KNOWLEDGE OF THE HIGHER WORLDS AND ITS ATTAINMENT
A Revised and Enlarged Edition of 'The Way of Initiation' with Initiation and its Results'
RUDOLF STEINER PUBLISHING CO.
54 BLOOMSBURY STREET
Authorized English translation by G. Metaxa
Edited by H. Collison
Revised English Edition, first published August 1923
Reprinted May 1928
Reprinted Feb. 1932
Reprinted May 1934
3rd English Edition February 1937
Reprinted Jan. 1938
Reprinted Dec. 1942
Reprinted December, 1944
This translation has been made from the original of Rudolf Steiner by permission of H. Collison, M.A., OXoN., by whom all rights are reserved
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The recommendation to have recourse to a Master or Teacher has been modified by the author, and the reasons are given by him in many places, notably in his own preface to the 6th edition (Sept. 1914) where he writes : - ' In the personal relationship with the teacher one might assume something is required in spiritual effort more essential than what is really intended. But I hope that in this new edition I have succeeded in showing very distinctly that for the student in spiritual training in the sense of modern spiritual conditions much more emphasis should be laid on the complete and immediate connection with the objective spiritual world than any relation to the person of a teacher.' The foundation of a Spiritual Science and its School and Headquarters at Dornach, Switzerland, was meant by Dr. Steiner to replace more and more the individual consultation between pupil and teacher by a directly objective course of direct spiritual teaching, such as is given in this book, and finally referred to on p. 158, in his Appendix to the final Edition of 1918.
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