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The Way of Initiation

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Sketch of Rudolf Steiner lecturing at the East-West Conference in Vienna.

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The Way of Initiation


I am very happy to recommend this valuable little work to English readers, having already circulated the articles comprised in it in the pages of The Theosophist. Dr. Steiner's views, representing a deeply mystical Christian Theosophy, are of very great utility, supplying a side of Theosophical thought which might otherwise miss fitting recognition. He is the natural heir of the great German mystics, and adds to their profound spirituality the fine lucidity of a philosophic mind. Under his guidance, German Theosophy is taking its right place in European thought, and is becoming a real force. If English readers find herein presentments of great truths that seem somewhat unfamiliar, let them remember that in this difference lies their specific value, and let them seek to gain new views of truth by studying it from another standpoint. If they read sympathetically, seeping to understand, rather than in the spirit of antagonism, seeking to criticise, they will find many a gem of value, many a pearl of price, among the thoughts herein presented, and Theosophy's jewelled diadem will be the richer for their insetting.


President of the Theosophical Society.


17th September 1908.

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