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  • Title: Book: Contemporary Civilization in the Mirror of the Science of the Spirit (1904)
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    • development in the last decades cannot doubt that a great revolution
    • the 'seventies of the nineteenth century which may be designated as
    • creed from his theological and philosophical ideas. Decades before he
    • formation of existence. The descent of man from purely animal
    • Knowledge. An Instructive Course of Development Described in a Manner
    • built for decades simply disappeared beneath one's feet. Even
    • this knowledge one who is despondent resignedly throws himself into
    • death, that is, of what is to come after, is widespread today. How
  • Title: Book: From the Akasha Chronicle
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    • discovered. One need but compare the descriptions of one and the same
    • addition, time destroys what has originated in time. On the other
    • to the senses, that part which time cannot destroy. He penetrates
    • the senses. That which is described by our language at once receives
    • perception — they can also describe much more dependably the
    • initiates describe essentially the same things at all times
    • described which took place when the so-called Atlantean
    • While he describes more the outer, the external events among our
    • behind us, and which lasted for many millennia. What is described
  • Title: Book: Our Atlantean Ancestors
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    • from everything we have described — had a character which in no
    • described, will also understand that in still earlier times mankind
    • earth have been destroyed; others have come into existence.
    • men, whose descendants still inhabit certain parts of the earth today
    • portion are descended the so-called Aryans who comprise present-day
    • developed a power similar to that of the object it designated.
    • common descent. Man did not add anything through his own mind to what
    • of descent. What an ancestor had done was esteemed by his
    • descendants. However, one must realize that in those times men
    • actually had the power to transmit their gifts to their descendants.
    • flourishing communities in the period of the third subrace, described
    • used them in order to satisfy their selfish wishes and desires. But
    • used in such a manner, these powers destroy each other in their
    • Such a destructive effect could only be halted
    • If previously one had abandoned oneself to every desire, now one
    • first asked whether thought could approve this desire. While the men
    • inner voice checks the appetites, although it cannot destroy the
    • these claims were not destroyed by it. The Primal Semites at first
    • directed. Intelligence took the place of mere appetites and desires.
    • conviction that what is oldest is also what is most sensible and can
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  • Title: Book: Transition of the Fourth into the Fifth Root Race
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    • to maturity. In his thought, man decides upon something, and then
    • to be described required enormously long periods of time.
    • also describe them as higher spirits who assumed human bodies in
    • principal leader, whom occult literature designates as Manu,
    • gathered around Manu, everything is descended which up to the
  • Title: Book: The Lemurian Race
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    • be set forth in this chapter. This period precedes the one depicted
    • in the descriptions given above. We are here concerned with the
    • designate external objects.
    • boldest imaginings — The bearing of heat, even of a searing
    • earliest times they originated in the desire to give to the things of
    • on such a low stage of development that one cannot but designate it
    • as animal. What has been described here was true only of a small part
    • women lived in the manner described above. They thereby developed
    • designated these to be the ancestors of the coming Atlantean race.
    • have described, the influence of the women was therefore very great.
    • does not describe the matter quite exactly, but fairly closely, if
    • Akasha Chronicle. One of these will be described. We are in a forest,
    • destructive activity. Men were accustomed to reckoning with this
    • that the destruction of the Lemurian land came about. While the part
    • still decisive in respect to their form. Only in the colony described
    • exist descendants of the last Lemurians and Atlanteans who today
    • period the descendants of a particular animal species resembled their
    • today. This was especially the case in the colony we have described.
    • been described, was especially strong in the last Lemurian period and
    • sexes will then be described.
  • Title: Book: The Division into Sexes
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    • described in the preceding chapters differed from the form of
    • designated as the Lemurian. At that time the human body still
    • designates as man. He could not connect any sensory perceptions with
    • expressed itself only in instincts, in appetites, in animal desires
    • world of sensory substance. This detour is called the descent of the
    • superhuman beings did not have to take part in this descent. Since
    • desire it. Only when the desire for wisdom lived in
    • Thus a new impulse had to awaken in the soul: the desire, the
    • clairvoyance just because they did not have this desire for it. They
    • became selfish. He loved because he desired, and likewise he
    • thought because he desired wisdom.
    • desire. Thus the innocent soul of man loved before the
    • superhuman beings. However, they themselves had never descended to
    • preceding planet that they did not have to descend to develop the
    • men, artists, technicians etc. Physical mankind strides from race to
  • Title: Book: The Last Periods before the Division into Sexes
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    • WE SHALL NOW DESCRIBE the state of man before his
    • This soul life cannot be described as a true inner
    • Until now the average man has been described.
    • was therefore separated from them. Thereby the latter descended more
    • descendants of human forms which were once more highly developed.
  • Title: Book: The Hyperborean and the Polarean Epoch
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    • go back to the periods which precede what was described in the last
    • than that connected with what has been described in the preceding
    • time had to be described in outline here in order to afford a general
    • until the gradual progress of man has been described.
    • desires. But all this was enclosed in a soul body. Only to the
    • in the previous essays. In the description of the course of
    • the development proceeded in the manner which we have described. Each
    • descendants are produced by the force of reproduction, and at the
    • same time these descendants are endowed with a surplus of
    • development of man are described as the first two root races of our
    • which had brought him to the level we have described. But now the
    • drawn into the realm of the earthly-material. Previously, desires,
    • desired, could be wished for. What in theosophical
    • now become objects of desire. Through his body of wishes man became
    • This fact coincides with a great event in the
    • took place; the more delicate substantiality, which includes
    • reproduction by division to the one described last. It was indeed by
    • bodily heat has been described as “inner life.” But it
    • Everything which has been described here shows how
    • characterized there when one describes the following: The soul learns
  • Title: Book: Beginning of the Present Earth  Extrusion of the Sun
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    • described in the next essays.
    • have shapes which, were they to be described here, would strike
    • can only be taken from the animal realm described above, and from the
    • Besides these beings, the descendants of the
    • airlike substantiality divides itself into two, of which one becomes
    • ether also divides itself into two conditions of matter; one of them
    • descendants of the old groups also continue to exist, one can judge
    • described, the air body had become condensed to a water body. There
    • condition of the human body is described in works on mystery science
  • Title: Book: Extrusion of the Moon
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    • forward, aside, backward, to all sides, by means of four limb-like
    • magically. Thus they were ahead of man in the period described. Man
    • human form described above that man can develop the organs which
    • higher beings which we have described no longer have the fire mist
    • inhere in it, so to speak. The higher beings we have described have
    • medium of the fire mist, had now descended in order to exercise their
    • have described have no influence. Other beings now acquire power over
    • beings are designated as “sun gods” in mystery
  • Title: Book: Some Necessary Points of View
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    • “earthly period.” For when man began to unite his destiny
    • distinguish three such steps, which are designated as three
    • apparent that these designations at first have nothing to do
    • preceded by others. But everything which precedes these three is lost
    • destiny on our planet is revealed to him within spiritual
    • man must desire to know.
    • mystery science, the more modest he becomes. Only then does he
    • However, he who promulgates such knowledge needs modesty and true
    • in order that he can fulfill his destiny. The one who will have
    • prophetic prediction of the coming destinies of mankind is
    • will. Thus it will be with the great world events and human destinies
    • which are valueless, and can never be fulfilled. In the broadest
    • described as an expression of true wisdom. What happens here is just
    • order to describe the situation, one can express oneself somewhat as
    • avenues of human development described in the following chapters. For
  • Title: Book: On the Origin of the Earth
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    • appear in the course of the description, insofar as is possible in
    • which one designates as Saturn, Sun, and Moon. On can thus speak of
    • Venus, and Vulcan. Thus the heavenly body with which human destiny is
    • In imitation of oriental descriptions of this
    • designations are also in common use. Saturn, Sun, Moon, earth, and so
    • result, one can describe the three previous stages of development as
    • we shall describe only the development of consciousness.
  • Title: Book: The Earth and Its Future
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    • consciousness has been described in the preceding pages, and in the
    • discussions which are to follow this description will be amplified
    • described. Around the middle of the development of earth —
    • have described were stages of consciousness; the fourth is not only
    • elsewhere — strides ahead of his fellows in his development.
    • that to take place which he desires of such a supersensible being, at
    • consciousness of earth in a manner to be described in the following
    • subdivisions will be described for all seven planets. When, after a
    • described above as the real Jupiter consciousness. In a corresponding
  • Title: Book: The Life of Saturn
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    • IN ONE of the preceding descriptions, the great
    • spirits, of which a description, however, is quite impossible. In
    • performing their services in a way which will be described in the
    • and in theosophical literature they are designated as
    • spirits which has been described here does not coincide with the
  • Title: Book: The Life of the Sun
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    • been described in the preceding pages, there follows that of the Sun.
    • and cast off what one today designates as moon. In the third cycle
    • members as descendants of the former Sun planet.
  • Title: Book: Life on the Moon
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    • called instinct, desire — or the appetitive nature. From the
    • described, have an inactive (passive) character; they present
    • transition to coarseness. It thereby provides the substance out of
    • of man which we have described above. The entire plant world which
    • of ebbing of all the processes we have described, but also the
    • connected with a certain cosmic process which must also be described
    • development has been described here, leave the Sun. The development
    • further development described above. As long as the beings belonging
    • development could not attain the stage we have described. In the
    • been described concerning that period takes place on this Moon
  • Title: Book: The Life of Earth
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    • ether body and the astral body. It has also been described how, with
    • now be described.
    • describe as the real ancestor of man. It is the same power entity
    • describing. That which is lower than these human ancestors can only
    • such a designation incorrect. But here we shall not speak further of
    • describe the latter as well as possible than to worry very much about
    • The description of the development of the world of
    • The human ancestors of this race are described as forms with refined
    • cycle to which our description has now come, and which leads us into
    • heavenly body we have described, also leave at the same time. Their
    • described. Until this time, certain entities which are higher than
    • which in theosophical literature is designated as the third principle
    • race, the Lemurian. Again, the designation “race” for
    • with what today one designates as “race.” One must be
    • impossible to designate as “races.” In this respect,
    • In this book the universal development is described as if, throughout
    • which deserves to be called “race” also comes into
    • by what has been described here, but that the misunderstanding has
    • descriptions from the “Akasha Chronicle.” When the earth,
    • The same course of development will be described
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  • Title: Book: The Fourfold Man of Earth
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    • IN THIS DESCRIPTION, we shall take man as our
    • distaste, of the passions, impulses and desires and so forth. But
    • perfection. It is thus the oldest part of the present-day
    • In order that the transformation of man described
    • described above.
    • and the “I.” In the descriptions from the “Akasha
    • which, in their present form, are in a descending, others which are
    • following conclusion from the description given above: Because the
    • to receive it in the past, hence they are in a sense the oldest
  • Title: Book: Answers to Questions
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    • world around him; they show him his highest goals, his true destiny.
  • Title: Book: Prejudices Arising from Alleged Science (1904)
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    • oral presentations also has often been described how the earth
    • organisms which can be considered among the oldest of the plant world
    • the forms of this older plant world those desert-type plants which
    • ourselves again in the souls of our descendants, rather than in the
    • indirect descendants.” (Forel, Leben und Tod (Life and
  • Title: Book: Cosmic Memory: Back Cover
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    • 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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    • die Mysterien des Altertums (Christianity as Mystical Fact and
    • titled Die Erziehung des Kindes vom Gesichtspunkte der
    • curriculum, selected the faculty, and, despite constant demands for
    • building erected in consonance with his design and under his personal
    • Steiner in 1912. The original building was destroyed by fire in 1922,
    • art of Eurythmy, created and described by him as “visible
    • show him his highest goals, his true destiny. And they do this in a
    • undesirable connotations for many, current developments are fast
    • dealing with the science of the spirit is designed. This involves the
    • himself. Steiner describes this awakening as “...an
    • direction. In the matter of style, I do not so describe that my
    • perception which he described as “a fully conscious
    • his achievements are directly connected with the ultimate destiny of
  • Title: Book: Preface: Preface by the Editor of the German Edition (1939)
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    • worked unceasingly. In the description of the activity of the



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