Esoteric Development: Selected Lectures and Writings
This completely revised edition provides an ordered sequence of statements by Steiner on the development of higher, suprasensory knowing Imagination, Inspiration, and Intuition.
Nine chapters take the reader from the idea of inner development, through the cultural and evolutionary need for higher knowing, and then to examples of the practices and inner gestures required by this work. Steiner describes the necessary steps and stages, always insisting on the free, individual, and cognitive character of anthroposophic spiritual research.
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The Rosicrucian Spiritual Path
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Page viii - It should be understood that the introduction of a correct esotericism in the West can only be of the Rosicrucian-Christian type, because this latter gave birth to Western life and because by its loss mankind would deny the meaning and destiny of the Earth. The harmonious relationship between science and religion can flower only in this esotericism, while every amalgamation of Western knowledge and Eastern esotericism can only produce such unproductive mongrels as Sinnett s Esoteric Buddhism.