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The Rudolf Steiner Archive

a project of Steiner Online Library, a public charity

This small book contains 16 short sections, each section treating one or another aspect of Spiritual Science. The last section discusses the relation between this book and two others which deal with similar topics, namely Theosophy and Occult Science — an Outline.

In addition, clear and succinct summary chapters are interspersed in between the longer and more detailed sections, making this a very easily accessible book.

It is presented here with the kind permission of the Rudolf Steiner Nachlassverwaltung, Dornach, Switzerland.

  1. Concerning the Reliance which may he placed on Thinking
  2. Concerning Knowledge of the Spiritual World
  3. Concerning Mans Etheric Body and the Elemental World
  4. Summary of the Foregoing
  5. Concerning Reincarnation and Karma
  6. Concerning the Astral Body and the Luciferic Beings
  7. Summary of the Foregoing
  8. Concerning the Guardian of the Threshold
  9. Concerning the Ego-Feeling and the Human Soul's Capacity for Love
  10. Concerning the Boundary between the Physical World and Supersensible Worlds
  11. Concerning Beings of the Spirit-Worlds
  12. Concerning Spiritual Cosmic Beings
  13. The First Beginnings of Mans Physical Body
  14. Concerning Mans Real Ego
  15. Summary of Part of the Foregoing
  16. Remarks on the Connection of what is in this Book with Accounts in Theosophy and Occult Science