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
Theosophie: Einführung in übersinnliche Welterkenntnis und Menschenbestimmung von Rudolf Steiner. Sorgfältig durchgesehene Neuausgabe des Originaltextes von 1922.
"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)
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.
«Das Christentum als mystische Tatsache» nannte der Verfasser diese Schrift, als er in ihr vor acht Jahren den Inhalt von Vorträgen zusammenfaßte, die er im Jahre 1902 gehalten hatte. Mit diesem Titel sollte auf den besonderen Charakter des Buches gedeutet werden. Es ist in ihm nicht bloß der mystische Gehalt des Christentums geschichtlich darzustellen versucht worden, sondern es sollte die Entstehung des Christentums aus der mystischen Anschauung heraus geschildert werden.
Eine grundlegende Schrift der Anthroposophie von deren Begründer Rudolf Steiner: Mit Schulungen und Übungen lädt er hier dazu ein, sich der Frage nach dem Sinn des Lebens zu stellen. Steiners Weg zu einer selbstbestimmten Erkenntnisleistung verschafft Einblicke in übersinnliche Welten. Rudolf Steiner war Philosoph, Pädagoge, Naturwissenschaftler und Esoteriker. Er entwickelte das Konzept der Waldorfschule, der biodynamischen Landwirtschaft und der Eurythmie. Wie erlangt man Erkenntnisse der höheren Welten erschien erstmals zwischen 1904 und 1905 als Teil der Reihe „Meditationsvorgänge“.
Rudolf Steiner is perhaps best known for his influence and wisdom in the fields of education, agriculture, medicine, science, and art. It is often forgotten that it was as a spiritual teacher that he made these contributions. Unfortunately, while his immediate students had the advantage of Steiner as a personal guide to their inner lives, later readers have had only his written works to guide them. Steiner, however, did give a few lectures on inner development--especially on beginning a path of practice. This book now collects these lectures--some of which have never been in English--for the first time. It also contains a number of the basic meditations and exercises shared by Steiner with his students. Here readers will find descriptions of various practical exercises, including exercises for the moral qualities that students must develop, and for the various qualities of consciousness that inner development requires. This book is not only for beginners. Wherever you are on the path, this book will be your companion. CONTENTS: Introduction by Christopher Bamford 1. The Inner Life 2. The Path 3. First Steps 4. Ways to Inner Development (extracts) Six Essential Exercises The Three Ways The Christian Way 5. How Does the Soul Find Its True Being? Bibliography
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.
This collection gathers a sequence of statements by Rudolf Steiner on how to develop the faculties of higher, or 'suprasensory,' knowing Imagination, Inspiration, and Intuition.
Oorspr. versch. als art. in: Was in der anthroposophischen Gesellschaft vorgeht ; Jhrg. 2(1924-1925).
In dieser Schrift werden in aphoristischer Form einige Schilderungen gegeben derjenigen Teile der Welt und der menschlichen Wesenheit, die geschaut werden, wenn die geistige Erkenntnis die Grenze �berschreitet, welche Sinneswelt von Geisteswelt trennt.
Rowohlt E-Book Monographie Rudolf Steiner ist einer der großen Denker des 20. Jahrhunderts. Seine Entwürfe anderer Wissenschaft, neuer Pädagogik, Medizin und Landwirtschaft gehören zum spirituellen Unterstrom unserer Kultur. Diese Darstellung seines Lebens, Denkens und Wirkens rückt die Entwicklung Steiners vom Naturwissenschaftler und Goetheforscher zum Vertreter der Theosophie und schließlich zum Begründer und Organisator der modernen Anthroposophie in ein neues Licht. Das Bildmaterial der Printausgabe ist in diesem E-Book nicht enthalten.

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