Polarian epoch

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A description of the earth is given below before the Separation of Sun. The separation of the Sun is described only in one reference by Rudolf Steiner to have taken place at the start of the Hyperborean epoch, without further specification (1905-03-18-GA090B). This might well place the description below into the Polarian epoch.

  • The earth, sun and moon, if observed from outside, would have looked like a gigantic brain but softer and slimier, a body filled with life that consisted of millions of interlaced soft oysters that reproduced con­stantly. Each huge oyster reproduced very quickly and generated an offspring of upto a million of its own descendants in a very short time. The older ones dissolved again. (1922-09-27-GA347)
  • For a description of these huge oysters, see also Earth and nature in the Lemurian epoch - before separation Moon. The description given there is not timed explicitly, but described as 'before the Separation of Moon' and after separation of the Sun, and so flows from the Hyperborean into the Lemurian epoch.


  • The human being
    • looked oval, like an egg, and moved in a wholly etheric element
    • only had a since sense of hearing to give orientation in or movement of the ether matter.


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The human being of the Polarian age was enveloped in a form of matter that was highly tenuous and indeed shadow-like. He had been developed according to the pitris - etheric. These ether human beings really looked oval, like an egg, and moved in a wholly etheric element. Our present-day senses would have been useless at that time. A sense to give orientation within the etheric matter was sufficient, and that was the sense of hearing. They had only this one sense, to perceive the movement of the ether matter, just as later on, in the 6th epoch the human being will hear the `trumpets' (Book of Revelation), that is, the sounds of the spheres. As matter condensed, a principle we must call temperature differences developed within matter. Movements were no longer regular, and this created denser and warmer areas.


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