How to Know Higher Worlds: A Modern Path of Initiation (Google eBook)

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SteinerBooks, 1994 - Philosophy - 259 pages
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Steiner carefully takes us from the cultivation of the soul attitudes of reverence and inner tranquility to the development of inner life through the stages of preparation, illumination, and initiation. By patiently and persistently following his guidelines for practice, new "organs" of soul and spirit begin to form, which reveal the contours of the higher worlds thus far concealed from us. This is Steiner's most essential guide to the modern path of initiation he advocated throughout his life. It has been translated into many languages and has inspired hundreds of thousands of readers around the world.
  

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Review: How to Know Higher Worlds: A Modern Path of Initiation (Classics in Anthroposophy)

User Review  - Henk - Goodreads

Steiner's works are dense and complex and voluminous. This text offers a good cross-section of his essential teachings. Aimed at readers who wish to apply what is put forwards. This book covers many ... Read full review

Review: How to Know Higher Worlds: A Modern Path of Initiation (Classics in Anthroposophy)

User Review  - Nadja Lepsch - Goodreads

This is one of most important book of Rudolf Steiner to me, for whom is looking the spiritual evolution through knowledge, ethics and beauty Read full review

Contents

Foreword by Arthur Zajonc
1
CHAPTER 2
38
CHAPTER 3
69
CHAPTER 4
83
CHAPTER 6
108
CHAPTER 7
151
CHAPTER 9
172
Epilogue
209
Index
237
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About the author (1994)

Austrian-born Rudolf Steiner was a noted Goethe (see Vol. 2) scholar and private student of the occult who became involved with Theosophy in Germany in 1902, when he met Annie Besant (1847--1933), a devoted follower of Madame Helena P. Blavatsky (1831--1891). In 1912 he broke with the Theosophists because of what he regarded as their oriental bias and established a system of his own, which he called Anthroposophy (anthro meaning "man"; sophia sophia meaning "wisdom"), a "spiritual science" he hoped would restore humanism to a materialistic world. In 1923 he set up headquarters for the Society of Anthroposophy in New York City. Steiner believed that human beings had evolved to the point where material existence had obscured spiritual capacities and that Christ had come to reverse that trend and to inaugurate an age of spiritual reintegration. He advocated that education, art, agriculture, and science be based on spiritual principles and infused with the psychic powers he believed were latent in everyone. The world center of the Anhthroposophical Society today is in Dornach, Switzerland, in a building designed by Steiner. The nonproselytizing society is noted for its schools.

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