THE, Western reader should not be discouraged by the long preparation
before the Epistles are reached or by the intricacies of the old
Oriental philosophy at the beginning of the lectures. It is most
important to unite the two lines of thought and teaching; and the
student who is patient with the first lectures will be correspondingly
rewarded in the stupendous revelation opened out, to him at the close.
This short course of lectures is, without exaggeration, an occult or
spiritual development in itself. It was the first course given to the
new Anthroposophical Society after the separation from the Adyar or
Indian section of Theosophy, and well marks a great step taken towards
the real union of East and West.