Rudolf Steiner shows that the insoluble link between man and cosmos is the fundamental basis of evolution. As man has participated in the development of the world we know today, so his achievements are directly connected with the ultimate destiny of the universe. In his hands rests the freedom to shape the future course of creation. Knowledge of his exalted origins and of the path he followed is indispensable if man is to evolve a future worthy of a responsible human being ... Through a study of Steiner's writings one can come to a clear, reasonable, comprehensive understanding of the human being and his place in the universe.
Paul M. Alien, from the Introduction
In the best tradition of ancient wisdom literature, Cosmic Memory reconstructs events between the origin of the earth and the beginning of recorded history, including a core investigation of the origins, achievements, and fate of the Atlanteans and Lemurians. These remarkable lost root races developed the first concepts of good and evil, manipulated the forces of nature, laid the groundwork of all human legal and ethical systems, and defined and nurtured the distinctive yet complementary powers of men and women that brought humankind, many centuries ago, to its highest artistic, intellectual, and spiritual attainments.
From this discussion of our real origins, Cosmic Memory gives us a true foundation for our lives, lets us recognize our value, our dignity, and our essence; enlightens us about our connection with the world around us; and shows us our highest goals, our true destiny.
Rudolf Steiner (18611925) was a world-renowned lecturer and philosopher whose wide-ranging interests included education, nutrition, the natural sciences, and phenomenology. His more than fifty published books continue to influence new generations of readers.