Apprehending Reality from Different Views

“We have said that this [spiritual] consciousness in its full development seems to be extended not in one but in two directions. These directions, these two fundamental ways of apprehending Reality may be called the eternal and temporary, transcendent and immanent, absolute and dynamic aspects of Truth. They comprise the twofold knowledge of a God…

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Higher Perception and Awakening It

“This higher perceptive faculty can prove a blessing only if the opened soul-senses are in perfect order, just as the ordinary senses can only be used for a true observation of the world if their equipment is regular and normal. Now man himself forms these higher senses through the exercises indicated by spiritual science. The…

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Spiritual Development for Truth and Wisdom

“If the highest state of spiritual development is attained the spirit, endowed with the highest spiritual activity of the soul, attracts the truth, and perceives and knows at once the conditions, causes, and effects of all external and internal, natural and divine things. It sees them within the eternal truth like a mirror of Eternity….

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Return to Our Spiritual Nature

“How the might of Nature sways All the world in ordered ways, How resistless laws control Each least portion of the whole – Fain would I in sounding verse On my pliant strings rehearse. … And the woodland songster, pent in forlorn imprisonment, Through a mistress’ lavish care Store of honeyed sweets prepare; Yet, if…

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