Future Venus

From Anthroposophy

Future Venus is a future planetary stage in the evolution of our solar system, after the current stage Earth and the following stage Future Jupiter.

It is thereby the sixth of seven stages after Old Saturn, Old Sun, Old Moon, the current Earth stage, and Future Jupiter.

Aspects

  • development of Mankind
    • Man will attain the level of self-conscious object consciousness or supra-psychic consciousness and be ruler over the creative forces of other worlds: he will not only perceive and influence beings, but he himself will create. See also CoC=6 on Schema FMC00.048.
    • central theme for Mankind during the Future Venus stage will be the development of the life spirit (or budhi), see Schema FMC00.130 on Man's transformation and spiritualization
  • during the Future Venus stage
    • a distinct cosmic body will break away, containing all the beings who have resisted evolution and constituting a so-called 'irredeemable moon' or 'unredeemable moon' (1909-GA013). See also Eight sphere
    • Future Venus will remain united with the Sun, so there will no longer be a departure and reunion.
  • The Christ Impulse will have its influence until the first half of the Future Venus cycle, see Schema FMC00.022
  • Man and the other kingdoms on Future Venus

Illustrations


Schema FMC00.022 shows the development of the macrocosmos, and sketches the impact of the Christ Impulse will be until the first half of the Future Venus cycle. Compare with the CoC and outbreathing cycles of the Logoi on Schema FMC00.077A.

Lecture coverage and references

1909-GA013

quote A

The next condition of consciousness to which Man develops on a further planet, Future Venus, is distinguished from the previous one by the fact that the soul can now create not only images, but also objects and beings.

This occurs in the self-conscious object consciousness or supra-psychic consciousness.

Through the image consciousness man can perceive something of supersensible beings and objects, and he can influence them through the awakening of his image conceptions.

But in order for that to take place which he desires of such a supersensible being, at his instigation, this being must use its own forces. Thus Man is the ruler over images, and he can produce effects through these images. But he is not yet lord over the forces themselves.

When his self-conscious object consciousness is developed, he will also be ruler over the creative forces of other worlds. He will not only perceive and influence beings, but he himself will create.

quote B

During the Future Venus stage, the 'Earth' will remain united with the Sun

During the Future Venus stage, a distinct cosmic body will break away, containing all the beings who have resisted evolution and constituting an 'unredeemable moon', so to speak.

It will move toward an evolution that is so different in character from anything we can experience on Earth that there are no words that can possibly express it.

The part of humanity that has continued to evolve, however, will move on to the Future Vulcan phase of evolution in a fully spiritualized form of existence. Describing this state falls outside the scope of this book

Merriam-Webster meaning for 'unredeemable': not capable of being cured or reformed, not capable of being repaired, regained, or undone

.. in other words, some kind of evolutionary 'trash'

quote C (longer)

see: Evil#1909-GA013

extract:

During the Future Venus stage the Earth remains united with the Sun ..

During that stage a special cosmic body splits off that contains all the beings who have resisted evolution, a so to speak 'irredeemable moon', which now moves toward an evolution, for the character of which no expression can be found because it is too dissimilar to anything that man can experience on earth.

The evolved mankind, however, advances in a completely spiritualized existence to the Future Vulcan evolution ..

1911-11-10-GA130

(SWCC)

Question: What happens to the Earth's corpse?

Answer:

  • As the residue of the Moon-evolution we have our present moon which circles around the Earth.
  • Similarly there will be a residue of the Earth which will circle around Future Jupiter. Then these residues will gradually dissolve into the universal ether.
    • The residue left behind by the Earth will be like a corpse. This is a path along which Man must not accompany the Earth, for he would thereby be exposed to dreadful torments. But there are beings who accompany this corpse, since they themselves will by that means develop to a higher stage.
  • On Future Venus there will no longer be any residue. Future Venus will manifest, to begin with, as pure warmth, then it will become light and then pass over into the spiritual world.
1914-10-06-GA156

is on future Man, (p60):

the transformation of current elements of the physical body is described, and how the shoulder blades and the knee caps will become two more craniums or brains on Future Venus. Reference is made to the praying position with hands folded and sitting on knees.

.. just as once we only had pieces of the cranium here in front on the forehead, we now have lying flat behind our shoulder blades what will eventually enclose our future brain ..

.. there are yet other organs of the human organism that are pieces of a further cranium .. these are the kneecaps .. they will become a thought organ ..

.. the human being has in fact three craniums: one is fairly well formed and closed off on all sides, the second is so far present only in two pieces (the shoulder blades), the third consists of nothing more than the kneecaps. ..

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