The following is an extract from observations made by Rudolph Steiner in 1906:
“People at that time (i.e. in the first millennium BC) continuously looked toward the worlds above. This perspective existed everywhere, even among the Chaldean priests. The stars expressed soul and spirit to them; The stars were really the bodies of spirits. All of space was alive with spiritual beings. They spoke of the changelessness of the laws, according to which the stars moved, as they did about the will of the spirits whose bodies are the Sun and the planets. Human beings lived at that time by constantly directing their souls upward to the spirit. The external works performed by human beings on the Earth were primitive, while, on the other hand, the universe around them was permeated with the workings of the spirit to a high degree. We find there a highly spiritual view of the world alongside a primitive material culture.”
And the next quotation is taken from: Meditation Theme, by Rudolph Steiner.
The Field of Stars and Roses
My head bears the being
of the resting stars.
My breast harbours the life of the wandering stars. She feels.
My spirit lives and moves in the elements of earth. He wills.
All this am I.
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