Knowledge of the Higher Worlds

Submitted by jennyren on Wed, 07/18/2007 - 4:27pm.

  Knowledge of the Higher Worlds

         and its Attainment




        
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“Not everyone can immediately achieve spiritual vision; but the discoveries of those who have it can be health-giving life nourishment for all. The results of supersensible knowledge, when properly employed in life, prove to be not impractical, but rather, practical in the highest sense....

“The acquisition of higher knowledge is not the end, but the means to an end; the end consists in the attainment, thanks to this knowledge, of greater and truer self-confidence, a higher degree of courage, and a magnanimity and perseverance such as cannot, as a rule, be acquired in the lower world....

“The student places all the higher knowledge he has acquired at the service of humanity.” —Rudolf Steiner


In 1904, Rudolf Steiner first made this account of the Western esoteric path of initiation public. With great precision, he carefully leads us from the cultivation of the fundamental soul attitudes of reverence and inner tranquility to inner development through the stages of preparation, illumination, and initiation. Practical exercises in inner and outer observation and moral development are given. By patiently and persistently following these, new organs of soul and spirit begin to form that reveal the contours of the higher worlds hitherto concealed from us.

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hullo from jenny ren

Submitted by jennyren on Fri, 04/22/2011 - 10:26am.

hullo freinds,

               much has happened in my life since i last posted an entry. I hope I can continue with the knowledge of higher worlds now.

                    blessings and a happy easter to all, jenny ren.

jennyren knowledge of the higher worlds will continue

Submitted by jennyren on Tue, 09/29/2009 - 11:48am.

hullo,

initiation paragraph 16 and 17.

Submitted by jennyren on Mon, 06/02/2008 - 12:57pm.

air and water trials

Submitted by jennyren on Mon, 05/19/2008 - 11:43am.

after the fire trial

Submitted by jennyren on Fri, 05/02/2008 - 9:36am.

Knowledge of The Higher Worlds, chapter 3 paragraph 9.

the trials; initiation chapter 3. 14th march 2008

Submitted by jennyren on Sat, 03/15/2008 - 3:07am.

apology from jenny ren i was ill

Submitted by jennyren on Fri, 02/22/2008 - 12:11pm.

a very happy christmas to all.

Submitted by jennyren on Mon, 12/24/2007 - 4:25am.

chapter 3. Initiation.

Submitted by jennyren on Sun, 11/18/2007 - 12:10pm.
In the paperback edition of how to know higher worlds this chapter has 22 numbered paragraphs. I have summarized the first five paragraphs but it is imperitive for you to read the whole text as there are many hidden nuances in the words.

paragraph 29 chapter 2 ; stages of initiation

Submitted by jennyren on Mon, 11/05/2007 - 4:14am.
for every step we take on the path of truth we must take three steps to perfect your good character.
the following excersise is recommended to help achieve this goal.

believe in the invisible

Submitted by jennyren on Sat, 10/20/2007 - 8:34am.

Interestingly one of the five pillars of Islam is that you must believe in the unseen.

seed excercise

Submitted by jennyren on Fri, 10/19/2007 - 12:37am.

the next spiritual sceintific excersise is to observe or think about a real seed and an artificial seed.

observations;

Submitted by jennyren on Mon, 10/15/2007 - 9:51am.

hullo , hope everyone is fine, and still interested in studying knowledge of the higher worlds.

on with how to know hgher worlds....

Submitted by jennyren on Wed, 10/10/2007 - 9:14am.

some observations

Submitted by jennyren on Sun, 10/07/2007 - 11:26am.

hullo,

continuation of knowledge of higher worlds

Submitted by jennyren on Fri, 10/05/2007 - 10:42am.

sorry I have been overtaken by some of lifes working responsibilities............but will now create some time to continue.

chapter 2. stages of initiation. illumination.

Submitted by jennyren on Sat, 09/08/2007 - 4:14am.

hullo, it is springtime here in south africa, so we are awakening here,

useful book for assisting with knowledge of higher worlds.

Submitted by jennyren on Sat, 09/01/2007 - 6:30am.

hullo freinds,
  today I came across a useful book( not by chance I am sure it crossed my path at this moment in time for a good reason!) which will be helpful to all of you currently working with the book knowledge of the higher worlds;

many parts to chapter two , lots to take in, lets try and finish it, although its a lifetime to study it.

Submitted by jennyren on Thu, 08/30/2007 - 8:06am.

I had geared up to finish chapter two here today, but arrived at the internet cafe without the book, or my notes. so I will just go by memory, and then refer to my notes next time.

more of chapter 2

Submitted by jennyren on Wed, 08/22/2007 - 9:44am.

hullo, some might wonder why I am taking ages deliberating over each bit, it is because you cannot rush this path,

response to john ralphs observation

Submitted by jennyren on Sun, 08/19/2007 - 8:24am.

 

  thanks john. I imagine as every living thing has an aura, that is what you are seeing.

first exercise observing growth and decay

Submitted by jennyren on Fri, 08/17/2007 - 8:12am.

we should tackle these spiritual exercises with vigour just as we would climb a mountain.

chapter two. the stages of initiation.

Submitted by jennyren on Fri, 08/10/2007 - 12:29pm.

I suggest we read the entire chapter two and then you can ask questions or share your experience of it.

chapter one completed we take a final look at it........

Submitted by jennyren on Thu, 08/09/2007 - 9:26am.

Knowledge of the Higher Worlds Study Group
Before we go to chapter two which deals with the different stages of initiation, we take one final look at chapter one...to be sure we must have the foundation firm before building further....

august 6th

Submitted by doubtingneil on Mon, 08/06/2007 - 7:05pm.

today I read the posts on kohw (Knowledge of the Higher Worlds) they seemed to spring as if from my own heart

do you feel a sense of devotion? still chapter one.

Submitted by jennyren on Mon, 08/06/2007 - 12:31am.

I need to ask everyone on this course......for a bit of feedback....have you created a focal point for devotion?do you feel a sense of devotion?

create a focus point of devotion

Submitted by jennyren on Wed, 08/01/2007 - 5:33am.

this is in relation to the strong message in chapter one that a soul mood needs to be developed in oneself of devotion in order to walk this spiritual path.

meditation

Submitted by jennyren on Wed, 08/01/2007 - 5:28am.

in response to daves enquiry re meditation; sometimes one presumes all followers of anthroposophy are meditating, sometimes only members of christian community or teachers, or members of the first

more on chapter one; meditation....

Submitted by jennyren on Sun, 07/29/2007 - 10:06am.

In chapter one (I am using the the paperback publication translated by christopher bamford,printed by anthroposophic press.) the paragraphs are numbered from one to thirty three.

jenny ren has an idea for this group which is ...............

Submitted by jennyren on Sat, 07/28/2007 - 10:13am.

I have an idea that when we have worked through the book we could endeavour to meet up,

Further investigations into chapter one and some reflections on your comments.

Submitted by jennyren on Sat, 07/28/2007 - 9:55am.

hullo there,
    this is jenny ren,

Knowledge of Higher Worlds, comments on Chap. 1

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 07/26/2007 - 11:39am.

Firstly, happy jennyren has agreed to host this organic group on “Knowledge of the Higher Worlds,&rd

chapter one

Submitted by jennyren on Thu, 07/26/2007 - 5:20am.

hullo friends,
           It would be good if we can all read chapter one and if each study group member can give their insight into chapter one.

Seed Exercise

Submitted by Tim Bourke on Tue, 07/24/2007 - 6:31am.

Hi,
I would be interested to know if anyone has worked with this meditation from Chapter 2.  I found it was hard work but it did eventually free up something which was not at all what I had expected!

welcome to knowledge of the higher worlds study group.

Submitted by jennyren on Mon, 07/23/2007 - 8:04am.

dear kristina, patri, tim, juliana and tom,

Looking forward

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 07/19/2007 - 12:23pm.

Hi jennyren,

Looking forward to what you have to share about Knowledge of the Higher Worlds. 

Wishing you the very best.
Cheers,
patri