"An occult term said to be a cosmic picture gallery and record of every thought,feeling and action since the world began. Often advanced as an explanation of clairvoyant and psychometric perceptions." 73 pp. 14-15 [Sometimes reference is made to more than one such record. Steiner claimed the clairvoyant ability to read these records. Also see "Astral Record(s)".]
"The ancient art which sought to transmute base metals into gold...." 80 p. 6 [In Anthroposophy,the term is applied to occult bodily and spiritual transformation leading to higher states of existence.]
Steiner warned against its use,but he evidently used it in his pursuit of heightened clairvoyance,and he taught that it has played a needed function in human evolution,contributing to the development of individual spiritual identities.