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5(12/16/1922, Dornach) 63ff. 5098 219-04 beings of warmth / truth-beauty-goodness / spiritual fool The elemental beings which help the human being to hold fast his thoughts belong to the same realm (however, they are not ahrimanic) as the gnomes, with which they are in fight. They are clumsy and terribly foolish beings which like to attach themselves to clever people and their thoughts. They escape as tiny beings into the human heads if they are too severely persecuted by the gnomes. If they do not find enough clever heads, one can perceive them in libraries and the like, provided that the books contain something clever. These beings have actually no life of their own. They can only make use of a life that is past. Thus they are spirit-fools who use the life that remains over from men; they sate themselves with the life that lingers in the cemeteries and such places. Another type of elemental beings which belongs to the same realm as undines and sylphs and is despised by these is hideously ugly spider-creatures which help the human being to be interested in beauty. They attach themselves on artists and genuine works of art. They are not of luciferic nature. The third type of abnormal elemental beings lives in the same realm as the salamanders. They come into being permanently in the warmth which the human being develops with enthusiasm for the good. They show a deep sense of shame and flee before the other elemental beings into the inmost recesses of the person. These beings have certain other characteristics of which I do not care to speak, for the human soul is so obviously upset at any mention of such hideous spidery creatures. The normal elemental realms become sense-perceptible for people in future. The just described realms were perceptible and visible in the Moon evolution, however, they have sprung over into the spiritual admittedly through their ahrimanic and luciferic nature. They are descending elemental beings. 6(12/17/1922, Dornach) 83ff. 5099 219-05 th th Since the 14 , 15 centuries the conception of space and thinking in dimensions predominates and the remnants of the old conception of time are past. The conception of space is purely human, the gods have no access to it. The transition of the archangelic rulership from Gabriel to Michael in the last third of the 19th century is characterised as follows: Gabriel stands in utterly perplexity before the ideas and notions of a modern educated man. Michael, who is closely connected with the forces of the sun, can at least instil his activity into such thoughts of man as can be impulses for his free deeds. Michael can work, for instance, into what I have called in Occult Science free, pure thinking, which must be the true impulse for the individual human will acting in freedom in the new age. Michael has its own particular relationship with the human deeds that spring from the impulse of love. He is the messenger whom the gods have sent down to receive what is now being led over from knowledge emancipated from spirit into spiritualised knowledge... The science which as anthroposophical spiritual science again spiritualises spatial thinking, lifting it again into the supersensible, works from below upwards, stretching out its hands as it were from below upwards to grasp the hands of Michael stretching down from above. It is then that the bridge can be created between human beings and the gods. See 257-04. 7(12/22/1922, Dornach) 95ff. 5101 219-06 What goes on in the senses depends upon the astral body coming into contact with the rhythmical breathing process and with what is actually sent by the breathing process through the bodily organism (hierarchy of the angeloi, perceived by Imagination). With the sense-perception our astral body is already almost entirely submerged in the outer world, completely then in sleep. In sleep the past day is experienced in backward order in a third of time: condensation in time. And through this process our soul-being, our astral body,

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