Bees – Lectures by Rudolf Steiner - A swarm of bees, an image of the human soul flying away from the body
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Bees – Lectures by Rudolf Steiner
December 22nd 1923
….if you look at a swarm of bees, it is, to be sure, visible, but it really looks like the soul of a human being, a soul that is forced to leave its body. This is truly a grand sight, to see a horde of bees swarming away. In the same way in which the human soul leaves the body, so also does the old queen, after a young queen reaches adult-hood, leave the hive with her company. You can really see, by looking at the escaping swarm of bees, an image of the human soul flying away from the body.