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  • Title: Kingdom of Childhood: Lecture 1
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    • My dear Friends,
    • teachers who from the depths of their hearts do indeed recognise the
    • god-given, within his nature after he has descended from pre-earthly
    • life into earthly life? This is the kind of question which can be
    • known that willing, as it appears in the soul, is young, while
    • of life, these faults can be clearly seen in them. But in those who
    • my hearers shall really endeavour to direct their observation, even
    • and must learn something. Then one thinks how best to teach so that
    • the child can learn such and such a thing quickly. But what is a
    • child, in reality? A child remains a child for at most twelve years,
    • to learn by heart. I may have worked his memory too hard. If I do not
    • overloaded the memory of the child when he was eight or nine years
    • what the result will be, forty or fifty years later, of our
    • though I bought him a pair of shoes when he was three years old, and
    • each successive year had shoes made of the same size. The child
    • enough to go on wearing the same sized shoes! Yet this is what we are
    • we can still see quite clearly at work the effects of the child's
    • habits of life before birth or conception, in its pre-earthly
    • years of its life. You will say: A fine sort of spirit! It has become
    • his pre-earthly life? Well, my dear friends, suppose all you clever
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  • Title: Kingdom of Childhood: Lecture 2
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    • guide the child through the critical moment of the ninth year.
    • seven years a second life organism is gradually built up in the
    • spiritual pre-earthly world is weak, then this second life organism
    • seven years till about fourteen, a kind of victory is gradually
    • example the human eye or ear. What is the characteristic of such a
    • place. The child during the first seven years is really completely
    • seven years is really an eye. If something takes place in the child's
    • so in the first seven years, and according to this the organism
    • implanted tendency in the early years will then remain through the
    • are that matters; if you are good this goodness will appear in
    • appear in your gestures — in short, everything that you do
    • can learn what is good or bad, that he can learn this or that, but to
    • course of the nineteenth century. The children certainly learn a
    • great deal there, they almost learn to read. They are supplied with
    • until their seventh year so that the above remarks apply to all
    • in the pre-earthly existence, then indeed the children would become
    • seven years of life and not what you express outwardly in words as a
    • third and fourth year, but before then the child has quite special
    • early years are wholly sense-organ, though life is not easy for such.
    • year he became a splendid Eurythmist and developed a great
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  • Title: Kingdom of Childhood: Lecture 3
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    • plant belongs to the earth. This is the true picture and gives the
    • kingdom. Minerals should not be introduced till twelfth year. History
    • child reaches his ninth or tenth year he begins to differentiate
    • when the child has passed his ninth or tenth year we must introduce
    • hair or a rose, it is another. In ten years' time the stone will be
    • hair of the earth. For the plants belong to the earth just in the
    • very long way. And when you realise that the small clod of earth
    • it, then you will see how necessary it is to manure the earth in
    • the plant; the earth lives with the plant.
    • some plants which blossom in the spring, about May or June, and bear
    • fruit in autumn. Then they wither and die and remain in the earth
    • earth forces out of their environment. If this is the earth, then the
    • the living earth itself has as it were withdrawn into the tree. Under
    • plants, for the earth is an organism and the plants are like the hair
    • of this organism. The child must be able to see that the earth and
    • the plants belong together, and that each portion of soil bears those
    • earth, and to give the child a clear feeling that the earth is a
    • the earth. People speak of the earth as having the force of gravity.
    • This is spoken of as belonging to the earth. But the plants with
    • their force of growth belong to the earth just as much. The earth and
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  • Title: Kingdom of Childhood: Lecture 4
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    • school life. Drawing of diagrams, from ninth year. Completion and
    • you how between the change of teeth and the ninth or tenth year you
    • must always be able to bear being clumsy and awkward. A man who
    • you will say you ought never to be a teacher if you have to appear
    • And those before whom it behoves me not to appear clumsy and awkward
    • — these children I shall only meet in later years, again
    • working of human destiny in repeated lives on earth. See Rudolf
    • can come back to in later years and make use of to arouse certain
    • seventh and eighth years, and later, perhaps in the fourteenth and
    • fifteenth years, to come back to it again in some way or other. Just
    • at seven years of age the children are given over to a teacher who
    • saw the blue sky — indeed she was overcome with fear, but she
    • did not yet know why she felt such great fear. Then a dog ran by, not
    • she stayed all day long, hiding in her fear from the great big
    • dawn she had no fear. It made her glad at heart and happy to see the
    • dawn. As the dawn faded the pale blue sky gradually appeared again
    • be afraid again and thought she would only hear from the lamb what
    • “Dear lamb, do tell me, will the great big violet up there come
    • appeared to her as Divine Love, which was streaming towards her from
    • in the right mood, so that when the children have heard the story
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  • Title: Kingdom of Childhood: Lecture 5
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    • (11-12 years). Details given of a clear, visual proof, based on
    • and that you did once learn to count, but actually you do not really
    • fortieth year he can say to himself: Now I understand what in my
    • eighth or ninth year, or even earlier, I took on authority. This
    • to bring them nearer to the child's understanding.
    • thus he will gradually learn to build up number out of life.
    • earthly life. It is there for beauty's sake, it is true, because our
    • spiritual activities are concerned it is really not nearly so much in
    • man's former earth-life. The head is a metamorphosis of the former
    • life on earth, and the fact of having a head only begins to have a
    • real meaning for man when he knows something of his former earth
    • between his big toe and the next toe and learn to write with his
    • learn as counting. And when you have worked in this way for a time it
    • learn to count in the way indicated in the diagram, 1, 2, 3, 4 and so
    • children can then gradually learn the numbers up to a certain point,
    • learns to do sums. The child ought to be familiar with this kind of
    • tiny little caricatures of demons, and our learned scholars would not
    • something we should particularly bear in mind in the teaching of
    • the wood as a whole, and only when you come near it do you perceive
    • already learnt to count, and so that we get a clear idea of the whole
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  • Title: Kingdom of Childhood: Lecture 6
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    • In first seven years etheric body is an inward sculptor. After seven,
    • child has impulse to model and to paint. Teacher himself must learn
    • twelve years) should be based on modelling. Between seven and fourteen
    • them thoroughly. We must get a clear picture of the child between the
    • change of teeth and puberty; we must know that in the years before
    • he changes his teeth, for during the first seven-year period it is
    • be clear in our minds that the independent activity of the etheric
    • body in the first seven years has to put forward all the independent
    • artist in the child in the first seven years; it is a modeller, a
    • change of teeth at the seventh year. Then it can work as an activity
    • first seven years of life the etheric body has been carrying out
    • have learnt about the lung or the liver, or let us say the
    • the lung is not symmetrical. One half is clearly divided into two
    • segments, the other into three. Before you learn this you are
    • any more than you could put the heart on the right hand side of the
    • yourselves therefore should really try to learn anatomy by modelling
    • which latter is emancipated and free at the seventh year, but also of
    • between the seventh and fourteenth year? It does not really come to
    • being drawn inwards between the seventh and fourteenth year, and when
    • teaching singing or music with the clear feeling: every child is a
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  • Title: Kingdom of Childhood: Lecture 7
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    • of science teaching from twelfth year only, and connected with real
    • - Imitation of life. Teacher' Meetings, the heart of the school.
    • these three sections that we must bear in mind when we have to guide
    • the children through these early years of school life.
    • child or without him bears the character of a unity. I have shown you
    • things in quite an elementary way up till the twelfth year. The third
    • section extends from the twelfth year up to puberty, and it is really
    • indeed say that from the seventh year to about nine-and-a-half or
    • “living.” We can now speak of the whole earth as living.
    • approaches his twelfth year. Only then should we begin to speak about
    • make it clear to ourselves that this is really how things are: in the
    • approaching his twelfth year, for this lifeless world must be grasped
    • a collection of minerals, but start from the earth, the soil, and
    • configuration of the earth; then we can speak of how the mountains
    • we have given a clear description of the mountains we can show the
    • later years. See Rudolf Steiner: The
    • child develops from the head downwards in the early years of his
    • year. Rhythm of breathing, rhythm of the blood, the whole rhythmic
    • think; you breathe all day long. Your heart beats at night as well as
    • the head has as little to do with it as possible, but the heart, the
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  • Title: Kingdom of Childhood: Questions and Answers
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    • Not before the ninth year. Healthiness of English weights and measures
    • of English life. These can be introduced at an early age.
    • first school year
    • multiplication and division which here appears most clearly.
    • early on it should be pointed out to the child that it is possible to
    • first school years it is really only in the method of expression that
    • is very important that the child should learn such things.
    • multiplication and division in the first school years, but it should
    • turning point of the ninth and tenth years. Up to this time keep to
    • have done that for two or two-and-a-half years and have really seen
    • and tenth years of which I have spoken.
    • longer see it clearly, then we begin to treat the number itself as
    • early, before all the trees were already stripped! “A
    • the ninth and tenth years when abstract number as such can be
    • surfaces in light and shade, and out of these a face appears. To
    • of black and white or colour. Lines will then appear of themselves.
    • shade or in the colour do the “drawing lines” appear.
    • explain this matter more clearly, so that there shall be no
    • Its only value is that it is a fashion dear to the English people,
    • Drill or Gymnastics one simply learns from anatomy and physiology in
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  • Title: True/False Paths: Lecture One: Nature is the Great Illusion; Know Thyself
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    • phenomenal world, the fruit of years of patient and diligent study,
    • inherited from the earliest days of human thinking and aspiration, is
    • East there echoes across thousands of years the saying: the world
    • earliest times when men were nearer to the spirit than they are
    • in clear understanding, but with deep emotion, every man the world
    • see and hear, that you cannot be.’
    • and towards autumn they ripen and bear fruit. We see them grow, fade
    • and die: the duration of their life-cycle is a single year. We see,
    • not be limited to a single year, but should be extended over a longer
    • period of time and thus would bear new growing-points on their stems.
    • comes to the conclusion: I bear within me some quality that is
    • different from anything I see and hear around me. I must arrive at an
    • I see and hear.
    • is made to investigate the spiritual world along clear-cut,
    • We must bear
    • nebulous feelings about the true self and come to a clear perception
    • how much we have learned in recent times about the functions of the
    • glands, nerves, heart, brain, lungs, liver, etc. as a result of their
    • stimulating researches. They deserve our greatest respect and
    • step and how, from the tiny peripheral organs the complex heart and
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  • Title: True/False Paths: Lecture Two: The Three Worlds and their Reflected Images
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    • first of all have a clear idea about the different states of
    • In his normal life on Earth today man enjoys a well-defined state of
    • a clear distinction between waking and sleeping, which, though
    • imaginary passage of the Sun round the Earth, that is to say,
    • with the duration of a single revolution of the Earth on its axis. At
    • can hear the noise it makes. You know that you can sit on it. But the
    • on the head, believing it to be located there, you hear nothing. Nor
    • to our calendar we reckon 365 days to the year; this is not quite
    • accurate however. If we continued to reckon 365 days to the year over
    • a day every four years. Thus, over relatively long periods of time we
    • Chaldeans deal with this problem in the very early days? For long
    • in a different way. Because they reckoned 360 days to the year they
    • were obliged to intercalate a whole month every six years, whereas we
    • reckon a leap year, with an additional day, every four years. So they
    • had six years of twelve months each, followed by a year of 13
    • month every six years instead of an extra day every four years, had a
    • As I mentioned yesterday, their daytime experience was not as clear
    • sitting on his chair and the whole so clear-cut that we can easily
    • visual experience would still have been known in the earliest
    • pictured to themselves the following: — below was the Earth;
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  • Title: True/False Paths: Lecture Three: Form and Substantiality of the Mineral Kingdom in Relation to the Levels of Consciousness in Man
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    • astral plane. Then I tried to show how the plant-cover appears in its
    • level of consciousness and there for the first time learn the truth
    • about the plant-cover of the Earth. We then realize that the plants
    • we see growing out of the Earth are a reflected image of that majesty
    • divested of sensory impressions. Then we can look back upon the Earth
    • below is the Earth. The point from which we start our enquiry we call
    • the Earth, not as reflected images but in the form of living plants.
    • These plants do not appear as lifeless, unreal, nebulous images, but
    • as concrete reflections created by the Earth. One feels that the
    • Earth must be there to act as a mirror, so that the plant-beings in
    • solid Earth there could be no plants. And just as a mirror intercepts
    • not reflect — so the Earth must act as a reflecting medium in
    • the Cosmos no longer appears bright with stars but is the abode of
    • spiritual beings, this power of love fills our heart and soul, if,
    • mineral kingdom on Earth to the contemplation of the Cosmos. And
    • mineral-crystal world that we see on Earth is the creation of an
    • to the Earth, it is not reflected in the Earth or by means of the
    • Earth. That is the crucial point. When we raise our consciousness
    • look back to Earth again, the Earth no longer acts as a mirror; one
    • has the impression that the Earth has vanished from our sight. We
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  • Title: True/False Paths: Lecture Four: The Secret of Investigation into Other Realms through the Metamorphosis of Consciousness
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    • clear.
    • training and discipline, one often hears the remark: I would be only
    • hear, for example, that the qualities of certain metals are
    • becomes all the more attractive when they hear that the practice
    • certain specific spiritual exercises. In such cases, years rather
    • constitution was different from ours, he learned, through his
    • out in earnest. The effect would be the same as if someone were to
    • one point must be clearly established. It is still possible today to
    • heart centre. Other states of consciousness are associated with other
    • heart, not in the heart. Therefore he knows nothing of this
    • dead, the consciousness below the heart centre is modified; it begins
    • with the souls he has known on Earth. But he is unable to enter into
    • the consciousness that lies below the heart. He is unaware that he is
    • abnormal sensitivity in this consciousness below the heart that
    • consciousness below the heart is too active, the consciousness in the
    • region of the larynx must be diminished; the heart lies
    • knowledge and research was so very different. The enormous advances
    • natural science today. In botany he is obliged to learn by heart
    • the dance he had attended the night before. We learn more about the
    • this loss filled their hearts with tragic sorrow.
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  • Title: True/False Paths: Lecture Five: The Inner Vitalization of the Soul through the Qualities of the Metallic Nature
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    • earlier epoch, in the Mysteries of Ephesus, for example. We learned
    • endowed with the highest academic learning in all faculties, we
    • inhabit and we feel that the everyday world in which we learned so
    • and rock formations. Then we gradually draw nearer. When we set foot
    • we should be without eyes and ears, without sense organs. The world
    • world it is only meaningful to speak of the elements earth, water,
    • speak of earth, water, fire and air.
    • naive outlook of earlier epochs? He maintains that these
    • earlier conceptions were primitive: in those days men only spoke of
    • the crude elements, earth, water, fire and air, whereas today seventy
    • for the life of the soul and spirit, when we bear in mind their
    • mountain we knew through sensory experience appeared to be inanimate
    • formerly appeared static and inert now manifests that indwelling
    • from the world of reality. And in this way we learn about the reality
    • human beings, have yet to learn.
    • nerves, the nose and its olfactory nerves and the ear with its
    • — everywhere around us we would perceive earth, water, air and
    • nature of the four elements, earth, fire, air and water, our
    • peripheral organs, such as the eye and the ear, are continuously in
    • years after their death. The perception of this world is lost,
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  • Title: True/False Paths: Lecture Six: Initiation-Knowledge, Waking Consciousness and Dream Consciousness
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    • uncorrelated, grotesque images and symbols that nothing can be learnt
    • accompany the dead in the first years after death. This etheric body
    • the physical body is endowed with eyes and ears. At the present stage
    • ears. Thus, when he withdraws from his physical and etheric bodies in
    • body in the physical world bereft of eyes and ears, so that all
    • eyes and ears of the soul. Through spiritual training of which I have
    • participated in all the inner activities of eyes and ears and of the
    • eyes and ears of the soul. He does not now perceive what is happening
    • able to dream dreams and yet be able to keep our feet on Earth. As we
    • able, at any moment in our search for spiritual knowledge, to be
    • appear to contradict the statement that the dream consciousness also
    • develop spiritual eyes and ears in the astral body and
    • through his eyes and ears. This is true Initiation knowledge. One
    • he must first learn to organize effectively his inner life which is
    • the spirit that can still be heard amid the clamour of our
    • beings when we are compelled in many cases to learn to read and write
    • Indeed, in the remote past, nearly everyone could be initiated into
    • I wish to give a full and clear account in these lectures of the true
    • Earth. His earthly life appears before his inward eye in the form of
    • life up to his thirty-seventh year. He can survey the panorama of his
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  • Title: True/False Paths: Lecture Seven: Knowledge of the World of Stars. Differentiation of the Historical Epochs of Mankind and their Spiritual Background
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    • lecture we saw how man learns to command his different life-periods
    • spiritual knowledge this earlier epoch was totally different in
    • with them in some way through earthly knowledge, through ordinary
    • later years did the need arise to have direct contact with him as a
    • which were the driving forces behind man's life, activity and search
    • epoch the leading beings who influenced the evolution of Earth and
    • survey of the first years of childhood, we acquire knowledge of the
    • between our twentieth and fortieth years, or more precisely, between
    • early childhood. In our epoch it is the men in their twenties or
    • earliest years of childhood.
    • who is eager to learn, and when he perceives with the organ of this
    • with an intense eagerness to learn from him.
    • relationship. It is an age in which the main impulses for the Earth
    • fragmentary. Imagine how our epoch would appear in the eyes of
    • appear before us and we say: there stands “Paracelsus
    • “Jacob Boehme minor” appears before us in the later
    • truths which he learned from various traditional teachings and which
    • Latini, appears before us, then for the first time we really
    • luminaries, whilst Scotus Erigena appears like some erratic boulder
    • unknown to posterity, as well as the others I have mentioned, appear
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  • Title: True/False Paths: Lecture Eight: Potential Aberrations in Spiritual Investigation
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    • in touch with the dead in the years immediately after their death.
    • the life of the deceased after he has retraced his earthly life (in
    • universe and so we learn to know the beings who belong to these
    • already learned that a plant is the reflected image of the archetypal
    • plant-being on Earth. And when we gain knowledge of the plant kingdom
    • clearly differentiate between the kinds of plants found on Earth.
    • perception, its appearance is different from that of many others. Let
    • Earth, the etheric body around it and the astral element seemingly
    • interesting. We find that our astral body is the bearer of forces
    • discussion I simply wish to present a clear-cut point of view which
    • and false paths in spiritual investigation. What do we learn
    • twenty or thirty years after their death until they leave this
    • say that here on Earth we construct motor cars, write, read and write
    • with human nature and to preserve what they learn in that field for
    • over from one earthly life to another our experiences associated with
    • earthly forces alone. In the course of civilization, therefore,
    • earthly life to another.
    • earthly life to another, especially the abstract content of our
    • Instead of being the bearer of the human Ego, such a medium is,
    • one earthly life to another. This is the real secret of mediumship
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  • Title: True/False Paths: Lecture Nine: Abnormal Paths into the Spiritual World and their Transformation
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    • how there once lived on Earth illustrious teachers who did not
    • able therefore to incarnate in the ether surrounding the Earth. They
    • primordial culture on Earth. When we look back into these
    • of beings who have never lived on Earth. They live amongst these
    • ignore society and social relationships in our life on Earth, so we
    • the primeval teachers of humanity on Earth and the beings whom they
    • key to earlier Earth epochs and to the earlier incarnations of
    • Earth and with whom we either had, or had not, karmic connections. In
    • this level of consciousness, we gradually contact earthly
    • others who are no longer incarnated on Earth today.
    • disappeared. Isolated individuals, either by spiritual means or
    • more or less the condition of man in earliest times. Today we have to
    • the earliest painters worked, but we are unaware of it today.
    • unsubstantial bodies, but with clearly defined wings and head; and
    • investigation over the years. There has always been an active
    • investigation into the Moon sphere and how the world appears from the
    • founded in the course of recent years, has accumulated an abundant
    • in the years between 1906 and 1909, I described the Earth in its earlier
    • Earth incarnation as far back as the Saturn incarnation, whereas all
    • between Moon and Sun; in reality, they traced the Earth incarnation
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  • Title: True/False Paths: Lecture Ten: Influences of the Extra-Terrestrial Cosmos Upon the Consciousness of Man
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    • of the Earth, the influences of the Sun and Moon are paramount.
    • would exist on Earth without solar radiations.
    • conjure plant life out of the Earth. They are essential to all animal
    • presentiment of the influences of the Moon upon the Earth, each in
    • speak, under the influences of Earth, Sun and Moon, and his
    • just as the Earth is the cosmic colony of humanity. As I have already
    • Earth, Sun and Moon during the period between birth and death. We
    • which he now bears within himself until the moment of waking.
    • with sunlight and then directs the sunlight through the eyes and ears
    • In the early
    • day without, within himself he bears the night. In the daytime there
    • from the way in which Mercury appears to us, we are in touch with a
    • Mercury appears there emerges the Being whom we call the Divine Being
    • along the clearly defined paths that lead into the spiritual world.
    • pursue our Initiation with the same clear and lucid consciousness
    • with human beings here on Earth. When we seek the spirit without
    • times on a false track. If we remain on Earth and are content to
    • At an earlier stage, when we experienced the light of the Moon within
    • wooed into the day, the visions of the Beings who have appeared in
    • draws near to us. The whole process is a preparation for experiencing
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  • Title: True/False Paths: Lecture Eleven: What is the Position in Respect of Spiritual Investigation and the Understanding of Spiritual Investigation?
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    • worlds? This is a question that lies close to the hearts of those who
    • distinction will be clear to you when you recall that man, as
    • threefold consciousness — clear waking consciousness,
    • knows clear intellectual consciousness; a sentient consciousness, a
    • an act of will it is accompanied by a thought which is clear and
    • Just as we have in this instance a clear picture of the external
    • Clear thinking
    • utilizing the emergent forces in man as he draws near to the
    • findings of other research workers in this field. Everyone accepts
    • earlier centuries. They were far more inclined to believe those who
    • made researches into spiritual facts since they still preserved
    • learning. A chemist, for example, undertakes a piece of research in
    • reflect a different kind of outlook, which bears no
    • independent research work. Newton offers an excellent example of the
    • undertaken by those who, in their present life on Earth are able to
    • call upon forces from earlier incarnations, for it is these
    • spiritual research are accepted by healthy understanding, a way is
    • another. I have explained this clearly at the end of the later
    • dangerous and most obvious of errors and must be clearly recognized
    • consciousness because they appear unrelated, whereas in certain
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  • Title: True/False Paths: Lecture One: Nature is the Great Illusion; Know Thyself
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    • phenomenal world, the fruit of years of patient and diligent study,
    • inherited from the earliest days of human thinking and aspiration, is
    • East there echoes across thousands of years the saying: the world
    • earliest times when men were nearer to the spirit than they are
    • in clear understanding, but with deep emotion, every man the world
    • see and hear, that you cannot be.’
    • and towards autumn they ripen and bear fruit. We see them grow, fade
    • and die: the duration of their life-cycle is a single year. We see,
    • not be limited to a single year, but should be extended over a longer
    • period of time and thus would bear new growing-points on their stems.
    • comes to the conclusion: I bear within me some quality that is
    • different from anything I see and hear around me. I must arrive at an
    • I see and hear.
    • is made to investigate the spiritual world along clear-cut,
    • We must bear
    • nebulous feelings about the true self and come to a clear perception
    • how much we have learned in recent times about the functions of the
    • glands, nerves, heart, brain, lungs, liver, etc. as a result of their
    • stimulating researches. They deserve our greatest respect and
    • step and how, from the tiny peripheral organs the complex heart and
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    • first of all have a clear idea about the different states of
    • In his normal life on Earth today man enjoys a well-defined state of
    • a clear distinction between waking and sleeping, which, though
    • imaginary passage of the Sun round the Earth, that is to say,
    • with the duration of a single revolution of the Earth on its axis. At
    • can hear the noise it makes. You know that you can sit on it. But the
    • on the head, believing it to be located there, you hear nothing. Nor
    • to our calendar we reckon 365 days to the year; this is not quite
    • accurate however. If we continued to reckon 365 days to the year over
    • a day every four years. Thus, over relatively long periods of time we
    • Chaldeans deal with this problem in the very early days? For long
    • in a different way. Because they reckoned 360 days to the year they
    • were obliged to intercalate a whole month every six years, whereas we
    • reckon a leap year, with an additional day, every four years. So they
    • had six years of twelve months each, followed by a year of 13
    • month every six years instead of an extra day every four years, had a
    • As I mentioned yesterday, their daytime experience was not as clear
    • sitting on his chair and the whole so clear-cut that we can easily
    • visual experience would still have been known in the earliest
    • pictured to themselves the following: — below was the Earth;
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  • Title: True/False Paths: Lecture Three: Form and Substantiality of the Mineral Kingdom in Relation to the Levels of Consciousness in Man
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    • astral plane. Then I tried to show how the plant-cover appears in its
    • level of consciousness and there for the first time learn the truth
    • about the plant-cover of the Earth. We then realize that the plants
    • we see growing out of the Earth are a reflected image of that majesty
    • divested of sensory impressions. Then we can look back upon the Earth
    • below is the Earth. The point from which we start our enquiry we call
    • the Earth, not as reflected images but in the form of living plants.
    • These plants do not appear as lifeless, unreal, nebulous images, but
    • as concrete reflections created by the Earth. One feels that the
    • Earth must be there to act as a mirror, so that the plant-beings in
    • solid Earth there could be no plants. And just as a mirror intercepts
    • not reflect — so the Earth must act as a reflecting medium in
    • the Cosmos no longer appears bright with stars but is the abode of
    • spiritual beings, this power of love fills our heart and soul, if,
    • mineral kingdom on Earth to the contemplation of the Cosmos. And
    • mineral-crystal world that we see on Earth is the creation of an
    • to the Earth, it is not reflected in the Earth or by means of the
    • Earth. That is the crucial point. When we raise our consciousness
    • look back to Earth again, the Earth no longer acts as a mirror; one
    • has the impression that the Earth has vanished from our sight. We
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  • Title: True/False Paths: Lecture Four: The Secret of Investigation into Other Realms through the Metamorphosis of Consciousness
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    • clear.
    • training and discipline, one often hears the remark: I would be only
    • hear, for example, that the qualities of certain metals are
    • becomes all the more attractive when they hear that the practice
    • certain specific spiritual exercises. In such cases, years rather
    • constitution was different from ours, he learned, through his
    • out in earnest. The effect would be the same as if someone were to
    • one point must be clearly established. It is still possible today to
    • heart centre. Other states of consciousness are associated with other
    • heart, not in the heart. Therefore he knows nothing of this
    • dead, the consciousness below the heart centre is modified; it begins
    • with the souls he has known on Earth. But he is unable to enter into
    • the consciousness that lies below the heart. He is unaware that he is
    • abnormal sensitivity in this consciousness below the heart that
    • consciousness below the heart is too active, the consciousness in the
    • region of the larynx must be diminished; the heart lies
    • knowledge and research was so very different. The enormous advances
    • natural science today. In botany he is obliged to learn by heart
    • the dance he had attended the night before. We learn more about the
    • this loss filled their hearts with tragic sorrow.
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  • Title: True/False Paths: Lecture Five: The Inner Vitalization of the Soul through the Qualities of the Metallic Nature
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    • earlier epoch, in the Mysteries of Ephesus, for example. We learned
    • endowed with the highest academic learning in all faculties, we
    • inhabit and we feel that the everyday world in which we learned so
    • and rock formations. Then we gradually draw nearer. When we set foot
    • we should be without eyes and ears, without sense organs. The world
    • world it is only meaningful to speak of the elements earth, water,
    • speak of earth, water, fire and air.
    • naive outlook of earlier epochs? He maintains that these
    • earlier conceptions were primitive: in those days men only spoke of
    • the crude elements, earth, water, fire and air, whereas today seventy
    • for the life of the soul and spirit, when we bear in mind their
    • mountain we knew through sensory experience appeared to be inanimate
    • formerly appeared static and inert now manifests that indwelling
    • from the world of reality. And in this way we learn about the reality
    • human beings, have yet to learn.
    • nerves, the nose and its olfactory nerves and the ear with its
    • — everywhere around us we would perceive earth, water, air and
    • nature of the four elements, earth, fire, air and water, our
    • peripheral organs, such as the eye and the ear, are continuously in
    • years after their death. The perception of this world is lost,
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  • Title: True/False Paths: Lecture Six: Initiation-Knowledge, Waking Consciousness and Dream Consciousness
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    • uncorrelated, grotesque images and symbols that nothing can be learnt
    • accompany the dead in the first years after death. This etheric body
    • the physical body is endowed with eyes and ears. At the present stage
    • ears. Thus, when he withdraws from his physical and etheric bodies in
    • body in the physical world bereft of eyes and ears, so that all
    • eyes and ears of the soul. Through spiritual training of which I have
    • participated in all the inner activities of eyes and ears and of the
    • eyes and ears of the soul. He does not now perceive what is happening
    • able to dream dreams and yet be able to keep our feet on Earth. As we
    • able, at any moment in our search for spiritual knowledge, to be
    • appear to contradict the statement that the dream consciousness also
    • develop spiritual eyes and ears in the astral body and
    • through his eyes and ears. This is true Initiation knowledge. One
    • he must first learn to organize effectively his inner life which is
    • the spirit that can still be heard amid the clamour of our
    • beings when we are compelled in many cases to learn to read and write
    • Indeed, in the remote past, nearly everyone could be initiated into
    • I wish to give a full and clear account in these lectures of the true
    • Earth. His earthly life appears before his inward eye in the form of
    • life up to his thirty-seventh year. He can survey the panorama of his
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  • Title: True/False Paths: Lecture Seven: Knowledge of the World of Stars. Differentiation of the Historical Epochs of Mankind and their Spiritual Background
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    • lecture we saw how man learns to command his different life-periods
    • spiritual knowledge this earlier epoch was totally different in
    • with them in some way through earthly knowledge, through ordinary
    • later years did the need arise to have direct contact with him as a
    • which were the driving forces behind man's life, activity and search
    • epoch the leading beings who influenced the evolution of Earth and
    • survey of the first years of childhood, we acquire knowledge of the
    • between our twentieth and fortieth years, or more precisely, between
    • early childhood. In our epoch it is the men in their twenties or
    • earliest years of childhood.
    • who is eager to learn, and when he perceives with the organ of this
    • with an intense eagerness to learn from him.
    • relationship. It is an age in which the main impulses for the Earth
    • fragmentary. Imagine how our epoch would appear in the eyes of
    • appear before us and we say: there stands “Paracelsus
    • “Jacob Boehme minor” appears before us in the later
    • truths which he learned from various traditional teachings and which
    • Latini, appears before us, then for the first time we really
    • luminaries, whilst Scotus Erigena appears like some erratic boulder
    • unknown to posterity, as well as the others I have mentioned, appear
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  • Title: True/False Paths: Lecture Eight: Potential Aberrations in Spiritual Investigation
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    • in touch with the dead in the years immediately after their death.
    • the life of the deceased after he has retraced his earthly life (in
    • universe and so we learn to know the beings who belong to these
    • already learned that a plant is the reflected image of the archetypal
    • plant-being on Earth. And when we gain knowledge of the plant kingdom
    • clearly differentiate between the kinds of plants found on Earth.
    • perception, its appearance is different from that of many others. Let
    • Earth, the etheric body around it and the astral element seemingly
    • interesting. We find that our astral body is the bearer of forces
    • discussion I simply wish to present a clear-cut point of view which
    • and false paths in spiritual investigation. What do we learn
    • twenty or thirty years after their death until they leave this
    • say that here on Earth we construct motor cars, write, read and write
    • with human nature and to preserve what they learn in that field for
    • over from one earthly life to another our experiences associated with
    • earthly forces alone. In the course of civilization, therefore,
    • earthly life to another.
    • earthly life to another, especially the abstract content of our
    • Instead of being the bearer of the human Ego, such a medium is,
    • one earthly life to another. This is the real secret of mediumship
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  • Title: True/False Paths: Lecture Nine: Abnormal Paths into the Spiritual World and their Transformation
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    • how there once lived on Earth illustrious teachers who did not
    • able therefore to incarnate in the ether surrounding the Earth. They
    • primordial culture on Earth. When we look back into these
    • of beings who have never lived on Earth. They live amongst these
    • ignore society and social relationships in our life on Earth, so we
    • the primeval teachers of humanity on Earth and the beings whom they
    • key to earlier Earth epochs and to the earlier incarnations of
    • Earth and with whom we either had, or had not, karmic connections. In
    • this level of consciousness, we gradually contact earthly
    • others who are no longer incarnated on Earth today.
    • disappeared. Isolated individuals, either by spiritual means or
    • more or less the condition of man in earliest times. Today we have to
    • the earliest painters worked, but we are unaware of it today.
    • unsubstantial bodies, but with clearly defined wings and head; and
    • investigation over the years. There has always been an active
    • investigation into the Moon sphere and how the world appears from the
    • founded in the course of recent years, has accumulated an abundant
    • in the years between 1906 and 1909, I described the Earth in its earlier
    • Earth incarnation as far back as the Saturn incarnation, whereas all
    • between Moon and Sun; in reality, they traced the Earth incarnation
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  • Title: True/False Paths: Lecture Ten: Influences of the Extra-Terrestrial Cosmos Upon the Consciousness of Man
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    • of the Earth, the influences of the Sun and Moon are paramount.
    • would exist on Earth without solar radiations.
    • conjure plant life out of the Earth. They are essential to all animal
    • presentiment of the influences of the Moon upon the Earth, each in
    • speak, under the influences of Earth, Sun and Moon, and his
    • just as the Earth is the cosmic colony of humanity. As I have already
    • Earth, Sun and Moon during the period between birth and death. We
    • which he now bears within himself until the moment of waking.
    • with sunlight and then directs the sunlight through the eyes and ears
    • In the early
    • day without, within himself he bears the night. In the daytime there
    • from the way in which Mercury appears to us, we are in touch with a
    • Mercury appears there emerges the Being whom we call the Divine Being
    • along the clearly defined paths that lead into the spiritual world.
    • pursue our Initiation with the same clear and lucid consciousness
    • with human beings here on Earth. When we seek the spirit without
    • times on a false track. If we remain on Earth and are content to
    • At an earlier stage, when we experienced the light of the Moon within
    • wooed into the day, the visions of the Beings who have appeared in
    • draws near to us. The whole process is a preparation for experiencing
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  • Title: True/False Paths: Lecture Eleven: What is the Position in Respect of Spiritual Investigation and the Understanding of Spiritual Investigation?
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    • worlds? This is a question that lies close to the hearts of those who
    • distinction will be clear to you when you recall that man, as
    • threefold consciousness — clear waking consciousness,
    • knows clear intellectual consciousness; a sentient consciousness, a
    • an act of will it is accompanied by a thought which is clear and
    • Just as we have in this instance a clear picture of the external
    • Clear thinking
    • utilizing the emergent forces in man as he draws near to the
    • findings of other research workers in this field. Everyone accepts
    • earlier centuries. They were far more inclined to believe those who
    • made researches into spiritual facts since they still preserved
    • learning. A chemist, for example, undertakes a piece of research in
    • reflect a different kind of outlook, which bears no
    • independent research work. Newton offers an excellent example of the
    • undertaken by those who, in their present life on Earth are able to
    • call upon forces from earlier incarnations, for it is these
    • spiritual research are accepted by healthy understanding, a way is
    • another. I have explained this clearly at the end of the later
    • dangerous and most obvious of errors and must be clearly recognized
    • consciousness because they appear unrelated, whereas in certain
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  • Title: Karmic Relationships, VIII: Lecture I
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    • The fruits of earlier lives carried over into later lives.
    • treasures of wisdom which have for many years been flowing through it
    • must be applied with real earnestness. We must ponder deeply on the
    • of us who are present here have passed through earlier lives on the
    • earth. We have carried into this present life the fruits of those
    • earlier lives. And we are mindful not only of what we are within our
    • already passed through a number of incarnations on the earth and that
    • earthly lives must also be taken into account. Nor will any progress
    • karma, of destiny taking shape from one earthly life to another. The
    • personality appeared, one who accomplished great things for mankind.
    • or in the past, represents the fruits of earlier earthly lives, and
    • we cannot really understand him without taking those earlier lives
    • given of his life and deeds on earth, but the idea that earlier
    • earthly lives play over into a given incarnation is never seriously
    • over by the human being himself from earlier into later epochs. The
    • also on the earth in past ages and have carried over into this later
    • years, all that was inaugurated through the Mystery of Golgotha has
    • which the Christ Impulse has passed, warming the hearts and
    • engaged in some form of research, or again, if we merely speak of a
    • however, be able to understand if we study the different earthly
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    • raised the question: How can we find in earlier earthly lives the
    • understand how the successive earthly lives of individuals can be
    • civilisation. For well nigh two thousand years Christianity has been
    • attention of one who calls super-sensible research to his aid in order
    • Alexander the Great. And as a result, many centres of learning in the
    • in the individual, so that in head and heart man felt himself to be
    • of Christianity. Nor must it be forgotten that many learned sages had
    • he gathered at his Court the most learned men of his day, men who
    • live again in new earthly lives, why is it that to-day, for example,
    • who is aware of the conditions by which earthly life is determined,
    • knows that an individuality whose karma leads him from pre-earthly
    • his soul in an earlier incarnation as an Initiate.
    • fruits of his earlier Initiation revealed themselves in a genius for
    • the work of the other learned men at that Court. But he did not make
    • qualities, not merely through the fact of earlier Initiation, he
    • was endeavouring to formulate the early rudiments of grammar. In days
    • existence of Christianity was known to the learned men at the Court
    • consider soberly and in all earnestness, what then ensued. Two
    • earth below, we can understand only a tiny fraction of the world.
    • stream down perpetually upon earthly life. Therefore we do right to
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  • Title: Karmic Relationships, VIII: Lecture III
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    • lectures here have made it clear that in our own epoch the Impulse of
    • sphere of earthly life, he is the bringer of the Sun-forces, the
    • Sun-Being, dwelt on the earth in the body of Jesus and has lived
    • whenever the Sun-forces work in upon the earth they are always
    • connected with an impulse which streams into earthly civilisation as
    • present time, since we are living in a very early period of the
    • seems strange and far-fetched to the ears of a modern man who has not
    • the stars just as we ourselves inhabit the earth.
    • he assigns to each star a single Being in the sense that earthly
    • humanity would be regarded as a single unit if the earth were being
    • grasp. Since the earth began, Michael has administered the Cosmic
    • descent of the Intelligence from the Sun to the earth is accomplished
    • looking down from the Sun to the earth, Michael and his hosts could
    • souls of men on earth.
    • that Michael had exercised his former earthly dominion. But at the
    • His arrival among them on earth. Michael and his hosts witnessed the
    • heavenly life (red) and here the stream of earthly life (yellow).
    • Christ comes to the earth and lives henceforward in union with the
    • earth. Until the 8th or 9th century the Intelligence is gradually
    • sinking down to the earth (green). Men begin to ascribe what they
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    • ungefähr bis Sonnenuntergang gearbeitet haben und von
    • geartet sind, wie die eben beschriebenen. — Wir werden
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    • man sich durchgearbeitet durch das Anschauen der tierischen,
    • interessierte, habe ich umgearbeitet, umgestaltet. Sie lebt als
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    • war. Man war von Naturhaftem im Menschen, von Anlageartigem
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    • Magie, wo mit dem im Irdischen verborgenen Geistigen gearbeitet
    • Richtung gearbeitet worden ist, in der Erde eine bedenkliche
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    • geartete» Naturforscher hergemacht haben, das man nennt
    • das Gebiet für psychische Forschung, Psychical research
    • research. Es ist ein Wichtiges, gerade weil wir im
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    • Erkennenden, daß durchaus, wenn auch ganz anders geartete,
    • research, die denken ja gar nicht daran, da wirklich das
  • Title: Cosmic Christianity: Lecture I
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    • The fruits of earlier lives carried over into later lives.
    • treasures of wisdom which have for many years been flowing through it
    • must be applied with real earnestness. We must ponder deeply on the
    • of us who are present here have passed through earlier lives on the
    • earth. We have carried into this present life the fruits of those
    • earlier lives. And we are mindful not only of what we are within our
    • already passed through a number of incarnations on the earth and that
    • earthly lives must also be taken into account. Nor will any progress
    • karma, of destiny taking shape from one earthly life to another. The
    • personality appeared, one who accomplished great things for mankind.
    • or in the past, represents the fruits of earlier earthly lives, and
    • we cannot really understand him without taking those earlier lives
    • given of his life and deeds on earth, but the idea that earlier
    • earthly lives play over into a given incarnation is never seriously
    • over by the human being himself from earlier into later epochs. The
    • also on the earth in past ages and have carried over into this later
    • years, all that was inaugurated through the Mystery of Golgotha has
    • which the Christ Impulse has passed, warming the hearts and
    • engaged in some form of research, or again, if we merely speak of a
    • however, be able to understand if we study the different earthly
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  • Title: Cosmic Christianity: Lecture II
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    • raised the question: How can we find in earlier earthly lives the
    • understand how the successive earthly lives of individuals can be
    • civilisation. For well nigh two thousand years Christianity has been
    • attention of one who calls super-sensible research to his aid in order
    • Alexander the Great. And as a result, many centres of learning in the
    • in the individual, so that in head and heart man felt himself to be
    • of Christianity. Nor must it be forgotten that many learned sages had
    • he gathered at his Court the most learned men of his day, men who
    • live again in new earthly lives, why is it that to-day, for example,
    • who is aware of the conditions by which earthly life is determined,
    • knows that an individuality whose karma leads him from pre-earthly
    • his soul in an earlier incarnation as an Initiate.
    • fruits of his earlier Initiation revealed themselves in a genius for
    • the work of the other learned men at that Court. But he did not make
    • qualities, not merely through the fact of earlier Initiation, he
    • was endeavouring to formulate the early rudiments of grammar. In days
    • existence of Christianity was known to the learned men at the Court
    • consider soberly and in all earnestness, what then ensued. Two
    • earth below, we can understand only a tiny fraction of the world.
    • stream down perpetually upon earthly life. Therefore we do right to
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    • lectures here have made it clear that in our own epoch the Impulse of
    • sphere of earthly life, he is the bringer of the Sun-forces, the
    • Sun-Being, dwelt on the earth in the body of Jesus and has lived
    • whenever the Sun-forces work in upon the earth they are always
    • connected with an impulse which streams into earthly civilisation as
    • present time, since we are living in a very early period of the
    • seems strange and far-fetched to the ears of a modern man who has not
    • the stars just as we ourselves inhabit the earth.
    • he assigns to each star a single Being in the sense that earthly
    • humanity would be regarded as a single unit if the earth were being
    • grasp. Since the earth began, Michael has administered the Cosmic
    • descent of the Intelligence from the Sun to the earth is accomplished
    • looking down from the Sun to the earth, Michael and his hosts could
    • souls of men on earth.
    • that Michael had exercised his former earthly dominion. But at the
    • His arrival among them on earth. Michael and his hosts witnessed the
    • heavenly life (red) and here the stream of earthly life (yellow).
    • Christ comes to the earth and lives henceforward in union with the
    • earth. Until the 8th or 9th century the Intelligence is gradually
    • sinking down to the earth (green). Men begin to ascribe what they
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