Re: [anthroposophy] Request of info -- if possible!
- utopia_planetia@... writes:
> Where or in what book can I find information on the characteristics, traits, psychological dispositions on the people from the different mercury, venus, mars, jupiter and saturn origins?*******In Ch. 4 of An Outline of Occult Science, in the section on the Earth's evolution, when describing what happened before the Earth and Moon separated, Steiner traces the origin of "Mars", "Jupiter" and "Saturn men". Then, later, in describing old Atlantis, he calls that time the origin of the Sun, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn 'races'.
> Thank you!
These 4 are also the planets which were traditionally the 4 forces which stood at the "Four Corners of the Earth" in the "Horoscope of the World" or Creation (from which comes the 'Exaltations of the Planets': Sun in Aries, Saturn in Libra, Mars in Capricorn and Jupiter in Cancer). With one change they're also the rulers of the 4 'Varnas' in Vedic teaching, which later became the 'castes': the Sudra (Saturn), Kshatriya (Mars), Vipara or Brahmin (Solar) and the Vayesha type, which is considered lunar rather than Jupiterian.
Venus and Mercury came into existence later, and even later the still-forming planet 'Vulcan'--- so their origin is different, and is described later in the section on Atlantis. The fundamental characteristics that make men different are described there and, I imagine, really should be what you'd want to make your starting-point.
- Hi Marc,
>is there a whole chapter on that subject?Yes there is a chapter on that subject. I may have misread your
question, it looks like you are talking about the humans of ancient
times and the marked traits they picked up whilst on other planets.
Anyway, the character dispostions are in Lievegoed's book.
>I actually have neverThis book was originally in Dutch.
> read non-Steiner anthroposophical books (none are translated and
> available where I live.
>His research is based on Steiner books II don't know, there are not point by point citations.
> perhaps already have?
Lievegoed was the founder of the Nederlandse Pedagogiese Instituut.
He was also a psychiatrist and director of a curative home.
There is more on the planets here: