Rudolf Steiner, Basel, September 18, 1909:
Sanctuaries of leadership in ancient Atlantis. The Nirmanakaya of Buddha and the Nathan Jesus child. The Adam soul before the Fall. The reincarnation of Zarathustra in the Solomon Jesus child.
In ancient Atlantis there were great sanctuaries where initiates worked. These sanctuaries were organized in such a way that one might be called the ‘Mars Oracle’, another the ‘Jupiter Oracle’, another the ‘Saturn Oracle,’ and so on. The variety of these Oracle-sanctuaries was due to the differences among human beings. For those souls who had waited on Mars, instruction and guidance were provided in the Mars Oracles; for those who had waited on Jupiter, in the Jupiter Oracles, and so on. Only a few chosen pupils could be instructed in the great Sun Oracle. These were the most direct descendants of the main pair who had lived through the Earth's critical period — the strong, ancestral couple called in the Bible ‘Adam and Eve’. There we find something that tallies exactly with the facts revealed by the akashic chronicle, so that the Bible is substantiated even where its content seems improbable.
1. Many courses of lectures on education were given by Dr. Steiner in later years and are available in English translation. Among them are the following: Study of Man (1919), The Spiritual Ground of Education (1922), Education and Modern Spiritual Life (1923), The Kingdom of Childhood (1924).2. Occult Science — an Outline. Translated by George and Mary Adams. See p. 192 et seq. (Rudolf Steiner Press, 1963).3. Op. Cit., p. 594. “Oraculum — meaning a place where the intentions of spiritual beings are perceived.”