In this world,
through which we wander in a sleeping condition,
we are living together with the so-called dead.
The dead are always present.
They move and have their being in a supersensible world.
We are not separated from them by our real being
but only by our condition of consciousness.
We 'sleep' among the dead even while we are awake,
just as we do not perceive the physical objects around us when we sleep.
Thus we do not live separated from the world
where the forces of the dead prevail;
we are together with the dead in one common world.
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