“In the animals we recognise our degenerated offspring” (Rudolf Steiner)
Source: Rudolf Steiner, “Welt, Erde, Mensch”, Lectures 1908, GA105, page 113. Also: Rudolf Steiner, “Die Erkenntnis der Seele und des Geistes”, Lectures 1907/1908, GA 56
Drawing: The evolution of man (Invertebrate animals, fish/birds, reptiles, lower mamals, higher mamals, apes, red indians, aryans). Sketch by Rudolf Steiner, Juni 1907, “Menschheitsentwicklung und Christus-Erkenntnis”, GA100, page 247.
“In the beginning of Atlantis, the human shape was ape-like. This body then has evolved. But the ape-like figures partly fell into decadence, and became todays monkeys. Monkeys are therefore biological brothers of man.
So that all animals that live around us are degenerated, discharged humans.” (Rudolf Steiner)