We again are assuming that physicality mean
organic here. It is possible that there are physical beings living on Venus
or even Mercury but they are not organic is the same sense as we are. We
also know from AP and Rosicrucian sources that a portion of humanity stayed
on some of the planets and did not return to earth when formal earth evolution
proceeded to evolve organic bodies. If all humanity was intended to evolve the
principle of physicality (re: the 7 fold and 9 fold divisions of
being) how are they evolving it?? and in what form?
The work of the life and chemical
ethers as a matrix for gathering of materials from a given
environment may be varied due to different planetary conditions. It is
conceivable, for example, that a being could be composed water vapor and
gases with less mineralization and still live in these heated atmospheres and
pressures . Thus the percentage of gases to water to mineral content would
be far different than ours and yet the are still "physical" and these
beings could be seen or detected in some way with physical senses.
They could be as "fish/birds" living in the atmosphere or vapor like our fish
and birds but human in nature but not in the organic form.
. Though falling within a "sci
fi" concept (and we must remember that HG Wells and Jules Verne
were Sci Fi writers and actually predicted real events and changes we
now live with.) a good example of this is found in the great
film, The Abyss where the beings encountered use
water as their expression of physicality and use
salt, dissolved minerals, and sea water to condense a
I really don't know but if expanded outside
our solar system surely this is a possibility. But alas I am
speculating again. Tish. Tish.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, August 15, 2002 11:04
Subject: Re: [steiner] Re: milk
> From Steiner's "The effects of Spiritual Development",
PP 20- 21, " From occult observation of the cosmos you would find milk
substance on earth, but on no other planet of our solar system.
What is produced in a similar manner within the organism of living beings on
other planets in our solar system would be something totally different from
terrestial milk. Milk is specifically of the earth.
If we wanted to generalise about milk we should have to say that the beings
inhabiting each planetary system have their own particular
******* In the quote, Steiner says other living beings IN OUR
SOLAR SYSTEM live and have "organisms" that produce "in a similar manner" what
mothers produce here on earth.... There can be no physical organisms (like the
ones sci-fi people imagine fly space-ships) producing milk for their young on
the physical planets Mars, Venus, Saturn, etc. Of course, one who can
only picture an "organism" as a thing of earthly matter cannot imagine what he
> > I'd say he was clearly
describing our condition of materiality and how it is essentially different
from the other immaterial planes of the solar system, which are quite real,
and "worlds" in their own right, but where beings are only astral and etheric.
No astronaut landing an Earth- vehicle on
them could perceive these
beings, which we can perceive in after- death and in initiation states. He
described them from many standpoints, and only materialistic thinking
could miss the clear reference to them being completely unlike material
In your note to Jeff what you say Steiner said is clearly not what he
said. Is there the possibility of errors in translation or
transcription? Is there anyone out there with access to the
*******Sorry, I've searched the above
and don't see how what I interpreted about the "living beings on other planets
in our solar system" is "not what Steiner said" in any way. Perhaps you could
tell me what you think isn't. Seems clear to me.
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