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effective while inhaling. The initiates of ancient mysteries (of the ancient Indian and Persian periods) received their Inspirations from lunar beings, whom the human beings inhaled by night and during the periods in which they were clairvoyant in their day waking state. They could inspire them to bring in something particular to humankind. In the Egyptian epoch, the lunar beings could be taken up only by night what would have led to black magic. Therefore, the mummy cult was introduced by the priests. The lunar gods who had already become quite luciferic found an earthly home in the mummies (mummy = house of the gods) during the day. In the Greek culture-epoch, the relation of inhaling and exhaling was well-balanced. The lunar beings were not active any more in it and the Greek mysteries, but elementarydemoniacal airy beings were the helpers to give impulses of historical and cultural life. On Homer and the hexameter. 4(9/23/1922, Dornach) (55ff.) 5013 216-04 Since the fourth, fifth centuries A.D., a new group of elemental beings (from other worlds) are active on earth which want to help the human being with his individual moral impulses (preparation of the Jupiter existence in the forms of exhaling, in this context see preceding abstract). They are hindered in it by conceptions like that of heredity, in general by intellectualism and mechanism (technology). 5(9/24/1922, Dornach) (71ff.) 5015 216-05 By means of the mummy cult, the Egyptian initiates received not only the knowledge for the guidance and education of their people, but also knowledge of the external nature from the lunar beings [see -03] for which the physical nature (intellectuality) of the Egyptians was not yet developed. This did not happen directly but by the human souls who were still tied up in the mummies for a while (therefore, Egyptian culture = decadent culture). Since the fourth post-Christian century, intellectuality develops; however, the human being has no longer access to spirituality. One tried to arrive at that preserving ancient (pre-Christian) cults (Freemasons) with the assistance of the earth elemental beings [see preceding abstract] which live(d) in these ceremonies, especially at night. 5(9/24/1922, Dornach) (p. 76) 5015 216-06 On the connection of human souls who are gradually descending to incarnation with the ceremonies of Freemasonic orders (however, also with the cult of the churches), because certain needs of cognition exist in the spiritual world among the hierarchy of the angeloi today which were very important for us in our pre-earthly existence. This generates a certain mood from which people have scooped who were sensitive for that [tips to Goethe's Freemasonic membership, his "rejuvenations" and his ideas of metamorphosis (lecture 7), to I. P. V. Troxler (1780-1866), Henrik Steffens (1773-1845), G. H. von Schubert (1780-1860), Johannes von Mller (1752-1809)]. This was the first preparatory phase of that spirituality which should enter into our intellectuality. 6(9/29/1922, Dornach) (86ff.) 5017 216-07 Continuation of lecture 5 with special emphasis on the future significance of the cult, in which elemental beings can live which perfect themselves in future and constitute the seed of the Jupiter evolution. Explanation of the Communion. Difference between ("technical") everyday action and cult action. See 212/5(5/7/1922).

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