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Way of Self-knowledge
By Rudolf Steiner

A Way of Self-knowledge

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Way of Self-knowledge by Rudolf Steiner

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"I hope that reading this book can become a kind of inner conversation. If this conversation unfolds in such a way that it reveals the hidden inner forces that can be awakened in every soul, then reading this book may lead to genuine, inner soul work. As a result, you may find yourself gradually impelled to undertake that journey of the soul which truly leads to vision of the spiritual world." - Rudolf Steiner. Part one, "A Way of Self-Knowledge," contains eight meditations that take the reader on a journey through human experience. Beginning with ordinary experience, Steiner offers ways to imagine and understand the physical body, the elemental (or etheric) body, the elemental world, the Guardian of the Threshold, the astral body, the I-body (or thought body), the nature of experience in suprasensory worlds, and ways of perceiving previous earthly lives. Part two, "The Threshold of the Spiritual World," contains sixteen short chapters in which Steiner provides aphoristic thoughts on trusting one's thinking' cognition of the spiritual world' karma and reincarnation' the astral body and luciferic beings' how to recognize suprasensory consciousness; the true nature of love; and more. These two complete books together represent Steiner's most personal statements about his own spiritual path. He speaks directly from experiences of cognitive research and explorations. Each of the meditations and aphorisms arises from his spiritual research and demonstrates how such spiritual research is to be undertaken. The "content" is Steiner's own, but readers can discover their own "content." Steiner's method of awareness - his path of attention to one's own experience - is universal and truly human. "A Way of Self-Knowledge" is the true sequel and complement to the classic of inner development, "How to Know Higher Worlds". It lays out in a way that is accessible to anyone the road to self-knowledge and to the world of spirit.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780880104432
ISBN-10: 0880104430
Format: Paperback
(230mm x 115mm x 15mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: SteinerBooks, Inc
Publisher: Anthroposophic Press Inc
Publish Date: 19-Oct-1999
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Rudolf Steiner

RUDOLF STEINER (1861-1925) called his spiritual philosophy 'anthroposophy', meaning 'wisdom of the human being'. As a highly developed seer, he based his work on direct knowledge and perception of spiritual dimensions. He initiated a modern and universal 'science of spirit', accessible to anyone willing to exercise clear and unprejudiced thinking. From his spiritual investigations Steiner provided suggestions for the renewal of many activities, including education (both general and special), agriculture, medicine, economics, architecture, science, philosophy, religion and the arts. Today there are thousands of schools, clinics, farms and other organizations involved in practical work based on his principles. His many published works feature his research into the spiritual nature of the human being, the evolution of the world and humanity, and methods of personal development. Steiner wrote some 30 books and delivered over 6,000 lectures across Europe. In 1924 he founded the General Anthroposophical Society, which today has branches throughout the world.

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