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

Knowledge Of The Higher Worlds And Its Attainment

Author : Rudolf Steiner
ISBN : 9781621511724
Genre : BODY, MIND & SPIRIT
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Here is the classic translation of Steiner's foundational guide to the spiritual path. It is a manual for attaining suprasensory knowledge of the invisible and opens new perspectives on one's essential purpose in life. In 1904, Rudolf Steiner first made this account of the Western esoteric path of initiation public. With great precision, he carefully leads us from the cultivation of the fundamental soul attitudes of reverence and inner tranquility to inner development through the stages of preparation, illumination, and initiation. Practical exercises in inner and outer observation and moral development are given. By patiently and persistently following these, new organs of soul and spirit begin to form that reveal the contours of the higher worlds hitherto concealed from us.
Category: BODY, MIND & SPIRIT

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

An Outline Of Esoteric Science

Author : Rudolf Steiner
ISBN : 9780880108393
Genre : BODY, MIND & SPIRIT
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Outline of the processes of cosmic evolution, including detailed exercises for attaining higher conscious states.
Category: BODY, MIND & SPIRIT

The Way Of Initiation

Author : Rudolf Steiner
ISBN : 9781365109768
Genre : Religion
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Steiner was a philosopher, social thinker, architect, and esotericist. He based his epistemology on Johann Wolfgang Goethe's world view, in which 'Thinking E is no more and no less an organ of perception than the eye or ear. Just as the eye perceives colours and the ear sounds, so thinking perceives ideas.'
Category: Religion

Start Now

Author : Rudolf Steiner
ISBN : 0880105267
Genre : Self-Help
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Start Now! offers an extensive and representative sample of Steiner's spiritual instructions and meditative practices, including meditation instructions; mantric verses; daily, weekly and monthly practices for the development of soul qualities; karmic exercises and meditations for working with the dead, the angelic hierarchies and our guardian angel. This is a unique volume in any language. No one serious about spiritual practice--whether beginner or advanced practitioner--should be without it!
Category: Self-Help

Anthroposophy In Everyday Life

Author : Rudolf Steiner
ISBN : 0880104279
Genre : Social Science
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Four of Rudolf Steiner's best-loved lectures are collected in this book. They are some of the most accessible presentations of the anthroposophic approach to life available in English. Included are: Practical Training in Thought Overcoming Nervousness Facing Karma The Four Temperaments The first lecture concerns the fundamental human activity of thinking. Everything we do, we do through thinking. The first task, then, is to realize the reality of thinking. To help us do this, Steiner gives exercises that will allow us to experience the cognitive, even clairvoyant, power of thinking. In "Overcoming Nervousness," Steiner shows us how exercises in thinking also give us the calm centered sense needed to lead purposeful, healthy lives. "Facing Karma" takes us to the heart of life, where we experience suffering and happiness. The law of karma that determines life's experiences and encounters also helps us develop the self-knowledge required for self-transformation. Finally, "The Four Temperaments" show us how the union of hereditary factors and our own inner spiritual nature shape our psychology. The guide here is the ancient classifications of sanguine, choleric, phlegmatic, and melancholic. Renewed understanding of these allows us to develop a truly modern spiritual psychology, which is the basis of all real inner development. With its many practical exercises, mantras, and meditations, this book is a fundamental introduction for anyone beginning or needing encouragement along the path of inner development.
Category: Social Science

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

Nutrition

Author : Rudolf Steiner
ISBN : 9781855842106
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Originally published in German in various volumes of the GA (Rudolf Steiner Gesamtausgabe or Collected works) by Rudolf Steiner Verlag, Dornach.
Category: Health & Fitness