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9(11/6/1921, Dornach) p. 175 4655 208-17 planets Modern physicists, moved to the sun, would be really surprised, for instead of a sphere of gases they would find an empty place, indeed less than space. They would discover that the sun out there is not a sphere of luminous gases which is a nonsense but in the first place just a reflector, unable to radiate light and at most merely reflecting it. In the spirit, Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Venus and the moon radiate light. Physically the sun appears to be shining on them, but in reality they radiate light towards the sun, which acts as a reflector. 10(11/12/1921, Dornach) 181ff. 4658 208-18 The ego is formed (furrowed) by the spiritual world during sleep, the astral body is coloured by the astral world (going out from the system of limbs and metabolism, from below upwards): This spiritual-astral element relates to the structure of the human brain like, for instance, a photo negative to its positive. The human being, falling asleep, is putting a question to the spiritual world for the moral constitution of his own soul and waking up receives an unaware answer that is brought in as voice of conscience. The astral body as judge. Next lecture (11/13/1921).The astral body becomes the judge of the soul in sleep, the ego becomes the sacrifice of its selfhood. The image of the Lamb of God. 11(11/13/1921, Dornach) 197ff. 4660 208-19 The brain as an image of the universe. The organs of the human head work on the physical organism during sleep, in so far as it belongs to the system of limbs and metabolism, e.g., the eyes on the kidneys, and imbue it with the cosmic image. This formative process of spiritual-astral stimulation (from above downwards) stands on the level of consciousness of the spirit man (Vulcan existence). The etheric body forms an image of the universe during sleep and grows radiant (phosphorescence of the earth at night). This is important for the development of the plant life of earth. The consciousness of the life-spirit (Venus existence) works in it. The spirit-self works as consciousness (Jupiter existence) on the penetration of the purely earthly experience with the ideas and concepts of mathematics, geometry, which lead back to effects of previous earth-lives and the life between death and new birth.

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