Roudolf Steiner on LOA

These changes in the breathing-process mark the transition from ancient consciousness which was merely a play of pictures, to consciousness as it is in our time. Sense perceptions are received from the body; consciousness has a purely objective character. Consciousness in pictures (imaginative) created its own inner content by means of an inherent, plastic force. The further we go into the past, the more we find the soul of man living, not within him, but around him. We reach a point when the sense-organs existed only in germ and when man merely received from external objects impressions which gave rise to attraction or repulsion, sympathy or antipathy. The movements of this being — whom we cannot really call ‘man’ in our sense of the word — were governed by these feelings of attraction or repulsion. He had no reasoning faculty and the pineal gland — an organ of cardinal importance in those times — was his only ‘brain’.

The existence of this imaginative consciousness is the answer to endless philosophical discussions on the objective nature and reality of the world and it is the refutation of all purely subjectivist philosophies, such, for instance, as that of Berkeley. Two poles of being and of life are essential to evolution. The ‘subjective universal’ becomes the objective universe; man proceeds, first, from the subjective to the objective and he will finally be led from the objective to the subjective by the development of Spirit-Self (Manas), Life-Spirit (Budhi), Spirit-Man (Atma).

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Mark de LA says
The condensed version of LOA.

Si says

Si says
OMG! ... Dr Seuss is actually where I get ALL my information. It started way back when I was little with Green Eggs and Ham!  This is perfect!

Mark de LA says
RS’s biography on Wikipedi→ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rudolf_Steiner – at his death at 64 he had already accomplished a lot of stuff which lives on in the arts, education, philosophy, medicine, threefold social etc. 
It is worthwhile to study. 

Si says

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