • core of the man's soul and the activity that he engages in.
    • effect. He will not merely learn that man consists of ‘physical
    • a man makes a very simple experiment but repeats it with diligence,
    • forgetfulness of many people. It is often said that such
    • than this; it shows that it is also harmful to health. Many things
    • even bordering on very severe illnesses of human nature would be
    • Assume, for instance, that a man begins to notice he can never find
    • In human
    • the two bodies, in a thoroughly healthy human being the ethereal body
    • performs all manner of movements on its own. Here again —
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  • Title: Lecture: The Elementary Kingdoms
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    • It was published in German as,
    • It was published in German as,
    • kingdom of the sense-world, which are accessible to human
    • man. This is common knowledge. Let us now try to form some
    • eternal movement. If you observe the astral body of man,
    • his passions, etc., you will see that this astral body of man
    • every moment. This is what we find in the case of man. But
    • astral plane is the continual manifestation of the inner
    • emanating from these higher worlds. In everything we see
    • etheric body is to be found. The moment that a human being
    • human being, whose clairvoyance reaches as far as the higher
    • human being — nails of Beings whose Ego dwells in
    • fingernails without the human being; the same thing must be
    • the very opposite of what takes place in the kingdom of man
    • earth, defined in the human being as an isolated person, as a
    • common Ego. Man, therefore, distinguishes himself from the
    • animals, owing to the fact that every human being has an
    • of the human being, he must recognize the fact that the
    • however, only when the human being is awake — when he
    • fourfold human being is separated into parts, and is to be
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  • Title: Lecture: On the Occasion of Goethe's Birthday
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    • published in German as,
    • published in German as,
    • life-work, will discover many a thing of the most extreme
    • inner nature of the human being and the failure, in spite of
    • are the vital element in a progressive life reveals many
    • contradictions, and that Goethe's judgment of many matters in
    • events, is needful for us, in order that we may become human
    • comprehensiveness and many-sidedness of his mentality. It is
    • human knowledge, as they now exist. It has become absolutely
    • mere manifestation of energy, is now only entertained by
    • more years ago, all on which so many fond hopes were built,
    • which is called matter is merely a human conception, which
    • chemistry already demand a spiritual foundation. Geology and
    • demanded even by geology and paleontology: — from the
    • extended to the human being the theory apparently applied by
    • applied to the descent of man, by following up all the
    • human being to the anthropoid apes still extant, or at least
    • facts which have come to light, to relate the human being to
    • prevail, from that according to which man is related to the
    • the latter, but, following the descent of man is not
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  • Title: Lecture: The Errors of Spiritual Investigation
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    • also in immediate life. In many cases, the spiritual
    • yesterday, it was shown how the man who attempts to travel
    • into an instrument, in order to mediate between human
    • develop out of the cognitive forces slumbering in the human
    • ‘mediumistic’ nature of man at once presents
    • attention is drawn to its many questionable elements, and one
    • human being known as a ‘medium’. Thereby the
    • man are inserted into the universal existence of the cosmos
    • cutting deeply into the soul, makes strong demands on the
    • through their manifestations in the medium. Also it is not
    • mediumship. Then we come to many a sphere where sources of
    • human nature, in their relationship to spiritual world
    • manifest, then they must take possession of the
    • this indicates to any man of insight that no single
    • as to the origin of this difference in human standpoints. If
    • but also the necessity of self-knowledge through which man
    • life to look back on everything that man has developed as
    • develop slumbering forces in the soul through which man is
    • alongside, who now perceive and feel all that man is, who lie
    • condition which man does not consider in ordinary life, i.e.
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  • Title: Lecture: Wonders of the World: Lecture 1
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    • performances themselves some observations linking them with the
    • These performances
    • annual celebration which has been held here for many years, and as
    • human mind and soul which today we find separated as science, art and
    • highest that the human soul can reach; it was a culture pulsating
    • for religion shed its rays over every experience which man could
    • influence even brought out in human souls something of which today we
    • the answer is that we would rekindle in mankind something like a
    • imbue every aspect of human culture with that singleness of vision
    • Science are to enter into the depths of human souls. That is why it
    • produce a German version of The Children of Lucifer at the opening of
    • evolutionary forces at work in man, but they think in conformity with
    • the other that, as the right ideal. There are many ideals of
    • has to happen in human evolution when we entirely suppress our own
    • branch in humanity's mental and spiritual heaven, I know
    • of the humanity of the future, the need to establish a link between
    • the human soul and spiritual revelation. That is what hovered
    • the future, anyone who sees what that future demands of us, knows
    • more insistently, demanded that such a literary beginning should be
    • what are really two souls in modern man, two souls whose union is
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  • Title: Lecture: Wonders of the World: Lecture 2
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    • relationship between the human soul and our Earth evolution, laying
    • civilisation of mankind can be traced back to the stream associated
    • the finest feelings and sentiments of which the human soul is
    • to a representative of human soul-forces whom we may call Tantalus.
    • brings home to us the fact that the way man looks at the wonders of
    • human soul, is carried off by Pluto, the god of the underworld. The
    • of Eleusis thus express to the nature of man himself? What in terms
    • the human soul? This rape of Persephone has in fact been going on
    • doing today in human nature? In the opening chapters of a little book
    • Copenhagen, you can read that the human soul encompasses far more
    • at work today in the human being without his being able to give a
    • they work in the depths of the human soul. They assist in the
    • task of making man clairvoyant, today they devote themselves to the
    • forces have been drawn down into the human subconscious, they have
    • been embraced, have so to say been raped, by the depths of the human
    • soul. Thus in the course of the historical development of humanity,
    • the earth are also at work in the depths of the human soul. Just as
    • of human development, the soul was robbed of its ancient clairvoyant
    • forces of the human soul. I said yesterday that Demeter is a figure
    • Atlantean humanity — for it is in Atlantis that Demeter is
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  • Title: Lecture: Wonders of the World: Lecture 3
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    • I shall still often have occasion to refer to the performances we
    • Science today we shall have to recognise that many concepts and ideas
    • which obtain today have to be changed. Contemporary humanity is often
    • manner of thinking if we are to enter deeply into the mission of
    • relation of man to the spiritual world, held by the Greeks. For in
    • that of modern man.
    • modern man a whole number of ideas. We think of nature as the
    • opposite of soul or spirit. Now what the man of today means by
    • hear how the concept ‘nature’ as understood by modern man
    • presupposed a direct intervention of the spirit. If a man were to
    • cannot emphasise too strongly how necessary it is for humanity to
    • recognition that there are two currents in human experience. Men must
    • caused in the human soul by this opposition between Nature and
    • this we must start with man himself, who so emphatically demands not
    • The man of today no
    • human organism. He no longer experiences the important fact that what
    • universe. Just as the Demeter forces from without enter into man and
    • man, they cause thought to flash up out of the indefinite. Of course
    • outside in space is also within us. Today man does not yet recognise
    • human being and try to learn something of the forces which call forth
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  • Title: Lecture: Wonders of the World: Lecture 4
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    • forces found in man's astral body as transplanted into cosmic
    • controlling centre, as superpersonal, superhuman, we have what Greek
    • occur to you to ask: ‘What about the fourth member of our human
    • man as consisting of physical, etheric, astral, and also of the ego
    • a peculiar position in relation to the other members of the human
    • human soul, within the microcosm; in actual life we can scarcely
    • far more closely bound up with the human being than the other gods
    • — whom he really thought of as quite remote from human nature.
    • outside, a divine figure with a certain affinity with human nature,
    • human. That god is Dionysos. Just as we have to look upon Pluto as
    • existence, into the wonders which constitute our own human
    • The Spiritual Guidance of Man and of Mankind.
    • these lectures. First we have to reflect that humanity, as it evolves
    • call super-human, Beings not accessible to human sense-perception,
    • concerned with the guidance of mankind which is nearest to man, we
    • terminology Angels, Angeloi. We have often spoken of these superhuman
    • life, they too were once human; that was during the Moon evolution,
    • the guidance of humanity, were themselves passing through their human
    • humanity; at the end of Earth evolution that part of humanity which
    • guidance at the point where it is nearest to man. They are at work
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  • Title: Lecture: Wonders of the World: Lecture 5
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    • guidance of mankind, you may have wanted to ask to what category of
    • them thoroughly human traits, one might even say human frailties,
    • human passions, human sympathies and antipathies. From this we can
    • infer that they knew that, just as human beings on the physical plane
    • human. The bond between gods and men was looser than ever before. It
    • their gods as so human. This very fact may well prompt us to ask
    • Moon, how must this have affected its attitude towards man himself?
    • progressive principle of human evolution, would mean death to human
    • truly human element in earthly life, tries to assimilate into its
    • humanity all that the Earth has to offer and is in consequence under
    • incarnated directly in human form! There seems here to be an
    • Moon evolution, going about the Earth in human bodies, bearing within
    • them knowledge of a Luciferic, a superhuman nature, so in the Greek
    • human incarnation in Atlantis. We must be clear about this if we wish
    • the macrocosmic representative of the astral forces at work in man,
    • together into separate human forms could only be made by someone who
    • about the Earth in a human body. Nevertheless it can be so. For the
    • all these laws at some time concentrated in a human body, walking
    • about, making use of hands and feet’ ... a modern man would
    • upon a time, exactly in the manner of today, a human soul, centred in
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  • Title: Lecture: Wonders of the World: Lecture 6
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    • of the dramatic performances which preceded them, but it is a subject
    • the response of the human soul to wonders of the world?’ The
    • possible to think and feel in an entirely different manner from the
    • What would the human soul be like if it were free from
    • basis of all beings. Particularly when we study the entire man, the
    • four-fold man, as we are accustomed to treat of him in the light of
    • that man as he stands before us consists of physical body, ether
    • question as to how the human being appears to clairvoyant sight, we
    • will just ask how the four members of the human being appear to
    • innermost member of the human being, the ego, which as you know we
    • bearer’. The outstanding characteristic of this human ego
    • the outer world. Hence when we meet another man, if we only try to
    • can only contemplate its manifestation through the organs of the
    • physical body. A man may be inwardly a thoroughly untruthful person,
    • many egos upon the Earth, only one of them is to be perceived, and
    • of knowledge, each man has only one opportunity of perceiving the
    • this youngest and highest member of the human being is that its
    • innermost, as the youngest, but also the highest member of the human
    • body manifests itself only as maya or illusion. When we meet a man,
    • many instances of this illusion of a physical body as there are men
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  • Title: Lecture: Wonders of the World: Lecture 7
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    • of the human soul struggling for knowledge and for entry into the
    • Spiritual Science has to say about the human mind in the act of
    • cognition. It might seem that modern man has abundant opportunity to
    • the human being, that he consists of physical body, etheric body,
    • For knowledge is bound up with the whole being of man, and unless the
    • true being of man, his fourfold nature, is taken into account, the
    • this, I can only say a few words about the nature of human knowledge.
    • human being could never attain to knowledge if he did not think, if
    • thinking. Knowledge does not come of itself. The human being has to
    • have to ask ourselves where in human nature those processes take
    • in the three higher members of the human being, takes place from the
    • super-sensible members of the human being, and then we can ask
    • supersensibly in the human being. The obvious truth upon which modern
    • for the man who sees himself in it. When you with your personality
    • A man who claims that the brain thinks, a man who professes that the
    • about as shrewd as the man who looks at a mirror and says: ‘I
    • human organisation. The mirror of the brain is needed in order that
    • this activity may become evident to the human being himself, in order
    • supersensibly; this is an inevitable result of our contemporary human
    • organisation. If, as an earthly being today, man had not this
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  • Title: Lecture: Wonders of the World: Lecture 8
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    • the course of yesterday's lecture we saw how manifold cosmic forces play
    • into human nature, and we also saw how the Greeks experienced these forces
    • Ordeals are what come upon a man whenever he tries to enter upon the
    • consist of the experiences a man can have on his way into the higher
    • that a man has to make great efforts to endure certain pieces of
    • feeling, a man is only allowing Spiritual or Occult Science to work
    • certain doubt, as to all knowledge, a man then has an inner urge to
    • ignorance, as man's greatest sin. He learns to acknowledge that
    • something lies in the depths of the human soul of which the normal
    • man there lies something which once upon a time the gods implanted in
    • deposited it within human souls.’ We men can do one of two
    • influences play their part in man, in his whole nature and being. And
    • of one life lays obligations upon us for many lives, not simply for
    • brought upon yourself.’ Many men have a great longing to make
    • degree of disinterestedness, whereas usually the human being wants to
    • think himself as good as is his idea of a good man.
    • Romanus expresses this in
    • be described in the following way. When the human being cultivates
    • depths of the soul with the sentiment which prevails in so many
    • evolution. We shall have to undertake a deeper study of human
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  • Title: Lecture: Wonders of the World: Lecture 9
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    • densification of the body is taking place in the human organisation.
    • the coarser physical substance of the blood which emanates all the
    • into the same substance as that of which the human ether body
    • evolution of mankind is involved in this process of which I have just
    • preceding evolutions had resulted in the formation of an etheric man
    • in the period of Earth-development prior to Lemuria. Before man
    • physical forces, a purely etheric form. A physically solid man such
    • still in etheric form. This etheric human form was shadowy and
    • phantom-like in comparison with the later man, it barely hinted at
    • what was to crystallise out later as the denser man; and it has taken
    • somewhat closely into this formation of man, we must see just how man
    • try to picture to ourselves what the human being was like in this
    • pre-Lemurian era. At that time man had only a kind of shadowy form,
    • of the higher hierarchies were working within it. At that time man
    • wrought upon man poured into him in all kinds of currents, but while
    • man lived upon the Earth in this way in phantom-form, the Earth too
    • mineralogists do is as if in describing man one were to confine
    • continuously towards man out of the Earth itself. We will now examine
    • These forces actually stream into man from below, they are directed
    • upon man (if we are to express it spatially) from the Earth upwards.
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  • Title: Lecture: Wonders of the World: Lecture 10
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    • happens in the world, and about its Beings, man attains a certain
    • other way. Through this activity man demonstrates that he is not
    • that the human being starts out from a feeling of wonder about things
    • For when the man of today looks back from the method which he calls
    • nothing to do with reality — when the man of today believes
    • just as the progress of humanity has advanced beyond the form of
    • demands of our time, so it will reach beyond this intellectual,
    • materialistic phase. And unless meanwhile man has become much more
    • many others which have been addressed to you from time to time, you
    • must see that the manner in which the human being looks at the world
    • has undergone many changes. Man has become very different. Far
    • stronger, more powerful forces, forces emanating from the entire
    • human being, came into play in the old clairvoyant days. To achieve
    • that the human being let flow far more of his own self, far more of
    • came in the first place from the stuff of the human soul; but because
    • the thoughts of the man of today as far more thinly filled with
    • soul-stuff, soul-substance. In forming the ideas of today the human
    • about? It is because man in the course of his Earth evolution has had
    • ego. To enable man to become strong as regards his ego-consciousness
    • on Goethe's theory of knowledge, which appeared many years ago.
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  • Title: The Physical-Superphysical: Its Realisation Through Art
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    • Munich, Germany. It is lecture number 3 of 9 from the lecture
    • published in German as,
    • at Munich, Germany. It is lecture number 3 of 9 from the lecture
    • published in German as,
    • Goethe coined the words: “The man to whom nature begins
    • what he said by adding: “The man to whom art begins to
    • When human
    • shadow-side of man's life — important as that side
    • following seems to me to be in keeping with a sound human
    • a state of barbarism in man's life of feeling Art itself,
    • realistic world-conception art must exhibit all manner of
    • unreality and into it must play many of the illusions of
    • which in many people has to be first developed — artistic
    • taken into a red room and am face to face with the man who
    • complain that in the very colour of his room the man has been
    • life. On meeting a woman in a red dress we shall feel that
    • she rings untrue if she seems shy; and a woman with curly
    • may be differently perceived by many people. The fact
    • appear as if what is seen here to be a demand of our soul,
    • then resolves itself into another process; whereas the man
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  • Title: The Sources of Artistic Imagination and the Sources of Supersensible Knowledge
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    • Munich, Germany. It is lecture number 6 of 9 from the lecture
    • published in German as,
    • at Munich, Germany. It is lecture number 6 of 9 from the lecture
    • published in German as,
    • enables a man at any moment to wrest himself away from the
    • spiritual world with knowledge. Nevertheless, many people
    • A man who is
    • the tendency which makes a man think realistically or
    • transformation of what a man reproduces within himself from
    • and memory. The power of seership possessed by a man who
    • is that a man can only penetrate into the spiritual world
    • our contemporaries that the human soul can so strengthen its
    • subconscious. The kernel of the matter is that the man who
    • art as does a man who is not a seer. The seer has these
    • of the rest of man's being is quiescent. Feeling and willing
    • the sea than realization of the way in which the human soul,
    • human personality. That is the reason why everything that is
    • produced by human caprice simply out of a desire to write
    • colour of human flesh, which to sincere students has both
    • which a man becomes aware of another Ego, the Ego of another
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    • account of human evolution so open to misinterpretation as this
    • in six or seven days. When the man of today calls to life in his
    • only compare it with what can take place in the soul of a man to whom
    • the origin of this our sense-world, including the origin of man
    • and of human existence. In my book Occult Science I tried to describe
    • the gradual growth of our earth as the planetary scene of human
    • as a means of manifestation, a force of very revelation which, as it
    • were, pricks outward into manifestation from what lies hidden in the
    • from within to manifestation.
    • of this language; it had a creativeness of which the modern man with
    • think of this activity, which man can only perform with his mental
    • Suppose there is a man to whom on awakening two different kinds of
    • thought occur, a man who muses about two different kinds of thing.
    • arises in this awakening man is a desire, something which the man's
    • through inner reflection. Now imagine, instead of the human soul, the
    • Instead of one human soul, think of a multiplicity of reflecting
    • desire. Thus instead of thinking of the musing' human soul, we think
    • manifests something, expresses itself outwardly, phenomenally; and
    • external manifestation, and another consisting of an inward stimulus,
    • and ha'arets — represented for the modern man by
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    • a good many places in this course of lectures
    • tends towards outer manifestation, tends to proclaim itself, tends,
    • manifest themselves in outward radiance.
    • something psycho-spiritual, it is the external manifestation of the
    • at all like man, for man is actually their goal. To fashion man, to
    • call man, with his own peculiar organisation, into existence, that is
    • human, but we must certainly envisage that there is already in their
    • nature a certain cleavage. When we speak of man today, we do not
    • get a closer understanding of the activity and nature of this human
    • in the case of man; and it would be a great mistake to think of
    • Beings who existed before man, the Beings whom the Bible calls
    • Elohim, as if they resembled man. Nevertheless in their case too we
    • distinguish between body and spirit in man, you are well aware that
    • man's mind in his hand or his legs, but we say that his bodily
    • Thus we distinguish in the external human form certain parts as the
    • of man we say that the more bodily part functions in the trunk and
    • manifesting itself externally withdrew from the ha'arets
    • the power which organises the human form? There can be no human form
    • unless it be organised by forces emanating from the brain. Our own
    • express this by saying that the light manifesting itself through the
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    • the man who on awakening calls up in his mind a certain content; it
    • What was there as the first rudiment of man, which
    • when we say that both Saturn and man himself were in a
    • added, and so much of man as is already there has itself only reached
    • So far as man had
    • than the plants today can do so. Man was himself living a plant
    • again; but now it had become sufficiently mature to manifest as a
    • appeared during the Moon evolution, and man himself — the body
    • of man — was then developed to the animal stage. You will find
    • human knowledge was still at a very childish level! A fine
    • that what constituted the very core of man's being could enter in. We
    • know that all that man went through during the Saturn, Sun and Moon
    • evolutions amounted to preparatory stages for the real human
    • rudiments of a physical body had been laid down in man; during the
    • ego, the fourth member of human nature, into a being in this whole
    • human form; and that was the consummation of the whole of
    • their crowning achievement — in order at last to pour human
    • earth existence is about to be achieved, we read: Let us make man.
    • their work in common, and that at length the human etheric form
    • touched on the question of what we may call human worth. In many
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    • day to deal with many of the objections raised. I shall probably
    • light and air, and all life during that time manifested itself within
    • manifestations of warmth, light and air, we are only considering the
    • manifestation.”
    • and chemical analyses; it is something which man can only recognise
    • straightforward manner, but that they overlap one another. And the
    • with manifestations, with the outer garments, as it were, of
    • the spiritual Beings who stand nearest to man. Only then do we come
    • to man himself, as the tenth member within the hierarchical order.
    • Archai, the Spirits of Personality, were at the human stage, the
    • Archangeloi or Archangels had their human stage; and during earth
    • existence it is man who is at this stage. One grade above the Spirits
    • who had advanced beyond the human stage before the time of Saturn,
    • the hierarchies they stand four stages above the human. The
    • stages above the human stage. Spiritual Beings at this stage can
    • activity of the Elohim is four stages higher than human thinking, it
    • evolution had already risen above the human stage. They were active
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    • earth's beginnings, we find many things which still need to be
    • we have to look for much more reality — many more Beings —
    • manifestations of the spirit behind all that appears in the positive
    • perhaps have to see manifestations of a deeper spiritual nature in
    • another; and outwardly they manifested themselves as an interplay of
    • light and darkness. We can call the manifestation of the more
    • advanced Beings, light, and the manifestation of the Beings remaining
    • Genesis speaks of darkness, it is speaking of the manifestation of
    • at an earlier stage. Thus we can say that all that manifests itself
    • abstract man, the man who is concerned only with concepts, to feel
    • important both for man and for other living things. Take for example
    • many cosmic mysteries concealed, which can well be pondered for a
    • that they reached their human stage during the Sun evolution. They
    • for it was during the Sun evolution that they reached their human
    • usual rendering is nonsense. I should like to meet the man who can
    • “The Mission of Folk-Souls in connection with Germanic and Scandinavian Mythology.”
    • in times when man himself was really not yet there, these spiritual
    • it was the Elohim who brought light into existence; they manifested
    • when it has been said that the Elohim or Spirits of Form manifested
    • language, will endure as a document which speaks to mankind for all
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    • on the Genesis story of creation from many different aspects. Of
    • to look at the manifestations, if we scorn to get to know the tools
    • referring to expressions, to manifestations, of real spiritualities,
    • the lowest member of our human being, and to give it its place in
    • the human physical body. You will remember that I said in
    • in it their own “humanity.” It was this will-substance
    • the first rudiments of the human physical body were formed.
    • external manifestation — such a process is just maya;
    • a much lower level. Let me give you an example. A man goes to sleep
    • of warmth, which is the manifestation of the Spirits of Form,
    • when he says in the temple: “Fancy telling a man from whom you
    • making manifest what we call matter, it announces itselfas the
    • manifestation of the forces which weave and hold sway in the
    • experience with our senses we see the manifestation of hierarchical
    • during the Saturn, Sun and Moon evolutions, and that finally man
    • decision, saying Let us make man. In order to do this they wove
    • combined together, so as at length to produce man. Thus all the
    • hierarchies which preceded that of man — hierarchies to which
    • “day” of creation with the appearance of man, if we pass
    • in review the whole of the weaving essence of pre-human earthly
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    • The Work of Elementary Beings on Human Organs
    • The Work of Elementary Beings on Human Organs
    • the present time, and we have had many opportunities of becoming
    • the life of the soul. We probably do recognise it as it manifests
    • death. But so far as humanity as a whole is concerned, people
    • the human has evolved out of the animal — as if the higher
    • object-consciousness. I have for many years been calling attention to
    • Many of these articles were subsequently published in English in
    • mineral, the human kingdoms as sense-objects, was not there. What was
    • ways. In it the student sees many things around him. But he would
    • in remarkable forms. He sees Capesius as a young man, as he was at
    • and many other pictures pass through the soul ofJohannes Thomasius.
    • man has to pass through a stage in the course of his esoteric
    • distinguish between what is a manifestation of spiritual reality and
    • manifest lower and rather worthless elements of soul-life. It is best
    • normal during the Moon evolution. The human being at that stage
    • be taken quite seriously. All man's organs have been formed by
    • the eye man could not perceive light. For the other important aspect
    • it drew forth our organs; and what was perceived by man at that time
    • the work of elementary existence upon the human organs. During the
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    • Stages of Human Development up to the Sixth Day of Creation
    • Stages of Human Development up to the Sixth Day of Creation
    • most important, is the development of man himself. We know that man
    • man, and that as yet nothing of what surrounds us today in animal,
    • human kingdom was already there. Hence we have to ask ourselves how
    • the facts of human evolution.
    • it might seem that man emerged for the first time as if suddenly
    • fired from a pistol on the sixth day. Yet we know that the human
    • were, by-products of human incarnation. So we ask ourselves where the
    • human being is to be found in the days before the sixth. If the earth
    • evolutions we should expect to find the human being there all the
    • it that we find no earlier mention of man in the Genesis account?
    • observe that Genesis, when beginning to speak of the creation of man,
    • — but in Hebrew the same word is used for “man” (as in
    • And God said, Let us make manCh. I, v.26,
    • does correspond more or less to our word “man.” But we must
    • one.” Thus man is pre-eminently the earth being, the
    • We shall not discover man in the earlier “days” of
    • man that precedes the soul-spiritual, but vice versa. We have to
    • think of the physical, earthly man of today much in the same way as
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    • The Moon Nature in Man
    • The Moon Nature in Man
    • the first stage of earth existence, the course of human evolution
    • could not have given to man his true earthly meaning. All that we
    • too strongly for man's welfare. They had to mitigate their forces by
    • both man and animal. From a certain point of time the earth is left
    • withdrawn with the sun, undergoes a certain coarsening. But man, such
    • forces which go to make up the present moon. Man therefore was
    • Another, that man himself was now exposed to the danger of wilting
    • Consequently, as the development of the earth proceeded, man could
    • about that the great majority of human souls had to relinquish their
    • in the relationship between man and earth, something which happened
    • moon. During this interval human soul-spirits, except for a very
    • which the human being could thrive. Whereas the earth's forces would
    • in this way the earth prepared itself to become the bearer of human
    • further advance, and little by little the human soul-spirits who had
    • the Atlantean epoch. What had crystallised out as man during the
    • for the seer to recognise whether a man's soul has descended from
    • — that by no means all human souls abandoned the
    • pair of humans who survived the densification of the earth. Spiritual
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    • also pointed out the deep significance of the statement that man
    • material into the human body. The human body, which hitherto had
    • breath of life; and man became a living soul — or, let us
    • of man depended upon his being able to wait in his spiritual nature
    • describe the being of man? Wonderfully! The passage is a model of
    • creatures. Man did not descend at that time. The group-souls who
    • the animals nearest to man, the earth-animals proper, which came down
    • first. Thus man was not able to descend into solid matter even during
    • humanity.
    • Elohim set about combining their activities in order to make man
    • after the image I have described to you. This earth-man arose because
    • group to achieve a common purpose. Man began by being the common
    • closer idea of what man was like on the sixth “day.” He
    • was not yet as he is today. The physical body which we find in man
    • of life. The event which is described as the creation of man by
    • his bodily nature. What was he like — this man brought into
    • often said about the character and nature of the man of today. It is
    • only as regards his higher members that their physical humanity is
    • of creation. There was no such differentiation in the human being who
    • At that time all human beings had a bodily nature in common. We can best
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    • guided humanity by imparting truths gained outside the body, and the
    • evolution of humanity — I mean the moment in relation to world
    • arise that it was quite in accordance with the laws of human evolution
    • demand of their inmost being. In giving voice to this thought, may I
    • speak about all kinds of spiritual matters with the German art
    • historian, Herman Grimm, who, as you know, has since passed into
    • Berlin, a good deal was said about the demands of the spiritual life
    • in our time relative to nature; how humanity has sought its goal
    • in conversation with Herman Grimm, who was so deeply interested in all
    • this one thought was how the European man can look back over a number
    • comprehensible to me in human affairs that transpired then that I need
    • for my own life of soul?” He can then answer, “However many
    • arose in the Roman Empire at the time of Caesar, or in the still more
    • the souls of those times, even though in many respects they may be far
    • removed from what present day man can feel or think. But when the soul
    • call our human understanding that we, as modern men, can say that the
    • days of ancient Greece may be as easily understood as Roman times or
    • as something clear and easily understood, what Herman Grimm often used
    • to say, “A man like Alcibiades is a mere prince in a fairy story
    • Greek life appears in quite a different light, and human and divine
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    • guided humanity by imparting truths gained outside the body, and the
    • initiates in the course of human evolution. We shall have to speak of
    • the darkness of life. Then, having considered the life of man from the
    • something connected with the deepest longings of man's soul and with
    • victim to Mephistopheles, the enemy of mankind on earth. Thus, Goethe
    • to what we call eternity, for which man's soul must constantly long.
    • spirit light has the fundamental aim of leading man out of the
    • greatest poems in human evolution, a poet, wishing to portray a great
    • darkness over man, that the spirit light, finding him immature, may so
    • “How must man tread the path of the soul that is able to lead him
    • of whom we have heard in the successive epochs of humanity as
    • how men lived in them, and how the light streamed into humanity from
    • the impulses, the essential driving forces of human evolution, have in
    • of the human being and his various aspects throughout the ages.
    • holy teachers of mankind brought to that part of the earth where later
    • came into the world at that time, through certain human
    • longer possible in later epochs of mankind, with the divine spiritual
    • culture. We have also pointed out how great and significant man finds
    • cannot be fully realised by present-day humanity insofar as external
    • to us as a faint echo of primeval spirituality. So, if man looks up to
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    • guided humanity by imparting truths gained outside the body, and the
    • If we would speak of initiation and its significance for human life
    • that at every stage of its development the human soul should
    • comprehensible that, at first, human souls should try to probe into
    • a few words today about the transformation and re-molding of man's
    • should it be assumed that human conceptions and representations hold
    • super-sensible life, well knows that not only must he transform many
    • the Guardian of the Threshold — but he must also lay aside many
    • our moral conceptions, thoughts and ideas. If a man takes accurate
    • man. But if many modern naturalists are finding something like moral
    • life, making unconditional and absolute demands. We know it is his
    • moral ideas that decide the world of a man, and indeed not only his
    • worth in human social life. It also makes one able to say that even a
    • man who is not moral, if he be granted grace at some special moment to
    • reflect quietly about himself, will determine his own value as a human
    • belongs to the many wonderful mysteries of the creative activity of
    • speech, where there shines down into primitive, elementary human
    • would never say that something burned him in the same sense as a man
    • We can gain some idea of all this at once if we turn to man's etheric
    • The matter is different where a man's etheric body is concerned.
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    • guided humanity by imparting truths gained outside the body, and the
    • mankind, is, in some way or another, touched upon. In anything of the
    • experiences man must undergo in the natural crossing from life in the
    • right way, we must first ask what man knows about himself in ordinary
    • So, in considering the questions, “What is man? What is his soul
    • man recognises as himself, it is all this. If we want to know what the
    • Moreover, man can also look at himself from outside. He can observe
    • is a longing to know what man really is within the limits of birth and
    • of life. But man has no direct experience in his ordinary life of the
    • Attention was then drawn to the way in which man, on reaching the
    • considered what man knows of himself in waking life between birth and
    • in the first stages of initiation that man discovers that, of all that
    • constitutes man, nothing at all can be carried over! It is neither
    • that can be mentioned as belonging to man's sensory existence, he can
    • Let us be clear on one point, however. Of all that man knows as
    • initiation. It clings in man's love of and delight in it all, to which
    • concept of egoism. We cannot meet the case simply by saying that a man
    • composition it represents the force that drives man on in the world in
    • myself aside?” It is a fact that man can take nothing with him
    • about death. In ordinary sensory life it is only natural for a man to
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    • guided humanity by imparting truths gained outside the body, and the
    • feeling, and also realise how to assess your value as a man of soul.
    • fundamentally on the karma of the individual human being and on the
    • other may occur. In the midst of his daily life man may feel himself
    • as soon as a man falls asleep he becomes unconscious, regaining his
    • over man's sleeping life so that he begins to experience another way
    • according to the progress the man has made. Then, as morning
    • following manner. This, of course, will be only a comparison, but it
    • man on first acquaintance. In this way, therefore, it is a
    • this man, there that man, and so on. That would be his relation to the
    • “How would a being who was not a human being — for instance,
    • exactly, man feels himself within the higher worlds and sees beings of
    • of man himself, of a definite kind of higher experience in face of
    • in the soul of man.
    • rank than man on earth, who is able to feel what human beings feel but
    • not on an ordinary but on a typical man, and then picture the mood of
    • with something else. If we want to bring this down into human sensory
    • teaching of religion and of anthroposophy, we should say, “Man
    • of the spiritual world; then it must be put in this way, “Man is
    • Insofar as divine beings work in man, he shares in the eternal;
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    • guided humanity by imparting truths gained outside the body, and the
    • should be evident to you that we must speak of human concepts in a
    • showing how the ways of initiation are both manifold and varied.
    • of the worlds are so manifold, the ways of individuals must be
    • manifold too. But when one first begins seriously to observe certain
    • they have in man, then especially must we feel the need, instead of
    • who strive for spiritual knowledge to observe, in all their manifold
    • and variable nature, such figures as Lucifer and Ahriman whom we shall
    • There are many signs today of how, gradually, understanding can be
    • knowledge coming from other worlds about man and world existence and
    • those of the natural world and, in all their manifoldness, are felt by
    • In the first part of his book, The Mystery of Man, a book I
    • this book, The Mystery of Man, by Ludwig Deinhard, which has
    • so, that Lucifer is like this, Ahriman like that; that one must shun
    • the Luciferic, the Ahrimanic, and so on. Our considerations yesterday
    • Now a desire exists in every human soul as an echo from the spiritual
    • worlds to bring to fulfilment this striving to make manifest the
    • that when man enters super-sensible worlds, either by way of
    • Light-bearer. The dangers to which man is exposed when face to face
    • with Lucifer in higher worlds are really only present when man takes
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    • guided humanity by imparting truths gained outside the body, and the
    • emphasised repeatedly that any man who devotes himself without
    • super-sensible worlds, any man who will accept their descriptions,
    • which they seek, put it into the forms and concepts of human ideas,
    • it will not be understood. Or it may not be a man's own fault that he
    • need not in the least affect what brings man to a vision of what is
    • demand that we should dispassionately grasp and understand what is
    • said, that we should try to penetrate it with sound human
    • man, if only he is willing, can have at his disposal in his sound
    • increasingly a matter of each man being independent, as regards his
    • bodies. In this connection, however, it is necessary for a man to do
    • Men have many difficult things to learn. Simply from the facts
    • personal relation between two human beings based on mutual attraction
    • with the basic demands of super-sensible life, to form an objective
    • judgement as to how we should place into human evolution the great
    • that is human egoism — not merely individual egoism, but the
    • Oriental, or any other man who is not of the West, to think
    • Ranke has written many chapters on historical evolution, but one
    • many pangs of conscience when he had to ask, “If deeds flow into
    • earnest about the evolution of mankind. Those are the things that have
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    • and was translated from the German by Frieda Solomon.
    • translated from the German by Frieda Solomon. This lecture is sub-titled,
    • The day before yesterday we spoke of how humanity is confronted by
    • so if we consider our times in terms of the whole of human evolution,
    • and thus bring ourselves up to date regarding many things known and
    • place in man's entire soul development at that time. When these words
    • this age? It was the era in which it was normal for man to depend
    • Kali Yuga was preceded by an age in which man was not dependent only
    • Man could see not only the mineral, plant and animal kingdoms, as well
    • Oriental wisdom refers to the ages in which man still had a direct
    • man might remember his youth. Then the doors to the spiritual world
    • closed. Man could no longer have converse with it in his normal state
    • spiritual world has gradually become completely closed to man's normal
    • him. Up until the time of Kali Yuga man remembered some things that
    • not speak to him about spiritual worlds because man no longer had the
    • If this process had continued, man would never again have been able to
    • Formerly, man had been able to raise himself up to the spiritual
    • that man would be able to find his connection with God within, and
    • to be brought forcefully to man's attention that that moment had
    • through the many baptisms performed by John in the Jordan, and
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    • Deeper Secrets of Human Existence in the Light of the Gospels,
    • and significance for mankind in the present age. Whoever occupies
    • himself with anthroposophy as a thinking human being must put this
    • evolutionary path of mankind at that point on which we ourselves
    • stage of mankind at which we stand at present?
    • transformed the earth as man's dwelling-place, up to our own time,
    • human beings of our present age will separate themselves into two
    • fundamentally something which must be accomplished through human
    • beings, must be prepared by mankind. We can in a certain connection
    • place ourselves in the time as a human being and say we are doing what
    • the chain of humanity, then you must do something — either in
    • civilisation, and have shown that the soul-qualities of man then were
    • different from what they later were, how man then was still endowed to
    • evolution through the following epochs consisted in man losing this
    • which man, as it were, appeared entirely in the physical world, so
    • physical world as a being, as a human being of the physical world. We
    • following appeared: how all human powers strengthened themselves still
    • of our age, the whole urge of man only to hold as valid what offers
    • descent of man into the physical world. But by no means should things
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    • Deeper Secrets of Human Existence in the Light of the Gospels,
    • arises, that within our seven-yearly cycle in the German Section of
    • brought close to us, but because through their study, many things
    • touching human nature can be learnt. And so today, something can be
    • of man.
    • of the greatest Impulse, which has entered the evolution of humanity
    • Yet one thing could strike human thinking, unless it tries today to
    • i.e., that the whole world of man's feeling towards the Gospels
    • intellect, which has learnt its whole training, its whole manner of
    • spiritual evolution of mankind. How can we insert what took place then
    • in Palestine in the whole of human evolution? We can regard it in such
    • a way that we say: Everything, all that mankind previously experienced
    • spiritually, which humanity had gone through spiritually, all that
    • the spiritual life of mankind, and we must seek Zarathustrianism also
    • in the right manner. Then this Zarathustra, who at that time 600 years
    • streams also. Many different things had to come together and combine
    • We have said: If we go back to earlier times, we find that human
    • human beings, but they still had the faculty to see the spirit which
    • This old clairvoyance had to become weaker and weaker, so that man
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    • Deeper Secrets of Human Existence in the Light of the Gospels,
    • human, occult and other aims, and beside this highest human principle,
    • look into many things which should be imparted to us through the
    • look into many things for which the superficial world of the present
    • the various epochs of human development are very different from each
    • different in an age when people even begin to manipulate it in
    • sound to us, for instance, in the gospels. Why should the man of today
    • significant event in human evolution. What is he really pointing to?
    • Isaiah predicted. We can indicate it by saying: In ancient times, man
    • man when he grew thus into the divine spiritual world? Then it was the
    • the Ego which employs the instruments of the senses. The ancient human
    • his astral body. The ancient human being saw, perceived in the astral
    • Thus we have an evolution of humanity before us of which we can say:
    • Man employed his astral body as organ of knowledge, but he lost more
    • of evolution arose of which man must say: My astral body has less and
    • Now in the real evolution of mankind, it is a question of certain
    • could not so run their course that man saw how his astral body
    • body. That was an anticipation of the egoity in the astral body. Man
    • indeed first became earthly man through the Ego and its development.
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    • ATIENCE, or the ability to wait, is the inexorable demand in all departments
    • with human life on earth since the time that in the body of Jesus of
    • Nazareth it united itself with one special human being. Since that
    • to be in humanity, here on earth, and are able to come to it and draw
    • mature for us human beings, if we but have patience. When within this
    • there is born for us human beings that which is beyond time. If we
    • death not only for itself but for all mankind.’ From belief
    • for the future of humanity. And this is that we must become capable
    • unfolding life of humanity in a way which will bring everything to
    • is light, even when to human eyes and understanding all is dark. It
    • was necessary for the progress of humanity that darkness should reign
    • human Ego had to be prepared for a new and more intelligent beholding
    • anthroposophical work is work on the human Ego, which will make it
    • understanding the star of Lucifer, as it shone throughout human
    • man ought to work, for eternity. For as far as human work is
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    • consider the wisdom of the Eastern world, that is to say humanity's treasures
    • such people at all periods of human evolution and there are such
    • today. Humanity never has been dependent on the mere study of truths
    • recorded in history, nor is man dependent on receiving these
    • themselves, to review many things that are known, less known, or
    • related to man, may be grasped by the intellect. It has often been
    • which, in relation to man, we may call spirits or gods, the
    • physical brain. Thus man has to become independent of the activity
    • we know already that in normal human life there is a condition in
    • which man is outside the instrument of his physical body, viz. the
    • condition of sleep. We know that of the four principles of human
    • normal course of his life man is for some hours out of every
    • instruments necessary for man when he wishes to see in the spiritual
    • man really wishes to ascend to conscious clairvoyance, it is not only
    • principles of man's nature that we possess — the ego,
    • place. When a man surrenders himself to such things, when he spends
    • wrong meditation and concentration man would therefore be brought
    • beneficial to man in the highest degree, as well as harmful in the
    • to meet it. Let us suppose that a man with a wrongly developed astral
    • which in one case carries man upwards to the highest, in the other
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    • UR attention has been called to the fact that to human beings at a certain
    • illusion of permanence within the physical world, but if the mineral
    • perpetual metamorphosis. Even the astral body of man, which is of all
    • which envelopes and penetrates the human being in the form of an
    • individual, corresponding to his more or less permanent type of
    • human astral body. We have seen that the beings visible to a man in
    • the real spiritual world there is permanence, even if it is relative.
    • For this reason the inner being of man, if it is to exist without a
    • not external — but relative permanence or continuity.
    • world; permanence or continuity of the spiritual world. First we must
    • realise that the materials for the building up of the human being
    • have been obtained from these worlds; man has been constructed out of
    • super-sensible faculties of perception. Man then first learns to know
    • beings whose expression is physical fire, man must ascend to a region
    • must be clear to us that everything which constitutes man in an
    • attaining to super-sensible worlds, where it manifests itself in quite
    • the self of man living in the physical world to the Higher Self; this
    • in the course of time. Let us suppose that a man has done an
    • certain inner voices demanding that we should set right any wrong we
    • observing from the astral world the man who has done the act of
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    • there are others having no expression or manifestation in the
    • involved in what has come to pass in the human, animal, vegetable and
    • permanent names for these spiritual beings. The names used are not,
    • many things which cannot be compared with anything we can name on the
    • man, which connected him with the spiritual world. And when the
    • manifested by the Earth period. It is obvious that the modern
    • instinctive consciousness of ancient humanity.
    • same way as humanity is now Earthbound. As we have seen, they needed
    • Earth and to stimulate from within the inner development of man, who,
    • was compared to the present mineral vegetable, animal and human
    • period for the mineral, vegetable, animal and human kingdoms as they
    • animals and of physical man have been produced by the beings which
    • of as the teacher of Pythagoras; and many of the teachings of
    • which time neither plant nor animal nor human forms were to be found.
    • is one example, among many, of the things that may be re-discovered
    • In this instance we have not gone back so very far in human history.
    • humanity has striven after it; that wisdom is one and the same at all
    • appear in the progress of human life on earth. Correct though it is
    • expressions of the secrets underlying human evolution. The teachings
    • importance of the Christ impulse in human evolution has already been
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    • certain stage of initiation man enters the world of the upper and of
    • the lower gods, but a great distinction was made between them. Man
    • in the many coloured tapestry of colour impressions, warmth
    • up the external world of the senses appears; when man penetrates
    • Man
    • the spiritual beings of whom it is an expression and manifestation;
    • 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 own conduct a man modifies or changes the veil spread over the
    • high demands were made of the pupil of the Mysteries and of Occult
    • world have played a great role in human evolution and because the
    • outer world, which to the ordinary human eye is apt to appear a
    • motley web of many and varied facts and phenomena, there is nothing
    • which have been described from many different aspects. To understand
    • purpose of human evolution implies that men are gradually to rise up
    • mankind from the spiritual world in such a simple way that one stream
    • of humanity should pass from old Atlantis over the regions of Europe
    • come in, a spiritual fertilisation of human development. Just as in
    • human evolution from the time of Atlantis there had to be formed not
    • at a definite period. We can follow these two streams of human
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    • behind the soul world of man, while the other more northerly
    • spiritual stream directed man's attention to his earthly environment
    • finally to incarnate in a physical body, which, through many
    • Indian race in the south of Asia, a race in which the human soul was
    • world and the spirit within man. Let us picture to ourselves the
    • life, its animal and human kingdoms.
    • principles are within the physical body of a man, so these spirits
    • world, felt that he stood upon the Earth; that as man he had through
    • long periods of time developed from the first germ of human existence
    • them all human perfection's are to be found, not only those now
    • possessed by man, but those which he will have to attain through his
    • other lofty perfections as well as the recollection peculiar to human
    • to develop that of a man on earth, it is necessary for a being to
    • realised that whatever infinitely higher perfections than man on the
    • not in their world, namely, the human ego consciousness that to say
    • ‘I’ as a man does, was not natural in those higher
    • in his human ‘I’ consciousness. He knew that to speak of
    • a human ego consciousness in the spiritual world had neither meaning
    • fact that man is of the same nature and essence as the ‘That,’
    • the Indian said: ‘I am Tat, Thou art That.’ Thus man's
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    • HERE are certain facts in the evolution of mankind which are hardly noticed
    • fulfilled in the spiritual depths underlying human evolution. It has been
    • man may have when by profound, inner life he permeates his soul
    • change took place in the whole human organisation. A change, it is
    • man has essentially changed. And although in the present cycle of
    • humanity the important thing is that man, on incarnation depends for
    • of man, which has occurred since the Atlantean catastrophe. Before
    • this the different members of our human nature were connected
    • between them. In the humanity of Atlantis the forces of the etheric
    • man's inner being, animating and stimulating it. But this was only a
    • But in humanity of the Graeco-Latin epoch, there was such a complete
    • of the human Organisation would clairvoyant consciousness have
    • man belonging to the Graeco-Latin people saw the world much as it is
    • of each form. The manner of perceiving then was what might be called
    • At the present day the human soul can only attain to it by means of
    • progressive evolution of mankind through the different periods of
    • deeper into the physical body. Thus the whole manner of human
    • perception alters, for all human perception depends upon the way in
    • connected with the fact that the Luciferic beings manifesting within
    • descended into incarnation in a human body and has now become an
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    • of man in the course of evolution approaches and experiences those beings which
    • been a transposition of these realms, and that mankind has advanced
    • familiar to many readers in regard to the Luciferic beings we must
    • in this world is complicated and may be looked at from many different
    • were those who stimulated a new inner life in man, arousing in him a
    • are concerned, it is natural that man in his further evolution should
    • with the sun. Therefore man had to seek for the realm and activity of
    • benefactors of mankind and who through the withdrawal of the moon
    • 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
    • other beings, who are the highest benefactors of mankind, but who at
    • evolution? They tried with the help of human evolution upon the earth
    • could not approach the human Ego; and those beings who had brought
    • about the separation of the moon could approach the human Ego from
    • human soul when it was not yet ripe to receive the revelation to the
    • They approached the human soul too soon. If man had fully awaited the
    • But these other beings approached man and poured their influence, not
    • into the Ego, but into the human astral body from within, just as the
    • the serpent. They are the beings which approached the human astral
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    • We look back at earlier incarnations of man, of races and
    • facilitating our task. Take, for instance, a man whose spiritual
    • and Vulcan. Because human civilisations pass through seven
    • man of the present day and looking back at his three former
    • occurs upon the earth with twelve permanent points in space —
    • declaration was not an arbitrary yield of human thinking; but the
    • how does this apply to the evolution of human life? We have said that
    • up to the point of time in human evolution characterised, by the
    • advent of the Christ-impulse, it is a fact that when a man looked
    • upon which, in those olden times, man sought for wisdom, upon which
    • Hence those lofty individualities who were the leaders of mankind in
    • man if they wanted to give instruction upon that which belongs to the
    • highest in humanity. The Holy Rishis had to contact the soul-life of
    • man, his inner being, that is, as did all the great teachers of
    • humanity in older civilisations. But the soul life of man belongs to
    • of man must use the clue of the number seven. How can we best
    • understand a being with a message for the inner life of man? How, for
    • inquiry. On meeting a wise man the primary concern was: ‘Whence
    • whose child it was who was speaking to the human soul. We speak of
    • of Him as Ahura Mazdao. To the spiritual vision of man in space Ahura
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    • In these lectures Rudolf Steiner deals with the experience of the human
    • among many other things, to make new investigations into a subject of
    • of super-sensible facts we should always consider them from as many
    • immediate human experience. The facts are the same, but we should not
    • human being dwells between death and rebirth. In initiation one
    • depression caused by many a reproach is due to the fact that one is
    • It is not only with relationships to other human beings, but with the
    • yesterday, no misunderstanding will arise. Man perceives the physical
    • us consider a man who passed through the gate of death with an
    • to another after death. For the man with a moral attitude of soul,
    • certain degree of communion everywhere with other human beings. This
    • is due to his moral attitude. A man with an immoral attitude of soul
    • knows that another human being is also in the spiritual world. He
    • approach the human being. Now again it depends on whether we have
    • prepared ourselves in the right manner to be received as social
    • the connection of our finite with our infinite nature, the human
    • Many different religions have been established on the earth in the
    • course of evolution, all of them emanating essentially from a common
    • religious creed bring it about that in the Venus sphere a man has
    • certain boundaries. In the Mercury sphere a man has, above all,
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    • In these lectures Rudolf Steiner deals with the experience of the human
    • death and a new birth shows how closely the whole being of man is
    • during his earthly life that the human being is fixed to one place,
    • development between birth and death the human being is the expression
    • During the first period after death man still bears the shells of
    • to the orbit of the Moon. Man's soul and spirit expand in such
    • individuality of man in the narrowest sense, to that part of the
    • astrality of a human being that has to be extirpated, removed.
    • In yet another respect man bears his earthly connections with him
    • his soul. For instance, let us consider a man who goes through the
    • that man is not only concerned with his own development — the
    • man finds all those who are with him in kamaloca. Space and time
    • there. It is not that one does not approach such beings. A man may
    • after death in the kamaloca period, a man finds himself in the
    • imagine it to be painful. In many respects it is so but the dead one
    • something incomplete rises into the consciousness of the human being.
    • in life. Our soul life is exceedingly complex. Man is seldom truly
    • other reason, a man in his ordinary consciousness strongly dislikes
    • human soul life is complicated. The one who slandered anthroposophy
    • who slanders anthroposophy, bringing forward all manner of things
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    • In these lectures Rudolf Steiner deals with the experience of the human
    • realm that man crosses between death and rebirth, such a way of
    • hierarchies. Man must encounter these beings because this enables him
    • The human being has to bring with him two things that have been
    • corporeal form from within outwards for many years to come, in order
    • that arises because of the nature of our forefathers. Man is
    • forces. To express it in a pictorial way we could say, man between
    • This is the one aspect we have to consider in the incarnating human
    • how man receives the gifts of the beings of the hierarchies whom he
    • Supersensible perception confirms that the human soul can journey
    • receive them in the right manner. The light that illumines so that we
    • incarnation in the manner indicated then in a new life he will be
    • of many people we meet, especially in our time. These individuals
    • incarnation, because of insufficient development, manifested a dull
    • for many souls took place during the fourth post-Atlantean period
    • prevailed in many parts of the world than is currently believed
    • always been such souls in the course of the evolution of humanity on
    • narrow-mindedness in relation to what is imparted to humanity by
    • spiritual science or the Mysteries. There are many people today who
    • that he falls strongly under the influence of the Ahrimanic forces.
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    • In these lectures Rudolf Steiner deals with the experience of the human
    • Man's Journey through the Cosmic Spheres after Death
    • last visit here I spoke about man's life between death and
    • cosmos. I wanted to show how the path traversed by the human being
    • The first period after a man's death is filled with experiences
    • incarnation man is conscious of these feelings only when he is
    • birth. In normal cases, although there are many exceptions, a sense
    • is due to the fact that man must live through the experiences in his
    • understand that a man who for a whole lifetime has cultivated only
    • There are many reasons for which human souls are held back in the
    • condemned — and in many cases this weighs heavily upon the seer
    • There are many other facts that may keep a soul in the etheric sphere
    • expansion of the range of experience. In actual fact the human being
    • experiences. A man may be so active in life that he brings all his
    • talents to expression. But there are many men of whom we have to say,
    • demands upon himself that his powers, even in respect of the outer
    • Therefore, on the one hand, a man may lag behind his talents owing to
    • imperfection in man is inscribed by him into the Akasha Chronicle in
    • Earth and Moon. Human imperfections, be they noble or no, are
    • foundation for intellectual gifts, a man would have been capable of
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    • These lectures, given just after the first performance of The Souls'
    • humanity now stands at this threshold and the keys to crossing are
    • Lucifer and Ahriman. These lectures contain some of Steiner's most
    • so on). Many souls sleep through the whole Cosmic Midnight. Souls
    • deepest part of the human soul rests. This, however, evades the
    • causes of human destinies and those of other beings, but only when
    • earth life, for here the human soul goes through events which bring
    • this scene so that in a quite different, individual manner, when the
    • every human life, and one also discovers the mood that resounds out
    • In understanding this, light is shed on something of an ahrimanic thrust,
    • precisely the place where Ahriman has people most firmly by the
    • human being.
    • Among the many things that have to be
    • the remarkable figure of Ahriman steals in
    • piece of writing about Lucifer and Ahriman, and other things as well,
    • It is not easy to get a clear understanding of such figures as Ahriman
    • about the ahrimanic element in the world may be able to think of
    • things which someone else through unconscious ahrimanic impulses may
    • many among you, dear friends, who can enter into all the
    • Ahriman while he is insinuating himself among the various persons:
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    • These lectures, given just after the first performance of The Souls'
    • humanity now stands at this threshold and the keys to crossing are
    • Lucifer and Ahriman. These lectures contain some of Steiner's most
    • of the super-sensible world that the human soul can experience is an
    • as a human earth person, a normal sense-being within the sense world.
    • it can be for the soul in many different ways to carry the habits of
    • luciferic and the ahrimanic beings. Indeed, in order to gain the
    • luciferic and the ahrimanic. Now it would certainly be convenient —
    • and this solution is chosen at least theoretically by very many souls
    • — to say: “Yes, indeed, Ahriman seems to be a dangerous
    • fellow. If he has such an influence on the world and on human
    • affairs, the simplest thing to do is to banish from the human soul
    • one. These beings we call Ahriman and Lucifer are right here in the
    • — the ahrimanic and luciferic forces must balance each other in
    • their influence on human beings and on other beings. We do not bring
    • wrong attitude to these luciferic and ahrimanic beings if we simply
    • this standpoint let us consider Ahriman or the ahrimanic beings.
    • We can best characterize Ahriman by saying: he is the
    • hand. The task of regulating this in a lawful way fell to Ahriman
    • of nature. Plants, animals, human beings — all are permeated,
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    • These lectures, given just after the first performance of The Souls'
    • humanity now stands at this threshold and the keys to crossing are
    • Lucifer and Ahriman. These lectures contain some of Steiner's most
    • consciousness which the human soul can develop in itself will change
    • entering that consciousness was already long present in man's nature.
    • nature of the human being is hidden in the very depths of his
    • nature of man's being cannot be brought to light in any other way
    • than through occult knowledge. We can learn what a human being
    • limited to the sense world, the being of man, the true, inmost nature
    • of man, lies in hidden worlds. Clairvoyant consciousness provides the
    • demands are made on it from those in the sense world.
    • This is the most important thing: that the human soul
    • to the first world that the soul of a human being enters on becoming
    • worlds can demand a uniform choice of names for all the points of
    • Fully new demands meet the life of soul when it steps
    • over the threshold into the elemental world. If the human soul
    • than it already possesses here in our world. The human soul is too
    • state. Therefore the forces of the human soul must be strengthened
    • consciousness of a human being on earth must go back and forth
    • transformation I've been speaking about is a peculiarity of the human
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    • These lectures, given just after the first performance of The Souls'
    • humanity now stands at this threshold and the keys to crossing are
    • Lucifer and Ahriman. These lectures contain some of Steiner's most
    • many happenings and phenomena surrounding the clairvoyant soul that
    • or if you recall the recent performance
    • region, which the human being passes through between death and a new
    • manifest the true reality of that world. Hence in the real sense of
    • who is considered so supremely clever not only by the human beings but
    • also, quite correctly, by Ahriman himself, can say, “Oh yes, you
    • That objection is one that will confuse many people; it
    • performance but also will reveal itself on every side to the
    • it represents something that the human being cannot experience either
    • If a man on earth, who has become clairvoyant, is to
    • be recognized in this spirit land for our human life, there is
    • objections correctly. We must remember that many people today cannot
    • This relationship of a modern human being
    • by a man who means well and who would like very much to come by
    • that he has specialized somewhat in Romantic mysticism and that he
    • and artistically — in regard to the relationship of human
    • the human being to the spiritual world, his book becomes completely
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    • These lectures, given just after the first performance of The Souls'
    • humanity now stands at this threshold and the keys to crossing are
    • Lucifer and Ahriman. These lectures contain some of Steiner's most
    • penetrate to the historical ideas that have played a part in human
    • said to himself, “How desolate, how unsatisfying for the human
    • the human soul!”
    • many times provided him with a real emotional lift, and what Felicia
    • great fortress. Within it lived many people, of all ages; they were
    • people nor human settlements to be found, and in time this state of
    • things made many of the people uneasy. As a result, a few of them
    • well, from the manner in which they appeared, have been founded on
    • single figure of light coming from above, there were many, many of
    • into small communities scattered over many different parts of the
    • ahrimanic beings....” and so on; Felix's explanations became
    • speak about the luciferic and ahrimanic elements, but though Capesius
    • is an extremely intelligent man, he never could quite fathom these
    • different things: First, consider human thinking, human concepts, the
    • thought grasped by an individual human being is always permeated to a
    • Benedictus spoke about luciferic and ahrimanic elements, but now it
    • too, he understood that in the human activity of individual thought
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    • These lectures, given just after the first performance of The Souls'
    • humanity now stands at this threshold and the keys to crossing are
    • Lucifer and Ahriman. These lectures contain some of Steiner's most
    • (especially the luciferic and ahrimanic elements) and of the
    • teachings of Benedictus how the luciferic, the ahrimanic and the
    • the development of human culture.
    • humanity when looked at in the right way; it is what people from now
    • ideas that easygoing human beings today like to form in order to
    • called Roman letters, but others use an entirely different form of
    • script give the ahrimanic impulse special points of attack; it is not
    • nations that write with Roman letters, it will be necessary —
    • expressing the peculiar relationship of ahrimanic and luciferic
    • Roman alphabet, exposed more to the ahrimanic element, must be
    • handwriting many people have to mix together both scripts. Such an
    • people have to come to terms with both the luciferic and ahrimanic
    • tremendous effort (if they are writing in German) not to fall into
    • Gothic when they intend to write Roman and not to fall into Roman
    • sphere where the luciferic and ahrimanic elements play into the
    • still hold to what has already been said, that in all human artistic
    • most particularly open to the ahrimanic impulse. In these arts we are
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    • humanity now stands at this threshold and the keys to crossing are
    • Lucifer and Ahriman. These lectures contain some of Steiner's most
    • of man, which is native there, can be thoroughly fathomed. And we
    • have tried in these last few days to show how the human soul,
    • how the soul meets with what we may call the other self of man.
    • following way. At first we have a human being living in the physical
    • a great many things can be observed in the process of growing into
    • There are as many of them in the world as there are human souls; once
    • only a pale, shadowy presence in the human soul, becomes on meeting
    • in human beings, to see this other self in its complete
    • that the beings called Lucifer and Ahriman send their impulses into
    • great many areas. But human souls that have taken the path of
    • realms. Then Ahriman and Lucifer come at such souls and do their best
    • actions. The human soul is pretty complicated and has many
    • human beings have elements in their souls beyond their full control,
    • elements to which they are emotionally attached. Ahriman becomes
    • because we do not fully control these components, Ahriman pounces on
    • them. Through Ahriman's unjustified activity, overstepping his proper
    • domain, a tendency arises for those parts of man's etheric and astral
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    • These lectures, given just after the first performance of The Souls'
    • humanity now stands at this threshold and the keys to crossing are
    • Lucifer and Ahriman. These lectures contain some of Steiner's most
    • detail to the remarkable way the ahrimanic and luciferic forces
    • chaos. For many years it has been my custom to point to this as
    • be emphasized, now as always, that a good many misunderstandings have
    • Tendencies of this kind come up in many
    • and other writings of Christian Rosenkreuz. Many of our friends and
    • with precise critical methods” — with these words, many
    • Allomatics is something that will impress many people. “Allomatics
    • phenomena, according to this gentleman, if we explain it by means of
    • that of many academic works that are taken seriously and are often
    • occultism that, creeping out of so many corners of the world, is
    • regarded by many as of equal significance to profound, scrupulous
    • could make themselves more useful to humanity in other ways, for
    • backs on very many ingredients of modern culture. For this we need
    • ahrimanic and luciferic forces have thrust themselves into human
    • Every impulse and tendency of human evolution changes
    • ahrimanic and luciferic influences also change. Our epoch is to some
    • but as a reversed repetition the luciferic and ahrimanic forces
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    • true nature of the second coming of Christ is His appearance to human
    • Humanity is challenged not to sleep through this event. Other related
    • in time humanity is confronted by difficult events. We will be able
    • retrospectively in terms of the whole of human evolution and thus
    • bring ourselves up to date regarding many things known and unknown.
    • significant took place in man's entire soul development at that time.
    • man to depend solely upon what was accessible to his outer senses and
    • the brain. This was all that man could experience, know, and
    • This Dark Age was preceded by an age in which man was
    • It is of these ancient human times that we wish to create a picture.
    • Not only could man see the mineral, plant, and animal realms, as well
    • as himself within the physical, human realm, but he could also, in a
    • Oriental wisdom refers to those ages in which man still
    • remembering that took place in the same way that an old man might
    • remember his youth. Then the doors to the spiritual world closed. Man
    • gradually been completely closed to man's normal consciousness, so
    • spiritual world would have been lost to man. Up until the time of
    • Kali Yuga, man remembered some things that had been retained by way
    • existed. The knowledge of humanity gradually extended only to the
    • It this development had continued, man would never again
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    • published in German as,
    • the course of his life man finds himself set between two
    • Opposed to this stands man's own power within his inner being.
    • one that man must find a necessary balance between the forces
    • inner life. When in his everyday life the human being has taken
    • That man is free who overcomes himself.
    • being of man that moves forward stormily, to this potentiality
    • gentlemen,, who soon began conversing. The gentleman behaved in
    • burst into tears. Because of the lady's crying the gentleman
    • “I suffer from many illnesses and journey from sanitarium
    • about illness. Many people in my homeland thank me for their
    • gentleman told of one of his numerous illnesses, whereupon the
    • that the man wrote down. After a few minutes the second illness
    • thirteen prescriptions. The gentleman had but one sorrow.
    • Strangely enough, it never occurred to the gentleman that the
    • gentleman recommended a book by Lahmann to her. Thereupon she
    • Lahmann's address. Meanwhile they had arrived in Berlin. Each
    • right about the lady. As for the man, he only lacked the will
    • prominent physician has recorded many different cases of people
    • had been treated by many doctors who always came to the
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    • published in German as,
    • Health is something for which every man naturally longs. We may
    • is possible today for many people to make their own
    • much difficulty that he managed to get four weeks' vacation,
    • many people today run to mesmerizers and spiritual healers? How
    • many writings there are on “Harmony With the
    • “There are many illnesses, but only one state of
    • health.” This is foolish. There are as many states of
    • health as there are human beings. For each human being his
    • human being are nonsense. The very part of humanity that is
    • human being, who is the most complicated being on the earth. We
    • deeply into human nature and recognize how changeable what we
    • forgets that the human being is in the throes of
    • What is meant by, “The human being is undergoing
    • of man. The physical body is only a part of the human entity.
    • central point of the human being.
    • us consider an uneducated savage, an average man, or a highly
    • The average man refines his urges. He denies himself the
    • self or manas. Through impressions from art or great
    • impressions from founders of religion man works on his ether
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  • Title: Theosophy/Rosicrucian: Lecture I: The New Form of Wisdom
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    • originally found its way into the evolution of humanity. As little as
    • form in which it was originally given to mankind by Euclid, as little
    • human personality who bears in the world the name of Christian
    • when we come to speak of the destiny of the human being after death.
    • culture many things that are clothed, it is true, in an exoteric form,
    • In the course of the centuries many people have endeavoured, in one
    • close of his life. I refer to Lessing's Education of the Human
    • outstanding grandeur in the man in whom European culture and, indeed
    • into the general life of culture, it happened, in a manner of which I
    • has to, do with the attitude of the human being towards this
    • fourteenth century. Think of the relation of a human being then living
    • ideas flow into life. These channels have only been open for mankind
    • course, self-instruction is possible. Equally, every human being,
    • to do so himself. Once a man has had these experiences he need as
    • our manual capacities, into our daily actions. It does not take effect
    • of faculties enabling us to work for the well-being of humanity.
    • Suppose some society was to proclaim human brotherhood as its aim and
    • Rosicrucianism. For the Rosicrucian says: Suppose a man is lying in
    • quite naturally out of knowledge. Of a man who knows how to deal with
    • a broken leg, people might say: If he is no friend of humanity, he may
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  • Title: Theosophy/Rosicrucian: Lecture II: The Ninefold Constitution of Man
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    • Lecture II: The Ninefold Constitution of Man
    • THE NINEFOLD CONSTITUTION OF MAN
    • which Rosicrucianism adopts to the human being and to culture in
    • normal human reason is capable of comprehending it. Let it not be
    • human mind. In the last lecture we spoke of yet another characteristic
    • you must have patience; at the beginning it will seem as though many
    • First of all we will consider the several members of man's
    • study the destiny of the human soul after death and the human being in
    • consider what is accomplished by man between death and a new birth. It
    • is a widespread view that man is inactive after death but this is not
    • man, of how humanity developed in days of yore and of evolution in the
    • constitution and nature of the human being.
    • We must realise that the nature and being of man appear far more
    • portion of human nature as a whole. From the point of view of
    • have we the real physical body of man before us. The physical body is
    • that member which the human being has in common with the whole of
    • The only correct view of the physical human body is to say that it
    • corresponds with the extent of man's kinship with the mineral kingdom
    • around him. But you must realise that this member of man's being is
    • physicist discovers in the physical world is like so many faint
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  • Title: Theosophy/Rosicrucian: Lecture III: The Elemental World and the Heaven World. Waking Life, Sleep and Death.
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    • WE shall now study man in the state of waking life in the physical
    • When the human being sinks into sleep, his astral body and ego,
    • sleeping human being clairvoyantly, physical body and etheric body lie
    • astral body of modern man appears as if it consisted in many streams
    • phenomenon then has an ovoid shape. When the human being wakes, the
    • but is still connected with the etheric body. Man's field of vision is
    • The human being, while he is asleep, lives in his astral body outside
    • come to it from the outside world, impressions which man receives as a
    • man, and the physical body, together with the etheric body, is only
    • the astral body. While the human body is active in the external world
    • body to the great astral ocean in which all human beings, animals,
    • are born, if you want to envisage the relation of the human astral
    • during man's waking consciousness, to the impressions received from
    • world. When man has reached the goal of his earth-evolution, this
    • body which prevail in mankind today.
    • If the astral body remained all the time within the human being, the
    • brought by the astral body from the cosmic ocean. The human being
    • the condition of the human being after death. The difference between a
    • man who is dead and one who is only sleeping is that at death the
    • human being. It lasts for many hours, even days, during which the
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  • Title: Theosophy/Rosicrucian: Lecture IV: The Descent to a New Birth
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    • IN THE last lecture we described the worlds through which the human
    • in the human organism. In the surrounding “air” of Devachan
    • earth-evolution, not those that transcend this evolution. A man who
    • ordinary but a living Chronicle. Suppose a human being lived in the
    • man moved, what he did, a journey he took — it can all be seen in these
    • simple example. — When a man moves his hand, his will pervades
    • he were standing before him, speaking with him. But when a man is
    • In north Germany, in central Europe, eastwards of Atlantis, long
    • mind of the human being. Hence the picture may be confused with the
    • the dead man whose life is continuing in the spirit, whereas in
    • many spiritualist seances. We must distinguish between what remains of
    • the human being in his Akasha-picture and what continues to evolve as
    • When the human being has passed out of Kamaloca, he has weaned himself
    • All the man's earlier experiences in his life of thought and feeling,
    • the physical world. A man, therefore, moves over his own physical
    • In Devachan the human being sees around him what he experienced
    • Let us be clear about what happens to the human being in Devachan. How
    • have the organs, the eyes, for instance, of physical man on the earth
    • us works upon our being of soul. So that everything a human being has
    • soul and so creates organs of the soul. If a man has lived a righteous
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  • Title: Theosophy/Rosicrucian: Lecture V: Mans Communal Life Between Death and a New Birth. Birth into the Physical World.
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    • Lecture V: Mans Communal Life Between Death and a New Birth.
    • MAN'S COMMUNAL LIFE BETWEEN DEATH AND A NEW BIRTH. BIRTH INTO THE PHYSICAL WORLD.
    • WE have come to the point in our studies where we heard that the human
    • among human beings between death and a new birth? For there is
    • in the higher worlds. Just as the activities of human beings in the
    • It is a mistake to assume that the consciousness of the human being in
    • consciousness once attained by a man can never be lost, in spite of
    • darkenings which occur during certain periods of transition. The human
    • Occultism reveals that the human being in the spiritual world lives
    • every element of comfortlessness; that the human being, when he ceases
    • We have heard that on his descent to a new birth, man is clothed with
    • reincarnating human being; still less perfectly adapted is the
    • the incorporation of the human being into the physical world. Much of
    • We have heard that in accordance with his qualities, the human being
    • astral body he is attracted to certain human beings on the earth;
    • and manner in which he has developed his astral body, he is drawn to
    • This ego has developed through many incarnations; the ego, the
    • “ I ,” of one human being is distinct from the ego of
    • of attraction to the father. The etheric body attracts the human being
    • themselves influence the further elaboration of the human-germ.
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  • Title: Theosophy/Rosicrucian: Lecture VI: The Law of Destiny
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    • WE come today to what man experiences in the physical world, in so far
    • 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
    • human being. Whenever we envisage a connection between preceding
    • of this cosmic law in the life of the human being.
    • human life.
    • Man determines his future by his past and because his innermost being
    • is not confined to one incarnation but passes through many, the causes
    • if we think of the consequences of human deeds, thoughts and feelings.
    • world will be affected. This is one important point where a man who
    • man, but he thinks that a thought of hatred which he may harbour
    • stone. Everything that a man thinks and feels has its effects in the
    • a loving thought that goes out to another man, and the very different
    • emanating from the event itself, and both are strengthened. These
    • full of content — which is necessary if humanity is to make
    • the evolution of humanity and everyone who lies, obstructs it.
    • clairvoyant sees that everything a man thinks, feels and experiences
    • has its effect in the astral world. A man's disposition, temperament,
    • world but into the world of Devachan as well. A man with a happy
    • man who is hypocritical has the effect of multiplying the essences and
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  • Title: Theosophy/Rosicrucian: Lecture VII: The Technique of Karma
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    • in human life, I shall speak of what happens immediately after the
    • death of a human being. We heard of the memory-tableau which appears
    • feeling becomes stronger and stronger as long as the human being is
    • This experience lasts throughout Kamaloca during which period man is
    • beginning, as though he were within that human being with whom he was
    • Suppose, for example, you once thrashed a man in Mainz. After your
    • with its accompanying pain. If this man is still in Mainz, a part of
    • is. You have, of course, been related not only with one but with many
    • human beings who are scattered over the Earth in Kamaloca. You are
    • you have come into contact. You have a tie with this man whom you
    • the ties which bind it to the man with whom you were united. And since
    • there are many such connections you see you are linked by a kind of
    • Middle Ages condemned a man to death and executed the sentence
    • themselves. In his previous life, this man had been a kind of Chief
    • the starting-point of forces of attraction which bring human beings
    • human life-cycle is the outcome of many causes which lie in past
    • said that there are many contradictions between heredity and this law.
    • People are apt to say of a gifted man that he must be the offspring of
    • hearing is necessary if a man is to become a musician, and these forms
    • musical ear; without it his musical talents could not manifest, for
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  • Title: Theosophy/Rosicrucian: Lecture VIII: Human Consciousness in the Seven Planetary Conditions
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    • Lecture VIII: Human Consciousness in the Seven Planetary Conditions
    • HUMAN CONSCIOUSNESS IN THE SEVEN PLANETARY CONDITIONS
    • of every living thing, especially of man, and that man's own evolution
    • then, if we realise how the man of today — we ourselves —
    • about in man's conditions of consciousness. Everything in the world
    • has evolved, even our consciousness. The consciousness that a man has
    • clear as to its nature. It consists in man's turning his senses
    • Man looks into the surroundings and sees with his eyes certain objects
    • consciousness has arisen. Man has not always had this consciousness,
    • Many will wonder why we are just standing so nicely in the centre.
    • dull deep condition of consciousness which humanity hardly knows
    • a universal knowledge in our cosmos, was once possessed by man on the
    • “sleep-consciousness” was once the permanent state of all
    • human beings when the Earth was “Sun”; at that time the
    • human ancestor was in a continuous sleep.
    • Moon was the consciousness of all human beings. It will be well to
    • processes of the body. A man dreams he is in an air hole of a cellar,
    • The dream of the present-day man symbolises events which are
    • consciousness was that of the Moon humanity. At that time man lived
    • consciousness man could not have set out on the street, as today, have
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  • Title: Theosophy/Rosicrucian: Lecture IX: Planetary Evolution I
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    • WE shall most easily understand the progress of humanity through the
    • add a further survey of man in sleep, in dream.
    • When man is asleep the seer beholds the astral body with the ego
    • in the sleeping man we have the physical, the etheric and the astral
    • physical plane there were only human beings who had the physical body
    • which mankind existed on the Moon. Except that on the Moon the astral
    • have the condition in which humanity existed on the Sun. And if you
    • now imagine that the human being has died, that even his etheric body
    • physical substance — you then have the condition in which mankind
    • Human beings were already actually in existence on Saturn but in a
    • the Saturn surface, upon what lived in man as rudiments of the senses.
    • Thus all the human souls were aware of themselves, but not only as a
    • human beings living in the atmosphere threw their essence and being
    • activity of Saturn, there you have the kind of way the human beings
    • human flesh. The densest condition that it could attain at all was not
    • sense organs. For the soul of man was not yet so far developed as to
    • Certain beings worked on Saturn as independently as modern man; they
    • stood then at the human level. They could not be formed like modern
    • man, for warmth was the only substance of Saturn. In respect of their
    • level of present man though they could form no physical body, no
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  • Title: Theosophy/Rosicrucian: Lecture X: Planetary Evolution II
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    • mind that man on the Sun-planet, the forerunner of our Earth, was
    • also to a certain extent described how these human ancestors on the
    • behind at the mineral stage that man had formerly passed through on
    • that man has gone through the mineral, the plant and the animal
    • one, but all that lives in man today as organs of growth was of a
    • sleep condition, a darkening, a dormant period. You must not think,
    • inactive as the Devachan condition of man. The human Devachanic state
    • is no inactive one; on the contrary, we have seen that man exists
    • consciousness of man a kind of sleep state; for another consciousness,
    • first of all, that the human being was again a little more advanced
    • in addition. We therefore now have a human being formed of physical
    • consequence was that the Moon human beings progressed to the third
    • man today. By virtue of the incorporation of the astral body into the
    • Now consider one thing; man had as yet no independent. Ego, only the
    • three other bodies were independent. This human ego was in the
    • divine beings, that it had not yet emancipated itself, fallen out from
    • the present man. There was an intermediate kingdom between present man
    • man-animal.
    • death of Baldur. The Germanic Sun-god or god of Light had once a dream
    • Spirit-man and of one member more, the eighth, of which we cannot yet
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  • Title: Theosophy/Rosicrucian: Lecture XI: Evolution of Mankind on the Earth I
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    • EVOLUTION OF MANKIND ON THE EARTH. I
    • kind of plant-mineral, animal-plant and man-animal; man himself on
    • So far man had not attained to an “ I ” dwelling within a
    • about in the spiritual part of man — if I may thus express it.
    • tree, upon which all manner of living things exist. The Moon was
    • no human beings going about as today, equipped with ego consciousness.
    • somewhat abstract idea today. Many think nowadays that the individual
    • soul of man that dwells in his body is the actual reality. And if one
    • speaks of German, French, Russian National-souls, people look on that
    • Folk-soul, as the German, French, Russian Folk-soul, is to him an
    • soul of modern man. Such a book had to be written sooner or later. It
    • prevailed than here on Earth. On Earth a man feels himself as an
    • enclosed in the human body was altogether lacking. That was contained
    • beings worked in from the atmosphere of the Moon, and made the human
    • etheric body and human astral body ready to possess an
    • man-animal as it had been on the Moon. Thus these two parts were no
    • Saturn condition went over into the Sun condition; there these human
    • ego-hood had been implanted into the human body consisting of physical
    • Earth had not yet cast out the Moon, man was in a condition in which
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  • Title: Theosophy/Rosicrucian: Lecture XII: Evolution of Mankind on the Earth II
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    • EVOLUTION OF MANKIND ON THE EARTH. II
    • united in that animal-man of the Moon and also in his descendants in
    • kind of cleavage of the human body. This cleavage came about through
    • it is today could the present human body arise, representing a single
    • sex. The Earth and the human body had first to be solidified to the
    • mineral nature as we know it. In the soft human bodies of the Moon and
    • of the earlier periods of the Earth human beings were of dual-sex,
    • Now we must remind ourselves of the fact that Man in a certain respect
    • present man the physical body is masculine, the etheric body feminine,
    • and in the woman it is reversed; for the physical feminine body has a
    • service of love displayed by the woman is connected with the
    • masculinity of the etheric body, whereas the ambition of the man is
    • have already said that separation into the human sexes has arisen from
    • Now you must be clear that in the man the stronger influence on the
    • etheric body emanates from the moon and the stronger influence on the
    • physical body from the sun. In the woman the opposite is the case, the
    • The continual change of mineral substances in man's present body could
    • of the Earth all plants were permeated by milky juices. Man's
    • Age. Whence arises the fact that human beings no longer resemble each
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  • Title: Theosophy/Rosicrucian: Lecture XIII: The Future of Man
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    • THE FUTURE OF MAN
    • IT IS now our task to speak somewhat of the progress of human
    • means of initiation that present day man passes in advance through
    • stages of life which are otherwise only passed through by humanity in
    • impossible to find out anything of the future of man. Nevertheless if
    • contradiction of freedom, of man's own voluntary acts, if it could be
    • and so it is also in the spiritual course of human evolution. What
    • will happen will be done by man in entire freedom of will, and the
    • higher a man develops the freer he will be. Nor must one think that it
    • is already decided what a man will do in the future because one
    • themselves with the question of human freedom and the law of
    • corner of the street over there, and you see a man giving a penny to
    • that can be said about the evolution of humanity in the future. We
    • have reached the point where humanity has descended most deeply into
    • construction and manufacture of instruments and machines that serve
    • densification, both of mankind and the earth as a whole. We have seen
    • only then that man entered upon his present earthly, development; and
    • it. At that time when the human being had not as yet entered this
    • how the reproduction of the human race took place in those ancient
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  • Title: Theosophy/Rosicrucian: Lecture XIV: The Nature of Initiation
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    • human evolution. For we must be clear that in a certain way we find
    • the truth by retracing our steps to earlier stages of humanity.
    • When mankind had developed to our present stage of consciousness (and
    • That is one way which man can take. The most recent way of attaining
    • to wisdom is the Rosicrucian path. This path does not point man to the
    • himself the wisdom which exists in germ in every human being.
    • Christian way is somewhat difficult for modern man, hence the
    • right way. The Christian path demands of its disciple that he
    • Christ Jesus was not merely the “Simple Man of Nazareth,”
    • Christian training one must be sure that in him lived a God-man of a
    • could not exist without plant life, and even so must the human being
    • bear himself with regard to the animal. And if man has ascended
    • human soul, if the pupil lives for weeks and months in reflection and
    • develop a quite definite feeling. Today man identifies his body with
    • himself. When a man has advanced far enough in this fundamental
    • itself to mortal man. That is the Descent into Hell; each one
    • being of man. Rosicrucian theosophy is such super-sensible knowledge,
    • unnecessary to talk about the principles of man's being, or the
    • evolution of humanity or the different planetary evolutions, they
    • earnestly. Nevertheless, however many beautiful feelings one acquires
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  • Title: Man and Woman in Light of Spiritual Science
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    • Man and Woman in Light of Spiritual Science
    • sense-perceptible definitions of man and woman to the levels of
    • of masculine and feminine elements within the whole human being.
    • A public lecture delivered in Munich, Germany,
    • on March 18th, 1908. Authorized translation from the German
    • Published in German as:
    • sense-perceptible definitions of man and woman to the levels of
    • of masculine and feminine elements within the whole human being.
    • A public lecture delivered in Munich, Germany, on March 18th, 1908.
    • Authorized translation from the German of notes unrevised by the
    • Published in German as:
    • Man and Woman
    • Bernard Jarman and is published in agreement with the Rudolf Steiner
    • science does not exist in order that human
    • energy and open mindedness to humanity so that people can meet what
    • daily life and our times demand. Hence it follows that spiritual
    • existence, of the nature of human existence and the meaning of the
    • expectation arises very easily with the questions of man and woman,
    • or man, woman and child. Yet precisely because the spiritual
    • be remembered when considering the relationship of man and woman from
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  • Title: Die Geheimnisse der biblischen Schöpfungsgeschichte: Erster Vortrag
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    • Vortragszyklus stehen, von dem man vielleicht nicht mit Unrecht
    • Schätzung, die man heute geistigen Kräften und
    • Zeitgenossen geherrscht hat. Man verwechselt so leicht die Art,
    • wie man selber über Goethe, über Shakespeare,
    • für die Seelen sind. Wenn man sich besinnt, wie eine
    • daß man glauben kann, ein Werk könne geschaffen
    • dieser Arbeit in irgendeiner Weise zu kommandieren. Da ist ein
    • dem, was man auf anthroposophischem Felde nur wollen kann. Seit
    • Anknüpfung an mancherlei, was in diesem Vortragszyklus zu
    • allgemeinen gilt, so recht, man möchte sagen, seelisch
    • bluterfüllt nur gezeigt werden, indem man es im Durchleben
    • unrichtig, wenn jemand glauben wollte, daß er das
    • Da sieht man nicht bloß jenen kleinen Ausschnitt, den die
    • Sinneswelt vorführt, sondern da lernt man begreifen,
    • Thomasius mit seinem geistigen Auge den Mann, der ihm zuerst
    • junger Mann. Und er sieht den anderen, den Strader, nicht in
    • daß damit etwas getan ist, wenn man in einem
    • bis dahin durchschritten hat, nur das durchlebt, was man nennen
    • verbürgt ist. Das kann man für die Geisteswelt nur
    • dadurch, daß man sich schon in dieser Welt einen festen
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    • bei diesem Dokumente, das man gewöhnlich die Genesis, die
    • zustande, bei dem man sich fortdauernd bewußt sein
    • muß, daß man es mit einer ganz anderen Welt zu tun
    • Will man sich den Ursprung dieser unserer Sinneswelt
    • kann man mit seinem Vorstellen nicht innerhalb der Sinneswelt
    • die nur übersinnlich zu fassen sind. Dasjenige, was man
    • es wäre, wenn man die Worte der ersten Partien der Genesis
    • unseren Umblick in der Welt halten. Solange man daher mit den
    • ist man nicht da angekommen, wohin die ersten Partien der
    • Möglichkeit, heranzutreten an das, was man nennen
    • vorschreitet. Man möchte sagen, die hebräische
    • notwendig sein, daß man absieht von allem Schattenhaften,
    • Wirkungen auf die Seele hat, und daß man sich einen
    • Schattenhafte, was man heute im Auge hat, wenn man etwa das
    • ausspricht. Damit würde man gegenüber dem, was der
    • Armseliges zum Ausdruck bringen. Alles das, was man sich nur
    • repräsentierten Element sich manifestieren, sich
    • wollen. — Daher ist es unendlich dilettantisch, wenn man
    • Genesis, so auffaßt, daß man irgendeine
    • Mensch, der sich eine Vorstellung von dem machen will, was man
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    • kostet, mich in Gegensatz zu stellen zu dem, was man heute
    • Und man kann sich, wenn man von diesem Gesichtspunkte ausgeht,
    • besprechen haben, nur nähern, wenn man es tut mit einer
    • Augenblick, wo man den T-Laut anschlägt, wird angeregt das
    • richtig, zu sagen das Kleid, man muß es vielmehr als eine
    • äußere Kundgebung auffassen. Also alles, was man so
    • Wahrheit, wenn man auf seine eigentliche Wesenheit eingeht, ist
    • wenn dieses Wort ausgesprochen wurde. Wenn man sagt: «Und
    • wenn man sagen würde, der Geist der Elohim
    • «brütet», weil nicht das gemeint ist, was man
    • daß man sagt: alles Erdenhafte ist nicht ein
    • eigenen Lichtzustand, das hat nur etwas, was man nennen kann
    • die nicht viel charakterisiert sind, wenn man sie als
    • erkennen. Man nennt sie gewöhnlich ätherische
    • gegenüber dem Lichtäther. Okkultistisch kann man
    • des Stoffes in der Art, wie man es etwa ausdrücken kann,
    • wenn man auf eine Platte feinen Staub legt, die Platte dann mit
    • herausströmt. Wie soll man das bezeichnen, was da vorgeht?
    • Man kann es nicht treffender bezeichnen, als wenn man das
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    • muß man sich denken in einem luftartigen Gebilde webend,
    • so daß man den alten Sonnenzustand sich vorzustellen hat
    • Gas-Wärme-Lichtkugel der Sonne? Wenn man die Sinne, die
    • ließe, würde man freilich nichts finden, was sich
    • Mittelalter, und weil man auch damals schon nichts mehr
    • den Erdball fiel, so lange konnte sich das, was man ein
    • ineinander, so daß man in jener ersten Zeit des
    • Wäßriges war, so, daß man wieder unterscheiden
    • ausgedrückt wird, daß man zum Beispiel im Deutschen
    • dazwischen ist, ist nichts gemeint, was man mit der Hand
    • habe. Will man einen äußeren Vergleich dafür
    • haben, so kann man sagen: Die Elohim bewirkten, daß die
    • rakia. Dieses Wort bezeichnet durchaus nicht etwas, was man in
    • ihrer Art.» Man müßte sagen: artgemäß!
    • Ehrfurcht gegenüber diesen alten Urkunden, wo man so ganz
    • charakterisiert, wie es in ihnen lebte: so, wie wenn man etwa
    • formen? Man könnte sagen: sie prägen dieses Produkt
    • Wir haben es zu tun mit etwas, von dem man das Gefühl hat:
    • Sieben zusammen, wie man es eben macht, wenn man ein
    • religiöse Bewußtsein mancherlei Epochen hat in den
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    • recht dilettantisch aus. Ich werde ja, um gerade mancherlei,
    • man Anthroposophie begründen kann, sondern, damit die
    • dem, womit man Anthroposophie widerlegen kann. Deshalb werden
    • «Wie widerlegt man Anthroposophie?» und der zweite
    • «Wie begründet man Anthroposophie?» Und diese
    • fügen, erst wenn man also hinter das sinnliche Dasein
    • dringt, dann findet man jene Kräfte, die das Feste, das
    • Rede. Und davon ist auch die Rede in der Genesis, wenn man sie
    • wiederzugeben. Wenn man alles zusammennimmt, auch rein
    • Wort zu erklären, so muß man sagen: Es ist mit der
    • und man darf sagen dilettantische Mühe, aufgewendet worden
    • erste Schwierigkeit entsteht natürlich dann, wenn man sein
    • also den naiven Glauben festhalten wollte, daß man es in
    • ja solche Geister geben, aber man muß ihnen entgegnen,
    • Offenbarung stützen, wenn sie behaupten, man habe es mit
    • dienen könnte, daß man es da, wo das Wort jom steht
    • Nomenklaturen. Man muß ein ganz anderes Fühlen und
    • Empfinden haben, als man es heute hat, wenn man sich in alte
    • Gnostiker vorhanden ist. Da hat man gesprochen von
    • Daseins eingreifen, und man nannte diese Mächte, diese
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    • mancherlei anderem, was uns in der Genesis vor die Seele tritt,
    • was unser Dasein durchwirkt. Hier kommt man allerdings zu
    • einem, man möchte sagen, für die Gegenwart recht
    • damit gesagt wird, wenn man von der Goetheschen Farbenlehre
    • einzusehen. Da muß man einfach noch einige Jahrzehnte
    • wenig von Physik, als daß man sachgemäß
    • der Welt. Und das, was man heute in phantastischer Weise als
    • Phantasterei. In den Gebieten des Raumes, wo man, wie die
    • Zurückgebliebenheit eben am richtigen Orte. Man
    • tagwachende Leben ein fortwährendes Verbrauchen, man
    • Leibes bilden können. Denn man kann natürlich nichts
    • bilden, wenn man anfängt zu zerstören. Die
    • kann auf unserer Erde, muß sich wiederholen, was man
    • gewöhnlich so übersetzt, daß man es im Deutschen
    • wo man es verschmäht, auf reale Gründe zu gehen, das
    • Wenn man wirklich echt und treu, mit wahrer Empfindung dessen,
    • verband, wenn man so in philologischer Gründlichkeit die
    • Stelle übersetzen will, so muß man sagen: Auch hier
    • geschieht. — Und man könnte richtig übersetzen:
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  • Title: Die Geheimnisse der biblischen Schöpfungsgeschichte: Siebenter Vortrag
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    • wir da Äußerungen, Manifestationen der eigentlichen
    • Manifestationen von geistigen Wesenheiten vor uns haben.
    • ist? — Niemand anders hat das bewirkt als wiederum
    • Materie!», und vielleicht hat so mancher das Gelüste
    • Manifestation der Geister der Form ist, all die niederen Stufen
    • wird, ist Illusion. Die Vorstellungen, die man sich bildet von
    • man dabei bleibt, das als eine Rechnungsmünze zu haben,
    • ist es gut. Wenn man aber damit glaubt etwas Wesenhaftes zu
    • treffen, dann träumt man. Und so träumt im Grunde
    • wenn sie beschreibt, was das Auge sehen kann und was man
    • Bälde im Tempel ankündigt, wenn er sagt: Wenn man
    • kann man wirklich jene Illusion der physikalischen Theorie
    • Phantastik hat man es zu tun, wenn man das atomistische Dasein,
    • wie man es heute im Auge hat, für ein reales hält.
    • Solange man damit Abkürzungen, Rechnungsmünzen meint
    • für das, was die Sinne zeigen, so lange steht man auf
    • realem Boden. Durchdringt man diesen Boden des Sinnlichen, dann
    • muß man zum Geistigen vorschreiten, dann kommt man auf das
    • manifestiert, was wir materielles Dasein nennen, kündigt
    • die Kräfte manifestiert, die da weben und walten in der
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    • machen auf solchen Gebieten, bei denen man im heutigen
    • eine wirkliche Entwickelung denkt man zum Beispiel wenig in
    • bezug auf das Seelenleben des Menschen. Man denkt wohl in
    • Menschheit denkt man dann gleich an die Entwickelung von
    • selbst mit Hinblick auf das, was man heute schon wissen kann,
    • der Traum heute manchmal in Sinnbildern wirkt. Der Traum kann
    • Hellsehens. Da entwickelt sich so mancherlei im Menschen, da
    • sieht er so manches in seiner Umgebung. Aber er würde
    • und noch manches andere Bild zieht an der Seele des Johannes
    • Thomasius vorbei. Dramatisch kann man das nur so darstellen,
    • Bildern im Rosenkreuzerdrama ließ man natürlich
    • und man muß sich durchaus vertraut machen mit dem, was
    • könnte eintreten, wenn man das etwa für die
    • Noch falscher isr es, wenn man von Anfang an durch irgendwelche
    • außen deutet. Das ist das Allerfalscheste, dem man
    • daß man eine Bilderwelt um sich herum wahrnahm; aber diese
    • Werdens als Außenwelt, so daß man nicht unterscheiden
    • könnte die Bilder von der Außenwelt, die man nur als
    • von dem man selber abgetrennt ist, dem man
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  • Title: Die Geheimnisse der biblischen Schöpfungsgeschichte: Neunter Vortrag
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    • Erinnern Sie sich nun an so mancherlei, was ich Ihnen in
    • spiralige Wolke schwebt er. Aber das, was man da sieht, ist nur
    • sich mit den Kräften der Planeten. Und wenn jemand Ihnen
    • sagen wollte, daß der Astralleib das ist, was man mit
    • Manifestation, auf ihr äußeres Weben in einer
    • physischen Manifestation, als Wärmemensch. Als jenes
    • Wärmeeindrücke. Man findet gewisse
    • zu deutlich ist in manchem Schöpfungsbericht, auch in der
    • daß sich Wesenheiten, eben jene Wesen, die man als die
    • Abgeschlossen-sein-Wollen, dieses Darauf-Schauen, daß man
    • Da entstand erst das, was man den Fleischesmenschen nennt, da
    • können, wenn man irgend etwas von den Schilderungen der
    • geschildert, der luziferische Einfluß heraus. Wenn man ihn
    • aber gefunden hat, dann trifft man damit in der
    • ins Auge fassen, dann können Sie es fast, man möchte
    • Zeiten. Heute kritisiert man so viel an der Bibel herum, als ob
    • hätte? — Man kann leicht kritisieren, wenn man sich
    • den Bibelbericht zu haben, wie man sie heute hat. Das
    • lernen wollten. Man brauchte nur die Schriften der Scholastiker
    • wirklich zu studieren, dann würde man schon sehen, wie da
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    • man es richtiger findet, es mußte die Erde von sich
    • weiter herabkamen. Dadurch war eine große Mannigfaltigkeit
    • Menschengeschlechtes zu suchen, und man kann noch heute, wenn
    • man den Blick dafür hat, an einem Menschen erkennen, ob
    • Wir werden, was man anfangs gar nicht glauben kann, durch den
    • man nennen kann eine Düngung des Erdbodens mit dem, was
    • von der Bibel, daß man es nicht leicht damit nimmt, in die
    • wenn man alles das, was da gemeint ist, verfolgt mit dem Blick
    • des Sehers, dann sagt man sich: Mit dem, was nach oben geht,
    • wirklich wahrnehmbar, man möchte sagen, sichtbar wurden.
    • Wenn wir schon mancherlei gefunden haben, was uns staunen
    • denen man scheue Ehrfurcht empfindet. So haben Sie den
  • Title: Die Geheimnisse der biblischen Schöpfungsgeschichte: Elfter Vortrag
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    • in der physischen Ausgestaltung als Mann entgegentritt, in
    • Differenzierung, die Trennung in Mann und Frau, noch nicht
    • nämlich, ins Lächerliche zu ziehen. Man versucht sich
    • aufrechterhalten können. Man sollte doch den Leuten
    • Überlieferung der Bibel ist. Wenn man zuerst durch
    • richtig zu lesen. Etwas anderes ist es aber, wenn man
    • philologisch an die Dinge herangeht. Man muß sich doch
    • welchem Rechte irgend jemand eine Interpretation geben will aus
    • dem ursprünglichen Texte, von der man mit
    • einer höheren Stufe, fast könnte man sagen auf einem
    • anderen, niedrigen Wesenheiten. So sind also, man möchte
    • einem Wesen, dessen Charakter man mit nephesch bezeichnet,
    • differenziert sich weiter in Mann und Frau, differenziert sich
    • ätherischen Menschen. Man müßte also sagen, wenn
    • man schildern wollte den Jahve-Menschen, der in die Atlantis
    • Nachkommen des Noah gesprochen. So etwa muß man diese
    • wovon man in dem Folgenden reden will, das sind die Nachkommen
    • also darf man den Jahve-Menschen auch im Sinne der Bibel als
    • ursprünglich gegeben werden. Wenn man also in dem Sinne
    • des rein physischen Anschauens das, was man als Vorzeit
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  • Title: Lecture: The Son of God and the Son of Man
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    • Duplicated as manuscript with the
    • Published in German as:
    • Duplicated as manuscript with the
    • Published in German as:
    • AND THE “SON OF MAN
    • Duplicated as manuscript with the
    • science we learn of the so-called “members” of man's
    • astral body, ego and so on. It may seem to many people that once they
    • man's real being; and indeed there are numbers who believe that they
    • members of man's constitution, or even, possibly, to indicate what
    • Although any study of man must necessarily begin with a knowledge of
    • preliminary. For what is really important is not that the human being
    • means the same in all human beings, in every epoch. The connections
    • and relationships change in the course of the ages of human
    • the connection between the members of man's constitution was not the
    • Indeed the continual re-appearance of the human being in his various
    • these members, so that at each new incarnation the human being finds
    • advances and the astral body and the etheric body of man tend to
    • chain themselves more closely to the physical body, man is no longer
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  • Title: Lecture: The Concepts of Original Sin and Grace
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    • original text is published in German as Erbsünde und Gnade,
    • of Rudolf Steiner in German, Bibl. Nr. 127.
    • of Man and the Cosmos in its spiritual essence; also of what may
    • the subject of man's evolution in connection with the evolution of the
    • earth, and as often before, we shall try to enlarge upon many things
    • already known to us. Many things connected with the religious life and
    • confront the soul of modern man, even though he may believe he has
    • of the human race.
    • importance, not in the evolution of humanity alone but in the whole of
    • our cosmic evolution? It is for the simple reason that man has come
    • therefore to do with a descent and an ascent of man. In respect of
    • man's life of soul, we say: In times of remote antiquity men were able
    • divine-spiritual life shone with greater strength into the human soul.
    • divine-spiritual thoughts, feelings and will-impulses. Man was nearer
    • wide-awake, conscious human being. He has descended inasmuch as he has
    • Closer investigation of the process of human evolution discloses that
    • it is the ‘I’, the ego, of man which alone has made it possible
    • ego. Many things we have heard in the course of time will have made it
    • clear to us that before man could pass through the stage of
    • enables us to conceive that certain things must have happened to man
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  • Title: Lecture: Esoteric Studies: Cosmic Ego and Human Ego
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    • these writings who has not acquired the prerequisite knowledge demanded
    • by this school, either through the school itself or in a manner approved
    • COSMIC EGO AND HUMAN EGO
    • Cosmic Ego and Human Ego
    • many a point in this domain.
    • Today we shall have to discuss an aspect of the question which to many
    • nevertheless. We shall start with the evolution of man. We know, of
    • humanity within our Earth evolution passes through certain cyclic
    • Now, human souls — hence the souls of all of you sitting here —
    • up to the present time, one soul in many embodiments, another in a
    • man's nature, generally one or another, but usually a definite member,
    • this was only generally the case. Thus, we can say that if human
    • These various members of man's nature have come to their corresponding
    • has been designated Manas; and in the last, the seventh post-Atlantean
    • Theosophical literature is called Budhi; while Spirit-Man, or Atma, is
    • But now we know that this entire development of the human being, this
    • with the gradual incorporation of the human ego. For this
    • incorporation of the human ego into the nature of man is the whole
    • earth humanity we bring to development especially this fourth member,
    • the Ego, and join this Ego to the other principal members of human
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  • Title: Lecture: Reflections of Consciousness, Super-consciousness and Sub-consciousness
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    • published in German as,
    • Yesterday we saw that we can speak of hidden aspects of man's
    • soul-life and we must place these hidden sides of human
    • what has just been said, is that man must awake in order to
    • ordinary consciousness. This signifies that man must dive
    • — How does man, as a spirit-soul being, use his bodily
    • that the physical or bodily instruments constitute for man
    • with the relationship of a man who sees his reflection in a
    • a man, has just the same value as the other truth, that a
    • long ago, rises before a man's soul in the form of a
    • most cases, this man would never have been in a position to
    • state during dreams, many things are brought to the surface
    • course of life. We would understand many human lives if we
    • course of life. We would understand many a human being in his
    • dissatisfaction — we would understand many things if we
    • were to trace the life of such a man back to his childhood.
    • perhaps that are completely forgotten, but influence a man's
    • are active in sub-consciousness, as just described, then man
    • self-knowledge, man must learn to know himself; he must
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  • Title: Lecture: Hidden Forces of Soul-Life
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    • days, we have spoken about many things connected with the existence
    • the organisation of man. Hence, it should be quite easy for each one
    • appears from a new standpoint, with the organisation of man as it is
    • (a―b) — everything that is included in the ordinary human
    • consciousness: that is, everything that a human being knows,
    • one hand, that the human being acquires, as we have learned, through
    • — as an original primitive state of human consciousness,
    • 20th century, an event will occur, in human evolution, which we may
    • before the human soul in the form of a clear perception (not merely
    • that takes place in human consciousness — in the
    • sub-consciousness, to be sure; yet at the same time in the human soul
    • in the human soul differs very greatly from all processes in the
    • world in which the sympathy and antipathy arising in the human soul
    • of as a part of man's etheric body — not only as a part of the
    • lives in man as a force pulsating through his blood, or: the
    • Furthermore, a great part of what we must term man's etheric body
    • sub-consciousness, Whether or not a human being has a more
    • if the influence man has on all that exists in that
    • indicated here (b―c). Whether man knows, or fails to know,
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  • Title: Perception of the Elemental World
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    • consciousness which the human soul can develop in itself will change
    • entering that consciousness was already long present in man's nature.
    • nature of the human being is hidden in the very depths of his
    • nature of man's being cannot be brought to light in any other way
    • than through occult knowledge. We can learn what a human being
    • limited to the sense world, the being of man, the true, inmost nature
    • of man, lies in hidden worlds. Clairvoyant consciousness provides the
    • different demands are made on it from those in the sense world. This
    • is the most important thing: that the human soul should become more
    • the soul of a human being enters on becoming clairvoyant and crossing
    • world into the higher super-sensible worlds can demand a uniform
    • Fully new demands meet the life of soul when it steps over the
    • threshold into the elemental world. If the human so insisted on
    • possesses here in our world. The human soul is too weak to be
    • Therefore the forces of the human soul must be strengthened and
    • consciousness of a human being on earth must go back and forth
    • been speaking about is a peculiarity of the human etheric body, which
    • what the clairvoyant consciousness recognizes in the human soul is,
    • of transformation. But the human soul could never live permanently in
    • permanently in a state of being able to transform itself as a human
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  • Title: Principle/Economy: Lecture III: More Intimate Aspects of Reincarnation
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    • These talks reveal a particular aspect of how humankind has been
    • of the German volume GA 109.
    • the significance of the topic for the life of all humanity.
    • through the statement that the human innermost core —
    • the ego of a human being hurries from one incarnation to
    • another is not enough; there are many other phenomena
    • talked about the fact that humanity must consider its
    • Atlantean humanity had its own special form of leadership,
    • of the Atlanteans differed greatly from those of human
    • They had to impart knowledge to human beings about the
    • this is different from ordinary knowledge in many ways; to
    • proclaim to human beings the mysteries of Mars, whereas the
    • developmental process was that one group of human beings had
    • actually human beings alive whom we could call “Jupiter
    • proclaim to Atlantean humanity the secrets of the whole
    • was to guide humanity in such a way that when the great
    • over, the human race would be able to propagate and establish
    • Oracle was to prepare human beings during the Atlantean time
    • Persian, Egypto-Babylonian-Hebraic, and Graeco-Roman
    • that the Atlanteans were able to manipulate certain inner
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  • Title: Metaporphoses/Soul One: Lecture 5: Human Character
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    • truth, and reverence. Also included are discussions of human character,
    • asceticism and illness, human egoism, Buddha and Christ, and a
    • Human Character
    • a deep impression on the human soul. Goethe was present when Schiller's body
    • What greater gift can life on man bestow
    • through outward form, in what we call human character. For human character
    • gives the most varied and manifold expression to the direction and purpose of
    • man's life. We think of human character as having a basic consistency.
    • make up in some way a harmonious unity. We speak of a split in a man's
    • character as evidence of a real fault in his nature. If in private life a man
    • man into difficult situations or may even wreck his life. The significance of
    • this schism in human nature as though it were justified; it is something to
    • to look more deeply into human character, the facts outlined in previous
    • lectures must be kept in mind. We must remember that the human soul,
    • embracing the inner life of man, is not merely a chaos of intermingled
    • fall apart, for the human soul must be a unity. What is it, then that holds
    • three members as a man plays upon the strings of an instrument. And the
    • soul-members is the basis of human character.
    • influence, resounding from within a human being as harmony or disharmony,
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  • Title: Metaporphoses/Soul One: Lecture 2: The Mission of Anger
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    • truth, and reverence. Also included are discussions of human character,
    • asceticism and illness, human egoism, Buddha and Christ, and a
    • we penetrate more deeply into the human soul and consider its nature
    • reach of man.
    • given here, the difference between Spiritual Science and the many other
    • habitually assumed that human knowledge has certain boundaries and that the
    • human mind cannot know anything beyond them. Spiritual Science holds
    • faculties hidden in the soul can be called forth, and then, just as a man
    • point to the great event which enables a man to become a spiritual
    • what the awakened man has to impart. When knowledge resulting from spiritual
    • come to speak of some of the humanly interesting characteristics of the soul.
    • Man, as he
    • physical observation covers only a part of man — the external physical
    • a second member of man's being: we call it the etheric body or life-body.
    • the human organism is the foundation on which we have to build. Man has an
    • before us a lifeless human being. When a human being has passed through the
    • of the human organism can now be distinguished: the vehicle of pleasure and
    • the emotional activities of the soul. Man has this vehicle in common with all
    • the human organism.
    • what we may call the bodily nature of man, with its three components:
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  • Title: Background/Mark: Lecture Eleven: Kyrios, The Lord of the Soul
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    • given over the years in the different Groups and attended by many
    • by opening out a vista of the highest human goals and at the
    • in our study of Christianity and give us insight into many
    • realise how necessary it is to study many subjects with which
    • several epochs in the evolution of humanity differ radically
    • significance for the evolution of humanity. What has already
    • days man was endowed with a kind of clairvoyance and through
    • instruments, but in earlier times, if a man were seeking
    • how evolution proceeded: Man once used his astral body as an
    • the spiritual world. Man could no longer be united with that
    • of human evolution the important steps which are eventually
    • change from the time when man felt his astral body becoming
    • a few human beings were able to experience in the astral body
    • and its development that man became Earth-Man in the real
    • human stage. Man is at the human stage on the Earth. On the
    • Old Moon it was appropriate for man to use his astral body.
    • man could never become fully man in the astral body; on the
    • Old Moon it was only the Angels who could reach the human
    • earthly man in order to inspire his ‘I’, so there
    • were Angels who, having reached the human stage on the Old
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  • Title: Mission/Rosenkreutz: Lecture V. The Christ Impulse as Living Reality
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    • These lectures, delivered in several European cities, cover many
    • his increasing manifestation to humanity.
    • other teachers of humanity. He has united Himself with the Earth, as a
    • succeeded by the new Bodhisattva whose mission it is to lead mankind
    • 105 B.C. there was living in Palestine a man greatly defamed in
    • Earth again and again in a human body and will continue to do so in
    • prepare human beings for the epoch connected paramountly with the
    • into the evolution of mankind that its waves surge onwards into future
    • Impulse was made manifest in the incarnation of Christ in a human,
    • Impulse will manifest in such a way that human beings will behold the
    • necessary in the onward progress of human evolution in order to
    • speak only of those which have been accessible to mankind since the
    • of mankind. Spiritual measures of a very definite kind were necessary
    • time, when the spiritual world was entirely shut off from human
    • as well as caring for his bodily needs. The manner of the child's
    • within him as the fruit of many incarnations came to expression, too,
    • has worked on into our own time, either as a human being or from his
    • growing greater all the time. Many a person of whom we do not expect
    • calls to one whom he has chosen. Many people can apprehend this sign
    • different manifestations all lead back to a typical form which may be
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    • These lectures, delivered in several European cities, cover many details
    • his increasing manifestation to humanity.
    • with the great goals of mankind.
    • sketch of it and not go into any details. Many things can only be
    • human individuality, and strive only to cram their heads with what the
    • human individuality in the foreground.
    • of confidence that each personality has in the other. Human beings
    • make the other man appear a fool. In the Anthroposophical movement we
    • accord to understand human individualities in our own way, and then a
    • Facts of real life can show us this. There are many people who think
    • from which man draws his mental images. These images themselves, of
    • of thought in the human soul.
    • Morality and will impulses are the third element. The man who can look
    • human incarnations during the various cultural epochs.
    • perception comes to the fore in the Greco-Roman era, how the Greek and
    • the Roman was completely attuned to the physical world that he
    • discovered — it was the year 1870–71 — that Germany has
    • Although man has within his soul all the four elements mentioned,
    • sense perception predominated over all others in the Greco-Roman era,
    • Man is connected through his intellect with the astral plane, but he
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    • These lectures, delivered in several European cities, cover many details
    • his increasing manifestation to humanity.
    • of mankind by the Christ that its waves surge onwards into future
    • impulse was manifested in the incarnation of Christ in a human,
    • will manifest in such a way that human beings will behold the Christ
    • of human evolution in order to promote increasing understanding of the
    • speak only of those which have been accessible to mankind since the
    • of mankind. Spiritual measures of a very definite kind were necessary
    • time when the spiritual world was entirely shut off from human vision,
    • the Indian, Persian, Egyptian and Greco-Roman epochs respectively. And
    • bodily needs and were also his teachers. The manner of the child's
    • within him as the fruit of many incarnations came to expression, too,
    • world. And he has worked on into our time, either as a human being or
    • increasing all the time. Many a person of whom we do not expect it, is
    • one whom he has chosen. Many people can discover this sign in their
    • manifestations all lead back to a typical form which may be described
    • The selection may, for example, happen in the following way. A man
    • to gather his pupils around him, and many human beings, if they were
    • The human beings of whom it can be said that they were, or will be,
    • these processes in the evolution of humanity were to be enacted on the
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  • Title: Psychoanalysis: Lecture III: Reflections in the Mirror of Consciousness, Superconsciousness and Subconsciousness
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    • the threefold structure of human consciousness (reflective or mirror
    • means that the human being must submerge himself in the
    • following question then arises: In what way does the human
    • is, first of all, the belief that the human being possesses in
    • We might compare it with the relation of a man to the mirror in
    • creates the human being is just as true as that the brain
    • way. When something long buried in memory stands before a human
    • their effects in the way usual to that emanation of human
    • in the course of our lives. Many a life would be quite
    • We should be able to understand many a man in his thirties,
    • follow the life of such a man back into childhood. We should be
    • the human being must learn to know himself in order that he may
    • finds only himself — then he is exposed to manifold
    • arises for the human searcher the possibility, at one
    • ourselves our own wishes, that is not necessary. But a woman
    • method of reaching the subconscious, this woman succeeds in
    • itself as a fact, and a human being, as evolution is today, is
    • general rule, everything as phenomena emanating from yourself.
    • egotism of humanity. These things project themselves, for the
    • although the human being is confronted in reality by a
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    • spoken recently of many things concerning the existence of
    • have considered what may be called the human organization from
    • human structure as we know it from the more or less elementary
    • diagram all that falls within this ordinary human
    • subconsciousness if we remember having heard that the human
    • state of the human mind. Under these conditions there arise
    • century there will occur in human evolution what may be
    • normal consciousness. If the human soul acquires,
    • subconsciously, within the human soul, whether developed by
    • and antipathy which are present in the human soul can take
    • impulses, act in the manner described not only upon their
    • these lines (b–c) that living force within the human being
    • addition a large part of what is called the human etheric body.
    • outer world can only be exerted if the human being has visions,
    • a human being possesses more or less healthy breathing and
    • is produced upon the general human organism. There are certain
    • human being either deprives himself of his life forces, or adds
    • The result is that when this human being goes through the gate
    • the conscious to the subconscious, that the human being
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  • 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
    • and destination of the human being, of the soul experiences
    • the human soul.
    • of spiritual research are inside of the human soul because one
    • several times. If the human soul should be transformed into an
    • everyday life are strengthened. In the everyday life, the human
    • as well as the usual reason are quiet if the human being is
    • the human being experiences from morning to evening were
    • easy to realise that everything depends on whether the human
    • his full heart onto the other human being that he does not
    • is better that the human being uses such mental pictures with
    • layman who knows nothing of the whole matter as that which one
    • the soul; they have something that demands the strongest belief
    • a vision, a hallucination overpowers the human being, it
    • airily, and then many objections are raised. One says, for
    • spiritual-scientific recognising human being who enters with
    • himself in detail to the book The Mystery of Man by
    • writing The Cardinal Question of Humanity by Max Seiling
    • Thus, we realise that the human being attains a more intensive,
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    • so that you can hardly recognise it. In many cases it is in
    • have explained the day before yesterday that the human being
    • human soul that can mediate between the human knowledge and the
    • except the consciousness in the human nature are brought into
    • consciousness strongly, and pushes its way into the human
    • content of the consciousness disturbs the manifestations of the
    • manifestations, you will find out that that which the medium
    • has learnt this way is mixed in her/his manifestations, while
    • manifests itself by it. Hence, for more trivial investigations
    • one has to consider those manifestations of media in particular
    • spiritual world by those methods, those manifestations to which
    • subjective is largely mixed in the manifestation. Someone who
    • example a Protestant receives her/his manifestations quite
    • the manifestations less and less but it comes more into
    • manifestation and observes which processes happen in the human
    • soul as results of this coherence of the human nature with the
    • the manifestation is coloured Catholic and the other time
    • the supersensible world in their manifestations. Principles of
    • the manifestations of the person concerned. Should beings of
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  • Title: Das Fünfte Evangelium: Erster Vortrag, Mnchen, 8. Dezember 1913
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    • genommen das, was man unbegabt nennen möchte für alles das, was man durch
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    • man bekommt, wenn man den geistigen
    • Blick hinlenkt auf diese Stelle der Erdenentwickelung, wenn man
    • von Nazareth. Man lernt mancherlei von
    • Menschen auf der Welt zu erdulden haben, wenn man den geistigen
    • ungeheuer ist der Eindruck, den man
    • seinem zwölften und achtzehnten Lebensjahr niemand war,
    • Schreinerhandwerk, Zimmermannshandwerk war. Und so reifte er
    • dauerte. Er zog herum an mancherlei
    • dazumal auf. Ein Eigenartiges konnte man bemerken
    • zum Lehrreichsten gehören wird, wenn man versucht, die Geheimnisse der menschlichen
    • Tiefen zu erforschen: Man konnte bemerken, daß der
    • wußte man durch die Art, wie er
    • Eindruck hervorrief, daß man es mit
    • lebte in solchen Familien. Man glaubte mehr als
    • wie wenn er gar nicht weg wäre. Man fühlte
    • Und überall erzählte man von dem Manne der großen Liebe. Mancherlei bezog man
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  • Title: Das Fünfte Evangelium: Zweiter Vortrag, Mnchen, 10. Dezember 1913
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    • glaubt — namentlich da man immer schreit über das sich
    • Emanzipieren von jeglicher
    • oft für die gebildetsten halten. Man erlebt solche Dinge immer wieder, die —
    • mußte man dazumal die Erfahrung machen, daß
    • worden ist. Da geht man nicht ein
    • nicht mehr wissen, so daß man
    • halte man sich, gleichgültig was geschehen sein mag,
    • daß man es nicht bemerkt, aber diejenigen, die sich im
    • ist sein Mann. Ob dieser Gebildete
    • so hübsch hingenommen. Wenn man das
    • anführt als Unsinn, hört man die Antwort: Das meint er nicht im Sinne des
    • Dämonischen. — Wenn man
    • diese Antwort hört, muß man besonders betrübt
    • vollständig klar, daß man heute die
    • Fritz Mauthner, der durch die Verfassung eines großen philosophischen Wörterbuches der Mann
    • Sie: Wie macht man das, wenn man
    • herunterpurzelt? Wie vollzieht man einen solchen
    • Logik da ist. Sonst würde man
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  • Title: Lecture: Signs of the Times: Michaels Battle and Its Reflection On Earth -- I
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    • into the evolution of mankind and the other fact that mankind of the
    • these events are for mankind has not yet been fully understood, for
    • superficially causes human beings to sleep away the important
    • important events is a special characteristic of the human being of the
    • time which might come later, people — and in many instances
    • violently. If among its many tasks spiritual science succeeds in
    • making the human soul more energetic, more awake, it will have
    • concepts demand a greater exertion of thinking, a greater intensity of
    • the personal in man, which, from a certain point of view, will furnish
    • the human soul the true difference between sleeping and waking. In
    • dull consciousness, which in many respects is unconsciousness, through
    • be awake. We are always, in a certain respect, sleeping human beings.
    • and willing human beings. We are constantly in a super-sensible world;
    • bodily organs for perception and thinking. Many physiologists believe
    • You need only form the conception of a human being sleeping in a room:
    • My dear friends, from this it follows that the human being perceives
    • exists. If the human being were to grasp full reality, his knowledge
    • majority of people. Yet, for ever wider circles of mankind and
    • evolution and progress of human life these ideas should become a
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  • Title: Lecture: Signs of the Times: Michaels Battle and Its Reflection On Earth -- II
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    • mankind in the present age. I have drawn your attention to the fact
    • earlier periods of time, great changes took place in human evolution.
    • the evolution of mankind. Very few people of the present time are
    • it. Human beings lack the perspective to see this; for such a thing
    • certain distance. If mankind is not to expect still greater misery,
    • will find it very grotesque: There is no time within historical human
    • time is not materialistic; but as far as the belief of many people and
    • to be only material. This has brought about the fact that human beings
    • Not yet translated. Anthroposophic Press, New York.} many artistic
    • him to work into human life not merely from the super-earthly
    • mankind; during the past millennia, prior to the middle of the
    • differentiation among human beings. Those spiritual beings who are the
    • direct followers of the Archangels strive to lead human beings back to
    • the group soul, to spread uniformity over the whole of mankind. If
    • these beings alone had been active, mankind would have become one
    • differentiation among mankind, to split humanity into races and
    • may be called Ahrimanic beings, and we must realize that the Ahrimanic
    • principle was a necessity in the course of mankind's evolution.
    • Now at time of great significance arrived in the evolution of mankind,
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  • Title: Esoteric Lessons Part III: Muenchen, 9-3-'13
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    • feelings. We must get to know the realms of Lucifer and Ahriman
    • the only right thing falls prey to Ahriman. One who becomes conscious
    • many-fellowedness only form me as a unity — if we wouldn't say
    • prey to Ahriman. And we shouldn't just tell ourselves that
    • — but we must really experience this conviction that many
    • of us and we would be torn into multiplicity. Ahrimanic beings would
    • multiplies. Or one starts with many things and goes up to unity. And
    • prey to Ahriman.
    • of ahrimanic and luciferic beings is necessary for the world order as
    • and can protect himself from them. A man will only gain
    • between Lucifer and Ahriman in physical life, if he knows from where
    • present among esoterics also. This is just as if a 40 year old man
    • so it's necessary to become acquainted with the dangers. Man must go
    • and Ahriman and the Guardian of the Threshold — and to look
    • to conquer them in order to show mankind the way. In the spirit lay
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    • the raids of Lucifer and Ahriman we must know them and learn to
    • in man's subconsciousness; they must be there, it's something that
    • goes with earth life. A man may already have attained a certain
    • Ahriman
    • us in everything that becomes manifest as gesture in words or
    • Ahriman
    • are put into writing Ahriman comes and hardens the sound, word or
    • visions, dreams and world view are permeated with Ahriman and
    • Ahriman is at work in them. Something that can often happen to
    • would stop breathing Ahriman would immediately intervene as the
    • Ahriman.
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    • body. The more egotistical a man is the more distinctly he'll
    • noted too little, that many people read over when they read the life
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    • spiritual world. Many make it difficult for themselves to
    • eliminated. One who still has them is like a man who goes up in
    • man's thinking it's as if someone went out to sea but didn't see
    • esoteric training a man is supposed to experience thinking and not
    • apparatus. Then the man knows how thoughts come into being, and
    • man's body also. Seen spiritually, for instance, the brain is a
    • instruments. Another thing is that a man feels that all the
    • they're also necessary. Then he begins to understand why so many bad,
    • brought about Moon existence. But Lucifer and Ahriman remained
    • physical things that have condensed further, right into man's
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    • Many archetypes
    • this regularly. Many will think that they already understand this
    • one that mostly takes place in the human soul. It's an occult
    • secret that certain qualities of a man develop too fast during earth
    • advance. We'll go through many more incarnations and have a
    • be a long dormant period. But the eruptions came again, worse than
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    • on himself? We know that man's etheric body is born at age
    • a man understand all of theosophy's teachings through thinking,
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    • eliminate this pollution again are withdrawn from mankind's
    • through the ideas he makes of God. Such ideas can harm a man when he
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    • one of them is when a man descends deep within him to find a
    • ideas, we'll notice that we've become different human
    • appears outwardly as doubt. Such a man only notices the doubts, but
    • there as doubt. We can't help a man who behaves in a rejective
    • manner. It's better not to bother him with theosophy But
    • kind of union with God existed until medieval times, because man
    • theosophical teachings is attacked by many doubts; that's only
    • second danger is that a man can take what approaches him on immersion
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    • like it did when the man was young.
    • through its desires, drives and passions; thereby a man enters
    • the point where one's interior feels illuminated. A man becomes
    • demanded.
    • here with healthy human understanding, with sensibleness and with an
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    • space at various places. But in the spiritual space where a man
    • separated from spiritual beings — which is filled by the man
    • how the space where a man is, is separate, one would get the
    • can't press into the human being. It's the angels,
    • of Form can't get to the man anymore; at the circle,
    • human being. Now when the etheric body expands during meditation
    • into many little pieces. Thus we have parts of our astral body
    • man's I.
    • the mystery of Golgotha, a man had to be very bad to lose control
    • After the Event of Golgotha, a man is supposed to exercise this
    • the beings and hierarchies that worked in to create man and to make
    • man's and the earth's evolution. And when we've
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    • all of our organs and the whole human being are only symbols of
    • like a flower out of the real world so that man develops through it,
    • real things once again. A man definitely needs this world of maya in
    • starry heavens there except for man to be delighted by it? This
    • why the humanoid apes give one such a grotesque impression.
    • evolution. It may take hours and many attempts, but if an esoteric
    • Spirit, many archetypes sprouted out of your life. (See EL 58)
    • at such an experience through correct, serious exercises. Although many
    • The humane school inspector told himself: I won't ask the older
    • every day. But it turned out that many of these teachers did not know
    • also bear the consequences of their defects, but they become manifest in
    • it's mostly the case that a man immerses himself say in the
    • mantra expresses this creative force that's active in the
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    • that certain bad qualities had become more manifest. One of these is
    • esoteric loses interest in many outer things that he paid a lot of
    • man first closed himself off from the outer world and now steps out
    • esoteric life a great deal. A man who longs for company dissipates
    • experiences. An undeveloped man almost explodes if he has to keep a
    • how much stronger a man gets when he has to suppress the telling of a
    • secret for some reason. Say that a man has something on his soul that
    • wouldn't have arisen if the man had fulfilled his wish to make
    • we can't lose. One should speak about universally human things
    • man who has turned all of his interests away from the outer world as
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    • taking them in. It's not the right thing for so many of our
    • increases in those who are asked for it. We have many physicians in
    • members could turn to them in many health matters. There's a
    • loosening of the etheric body. There are many methods to bring it
    • physical body. Although many of us have been doing these exercises
    • resist this instinctively. A man opposed this stepping out of the
    • energetically enough and if he rates many everyday interests much
    • within. At this moment a man understood the real cause of death, and
    • perfect all of its bodies so that we become a true man. It's
    • true that the expression “man” is often not used in the
    • look upon the making of himself into a man as his highest striving.
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    • intellectual or mind soul can also have something like a second man
    • recognized truth as a generally valid one. A man does this out of a
    • with this verse that describes man's whole descent and ascent:
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    • us to which we can apply the mantric words: It thinks me. If
    • second word that's mantric and that can help us if it's
    • that we're their work entirely. This is in the mantric words:
    • there. We express this in the mantric word: It weaves me. We
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    • account of human evolution so open to misinterpretation as this
    • in six or seven days. When the man of today calls to life in his
    • only compare it with what can take place in the soul of a man to whom
    • the origin of this our sense-world, including the origin of man
    • and of human existence. In my book
    • scene of human existence, through the three preliminary stages of
    • as a means of manifestation, a force of very revelation which, as it
    • were, pricks outward into manifestation from what lies hidden in the
    • from within to manifestation.
    • of this language; it had a creativeness of which the modern man with
    • think of this activity, which man can only perform with his mental
    • Suppose there is a man to whom on awakening two different kinds of
    • thought occur, a man who muses about two different kinds of thing.
    • arises in this awakening man is a desire, something which the man's
    • through inner reflection. Now imagine, instead of the human soul, the
    • Instead of one human soul, think of a multiplicity of reflecting
    • desire. Thus instead of thinking of the musing' human soul, we think
    • manifests something, expresses itself outwardly, phenomenally; and
    • external manifestation, and another consisting of an inward stimulus,
    • and ha'arets — represented for the modern man by
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    • a good many places in this course of lectures
    • tends towards outer manifestation, tends to proclaim itself, tends,
    • manifest themselves in outward radiance.
    • something psycho-spiritual, it is the external manifestation of the
    • at all like man, for man is actually their goal. To fashion man, to
    • call man, with his own peculiar organisation, into existence, that is
    • human, but we must certainly envisage that there is already in their
    • nature a certain cleavage. When we speak of man today, we do not
    • get a closer understanding of the activity and nature of this human
    • in the case of man; and it would be a great mistake to think of
    • Beings who existed before man, the Beings whom the Bible calls
    • Elohim, as if they resembled man. Nevertheless in their case too we
    • distinguish between body and spirit in man, you are well aware that
    • man's mind in his hand or his legs, but we say that his bodily
    • Thus we distinguish in the external human form certain parts as the
    • of man we say that the more bodily part functions in the trunk and
    • manifesting itself externally withdrew from the ha'arets
    • the power which organises the human form? There can be no human form
    • unless it be organised by forces emanating from the brain. Our own
    • express this by saying that the light manifesting itself through the
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    • the man who on awakening calls up in his mind a certain content; it
    • What was there as the first rudiment of man, which
    • when we say that both Saturn and man himself were in a
    • added, and so much of man as is already there has itself only reached
    • So far as man had
    • than the plants today can do so. Man was himself living a plant
    • again; but now it had become sufficiently mature to manifest as a
    • appeared during the Moon evolution, and man himself — the body
    • of man — was then developed to the animal stage. You will find
    • human knowledge was still at a very childish level! A fine
    • that what constituted the very core of man's being could enter in. We
    • know that all that man went through during the Saturn, Sun and Moon
    • evolutions amounted to preparatory stages for the real human
    • rudiments of a physical body had been laid down in man; during the
    • ego, the fourth member of human nature, into a being in this whole
    • human form; and that was the consummation of the whole of
    • their crowning achievement — in order at last to pour human
    • earth existence is about to be achieved, we read: Let us make man.
    • their work in common, and that at length the human etheric form
    • touched on the question of what we may call human worth. In many
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    • day to deal with many of the objections raised. I shall probably
    • light and air, and all life during that time manifested itself within
    • manifestations of warmth, light and air, we are only considering the
    • manifestation.”
    • and chemical analyses; it is something which man can only recognise
    • straightforward manner, but that they overlap one another. And the
    • with manifestations, with the outer garments, as it were, of
    • the spiritual Beings who stand nearest to man. Only then do we come
    • to man himself, as the tenth member within the hierarchical order.
    • Archai, the Spirits of Personality, were at the human stage, the
    • Archangeloi or Archangels had their human stage; and during earth
    • existence it is man who is at this stage. One grade above the Spirits
    • who had advanced beyond the human stage before the time of Saturn,
    • the hierarchies they stand four stages above the human. The
    • stages above the human stage. Spiritual Beings at this stage can
    • activity of the Elohim is four stages higher than human thinking, it
    • evolution had already risen above the human stage. They were active
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    • earth's beginnings, we find many things which still need to be
    • we have to look for much more reality — many more Beings —
    • manifestations of the spirit behind all that appears in the positive
    • perhaps have to see manifestations of a deeper spiritual nature in
    • another; and outwardly they manifested themselves as an interplay of
    • light and darkness. We can call the manifestation of the more
    • advanced Beings, light, and the manifestation of the Beings remaining
    • Genesis speaks of darkness, it is speaking of the manifestation of
    • at an earlier stage. Thus we can say that all that manifests itself
    • abstract man, the man who is concerned only with concepts, to feel
    • important both for man and for other living things. Take for example
    • many cosmic mysteries concealed, which can well be pondered for a
    • that they reached their human stage during the Sun evolution. They
    • for it was during the Sun evolution that they reached their human
    • usual rendering is nonsense. I should like to meet the man who can
    • in times when man himself was really not yet there, these spiritual
    • it was the Elohim who brought light into existence; they manifested
    • when it has been said that the Elohim or Spirits of Form manifested
    • language, will endure as a document which speaks to mankind for all
    • “The Mission of Folk-Souls in connection with Germanic and Scandinavian Mythology.”
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    • on the Genesis story of creation from many different aspects. Of
    • to look at the manifestations, if we scorn to get to know the tools
    • referring to expressions, to manifestations, of real spiritualities,
    • the lowest member of our human being, and to give it its place in
    • the human physical body. You will remember that I said in
    • in it their own “humanity.” It was this will-substance
    • the first rudiments of the human physical body were formed.
    • external manifestation — such a process is just maya;
    • a much lower level. Let me give you an example. A man goes to sleep
    • of warmth, which is the manifestation of the Spirits of Form,
    • when he says in the temple: “Fancy telling a man from whom you
    • making manifest what we call matter, it announces itselfas the
    • manifestation of the forces which weave and hold sway in the
    • experience with our senses we see the manifestation of hierarchical
    • during the Saturn, Sun and Moon evolutions, and that finally man
    • decision, saying Let us make man. In order to do this they wove
    • combined together, so as at length to produce man. Thus all the
    • hierarchies which preceded that of man — hierarchies to which
    • “day” of creation with the appearance of man, if we pass
    • in review the whole of the weaving essence of pre-human earthly
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    • the present time, and we have had many opportunities of becoming
    • the life of the soul. We probably do recognise it as it manifests
    • death. But so far as humanity as a whole is concerned, people
    • the human has evolved out of the animal — as if the higher
    • object-consciousness. I have for many years been calling attention to
    • mineral, the human kingdoms as sense-objects, was not there. What was
    • ways. In it the student sees many things around him. But he would
    • in remarkable forms. He sees Capesius as a young man, as he was at
    • and many other pictures pass through the soul ofJohannes Thomasius.
    • man has to pass through a stage in the course of his esoteric
    • distinguish between what is a manifestation of spiritual reality and
    • manifest lower and rather worthless elements of soul-life. It is best
    • normal during the Moon evolution. The human being at that stage
    • be taken quite seriously. All man's organs have been formed by
    • the eye man could not perceive light. For the other important aspect
    • it drew forth our organs; and what was perceived by man at that time
    • the work of elementary existence upon the human organs. During the
    • Moon period what man perceived was his own inner becoming, he
    • inner formation of soul. Thus the Moon-man was enveloped in the
    • growth. During the Moon evolution it was normal. For instance, man
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    • most important, is the development of man himself. We know that man
    • man, and that as yet nothing of what surrounds us today in animal,
    • human kingdom was already there. Hence we have to ask ourselves how
    • the facts of human evolution.
    • it might seem that man emerged for the first time as if suddenly
    • fired from a pistol on the sixth day. Yet we know that the human
    • were, by-products of human incarnation. So we ask ourselves where the
    • human being is to be found in the days before the sixth. If the earth
    • evolutions we should expect to find the human being there all the
    • it that we find no earlier mention of man in the Genesis account?
    • observe that Genesis, when beginning to speak of the creation of man,
    • does correspond more or less to our word “man.” But we must
    • one.” Thus man is pre-eminently the earth being, the
    • We shall not discover man in the earlier “days” of
    • man that precedes the soul-spiritual, but vice versa. We have to
    • think of the physical, earthly man of today much in the same way as
    • solidify into ice. We have to think of the soul-spiritual man as
    • solidifying, condensing to earthly man, through the work of the
    • soul-spiritual part of man to the solid earth man. On the preceding
    • “days” we must not expect to find man in the region of
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    • the first stage of earth existence, the course of human evolution
    • could not have given to man his true earthly meaning. All that we
    • too strongly for man's welfare. They had to mitigate their forces by
    • both man and animal. From a certain point of time the earth is left
    • withdrawn with the sun, undergoes a certain coarsening. But man, such
    • forces which go to make up the present moon. Man therefore was
    • Another, that man himself was now exposed to the danger of wilting
    • Consequently, as the development of the earth proceeded, man could
    • about that the great majority of human souls had to relinquish their
    • in the relationship between man and earth, something which happened
    • moon. During this interval human soul-spirits, except for a very
    • which the human being could thrive. Whereas the earth's forces would
    • in this way the earth prepared itself to become the bearer of human
    • further advance, and little by little the human soul-spirits who had
    • the Atlantean epoch. What had crystallised out as man during the
    • for the seer to recognise whether a man's soul has descended from
    • — that by no means all human souls abandoned the
    • pair of humans who survived the densification of the earth. Spiritual
    • we have to place the departure of human souls to the neighbouring
    • “heaven,” there withdrew at the same time the human
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    • also pointed out the deep significance of the statement that man
    • material into the human body. The human body, which hitherto had
    • breath of life; and man became a living soul — or, let us
    • of man depended upon his being able to wait in his spiritual nature
    • describe the being of man? Wonderfully! The passage is a model of
    • creatures. Man did not descend at that time. The group-souls who
    • the animals nearest to man, the earth-animals proper, which came down
    • first. Thus man was not able to descend into solid matter even during
    • humanity.
    • Elohim set about combining their activities in order to make man
    • after the image I have described to you. This earth-man arose because
    • group to achieve a common purpose. Man began by being the common
    • closer idea of what man was like on the sixth “day.” He
    • was not yet as he is today. The physical body which we find in man
    • of life. The event which is described as the creation of man by
    • his bodily nature. What was he like — this man brought into
    • often said about the character and nature of the man of today. It is
    • only as regards his higher members that their physical humanity is
    • of creation. There was no such differentiation in the human being who
    • At that time all human beings had a bodily nature in common. We can best
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    • performances themselves some observations linking them with the
    • These performances
    • annual celebration which has been held here for many years, and as
    • human mind and soul which today we find separated as science, art and
    • highest that the human soul can reach; it was a culture pulsating
    • for religion shed its rays over every experience which man could
    • influence even brought out in human souls something of which today we
    • the answer is that we would rekindle in mankind something like a
    • imbue every aspect of human culture with that singleness of vision
    • Science are to enter into the depths of human souls. That is why it
    • produce a German version of The Children of Lucifer at the opening of
    • evolutionary forces at work in man, but they think in conformity with
    • the other that, as the right ideal. There are many ideals of
    • has to happen in human evolution when we entirely suppress our own
    • branch in humanity's mental and spiritual heaven, I know
    • of the humanity of the future, the need to establish a link between
    • the human soul and spiritual revelation. That is what hovered
    • the future, anyone who sees what that future demands of us, knows
    • more insistently, demanded that such a literary beginning should be
    • what are really two souls in modern man, two souls whose union is
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    • relationship between the human soul and our Earth evolution, laying
    • civilisation of mankind can be traced back to the stream associated
    • the finest feelings and sentiments of which the human soul is
    • to a representative of human soul-forces whom we may call Tantalus.
    • brings home to us the fact that the way man looks at the wonders of
    • human soul, is carried off by Pluto, the god of the underworld. The
    • of Eleusis thus express to the nature of man himself? What in terms
    • the human soul? This rape of Persephone has in fact been going on
    • doing today in human nature? In the opening chapters of a little book
    • Copenhagen, you can read that the human soul encompasses far more
    • at work today in the human being without his being able to give a
    • they work in the depths of the human soul. They assist in the
    • task of making man clairvoyant, today they devote themselves to the
    • forces have been drawn down into the human subconscious, they have
    • been embraced, have so to say been raped, by the depths of the human
    • soul. Thus in the course of the historical development of humanity,
    • the earth are also at work in the depths of the human soul. Just as
    • of human development, the soul was robbed of its ancient clairvoyant
    • forces of the human soul. I said yesterday that Demeter is a figure
    • Atlantean humanity — for it is in Atlantis that Demeter is
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    • I shall still often have occasion to refer to the performances we
    • Science today we shall have to recognise that many concepts and ideas
    • which obtain today have to be changed. Contemporary humanity is often
    • manner of thinking if we are to enter deeply into the mission of
    • relation of man to the spiritual world, held by the Greeks. For in
    • that of modern man.
    • modern man a whole number of ideas. We think of nature as the
    • opposite of soul or spirit. Now what the man of today means by
    • hear how the concept ‘nature’ as understood by modern man
    • presupposed a direct intervention of the spirit. If a man were to
    • cannot emphasise too strongly how necessary it is for humanity to
    • recognition that there are two currents in human experience. Men must
    • caused in the human soul by this opposition between Nature and
    • this we must start with man himself, who so emphatically demands not
    • The man of today no
    • human organism. He no longer experiences the important fact that what
    • universe. Just as the Demeter forces from without enter into man and
    • man, they cause thought to flash up out of the indefinite. Of course
    • outside in space is also within us. Today man does not yet recognise
    • human being and try to learn something of the forces which call forth
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    • forces found in man's astral body as transplanted into cosmic
    • controlling centre, as superpersonal, superhuman, we have what Greek
    • occur to you to ask: ‘What about the fourth member of our human
    • man as consisting of physical, etheric, astral, and also of the ego
    • a peculiar position in relation to the other members of the human
    • human soul, within the microcosm; in actual life we can scarcely
    • far more closely bound up with the human being than the other gods
    • — whom he really thought of as quite remote from human nature.
    • outside, a divine figure with a certain affinity with human nature,
    • human. That god is Dionysos. Just as we have to look upon Pluto as
    • existence, into the wonders which constitute our own human
    • The Spiritual Guidance of Man and of Mankind.
    • these lectures. First we have to reflect that humanity, as it evolves
    • call super-human, Beings not accessible to human sense-perception,
    • concerned with the guidance of mankind which is nearest to man, we
    • terminology Angels, Angeloi. We have often spoken of these superhuman
    • life, they too were once human; that was during the Moon evolution,
    • the guidance of humanity, were themselves passing through their human
    • humanity; at the end of Earth evolution that part of humanity which
    • guidance at the point where it is nearest to man. They are at work
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    • guidance of mankind, you may have wanted to ask to what category of
    • them thoroughly human traits, one might even say human frailties,
    • human passions, human sympathies and antipathies. From this we can
    • infer that they knew that, just as human beings on the physical plane
    • human. The bond between gods and men was looser than ever before. It
    • their gods as so human. This very fact may well prompt us to ask
    • Moon, how must this have affected its attitude towards man himself?
    • progressive principle of human evolution, would mean death to human
    • truly human element in earthly life, tries to assimilate into its
    • humanity all that the Earth has to offer and is in consequence under
    • incarnated directly in human form! There seems here to be an
    • Moon evolution, going about the Earth in human bodies, bearing within
    • them knowledge of a Luciferic, a superhuman nature, so in the Greek
    • human incarnation in Atlantis. We must be clear about this if we wish
    • the macrocosmic representative of the astral forces at work in man,
    • together into separate human forms could only be made by someone who
    • about the Earth in a human body. Nevertheless it can be so. For the
    • all these laws at some time concentrated in a human body, walking
    • about, making use of hands and feet’ ... a modern man would
    • upon a time, exactly in the manner of today, a human soul, centred in
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    • of the dramatic performances which preceded them, but it is a subject
    • the response of the human soul to wonders of the world?’ The
    • possible to think and feel in an entirely different manner from the
    • What would the human soul be like if it were free from
    • basis of all beings. Particularly when we study the entire man, the
    • four-fold man, as we are accustomed to treat of him in the light of
    • that man as he stands before us consists of physical body, ether
    • question as to how the human being appears to clairvoyant sight, we
    • will just ask how the four members of the human being appear to
    • innermost member of the human being, the ego, which as you know we
    • bearer’. The outstanding characteristic of this human ego
    • the outer world. Hence when we meet another man, if we only try to
    • can only contemplate its manifestation through the organs of the
    • physical body. A man may be inwardly a thoroughly untruthful person,
    • many egos upon the Earth, only one of them is to be perceived, and
    • of knowledge, each man has only one opportunity of perceiving the
    • this youngest and highest member of the human being is that its
    • innermost, as the youngest, but also the highest member of the human
    • body manifests itself only as maya or illusion. When we meet a man,
    • many instances of this illusion of a physical body as there are men
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    • of the human soul struggling for knowledge and for entry into the
    • Spiritual Science has to say about the human mind in the act of
    • cognition. It might seem that modern man has abundant opportunity to
    • the human being, that he consists of physical body, etheric body,
    • For knowledge is bound up with the whole being of man, and unless the
    • true being of man, his fourfold nature, is taken into account, the
    • this, I can only say a few words about the nature of human knowledge.
    • human being could never attain to knowledge if he did not think, if
    • thinking. Knowledge does not come of itself. The human being has to
    • have to ask ourselves where in human nature those processes take
    • in the three higher members of the human being, takes place from the
    • super-sensible members of the human being, and then we can ask
    • supersensibly in the human being. The obvious truth upon which modern
    • for the man who sees himself in it. When you with your personality
    • A man who claims that the brain thinks, a man who professes that the
    • about as shrewd as the man who looks at a mirror and says: ‘I
    • human organisation. The mirror of the brain is needed in order that
    • this activity may become evident to the human being himself, in order
    • supersensibly; this is an inevitable result of our contemporary human
    • organisation. If, as an earthly being today, man had not this
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    • the course of yesterday's lecture we saw how manifold cosmic forces play
    • into human nature, and we also saw how the Greeks experienced these forces
    • Ordeals are what come upon a man whenever he tries to enter upon the
    • consist of the experiences a man can have on his way into the higher
    • that a man has to make great efforts to endure certain pieces of
    • feeling, a man is only allowing Spiritual or Occult Science to work
    • certain doubt, as to all knowledge, a man then has an inner urge to
    • ignorance, as man's greatest sin. He learns to acknowledge that
    • something lies in the depths of the human soul of which the normal
    • man there lies something which once upon a time the gods implanted in
    • deposited it within human souls.’ We men can do one of two
    • influences play their part in man, in his whole nature and being. And
    • of one life lays obligations upon us for many lives, not simply for
    • brought upon yourself.’ Many men have a great longing to make
    • degree of disinterestedness, whereas usually the human being wants to
    • think himself as good as is his idea of a good man.
    • Romanus expresses this in
    • be described in the following way. When the human being cultivates
    • depths of the soul with the sentiment which prevails in so many
    • evolution. We shall have to undertake a deeper study of human
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    • densification of the body is taking place in the human organisation.
    • the coarser physical substance of the blood which emanates all the
    • into the same substance as that of which the human ether body
    • evolution of mankind is involved in this process of which I have just
    • preceding evolutions had resulted in the formation of an etheric man
    • in the period of Earth-development prior to Lemuria. Before man
    • physical forces, a purely etheric form. A physically solid man such
    • still in etheric form. This etheric human form was shadowy and
    • phantom-like in comparison with the later man, it barely hinted at
    • what was to crystallise out later as the denser man; and it has taken
    • somewhat closely into this formation of man, we must see just how man
    • try to picture to ourselves what the human being was like in this
    • pre-Lemurian era. At that time man had only a kind of shadowy form,
    • of the higher hierarchies were working within it. At that time man
    • wrought upon man poured into him in all kinds of currents, but while
    • man lived upon the Earth in this way in phantom-form, the Earth too
    • mineralogists do is as if in describing man one were to confine
    • continuously towards man out of the Earth itself. We will now examine
    • These forces actually stream into man from below, they are directed
    • upon man (if we are to express it spatially) from the Earth upwards.
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    • happens in the world, and about its Beings, man attains a certain
    • other way. Through this activity man demonstrates that he is not
    • that the human being starts out from a feeling of wonder about things
    • For when the man of today looks back from the method which he calls
    • nothing to do with reality — when the man of today believes
    • just as the progress of humanity has advanced beyond the form of
    • demands of our time, so it will reach beyond this intellectual,
    • materialistic phase. And unless meanwhile man has become much more
    • many others which have been addressed to you from time to time, you
    • must see that the manner in which the human being looks at the world
    • has undergone many changes. Man has become very different. Far
    • stronger, more powerful forces, forces emanating from the entire
    • human being, came into play in the old clairvoyant days. To achieve
    • that the human being let flow far more of his own self, far more of
    • came in the first place from the stuff of the human soul; but because
    • the thoughts of the man of today as far more thinly filled with
    • soul-stuff, soul-substance. In forming the ideas of today the human
    • about? It is because man in the course of his Earth evolution has had
    • ego. To enable man to become strong as regards his ego-consciousness
    • on Goethe's theory of knowledge, which appeared many years ago.
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    • Published in German as: Aus den Inhalten der esoterischen Stunden.
    • mainly work into sexual life in the physical body. The many sexual
    • Man's productive forces are becoming transformed. The productive force
    • in which a human material must be educated for the coming age. A
    • Satan, Asuras and their human followers intervene ever more mightily
    • into human life and earth evolution, then good will develop into a
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    • Occult training leads a man to freedom. He becomes the master of
    • learn to rule them a man must form a firm framework in the etheric
    • These are four stages to which a man ascends. Every suppression gives
    • a certain power. If a man knows the spirits and beings who
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    • direction. The esoteric stream that lived in mankind since the
    • future they'll increase in a terrifying way, and many human bodies
    • terrible Oriphiel in the right way. A sacrifice is demanded from those
    • the service of mankind only.
    • today will serve the God Oriphiel so that mankind can be saved. If in
    • mankind would not be lifted out of their misery. So in order to do it
    • ruling everywhere on earth then. And the human race could only be
    • wrath, who purifies mankind with a strong hand.
    • were darkest on earth, Christ appeared as the savior of mankind.
    • streams of love and wisdom over humanity, but men's souls aren't
    • holy, shy reverence a man doesn't dare to approach God. But in the
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    • sinking into the sentient body. In the next Persian sub-race manas
    • myths. In the third sub-race manas sinks into the intellectual soul of
    • for manas remains in the same soul element. In the 4th, the
    • Greco-Roman sub-race spirit self develops in the consciousness soul and
    • Satan for a thousand years. Our fifth sub-race follows, and now manas
    • that mankind didn't know before. And namely these enemies come out of
    • man's own breast. Men hinder each other by influencing each other more
    • and crazy. The second one was considered to be a very talented man, he
    • man and the fourth was a really highly developed man, although he
    • talented, productive man? He really only has the talent of being able
    • It's a man's task today to free himself ever more from the restrictive
    • go out from him. A man is supposed to become increasingly free. A man
    • inwardly free human being. When some esoteric pupils say that they're
    • matters. They only speak if a man rises above his existence to the
    • great world laws concerning human and world evolutions. A man must
    • for only thereby can he become a usable member in human evolution.
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    • higher worlds. For many pupils already have spiritual organs developed
    • receives into the etheric body that thereby gets many impressions from
    • phlegmatic and melancholic beings create an etheric body for a man
    • when he presses towards a new incarnation. Each man gets something
    • predominates. This dominant temperament becomes manifest in a man's
    • beings are enemies of the philistine, petty things that a man would
    • beings also become manifest in fire, sanguine ones in air, phlegmatics
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    • judging them. For instance, he should say: I see that this man is vain
    • things are with respect to a man's negative qualities such as ambition
    • becomes manifest in the astral body as condensations with thorns.
    • just worsen these errors. Instead, he should think about man's
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    • impatiently demand growth but is satisfied with little, will always
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    • astral body also has a skin. A dependent, weak man has a very thin,
    • strong-willed man has a thick astral skin. But all astral skins get
    • hang limply when the man gets tired. On going to sleep we should tell
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    • Christ event in its whole importance flow into mankind. We're told
    • knowledge of his connection with all mankind, as wings.
    • geniuses of will that clarifies the goal of man and world evolution.
    • The whole picture is the tree of life or man in the form of a
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    • own smallness and weakness as a man compared with the sublime Godly
    • in the power of the mantra: Ex Deo nascimur. Thereby the pupil
    • inserts the higher self into his humanness; this second I isn't in us
    • the rest of mankind received was the faith content of the various
    • with Elsa, the human soul. She doesn't ask him where he comes from,
    • attain the growing out and up of our human forces to the higher self
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    • permanent, for we can compare our astral body with an elastic mass
    • touch upon a secret that concerns the human being. The man that we see
    • of human beings remained on earth, that was strong enough to ensoul
    • allegorical tale. Now Lucifer overpowered these first human beings and
    • Ahrimanic influences possible and everything that helped men to live
    • cover for him. If man had only remained under the influence of the
    • which we're a whole human being. An esoteric should tell himself: This
    • Adam. This union of the etheric body that remained behind with a human
    • for men with this part of the etheric body. It's true that a man
    • streams through the world. Man has no individual language either, for
    • connection of Adam's etheric body with a physical human body again, it
    • laid in the earth produces an ear with many kernels, so Jesus' body
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    • and Man, surrounding a throne where sits the spirit of God. Twenty-four
    • John must eat the secret of this book. Then a woman appears dressed with
    • beast, for it is a human number, its number is six hundred and
    • 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. \
    • 13:17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. \
    • 13:18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six. \
    • The horns were then related to the generals or the enemies of the Romans,
    • earth. These have an influence on human life. The lamb, Christ, contains
    • pralaya, a cosmic night, and manvantara, a cosmic day, just
    • the signs of the zodiac during both pralaya and manvantara;
    • Then their separation occurred. But at that time human beings were not
    • gradually did the human being develop from the generic into a specific
    • individual being. If one had taken together the generic souls of human
    • perceived something very strange. The aura of the human being is constantly
    • a fourfold way. The fourfold nature of human generic souls is characterized
    • by the four living creatures of the Apocalypse: lion, bull, eagle, and Man.
    • The lower human being is portrayed through these four living creatures,
    • and the lamb symbolized the perfected human being — that is, the
    • The evolution of the human being can be portrayed in this drawing:
    • clear day-consciousness. In pre-Lemurian times the human being had a
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    • what this individual means for humankind. We can acquire an understanding
    • astral light, not the darkness, nothing of what today's human being
    • fully transformed into new human beings. Everyone who returned in this
    • have many features in common, features that are important for all religious
    • was said concerning what the very greatest heroes of humankind experienced
    • mysteries in Germany all derived from an initiate with the name Sig, who
    • has been preserved in the various myths and legends of the German nation
    • and other Germanic peoples. The myths and legends are pictorial
    • second part of Faust. It is the eternal in the human being,
    • the divine soul that draws the human being forward. Just as initiation
    • north it was understood best that a man proved his worth on the field
    • what is meant by this we need only remember the fourfold human being
    • humankind. Initiates must make use of the form the human body has at
    • any given time. Christ, too, had to use the ordinary form of the human
    • evolution that humankind will only achieve in the distant future. Christ
    • ways of developing. The human being is born, goes through a life on
    • and death. Then a certain revolution enters in. Today, human beings
    • the human being will be at the end. “Grace to you and peace from
    • the greatest possible individualization of the human being, the freedom
    • of the human being as an individual. At the beginning of the human race
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    • different from a day of remembrance for others, for those departed human
    • finds access to our souls across this bridge. For human beings who see,
    • light that shoot forth from a human being, and are then united in a
    • of the matter and forces in human souls in order to work through them.
    • history of humankind. The people of the twentieth century cannot really
    • who can look upon human evolution from higher planes knows that in the
    • of materialism. It was incumbent upon the leaders of humankind gradually
    • to allow a stream of spiritual life to flow into humanity. It is most
    • refresh humankind and begin to pull it out of materialism. In the light
    • around in the world today fade away. For, among many other things, the
    • in a human being. Then, in comparison to this greatness, all the little
    • personalities many things that were seen by their contemporaries with
    • the mistakes of human beings as their own affair and the accomplishments
    • of human beings as something that concerns all of humankind. People's
    • errors belong to their karma; their deeds concern humanity. Let us learn
    • entire evolution of humanity lives from them.
    • wait until the whole truth could be manifested, then they would have
    • was the low point of humanity's spiritual life. The opponents of spiritual
    • humankind.
    • to prepare for many of the things described in the Apocalypse as prophetic
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    • plane. It has become clear to us that human beings who raise themselves
    • human beings have worked through to the astral plane, then they raise
    • When human beings raise themselves to the astral plane they experience
    • us in the picture of the man surrounded by the four living creatures,
    • see today the future state of humankind on the astral plane. Initiation
    • of the evolution of our humankind.
    • conditions. We have just studied the task of Theosophy within our human
    • conditions that devastate the earth. Human beings will be in a moral state
    • incarnate in a morally degenerate humanity, in an evil race? We must
    • line of evolution than the body of the human being. The difference between
    • were incarnated many times in the Atlantean race; all of you were
    • and the remaining human bodies belonged to the races that had become
    • races and rose up to higher races. Human bodies afflicted with fundamental
    • something in Christian esotericism called the melting of human beings with
    • their race. There is a great difference between a human being who says: I
    • leaders of humankind who are our pathfinders, we look to them as leaders
    • human being can say: I want to stay where I am! is expressed in a legend
    • the place where he speaks of the overcoming of death. When you find human
    • territory is one where human beings, particularly today, work to perfect
    • parts of the human constitution: one folk especially develops the physical
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