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Atlantis and Lemuria
GA 11

This early writing reconstructs events between the origin of the earth and the beginning of recorded history and include a core investigation of the origins, achievements and fate of the Atlanteans and Lemurians. These remarkable "lost" root races developed the first concepts of "good" and "evil," manipulated the forces of nature, laid the groundwork of all human legal and ethical systems, and defined and nurtured the distinctive yet complementary powers of men and women that brought humankind, many centuries ago, to its highest artistic, intellectual, and spiritual attainments.

The subject matter of this book pertains to the social, economic, cultural, etc. life of very ancient times. This work cannot be called scholarly in the usual narrow sense of the word in that its method of obtaining information is not the usual scholarly one. However, responsible investigative technique and recording are emphasized.

This book is the first English publication — a First Edition — of Steiner's Aus Der Akasha-Chronik. Translated by Max Gysi.

  1. From the Âkâshic Records
  2. Our Atlantean Forefathers
  3. Transition of the Atlantean into the Âryan Root-Race
  4. The Lemurian Era
  5. Woman in the Third Root-Race
  6. Humanity Before the Division of Sex
  7. The Beginnings of Sex Duality
  8. Man's First Ancestors
  9. The First, or Polar, Race
  10. The Second, or Hyperborean, Race