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  • Title: Book: Contemporary Civilization in the Mirror of the Science of the Spirit (1904)
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    • gall to the liver.” This was stated by Karl Vogt, who in his
    • the origin of man in a completely natural way and began its
    • gospel; but against them stand others who have arrived at a quite
    • birth. The agonies of purgatory and of hell do not exist for me. I
    • Vom Glauben zum Wissen. Ein lehrreicher Entwickelungsgang getreu
    • to refer again on another occasion.
    • investigation of material phenomena. Science was forced to study
    • organism had acquired through adaptation to the environment
    • transformation of organisms could occur. One therefore
    • mutation. With this, what was regarded as a firm article of faith by
  • Title: Book: Our Atlantean Ancestors
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    • develops in an organism, an old faculty loses power and acuteness.
    • which are new to him. The Atlantean system of education gave a
    • uniformity to all of life. For long periods things were done again
    • and again in the same way. The faithful memory did not allow anything
    • developed memory they possessed something which gave a special
    • how to put the germinal energy of organisms into the service of their
    • — a settlement resembled a garden in which the houses were
    • Later, something similar again took place. The
    • so-called Tlavatli peoples. The men of this race began to feel their
    • A kind of regal rank developed. This recognition was even preserved
    • one generation to the next. The father now gave over to the son what
    • sought among the fifth subrace, the Primal Semites. Men began to go
    • were regulated in accordance with this faculty of judgment. One began
    • appetites, those of the fifth began to listen to an inner voice. This
    • now regarded as best what was most convincing to thought. Under the
    • intelligence suggested to him. Turbulent conditions therefore began
    • best defend itself against the faculty of thought. It is true that
  • Title: Book: Transition of the Fourth into the Fifth Root Race
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    • been attainable by human sense organs and by human reason. They were
    • principles of their divine leaders. They began, at first quite
    • learn to consider themselves as the implementing organs of
    • the words which again and again he impressed upon his followers:
    • Not all men whom Manu had gathered around him were
    • gathered around Manu, everything is descended which up to the
    • peculiar to those men who are animated by higher ideas, who regard
    • The small following remained gathered around Manu
    • wisdom into earthly conditions. What they gave to mankind was a
    • know and which therefore they rightly regard as miracles.
  • Title: Book: The Lemurian Race
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    • approximately from Ceylon to Madagascar. What is today southern Asia
    • who could not undergo dangers, were not regarded as useful members of
    • except in their latest times. They lived where nature gave them the
    • all in forms was then developed to gigantic sizes. At that time our
    • were regarded by others with great awe and veneration. And this awe
    • the first ideas of “good and evil” arose. There one began
    • “wise” women. One gathered around such women and in their
    • worship of the gods began with such things.
    • before, men had still been quite diverse as regards their external
    • organs comparatively rapidly, so that after a more or less brief
    • whether he instinctively brought organisms into such an environment
    • along. But here again it must be emphasized that this knowledge had
  • Title: Book: The Division into Sexes
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    • instead gave it qualities which embraced both at the same time. For
    • is freed for inner organs.
    • have found no organs for exercising its functions. The soul had
    • through this association those organs are developed in the body which
    • It is again a kind of fertilization which takes
    • inner organs which can be built up by the surplus soul energy are
    • female body and the female soul in the male body again become
    • without first awaiting the development of the inner organs of the
    • mentioned above. In previous stages their soul had developed organs
    • of an organ of thought. The wisdom according to which the world is
    • wisdom by the work of the senses and of the organ of thought.
    • man, did he acquire it through his senses and his organ of thought.
    • that the soul develops inner organs, the brain and so forth, by means
    • of which it gains possession of knowledge. This is a consequence of
    • inward for the development of the organs of cognition.
    • to attain selflessness again at a higher stage, where, however, it
    • the development of corresponding inner organs. They could clothe the
    • knowledge had never made the detour through the inner organs which
    • The inner organs of man mentioned above first
    • rudiments of those inner organs.
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  • Title: Book: The Last Periods before the Division into Sexes
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    • a truly articulated organism, but as an incomplete one. The further
    • development of the organs took place outside the parent entity. Much
    • of what later matured inside the mother organism was at that time
    • care of the parent being was necessary. Man brought certain organs
    • mother organism occurred under the influence of an increased warmth
    • heat. He was thus in a position to supply the young organism with the
    • The most highly developed organs of man at that
    • time were the organs of motion. The sense organs of today were as yet
    • quite undeveloped. The most advanced among them were the organs of
    • joy, or this pain were again released in his soul in a world of
    • of human existence. Reproduction was regarded as a sacred matter, as
    • higher individualities, which acted on him. Now he began to follow
    • organisms which had a similarly plastic body lived with him. But in
    • that he could develop the organs which were to be fructified by the
    • protective envelope for the more delicate spiritual organs.
    • the as yet incomplete inner organs. Therefore, at first these human
  • Title: Book: The Hyperborean and the Polarean Epoch
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    • follow here, the matter will be discussed again in greater
    • etheric bodies. These had an elongated elliptical form, in which the
    • limbs and other organs which were to be formed later were already
    • an effect on the soul, which now appeared in material garb. At first
    • Such a being was basically a single organ of hearing. This sense
    • developed first. But one can see from this that separate organs of
    • before there had been no organs of reproduction, these now made their
    • endowed with two organs. One is the physical body, the physical
    • surrounding world. The other is the sum of the organs which are
    • forms a portion of the body into special organs. With this an inner
    • touch. The organism feels the movements of the outside world;
    • organ-forming energy. In this surplus the soul being is constantly
    • filled with soul activity, so the organs of reproduction and
    • daughter organism.
    • It furnished the material from which our organ of hearing
    • the body continued to be the organ of touch.
    • organism a counter-action against the further cooling of the earth
    • point he had shared the temperature of his environment. Now organs
    • Then the moon began to form itself. Thus the earth entered the
    • outside became connected with such an image. The soul began to see
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  • Title: Book: Beginning of the Present Earth  Extrusion of the Sun
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    • in the new year it rises again in the same form. Thus everything
    • disappeared, only to arise again in its present condition. What for
    • still outside the ether body and organizes it from without. To
    • astral human souls create organs in their ether likenesses and
    • the environment and to combine them with itself, secreting them again
    • organisms.
    • forces was taken from them. They could then develop as organisms only
    • The human body in particular developed organs
    • again had to take place; some beings developed to a higher level at
    • ether coursed through this water body. This gave to his body a
    • substantiality which could perhaps be called gas-like. This material
  • Title: Book: Extrusion of the Moon
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    • “man” is internally alive and organized. In comparison to
    • organs. For the rest, something has already been said about the soul
    • human form described above that man can develop the organs which
    • these beings. Through the action of the forces of passion, organs of
    • organizations filled with wisdom develop around him.
    • with two organs of movement, now becomes the lower half of the body,
    • remaining two organs of movement become the rudiments of hands. Those
    • organs which previously had served for nutrition and reproduction are
    • transformed into organs of speech and thought. Man has become
    • to organize through the interaction of the two sexes. It is therefore
    • understandable that the moon is regarded by the initiates as the
    • exercise a regulating and organizing action in this area. With this
    • the human organs of understanding through the fire mist, their time
    • already existed in them when the period of the fire mist began. They
    • “evil.” While it is true that the human organ of
    • earth and sun, an activity began on the earth — the work in the
    • began for these spirits. The Luciferic spirits could emerge once more
    • from their state of rest when the human beings began to work at the
    • development of their organs of understanding, after the ebbing of the
  • Title: Book: Some Necessary Points of View
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    • “earthly period.” For when man began to unite his destiny
    • certain insight. Pride and arrogance finally become names for human
    • the road which lies ahead of him. Through knowledge one gains insight
    • However, he who promulgates such knowledge needs modesty and true
    • investigates spiritual laws in which the physicist or the chemist
    • investigates material laws. He does this in the manner and with the
    • man. Here nothing is really said against these activities which are
    • follows. One finds man in the physical world. His physical organs,
    • physical world only through their physical organs — the
    • acting organs, that is, the individual ants and bees. Such a course
    • are no organs for this “folk” or “racial
    • consciousness” in the physical world; rather these organs are
  • Title: Book: On the Origin of the Earth
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    • again develops into a full plant.
    • “Sun.” On the Sun, the human beings again emerged from
    • present in them as a predisposition. First they again developed it
    • experience as — to use once again the simile employed above
    • existence.” Before ascending higher, again man passes through
    • here again one can only speak of a similarity, not of an
    • (Pralaya) again occurred. After this, the “Earth”
  • Title: Book: The Earth and Its Future
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    • organs of sense slowly arose and thus made perceptible the most
    • will later change into a physical form; and other organs of sense
    • potentiality of again becoming real and image-like. If man speaks of
    • present physical sense organs; however, these are objects and beings
    • which it enters into communication through the physical sense organs.
    • When these physical sense organs fail, every relation to the
    • will not be interrupted against its will. It has become lord over
    • his instigation, this being must use its own forces. Thus man is the
    • must again be repeated during four smaller cycles; and only during
    • at which self-consciousness develops. Then the speed increases again.
    • slowness of his development. Life has begun to accelerate again. On
    • Jupiter the speed of the Moon, on Venus that of the Sun will again be
    • “rounds”). And again, each small cycle has to pass
  • Title: Book: The Life of Saturn
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    • consciousness. When the Saturn development began, there already
    • development which preceded the life of Saturn. When this life began
    • When the Saturn development began, the most
    • inhabits its body today. They implant a kind of sensory organs in the
    • body, which are the germs of the sensory organs which later develop
    • entities now again reveal themselves, as previously the Seraphim did
  • Title: Book: The Life of the Sun
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    • which it gave force. These beings — and also man at his level
    • turned upward like the blossom of the plant. This plant-man organism
    • as yet no ether body in the human organism. Everything which occurred
    • It thus again becomes mobile. In the same way the “Spirits of
    • “Spirits of Wisdom” again intervene. While in their
    • again begin with a new activity. Their labor previously could only
    • given the ancestor of man a kind of organ of understanding. Now they
    • Saturn, appears again. It combines with the life-spirit
    • Here again, for the sake of greater clarity, we
  • Title: Book: Life on the Moon
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    • its form, its whole organization can develop inner processes. These
    • that the Spirits of Personality are engaged on the astral body the
    • In regard to the ether body the following is the
    • reaches the point where he can be engaged unconsciously on the
    • (Atma) appear again, and these unite with the
    • dullness, the Spirits of Twilight are engaged on his ether body. As
    • these two earlier realms, plant realm and mineral realm, again emerge
    • the Sun, the latter again awakes and emerges from the darkness, then
    • Here again, we shall present the development of
    • rest (Pralaya) begins, again the two have become united in a
  • Title: Book: The Life of Earth
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    • and again the physical body and the ether body were transformed in
    • the last great cycle, again become fused during the last Moon
    • When everything again emerges from the sleeping
    • the beings on the Moon, which has again been split off from the Sun,
    • — again become fused and then pass through a shorter stage of
    • sleep (a small Pralaya). At that time everything is again a
    • The human ancestor again advances. In addition to
    • consist of indefinite thought substance which gathers together,
    • as a human hand is bound to a human organism as a dependent
    • race, the Lemurian. Again, the designation “race” for
    • era, the word “race” will again lose all sense. In
    • complete accord with true occult spiritual investigation. Otherwise
    • it could never occur to him to make such objections against the
  • Title: Book: The Fourfold Man of Earth
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    • what attacks this astral body perpetrates against the wise
    • organs in the present-day human body already began to be developed on
    • organs in the human body which have their origin in this ancient
    • the corresponding organs then attained their present form by again
    • and again transforming themselves in the direction of greater
    • the influence of an ether body: the organs of growth, of nourishment,
    • and of reproduction. Of course the first rudiments of these organs,
    • as they developed on the Sun, again do not resemble in perfection the
    • The highest organs which the human body at that
    • which sensory organs of a corresponding level of development are
    • had been — and began to circle around the Sun, from which it
    • rudiments and the glandular organs in such a way that a nervous
    • come, the Sun again absorbed the Moon, so that again for some time
    • the human organism they would be compatible with the newly added
    • system of the warm blood. The sensory organs were so transformed that
    • existence because certain beings of the lower Sun realm again fell
    • A consideration of the human organs from the point
    • different stages of development. There are organs in the human body
    • Other organs are in an ascending development; they
    • higher function. Among the former organs belong, for instance, those
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  • Title: Book: Answers to Questions
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    • of what the soul has acquired through experience is again to be lost
    • previously gained assumes a different form. It then no longer
    • thought which are manifested in legal concepts. The esthetic sense of
  • Title: Book: Prejudices Arising from Alleged Science (1904)
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    • fantastic to him who tests them against the certain conclusions which
    • introduces navigation under the water and in the air, and opens new
    • organ of the human soul, the brain, into the sphere of its
    • organisms which can be considered among the oldest of the plant world
    • respect to the animal world, a scientist, Hilgard, has pointed out
    • on the earth in their time. I do not mean to regard such views as not
    • of Psychology) ]: “As a help against the impenetrable darkness
    • entities which one simply regards as non-existent. This way of
    • ourselves again in the souls of our descendants, rather than in the
    • cold and nebulous fata morgana of a hypothetical heaven among the
    • against my assertion offends against true science.
    • How long will it be able to stand against the power of a
    • sleep” in the face of the assault of science against the
    • technology, and aerial navigation; but in addition he will see many
  • Title: Book: Cosmic Memory: Back Cover
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    • BORN IN AUSTRIA in 1861, Rudolf Steiner received recognition as a scholar when he was invited to edit the Kürschner edition of the natural scientific writings of Goethe. In 1891, Steiner received his Ph.D. at the University of Rostock. He then began his work as a lecturer. From the turn of the century to his death in 1925, he delivered well over 6000 lectures. His written works eventually included some fifty titles.
    • Among the activities springing from the work of Rudolf Steiner are the Bio-Dynamic Farming and Gardening Association which aims at improved nutrition resulting from methods of agriculture outlined by Rudolf Steiner; the art of Eurythmy, created and described by him as “visible speech and visible song;” the work of the Clinical and Therapeutical Institute of Arlesheim, Switzerland, with related institutions in other countries; the homes for the treatment of mentally retarded children; and new directions of work in such fields as Mathematics, Physics, Painting, Sculpture, Music Therapy, Drama, Speech Formation, Astronomy, Economics and Psychology.
  • Title: Book: Introduction: Cosmic Memory
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    • Against his Time), published in 1895. This work evaluates the
    • achievements of the great philosopher against the background of his
    • At about this time Steiner began his work as a
    • century to his death in 1925, Steiner gave well over 6,000 lectures
    • editorship of Das Magazin fur Litteratur, a well-known
    • or hearers. His scrupulous regard and deep respect for the freedom of
    • women in Berlin, he had ample opportunity to gain first-hand
    • Steiner School, the Waldorf School in Stuttgart, Germany, to the
    • Steiner are Bio-Dynamic Farming and Gardening, which aims at improved
    • which Steiner gave the name, the science of the spirit, or
    • result of Steiner's conviction regarding the purpose for which a book
    • form of the book as against its content. Steiner stressed
    • regardless of currently accepted English usage.
    • information regarding this spiritual world.
    • Species began its transformation of Man's view of himself and of
  • Title: Book: Preface: Preface by the Editor of the German Edition (1939)
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    • these two essays should furnish proof that the investigator of

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