How To Know Higher Worlds

Author : Rudolf Steiner
ISBN : 0880103728
Genre : Philosophy
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This is the classic account of the modern Western esoteric path of initiation made public by Steiner in 1904. He begins with the premise that the capacities by which we can gain insights into the higher worlds lie dormant within each one of us. Steiner carefully and precisely leads the reader from the cultivation of the fundamental soul attitudes of reverence and inner tranquility to the development of inner life through the stages of preparation, illumination, and initiation. Steiner provides practical exercises of inner and outer observation and moral development. By patiently and persistently following his guidelines, new organs of soul and spirit begin to form, which reveal the contours of the higher worlds thus far concealed from us. Steiner in this important work becomes a teacher, a counselor, and a friend whose advice is practical, clear, and effective. The challenges we face in life require increasingly deeper levels of understanding, and Steiner s text helps readers to cultivate the capacities for such insights and places them at the service of humanity. 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. How to Know Higher Worlds has been admired by some of the most brilliant minds of our time. Contents: Foreword by Arthur Zajonc Prefaces by Rudolf Steiner How to Know Higher Worlds The Stages of Initiation Initiation Practical Considerations Requirements for Esoteric Training Some Effects of Initiation Changes in the Dream Life of the Esoteric Student Achieving Continuity of Consciousness The Splitting of the Personality in Esoteric Training The Guardian of the Threshold Life and Death: The Great Guardian of the Threshold Epilogue (1918) Afterword by Arthur Zajonc Index A true classic of spiritual literature. It is one of the best ways I know for opening up one s life to the spiritual realms in a manner that is balanced, integrated, and loving. It is the product of a great soul who pointed out new routes into the interior. David Spangler, author of Blessing: The Art and the Practice It is not only a personal guide to the spirit, but also a path through self-knowledge to compassionate action in the world. Arthur Zajonc, author of Catching the Light: The Entwined History of Light and Mind"
Category: Philosophy

Wie Erlangt Man Erkenntnisse Der H Heren Welten

Author : Rudolf Steiner
ISBN : 9783744883634
Genre : Education
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Rudolf Steiner ist der Begründer der Anthroposophie. Die Anthroposophie hat in den letzten Jahren immer mehr Einfluss gewonnen. Rudolf Steiner findet Anhänger in der bildenden Kunst, der Literatur, der Ernährungsphilosophie und vor allem in der Reformpädagogik. Die Pädagogik der Waldorfschulen basiert auf den Gedanken Rudolf Steiners. Steiner strebt eine ganzheitliche Menschenbildung an, bei der Leib und Seele durch eine entwicklungspsychologisch begründete »Erziehungskunst« harmonisch ausgebildet werden.
Category: Education

Stage Of Higher Knowledge

Author : Steiner, Rudolf
ISBN : 9780880109437
Genre : Education
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In 1904, in the magazine Lucifer-Gnosis, Rudolf Steiner published some of his earliest articles on self-development, which became his classic How to Know Higher Worlds: A Modern Path of Initiation. Steiner continued his articles as "The Stages of Higher Development." He wrote of his intention in 1914: "A second part [of How to Know Higher Worlds] is to be added to this first part, bringing further explanations of the frame of mind that can lead to the experience of higher worlds." Though Steiner never found time to publish those articles as a book, they are collected in this volume. The Stages of Higher Knowledge records some of Steiner's early esoteric instructions, revealing how he became a pioneer of modern inner development and spiritual activity. He carefully guides the reader from an ordinary, sensory-based "material mode of cognition" through the higher levels of knowing he calls Imagination, Inspiration, and Intuition. This small handbook will help anyone who wishes to take a serious approach to Anthroposophy as a path of knowledge, especially those who have already studied and worked with How to Know Higher Worlds.
Category: Education

Ein Weg Zur Selbsterkenntnis Des Menschen In Acht Meditationen

Author : Rudolf Steiner
ISBN : 9782366681079
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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"In dieser Schrift ist angestrebt, geisteswissenschaftliche Erkenntnisse über die Wesenheit des Menschen zu geben. Die Darstellung ist so gehalten, daß der Leser in das Dargestellte hineinwachsen mag, so daß es ihm im Verlaufe des Lesens wie zu einer Art Selbstgespräch wird. Gestaltet sich dieses Selbstgespräch so, daß dabei vorher verborgene Kräfte sich offenbaren, welche in jeder Seele erweckt werden können, so führt dann das Lesen zu einer wirklichen inneren Seelenarbeit. Und diese kann sich allmählich zur Seelenwanderschaft gedrängt sehen, welche wahrhaftig in das Schauen der geistigen Welt hineinversetzt. Deshalb wurde das Mitgeteilte in der Form von acht Meditationen gegeben, welche wirklich durchgeführt werden können. Geschieht dies, so können sie geeignet sein, der Seele das durch die eigene innere Vertiefung zu übermitteln, wovon in ihnen gesprochen wird" (R. Steiner)
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Knowledge Of The Higher Worlds

Author : Rudolf Steiner
ISBN : 9781855842557
Genre : Anthroposophy
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Rudolf Steiner Press has published a new series of re-edited, re-typeset, and re-designed editions of the classic, authorized translations of Rudolf Steiner's foundational books. Each volume of this series is printed in a limited edition of 1,000 copies and sewn-bound in high-quality cloth, finished with colored end papers, and includes a book-mark ribbon. Steiner's foundational handbook for spiritual and personal development has grown more modern with time, though his methods remain clearly distinguishable from many current paths of inner work. First, Steiner's method is based on the clarity of thought normally associated with scientific research. Instead of denying clear thinking, his aim is to extend it beyond its present limitations. Second, Steiner recognizes as do all genuine paths that the way to spiritual experience is arduous and dangerous and calls for self-control in thought, word, and action. The human being comprises a unity, and we cannot develop knowledge without a corresponding development of feeling and will. Steiner predicted that humanity would begin to experience a longing for forms of experience that transcended intellectual, materialistic thinking. More than a hundred years after the first publication of this book, countless means are offered for achieving transcendental experience, including Eastern meditation practices, channeling, remote viewing, and astral projection. Moreover, there has been a huge increase in the number of people who report various suprasensory perceptions, such as near-death experiences and meetings with angels. In this context, Steiner's key spiritual guidebook is needed more than ever, given its unique, precise instructions for inner training, its protective exercises, and its indications for staying grounded and centered. Knowledge of the Higher Worlds begins with the preconditions for personal development and guides the reader through the stages of initiation, its practical aspects, and its effects."
Category: Anthroposophy

Human Values In Education

Author : Rudolf Steiner
ISBN : 0880105445
Genre : Education
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These lectures on education were given well after the founding of several Waldorf schools in Europe, and thus Steiner was able to draw on the practical experience of this form of education in action.
Category: Education

First Steps In Inner Development

Author : Rudolf Steiner
ISBN : 0880104643
Genre : Religion
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Though Rudolf Steiner is best known for his cultural influence in fields such as education, agriculture, and medicine, it is often forgotten that he made his contribution as a spiritual teacher. What he taught was, above all, a way of spiritual knowledge - a path of inner development to reconnect the spirit in us with the spirit in the universe. This book brings together for the first time a series of fundamental lectures on beginning a path of practice. Since it is by one of the great spiritual masters of the twentieth century, its wisdom and practicality are outstanding. Here readers will find descriptions of various practical exercises to develop the necessary moral qualities and states of consciousness that inner development requires. More advanced practices and techniques are also discussed. This is not just a book for beginners. Wherever you are on the path - whatever path you are on - this book can be a helpful companion.
Category: Religion

Theory U

Author : C. Otto Scharmer
ISBN : 9781626567993
Genre : Business & Economics
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Access the deepest source of inspiration and vision We live in a time of massive institutional failure that manifests in the form of three major divides: the ecological, the social, and the spiritual. Addressing these challenges requires a new consciousness and collective leadership capacity. In this groundbreaking book, Otto Scharmer invites us to see the world in new ways and in so doing discover a revolutionary approach to learning and leadership. In most large systems today, we collectively create results that no one wants. What keeps us stuck in such patterns of the past? It's our blind spot, that is, our lack of awareness of the inner place from which our attention and intention originate. By moving through Scharmer's U process, we consciously access the blind spot and learn to connect to our authentic Self—the deepest source of knowledge and inspiration. Theory U offers a rich diversity of compelling stories, examples, exercises, and practices that allow leaders, organizations, and larger systems to cosense and coshape the future that is wanting to emerge. This second edition features a new preface in which Scharmer identifies five transformational trends and describes U process case stories around the world. There are also eight color drawings by Kelvy Bird that capture U journey applications and illustrate the concepts in the book, as well as new resources for applying the principles and practices.
Category: Business & Economics