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The Stages of Higher Knowledge

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The Stages of Higher Knowledge

By Rudolf Steiner

Translation by Lisa Monges and Floyd McKnight
Bn 12, GA 12, CW 12

Published in German as Die Stufen der hoeheren Erkenntnis, this short book is a sequel to Knowledge of the Higher Worlds and Its Attainment. The contents first appeared in 1905 in the magazine Lucifer-Gnosis. Later, it was republished in book form.

Major divisions of this book deal with Imagination, Inspiration, and Intuition. These three terms have a special significance as indicated by the author and should not be understood as identical with commonly-used words with which they might be confused.

This volume is presented here with the kind permission of the Rudolf Steiner Nachlassverwaltung, Dornach, Switzerland. This translation is by Lisa Monges and Floyd McKnight. From Bn 12, GA 12, CW 12.

Copyright © 1967
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 Cover Sheet  
Translator Note  
From the Preface of Knowledge of the Higher Worlds  
Preface by Marie Steiner  
Chapter One: The Stages of Higher Knowledge  
Chapter Two: Imagination  
Chapter Three: Inspiration  
Chapter Four: Inspiration and Intuition  

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