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  • Title: Book: Contemporary Civilization in the Mirror of the Science of the Spirit (1904)
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    • Contemporary Civi
    • Contemporary Civilization in the Mirror of the
    • did not make spiritual activity and the life of the soul proceed from
    • that excellent, independently thinking minds came to such convictions
    • synthesis of living beings out of their smallest parts, the cells.
    • victorious course through the educated world so auspiciously that for
    • never find anything but moving atoms. No human being could see or
    • point of view has been as a scientific working hypothesis, however
    • materialists could tell themselves that they had won a victory over
    • 1872), David Friedrich Strauss attempted to obtain bases for the new
    • the point where I accept everything calmly, bear the inevitable
    • that I no more survive after my body decays than I lived before my
    • children lovingly. My life was not in vain. I have made good use of
    • its intention of remaining “scientific” and of not having
    • face of these phenomena a materialistic view is completely inadequate
    • organism had acquired through adaptation to the environment
    • contrast to this view was presented by those who, relying on
    • It is only natural that in view of these facts the
    • Since the psychic experiences of the individual only take place when
    • feeling of the individual can remain. The individual
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  • Title: Book: From the Akasha Chronicle
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    • everything built on external evidence is unreliable. One need only
    • from us, has changed when new historical evidence has been
    • remains content with external evidence.
    • limited to external evidence where knowledge of the past is
    • convince himself of the reality of a separate spiritual world through
    • his own experience, the initiate easily appears to be a visionary, if
    • Those initiated into the reading of such a living
    • civilization which, to be sure, was quite different from our modern
    • civilizations.
  • Title: Book: Our Atlantean Ancestors
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    • knowledge, their technical arts, indeed their entire civilization
    • similar situations. He remembered how it had been on previous
    • presented to him in vivid images, so that later he could remember as
    • schools, the decisive factor is not age, but whether in his previous
    • incarnations the applicant has acquired the faculties for receiving
    • service of eternal wisdom. Therefore the characteristic features of a
    • how to put the germinal energy of organisms into the service of their
    • technical services which today are impossible. As a result of the
    • it must be sufficiently clear that the civilization of the Atlantean
    • An Atlantean settlement — as must be evident
    • civilized humanity. According to the nomenclature of the science of
    • enter a decline. The population of a root race is thereby divided
    • development living beside each other on earth.
    • lived in a certain civilization, that, for example, he had tools,
    • primarily directed toward vivid sense impressions. Colors which the
    • divine nature acting within them.
    • held together by the remembrance of common deeds. Previously
    • previously survived only in the memory of contemporaries. The deeds
    • Education, after all, was calculated to mold life through vivid
    • inevitably had enormous consequences. A broad power over nature could
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  • Title: Book: Transition of the Fourth into the Fifth Root Race
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    • the Aryan, to which contemporary civilized mankind belongs. Only he
    • What has previously been said about the fourth
    • venerated as “divine messengers,” and men received
    • in the arts, and in the making of tools. Such “divine
    • among their human brothers, the “divine messengers” could
    • a superhuman kind. Thus they were divine-human hybrid beings. One can
    • These divine-human beings led men, without being
    • principles of their divine leaders. They began, at first quite
    • above-mentioned “divine messengers,” who in their
    • taught divine wisdom and accomplished divine deeds. 2. The great mass
    • where they could grasp the principles of the “divine
    • recognize the divine forces which they had unconsciously
    • men were to know about these divine entities. They were to
    • divine providence.
    • decision. The divine leader was in their midst, in human form. From
    • such divine messengers men had previously received instructions and
    • through the senses. Men had vaguely sensed a divine control of the
    • way. He taught them that invisible powers directed what confronted
    • them visibly, and that they themselves were servants of these
    • invisible powers, that they had to fulfill the laws of these
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  • Title: Book: The Lemurian Race
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    • environment. Other men, animals, plants, and even lifeless objects
    • where the stone in view of its weight and height would fit, where it
    • activities.
    • same purpose, or in order to be used for certain activities. The
    • served for the cultivation of “divine wisdom and divine
    • time had the character of an instinctive activity. But here one must
    • one is accustomed to apply it to the animal world. For the activities
    • cultivated there was not really religion. It was “divine wisdom
    • as a strict, divine “secret,” and that he led a life
    • in the course of Lemurian development by virtue of the fact that the
    • the first ideas of “good and evil” arose. There one began
    • manner of living through reflection which developed here. This manner
    • from men an effect which was more natural-divine, from women one
    • which was more soul-divine.
    • divide itself into smaller groups. They put the women in charge of
    • influence the concepts of “good and evil” developed.
    • woman, the willful nature, the vigorous strength of man was ennobled
    • One had to go to them for advice when one wanted to interpret the
    • They abandoned themselves to the mysterious weaving of their soul
    • destructive activity. Men were accustomed to reckoning with this
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  • Title: Book: The Division into Sexes
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    • The Division into Sexes
    • The division into sexes takes place when the earth
    • mankind appears. Previously that which is called spirit, the faculty
    • the energy which previously he employed for the production of beings
    • mentioned above. In previous stages their soul had developed organs
    • knowledge. It is with the division into sexes that the impulse toward
    • the outside became selfish; his striving after inner development also
    • The selfless, all-loving natures, the leaders, the
    • division into sexes, but at that time it could not understand,
    • love was produced. It is therefore a consequence of the activity
    • terrestrial beings previously lived on another planet, where, in
    • The superhuman entities previously mentioned, the
    • individuals grow toward inner perfection, become knowing and wise
  • Title: Book: The Last Periods before the Division into Sexes
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    • The Last Periods before the Division into
    • division into male and female. At that time the body consisted of a
    • brevity — was brooded. The conditions of heat and fire
    • periods before the division into sexes. This division took place
    • were already developing in such a way that one individual would be
    • life. Physical and soul activities and qualities were not yet
    • the soul. Each single disturbance in the environment acted powerfully
    • a perception of the mysterious activity of nature penetrated into
    • him. This activity reverberated in his soul. His own activity was an
    • into his own activity. He lived among such tonal movements and
    • important role. He “felt” the environment in his body and
    • Everything in his environment as well as the images in his soul,
    • stimulated him to activity, to movement. When his activity could
    • activity was hindered in any way, he felt displeasure and discomfort.
    • living images. Light, clear, beautiful images lived in him when he
    • but an immediate perception of the activity of spiritual beings.
    • Therefore, these superhuman individuals could receive communications
    • sake. Then, everything was a sacrificial service for the continuation
    • a service which man owes to the world. Sacrificial priests were the
    • Wisdom, will, and activity constituted their nature. This was
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  • Title: Book: The Hyperborean and the Polarean Epoch
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    • chapters. In view of the materialistic ideas of our time, the risk we
    • which has not been carefully examined with the means provided by the
    • appreciate the materialistic-scientific view.*]
    • view. Further details on much that is only indicated now will follow
    • substances which later became solid were previously in a fluid, still
    • consciousness mentioned in the previous essay. He had feelings and
    • in the previous essays. In the description of the course of
    • produced by the continual divisions. It is true that from the
    • life of everything pertaining to soul in their environment —
    • perceive the vibration of the air as sound, these etheric beings
    • perceived the vibrations of the etheric matter which surrounded them.
    • A portion of soul activity is freed in this
    • manner. This activity no longer has any power over the physical part
    • of the body. This part of the soul activity now turns inward and
    • the vibrations of the outside world, but begins to perceive
    • moment the soul can no longer dominate it with its activity.
    • of death. When a division took place, the mother form survived wholly
    • energy acted as it did before in the mother form. In the division
    • activity of the soul there remains only that which acts in
    • reviving. As previously at the time of division, the whole body was
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  • Title: Book: Beginning of the Present Earth  Extrusion of the Sun
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    • by virtue of which it can support minerals, plants, animals, and men
    • It takes in substances from its environment and secretes others. But
    • exists only one condition of matter, the refined living ether. In
    • to develop from previously undifferentiated substance. Along with
    • these, a remainder of the previous substantiality, the living ether,
    • in the envelope of earth previously acted only upon one kind of
    • their activity. It does not accept everything which is rudimentarily
    • must divide itself into two groups. One group works on the air-like
    • can create a likeness of itself which consists of the living ether
    • the environment and to combine them with itself, secreting them again
    • also the cells which later make up the more complicated living
    • airlike substantiality divides itself into two, of which one becomes
    • ether also divides itself into two conditions of matter; one of them
    • what a variety of living beings there already were at that stage of
    • took place among groups of terrestrial beings which previously had
    • had previously been irradiated by their fellow beings on earth and
    • of heat. In the astral element a process similar to the previous ones
  • Title: Book: Extrusion of the Moon
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    • vital activities of these beings occurred in an irrational or
    • activity. These beings had higher capacities by which they reached
    • One can say that man was striving to ascend. He
    • higher than those he had previously possessed. The other beings,
    • however, were striving downward toward the material They were on the
    • coarse, external matter did not obey them. Now they were striving
    • was moving upward through the stage of the fire mist; they
    • environment. He can do this only if he changes his own
    • available to them as a medium for their activity. Now they can no
    • longer exercise their influence on those soul activities of man which
    • had previously constituted their main field of action. They have
    • previously created from the fire mist.
    • organs which previously had served for nutrition and reproduction are
    • influence of the higher entities. What these entities previously
    • previously had acted on the still higher impulses of man through the
    • power in the area of reproduction. Indeed, noble and divine forces
    • namely, the higher, more noble divine forces have an affinity with
    • insight that a divine spiritual power lies in them. Then he will
    • place these forces at the service of the development of the earth,
    • placed under divine laws, but is not to be mortified. The latter can
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  • Title: Book: Some Necessary Points of View
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    • Some Necessary Points of View
    • planet than the previous physical incarnations of a human being
    • those questions which are vital to him. In the following essays for
    • “origin of evil” is resolved, as well as much else which
    • self-criticism, an unshakable striving for self-knowledge and the
    • To the vistas which in the following essays will
    • produced, according to an inevitable law. The student of chemistry
    • idea of this conviction of occultism, the objection that any human
    • actual higher seeing or perceiving. The scientist of
    • so forth is a hindrance to true seeing. These activities still belong
    • man. Here nothing is really said against these activities which are
    • embodied in an ant hill provide bases of such an indication. The
    • individual bees and ants. It is quite possible that a consciousness
    • acting organs, that is, the individual ants and bees. Such a course
    • activities of the world these processes occur in quite different
    • ways. At a time long past, the individual molecules of the ant hill
    • between the individual ants today. What in time will occur physically
    • which are actually individual, living beings, brought into conscious
  • Title: Book: On the Origin of the Earth
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    • As INDIVIDUAL man has to pass through different
    • the words of ordinary language, that is, without having recourse to
    • perhaps he had previously lived on other planets and then at a
    • the passage of an individual human being through infancy, adolescence
    • result, one can describe the three previous stages of development as
    • with them still take place in the environment of man. These can only
    • “rounds,” and their further sub-divisions — still
    • their sleep. The previously developed Saturn consciousness was
    • individual “repetitions” will also become apparent. Now
    • has lost something with respect to broadness of vision. In the deep,
    • relationship to the environment. There was nothing arbitrary in them.
  • Title: Book: The Earth and Its Future
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    • through the influence of his environment only, but objects appear to
    • his environment as an independent, self-conscious being, where he
    • senses (thus for example, the aura). A view into the future is
    • the character of this view through the language of today and for
    • the conception “red” today without having a red object
    • present environment. These are objects and beings which are of a more
    • that actions, feelings, and all relations to the environment, are
    • environment ceases. That is to say, the man “has died.”
    • intercourse with the environment independently, that is, its life
    • from the previous one by the fact that the soul can now create not
    • subdivisions will be described for all seven planets. When, after a
    • provisional goal of the development of mankind is attained. The
  • Title: Book: The Life of Saturn
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    • performing their services in a way which will be described in the
    • Motion” or of “Activity.” In Christian mystery
    • which they implant the capacity of movement and of forceful activity.
    • previously was a kind of mobile cloud, receives a bounded, plastic
    • form. This activity of the “Spirits of Form” is completed
    • Then follows the activity of the “Spirits of
    • ascribed to their activity, while on the other hand they are the
    • dreamlike. But it is through them that the activity of the
    • “sensory germs” from the previous cycle is enlivened. The
    • entities now again reveal themselves, as previously the Seraphim did
    • new activity begins. Man has now reached the point where he can work
    • unconsciously on his own material body. Through his activity in the
    • greatest activity is developed in the periods of rest between the
  • Title: Book: The Life of the Sun
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    • earth, its previous embodiment (reincarnation), as it were. This Moon
    • The Sun now provided the Moon beings from the outside with
    • those forces which they had previously obtained directly from it as
    • state in which it was previously. It is permeated by a second, more
    • previous form somewhat. If it were to remain as it was on Saturn, it
    • first Saturn cycle (see the previous chapter). They now continue
    • the capacity to render their motion a wisdom directed one. Previously
    • first Sun cycle is succeeded by the second. The individual
    • theirs out in the beginning of the Saturn cycle, thereby giving the
    • again begin with a new activity. Their labor previously could only
    • ether body and implants a powerful activity in it. This continues
    • their activity during the third and fourth course of the Sun. Thereby
    • selfishness), as they had previously done in the physical body. One
    • soul out into their environment. The physical human body is now so
    • for the reproduction of all living beings. Later it will become
    • inoculate the ether body with the capacity which they previously
    • which thereby becomes the initiator of a reproductive activity.
    • of Twilight.” Through this activity in dullness, he creates the
    • first germinal predisposition to the living spiritual being, which
    • Saturn Thus, alongside the human plant realm, a second province, a
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  • Title: Book: Life on the Moon
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    • symbolical expressions for events in the dreamer's environment, or
    • activity of the Fire Spirits takes place concurrently with the labor
    • physical body. Through this activity in the dullness of his
    • relieving the Fire Spirits in the ether body, who in turn take over
    • activity had still been the merely physical body. Hence joy and pain
    • feeling of the environment. Joy and pain, such as have been produced
    • Fire Spirits produce in the astral body are vivid emotions,
    • Asuras) have previously inoculated this astral body with their
    • latter can develop presupposes that the environment also changes. It
    • transition to coarseness. It thereby provides the substance out of
    • today. He moved forward and backward, up and down in this viscous
    • and through, as it was previously; rather it now has darker portions.
  • Title: Book: The Life of Earth
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    • such a way that they could provide suitable carriers and instruments
    • subjected to a division of the astral body into two parts. The astral
    • activity of the spirits we have mentioned was confined only to what
    • their activities which are meant, in a subordinate way all the spirit
    • At first, everything which already previously had
    • appear as an activity in a higher being. The animals exist only as
    • Rupa condition. Man advances in it insofar as his previously
    • previous development will then pass over into what has already been
    • form. Only later does a process of division also take place in this
    • for this further development. This is provided for them by the sun
    • future, mankind will be divided into parts which it will be
    • which, on the other hand, has the great merit of having been the
    • once more, but from a different point of view. This is done for a
    • It is obvious that it is just the pictures from
  • Title: Book: The Fourfold Man of Earth
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    • the previous development of the earth. It is in this unconscious
    • in the structure. One will soon convince himself of the truth of this
    • seen that the activity which produces the physical structure of the
    • heart proceeds in a wiser manner than the activity of the astral
    • continue during the Sun period what they had previously not
    • takes place in his environment. These images in a certain respect are
    • consciousness, but they are more vivid and colorful, and, most
    • his behavior entirely in accordance with the images which arose in
    • only made possible by the fact that what had previously been
    • Moon and hence also to its inhabitant, man. If the previous
    • continued to reach man from his own scene of activity, that inner
    • body could not have developed. The Sun force continued its activity
    • already acted on both of these previously. But it liberated a portion
    • Sun forces along with itself which previously it had not received.
    • which contained all the forces and beings at present living on earth
    • In its form, in its activities, movements and so
    • physical human body as individual entities; but the forces which were
    • later united in them acted as it were from the environment —
    • of view of the science of the spirit shows that these are at very
    • one will then have to regard them only as evidences of the preceding
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  • Title: Book: Answers to Questions
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    • previously gained assumes a different form. It then no longer
    • among the Atlanteans. But each previously acquired power of the soul
    • form it could become the basis for the intellectual activity of our
    • living beings.
    • were previously a part of secret knowledge. But it would acquire
    • living. For these truths enlighten him about his connection with the
  • Title: Book: Prejudices Arising from Alleged Science (1904)
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    • theosophischen Bewegung (Vital Questions of the (Theosophical
    • produced when a personality who wants to see a view of the world
    • infinitely small atoms of living cells as well as of chemical bodies,
    • introduces navigation under the water and in the air, and opens new
    • which, after having shown the true relationship of all living beings
    • present-day civilized peoples lived in a land-area which at one time
    • on the earth in their time. I do not mean to regard such views as not
    • Kosmos, which has a more or less Haeckelian point of view,
    • matters one could easily show how true natural science is moving in a
    • a need for believing, which clings to the sensory-real, and which
    • one, and ascribe the views of others merely to prejudice and
    • creates religion for itself. As in other experiences involving
    • peril of combat.” “In the lower stages of civilization,
    • and correspondingly, the belief in evil spirits and demons naturally
    • feeling of confidence in invisible powers comes to the fore and with
    • wrong points of view. Furthermore, he who maintains this opinion is
    • firm in his conviction that his opinion must be a generally binding
    • previously. In this view, the science of the spirit is declared to be
    • The odd thing that often happens with such views
    • who claim to know something of them are dreamers and visionaries. The
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  • Title: Book: Contents: Cosmic Memory
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    • i. Contemporary Civilization in the Mirror
    • vi. The Division into Sexes
    • vii. The Last Periods before
    • the Division into Sexes
    • viii. The Hyperborean and the Polarean Epoch
    • xi. Some Necessary Points of View
    • xvi. Life on the Moon
    • xvii. The Life of Earth
    • xviii. The Fourfold Man of Earth
  • 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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    • Technische Hochschule in Vienna, where he specialized in the
    • scholar when he was invited to edit the well-known Kurschner edition
    • result of these activities was the writing of his Goethes
    • of Fichte, and is further evidence of Steiner's ability to evaluate
    • Philosophy of Spiritual Activity as the title of the English
    • lecturer. This activity was eventually to occupy the major portion of
    • several visits to the British Isles. From about the turn of the
    • First in Vienna, later in Weimar and Berlin,
    • nearly twenty years, observations on current affairs, reviews of
    • over fifty titles, together with his extensive lecturing activity
    • countries. The sheer physical and mental vigor required to carry on a
    • life of such broad, constant activity would alone be sufficient to
    • objective statements in his writing and speaking, leaving his readers
    • and good will of each individual that enables the latter to
    • and philosophical point of view, and included them. However, it
    • the life and activity of the Christ. Thus, his point of view is
    • in Vienna and later as instructor in a school for working men and
    • Just forty years ago, in response to an invitation
    • his assistance in many other directions, he carefully supervised the
    • initial years of activity of the first Rudolf Steiner Schools in
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  • Title: Book: Preface: Preface by the Editor of the German Edition (1939)
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    • previously. But, after all, repetitions are especially useful in the
    • worked unceasingly. In the description of the activity of the
    • activities and other occupations. Apart from the results of spiritual



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