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8(9/30/1923, Vienna)* (135ff.) 5442 223-03 The pupil of the Mithras mysteries got to know the organ functions very well by his heart organisation during the cycle of the year. This is the animal nature of the human being which is imagined as bull (system of limbs and metabolism). And the powers which work in the human being of limbs and metabolism and are only tamed by the upper person these powers are indicated as scorpion, as snake and the like around the bull. And the real human being in his deformation sits on top with the primitive power, while he shoves in the neck of the bull with Michael's sword. But what has to be defeated, that just someone only knew who was trained in this regard. And man then really studied the spirit of the annual sun course through the zodiac seeing himself by his heart, as it is to be seen in some representations. Thats why the priest of the Mithras cult and also the druid could tell their communities what had to be done in which season. * not contained in the English translation References to lectures of CW 223 in 211-13, 228-01, 228-04, 229-01.

224 The Human Soul and its Connection with Divine-Spiritual Individualities
Gesamtausgabe, first edition 2(5/2/1923, Stuttgart) (p. 40) 5269 224-01 Currents in the etheric body constitute a kind of counter-spine, which is situated in the front of the human being when we look at the physical body. And in the same way as the nerve strands ... go out from the physical spine, radiations and currents run in the etheric body in such a way that they flow together in it (counter spine). This organ reveals itself especially during sleep. It is penetrated by the lotus-flowers which it forms together with the currents of the astral body. On the work of the second hierarchy in the astral body and its manifestation in the etheric body.

224-02 5(7/11/1923, Stuttgart) (108ff.) 5346 On the effect of electric inductive currents on the human being: In the time when there were no electric currents it was easier to be a human being. For there were not these ahrimanic forces perpetually that take away the body from us even if we are awake. It was also not necessary then that people endeavored in such a way to come to the spirit. 224-03 6(4/28/1923, Prague) (114ff.) 5265 Aftermath of the pre-earthly life and the previous earth-life in the learning of speaking, thinking, and walking in childhood: The angeloi give the ability of thinking, however, under the influence of the first hierarchy, because this is an ability that is allotted to whole humankind. We receive the ability of speaking from the archangeloi, but which language we speak, we have this from much higher beings: the exusiai, dynameis, kyriotetes. We owe the learning of walking to the archai. On the right connection with the hierarchies in sleep and in the life between death and new birth.
8(5/7/1923, Dornach) (144ff.) 5276 224-04 festivals of the year Since the middle of the Atlantean age, the physical body is in downward development. Around the moment of the Mystery of Golgotha, people could not have incarnated any more. The physical-etheric of the human being got new forces due to this event. The Ascension (also) is a warning Imagination that the etheric of the human being strives to the sun and can only be held by the action of Christ on earth. This action happened for all

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