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Cosmic Memory : Atlantis, Lemuria, and the Akashic Record

Cosmic Memory : Atlantis, Lemuria, and the Akashic Record
Catalog # SKU1628
Publisher TGS Publishing
Weight 1.00 lbs
Author Name Rudolf Steiner


Cosmic Memory

Atlantis, Lemuria,
and the Akashic Record

Rudolph Steiner

Cosmic Memory Prehistory of Earth and Man

RUDOLF STEINER is one of those figures who appear at critical moments in human history, and whose contribution places them in the vanguard of the progress of mankind.

Born in Austria in 1861, educated at the Technische Hochschule in Vienna, where he specialized in the study of mathematics and science, Steiner received recognition as a scholar when he was invited to edit the well-known Kurschner edition of the natural scientific writings of Goethe. Already in 1886 at the age of twenty-five, he had shown his comprehensive grasp of the deeper implications of Goethe's way of thinking by writing his 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 result of these activities was the writing of his Goethes Weltanschauung (Goethe's Conception of the World) which, together with his introductions and commentary on Goethe's scientific writings, established Steiner as one of the outstanding exponents of Goethe's methodology.


BY MEANS OF ordinary history man can learn only a small part of what humanity experienced in prehistory. Historical documents shed light on but a few millennia. What archaeology, paleontology, and geology can teach us is very limited. Furthermore, everything built on external evidence is unreliable.

One need only consider how the picture of an event or people, not so very remote from us, has changed when new historical evidence has been discovered. One need but compare the descriptions of one and the same thing as given by different historians, and he will soon realize on what uncertain ground he stands in these matters.

Everything 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 time. Nobody can say that the essential has been preserved, if he remains content with external evidence. Everything which comes into being in time has its origin in the eternal. But the eternal is not accessible to sensory perception. Nevertheless, the ways to the perception of the eternal are open for man.

He can develop forces dormant in him so that he can recognize the eternal. In the essays, Wie erlangt man Erkenntnisse der hoheren Welten? (How Does One Attain Knowledge of Higher Worlds?), which appear in this periodical*, this development is referred to. These present essays will also show that at a certain high level of his cognitive power, man can penetrate to the eternal origins of the things which vanish with time.

A man broadens his power of cognition in this way if he is no longer limited to external evidence where knowledge of the past is concerned. Then he can see in events what is not perceptible to the senses, that part which time cannot destroy. He penetrates from transitory to non-transitory history. It is a fact that this history is written in other characters than is ordinary history. In gnosis and in theosophy it is called the 'Akasha Chronicle.' Only a faint conception of this chronicle can be given in our language. For our language corresponds to the world of the senses.

That which is described by our language at once receives the character of this sense world. To the uninitiated, who cannot yet convince himself of the reality of a separate spiritual world through his own experience, the initiate easily appears to be a visionary, if not something worse.

The one who has acquired the ability to perceive in the spiritual world comes to know past events in their eternal character. They do not stand before him like the dead testimony of history, but appear in full life. In a certain sense, what has happened takes place before him.


I. Contemporary Civilization in the Mirror of the Science of the Spirit
II. From the Akasha Chronicle
III. Our Atlantean Ancestors
IV. Transition of the Fourth into the Fifth Root Race
V. The Lemurian Race
VI. The Division into Sexes
VII. The Last Periods before the Division into Sexes
VIII. The Hyperborean and the Polarean Epoch
IX. Beginning of the Present Earth - Extrusion of the Sun
X. Extrusion of the Moon
XI. Some Necessary Points of View
XII. On the Origin of the Earth
XIII. The Earth and Its Future
XIV. The Life of Saturn
XV. The Life of the Sun
XVI. Life on the Moon
XVII. The Life of Earth
XVIII. The Fourfold Man of Earth
XIX. Answers to Questions
XX. Prejudices Arising from Alleged Science

Softcover, 5¼" x 8¼", 185+ pages