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Bees – Lectures by Rudolf Steiner - Revering the existence and conduct of bees

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020910

Type of spiritual experience

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Bees – Lectures by Rudolf Steiner

November 26th 1923

When, in olden times, people made candles from beeswax and lit them, they really saw in them a remarkable sacrament………

Back then people sensed in the burning candle wax something in their own bodies that flies toward heaven in a similar fashion. This put them into a special mood of reverence that caused them to regard the bee as a particularly sacred animal, because it prepared something that the human being must continually prepare within. For this reason, it is also true that the more we go back in time, the more we will find that people revered the existence and conduct of bees.

The source of the experience

Steiner, Rudolf

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Bee

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Observation contributed by: Henry Ibberson