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  • Title: Book: Contemporary Civilization in the Mirror of the Science of the Spirit (1904)
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    • synthesis of living beings out of their smallest parts, the cells.
    • never find anything but moving atoms. No human being could see or
  • Title: Book: From the Akasha Chronicle
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    • Everything which comes into being in time has its
  • Title: Book: Our Atlantean Ancestors
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    • natural beings than are contemporary human powers. Thus the
    • closely related to the beings of nature which surrounded them than
    • initiated kings and leaders of the Atlanteans came into being.
    • for action to within the human being. Man wishes to come to terms
  • Title: Book: Transition of the Fourth into the Fifth Root Race
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    • of this development of the human being and learns to admit that man
    • — as earthly man — was a being of a quite different kind
    • to them by higher beings which did not belong directly to earth.
    • leaders to be beings of a higher kind, to be “messengers”
    • by beings of this kind that mankind was instructed in the sciences,
    • a superhuman kind. Thus they were divine-human hybrid beings. One can
    • these beings was not on earth.
    • These divine-human beings led men, without being
    • period there existed three groups of man-like beings: 1. The
    • The second group of human beings was doomed to
    • gradual extinction. The third however could be trained by a being of
    • orders as to what they were or were not to do. Human beings had been
    • thought should be sanctified by being devoted to the divine.
    • Thus man learned to make use of such natural forces without being
    • variety of new cultures and civilizations came into being.
  • Title: Book: The Lemurian Race
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    • with the beings which build the world itself. One can call this
    • human nature into such paths that a new race could come into being.
    • These beings will be specially mentioned further on. May it suffice
  • Title: Book: The Division into Sexes
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    • basic form in which human beings were neither the one nor the other,
    • woman. When this difference had not yet appeared, every human being
    • could produce another human being out of himself. Impregnation was
    • body in order to produce a new human being.
    • the opposite force of another human being. The soul however must
    • later make of man a thinking being. Thus man could use a portion of
    • the energy which previously he employed for the production of beings
    • impregnating each other, human beings can turn a part of their
    • human being has nothing to do with man or woman. The inner equality,
    • female. In this way man has become a spiritual being of the kind
    • which he is now. But one must not suppose that no beings which
    • sex, was a totally different being from that which one today
    • But there were other beings among these men. These
    • there were other beings which could acquire knowledge and wisdom in
    • consciousness. This was different among the superhuman beings
    • superhuman beings did not have to take part in this descent. Since
    • The superhuman beings received wisdom by way of
    • beings however, which have not carried out this separation of their
    • Now that force by means of which one human being
    • is love. The superhuman beings directed all their love outward
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  • Title: Book: The Last Periods before the Division into Sexes
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    • care of the parent being was necessary. Man brought certain organs
    • slowly and gradually. Long before its actual occurrence, human beings
    • human being however also possessed the opposite sexual
    • Among those who had developed into a kind of superhuman beings, (cf.
    • image arose in his soul. By means of such images the superhuman being
    • rather as the actions of spiritual beings. External reality did not
    • was accessible to the higher beings. The spirit shone into them as
    • the sun shines into the physical eye of man today. In these beings,
    • but an immediate perception of the activity of spiritual beings.
    • these beings considered it their task to act upon the new life in
    • half superhuman beings (cf. page 96/97). The latter were not
    • developed to the point of being able to receive the revelations of
    • beings received no impressions of joy and pain through the external
    • beings; their will was directed toward nothing but acting in
    • received from the spirit. The half-superhuman beings learned
    • beings man was brought to the point of directing his inner nature
    • him as an instinctive impulse by superhuman beings. Spiritually, he
    • half-superhuman beings had not intervened. Through their influence
    • world. He became a being which was conscious of itself in the world
    • beings were compelled to develop further without spirit. A third kind
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  • Title: Book: The Hyperborean and the Polarean Epoch
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    • The beings of this world did not lead an external, (physical) bodily
    • human beings of that time possessed clairvoyance, although it was
    • These astral beings are in a certain sense the
    • being which had developed from the astral ancestor in about the
    • mother being. This was due to the fact that it was not a certain
    • perceive the vibration of the air as sound, these etheric beings
    • Such a being was basically a single organ of hearing. This sense
    • matter, the spiritual being gradually lost the ability to mold this
    • daughter being appeared as a considerably smaller form than the
    • mother being and only gradually grew to the size of the latter. While
    • organ-forming energy. In this surplus the soul being is constantly
    • being, in a manner of speaking, an “ear.” A special part
    • higher degree of independence as a physical being than he had
    • another soul-being awakened sympathy or aversion in the soul, excited
    • object suitable for contributing to physical well-being could be
    • fertilization by another human being; on the other side there
  • Title: Book: Beginning of the Present Earth  Extrusion of the Sun
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    • The astral human beings combine with this ether.
    • substances within the physical earth. While the astral human beings
    • chemical substances into being. This ether will here be called the
    • now presents itself. Two kinds of entities have come into being
    • First, entities which have an airlike body on which the astral being
    • belonging to it is working from the outside. These beings are
    • itself, to cause beings of its own kind to emerge from it. Through
    • Besides these beings, the descendants of the
    • earlier beings, composed merely of life ether, continue to exist, but
    • transformations, the unicellular animal beings develop from them, and
    • what a variety of living beings there already were at that stage of
    • took place among groups of terrestrial beings which previously had
    • transformation. Those which have been called plant beings above,
    • those beings themselves which lost the light ether were affected; the
    • had previously been irradiated by their fellow beings on earth and
    • developed heat within itself. All its beings came under the influence
    • again had to take place; some beings developed to a higher level at
    • the expense of others. A group of beings split off which were well
  • Title: Book: Extrusion of the Moon
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    • corporeality on the level of development which is being discussed,
    • lacking in this being. Floating rather than striding, it moves
    • of this being.
    • vital activities of these beings occurred in an irrational or
    • directing force of understanding was not in the beings themselves.
    • Higher, more mature beings than they, surrounded and directed them.
    • level of their existence which we have characterized, human beings
    • beings also could take on a body in it and could enter into a fully
    • the fire mist. The other beings mentioned, however, could create
    • activity. These beings had higher capacities by which they reached
    • beings.
    • higher than those he had previously possessed. The other beings,
    • of their development, these higher beings too had had a limited power
    • mist. Man, as well as the higher beings, makes use of these forces at
    • hand, these forces work in the higher beings at this stage in such a
    • these beings. Through the action of the forces of passion, organs of
    • higher beings which we have described no longer have the fire mist
    • impregnate himself and produce beings like himself without external
    • inhere in it, so to speak. The higher beings we have described have
    • half, man has developed something upon which the higher beings we
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  • Title: Book: Some Necessary Points of View
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    • became “earth,” the earth with all the beings which
    • planet than the previous physical incarnations of a human being
    • and of the other beings belonging to earth will form the subject of
    • beings. The development of the world and of mankind becomes
    • in full consciousness as his sister being. The seer can actually
    • beings which are conscious in other worlds and which reach into the
    • which are actually individual, living beings, brought into conscious
    • beings belonging to a people. In these “folk and racial
    • considers that he develops together with beings whose consciousness
    • also dependent on these beings who are connected with other levels of
  • Title: Book: On the Origin of the Earth
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    • calls “earth.” For the time being, as has been indicated
    • the passage of an individual human being through infancy, adolescence
    • senses, man perceives the things and beings of the world and that he
    • forms conceptions and ideas concerning these things and beings with
    • observe the objects and beings on other heavenly bodies which are
    • these objects and beings. (It hardly need be said that this
    • “Sun.” On the Sun, the human beings again emerged from
    • and beings corresponding to the Sun consciousness. With the trance of
    • following way. Assume that a Moon-being comes near an object, let us
    • Moon-being — the precursor of present-day man — does not
    • were within this being. This image has a certain coloring which
    • agreeable to the being and useful for its existence, the coloring is
    • or is one which is harmful to the being, a blood-like, reddish color
  • Title: Book: The Earth and Its Future
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    • his environment as an independent, self-conscious being, where he
    • future physical inhabitants; but these physical forms are being
    • being which is “real” because it can be perceived through
    • to perceive beings and objects of a higher kind than those of his
    • present environment. These are objects and beings which are of a more
    • present physical sense organs; however, these are objects and beings
    • enter into intercourse with beings which are completely hidden from
    • only sensory beings, he will then be able to act consciously on very
    • only images, but also objects and beings. This occurs in the
    • something of supersensible beings and objects, and he can influence
    • that to take place which he desires of such a supersensible being, at
    • his instigation, this being must use its own forces. Thus man is the
    • perceive and influence beings, but he himself will create.
    • other objects and beings, but only the inner experiences (images) of
  • Title: Book: The Life of Saturn
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    • beings with the dull Saturn consciousness, but also along with these
    • as beings which had already developed the higher stages of
    • of beings. After the Vulcan stage, man will develop yet further, and
    • kinds of beings. The four highest had had their tasks on levels of
    • The other kinds of beings, however — seven
    • sublime of these beings already had attained a level of consciousness
    • However, the connection of these beings with the development of
    • is further elaborated. The other kinds of beings indicated above
    • follow beings with a creative (spiritual) consciousness, similar to
    • beings, the so-called “Spirits of Form,” begins. They
    • The human being himself can make no use of his
    • express anything in itself, but through it other more exalted beings
    • Through the sources of light of the ancestors of man, these beings
    • exalted beings from among those four ranks of which it has been said
    • After this begins the work of those beings which
    • when he is in a deep, dreamless sleep. These beings are the
    • are higher beings which Christian esoteric teaching calls
    • beings who, at the very beginning of Saturn existence, radiated the
    • that the conceptions of these spiritual beings superordinated to
  • Title: Book: The Life of the Sun
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    • see a sleeping being.
    • with the Sun. At that time it was still united with the beings to
    • which it gave force. These beings — and also man at his level
    • way of substances, forces, and beings which exists on and in the
    • and beings. Only during the next (third) great cycle did that detach
    • other beings which had developed as man's companions during the
    • The Sun now provided the Moon beings from the outside with
    • On the Sun planet, man and the other beings
    • becomes an animated being. Man thereby becomes a kind of plant. His
    • consciously from the astral world. Now the ether body of a being can
    • for the reproduction of all living beings. Later it will become
    • first germinal predisposition to the living spiritual being, which
    • comes into being.
    • Moon) appears in man and in his fellow-beings.
    • special mineral realm came into being. It can be seen that man
    • difficult to imagine that man lived as a plant being in the Sun
    • itself. It seems inconcervable that a living being could exist in
    • environment is a corresponding one. The Sun plant-being existed
  • Title: Book: Life on the Moon
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    • three others will come into being on subsequent planets. The
    • images arise within a being which have a certain relation to objects
    • and beings of the outside world. But these images are not likenesses
    • of these objects and beings as in present-day man when he is awake.
    • in a quite definite and regular way. Hence the being which has such
    • faculty of man by means of which, as a thinking being, he can enter
    • man a being which in its development stands midway between
    • wild, unrestrained being. The development of earth represents a
    • the Moon. A portion of the beings which on the Sun still had the same
    • beings themselves — the power of fertilization. At that time
    • two-sexedness was already developing in a few animal man beings as a
    • circular orbit. Together with the Moon, all of the beings whose
    • further development described above. As long as the beings belonging
    • the Moon planet and of its beings in a clearly summarized form.
    • In the third cycle the human astral body comes into being
    • Sun. The development of the beings connected with man now takes
  • Title: Book: The Life of Earth
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    • for the then appearing astral body. Thus, on the Moon, man is a being
    • body he is a being with emotions, rage, hate, love and so forth.
    • the different members of his being. On the Moon the ether body
    • the beings on the Moon, which has again been split off from the Sun,
    • had on the Moon. There the lower man is a being intermediate between
    • entities the human power being characterized above develops its
    • In the astral body of the animal beings which have
    • beings participate everywhere. Thus at the time indicated, the
    • had a being in the mineral, plant, animal, and human realms, begins
    • the preceding small cycle. All other beings of the mineral, plant,
    • of that substance which was proper to all beings at the stage we are
    • appear as an activity in a higher being. The animals exist only as
    • density of thoughts. At this stage, however, the animal beings which
    • beings. This stage is called that of the “formed” or
    • independent beings, here consist exclusively of this substance.
    • the other two components, his being receives a body which consists of
    • of being, a thought body, and an astral body. The animals receive a
    • For beings which are endowed with a dreamlike image consciousness, or
    • plant, animal, and human beings. Filling the interstices as it were,
    • and also permeating the other beings, are the creatures of the
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  • Title: Book: The Fourfold Man of Earth
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    • and also for the “I,” that being which, from moment to
    • parts of the human being, one will easily discover that at present
    • mineral. The other realms came into existence because not all beings
    • Saturn. Thus on the Sun another natural realm came into being in
    • body, and astral body, had approached another Moon being. It is true
    • and shape would have quite exactly expressed whether the other being
    • which contained all the forces and beings at present living on earth
    • earth, there were always beings which fell short of their goals and
    • existence because certain beings of the lower Sun realm again fell
    • short of the stage which the other beings of this realm attained. The
    • as an inner entity within the quadripartite human being.
    • beings. In future their function will pass to other organs and they
    • more and more of his inner being. The final result in this direction
  • Title: Book: Answers to Questions
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    • example, if the beaver were suddenly to become a thinking being, it
    • living beings.
  • Title: Book: Prejudices Arising from Alleged Science (1904)
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    • which, after having shown the true relationship of all living beings
    • if it were not constantly being reborn out of these two.”
    • cannot be helped for the time being. With this logic he may
    • accustomed to consider as being inseparably connected with the nature
  • Title: Book: Cosmic Memory: Back Cover
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    • The philosophical outlook of Rudolf Steiner embraces such fundamental questions as the being of man, the nature and purpose of freedom, the meaning of evolution, the relation of man to nature, the life after death and before birth. Through a study of his writings, one can come to a dear, reasonable, comprehensive understanding of the human being and his place in the universe.
  • Title: Book: Introduction: Cosmic Memory
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    • embraces such fundamental questions as the being of man, the nature
    • human being and his place in the universe.
    • ability of the human being. Therefore, he confined himself to
    • a future worthy of a responsible human being. This book appears now
    • and grave decisions are being made in the interests of the future of
  • Title: Book: Preface: Preface by the Editor of the German Edition (1939)
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    • (Spiritual Beings and Their Effects) which has just appeared and



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