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  • Title: An Occult Physiology: Lecture 1: The Being of Man
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    • become ever more and more perfect, in the spiritual-scientific sense
    • Spirit”; only when it becomes significant for us in this sense
    • know,” only then can we sense aright that feeling of reverence
    • one who wishes to reflect, in the occult sense, upon the life of man,
    • In the external sense
    • before our external senses in his outer form. We know, of course,
    • straining every sense and gathering countless impressions. A long
    • senses, external impressions; and these we work over by means of the
    • find their way inside us through the doors of the senses, and
    • colours present in the surrounding world of the senses. Thus, for
    • exist in the physical world of sense. Even though it is difficult to
  • Title: An Occult Physiology: Lecture 2: Human Duality
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    • man in a certain sense as a duality. We have characterised this
    • that, adjoining the actual digestive apparatus in the narrower sense
    • that receive the sense-impressions through the organs of sense, and
    • work over the material contained in our sense-perceptions. We may
    • flow in from outside through the sense-organs; and that what we may
    • sense-organs, opens doors to the outside world in the form of sense-
    • working-in of the external world through these sense-organs upon the
    • influence through our senses upon our upper organisation. And what
    • thus flows in from outside, through the world of sense, we may think
    • the different sense-impressions that stream into us; imagine these
    • the outside world which surrounds our sense-organs above, condensed
    • hand, acting from all directions upon our senses, and the blood
    • offer itself to an organ of the kind which, in a certain sense, is a
    • our senses, have been contracted into these organs and that in these
    • just as the external worlds show themselves to our senses in that
    • sense itself inwardly, cannot yet attain to the kindling of feeling,
    • is to be able to kindle feeling, to sense life inwardly, the astral
    • occurrences coming to us through the senses. That is, exactly as we
    • that is, when it is so strong that the nerve is in a certain sense
    • “Self,” in the same sense in which he had previously said
  • Title: An Occult Physiology: Lecture 3: Co-operation in the Human Duality
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    • first given out are, in a sense, left hanging in the air, since the
    • has become in a certain sense clairvoyant, feels as if a higher order
    • the indirect road of the sense-impressions. It is the spiritual
    • sense there lies a spiritual world, so that we see as though through
    • a veil woven by the sense-impressions. In our normal consciousness,
    • we free ourselves of the ego, the ordinary sense-impressions
    • that same world that exists in reality behind the sense-impressions,
    • place by reason of the fact that the external sense-impressions work
    • sense, but are enclosed within the organism, are covered on all sides
    • in a certain sense inward, and pressing from the one direction
    • is being written upon from outside through the sense-organs; and the
    • the circle toward its circumference (b). In a certain sense,
    • say that this inward immersion, which may be called in the true sense
    • thinker who is the least materialistic might, indeed, sense a feeling
    • view the human organism through the external senses, the outer
    • nonsense as it is often supposed to be. On the contrary, I shall
    • In a certain sense,
  • Title: An Occult Physiology: Lecture 4: Man's Inner Cosmic System
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    • our external senses, and also everything we see in this organism as
    • sense, realising that not only does something take place in the
    • endeavoured to explain the transformation of rhythm, in the sense I
    • broadest sense.
    • world so that it can in a certain sense come into direct contact with
    • receiving the impressions of the outer world through the senses, so
    • that the senses then convey these impressions to the tablet of the
    • right into his blood; but by means of the sense organs he also comes
    • leads them out of all their difficulties, but only in the sense that
    • senses or to thought that is bound up with a merely physical external
    • into which are woven our sense-impressions. Moreover, such
    • sense-impressions as these we also have before us, of course, when we
    • observe it, at first, with the physical senses, or at least with the
    • one stage beyond the sense-organism, something super-sensible in the
    • outside world acts upon our senses, and we then work over the
    • for themselves also a physical sense-organ, which we must first look
    • upon as a sense-manifestation. Thus we have within us an organ,
    • sense-expression for that which wishes to take the form of a
    • sense-expressions of the super-sensible actually do exist. Since we
    • sense-world to the super-sensible, you will understand that these two
  • Title: An Occult Physiology: Lecture 5: The Systems of Supersensible Forces
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    • anthroposophical sense, a “physical organ,” or rather the
    • what we call “the spleen” in the anthroposophical sense
    • and that which is sense-perceptible matter.
    • be difficult for you to believe that forces not visible to the senses
    • sense as organs of secretion and excretion,
    • process of excretion in its most inclusive sense. We know, in the
    • highest sense enables man to be conscious of his own inner life. Only
    • will readily surmise, the skin in its most comprehensive sense
  • Title: An Occult Physiology: Lecture 6: The Blood as Manifestation and Instrument of the Human Ego
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    • be possible in some way to find the whole man, in a certain sense, in
    • these man perceives the external world through the sense of touch,
    • secretion, which may be described in the broadest sense as
    • what we may call a transporting in the physical sense, a changing of
    • because of his sense of shame, would like to obliterate his ego, or
    • nutritive system, in its broadest sense, by means of which the
    • everything which in the strictest sense belongs to the physical
    • blood-system the human physical organisation has, in a certain sense
    • bears death in itself. Moreover it is, in a certain sense, our bony
  • Title: An Occult Physiology: Lecture 7: The Conscious Life of Man
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    • most comprehensive sense. We do not need in this connection to go
    • and which leaves our feeling and willing in a certain sense
    • organism, a becoming hot, in a certain sense. Now we may also
    • their turn in a certain sense in the process of growing to meet the
    • sense in which we are here discussing it — and the inner cosmic
    • certain sense, our thought-system is our inner bony system; we have
    • spiritual sense that we have here to do, but this must be conceived
    • say that Spiritual Science maintains absurdities and nonsense.
    • Between these processes, which must be conceived only in the sense we
    • sense-impressions and appears to our consciousness, at first, in the
    • through combinations of physical sense-impressions. In reality it
    • true sense of the term physical chemical processes. We shall
    • appropriate control of external sense-impressions as we can evoke in
  • Title: An Occult Physiology: Lecture 8: The Human Form and its Co-ordination of Forces
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    • sense of the expression, “the human form.” If, therefore,
    • that they are still further worked over — in just that sense, and
    • call tissue, in the broadest sense of the term. Tissue, one of the
    • through the fact that he opens his inner world and senses the
    • in the highest sense of the word.
    • senses.
    • representing in a certain sense a descending process, the lungs and
    • it for pure nonsense, in which case it will share the same fate which
    • skin which leads us on to the sense-organs embedded therein, and
    • observe also how these sense-organs are organised so as to extend
    • germinal design containing the skin- and the sense-organs and nervous
    • in contemporary anatomy or physiology is called the skin-sense layer,
    • a higher stage in the skin-sense-layer; and in the inner middle layer
    • its broadest sense the “form-principle.” That which
    • final unfolding into a skin-and-sense-system as we have it to-day,
    • present physical world through the senses. On the contrary, it should
    • senses outward, to the same degree as is the case with the human
    • skin-sense-system and in the powerful development of what leads to
    • 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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