Knowledge of the Higher Worlds by Rudolf Steiner
Publication: [1909 undated] Putnam & Sons
Knowledge of the Higher Worlds and its Attainment by Rudolf Steinerr
First English Edition
The scarce Putnam edition of Steiner foundational work on spiritual development. 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.
“Readers who do not intend to follow the path mapped out here will nevertheless find much that is useful for their inner life: for example, precepts for the conduct of life, indications clarifying this or that perplexing question, and so forth. And many people who, in the course of life-experience, have been through a great deal and have in many respects undergone an initiation through life itself, will find a certain satisfaction in seeing things clarified that they have already sensed to be true—things they already knew, without perhaps having brought this knowledge to a clear enough conception.” — Rudolf Steiner (preface)
Part i: How is Knowledge of the Higher Worlds Attained? The Stages of Initiation Some Practical Aspects The Conditions of Esoteric Training PART II: Some Results of Initiation The Transformation of Dream Life The Continuity of Consiousness The Partition of Human Personality During Spiritual Training The Guardian of the Threshold
Condition: edgeworn cloth boards, quarter inch tear to upper spine, the exception to this book is that a some pages contain pen underlining, in Good condition only