Knowledge of the Higher Worlds. A Modern Path of Initiation

Facilitated by Inessa Burdich

This initiative is for young people, who would like to undertake the path of Anthroposophical spiritual development. In online meetings in English, we focus on the Knowledge of the Higher Worlds book by Steiner via reading + contemplating + meditating + discussing + taking the opportunity to bring questions. 

The initiative has begun from the invitation and following meetings with the Youth Section GB in summer 2021. Now we are open for young people also outside of the UK.

We meet in zoom approximately 2 times per month.

Some of the asked/discussed questions on our Knowledge of the Higher Worlds meetings you can see here: http://www.spiritual-research.eu/en/fragen/

Contact; Zlata <zlata.zaludova@seznam.cz>

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About the book

This is the explanation of the modern Western esoteric path of initiation and Steiner’s most essential guide to the spiritual development he advocated throughout his life.

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 leads us 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.

There are provided practical exercises of inner and outer observation and moral development. By patiently and persistently following the 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 and effective. The challenges we face in life require increasingly deeper levels of understanding, and given explanations help us to cultivate the capacities for such insights and places them at the service of humanity.

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Сontent:

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

This is a translation from German of the written work Wie erlangt man Erkenntnisse der höheren Welten? (GA 10), originally published in 1904.

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The text of the book is, for example, here:

https://rsarchive.org/Books/GA010/English/RSPC1947/GA010_index.html