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True and False Paths in Spiritual Investigation

Schmidt Number: S-5874

On-line since: 31st May, 2010

LECTURE SEVEN

KNOWLEDGE OF THE WORLD OF STARS.
DIFFERENTIATION OF THE
HISTORICAL EPOCHS
OF MANKIND AND THEIR
SPIRITUAL BACKGROUND

Blackboard Drawing 8, August 18, 1924

In the last lecture we saw how man learns to command his different life-periods and to review them with spiritual vision. He thus attains to Inspiration through which he can raise his consciousness step by step to full communion with the world of stars. This world must be understood, of course, as an expression, a revelation, of purely spiritual beings and purely spiritual facts.

In order to open the doors to the spiritual world and to undertake investigations into that world, strenuous efforts must be made to develop the necessary states of consciousness and the necessar