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  • Title: Book: Contemporary Civilization in the Mirror of the Science of the Spirit (1904)
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    • and in other writings, declared everything to be superannuated which
    • could ever be explained by a mere splitting up of large bodies into
    • our race amounted to an antiquated superstition from the infancy of
    • subject to the compulsive ideas which acted upon the representatives
    • impossibility of the attempt to build up a science of the soul on the
    • studied in earlier times and up to the beginning of the nineteenth
    • looked upon with suspicion. Fundamental concepts, such as those of
    • sepulchral ceremonies. Man was terrorized by fear and superstition.
  • Title: Book: From the Akasha Chronicle
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    • give information which will supplement what is said by Scott-Elliott.
  • Title: Book: Our Atlantean Ancestors
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    • Atlantean times. Nobody impressed upon his intellect that three times
    • The man of today is superior to the Atlantean in logical reasoning,
    • look back upon long experience.
    • such greater density of air, must not occupy us here. Because of
    • What the Atlantean built up on the basis of nature he considered to
    • the conception of communal life. He who could look back upon certain
    • that his works be preserved in memory. Based upon this memory
    • of deeds, a group of men who belonged together elected one as leader
    • life of man was the fact that groups of men were formed which were
    • the formation of groups depended wholly upon natural forces, upon
    • action formed a social group.
    • group of men separated from another for the foundation of a new
    • something in this remembrance which the group did not find suitable
    • acquired found support from those who were initiated into the eternal
    • initiated, so that personal ability might have full support. Through
    • upon their memory, or who could look back upon a life of rich
    • memories, this role was now conferred upon the intelligent. If
    • group of men took place only when they were forced out of
  • 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
    • upon earth, not what was revealed from higher worlds for the welfare
    • a superhuman kind. Thus they were divine-human hybrid beings. One can
    • period there existed three groups of man-like beings: 1. The
    • have lost. 3. A small group of those who were developing the faculty
    • The second group of human beings was doomed to
    • From this third group the above-mentioned
    • The task which the leader imposed upon himself was
    • The isolated group thus faced an important
    • supernatural-divine. They heard that the invisible spiritual was the
    • looked up to their visible divine messengers, to the superhuman
    • the words which again and again he impressed upon his followers:
    • imposed upon the fifth root race. This race was to learn to direct
    • gathered around Manu, everything is descended which up to the
    • by the splendor which this power conferred upon them. From an
    • make use of certain powers which are conferred upon them from above.
  • Title: Book: The Lemurian Race
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    • insuperable obstacles.
    • of our fifth root race up to the present, have been discussed.
    • from those of later men. Through this strength they acted upon their
    • different from the small group. They were not especially different
    • devolved upon her. This appearance took place under the influence of
    • for the moment to say that they possessed superhuman wisdom and
    • power. They now isolated a small group out of Lemurian mankind and
    • Under their direction the men of this group had been trained in the
    • The above-mentioned leaders caused the group to
    • divide itself into smaller groups. They put the women in charge of
    • ordering and establishing these groups. Through her memory, woman had
    • childish beginnings. The words of our language all too easily call up
    • their labors and contrivances. Their occupations were often such that
    • emerged. This influence exercised the strongest effect upon all that
    • were imprinted upon them by woman.”
  • Title: Book: The Division into Sexes
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    • other upon it. While the material substances had not yet become
    • denser the soul had to submit to the laws impressed upon this matter
    • employed all its energy toward the exterior, in order to build up the
    • inner organs which can be built up by the surplus soul energy are
    • spirit and soul are fused into one unit. Upon the male soul in woman
    • upon the female soul in man the action of the spirit is male, and
    • which he is now. But one must not suppose that no beings which
    • consciousness. This was different among the superhuman beings
    • spirit. Their knowledge and wisdom were supersensibly
    • superhuman beings did not have to take part in this descent. Since
    • “man” through the fact that wisdom shone upon them as the
    • sunlight does upon us, as a free gift “from above.”
    • The superhuman beings received wisdom by way of
    • directed toward the outside, but toward the inside. The superhuman
    • is love. The superhuman beings directed all their love outward
    • superhuman beings, confronted man, who was still childishly
    • consciousness. The soul of the superhuman beings also loves in this
    • The task of the superhuman natures, of the great
    • leaders, was that they impressed upon youthful man their own
    • together insofar as they are physical beings. Upon this love rests
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  • Title: Book: The Last Periods before the Division into Sexes
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    • which also was supplied from the outside. But one must by no means
    • heat. He was thus in a position to supply the young organism with the
    • the influences which act upon the touch. But they also played an
    • acted accordingly. From such influences upon the touch he could tell
    • 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
    • Therefore, these superhuman individuals could receive communications
    • these beings considered it their task to act upon the new life in
    • and when they corrupted an originally pure impulse. In these older
    • half superhuman beings (cf. page 96/97). The latter were not
    • also arose among the images of their souls. The truly superhuman
    • different among the half superhuman entities. They felt the impulse
    • Through this they differed from the superhuman entities. To these
    • received from the spirit. The half-superhuman beings learned
    • It must therefore be said that by half-superhuman
    • him as an instinctive impulse by superhuman beings. Spiritually, he
    • half-superhuman beings had not intervened. Through their influence
  • Title: Book: The Hyperborean and the Polarean Epoch
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    • will be rewarded when one looks upon the deep mysteries, the
    • further back than was done in the preceding essays, one comes upon
    • earthly dwelling place. Man first entered upon the earth in this
    • development of the ancestors of man up to that period which is to
    • number of human souls which entered upon the earthly scene, but
    • material process could act on them. Any action upon them was purely
    • With the entering upon the earth, something
    • Thereupon occurs that which one calls “death.” In
    • It can be seen that up to this point the entire
    • now begins. Man starts to produce his own source of heat. Up to this
    • upon which it could develop a life which was no longer merely a
    • universe, with which it is causally connected. Up to this point there
    • we know it today. Light and darkness acted upon man as vague
    • Up to now, what was caused by the development of
    • spirit, when man begins to think about that which acts upon him from
  • 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
    • rudiments and become fused with them. Before man enters upon the
    • They impress their nature upon this ether, in order that it can
    • astral men live and whence they act upon their ether likenesses. The
    • in the envelope of earth previously acted only upon one kind of
    • substantiality, they must now act upon three. They act upon them in
    • must divide itself into two groups. One group works on the air-like
    • group can do more. It can work on the two other substantialities; it
    • chemical ether. This second group of astral men has acquired its
    • the astral nature — the first group — and condemning it
    • also the cells which later make up the more complicated living
    • these. Thus a new group of animals of coarser materiality than the
    • Another new group of physical entities has a body
    • plants of today. Finally, the third new group represents man of that
    • descendants of the old groups also continue to exist, one can judge
    • took place among groups of terrestrial beings which previously had
    • upon them from the outside. Thus the plants came under the influence
    • the expense of others. A group of beings split off which were well
    • first the higher natural realms did not act upon this rigid mineral
  • Title: Book: Extrusion of the Moon
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    • into the upper regions. Their decisions and impulses emanated from
    • strove upward in order that he might first embody the understanding
    • was moving upward through the stage of the fire mist; they
    • The other half of this form is turned upward, so to speak. The
    • upright. This is the immediate consequence of the extrusion of the
    • It will be seen that in his second, his upper
    • half, man has developed something upon which the higher beings we
    • this upper half. In earlier stages of their development, these beings
    • present. It exists in men. These beings seize upon this human
    • entities just mentioned acts on his upper half. Thus man comes under
    • leadership of those entities which are summed up under the name
    • participate in earthly creation up to the point at which the sun
    • somewhat lesser work than the moon gods up to this time, nevertheless
    • nature is the lighting up of an inner sun. This is said not only in a
  • Title: Book: Some Necessary Points of View
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    • planets before he appeared upon earth. But under these “other
    • supersensible cognition. But mankind cannot live without the latter.
    • be opened toward the past of man, others will be added upon the
    • nothing with respect to the cognition of supersensible truths. He
    • scale of consciousness goes up and down.
    • initiates of mystery science, and behind them stand superhuman
    • colonies must be sought in a supersensible world. If with his
    • consciousness man could raise himself into this supersensible world,
    • subordinate and superior entities exist in relation to man. But it is
  • Title: Book: On the Origin of the Earth
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    • to pass through. In mystery science these have been named Jupiter,
    • imperceptibly. Rather there are certain interruptions. The Saturn
    • inferior to the one of today with respect to clarity, it is superior
    • development of subordinate and superior entities and objects proceeds
  • Title: Book: The Earth and Its Future
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    • and supplemented in essential points.
    • “Jupiter” in mystery science. Then man will be able to
    • will not be interrupted against its will. It has become lord over
    • self-conscious image consciousness on “Jupiter.” This
    • self-conscious object consciousness or supra-psychic
    • something of supersensible beings and objects, and he can influence
    • that to take place which he desires of such a supersensible being, at
    • condition of earth goes over into the life of Jupiter — after
    • period of rest (Pralaya), earth has changed into Jupiter, and
    • the fifth cycle of Jupiter does man attain the stage which has been
    • described above as the real Jupiter consciousness. In a corresponding
    • Jupiter the speed of the Moon, on Venus that of the Sun will again be
    • their physical body and can acquire supersensible knowledge outside
    • science of the Occident, in contrast with the super-ordinated
  • Title: Book: The Life of Saturn
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    • contemporary humanity, men of different ages do not only follow upon
    • self-conscious (supra-psychic) object consciousness, and a sixth with
    • looks upon five more forms of consciousness, as far off as distant
    • creative (supra-spiritual) consciousness. These
    • (supra-psychic) object consciousness is called “Spirits of
    • that the conceptions of these spiritual beings superordinated to
    • the man who sacrifices true Christianity to a supposedly advanced
  • Title: Book: The Life of the Sun
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    • interrupts man's state of wakefulness today, is a remainder, as it
    • turned upward like the blossom of the plant. This plant-man organism
    • to calling these seven smaller cycles, which make up a so-called
    • supra-psychic consciousness. These spirits attain this as a fruit of
    • consciousness, which man will develop only on Jupiter as conscious
  • Title: Book: Life on the Moon
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    • train and then, upon awakening, realizes that it was the ticking of
    • in a room where ugly animals are sitting on the ceiling, and upon
    • latter can develop presupposes that the environment also changes. It
    • today. He moved forward and backward, up and down in this viscous
  • Title: Book: The Life of Earth
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    • the components were successively formed which make up the so-called
    • astral body. Now the Spirits of Personality seize upon this higher
    • is called the “formless” or Arupa condition. At
    • Rupa condition. Man advances in it insofar as his previously
    • development up to this point three other realms have come into
    • Spirits at the thought stage (Rupa stage), the Spirits of
    • texts. In this respect one therefore speaks of an Arupa, a
    • Rupa, an astral and a physical globe. Some have considered
    • really quite superfluous remark that the inspirations of the great
    • difficult when somebody presumes to describe the supersensible worlds
  • Title: Book: The Fourfold Man of Earth
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    • science of the spirit and their pupils.
    • contemplation, for instance the highest part of the upper thigh bone.
    • the support of the human torso can be attained with the least amount
    • up to the present stage of the latter. All the forces of these
    • Saturn, but partially made up the development under unfavorable
    • Chronicle” which we have given up to this point, it has become
    • food pulp along in regular movements, upon which the human volition
    • which the pupil of the eye is enlarged when the latter is exposed to
    • his thoughts into air waves. He thereby impresses upon the external
    • certain respect moved up to the level of plant existence. At that
  • Title: Book: Answers to Questions
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    • the Greeks is built up on the basis of directly acting forces which
  • Title: Book: Prejudices Arising from Alleged Science (1904)
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    • But up to the present day, traces of a paradise, of a life of the
    • all scientific facts into account, we leave the supernatural
    • toward the suppression of such impulses when he has to tell himself
    • positive facts consider that everything “supersensible”
    • springs only from day-dreams and unscientific superstition. In the
    • ascertains in certain areas from its supersensible sources. From
    • occupied by a large portion of the Atlantic Ocean. In the essays,
    • These facts have been ascertained by purely supersensible
    • superstition. Thus it is really strange when one can read the
    • of the future and the insuperable might of inimical powers, the soul
    • quite naturally forced upon man in the same way in which one thinks
    • religious conceptions is taken from the region of the supersensible
    • supersensible entities, is made the creator of this content without
    • supersensible worlds, and that the feelings of fear and love then
    • experience the content of the supersensible world, just as it is
    • is that they resort to the kind of deduction to support their
    • equally hypothetical songs and trumpet soundings of supposed angels
    • to the world of the senses sets up the dogma: That of which I can
    • supersensible world from opinions which appear to be founded on
    • of warm soul, who however could not find the supersensible content of
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  • Title: Book: Introduction: Cosmic Memory
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    • group of eminent scholars in residence at Weimar, where he worked
    • this experience made upon him, he wrote his Friedrich Nietzsche,
    • lecturer. This activity was eventually to occupy the major portion of
    • developments flowed from his pen. Finally, upon completion of his
    • or hearers. His scrupulous regard and deep respect for the freedom of
    • From his student days, Steiner had been occupied
    • system of education of children and young people based upon factors
    • his assistance in many other directions, he carefully supervised the
    • supervision. Intended as the building in which Steiner's four dramas
    • “occult” or “supersensible” may have
    • looks upon the deep mysteries, the important human enigmas which are
    • The essays contained in this book occupy a
    • “specific details” touch upon processes and events of
    • man's prehistory and early history, and shed light upon the
  • Title: Book: Preface: Preface by the Editor of the German Edition (1939)
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    • activities and other occupations. Apart from the results of spiritual
    • essays from this periodical which touch upon the epistemological
    • supersensible worlds is also able to survey problems of the present

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