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  • Title: Lecture: The Ahrimanic Deception
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    • Clairvoyant vision finds in looking back that an incarnation of a
    • in their thinking and feeling with what had come from the impulse of
    • Ahrimanic powers, working out of super-sensible worlds through human
    • animal kingdom, plant kingdom, mineral kingdom. He knew that the
    • what a man will believe in the time from waking in the morning till
    • he does not reach with his waking consciousness but which yet belong
    • waking, something quite different concerning the universe flows into
    • unknown to the waking consciousness, is yet present in the depths and
    • of the life of the cosmos. And although in his waking consciousness
    • soul experiences and what the waking consciousness acknowledges as its
    • effects, but he is interested in making men believe that these are
    • These Ahrimanic powers are working, in fact, wherever dis-harmonies
    • thinking, the present intellect, lies in a stratum of being where it
    • “economical” man is replaced for the first time by the man thinking
    • in terms of banking, and in the nineteenth century there is created for
    • How numerous are those who think they are speaking out of Christian
    • into it, no matter whether he is speaking on social or other
  • Title: Lecture: The Ahrimanic Deception
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    • Clairvoyant vision finds in looking back that an incarnation of a
    • in their thinking and feeling with what had come from the impulse of
    • Ahrimanic powers, working out of super-sensible worlds through human
    • animal kingdom, plant kingdom, mineral kingdom. He knew that the
    • what a man will believe in the time from waking in the morning till
    • he does not reach with his waking consciousness but which yet belong
    • waking, something quite different concerning the universe flows into
    • unknown to the waking consciousness, is yet present in the depths and
    • of the life of the cosmos. And although in his waking consciousness
    • soul experiences and what the waking consciousness acknowledges as its
    • effects, but he is interested in making men believe that these are
    • These Ahrimanic powers are working, in fact, wherever dis-harmonies
    • thinking, the present intellect, lies in a stratum of being where it
    • “economical” man is replaced for the first time by the man thinking
    • in terms of banking, and in the nineteenth century there is created for
    • How numerous are those who think they are speaking out of Christian
    • into it, no matter whether he is speaking on social or other
  • Title: Lecture: The Alphabet
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    • present period of his evolution — taking this period so widely that
    • is speech that elevates Man above the other kingdoms of nature.
    • relates to the cosmos. In short, what would be expressed by speaking
    • poured out over the matter-of-factness of life. In speaking today, Man
    • waking state. It remains unconscious and essentially forms the actual
    • mineral, plant and animal kingdoms. After this life between death and
    • vowel there is the H. You can trace it in speaking — AH, IH, EH. H is
    • Something is expressed that is the cosmic working of four planets. Let
    • speaking, Man felt himself within the cosmos. When the child learned
    • experience of the impression of the planetary movements in thinking,
    • in thought to comprehending and working on what lived in Man out of
    • How does one picture 1, 2, 3 to oneself today? It is done by thinking
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    • present period of his evolution — taking this period so widely that
    • is speech that elevates Man above the other kingdoms of nature.
    • relates to the cosmos. In short, what would be expressed by speaking
    • poured out over the matter-of-factness of life. In speaking today, Man
    • waking state. It remains unconscious and essentially forms the actual
    • mineral, plant and animal kingdoms. After this life between death and
    • vowel there is the H. You can trace it in speaking — AH, IH, EH. H is
    • Something is expressed that is the cosmic working of four planets. Let
    • speaking, Man felt himself within the cosmos. When the child learned
    • experience of the impression of the planetary movements in thinking,
    • in thought to comprehending and working on what lived in Man out of
    • How does one picture 1, 2, 3 to oneself today? It is done by thinking
  • Title: Lecture: Anthroposophy and Christianity
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    • view from which I shall be speaking.
    • The spiritual scientist's way of looking at things is wholly in
    • reason. Granted, this way of thinking must be applied to the very
    • his own nature, making use of the only tool that he has at his
    • looking at things rests entirely on the premises of natural scientific
    • thinking. Let us take water as an example drawn from nature. Suppose
    • we are looking at the qualities of water as we find it around us. Then
    • along comes the chemist and applies his methods to the water, breaking
    • the water, and hydrogen is a gas that burns. No one just looking at
    • from looking at the merely external bodily nature, any more than the
    • on it. Imagine waking up some morning with no idea of where we've been
    • monistic-materialistic view when it comes to looking at memory. In
    • surroundings? He perceives things; he applies his brain-bound thinking
    • upon the concentration of thinking, begin just where our everyday
    • of all that the power of thinking, which is usually active only in the
    • thinking; but now we know that we have been outside it. We gradually
    • then that moment finally comes, either during waking life or in a
    • were striking like lightning and destroying my body, and I
    • our body with our thinking capacity. And other forces can be similarly
    • We must keep one thing in mind, however, when talking about this
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  • Title: Lecture: Anthroposophy and Christianity
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    • view from which I shall be speaking.
    • The spiritual scientist's way of looking at things is wholly in
    • reason. Granted, this way of thinking must be applied to the very
    • his own nature, making use of the only tool that he has at his
    • looking at things rests entirely on the premises of natural scientific
    • thinking. Let us take water as an example drawn from nature. Suppose
    • we are looking at the qualities of water as we find it around us. Then
    • along comes the chemist and applies his methods to the water, breaking
    • the water, and hydrogen is a gas that burns. No one just looking at
    • from looking at the merely external bodily nature, any more than the
    • on it. Imagine waking up some morning with no idea of where we've been
    • monistic-materialistic view when it comes to looking at memory. In
    • surroundings? He perceives things; he applies his brain-bound thinking
    • upon the concentration of thinking, begin just where our everyday
    • of all that the power of thinking, which is usually active only in the
    • thinking; but now we know that we have been outside it. We gradually
    • then that moment finally comes, either during waking life or in a
    • were striking like lightning and destroying my body, and I
    • our body with our thinking capacity. And other forces can be similarly
    • We must keep one thing in mind, however, when talking about this
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  • Title: Bhagavad Gita/Paul: Lecture I: The uniform plan of World History. The Confluence of three spiritual streams in the Bhagavad Gita.
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    • present time something is making itself prominently felt which can
    • the fact that separate individuals now feel the need of taking part in
    • that one draws into one's soul. All knowledge, all thinking, all
    • waking, life and death, you will find there what in our present-day
    • in striking places with what resounds down to us out of the old ages.
    • not seeking to prove a concord with the old; the harmony comes of
    • existence, of cosmic laws and their manner of working, is the Sankhya
    • to be thought of as walking the Earth — the Incarnation of the
  • Title: Bhagavad Gita/Paul: Lecture II: The basis of knowledge of the Gita, the Veda, Sankhya, Yoga.
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    • welling up so that separate forms emerge, but not breaking away as
    • from that of Ahriman. This characteristic is absolutely lacking in the
    • of Manas in the sense of the Sankhya philosophy, we are not speaking
    • handling, walking, speaking, he reacts on the physical world around
    • this is only a manner of speaking, and that in reality we realise cold
    • by taking the separate senses and observing how we can form a concept
    • working of the separate sense-forces, at this stage differentiated
    • outer world, in the kingdom of nature, these fine elements are also to
    • now speaking of moral characteristics, but of pure characteristics,
    • muscles of our face in harmony with the speaking of the soul, the
    • taking the place of the knowledge of that grand sphere of existence
    • Therefore, even Aristotle himself in speaking of the soul part no
    • speaking of colours. He does not use these words: but one may say: Red
    • begins with devotional looking upwards to the psychic-spiritual
    • to the coarsest substance, go through these, making use of thy reason,
    • over into the new, in the blind King Dritarashtra of the house of
    • of Pandu; and the charioteer tells his King (who is characteristically
    • King what is happening over there among the sons of Pandu, to whom is
    • that of which we have just been speaking, of what man can attain if he
    • uses Sankhya and Yoga, if he develops thinking and devotion in order
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  • Title: Bhagavad Gita/Paul: Lecture III: The union of the three streams in the Christ Impulse, the Teaching of Krishna.
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    • the right way, show us most strikingly how a world-philosophy may
    • Then again let us take the case of a soul seeking development in a
    • seeking the heights of soul-life goes forth into the world, coming
    • different. The sublimity of the poetical language is lacking, even the
    • dispassionateness is lacking. We take up these Epistles and allow them
    • to Krishna he is both looking up to his own highest self and also at
    • which can be attained by first making use of the bodily instruments;
    • it happen. One becomes wise by looking on at what one does as though
    • matter what our hands may carry out, even — speaking of the Gita
    • but as the other kingdoms of the world represent, as it were, only
    • many-armed One, with a mouth working as though it were great flaming
    • this multitude of kingly heroes, Bhishma and Drona, together with our
    • his blind hero, the king of the Kurus. After Sandshaya related all
    • and taking Thee to be my friend, I call Thee Krishna: call Thee Yiva,
    • Friend; ignorant of Thy wonderful greatness, unthinking and confiding
  • Title: Bhagavad Gita/Paul: Lecture IV: The nature of the Bhagavad Gita and the significance of the Epistles of St. Paul. How the Christ Impulse surpasses the Krishna Impulse.
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    • the Mystery of Golgotha had been accomplished, looking at it from
    • human nature is sinking deeper and deeper into darkness. It is not,
    • conditions, between sleeping and waking. If we wish to picture to
    • he felt himself when thinking, lifted out of his physical body; but at
    • revenges itself by taking away from one the feeling of belonging to
    • correctly, as belonging to the Rajas-age — making use of that
    • of Ahriman's kingdom with which one fights in Yoga; but now when we
    • with Ahriman's kingdom, he himself stands before us. Sankhya
    • into Purusha itself, and describe this by taking the trinity into
  • Title: Bhagavad Gita/Paul: Lecture V: The spiritual nature of Maya. Krishna - the Light-Halo of Christ. The Risen One.
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    • the so-called speaking with tongues comes under consideration.
    • What is this speaking with tongues that we find spoken of in St.
    • working of men. In connection with this very speaking with tongues St.
    • Wherefore I make clear to you: that just as little as one speaking in
    • characters, others that of speaking different tongues, and to others
    • lacking in love, it would all be in vain. Love endureth ever. Love is
    • understands the nature of speaking with tongues. His meaning is: The
    • all attain to speaking with tongues, it is yet more important that you
    • speaking, in order that the community should do so. Supposing that I
    • if I did not tell you what my speaking signifies as prophecy, teaching
    • and revelation! My speaking would be like a flute or a zither, of
    • if you cannot connect a distinct language with the tongue-speaking, it
    • sent whenever anything specially important to man was taking place;
    • only be perceived, strictly speaking, as long as the old clairvoyance
    • learned men in the Temple was therefore not only Zarathustra speaking
  • Title: Lecture: Soul and Spirit in the Human Physical Constitution
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    • When man is studied by modern scientific thinking, one part only of
    • fluid organism in earthly man without speaking of the etheric body
    • if we are thinking merely of the solid organism which is shut off by
    • This shows us that by taking these different organisms in man into
    • sleep, from the moment of falling asleep to the moment of waking;
    • therefore the interworking of the Chemical Ether and the etheric body
    • From the moment of falling asleep to the moment of waking, the astral
    • astral body by the air organism during waking life. We can speak in a
    • thinking takes no account at all. But everything in us
    • and the etheric body that remain as they are during the waking state;
    • When we turn to consider waking life, from what has been said we shall
    • a way during sleep as during the waking state, when the Ego and the
    • which in waking life we have driven out through our Ego which is part
    • Waking life and sleeping life may therefore also be studied from this
    • the cosmic spirituality which on waking we drive out through our Ego,
    • for in waking life it is the Ego that brings about in the
    • elaboration of perceptions from the moment of waking to that of
    • only. If we adhere to the principles of spiritual-scientific thinking
    • shall we seek in dreams for knowledge as we seek it in waking mental
    • on waking, finds that he is feverish or is suffering from some kind of
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  • Title: Lecture: The Moral as the Source of World-Creative Power
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    • to us in waking life from the moment of waking to the moment of
    • waking consciousness, there is dream-consciousness, and we heard
    • for it again on waking. It is through the deprivation undergone
    • between falling asleep and waking that he is able to feel himself
    • Taking this as an example, we may say: Moral ideals come to expression
    • theoretical thinking, matter — substantiality — is brought
    • to its end; through his moral thinking, matter and cosmic
    • does by speaking of the law of the conservation of matter and energy.
    • nothing but theoretical thinking, and the ideas thus formulated
    • asking himself: How can my moral impulses take effect in a world in
    • or of the fixed stars, they were speaking of spiritual beings.
  • Title: Lecture: The Path to Freedom and Love and their Significance in World Events
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    • Man stands in the world as thinking, contemplative being on the one
    • links the two poles of our being: the pole of thinking and the pole of
    • deed, of action. Only through the fact that we are thinking beings are
    • fundamentally speaking, everything we accomplish between birth and
    • thought. When we picture the thinking human being in this way, when we
    • elaborate these thoughts. — Fundamentally speaking, therefore, in
    • Not by taking in as many thoughts as possible from the surrounding
    • this inner radiation of will into the sphere of thinking, the more
    • thinking becomes what I have called in my Philosophy of Spiritual
    • Activity: purethinking. We think, but in our thinking there
    • sphere of thinking. But pure thinking may equally be called pure
    • will. Thus from the realm of thinking we reach the realm of
    • will, when we become inwardly free; our thinking attains such maturity
    • progressively strengthening the impulse of will in our thinking we
    • that has now become thought, or our thinking that has now become will.
    • mightier and mightier force in our thinking.
    • speaking, deliberate intent and absence of intent, volition and
    • life; speaking is largely connected with organic life; walking really
    • inherent force — into our thinking, when we permeate our thinking
    • with will. We bring will into thinking and thereby attain freedom. As
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  • Title: Bridge Between: Contents of this Lecture Series
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    • has no place in the natural scientific thinking of today. — The
    • and energy die away to nullity; but man's moral thinking imbues life
    • Man as a being of Thinking, Action and Feeling. — The connection of
    • the life of thought with the will. — Pure thinking: irradiation of
  • Title: Lecture: Christ in Relation to Lucifer and Ahriman
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    • for it is precisely this gesture that precipitates the breaking of the
    • breaking the wings of this being. Rather, the interaction of the two
    • buries himself in the cave, working in shackles, ever busy undermining
    • conceive of Him as a reality, as a working force. That is to say, we
    • Christ has become a working force, let us visualize — as has been
    • map of Europe so magnificently, but rather the Christ impulse working
    • Looking to the West and especially to American culture, a different
    • ascertain what has caused such a reversal. The inner workings of the
    • Now consider the following. Looking eastward we can make out luciferic
    • body has been infected by materialistic thinking.
    • Tolstoy or those leading writers who are constantly speaking of
    • truth, which must have a shocking effect on us.
    • plane. In the Southeast, looking through the physical plane, one
    • thinking that a terrible accident had happened. This afternoon a
    • occult perception who is working artistically on the building in
    • there was much talk in the East and West. The most shocking
    • are still lacking a full understanding of what I have stated before. We
    • talking about is Robinson Crusoe. The description of Robinson is so
    • it cannot avoid thinking materialistically thereafter. Mankind has not
    • the dead have left behind. These are aside from what they are taking
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  • Title: Lecture: Christ in Relation to Lucifer and Ahriman
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    • for it is precisely this gesture that precipitates the breaking of the
    • breaking the wings of this being. Rather, the interaction of the two
    • buries himself in the cave, working in shackles, ever busy undermining
    • conceive of Him as a reality, as a working force. That is to say, we
    • Christ has become a working force, let us visualize — as has been
    • map of Europe so magnificently, but rather the Christ impulse working
    • Looking to the West and especially to American culture, a different
    • ascertain what has caused such a reversal. The inner workings of the
    • Now consider the following. Looking eastward we can make out luciferic
    • body has been infected by materialistic thinking.
    • Tolstoy or those leading writers who are constantly speaking of
    • truth, which must have a shocking effect on us.
    • plane. In the Southeast, looking through the physical plane, one
    • thinking that a terrible accident had happened. This afternoon a
    • occult perception who is working artistically on the building in
    • there was much talk in the East and West. The most shocking
    • are still lacking a full understanding of what I have stated before. We
    • talking about is Robinson Crusoe. The description of Robinson is so
    • it cannot avoid thinking materialistically thereafter. Mankind has not
    • the dead have left behind. These are aside from what they are taking
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  • Title: Lecture: Introductory Lecture. Winter Session, 1911-1912
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    • making a beginning — the beginning of something which, as it
    • strikingly evident in these Munich performances that it is not the aim
    • a matter of speaking about the essence of these things, I should have
    • What is particularly striking in these Munich gatherings is the steady
    • of taking a still larger hall I would much prefer to give a lecture
    • easy for those who are working with us. And yet, on the other hand,
    • that relates to the great Appearance of which we have been speaking
    • and every normal, thinking person will approve of the cultivation of
    • the Bodhisattva who had been born as the son of King Suddhodana became
    • working quietly, and this subject would not have been raised or
    • by the other side, too — that they are speaking of Jeschu ben
    • misled into thinking that in her latest book Annie Besant is speaking
    • speaking about Christian Rosenkreutz here, too, I want to speak about
  • Title: Lecture: Evidences of Bygone Ages In Modern Civilisation
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    • disappeared; I must set about making a livelihood.” This he did
    • afterwards a funeral was actually taking place. The spirit-friend
    • different from those working in the typical Post-Atlantean races. In
    • Thinking of all these matters, we shall be able to say: Post-Atlantean
  • Title: Lecture: 'Chance' and Present-day Consciousness. An Easter Meditation
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    • WE will begin the lecture today by thinking of what is implied by the
    • come into question here. I am speaking of the “scientific
    • KingMatthew 25:1-13]
    • will also, strangely enough, be too striking to be lightly put down to
    • insist upon speaking of “chance” will naturally want to do
    • connection with this striking example will be confirmed in many ways
    • will be strikingly significant.
    • quoted, which provide striking evidence that occurrences attributed to
    • “Apocalypse,” a “kingdom of a thousand years,” a
    • mission of Earth-existence, to seek for the working of law in
    • but lacking the courage to adopt the attitude of which we have spoken,
    • There has lately been a striking example of this among our own ranks;
    • Thinking.” If the man in question had been in the position in
    • that this thesis on the relation of the Ego to Thinking has any
    • on The Relation of the Ego to Thinking ... but the university town
    • Thinking, his thesis is rejected as a matter of course! And so the
    • realise that it is not a question of looking for a really new impulse
    • and the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand; know yourselves, pay heed to the
    • thinking, often enough, that there is no active, living power within
    • recognise the kingdom of spiritual law and gradually to learn to speak
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  • Title: Lecture: The Forces of the Human Soul and Their Inspirers. Kalewala: The Epic
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    • the evolution of mankind our present mode of perception and thinking,
    • mode of thinking; before that time, vestiges and remains of the old
    • genuine clairvoyance, although it was dim and dream-like, lacking the
    • midway as it were between our waking and sleeping states, in which
    • today, sent down the animal kingdom before him and then followed
    • In reality it is the human ether-body, forged by the interworking of
    • son of King Suddhodana became the Buddha. The event could only take
    • that in the royal son of King Suddhodana there dwelt an Individuality
  • Title: Lecture: The Idea of Reincarnation and Its Introduction Into Western Culture
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    • beggar in the Upper World than a king in the realm of the
    • royal son of King Suddhodana — became the “Buddha” of
    • is then no longer called by a proper name. In speaking of the
    • replaced by thinking based upon purely external observation and
    • of your being and then you will know that the Kingdoms of Heaven are
    • birth. In a manner of speaking it can be said that he “let
    • veritably crowned with glory! Without thinking now of the originals,
    • it, undefined intuitive feelings may arise here and there. A striking
    • recurrent phenomena in human existence. I am speaking of the poet
    • repetitions of the spiritual message working in humanity. The poem
  • Title: Lecture: The Mission of the Earth
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    • The retort of superficial thinking here will certainly be:
    • When intellectual thinking, based upon reason, came to birth during
    • and wonder by what they saw here? It was because they were looking at
    • movement. Now they were looking at something on which they had never
    • perceived, in everything taking place in the world, something at once
    • Therefore they must find something lacking — or rather, they must
    • That alone is enough to make a thinking man realise that a
    • impressions. We share in what is taking place in his innermost nature,
    • away, then something is lacking in his moral life. The human being on
    • impulses working in Achilles, a being who stands there like a last
    • the irrational and, to some extent, unhealthy mode of thinking
    • Thus whether we are thinking of the birth of wonder, of conscience or
    • the Christ Idea. Yet outside our field of work, by talking round an
    • We know that what we actually see in the kingdoms of Nature around us
    • In the kingdom of the animals we see the individual forms coming into
    • kingdom, the individual plants appear and disappear, but behind them
    • the kingdom of the minerals. The Spiritual endures, but the Physical,
    • whether in the animal, plant or mineral kingdom, is transient,
    • (And the KingMatt. 25. 40).
    • not there for the purpose of taking food but to give utterance to
  • Title: Lecture: The Signature of Human Evolution The Advancing Individuality
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    • something of the highest importance was taking place at that time in
    • it is to be a beggar in the Upper World than a king in the realm of
    • stamp from the working of the ether-body. Through the ether-body man
    • the ancient Persian epoch, the faculty of looking outwards into the
    • world outside. This was a great and epoch-making transition. In the
    • “generally speaking” the human being lives on after death;
    • the father is working upon the child from the spiritual world;
    • Subsequently he may have a very striking dream. Little heed is paid to
    • perhaps fifteen years before, is working into and influencing his
    • dream-picture, are working into his night-consciousness. This is often
    • influences working upon us in the shape of dreams. Such experiences
    • that time. Thinking of this, we can perceive the interplay between the
    • shall have a picture of “wholeness” — of forces working
  • Title: Lecture: Consciousness, Memory, Karma
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    • all waking existence; in it your thoughts, perceptions, feelings and
    • other than the senses, is obvious; for in this everyday, waking
    • him; so that in speaking of man as a being of the Earth, we can only
    • something that is not, in the same sense as thinking, feeling and
    • here been speaking. In order that consciousness may exist at all, the
    • ordinary consciousness can unfold thinking, feeling and willing during
    • did not take place — if, after forsaking the physical body at
    • only unfold consciousness in acts of thinking, feeling and willing.
    • thinking, of feeling and of will, is due to the ether-body; and even
    • working its way into his life-forces, the bad action would make him
    • kind would be able to unfold waking consciousness as it exists in man,
    • would possess the faculties of thinking, feeling and willing, but
  • Title: Lecture: Form-creating Forces
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    • Earth-evolution. Waking consciousness, memory and remembrance, the
    • self-seeking thoughts and feelings, however, operate in him in such a
    • and other bodily forms; he can perceive the striking differences in
    • processes operating in world-evolution are understood, that thinking
    • direction is in very truth taking place in the human race. It is a
    • was an outer happening, striking into the physical world; a future
    • word — but I should never dream of making such assertions
    • son of King Suddhodana, rose in his twenty-ninth year to the rank of
    • strikingly it differs from the lives of all the other founders of
    • truth, he is merely seeking domination and authority! In the future,
    • making speeches which really cannot be described as
    • “theosophical” but are eminently political. Thinking of the
    • Do you think I am saying this jokingly? I say it because occultism has
    • theosophical-occult movement taking its stand solely and entirely upon
  • Title: Lecture: Foreword
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    • destiny itself, like the awakened human conscience, linking his
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    • for every thinking and feeling person, a life-aim that includes the
    • the working of wonderful forces through the various epochs and the
    • relationships of the epochs to each other. If we begin by looking at
    • looking down upon them appears now, in the fifth period, in the
  • Title: Lecture: Lecture 2
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    • kingdom was not as it is today; the earth did not bear the same plants
    • perceives, looking back at the primal earth atom? What is it that
    • this when, looking backward, we find that there dwelt on earth at that
    • Looking at the third period, man feels the forces as a threefold
    • away, yet it was only because of that breaking-away that the earth was
    • times. Let us examine the alternation between waking and sleeping in
    • outlines as today. If we picture ourselves walking through a dense fog
    • the lower kingdoms; by night he was the companion of the higher
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    • during their waking hours saw objects with sharper contours. That
    • It was like seeing kings and emperors to day. Many do not see them,
    • yet still believe that there are kings and emperors.
    • of his waking day at that time. But these pictures had another
    • feeling arose in him, merely through looking at it, that was like a
    • the water. Simply through looking at it he would have felt that the
    • If, for example, someone should succeed by this means in making his
    • brain move further forward, thus working even on the bones of his
    • that he is working not for one incarnation but for many
    • Things were different in the ancient initiation schools. Thinking had
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    • thinking, feeling and willing. This thought-picture had to become ever
    • at a later time. Everything in the lower kingdoms was regarded by the
    • plants have remained behind, evolving out of a higher kingdom into a
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    • Then the sun began to withdraw itself, taking the finest substances
    • possibility of solidifying his form and taking on a hard bony system.
    • * Note 1: This sentiment as to the sun is eloquently expressed in English by D. H. Lawrence in his Apocalypse (New York, Viking, 1932), pp. 41-46.
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    • clairvoyantly — and we are entirely justified in speaking of them
    • previously like putting on and taking off a garment, a great change
    • Through the joint working of all the nerves there was brought into
    • working of everything connected with our air-apparatus is shown here.
    • Thus the mysterious working and weaving within the cosmos was revealed
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    • present animal kingdom. Thus the human kingdom came forth first; then
    • came the germs that gave rise to the animal kingdom. The earth still
    • present animal kingdom. We shall see that these animals, then arising
    • animal kingdom had worked itself into the lower human form. When the
    • kingdom evolved more and more, and what became the thigh was
    • looked when the animal kingdom corresponded to the Archer.
    • kingdom. This was the artistic principle in earlier times; the artist
    • with this sign. The Scorpion is what in the animal kingdom corresponds
    • working upon the earth from the moon. He dreamed the Osiris-Isis
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    • say “point of time”, we are not speaking literally, for
    • taking hold, from the moon, that influence of the moonlight which the
    • especially powerful, is also preserved in the animal kingdom. This
    • us, although degenerated, in the mobile bird-kingdom, and is portrayed
    • occurred through the differing effects of the working of the Isis and
    • through the workings of Isis. The influence of Isis and Osiris on
    • mankind occurs through the nerve filaments, through the working of
    • shown through Isis's seeking Osiris; the male and the female seek each
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    • Let us again recall what was described as the working of the sun and
    • sleeping and waking alternated. When he was awake man saw darkly what
    • influence its working on the physical body.
    • by transforming the earth, by becoming beings capable of working upon
    • lower, or he could achieve the possibility of working up again, of
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    • during his life a person was a gourmet, taking great pleasure in
    • plant kingdom from out the spiritual world. Man cooperates in all
    • statement of an initiate: “Better a beggar on earth than a king
    • bit by bit, gradually working out their form. We have seen how, when
    • working in the mysteries. Now he was actually incarnated in a physical
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    • ancient forms. Here one can, see deep into the workings of human
    • had learned on the moon. They had to limit themselves to working on
    • other kingdoms of nature arose. The three kingdoms around us arose
    • gradually. At first, only man was present. Then the animal kingdom was
    • added; then the plant kingdom, and finally the mineral kingdom. If we
    • leave behind what was precipitated as the animal kingdom. Had he
    • He had to expel the animal kingdom, and later the plant kingdom. What
    • proportion, these kingdoms around him.
    • Golgotha, still other events were taking place in the spiritual world.
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    • time worked his way into the physical plane and that this working into
    • find one's way into the oriental methods of thinking and
    • man's raising his own personality; it arises through his taking into
    • since he had to continue working on what his fathers had created.
    • “The ancient memory is knocking at my heart.” Wonderful
    • Speaking in such phrases is like saying to the stove, “Dear
    • working for what will bloom and thrive in the future. Let them learn
    • to endure all the vexations of the present day. We are working into
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    • entirely absorbed in the contemplation of some strikingly beautiful
    • following: a man is walking along the street and feels that someone
    • has insulted him. Without thinking, he is roused to anger and gives
    • vent to it by striking the person who insulted him. We are there
    • — that of sleeping and waking. From the elementary concepts of
    • Anthroposophy we know that in waking life the four members of a man's
    • contemplation, thinking — and about the will and its impulses on
    • the one hand during waking life and during sleep on the other?
    • we realise that in the ordinary waking condition of physical life, man
    • your own thinking, of your personal resolutions. When someone knocks
    • a decision of your own thinking and will. If you are hungry and seat
    • the waking life of day, our will is influenced only in an indirect
    • thoughts. Human thinking is the shadowing forth of ideas and beings
    • you represent thinking rightly to yourself when you picture the human
    • processes are reflected in the human head as thinking.
    • deeds. There is a difference between standing by and taking pleasure
    • Thoughts: Shadow-images of Beings of the Astral Plane (Waking)
    • which dominates the waking life, the life in which man is mentally
    • principles, moral impulses, are working indirectly into the
    • individuals are always fully awake in waking life. We must always be
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    • entirely absorbed in the contemplation of some strikingly beautiful
    • following: a man is walking along the street and feels that someone
    • has insulted him. Without thinking, he is roused to anger and gives
    • vent to it by striking the person who insulted him. We are there
    • — that of sleeping and waking. From the elementary concepts of
    • Anthroposophy we know that in waking life the four members of a man's
    • contemplation, thinking — and about the will and its impulses on
    • the one hand during waking life and during sleep on the other?
    • we realise that in the ordinary waking condition of physical life, man
    • your own thinking, of your personal resolutions. When someone knocks
    • a decision of your own thinking and will. If you are hungry and seat
    • the waking life of day, our will is influenced only in an indirect
    • thoughts. Human thinking is the shadowing forth of ideas and beings
    • you represent thinking rightly to yourself when you picture the human
    • processes are reflected in the human head as thinking.
    • deeds. There is a difference between standing by and taking pleasure
    • Thoughts: Shadow-images of Beings of the Astral Plane (Waking)
    • which dominates the waking life, the life in which man is mentally
    • principles, moral impulses, are working indirectly into the
    • individuals are always fully awake in waking life. We must always be
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    • A part of Steiner's Lectures on Spiritual Essence and its Working,
    • In speaking of these matters, we cannot always avoid the appearance of
    • with the mystery of evil. Taking the mystery of death to begin with,
    • After all, in speaking of the railway system it will occur to no-one to
    • course be talking nonsense, though it cannot he disputed that the
    • as a by-product of their working — bring death to man, is this: To
    • important matters. Our modern thinking — I say this once again not by
    • way of criticism, but as a pure characterisation — our modern thinking
    • How often do we see men arising here or there, making this or that
    • implications, is thinking truly in accordance with the times. Those
    • intensity, taking hold only of a portion of his being. If we would
    • upon one to-day, if one is speaking in all earnestness and does not
    • want merely to call forth a kind of torpor, making the lectures a
    • the tendencies making for social separation have to be overcome, and
    • has to enter into the evolution of mankind. An engine making a long
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    • A part of Steiner's Lectures on Spiritual Essence and its Working,
    • In speaking of these matters, we cannot always avoid the appearance of
    • with the mystery of evil. Taking the mystery of death to begin with,
    • After all, in speaking of the railway system it will occur to no-one to
    • course be talking nonsense, though it cannot he disputed that the
    • as a by-product of their working — bring death to man, is this: To
    • important matters. Our modern thinking — I say this once again not by
    • way of criticism, but as a pure characterisation — our modern thinking
    • How often do we see men arising here or there, making this or that
    • implications, is thinking truly in accordance with the times. Those
    • intensity, taking hold only of a portion of his being. If we would
    • upon one to-day, if one is speaking in all earnestness and does not
    • want merely to call forth a kind of torpor, making the lectures a
    • the tendencies making for social separation have to be overcome, and
    • has to enter into the evolution of mankind. An engine making a long
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    • supramundane acts, one taking place in the old Lemurian period and two
    • were as self-seeking as he still is in his moral, intellectual and emotional
    • the other senses. Let us assume that our eyes were self-seeking. What
    • seeking, all our impressions would give us sucking or stabbing pains. We
    • done under Lucifer's influence, would have become self-seeking. With every
    • While the earth was working through the Lemurian age, a Being living in
    • the world order, we shall say, looking back to these ancient times, that
    • the animal, mineral and vegetable kingdoms. He will learn to say, “That
    • themselves, “In taking up all this beauty into ourselves, we must
    • disease. Then man begins to suffer from the self-seeking of heart, lungs,
    • seeking, and the results most extraordinary. Assume, for example, that
    • not the self-seeking organ only, but all the other organs also, striving
    • Thinking, feeling and willing were threatened with disorder through the
    • that impulse of will, while his thinking would have impelled him in quite
    • human evolution that thinking, feeling and willing should become
    • becoming independently self-seeking, would have rent asunder the
    • harmonious working of the Christ. In consequence, toward the end of the
    • thinking, feeling and willing. Truly, as the rays of the physical sun must
    • seeking reason might have thought with scornful mockery about all that
    • thinking were harmonized at this period by forces that descended from
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    • supramundane acts, one taking place in the old Lemurian period and two
    • were as self-seeking as he still is in his moral, intellectual and emotional
    • the other senses. Let us assume that our eyes were self-seeking. What
    • seeking, all our impressions would give us sucking or stabbing pains. We
    • done under Lucifer's influence, would have become self-seeking. With every
    • While the earth was working through the Lemurian age, a Being living in
    • the world order, we shall say, looking back to these ancient times, that
    • the animal, mineral and vegetable kingdoms. He will learn to say, “That
    • themselves, “In taking up all this beauty into ourselves, we must
    • disease. Then man begins to suffer from the self-seeking of heart, lungs,
    • seeking, and the results most extraordinary. Assume, for example, that
    • not the self-seeking organ only, but all the other organs also, striving
    • Thinking, feeling and willing were threatened with disorder through the
    • that impulse of will, while his thinking would have impelled him in quite
    • human evolution that thinking, feeling and willing should become
    • becoming independently self-seeking, would have rent asunder the
    • harmonious working of the Christ. In consequence, toward the end of the
    • thinking, feeling and willing. Truly, as the rays of the physical sun must
    • seeking reason might have thought with scornful mockery about all that
    • thinking were harmonized at this period by forces that descended from
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    • marking the essential birth of the etheric body. Likewise we can refer
    • ray out, in a manner of speaking, previously they were more star-like;
    • All the etheric forces that are working in man until puberty tend to
    • aforesaid process is taking place in the etheric body, this highly
    • When the baby is kicking with its little legs, you notice very little
    • We then see how his movements — intelligent movements, now, walking
    • actions. Here, then, you have a complete linking up of karma with the
    • speaking, begins only at the moment when the astral heart takes hold
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    • marking the essential birth of the etheric body. Likewise we can refer
    • ray out, in a manner of speaking, previously they were more star-like;
    • All the etheric forces that are working in man until puberty tend to
    • aforesaid process is taking place in the etheric body, this highly
    • When the baby is kicking with its little legs, you notice very little
    • We then see how his movements — intelligent movements, now, walking
    • actions. Here, then, you have a complete linking up of karma with the
    • speaking, begins only at the moment when the astral heart takes hold
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    • first considering what Spiritual Science asserts, and then attacking it, but
    • to say, and then attacking that. In this way we are frequently assailed, not
    • carried out. It would show further the individual awaking to the need of
    • This answer is perfectly correct, generally speaking. Accordingly it
    • Only today are those questions taking on tangible form. Prime evidence of
    • of asking such questions today; in the domain of natural science they
    • future. Anyone today speaking about these consequences may appear to be
    • the riddle-questions referred to, turn a deaf ear to them and avoid asking
    • In making this statement I am not just voicing my personal opinion, but
    • upon which it is working. This becomes apparent on investigating the ideas
    • of their inherent life, with the spiritual world for which we are seeking.
    • Let us begin by speaking of an event which establishes a certain connection
    • during the period of going to sleep and waking. (These short explanations
    • organism as a consequence of what was seen taking place during summer prove
    • now the mineral kingdom was not to be found. The road is a long one over
    • mineral kingdom. That element which is active extra-terrestrially today as
    • to the development of the mineral kingdom, was a living being itself. It was
    • investigation is actuated by any arbitrary human purpose in seeking for a
    • that such a mode of thinking cannot be called non-Christian.
    • — “The E is repeated interminably; the poor chap is too lacking in
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    • first considering what Spiritual Science asserts, and then attacking it, but
    • to say, and then attacking that. In this way we are frequently assailed, not
    • carried out. It would show further the individual awaking to the need of
    • This answer is perfectly correct, generally speaking. Accordingly it
    • Only today are those questions taking on tangible form. Prime evidence of
    • of asking such questions today; in the domain of natural science they
    • future. Anyone today speaking about these consequences may appear to be
    • the riddle-questions referred to, turn a deaf ear to them and avoid asking
    • In making this statement I am not just voicing my personal opinion, but
    • upon which it is working. This becomes apparent on investigating the ideas
    • of their inherent life, with the spiritual world for which we are seeking.
    • Let us begin by speaking of an event which establishes a certain connection
    • during the period of going to sleep and waking. (These short explanations
    • organism as a consequence of what was seen taking place during summer prove
    • now the mineral kingdom was not to be found. The road is a long one over
    • mineral kingdom. That element which is active extra-terrestrially today as
    • to the development of the mineral kingdom, was a living being itself. It was
    • investigation is actuated by any arbitrary human purpose in seeking for a
    • that such a mode of thinking cannot be called non-Christian.
    • — “The E is repeated interminably; the poor chap is too lacking in
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    • only one of eliminating the obstacles blocking the path to
    • Therefore, a person seeking mystical development must first of all
    • and calm logical thinking, or a person who has such decisions but has
    • chemist can give descriptions of processes taking place in a
    • illusion. The golden rule applying here is that, before even taking
    • himself from any flighty thinking or possibility to mistake illusion
    • thinking and observations. If a person leans toward prejudice and
    • thinking and are unable to control their thought-life through their own
    • becomes determined to refrain from thinking an evil thought about his
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    • only one of eliminating the obstacles blocking the path to
    • Therefore, a person seeking mystical development must first of all
    • and calm logical thinking, or a person who has such decisions but has
    • chemist can give descriptions of processes taking place in a
    • illusion. The golden rule applying here is that, before even taking
    • himself from any flighty thinking or possibility to mistake illusion
    • thinking and observations. If a person leans toward prejudice and
    • thinking and are unable to control their thought-life through their own
    • becomes determined to refrain from thinking an evil thought about his
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    • physical organizations. After first taking along the astral and
    • by working through his food. This stream flows in the human being
    • from below upward (speaking schematically), pours itself into the
    • itself with the astral forces, taking hold of oxygen and only then,
    • taking place mainly in the super-sensible so that it cannot be traced
    • working with the astral body, from acting alone. The healer has to
    • the breakdown forces are working strongly, cooling phenomena occur.
    • is not satisfied by taking up just the etheric; instead the fruit
    • of oxygen directly from the ego or the astral body. Thus by taking in
    • deadly nightshade poison; then the forces working from below upward
    • it leads the outer world inward after cooling it (making
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    • physical organizations. After first taking along the astral and
    • by working through his food. This stream flows in the human being
    • from below upward (speaking schematically), pours itself into the
    • itself with the astral forces, taking hold of oxygen and only then,
    • taking place mainly in the super-sensible so that it cannot be traced
    • working with the astral body, from acting alone. The healer has to
    • the breakdown forces are working strongly, cooling phenomena occur.
    • is not satisfied by taking up just the etheric; instead the fruit
    • of oxygen directly from the ego or the astral body. Thus by taking in
    • deadly nightshade poison; then the forces working from below upward
    • it leads the outer world inward after cooling it (making
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    • have often taken when speaking of things of the spirit. As a rule, it
    • further the way of thinking that entered human evolution through
    • this kind of thinking fruitful. The way spiritual science must proceed
    • opposition spiritual science encounters. The kind of thinking derived
    • for a certain way of speaking, because the investigator acquires his
    • on a new path, by seeking a connection with Christ within the
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    • have often taken when speaking of things of the spirit. As a rule, it
    • further the way of thinking that entered human evolution through
    • this kind of thinking fruitful. The way spiritual science must proceed
    • opposition spiritual science encounters. The kind of thinking derived
    • for a certain way of speaking, because the investigator acquires his
    • on a new path, by seeking a connection with Christ within the
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    • course fix our attention mainly on the times we spend in waking life.
    • of time when we were sleeping. It is as though you were looking at a
    • white wall where at one place the white paint was lacking; you see a
    • certain differences between his waking and sleeping states, yet
    • ordinary waking life, man's earthly life and action was far more
    • on working, and yet the Ego is not there. We need only think of the
    • are asleep? Something must still be living and working in the blood,
    • there within the breathing process, working in it even as the astral
    • body does in waking life.
    • human Ego dwells in waking life by day. Moreover in the breathing organs
    • astral body, leaving behind the body of our waking life, Angels,
    • as to our ether-body, even in our day-waking life we are not able to
    • and wonderful processes taking place there, we should not merely do it
    • waking life he lives in this bodily nature, so to speak, as a
    • we admit: It is a picture — a picture of the working-together of all
    • picture of an invisible, super-sensible working of all the Hierarchies
    • detail how it is working in the outer picture, maya, or reflection,
    • being. Through all the kingdoms of Nature upon Earth-mineral, plant,
    • animal kingdom — there works what we may call a lower spiritual realm.
    • there. When he looks up to the stars, man in reality is looking up to
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    • course fix our attention mainly on the times we spend in waking life.
    • of time when we were sleeping. It is as though you were looking at a
    • white wall where at one place the white paint was lacking; you see a
    • certain differences between his waking and sleeping states, yet
    • ordinary waking life, man's earthly life and action was far more
    • on working, and yet the Ego is not there. We need only think of the
    • are asleep? Something must still be living and working in the blood,
    • there within the breathing process, working in it even as the astral
    • body does in waking life.
    • human Ego dwells in waking life by day. Moreover in the breathing organs
    • astral body, leaving behind the body of our waking life, Angels,
    • as to our ether-body, even in our day-waking life we are not able to
    • and wonderful processes taking place there, we should not merely do it
    • waking life he lives in this bodily nature, so to speak, as a
    • we admit: It is a picture — a picture of the working-together of all
    • picture of an invisible, super-sensible working of all the Hierarchies
    • detail how it is working in the outer picture, maya, or reflection,
    • being. Through all the kingdoms of Nature upon Earth-mineral, plant,
    • animal kingdom — there works what we may call a lower spiritual realm.
    • there. When he looks up to the stars, man in reality is looking up to
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    • looking at things in an unreal way if this is thought to be the case.
    • This painting depicts a train of kings and queens on horseback emerging
    • was created somewhat later, and with what we are seeking again in another
    • He who observes his inner life of thinking, feeling and willing, and the
    • can feel that the changing capriciousness of his thinking, feeling and
    • atmospheric changes of the weather. Indeed, our thinking, feeling and
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    • looking at things in an unreal way if this is thought to be the case.
    • This painting depicts a train of kings and queens on horseback emerging
    • was created somewhat later, and with what we are seeking again in another
    • He who observes his inner life of thinking, feeling and willing, and the
    • can feel that the changing capriciousness of his thinking, feeling and
    • atmospheric changes of the weather. Indeed, our thinking, feeling and
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    • they were speaking of some ancient memory, that their ancestors used to
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    • nervousness is making itself felt.
    • his time and energy really thinking through what he has heard from his
    • see the jerking in the writing. This condition is easily understood through
    • of the astral body working through the etheric.
    • that his fingers get to shaking and jerking when he tries to write. You
    • represents a definite way of working upon the etheric body. When these
    • this case, for the improvement of memory. By thinking through events,
    • what they look like when they are walking, for instance. While it is good
    • Pros and cons are never lacking. We would do well to acquire the habit of
    • others take care of their affairs. They would rather sit around asking
    • face in my own heart the necessity of making a “yes” or
    • judgment. Then you are taking into consideration what there is in the
    • mineral kingdom.
    • the plant kingdom. Plants have physical and etheric bodies.
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    • nervousness is making itself felt.
    • his time and energy really thinking through what he has heard from his
    • see the jerking in the writing. This condition is easily understood through
    • of the astral body working through the etheric.
    • that his fingers get to shaking and jerking when he tries to write. You
    • represents a definite way of working upon the etheric body. When these
    • this case, for the improvement of memory. By thinking through events,
    • what they look like when they are walking, for instance. While it is good
    • Pros and cons are never lacking. We would do well to acquire the habit of
    • others take care of their affairs. They would rather sit around asking
    • face in my own heart the necessity of making a “yes” or
    • judgment. Then you are taking into consideration what there is in the
    • mineral kingdom.
    • the plant kingdom. Plants have physical and etheric bodies.
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    • illness and healing are lacking. These foundations are lacking in official
    • Fundamentally speaking, we are already confronting today a kind of
    • It is not a matter of speaking in vague generalities: well, yes the healthy
    • spiritual science it is only a matter of looking into the world of the spirit
    • organism. Spatially speaking the human being is entirely metabolic-limb
    • exact thinking if one wants to evaluate this membering of the human
    • working of polar opposite activities. When studying the nerve cell you
    • This interconnection, which consists of a working into one another of the
    • goal to call forth the proper rhythm in the working together of astral body
    • organ systems. Let us begin by looking at the system which primarily
    • Official medicine often starts out from the opinion that the working of the
    • When dealing with an arhythmic working together of the body of
    • treatment as working primarily upon the nerve-sense system.
    • in an effort at working towards a healing process. Let us assume we have
    • or working first upon the nerve-sense system and then into the rhythmic
    • are involved making it possible that on the one hand, remedies and
    • involved in the illness. Only then will one be working beneficially
    • This curative eurythmy consists in taking what you have seen here as
    • the working together of consonant and vowel eurythmy to bring about a
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    • illness and healing are lacking. These foundations are lacking in official
    • Fundamentally speaking, we are already confronting today a kind of
    • It is not a matter of speaking in vague generalities: well, yes the healthy
    • spiritual science it is only a matter of looking into the world of the spirit
    • organism. Spatially speaking the human being is entirely metabolic-limb
    • exact thinking if one wants to evaluate this membering of the human
    • working of polar opposite activities. When studying the nerve cell you
    • This interconnection, which consists of a working into one another of the
    • goal to call forth the proper rhythm in the working together of astral body
    • organ systems. Let us begin by looking at the system which primarily
    • Official medicine often starts out from the opinion that the working of the
    • When dealing with an arhythmic working together of the body of
    • treatment as working primarily upon the nerve-sense system.
    • in an effort at working towards a healing process. Let us assume we have
    • or working first upon the nerve-sense system and then into the rhythmic
    • are involved making it possible that on the one hand, remedies and
    • involved in the illness. Only then will one be working beneficially
    • This curative eurythmy consists in taking what you have seen here as
    • the working together of consonant and vowel eurythmy to bring about a
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    • Cosmos. Looking at the course of our human evolution we note that the
    • speaking being.
    • bodily processes taking place in his organism. He would have found
    • But the human capacity for expressing the working of the mind in words
    • to stand upright in the Lemurian epoch, and to become a speaking being
    • which, through the working of the cosmic forces into the whole form
    • thinking was reserved for the humanity of the post-Atlantean epoch;
    • onwards the thinking of thoughts has developed more and more; we now
    • that the Ego can be grasped. In order that thinking, too, might be
    • united with the Christ-Impulse, that thinking as such might not come
    • If our thinking is gradually to be brought more and more into order,
    • there is to be an increasing development of healthy thinking based
    • upon truth — it will be because thinking has acquired, through the
    • The fourth danger was to man's thinking, the inner representation of
    • of living thought, of the thinking which is becoming clairvoyant — we
    • thinking. The child develops his capacities out of the unconscious.
    • into the power of walking upright, and into speaking and thinking;
    • in addition to the walking and standing upright, the speaking and
    • thinking, the Christ-Force is now entering the memory. We can
    • Man, looking back at his life, will realize that just as he can
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  • Title: Lecture: Pre-Earthly Deeds of Christ
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    • Cosmos. Looking at the course of our human evolution we note that the
    • speaking being.
    • bodily processes taking place in his organism. He would have found
    • But the human capacity for expressing the working of the mind in words
    • to stand upright in the Lemurian epoch, and to become a speaking being
    • which, through the working of the cosmic forces into the whole form
    • thinking was reserved for the humanity of the post-Atlantean epoch;
    • onwards the thinking of thoughts has developed more and more; we now
    • that the Ego can be grasped. In order that thinking, too, might be
    • united with the Christ-Impulse, that thinking as such might not come
    • If our thinking is gradually to be brought more and more into order,
    • there is to be an increasing development of healthy thinking based
    • upon truth — it will be because thinking has acquired, through the
    • The fourth danger was to man's thinking, the inner representation of
    • of living thought, of the thinking which is becoming clairvoyant — we
    • thinking. The child develops his capacities out of the unconscious.
    • into the power of walking upright, and into speaking and thinking;
    • in addition to the walking and standing upright, the speaking and
    • thinking, the Christ-Force is now entering the memory. We can
    • Man, looking back at his life, will realize that just as he can
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  • Title: Lecture: Preparing for the Sixth Epoch
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    • associate in groups and to ask ourselves why we found working groups
    • these working groups, we will continue to found them in full
    • that we are speaking to souls consciously associated with us —
    • Movement our souls are seeking a real and genuine link with the
    • lacking in human society nowadays a quality that, in the sixth epoch,
    • working groups, something hovers invisibly over our work, something
    • with the spiritual worlds when we come together in these working
    • worlds, this is the true consecration of a working group. To cherish
    • consecration that is the foundation of a working group within the
    • its true spiritual sense. We find ourselves together in working groups
    • brothers, as a breath of magic that we breathe in our working
    • particularly striking form, especially among the civilized Greeks, a
    • kingdom still lives, that is what is revered by the Russian
    • our working groups. What holds Eastern Europe so firmly to the group
    • Thou gav'st me Nature as a kingdom grand,
    • another. In seeking the living Christ we also follow Him through death
    • This is always a good custom, for thereby those who are waking in
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    • associate in groups and to ask ourselves why we found working groups
    • these working groups, we will continue to found them in full
    • that we are speaking to souls consciously associated with us —
    • Movement our souls are seeking a real and genuine link with the
    • lacking in human society nowadays a quality that, in the sixth epoch,
    • working groups, something hovers invisibly over our work, something
    • with the spiritual worlds when we come together in these working
    • worlds, this is the true consecration of a working group. To cherish
    • consecration that is the foundation of a working group within the
    • its true spiritual sense. We find ourselves together in working groups
    • brothers, as a breath of magic that we breathe in our working
    • particularly striking form, especially among the civilized Greeks, a
    • kingdom still lives, that is what is revered by the Russian
    • our working groups. What holds Eastern Europe so firmly to the group
    • Thou gav'st me Nature as a kingdom grand,
    • another. In seeking the living Christ we also follow Him through death
    • This is always a good custom, for thereby those who are waking in
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    • problem of the thinking individual. In conscious awareness he
    • particularly by taking a stand that can be expressed in the
    • understood me correctly if you realize that I am not speaking for
    • By asking such questions, we come to look at the
    • only need allude to this generally familiar fact, that speaking
    • the vegetable, animal and mineral kingdoms, and with it they
    • that I am not speaking to mystics nor to anthroposophists who are
    • mineral kingdoms. We must realize that plants represent the direct
    • possible imagination and calls forth thinking. It is this activity
    • having to make too much of an effort. Yet, speaking from the
    • looking spiritually into their ways and characteristics, we shall,
    • structure of substances is so organized in the animal kingdom that
    • kingdom, we not only take into ourselves the physical meat and fat
    • of impulses found spread out in the animal kingdom, has induced
    • I am speaking here of human nature in general,
    • thinking will be so flexible that men will be willing to
    • drinking alcohol an inner hindrance is created behind which
    • Coffee is also a product of the plant kingdom
    • strengthened by coffee. Thus, we can let coffee take over in making
    • logical connections and in sticking to one thought, but this, of
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    • problem of the thinking individual. In conscious awareness he
    • particularly by taking a stand that can be expressed in the
    • understood me correctly if you realize that I am not speaking for
    • By asking such questions, we come to look at the
    • only need allude to this generally familiar fact, that speaking
    • the vegetable, animal and mineral kingdoms, and with it they
    • that I am not speaking to mystics nor to anthroposophists who are
    • mineral kingdoms. We must realize that plants represent the direct
    • possible imagination and calls forth thinking. It is this activity
    • having to make too much of an effort. Yet, speaking from the
    • looking spiritually into their ways and characteristics, we shall,
    • structure of substances is so organized in the animal kingdom that
    • kingdom, we not only take into ourselves the physical meat and fat
    • of impulses found spread out in the animal kingdom, has induced
    • I am speaking here of human nature in general,
    • thinking will be so flexible that men will be willing to
    • drinking alcohol an inner hindrance is created behind which
    • Coffee is also a product of the plant kingdom
    • strengthened by coffee. Thus, we can let coffee take over in making
    • logical connections and in sticking to one thought, but this, of
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  • Title: Search for the New Isis, the Divine Sophia: The Quest for the Isis-Sophia
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    • continue working in a changed way.
    • working there. Just as the Egyptians imagined Ahriman-Typhon working in
    • of Christ, the Isis of Christ is lacking.
    • luciferic; theology is luciferic. Of course if we are speaking of the inner
    • This is the mystery of modern humanity: Fundamentally speaking, Mary-Isis
    • universe. The willing of Christ Working in man Shall wrest from Lucifer And
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    • continue working in a changed way.
    • working there. Just as the Egyptians imagined Ahriman-Typhon working in
    • of Christ, the Isis of Christ is lacking.
    • luciferic; theology is luciferic. Of course if we are speaking of the inner
    • This is the mystery of modern humanity: Fundamentally speaking, Mary-Isis
    • universe. The willing of Christ Working in man Shall wrest from Lucifer And
  • Title: Self Knowledge and the Christ Experience
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    • into his capacity of intellectual thinking in its narrower sense, which
    • importantly, they learned to know the so-called three kingdoms of nature
    • people these days, did not exist among those working for initiation in the
    • all these together: mineral, plant and animal. Looking back from the
    • Undertaking to obey the injunction ‘Know Thyself’, however, he found
    • thinking becomes his; for with pure thinking he can become a free being. It
    • lay hold of the inner strength of pure thinking in the act of self-knowledge.
    • relation to the other parts of his being, outside his pure thinking and his
    • fully man. For as a modern man your inner task is the working-out of what has
    • and warmth our mere thinking that is otherwise dead and abstract.
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    • into his capacity of intellectual thinking in its narrower sense, which
    • importantly, they learned to know the so-called three kingdoms of nature
    • people these days, did not exist among those working for initiation in the
    • all these together: mineral, plant and animal. Looking back from the
    • Undertaking to obey the injunction ‘Know Thyself’, however, he found
    • thinking becomes his; for with pure thinking he can become a free being. It
    • lay hold of the inner strength of pure thinking in the act of self-knowledge.
    • relation to the other parts of his being, outside his pure thinking and his
    • fully man. For as a modern man your inner task is the working-out of what has
    • and warmth our mere thinking that is otherwise dead and abstract.
  • Title: Lecture: Social Understanding Through Spiritual Scientific Knowledge
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    • usually ask. That is why so little importance is attached to making
    • something. Looking at memory is the best way to understand how absurd
    • it and looking for the spirit within it.
    • forces of the earth are perpetually working into man. And it is our forces
    • twenty-first year. The will working in us up till the seventh year works
    • spiritual-scientifically that in everything working in the child up till the
    • The important changes taking place in humanity at the present time are
    • must be put into practice to the point of making us conscious that man's
    • Everywhere, people are still working contrary to this requirement. For
    • making practical use of them for the good of humanity. In this case, if
    • spiritual science. It is necessary to develop a totally new way of thinking.
    • The kind of thinking we develop when we accustom ourselves to
    • working with super-sensible thoughts is the kind of thinking that has an
    • natural scientific, materialistic way of thinking has done more damage in
    • And this is particularly true where it is a matter of people taking an inner
    • people open themselves to the possibility of making the transition to
    • thinking in quite a new way about man changing himself in his innermost
    • lacking today, to bring down to a material level what we think of on a
    • Thus it is virtually a matter of aiming towards a way of thinking that
    • social impulse. A way of thinking based on anything else is not adequate.
  • Title: Lecture: Social Understanding Through Spiritual Scientific Knowledge
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    • usually ask. That is why so little importance is attached to making
    • something. Looking at memory is the best way to understand how absurd
    • it and looking for the spirit within it.
    • forces of the earth are perpetually working into man. And it is our forces
    • twenty-first year. The will working in us up till the seventh year works
    • spiritual-scientifically that in everything working in the child up till the
    • The important changes taking place in humanity at the present time are
    • must be put into practice to the point of making us conscious that man's
    • Everywhere, people are still working contrary to this requirement. For
    • making practical use of them for the good of humanity. In this case, if
    • spiritual science. It is necessary to develop a totally new way of thinking.
    • The kind of thinking we develop when we accustom ourselves to
    • working with super-sensible thoughts is the kind of thinking that has an
    • natural scientific, materialistic way of thinking has done more damage in
    • And this is particularly true where it is a matter of people taking an inner
    • people open themselves to the possibility of making the transition to
    • thinking in quite a new way about man changing himself in his innermost
    • lacking today, to bring down to a material level what we think of on a
    • Thus it is virtually a matter of aiming towards a way of thinking that
    • social impulse. A way of thinking based on anything else is not adequate.
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    • and modes of thinking which we have acquired from our studies of
    • ways of looking at the world, we have started from one fundamental
    • hold of the whole human being and making him entirely dependent on
    • that there is more thinking nowadays than in the past. But this is an
    • for in so doing one forgets that if social forces are working, then
    • meeting of one with another leads to the working of a certain force
    • call social impulses, fundamentally speaking are only present in
    • work out of sleeping into waking conditions works into ordinary waking
    • relation may be established between them. This striking fact is
    • On the other hand, something else is also working. A perpetual
    • as a remnant just that which disturbs the working-man so much, namely
    • important positions in society, when they begin talking about present
    • acquired consciously in working with one's soul forces, while formerly
    • towards linking up the Ego more and more with its experiences.
    • making ourselves objective — that we picture this boy or girl as if
    • cultivate the social instinct and impulses in us by looking back upon
    • thoughts and feelings of many working men. Karl Marx was able to
    • what the working man thinks and understands, as a working man. This
    • hatred of all those who are not members of the working class. This
    • archetypal phenomenon points to something which mere material thinking
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    • and modes of thinking which we have acquired from our studies of
    • ways of looking at the world, we have started from one fundamental
    • hold of the whole human being and making him entirely dependent on
    • that there is more thinking nowadays than in the past. But this is an
    • for in so doing one forgets that if social forces are working, then
    • meeting of one with another leads to the working of a certain force
    • call social impulses, fundamentally speaking are only present in
    • work out of sleeping into waking conditions works into ordinary waking
    • relation may be established between them. This striking fact is
    • On the other hand, something else is also working. A perpetual
    • as a remnant just that which disturbs the working-man so much, namely
    • important positions in society, when they begin talking about present
    • acquired consciously in working with one's soul forces, while formerly
    • towards linking up the Ego more and more with its experiences.
    • making ourselves objective — that we picture this boy or girl as if
    • cultivate the social instinct and impulses in us by looking back upon
    • thoughts and feelings of many working men. Karl Marx was able to
    • what the working man thinks and understands, as a working man. This
    • hatred of all those who are not members of the working class. This
    • archetypal phenomenon points to something which mere material thinking
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    • A part of Steiner's Lectures on Spiritual Essence and its Working,
    • order in civilised humanity. Fundamentally speaking, the tendency
    • of this epoch. In speaking of such matters one must keep bluntly to
    • Among those who of recent years have been talking a great deal about
    • about Hermann Grimm — not thinking of him as a personality but as a
    • personality, for the thinking of thousands and thousands of scholarly
    • Taking it all in all, what Hermann Grimm said about Goethe is really
    • pointed gropingly to the spirit. But speaking quite objectively, it
    • life by emancipating it, making it independent of and separate from
    • where it could unfold only in shackles. I am speaking here only of
    • happen only in an epoch when scientific thinking impinges on a culture
    • direction of natural scientific thinking he must have known the odour
    • But that is not all. These trends in economic thinking did not go
    • thinking, seeped into the economic usages and methods originally
    • “grapho” — writing. One can picture how the peasants, thinking
    • measles’, in a manner of speaking. In the old Imperium Romanum a
    • here was a man who had made a little headway in natural scientific thinking
    • the result being a monstrosity of human thinking. To study modern
    • literature on law is a veritable martyrdom for sound thinking; one
    • influence of human thinking and feeling, to take the form that is
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    • A part of Steiner's Lectures on Spiritual Essence and its Working,
    • order in civilised humanity. Fundamentally speaking, the tendency
    • of this epoch. In speaking of such matters one must keep bluntly to
    • Among those who of recent years have been talking a great deal about
    • about Hermann Grimm — not thinking of him as a personality but as a
    • personality, for the thinking of thousands and thousands of scholarly
    • Taking it all in all, what Hermann Grimm said about Goethe is really
    • pointed gropingly to the spirit. But speaking quite objectively, it
    • life by emancipating it, making it independent of and separate from
    • where it could unfold only in shackles. I am speaking here only of
    • happen only in an epoch when scientific thinking impinges on a culture
    • direction of natural scientific thinking he must have known the odour
    • But that is not all. These trends in economic thinking did not go
    • thinking, seeped into the economic usages and methods originally
    • “grapho” — writing. One can picture how the peasants, thinking
    • measles’, in a manner of speaking. In the old Imperium Romanum a
    • here was a man who had made a little headway in natural scientific thinking
    • the result being a monstrosity of human thinking. To study modern
    • literature on law is a veritable martyrdom for sound thinking; one
    • influence of human thinking and feeling, to take the form that is
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  • Title: Lecture: The Sun-Mystery in the Course of Human History
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    • this spirituality is active in him only during his waking hours or in
    • to activity from the time of waking until that of falling asleep.
    • when we are walking; but we can see ourselves stepping forward. We form
    • mental images of the workings of our will and in this sense are
    • for then inner processes are taking place, processes that are also
    • outer will. The workings of the outer will are made manifest to us
    • asleep. Strictly speaking, the inner will is not revealed to us;
    • activity. The will that is working while we are asleep has to do with
    • But during waking activity too, that is to say when our will is in
    • flow, life-processes are taking place. The will takes effect in the
    • dream. But at any rate it is clearer than the workings of will. It
    • will: an inner will in the sleeping state, an outer will in the waking
    • itself out in the antipathies — taking the word in the widest sense
    • illumination will be shed upon it. Waking life arouses in us sympathy
    • egotism, the more strongly is the element of antipathy working in him.
    • that it plays into his waking life, his whole being is permeated with
    • waking life, in the outer will — rises up into the conceptual life,
    • the ego and astral body are outside the physical body; but our waking,
    • sleep. When the Persians woke from sleep — I am speaking of course of
    • We no longer feel that at the moment of waking from sleep we summon
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    • this spirituality is active in him only during his waking hours or in
    • to activity from the time of waking until that of falling asleep.
    • when we are walking; but we can see ourselves stepping forward. We form
    • mental images of the workings of our will and in this sense are
    • for then inner processes are taking place, processes that are also
    • outer will. The workings of the outer will are made manifest to us
    • asleep. Strictly speaking, the inner will is not revealed to us;
    • activity. The will that is working while we are asleep has to do with
    • But during waking activity too, that is to say when our will is in
    • flow, life-processes are taking place. The will takes effect in the
    • dream. But at any rate it is clearer than the workings of will. It
    • will: an inner will in the sleeping state, an outer will in the waking
    • itself out in the antipathies — taking the word in the widest sense
    • illumination will be shed upon it. Waking life arouses in us sympathy
    • egotism, the more strongly is the element of antipathy working in him.
    • that it plays into his waking life, his whole being is permeated with
    • waking life, in the outer will — rises up into the conceptual life,
    • the ego and astral body are outside the physical body; but our waking,
    • sleep. When the Persians woke from sleep — I am speaking of course of
    • We no longer feel that at the moment of waking from sleep we summon
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    • knowledge; and it is only with a view to making more comprehensible
    • Plutarch is speaking of Aristarchus of Samos, and he describes the way
    • speaking, sense-perception. Red, blue, G, C sharp — these are for us
    • called “pure thinking” — that thinking which is completely
    • higher level. For when we permeate pure thinking with moral ideas and
    • will enable him to rise to pure thinking; and on this path he becomes
    • for the deed that has been envisaged in pure thinking.
    • condition, namely, of pure thinking, to which man is able to surrender
    • experiment. And through the work he does in thinking, man develops an
    • did, fundamentally speaking, was to reduce to calculation the results
    • himself. True, he thinks his thoughts, and in thinking remains always
    • make man's thinking correspond with what he saw with his eyes. So
    • the development of thinking; and the consciousness of self has grown
    • thinking such as is necessary, for example, to grasp the heliocentric
    • boundaries of knowledge, boundaries man cannot pass without taking his
    • perception. Goethe says he never thought about thinking; what he set
    • between waking and sleeping. These two conditions must, we know,
    • We take it for granted that between waking up and falling asleep we
    • waking dream; the pictures that appear in the dream are here pressed
    • willing; dreaming and sleeping are thus perpetually present in waking
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    • knowledge; and it is only with a view to making more comprehensible
    • Plutarch is speaking of Aristarchus of Samos, and he describes the way
    • speaking, sense-perception. Red, blue, G, C sharp — these are for us
    • called “pure thinking” — that thinking which is completely
    • higher level. For when we permeate pure thinking with moral ideas and
    • will enable him to rise to pure thinking; and on this path he becomes
    • for the deed that has been envisaged in pure thinking.
    • condition, namely, of pure thinking, to which man is able to surrender
    • experiment. And through the work he does in thinking, man develops an
    • did, fundamentally speaking, was to reduce to calculation the results
    • himself. True, he thinks his thoughts, and in thinking remains always
    • make man's thinking correspond with what he saw with his eyes. So
    • the development of thinking; and the consciousness of self has grown
    • thinking such as is necessary, for example, to grasp the heliocentric
    • boundaries of knowledge, boundaries man cannot pass without taking his
    • perception. Goethe says he never thought about thinking; what he set
    • between waking and sleeping. These two conditions must, we know,
    • We take it for granted that between waking up and falling asleep we
    • waking dream; the pictures that appear in the dream are here pressed
    • willing; dreaming and sleeping are thus perpetually present in waking
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    • exercise the students' faculties of thinking, feeling and willing.
    • is to exercise the students' faculties of thinking, feeling
    • things of which I have been speaking — and which were actual
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    • is to exercise the students' faculties of thinking, feeling
    • things of which I have been speaking — and which were actual
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    • Three Kings, the Three Wisemen from the Orient. We are told that
    • imagine this thinking and perceiving, in fact, all use of the inner
    • appearances in the heavens, to be aware of significant events taking
    • and time, taking place in the inner life of man. If we examine the
    • spiritualized way of looking at the universe. And man felt himself
    • the surrounding universe than does our waking life to-day. And the
    • content of geometry in an age in which, from the moment of awaking
    • standpoint of the Mysteries than from the standpoint of waking
    • falling asleep and awaking, when our souls are outside of our bodies
    • sleep and dream into waking life, were once very active in the
    • falling asleep and awaking. Here, too, we are in the outer world, but
    • by looking back upon the body. Keyserling's talks concerning
    • between falling asleep and awaking, we look back, we feel our way
    • And looking at our external sense-knowledge, which is merely a
    • making the effort to find it, and by discovering how the Christmas
    • Christmas festival. To-day, in thinking of the Christmas Mystery, we
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    • Three Kings, the Three Wisemen from the Orient. We are told that
    • imagine this thinking and perceiving, in fact, all use of the inner
    • appearances in the heavens, to be aware of significant events taking
    • and time, taking place in the inner life of man. If we examine the
    • spiritualized way of looking at the universe. And man felt himself
    • the surrounding universe than does our waking life to-day. And the
    • content of geometry in an age in which, from the moment of awaking
    • standpoint of the Mysteries than from the standpoint of waking
    • falling asleep and awaking, when our souls are outside of our bodies
    • sleep and dream into waking life, were once very active in the
    • falling asleep and awaking. Here, too, we are in the outer world, but
    • by looking back upon the body. Keyserling's talks concerning
    • between falling asleep and awaking, we look back, we feel our way
    • And looking at our external sense-knowledge, which is merely a
    • making the effort to find it, and by discovering how the Christmas
    • Christmas festival. To-day, in thinking of the Christmas Mystery, we
  • Title: Lecture: Woman and Society (Die Frauenfrage)
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    • questions which play into our day-to-day thinking and into our
    • are speaking of things which must follow from the very nature of
    • another. And it was just the same in the crafts. What in the working
    • able to keep on making do as they do today with specialist knowledge
    • in this or that branch of human thinking, but in the entire range of
    • our souls by making a small and subtle observation.
    • are working on your astral body. But there are other cultural means
    • peculiar way of thinking which has developed in men over the
    • learn to understand people by looking into the depths of the
    • Goethe speaking from the depths of soul, once said, ‘The
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    • questions which play into our day-to-day thinking and into our
    • are speaking of things which must follow from the very nature of
    • another. And it was just the same in the crafts. What in the working
    • able to keep on making do as they do today with specialist knowledge
    • in this or that branch of human thinking, but in the entire range of
    • our souls by making a small and subtle observation.
    • are working on your astral body. But there are other cultural means
    • peculiar way of thinking which has developed in men over the
    • learn to understand people by looking into the depths of the
    • Goethe speaking from the depths of soul, once said, ‘The
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    • resurrection of thinking: how dead thoughts can be awakened to life in
    • understand this, we must begin by taking into consideration the frame
    • evolution of the earth, but, in making use of him, they have forced
    • into mankind and if they had not succeeded in taking off the sharp
    • speaking together while they are still battling with their doubts:
    • The gods found a new way of speaking to us. This way went through the
    • thinking, we are not really alive, that our life is poured into the
    • out of the force of pure thinking, and where we learn to understand
    • the freedom in man, through the impulses of pure thinking.
    • earnestness and responsibility. When speaking of such things, one
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    • resurrection of thinking: how dead thoughts can be awakened to life in
    • understand this, we must begin by taking into consideration the frame
    • evolution of the earth, but, in making use of him, they have forced
    • into mankind and if they had not succeeded in taking off the sharp
    • speaking together while they are still battling with their doubts:
    • The gods found a new way of speaking to us. This way went through the
    • thinking, we are not really alive, that our life is poured into the
    • out of the force of pure thinking, and where we learn to understand
    • the freedom in man, through the impulses of pure thinking.
    • earnestness and responsibility. When speaking of such things, one
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    • visualised in the spirit. I have visualised the working of a machine
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    • visualised in the spirit. I have visualised the working of a machine
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    • IT” and some of the Kings' plays do not differ so greatly from
    • KING LEAR”, “JULIUS CAESAR”, after his first
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    • KING LEAR”, “JULIUS CAESAR”, after his first
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    • eastern part of Asia Minor, ruled over by the kings of Western Asia.
    • teaching, making a personality whom he calls ‘Faustus’ the
    • Darkness wished to storm the Kingdom of Light. They came to its
    • Now they were to be punished by the Kingdom of Light. But in the
    • Kingdom of Light there is only good. Thus the Demons of Darkness could
    • Kingdom of Light took a portion of their own kingdom and mingled it
    • into the Kingdom of Darkness. Thereby a leaven, so to speak, came into
    • the Kingdom of Darkness and a kind of vortex arose. Death came into
    • of its own destruction. There then arose from the Kingdom of Light the
    • Archetypal Man, the human race who must mingle with the Kingdom of
    • darkness must be overcome through the Kingdom of Light, through the
    • From the Kingdom of Light a spark is sent into the Kingdom of Darkness
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    • eastern part of Asia Minor, ruled over by the kings of Western Asia.
    • teaching, making a personality whom he calls ‘Faustus’ the
    • Darkness wished to storm the Kingdom of Light. They came to its
    • Now they were to be punished by the Kingdom of Light. But in the
    • Kingdom of Light there is only good. Thus the Demons of Darkness could
    • Kingdom of Light took a portion of their own kingdom and mingled it
    • into the Kingdom of Darkness. Thereby a leaven, so to speak, came into
    • the Kingdom of Darkness and a kind of vortex arose. Death came into
    • of its own destruction. There then arose from the Kingdom of Light the
    • Archetypal Man, the human race who must mingle with the Kingdom of
    • darkness must be overcome through the Kingdom of Light, through the
    • From the Kingdom of Light a spark is sent into the Kingdom of Darkness
  • Title: Man as a Being: Cover Sheet
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    • related to thinking: the ego sense, the thought sense, the word sense,
  • Title: Man as a Being: Contents
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  • Title: Man as a Being: Introduction
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  • Title: Man as a Being: Lecture 1
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    • related to thinking: the ego sense, the thought sense, the word sense,
    • way of looking at the matter is not satisfactory, because the province
    • thinking is something quite other than the perception of the thought
    • Customary thinking overlooks the fact that hearing, since its physical
    • inwards than is the sense of hearing — I am not talking about the
    • words, about what he says to you. Just as in drinking vinegar you have
    • an unpleasant experience and in drinking wine a pleasant one, so in
    • drinking wine or vinegar or eating some kind of food. Everything
    • inner experience. You do not feel this chalk; roughly speaking, what
    • quite objective processes, for physically speaking it is a matter of
    • of movement is only there in order that what is taking place in the
    • is a world-process that is taking place. But I cannot say that what
    • Such a way of looking at things as I am now putting before you is
  • Title: Man as a Being: Lecture 2
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    • related to thinking: the ego sense, the thought sense, the word sense,
    • thought, and is incapable of thinking that there could be any other
    • seeking to apply an intellectualism, the spiritual origin of which had
    • modern thinking really has its roots in the sense of smell, in that
    • thinking is bound up with the brain — thus not at all with the
    • How can that be done? On the one hand by attacking the doctrine of
    • dogmatic belief can seek out its kingdom.
  • Title: Man as a Being: Lecture 3
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    • related to thinking: the ego sense, the thought sense, the word sense,
    • THIS cleft in human nature of which I have been speaking also finds
    • speaking about the being of man himself or of his relationship to the
    • death and even plant death, all in the same way, without taking into
    • and that will is entirely lacking. The fact is that feeling and will
    • Why are we making a point of this? Because to-day man needs to be able
  • Title: The Individuality of Elias, John, Raphael, Novalis
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    • into all our hearts, I did not want to let pass without speaking to you at
    • we have seen taking place — partly on earth, partly in super-sensible
    • worlds, the realm of spiritual evolution, taking with him the power of his
    • the being of whom I have been speaking to you today — all those with whom
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    • Elijah refer to the same person. In non-English speaking
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    • into all our hearts, I did not want to let pass without speaking to you at
    • we have seen taking place — partly on earth, partly in super-sensible
    • worlds, the realm of spiritual evolution, taking with him the power of his
    • the being of whom I have been speaking to you today — all those with whom
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    • upon which the soul is working may seem to be quite remote, while in
    • kind takes place in the case of the animal kingdom and the human
    • kingdom; but we are justified in our conviction that the mineral world
    • speaking, without awakening pleasure or pain in our environment. The
    • mineral kingdom as we have it around us on the physical plane does not
    • these kingdoms are present in quite a different form. They are not
    • namely, as realms devoid of feeling. The first kingdom of those we
    • is the animal kingdom. I do not of course mean the individual animals
    • therefore, starts his life two kingdoms higher. On the Earth we get to
    • know the animal kingdom only from the outside. The most external
    • all those forces which, working in from the Cosmos, organise our own
    • Hierarchies, the human being is working at this whole system of forces
    • Spiritual. The animal kingdom is the first realm with which he makes
    • It is the animal kingdom, then, with which acquaintance is first made.
    • The next is the human kingdom. Mineral Nature and the plant kingdom
    • are absent. The dead's acquaintance with the human kingdom is limited
    • Just as concerning the first kingdom with which the dead comes into
    • contact — the animal kingdom — we can say that everything
    • and so on. The higher the kingdom, the more intensely does a man feel
    • the dead live. The kingdom in which the dead live can easily be
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    • upon which the soul is working may seem to be quite remote, while in
    • kind takes place in the case of the animal kingdom and the human
    • kingdom; but we are justified in our conviction that the mineral world
    • speaking, without awakening pleasure or pain in our environment. The
    • mineral kingdom as we have it around us on the physical plane does not
    • these kingdoms are present in quite a different form. They are not
    • namely, as realms devoid of feeling. The first kingdom of those we
    • is the animal kingdom. I do not of course mean the individual animals
    • therefore, starts his life two kingdoms higher. On the Earth we get to
    • know the animal kingdom only from the outside. The most external
    • all those forces which, working in from the Cosmos, organise our own
    • Hierarchies, the human being is working at this whole system of forces
    • Spiritual. The animal kingdom is the first realm with which he makes
    • It is the animal kingdom, then, with which acquaintance is first made.
    • The next is the human kingdom. Mineral Nature and the plant kingdom
    • are absent. The dead's acquaintance with the human kingdom is limited
    • Just as concerning the first kingdom with which the dead comes into
    • contact — the animal kingdom — we can say that everything
    • and so on. The higher the kingdom, the more intensely does a man feel
    • the dead live. The kingdom in which the dead live can easily be
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  • Title: Universe, Earth and Man: Lecture I: The Egyptian period, and the present time.
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    • ancient kingdom of the Romans. Something remarkable appears when we
    • personality. Hence in the Roman kingdom there appears something very
    • which we are speaking, had not taken on bodies of flesh, but possessed
    • Beings he was not speaking of something that was strange to them. It
    • words “kingdom,” “Christendom,” for example. It
    • taking place today in our civilization appears as a re-embodiment of
    • Egypt? Yes, for it is not in Civilization as in the vegetable kingdom,
    • reality than it actually had. Imagine a man, in his soul, looking down
  • Title: Universe, Earth and Man: Lecture II: Ancient Wisdom and the new Apocalyptic Wisdom. Temple sleep. Isis and the Madonna. Past stages of Evolution. The bestowing of the Ego. Future Powers.
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    • respect. There is a remarkable statement taking us back to the very
    • Had the patient remained conscious, as in the waking consciousness of
    • thinking healed the man. Let us look at this more closely: that
    • things which to modern thinking — at least to the greater part of
    • thinking, such thought has a curative, harmonizing effect upon the
    • future before spiritually thinking men, in whom no inner cause of
    • Mother with the child; speaking from the standpoint of Spiritual
    • What would have happened if, without anything further taking place,
    • permeated with harmoniously working Divine Spiritual Beings. Such
    • is working and fructifying, and if man wills he can find connection
    • active today, and what will go on working into the great to-morrow of
  • Title: Universe, Earth and Man: Lecture III: The Kingdoms of Nature. Group-egos. The Centre of Man. The Kingdoms of Higher Spiritual Beings.
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    • The Centre of Man. The Kingdoms of Higher Spiritual Beings.
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    • earth. We are surrounded in the first place by the four kingdoms of
    • nature; the mineral, vegetable, animal, and human kingdoms. Man is not
    • beings of the other kingdoms of the earth we must be fully aware that
    • such an ego belonging to the animal kingdom a group-ego. The human ego
    • You have here been given a panoramic view of the different kingdoms.
    • We have now dealt with the four kingdoms of nature, the mineral,
    • vegetable, animal, and human kingdoms, but the series does not end
    • here; it goes farther. These are only the kingdoms which man can see
    • Looking from man upwards to higher kingdoms, we have to begin with
    • three kingdoms which interest us. In accordance with Christian
    • esotericism, we call the kingdom immediately bordering on the human
    • there is a second kingdom, higher than the Angels, the kingdom of the
    • a still higher kingdom, that of the Archai (Original Forces or First
    • three kingdoms next above man.
    • I will try to tell you a little about the life of these kingdoms; they
    • life of plants when he tills the ground, so these higher kingdoms
    • influence the human kingdom. We shall best understand this if we
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  • Title: Universe, Earth and Man: Lecture IV: The Outer Manifestations of Spiritual Beings in the Elements. Their connection with Man. Cosmic partitions. The Myth of Osiris.
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    • supplement the different Kingdoms of nature that surround us in the
    • normal development man is incapable of working beyond one incarnation.
    • world, and we must realize that three more kingdoms have to be added
    • the bodily manifestation of this Spiritual Kingdom. (When I said that
    • human beings. As if from a higher kingdom, the Spirits of Form have
    • Spirits of Form have the task of working on the earth as a whole,
    • the animal and vegetable kingdoms that had already gone through a
    • sun-beings also working on it from outside, conditions on earth became
    • between the moon forces working from within, and the sun forces
    • working from without, was associated with earthly development.
  • Title: Universe, Earth and Man: Lecture V: The sacrifice of the substance by the Thrones, Kyriotetes, Dynami's, and Exusiai. Jehovah and the Elohim, and their co-operative activity in the stages of human Development.
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    • be a stone — a mineral; in fact our mineral kingdom here on the
    • vegetable kingdom consists of such Beings. A Being having physical
    • existence on earth. Now it is only a rough way of speaking to say that
    • his physical body, through taking into itself the etheric body, became
    • forerunners of a certain portion of our present animal kingdom had its
    • origin only on the Sun as a second kingdom to that of man. From the
    • possessor of three principles, was surrounded by two other kingdoms;
    • one a kingdom which on the Moon had remained behind at the stage of
    • Our mineral kingdom did not as yet exist on the Moon. It came into
    • existence last, as a sort of deposit from the other kingdoms. Of
    • without the basis of a mineral kingdom, but formerly conditions were
    • the animal kingdom; animals in the vegetable kingdom; and at the time
    • when the Moon was separated from the Sun all the kingdoms were
    • The human kingdom (really animal kingdom, consisting of physical body,
    • The animal kingdom (really vegetable kingdom, consisting of physical
    • The vegetable kingdom (really mineral kingdom, because it consisted
    • Our present mineral kingdom did not as yet exist.
    • kingdoms were raised about half a stage higher. The human astral body
    • Something like this took place at the time of which I am speaking; man
    • In like manner the two other kingdoms were raised about half a stage,
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  • Title: Universe, Earth and Man: Lecture VI: The Spirits of Form as regents of earthly existence. Participation of the Luciferic beings. The formation of race.
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    • Form were even then active, working slowly and gradually at the human
    • from the ever working Forces of Form, that they were no longer so
    • We have already explained that besides the exalted beings working from
    • man; the normally working Spirits of Form, of whom we have spoken, and
    • work upon the ego, and who already had been working on the astral
    • his own personality by giving him His inward power, thereby making
    • divinely working forces. He knew that at a very early stage certain
  • Title: Universe, Earth and Man: Lecture VII: Animal forms -- the physiognomical expression of human passions. The religion of Egypt -- a remembrance of Lemurian times. Fish and serpent symbols. The remembrance of Atlantis in Europe. The Light of Christ.
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    • of animals we see in the higher orders of the animal kingdom nothing
    • These are the expressions of passions, and working in them we find
    • substance, and Spiritual beings working upon this substance, and
    • sun (which had already left the earth) working upon the earth's
    • working on him from outside, who had made of him an instinctive being.
    • of thinking flowed into him, somewhat as is the case with animals
    • conditions of consciousness developed — those of waking and
    • still preserved today in the alternation between waking and sleeping.
    • of which I am speaking. They were times when man was physically at the
    • difference between the conditions of sleeping and waking as exists
    • preparing mankind, making him capable of receiving the Christ Impulse,
  • Title: Universe, Earth and Man: Lecture VIII: Mans connection with the various planetary bodies. The earth's mission.
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    • have perceived a harmonious working together in wisdom. If one
    • made this or that discovery. The art of paper making, for example, was
    • the human kingdom, where ego meets ego as independent individual, has
    • we look around upon the human kingdom, and desire to learn about man,
    • the other kingdoms of the earth? Let us consider the vegetable
    • kingdom. When clairvoyant vision sweeps out into the universe and we
    • those belonging to our sun a vegetable kingdom entirely corresponding
    • to our own — so that in our vegetable kingdom we have something
    • was in the position in which the vegetable kingdom is now. This
    • kingdom is composed of beings consisting of physical body and etheric
    • the world passed through the various kingdoms it passed through a
    • If we now pass to the mineral kingdom we find in the forms of crystals
    • the formative forces of the mineral kingdom we find forces which reach
    • those forms of the mineral kingdom through which the light passes, to
    • Clairvoyant consciousness looks around upon the vegetable kingdom, and
    • Thus we see that in the mineral kingdom we have something which in a
  • Title: Universe, Earth and Man: Lecture XI: The progress of man. His conquest of the physical plane in the post-Atlantean civilizations. The beginning and up-building of the 'I am.' The chosen people.
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    • human kingdom to which he himself belonged there were other kingdoms
    • kingdoms so also there are many different grades among the beings
    • above man. Some beings in the kingdom of the Angels are very close to
    • During the day man is continually making use of his physical and
    • kinds of perceptions have been taking place in us as well as impulses
    • their withdrawal, they were not taken up into a higher kingdom. Above
    • the human kingdom a spiritual kingdom is outspread, the kingdom of the
    • capable he became of looking up to the Gods the less could a certain
    • sleeping and waking, for example) were able to obtain a clear view
    • intermediate condition between sleeping and waking could enter into
    • the physical and etheric bodies, they rose into the kingdom of the
    • kingdom of the spirit, which was well known to them. The opinion was
    • the spirit, but would first have to enter a kingdom in which they
    • had a spiritual foundation. Before the rise of the true Roman kingdom
    • find the way back to them by looking within our own being — by
    • Whom they were looking with such expectation. The place where
    • to change the material kingdom of men into a kingdom of the spirit;
  • Title: Universe, Earth and Man: Lecture X: The reflection in the fourth epoch of mans experiences with the ancient Gods and their way of the Cross. The Christ-Mystery.
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    • other kingdoms around him. Man, as at present developed, is by no
    • upon that which surrounds him. If no other kingdom surrounded us, no
    • mineral, no vegetable, no animal kingdom, if there was no atmosphere,
    • the lower kingdoms of nature, these give him the substances and forces
    • with the lower kingdoms of nature. It is true he only enters these
    • certain relationship with the kingdoms below him; he dips into them;
    • on leaving his body he rises into higher kingdoms, into that of the
    • Angels, Archangels, and Archai, and indeed into still higher kingdoms.
    • relationship with the lower kingdoms, so after death he enters into
    • relationship with higher kingdoms.
    • kingdoms above him as he now reaches out into the physical world. His
    • being extended into the kingdom of the Angels, Archangels, and even
    • into higher kingdoms which interpenetrate his own. His consciousness
    • such secrets as we are speaking of in the privacy of an
    • said: “The kingdom of Osiris will be established again upon
    • that He had withdrawn more and more from the kingdom of the dead (and
    • better to be a beggar in the physical world than a king in the land of
  • Title: Universe, Earth and Man: Lecture XI: The reversing of Egyptian remembrance into material forms by way of Arabism. The harmonizing of Egyptian remembrance. The Christian impulse of power in Rosicrucianism.
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    • Looking back to the Egyptian pyramids we observe a type of geometric
    • no justification for speaking of a mere development of races. In the
    • universe working from one civilization to another, you must make
    • striking fact in connection with this highly gifted being is contained
    • Another powerful impulse was, however, already making itself felt,
    • appeared that were seeking a union between science and belief, minds
    • Taking the whole of modern culture, we have to see in it a memory of
    • of constructive thinking were laid. Later, this constructive thinking
    • one group, that having the smallest amount of purely logical thinking
    • thought possible. Hence external thinking, even when it has reached an
    • will obtain imagination as well, but logical thinking will be
    • over to Europe gave the final impulse to logical thinking — to
    • memory. The reason why he presented it in a materialistic form, making
    • repetition but an ascent; that a progressive development is taking
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  • Title: Universe, Earth and Man: Introduction by Marie Steiner
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    • world; in its seeking, erring, and striving, through the approaching
  • Title: Lecture: The Origin of Speech and Language
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    • plant, and animal kingdoms was also touched upon, and this then led
    • that it is essentially a process of taking in substances that are
    • as old as I am. The discovery I am speaking of is the following.
    • from speaking.
    • you only need to imagine that we have the habit of making certain
    • gestures while speaking, such as Ah! (corresponding gesture);
    • speaking are experienced by the left side of the brain.
    • getting their entire brain confused through making them write with
    • pedagogically speaking, you would achieve the very opposite of what
    • of making people do the same thing both with the right and the left
    • look at the clock to see if we must start working or if it is time to
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    • plant, and animal kingdoms was also touched upon, and this then led
    • that it is essentially a process of taking in substances that are
    • as old as I am. The discovery I am speaking of is the following.
    • from speaking.
    • you only need to imagine that we have the habit of making certain
    • gestures while speaking, such as Ah! (corresponding gesture);
    • speaking are experienced by the left side of the brain.
    • getting their entire brain confused through making them write with
    • pedagogically speaking, you would achieve the very opposite of what
    • of making people do the same thing both with the right and the left
    • look at the clock to see if we must start working or if it is time to
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    • imaginative way of looking at things that was characteristic of Old
    • the emergence of soul-powers which have the character of thinking,
    • thinking, feeling and willing as they normally are on earth, but
    • thinking back into the Old Moon, not to the extent of having visions,
    • working only as ordinary life-processes belonging to the physical
    • organ for understanding Aristotle was lacking. The phrase has been
    • have to add the spiritual to a thinking that remains in the realm of
    • thinking. What is the use of speaking of freedom where this necessity
    • one come upon matter without spirit. Thinking remains mere thinking
    • point is that our thinking must be brought into line with reality,
    • comprehension of the world into untruth. There is always this forking
    • opposite — a thinking that is not in accord with reality.
    • materialistic thinking; but, as in many other cases, the outcome of
    • materialistic thinking can work to the benefit of the human faculties
    • had not developed the kind of thinking we have today. The Greeks were
    • not possessed of the purely abstract thinking we have, and need to
    • thinking, but with truth.
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    • imaginative way of looking at things that was characteristic of Old
    • the emergence of soul-powers which have the character of thinking,
    • thinking, feeling and willing as they normally are on earth, but
    • thinking back into the Old Moon, not to the extent of having visions,
    • working only as ordinary life-processes belonging to the physical
    • organ for understanding Aristotle was lacking. The phrase has been
    • have to add the spiritual to a thinking that remains in the realm of
    • thinking. What is the use of speaking of freedom where this necessity
    • one come upon matter without spirit. Thinking remains mere thinking
    • point is that our thinking must be brought into line with reality,
    • comprehension of the world into untruth. There is always this forking
    • opposite — a thinking that is not in accord with reality.
    • materialistic thinking; but, as in many other cases, the outcome of
    • materialistic thinking can work to the benefit of the human faculties
    • had not developed the kind of thinking we have today. The Greeks were
    • not possessed of the purely abstract thinking we have, and need to
    • thinking, but with truth.
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    • much greater change in ways of thinking than is generally appreciated.
    • much more deeply. It can sometimes be heartbreaking how little the
    • Looking back before the nineteenth century to the end of the
    • impulse working in Schiller when he wrote his Letters on the
    • working in a sense-perceptible medium. And he would produce something
    • interpretations. They are headed by the Golden King, who represents
    • (not symbolises) wisdom, the Silver King who represents beautiful
    • appearance, the Bronze King, who represents power, and Love who crowns
    • way of looking at things, developed by Schiller in an abstract
    • do we find no trace of the peculiar way of thinking we are impelled to
    • thinking, and a man who had spiritualised instincts, such as Goethe
    • the structure of society. Looking at the French Revolution, he writes
    • way of thinking about the best social conditions is equally powerless.
    • them. That is no way of making progress. Progress can be made when
    • Spiritual Science re-inaugurates this way of looking at things. It
    • spiritual life. Now we can see a trend towards making these three
    • abstract thinking on the other, particularly in relation to the social
    • undertaking concerned with production is unhealthy when managed by the
    • undertakings into the realm which should be responsible only for the
    • in this present time, where earnestness is knocking most solemnly at
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    • much greater change in ways of thinking than is generally appreciated.
    • much more deeply. It can sometimes be heartbreaking how little the
    • Looking back before the nineteenth century to the end of the
    • impulse working in Schiller when he wrote his Letters on the
    • working in a sense-perceptible medium. And he would produce something
    • interpretations. They are headed by the Golden King, who represents
    • (not symbolises) wisdom, the Silver King who represents beautiful
    • appearance, the Bronze King, who represents power, and Love who crowns
    • way of looking at things, developed by Schiller in an abstract
    • do we find no trace of the peculiar way of thinking we are impelled to
    • thinking, and a man who had spiritualised instincts, such as Goethe
    • the structure of society. Looking at the French Revolution, he writes
    • way of thinking about the best social conditions is equally powerless.
    • them. That is no way of making progress. Progress can be made when
    • Spiritual Science re-inaugurates this way of looking at things. It
    • spiritual life. Now we can see a trend towards making these three
    • abstract thinking on the other, particularly in relation to the social
    • undertaking concerned with production is unhealthy when managed by the
    • undertakings into the realm which should be responsible only for the
    • in this present time, where earnestness is knocking most solemnly at
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    • relatively speaking, self-dependent. We have within the human being
    • roughly speaking, the breast system — is connected with the
    • the system and organisation of the limbs. Relatively speaking, these
    • them in the following way. In ordinary waking life Man is fully awake
    • thinking and ideas. Everything connected with the life of feeling
    • waking life with a life of dreams. What goes on in the sphere of
    • contains within it thinking, feeling and willing. In the head system
    • periods of about seven years in length. Roughly speaking, the first is
    • see them working together with the rhythmic system indirectly through
    • the influences and workings of these elemental beings. Man spreads out
    • elemental beings from the Elf King's realm intervene in the destiny of
    • THE ELF KING'S DAUGHTER
    • Elf King's daughter amidst them is seen.
    • For Elf King's daughter did I see.”
    • plant and animal kingdoms — in the very same way do we live with
    • of taking note of external nature in a more objective way. Earlier, he
    • year. This is one of the most striking ‘returns’ — this
    • events which comes back in a striking manner. The same observation can
    • Babylonian kingdoms, of the ancient Persian and Egyptian kingdoms and
    • you will find no mention of the continued working of the Christ
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    • relatively speaking, self-dependent. We have within the human being
    • roughly speaking, the breast system — is connected with the
    • the system and organisation of the limbs. Relatively speaking, these
    • them in the following way. In ordinary waking life Man is fully awake
    • thinking and ideas. Everything connected with the life of feeling
    • waking life with a life of dreams. What goes on in the sphere of
    • contains within it thinking, feeling and willing. In the head system
    • periods of about seven years in length. Roughly speaking, the first is
    • see them working together with the rhythmic system indirectly through
    • the influences and workings of these elemental beings. Man spreads out
    • elemental beings from the Elf King's realm intervene in the destiny of
    • THE ELF KING'S DAUGHTER
    • Elf King's daughter amidst them is seen.
    • For Elf King's daughter did I see.”
    • plant and animal kingdoms — in the very same way do we live with
    • of taking note of external nature in a more objective way. Earlier, he
    • year. This is one of the most striking ‘returns’ — this
    • events which comes back in a striking manner. The same observation can
    • Babylonian kingdoms, of the ancient Persian and Egyptian kingdoms and
    • you will find no mention of the continued working of the Christ
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    • it were from the objects themselves. In this respect Goethe's thinking
    • ’ to himself, he experiences a force that is working within him,
    • and the Greek, as he felt the working of this inner force, related it
    • forces which are also working but in a different way. The Moon forces
    • Moon forces are working, for instance, in the shaping and moulding of
    • forces. Metabolism is primarily an outcome of the working of Earth
    • but for all that they are still working from outside.
    • drinking. But within the organism they are received into the realm of
    • astral body in which the influence of Sun and Moon are working. But
    • directions of cosmic space are also working in the human organism. The
    • influences working upon that part of the human organism which lies
    • above the heart — speaking very roughly, for it would be
    • body — this is due to an irregularity in the working of the
    • working in us nowadays. Naturally the Saturn forces work in us, just
    • they are caused by an irregular working of the Saturn forces.
    • active in thinking.
    • the thinking faculty, and Jupiter is responsible for permeating the
    • The development of the faculty of thinking takes place essentially
    • Just as Jupiter has to do with thinking, so has Mars to do with speech.
    • Jupiter:    thinking.
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    • it were from the objects themselves. In this respect Goethe's thinking
    • ’ to himself, he experiences a force that is working within him,
    • and the Greek, as he felt the working of this inner force, related it
    • forces which are also working but in a different way. The Moon forces
    • Moon forces are working, for instance, in the shaping and moulding of
    • forces. Metabolism is primarily an outcome of the working of Earth
    • but for all that they are still working from outside.
    • drinking. But within the organism they are received into the realm of
    • astral body in which the influence of Sun and Moon are working. But
    • directions of cosmic space are also working in the human organism. The
    • influences working upon that part of the human organism which lies
    • above the heart — speaking very roughly, for it would be
    • body — this is due to an irregularity in the working of the
    • working in us nowadays. Naturally the Saturn forces work in us, just
    • they are caused by an irregular working of the Saturn forces.
    • active in thinking.
    • the thinking faculty, and Jupiter is responsible for permeating the
    • The development of the faculty of thinking takes place essentially
    • Just as Jupiter has to do with thinking, so has Mars to do with speech.
    • Jupiter:    thinking.
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    • by your walking — whether you go out to do good deeds or bad
    • — taking always the moral colouring, the moral quality of it
    • find ourselves by looking away from the outer world and concentrating
    • by looking away from what is within us — that is to say, from the
    • breathe in to fill ourselves with life. Then in a manner of speaking
    • ‘ear’ that reaches downward, into the apparatus of walking
    • are born not yet orientated for walking. If we retained the
    • think. For we are born in truth unorientated for walking and standing,
    • have seen, our bodily faculties: Walking, Speaking, Singing and
    • Thinking (for it is only prejudice to imagine that thought on the
    • earth is a spiritual faculty; our earthly thinking is essentially
    • bound to the physical body, just as our walking is) — these
    • Walking, Speaking, Singing, Thinking: we have the transformations of
    • that alone as science which speaks only to the head; but speaking only
    • the Imaginative thinking with the ordinary thinking. Then we can
    • You see, therefore, that Imaginative thinking is already related to
    • Good is lacking to him he is crippled in soul and spirit. Transform
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    • by your walking — whether you go out to do good deeds or bad
    • — taking always the moral colouring, the moral quality of it
    • find ourselves by looking away from the outer world and concentrating
    • by looking away from what is within us — that is to say, from the
    • breathe in to fill ourselves with life. Then in a manner of speaking
    • ‘ear’ that reaches downward, into the apparatus of walking
    • are born not yet orientated for walking. If we retained the
    • think. For we are born in truth unorientated for walking and standing,
    • have seen, our bodily faculties: Walking, Speaking, Singing and
    • Thinking (for it is only prejudice to imagine that thought on the
    • earth is a spiritual faculty; our earthly thinking is essentially
    • bound to the physical body, just as our walking is) — these
    • Walking, Speaking, Singing, Thinking: we have the transformations of
    • that alone as science which speaks only to the head; but speaking only
    • the Imaginative thinking with the ordinary thinking. Then we can
    • You see, therefore, that Imaginative thinking is already related to
    • Good is lacking to him he is crippled in soul and spirit. Transform
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    • kingdoms as future soul-content of man, resting on the law of
    • IN a series of lectures I have been speaking about occult
    • people who, to all appearances, are not working for themselves; and yet in
    • reality are. A lawyer, for example, is to all intents and purposes working
    • obtained from the mineral kingdom? You are inculcating human spirit into
    • to the objective world without asking for honour or for the preservation of
    • adheres to the delusion of thinking that what is a mere concern of the
    • yourselves what is now the mineral kingdom and it will become part of your
    • inner being; similarly the plant kingdom. What surrounds you in nature will
    • Freemasons. When the Freemason was working with his fellow-builders, he
    • nature that surrounds us in the kingdoms of the minerals, plants and
    • four kingdoms of nature, of which man is one. To bring spirit into the
    • result of involution and evolution. Involution is the in-taking, evolution
    • be inaccessible to certain methods of working. — A man standing here,
    • undertakings, and so forth. And by adopting certain measures it will
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    • kingdoms as future soul-content of man, resting on the law of
    • IN a series of lectures I have been speaking about occult
    • people who, to all appearances, are not working for themselves; and yet in
    • reality are. A lawyer, for example, is to all intents and purposes working
    • obtained from the mineral kingdom? You are inculcating human spirit into
    • to the objective world without asking for honour or for the preservation of
    • adheres to the delusion of thinking that what is a mere concern of the
    • yourselves what is now the mineral kingdom and it will become part of your
    • inner being; similarly the plant kingdom. What surrounds you in nature will
    • Freemasons. When the Freemason was working with his fellow-builders, he
    • nature that surrounds us in the kingdoms of the minerals, plants and
    • four kingdoms of nature, of which man is one. To bring spirit into the
    • result of involution and evolution. Involution is the in-taking, evolution
    • be inaccessible to certain methods of working. — A man standing here,
    • undertakings, and so forth. And by adopting certain measures it will
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    • of Jesus, “The kingdom of God cometh not with observation,
    • neither shall they say, Lo here, or Lo there, for behold the kingdom
    • One of the kings had a daughter, Mandane,
    • working together with Alba Longa, the priestly State, had brought Rome
    • of Initiation. It was now a matter of making him into the highest
    • hold of, and becomes the principle making all men equal before God.
    • existing forms, taking the form of the law from the theocratic State,
    • Judaism, Kingdom of God, Knights Templar, Lemurian, Manu, Medes,
    • Kingdom of God,
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    • of Jesus, “The kingdom of God cometh not with observation,
    • neither shall they say, Lo here, or Lo there, for behold the kingdom
    • One of the kings had a daughter, Mandane,
    • working together with Alba Longa, the priestly State, had brought Rome
    • of Initiation. It was now a matter of making him into the highest
    • hold of, and becomes the principle making all men equal before God.
    • existing forms, taking the form of the law from the theocratic State,
    • Judaism, Kingdom of God, Knights Templar, Lemurian, Manu, Medes,
    • Kingdom of God,
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    • in their interworking between Earth and Cosmos; he sees them at work
    • sees them too in the hidden working of human destiny. Becoming thus
  • Title: Supersensible Man: Lecture I
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    • Something is, however, speaking to men to-day, even if they do not
    • speaking to them to-day in clear and unmistakable tones, urging them
    • substances and forces, we have, truly speaking, no science which
    • of religious tradition, that the thinking, feeling and willing of man
    • who are seeking knowledge.
    • — this curiously formed planet, looking like a globe surrounded
    • Suppose we are looking at Saturn, the planet that has the longest way
    • gives a picture. Looking now at all the planets together in this way
    • remembering what we do and experience is lacking, we are not in good
    • Archangels and Angels, are working and weaving at this cosmic
    • away to the formative working and weaving of the planets. In what the
    • recognise our own human form. And working and weaving through it all
    • make up the human form the working and weaving of the Third Hierarchy.
    • Beings of the Second Hierarchy are looking downwards, towards Earth.
    • In their work upon the blood system they are looking upwards. Both the
    • working and weaving together in the Cosmos; finally, Beings of the
    • animal kingdoms and also what the physical human kingdom accomplishes
    • where the Sun is working. It is where the spine begins to show a
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    • been speaking. Life consists, in this period, in learning to know
    • spirit-form, making it thus perceptible to Imaginative vision. This
    • possibility than to employ earthly language. But we are speaking here
    • all that is taking place between the souls of men and the Beings of
    • with the eyes of the soul, which we have after death, looking upon it
    • speaking spiritually — in the Sun, he has himself become a
    • we begin to see mighty changes taking place in those with whom we were
    • When we look with physical eyes at someone who is walking, we see how
    • On Earth the sight of a human being walking past one without head or
    • degree in which they belong together, souls unite in working at the
    • upon each other. And through this working together, spiritual kinships
    • incarnation comes into being as a result of the working together of
    • away), when there is this working together, dependent always on the
    • looks into his inner nature, knowing the while that the sure working
    • other than an interworking between them and Beings of the higher
    • imperceptible; it is also not physical. True, it manifests its working
    • leg from the ground, it is heavy, the force of gravity is working upon
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    • universe changes. The faculty of thinking, especially that abstract
    • thinking by which men set so much store on Earth, is by no means
    • is quite useless there. We have to leave behind us the thinking of
    • thinking must be left behind. The further we pass out into the
    • King of Spain who was once shown a map of the stars and their
    • speaking to-day — the great primeval Teachers of the human race.
    • factors were working together. When in his existence between death and
    • hundred years old. The fact that these influences are working in our
    • to the domain of Mars. The strongest cosmic influence working upon
    • “sense” it taking place. Most of us cannot unravel its
    • of which we have been speaking; but what I am now going to say is of
    • the Cosmos impulses which were not working with the same strength in
    • looking down at the earthly world. If it were not so, the earthly
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    • time; and as man's thinking and ideation have necessarily to be in
    • tries with ordinary thinking to determine, for instance, what is
    • as it were, of all the interworking of the starry worlds. For this
    • working together of the stars, which is at the same time an expression
    • of the working together of the Spiritual Beings that are in these
    • — the harmonies and melodies born from the inter-workings of the
    • making a halt, staying there. “D” is the same, but has a
    • gestures that correspond to them. In making the gestures, the
    • through the workings of the higher Hierarchies? So much for man's
    • among the mineral, plant and animal kingdoms.
    • human being working upon another, in accord too with the Beings of the
    • speaking, each single human head is seen to be a wonderful world,
    • looking upon the life of man between death and a new birth is a sense
    • dull, consciousness during waking life is clear, consciousness after
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    • the life of the senses, making us feel that it is, after all, of
    • that there is an inferior way of taking the life of the senses
    • permeates it with the human soul itself, making this hard rocky
    • abstract, theoretical expressions. We cannot help speaking a language
    • clothed in words without making will and feeling one with the thoughts
    • when, through Imagination, we understand the working of the
    • true measure of our thinking. Having once taken hold in this way of
    • the Earth's memories, we feel how our thinking is bound up with the
    • working together with us between death and rebirth at the
    • Hierarchy are around us, just as on Earth the three or four kingdoms
    • Earth, clothing himself in a physical, human body and partaking in the
    • satisfied with speaking in an abstract manner of the wonderful
    • hid. We hear the Beings of the Second Hierarchy speaking of the nature
    • body. But suppose we are looking at a metal that is passing, under the
    • the faculties of speaking and thinking begin to unfold in a little
    • see the formative forces working calmly and quietly within him.
    • of the universe! Then the faculties of speaking and thinking begin to
    • behold also their working wherever fire has part in the process of
    • the unfolding of the child's faculties of walking, speaking and
    • thinking. But everywhere the Beings of the First Hierarchy work and
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    • WAKING
    • not unveiled. If this waking consciousness, as it serves us for
    • waking condition of consciousness, something is concealed, and
    • walking along a road and comes to a mountain. He passes into a
    • it has lasted until the time of waking.
    • waking life.
    • what is consciously experienced on waking. The pictures in
    • falling asleep and awaking. Between falling asleep and awaking
    • the body with their soul and lose consciousness. On waking they
    • waking life, they can now say: ‘The Earth has
    • existing kinds. When human beings consider their waking
    • consciousness they can distinguish between thinking, feeling
    • and willing. But just as the waking consciousness has these
    • falling asleep and awaking people are not always in the same
    • condition any more than they are during the period of waking
    • consciousness. A person is awake when thinking or feeling or
    • two other conditions of the life of sleep, just as in waking
    • Thinking, the possession of thoughts, corresponds in sleep to
    • from which nothing can be brought into the waking life of the
    • person can bring back something into the waking life through
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    • WAKING
    • not unveiled. If this waking consciousness, as it serves us for
    • waking condition of consciousness, something is concealed, and
    • walking along a road and comes to a mountain. He passes into a
    • it has lasted until the time of waking.
    • waking life.
    • what is consciously experienced on waking. The pictures in
    • falling asleep and awaking. Between falling asleep and awaking
    • the body with their soul and lose consciousness. On waking they
    • waking life, they can now say: ‘The Earth has
    • existing kinds. When human beings consider their waking
    • consciousness they can distinguish between thinking, feeling
    • and willing. But just as the waking consciousness has these
    • falling asleep and awaking people are not always in the same
    • condition any more than they are during the period of waking
    • consciousness. A person is awake when thinking or feeling or
    • two other conditions of the life of sleep, just as in waking
    • Thinking, the possession of thoughts, corresponds in sleep to
    • from which nothing can be brought into the waking life of the
    • person can bring back something into the waking life through
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    • was cultivated in the ancient Mysteries. Looking at this etheric body,
    • if, through the influence of light during the waking period, the eye
    • into the interior of man's organism. If one is looking at some shining
    • one observes the waking human being, one sees the etheric body in
    • have said during the day, from waking to falling asleep — but in
    • inwardly, from evening to morning, in the resounding, speaking,
    • individualised Logos. And this resounding, speaking, individualised
    • Looking at this still more closely, using the same methods through
    • — seeking the ultimate reality, behind what is fundamentally
    • Thirdly — in this attempt to exercise the art of seeking the
    • ultimate reality. It is a working and flowing and weaving together of
    • streaming, flowing, resounding, speaking activity, and form the human
    • being lives on earth, alternating between waking and sleeping. During
    • waking, although his soul is woven into the activity of Exusiai,
    • talking either of Matter or of what is called Spirit in the ordinary
    • between one Monad and another — or at most by tacking on an
    • take hold of Thinking, Feeling, and Willing in the astral body, as
    • In our human Thinking there lives the activity of the Angels.
    • And in what is revealed in waking life through human movement of the
    • Archai, Archangels, and Angels, which are reflected in the waking
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    • was cultivated in the ancient Mysteries. Looking at this etheric body,
    • if, through the influence of light during the waking period, the eye
    • into the interior of man's organism. If one is looking at some shining
    • one observes the waking human being, one sees the etheric body in
    • have said during the day, from waking to falling asleep — but in
    • inwardly, from evening to morning, in the resounding, speaking,
    • individualised Logos. And this resounding, speaking, individualised
    • Looking at this still more closely, using the same methods through
    • — seeking the ultimate reality, behind what is fundamentally
    • Thirdly — in this attempt to exercise the art of seeking the
    • ultimate reality. It is a working and flowing and weaving together of
    • streaming, flowing, resounding, speaking activity, and form the human
    • being lives on earth, alternating between waking and sleeping. During
    • waking, although his soul is woven into the activity of Exusiai,
    • talking either of Matter or of what is called Spirit in the ordinary
    • between one Monad and another — or at most by tacking on an
    • take hold of Thinking, Feeling, and Willing in the astral body, as
    • In our human Thinking there lives the activity of the Angels.
    • And in what is revealed in waking life through human movement of the
    • Archai, Archangels, and Angels, which are reflected in the waking
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    • human being, as a being of willing, feeling and thinking. A
    • but also in the realm of thinking, the calm reposing head.
    • soul may attune itself to the reception of universal thinking
    • Light from universal thinking pours in to stir the will forces which
    • action, and deeds of love emerge through ennobled thinking. This may
    • by means of thinking. The universal thought is ever present, awaiting
    • accomplish this. Parsifal could become the Grail King only when he
    • great rulers — Kings with golden wisdom. Now all might meet in
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    • The wise kings' heads.
    • By thinking
    • hierarchies by making the salutation more abstract. He wanted this
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    • The wise kings' heads.
    • By thinking
    • hierarchies by making the salutation more abstract. He wanted this
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    • before taking on a material existence, where he felt himself among
    • that there are indeed moments when epoch-making events occur —
    • conception), as taking place at the Baptism of Jesus of Nazareth by
    • John in Jordan, we have a picture of the breaking-in of something
    • Science venturing no further than the making of statements in
    • Since we are speaking of such recent occurrences, it is only
    • and you will see that our age, after much painstaking research into
    • is that the biblical documents are speaking of a God — whom,
    • as if outer, abstract ideas were taking root among peoples and
    • events of modern history were taking their course. It was intended to
    • Philosophy to-day insists upon seeking for causes in what is
    • existence. The Christ Impulse has redeemed mankind from sinking into
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    • before taking on a material existence, where he felt himself among
    • that there are indeed moments when epoch-making events occur —
    • conception), as taking place at the Baptism of Jesus of Nazareth by
    • John in Jordan, we have a picture of the breaking-in of something
    • Science venturing no further than the making of statements in
    • Since we are speaking of such recent occurrences, it is only
    • and you will see that our age, after much painstaking research into
    • is that the biblical documents are speaking of a God — whom,
    • as if outer, abstract ideas were taking root among peoples and
    • events of modern history were taking their course. It was intended to
    • Philosophy to-day insists upon seeking for causes in what is
    • existence. The Christ Impulse has redeemed mankind from sinking into
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    • speaking of Richard Wagner, I certainly do not mean to imply
    • definite ideas. Whether or not one is justified in speaking of it, is
    • are talking about, speak of music. The ‘Music of the Spheres’
    • deeper than the outer eye can perceive are working between one
    • when the air was becoming pure and clear and waking consciousness
    • who is working from spiritual worlds, for the position of an Initiate
    • word is brought forth to-day by the waves of air working through the
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    • speaking of Richard Wagner, I certainly do not mean to imply
    • definite ideas. Whether or not one is justified in speaking of it, is
    • are talking about, speak of music. The ‘Music of the Spheres’
    • deeper than the outer eye can perceive are working between one
    • when the air was becoming pure and clear and waking consciousness
    • who is working from spiritual worlds, for the position of an Initiate
    • word is brought forth to-day by the waves of air working through the
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    • the impulses living in Plato and Aristotle were working on and of
    • thinking are making their appearance. In Plato's time, thoughts
    • sixty heavenly Powers are working and weaving therein, sending forth
    • abstraction, albeit working on in the guise of revelation, took its
    • of Iamblichus of the spiritual forces working down into every animal
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    • the impulses living in Plato and Aristotle were working on and of
    • thinking are making their appearance. In Plato's time, thoughts
    • sixty heavenly Powers are working and weaving therein, sending forth
    • abstraction, albeit working on in the guise of revelation, took its
    • of Iamblichus of the spiritual forces working down into every animal
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    • thinking grows more independent within the life of humanity, we
    • thinking can become sounder; we must moreover create a foundation
    • are taking place in the evolution of humanity. At present, people do
    • asleep to the moment of waking up!”
    • brotherliness, human love, thinking for others and not only for
    • ourselves, working for others and not only for ourselves — what
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    • thinking grows more independent within the life of humanity, we
    • thinking can become sounder; we must moreover create a foundation
    • are taking place in the evolution of humanity. At present, people do
    • asleep to the moment of waking up!”
    • brotherliness, human love, thinking for others and not only for
    • ourselves, working for others and not only for ourselves — what
  • Title: Lecture: The Weaving and Living Activity of the Human Etheric Bodies
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    • transformed under the influence of the processes which were taking
    • of an Ego. The beings that belong to the other kingdoms of Nature,
    • kingdoms of Nature have received their stable forms through the
    • animal kingdom. Also the animal kingdom has its definite forms. It
    • the great difference between the forms of the animal kingdom and of
    • the kingdom of man! If we cast our gaze over the surface of the
    • individual human species; in the human kingdom, however, we cannot
    • the kingdom of man as that between a lion and a nightingale, we would
    • would have before you the whole animal kingdom! The etheric body
    • fundamental types the forms of the whole animal kingdom. In other
    • whole animal kingdom, which is simply held together by the form of
    • being bears within him, as a disposition, the whole animal kingdom.
    • From this standpoint, the animal kingdom differs from man only
    • Consequently, the animal kingdom is the expanded etheric body of
    • statement: “The animal kingdom is the human being,
    • human being bears within his etheric body the whole animal kingdom.
    • that the physical body holds together the whole animal kingdom, the
    • have abandoned it, and a whole etheric animal kingdom would rise
    • this animal kingdom does not rise out of the human being, for the
    • allow it to reach the point of splitting up into the animal kingdom.
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    • transformed under the influence of the processes which were taking
    • of an Ego. The beings that belong to the other kingdoms of Nature,
    • kingdoms of Nature have received their stable forms through the
    • animal kingdom. Also the animal kingdom has its definite forms. It
    • the great difference between the forms of the animal kingdom and of
    • the kingdom of man! If we cast our gaze over the surface of the
    • individual human species; in the human kingdom, however, we cannot
    • the kingdom of man as that between a lion and a nightingale, we would
    • would have before you the whole animal kingdom! The etheric body
    • fundamental types the forms of the whole animal kingdom. In other
    • whole animal kingdom, which is simply held together by the form of
    • being bears within him, as a disposition, the whole animal kingdom.
    • From this standpoint, the animal kingdom differs from man only
    • Consequently, the animal kingdom is the expanded etheric body of
    • statement: “The animal kingdom is the human being,
    • human being bears within his etheric body the whole animal kingdom.
    • that the physical body holds together the whole animal kingdom, the
    • have abandoned it, and a whole etheric animal kingdom would rise
    • this animal kingdom does not rise out of the human being, for the
    • allow it to reach the point of splitting up into the animal kingdom.
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    • of such a Building will not be achieved. In an undertaking like this
    • were working through the hands, the heads and the hearts of men.
    • buildings, differences are at once apparent. A very striking example
    • striking and significant feature of this early Art of Building?
    • foreshadowed, mysteriously, in the past. And as I am speaking of
    • King Solomon's Temple? Is there anyone who ever saw it, in all
    • explanation of Solomon's Temple upon it would be speaking quite
    • composed. I am, of course, speaking here of the art of epic poetry,
    • when it is speaking of the living human being. It begins to be a
    • of these things. Thinking of the human being in all his majesty, I
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    • of such a Building will not be achieved. In an undertaking like this
    • were working through the hands, the heads and the hearts of men.
    • buildings, differences are at once apparent. A very striking example
    • striking and significant feature of this early Art of Building?
    • foreshadowed, mysteriously, in the past. And as I am speaking of
    • King Solomon's Temple? Is there anyone who ever saw it, in all
    • explanation of Solomon's Temple upon it would be speaking quite
    • composed. I am, of course, speaking here of the art of epic poetry,
    • when it is speaking of the living human being. It begins to be a
    • of these things. Thinking of the human being in all his majesty, I
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    • such knowledge only takes hold of the thinking life of man. So long
    • himself in cosmic pictures. Looking up to the stars, he saw them not
    • — “Better to be a beggar upon Earth than a king in the
    • the real thing. The souls of olden time, looking out through the body
    • Men of the East — the three Kings or Magi — we see the
    • they would now experience on Earth by looking up to the Mystery on
    • that time, who had a certain feeling for what was taking place,
    • expressed in the words I am now speaking — such was the meaning
    • restricted calculating vision of the astronomer, thus sinking our
    • to Life again. We feel the living and healing Spirit speaking to us
    • Christo morimur, then too we feel what is seeking to come near us
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    • such knowledge only takes hold of the thinking life of man. So long
    • himself in cosmic pictures. Looking up to the stars, he saw them not
    • — “Better to be a beggar upon Earth than a king in the
    • the real thing. The souls of olden time, looking out through the body
    • Men of the East — the three Kings or Magi — we see the
    • they would now experience on Earth by looking up to the Mystery on
    • that time, who had a certain feeling for what was taking place,
    • expressed in the words I am now speaking — such was the meaning
    • restricted calculating vision of the astronomer, thus sinking our
    • to Life again. We feel the living and healing Spirit speaking to us
    • Christo morimur, then too we feel what is seeking to come near us
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    • assumes a materialistic character, or whether in his speaking he
    • that the words that ring in his speaking, coming as they do from the
    • allows idealism to disappear altogether from his speaking, then he
    • days designated the plough. When anyone was listening to or speaking
    • a word, it was not so much his thinking that partook in the
    • schools. Generally speaking, however, it is possible to trace a
    • the Greeks. You could not have more striking evidence of this than
    • And so, if we are speaking of the Hierarchies as described in
    • was completely lacking in spirituality. It was really so. There you
    • language of will, and behold there the wonderful working and
    • weaving of the Divine Archangels, behold too how their working and
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    • assumes a materialistic character, or whether in his speaking he
    • that the words that ring in his speaking, coming as they do from the
    • allows idealism to disappear altogether from his speaking, then he
    • days designated the plough. When anyone was listening to or speaking
    • a word, it was not so much his thinking that partook in the
    • schools. Generally speaking, however, it is possible to trace a
    • the Greeks. You could not have more striking evidence of this than
    • And so, if we are speaking of the Hierarchies as described in
    • was completely lacking in spirituality. It was really so. There you
    • language of will, and behold there the wonderful working and
    • weaving of the Divine Archangels, behold too how their working and
  • Title: Lecture: Gnostic Doctrines and Supersensible Influences in Europe
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    • fragment only of the world in which man lives and moves as a thinking
    • away from the sphere of human thinking. Man's thought to-day is
    • thinking had not begun to function in the mind of man. Knowledge came
    • and the building of logical connections in thinking denoted a later
    • of everything that is associated with the activity of thinking.
    • faculty of thinking was turned to practical application in the
    • activity is lacking in our present age, whereas in Scholasticism it
    • a veil. And in the case of which we are speaking, a decadent culture
    • rigidly to an inwardly pure, inwardly austere activity of thinking of
    • working of the faculty of pure reason now dawning in the human mind.
    • forces of this astute, keen thinking to the needs of material
    • of sense. In this way the realm of human thinking became easy of
    • life-breath is provided by the thinking of the West, permeated as it
    • Luciferic, rationalistic thinking of the West. And human beings on
    • West to East and from East to West forces are working and weaving in
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    • fragment only of the world in which man lives and moves as a thinking
    • away from the sphere of human thinking. Man's thought to-day is
    • thinking had not begun to function in the mind of man. Knowledge came
    • and the building of logical connections in thinking denoted a later
    • of everything that is associated with the activity of thinking.
    • faculty of thinking was turned to practical application in the
    • activity is lacking in our present age, whereas in Scholasticism it
    • a veil. And in the case of which we are speaking, a decadent culture
    • rigidly to an inwardly pure, inwardly austere activity of thinking of
    • working of the faculty of pure reason now dawning in the human mind.
    • forces of this astute, keen thinking to the needs of material
    • of sense. In this way the realm of human thinking became easy of
    • life-breath is provided by the thinking of the West, permeated as it
    • Luciferic, rationalistic thinking of the West. And human beings on
    • West to East and from East to West forces are working and weaving in
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    • new birth with what is taking place here in the physical world, and,
    • the Monism that is formed by the working together of the living and
    • an influence working downward from spiritual worlds, coming to us
    • We must however realise that this working together of the dead and
    • Luciferic and Ahrimanic forces are working in the most manifold ways.
    • dead are working as I have now described. And there is a constant
    • workings are contained in that which we bear within us as our soul;
    • are truly seeking but they are groping in the dark; they divine that
    • working. Notably it will go on working — so believe the
    • morass’ or slime of life working constantly upward to the
    • of thinking; we shall not seek for the ‘animal morass’ of
    • soul in this or that departed one, for whom we are making
    • system. Even astronomically speaking, they were right, for the other
    • Intuitive cognition. But in any event these influences are working
    • plant and animal kingdoms of nature, and of the physical human
    • kingdom, come into us along with other experiences of soul —
    • thinking the conditions are quite different.
    • to do with you, and now you must begin making great efforts to get
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    • new birth with what is taking place here in the physical world, and,
    • the Monism that is formed by the working together of the living and
    • an influence working downward from spiritual worlds, coming to us
    • We must however realise that this working together of the dead and
    • Luciferic and Ahrimanic forces are working in the most manifold ways.
    • dead are working as I have now described. And there is a constant
    • workings are contained in that which we bear within us as our soul;
    • are truly seeking but they are groping in the dark; they divine that
    • working. Notably it will go on working — so believe the
    • morass’ or slime of life working constantly upward to the
    • of thinking; we shall not seek for the ‘animal morass’ of
    • soul in this or that departed one, for whom we are making
    • system. Even astronomically speaking, they were right, for the other
    • Intuitive cognition. But in any event these influences are working
    • plant and animal kingdoms of nature, and of the physical human
    • kingdom, come into us along with other experiences of soul —
    • thinking the conditions are quite different.
    • to do with you, and now you must begin making great efforts to get
  • Title: Ancient Myths: Cover Sheet
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    • The nature of mythical thinking. Egyptian, Greek and Hebrew way to
    • Looking back on the change of soul in development of consciousness.
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  • Title: Lecture I: Ancient Myths
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    • But it is only in our thinking that the Gods have deserted us. They are
    • have frequently remarked that knowledge, that way of thinking
    • come again to such a thinking, such a grasp of the universe, as will
    • acquainted with the nature of that thinking which underlies the mode
    • mind the nature of the thinking employed in the myths, how deeply, or
    • thinking that still rules in the soul today is connected with the
    • preparation of food from the plant kingdom, the building of cities,
    • one can call it thinking! The Greeks related that Chronos had
    • than looking up to the connection with the stars, as Dupuis supposed,
    • with this ancient forefather, this ancient king in Thrace, or in
    • Epirus. The Greek had in fact this idea: There was once such a king
    • being of man — but who then went on working no longer as an
    • must have ordinary objective thinking. But the Gods have not ventured
    • thinking, so they have not descended to the earth, but kept to their
    • different, and that this looking back went hand in hand with the
    • understanding of the Greek consciousness! Thus the Greek in looking
    • overcome atavism, making use of sulphur atavistically. But Zeus and
    • speaking — it is the excrement of that which was understood
    • far beyond talking of sulphur processes in the cosmos when thunder
    • the Earth, who only belongs to the Kingdom of death.
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    • But it is only in our thinking that the Gods have deserted us. They are
    • scientific thinking. The realization of what each one can do, no
    • of looking back of mankind, and this looking back to other states of
    • could really say: we see them. Entirely abstract thinking has only
    • the course of mankind's evolution. We are there looking back to an
    • fact, expressed in the myths. Thinking gradually passed over to
    • nonsense.) In the air spiritual events are taking place around
    • but spiritual events are taking place. These spiritual events,
    • perceptive process and a thinking process spread out in time; whereas
    • sleep.’ Thus people connected perceiving and thinking with
    • man develops in perceiving and thinking of the kind that I have
    • perception and thinking with the day, with sunrise and sunset —
    • arrange social conditions in the Roman Kingdom. This, however, means
    • perceiving and thinking, according to the rising and setting of the
    • what can be the most impure, lowest way of thinking, as is shown from
    • taking place continually on a small scale. Think for a moment: words
    • taking place in humanity.
    • distinguishing marks of the Assyrian kings or of the Egyptian kings,
    • ancient kings had) were, for instance, these.
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    • But it is only in our thinking that the Gods have deserted us. They are
    • archetypal forces working in nature and in man. If the Egyptian was
    • peculiar situation of taking words in a false sense, not relating
    • them to their true reality, but taking them in their most superficial
    • itself a looking-glass (Spiegel). And it is related that Till
    • is depicted the owl with the looking-glass, was because another
    • speaking as we have spoken here today! There are a fair number of
    • however, another way of looking at the human being which
    • art of Education. This is not the looking back at having been
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    • But it is only in our thinking that the Gods have deserted us. They are
    • today, the Egyptian, as too the Greek, at least the Greek thinking in
    • If things are understood rightly, talking of superstition has
    • corresponds in man to the thorax. So that, speaking macrocosmically
    • thinking with reality. This head-civilization, this Aries-culture,
    • shall be speaking of this immediately.
    • with all its forces, purely as physical thinking-instrument, as
    • one could say that in a certain respect Mars was the rightful King of
    • the rightful king of this world because nothing can really be
    • of making himself spiritual. No age has been so favourable to
    • of Brest-Litowsk. You know that various people are taking part in
    • them. The chief people from Russia taking part — to single that
    • if indeed these things men are taking part in are actualities. It is
    • and a looking-glass, then Till Eulenspiegel did not live! If I want
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    • But it is only in our thinking that the Gods have deserted us. They are
    • changes taking place in a single individual. The individual as the
    • of course speaking of the science, the political life of his time,
    • behaviour is any kind of proof that they are not seeking what is to
    • obvious, immense veneration for one who had grown old; a looking up
    • am not speaking of such things. But after he had grown so old, in his
    • not come naturally as a rule. And yet, unless a man is always taking
  • Title: Lecture VI: Ancient Myths
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    • thinking and feeling flow into such currents as are necessary
    • result of our always seeking to understand through abstract
    • understanding of man. One must put oneself in the position of taking
    • so indolent, so theoretic in our thinking as we now prefer. For you
    • this. Man is rooted with his being in the kingdom of the lower Gods,
    • in the kingdom of the Chthonic Gods.
    • man in the kingdom of the lower Gods then one must complete this
    • has but a slight feeling for what is taking place at the present
    • lacking for really giving to children today something that refreshes
    • and a supporting of life. Two things are lacking. The one is that,
    • depth, is precisely what is lacking to our life, what our life does
    • powers have taken part in working upon what is being accomplished in
    • seen externally. What is now taking place will be transformed into
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    • But it is only in our thinking that the Gods have deserted us. They are
    • meditating over all these things one can gain great help by thinking
    • speaking lightly — that everyone has his own head. Man
    • special time at which one observes the stars. So that by taking the
    • we ourselves take part in working in the cosmos. And from the
    • work, namely, that the earth is working there. In the case of the
    • the animal kingdom is also to some extent involved — inasmuch
    • connected with a proper mutual action taking place between head and
    • furthered. A direct way of thinking — but one perhaps that has
    • be a straightforward, direct mode of thinking. But a thinking that is
    • appreciation for our Lenins and Trotskys’. (He is speaking of
    • which is nevertheless lacking in what man gains for himself today.
    • speaking.
    • confuses it with reality, one is not really looking for reality at
    • existence. Merely by making the statement ‘there is a
    • existence one actually proves that one is talking nonsense. For if it
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    • whole great universe. In reality we participate in the making of the
    • Figuratively speaking, it approaches in the form of a hollow sphere,
    • development by making breathing a conscious process, and thereby also
    • are no longer interested in thinking in clear concepts — it is
    • actually a constant striking of the brain fluid against the nerve
    • system taking place which starts off those processes underlying the
    • have been speaking to you here, my dear friends, about the laws
    • talk. This is, however, nothing but materialistic thinking applied to
    • that, by being devoted to true spiritual research, one is working not
    • from a point of view lacking in reality, that is, according to
    • has taken place in social life, and especially what is taking place
    • peoples — speaking in terms of outer history. I refer to that
    • indeed, intend to speak disparagingly. For in speaking of repeated
    • in social thinking as the outcome of materialism. Slowly in the
    • customary thinking of today, often seem paradoxical. But anyone who
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    • whole great universe. In reality we participate in the making of the
    • Figuratively speaking, it approaches in the form of a hollow sphere,
    • development by making breathing a conscious process, and thereby also
    • are no longer interested in thinking in clear concepts — it is
    • actually a constant striking of the brain fluid against the nerve
    • system taking place which starts off those processes underlying the
    • have been speaking to you here, my dear friends, about the laws
    • talk. This is, however, nothing but materialistic thinking applied to
    • that, by being devoted to true spiritual research, one is working not
    • from a point of view lacking in reality, that is, according to
    • has taken place in social life, and especially what is taking place
    • peoples — speaking in terms of outer history. I refer to that
    • indeed, intend to speak disparagingly. For in speaking of repeated
    • in social thinking as the outcome of materialism. Slowly in the
    • customary thinking of today, often seem paradoxical. But anyone who
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    • The Forming of Destiny in Sleeping and Waking.
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    • consciousness: waking life and sleep. The conception of sleep in most
    • waking, both the astral body and the Ego are present outside the
    • activities are, to say the least, as significant as those of waking
    • thinking of the beginning of man's life. During the very
    • to understand the workings of all that the human being brings from
    • cannot walk, who has to acquire this faculty. The second is speaking,
    • and the third, thinking. One faculty may take precedence
    • being learns to walk, to speak and to think. The faculty of thinking
    • follows that of speaking; the faculty to grasp also in thought what
    • is expressed in words develops, gradually, out of speaking. It is
    • The ordinary conception of walking is extremely inadequate. Walking
    • of gravity in the body, whether standing or walking, lies at the
    • of walking, man uses his legs, whereas his arms and hands are
    • The second faculty, that of speaking, is also acquired by
    • with walking, standing, equilibration, differentiation between hands
    • and feet. It can be said with truth, that speaking is not unconnected
    • with walking, — above all, with the use of the hand in its
    • differentiation. It is well known that speaking is connected with the
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    • THE FORMING OF DESTINY IN SLEEPING AND WAKING
    • consciousness: waking life and sleep. The conception of sleep in most
    • waking, both the astral body and the Ego are present outside the
    • activities are, to say the least, as significant as those of waking
    • thinking of the beginning of man's life. During the very
    • to understand the workings of all that the human being brings from
    • cannot walk, who has to acquire this faculty. The second is speaking,
    • and the third, thinking. One faculty may take precedence
    • being learns to walk, to speak and to think. The faculty of thinking
    • follows that of speaking; the faculty to grasp also in thought what
    • is expressed in words develops, gradually, out of speaking. It is
    • The ordinary conception of walking is extremely inadequate. Walking
    • of gravity in the body, whether standing or walking, lies at the
    • of walking, man uses his legs, whereas his arms and hands are
    • The second faculty, that of speaking, is also acquired by
    • with walking, standing, equilibration, differentiation between hands
    • and feet. It can be said with truth, that speaking is not unconnected
    • with walking, — above all, with the use of the hand in its
    • differentiation. It is well known that speaking is connected with the
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    • thinking about the world and about life.
    • early life — how as a boy of seven he built an altar by taking
    • different kind of thinking, a different way of approaching the world,
    • the bent towards abstract thinking, the tendency of thought to work
    • fifteenth century that our thinking has been so influenced by our
    • speaking, of measure, number and weight. Students of Pythagorean
    • and word. When they were speaking it seemed to them that the idea
    • carried into the word itself. And their thinking was not abstract and
    • intellectualistic as our thinking is to-day. Something like the sound
    • his thinking, but to him speaking was thinking. Thinking was
    • instead of making calculations based on the results of experiments,
    • they observed the changes and transformations taking place
    • viewing the world has developed out of the Greek way of looking at
    • even only as an Italian, the world for which you are really seeking
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    • thinking about the world and about life.
    • early life — how as a boy of seven he built an altar by taking
    • different kind of thinking, a different way of approaching the world,
    • the bent towards abstract thinking, the tendency of thought to work
    • fifteenth century that our thinking has been so influenced by our
    • speaking, of measure, number and weight. Students of Pythagorean
    • and word. When they were speaking it seemed to them that the idea
    • carried into the word itself. And their thinking was not abstract and
    • intellectualistic as our thinking is to-day. Something like the sound
    • his thinking, but to him speaking was thinking. Thinking was
    • instead of making calculations based on the results of experiments,
    • they observed the changes and transformations taking place
    • viewing the world has developed out of the Greek way of looking at
    • even only as an Italian, the world for which you are really seeking
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    • whole mode of thinking, the faculty of cognition, the power of
    • of thinking. Anthroposophy does not, however, content itself with the
    • faculty of thinking which comes to expression in ordinary memory, but
    • thinking in man is developed to a greater strength and intensity than
    • am speaking of pictures of which a complete survey can be maintained.
    • into this meditation or these exercises of thinking, we should be led
    • Thinking, Imagination.
    • I have called this development ‘Imaginative Thinking
    • kind of thinking that is usual in ordinary life and science, this
    • speaking of the colourlessness, the ‘pale cast’ of
    • abstract thought. And nearly all the thinking that goes on in
    • But one point must be quite clear. In this Imaginative Thinking we
    • Imaginative Thinking is gradually brought home to us, however,
    • now, by means of this living, pictorial thinking, I experience
    • relation of the thinking to what is now an objective perception is
    • unfolds the activity of thinking. He thinks about something or other;
    • thinking to what thus arises objectively before my consciousness.
    • but of the living forces which have been working at the upbuilding of
    • other than the forces working actively in the organism — in
    • reality to the now strengthened and enhanced power of thinking
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    • whole mode of thinking, the faculty of cognition, the power of
    • of thinking. Anthroposophy does not, however, content itself with the
    • faculty of thinking which comes to expression in ordinary memory, but
    • thinking in man is developed to a greater strength and intensity than
    • am speaking of pictures of which a complete survey can be maintained.
    • into this meditation or these exercises of thinking, we should be led
    • Thinking, Imagination.
    • I have called this development ‘Imaginative Thinking
    • kind of thinking that is usual in ordinary life and science, this
    • speaking of the colourlessness, the ‘pale cast’ of
    • abstract thought. And nearly all the thinking that goes on in
    • But one point must be quite clear. In this Imaginative Thinking we
    • Imaginative Thinking is gradually brought home to us, however,
    • now, by means of this living, pictorial thinking, I experience
    • relation of the thinking to what is now an objective perception is
    • unfolds the activity of thinking. He thinks about something or other;
    • thinking to what thus arises objectively before my consciousness.
    • but of the living forces which have been working at the upbuilding of
    • other than the forces working actively in the organism — in
    • reality to the now strengthened and enhanced power of thinking
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    • speaking, its contents were obtained through super-sensible vision,
    • eminently intellectual in his way of working.
    • thinking, evolved up to the fifteenth century. That human beings were
    • Catholic Church. If we observe the disorderly way of thinking which
    • spirit does not possess a real technique of thinking. How many things
    • thinking, that is to say, as a technique of intellectualism!
    • cannot accept, nevertheless it reveals a thinking activity which
    • Essentially speaking,
    • century was, therefore, the development of a technique of thinking.
    • This thinking activity has now adopted a definite attitude in regard
    • forth the position of man's thinking activity towards the contents of
    • technique of thinking in order to approach with it the contents of a
    • this: their intellect was grappling with Nature, it was seeking
    • struggle of the intellect that was seeking to gain a knowledge of
    • the same way in which the universities were, generally speaking, the
    • of the senses offered to them. Fundamentally speaking, just about the
    • as yet exist, for Darwin's first epoch-making book only appeared in
    • Generally speaking, the
    • made to apply this manner of thinking, which is contained in all the
    • Fundamentally speaking, materialism already existed; it had its
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    • speaking, its contents were obtained through super-sensible vision,
    • eminently intellectual in his way of working.
    • thinking, evolved up to the fifteenth century. That human beings were
    • Catholic Church. If we observe the disorderly way of thinking which
    • spirit does not possess a real technique of thinking. How many things
    • thinking, that is to say, as a technique of intellectualism!
    • cannot accept, nevertheless it reveals a thinking activity which
    • Essentially speaking,
    • century was, therefore, the development of a technique of thinking.
    • This thinking activity has now adopted a definite attitude in regard
    • forth the position of man's thinking activity towards the contents of
    • technique of thinking in order to approach with it the contents of a
    • this: their intellect was grappling with Nature, it was seeking
    • struggle of the intellect that was seeking to gain a knowledge of
    • the same way in which the universities were, generally speaking, the
    • of the senses offered to them. Fundamentally speaking, just about the
    • as yet exist, for Darwin's first epoch-making book only appeared in
    • Generally speaking, the
    • made to apply this manner of thinking, which is contained in all the
    • Fundamentally speaking, materialism already existed; it had its
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    • without taking into consideration the special definition which
    • to say, by speaking of Haeckel's neck-ties and the complaints of
    • intellectualism, a technique of thinking which Scholasticism had
    • “Riddles of the World” are, fundamentally speaking,
    • moment of waking up to the moment of falling asleep. Even then, he
    • may say: During his waking life, from the moment of waking up to the
    • waking up, it escapes your consciousness, you do not know anything
    • thinking part of man, the head of man. And we must ask: What
    • the time of falling asleep to the time of waking up?
    • the abstract thinking logic, which merely takes hold of the head, and
    • super-sensible knowledge is, fundamentally speaking, not a relation
    • anthroposophical spiritual science for speaking so little of God. But
    • I have often said: It seems to me that those who are always speaking
    • important than continually speaking of God. Perhaps, at first,
    • To begin with, we have the technique of thinking contained in
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    • without taking into consideration the special definition which
    • to say, by speaking of Haeckel's neck-ties and the complaints of
    • intellectualism, a technique of thinking which Scholasticism had
    • “Riddles of the World” are, fundamentally speaking,
    • moment of waking up to the moment of falling asleep. Even then, he
    • may say: During his waking life, from the moment of waking up to the
    • waking up, it escapes your consciousness, you do not know anything
    • thinking part of man, the head of man. And we must ask: What
    • the time of falling asleep to the time of waking up?
    • the abstract thinking logic, which merely takes hold of the head, and
    • super-sensible knowledge is, fundamentally speaking, not a relation
    • anthroposophical spiritual science for speaking so little of God. But
    • I have often said: It seems to me that those who are always speaking
    • important than continually speaking of God. Perhaps, at first,
    • To begin with, we have the technique of thinking contained in
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    • physical body, is, comparatively speaking, old, and in the course of
    • superficial manner of thinking, an untrained manner of thinking,
    • the following case: You see a man, who is walking along the bank of a
    • its Karma. Trivially speaking, we might say: The child's Higher Self,
    • speaking of normal conditions; when people are asleep during the
    • night and awake during the day, I am not speaking of the conditions
    • way that it can be used by the earth for it's thinking activity, when
    • physical body as an organ of thinking, because it is organised for
    • Indeed, I might mention striking cases, yet they would all be merely
    • events of our time are taking place, will be there — and these
    • we but find the possibility of recognising what is taking place now,
    • the intention of breaking Lucifer's wings and of causing him to fall.
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    • superficial manner of thinking, an untrained manner of thinking,
    • the following case: You see a man, who is walking along the bank of a
    • its Karma. Trivially speaking, we might say: The child's Higher Self,
    • speaking of normal conditions; when people are asleep during the
    • night and awake during the day, I am not speaking of the conditions
    • way that it can be used by the earth for it's thinking activity, when
    • physical body as an organ of thinking, because it is organised for
    • Indeed, I might mention striking cases, yet they would all be merely
    • events of our time are taking place, will be there — and these
    • we but find the possibility of recognising what is taking place now,
    • the intention of breaking Lucifer's wings and of causing him to fall.
  • Title: Lecture: Salt, Mercury, Sulphur
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    • in man, he was speaking of something absolutely real and concrete.
    • be outside man and in seeking thus to understand human nature by way
    • spectre the faculties of thinking, feeling and willing also come into
    • body, had been taking place since the beginning of the fifteenth
    • mystical meanings. Jacob Boehme connected the thinking — the
    • perception of the processes taking their course in the etheric body —
    • the Logos is working. The crystal-formations of the earth are the
    • working of the salts in etheric form must be thought of in a more
    • this airy element and by the breaking up of the etheric thoughts, by
    • from the working of the ‘astral man’ in the ‘air
    • spoke about ‘thinking’ he spoke of the salt-process just
    • times. If they had been confronted with our concepts of thinking,
    • of people when they speak of thinking, feeling and willing, consider
    • taking place in his image being. In outer nature there transpires
    • old Folk-Wisdom living in Jacob Boehm conceived as taking place
    • Kings. This story of the visit of the Three Kings to the Child Jesus
    • connected with this visit of the Three Kings from the East. These
    • Kings relate that they have come from regions where conditions were
    • World-King would appear whose coming would be heralded by a star.
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    • in man, he was speaking of something absolutely real and concrete.
    • be outside man and in seeking thus to understand human nature by way
    • spectre the faculties of thinking, feeling and willing also come into
    • body, had been taking place since the beginning of the fifteenth
    • mystical meanings. Jacob Boehme connected the thinking — the
    • perception of the processes taking their course in the etheric body —
    • the Logos is working. The crystal-formations of the earth are the
    • working of the salts in etheric form must be thought of in a more
    • this airy element and by the breaking up of the etheric thoughts, by
    • from the working of the ‘astral man’ in the ‘air
    • spoke about ‘thinking’ he spoke of the salt-process just
    • times. If they had been confronted with our concepts of thinking,
    • of people when they speak of thinking, feeling and willing, consider
    • taking place in his image being. In outer nature there transpires
    • old Folk-Wisdom living in Jacob Boehm conceived as taking place
    • Kings. This story of the visit of the Three Kings to the Child Jesus
    • connected with this visit of the Three Kings from the East. These
    • Kings relate that they have come from regions where conditions were
    • World-King would appear whose coming would be heralded by a star.
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  • Title: Lecture: It is a Necessity of Our Earnest Times to Find Again the Path Leading to the Spirit
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    • That striking year to
    • intellect, the thinking, into our consciousness soul. That means a
    • took hold of his thinking, his life of representations and his
    • from the moment of falling asleep to the moment of waking up. That is
    • Yet we do not judge the waking state in the same way. The time of
    • of waking up, was really quite different in the fourth post-Atlantean
    • thinking, he said: The light, the sun thinks within me. The Greek of
    • so abstractly about thinking as we do to-day. He thought: The sun
    • thinking. And when a particularly cultured Greek ate, he indeed
    • experienced what was thinking within him as the sun's bright light,
    • earth; i.e. the taking in of food. Through the intimate way in which
    • not stand visibly before us, because we have conquered thinking for
    • through modern medicine, with its abstract way of thinking, even
    • sleep is, from the moment of falling asleep to the moment of waking
    • which we live from the moment of waking up to the moment of falling
    • kind of sleep during the time from falling asleep to waking up.
    • falling asleep to that of waking up. What does then take place with
    • moment of waking up. In these modern times, the human soul then
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    • That striking year to
    • intellect, the thinking, into our consciousness soul. That means a
    • took hold of his thinking, his life of representations and his
    • from the moment of falling asleep to the moment of waking up. That is
    • Yet we do not judge the waking state in the same way. The time of
    • of waking up, was really quite different in the fourth post-Atlantean
    • thinking, he said: The light, the sun thinks within me. The Greek of
    • so abstractly about thinking as we do to-day. He thought: The sun
    • thinking. And when a particularly cultured Greek ate, he indeed
    • experienced what was thinking within him as the sun's bright light,
    • earth; i.e. the taking in of food. Through the intimate way in which
    • not stand visibly before us, because we have conquered thinking for
    • through modern medicine, with its abstract way of thinking, even
    • sleep is, from the moment of falling asleep to the moment of waking
    • which we live from the moment of waking up to the moment of falling
    • kind of sleep during the time from falling asleep to waking up.
    • falling asleep to that of waking up. What does then take place with
    • moment of waking up. In these modern times, the human soul then
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    • One of his lectures on Spiritual Essence and its Working,
    • an old Persian legend. “Djemjdid was a king who led his people
    • dead are perpetually working into our physical world. The forces of
    • which under the influence of the impulses working in men to-day are
    • order to reach them. What is lacking to-day is the application of
    • worst plight; it is healthy logic, really sound thinking, and above
    • speaking the truth at all about certain things, because of national
    • light itself, then for the first time he becomes aware that thinking
    • Thinking that is bound up with the body is proper to physical life
    • only. Directly we leave this body, our thinking loses definition; it
    • the moment our thinking is received into the light, it is no longer
    • just as here in earthly life he makes use of thinking in the physical
    • things through thinking.
    • possible when thinking is based on the bodily functions. This kind of
    • thinking is ingrained in them from their youth onwards. But healthy
    • in the element of thinking that is truly free. As long as such things
    • kingdoms of nature, is behind the ego that is an image only. We must
    • reversal of feeling has been experienced. Then, when thinking is
    • social thinking. When the ego is allowed to remain a mirror-image,
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    • One of his lectures on Spiritual Essence and its Working,
    • an old Persian legend. “Djemjdid was a king who led his people
    • dead are perpetually working into our physical world. The forces of
    • which under the influence of the impulses working in men to-day are
    • order to reach them. What is lacking to-day is the application of
    • worst plight; it is healthy logic, really sound thinking, and above
    • speaking the truth at all about certain things, because of national
    • light itself, then for the first time he becomes aware that thinking
    • Thinking that is bound up with the body is proper to physical life
    • only. Directly we leave this body, our thinking loses definition; it
    • the moment our thinking is received into the light, it is no longer
    • just as here in earthly life he makes use of thinking in the physical
    • things through thinking.
    • possible when thinking is based on the bodily functions. This kind of
    • thinking is ingrained in them from their youth onwards. But healthy
    • in the element of thinking that is truly free. As long as such things
    • kingdoms of nature, is behind the ego that is an image only. We must
    • reversal of feeling has been experienced. Then, when thinking is
    • social thinking. When the ego is allowed to remain a mirror-image,
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    • taking of these steps which must bring blessing to the
    • about that in more recent years the way of working had necessarily to
    • thinking, feeling, and will. I remarked first of all to those who
    • came to me in this way for help in what they were seeking and could
    • only find where anthroposophical Spiritual Science is making its way
    • drawn into the forms of thinking and ideation prevailing in various
    • Taking for granted therefore that the Anthroposophical Movement will
    • Movement, and so on. Taking into account the fact that the opponents
    • were to do so, he would be working for two ends: firstly, for the
    • together as in one organic whole, but this working together must take
    • essential impulse of the Anthroposophical Movement — working
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    • taking of these steps which must bring blessing to the
    • about that in more recent years the way of working had necessarily to
    • thinking, feeling, and will. I remarked first of all to those who
    • came to me in this way for help in what they were seeking and could
    • only find where anthroposophical Spiritual Science is making its way
    • drawn into the forms of thinking and ideation prevailing in various
    • Taking for granted therefore that the Anthroposophical Movement will
    • Movement, and so on. Taking into account the fact that the opponents
    • were to do so, he would be working for two ends: firstly, for the
    • together as in one organic whole, but this working together must take
    • essential impulse of the Anthroposophical Movement — working
  • Title: Lecture: The Ego-consciousness of the So-called Dead
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    • great events of the present are taking place, to those who must stand
    • Spirits of their Souls, working Guardians!
    • Spirits of their Souls, working Guardians!
    • gradually be acquired by speaking of things repeatedly and throwing
    • our body. Spatially speaking, they are outside. Nevertheless,
    • formed our stomach, or everything that exists, spatially speaking,
    • this case we must set about thinking in an entirely different way of
    • world. Trivially speaking, I might say that this world is merely
    • together with another human being, we spoke with him and in speaking
    • vegetable, animal and human kingdom. It enables us to experience what
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    • great events of the present are taking place, to those who must stand
    • Spirits of their Souls, working Guardians!
    • Spirits of their Souls, working Guardians!
    • gradually be acquired by speaking of things repeatedly and throwing
    • our body. Spatially speaking, they are outside. Nevertheless,
    • formed our stomach, or everything that exists, spatially speaking,
    • this case we must set about thinking in an entirely different way of
    • world. Trivially speaking, I might say that this world is merely
    • together with another human being, we spoke with him and in speaking
    • vegetable, animal and human kingdom. It enables us to experience what
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    • called its better days, something was taking place that almost
    • honest seeking will find, if he practices self-observation, that this
    • to be a special phenomenon of the present moment working its way to
    • objective mathematics, objective chemistry, that it is working toward
    • when a person seeking anthroposophy wants to escape from these will
    • its highest expression, he cannot help asking at the same time for a
    • behind but with the new world of his seeking. Since he has turned his
    • be a quite unthinking person to say, “I feel my humanity alien
    • everything that the striving for insight recognizes as its seeking,
    • can only be developed by rising above suffering and making it a
    • ferreted out the necessity of asking who selected them and authorized
    • manager and is therefore more involved in thinking, that thinking
    • escape from the direction the will is taking that it enters the
    • sectarian group thought it a most praiseworthy undertaking to meet
    • thinking and feeling people were moved to apply their wills to the
    • breaking his legs. It is much harder to pour good thoughts so
    • thus exerted one's humanness. Many an undertaking has suffered
    • thinking and feeling person one finds satisfaction there because one
    • making one dissatisfied. But that attitude doesn't last. In the long
    • practice. That means making one single whole again of the person
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    • called its better days, something was taking place that almost
    • honest seeking will find, if he practices self-observation, that this
    • to be a special phenomenon of the present moment working its way to
    • objective mathematics, objective chemistry, that it is working toward
    • when a person seeking anthroposophy wants to escape from these will
    • its highest expression, he cannot help asking at the same time for a
    • behind but with the new world of his seeking. Since he has turned his
    • be a quite unthinking person to say, “I feel my humanity alien
    • everything that the striving for insight recognizes as its seeking,
    • can only be developed by rising above suffering and making it a
    • ferreted out the necessity of asking who selected them and authorized
    • manager and is therefore more involved in thinking, that thinking
    • escape from the direction the will is taking that it enters the
    • sectarian group thought it a most praiseworthy undertaking to meet
    • thinking and feeling people were moved to apply their wills to the
    • breaking his legs. It is much harder to pour good thoughts so
    • thus exerted one's humanness. Many an undertaking has suffered
    • thinking and feeling person one finds satisfaction there because one
    • making one dissatisfied. But that attitude doesn't last. In the long
    • practice. That means making one single whole again of the person
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    • that during the waking state we are both with our ego and astral body within
    • taking place in the inner light-body. But we do not see them as light
    • distant way what, for instance, is taking place amongst us here. Because
    • of the New Year is a kind of sign marking the progress of time generally; and
    • all thinking souls, things called into being by this black printers' ink
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    • that during the waking state we are both with our ego and astral body within
    • taking place in the inner light-body. But we do not see them as light
    • distant way what, for instance, is taking place amongst us here. Because
    • of the New Year is a kind of sign marking the progress of time generally; and
    • all thinking souls, things called into being by this black printers' ink
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    • be answered on the basis of our experience or with our ordinary thinking.
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    • the etheric body. Perhaps we are justified in asking if there is any
    • right way on the free part of the etheric body we have been speaking
    • enjoyed and desired in life. And the breaking of habit is really
    • sculptors and overseers working on the form of the life to come. For
    • man largely spends his time in Devachan working on the new form he is
    • prototype of his next form. He forms this prototype by working into
    • images that he is always thinking about. This is something quite
    • working in the right way. A phlegmatic who only takes in trivial
    • at heart and is therefore intent on working for it — and also,
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    • be answered on the basis of our experience or with our ordinary thinking.
    • into things in all manner of ways, like the way it is now speaking
    • thinking. However, if we follow this or that slogan, or give special
    • scientific basis and is useful in many respects, we shall be making
    • understood. There have always been scientists in the world working
    • man, who, as it were, thrust forth the other kingdoms of nature: the
    • mineral kingdom was pushed out, certain specific inner organs arose.
    • way that he is taking in something that is not right for him. So we
    • experiences in his soul when he is habitually working behind a work
    • four hundred years ago clairvoyants observed materialistic thinking
    • nowadays to achieve anything with paracelsian thinking. For in those
    • opinions held today by the people working at the dissecting benches
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    • be answered on the basis of our experience or with our ordinary thinking.
    • will start today by looking at an important moment in man's earthly
    • evolution. Those of you who have been working in the anthroposophical
    • will gradually accustom themselves to this way of thinking.
    • division of the sexes took place in the kingdom of man on earth. You
    • in the human kingdom. I want to emphasise that we are not speaking of
    • kingdoms that are around us. Phenomena that doubtlessly belong to
    • bisexuality occur earlier. But what we call the human kingdom did not
    • This is a childish way of looking at things and can only lead to our
    • thinking of a clock as having little demonic beings behind it wise
    • inter-working?
    • you are sitting facing someone and speaking to him. We are referring
    • are sitting together, one talking and the other just listening. It is
    • inwardly it is very clear, in fact striking, that the one who is
    • inter-working of the sexes. If there was only the female element,
    • the inter-working of the sexes is to be found in the fact that
    • compressed into the inter-working of the sexes, so that
    • human being at birth. That is the significance of the inter-working
    • to man, and we will begin by looking at the finer aspects.
    • the inter-working of the two sexes in particular this was lost more
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    • be answered on the basis of our experience or with our ordinary thinking.
    • observe man both in a waking and sleeping state.
    • this is only roughly speaking. A rough idea is sufficient for a
    • imagine the ego as it is nowadays, in the waking state, we have to
    • that we really have to speak of a kind of sinking down into a cosmic
    • between waking and sleeping, and the astral body in seven times
    • etheric body, symbolically speaking, revolves on its own axis, and
    • said, however, you will find a new way of looking at a thought I
    • spirits of the Sun. Through the working together of the various
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    • be answered on the basis of our experience or with our ordinary thinking.
    • night, sleeping and waking, will be seen as a kind of unity. So when
    • of waking up in the morning; that is, you rise up out of the darkness
    • course speaking figuratively, for they are not really rotations but
    • is healthy and all his inner activities are working harmoniously,
    • moment, with the co-operation of these two positions working
    • these rhythms, these mysterious inner workings, man's whole being
    • working of his clock will not have changed, it will only have become
    • year because nature herself indicates this by making foods grow only
    • of man's being and their inter-working; and then on a higher level,
    • even if we have been working at it for many years. Today we could
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    • be answered on the basis of our experience or with our ordinary thinking.
    • the period of breaking himself of his habits, or Kamaloca.
    • beautiful words of Christ, when He was speaking of man's entry into
    • the spiritual world or the kingdom of Heaven: ‘Except ye ...
    • become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of
    • Devachan or the kingdom of Heaven, and be in the spiritual world from
    • let us take a closer look at the working of karma, by examining a
    • looking at the brain.
    • another. Strictly speaking all our strength was acquired by the
    • capable of making use of the mid-brain. How can it acquire the
    • satisfied with remarking in a trivial sense: ‘If I get ill I
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    • be answered on the basis of our experience or with our ordinary thinking.
    • distinctly different from the other kingdoms with whom he shares this
    • close to that of animals. The way of thinking that would so dearly
    • the ego is expanding and making a bulge in the astral body. Only
    • because the ego is active within man's being and not working as a
    • were just making comparisons. Speaking of them in general it could
    • himself that raises man above the other kingdoms.
    • taking an individual ego into himself and working from out of it on
    • already predestined to have an ego working within them when man
    • speaking this is what is really at the root of laughter. And this is
    • active in him seeking to raise him above all that is base. For
    • can only acquire by taking from the environment everything we
    • seeking the causes of laughter and weeping in himself but finding
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    • working at in these group lectures this winter, and we will go on
    • Looking back into the ancient past, we see how the human soul and
    • phenomena taking place in the region of the air became dependent on
    • according to this way of thinking the idea of a personal God was
    • the mystery of the ego. Strictly speaking all evolution since
    • those who, without taking the trouble to go into all the details of
    • Such a way of thinking often arises, even in theosophical circles.
    • divine man to speak out of them, talking incessantly about the higher
    • were always taking in new things, and by so doing they really became
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    • be answered on the basis of our experience or with our ordinary thinking.
    • twenty-second year, which is the time when strictly speaking the
    • distinct and vanish after a while. What is really taking place there?
    • the same thing that is making the sound’. Connecting-cords like
    • no longer working from outside but from within. What works from
    • go on working at the whole development of the growing human being
    • been working from outside passes into the brain, it develops under
    • although not free, is nevertheless working in him from the start. And
    • difficult concepts. But as we have been working for some years in
    • taking a fully developed plant, for instance a lily of the valley.
    • comprehensible by taking a simple example.
    • spot on the earth and looking up at the sky. He sees a particular
    • see something else. This looking at the sky creates in him a feeling
    • make the person a thief, it is a process taking place entirely within
    • speaking, any kind of logic is something added to things from
    • experiences that are free experiences are only slowly making their
    • bequeathed to you. You are taking a ride in this carriage when a
    • about in it, but strictly speaking it will be an entirely new
    • of three kinds. First, what we call thinking in accordance with law,
    • our logical thinking. This is something that man adds to things. If
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    • the body when waking from sleep. Between birth and death a human
    • during waking life. Processes of cognition lie within the field of
    • no logical thinking. In the Graeco-Latin epoch there was only
    • Ego which, basically speaking, passes through all the periods of
    • forces working from outside (see diagram). The work of the ‘regular’
    • past live on in the present mineral, plant and animal kingdoms, just
    • we behold what is hidden from waking life. Results of destructive
    • processes during waking life are repaired during sleep. Processes of
    • what is sub-sensory, e.g. vibrations, wave lengths, the working of
    • thinking in the third. Acting out of love rather than merely out of a
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    • seriousness when speaking of the spiritual worlds. This, after all,
    • exactly the opposite holds good. I am speaking always of the present
    • from our Earth, something taking place on our Earth. It was necessary
    • activity when the spirit is not speaking. And quite certainly no
    • until evening during the waking life of day; from minute to minute
    • the same way we are surrounded after death, figuratively speaking, by
    • Homer, thus indicating his spiritual seership. In speaking of the
    • particular aspect of it had not struck me before. I am speaking now
    • But now let me say something else. Suppose we are looking at the
    • genuine moral quality has been lacking in us; we then become solitary
    • In the process of Initiation too, thinking is a real fact and if we
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    • the body when waking from sleep. Between birth and death a human
    • observation, for instance, of the moment of waking will, however,
    • an earthly life that was unsociable and lacking in morality.
    • Taking the life between death and the new birth as a
    • Earth, also understanding of what is taking place in every individual
    • I said, I have to use trivial words in speaking of these two thrones;
    • the forces needed for the Sun sphere. I am making no intolerant
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    • far rather have made a most striking impression upon you? If we knew
    • strange moments of transition from waking life to sleep or from sleep
    • to waking life, if you were to observe with greater exactitude
    • other means makes his thinking more mobile, will have moments in his
    • waking life during which he will feel that he is living in a world of
    • therefore, Anthroposophy succeeds in making a real effect upon
    • man's thinking is far too materialistic, even if he often believes in
    • relevant here: “If you are seeking for the highest and the
    • showing that right thinking can lead beyond the things of everyday
    • is not, properly speaking, criticism at all.
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    • during waking life. Processes of cognition lie within the field of
    • no logical thinking. In the Graeco-Latin epoch there was only
    • is making use of his senses, as long as he lets himself be guided and
    • during waking life are restored and man is not meant to witness this
    • waking life and is concealed from human consciousness. The Bible uses
    • destruction, of wear and tear. During waking life nothing in man's
    • being. What, after all, does he know about the processes working in
    • or less normal time. Objectively speaking, an afternoon nap is a
    • During the waking life of day there is a certain
    • twofold. During the waking state the Ego-aura holds together in the
    • human being; with the Ego-forces that permeate him in the waking
    • Figure A. Waking state. The physical body is indicated
    • the waking state, and below they are denser, more compact.
    • restoration of what has been used up during the waking hours, are
    • Speaking generally it can be said that the number of individuals who
    • the Egypto-Chaldean epoch, inasmuch as logical thinking — of
    • thinking such as is general today; the activities of men during
    • waking life were instinctive. They had acquired their knowledge —
    • that there is a rose in front of you but you are not looking at it;
    • is in our meaning of the word, for logical thinking did not yet
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    • longer working in a human body but in the spiritual body in which he
    • every iota of spirituality and thinking only of the external
    • such a separation taking place in the further evolution of mankind on
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    • individuality of whom we are now thinking lived on the Earth as
    • ‘I’ or Ego which, basically speaking, passes through all
    • soul during that period would be meaningless. Fundamentally speaking,
    • already present and manifests itself in a very striking way.
    • vertical position. And a third capacity is thinking. Remembrance does
    • faculties of speaking and thinking are still undeveloped. When the
    • walking upright, speaking and thinking. It is impossible to conceive
    • in his earliest years of speaking and thinking in the real sense, are
    • been achieved by the head in the way of ordinary thinking. In a
    • certain respect the strength of thinking lies in the ability of the
    • human being, while he is thinking, to bring the brain to rest even
    • thoroughly he can keep the brain at rest while he is thinking,
    • pictured during the waking state, in the period between death and the
    • the forces which, working from within, enable the human being to
    • thinker and mould the brain into becoming the organ of thinking
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    • one working from within and the other from without. The formative
    • working from without are not of the same kind. They come from Spirits
    • spiritual domain, whereas the forces working in the material sphere
    • inward, taking hold of the sentient soul and so on, in the
    • is to be a beggar in the upper world than a king in the realm of the
    • thinking that comes to expression as public opinion. The function of
    • death and rebirth. They have relinquished all possibility of working
    • solely for the purpose of hindering men from making progress towards
    • try to grasp material conditions by means of material thinking. When
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    • past live on in the present mineral, plant and animal kingdoms, just
    • we behold what is hidden from waking life. Results of destructive
    • processes during waking life are repaired during sleep. Processes of
    • what is sub-sensory, e.g. vibrations, wave lengths, the working of
    • thinking, we have before us only that which does not in any way
    • from then until the moment of waking he really sees nothing at all.
    • thinking. Hence we must use or at least activate the brain when in
    • we know from Spiritual Science, namely that the three kingdoms of
    • evolution. Mineral kingdom, plant kingdom, animal kingdom are,
    • fundamentally speaking, entities attributable to the fact that
    • period. When a man looks at the mineral, plant or animal kingdoms, he
    • applies to the mineral, plant and animal kingdoms in outer nature.
    • in these kingdoms and they continue into present existence, just as
    • mineral, plant and animal kingdoms or in the external aspects of the
    • human kingdom. But then we know that the essential realities which we
    • are there beholding are the creative, life-giving principles working
    • nothing except Man. What would never be seen by day, in the waking
    • human kingdom — that is to say, from the viewpoint of sleep we
    • see everything that is hidden from the ordinary perception of waking
    • weaving life and activity in the other kingdoms of nature. The body
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    • thinking in the third. Acting out of love rather than merely out of a
    • enlightened, one could often hear a way of speaking that is
    • As I said, this way of speaking could be heard time and
    • speaking, their hands are offering gifts which we do not receive
    • when faced with reality. Here is an example: A certain free-thinking
    • speak, for speech does not come of itself. So our free-thinking
    • this inadequate, pseudo-thinking is very widespread. If with the help
    • for sound thinking. Ahriman was his leader and it was Ahriman who
    • his thinking coming to a halt when confronting actual facts, and in
    • his inability to make his thinking exhaustive and valid. A large
    • who are incapable of genuine thinking today owe this to the fact that
    • there I may recognise God. But what he is seeking there is only his
    • kind of thinking.
    • looking down upon earthly life and co-operating with the forces that
    • to him from it; then he will learn. We have had a number of striking
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    • customary on Earth. This earthly thinking is discarded in the region
    • kingdom to appear as a purely material realm is due to the fact that
    • the Mars region in order to continue working there. (See Lecture
    • of any philosophical argument or reflective thinking, but of occult
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    • Steiner distinguishes between materialist and intellectual thinking,
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    • The working of the Christ Impulse in the depths of the
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    • thinking in order to understand the secrets, the riddles, of the
    • which Greek culture and other deepened forms of thinking had achieved
    • through revolutions in our ways of thinking about the external world.
    • special attention to this triumph of human thinking at that time.
    • beyond what can be reached by the development of thinking. And the
    • to bring livingly before one's soul what thinking meant for
    • the ideas that sprang from their thinking, and then one comes to the
    • other people had thinking ever been like that! However sceptical
    • says to oneself: Yes, as this thinking flowers into idea, with Plato
    • dependent on those worlds; in thinking you take hold of something
    • in yourself; in your thinking you lay hold, as it were, of your own
    • refrain-from-thinking, think-no-more theory. But to anyone who
    • to immerse themselves, alone with their thinking, in the time when
    • geniuses lived. And they can best be encountered by looking at
    • Darwinism in terms of that mentality. Or, strictly speaking, at the
    • also the way in which your thinking as physical man tries to explain
    • certainly Maya, but with thinking we penetrate into a spiritual world
    • — and if one hopes that this thinking really can reach the
    • him, this thinking belongs to the thirty-first Aeon, to the physical
    • world. So not only sense perception, but human thinking, lies outside
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    • one must say it — this working would have been in a sad way.
    • Now, fundamentally speaking, it is certainly not easy to
    • unravel the riddle I have been speaking of, and I avow that in the
    • as we start looking at the fairly detailed knowledge about the Sibyls
    • Prophets and the Sibyls. And in looking at these paintings we ought
    • similar, quietly taking into well-ordered minds whatever it is they
    • at rest in the spiritual and they are seeking to fathom the emergence
    • of humanity, from out of the spiritual. We see that in their thinking
    • lacking. They had everything for which the Gnostics, and the
    • the great Universe, and out of this working of the Cosmos on their
    • and fundamentally speaking upon the whole Indian culture of the first
    • world-spirit is thinking in me. As I have tried to show in
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    • thinking, feeling and willing. If nothing further had happened, these
    • have been continually disturbed by thinking, feeling would have
    • through a hypertrophy of thinking, and so forth. This was the third
    • Now these three soul-powers, thinking, feeling and
    • working together of thinking, feeling and willing has to be kept in
    • and Earth, so that through the inter-working of Sun, Moon and Earth,
    • thinking, feeling and willing were on the way to becoming; and he
    • was still making itself felt at that later time.
    • Nazareth, but we are speaking now of an event that took place in
    • angelic Being. And the effect was that human thinking, feeling and
    • if thinking, feeling and willing were to be harmonised. And so there
    • drive out from thinking, feeling and willing the element which would
    • of song and string-music he brings thinking, feeling and willing into
    • thinking, feeling and willing into harmony. They did not say so
    • thereby brought harmony into thinking, feeling and willing. The art
    • It is remarkable that when a certain man — King
    • expression of harmony in thinking, feeling and willing. The Healer,
    • harmonising of sense perception, of the life-organs, of thinking,
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    • workings of Time — Zervan Akarana. Not, however, the abstract
    • But while all this was breaking in over the Western
    • which bring about ebb and flow, the swelling and sinking of the
    • to prevent it from ever breaking out.
    • sinking himself into it and speaking through her. The Prophets wanted
    • Prophets to the element of Geology. A future kingdom which will
    • redeem the existing kingdom while remaining in all appearance an
    • earthly kingdom, a heaven on Earth — that is first of all what
    • clouds and found his kingdom on Earth. The distinctive inner
    • commandments, making a covenant with his people, speaking directly to
    • had formerly been done for the harmonising of thinking, feeling and
    • plant kingdom, the laurel has a strong connection with meteorological
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    • Christ Impulse working below the surface. Then we shall understand
    • dreams, the activity which the Christ was undertaking in the depths
    • the son of Constantine Chlorus, was making war against Maxentius on
    • already on her knees. And under the after-effect of looking at this
    • Troyes. There we are shown how, after often mistaking the way,
    • Fisher-King, and presently he encounters the Fisher-King in the Grail
    • Castle. The Fisher-King is old and feeble and has to rest on a couch.
    • While conversing with Parsifal, the Fisher-King hands
    • which the Fisher-King's aged father is nourished in a separate
    • Fisher-King and Parsifal partake. These two nourish themselves with
    • the Fisher-King's aged father, whose only nourishment comes
    • bringing about something like a redemption for the Fisher-King by
    • asking questions about the miracles in the castle. And then he is
    • death of the old Amfortas, the Fisher-King. Then it is that the
    • future Ruler, the King of the Grail, for thy name shines out from the
    • Parsifal becomes the Grail King. And so the name,
    • “I once by Fisher-King did stand.
    • lap. And then, when I was not in the least looking for it, I came
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    • say: In the dark part of the moon we are looking at the spiritual
    • as having arisen from the working of the Christ Impulse in the depths
    • entourage of the King whom the Maid of Orleans liberated. After
    • out and conquer them, but only after previous warning. For the King
    • of the city of Rheims in Champagne, whither the King has hastily set
    • King of the French and of the Duke of Orleans, Seneschal of Berry.”
    • super-sensible, in ideas as well as in things, in the kingdoms of
    • and from this place, as though from a focus or source, its workings
    • already the power of the Grail is working in him unconsciously. Thus
    • King Arthur, [See
    • the working of the stars had been permeated by the Christ, a man had
    • Parsifal, in whom the Christ Impulse was still working unconsciously,
    • by day and night, looking at Nature by day and with the symbol of the
    • the saga: that whenever a King of the Grail, a truly appointed
    • in our Anthroposophy as a renewed seeking for the Grail, and let us
    • Earth-evolution and its connection with the Cosmos, we are speaking
    • from a focus or source, its workings go out into the ocean and the
    • world-conception is seeking; we shall gradually press on further and
    • than is a great deal of talking about the unity of religions, which
    • Prester John, who had his kingdom on the far side of the lands
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    • life from Aries, Taurus, Gemini etc., we are then thinking in the
    • Earth are working. But it is active in what exists only in the mother
    • transition is found from a very remarkable ancient thinking to what
    • and that of ancient Greece. Our clumsy thinking believes that thought
    • must not speak of such a mode of thinking as is normal today, but of
    • thinking, where one draws the thoughts out of oneself, where one must
    • thinking in the modern sense might take root in the modern human
    • concerned with a thinking that is still not man's own
    • need arose to give certainty to thinking, — to prove thinking as was
    • see thoughts as perception. In the former Greek thinking that would
    • becoming aware of the subjectivity of thinking.
    • perceptive thinking, was still deeply influenced by the sentient
    • the external. The thinking of Thales, of the first philosopher was
    • Angeloi Thinking (Jupiter)
    • etheric bodies. And the laws of the Sun-existence, working from epoch
    • example of the working of the Sun-evolution in human earthly life. I
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    • life from Aries, Taurus, Gemini etc., we are then thinking in the
    • Earth are working. But it is active in what exists only in the mother
    • transition is found from a very remarkable ancient thinking to what
    • and that of ancient Greece. Our clumsy thinking believes that thought
    • must not speak of such a mode of thinking as is normal today, but of
    • thinking, where one draws the thoughts out of oneself, where one must
    • thinking in the modern sense might take root in the modern human
    • concerned with a thinking that is still not man's own
    • need arose to give certainty to thinking, — to prove thinking as was
    • see thoughts as perception. In the former Greek thinking that would
    • becoming aware of the subjectivity of thinking.
    • perceptive thinking, was still deeply influenced by the sentient
    • the external. The thinking of Thales, of the first philosopher was
    • Angeloi Thinking (Jupiter)
    • etheric bodies. And the laws of the Sun-existence, working from epoch
    • example of the working of the Sun-evolution in human earthly life. I
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    • Working, this lecture is also known as:
    • Working, this lecture is also known as:
    • this amounts to no more than making an image of — let us say —
    • speaking not in a very remote past — when the Moon was still
    • Thinker in our planetary system, and thinking is the activity
    • efforts to develop his capacities of thinking, he cannot, even if he
    • genuine activity of thinking. Jupiter is the Thinker in our universe.
    • of mankind. A man who has tried hard to apply clear thinking to some
    • that it is the Jupiter powers who imbue human thinking with mobility
    • slowly, very slowly, round his orbit, taking some 30 years. Jupiter
    • moves faster, taking about 12 years. Because of this quicker movement
    • many things concerning the past are revealed through thinking.
    • is why in ancient times, when active thinking was still at a very
    • dream. Mars has a great longing to be always talking, and whenever
    • Mars does little thinking. He has few thinkers, but many talkers, in
    • of the Masters of co-ordinative thinking; Jupiter, the habitation of
    • the Masters of wisdom-filled thinking.
    • The inner will-impulse contained in acts of free thinking is due to
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    • Working, this lecture is also known as:
    • this amounts to no more than making an image of — let us say —
    • speaking not in a very remote past — when the Moon was still
    • Thinker in our planetary system, and thinking is the activity
    • efforts to develop his capacities of thinking, he cannot, even if he
    • genuine activity of thinking. Jupiter is the Thinker in our universe.
    • of mankind. A man who has tried hard to apply clear thinking to some
    • that it is the Jupiter powers who imbue human thinking with mobility
    • slowly, very slowly, round his orbit, taking some 30 years. Jupiter
    • moves faster, taking about 12 years. Because of this quicker movement
    • many things concerning the past are revealed through thinking.
    • is why in ancient times, when active thinking was still at a very
    • dream. Mars has a great longing to be always talking, and whenever
    • Mars does little thinking. He has few thinkers, but many talkers, in
    • of the Masters of co-ordinative thinking; Jupiter, the habitation of
    • the Masters of wisdom-filled thinking.
    • The inner will-impulse contained in acts of free thinking is due to
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    • Individual Spiritual Beings Working in the Human Soul.
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    • Individual Spiritual Beings Working in the Human Soul.
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    • Individual Spiritual Beings Working in the Human Soul.
    • in the further evolution of human thinking, sensing, and feeling. It
    • oriented spiritual science. Anyone speaking out of knowledge of this
    • have doubts about the justification for such a way of thinking, it is
    • of evolution, is based on the search for origins, looking for the
    • having no part in what is working and flourishing here in the sense
    • from that of the natural scientist, even when speaking about things
    • speaking about the results of his research, he is always obliged to
    • literature concerning the realm about which I will be speaking with
    • thinking and feeling. It must first be said that the spiritual
    • scientific thinking, from which the spiritual scientist makes his
    • of human cognition he cannot determine to go on from mere thinking,
    • mental images, with mere clever thinking and mental strategies, he
    • I am speaking only in an elementary way of how this sense of touch is
    • say that by ever greater application of inner work, working away from
    • border of knowledge, how he remained there, never making the
    • transition from being inwardly stirred to actually breaking through
    • from below upward; it is easy to speak mockingly of those who say
    • perfectly justified in their own field, a particular way of thinking
    • they are due to modern habits of thinking. If I may use another
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    • transforming Europe into a social paradise! What is taking place now
    • however, the working together of the physical world with the
    • take root in the spiritual world. Spiritual science's undertaking is
    • we are surrounded by the world of the mineral kingdom, of the plant
    • kingdom, of the animal kingdom. When we have passed through the
    • super-sensible thinking as possible, since they can see everything. Or
    • kingdom of these beings. Up until now they have not attained it.
    • am now speaking has long been known to certain occult brotherhoods.
    • looking back this life must be entirely comprehensible. The worst
    • sufficient concepts to understand this life on looking back at it if
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    • thinks. You have often heard me say that our thinking activity does
    • life lives in their memory. This is strictly and radically speaking
    • disconnected. Modern men are naturally very proud of their thinking
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    • thinks. You have often heard me say that our thinking activity does
    • life lives in their memory. This is strictly and radically speaking
    • disconnected. Modern men are naturally very proud of their thinking
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    • moment of our sleeping or waking life we are not in relation to the
    • etheric organism they are constantly taking place — we may
    • kingdom, as physical human beings, we receive few imaginations. We
    • While we are always, in a manner of speaking, akin to a large number
    • are. In a manner of speaking, we ourselves become an elemental being.
    • to his etheric body — as it were, making inscriptions in his
    • one has acquired a certain practice in making contact with an
    • into the feelings of the physical survivors, partaking in their grief
    • that which comes to us from them, and we can truly say: man's working
    • elemental world we are always connected in our waking life, and in
    • waking life — albeit then the connection, mediated as it is by
    • truly say to himself, ‘I am taking on his habits to such an
    • from taking conscious notice of our sympathies and antipathies, for
    • kingdoms, so do the dead interest themselves intensely in the human
    • an example of the way in which they go on working soon after their
    • actually sees Ahriman working upon the human being. On the other
    • hand, if a person on earth is vain, he sees Lucifer working at him.
    • working beyond the time when he passes through the Gate of Death,
    • dependent on this working of the dead into the life of earthly human
    • when, generally speaking, they divined far more of the reality of
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    • moment of our sleeping or waking life we are not in relation to the
    • etheric organism they are constantly taking place — we may
    • kingdom, as physical human beings, we receive few imaginations. We
    • While we are always, in a manner of speaking, akin to a large number
    • are. In a manner of speaking, we ourselves become an elemental being.
    • to his etheric body — as it were, making inscriptions in his
    • one has acquired a certain practice in making contact with an
    • into the feelings of the physical survivors, partaking in their grief
    • that which comes to us from them, and we can truly say: man's working
    • elemental world we are always connected in our waking life, and in
    • waking life — albeit then the connection, mediated as it is by
    • truly say to himself, ‘I am taking on his habits to such an
    • from taking conscious notice of our sympathies and antipathies, for
    • kingdoms, so do the dead interest themselves intensely in the human
    • an example of the way in which they go on working soon after their
    • actually sees Ahriman working upon the human being. On the other
    • hand, if a person on earth is vain, he sees Lucifer working at him.
    • working beyond the time when he passes through the Gate of Death,
    • dependent on this working of the dead into the life of earthly human
    • when, generally speaking, they divined far more of the reality of
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    • — in all the kingdoms of nature, in every star, in every
    • explained yesterday, this has the effect that thinking, by no longer
    • rhythm of the external cosmos. We must go with our thinking out of
    • If one has in mind their physical aspect only, when speaking about
    • logical thoughts, but by uniting ourselves through our thinking with
    • eight, making out that two times two makes eight, or something like
    • Nothing is achieved by looking at these things merely from an
    • them to the recognition that a spiritual stream is seeking to enter
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    • — in all the kingdoms of nature, in every star, in every
    • explained yesterday, this has the effect that thinking, by no longer
    • rhythm of the external cosmos. We must go with our thinking out of
    • If one has in mind their physical aspect only, when speaking about
    • logical thoughts, but by uniting ourselves through our thinking with
    • eight, making out that two times two makes eight, or something like
    • Nothing is achieved by looking at these things merely from an
    • them to the recognition that a spiritual stream is seeking to enter
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    • speaking of things repeatedly and throwing light upon them from many
    • them on the surface of our body. Spatially speaking, they are
    • exists, spatially speaking, inside our body. What is inside our body
    • You see, even in this case we must set about thinking in
    • speaking, I might say that this world is merely rolled together and
    • we spoke with him and, in speaking with him, his thoughts
    • world: we face the mineral, vegetable, animal and human kingdoms.
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    • speaking of things repeatedly and throwing light upon them from many
    • them on the surface of our body. Spatially speaking, they are
    • exists, spatially speaking, inside our body. What is inside our body
    • You see, even in this case we must set about thinking in
    • speaking, I might say that this world is merely rolled together and
    • we spoke with him and, in speaking with him, his thoughts
    • world: we face the mineral, vegetable, animal and human kingdoms.
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    • in which we should imagine the dead, only by taking all that
    • everybody knows, roughly speaking, that when he looks upon a blue
    • looking at it, has something that attacks something which comes out
    • speaking about colours, in order to have an example.
    • Even the modern physiologist, working in the laboratories, knows that
    • When I am looking at it, it seems almost as if I had already seen it
    • dead are looking on these bodies. What the dead see of our world —
    • experience thoughts by looking at them as we look at the stars, or as
    • in the mineral, animal and vegetable kingdom and in the kingdom of
    • thinking than his own. The standpoint taken by the materialist
    • speaking: — “Oh, of course, in the past, men thought all
    • human head looking out above. He would then be painting out of the
    • explained. It is most striking and sublime; for it proves to us that
    • Museum and looking at this Paradise-picture of Master Bertram, he
    • vision, the old way of looking at the spiritual world had to
    • But our thinking is far too inadequate for a true
    • will be led to a different kind of thinking about eternity, through
    • an insight into the significance of what is taking place only when we
    • and sorrowful events taking place on the physical plane, here in
    • also in connection with these events now taking place. And human
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    • in which we should imagine the dead, only by taking all that
    • everybody knows, roughly speaking, that when he looks upon a blue
    • looking at it, has something that attacks something which comes out
    • speaking about colours, in order to have an example.
    • Even the modern physiologist, working in the laboratories, knows that
    • When I am looking at it, it seems almost as if I had already seen it
    • dead are looking on these bodies. What the dead see of our world —
    • experience thoughts by looking at them as we look at the stars, or as
    • in the mineral, animal and vegetable kingdom and in the kingdom of
    • thinking than his own. The standpoint taken by the materialist
    • speaking: — “Oh, of course, in the past, men thought all
    • human head looking out above. He would then be painting out of the
    • explained. It is most striking and sublime; for it proves to us that
    • Museum and looking at this Paradise-picture of Master Bertram, he
    • vision, the old way of looking at the spiritual world had to
    • But our thinking is far too inadequate for a true
    • will be led to a different kind of thinking about eternity, through
    • an insight into the significance of what is taking place only when we
    • and sorrowful events taking place on the physical plane, here in
    • also in connection with these events now taking place. And human
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    • abnormal Spirit of Personality working on Thought. The abnormal
    • archangel is really an abnormal spirit of Form working on speech.
    • astral body; in inner as thinking. The external physical body
    • These were normal archangels; but Villy and Ve, abnormal, working
    • German-Scandinavian, upon waking the Ego. Thor, son of Odin.
    • details of West Europe, Solovioff. Feeling, Thinking, Willing,
    • been working in the human soul. The Folk-spirit of Scandinavia has
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    • modern human thinking, but which nevertheless belongs to the most
    • as we are not now speaking about the path of knowledge — what
    • to-day — not taking into consideration the insignificant
    • working out the higher members, after the sentient-soul, the
    • the ‘ I ’ working with the forces of the
    • There is still something else to note, in speaking of
    • who are now working upon their etheric or life-body and are
    • working in the external world in a similar way to what in the future
    • evolved so far, that in addition he is also working at the
    • Try to form an idea of beings, working around our earth,
    • have been at work in those civilizations, working successively. We
    • words, ‘Change your attitude towards life, for the kingdom of
    • working at the transformation of the earth from its spiritual
    • again to their starting-point, and of working in cycles, they are
    • Egyptian-Chaldæan epoch, which is taking place in our own time. After
    • speaking the same language, out of this or that language of form, in
    • far the work of the Archangels, working down from above, from their
    • Spirit-self and is now working on the etheric or life-body of man, is
    • speaking the language of that people? That is not an individual
    • living and working, we must remember of what human progress consists,
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    • earth. But they also have their own paths to follow; for this working
    • suitable for working so intimately into man. They would act more
    • to a working with physical forces within our earth existence. You can
    • be on the earth, but are also only now working as Spirits of
    • delicately working Spirits of Personality who allow a man to do as he
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    • man, Beings who are working at the transformation of their etheric
    • vegetable and mineral kingdoms. They are behind it all. So that a man
    • Therefore, when we look at a people, we are looking at
    • from the collective German people taking place externally; but the
    • so striking in this connection, namely, that a portion of a people
    • orders to the Archangel, taking a direct part in the history of the
    • four stages higher than man, and other Spirits working on the same
    • are certainly right in speaking of a German, a Dutch, a Norwegian
    • which he belongs, a member of the whole human kingdom, is brought
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    • become capable of taking into himself an ‘ I ’.
    • be no sense according to the real meaning of the word in speaking of
    • being. And thus it is too with mankind in general. We are looking at
    • evolution. Here you are looking in an unique manner into the
    • work, the human kingdom is particularized, how then those other
    • being participates in the co-operative working of all these higher
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    • man. (Below him are the three kingdoms of Nature, the animal,
    • vegetable and mineral kingdoms.) Above him come the Angels, then the
    • of the forces of certain Spirits of Motion, working inwards from
    • forms; so that we have to describe the co-operative workings of three
    • hears his mill when it is not working.
    • way of working. Each time a new incarnation appeared, such as the
    • being, his soul, you have there, willing, feeling, thinking; and
    • feeling and thinking.
    • astral body of man and human thinking are connected with that. So we
    • thinking — could so develop that man now possesses them as an
    • the working of Love outside our earth-planet; and we have been able
    • seen, is the astral world. But we can see the working of the
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    • These have their centre in the other five planets, speaking of the
    • one such Mystery-Oracle the truths of which we are now speaking were
    • to the normal Spirits of Form, to the Elohim, he is looking up to
    • operate by attacking principally that which we call the reflection of
    • describe as Jupiter Spirits, working upon the senses. The Caucasians
    • senses working upon the nervous system, one or other of the senses
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    • one who played a special part by working in a single people.
    • best understand this mission of the Semitic people by taking it in
    • beside the Christian Spirit of the Age, — who is the on-working
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    • world, and could read in the Akashic Record what was taking place in
    • making a superficial study of comparative religion, we are merely
    • affairs of the Angels and the Archangels who were still working in
    • same time they saw the ‘ I ’ gradually awaking
    • had assumed the office of an Archangel when undertaking the important
    • mission of working into the souls of men. The Germanic Scandinavian
    • etheric body, whilst making itself at home in the physical body —
    • with those agitating and working Archangel-forces of Odin, which are
    • working in the wind outside. But one who still possessed the old
    • events have a past, which he himself can still see as a working of
    • and Moon, when it emerges again from pralaya, when the kingdoms of
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    • impartially, but out of a philosophical way of thinking such as this,
    • of Lucifer, we are speaking of that which has caused man to sink
    • man if the Lucifer influence had not come in. The karmic working out
    • physical plane, just as one now alternates between waking and
    • the condition of waking day consciousness was there, one was blind to
    • knowledge of ancient times, and as a working out of the myths from
    • kingdom of Heaven is come nigh unto you.’ Over there, where
    • the words: ‘Change your view, for the kingdom of Heaven is come
    • kingdom of the heavens has descended even here to the physical plane,
    • not see into it, something was taking place through which it would
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    • Egyptian-Chaldæan culture as working in the Sentient Soul. The
    • merely as the other side of idea. Take this on-working impulse, and
    • some ways lacking in history. Thus we have there something
    • nature, both really working together, so that they do not merely form
    • There you have a human feeling, thinking and willing into which the
    • divine Feeling, Thinking and Willing has immersed itself. The
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    • his gradually evolving soul the workings of this old divine vision,
    • between day-waking and night-sleeping. Just as the human soul during
    • sleep and until the moment of waking is spread out in the macrocosm,
    • again be repeated, that materialistic thinking will transform the
    • and our thinking, and in our anthroposophical idea. The more we live
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    • connection with the being of man, and with the kingdoms of Nature around him,
    • Saturn, Sun and Moon periods of evolution, during which no mineral kingdom
    • existed. The mineral kingdom as we know it today came into being for the first
    • separation of the moon and the incorporation of the mineral kingdom into the
    • kingdom into earthly existence. Man became a personality, and freedom was
    • century, super-earthly Beings have been seeking to enter the sphere of
    • But, speaking generally, what is the
    • earth-existence and seeking to gain a foothold there. And they will be able to
    • are speaking of concrete fact when we say: Spiritual Beings are seeking to come
    • even in the human kingdom itself — all these thoughts which have no reality
    • and the plant kingdoms, and possessed of an overwhelming power of intellect.
    • I have been speaking today of a matter upon which we cannot form a
    • in the mineral kingdom itself or in the kingdoms of plant, animal and man. Even
    • when applied to the plant kingdom, science must become a form of art, and still
    • more so in the case of the animal kingdom. To think that the form and structure
    • have been seeking to come down to the earth since the last third of the
    • earth-sphere, would combine with the moon-substance to produce that new kingdom
    • with the brood of spidery creatures of which I have been speaking.
    • events of fundamental and incisive importance are taking place? I have already
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    • connection with the being of man, and with the kingdoms of Nature around him,
    • Saturn, Sun and Moon periods of evolution, during which no mineral kingdom
    • existed. The mineral kingdom as we know it today came into being for the first
    • separation of the moon and the incorporation of the mineral kingdom into the
    • kingdom into earthly existence. Man became a personality, and freedom was
    • century, super-earthly Beings have been seeking to enter the sphere of
    • But, speaking generally, what is the
    • earth-existence and seeking to gain a foothold there. And they will be able to
    • are speaking of concrete fact when we say: Spiritual Beings are seeking to come
    • even in the human kingdom itself — all these thoughts which have no reality
    • and the plant kingdoms, and possessed of an overwhelming power of intellect.
    • I have been speaking today of a matter upon which we cannot form a
    • in the mineral kingdom itself or in the kingdoms of plant, animal and man. Even
    • when applied to the plant kingdom, science must become a form of art, and still
    • more so in the case of the animal kingdom. To think that the form and structure
    • have been seeking to come down to the earth since the last third of the
    • earth-sphere, would combine with the moon-substance to produce that new kingdom
    • with the brood of spidery creatures of which I have been speaking.
    • events of fundamental and incisive importance are taking place? I have already
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    • a Being of the kingdom of Heaven, not of the kingdom of the Earth.
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    • Being. I have tried to meet this wish by undertaking to speak about
    • Christ? I am not asking whether the Jewish people knew the name of
    • asking whether those who really understand Christianity are justified
    • world than a king in the realm of the shades.” Here we have
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    • But if we are thinking of this kind of reassurance from
    • become apparent only since death. While working faithfully with us
    • cosmic tableau. For the occult observer this is a most striking
    • case we are speaking of. Just as one never says in the presence of a
    • The personality of whom I have been speaking entered into this
    • world, how different is the working of that which is entrusted,
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    • thou art in thy kingdom.” And Christ answered him: “Verily
    • a Being of the kingdom of Heaven, ye are of the kingdom of Earth.”
    • beyond the earthly kingdom. But just before death there comes to the
    • consciousness of the malefactor on the right: “Thy kingdom, O
    • Christ, is another; think of me when thou art in Thy kingdom.”
    • idea of the fact that Christ belongs to another kingdom, where a
    • kingdom, Christ can answer: “Verily, because thou hast some dim
    • foreboding of my kingdom, this day (that is, with death) thou shalt
    • be with me in my kingdom.” This indicates the super-earthly
    • kingdom. Earthly judgment, human judgment, must of course say: “As
    • and he can recover the lost ground only by making compensation for
    • it into His kingdom and He bears it further, so that when I look away
    • takes over the debt into His kingdom and bears it further. Christ is
    • that Being who, because He is of another kingdom, is able to blot out
    • in the world our debts and our sins, taking them upon Himself.
    • guilt would go on working there. Then at the end of the Earth period
    • kingdom wherein things proceed otherwise than in the mere earthly
    • kingdom. Man must fill his soul with the substance of the Christ
    • kingdom where man has, indeed, no power to make his Karma
    • We are looking into deep secrets of the Earth's
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    • soul becomes whole again for the first time by taking the Christ into
    • middle kingdom between the human kingdom and the animal kingdom on
    • be perfected only in his own ego, instead of making the whole Earth
    • our so-called “dead” are working with us.
    • While I have been speaking to the Norrköping Branch
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    • Anyone speaking of the Christmas Mystery today must make
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    • in this: that they are there in the present, working as seeds for the
    • to the wise men from the East This was the twofold working of the
    • luciferic. Of course if we are speaking of the inner aspect of the
    • Working in man:
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    • Mystery of Golgotha. Speaking generally, however, what we are going
    • perception of the starry heavens. Looking at the starry heavens in
    • as the mineral and plant kingdoms in their spiritual reality. It was
    • and therefore of green looking different from what it does today, and
    • Guardian of the Threshold means that willing, feeling, thinking
    • Just as man, the knower, must realise that his thinking,
    • higher knowledge: Submit to the separation in thinking, feeling and
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    • not only work into the lower kingdoms but also within the human
    • the earth kingdoms below him. And as in olden times man was much more
    • workings of the earth within him expressed themselves more in his
    • really be so, something else must, after all, be working in man,”
    • God. But then there arose this strong instinct: “Looking into
    • refrain, thinking of the famous speech in Shakespeare's Julius
    • earth with her covering). This same power-giving Being, working from
    • taking of certain substances. In the East, men tried to quicken
    • vision of the macrocosm by drinking certain juices from plants; in
    • external means, by the taking of substance which they called
    • of times, relatively speaking, not very long ago.
    • the workings of many substances we use in everyday life. We stand
    • within these workings and experience them. Modern scholarship does
    • intercourse between the banks and industrial undertakings and most
    • executant musicians. Self-seeking interests and rivalry have put off
    • cannot help asking: Where then are the cultural interests of the
    • practical life what can come out of Spiritual Science are working,
    • adheres to a way of thinking which rejects the Saviour. It is such
    • everything that he said. When I was speaking afterwards I said that I
    • me a few days ago and was talking to me about his studies. All that I
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    • a scientific way of looking at things. In order to penetrate into the
    • made with what now appears as the anthroposophical way of looking at
    • opinion an epoch-making book.
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    • view. And the author of this pamphlet is far from thinking that what
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    • into consideration. These books, in their way of looking at things,
    • And now, before speaking
    • investigator in natural science is correct in making such a statement,
    • the spiritual investigator has to do to gain the faculty of looking
    • with a certain manner of making life easier — I would even say,
    • investigator sets out from this mode of thinking. In my books, The
    • done with thinking in order that it may become something entirely
    • spiritual investigator develops his thinking; he makes it undergo a
    • details; these are described in the books I have named. When thinking,
    • This the statue cannot do; but human thinking, inner logical activity,
    • bringing logical thinking to life within him, becomes conscious of a
    • Just as thinking is so
    • from what comes through the development of thinking. If we desire to do
    • be experienced in itself alone. Thinking may be made active, so as to
    • higher sense than is the case with thinking. Through the development of
    • states, waking life and sleep. In waking life man lives, consciously;
    • conscious between the time of falling asleep and awaking. But they are
    • by developed thinking, is not visions, but spiritual sight of
    • inward processes. The spiritual investigator is not speaking in a
    • materialisations, or knockings and the like. That which can be
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    • Looking back into very ancient times
    • consciousness between those of full sleep and waking, in states where
    • the leaders of the Mysteries were working at the development of a
    • ascribes it to his own activity of thinking. He forms chains of
    • themselves the product of his own thinking. The man of olden times
    • the thoughts which in reality other Beings are thinking
    • thinking and he is then permeated by these powers. He can avoid this
    • Those who were capable of thinking in
    • When therefore we are looking at the
    • be understood in the right sense. By looking back over the evolution
    • In seeking for knowledge of the world
    • by looking upwards to the Sun and the starry heavens at the time of
    • But it once pleased a French King (whom even history acknowledges to
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    • Looking back into very ancient times
    • consciousness between those of full sleep and waking, in states where
    • the leaders of the Mysteries were working at the development of a
    • ascribes it to his own activity of thinking. He forms chains of
    • themselves the product of his own thinking. The man of olden times
    • the thoughts which in reality other Beings are thinking
    • thinking and he is then permeated by these powers. He can avoid this
    • Those who were capable of thinking in
    • When therefore we are looking at the
    • be understood in the right sense. By looking back over the evolution
    • In seeking for knowledge of the world
    • by looking upwards to the Sun and the starry heavens at the time of
    • But it once pleased a French King (whom even history acknowledges to
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    • come into human history as soon as we cease looking at it just as a
    • happened at the moment to be working on his David, so he decided to
    • when we are looking at his David.
    • can be seen waking out of a sort of world existence into that of man.
    • figures turning her curious glance to the just-waking Adam. According
    • Philosophy began in Ionia, and it was there that human thinking first
    • thinking to the highest level of clarity. The first of them appear in
    • purposes only by actual thinking by the conscious ego. They rejected
    • himself in the Medici Chapel, working in the night alone till he was
    • true spiritual being and working. That is supremely the case with
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    • come into human history as soon as we cease looking at it just as a
    • happened at the moment to be working on his David, so he decided to
    • when we are looking at his David.
    • can be seen waking out of a sort of world existence into that of man.
    • figures turning her curious glance to the just-waking Adam. According
    • Philosophy began in Ionia, and it was there that human thinking first
    • thinking to the highest level of clarity. The first of them appear in
    • purposes only by actual thinking by the conscious ego. They rejected
    • himself in the Medici Chapel, working in the night alone till he was
    • true spiritual being and working. That is supremely the case with
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    • esoteric script. Ordinary and super-sensible thinking. The ancient
    • thinking as the precondition for spiritual science.
    • underlying the Dornach building. Developing the thinking processes
    • world. The enrichment of thinking. The Dornach building. The essence
    • Thinking becomes independent. The enhancement of logical thinking
    • religions and their task. Thinking that consumes and thinking that
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    • esoteric script. Ordinary and super-sensible thinking. The ancient
    • thinking as the precondition for spiritual science.
    • then, is not as clear in dreaming as it is in waking consciousness.
    • soul. This is what we remember after waking up. Some dreams remain in
    • them as dreams. In fact, most dreams are nothing else but looking at
    • depths of the soul, things we are not aware of in waking
    • death and not to be deaf and blind, figuratively speaking, to the
    • images that float past the soul. Now suppose you were thinking that
    • required for imaginative thinking. You must be aware that you are the
    • through the gate of death. The kind of thinking that serves us well
    • This kind of thinking is much too weak for writing anything into the
    • things have their origin in this weak thinking, which is useless
    • after death. We need a stronger kind of thinking, one that is
    • inwardly active of its own accord. We need thinking that forms
    • well prepared for developing the strength of thinking necessary after
    • thinking ability after death and therefore imagines winged dragons,
    • images, and to be able to develop inner strength of thinking in
    • images that would help them to develop a kind of thinking that would
    • science appeals to our understanding, making use of the opposite
    • the necessary power of thinking after death to consciously perceive
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    • understand how an ordinary citizen, a product of modern thinking, who
    • about them. However, we must never forget that in speaking about
    • perceive the world. By looking at things, we perceive the human
    • mineral kingdoms, clouds, mountains, rivers, oceans, stars, sun, and
    • working in Munich, whenever I had to make decisions about inner
    • individual was looking down on everything that is happening. It is,
    • inner deepening we can gain by taking up spiritual science, not just
    • temptations and seduction of materialistic thinking, particularly
  • Title: Presence of the Dead: Lecture Three: Awakening Spiritual Thoughts
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    • underlying the Dornach building. Developing the thinking processes
    • working on the building will not have as many opportunities to attend
    • such meetings as they do when they are not working on our building.
    • anthroposophical thinking, feeling, and perception may think we
    • science — but with truly logical thinking. We actually spend
    • namely, our waking time. And even people who have not yet thought
    • fear of material beings, be they ever so small. Objectively speaking,
    • it is the basis for our actions between going to sleep and waking up.
    • between going to sleep and waking up, and continue to affect the
    • earth and others frolicking on it and revealing themselves to our
    • senses, we are looking at beings we can correctly describe as
    • tremendous difference between people who in their waking life are
    • life from the beings of the kingdoms of nature below us. We literally
    • making spiritual science ever more available to those who would
    • spiritual nourishment by taking spiritual thoughts into sleep? What
    • is our relationship with the dead in waking life?
    • thinking about him or her, one reads on a subject related to the
    • those things for your thinking and apply them to nothing but physical
    • profound thinking underlying the building that is growing outside on
    • on reason and systematic thinking. We have to take this progress in
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    • and the spiritual world. The enrichment of thinking. The Dornach
    • very vivid dream image, looking every bit as we remember the person
    • above all, by looking at new ideas and concepts we will need if we
    • kingdoms, the realm of physical human beings, as well as clouds,
    • first hierarchy, the angels, we must be aware that strictly speaking
    • felt a specific spiritual impulse as I was working on the
    • Then our thinking changes and we no longer have thoughts in the sense
    • feel what we usually call “life.” Here life and thinking
    • at this particular moment. Speaking as a true occultist and not
    • the physical level and someone is sitting in a corner thinking, “I
    • hates the speaker. And the forces blocking that thought must be
    • space, looking at us with warmth.In the physical world, we
    • astral body has become so illuminated, comparatively speaking, that
    • soon as we can perceive the mildness looking down from the spiritual
    • vividly as possible your thinking in those years. Then concentrate on
    • acquire others and expand our thinking. People who honestly tell us
    • looking at it. They think the shapes there may be slightly more
    • how to see angels. A change in thinking is necessary, and the concept
    • understood if people stop asking what it symbolizes and instead think
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    • Thinking becomes independent. The enhancement of logical thinking
    • science, and I am speaking to you today on that basis.
    • not speaking from the standpoint of the occult knowledge so often
    • logic, its mode of thinking, spiritual science belongs to the stream
    • of modern thinking that includes the natural sciences. The two differ
    • spirit, we first have to work with our thinking deep within us to
    • Clearly, just looking at people will tell us little about the nature
    • and upsets, sense impressions, will impulses, feeling, and thinking,
    • system and the brain. Thus, we learn to live in thinking and the
    • realization that in thinking we live as though outside our head. We
    • anything through our I, thinking, feeling, and willing to the course
    • thinking, so that it continues only in the soul-spiritual sphere.
    • of the soul we use in language, in speaking. As I am speaking to you
    • spiritual chemistry, so to speak, from our physical speaking. If we
    • control this hidden power, we can also detach our thinking and
    • physical body and continues with the freeing of our thinking and
    • much I exerted my thinking, my thoughts were not strong enough to
    • but lacking the strength to do so. I tried to define the issue as
    • by my looking at it, but exists independent of me and makes an
    • external feeling and willing fertilized my thinking. As a result,
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    • and their task. Thinking that consumes and thinking that nourishes.
    • our thinking — in fact, our whole soul life as it takes its
    • cannot be put into practice directly. Lacking its knowledge, they can
    • But thinking based on philosophy will be of little use in the
    • Catholic priests came up to me and said that I was only speaking to
    • thinking, which is mirrored in the physical body. We can see from
    • thinking not limited to the physical plane. Otherwise we will remain
    • up by knocking on the door. We will notice that we were not conscious
    • during the night when we were asleep, but that on waking up we were
    • already living in the knocking. We ourselves have to enter into the
    • knocking sound. We use the other person to do the knocking because
    • We are not talking about
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    • Praise for me is sadly lacking,
    • they were waking dreams and premonitions. Speaking about himself,
    • Trieste on the glorious Adriatic and taking his vacations in
    • realm of beauty to come” without looking into all the dark
    • Rome, a man always seeking life but unable to find it in sensual
    • poem “The King of Sion” where he describes a person who
    • kingdom of beauty will triumph in the human soul however much the
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    • creakings and rumblings of the wheels and machinery of the train. It
    • towards initiation, one can notice on waking from sleep how the Ego
    • passed just before waking.
    • The effects of all the discordant hubbub, the jerking
    • waking consciousness — is fully aware how little it conforms
    • Naturally I say this without making the slightest
    • implication, either general or specific, for in speaking of such a
    • During waking life, therefore, we are also entangled in
    • in such terms are speaking the language of Ahriman. We will try to
    • initiation brings back with him on waking the effects of what he has
    • to be truly Man only by seeking for it in his inner life, by being
    • and intellectual thinking, and now also, as we have seen, because
    • To face the waking life of day with dullness and
    • other sciences do. Speaking in the style of the other sciences, one
    • thinking that is customary in external life. There is really very
    • passions and emotions when speaking.
    • Rhine” they can be thinking of the river-bed, the indentation
    • or heard others speaking, something as yet undifferentiated in one
    • the Middle Ages or in antiquity without taking account of the fact
    • conception. Recall to your minds the shockingly homely simile I used
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    • creakings and rumblings of the wheels and machinery of the train. It
    • towards initiation, one can notice on waking from sleep how the Ego
    • passed just before waking.
    • The effects of all the discordant hubbub, the jerking
    • waking consciousness — is fully aware how little it conforms
    • Naturally I say this without making the slightest
    • implication, either general or specific, for in speaking of such a
    • During waking life, therefore, we are also entangled in
    • in such terms are speaking the language of Ahriman. We will try to
    • initiation brings back with him on waking the effects of what he has
    • to be truly Man only by seeking for it in his inner life, by being
    • and intellectual thinking, and now also, as we have seen, because
    • To face the waking life of day with dullness and
    • other sciences do. Speaking in the style of the other sciences, one
    • thinking that is customary in external life. There is really very
    • passions and emotions when speaking.
    • Rhine” they can be thinking of the river-bed, the indentation
    • or heard others speaking, something as yet undifferentiated in one
    • the Middle Ages or in antiquity without taking account of the fact
    • conception. Recall to your minds the shockingly homely simile I used
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    • of the present time. Men are utterly lacking in that understanding of
    • kind of thinking can explain certain phenomena of nature, it is
    • upon the thinking of the masses of the people. In speaking thus of
    • individuals who are working in or are in some other way connected
    • with particular branches of science. I am thinking of the masses of
    • working as well as the inherited physical characteristics. We must
    • not fall into the error of thinking that it will ever be possible to
    • friends, that I have no hesitation in speaking about certain results
    • It is, of course, quite true that most people fight shy of taking the
    • Being and their religion was thoroughly monotheistic. I am speaking
    • Broadly speaking, the souls once living in those exterminated Indian
    • realize that, broadly speaking, it was not a Christian impulse at all
    • and received Christianity in this form, are, speaking broadly,
    • people’s liking. At the bottom of their hearts they are afraid
    • by the souls of whom I am now speaking, but for all that they had a
    • order and had the effect of making them think that the spiritual
    • into very hard and dense material bodies. Fundamentally speaking what
    • they are seeking to do now is to let their earlier experiences of the
    • been speaking of today, but even in public lectures one has to go
    • impossible to find a point of contact with modern modes of thinking.
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    • of the present time. Men are utterly lacking in that understanding of
    • kind of thinking can explain certain phenomena of nature, it is
    • upon the thinking of the masses of the people. In speaking thus of
    • individuals who are working in or are in some other way connected
    • with particular branches of science. I am thinking of the masses of
    • working as well as the inherited physical characteristics. We must
    • not fall into the error of thinking that it will ever be possible to
    • friends, that I have no hesitation in speaking about certain results
    • It is, of course, quite true that most people fight shy of taking the
    • Being and their religion was thoroughly monotheistic. I am speaking
    • Broadly speaking, the souls once living in those exterminated Indian
    • realize that, broadly speaking, it was not a Christian impulse at all
    • and received Christianity in this form, are, speaking broadly,
    • people’s liking. At the bottom of their hearts they are afraid
    • by the souls of whom I am now speaking, but for all that they had a
    • order and had the effect of making them think that the spiritual
    • into very hard and dense material bodies. Fundamentally speaking what
    • they are seeking to do now is to let their earlier experiences of the
    • been speaking of today, but even in public lectures one has to go
    • impossible to find a point of contact with modern modes of thinking.
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    • Without taking into consideration the theosophical aspect it may be
    • observe the workings of Karma we should bear in mind that every
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    • Without taking into consideration the theosophical aspect it may be
    • observe the workings of Karma we should bear in mind that every
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    • ordinary way of looking at the world today does not really enable us
    • animal kingdom, and only during the 7th epoch the real kingdom of
    • The most striking fact of all is this change in humanity, this
    • cooking; i.e., in domestic economy, so that there they are truly
    • advertisements in all the local newspapers making propaganda for the
    • after him while he is working, but also when he ceases to work, by
    • On taking leave from you again for a couple of weeks, my dear
    • working in the world through our Building. For this Building is,
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    • ordinary way of looking at the world today does not really enable us
    • animal kingdom, and only during the 7th epoch the real kingdom of
    • The most striking fact of all is this change in humanity, this
    • cooking; i.e., in domestic economy, so that there they are truly
    • advertisements in all the local newspapers making propaganda for the
    • after him while he is working, but also when he ceases to work, by
    • On taking leave from you again for a couple of weeks, my dear
    • working in the world through our Building. For this Building is,
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    • if he remains within this whole way of looking at the world,
    • The moment of waking up in the morning has often been compared
    • processes of sleeping and waking. The course of human life during
    • processes of waking up and falling asleep which take place within
    • waking life from the moment of waking up to the moment of falling
    • asleep with the summer season, for man's waking condition
    • whereas his waking condition would more or less correspond to
    • falls; it then begins to think and lives through its thinking,
    • waking condition. This is daytime for the Spirit of the Earth, in
    • described to you when speaking of the Impulse of Golgotha. We
    • cannot help taking on the character of religious immersion in the
    • unity. — A second element is what we call thinking, our
    • is not the essential point just now, but our thinking activity is
    • memory, thinking, feeling and will.
    • them; feeling is older, thinking still older, and the activity
    • with feeling; he was endowed with thinking during the Sun
    • activity which lies at the foundation of thinking is part of
    • thinking power they will not be able to unfold much in a
    • being endowed with will. If he had merely the power of thinking,
    • looking at ourselves and distinguishing between two kinds of
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    • if he remains within this whole way of looking at the world,
    • The moment of waking up in the morning has often been compared
    • processes of sleeping and waking. The course of human life during
    • processes of waking up and falling asleep which take place within
    • waking life from the moment of waking up to the moment of falling
    • asleep with the summer season, for man's waking condition
    • whereas his waking condition would more or less correspond to
    • falls; it then begins to think and lives through its thinking,
    • waking condition. This is daytime for the Spirit of the Earth, in
    • described to you when speaking of the Impulse of Golgotha. We
    • cannot help taking on the character of religious immersion in the
    • unity. — A second element is what we call thinking, our
    • is not the essential point just now, but our thinking activity is
    • memory, thinking, feeling and will.
    • them; feeling is older, thinking still older, and the activity
    • with feeling; he was endowed with thinking during the Sun
    • activity which lies at the foundation of thinking is part of
    • thinking power they will not be able to unfold much in a
    • being endowed with will. If he had merely the power of thinking,
    • looking at ourselves and distinguishing between two kinds of
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    • involves, for our too stereotyped thinking, something like the learning
    • instead of as similes — attempts, that is, at making clear a purely
    • we have only a kind of appearance — a beam. It is like looking
    • thinking’ which is the first stage of higher knowledge. And he
    • strengthen your thinking the supra-terrestrial spatial world begins
    • maiming it by arbitrary selections such as I am making for the purpose
    • Steiner approaches the life after death by speaking of ‘four phases
    • where, after speaking of the nature of memory he emphasises that it is
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    • every thinking man.
    • if you understand the heart's language, hear it asking from its unconscious
    • the surging waves of thinking, feeling and willing confront him. So
    • he looks into himself, asking: How is Nature related to my soul? he
    • kingdoms of Nature, experiencing all this in his fluctuating inner world,
    • we are looking at a wide ocean. The waves rise and fall. There is a
    • On looking
    • matter, making this a vehicle for the radiant expression of the
    • the questions Anthroposophy has to answer. Human hearts are speaking
    • in the way we have described and asking where they can find that knowledge
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    • at all. Though we see how man, through eating, drinking and breathing,
    • of the different kingdoms of Nature. They are, today, just what they
    • different from those of today. What we see around us in the kingdoms
    • we may regard our physical organism as organised for taking in external
    • so to strengthen our power of thinking — the power whereby we form
    • ordinary thinking I am really quite passive. I allow something to happen
    • through the force of inner thinking itself. In this way our thinking
    • stronger if we use our arms. At length we notice that this thinking
    • When we have so strengthened ourselves within that our thinking has
    • same time, to perceive with our strengthened thinking the external things
    • my dear friends, I look at a stone with such strengthened thinking.
    • a crystal of salt or of quartz with this strengthened thinking, there
    • thinking. So we may say that, if a man takes trouble to develop such
    • thinking he perceives, besides the physical, the etheric in himself,
    • In the external, mineral kingdom alone it plays no part; still, it is
    • is only present in me in the waking state, not when I am asleep. If
    • going on during both waking and sleeping states. One might doubt this
    • my raising an arm can only take place in the waking state. The etheric
    • in order to strengthen our thinking, but eliminating again the strengthened
    • thinking so acquired — i.e. emptying our consciousness —
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    • that way of looking at things of which I spoke in the lecture before
    • On looking back on my life it seems as if every step had been so ordained
    • to say more than other people while talking just as they do; it really
    • — will say: True, I don't hear a person speaking within me, if
    • lives in the depths of our will is, indeed, like a waking dream; but
    • he hears those with whom he has a karmic connection speaking from within
    • him. Of course he remains sensible and does not walk about speaking,
    • we can deepen our consciousness on looking out into the wide spaces
    • of the cosmos, and on looking into man himself. And the more we look
    • there is no sense in merely speaking of abstract laws of Nature. These
    • speaking, actual events have nothing at all to do with the laws of Nature.
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    • inner need of finding, or at least seeking, the paths of the soul to
    • one quite simple fact. You are looking, let us say, at some part of
    • life, i.e. our thinking, which can confront us fairly clearly, our feeling,
    • thinking, feeling and willing.
    • you bear within you your soul life — your thinking, feeling and
    • we fall asleep to the moment of waking, a certain time elapses; and
    • when, in the waking state, we look back on this interval of time, we
    • joy in life, no firm foundation, no security. With the form man's thinking
    • saying: True; man's thinking, in the form it has so far actually taken,
    • thinking.
    • we cannot, by mere thinking, influence our own ‘will-organism’.
    • To feel deeply the powerlessness of this thinking is to receive the
    • but thought; you cannot begin to think about the world except by thinking.
    • Our thinking, however, is not fitted for this. So we are unavoidably
    • — a way by which our thinking may penetrate more deeply into
    • we may say, consists in experiencing thinking in another way than usual.
    • in this way. We must begin to experience thinking. One does this by
    • taking a thought that is easily comprehended, letting it stay in one's
    • of my arm thereby. So, too, we strengthen our thinking when we exert
    • contain nothing but what one is actually thinking.
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  • Title: Anthroposophy Introduction: Lecture V: Love, Intuition and the Human Ego
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    • are working. Here is weaving the ether revealed to one in
    • ‘pictures’ when one has strengthened one's thinking in the
    • Here we have only a kind of appearance — a beam. It is like looking
    • there was once a Spanish king who was shown how complicated the structure
    • fact it is always there, working into man. The 3rd of January 1904,
    • stage was that of ‘strengthened thinking’ in which we
    • attained by emptying our consciousness after strengthened thinking.
    • stage in cognition is attained by making the power of love a cognitive
    • life on earth, working in subconscious depths, that is the ego proper.
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    • expressed in the alternating states of waking and sleeping. It is from
    • the facts before us. In the waking man there is, first, the inner
    • during sleep; sense activity and the thinking based upon it are, however,
    • the active life of feeling that connects willing and thinking, standing
    • taking place between the psychical and the external world, cease in
    • waking life we are aware that our thoughts act upon our bodily
    • active, in sleep as in the waking state. Moreover, all the processes
    • a vitalising, but a devitalising element. Physically speaking, we take
    • the spiritual beings of the cosmos speaking ‘into’ him. He
    • we receive a striking impression. It is as if what confronts the sleeping
    • during waking life, initiating, with the help of the inhaled air, the
    • during waking life, begins to be very conscious in sleep. It comes before
    • warmth-processes, you perceive the real ego, working from times long
    • active within, working upon the breath provided by the mere respiratory
    • processes. You behold the real, active ego of man, working from primeval
    • state, or has returned to his former lives on earth. When talking simply
    • explained. It is this that manifests as the rhythmic alternation of waking
    • All this becomes quite different at death. The most striking change
    • is so. Thinking, feeling and willing live in our soul, but over and
    • sort of thing is a very model of confused thinking. For the whole belief
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    • speak of the alternating states of sleeping and waking, which are known
    • waking state, when we have full use of our bodily organs and experience
    • is not a real experience; it is merely looking at them externally,
    • pictures of waking life — those pictures that it otherwise takes
    • body between falling asleep and waking up.
    • to the end, we can compare our result with a man's behaviour in waking
    • in life as in dreams; in the weak man instincts are working, and once
    • study the alternating states of waking and sleeping in this intimate
    • then advances beyond the ordinary more or less empty, abstract thinking
    • to a thinking inherently pictorial, called ‘imagination’.
    • through conception and birth — strictly speaking, from before
    • And we cannot help asking how this comes about.
    • making up his mind to do something, forming certain intentions.
    • dreams and, on waking, take these very seriously; indeed, they take
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    • with waking life. I have often emphasised that one who attains really
    • more painstaking, conscientious observer than without the faculty of
    • present I am only speaking of ‘imagination’ — is quite
    • more seriously. Indeed, only imagination justifies us taking our dreams
    • as follows: a countenance comparatively wise looking, perhaps even somewhat
    • One might also say, speaking paradoxically (one must begin to speak
    • really swing to and fro, as it were, between dreaming and waking if
    • life on earth. What he experiences in the waking state is the relic
    • imagination leads directly from a study of the waking and sleeping man
    • is preserved in memory occupies a quite special place in the waking
    • up to the present. Time becomes space. It is like looking down an avenue;
    • To take it for a reality is like taking a cross-section of a tree trunk
    • to the other kingdoms of Nature, has another side. Let us assume that
    • though he calls the lion the king of beasts, he still feels himself,
    • as a human being, superior. Man feels the creatures of the other kingdoms
    • to judge him. He is above the other kingdoms of Nature.
    • the inferior kingdoms of Nature, but kingdoms of the spiritual world
    • that are superior to him. He feels himself as the lowest kingdom, the
    • man's life on earth. There are waking states interrupted again and again
    • what the gods think about the deeds and thoughts of our waking life,
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    • man experiences in concrete, everyday life, in thinking, feeling and
    • we may say that, after all, all learning consists in linking new
    • method depends on finding the most rational way of linking the new things
    • and, strictly speaking, only our unsatisfying, painful or sorrowful
    • the ordinary kingdoms of external Nature — mineral, plant and
    • animal kingdoms — for these belong to the earth. But in that world
    • external kingdoms of Nature, so now, with spiritual beings of different
    • is taken from us. Through our body we hold together what is really seeking
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    • year 1875, thus in this very period of which I am now speaking. In
    • fulfillment of what men were seeking in the time now past, in the
    • illuminating circumstances making possible the present untrue fight
    • his regiment. I am not making polemics, I am simply citing a
    • awake, and it was out of their waking consciousness that such things
    • waking consciousness, the latest inevitable achievement, the
    • not making polemics, I am merely stating historic facts. But these
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    • declared all modern thinking to be heretical. Then on top of that
    • fact is awake and is working systematically against the approaching
    • the difficulties of working on the faithful in modern times and
    • Pope Clement XIV, who had a great liking for the Jesuits and was at
    • world history, history made by Frederick II, King of Prussia, and by
    • never states whether he is speaking ‘ex cathedra’ or
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    • But really the dream differs far less from ordinary thinking than is
    • same as what underlies one’s thoughts, only that in thinking
    • thinking ordered in accordance with quite external relationships, is
    • Century has certainly been sufficient for the making of technical
    • have something to do, and just as the statesman is always making
    • the purpose of making of it a dull communal consciousness. Now one of
    • seeking to emerge as individual consciousness in the souls of men. It
    • is a fine undertaking so to work under authority as to write articles
    • from rancor, one is making a great mistake. Naturally, we must fight
    • is a mighty and diabolical undertaking.
    • means of working on human beings. These magical means do exist. And
    • investigate such things, and I set myself the task of making certain
    • did not spend their time in the way they do but were working at
    • undertaking which in a certain sense they had been given. But I was
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    • which conflicts with their habitual thinking, they would soon see
    • second decade of the twentieth century by talking about the
    • blood relationship; consequently all that has happened is the making
    • ‘My kingdom is not of this world.’” For man will
    • have to say to himself: — “My Kingdom is not of this
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    • which conflicts with their habitual thinking, they would soon see
    • second decade of the twentieth century by talking about the
    • blood relationship; consequently all that has happened is the making
    • ‘My kingdom is not of this world.’” For man will
    • have to say to himself: — “My Kingdom is not of this
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    • impulse, it drives him — spiritually speaking — to feed
    • accordance with their laws, looking in them for cause and effect and
    • not expecting to find in them any ethical working. We boast that we
    • to see his life as the working out of a plan; he recognises how, when
    • do, though it may seem to result from the working of earthly physical
    • at all without our personality taking part in it. And as we grow into
    • the plant, animal, and mineral kingdoms we begin to behold beings,
    • kingdom of reality, where the ethical impulses that inhere in our
    • make in the physical world, the nearest approach to moral working is
    • understand it here, is, comparatively speaking, a new thing in our
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    • impulse, it drives him — spiritually speaking — to feed
    • accordance with their laws, looking in them for cause and effect and
    • not expecting to find in them any ethical working. We boast that we
    • to see his life as the working out of a plan; he recognises how, when
    • do, though it may seem to result from the working of earthly physical
    • at all without our personality taking part in it. And as we grow into
    • the plant, animal, and mineral kingdoms we begin to behold beings,
    • kingdom of reality, where the ethical impulses that inhere in our
    • make in the physical world, the nearest approach to moral working is
    • understand it here, is, comparatively speaking, a new thing in our
  • Title: Lecture: How Can the Destitution of Soul in Modern Times Be Overcome?
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    • undertakings depended to the greatest possible extent upon personal
    • terms of intercourse are such that, fundamentally speaking,
    • others depends upon the working out of individual karma. For we have
    • group-soul element. We find its peoples making part of a social
    • start from this age must consist in making it clear that in the first
    • in the sphere of religion, its own liberty of thinking and scope to
    • the fifth post-Atlantean epoch of free thinking, because from
    • of the heart. For the impulse for this new world-working must be
    • connections in human evolution, but the way of thinking peculiar to
    • fosters the freedom and independence of our thinking. Spiritual
    • mankind; He forsook their world. Speaking for themselves they could
    • looking one day into a shop window my eye was caught by the title of
    • earthwards, and which we offer up again in our thinking about Christ;
    • from the sphere of human thinking.
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    • undertakings depended to the greatest possible extent upon personal
    • terms of intercourse are such that, fundamentally speaking,
    • others depends upon the working out of individual karma. For we have
    • group-soul element. We find its peoples making part of a social
    • start from this age must consist in making it clear that in the first
    • in the sphere of religion, its own liberty of thinking and scope to
    • the fifth post-Atlantean epoch of free thinking, because from
    • of the heart. For the impulse for this new world-working must be
    • connections in human evolution, but the way of thinking peculiar to
    • fosters the freedom and independence of our thinking. Spiritual
    • mankind; He forsook their world. Speaking for themselves they could
    • looking one day into a shop window my eye was caught by the title of
    • earthwards, and which we offer up again in our thinking about Christ;
    • from the sphere of human thinking.
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    • kingdoms of nature, the men of those times beheld spirit and soul. They
    • was walking along a river bank. If someone today walks along a river bank
    • depend only on our senses and nervous system as instruments of thinking.
    • rhythm. We never think without this whole process taking place, of which
    • element in his thinking within the rhythm of breathing.
    • thinking, which he had hardly felt as a function of the head at all, streamed
    • thinking to be merely a shadowy, logical process; he rather felt how
    • thinking followed the breath. When he inhaled he felt he was taking
    • the breath into his thinking. With his thoughts he took hold, as it were,
    • his thinking pervading his whole being. This made him aware of his thinking
    • the physical world he quite rightly does not pay attention to his thinking
    • soul-filled thinking pulsated through his inner being with the result that
    • but along the more inward path of thinking itself. The right path for man
    • logical thought sequence; it is a thinking that is much more
    • achieved to that of the yogi in ancient times. He blended thinking
    • thinking from breathing. Thinking is not on this account torn out of
    • rhythm, because as thinking becomes separated from the inner rhythm of
    • breath it is gradually linked to an external rhythm. By setting thinking
    • towards separating thinking from the breath and letting it dive down into
    • Thinking must pass over into
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    • kingdoms of nature, the men of those times beheld spirit and soul. They
    • was walking along a river bank. If someone today walks along a river bank
    • depend only on our senses and nervous system as instruments of thinking.
    • rhythm. We never think without this whole process taking place, of which
    • element in his thinking within the rhythm of breathing.
    • thinking, which he had hardly felt as a function of the head at all, streamed
    • thinking to be merely a shadowy, logical process; he rather felt how
    • thinking followed the breath. When he inhaled he felt he was taking
    • the breath into his thinking. With his thoughts he took hold, as it were,
    • his thinking pervading his whole being. This made him aware of his thinking
    • the physical world he quite rightly does not pay attention to his thinking
    • soul-filled thinking pulsated through his inner being with the result that
    • but along the more inward path of thinking itself. The right path for man
    • logical thought sequence; it is a thinking that is much more
    • achieved to that of the yogi in ancient times. He blended thinking
    • thinking from breathing. Thinking is not on this account torn out of
    • rhythm, because as thinking becomes separated from the inner rhythm of
    • breath it is gradually linked to an external rhythm. By setting thinking
    • towards separating thinking from the breath and letting it dive down into
    • Thinking must pass over into
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    • world-history it shall be possible for him, through the working of the
    • not an event that can be grasped by any thinking concerned entirely
    • mankind through the working of the Christ Impulse.
    • those times which possess to a striking degree the characteristic
    • the words: “My kingdom is not of this world.” He was not to
    • divine and spiritual kingdom that could be reached only by inward
    • for man in a new kingdom of light,
    • [KingRomans 13:12]
    • knew that he must be giving himself up to delusions, he must be mistaking
    • bring men out of the habit of looking to the spirits of air and of
    • [4:9 But now, after that ye have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto ye desire again to be in bondage?KingGal. 4:3,9]
    • working of the Event of Golgotha, He is here. But you must find Him; He must come again
    • rest content with looking at life in any superficial way; it is
    • festival, all their thinking about Easter runs along the lines of old
    • with thinking at all, and go on repeating the words they have learned from
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    • world-history it shall be possible for him, through the working of the
    • not an event that can be grasped by any thinking concerned entirely
    • mankind through the working of the Christ Impulse.
    • those times which possess to a striking degree the characteristic
    • the words: “My kingdom is not of this world.” He was not to
    • divine and spiritual kingdom that could be reached only by inward
    • for man in a new kingdom of light,
    • [KingRomans 13:12]
    • knew that he must be giving himself up to delusions, he must be mistaking
    • bring men out of the habit of looking to the spirits of air and of
    • [4:9 But now, after that ye have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto ye desire again to be in bondage?KingGal. 4:3,9]
    • working of the Event of Golgotha, He is here. But you must find Him; He must come again
    • rest content with looking at life in any superficial way; it is
    • festival, all their thinking about Easter runs along the lines of old
    • with thinking at all, and go on repeating the words they have learned from
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    • more than organic, and involves working with the cosmos, earth, and
    • it only too well, especially in working with our scientific Research
    • and love it, making it the content of their lives. Generally, though
    • good and devoted anthroposophists working with us in Medicine (with
    • What is the value of speaking only in vague and general terms of such
    • What you are seeking will first have to be composed from the indications
    • way of working — say, between his twenty-ninth and his thirtieth
    • know that it is not the momentary success that matters; it is the working
    • is here making itself felt is the foundation of a rather intimate mutual
    • it, and how the two are working together. If our indications are to
    • about their things far wiser than what the scientists were thinking.
    • and a common thinking. Let us then have this common feeling and thinking;
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    • more than organic, and involves working with the cosmos, earth, and
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    • more than organic, and involves working with the cosmos, earth, and
    • a bucketful. Then we began again, taking a whole bucketful and two cow-horns.
    • when it is all taking place in a comparatively small circle, he brings
    • so as to get a definite proportion. Speaking of half a bucketful, did
    • I took a Swiss bucket, the ordinary bucket they use for milking in Switzerland.
    • chaos is complete. You could do it, of course, by making the soil more
    • quarter after taking them out of the earth?
    • Nature as the stirring of which we were speaking just now. Just as
    • of which you are thinking. Nature herself, in any case, sees to it
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    • more than organic, and involves working with the cosmos, earth, and
    • You cannot decide by hard-and-fast rules. Generally speaking, rain-water
    • occur in the plant kingdom. The combatting of weeds, on the other hand,
    • layers, and taking advantage of the spontaneous generation of warmth,
    • purposely refrained from speaking of what is already being done on rational
    • speak of fruit- and vine-growing. Generally speaking, what I have given
    • — the inner consistency of the earth kingdom and also the watery
    • in baking bread. A thing that even can act as a poison when consumed
    • taking them out of the earth?
    • which was lacking. There must therefore be a relation between the actual
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    • leading to grave catastrophes. Generally speaking, we can only say that
    • them above. They simply “ be there; they “ be working. That which is
    • Generally speaking, all that I have said applies to fruit culture also.
    • so striking as it will be if you avoid using sheep and pig dung to excess.
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    • more than organic, and involves working with the cosmos, earth, and
    • generally speaking, for the liquid manure. Every Ego — even the
    • The necessary calculations cannot be done in a moment. Broadly speaking,
    • Speaking of full Moon and new Moon, do you mean the actual day of the
    • speaking (Diagram 22). This picture is there; then it vanishes. And
    • foodstuffs to the parts of the organism where they should be working,
    • the optimum in the method used. Generally speaking, the souring will
    • mineral kingdom of the earth.
    • animals can stand it; I cannot say which at the moment. Generally speaking,
    • mechanical means, or by these cosmic workings — whether that makes
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    • more than organic, and involves working with the cosmos, earth, and
    • way of stirring it. As the author's walking-stick was the only
    • occasion marking the birth-hour of a world-wide agricultural movement.
    • of working. He never proceeded from preconceived abstract dogma, but
    • agricultural course was given. He had been speaking of the need for
    • Then came the thought-provoking and surprising answer: “This is
    • can no longer be built from thinking to will and action. Food plants
    • to understanding spiritual, cosmic forces and making them effective
    • Steiner set forth the basic new way of thinking about the relationship
    • he gave for treating soil, manure and compost, and especially for making
    • working both practically and scientifically at this task kept on growing;
    • school of thought and a chemically-minded agricultural thinking confronted
    • thinking to-day. But it does Liebig an injustice. He himself expressed
    • thinking advanced by Rudolf Steiner, have been forced by facts brought
    • and of building it up where it is lacking — all this has become
    • unanswered. The biological way of thinking has been adopted,
    • of scientific thinking. Exploration of the process of photo-synthesis
    • that the author of this work rates knowledge of the interworking of
    • science, white ranking organic substance (humus) second on the list
    • had insisted on my taking courses and attending lectures in political
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    • more than organic, and involves working with the cosmos, earth, and
    • of shaking it a little in his hand and throwing it gently, sprinkling
    • When walking
    • Dr. Steiner gave the astonishing reply that once it was all in working
    • said we should begin by making this experiment. It would be very interesting
    • about plant-diseases, Dr. Steiner answered: Properly speaking, there
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    • more than organic, and involves working with the cosmos, earth, and
    • us. He was speaking especially of the eurhythmists; though it may be
    • intentions, in the economic undertakings which grew out of the
    • These undertakings were created by industrialists, business men, but
    • explain it in the case of Agriculture, so that we may not be speaking
    • takes up, would be talking nonsense. You can only understand the
    • We, however, speaking
    • happens on the Earth is but a reflection of what is taking place in
    • every tilled field: Therein are working the silicious and the
    • that as a creature of a comparatively lower kingdom of Nature, the
    • plant can serve as nourishment for those of the higher kingdoms.
    • for animal and man, then Mars, Jupiter and Saturn, working via the
    • colossal is taking place on Earth. These forces spring up and shoot
    • it is not only working when it shines down upon the Earth; it is also
    • the working of these forces in the plant's life? We see it, not so
    • materialistically, the working of all Nature.
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    • more than organic, and involves working with the cosmos, earth, and
    • Properly speaking, any manures or the like which you bring into the
    • this inner life of the earthly soil (I am speaking of fine and
    • Taking our start from
    • again and working directly in the air and water over the Earth. The
    • the Earth is essentially a kind of digestion. All that is thus taking
    • substances must emancipate themselves from what is working
    • upward the influences which should be working upward in this winter
    • out in all manner of directions. For that which is working above the
    • that live and abound in the distant planets are working, as we have
    • working upward, so here the earthly nature is working downward.
    • form, whereas in highly ramified roots we have a working of the
    • working-upward of the cosmic nature into the flower.
    • cosmic and the earthly are working there.
    • re-discovered if we wish to go on working on the Earth at all.
    • working. Such things must be penetrated once more with clear
    • farm, properly speaking we should only use it as a remedy — as
    • working above all the radiation of the Sun, the direct radiant
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    • more than organic, and involves working with the cosmos, earth, and
    • speaking.
    • of Nature wherein nitrogen is working, nor can they do so, so long as
    • working we must learn to know at the same time if we would understand
    • phosphorus — which have to do with the working of light into
    • significance in the working of the Cosmos as a whole. The knowledge
    • our time when speaking about carbon. It is quite true, carbon occurs
    • so-to-speak with sulphur, and working as a plastic artist —
    • finds there its physical expression. More accurately speaking,
    • carbon, so in a manner of speaking the Ego of the Universe lives as
    • framework such as the Spirit builds, working always with the help of
    • working). What is the physical carrier which is so permeated by the
    • carbon framework, wherein are manifested the workings of the highest
    • or the cosmic spiritual Being which is working in the plants. Observe
    • Everywhere — in the animal kingdom and in the plant and even in
    • of sulphur is working thus in nitrogen, is that which we are wont to
    • environment. For as you know, there too the astral is working
    • speaking we have the astral placed between the oxygen and the carbon,
    • and this astral impresses itself upon the physical by making use of
    • nitrogen from the air that fills the space, thus making the air
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    • more than organic, and involves working with the cosmos, earth, and
    • and the working of the Spirit throughout Nature must be recognised on
    • speaking of the experiments. What science says of the experiments is
    • working of the substances and forces, and of the Spiritual too. Such
    • a mound of earth, with humus entering into it, working in the earthly
    • to the manure, especially to the task of working with the manure. It
    • as I showed you. That is to say: in manuring we must bring to the earth-kingdom
    • the earth-kingdom to which it must be carried — under the plant,
    • Taking
    • We should have strange-looking cows if this were all. They would be
    • striking fast. It had no longer any smell, though naturally it began
    • thirty-four years, the methods of making and applying the Preparations
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    • more than organic, and involves working with the cosmos, earth, and
    • Science no longer knows the working of this all-embracing life. Insight
    • our farms, we are taking forces away from the earth — nay, even
    • in this respect. They are at pains to investigate the working of bacteria
    • the room is dirty. Nor should we clean the room by thinking out devices
    • can only do by working with organic matter, bringing it into
    • circumference of Nature's workings — that is the talk of
    • wider workings of Nature.
    • all around the Earth — actively working, though in the finest
    • then assist the working of the manure itself. We add these forces, so
    • as to assist the working of the manure, which, apart front these homoeopathic
    • (or potash, generally speaking) carry the growth rather into those regions
    • working of yarrow in the animal or human organism —if you know
    • tubes as they are commonly used for making sausages, make them into
    • as in all things, it is simply a question of breaking down prejudice.
    • for in the world outside — in its marvelous inner working and
    • diseases. I am speaking in general terms at the moment. Nowadays
    • once before. It restores order when the ether-body is working too strongly,
    • withdraw in a regular manner — so that its shrinking is beautiful
    • a short time ago. Are not they themselves already speaking frankly of
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    • more than organic, and involves working with the cosmos, earth, and
    • not want to have there. You know, one sometimes has strange harkings-back
    • only answer this question by taking into account what we have dealt
    • sphere, from that which is over the earth, we must perceive the workings
    • Moreover, speaking in a
    • near planets are influenced by the chalk-or limestone-workings
    • influenced by the workings of silica. Although the silica influences
    • and ray back again, working upward from below. Everything that works
    • in a particular way. It is only by taking these varied forces into account
    • as weeds — are greatly influenced by the workings of the Moon.
    • this way. Quite generally speaking, you have far-reaching possibilities
    • have all made this mistake of looking to external methods to verify
    • But it proves nothing in reality. If you are working exactly, you must
    • try to get at these happy, simple-looking little creatures in untold
    • bring about the reproductive process. In the animal kingdom, on the
    • for the animal kingdom the Moon influence does not need to be considered
    • very much. For the animal kingdom conserves the lunar forces; it emancipates
    • itself from the Moon. The Moon-force is developed in the animal kingdom
    • speaking, we may say (Diagram 12), if this be
    • plant — the cosmic forces which should be working up above are
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    • more than organic, and involves working with the cosmos, earth, and
    • one is always working on the other.
    • to these coarse interactions, finer ones, too, are constantly taking
    • working in the atmosphere, and by the life-ether.
    • in Nature's household (I am speaking now of such fruit as grows on trees).
    • speaking, it is even separated from its root — only it is united
    • yesterday when speaking of human Karma). That which is poorer in ether,
    • whole animal kingdom. Take, for example, the insect larvae: truly, they
    • will reveal, quite generally speaking, the relation of plant to animal-nature,
    • Sun and Moon are working through the air. But the animal cannot relate
    • speaking, the plant is in all respects an inverse of the animal —
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    • more than organic, and involves working with the cosmos, earth, and
    • process, and yet, fundamentally speaking, that is how they think. In
    • combustion-process in the Body. (The materialists are fond of making
    • the body” is only speaking loosely — in a slipshod way,
    • if you will. If he has the true facts in mind, his speaking loosely
    • what at first was only a slight slipshod way of talking into a brilliant
    • what is actually taking place in Nature. In this domain especially,
    • for instance, seeking its food for itself in the open air; following
    • activity in this finding and taking of the food.
    • as it may be, objectively speaking this is the truth. It is none other
    • too. Thus, in a Sense, you mar the working of Nature when you take your
    • cosmic forces working plastically through the head may find the proper
    • If this co-operation is taking place, so that the streaming from behind
    • the way to become sexual secretion is met by the head-forces working
    • for foodstuffs working less towards the head than the roots, which latter
    • only proceed rationally by taking your start from a way of thought such
    • is quite correct. It is only unsystematic, lacking in precision. Precisely
    • process, by all such processes as cooking, burning, heating, drying,
    • herbs, where through the cooking process of the Sun, working towards
    • the limbs by artificial treatment, notably if it is anything like cooking,
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    • Regnum The Kingdom
    • Kingdom.
    • “Thy Kingdom.” The whole is a symbol for the
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    • Regnum The Kingdom
    • Kingdom.
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    • by saying: With his whole thinking, insofar as it is
    • looking back, as it were, into his own self. For when we
    • the world with his thinking that is connected with his
    • as it were. By looking back upon ourselves, we discover the
    • are taking hold of something which is your own self. You
    • a tiny bit poisonous. For life consists in taking in
    • inorganic world and seeking the balance.
    • taking his place culturally in the external life on earth.
    • pouring out water, by walking over the fields with urns and
    • contained in man, best be symbolized? Perhaps by taking the
    • always looking back; this gesture of Aries looking back is
    • Aries in the human being who is looking back on himself, on
    • characteristic lies in the gesture of looking back.
    • Taurus, you will find that he is always looking sideways
    • thing, the gesture of looking around and activating the
    • looking upon the human form: In regard to the shape of the
    • to obtain metabolic man with his limbs, seeking to become a
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    • by saying: With his whole thinking, insofar as it is
    • looking back, as it were, into his own self. For when we
    • the world with his thinking that is connected with his
    • as it were. By looking back upon ourselves, we discover the
    • are taking hold of something which is your own self. You
    • a tiny bit poisonous. For life consists in taking in
    • inorganic world and seeking the balance.
    • taking his place culturally in the external life on earth.
    • pouring out water, by walking over the fields with urns and
    • contained in man, best be symbolized? Perhaps by taking the
    • always looking back; this gesture of Aries looking back is
    • Aries in the human being who is looking back on himself, on
    • characteristic lies in the gesture of looking back.
    • Taurus, you will find that he is always looking sideways
    • thing, the gesture of looking around and activating the
    • looking upon the human form: In regard to the shape of the
    • to obtain metabolic man with his limbs, seeking to become a
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    • elemental beings, and the working of the great planetary beings and the
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    • elemental beings, and the working of the great planetary beings and the
    • Working of the Saturn spirits through the sense organs; (Perfumes).
    • plant, and mineral kingdoms. Origins of light and air, heart,
    • for the Angels: the plant kingdom; for the Archangels: the animal
    • kingdom. Angels are guardian spirits of individual men, Archangels
    • lowest kingdom of their scale of consciousness. Satan, the unlawful,
    • beings. According to man's behaviour during the waking state,
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    • elemental beings, and the working of the great planetary beings and the
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    • elemental beings, and the working of the great planetary beings and the
    • Working of the Saturn spirits through the sense organs; (Perfumes).
    • pointed out from the outset, although in such a working group it might
    • taking part in the forces which are there at work. That is nourishment
    • of the chyle. Here you have the connection of these fluids taking their
    • in all the plants and naturally also in the animal kingdom. The influences
    • when he is working and creating to show him what is secretly working
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    • elemental beings, and the working of the great planetary beings and the
    • speak, into the intricate workings of the cosmos.
    • of “Saturn.” And looking forward we see prophetically that
    • with the substances and forces contained in our Earth and then, taking
    • between waking and sleeping. This is connected with the separation from
    • evolutions in an age which, speaking in the sense of occult astronomy,
    • express it. Speaking in analogy, however, we can say that the forces
    • long and greatly differing periods of evolution; the forces working
    • in the Zodiac remain, relatively speaking, fixed and permanent. These
    • The difference is always relative, only relative. As far as human thinking
    • only once. Fundamentally speaking, what is happening continuously is
    • speaking, in the five constellations of Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn,
    • in the middle of those phases of evolution of which we are speaking.
    • preponderate. If we were speaking of the proportion of forces descending
    • connected with all this. You must realize that in speaking of these
    • cosmic processes, we are not speaking of physical or etheric bodies
    • the heavens and perceive the interworking of heavenly forces and beings
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    • elemental beings, and the working of the great planetary beings and the
    • in its way of thinking and feeling. This will make it more difficult
    • the waking activity is a destructive one, you have again a proof of
    • the human kingdom, so that there were then two kingdoms on the Sun.
    • with what Spiritual Science has to say, it is only a matter of looking
    • were beings of Venus and Mercury, and they went on working far beyond
    • of man we have the working of the three cosmic bodies, of Mars in the
    • they had to intervene again and help in its development. What is working
    • perceive. We have not fallen into the illusion of thinking that if we
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    • elemental beings, and the working of the great planetary beings and the
    • live like that. Today with our mineral kingdom, fluid kingdom, etc.,
    • substances, only the lowest members of the Spirits of Form working in
    • Moon — the ego working towards all sides, that ‘trickled’
    • only served to guide man in taking his direction.
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    • elemental beings, and the working of the great planetary beings and the
    • plant, and mineral kingdoms. Origins of light and air, heart,
    • would have gone into a sort of baking oven. You would have felt that
    • no other kingdom. Man is the first-born of the Earth condition. At the
    • beginning of our earthly evolution there was no plant kingdom, no animal
    • kingdom, no mineral kingdom. Our Earth at the beginning of its evolution
    • your own heart is and taking its course in separate arteries —
    • for making use of the surrounding air. This was further developed later
    • of the moon that what today we call the mineral kingdom arose, that
    • Earth we are speaking of such a warmth as arises when you strike a match.
    • That is mineral-fire and mineral-warmth. We are speaking of the fire
    • What is lacking in these
    • last in the course of the earth's development and the other kingdoms
    • under the wonder-working of world music. Then only was the whole impregnated
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    • elemental beings, and the working of the great planetary beings and the
    • lecture given here has been carefully thinking it over, and remembering
    • are continually taking place. Evolution is very complicated and one
    • of love. For the animal kingdom has developed forms of love which have
    • into the kingdoms of the Earth, were on the Earth, as such, uninterested
    • having a connection with the Christ Being. Looking towards, feeling
    • into a Kingdom of Love. If we would characterize the great ideal that
    • hovers before us as a Kingdom of Love we can do so in the following
    • Christianity exists for the purpose of breaking through all forms of
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    • elemental beings, and the working of the great planetary beings and the
    • for the Angels: the plant kingdom; for the Archangels: the animal
    • kingdom. Angels are guardian spirits of individual men, Archangels
    • lowest kingdom of their scale of consciousness. Satan, the unlawful,
    • man and how it includes the four kingdoms of nature. He can perceive
    • mineral beings, plant beings, animal beings and the human kingdom itself.
    • its contents these four kingdoms perceptible to the outer senses. Everything
    • to one of these four kingdoms. If we now ask: What is the consciousness
    • consciousness since it does not reach down to the mineral kingdom; the
    • beings together with its own kingdom of Angels which there plays the
    • same role as the human kingdom does for us. We can say then that the
    • Angels are also aware consciously of four kingdoms, the kingdoms of
    • plant, animal, man and the kingdom of the Angels.
    • So that wherever the physical kingdom is here, the Angels perceive a
    • his astral body so that it gradually becomes spirit-self. He is working
    • every situation of life the world requires man to share in working on
    • together with the plant and animal kingdoms. In a new incarnation therefore
    • reaches down to the plant kingdom which the earth bears. There they
    • to the plant kingdom but only to the animal kingdom. The plants, so
    • to speak, do not exist for them, the plant kingdom is too subordinate,
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    • elemental beings, and the working of the great planetary beings and the
    • understand what is meant if we realize that taking part in the life
    • with a certain inner credence without looking on them as fantastic dreams.
    • and a spiritual part, which broadly speaking make up the threefold being
    • responsibility in man is entirely lacking in them; what they do, they
    • working purely mechanically. We must picture to ourselves that all the
    • as instrument of the thinking ego. You will best realize what is meant
    • animal kingdom in possessing a finer material organization, namely,
    • nature-sense are not unjustified in making their heads a special characteristic.
    • developed their higher principles by making use of earthly life. They
    • working invisibly. Just the same occurred in the case of our present
    • developed in the animal kingdom by the group souls. Man creates his
    • something else takes place in the animal kingdom. This is very important
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    • elemental beings, and the working of the great planetary beings and the
    • of the animal kingdom with the plant kingdom. This has not a general
    • is a contact between the animal kingdom and the plant kingdom, but that
    • kingdoms come in touch with one another these beings are present and
    • great change since that time, namely, the alternation of waking and
    • you would not have experienced the same alternation of waking and sleeping
    • lights up. This condition of daily waking in consciousness, nightly
    • a centre once more give beings the opportunity of working as a kind
    • earlier kingdoms are very useful for our orderly course of nature, the
    • normal relations sometimes exist between the human and the animal kingdoms.
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    • elemental beings, and the working of the great planetary beings and the
    • beings. According to man's behaviour during the waking state,
    • kingdoms of nature that surround us. We saw especially how in the place
    • where the beings of different nature-kingdoms come together, where the
    • of the animal, plant, mineral kingdoms, have their “ego soul”
    • waking life. We know further that the beings which we call animals are
    • so conditioned that — speaking loosely — similarly-formed
    • by night, from going to sleep to waking up, the man of the present evolutionary
    • was as yet no mineral kingdom, on the Sun there was no plant world in
    • our sense, and on Saturn no animal kingdom — there was solely the
    • assimilated the laws and substances of the mineral kingdom, which permeate
    • The physical body which today has assimilated the mineral kingdom was
    • on ancient Saturn a nexus of physical laws. We are physical laws working
    • power of working in the right way on his physical and etheric bodies.
    • beings working in from the spiritual worlds and these likewise are now
    • working from soul to soul which again so influence these souls that
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    • elemental beings, and the working of the great planetary beings and the
    • as you know, we have pointed out that in the waking man the physical
    • or mind soul, and consciousness soul; with the waking man all this is
    • are all continued into the members which in waking consciousness are
    • for the forces working in space. You could see in the work of such a
    • have the three forms of art which work with external means, taking their
    • one today speaking broadly calls naturalism, where man merely imitates
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    • time. Aristotle's thinking, his scholarliness is so
    • in human thinking which has not been improved upon until
    • and in a primitive way, using ordinary ideas, speaking to
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    • waking in the morning remembers the last events before
    • what is revealed when looking into the consciousness of
    • when looking back in time. Clairvoyant observation is drawn
    • contemporary materialistic thinking. When one opens a book
    • speak of miracles in the usual sense, of the breaking of
    • of deep sleep. Looking back, however, the time between the
    • had really taught them about the kingdom of the spirit. And
    • one, was with us. He had taken us into his kingdom without
    • secrets of his kingdom, which now, after the
    • That led to my speaking to you for the first time about
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    • mean? It means, anthroposophically speaking, that that
    • you are the king of the Jews? The way of the Passion went
    • longer admired him, but stood in front of the cross mocking
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    • listened without speaking to what the others said. At the
    • not – shocking things. It may sound fantastic, but I
    • For man deserted your kingdom,
    • be told – One day when Jesus of Nazareth was talking
    • overmuch, for they are too shocking. One also soon feels
    • speaking to Moses and the prophets; for at Sinai the
    • was in the kingDaniel 4:28)
    • KingMatt. 3:17;
    • saying, Thou art my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.KingMark 1:11;
    • KingLuke 3:22
    • KingMatt. 17:5;
    • KingMark 9:7;
    • KingLuke 9:35
    • saying, I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again.KingJohn 12:28
    • KingActs 9:4;
    • King22:7;
    • it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.King26:14;
    • 10:15 And the voice spake unto him again the second time, What God hath cleansed, that call not thou common.King10:13,15;
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    • console him by speaking about the things which had become
    • For man deserted your kingdom,
    • Gospels: Look at me! The other kingdoms in which man
    • are old. I want to found a new kingdom; I will give you
    • kingdoms if you will enter into my new kingdom. But you
    • Jesus went at first from inn to inn, working with the
    • [plural] kingdom,” he inverted to: “Thy kingdom
    • lacking in today's educated milieu and, what is
    • other person. Then someone goes around saying asking what
    • people think today. Therefore this thinking must be changed
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    • in the New Testament. The thinking behind it derives from a source either
    • of science, exact thinking and observation, are applied to spiritual
    • the working of Sorat, the two-horned beast described in chapter 13 of
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    • (Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.KingJohn 20:29)
    • being together with all the kingdoms of nature have arisen, is called
  • Title: Lecture: Reading the Pictures of the Apocalypse: Appendix: Cosmogony
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    • (Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.KingJohn 20:29)
    • being together with all the kingdoms of nature have arisen, is called
  • Title: Lecture: Reading the Pictures of the Apocalypse: Part 1: Lecture One
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    • (Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.KingJohn 20:29)
    • Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?KingMatt. 27:46
    • Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani? which is, being interpreted, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?KingMark 15:34)
    • individual words if we adopt the way of thinking of one who has
    • (Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.KingJohn 8:58)
    • thinking cannot even imagine. We cannot now imagine the perfection of
    • thinking, the purity of feeling, and so forth in the future bodies of
    • (be unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before his throne;KingRev. 1:4)
    • faithful witness, the first born of the dead and the ruler of kings
    • blood and made us a kingdom, priests to his God and Father, to him be
    • (who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kingRev. 1:5,6)
    • priests and kings gradually cease to exist. A final state is pointed to
    • wherein everyone is a priest and a king, a state wherein all distinctions
    • Apocalypse speaks of: “... a Kingdom, priests to his God and
    • (be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.KingRev. 1:6)
    • (there was a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald.KingRev. 4:3)
    • (there was a sea of glass like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four beasts full of eyes before and behind.KingRev. 4:6)
    • lacking from the beginning of the human race until ‘Christ
    • suffocates Siegfried after a hunt while Siegfried is drinking at
  • Title: Lecture: Reading the Pictures of the Apocalypse: Part 1: Lecture Three
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    • soul freed itself from her physical body. Even now she is working as
    • through their devotion, is making a great sacrifice for the world. All
    • to her wishes; by taking this liberty we esteem her the most.
    • moment for attacking the evolution of humankind. Those elemental beings
    • ages of future spirituality the opening up, the breaking of the seals
    • (KingRev. 12:1)
    • (He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.KingRev. 2:17)
    • who pray for spirit, for they find through themselves the Kingdom of
    • Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingMatt. 5:3)
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    • of the Lord did, then you first experience what is taking place on the
    • (He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.KingRev. 2:17)
    • human beings have been working to form and develop their astral body
    • (I know thy works and where thou dwellest, even where Satan\'s seat is: and thou holdest fast my name, and hast not denied my faith, even in those days wherein Antipas was my faithful martyr, who was slain among you, where Satan dwelleth.KingRev. 2:13)
    • his army that rushes here and there, then we are speaking of the Odem,
    • (And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father.2:28 And I will give him the morning star.KingRev. 2:27,28)
    • (I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name.KingRev. 3:8)
    • — then the esotericist, when speaking of this, will refer to the
    • (And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;KingRev. 3:14)
    • (KingRev. 6:5)
    • (KingRev. 6:9)
    • (were, should be fulfilled.KingRev. 6:11)
    • (11:11 And after three days and an half the Spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them which saw them.KingRev. 11:10,11)
    • (was upon his head, and his face was as it were the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire:KingRev. 10:1)
    • of the body of Christ, it is speaking of the planetary body of the earth.
    • (I speak not of you all: I know whom I have chosen: but that the scripture may be fulfilled, He that eateth bread with me hath lifted up his heel against me.KingJohn 13:18)
    • (also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.KingRev. 1:7)
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    • even the establishment of a heavenly kingdom in the physical sense in
    • in a more inner way. At that time people began to see the kingdom of the
    • church itself became the expression of this kingdom of the Antichrist;
    • (But if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe my words?KingJohn 5:47)
    • then we must begin by thinking of the human being as the human being
    • common with the plant kingdom; an astral body in common with the animal
    • kingdom; and finally with an I or I-bearer. Standing before us, the
    • working at night. When a normal person of the present day falls asleep
  • Title: Lecture: Reading the Pictures of the Apocalypse: Part 2: Lecture Two
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    • the power of judgment or logical thinking. They had none of the mental
    • limited to the three lower kingdoms, Atlantean wisdom stretched over
    • limits itself to the three kingdoms that do not go beyond the earth.
    • individual spiritual capacities of thinking and judgment in their first
    • body for themselves, but in certain states of consciousness their speaking
    • wisdom of the pre-Vedantic age. We are looking into an age much more
    • it in the flags by the river\'s brink.KingExodus 2:3
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    • similar in appearance. They broke down into groups of striking similarity.
    • group souls, and a clairvoyant perceives them by looking back into those
    • seed forces properly, they were in harmony with the working of the forces
    • (But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication.KingRev. 2:14)
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    • Looking at the cultural epoch that saw the outer world as maya or illusion,
    • must look into the future. Because he is speaking to the descendants
    • into thinking there is nothing but physical matter he calls Ahriman,
    • are seeking the spirit call back to the materialists: “In your
    • (Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.KingRev. 2:10)
    • stage to stage we acquire the concept of history. A thinking human being
    • on earth than a king in the kingdom of shadows.”
    • kingdom of the dead begins to become brighter and brighter. To the extent
    • (KingRev. 1:8)
    • (And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write; These things saith he which hath the sharp sword with two edges;KingRev. 2:12)
    • (when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is his name? what shall I say unto them?KingExodus 3:13)
    • (He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.KingRev. 2:17)
    • (his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire;KingRev. 1:14)
    • (KingRev. 1:15)
    • (And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works.KingRev. 2:23)
    • KingRev. 3:1–6)
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    • thinking these people all stood at the highest level.
    • (it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body.KingMatt. 26:26)
    • (For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.KingMatt. 26:28)
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    • warmth substance was present at that time; there was no mineral kingdom,
    • of the sun and the moon working alternately from outside. If the moon
    • from the internal. In this way the difference between waking and sleeping
    • aspect of the thinking and feeling of that epoch.
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    • as it may sound to modern thinking, to a clairvoyant a personality such
    • occult process taking place here. Christ lived, of course, for only
    • after the Christ event we see how Christian writers were still working
    • Christ.” Meister Eckhart and Johannes Tauler were speaking out
  • Title: Lecture: Reading the Pictures of the Apocalypse: Part 2: Lecture Eight
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    • KingGenesis 9:12–17)
    • of his I. There are forces again working outward in human beings today.
    • (KingGal. 2:20)
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    • with the scales, with which all thinking and human intelligence are
    • most beautiful age of the kingdom of earth. But for the souls themselves
    • opposed to this is working, through a certain cultivation of the I,
    • looking into an age when humanity will intrude in large measure into air
    • (KingRev. 6:12)
    • beings equipped with modern logical thinking who have also become
  • Title: Lecture: Reading the Pictures of the Apocalypse: Part 2: Lecture Ten
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    • We are speaking of the time when the human being will already have begun
    • 12:10 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. \
    • 13:5 And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months. \
    • KingRev. 12:1–13:10)
    • to the Christ being, who has been working in the central regions of
    • the earth from the event of Golgotha onward. After working on the earth
    • demon of the sun. Certain forces that are constantly working on the
  • Title: Lecture: Reading the Pictures of the Apocalypse: Part 2: Lecture Eleven
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    • substances in the lower kingdoms enter with human beings into a kind
    • and the lower astral world. This lower astral world is also working
    • (of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.KingGenesis 2:7)
    • 12:10 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. \
    • 13:5 And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months. \
    • KingRev. 12:3–13:10)
    • 17:2 With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication. \
    • 17:10 And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space. \
    • 17:12 And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast. \
    • 17:14 These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful. \
    • 17:17 For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled. \
    • 17:18 And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth. \
    • 18:3 For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies. \
    • 18:9 And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning, \
    • KingRev. 17–18)
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    • (7:3 Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.7:4 And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel.7:5 Of the tribe of Juda were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Reuben were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Gad were sealed twelve thousand.KingRev. 7:2–5)
    • are preparing themselves by taking in Theosophy will take in new forms
    • has always been opposed to making the esoteric exoteric. Hence, Christ
    • [“And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the
    • (and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space.KingRev. 17:10)
    • (KingRev. 11:9)
    • (KingGal. 2:20)
    • (were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.KingRev. 19:12)
    • (is the light thereof.KingRev. 21:23)
    • understand ancient religious texts literally, taking them at their word.
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    • in their I, but also in all their feeling and thinking, in their very being
    • spiritual kingdoms and want to bring Man down and lead him into evil, who are
    • hatred and mocking and irony against the Good, with all these the Templars
    • thinking leads also to the very extreme of intellectual
    • Working alone,
    • unconscious and takes its course there in a good and healthy way, working
    • Fundamentally speaking, seen from a deeper aspect, we all
    • hand, what happened through the working of Mephistophelian-Ahrimanic forces
    • has actually been taking place in modern times.
    • impulse one has recognized as proceeding from it and working on in European
    • working in the world; and those who were responsible for the French
    • then is one speaking in a sense and meaning that is in accord with the inner
    • workings are focused in a point, the point of the I. There we are alike, and
    • spiritually, between the workings of the nerves and the blood. They were
    • the influence of the inspirations of which I have been speaking to you today,
    • the sole influence working in history, quite a different evolution would have
    • recognize this principle of which I am here speaking.
    • speaking. “Person,” did I say? Here we must remind ourselves that
    • good forces are working, but others also. And a man like Goethe uttered in
    • and with whose working the working of the other stream is united. And what
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    • in their I, but also in all their feeling and thinking, in their very being
    • spiritual kingdoms and want to bring Man down and lead him into evil, who are
    • hatred and mocking and irony against the Good, with all these the Templars
    • thinking leads also to the very extreme of intellectual
    • Working alone,
    • unconscious and takes its course there in a good and healthy way, working
    • Fundamentally speaking, seen from a deeper aspect, we all
    • hand, what happened through the working of Mephistophelian-Ahrimanic forces
    • has actually been taking place in modern times.
    • impulse one has recognized as proceeding from it and working on in European
    • working in the world; and those who were responsible for the French
    • then is one speaking in a sense and meaning that is in accord with the inner
    • workings are focused in a point, the point of the I. There we are alike, and
    • spiritually, between the workings of the nerves and the blood. They were
    • the influence of the inspirations of which I have been speaking to you today,
    • the sole influence working in history, quite a different evolution would have
    • recognize this principle of which I am here speaking.
    • speaking. “Person,” did I say? Here we must remind ourselves that
    • good forces are working, but others also. And a man like Goethe uttered in
    • and with whose working the working of the other stream is united. And what
  • Title: An Occult Physiology: Lecture 1: The Being of Man
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    • reverence is lacking, they lack also the capacity to see into the
    • Taking a side view, we observe that what belongs to these two systems
    • or ribbon-shaped formations, pictorially speaking, which must first
    • about the brain and the spinal cord, taking perhaps the following
    • kinds, one of which takes place in our ordinary waking
    • organism, in what, roughly speaking, is called the “human
  • Title: An Occult Physiology: Lecture 2: Human Duality
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    • attain this goal, to sustain the effort of looking upon the exterior
    • the connection between the life which we call our waking life of day,
    • other hand the waking day life, which is endowed with the capacity to
    • of the term, and for the purpose of taking over from it in a
    • recall that the human heart is an organ which, properly speaking,
    • whole process of working over this nutritive matter.
    • part of the organism, is a working over of those impressions which
    • working over of the outer impressions, into the upper organs of the
    • working-in of the external world through these sense-organs upon the
    • that we may say: At one moment the world is working from outside,
    • our interior in such a way that what is working from all directions
    • and the gallbladder, an inner Mars. Let us begin by thinking
    • through the organism it shows us, even taking into account the
    • there is a certain justification in looking upon the blood system as
    • successful, ought, properly speaking, to be really lofty, moral or
    • of waking consciousness, that he takes complete control of the nerve
    • the blood, it now permits what it contains within itself as working
    • being, when, without coining phrases, but rather looking only at
  • Title: An Occult Physiology: Lecture 3: Co-operation in the Human Duality
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    • waking day consciousness, we have a normal connection between the
    • inside. Both times we see this world working in such a way that it
    • such a thing. But the facts are otherwise. For, in making an
    • see at all the same things that one sees when looking from outside;
    • of the child — namely, the rhythm of eating and drinking. Any
    • connection with eating and drinking — there is not the
    • irregularity, and that in our drinking especially we are so
    • irregularities in the taking of nutritive matter had necessarily to
    • inflated for hours at a time after the partaking of a heavy meal; and
    • out of it. Hence this is a process of isolation, a making the human
    • any being, making it independent, is called in occultism saturnine,
    • within itself, thus making it possible for the solar system to
  • Title: An Occult Physiology: Lecture 4: Man's Inner Cosmic System
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    • determining factor. Just as we find in looking at a pendulum that its
    • super-sensible influences working in force and form — with this
    • system of forces working in it which have in the physical spleen only
    • working over some indifferent material, but working in opposition to
    • being, so that it is not only a case of working over neutral building
    • however, in all its working as a totality and with all its members,
    • seen, toward the impressions of this outer world, taking the outer
    • himself. (We are not now speaking of the consciousness, but of those
    • is a non-physical one, taking place through the process of perception
    • reality, for anyone would have to be remarkably lacking in
    • taking place in his physical organism. The perception, “I see
    • not working with our soul experiences only in our ego. We first
    • see currents developing everywhere in the ether-body, taking a very
  • Title: An Occult Physiology: Lecture 5: The Systems of Supersensible Forces
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    • is the significance in general of taking in something, whether it be
    • forward our thinking to the essential nature of a process of
    • the blood in one direction by taking in oxygen, and if we see in this
    • from corresponding forces of a similar kind, which, working from the
    • process, we have there, first, the taking in of external nutritive
    • consciousness, we have a breaking through from the other direction
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    • the human ego, taking account, at the same time, of a remark which
    • we are looking down from the blood into the organ-systems which
    • Still more striking,
    • outline of its form, for the purpose of making us into physical man;
    • strictly speaking, already dead!” Our bony system is like a
    • reincarnation and says: “That is something which, speaking
  • Title: An Occult Physiology: Lecture 7: The Conscious Life of Man
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    • restrain the working of the external laws natural to what we take in
    • of the categories of our thinking, feeling, or willing life, are
    • thinking, what occurs in thought. And here I wish to call attention
    • corresponding process of thinking is a salt-depositing process, so to
    • the thinking process for example that one part of our organisation,
    • must have been forecast for us as thinking beings, and here again
    • again, two opposite poles. Man is a thinking being, and it is the
    • “Thinking is a process of salt-formation”; for people
    • influence of processes working up from the lower depths of our
    • working from the other direction. And we shall have to understand,
    • system, must be most of all protected in order that in our thinking
    • by taking them over as they are conveyed into the digestive canal and
  • Title: An Occult Physiology: Lecture 8: The Human Form and its Co-ordination of Forces
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    • process of taking in nutritive substances.
    • To be sure, there is a certain difficulty in taking such a view. But
    • working behind it in such a way that these same nutritive substances
    • For the performance of its manifold undertakings it must work as a
    • taking place. And these secretory processes again do manifest
    • nutritional process, the taking in of nutritive substances which
    • working downward, as it were, into the other. And whoever has the
    • this outward-looking ego into relationship with what he experiences
    • that what is inhaling the air and taking in nutritive substances is
    • the same as the being which is working in him. It is possible for him
    • and the inner planets, working inwards from the sun to our earth, are
    • seized upon by the ether-body, signifying too intense a taking up, a
    • sucking up of salt out of everything, the process is combated through
    • taken up by the human organism in such a way that it goes on working
    • out of plant-nature but capable of working in only as far as the
    • sense-world, would ultimately lead to a breaking up, a failure to
    • unfolding of the senses and taking up of the outer world, than is the
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    • a seer has described the pictures he experienced on looking into the
    • be quite clear as to the point of time in evolution we are speaking
    • what was taking place at that moment we cannot make use of any of the
    • while, then waking up, and, without opening your eyes to things
    • thinking, try to imagine cosmic thinking-then you have the content of
    • desire. Thus instead of thinking of the musing' human soul, we think
    • that at the time we are now considering they were working as a group
    • not yet there. The unit at which they are working lives to begin with
    • Beings working within it, the two complexes, one of desire quickening
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    • science.” I am thinking more of people in the outside world
    • is an ascent to the light element. Thus, speaking of the transition
    • it should rather be regarded as making known their presence
    • to describe what is taking place? One cannot more fittingly express
    • such as we have, standing upright on two legs, making use of hands,
    • working within it. Thus the highest spirituality of the Elohim takes
    • experience them not merely as sound, but as form-making; then you
    • describe as a pricking or penetrating. That is a thoroughly objective
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    • asking ourselves what were the special characteristics of each of
    • same laws which obtain today in the solid mineral kingdom. So that
    • elements of warmth and air as rule in the plant kingdom today, those
    • mineral kingdom are repeated and the laws of the plant world are
    • poverty-stricken, abstract thinking of today, plant species are just
    • yesterday when speaking of the rarefaction of light. That is a very
    • in other words the group-souls of the plant kingdom.
    • taking place on the fourth “day.” What was the result of
    • has a different capacity, but all of whom are working towards a
    • That sounds as if the Seven were taking counsel together, as one does
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    • my speaking of a cosmic body consisting only of warmth, I must refer
    • shall not get anywhere near it by striking a match or lighting a
    • find the Saturn warmth working as an expression of a soul-spiritual.
    • activity of the Elohim is four stages higher than human thinking, it
    • taking over from another. It was only very much later that the purely
    • groups of Beings working in Sun, Moon, Mars and so on. Let us then
    • (For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:KingColos. 1:16
    • Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:KingEph. 1:21).
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    • and darkness, working together as two real polaric entities in the
    • Genesis speaks of darkness, it is speaking of the manifestation of
    • to consider the rhythmic alternation of sleeping and waking. What
    • that we develop in our thinking and feeling, all the ebb and flow of
    • the soul unfolds as its inner life in the waking state continuously
    • its fluctuant inner life is outside it. Whereas in waking life there
    • which take place during waking life, processes of renewal which take
    • waking life of day we are connected with the destructive forces of
    • our physical bodies which goes on during the waking life of day could
    • is it anything which need lead to myth-making. It is simply the name
    • nature until after we have been told of forces working upon the earth
    • not a question of signs, but of the activity of living Beings making
    • refers, when not only is something taking place in the body of the
    • earth, but when forces are working into the earth from without, it
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    • means of making existence comprehensible. We must be clear that when
    • within it, the very spirits whom we have been speaking of for days as
    • subsists in the fact that watery, aeriform and solid are working one
    • talking about. We have been describing what is in the super-sensible
    • making manifest what we call matter, it announces itselfas the
    • abstract way of looking at things everything gets mixed up. The seers
    • activity of the hierarchies is engaged in what is there taking place,
    • possible. That is why the Bible begins by speaking simply of the
  • Title: Genesis: Lecture VII
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    • the rose was outside, and that you were making a mental image of it,
    • within you; suppose your consciousness was taking hold of it in amore
    • mineral, the human kingdoms as sense-objects, was not there. What was
    • projection into space, of what is actually taking place in himself.
    • outer world was working upon his inner being. And he made no
    • felt themselves weaving and working in the light which streamed from
    • word “beauty” we are thinking most truly when we hold
    • making of Genesis.” And when he finds that the astounding thing
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    • vegetable and mineral kingdoms existed. These were added after the
    • human kingdom was already there. Hence we have to ask ourselves how
    • kingdom is the all-important one, that the other kingdoms are, as it
    • you come back from the sleeping to the waking state you have absorbed
    • enable us on its return to continue our waking life in the physical
    • the earth. When we turn to the kingdom next to man, to the animal
    • kingdom, a question may arise which we have often touched upon before
    • evolved from the animal kingdom, as the crude materialism of today
    • that Genesis indicates it in a most wonderful way by speaking first
    • And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof.KingCh. II, v.19
    • And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.KingCh. I, v.26,
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    • removing themselves from the terrestrial scene and working upon it
    • kingdom visible to the external eye did not develop until much later
    • it belonged to the astral being of man. It is the forces working in
    • different from that of the earth. The astro-physicist speaking from
    • world-creative powers? Looking up to these, they said to themselves:
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    • animal kingdom. This small concession may be made to Darwinism. But
    • superficially speaking, man has the same bodily functions as the
    • speaking of the Jahve-men as the descendants, the subsequent
    • speaking of the descendants of the heaven-and-earth beings who were
    • account there — thus making his Rainbow Bible really complete!
    • speaking of these things at all. Nevertheless I think I may say that
    • duty of taking more and more into our own being the spiritual Being
    • go on working as power in our souls. I may perhaps be allowed to say
    • living without taking this knowledge as a germinal force of blessing
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    • should be developed first of all are the forces of thinking. This is
    • must be made with a particular exercise in thinking.
    • The kind of thinking to which we are accustomed in ordinary life and
    • Anthroposophy must deviate from this way of thinking which is
    • that we completely surrender to such concepts, our thinking power
    • This intensification of the forces of thinking must of course be
    • mathematical thinking. If such a “mathematizing” culture
    • treading the path to higher knowledge, is that our thinking, which is
    • Then one comes to quite a new way of thinking. The old way of
    • thinking which is used in ordinary life and in ordinary science,
    • remains. But a new way of thinking is added to it, if we do the
    • might describe this new way of thinking which is added to the old way
    • of thinking in the following way.
    • cannot penetrate into the way of thinking which is employed in this
    • thinking which must be gained by systematic practice in order to
    • Ordinary thinking (it suffices to bear in mind the true nature of the
    • ordinary way of thinking, in order to see that my remarks are
    • justified)—ordinary thinking really consists of spatial
    • perceptions. In our ordinary thinking everything is arranged
    • come to the conclusion that ordinary thinking is a combining way of
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    • should be developed first of all are the forces of thinking. This is
    • must be made with a particular exercise in thinking.
    • The kind of thinking to which we are accustomed in ordinary life and
    • Anthroposophy must deviate from this way of thinking which is
    • that we completely surrender to such concepts, our thinking power
    • This intensification of the forces of thinking must of course be
    • mathematical thinking. If such a “mathematizing” culture
    • treading the path to higher knowledge, is that our thinking, which is
    • Then one comes to quite a new way of thinking. The old way of
    • thinking which is used in ordinary life and in ordinary science,
    • remains. But a new way of thinking is added to it, if we do the
    • might describe this new way of thinking which is added to the old way
    • of thinking in the following way.
    • cannot penetrate into the way of thinking which is employed in this
    • thinking which must be gained by systematic practice in order to
    • Ordinary thinking (it suffices to bear in mind the true nature of the
    • ordinary way of thinking, in order to see that my remarks are
    • justified)—ordinary thinking really consists of spatial
    • perceptions. In our ordinary thinking everything is arranged
    • come to the conclusion that ordinary thinking is a combining way of
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    • this starting point, by taking into the soul those mental processes
    • investigation. An unsound power of judgment, lacking ability to
    • By taking such elements along into the spiritual world, the
    • soul-shaking event called the Meeting with the Guardian of the Threshold.
    • person to another, taking place within consciousness, actually can be
    • spiritual world. One could say mockingly that fear-mongering is the
    • basis of materialism, and although it is mocking it is nevertheless
    • ease of thinking, the love of ease of feeling. Fear is closely akin
    • error consists of mistaking the dying and withering in the spiritual
    • intensification of this self-seeking coming-out-of-one's self
    • corresponds to ecstasy leads to something else. By taking into us
    • realities, and not something unreal — but taking in only
    • isolated parts, after picking out what suits us — we receive a
    • he feels little obligation to test what he says, speaking rather of
    • of the human capacity for thinking. In the human capacity for
    • thinking reside faculties that stand in direct connection with the
    • thinking, however, can cultivate this capacity in such a way that it
    • mathematical-analytical, constructive thinking for that square
    • mathematical thinking does not suffice to prove something that is
    • of a way of looking that has been gained previously, victory over the
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    • this starting point, by taking into the soul those mental processes
    • investigation. An unsound power of judgment, lacking ability to
    • By taking such elements along into the spiritual world, the
    • soul-shaking event called the Meeting with the Guardian of the Threshold.
    • person to another, taking place within consciousness, actually can be
    • spiritual world. One could say mockingly that fear-mongering is the
    • basis of materialism, and although it is mocking it is nevertheless
    • ease of thinking, the love of ease of feeling. Fear is closely akin
    • error consists of mistaking the dying and withering in the spiritual
    • intensification of this self-seeking coming-out-of-one's self
    • corresponds to ecstasy leads to something else. By taking into us
    • realities, and not something unreal — but taking in only
    • isolated parts, after picking out what suits us — we receive a
    • he feels little obligation to test what he says, speaking rather of
    • of the human capacity for thinking. In the human capacity for
    • thinking reside faculties that stand in direct connection with the
    • thinking, however, can cultivate this capacity in such a way that it
    • mathematical-analytical, constructive thinking for that square
    • mathematical thinking does not suffice to prove something that is
    • of a way of looking that has been gained previously, victory over the
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    • taking my start from these words of Hermes, I may perhaps be allowed
    • performances themselves some observations linking them with the
    • really grasp by looking beyond the whole historical tradition of
    • powerful in its particular workings. It did not confine itself to a
    • its inspiration was so strong that some of those particular workings
    • necessities of European civilisation, making themselves felt ever
    • rape of ancient clairvoyance by modern knowledge was already taking
    • for making armaments. But men no longer feel that this kind of mental
    • when Socrates first wrested scientific thinking from the old unified
    • result. Because forces are already working towards the reunification
    • harsh as King Thoas in
    • inspirers of European spiritual life working to conjure up out of the
    • may acknowledge that the thinking which has inspired our work for
    • many years, the thinking which has always been present with us as a
    • foodstuffs and thinking through the instrument of the brain were not
    • still felt at that time that thinking was alive there, that hope was
    • I am speaking of the three figures Luna, Astrid, Philia, the true
    • succeed to the full extent of our capacities. This undertaking proves
    • making our puny sacrifice — the sacrifice of modern
    • wonderful to see how each individual in undertaking his or her by no
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    • development and formation of the ego principle, making it firmer and
    • task of making man clairvoyant, today they devote themselves to the
    • felt: ‘I absorb into myself the substance of the plant kingdom
    • in the world around me (a plant kingdom quite different from our
    • is taking in forces which are active in the inner earth, whereas
    • entirely the usual way of looking at things today, our own habits and
    • in ancient times. Now there were also other gods working in like
    • If Eros were not working upon the human body, if Demeter had
    • of the world. We do not come to know the world merely by looking at it.
    • time of Atlantis up to the present day a force has been working on
    • emanating from the ether body and working upon the physical body,
    • physical body, it is saying that one form of Hecate is working in
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    • manner of thinking if we are to enter deeply into the mission of
    • is peculiar to our modern way of looking at things to draw a sharp
    • you as the working of the Demeter or the Persephone forces in the
    • if out of the bosom of the surrounding universe; in looking at it we
    • ourselves we can observe that out of a vague, unthinking brooding,
    • that he felt working within him the forces which caused thought to
    • When we are speaking microcosmically they are the forces in us which
    • our lasting emotions. Macrocosmically speaking they are forces more
    • Microcosmically speaking we have to look upon the physical body as
    • lacking, just as it is in the case of certain physical substances.
    • man does not do that. The normal man experiences the interworking of
    • himself, feels a mixture, a harmonious or inharmonious working
    • you have a still weaker impression if you are thinking with the same
    • more or less how it is done. By thinking of the relative sizes of
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    • epoch, and through their instrumentality became kings and priests,
    • speaking of the ones who only inspired men, but of those who really
    • clairvoyant kings and priests were inspired by Angels, so Zarathustra
    • the death of the Earth? Not at all. I have just been speaking, for
    • of Beings working on another planet who yearn after some other
    • the bodies of the gods has become star. Looking up into the starry
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    • what these gods were trying to do, what they were seeking to gain by
    • the domination of a hierarchy which is seeking to lay hold of the
    • Poseidon as the macrocosmic representative of the forces working in
    • all these laws at some time concentrated in a human body, walking
    • about, making use of hands and feet’ ... a modern man would
    • man of Atlantean mould walking about in Atlantis just like other
    • looking upon this denizen of Atlantis who was Zeus ... such an
    • walking about as an Atla.ntean appears to be concentrated in an
    • looking at the matter in the right light we see that however much
    • for making the elder Dionysos, Dionysos Zagreus, a son of Persephone
    • in asking: ‘Is Dionysos the younger alive today?’ Yes,
    • into the world and forms the mental atmosphere of the banking and
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    • should we have spent so much time talking about the world of the
    • aspect. Abstract logic, abstract intellectual thinking, is always
    • because there is so much unclear thinking, that what I mean by the
    • plane, he would be making a mistake. In the higher worlds things look
    • the physical plane; only we are looking at it from within, and
    • his ego is taken into account, he does not belong. No more striking
    • the Earth had not endowed man with the ego, men would be walking
    • about with quite different-looking physical forms. Secretly, in the
    • he had brought over from the Moon without taking in the Earth
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    • But we shall understand one another if we begin by asking how it is
    • thinking. Knowledge does not come of itself. The human being has to
    • talking expressly of the content, or of the activity of mental
    • happens in our souls in the forming of ideas and in thinking, the
    • am not walking about out here, that is not me. I must get inside the
    • understand thinking is about as clever as looking into a mirror to
    • cognition, we have to say: ‘No part of what thinking is,
    • time between death and a new birth these forces go on working. But in
    • lacking in clarity; they will carp at all sorts of things in the way
    • if we are speaking in the true sense of the higher worlds. Hence you
    • be compared with him. Hence it is no good looking for the figure of
    • upon Nietzsche — we are told that King Midas asked Silenus, the
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    • occult experiences of the kind we have been speaking of has to
    • must accept the impossibility of making everything good in this life.
    • so on. It may be that just when one is most self-seeking one puts on
    • his environment without taking into consideration the Saturn, Sun and
    • evolutions was occupied in working upon the spiritual element which
    • the further working of the forces of the etheric body has been, it
    • striking, something of the highest significance. One comes to know
    • making ancient Saturn or Cronos, as the Greeks called him, the
    • were divine-spiritual Beings working directly on Saturn, Sun and Moon
    • Beings working directly in Saturn, Sun and Moon just as air surrounds
    • whose range is properly speaking more comprehensive, I mean those who
    • about thoughts. Thinking is a process which goes on in us, and while
    • designate these two generations of gods working side by side by
    • spoke of Jehovah or Jahve, they were speaking of Him, and that all
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    • densification of the body is taking place in the human organisation.
    • of the higher hierarchies were working within it. At that time man
    • Spiritual Science as in their nature working through the Earth.
    • to beings of another kingdom, in the formation of which they were
    • animals. We have to think of the spiritual forces as working
    • influence upon man himself, working into his formation as if from the
    • But little by little other forces working from within the Earth
    • influence, upon which on the contrary the forces working into the
    • active. They are the creatures belonging to the bird kingdom. Our
    • those which work mainly on the bird kingdom, and, in a broader field
    • kingdom, forces streaming in from cosmic space are predominantly at
    • structure of the other members of the animal kingdom. In the
    • structure of the bird there is something very striking, even to
    • as regards creatures covered with hair. Forces working upward from
    • the Earth, forces working in the opposite direction from those in the
    • nature; there is something else working in me all the
    • taking place in us and the normal consciousness of present-day man
    • kingdoms of Nature which are our environment. Yes; we must face the
    • withstands the test, spiritual revelations are never lacking; though
    • used the word ‘Phantom’ when speaking of this
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    • In this way he shows that he is seeking for an explanation of the
    • comes from speaking, not speaking from the speech-organ. That is what
    • for then one is thinking-out a theory of the universe, and a
    • working as a solvent, as a destructive influence upon our egotism. We
    • looking for ordeals, would be the first to run into them. For
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    • into unity, and to discover behind this the being and working of
    • (KingXL, 12):
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    • of its inner experience, but was seeking to realise itself in the physical
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    • kingdom of Man or the kingdom of Heaven.
    • function of the Ego, the kingdom of Heaven. Preparation for
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    • understand the light that is working within that radiance.
    • Because the Being of Whom we are speaking can say of Himself: “I
    • of the peace. In speaking of matters as grave as this it is not good
    • the working and weaving of earthly forces and powers, both hidden and
    • we can glimpse Christ's Thinking, and in St. Luke's Gospel
    • of Thy Thinking, Thy Feeling, Thy Willing These three attributes of Thy
    • as more and more we apprehend His Thinking, His Feeling and His
    • interplay of human thinking, feeling and willing, we have an approximate
    • Luke and St. Mark some conception of the Thinking, Feeling and Willing of
    • — it is not possible, without evoking misconceptions, to proceed
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    • that the things of which we shall now be speaking call for accurate
    • instrument might be fashioned for the development of reasoned thinking.
    • All previous thinking of any significance
    • of arithmetic. The fundamental trend and character of his thinking led
    • different kingdoms of the earth, at the processes manifesting in air and
    • Matthew's Gospel we study the times of the Judges and Kings and follow
    • the Babylonians a great Teacher from the East was working there, with
    • from Abraham to the time of the early Kings — may be compared
    • the inner consolidation of the race, the rulership of the Kings up to
    • (are fourteen generations; and from David until the carrying away into Babylon are fourteen generations; and from the carrying away into Babylon unto Christ are fourteen generations.King)
    • path once travelled by Abraham. The star taking this path and coming
    • beings are brought together through ties of blood there was working the
    • mankind. Working in opposition to this was the Luciferic principle which
    • of time the interworking of these two powers reached a kind of crisis.
    • animal kingdom. It was at this point of history of which we have just
    • been speaking that full manhood became, for the first time, a possibility.
    • no longer a voice. In the ‘I' the kingdom of the Spirit speaks;
    • were three kingdoms — mineral, plant, animal — and a kingdom
    • reality of being. This kingdom exists by virtue of the fact that into
    • on earth, namely, the spiritual world, the kingdom of heaven. —
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    • existed in those days. There was no reflective thinking such as we know
    • in the physical world, through the exercise of normal, earthly thinking The
    • thinking. In the modern age these inspirations and revelations from
    • the spiritual world demand that logical thinking shall be brought to
    • the will to unfold logical thinking, to develop his earthly faculties
    • required in rational thinking. In our time the two cannot be
    • of thinking; hence he needed no separate system of thinking. When he
    • had undergone spiritual training the principles of thinking were given
    • of the full activity of the human Ego. Thus the true kingdom of mankind
    • — the Kingdom of Heaven — was added to the other
    • kingdoms.
    • Now, speaking generally,
    • understand Plato. Hebbel adds, jokingly, that the pupil was the
    • people who are constantly talking about a Christ who is to come again.
    • of a Nazarene was total abstention from all alcohol; indeed, the taking
    • are working on the plant. In the grape there are at work, not the
    • honey-seeking insects. John the Baptist, in later days, adopted this
    • (our father: for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.King).
    • (4:25 For this Agar is mount Sinai in Arabia, and answereth to Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondage with her children.King).
    • Kingdom of Heaven, and with that recognition to understand who Christ-Jesus
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    • certain that speaking about it in that way would not satisfy
    • speaking out of subjective feelings but out of the very kind of
    • is taking place unconsciously in the depths of their being. On the
    • thinking, sense perception, feeling and willing comprise the
    • external body, on the one hand, and the soul experiences of thinking,
    • raises thinking consciously onto a higher level than in ordinary
    • this development of thinking? It consists of making human thinking or
    • man's inner soul nature. In ordinary life our thinking or visualising
    • inner activity. Will must be brought into thinking, the kind of will,
    • however, that does not make the thinking arbitrary, but adapts it to
    • also has to free himself from this mere looking at nature. His newly
    • acquired capacity of systematic thinking and of observing
    • thinking is an activating of thinking. This is a fact that many
    • thinking and whole activity of mental picturing really takes on quite
    • these with the clear thinking of adulthood, we find that man's inner
    • anyone who develops his thinking in the way we have described
    • and progresses from ordinary thinking to active thinking. He feels as
    • certainly say that this activated thinking ‘awakens’
    • to use this active thinking man acquires an entirely new way of
    • human body, to begin with. Active thinking ascends to the kind of
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    • certain that speaking about it in that way would not satisfy
    • speaking out of subjective feelings but out of the very kind of
    • is taking place unconsciously in the depths of their being. On the
    • thinking, sense perception, feeling and willing comprise the
    • external body, on the one hand, and the soul experiences of thinking,
    • raises thinking consciously onto a higher level than in ordinary
    • this development of thinking? It consists of making human thinking or
    • man's inner soul nature. In ordinary life our thinking or visualising
    • inner activity. Will must be brought into thinking, the kind of will,
    • however, that does not make the thinking arbitrary, but adapts it to
    • also has to free himself from this mere looking at nature. His newly
    • acquired capacity of systematic thinking and of observing
    • thinking is an activating of thinking. This is a fact that many
    • thinking and whole activity of mental picturing really takes on quite
    • these with the clear thinking of adulthood, we find that man's inner
    • anyone who develops his thinking in the way we have described
    • and progresses from ordinary thinking to active thinking. He feels as
    • certainly say that this activated thinking ‘awakens’
    • to use this active thinking man acquires an entirely new way of
    • human body, to begin with. Active thinking ascends to the kind of
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    • our lifeless inorganic Earth, the mineral kingdom of our Earth. This
    • belonging to the mineral kingdom. We shall not occupy ourselves with
    • entirely different from the laws of human consciousness. In speaking
    • plant world, for we are apt to look on our waking consciousness as
    • our complete consciousness, without taking our sleeping consciousness
    • When speaking of this consciousness which as a second
    • our ordinary waking consciousness, we think of the things round about
    • in a superficial way, thinking merely of the stones against which we
    • can. The thinking consciousness of the plants — not of
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    • our lifeless inorganic Earth, the mineral kingdom of our Earth. This
    • belonging to the mineral kingdom. We shall not occupy ourselves with
    • entirely different from the laws of human consciousness. In speaking
    • plant world, for we are apt to look on our waking consciousness as
    • our complete consciousness, without taking our sleeping consciousness
    • When speaking of this consciousness which as a second
    • our ordinary waking consciousness, we think of the things round about
    • in a superficial way, thinking merely of the stones against which we
    • can. The thinking consciousness of the plants — not of
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    • THINKING.
    • thought — of clear, precise thinking.
    • This decline in the power of thinking has taken place
    • regards the certainty of thinking has spread widely through all the
    • thinking and at the same time it is an age of the blindest trust in
    • nation, race or colour; that a certain element of cramped thinking is
    • like, has now for a long time been extended to the whole thinking
    • get no further. This unworthy thinking of the nineteenth century is
    • The fact is that such inaccurate thinking does not
    • only exist in the domain of which I am speaking, where it comes very
    • what they are if the thinking of all humanity was not permeated with
    • slip-shod thinking of the present day. Spiritual Science should
    • stimulate us to intensive, courageous thinking; that is what matters:
    • by the careless thinking of the present day. I have explained to you
    • how this careless thinking acts; I quoted: ‘results only do we
    • they are not making the same mistake that the whole world makes
    • little it is recognised. It enters into our everyday thinking, and
    • makes itself felt there, just as in the more advanced thinking of the
    • how important it is to be interested in such things, how lacking in
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    • THINKING.
    • thought — of clear, precise thinking.
    • This decline in the power of thinking has taken place
    • regards the certainty of thinking has spread widely through all the
    • thinking and at the same time it is an age of the blindest trust in
    • nation, race or colour; that a certain element of cramped thinking is
    • like, has now for a long time been extended to the whole thinking
    • get no further. This unworthy thinking of the nineteenth century is
    • The fact is that such inaccurate thinking does not
    • only exist in the domain of which I am speaking, where it comes very
    • what they are if the thinking of all humanity was not permeated with
    • slip-shod thinking of the present day. Spiritual Science should
    • stimulate us to intensive, courageous thinking; that is what matters:
    • by the careless thinking of the present day. I have explained to you
    • how this careless thinking acts; I quoted: ‘results only do we
    • they are not making the same mistake that the whole world makes
    • little it is recognised. It enters into our everyday thinking, and
    • makes itself felt there, just as in the more advanced thinking of the
    • how important it is to be interested in such things, how lacking in
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    • The Way to Healthier Thinking and Exigencies.
    • The Way to Healthier Thinking and Exigencies.
    • external life, which justifies us in speaking of a nation or a people
    • soul, the thinking, ideation and perception directed to external
    • life of the oriental. Into the feeling and thinking life of the
    • the Earth herself were speaking. The mysteries of the Earth's growth
    • concerned with what is taking place on the surface of the Earth. They
    • organ of thinking just as the oriental uses the organs connected with
    • abstract thinking. To use a figure of speech employed,
    • Speaking in the sense of spiritual reality, one feels that the
    • inheres, then, in what I will call the thinking system. The
    • and the Middle European to the thinking system, the Westerner, the
    • if, as he strives to rise beyond the thinking-system, he falls
    • into an empty ‘spiritualism,’ seeking for the qualities
    • rhythmic, breathing-system to the thinking-system, they
    • developed thinking-system, turns his gaze primarily to the world
    • were working in the oriental; the man of the West seems to pay heed
    • thinking-system, has been deprived of this Cosmos by modern
    • as a thinking being if this were not so, and he must also realise
    • looking up to the Divine — for, as I have already said, all men
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    • The Way to Healthier Thinking and Exigencies.
    • external life, which justifies us in speaking of a nation or a people
    • soul, the thinking, ideation and perception directed to external
    • life of the oriental. Into the feeling and thinking life of the
    • the Earth herself were speaking. The mysteries of the Earth's growth
    • concerned with what is taking place on the surface of the Earth. They
    • organ of thinking just as the oriental uses the organs connected with
    • abstract thinking. To use a figure of speech employed,
    • Speaking in the sense of spiritual reality, one feels that the
    • inheres, then, in what I will call the thinking system. The
    • and the Middle European to the thinking system, the Westerner, the
    • if, as he strives to rise beyond the thinking-system, he falls
    • into an empty ‘spiritualism,’ seeking for the qualities
    • rhythmic, breathing-system to the thinking-system, they
    • developed thinking-system, turns his gaze primarily to the world
    • were working in the oriental; the man of the West seems to pay heed
    • thinking-system, has been deprived of this Cosmos by modern
    • as a thinking being if this were not so, and he must also realise
    • looking up to the Divine — for, as I have already said, all men
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    • working. The eye that beholds the Christ has itself been
    • the forms of objects in the kingdoms of Nature. Everything
    • king who has never been seen on the Earth! The
    • king in the realm of the Shades! (Homer: Odyssey,
    • a beggar on the physical plane than a king in the realm of
    • forth will grow on into the future, as the workings of the
    • spiritual world. It is just as when a man, looking at the
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    • the forms of objects in the kingdoms of Nature. Everything
    • king who has never been seen on the Earth! The
    • king in the realm of the Shades! (Homer: Odyssey,
    • a beggar on the physical plane than a king in the realm of
    • forth will grow on into the future, as the workings of the
    • spiritual world. It is just as when a man, looking at the
  • Title: Lecture: Some Characteristics of To-day
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    • the hearts and souls of those taking part. Though this or that event
    • their physical bodies and taking their souls into the spiritual
    • perception. But other events of to-day are speaking to us loudly and
    • admitted at his trial. Speaking of the three or four hours in which
    • to enter human life from the spiritual world is now seeking to enter.
    • thinking and, indeed, of feeling and willing too. Men have persuaded
    • re-model our ways of thinking, to try a new way of regarding the
    • bodies for thinking. It is this that had led to the materialistic
    • life if we can rise to a thinking that is not produced by the
    • physical body alone. It is this thinking that should be
    • learn another kind of thinking than that which can lazily find
    • world cannot, of course, be understood with such thinking. It is not
    • one must train oneself to a thinking that is not bound to the
    • — gradually develops a thinking, a feeling and a willing that
    • unconquerable fear of taking these things seriously.
    • spiritual science itself i.e., through that thinking and
    • one wants to retain the old forms of thinking. But to-day it is
    • deeds, our whole thinking dependent on them. This is demanded of us
    • however, is really formless. When we speak of it, we are speaking of
    • “astral bodies” that were, comparatively speaking,
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    • the hearts and souls of those taking part. Though this or that event
    • their physical bodies and taking their souls into the spiritual
    • perception. But other events of to-day are speaking to us loudly and
    • admitted at his trial. Speaking of the three or four hours in which
    • to enter human life from the spiritual world is now seeking to enter.
    • thinking and, indeed, of feeling and willing too. Men have persuaded
    • re-model our ways of thinking, to try a new way of regarding the
    • bodies for thinking. It is this that had led to the materialistic
    • life if we can rise to a thinking that is not produced by the
    • physical body alone. It is this thinking that should be
    • learn another kind of thinking than that which can lazily find
    • world cannot, of course, be understood with such thinking. It is not
    • one must train oneself to a thinking that is not bound to the
    • — gradually develops a thinking, a feeling and a willing that
    • unconquerable fear of taking these things seriously.
    • spiritual science itself i.e., through that thinking and
    • one wants to retain the old forms of thinking. But to-day it is
    • deeds, our whole thinking dependent on them. This is demanded of us
    • however, is really formless. When we speak of it, we are speaking of
    • “astral bodies” that were, comparatively speaking,
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  • Title: Lecture: Anthroposophy's Contribution to the Most Urgent Needs of Our Time
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    • learns about existence in conformity with today's thinking as it is
    • mankind has learned through established ways of thinking and knowing,
    • nothing that cannot be absorbed without contradiction into a thinking
    • But if we probe deeply enough, not with a partial thinking, but with
    • must hold fast to the current way of thinking about natural
    • a stable connection with the world, not only by means of thinking but
    • first obtain a true insight into what is in fact our own thinking,
    • There I have tried to make known that pure thinking,
    • that very thinking that can live in us before we have fully united
    • the thinking with some outer perception. I have shown that this pure
    • thinking itself can be perceived as an inner soul content. But what
    • man can certainly penetrate into his own thinking. Then he
    • far as to serve as a support, at most a ground out of which thinking
    • broken down where true thinking appears. To the same degree in which
    • now occupies the place where matter is destroyed, that is, thinking,
    • thinking unfolds itself a nothingness of material can be seen. It
    • we perceive thinking in its reality, we see the destruction of
    • necessary. One can never penetrate the nature of thinking in an
    • where our thinking takes place on the platform of our human
    • one learns to know the relationship between thinking and the matter which
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    • learns about existence in conformity with today's thinking as it is
    • mankind has learned through established ways of thinking and knowing,
    • nothing that cannot be absorbed without contradiction into a thinking
    • But if we probe deeply enough, not with a partial thinking, but with
    • must hold fast to the current way of thinking about natural
    • a stable connection with the world, not only by means of thinking but
    • first obtain a true insight into what is in fact our own thinking,
    • There I have tried to make known that pure thinking,
    • that very thinking that can live in us before we have fully united
    • the thinking with some outer perception. I have shown that this pure
    • thinking itself can be perceived as an inner soul content. But what
    • man can certainly penetrate into his own thinking. Then he
    • far as to serve as a support, at most a ground out of which thinking
    • broken down where true thinking appears. To the same degree in which
    • now occupies the place where matter is destroyed, that is, thinking,
    • thinking unfolds itself a nothingness of material can be seen. It
    • we perceive thinking in its reality, we see the destruction of
    • necessary. One can never penetrate the nature of thinking in an
    • where our thinking takes place on the platform of our human
    • one learns to know the relationship between thinking and the matter which
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  • Title: Lecture: Buddha and Christ: The Sphere of the Bodhisattvas
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    • between taking pleasure in a moral action and the doing of it.
    • KingExodus 28, 9-30;
    • 8:8 And he put the breastplate upon him: also he put in the breastplate the Urim and the Thummim.KingLeviticus 8, 8.)
    • 14:41 Therefore Saul said unto the LORD God of Israel, Give a perfect lot. And Saul and Jonathan were taken: but the people escaped.KingI Sam. xiv:41
    • KingI Sam. xiv. 18-43.
    • individual. In the case of most Europeans or, speaking
    • when Gautama Buddha was born as the son of King Suddhodana, he rose
    • [4:20 For the kingI Corinthians IV, 20.]
    • working of Karma after death is revealed to us by the Old Testament
    • clearly proclaimed when the Bodhisattva who was then the son of King
    • thinking, right action, and so on. The words uttered by the Maitreya
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    • between taking pleasure in a moral action and the doing of it.
    • KingExodus 28, 9-30;
    • 8:8 And he put the breastplate upon him: also he put in the breastplate the Urim and the Thummim.KingLeviticus 8, 8.)
    • 14:41 Therefore Saul said unto the LORD God of Israel, Give a perfect lot. And Saul and Jonathan were taken: but the people escaped.KingI Sam. xiv:41
    • KingI Sam. xiv. 18-43.
    • individual. In the case of most Europeans or, speaking
    • when Gautama Buddha was born as the son of King Suddhodana, he rose
    • [4:20 For the kingI Corinthians IV, 20.]
    • working of Karma after death is revealed to us by the Old Testament
    • clearly proclaimed when the Bodhisattva who was then the son of King
    • thinking, right action, and so on. The words uttered by the Maitreya
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    • epoch are already being prepared. Roughly speaking, people in our
    • Looking at past epochs of
    • into the spiritual worlds — only by taking into consideration
    • unit, as is the case in the animal kingdom. This
    • accomplish this? Here we must look to the most striking new quality
    • of thinking. How can we understand the I? How can we arrive at an
    • “Idea,” mistaking it for an abstract concept. Plato
    • must consider this in relation to our way of thinking and outlook on
    • than making an effort to understand the spiritual, people often
    • is the most materialistic thinking possible. Materialism has taken
    • thinking and has implanted in our souls a tendency to materialism.
    • begin to develop spiritual perception, speaking in this way ceases to
    • the task of our anthroposophical way of thinking, which is decidedly
    • being, we are speaking a language that can be understood here in the
    • thinking, a spiritual being that is then carried along through
    • thinking, have a hollow space, a nothingness in the place where the I
    • they had remained. In summary, people who are working in this
    • error of speaking about so and so many cycles, worlds, races of
  • Title: Universal Human: Lecture Two: The God Within and the God of Outer Revelation
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    • It is not by speaking of what lies on the surface of daily life that
    • to overlook the most important things, their thinking would
    • around. People look at it and remember the picture, thinking
    • the qualities making it an appropriate instrument for such
    • weaker so people could develop our modern way of thinking and our
    • is most present to me when, without looking at the outside world, I
    • clairvoyant power, making it possible for Abraham to receive
    • contains a truth far removed from modern thinking. Nevertheless, it
    • conventional modern thinking. We must be aware that certain
    • Looking at the destiny of
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    • take the pictures from various angles and combine them, looking at
    • find material for a novel in it and looking for protagonists that can
    • Looking at the astral body,
    • we see that our soul has three distinct forces we call thinking,
    • the three forces working in the soul. They are the serving forces in
    • beings had been subject to them and had to wait for their thinking,
    • of thinking, feeling, and willing. Open up its forces!” When
    • walking around on two legs.
    • walking around among them Christ Jesus. Rather, the name was the sign
    • body is walking around. When Christ Jesus heals, for instance, it is
    • the external sign, making the path of the sun forces visible to the
    • king of the district where Zarathustra was born, resolved to murder
    • child. However, when the king attempted to stab the child, his arm
    • was paralyzed. That was a second miracle. Then, because the king
  • Title: Universal Human: Lecture Four: The Universal Human: The Unification of Humanity through the Christ Impulse
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    • us begin today by asking what modern scientific thinking, whose great
    • must therefore distinguish between the uniform earthly forces working
    • forces working out of the universe on the earth, making each etheric
    • not by arbitrarily picking the number seven that we distinguish these
    • properly speaking, begins with their descent.
    • working of the various hierarchies of form should really lead to a
    • Being — taking on human form at the time in human evolution
    • These opposing forces can still go on working in the second seven years
    • of looking at the opposition of Lucifer and Ahriman as we would at
    • can get to work. True, locking somebody up can at times make sense in
    • is really asking too much. After all, just think how unwilling people
    • this central statue in our building. Looking at this central figure,
    • working in accordance with the Christ impulse. However, what can be
    • be aware that we are among those people working to make it possible
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    • unpleasantly the prevailing nervousness is making itself felt.
    • energy quite otherwise than really thinking what the professors are
    • things where he put them. It may seem strange for us to be speaking
    • adding: ‘Without making too much effort, try every day —
    • here been indicating represents a definite way of working upon the ethereal
    • example, in school we have to learn by heart a sequence of Kings or
    • walking. It is good to make this experiment; only it must not always
    • of asking others (what I am now saying, by the way, must also be
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    • unpleasantly the prevailing nervousness is making itself felt.
    • energy quite otherwise than really thinking what the professors are
    • things where he put them. It may seem strange for us to be speaking
    • adding: ‘Without making too much effort, try every day —
    • here been indicating represents a definite way of working upon the ethereal
    • example, in school we have to learn by heart a sequence of Kings or
    • walking. It is good to make this experiment; only it must not always
    • of asking others (what I am now saying, by the way, must also be
  • Title: Lecture: The Position of Anthroposophy among the Sciences
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    • is, when actively engaged in mathematical thinking. His attitude of
    • characterise it by speaking, first, of that branch of mathematics
    • of space; simply by making from it a kind of abstraction, now becomes
    • in things what we had first found in ourselves. Indeed, looking
    • looking back at ourselves, find that we are a part of this space. As
    • again in looking back upon ourselves.
    • for our eternal human nature, mathematical thinking has all the
    • On looking
    • of space — by walking and standing upright, by orientating
    • itself. By taking the third dimension negatively, we really
    • annihilates the third, making space two-dimensional. And in like
    • confronts us in the culture of our age? This — that its thinking has
    • scientific thinking — can help to a right understanding of what
    • our attention upon scientific thinking to-day. It is able to see clearly
    • continuous feeling in the waking state. When he looked with his eyes,
    • reach higher stages of cognition, we find something striking. Those
    • making Yoga unnecessary.
    • in which they were seeking higher knowledge. This stage was also gained
    • acquired by taking — inwardly, not outwardly — the spirit
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    • is, when actively engaged in mathematical thinking. His attitude of
    • characterise it by speaking, first, of that branch of mathematics
    • of space; simply by making from it a kind of abstraction, now becomes
    • in things what we had first found in ourselves. Indeed, looking
    • looking back at ourselves, find that we are a part of this space. As
    • again in looking back upon ourselves.
    • for our eternal human nature, mathematical thinking has all the
    • On looking
    • of space — by walking and standing upright, by orientating
    • itself. By taking the third dimension negatively, we really
    • annihilates the third, making space two-dimensional. And in like
    • confronts us in the culture of our age? This — that its thinking has
    • scientific thinking — can help to a right understanding of what
    • our attention upon scientific thinking to-day. It is able to see clearly
    • continuous feeling in the waking state. When he looked with his eyes,
    • reach higher stages of cognition, we find something striking. Those
    • making Yoga unnecessary.
    • in which they were seeking higher knowledge. This stage was also gained
    • acquired by taking — inwardly, not outwardly — the spirit
  • Title: Lecture: Anthroposophy and the Visual Arts
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    • on a secret pertaining to our human way of looking at the world —
    • quite lost. You will permit me to set out from a way of looking at
    • working plastically on the forms upon its surface.
    • head apart from the rest. But, looking at this formation as a whole,
    • forces working in from the cosmos.
    • Again, looking
    • respect to his chest, as its form is shaped by the cosmos, working
    • reacts to the cosmos, not only by taking in oxygen and remaining
    • forces working through the mother. He must be able to create in such
    • working inwards, from all directions, out of the cosmos, and the
    • centrifugal forces working outwards and opposing the former. Man in
    • material is suited; otherwise, one is not working sculpturally but
    • only illustrating an idea, working novellistically. If one is forming
    • working from within. I must press, lightly or strongly, as the cosmic
    • extreme periphery and working inwards; when one forms the chest, one
    • to survey the kingdoms of nature with the consciousness that such
    • a body of formative forces exists. The mineral kingdom has no such
    • body; we find it first in the plant kingdom. Animals have a body of
    • said that the respiratory organisation, working in a refined state
    • our forces act in speaking or singing. When one has grasped these
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    • on a secret pertaining to our human way of looking at the world —
    • quite lost. You will permit me to set out from a way of looking at
    • working plastically on the forms upon its surface.
    • head apart from the rest. But, looking at this formation as a whole,
    • forces working in from the cosmos.
    • Again, looking
    • respect to his chest, as its form is shaped by the cosmos, working
    • reacts to the cosmos, not only by taking in oxygen and remaining
    • forces working through the mother. He must be able to create in such
    • working inwards, from all directions, out of the cosmos, and the
    • centrifugal forces working outwards and opposing the former. Man in
    • material is suited; otherwise, one is not working sculpturally but
    • only illustrating an idea, working novellistically. If one is forming
    • working from within. I must press, lightly or strongly, as the cosmic
    • extreme periphery and working inwards; when one forms the chest, one
    • to survey the kingdoms of nature with the consciousness that such
    • a body of formative forces exists. The mineral kingdom has no such
    • body; we find it first in the plant kingdom. Animals have a body of
    • said that the respiratory organisation, working in a refined state
    • our forces act in speaking or singing. When one has grasped these
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    • speaking of Central Europe) learn to know in secret societies what
    • was something quite outlandish when Bulwer travelled about, speaking of
    • reflections, the mirror-pictures, of external life, when looking into
    • to tell how feeling and will are actually working. For this reason he
    • inner being. By looking into our inner being we get only to this
    • consciousness as we are to look behind a mirror without breaking it.
    • thinking, which is the highest attainment of modern times, could not
    • penetrate deeply into the connections of modern life by looking at
    • although only a crude idea of them can be had by modern thinking.
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    • speaking of Central Europe) learn to know in secret societies what
    • was something quite outlandish when Bulwer travelled about, speaking of
    • reflections, the mirror-pictures, of external life, when looking into
    • to tell how feeling and will are actually working. For this reason he
    • inner being. By looking into our inner being we get only to this
    • consciousness as we are to look behind a mirror without breaking it.
    • thinking, which is the highest attainment of modern times, could not
    • penetrate deeply into the connections of modern life by looking at
    • although only a crude idea of them can be had by modern thinking.
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    • to something like a breaking of the inner mirror. The memories can as
    • conception. Thus we come to the point of thinking in a living and
    • with a certain inevitability this modern thinking leads men to
    • theology, too, has fallen into that way of thinking which has
    • so speaking because for him both the Father and the Christ are
    • destruction of which I have been speaking the laws of nature are
    • when we behold moral laws working upon matter which has been thrown
    • taking place within us in a natural way. We become aware of the
    • speak or hear in intercourse with other people, hearing and speaking
    • being where speaking and hearing go on at the same time.
    • Hearing and speaking are once more united. The “inner
    • natural science way of thinking? How is it for him, when this way of
    • thinking has been grafted on to him from early childhood? He learns
    • sinking world, and it will drag man down with it if he is completely
    • nature, we are looking in a certain sense at the spread-out colours
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    • to something like a breaking of the inner mirror. The memories can as
    • conception. Thus we come to the point of thinking in a living and
    • with a certain inevitability this modern thinking leads men to
    • theology, too, has fallen into that way of thinking which has
    • so speaking because for him both the Father and the Christ are
    • destruction of which I have been speaking the laws of nature are
    • when we behold moral laws working upon matter which has been thrown
    • taking place within us in a natural way. We become aware of the
    • speak or hear in intercourse with other people, hearing and speaking
    • being where speaking and hearing go on at the same time.
    • Hearing and speaking are once more united. The “inner
    • natural science way of thinking? How is it for him, when this way of
    • thinking has been grafted on to him from early childhood? He learns
    • sinking world, and it will drag man down with it if he is completely
    • nature, we are looking in a certain sense at the spread-out colours
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    • resurrection of thinking: how dead thoughts can be awakened to life in
    • Speaking
    • properly speaking, upon human consciousness.
    • Looking deeply
    • finding all doubt vanishing, were talking together. The one might
    • this means: when man is thinking he does not truly live; he pours
    • spring from the force of pure thinking, and where in the
    • operations of pure thinking we understand the reality of freedom,
    • speaking of such matters one is always aware of the difficulty of
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    • resurrection of thinking: how dead thoughts can be awakened to life in
    • Speaking
    • properly speaking, upon human consciousness.
    • Looking deeply
    • finding all doubt vanishing, were talking together. The one might
    • this means: when man is thinking he does not truly live; he pours
    • spring from the force of pure thinking, and where in the
    • operations of pure thinking we understand the reality of freedom,
    • speaking of such matters one is always aware of the difficulty of
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    • by asking someone who is firmly rooted in modern culture: —
    • divine thoughts. That is, in my thinking I create a link with the
    • spiritual way of looking at things had passed. Nominalism took hold of
    • possessed in a certain sense a way of thinking which had a direct
    • is, of course, placed into modern life, and in working out natural
    • thinking and of feeling in respect to most things. In Anthroposophy,
    • as we contemplate physical images; a new way of thinking must be found.
    • change our ways of thinking and of feeling — otherwise we
    • cannot reach a really spiritual way of looking at things. This gives
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    • by asking someone who is firmly rooted in modern culture: —
    • divine thoughts. That is, in my thinking I create a link with the
    • spiritual way of looking at things had passed. Nominalism took hold of
    • possessed in a certain sense a way of thinking which had a direct
    • is, of course, placed into modern life, and in working out natural
    • thinking and of feeling in respect to most things. In Anthroposophy,
    • as we contemplate physical images; a new way of thinking must be found.
    • change our ways of thinking and of feeling — otherwise we
    • cannot reach a really spiritual way of looking at things. This gives
  • Title: Lecture: Spiritual Science, a Necessity for the Present Time
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    • in which so many things are taking place which widen the
    • the breaking up of European culture. To-day we can only have a pale
    • true light will it be possible to understand what is really taking
    • such happenings. A spiritual way of looking at the world will in
    • super-sensible worlds and that these souls are working in our midst,
    • you see a man walking along the bank of a river. Suddenly you see him
    • thinking of the many unused parts of etheric bodies rising up to the
    • secret working of the spiritual world which is interwoven with the
    • will go on working in other people. The burdensome, fateful content
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    • in which so many things are taking place which widen the
    • the breaking up of European culture. To-day we can only have a pale
    • true light will it be possible to understand what is really taking
    • such happenings. A spiritual way of looking at the world will in
    • super-sensible worlds and that these souls are working in our midst,
    • you see a man walking along the bank of a river. Suddenly you see him
    • thinking of the many unused parts of etheric bodies rising up to the
    • secret working of the spiritual world which is interwoven with the
    • will go on working in other people. The burdensome, fateful content
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    • Metaphorically speaking, (yet it is not entirely metaphorical, but
    • world, and they avoid speaking about it concretely. They chiefly
    • undoubtedly succeed in making the third generation entirely
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    • world, and they avoid speaking about it concretely. They chiefly
    • undoubtedly succeed in making the third generation entirely
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    • beings made their workings felt. The commonest everyday
    • civilisation is gradually sinking into something where it can
    • lacking this, it lacks also the strength for true altruistic
    • are asking, “What is good absolutely?” —
    • They are not asking, “What is good for Europe? What is
    • is good for the twenty-fifth century?” They are asking
    • about absolute Goodness and Truth. They are not asking about
    • about the social question, but the temperament is lacking. On
    • it has in it the makings of a cosmogony. Although this
    • working it out and giving it shape; but no talent for
    • is, strictly speaking, peculiar to Asiatic culture. America,
    • to-day of anyone who is in earnest and sincere about working
    • it working as though Justice were sitting over there beyond,
    • what is taking place under our eyes ; we are always more or
    • — of which the American is making towards Cosmogony,
    • impulse of freedom — for talking about freedom is by no
    • very way of speaking, that the altruistic spirit is anything
    • making of a civilisation.
    • and believe that they are talking about realities
    • they would not be astonished; if they met a pig talking like
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    • beings made their workings felt. The commonest everyday
    • civilisation is gradually sinking into something where it can
    • lacking this, it lacks also the strength for true altruistic
    • are asking, “What is good absolutely?” —
    • They are not asking, “What is good for Europe? What is
    • is good for the twenty-fifth century?” They are asking
    • about absolute Goodness and Truth. They are not asking about
    • about the social question, but the temperament is lacking. On
    • it has in it the makings of a cosmogony. Although this
    • working it out and giving it shape; but no talent for
    • is, strictly speaking, peculiar to Asiatic culture. America,
    • to-day of anyone who is in earnest and sincere about working
    • it working as though Justice were sitting over there beyond,
    • what is taking place under our eyes ; we are always more or
    • — of which the American is making towards Cosmogony,
    • impulse of freedom — for talking about freedom is by no
    • very way of speaking, that the altruistic spirit is anything
    • making of a civilisation.
    • and believe that they are talking about realities
    • they would not be astonished; if they met a pig talking like
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    • entered from the opposite side. What a wretched-looking
    • only seen myself, for a looking-glass was hanging opposite
    • occurs. Fundamentally speaking, every one who sets his foot
    • Latini now beheld the laws and principles of Nature's working
    • — enhancing our being, or making it smaller; making us
    • or your ears. There you perceive how the forces are working
    • within, he then breaks through the eye, and breaking through
    • its own way of seeking the spiritual world. Already in the
    • Initiation are always working in the progressive stream of
    • but that the spiritual is working everywhere. We must take
    • however, of the Mystery of Golgotha has been working ever
    • working through these dreams which could not be understood or
    • was working in them — livingly, actively carrying
    • Kings, the 6th of January. In this connection we remarked,
    • the spiritual science which we have been seeking to acquire
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    • entered from the opposite side. What a wretched-looking
    • only seen myself, for a looking-glass was hanging opposite
    • occurs. Fundamentally speaking, every one who sets his foot
    • Latini now beheld the laws and principles of Nature's working
    • — enhancing our being, or making it smaller; making us
    • or your ears. There you perceive how the forces are working
    • within, he then breaks through the eye, and breaking through
    • its own way of seeking the spiritual world. Already in the
    • Initiation are always working in the progressive stream of
    • but that the spiritual is working everywhere. We must take
    • however, of the Mystery of Golgotha has been working ever
    • working through these dreams which could not be understood or
    • was working in them — livingly, actively carrying
    • Kings, the 6th of January. In this connection we remarked,
    • the spiritual science which we have been seeking to acquire
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    • Moon is working on the embryo. Then, you have, as a result of
    • the Moon working in from the Cosmos — in connection
    • move your legs in walking you have always to overcome the
    • between these forces of gravity and the forces working
    • working upon him by way of the Moon — only because of
    • to the working of the Earth alone, however, and the Cosmos
    • the year being involved, due to winter and summer working in
    • should be a pillar. This combined working of cosmic and
    • human strength, working there also as will, has from ancient
    • system, working through the heart and lungs and the
    • further by taking on, in soul-spiritual terms, the form of
    • if you follow up everything, taking note of what has been
    • which people today have no liking; they find it disturbing,
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    • Moon is working on the embryo. Then, you have, as a result of
    • the Moon working in from the Cosmos — in connection
    • move your legs in walking you have always to overcome the
    • between these forces of gravity and the forces working
    • working upon him by way of the Moon — only because of
    • to the working of the Earth alone, however, and the Cosmos
    • the year being involved, due to winter and summer working in
    • should be a pillar. This combined working of cosmic and
    • human strength, working there also as will, has from ancient
    • system, working through the heart and lungs and the
    • further by taking on, in soul-spiritual terms, the form of
    • if you follow up everything, taking note of what has been
    • which people today have no liking; they find it disturbing,
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    • of the world and way of thinking, will certainly be the
    • thinking, of the birth of the whole anthroposophical spirit
    • I am thinking now of times when winter swept through the land
    • the feeling of sinking down into the outer physical darkness,
    • the deep, persistent feeling that in sinking down into the
    • speaking to the heart by means of symbols: ‘Where you
    • physical world contact us? At the point when, looking back in
    • Pressburg. And he — I am speaking of my old friend Karl
    • Gospels' story of Herod and the Three Kings would be
    • place, the boys taking part in the Plays must be God-fearing,
    • when the Art of speaking in the ancient sense has been lost,
    • Christmas days were over, the actors taking. the parts of the
    • Three Holy Kings walked through the villages, but at no other
    • seeing the Three Kings going through the villages from house
    • by the Three Kings. The Kings wore the most primitive
    • thinking. Those who have a right feeling of the mysteries of
    • conceptions, anthroposophical feeling, thinking and willing.
    • parents and the shepherds, and the people looking on were
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    • of the world and way of thinking, will certainly be the
    • thinking, of the birth of the whole anthroposophical spirit
    • I am thinking now of times when winter swept through the land
    • the feeling of sinking down into the outer physical darkness,
    • the deep, persistent feeling that in sinking down into the
    • speaking to the heart by means of symbols: ‘Where you
    • physical world contact us? At the point when, looking back in
    • Pressburg. And he — I am speaking of my old friend Karl
    • Gospels' story of Herod and the Three Kings would be
    • place, the boys taking part in the Plays must be God-fearing,
    • when the Art of speaking in the ancient sense has been lost,
    • Christmas days were over, the actors taking. the parts of the
    • Three Holy Kings walked through the villages, but at no other
    • seeing the Three Kings going through the villages from house
    • by the Three Kings. The Kings wore the most primitive
    • thinking. Those who have a right feeling of the mysteries of
    • conceptions, anthroposophical feeling, thinking and willing.
    • parents and the shepherds, and the people looking on were
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    • those who have deeper insight, this linking up of Buddhism with the
    • condition midway between waking and sleeping, man gazed into all that
    • alternates between the waking and sleeping states and we think of
    • “intelligence” in connection with waking life only, but
    • clairvoyant powers. But facts will in time compel thinking people to
    • Being who incarnated as the son of King Suddhodana. The Indian,
    • an event which happened untold ages ago, the subconscious workings of
    • he said: “The beams are breaking, the posts are giving way; the
    • advanced from thinking that the wheels of world-events roll on in an
    • seeking behind all these that Spirit whence the Spirit of man
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    • those who have deeper insight, this linking up of Buddhism with the
    • condition midway between waking and sleeping, man gazed into all that
    • alternates between the waking and sleeping states and we think of
    • “intelligence” in connection with waking life only, but
    • clairvoyant powers. But facts will in time compel thinking people to
    • Being who incarnated as the son of King Suddhodana. The Indian,
    • an event which happened untold ages ago, the subconscious workings of
    • he said: “The beams are breaking, the posts are giving way; the
    • advanced from thinking that the wheels of world-events roll on in an
    • seeking behind all these that Spirit whence the Spirit of man
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    • cannot help asking: What is the real attitude of social life to all
    • one cannot help asking: ought not an attempt be made to apply such
    • of taking any particular side. I have no desire to uphold ancient
    • chemical process taking place in matter. But the fact that a few
    • soul-and-Spirit, and realise that through the working of these
    • been happening to the body all the time, as a result of the working
    • the material workings of the Spirit.
    • No purpose is served by making statements in a religious or
    • within him, and then working in the different branches of science
    • are all that we see in the working of the nervous system —
    • atmospheric and extra-earthly influences are working on him as the
    • are ill, but he will always be working to keep them healthy —
    • psychical or mental diseases. As a result of materialistic thinking
    • rational way with what is actually taking place in the human
    • matter. What is lacking in materialism is that it has no insight into
    • Spirit right down into its material workings. Spiritual
    • the Spiritual-Scientific mode of thinking leads to a social, communal
    • making men and women out of the children who are being educated
    • enough to have, as well as the school teachers who are working merely
    • power working deeply into human beings. Intellectualism remains
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    • cannot help asking: What is the real attitude of social life to all
    • one cannot help asking: ought not an attempt be made to apply such
    • of taking any particular side. I have no desire to uphold ancient
    • chemical process taking place in matter. But the fact that a few
    • soul-and-Spirit, and realise that through the working of these
    • been happening to the body all the time, as a result of the working
    • the material workings of the Spirit.
    • No purpose is served by making statements in a religious or
    • within him, and then working in the different branches of science
    • are all that we see in the working of the nervous system —
    • atmospheric and extra-earthly influences are working on him as the
    • are ill, but he will always be working to keep them healthy —
    • psychical or mental diseases. As a result of materialistic thinking
    • rational way with what is actually taking place in the human
    • matter. What is lacking in materialism is that it has no insight into
    • Spirit right down into its material workings. Spiritual
    • the Spiritual-Scientific mode of thinking leads to a social, communal
    • making men and women out of the children who are being educated
    • enough to have, as well as the school teachers who are working merely
    • power working deeply into human beings. Intellectualism remains
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    • thoughts themselves — our earthly thinking. Here on earth, our
    • thinking is gradually adapted to the earthly conditions. In
    • Walking, Speaking and
    • Thinking: — let us now consider, of these three, the middle
    • or song is but the final culmination of something that is taking
    • structure of the human body. We may say therefore, without speaking
    • — we are now taking, the human body is nothing else than a
    • spiritual world than in our thinking system. And it is of course the
    • thinking system which takes hold of speech when speech becomes
    • thing as this, we seem to be speaking in images, but our images none
    • totality. (It really looks as though we were speaking figuratively,
    • bodies it is singing, speaking as it sings to you, singing as it
    • speaks; and all your perception is a listening to the speaking song,
    • now formed for his earthly needs, just as his walking is transformed,
    • as human beings speaking upon earth.
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    • thoughts themselves — our earthly thinking. Here on earth, our
    • thinking is gradually adapted to the earthly conditions. In
    • Walking, Speaking and
    • Thinking: — let us now consider, of these three, the middle
    • or song is but the final culmination of something that is taking
    • structure of the human body. We may say therefore, without speaking
    • — we are now taking, the human body is nothing else than a
    • spiritual world than in our thinking system. And it is of course the
    • thinking system which takes hold of speech when speech becomes
    • thing as this, we seem to be speaking in images, but our images none
    • totality. (It really looks as though we were speaking figuratively,
    • bodies it is singing, speaking as it sings to you, singing as it
    • speaks; and all your perception is a listening to the speaking song,
    • now formed for his earthly needs, just as his walking is transformed,
    • as human beings speaking upon earth.
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    • lowlands breaking the heights of the ascending development of man
    • existence than the souls of modern men, who in their waking life are
    • experienced his own being in a kind of waking dream. He knew himself
    • existence. Even in his waking hours man lived in this consciousness
    • his earthly existence hallowed, although in his waking life he still
    • I shall once again live in the super-earthly kingdom, I shall be
    • mere natural existence, if it is such that. Christ's Kingdom is
    • the Being Whose “physical kingdom” is the whole cosmos,
    • of full wakefulness in the cosmos. Gradually this waking life in the
    • riddle of death by linking man with Christ Jesus Who had passed
    • weaving and working through the cosmos. And inasmuch as man will
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    • lowlands breaking the heights of the ascending development of man
    • existence than the souls of modern men, who in their waking life are
    • experienced his own being in a kind of waking dream. He knew himself
    • existence. Even in his waking hours man lived in this consciousness
    • his earthly existence hallowed, although in his waking life he still
    • I shall once again live in the super-earthly kingdom, I shall be
    • mere natural existence, if it is such that. Christ's Kingdom is
    • the Being Whose “physical kingdom” is the whole cosmos,
    • of full wakefulness in the cosmos. Gradually this waking life in the
    • riddle of death by linking man with Christ Jesus Who had passed
    • weaving and working through the cosmos. And inasmuch as man will
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    • of my age were young fellows, not one of them dreamt of speaking of
    • so closely connects itself with a definite manner of thinking. If
    • speak today, as I am speaking now, then the people whose heads are
    • entity. …But I am not speaking correctly ... for, in reality,
    • others, so that they saw them walking about with Faust's malevolent
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    • of my age were young fellows, not one of them dreamt of speaking of
    • so closely connects itself with a definite manner of thinking. If
    • speak today, as I am speaking now, then the people whose heads are
    • entity. …But I am not speaking correctly ... for, in reality,
    • others, so that they saw them walking about with Faust's malevolent
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    • thinking, which had a spiritual quality and would have enabled human
    • Origenes working and struggling with the problem of how the Christ
    • Tauler, Meister Eckhardt, and others were seeking the Christ through
    • of what the ether body had become as a result of thinking, feeling,
    • working on ourselves inwardly in this way, during our earliest
    • seeking, we must truly have the feeling that we cannot reach our goal
    • seeking that belongs to the shepherds who are united with the
    • Christmastime, so that we may continue to become seeking shepherds,
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    • thinking, which had a spiritual quality and would have enabled human
    • Origenes working and struggling with the problem of how the Christ
    • Tauler, Meister Eckhardt, and others were seeking the Christ through
    • of what the ether body had become as a result of thinking, feeling,
    • working on ourselves inwardly in this way, during our earliest
    • seeking, we must truly have the feeling that we cannot reach our goal
    • seeking that belongs to the shepherds who are united with the
    • Christmastime, so that we may continue to become seeking shepherds,
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    • but of the thought no open-minded, unbiased thinking person can
    • thinking.
    • a spatial, a physical-bodily process. Simultaneously, while this is taking
    • have gradually come to this pass; our purely intellectualistic thinking
    • of approach, which is only made possible once more by taking our
    • if we are speaking of the will as of an element of soul-and-spirit, there
    • unless they were working one upon
    • three-dimensional. Man is a painter working from two
    • way, striking out pretty intensely with your Will into the
    • shall we characterise Thinking? To begin with we must admit with open
    • at least the foundation of our Thinking. Without
    • the brain we cannot think. Thus our Thinking takes its course in
    • connection with the activity of the brain. If Thinking had nothing to
    • old, you would have grown out of your Thinking. But that
    • is not the case. As we grow up, we do not leave our Thinking
    • even with our Thinking we are somehow in the world of Space.
    • experience our Thinking meditatively, as something that only has
    • extension upward and downward. Thinking is one-dimensional. It takes
    • the Feeling a two-dimensional and the Thinking a one-dimensional
    • we pass from Feeling to Thinking we pass from the two dimensions to
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    • but of the thought no open-minded, unbiased thinking person can
    • thinking.
    • a spatial, a physical-bodily process. Simultaneously, while this is taking
    • have gradually come to this pass; our purely intellectualistic thinking
    • of approach, which is only made possible once more by taking our
    • if we are speaking of the will as of an element of soul-and-spirit, there
    • unless they were working one upon
    • three-dimensional. Man is a painter working from two
    • way, striking out pretty intensely with your Will into the
    • shall we characterise Thinking? To begin with we must admit with open
    • at least the foundation of our Thinking. Without
    • the brain we cannot think. Thus our Thinking takes its course in
    • connection with the activity of the brain. If Thinking had nothing to
    • old, you would have grown out of your Thinking. But that
    • is not the case. As we grow up, we do not leave our Thinking
    • even with our Thinking we are somehow in the world of Space.
    • experience our Thinking meditatively, as something that only has
    • extension upward and downward. Thinking is one-dimensional. It takes
    • the Feeling a two-dimensional and the Thinking a one-dimensional
    • we pass from Feeling to Thinking we pass from the two dimensions to
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    • in stone quarries or mining-operations, any breaking-up of the ground
    • of the animal kingdom, from plants which, carried away by the waters
    • plant-kingdoms. We then come, as it were, to the lowest layers of the
    • secrets than all abstract thinking are the words spoken by Goethe
    • myself as I am looking down from this bare summit and hardly able to
    • always so conceived; this way of thinking has developed only very
    • He held that, generally speaking, nothing that we are able to observe
    • also when they are intent on thinking entirely in terms of geology.
    • to speculative phantasy. And looking backward from those beings which
    • process of the organism. Therefore we can say: As we live our waking
    • life today from morning till night, through thinking, feeling and
    • willing, processes of destruction are working within us which we then
    • spirit-and-soul, working into matter as they do, underlie external
    • these destructive processes that were due to the working of forces of
    • way of asking a question that is put quite wrongly today. No science
    • formation of our planet that is permeated with the working of forces
    • physical processes were an integral part of those working through the
    • yes, by spiritual and soul-processes. But what is taking place on the
    • Looking
    • kingdoms of the living beings could not use except as material
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    • in stone quarries or mining-operations, any breaking-up of the ground
    • of the animal kingdom, from plants which, carried away by the waters
    • plant-kingdoms. We then come, as it were, to the lowest layers of the
    • secrets than all abstract thinking are the words spoken by Goethe
    • myself as I am looking down from this bare summit and hardly able to
    • always so conceived; this way of thinking has developed only very
    • He held that, generally speaking, nothing that we are able to observe
    • also when they are intent on thinking entirely in terms of geology.
    • to speculative phantasy. And looking backward from those beings which
    • process of the organism. Therefore we can say: As we live our waking
    • life today from morning till night, through thinking, feeling and
    • willing, processes of destruction are working within us which we then
    • spirit-and-soul, working into matter as they do, underlie external
    • these destructive processes that were due to the working of forces of
    • way of asking a question that is put quite wrongly today. No science
    • formation of our planet that is permeated with the working of forces
    • physical processes were an integral part of those working through the
    • yes, by spiritual and soul-processes. But what is taking place on the
    • Looking
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    • during the waking state is never entirely one-sided; thinking is not
    • thinking in that we correct one thought with another. Hence even if
    • hand, unless we are actually raving, or given to walking in our
    • origin. And in this case the one pole of our soul-life, thinking, has
    • find that thinking always bears reference to something that is already
    • there; it takes certain presuppositions for granted. Thinking
    • of such thinking, and we are guided by it. Thus this kind of
    • thinking also is in a certain sense meditative or reflective.
    • stands mid-way between thinking and willing.
    • that which determines our thinking, that which enables us to think and
    • before birth, before conception. Fundamentally speaking, the faculty
    • first won for himself the power of making these sprawling,
    • is a pressing, a pushing of thinking into the forces of the will,
    • that, speaking from a more or less schematic point of view, we might
    • At the moment however we are speaking of normal human beings. Such people,
    • usually lost his power of thinking.
    • appear as though they really were thinking. In reality, however,
    • from thoughts given to him by Spiritual Science, such thinking is
    • thoughts have previously been embedded. This taking in of thoughts
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    • Thinking
    • during the waking state is never entirely one-sided; thinking is not
    • thinking in that we correct one thought with another. Hence even if
    • hand, unless we are actually raving, or given to walking in our
    • origin. And in this case the one pole of our soul-life, thinking, has
    • find that thinking always bears reference to something that is already
    • there; it takes certain presuppositions for granted. Thinking
    • of such thinking, and we are guided by it. Thus this kind of
    • thinking also is in a certain sense meditative or reflective.
    • stands mid-way between thinking and willing.
    • that which determines our thinking, that which enables us to think and
    • before birth, before conception. Fundamentally speaking, the faculty
    • first won for himself the power of making these sprawling,
    • is a pressing, a pushing of thinking into the forces of the will,
    • that, speaking from a more or less schematic point of view, we might
    • At the moment however we are speaking of normal human beings. Such people,
    • usually lost his power of thinking.
    • appear as though they really were thinking. In reality, however,
    • from thoughts given to him by Spiritual Science, such thinking is
    • thoughts have previously been embedded. This taking in of thoughts
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    • Thinking and Willing as Two Poles of the Human Soul-Life (publ. 1931).
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    • Thinking and Willing as Two Poles of the Human Soul-Life (publ. 1931).
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    • making the 4th and 5th Lecture.]
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    • these reprints will be most useful in making as much of Dr. Steiner's
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    • them, should be conscious of the fact that they are working at
    • will be particularly striking this year to those who take the trouble
    • artistic undertakings as well as for the theosophical lectures. In
    • may be. Anyone speaking after the manner of the modern theologian
    • meditating about the Being of the Christ, or in making occult
    • every normally thinking person will look upon the cultivation
    • Orientalism; we refer to that Bodhisattva who was the son of King
    • can quietly wait till they oppose us. We can calmly go on working,
  • Title: Evolution/Aspect: Lecture 2: The Inner Aspects of the Saturn-embodiment of the Earth
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    • expression. This teaching insisted, without taking an independent
    • inner world, in so far as this consists of the wonted working of the
    • world all the workings of the mind, all conceptions. And now, if you
    • clear concepts — they avoid speaking of the mighty,
    • kingdoms but Beings. This is a world where there are no clouds, no
    • is true of the old Saturn existence, speaking very comparatively,
    • Hierarchies, as though striking into it and playing into it. We can
    • picture, — but the recapitulation of the Saturn picture taking
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    • air, but of ‘heat.’ So, too, in first speaking of
    • even exist. When we speak of ‘space’ we are speaking
    • of heat are the external expression — speaking in a general
    • described in no other way than by saying that the one making the
    • must be completely free of all self-seeking and must wait what comes
    • comparatively speaking at a later time than the gifts of the Spirits
    • conceived by thinking of a globe complete in itself and radiating
    • this as embodied in an intuition, we can, on looking at the
    • taking place on the Earth may perhaps be only of importance to one
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    • spiritual workings. To do this he would have to prepare himself by
    • able to accept Karma and its workings in this way, keeping quietly
    • of our thinking. In the case of a teacher or tutor who is above all
    • things fond of eating and drinking and has other masterful passions,
    • taking place. We have said that the Thrones, the Spirits of Will,
    • the last two lectures when speaking of Saturn and Sun. Time would
    • certain conditions which then came about. Just as we saw, on looking
    • resignation — so we see, speaking now of the ancient Sun alone,
    • accepted the proffered sacrifice, they would — speaking
    • possibility of taking their place as independent beings side by side
    • generally speaking from the immortal beings. So now, when we learn
    • should like to remind you of that Spanish King who considered the
    • would be just as little sense in thinking of a triangle without three
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    • now under consideration, we must clearly realise that in speaking of
    • working within him. All these diverse characteristics we include in
    • which we are now speaking. Just as we have inherited other things
    • when in that person's presence. And as we are now speaking of the
    • In speaking of the
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    • acquainted by looking into our own souls, and which we can only fully
    • feature of the ancient Moon evolution taking place in the soul of
    • have within them something, which, speaking symbolically, could only
    • the other kingdoms surrounding us. We may ask: do minerals die? To
    • no sense in speaking of individual plant-organisms, only of the
    • at death in the mineral, plant, and animal kingdoms is only
    • higher than man, is there any meaning in speaking of actual death.
    • and animal kingdoms — as they have their beings in the higher,
    • portal of death, from taking part in this event when it actually
    • re-birth--know nothing of what is taking place with respect to the
    • the other kingdoms of nature. When we wish to study the historical
    • say — speaking of external history — that it cannot
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    • The seven-year periods as new impulses. The working of cosmic
    • Moon. Ensouling of the human being: cosmic Sun's working in the
    • the karmic relations of the spirit-seeking souls born at the turn of
    • cosmic trinity — Saturn, Sun, Moon — working in the
    • Comprehension for the mode of working of certain remedies.
    • organic. Structuring of images from expansion (cosmic working) and
    • infolding (earthly working). The therapeutically significant phantom
    • of the airy. Listening to oneself in speaking: study of the ego
    • world-order has no place in the natural-scientific thinking of today.
    • energy die away to nullity but moral thinking imbues life into
    • The human as a being of Thinking, Action and Feeling. The connection of
    • the life of thought with the will. Pure thinking: irradiation of the
  • Title: Young Doctors Course: Introduction
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    • being which are necessary for such working by deepening our
    • to thirty-five people. After talking it over with Dr.
    • stood with those taking initiative for the first ‘Young
    • responsibility for making sure that the people you have
    • who are really asking and seeking in this way. From what I
  • Title: Young Doctors Course: Lecture I
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    • habit of looking at these systems within rigid contours, we
    • realize that the so-called etheric body is working in this
    • fundamentally speaking. It is dependent upon planetary
    • organization. Suppose I am walking, simply walking. When I am
    • walking, I take hold of my warmth organization with my ego
    • actually making the legs tremble. The thing is inconceivable,
    • and so on. For if the human organism, working from out of the
    • organization. Suppose the ego organization is taking too
    • ego organization is taking hold of the kidneys but in the way
    • kidneys if you really succeed in making equisetum
    • organism with the cosmos and with the three kingdoms of
    • looking through the microscope? The aim is to be able to see
    • enormously magnified people imagine that its workings will be
    • looking at something that is untrue. Microscopy is only of
    • week. We had been speaking of bees and a very interesting
    • the typically modern way of thinking said that surely a bee
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    • develop the material given yesterday by speaking of the
    • components of it. These are the peripherically working
    • must be included. Looking at the physical body of man as it
    • nothing fundamentally in common with the forces working in
    • physical body is destroyed by the forces that are working in
    • so that, finally, if the ego organization is working
    • again. When the body is no longer capable of taking food, it
    • sum total of the destructive forces working inwards. It
    • of nourishment. In every single organ there is a working
    • in-working processes of disease, and of a continuous dying
    • life. In the waking state (I shall yet have to speak of
    • nonsense, gives a picture of the process of the breaking-up
    • sense organs. With the eye we are exposed to the working of
    • and ego are working on the human being. Therefore the heart
    • separate components of the milk is like taking a clock and
    • looking at the brass, the silver, the other metals in it, the
    • thinking with the mind of the mechanic, when we are concerned
    • processes of nourishment are continually taking place. I am
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    • of the earth. In speaking of the etheric body, we found that
    • from the periphery, from the cosmos. Taking these two kinds
    • thing is that when we are walking, the head, the brain,
    • condition, is not changed when we are walking. Nor is this
    • true only of our walking, but, in a curious manner, it is
    • reality, not heavy. But it is so, nevertheless. Thinking of
    • of an earthly nature but only from the in-working cosmos. I
    • looking at a skeleton. Take away the skull and you have taken
    • the earthly forces of the possibility of taking shape; this
    • thought. It is a striking fact — a fact to which no
    • therefore, we see that there are working, within the human
    • being, the same forces as are working in magnesium in the
    • thinking about them — thereby, we become a personality,
    • looking, say, at this piece of chalk, not to be entirely
    • caught up in the simple act of looking at the chalk.
    • speak of something that is very striking in connection with
    • interesting about magnesium. When speaking about education I
    • antimony to the etheric forces. This is a striking case, but
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    • working of the mica by way of the ground water. The etheric
    • Dornach we are working from esoteric impulses. People have
    • growth of an attitude which aims at making the remedies
    • understanding will begin to realize that with the taking of
    • Whenever he came to a district where the soil was strikingly
    • the district, one does not easily take a liking to them. They
    • found, in its most concentrated form, in the mineral kingdom,
    • form, the drop form in the plant kingdom. The principle of
    • working through the human being make the nails grow again.
    • being arrested, a congealment taking place and the smell and
    • quicken life in your medical thinking.
    • the soul receives in looking out into the universe around.
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    • sections of the work. And you who are seeking to find your
    • today by looking at the root, stem, leaves, flowers, pistil,
    • my dear friends — the root, sinking into the soil,
    • on speaking about hydrogen, oxygen, carbon, nitrogen, sulfur,
    • working in the human head, the warmth that provides the rest
    • theoretical ideas but with inner, moral impulses. Looking at
    • were looking at the Sistine Madonna. A scientist might come
    • the fire there is working, active will.
    • Yes, but how do I get to know that there is active, working
    • wherever there is fire, there, too, is active working will
    • there is active, working will. In order that you may also be
    • you actually see it as active, working will. When you are
    • working, active will is akin to fire. You will live out into
    • working will; it belongs to me, just as my own finger belongs
    • think of fire as active, working will — if you can take
    • – Working, Active Will
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    • thinking and sense observation could only be applied to those
    • thought has been working. The forms in the human organism of
    • ascend from thinking to imagination. With imagination we can
    • counter-working. There is always action and reaction with
    • you insist upon thinking along the ordinary lines, you can,
    • thinking to an inner comprehension of the world, as I have
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    • of the hand, or a stroking and then what is happening is that
    • for generally speaking, the life of soul is otherwise
    • Naturally, the purely chemical working is not excluded, but
    • what is working in a muscle when we attain to pictorial,
    • of the working of the healing forces, so that medicine would
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    • with looking at things as they are looked at in ordinary
    • walking.
    • takes you into the realm of the forces working between earth
    • the world. Speaking generally, it is dangerous for the human
    • soul is in the body, and you are looking at a human being,
    • working in oxygen. In the etheric body, as you know,
    • realization by taking the following meditation, not as mere
    • be a real exercise. You must practice with the aim of making
    • practice with the aim of making your body into something that
    • waking life, too, the condition must be such that although
    • the more delicate workings of the organism—and the
    • taking the vowel sequence: A(ah), E(ay), I(ee), 0, U, in
    • to the lecture thinking that he would find confirmation of
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    • the most striking example of a human-cosmic relationship that
    • also hold good in the working of mantric power. Mantric power
    • constellations of the stars in the working of a mantram.
    • with lead, with silver — then you are working in
    • the human being and you are looking not into the past but
    • intellectual striving and, to begin with, taking the content
    • it be in your consciousness, then your ego is working in you
    • therefore, the cosmic forces were working upon man's nature;
    • moon and in the sun were working in the human being because
    • moon and sun lies in the forces working in from the cosmos.
    • if you observe this inter-working truly you can see how, if
    • time, working into the physical very strongly and having,
    • that it damages the model by striking up against it
    • shrinking back, a wish to mold the in-taken substances more
    • his astral body and his ego are taking hold of the milk you
    • must realize the remarkable process of working up what is
    • an excessively strong working of the spirit and soul, the
    • a too feeble working of the spirit and soul which wavers in
    • make in the act of ordinary, intellectual thinking.
    • long as we persist in thinking that evolution goes forward in
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    • ordinary theologians). All kinds of people are looking and
    • seeking for knowledge of the being of man. The only ones who
    • are not seeking for it are the lawyers, because jurisprudence
    • ought to be speaking of something quite different. You should
    • physician I was looking for something different in scientific
    • former colleague. He was speaking of a peasant doctor in the
    • important. You are right in thinking that I did not want to
    • abusing it for they are talking about something of which they
    • capable of working also in the world, so that the real will
    • patient comes. But what is lacking is the kind of thinking
    • severe poisoning. This was still working in him. I told him
    • lacking, the most significant things will be forgotten. That
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    • centrifugal forces are working within the human being and
    • were only capable of making him into a round, spherical body.
    • You find the form which the working of these forces produce
    • working from a position in front of the Pleiades and the
    • because the constellations of Mercury and Venus are working
    • we are inwardly ensouled because the sun is working together
    • are not here speaking of the sun's own forces). It is then
    • working, in the air, upon what affects us through our
    • primal substance, from the Saturn forces that are working in
    • afterworkings in the human being and it is an influence quite
    • spiritual life finds a place in what, figuratively speaking,
    • the moon regulates his form, Saturn — working from the
    • power is lacking, so that the human organism is becoming too
    • their origin. They remain through tradition. Human thinking
    • they cannot, properly speaking, become memorized truths. You
    • present time, of course, I am speaking much more radically
    • Taking human
    • of knowledge — such men are, speaking in the widest
    • for eating, drinking, walking, standing, sitting, but they
    • working for civilization.
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    • working for some centuries.
    • (1561–1626) and with his kind of thinking which was
    • natural-scientific thinking, from the West. Such was the path
    • that are working in natural science and especially in
    • mode of thinking. Those who have read the first course of
    • medical thinking. The reason can be found if we can
    • factor alone that modern orthodox medicine is working. No
    • speaking, no heed is paid to them, least of all is any heed
    • led back to the element of warmth. Saturn is working in the
    • evolution — it is all working in the human being, but
    • Saturn is working in the human being; we must understand how,
    • in the phenomenon of fever, the cosmos is working in by way
    • of the Saturn forces which, spiritually speaking, have been
    • once, not as something that is now working on the earth but
    • as the after-working of the Old Sun, when with true feeling
    • how far the substances that are working in the human being
    • are not taking on the human form but are adhering to their
    • workings of metabolism, you are, in reality, investigating
    • this attitude we should be able to feel, when we are speaking
    • really lacking and has been killed, in spite of the fact that
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    • physical world in waking consciousness, the spirit and soul
    • organ ego organization and astral organization are working,
    • when the human being is in waking consciousness.
    • organization. This, speaking quite generally, is the cause of
    • physical illnesses. Speaking generally, the cause of physical
    • dreamy than he was before taking the melissa preparation. In
    • in walking, for instance, is all known — if I may put
    • in the real sense, produces a gentle working of the spiritual
    • human being is in waking consciousness, the soul-spiritual
    • is taking on the structure of the physical and etheric, when
    • body or ego organization, or one of their parts, taking form
    • physical-etheric are interlinked in the waking consciousness
    • thinking were actually touching them, so that it seems as if
    • the embryo were tangible to your thinking and you were
    • harder, but, on the contrary, as if he were sucking at you.
    • foam of a breaking wave or along the surface of clay. This,
    • There will ring forth in cosmic tones The working of
    • looking at things, the deathblow is struck at what he
    • entered into our external, material way of looking at things,
    • the modern age was lacking in understanding in this
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    • his thinking. However, the deleterious effect is less if the
    • of the trance condition and that he can work through waking
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    • imaginative thinking — we have the drop form. One
    • today. The thinking which is accepted today is brutally
    • Speaking
    • One is looking at a bird's structure or skeleton in the wrong
    • making images through expansion and indentations in this way
    • want to form imaginations you should get used to looking at
    • has the possibility of working upon the surface and that the
    • by taking some soft, plastic material or clay with one hand
    • happens first if one is in the habit of thinking in a
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    • human being is studied by modern scientific thinking,
    • the earthly human without speaking of the etheric body which
    • if we are thinking merely of the solid organism which is shut
    • that by taking these different organisms into account we come
    • Etheric body — Thinking — Fluid Organism — Chemical
    • waking; therefore the interworking of the Chemical Ether and
    • falling asleep to the moment of waking, the astral body is
    • organism during waking life. We can speak in a similar way of
    • mechanistic thinking takes no account at all. But everything
    • during the waking state; the Ego and the astral body are
    • to consider waking life, from what has been said we shall
    • during sleep as during the waking state, when the Ego and the
    • cosmos and which in waking life we have driven out through
    • Waking life
    • permeated by the cosmic spirituality which on waking we drive
    • out through our Ego, for in waking life it is the Ego that
    • of waking to that of falling asleep. But thereby we come to
    • principles of spiritual-scientific thinking and do not
    • in waking mental activity and perception. Nevertheless at a
    • waking, finds that he is feverish or is suffering from some
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    • consciousness known to us in waking life from the moment of
    • waking to the moment of falling asleep. We perceive the
    • waking consciousness, there is dream consciousness, and we
    • again on waking. It is through the deprivation undergone
    • between falling asleep and waking that we are able to feel
    • Taking this
    • Through our theoretical thinking, matter —
    • pictorial thinking, matter and cosmic energy are
    • world-order — which in actual fact it does by speaking
    • thinking, and the ideas thus formulated constitute a force of
    • ever and again be asking ourselves: How can any moral
    • stars, they were speaking of spiritual beings.
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    • thinking, contemplative beings on the one hand, and as doers,
    • the pole of thinking and the pole of deed, of action. Only
    • through the fact that we are thinking beings are we human in
    • thinking human being in this way, when we realize that the
    • — Not by taking in as many thoughts as possible from
    • the sphere of thinking, the more spiritual we become. When we
    • like. Thereby, however, our thinking becomes what I have
    • ‘pure thinking’. We think, but in our thinking
    • within us lies in the sphere of thinking. But pure thinking
    • thinking we reach the realm of will, when we become inwardly
    • free; our thinking attains such maturity that it is entirely
    • thinking we prepare ourselves for what I have called in the
    • has now become thought, or our thinking that has now become
    • ever mightier and mightier force in our thinking.
    • contained. But think how, in speaking, deliberate intent and
    • organic life; speaking is largely connected with organic
    • life; walking really very little; what we do with the hands,
    • inherent force, into our thinking, when we permeate our
    • thinking with will. We bring will into thinking and thereby
    • develop freedom in our thinking by letting what is of the
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    • vitalization of thinking in order to grasp the living content
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    • the hours of waking life only. The physical body is closely
    • looking at a human being he stands there before us in his
    • of going to sleep and waking.
    • in speaking, in thinking, in whatever is revealed through the
    • brain into the perfected organ of thinking, the elaboration
    • as observation of a human being during his waking hours the
    • going to sleep to the moment of waking, two biographies of
    • in the life as a totality. Indeed the evolution taking place
    • connected with the waking life for certain forces in the
    • rôle played in human life by speaking, by speech in
    • in waking life participates in the act of speaking. The
    • physical body in the act of speaking may cause surprise. But
    • the physical body is doing in acts of speaking, whereas the
    • etheric body in acts of speaking — activity which then
    • this: because in speaking the main part is played by the
    • speaking is dependent upon the physical sounds. We, as the
    • the moment of going to sleep until the moment of waking. We
    • ordinary way between going to sleep and waking.
    • human environment. The life of feeling, willing and thinking
    • sleep and waking, he has to cultivate intercourse — if
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    • material life, we call the kingdoms of Nature. We speak of
    • the three kingdoms of Nature — mineral, plant and
    • must be regarded as a fourth kingdom; but then we must go
    • higher and assume the existence above man of the kingdom of
    • the Angeloi, above that the kingdom of the Archangeloi, then
    • the kingdom of the Archai, and so on.
    • kingdoms are not, to begin with, accessible to external
    • sleeping and waking in human life. Today I should like to add
    • still working from the spiritual world.
    • his life the child's waking hours are few: that is to say,
    • the three visible kingdoms of nature and their forces. When
    • going to sleep until that of waking has, however, a great
    • deal to do with the earthly world and with the three kingdoms
    • kingdoms described in my book,
    • elemental kingdoms, the world of beings who are at a level of
    • nature. These beings of the elemental kingdoms indwell as it
    • were the other three outwardly manifest kingdoms of
    • earthly kingdoms; while he sleeps, he lives — in his
    • beings of the elemental kingdoms.
    • with the elemental kingdoms. Just as in the waking state in
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    • In speaking
    • mineral, plant, animal and human kingdoms, extend on into the
    • four kingdoms of mineral, plant, animal and man. If we then
    • continuation of these kingdoms: the kingdom of the Angeloi,
    • Archangeloi and Archai, the kingdom of the Exousiai, Dynamis
    • and Kyriotetes, and the kingdom of the Thrones, Cherubim, and
    • we shall look at it from the other side, as it were, taking
    • organ of our thinking merely taps the cosmic reservoir of
    • thought forces, taking the thoughts into itself. Accordingly
    • by degrees during the course of human evolution. Looking back
    • would not perceive music as something taking place within us
    • ‘I am making music’ was senseless to them. But it
    • something working in them personally but as something they
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    • so on. These, then, are the three kingdoms behind the world
    • receives the impulses at work in his thinking through the
    • Archai. The result is that thinking, although it remains
    • reflection of a spiritual struggle taking place behind the
    • Thinking of one
    • constantly interpenetrate. A reflection of what was taking
    • ourselves to the following study, by asking: What would have
    • are looking at Europe, in the West the impulses of the
    • speaking, the Archangeloi take a South-to-North direction,
    • working from North to South. Something deriving especially
    • West-to-East impulses (diagram). And, working together with
    • from the typical thinking of evangelical Protestantism but
    • speaking only of an abstract Divinity no true vision is
    • happenings taking place behind the scenes of world-history in
    • We see how, in the East, Archangeloi working for the good as
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    • in our time a mighty event is taking effect. It is the event of
    • them when seeking to find the causes of world-happenings and
    • though he was seeking to find in them the causes of his own
    • men were seeking primarily for the origin of the world, but
    • cosmic thoughts and to promote thinking, the unfolding of
    • received the task in the cosmos of linking the thoughts of
    • incarnation, when looking back on the earlier one, we should
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    • vitalization of thinking in order to grasp the living content
    • real nature of human thinking. In the present age, since the
    • well-known point of time in the 15th century, our thinking
    • imagery. People take pride in this kind of thinking which as
    • above-mentioned epoch; previously to that, thinking had been
    • pictorial and was therefore a living thinking in the real
    • ourselves of the essential character of thinking as it is
    • today. The living essence of thinking was within us during
    • postAtlantean epoch, our thinking is the corpse of that
    • living thinking between death and a new birth. It is just
    • because our thinking now is devoid of life that our
    • thinking that is only a corpse of what thinking was in us
    • sense-world outside us and the dead thinking within us to be
    • thinking. But then, is there death also outside in the world?
    • sense-world by means of thinking, because dead thoughts are
    • thinking. Man thinks, then, in an element quite other than
    • birth, our thinking is the corpse of what it was before our
    • itself in the sphere of thinking and knowledge in the form of
    • thinking; it is this that is responsible for the fact that
    • modern style and based on the modern way of thinking.
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    • an important event — in connection with what was taking
    • interesting when, here or there, striking phenomena are still
    • striking phenomenon, mention is made of the fact that the sun
    • thinking which have very little to do with the whole being of
    • thoughts — and this is the striking characteristic of
    • soul, precisely through our thinking, we have united with the
    • are weary of thinking about these things, when they have
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    • in the Kingdon of Heaven.
    • kingdom. The plant kingdom and kingdom of cold-blooded
    • tialities. Deterioration in the kingdoms of nature due
    • Thinking involved in the Fall. Language before the Fall
    • necessary to unite the kingdom of the world and the
    • Kingdom of Heaven. Mystery of Golgotha must be
    • kingdom. His objection to the naturalism of Haller and
    • waking consciousness and sleep consciousness taught in
    • abstract thinking, e.g. Kant's “Critique of
    • Kingdom”.
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    • (15:45 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.KingCorinthians I, chap. XV, 44, 45.)
    • Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.KingMatthew V, 17,
    • Christianity at that period. Generally speaking, when
    • and people are satisfied. But Saint-Martin was not speaking
    • symbolically; he was speaking of realities which he believed
    • observation, there was no sense in speaking of body, soul and
    • thinking by Saint-Martin, for example, has been completely
    • are also the direct descendants, historically speaking, of
    • This outlook — I am speaking not of the positive
    • thinking, feeling and willing are the necessary by-products
    • thinking, precludes a healthy perception of reality and
    • corrupts his thinking. But Saint-Martin says in the more
    • inwardly strengthened thinking, giving rise to a
    • C. W. King, 1887, with descriptive plates
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    • deep impression upon the thinking of recent times. In
    • philosophy, but as it has implanted itself in the thinking
    • direct creation of God working in conjunction with the
    • of the corruption of man's thinking in matters of the
    • the mineral kingdom. The death of an animal is not something
    • pundits of today. Generally speaking it is extremely
    • In an important passage, when speaking of the evolutionary
    • truth. This crude, perverted thinking believes that by a
    • survived. What I am speaking of at the moment, the
    • Golgotha without also thinking of the Risen Christ. The Risen
    • named Caiaphas, being the high priest that same year, said unto them, Ye know nothing at all,11:50 Nor consider that it is expedient for us, that one man should die for the people, and that the whole nation perish not.11:51 And this spake he not of himself: but being high priest that year, he prophesied that Jesus should die for that nation;11:52 And not for that nation only, but that also he should gather together in one the children of God that were scattered abroad.KingJohn XI, 49–52).
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    • (Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done.KingMatt. XXI, 21.)
    • The Gospels often speak of the mysteries of the Kingdom of
    • God or the mysteries of the Kingdom of Heaven. In what sense
    • before speaking of the mystery of the Kingdom of Heaven I
    • 9:23 And when Jesus came into the ruler\'s house, and saw the minstrels and the people making a noise, \
    • KingMatt. IX, 22-25;
    • KingMark V, 22;
    • There was a certain creditor which had two debtors: the one owed five hundred pence, and the other fifty.KingLuke VII, 41).
    • the Kingdom of God; but unto them that are without all these
    • (Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingMark IV, 11.)
    • of the Kingdom of Heaven. This has a quite precise meaning,
    • said: “The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand.” Here is
    • because the Kingdom of Heaven was nigh. He baptized with
    • KingMark I, 7 and 5).
    • (KingMatt. III, 4).
    • “The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand.”
    • evolution and yet participate in the Kingdom of Heaven.
    • kingdom of the world”. It was an attack upon the
    • and our kingdom. The
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    • realize that both academic and popular thinking are at pains
    • apply moral standards to the plant kingdom or to enquire into
    • the plant kingdom. The fact is, he said, that every plant, by
    • surveying the plant kingdom, finds it intolerable that there
    • sexual behaviour in the plant kingdom should be abolished.
    • detailed study of the plant kingdom are compelled to
    • reproduction in the plant kingdom is not what was originally
    • kingdom; that it too is not as originally constituted. And
    • animal kingdom, to the so-called cold-blooded animals, but
    • not to the warm-blooded animals. The mineral kingdom, the
    • plant kingdom and the kingdom of the cold-blooded animals,
    • environment in which they live, these three kingdoms are not
    • today. These three kingdoms are unable to develop their
    • originally belonged. And the mineral kingdom and the kingdom
    • turn to the other realms of nature: to the kingdom of the
    • warm-blooded animals, to the human kingdom and to the kingdom
    • arisen for them. I stated that the kingdom of the herbaceous
    • plants, and the kingdom of the cold-blooded animals are
    • its present level. Our thinking also is an integral part of
    • scholars maintain that our thinking cannot attain to reality,
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    • revealed in the plant kingdom, that spirit which the plant
    • kingdom cannot attain in its present form because it cannot
    • more deeply into the potentialities of the plant kingdom
    • — and of the mineral kingdom as well — more
    • sense-perception can only describe the plant kingdom in its
    • indicated in my last lecture, the plant kingdom was really
    • plant kingdom today exists in a different sphere from the one
    • the Goethean way of looking at things, people unwittingly
    • workings of history. I will read to you the actual words of
    • prove conclusively that his thinking is uncorrelated,
    • corruption of his thinking, even as the passage I have quoted
    • insight into what the mineral and animal kingdoms would have
    • mineral kingdom and animal kingdoms been able to develop
    • a complete transformation. He then realized that the kingdom
    • human kingdom do not in their present form reveal their true
    • nature of the mineral and plant kingdoms in order to know man
    • why they insisted upon a special training for those seeking
    • refused to disclose the Mysteries of the Kingdom to the
    • attitude of mind for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand”
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    • “speaking against the Sun” in the Pythagorean
    • he saw tongues of flame licking over the place where he was
    • working and was obliged to withdraw. The undertaking was
    • were alike incapable of abstract thinking. In earlier
    • consequence of nebulous thinking that is unable to come to
    • the inclusion of material ideas in spiritual thinking. The
    • West therefore was driven to an abstract mode of thinking and
    • in the course of time this mode of thinking permeated the
    • careful, painstaking and thorough philological investigation,
    • certainly lacking in intellectual courage! Mankind today is
    • attitude. This is not to our liking, but it will have to
    • KingMatt. IV, 5,
    • KingLuke XXII, 42-47,
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    • sufficient justification in the eyes of many for speaking of
    • were already decadent at the time of which we are speaking.
    • find there was a time when the artist never dreamt of working
    • from models; any suggestion of working from the model would
    • asking a man of fifty-six to become twenty-six again in order
    • of twenty-six. A certain mode of thinking is only valid for a
    • thinking of a particular epoch is merely repeated time and
    • the thinking of the Middle Ages and how his philosophy was
    • should be read by all who value a certain kind of thinking.
    • a fool. I have no wish to denigrate the painstaking
    • resurrection. It is not a question of invoking incessantly
    • way of thinking has been transformed and lives on in a
    • statesmen talking of a league of nations? For here was the
    • The Redemption of Thinking
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    • necessary for our evolution. It is heartbreaking to see what
    • the kingdom of nature where the cells fit into each other in
    • concerned with the inorganic, with the mineral kingdom,
    • on the ideas of the plant kingdom. We must look to neither
    • the animal nor the human kingdom and we must free ourselves
    • from mineralized thinking, dead thought forms to which the
    • higher order of ideas embodied in the plant kingdom, but
    • apply laws of the mineral kingdom to the State and call it
    • thinking must be rooted in Spiritual Science. We shall then
    • beyond the epidermis. Living thinking thus brings us into
    • painstaking and conscientious thinking that is so caught up
    • looking far beneath the surface we perceive today an urge
    • thought as an attitude of mind or way of thinking,
    • corruption of thought and has infected human thinking with
    • looking therefore for a different path which already exists,
    • to venture on such an undertaking.
    • little evidence of clear thinking in the few examples which I
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    • necessity be regarded as the only right path. Looking back
    • light upon what we called the Sun mystery (when speaking of
    • is lacking; how can he be a complete man when he lacks the
    • with that of the Schoolmen. In speaking of Aristotle he
    • the “Kingdom”. This is one of the most profound
    • Kingdom”. We must look upon these utterances as
    • Generally speaking it is the specialist or university
    • talking about man in terms of body and soul. This idea of the
    • unjustified. Anyone speaking from the present standpoint and
    • thinking, then the greatest nonsense results. Political
    • the will in our thinking. If we can develop only
    • thinking will encounter spiritual beings, just as the hand
    • the following way: we assume that in waking consciousness the
    • may none the less feel that the following way of thinking
    • kingdom where the dead and the higher Beings dwell. In many
    • them speak and speaking with them in turn. It has been
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    • WORKING FROM SPIRITUAL REALITY
    • Thinking, and subsequent action, must be based on actual even-day
    • now influence human beings, especially through materialistic thinking.
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    • Insight into the events taking place in Russia at the time.
    • human organization in sleep and in the waking state.
    • Present habits of thinking not in accord with reality. The
    • Christ's words: ‘My kingdom is not of this
    • Abstract theories refuted by reality. West looking to the
    • past. Wilsonianism. East breaking with the past. Abstract
    • darkness and its consequences: individual people taking hold
    • thinking in modern science. Influence of spiritual world on
    • monistic theories. Need to bring spiritual thinking into
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    • nations, were working together in Dornach to build the First
    • beginning to emerge. Steiner, and others who were working
    • Opposing Powers. At the same time he was working on the
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    • intensely active on earth, particularly in people's thinking and in
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    • events now taking place are the opposite of our own intentions,
    • speaking, no one in the world knows what they want, and no
    • actually taking shape. Later generations will be able to use
    • the events which will be taking shape in Eastern Europe over
    • and reality. For you see, the generations of today are taking
    • fact still waiting in the wings, and they are wrong in taking
    • that we'll be making peace just as peace has been made before
    • set vast numbers of people thinking. But people never notice,
    • spirits seeking to gain access by reducing human awareness.
    • taking root deeply in a certain soil. People are taking it as
    • They are not at all interested in looking for the roots of
    • are speaking of states as something which have existed for I
    • asking themselves the question: What does it really mean that
    • chaos will certainly not be reduced if — speaking
    • people's thinking stops at the very point where it should be
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    • acquired habits will have to go and a new way of thinking and
    • humanity. I think it is fair to say that, generally speaking,
    • and fail to notice many of the tremendous changes now taking
    • Taking note of
    • riddle I am speaking of is the discrepancy between
    • thinking have lead none other than the Darwinists to this
    • cannot penetrate to the deeper sources of human thinking and
    • ‘physical body’ we are speaking of something that
    • waking, the ego and astral body, having been outside in the
    • from the world of the spirit and intellectual thinking can
    • which we are between going to sleep and waking up again does,
    • to sleep and waking up again you are in a world devoid of
    • world in which we are between going to sleep and waking up
    • intellectual thinking, even our genius — for geniuses,
    • undertaking should go awry, we should not draw the wrong
    • evolution is taking. Individuals will gain in years, being 1,
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    • time, going back several decades and also looking decades
    • not be absolutely the case, but, relatively speaking, it is
    • ‘My kingdom is not of this world’,
    • illusion that their kingdom should be very much of this
    • it is not evil-mindedness that stops us from thinking their
    • agitators making great words about it, or in specific
    • said: ‘My kingdom is not of this world’, and why
    • Jesus Christ did not want to bring a kingdom of perfection to
    • kingdom of the physical world and make it into one of
    • had just made an important, epoch-making invention. Oh, I
    • had to start it up. This was certainly epoch-making! You will
    • having been thought up without taking account of reality.
    • making everyone happy, it will not be immediately obvious.
    • will typify a way of thinking which at heart is utterly
    • talking nonsense about things relating to the higher worlds,
    • not in the habit of working hard in the general rather than
    • next. Outer interest may have been lacking, but excitement
    • effort than to take up the points the opposition is making.
    • These asses are talking of contradictions in my works. I wish
    • saying in all the other places where I have been speaking
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    • live, one would be speaking of something that would seem like
    • whose minds and whole way of looking at the world give them
    • looking at a world that is immediately next to our own, a
    • actual form it is taking now and in the immediate future to
    • involved and helping us in this. People are not taking the
    • them — keeping them dwarf-sized in growth or making
    • an unpalatable truth for people who never tire of making
    • it means to enter into iron necessity. Looking for an easy
    • seeking to be perfect in a particular direction, this search
    • up an ideal, but in making it part of the process of
    • time. Her thinking is: People will come to know God again
    • devil to be walking around in the street with horns and a
    • Modern abstract thinking immediately needs an apology, even if
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    • walking on something which is crumbling away; it is no longer
    • today. You find an excellent description of the breaking up,
    • just as Suess, looking at the earth, realized that it is now
    • today who simply are not themselves. Bodies are walking
    • Our souls are even now making preparations for the
    • ‘My kingdom is not of this world.’ But it will be
    • Looking at the
    • Looking at the way they do not immediately appear on the
    • when it comes to taking an inward look at the human being.
    • order was created by establishing classes and taking these
    • only the body speaking. The spirit has withdrawn and already
    • of a drug. Taking a ‘sound point of view’, people
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    • thought is with us wherever we are in waking consciousness.
    • being you are also a breathing human being, walking in a
    • when someone has died and a living person who is walking
    • with the senses when in waking consciousness. Our own
    • the senses and drag around with us when in waking
    • thinking consists in having those corpses of thoughts inside
    • are not in the habit of making the distinction, and anyway
    • thinking about it, or you can actually produce the thought: I
    • switch off your own thinking and always get up like a
    • people still had the ability to live in waking dreams, and
    • that the way of thinking which enables them to reflect on the
    • thinking about them. Today the idea is that individuals are
    • may bring into the kingdom of this world a kingdom which is
    • not of this world but is present everywhere in the kingdom of
    • into a study of spiritual science. The whole way of thinking,
    • about the human being. The principles of political thinking
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    • real weight — comparatively speaking — as if they
    • weight is lacking.
    • not believe in a devil with horns and tail walking around in
    • with these words. Luther was caught up in the thinking and
    • post-Atlantean age, taking this with him into the godless
    • not as light as air, this knowledge has not come from looking
    • always look, it will also weigh the same. Just looking at
    • looking at objects provide? Illusion! If you regard the world
    • like someone who is looking at weights made of cardboard.
    • seeking to develop and how it must unite with the
    • have to be made from the familiar, comfortable way of looking
    • quite certain, that, generally speaking, people were afraid
    • of fire even then; they did not enjoy walking over red hot
    • speaking figuratively when they say they are afraid of
    • class. Later, the boy was walking in the street when a man who
    • we can actually say: These people are not thinking for
    • themselves, they are thinking in the general thinking
    • difficult than working with mere corpses of ideas. Humanity
    • first. And if this cooking process were to include the
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    • and purely intellectual thinking, and thinking which is based
    • on reality, in order to relate our thinking to the reality.
    • The natural tendency is to make our thinking
    • form of thinking like a net over everything in order to
    • for I have to apply unrealistic thinking to reality.
    • Unrealistic thinking is, of course, also part of reality. The
    • unrealistic thinking which has developed over the last three
    • thinking about the physical world in abstract terms. We can
    • then in human actions. And we can see how abstract thinking
    • philosophical and ideological thinking. We see philosophers
    • compared this with the idea that the best way of making sure
    • achievements of abstract thinking when it is addressing
    • Fundamentally speaking, such ideas are part of the
    • also provide the background to the forms we are now seeking
    • speaking, the people who are considered to be most
    • enlightened today are often working with old ideas, without
    • work I am speaking.
    • are dealing with reality in making them. It is especially
    • in taking the thought to its conclusion. If you do so with
    • negatively speaking, that so many people are still asleep to
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    • forms taken by the ahrimanic way of thinking.
    • same way the ahrimanic, mephistophelean way of thinking has
    • thinking. Once again, it is necessary to be fully and clearly
    • way of thinking, and carrying this on into ages when,
    • materialistic way of thinking and want to keep it, would then
    • thinking, too, is in great danger of sliding into the
    • ahrimanic way of thinking. Consider how some scientists are
    • thinking today in the field of geology, for instance. They
    • taking note of how its organs gradually change, or partly
    • up with the materialistic way of thinking that they cannot
    • materialistic way of thinking will unite with the moon powers
    • war and the events taking place in Russia — what would
    • this with the old ideas is barking up the wrong tree. The
    • behind all physical things. Talking about the spirit in vague
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    • was speaking of something quite concrete, namely the battle
    • thinking, the inner responses and the will impulses of human
    • epochmaking literary works would remain unknown? Surely we
    • appeared at that time which was more epoch-making and of more
    • certain views and ideas which were taking root in people's
    • human intellectuality, human thinking, responses and
    • What they are doing is no different from asking the stove to
    • Science is looking at life that has died.
    • clever then as the present generation does now in looking
    • Speaking of Laplace's theory and of Dewar they will say:
    • fully into the Spirit and attitudes of scientific thinking
    • childish then, with people taking dreams seriously! Just
    • Human thinking would be dry as dust,
    • empty and corrupt, for the vitality in our thinking has its
    • and modern thinking to be right, is like someone who cannot
    • see the need for roses to grow on bushes, making it necessary
    • present age; yet that particular way of thinking has provided
    • direction of life. The breath of life comes into our thinking
    • and acquire scientific attitudes and thinking; their
    • thinking, as it is called today, is not really done by
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    • different spheres of life. Speaking of processes deep down in
    • what you would expect! Much of the thinking in our
    • that the thinking in their world is largely childish, but it
    • they are just hunks of meat walking on this earth or
    • are a living reality. Let us assume a creature walking this
    • Sun, which relates to sleeping and waking and takes 24 hours,
    • typical instance of the abstract way of thinking which must
    • real thought to them, yet are positively smacking their lips
    • have no more than this strange modern way of working in the
    • has gone so far in his abstract thinking that he identifies
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    • spirits of darkness now walking among us are of the same kind
    • spirits’, the spirits of light. Fundamentally speaking,
    • was done by taking human beings from the heights of the
    • the individual and seeking to establish laws based on this,
    • of the ideals of race and nation would have been speaking in
    • tribal membership today is speaking of impulses which are
    • souls are taking in impulses which they will take with them
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    • of materialism as during those decades. All the thinking I
    • have characterized, thinking that leads to technical
    • physical thinking and is bound to the brain. A materialist
    • well defined and critical thinking so well developed as in
    • spirits of darkness were seeking to achieve in the 40s, 50s,
    • physical acumen on the one hand, and a way of seeking
    • become poets. Speaking of the time when they first began to
    • particularly striking example of many things which will come
    • things that everybody is talking about today is especially
    • yet before people will feel embarrassed at taking seriously
    • waking will only come when people begin to feel embarrassed
    • evidence of their being used up without anything new taking
    • seriousness. Many are still thinking exactly the as they did
    • sense of reality to see that this kind of thinking has a
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    • are in the image of the spirit. Looking for the indirect
    • route by which the Archangels guided humanity by working with
    • attraction for the regular Archangels who were seeking to
    • which I have been speaking.
    • happening in reality. Looking at events in outer life, one
    • A significant battle is taking place among us, you will find.
    • the world today serves the purpose of rocking people to sleep
    • even at the most popular level of thinking, exactly during
    • organic evolution taking its course without involving
    • live on into the decades of which I am now speaking. Their
    • social democracy does not compare, historically speaking,
    • above all to encourage the physical intellect by working
    • not teach us anything. In materialistic thinking, sciences
    • thinking is based on premises according to which a science
    • position of the sun. Generally speaking, however, the course
    • whole civilized world. Salvation lies in making the whole of
    • scale capitalism had succeeded in making democracy into the
    • You need not be afraid that someone speaking out of
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    • higher worlds? Four relationships to four worlds. Working
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    • higher worlds? Four relationships to four worlds. Working
    • thinking, our memory. Memory and thought are not something
    • love and hate, what we designate in our thinking by the terms
    • plane, persists from our waking till our falling asleep, and
    • — which occupies us fully from our waking till our falling
    • thinking really intensely, we most easily fall asleep; and so if we
    • with something which requires concentrated thinking — study a
    • here — that is, that when the concepts which our waking
    • individuality than is ordinary thinking not pervaded by
    • ordinary thinking, our ordinary act of conceiving. So we must now say
    • we have gone to bed in a mood of remorse, we shall sense upon awaking
    • waking, we note that we experience again in its immediacy, in a
    • speaking of the three worlds. And, when we take this into
    • Under ordinary circumstances, the thinking of the scientist, of the
    • thoughts. Thinking carries us only into the astral world.
    • epoch in which thinking is primarily developed, in which man receives
    • stage of thinking. Hence the history of philosophy begins with
    • Thales. Only after the Graeco-Latin epoch does scientific thinking
    • appear. Intellectual thinking comes for the first time about
    • body, there are actually awaking in our age the forces through which
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    • the presence of one's destiny, than by making of karma an actual
    • making karma a real content of life? This means that — not merely
    • law. For making use prematurely of such instrumentalities as those of
    • Weakening of the will, human beings lacking energy, will be the
    • alternates between sleeping and waking; and, while the human being is
    • when thinking falls asleep. And the will slips into the pictures that
    • lacking in interest in what the child produces out of his own inner
    • aspect of the super-sensible life, to thinking. As to this, we nurture
    • which seem to have nothing whatever to do with thinking, with the
    • concepts. By no method do we develop good thinking better than by
    • intensifying of attentiveness, do we render our thinking sagacious.
    • Absorption means striving to unravel something by thinking, by
    • thinking, whereas otherwise we develop a scrappy, illogical thinking.
    • results. There is an extraordinary amount of wrong thinking in our
    • actual pain when confronted by illogical thinking, and a sense
    • of well-being in connection with clear, transparent thinking. This
    • erroneous. Illogical, thinking is spread abroad in
    • extraordinary volume; at no time has illogical thinking been so
    • pride themselves so much on their logical thinking. Here is an
    • and he promised to do everything, making notes about all. I think
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    • thinking is the first step in modern clairvoyance. Unless
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    • might mean looking beyond the prevailing extreme alternatives
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    • both appear as a progress taking place in time. In
    • many to be asking too much. This is something one reads at
    • than a king in the realm of the shades.”
    • those whose thinking, as in the case of Aristotle, had
    • movement who has suffered much through the events taking
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    • metamorphoses taking place in the phenomena of nature. I have
    • ossification taking place and that they were becoming
    • during ordinary waking consciousness the thriving life
    • had set in, he perceived in waking consciousness the
    • understand what is actually taking place in the world can
    • something is lacking. He says the following: “My
    • based on a true sense for what is lacking in our time. Indeed
    • does represent a striking example of the fact that people are
    • beginning to feel that something is lacking, but cannot make
    • thinking even more than is happening anyway as an effect of
    • civilized nation in the making lives according to the example
    • yourselves what sort of thinking it is when thoughts remain
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    • not dream of evoking Eckart,
    • Drews believes he is speaking out of the spirit of our time,
    • He believes he is speaking the truth when he says that
    • thinking corresponds to reality could suggest, as professor
    • always unreal. It must become habit to train one's thinking
    • to study things as they truly are. The sense is lacking for
    • filigree work that makes this book so striking.
    • waistcoat and stockings, leggings to above the knee (he had
    • when walking as this, to him, seemed more dignified) long
    • therefore proposes to the King of Prussia that they
    • shown by his majesty the King of Prussia. His Imperial
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    • speaking about experiments that are being made at the moment;
    • because of war operations taking place in certain regions.
    • they become ill by simply walking over ground under which
    • making experiments with the pendulum. In his attempt to
    • factually prove that the anthroposophical way of looking at
    • things can guide modern man's thinking in the right
    • thinking is led towards anthroposophy. The war has drawn
    • looking into it. On closer reading one comes to realize that
    • faced with an enigma. One cannot help asking how a person who
    • passage without checking will accept it without question. It
    • ether body. (Here too, of course, materialistic thinking
    • taking in a serious book on a spiritual subject in which
    • shall I put it — “lip-smacking.” It is only
    • everything I say is of my own making. Let us turn to The
    • — is working out of a spiritual world through me on
    • muddled religious thinking conjures up all kinds of
    • linking him with spiritualism. That would be as justifiable
    • us from looking into this movement as well. (p. 240)
    • speaking without conscious participation, as it were, in
    • clear to myself that it is because I have stopped speaking!
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    • through a completely new way of looking at things. It cannot
    • mankind's future depends upon a new understanding taking hold
    • foremost a thinker, a thinker who did not allow his thinking
    • capable of real thinking; that is, he has the ability to
    • thinking of a subtlety not encountered nowadays, and indeed
    • gives the illusion that they contain thought, but thinking is
    • thinking holds sway in Brentano's book. And when someone
    • devotes himself to the power of thinking the way he did, it
    • working of the human soul; he wanted to carry out
    • mind. It is a problem which today every thinking person must
    • feels and it wills. Thinking, feeling and willing are indeed
    • feels oneself with one's thinking, feeling and willing
    • completely isolated within the soul. Thinking at best
    • through his thinking, feeling and willing any relationship
    • thinking, feeling and willing in the human soul does not help
    • thinking, feeling and willing. He differentiates instead
    • within reality, and I am already making a judgment, even if a
    • is good? If one is seeking to justify the judgment of
    • thinking about reality or unreality, the question arises, Why
    • free when his thinking and actions are in harmony. This would
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    • like to continue looking at certain elementary issues on
    • assume that they are seeking a more or less simple entity.
    • rather than enhanced by embarking on such a path. If they endure
    • thinking, through feeling, and through the will. In each case
    • often pointed out. Between going to sleep and waking the
    • with what speech is able to convey, particularly when seeking
    • immediately evident. What we are talking about is something
    • discovered that one's thinking, i.e., forming mental pictures
    • experiences in life from many vantage points, seeking
    • physical world. It corresponds to someone walking through a
    • illustrates that looking everywhere for abstractions is in a
    • God to everything. Naturally if one's view, one's thinking is
    • is easy to be deluded into thinking that the I is
    • why what we are now speaking about is easier to relate to the
    • been reading a book while out walking, had crossed a railway
    • chance. I have chosen a striking example to illustrate the
    • waking. When someone is in a dreamy state during waking life,
    • it no better than the I we depict in our thinking.
    • forming mental pictures, the making of judgments, and the
    • when we discover what thinking and willing encompass,”
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    • seeking truth, we are in a certain sense satisfied.
    • become 27 years old. His powers of thinking will have
    • pushes him in a one-sided direction. What we are looking for
    • dealt with by simply absorbing them; i.e., making an entry
    • Whatever else was taking place at the time was more
    • important if one is to understand what is taking place.
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    • time is right for speaking about the relation that exists
    • to be, it is worth remarking that in the cultural life of the
    • immensely appreciated more particularly by those working on
    • Europe has produced comparatively few such utopias, strictly speaking,
    • Similar things are taking place in other spheres. The idea of
    • taking place, but who today can rightly judge the meaning of
    • that are taking place. We could cite hundreds upon hundreds
    • feelings, lacking every grace, subject to every excess and
    • this is the recognition that our life of thinking, that is,
    • in the spirit. In order to recognize that thinking is a
    • When I think, I use my brain, so thinking must issue from the
    • the soft soil. That is comparable to seeking in the
    • thinking. Just as the footprints, though found in the soil,
    • originated from people walking over it, so are the formations
    • them — the imprint of thinking which is spiritual.
    • reflected. One must understand that thinking as such is
    • thinking frees itself, when thinking, as it were, is able to
    • catch hold of itself. Such a refined thinking can follow a
    • What thinking
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    • decision-making ability that is independent of the divine spiritual
    • just this kind of human decision making. As I said, we do not want to
    • speaking in Old Testament terms. If we look at this interpretation,
    • can investigate, has limits to his whole thinking, in fact.
    • kingdom represent the content of all our thinking today. These
    • activity — he attains pure thinking, when he, attains this pure,
    • willed thinking which is something positive and real, when this
    • thinking works in him. And in
    • purified thinking.
    • abstract thinking, but in real thinking.
    • something has remained with us: pure thinking, namely, the real,
    • energetic thinking that originates from man himself, that is no
    • longer mere thinking, that is filled with experience, filled with
    • wanted to say that this thinking can become the impulse for moral
    • filtered down into pure thinking — and how, from there, one can
    • energy and power, the goal, the ideal, of again taking the fall of
    • natural scientists, these dreams were delivered in croaking tirades
    • “Huckle, get up! The sky is cracking!” But our modern
    • in turn is connected with the fact that along with a possible waking
    • this of course without making any insinuations) it has sometimes been
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    • decision-making ability that is independent of the divine spiritual
    • just this kind of human decision making. As I said, we do not want to
    • speaking in Old Testament terms. If we look at this interpretation,
    • can investigate, has limits to his whole thinking, in fact.
    • kingdom represent the content of all our thinking today. These
    • activity — he attains pure thinking, when he, attains this pure,
    • willed thinking which is something positive and real, when this
    • thinking works in him. And in
    • purified thinking.
    • abstract thinking, but in real thinking.
    • something has remained with us: pure thinking, namely, the real,
    • energetic thinking that originates from man himself, that is no
    • longer mere thinking, that is filled with experience, filled with
    • wanted to say that this thinking can become the impulse for moral
    • filtered down into pure thinking — and how, from there, one can
    • energy and power, the goal, the ideal, of again taking the fall of
    • natural scientists, these dreams were delivered in croaking tirades
    • “Huckle, get up! The sky is cracking!” But our modern
    • in turn is connected with the fact that along with a possible waking
    • this of course without making any insinuations) it has sometimes been
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    • probably thinking about the shapes of fruit, of leaves, of
    • working out the unknown dimensions of a triangle from known
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    • way of thinking has become completely foreign to modern man.
    • development of the human soul-forces was taking in those
    • of looking back in pride to earlier times when men were
    • “more childlike,” and then thinking that in
    • Astronomy, has been built up. I am not at the moment speaking
    • to bring together in close working association a thoroughly
    • understood by the doctor, who would be lacking the necessary
    • value them highly, speaking of these things in such trivial
    • could be working in the realm of the real. It would then be
    • a solid part which is due to the working of the one planet on
    • constellation of planets, working upon each other along the
    • times. Looking back to the Egyptian Mysteries, we find
    • universe. It is like a blind man talking about color to speak
    • 15th century without taking all this into account.
    • connecting Astronomy with Embryology, linking the embryonic
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    • work at Embryology without working at Astronomy. Nor can we
    • of thinking how ‘wonderfully advanced’ we are
    • Earth. Thereafter, men progressed to making Mars, Jupiter and
    • So, when taking the center of the Earth as the center of
    • axis; this is an added movement, besides the one taking place
    • working-in of the Sun-forces upon man. In those regions the
    • vegetation, making it rich and luxuriant. This also robs man
    • paradoxical, but wait a little. We shall be taking the human
    • points to a working of the solar life upon mankind in a
    • Speaking of
    • of Earth, Sun, Moon: the Sun working more on the
    • nerves-and-senses system; the Moon working more on the
    • in him, working upon the metabolic system, working
    • we not led in this way to broader foundations, making it
    • of Astronomy today, by working on a broader basis —
    • working in this sphere too from the quantitative to the
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    • who find this way of thinking of the celestial phenomena
    • terrestrial phenomena, thus taking as a starting-point all
    • kingdom. We will approach it in order then to find the
    • kingdom to a certain extent carries on an independent
    • of water into ice in winter, the plant kingdom retains a much
    • in a given season an intensive interaction is taking place
    • quite another way than when exposed to the intensive working
    • — this we can recognize in man, properly speaking, only
    • the plant kingdom. The little child opens through the senses
    • Sun. We can say: The change taking place between Earth
    • female organism shows in a striking manner how the monthly
    • we have been speaking embraces about 28 days, as you
    • life of the Moon. What I have just described as taking place
    • place him, into the whole Cosmos. We leave off speaking of
    • gesture. Where the Moon appeared, the Moon-sphere was making
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    • facts. We will therefore, while taking our start from what is
    • my dear friends, taking into account the totality of our
    • astronomical thinking. Also in biological and especially in
    • Precisely by following my thinking through to the very last,
    • we have spoken of hitherto, we have been taking it for
    • something underlying our whole way of thinking in this realm,
    • by working with the implicit postulates in the arithmetic of
    • inductively by working with the implicit postulates in the
    • inductive one, derived by working with the implicit
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    • imagine that we can do so by thinking of the Sun as moving in
    • yesterday, one essential principle is lacking. Morphology
    • thinking whereby we should first study what is within, say,
    • what may look like a symbolical way of speaking, by the
    • Consider the regular alternation of sleeping and waking.
    • with your thinking and ideation and bring a certain order and
    • orientation into what you see around you in your waking life.
    • phenomena according to our own liking — unhappily,
    • often a very bad liking! From our inner being, something is
    • looking at the other pole of human nature, you will agree
    • by taking food, and even more so, how we behave as regards
    • perception. Taking our start from sense-perception, when we
    • phases, a succession of events, taking their course in 28
    • one hand we have the Cosmos working in upon us up to the
    • inner physiology of man. Looking at it in this light, you can
    • the world which we derive by looking at the outer Universe,
    • well-springs of reality, all that results is a mere talking
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    • celestial space?’ Asking this question, we will take
    • Looking back
    • incisive a change was then taking place in human thought and
    • thorough going change then taking place in human nature.
    • were taking place in the most highly sublimated realm of
    • human life, of which we have been speaking, happened midway
    • in the life and civilization of mankind, we have been looking
    • then taking the facts empirically as is usual in Science,
    • the independent working of the life of soul, given up as it
    • detaches itself from this more bodily working. This is not
    • use this comparison for what was working in the Ice Age; you
    • very nearly to the last Ice Age. Thinking it through to a
    • Looking into the future, there will be another Ice Age in
    • taking 25,920 breaths. It is the same picture here as in the
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    • and looking only at its inner quality and character —
    • mental pictures and our life of dreams. Think of our waking
    • such. (Remember always that I am thinking of these processes
    • the life of knowledge from one Ice-Age to another. Looking
    • Ice-Age? (We are not making hypotheses; we are observing what
    • approaching more by the light of reason, taking our start
    • lacking. Our concepts would remain like the concepts of
    • precision of every-day waking life.
    • should be able to go on working in one or other of the
    • reality in their thinking. They think you can rely upon an
    • without at least looking to see whether or not it is in
    • investigate. Perhaps after all, by looking into the world of
    • the evolutionary series of the animal kingdom. Human
    • omits what is most striking and essential even from a purely
    • man at the end of the animal kingdom. Yet it is quite another
    • whole figure and formation of the animal and man. Taking our
    • one case the rays of the Sun are working on the animal directly;
    • recognize the working of the Sun's rays before which the
    • instruments, the living body. The forming forces working in
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    • complete. Working in this way we shall be able to continue as
    • the data hitherto adduced when seeking to explain and
    • of cognition used; first, what our senses when looking out
    • but other creatures too, — the kingdoms of Nature upon
    • is very much at work in our sense — perceptions, making
    • While looking
    • looking into the Universe itself. Man then becomes the
    • But to complete this we need the other kingdoms of Nature
    • too makes manifest what we were speaking of yesterday as
    • precisely by taking something of the Earth into itself it
    • come about through the working of the whole cosmic
    • kingdom, in that the annual is changed to a perennial. This
    • working of the year, made permanent and lasting. This
    • Universe into a more inward way of working we see it
    • taking the simple facts — you must admit that it is
    • kingdoms of Nature; so will you presently find signposts,
    • way of thinking quite another picture will be applied to the
    • certainly not satisfy us if we are looking into it more
    • than before. Also when looking out into the starry Heavens
    • say, making provision for extreme darkness — a larger
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    • its inner perspective. Just as in looking at a painting one
    • Taking here into account that we cannot
    • imaginary y, and considering therefore taking only the
    • process through, we must go on thinking in such a way that
    • am now asking. Before passing on, however, to describe what
    • universe. You are not looking for something which is
    • between a man thinking mathematically and the empirical
    • It is not a question of looking for
    • looking for other cognitive relations to the inner reality,
    • and the processes already taking place outside him continue
    • it taking place within man as when it is taking its course
    • come, it must certainly come, otherwise simply in speaking of
    • What he is speaking about seems to be one and the same thing;
    • what is inside, without taking into account that I have
    • looking at the human from in front, we look at Nature from
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    • Taking my
    • seeking for explanations, no attempt is made to consider the
    • our normal day-waking conscious life. It is this polarity
    • which, roughly speaking — if we leave out of account
    • waking consciousness, we shall perceive that it is always
    • day-waking consciousness, forming the content of our
    • processes taking place within it simply out of the embryo
    • kingdom, plant kingdom, animal kingdom, and regard man as the
    • connection with the working of the celestial phenomena, we
    • entirely adapted to the mineral kingdom. Take the kind of
    • kingdom. Hence all the efforts to refer the other kingdoms of
    • are only adapted to understand the mineral kingdom and not
    • study on the one hand the mineral kingdom itself and on the
    • mineral kingdom, in that these two correspond to one another,
    • mineral kingdom. We must admit: In regard to our head
    • therefore what underlies the forces of the mineral kingdom
    • kingdom — with what is actually there in the mineral
    • kingdom in the outer world, and you will be led to say: What
    • is thus within you relates to what is in the mineral kingdom
    • typified by the radius. In seeking for the polar opposite,
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    • said to be the mere appearance of the Heavens — asking
    • only by so doing, only from the facts as seen, taking them
    • picture year by year. Only when taking longer epochs do we
    • taking one example; what we shall find in one region of the
    • heavens. In the further course we shall be asking, what human
    • there is of speaking to doctors of medicine from a
    • seeking, as it were, to carry life itself into the realms of
    • mathematics and geometry as such, by thinking of the
    • presence of the loop-making tendency in the human body and
    • planets, as we are wont to call them, in a most striking way
    • movements we ourselves are making with the Earth. For, as we
    • we ourselves are making in the year's course. We realise it
    • aspect, it does not close at all. Looking at this alone, we
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    • will be most active and influential. Thinking along these
    • when, in a manner speaking, the sphere-forming process comes
    • follows the Sun, making it possible as the Earth rotates for
    • Suns. I must confess, I do not find it so very striking.
    • The Kingdoms
    • kingdom, plant kingdom, animal kingdom, and I will add, human
    • kingdom. (Some authorities would not admit the fourth, but
    • mineral kingdom, plant kingdom, animal kingdom, man, —
    • with the mineral kingdom as the amplest, deriving therefrom,
    • succession of Nature's Kingdoms than by deriving them all
    • — are always looking at it from this angle. How, they
    • now is, is it true at all to put the kingdoms of Nature in
    • Compare a creature of the plant kingdom with an animal to
    • begin with. Taking together all that you observe, you will
    • remain behind. Thus if we study the three kingdoms quite
    • idea. If then we want to set out the Kingdoms of Nature in a
    • kingdom, animal kingdom on either hand. Thereafter we must
    • prolong the two lines. Only, the plant-kingdom-line must be
    • so prolonged that it grows longer; the animal-kingdom-line so
    • arrive at real relationships between the Kingdom of Nature,
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    • Taking these
    • Not without reason do I bring this in today, after speaking
    • the Kingdoms of Nature. As we shall see in due course, there
    • his followers, — relatively speaking at least. Draw the
    • thinking about cosmic space and the contents of cosmic space,
    • thinking about the cosmic system? It is difficult to describe
    • the question we must now be asking: Is it the same?
    • this. Suppose that with the Ptolemaic system taking you start
    • Yet the remarkable fact is that by taking
    • epicycles. To their way of thinking on the other hand the
    • namely in Galileo and others, whose mathematical thinking is
    • presented to himself the facts of which we have been speaking
    • points in the equation, and, working backward from these
    • from a mere looking outward with the eyes, but from an inner
    • being who originally set up the cosmic system, making the Sun
    • stars across the Heavens, namely the Kingdoms of external
    • between the mineral and plant kingdoms along the one branch,
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    • we touched on, — the notes which we were striking
    • doing when we set to working the spirit of the latter system,
    • and by dint of thinking, calculating and geometrising, figure
    • is running round; I have only been looking in a certain way
    • regain if we begin by looking at it all in the proper light:
    • working in and permeating us should have to do with the
    • bodies”, as it is called! It is working in us. In us is
    • Nature-kingdoms. We can imagine, I said, a line that forks
    • carried further in a real Kingdom of Nature, we find it
    • same way (I went on to say) can we proceed if we are seeking
    • the relation of the animal to the human kingdom. Here on the
    • moves onward through the animal kingdom; then however it
    • may say, no less so, but negatively speaking. So then we have
    • the mineral and plant kingdoms, and animal and human.
    • working of the Sun. Now take that other working of the Sun's
    • become animal, the more the Sun was working on it. If on the
    • the negative of it is working; the human form and figure is
    • the plant-formative process. That the Sun is working in the
    • the Earth. At one time the Sun is working, at another it is
    • not the Sun but the Earth, for the Sun is working from below
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    • of thinking, the phenomena themselves are such that we find
    • relation is. Yet if we posit this working-together of the
    • are revealed. Taking our start now in an intelligent way from
    • always an overlapping and interlocking of these things).
    • we can no longer be thinking of ordinary space. Ordinary
    • thinking of the human form and figure I need the
    • turnings-inside-out, in thinking of the movements of heavenly
    • preliminary work in this direction when speaking of the
    • speaking of the circle as a curve, all of whose points are at
    • Speaking of
    • space. You must get right out of yourself , looking for
    • In thinking
    • alter the curve of Cassini by taking variables in place of
    • than three dimensional space affords. Thinking in this way,
    • to thinking it as a pure form of thought. For to begin with,
    • subtracting — taking away — you come at last to the negation
    • having existence in itself. If it is there, and making itself
    • thinking, we cannot possibly relate it to anything that could
    • is working from without inward where the eye passes into the
    • must go through the same procedure in your thinking as I did
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    • tangible answers. What they are asking is in effect to be
    • of Venus and of Mars respectively, — Venus making a
    • of as working spherically. The question now is, with regard
    • one is more tired than the other — taking account of an
    • consider the human alternation of waking and sleeping. Even
    • from the Universe in the alternation of sleeping and waking
    • position other than the upright one of waking life. They
    • Taking the facts together, you can quite truly put it in this
    • We think once more of the alternation of sleeping and waking.
    • taking place when we just get tired, without our bringing it
    • carries out when we are moving deliberately in waking life.
    • metabolic process (a transformation of substance) is taking
    • substance is taking place once more. But the latter process
    • thought and indeation even as sleeping is to waking.
    • process when we move about deliberately in day-waking life,
    • relate this to the animal kingdom, we may divine how much it
    • instead of making abstract concepts to explain them. Nor does
    • empirical data. What we are lacking in is quite another
    • conditions. The point is that when thinking in this way they
    • geometrical thinking and now the outer reality accords with
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    • future if some of you are thinking further along the lines we
    • taking part in the movements and by so doing we perceive
    • metabolism in sleeping and in waking respectively, we have
    • now pass on to the other kingdoms of Nature. We see the
    • direction we human beings have in waking life. We must be
    • centre and looking outward, — only we should then have bank
    • the convex into the concave. Looking into the Sun, it is as
    • interior of the Earth becomes the exterior of the Sun. Taking
    • imagine the movements of Sun and Earth taking their course in
    • here. They go past each other. Taking all the valid criteria
    • normally conceive the Sun to be. They change places, taking
    • the planets, Earth and Sun were taking turns, alternately
    • Taking this then
    • run out into the infinite. On the other hand, taking this
    • what is taking place in the Cosmos. Of course the lines I
    • making a lemniscate loop-curve the centre of which is the
    • say: Nature the real World — is that which, looking
    • profound change was taking place in the whole way of
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    • us when looking at the so-called body of the Sun will only
    • superficially similar — when we are looking, with or
    • of in your thinking. In no other way will you reach an
    • as waking man — upright in his physical body —
    • human being moves in a manner speaking, from above downward
    • that is working in the human being from above downward may
    • will then correspond to the force of the Sun that is working
    • have the opposition — the working of the ponderable and
    • — the time I indicated when speaking of the coming
    • is arriving there from some great distance and then making
    • the whole way of scientific thinking and research. It would
    • only seem to have been working with mathematical curves and
    • one unlimited line, with forces working peripherally on the
    • which the electricity is working; whereas the other pole is
    • it belongs to an entire system. Only by speaking in this way
    • there is the possibility of simply taking the results of such
    • the idea from which I took my start some days ago, speaking
    • speaking to a Professor of Physics about Goethe's Theory of
    • thinking; he must somehow be able to get away from these old
    • are at work. Taking it as the solar spectrum you cannot truly
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    • particular conception of the thinking human being, and, on the other
    • man uses his thinking chiefly in order to know as much as possible of
    • the outer kingdoms of Nature, and to grasp human life with the methods
    • of thinking gained through the usual way of looking at Nature. To-day
    • in the light of this thinking, acquired through the natural sciences as
    • believe that this conception of the thinking human being, of man who
    • arrange their life) has evolved from earlier ways of thinking. Modern
    • thinking is the direct outcome of mediaeval thinking. I have pointed
    • thinking are thought out with the methods of thinking that have
    • evolved from mediaeval thinking. An essential trait of
    • mediaeval thinking which entered modern thinking is that the activity
    • thinking is ignored altogether and there is no philosophy leading to
    • the contemplation of thinking itself. No notice at all is taken of
    • on the kingdoms of Nature are dead thoughts. The life of these
    • thoughts that we form to-day on the kingdoms of Nature and on the
    • life of man are dead while we are thinking them; they were endowed
    • habits of thinking were alive, were living elementary beings during our
    • are dead and for this reason they are abstract. But our thinking is
    • continues working there, within us, in a way which remains concealed
    • philosophers of a theory of knowledge speak of thinking, they
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    • particular conception of the thinking human being, and, on the other
    • man uses his thinking chiefly in order to know as much as possible of
    • the outer kingdoms of Nature, and to grasp human life with the methods
    • of thinking gained through the usual way of looking at Nature. To-day
    • in the light of this thinking, acquired through the natural sciences as
    • believe that this conception of the thinking human being, of man who
    • arrange their life) has evolved from earlier ways of thinking. Modern
    • thinking is the direct outcome of mediaeval thinking. I have pointed
    • thinking are thought out with the methods of thinking that have
    • evolved from mediaeval thinking. An essential trait of
    • mediaeval thinking which entered modern thinking is that the activity
    • thinking is ignored altogether and there is no philosophy leading to
    • the contemplation of thinking itself. No notice at all is taken of
    • on the kingdoms of Nature are dead thoughts. The life of these
    • thoughts that we form to-day on the kingdoms of Nature and on the
    • life of man are dead while we are thinking them; they were endowed
    • habits of thinking were alive, were living elementary beings during our
    • are dead and for this reason they are abstract. But our thinking is
    • continues working there, within us, in a way which remains concealed
    • philosophers of a theory of knowledge speak of thinking, they
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    • The Mysteries of the Kingdoms of Heaven in Parables and in
    • ‘the mysteries of the kingdoms of heaven shall be revealed in
    • considered to be parables at all. What man sees in the kingdoms
    • be seen in the kingdoms of mineral, plant, animal, and also in the
    • physical human kingdom, everything that makes an impression upon the
    • KingSt Mark, IV, 1–9).
    • The process of which He is speaking belongs to the kingdoms of outer
    • But when Christ Jesus is making clear to His disciples that He is one with
    • given to all men through all time to come — then He is speaking
    • of reality, He is speaking of the Spirit.
    • consider a particular example. — Going to sleep and waking is an
    • alternation of sleeping and waking in man, many will think of the
    • the processes of his own waking and going to sleep with the budding
    • feeling and through thinking; fatigue is evidence that we have worn
    • within us, and as the moment of waking approaches it is autumn;
    • to sleep must be compared with the season of spring and waking with that
    • Earth that it is not possible to speak of sleeping and waking,
    • amounts to taking away from the Easter festival the very feature that
    • expression of the feeling man has of the inter-working of
    • that the divine forces allied with the Earth are waking. And with
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    • The Mysteries of the Kingdoms of Heaven in Parables and in
    • ‘the mysteries of the kingdoms of heaven shall be revealed in
    • considered to be parables at all. What man sees in the kingdoms
    • be seen in the