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  • Title: Book: Contemporary Civilization in the Mirror of the Science of the Spirit (1904)
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    • Contempor
    • Contemporary Civilization in the Mirror of the
    • enigmas of existence, it sounds quite different than it did a short
    • Ludwig Buechner's Kraft und Stoff (Force and Matter) became a
    • sort of gospel among wide circles of the educated. One may well say
    • in those times. A short time before, the microscope had shown the
    • Geology, the science of the formation of the earth, had come to the
    • the origin of man in a completely natural way and began its
    • victorious course through the educated world so auspiciously that for
    • many it seemed to dispose of all “old belief.” A short
    • different way of speaking through more mature reflection on
    • scientific questions. A work has just appeared which bears the title,
    • Naturwissenschaft und Weltanschauung (Science and World
    • Conception). Its author is Max Verworn, a physiologist of the school
    • of Haeckel. In this work one can read the following: “Indeed,
    • events in the cells and fibers of the cerebral cortex with which
    • mechanism of the brain as we look into the works of a clock, we would
    • never find anything but moving atoms. No human being could see or
    • material world and the psyche. However fruitful the materialistic
    • point of view has been as a scientific working hypothesis, however
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  • Title: Book: From the Akasha Chronicle
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    • BY MEANS OF ordinary history man can learn only a
    • small part of what humanity experienced in prehistory. Historical
    • paleontology, and geology can teach us is very limited. Furthermore,
    • consider how the picture of an event or people, not so very remote
    • from us, has changed when new historical evidence has been
    • thing as given by different historians, and he will soon realize on
    • belonging to the external world of the senses is subject to time. In
    • addition, time destroys what has originated in time. On the other
    • hand, external history is dependent on what has been preserved in
    • origin in the eternal. But the eternal is not accessible to sensory
    • are open for man. He can develop forces dormant in him so that he can
    • Worlds?), which appear in this periodical*, this
    • the eternal origins of the things which vanish with time. A man
    • from transitory to non-transitory history. It is a fact that this
    • history is written in other characters than is ordinary history. In
    • given in our language. For our language corresponds to the world of
    • the character of this sense world. To the uninitiated, who cannot yet
    • convince himself of the reality of a separate spiritual world through
    • not something worse.
    • in the spiritual world comes to know past events in their eternal
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  • Title: Book: Our Atlantean Ancestors
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    • Our Atlantean Ancestors
    • OUR ATLANTEAN ancestors differed more from
    • wholly to the world of the senses. This difference extended not only
    • had a highly developed memory. This memory was one of their
    • most prominent mental faculties. For example, the Atlantean did not
    • four is twelve. In the event that he had to perform such a
    • calculation he could manage because he remembered identical or
    • develops in an organism, an old faculty loses power and acuteness.
    • The man of today is superior to the Atlantean in logical reasoning,
    • in the ability to combine. On the other hand, memory has
    • deteriorated. Nowadays man thinks in concepts; the Atlantean thought
    • judgment accordingly. For this reason all teaching at that time was
    • the child had grown and had gone out into life, for everything he had
    • 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
    • before. One did not invent; one remembered. He was not an authority
    • therefore could remember much. In the Atlantean period it would have
    • been impossible for someone to decide an important matter before
    • initiates and their schools. For they are in advance of the
    • stage of development of their period. For admission into such
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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
    • in prehistory, will also be able to rise to a conception of the
    • to be described required enormously long periods of time.
    • Therefore it was only natural that the great mass of men felt their
    • of the gods. For what these leaders knew and could do would not have
    • been attainable by human sense organs and by human reason. They were
    • their orders, their commandments, and also their instruction. It was
    • messengers” either directed the communities themselves or
    • the laws according to which mankind had to develop. This was true. In
    • was therefore incomprehensible to the people. Equally little did the
    • upon earth, not what was revealed from higher worlds for the welfare
    • of earth. Therefore the teachings of the leaders had to be expressed
    • in a form unlike communications about earthly events. The language
    • fiery clouds” in order to tell them how they were to lead men.
    • Only man can appear in human form; entities whose capacities tower
    • through what the majority of men still had to experience. They
    • could assume human form. But their spiritual-mental qualities were of
    • order to help mankind forward on their earthly path. The real home of
    • able to inform them of the principles by which they directed them.
    • For until the fifth subrace of the Atlanteans, the Primal Semites,
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  • Title: Book: The Lemurian Race
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    • very distant prehistoric period in the development of mankind, will
    • be set forth in this chapter. This period precedes the one depicted
    • books that it inhabited the Lemurian Continent. According to these
    • nowhere is a dogmatic character to be claimed for these
    • surprising even for the occultist who reads them for the first time
    • — although the word “surprising” is not quite
    • exact. Therefore he should only communicate them after the most
    • the very greatest importance occurred with respect to the earth and
    • latter be discussed. By and large, memory was not yet
    • things and events, these ideas did not remain in the memory.
    • Therefore they did not yet have a language in the true sense. Rather
    • sensations, pleasure, joy, pain and so forth, but which did not
    • the energy of growth of plants, from the life force of animals. In
    • action and life. He even understood the physical and chemical forces
    • of a kind of instinct. Moreover, to a great extent, he had power over
    • of his arm by a simple effort of the will. For example, he could lift
    • enormous loads merely by using his will. If later the Atlantean was
    • helped by his control of the life force, the Lemurian was helped by
    • misinterpreted — a born magician in all fields of lower human
    • pain, to accomplish daring deeds. Those who could not bear tortures,
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  • Title: Book: The Division into Sexes
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    • MUCH AS THE HUMAN FORM in those ancient times
    • described in the preceding chapters differed from the form of
    • present-day man, one comes to conditions still more dissimilar if one
    • goes even further back in the history of mankind. For only in the
    • course of time did the forms of man and woman develop from an older,
    • basic form in which human beings were neither the one nor the other,
    • but rather were both at once. He who wants to form an idea of these
    • enormously distant periods of the past must however liberate himself
    • before the middle of the epoch which in the preceding passages was
    • consisted of soft and malleable materials. The other forms of earth
    • condition, earth was still in a welling, more fluid one. As the human
    • takes on a male or a female body is due to the fact that the
    • development of external terrestrial nature forces the one or the
    • rigid, the soul could force these substances to obey its own laws. It
    • control matter, it formed its body as neither male nor female, but,
    • instead gave it qualities which embraced both at the same time. For
    • The external formation of earth resulted in that
    • the body assumed a one-sided form. The male body has taken a form
    • the two-sexed, male-female soul inhabits a single-sexed, male or
    • female body. In the course of development the body had taken a form
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  • Title: Book: The Last Periods before the Division into Sexes
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    • The Last Periods before the Division into
    • WE SHALL NOW DESCRIBE the state of man before his
    • 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
    • brought to completion outside of it by a force which was akin to our
    • will power. In order to bring about such an external maturation the
    • care of the parent being was necessary. Man brought certain organs
    • into the world which he later cast off. Others, which were quite
    • incomplete at his first appearance, developed more fully. The whole
    • an egg-form and the casting off of an eggshell, but here one must not
    • stated explicitly, for in even earlier times it was different, as
    • mother organism occurred under the influence of an increased warmth
    • think that the egg-man — as he will be called for the sake of
    • By means of his powers man could confine fire, or respectively, heat,
    • heat. He was thus in a position to supply the young organism with the
    • warmth which it needed for its maturation.
    • 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
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  • Title: Book: The Hyperborean and the Polarean Epoch
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    • The Hyperborean and the Polarean Epoch
    • scientifically in the contemporary sense, then only the consciousness
    • that one is reporting faithfully in accordance with spiritual
    • neunzehnten Jahrhundert (Conceptions of the World and of Life in
    • For those however who incline toward these matters of the science of
    • passages reproduced here. Especially important matters will be
    • easy in this area. The author of this present book in no way claims
    • that he should be believed blindly. He merely wishes to report what
    • his best efforts have enabled him to discover. He will welcome any
    • correction based on competent knowledge. He feels obliged to
    • because the signs of the times urge it. Moreover, a long period of
    • time had to be described in outline here in order to afford a general
    • more easily communicated in the symbolical sign language used in
    • permitted. Therefore the reader is requested to bear with much that
    • important human enigmas which are indicated. A true self-knowledge of
    • man is, after all, the result of these “Akasha Records,”
    • which for the scientist of the spirit are realities as certain as are
    • mountain ranges and rivers for the eye of sense. An error of
    • earlier, in a vaporous and steam-like, and in an even more remote
    • epoch of its development. Before that, he belonged to other worlds,
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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
    • in their form of today. For this condition was preceded by others in
    • different forms. That which one now calls earth went through many
    • changes before it could become the carrier of our present mineral,
    • plant, animal, and human worlds. Minerals for instance also existed
    • One can conceive of such a transformation to some
    • everything in it which is substance, form, and process disappears,
    • except for the small seed. Life develops by passing through it, and
    • in the new year it rises again in the same form. Thus everything
    • disappeared, only to arise again in its present condition. What for
    • passed away, as in the plant, root, stalk, and so forth, pass away.
    • old form develops anew. The forces which will cause the new form to
    • kind of earth germ. This contained within itself the forces which led
    • to the earth of today. These forces were acquired through earlier
    • as a mineral; plant, or animal nature has been drawn into these human
    • rudiments and become fused with them. Before man enters upon the
    • refined ether. Whence this etheric earth originated will be
    • They impress their nature upon this ether, in order that it can
    • Actually the astral body or the soul of man is for the most part
    • still outside the ether body and organizes it from without. To
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  • Title: Book: Extrusion of the Moon
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    • that he did this very gradually. If one wants to form an idea of his
    • corporeality on the level of development which is being discussed,
    • one can best do this by imagining it as similar to water vapor or to
    • reality in a completely external way. For the fire cloud
    • “man” is internally alive and organized. In comparison to
    • forward, aside, backward, to all sides, by means of four limb-like
    • organs. For the rest, something has already been said about the soul
    • One must not think however that the movements or
    • 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.
    • For the important, basic quality of the fire mist was that on the
    • instincts, and passions to the point where they could be formed in
    • material forms. This does not represent a degradation for them in the
    • requires a higher power and capacity to direct denser forms of
    • strove upward in order that he might first embody the understanding
    • in more refined matter, so that later it could act toward the
    • external; they had already incorporated the understanding into
    • order to articulate the understanding into the world around them. Man
    • Those forces especially, which man knows as the
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  • Title: Book: Some Necessary Points of View
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    • “earthly period.” For when man began to unite his destiny
    • prepared himself for earthly existence, as it were. One must
    • for these stages are the Saturn, Sun and Moon periods. It will become
    • planets before he appeared upon earth. But under these “other
    • conditions of the earth itself and of its inhabitants. Before it
    • is called Saturn, Sun, and Moon no more exists today as a physical
    • and of the other beings belonging to earth will form the subject of
    • in a darkness which for the present the research of mystery science
    • cannot illuminate. For this research is not based on speculation, on
    • experience. As our physical eye can see outdoors only as far as a
    • certain boundary line and cannot look beyond the horizon, so the
    • beginning” of the world, or “why God really created the
    • world.” For the scientist of the spirit it is rather a matter
    • such questions. Everything man needs for the fulfillment of his
    • experience. The one who patiently works his way into the
    • those questions which are vital to him. In the following essays for
    • origin of evil” is resolved, as well as much else which
    • origin of the world” and similar matters. He can.
    • But in order to be able to be enlightened, he must first absorb the
    • knowledge revealed within more proximate spiritual experience.
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  • Title: Book: On the Origin of the Earth
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    • stags of this development of mankind which were passed through before
    • the formation of the earth took place and before this sphere became
    • the scene of that development. Therefore at present we are concerned
    • with the fourth stage in the great universal life of man. For now we
    • the words of ordinary language, that is, without having recourse to
    • the form of expression of mystery science.
    • Man existed before there was an earth. But one
    • of development, so has the earth, before becoming that which one now
    • calls “earth.” For the time being, as has been indicated
    • which contemporary science connects with the names
    • this area in their proper light. For the present one should connect
    • Before the heavenly body on which the life of man
    • takes place became “earth,” it had had three other forms
    • mankind take place Moon, before that Sun, and yet earlier, Saturn.
    • to assume three further principal stages which the earth, or better
    • fourth, and will in the future have to pass through three more until
    • of his heavenly body does not proceed as gradually as for instance
    • and so forth, where one condition goes over into another more or less
    • subsequent forms of the heavenly body inhabited by man, there are
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  • Title: Book: The Earth and Its Future
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    • finds himself at present. But before he attained it, he, and with him
    • stages of repetition on earth, there arose for example, a colored
    • consciousness consisted of such images, tones, and so forth, which
    • condition of consciousness does color no longer appear merely in the
    • of an object in space. In mystery science therefore, one also calls
    • “objective consciousness.” It has been formed slowly
    • organs of sense slowly arose and thus made perceptible the most
    • diverse sensory qualities in external objects. Apart from the senses
    • which will show the world of the senses in a diversity still greater
    • The colored world, the sounding world, and so
    • forth, which earlier man had perceived within himself, confronts him
    • new world appears within him: the world of ideas or thoughts. One
    • form ideas and thoughts about objects. This capacity constitutes the
    • basis for memory and for self-consciousness. Only conceptualizing man
    • can develop a memory of that which he has perceived; and only
    • change after its present form. It is not absurd to say something
    • life on the following planets. For in the first place, the
    • clairvoyant — for certain reasons which are to be given
    • an image of the future stages of mankind. Moreover, the three
    • men in germinal states; and clairvoyant research has means for
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  • Title: Book: The Life of Saturn
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    • contemporary humanity, men of different ages do not only follow upon
    • man or the mature woman, the youth, travel through life side by
    • side. Thus the ancestors of man existed on Saturn not only as
    • looks upon five more forms of consciousness, as far off as distant
    • their further existence took place in worlds which lie beyond the
    • realms of man. Therefore, we cannot and need not speak of them
    • performing their services in a way which will be described in the
    • “creators,” too, once had to pass through the stages of
    • called “Radiating Lives” or “Radiating
    • These spirits are the creators of the man of
    • is further elaborated. The other kinds of beings indicated above
    • participate in this elaboration in the most diverse ways.
    • same time work on the human body in such a way that a “wise
    • more exact, their work on man already begins shortly after the middle
    • Motion” or of “Activity.” In Christian mystery
    • Mahat is to be found for them.) From the middle of the second
    • development, the further elaboration of the human material body, in
    • which they implant the capacity of movement and of forceful activity.
    • After this point, the work of the fourth kind of
    • beings, the so-called “Spirits of Form,” begins. They
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  • Title: Book: The Life of the Sun
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    • were, a memory of the time of the Sun development. One can also
    • compare it with that dull state of consciousness in which the world
    • In order to understand the development of mankind,
    • which sends life forces to one or several planets situated at a
    • which it gave force. These beings — and also man at his level
    • way of substances, forces, and beings which exists on and in the
    • within the Sun. It formed a part of its substances, forces,
    • Moon. This is not the present moon, but the predecessor of our
    • two bodies thus existed in place of the former planetary Sun, namely,
    • those forces which they had previously obtained directly from it as
    • members as descendants of the former Sun planet.
    • state in which it was previously. It is permeated by a second, more
    • delicate, but in itself more powerful body, the ether body. While the
    • his forms he already somewhat resembles present-day man. But, the
    • turned upward like the blossom of the plant. This plant-man organism
    • But man only develops into this form during the
    • passes. For the duration of the first of these small cycles there is
    • as yet no ether body in the human organism. Everything which occurred
    • previous form somewhat. If it were to remain as it was on Saturn, it
    • would not be capable of harboring an ether body. It is changed in
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  • Title: Book: Life on the Moon
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    • state of consciousness of present-day man, for it was duller than
    • compared to this condition of dreamless sleep, or to the present
    • consciousness of the sleeping plant world. But in all these instances
    • and beings of the outside world. But these images are not likenesses
    • The dream images are echoes of the experiences of the day, or
    • symbolical expressions for events in the dreamer's environment, or
    • for what is taking place in the interior of the dreaming person.
    • images of more or less remote daily experiences. An example of the
    • correspondence of image and object. At present in the earth
    • development, the conception is a likeness of its object; thus for
    • Assume, for instance, that the Moon man approaches an object which to
    • him is pleasing or advantageous. Then a colored image of a light tone
    • arises in his soul; when something harmful or displeasing comes near
    • likeness. but a symbol of the object which corresponds to it
    • symbolical conceptions can direct its life in accordance with
    • The inner life of man's ancestor on the Moon thus
    • The basis for the development of this image
    • consciousness in man's ancestors on the Moon was the formation of a
    • This formation, however, only occurred in the
    • is subject to such a transformation that in the third Moon cycle
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  • Title: Book: The Life of Earth
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    • the components were successively formed which make up the so-called
    • the appearance of a new body, the old ones must always be transformed
    • so that they can become carriers and instruments of the one formed
    • even to that of dreamless sleep of the present, although for man of
    • dreamless sleep. With the formation of the astral body a dim image
    • Sun. Simultaneously, the physical body was so transformed in the
    • body, or in other words, that the ether body could work in the
    • and again the physical body and the ether body were transformed in
    • 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.
    • As has been shown, higher spirits actively work on
    • received the capacity for joy and pain through the Spirits of
    • last Saturn cycle the spirit man (Atma) was formed with the
    • through the help of the Seraphim. Thus actually two origins of man
    • were formed during these three great cycles: a lower man, consisting
    • separate origins of man together.
    • resume approximately the same forms of existence which they already
    • their lifeless character of today, while for the rest they are still
    • out of the uniform species of animal man there develop two classes.
    • astral body do the Fire Spirits now accomplish their work, while in
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  • Title: Book: The Fourfold Man of Earth
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    • of the physical body, the ether or life body, the astral body and the
    • dispositions for a higher development. The “I” by its own
    • initiative transforms the “lower” bodies, and thereby
    • incorporates into them higher parts of human nature. The ennobling
    • transformation of the ether or life body creates the life spirit
    • (Buddhi), and the transformation of the physical body creates
    • the true “spirit man” (Atma). The transformation
    • development of the earth; the conscious transformation of the ether
    • This threefold transformation of man is a
    • conscious one; it was preceded by one more or less unconscious during
    • transformation of astral body, ether body, and physical body that one
    • must seek the origin of the sentient soul, of the intellectual soul,
    • consider the physical body as the lowest and therefore as the least
    • perfect. However, in this, one would be in error. It is true that the
    • perfection in the future, but at present the physical body is more
    • earth, the mineral realm, is it possible for the error we have
    • mentioned to arise. For man has the ether body in common with the
    • composed of the same substances and forces which exist in the wider
    • mineral realm, but the manner in which these substances and forces
    • part of the human physical body as the subject for this
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  • Title: Book: Answers to Questions
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    • from its storehouse, &$151; how is it to be explained that in
    • will, of the imagination, of the mastery of natural forces which were
    • previously gained assumes a different form. It then no longer
    • manifests itself in its own character, but as a basis for the
    • new capacity. Among the Atlanteans for instance, it was the faculty
    • of memory which was acquired. Contemporary man indeed can form only a
    • very weak conception of what the memory of an Atlantean could
    • fifth root race, in Atlantis was only acquired through the memory.
    • of a quite different order if contemporary man were obliged to be the
    • first to acquire them. For the faculty which this contemporary man is
    • to acquire is the combinatory understanding. Logic did not exist
    • must withdraw, in its own form, become submerged beneath the
    • threshold of consciousness if a new one is to be acquired. For
    • would have to change its capacity for intuitively erecting its artful
    • The Atlanteans also had for example, the capacity
    • to control the life force in a certain way. They constructed their
    • wonderful machines through this force. But on the other hand, they
    • had nothing of the gift for story-telling which the peoples of the
    • form it could become the basis for the intellectual activity of our
    • race. The great inventors among us are incarnations of
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  • Title: Book: Prejudices Arising from Alleged Science (1904)
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    • life of the present makes it difficult for one who is seeking the
    • especially for the conscientious seeker of truth in this respect.
    • research can point to the enormous blessings it has bestowed and
    • produced when a personality who wants to see a view of the world
    • proud words: “For there lies an abyss between these two extreme
    • conceptions of life: one for this world alone, the other for heaven.
    • science, by that inexorable science which probes into and dissects
    • everything, which does not shrink back before any mystery, which
    • explores heaven beyond the stars of the nebula, analyzes the
    • horizons to us through radium and other discoveries; this science
    • among themselves and their gradual changes in form, today draws the
    • organ of the human soul, the brain, into the sphere of its
    • penetrating research.” (Prof. August Forel, Leben und
    • in the words which Forel joins to the remarks quoted above: “In
    • communications of the science of the spirit. If a feeling for such
    • well-founded-ness by means of a more delicate logic, he can be driven
    • two things. First of all, the authorities who know the cogency of
    • run the risk of becoming an impractical person of no use in life. For
    • dilemma will find it easy to work their way through to a realization
    • would, for instance, see the following: The results of the science of
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  • Title: Book: Contents: Cosmic Memory
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    • Prehistory of Earth and Man
    • Preface by the Editor of the
    • i. Contemporary Civilization in the Mirror
    • iii. Our Atlantean Ancestors
    • vii. The Last Periods before
    • viii. The Hyperborean and the Polarean Epoch
    • xii. On the Origin of the Earth
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    • Cosmic Memory
    • Cosmic Memory
    • Prehistory of Earth and Man
    • West Nyack, New York
    • The authorized translation in the Western Hemisphere by agreement with
    • the Rudolf Steiner-Nachlassverwaltung, Dornach, Switzerland.
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    • Cosmic Memory
    • ABOUT THE AUTHOR
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • The success of Rudolf Steiner Education (sometimes referred to as Waldorf Education) has proven the correctness of Steiner's concept of the way to prepare the child for his eventual adult role in and his contribution to modern society. Today there are some seventy Rudolf Steiner Schools in existence in seventeen countries including the United States, Canada, Mexico, and South America, with a total of 30,000 children enrolled.
  • Title: Book: Introduction: Cosmic Memory
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    • at critical moments in human history, and whose contribution places
    • Born in Austria in 1861, educated at the
    • Grundlinien einer Erkenntnistheorie der Goetheschen
    • Weltanschauung (Theory of Knowledge Implicit in Goethe's
    • Conception of the World). Four years later he was called to join the
    • group of eminent scholars in residence at Weimar, where he worked
    • with them at the Goethe-Schiller Archives for some years. A further
    • Weltanschauung (Goethe's Conception of the World) which, together
    • Against his Time), published in 1895. This work evaluates the
    • the work of men whose influence has gone far to shape the thinking of
    • the modern world. In somewhat enlarged form, this thesis appeared
    • Science), as the preface to Steiner's chief philosophical work,
    • At about this time Steiner began his work as a
    • lecturer. This activity was eventually to occupy the major portion of
    • Western Europe. These journeys extended from Norway, Sweden and
    • Finland in the north to Italy and Sicily in the South, and included
    • before audiences of most diverse backgrounds and from every walk of
    • Steiner wrote for various periodicals and for the daily press. For
    • work at Weimar, Steiner moved to Berlin in 1897 to assume the
    • Maximum number of matches per file exceeded.
  • Title: Book: Preface: Preface by the Editor of the German Edition (1939)
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    • appeared in 1904 are now published in book form after thirty-five
    • years. They were written for the periodical Lucifer Gnosis,
    • confusing that beside the new terminology coined for the Occident one
    • is also mentioned which has been taken from oriental esoterica. The
    • had stayed in people's memories, but the finer nuances which the
    • Oriental associates with them remained closed to the European. The
    • adaptation of our language, which is fitted for sensory perception,
    • to a more delicate spiritual conceptualization and to a concrete
    • picturing of even the extrasensory was something at which Dr. Steiner
    • worked unceasingly. In the description of the activity of the
    • Hierarchies he uses the Christian terminology customary for this
    • What is here presented in form of a brief survey,
    • these two essays should furnish proof that the investigator of
    • supersensible worlds is also able to survey problems of the present
    • for those who are advanced in the study of the science of the spirit,
    • (Historical Necessity and Freedom, Fateful Influences from the World



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