The necessity of beatings

“X.: How far does one go when punishing the children?

Dr. Steiner: That is of course dependend on the case. Best would be, of course, if you had to punish as little as possible. But it can be the case that it is necessary to give a little beating.”

Source: Rudolf Steiner, “Conferences with teachers of the free Waldorf Schools”. Gesamtausgabe, GA300a, page 83

Tiny men, created by celestial bodies

“We are made of numerous tiny men. Our big human is just a centralization of plenty of small men.

The next thing i will show you is, that inside of the eye there also is a tiny man. The nose also is a tiny man. And these tiny men are held together by the nervous system and form the complete man.

And all those tiny humans are created while man is still in a seminal state in the mothers body, by the influence of the celestial bodies.” (Rudolf Steiner)

Source: Rudolf Steiner, GA348

Crooked noses

“When for example the mother has never seen a person with an noticeable crooked nose, and she is meeting someone like that in the first months of pregnancy, her child will in most cases get a crooked nose, too.” (Rudolf Steiner)

Quelle: Rudolf Steiner, Tenth Lecture, December 30, 1922, GA348, page 189.

The flying cars of Atlantis

“The Atlanteans had appliances which they would – so to speak – heat with plant seed, and inside of them the life force would turn into technical force.

Thats how their floating vehicles were propelled. These vehicles travelled at a height lower than that of the mountain ranges of the Atlantean period, and they had steering mechanisms by the aid of which they could rise above these mountain ranges.” (Rudolf Steiner)

Source: Rudolf Steiner, “From the Akasha-Chronicles – Our atlantean ancestors”, GA011, page 29

Animals descend from man

“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.

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