Intelligence from the Beyond

About: foundations of esotericism: lecture xix

source: ... Every killing of a being possessing an astral body evokes an intensification of the most brutal egoism. It signifies a growing increase of power. In schools of Black Magic therefore, instruction is first given as to how one cuts into animals. Cutting into a definite place, accompanied by corresponding thoughts, induces a certain force, in another place it induces another force. (What corresponds to this in the case of the White Magician is meditation.) Something comes back to the physical plane when it is accompanied by physical thoughts; without thoughts it comes back to the Kamaloka plane.

The overpowering of a human being by means of hypnotism is a still stronger killing, for it destroys the will. The occultist therefore never intrudes into a person's freedom; he only relates facts.

Lying is, from the astral standpoint, murder and at the same time suicide. It deceives the other person and creates in him a feeling that is related to a non-existent fact, to a nothingness. On the astral plane appears the counter picture of the nothingness, the killing. You therefore kill something in a person when through a lie you direct his feeling to something that does not exist, and you commit suicide because [Gap in text ...].

... One would like to know about the gaps in the text (several in this lecture series) . The rest of this lecture provides very interesting context.  For those who despise the spiritual & the Anthroposophical move along there is nothing here for you. Don't bother to comment, please.


  1. black magicians
  2. white magicians
  3. killing
  4. lying


Mark de LA says
Fascinating lectures: on the etherization of the blood & the heart.

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