A few words on this blog

This is my collection of thought-provoking quotes of parts of Steiner's work that, for example, I believe many waldorf-pupil parents will
never get to see. I will try to make the context of the original text easily accessible where possible, so
 please check out the sources to form your own opinions.

Tuesday, 26 June 2007

The Sun is created from the Earth...

"There now follows an important cosmic event. The sun is extruded. Thereby certain forces simply leave the earth. These forces are composed of a part of what hitherto had existed on earth in the life ether and in the chemical and light ether. These forces, so to speak, were withdrawn from the earth. A radical change thereby took place among groups of terrestrial beings which previously had contained these forces within themselves. They all suffered a transformation. Those which have been called plant beings above, first suffered such a transformation. A part of their light ether forces was taken from them. They could then develop as organisms only when the force of light, which had been withdrawn from them, acted upon them from the outside. Thus the plants came under the influence of the sunlight." Steiner, R. (1904; GA11). Chapter ix: Beginning of the Present Earth — Extrusion of the Sun (link), in: Cosmic Memory: Prehistory of Earth and Man.
   What real science shows: How a solar system such as ours is created


Anonymous said...

Given the primordial mist revolved out of which the Sun and the planets evolved, tell me how was that initial rotation was started?

If you presuppose initial conditions, that is not an explanation, but only an evasion.


Anonymous said...

Indeed, Steiner gives as an example somewhere a person stirring a liquid with a few drops of oil in it. The presence of the person stirring is a prerequisite for the whole thing to happen.

But obviously enough, what Steiner is talking about here is a condition anterior to our known earth which is a planetary body containing in itself both our sun and our earth. This is not so earth-shaking as it seems. The idea of sun and earth having been one single body at one time does not contradict common sense.