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Theosophy

An Introduction to the Supersensible Knowledge of the World and the Destination of Man

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An Introduction to the Supersensible Knowledge of the World and the Destination of Man

Theosophy begins by describing the threefold nature of the human being: the body, or sense-world; the soul, or inner world; and the spirit, or universal world of cosmic archetypes. A profound discussion of reincarnation and karma follows, concluding with a description of the soul's journey through regions of the supersensible world after death. The book closes with an outline of the path to higher knowledge.

By Rudolf Steiner

Translation by M. Cotterell and A. P. Shepherd
GA 9

Theosophy begins by describing the threefold nature of the human being: the body, or sense-world; the soul, or inner world; and the spirit, or universal world of cosmic archetypes. A profound discussion of reincarnation and karma follows, concluding with a description of the soul's journey through regions of the supersensible world after death. The book closes with an outline of the path to higher knowledge.

This edition is a translation of the German text (28th edition of 1961) entitled, Theosophie. Einfuerung in uebersinnliche Welterkenntnis und Menschenbestimmung, in the Complete Centenary Edition of the works of Rudolf Steiner (Vol. 9 in the Bibliographical Survey, 1961), by M. Cotterell and A. P. Shepherd. It is presented here with the kind permission of the Rudolf Steiner Nachlassverwaltung, Dornach, Switzerland.

Copyright © 1965
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CONTENTS

 Cover Sheet  
Note on the Title  
Preface to the Revised Edition  
Contents  
Introduction  
 
Chapter I: The Nature of Man  
   1: The Corporal Being of Man  
   2: The Soul-being of Man  
   3: The Spiritual Being of Man  
   4: Body, Soul and Spirit  
Chapter II: Re-embodiment of the Spirit and Destiny  
Chapter III: The Three Worlds  
   1: The Soul-world  
   2: The Soul in the Soul-world after Death  
   3: The Spiritland  
   4: The Spirit in the Spiritland after Death  
   5: The Physical World and its Connection with the Soul-world and Spiritland  
   6: Thought-forms and the Human Aura  
Chapter IV: The Path of Knowledge  
 
Addenda  
Complete Centenary Edition  
Recommended Literature  
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