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Bees – Lectures by Rudolf Steiner - Queens, Eggs and the Sun

Identifier

020918

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

Layers of meaning

A description of the experience

Bees – Lectures by Rudolf Steiner

December 12th 1923

As it turns out, the bee is a creature more directly influenced by the Sun than other animals; it is a "Sun" creature.

The Sun needs about as much time to rotate on its axis as a drone needs to mature.

 The queen, in its development toward maturity, does not wait for even one complete rotation of the Sun, which means that it stays completely within the realm of a single rotation. By doing so, the queen places itself entirely under the influence of the Sun, which then allows it to become an egg-producing bee. Everything that is connected with the capability to lay eggs is under the influence of the Sun, also in respect to the entire cosmos.

The source of the experience

Steiner, Rudolf

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Atom
Egg

Science Items

Sun

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Suppressions

Honey

Commonsteps

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