Rudolf Steiner – How to Know Higher Worlds

“To attain a correct point of view as regards the knowledge possessed by the human being, we must really fill our thoughts with all the wisdom-filled arrangements which exist in the world, and which are quite beyond the capacity of man. If a man thinks only of what he can achieve himself, then he really blocks all paths to knowledge. The path to knowledge really begins at the point where we realise, in all humility, all that we are incapable of doing, but which must nevertheless come to pass in cosmic existence.”


“Steiner carefully takes us from the cultivation of the soul attitudes of reverence and inner tranquility to the development of inner life through the stages of preparation, illumination, and initiation. By patiently and persistently following his guidelines for practice, new “organs” of soul and spirit begin to form, which reveal the contours of the higher worlds thus far concealed from us. 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.”

Parts are as follows :

0. Prefaces by Rudolf Steiner

1. How to Know Higher Worlds

2. The Stages of Initiation

3. Initiation

4. Practical Considerations

5. Requirements for Esoteric Training

6. Some Effects of Initiation

7. Changes in the Dream Life of the Esoteric Student

8. Achieving Continuity of Consciousness

9. The Splitting of the Personality in Esoteric Training

10. The Guardian of the Threshold

11. Life and Death: The Great Guardian of the Threshold

12. Epilogue (1918)

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