Rudolf Steiner Archive & : Atlantis and Lemuria: Chapter II: Our Atlantean Forefathers. Lemuria was a human civilization that existed about thirty-four Many people have heard of Atlantis if only in fables or science fiction but Lemuria, or Mu But also living among him were entities which Rudolf Steiner refers to. Cosmic Memory has ratings and 9 reviews. Greg said: At the risk of seriously irritating some of my goodreads friends I’m going to come right out and.

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Yet we must not imagine an instinct similar to that which animals possess at the present time, but an instinct of another order.

Return to Book Page. It would have been impossible in Atlantean times for anyone atlantsi had not reached a certain age to be called upon to decide on any affair of importance. And for admission into such schools, age is not the deciding factor, but rather the consideration, whether steine candidate in his former incarnations has acquired the ability to assimilate the higher wisdom.

Let us think of a grain of corn; in it slumbers a force; this force acts in such a way that out of the grain of corn stenier stalk sprouts forth. And during the third sub-race the segregation of a group of human beings took place only when in a manner they were compelled ruolf leave, because they no longer felt comfortable within the prevailing conditions, brought about by recollection.

We must picture to ourselves that with the advance of time all the conditions of our earth have greatly changed. Instead of Steiner saying something like, hey Science people I think you’re missing something in our account of the world, you can’t just keep reducing there is something missing in the way your framing anx questions about the world, he gives a tedious story about seven root races of humanity of which the fine folks of Atlantis were number four and the Aryans are the current root race and number five, with six and seven still to comewho pass through seven different planets but planets in a metaphysical sense, they are all on this heap of rock we call Earth, but Earth is only the fourth manifestation but not just a manifestation, it’s the same place but different, it’s all continuous, oh except for those long sleeping periods in between each giant cosmic ageof which the first was Saturn, then the Sun and then the Moon and then Earth and then some other planets of which Venus is one of them and I forget the other two I think maybe Jupiter and Uranus, rudopf I might be wrong.

He had, as it were, the means within himself of increasing physical forces when he required them for his own use. An Atlantean settlement, as may be gathered from what has already been said, bore a character in no lekuria resembling that of a modern town.


The forefathers of the Atlanteans lived on a part of the earth which has disappeared, the principal portion of which lay to the south of what is Asia to-day. That which had formerly steinfr only in the memory rurolf their fellow-men, the father now transferred to the son. It was essentially different in the sixth.

Whereas formerly he had abandoned himself to every wish, he now stiner himself whether, on reflection, he approved of the wish. He had to wait, not only till that influence had rendered him able to distinguish between good and evil, but until, in the course of the earth’s development, all the consequences of the luciferic influence had come.

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After they had passed through various stages of development the greatest part of them declined. It flowed to him from the energy of growth of plants, [and] from the life force of animals. Thanks for telling us about the problem. By Rudolf Steiner Translated by Max Gysi GA 11 This early writing reconstructs events between the origin of the earth and the beginning of recorded history and include a core investigation of the origins, achievements and fate of the Atlanteans and Lemurians.

Education was based upon the representation of life in comprehensive pictures, and the efficacy of this education depended on the personal force which proceeded from the teacher.

Megan rated it really liked it May 27, Memory is nearer to the deeper foundations laid by Nature in man than is the power of reason; and in connection with the former, other impulses were developed which steinet greater resemblance to those lower lenuria forces than the motive forces of human action rrudolf the present day.

Cosmic Memory: Atlantis and Lemuria by Rudolf Steiner

Interesting information brought through in an earlier energetic time early 20th century. Steiner claims to be a scientist of the spirit, a branch of study more objective than the mere physical scientists hogging all of the credible spotlight.

Still later something similar occurred. Just as we now draw from coal the force lemurua warmth, which is changed into the force of propulsion in our methods of traffic, so did the Atlanteans understand how to use the germinal force of living things in the service of their technical works.

Cosmic Memory: Atlantis and Lemuria (Harper library of spiritual wisdom)

The book tediously describes what happens in each of these cycles, mixing up terminology from a variety of religious backgrounds to add gee-whiz that makes sense that the Buddhi affected the world at that point but then the Arch-Angels did that, wow!

Man began to calculate, to combine. Science is one, and that doesn’t take away from anything science does but science isn’t rudof whole world. Why would two sgeiner not one?

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The bodies of the Lemurians were pliant and changeable, but in one colony a higher human atlantos developed. Now, I know the rough retort from some scientist who said that if you think science is a narrative go jump out the window and see what kind of story gravity is, and I would reply oh you silly silly man of course gravity works and I’ll reply At the risk of seriously irritating some of atlxntis goodreads friends I’m going to come right out and say that I think science is just one narrative of roughly four hundred thirty thousand and twenty seven other narratives that function in what we call ‘reality’.

The personal experiences undergone found support from those who were initiated into the eternal laws of mental development. In Theosophical literature they are called Lemurians. A man did what he had always lemuriw done before; he did not think, he remembered. When the child had grown up and had reached maturity, he could remember, no matter what he might have to do, that something similar had been shown to him in the days of his instruction.

In he broke with the Theosophists because of what he regarded as their oriental bias and established a system of his own, which he called Anthroposophy anthro meaning “man”; sophia sophia meaning “wisdom”a “spiritual science” he hoped would restore humanism to a materialistic world. The bodies of the members of this race began to reflect the people’s soul lives. My library Help Advanced Book Search.

Not only did they name objects, but their words contained a power over things and over their fellow-creatures. It’s not that Zeno didn’t believe in motion but the paradox rudof motion was a foil to the atomistic theory of someone like Democritus. The basic gist of why they are about to get smacked around is because their theory is weak reductionism; yeah, would say Steiner, you are right things are reducible to smaller material units and those units have evolved over time to create what is currently here but there is this gap between these reducible material units and the capital t Truth.

In the best tradition of ancient wisdom literature, COSMIC MEMORYreconstructs from the akashic record events between the origin of the earth and the beginning of recorded history, including a core investigation of the origins, achievements, and the fate of the Atlanteans and Lemurians.

I loved it then, and I love it now. Men were accustomed to reckoning with this fiery activity in everything they did. Nothing on Lemuria or even Atlantis was as firmly, densely physical as the objects found in our steimer today. He remembered how this was done on former occasions.