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  • Title: Book: Contemporary Civilization in the Mirror of the Science of the Spirit (1904)
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    • were made the object of study. The remains of primitive cultures,
    • and the impressions of extinct plants were to bear witness to the
    • acquainted were not new. They were phenomena which had already been
    • consequently of man were concerned. For a while, the ideas of
  • Title: Book: From the Akasha Chronicle
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    • * These essays were published in book form, Berlin,
  • Title: Book: Our Atlantean Ancestors
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    • combining, on which everything rests that is produced today, were
    • uniformity to all of life. For long periods things were done again
    • powers were developed which were still closer to those of subordinate
    • such power. Plants were cultivated in the Atlantean period not merely
    • to direct it in such ingenious ways as once were possible. From this
    • ideas of fatigue and the depletion of forces were quite different
    • — a settlement resembled a garden in which the houses were
    • were equipped with such spiritual and physical powers as have been
    • were formed.
    • possessed something of the forces of nature. These men were more
    • were their successors. Their soul powers were more connected with
    • Because of this, words at that time were curative; they could advance
    • life of man was the fact that groups of men were formed which were
    • of the ancestors were not to be forgotten by their whole line
    • which were of a more instinctive kind. Through such a system of
    • education the capacities of the father were generally transmitted to
    • in theosophic literature. The personal experiences which were
    • acquired found support from those who were initiated into the eternal
    • laws of spiritual development. Powerful rulers themselves were
    • Enormous power was in their hands, and they were greatly
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  • Title: Book: Transition of the Fourth into the Fifth Root Race
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    • they followed leaders whose abilities towered far above theirs. The
    • wisdom these leaders possessed and the powers at their command were
    • been attainable by human sense organs and by human reason. They were
    • instructed men who were sufficiently advanced in the art of
    • with the gods” and were initiated by the gods themselves into
    • of initiation were called temples of the mysteries. From them the
    • earthly, and neither were the shapes in which these gods revealed
    • fiery clouds” in order to tell them how they were to lead men.
    • Because they themselves were the most perfect
    • could assume human form. But their spiritual-mental qualities were of
    • a superhuman kind. Thus they were divine-human hybrid beings. One can
    • among their governmental institutions, were guessed at rather than
    • development were far ahead of the great mass of the people, and who
    • have lost. 3. A small group of those who were developing the faculty
    • Atlanteans through this process, they were advancing to the stage
    • Asia — where they were freed from any influence of those who
    • sensed, but not clearly recognized by them. Men were to
    • men were to know about these divine entities. They were to
    • orders as to what they were or were not to do. Human beings had been
    • them visibly, and that they themselves were servants of these
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  • Title: Book: The Lemurian Race
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    • what they could utter were natural sounds which expressed their
    • was wholly directed toward this. The boys were hardened in the
    • who could not undergo dangers, were not regarded as useful members of
    • mankind. They were left to perish under these exertions. What the
    • fire, the piercing of the body with pointed objects, were quite
    • girl, and these were highly valued. Because no memory existed, these
    • own fantasy and dreaming which were put into the female soul.
    • opportunity to do so. The caves which they used were only altered and
    • nature a man-made form. Hills were remodeled in such a way that the
    • form afforded man joy and pleasure. Stones were put together for the
    • places where the children were hardened were surrounded with walls of
    • institutions differed in every respect from what temples were later,
    • for they were educational and scientific institutions at the same
    • of Lemurian humanity towered high above everything the animal world
    • reason and imagination. If one were to use an expression for these
    • changed since that time. Nature itself and all human life were
    • forms were different from what they are today. What now exists only
    • small ferns were trees and formed mighty forests. The modern higher
    • appearance and in their way of life these animal men were quite
    • different from the small group. They were not especially different
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  • Title: Book: The Division into Sexes
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    • 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
    • also were still soft and malleable. As opposed to its later hardened
    • But there were other beings among these men. These
    • of course were also double-sexed. For at the stage of terrestrial
    • there were other beings which could acquire knowledge and wisdom in
    • spirit. Their knowledge and wisdom were supersensibly
    • were the bearers of a “primeval wisdom,” toward the
    • could not have had this longing. The impulses of the soul were
    • point at which they were when they arrived on earth. They put off the
    • But there were other beings, not as far advanced
    • as these leaders of love, who on the preceding planet were still
    • numbered among “men,” but at that period were hurrying
    • they were further advanced than men, but still were at the stage
    • were in a special position. They were too far advanced to pass
    • hand, were not so far advanced that they could act through full
    • superhuman beings, in which they were aided by men. They could speak
  • Title: Book: The Last Periods before the Division into Sexes
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    • into the world which he later cast off. Others, which were quite
    • on the earth of that time were different from those of later times.
    • 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
    • were already developing in such a way that one individual would be
    • life. Physical and soul activities and qualities were not yet
    • man. At that time the images were not completely irregular, but
    • consciousness. But these were not the only kind. Thus man wandered
    • mirrored in images which were very unlike what existed in the
    • external world. Joy and sorrow were associated with the images of the
    • On the other hand, strong feelings were aroused by
    • joy, or this pain were again released in his soul in a world of
    • in his soul when his movements were hindered.
    • trees, the laws, the wisdom of nature were unveiled to them.
    • external world, but were likenesses of the spiritual powers of the
    • yet exist, for there were no external senses. But spiritual reality
    • thought. At first all its manifestations were of the noblest
    • a service which man owes to the world. Sacrificial priests were the
    • Of a different kind were the influences of the
    • half superhuman beings (cf. page 96/97). The latter were not
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  • Title: Book: The Hyperborean and the Polarean Epoch
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    • substances which later became solid were previously in a fluid, still
    • The soul or astral ancestors of man were
    • limbs and other organs which were to be formed later were already
    • this mass were purely physical-chemical, but they were regulated and
    • as the souls were not connected with anything material, no external
    • astral (soul-like) forms, were felt as inner soul experiences.
    • their effect on man these three were one body. Now the separation
    • through which the sense impressions of the outside world were
  • Title: Book: Beginning of the Present Earth  Extrusion of the Sun
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    • to the earth of today. These forces were acquired through earlier
    • have shapes which, were they to be described here, would strike
    • first likenesses of man were eaters of animals and of men.
    • what a variety of living beings there already were at that stage of
    • so to speak, were withdrawn from the earth. A radical change thereby
    • those beings themselves which lost the light ether were affected; the
    • others were affected too. For in the world everything interacts.
    • the expense of others. A group of beings split off which were well
  • Title: Book: Extrusion of the Moon
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    • irregular fashion. On the contrary, they were completely regular.
    • They were directed by an understanding which was outside of them.
    • was to develop qualities in the fire mist which in a human sense were
    • however, were striving downward toward the material They were on the
    • coarse, external matter did not obey them. Now they were striving
    • toward a condition in which they were to direct outer events
    • magically. Thus they were ahead of man in the period described. Man
    • were penetrating downward through the same stage, toward an
    • truths if one were to see something base in the forces of
    • moon gods, these gods would have left it to slumber; they were not
    • understanding. In their own interest, the Luciferic beings were
    • already served their apprenticeship and were now beyond the
    • point in earth development were they able to work together with the
    • spirits, were prepared. Therefore, a period of pause and of waiting
  • Title: Book: Some Necessary Points of View
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    • prepared himself for earthly existence, as it were. One must
    • and Moon existence. Saturn Sun, and Moon are, as it were, the three
    • this we do not wish to say that the three conditions were not
    • nature were suddenly to change. Now the scientist of the spirit
    • or were conscious. An artist, for example, knows why a
    • before were on the right, are now on the left. The same is true of
    • — that is, the ants themselves — were firmly connected,
  • Title: Book: On the Origin of the Earth
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    • stags of this development of mankind which were passed through before
    • were within this being. This image has a certain coloring which
  • Title: Book: The Earth and Its Future
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    • have described were stages of consciousness; the fourth is not only
    • before him, then this conception is, as it were, only a shadow image
  • Title: Book: The Life of Saturn
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    • other hand, were still awakened to their human existence in this
    • theologians and teachers of religion were to agree to study mystery
  • Title: Book: The Life of the Sun
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    • Saturn man, as it were, has left behind his seed, which is sunk in a
    • were, a memory of the time of the Sun development. One can also
    • earth, its previous embodiment (reincarnation), as it were. This Moon
    • previous form somewhat. If it were to remain as it was on Saturn, it
    • during and after the Saturn period, and which until this time were
    • behind at the level of the minerals. Since on the Sun conditions were
  • Title: Book: Life on the Moon
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    • were there connected only with the functions of this body and with
    • These separate out of the homogeneous mass, as it were. From the
  • Title: Book: The Life of Earth
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    • the components were successively formed which make up the so-called
    • and again the physical body and the ether body were transformed in
    • Twilight; the emotions were implanted in the astral body by the Fire
    • were formed during these three great cycles: a lower man, consisting
    • homogeneous mass. The Sun and the Moon too, which were separate in
    • plant, animal, and human beings. Filling the interstices as it were,
    • etheric bodies were no longer possible.
    • themselves to their new dwelling-place, as it were.
    • fellow-creatures. They fell as it were from a higher level of
    • in the split-off moon, and which at that time were still within the
    • double-sexed human ancestors were on a low level of development as
    • impulses were confined within certain bounds, is connected with the
  • Title: Book: The Fourfold Man of Earth
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    • means of the merely mineral forces which were acting in it. It was
    • Saturn goal. Those human bodies which did attain this goal were
    • they were physical instruments, and nothing else. On the Sun they
    • were transformed, because an ether or life body permeated them. They
    • were thereby brought into the life process. They became
    • animated physical instruments. To them were added those parts
    • were those which at present have developed into the glands.
    • they were related to externally. Assume for instance that a Moon man
    • his image consciousness, These images were a complete means of
    • both were one body. The union lasted until man was far enough
    • system of the warm blood. The sensory organs were so transformed that
    • On the old Moon the senses were not yet open to the outside; the
    • earth, there were always beings which fell short of their goals and
    • it during the Saturn period. They were already acting at that time,
    • physical human body as individual entities; but the forces which were
    • later united in them acted as it were from the environment —
    • were: in future they will develop into more perfect forms with a
    • be the first to lose their importance, they therefore were the first
    • were the last to receive their present form and will be the first to
    • kind of reproductive organs (which were double-sexed). For example,
  • Title: Book: Answers to Questions
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    • will, of the imagination, of the mastery of natural forces which were
    • of a quite different order if contemporary man were obliged to be the
    • example, if the beaver were suddenly to become a thinking being, it
    • among the Atlanteans were manifested in a magnificent breeding of
    • Secret sciences have always existed. They were
    • were previously a part of secret knowledge. But it would acquire
    • was salutary in which the highest teachings were communicated in
  • Title: Book: Prejudices Arising from Alleged Science (1904)
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    • are today, but were surrounded by colored coronas. A distribution of
    • if it were not constantly being reborn out of these two.”
    • the facts. If this were so, then “nobody” could ignore
  • Title: Book: Preface: Preface by the Editor of the German Edition (1939)
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    • years. They were written for the periodical Lucifer Gnosis,

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