Steiner, Rudolf - How to Know Higher Worlds - Inner speech
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Rudolf Steiner - How to Know Higher Worlds
.....He realises that thoughts are not mere Shadow-pictures, but that hidden beings speak to him
through them. Out of the silence something begins to speak to him. Formerly he heard it tlrough his ear only; now it resounds through his soul.
An inner speech-an inner word-has revealed itself to him. When experienced for the first time, this moment is most blessed for the pupil. An inner light spreads out over his whole external world. A second life begins for him. The stream of a divine, bliss bestowing world pours through him.
This life of the soul in thought, which widens more and more into a life in the spiritual reality of being, is called by the Gnosis and by Spiritual Science, contemplative reflection. Meditation of this order is the means by which supersensible knowledge is attained. But in such moments the pupil must not revel in feelings; he must not have vague, undefined sensations in his soul, for that would
only hinder him from attaining true spiritual knowledge.
His thoughts must be clear and sharply defined, and this aim will be furthered if he does not cling blindly to the thoughts that arise within him. Much rather should he steep himself in the lofty thoughts conceived in moments of meditation by men already advanced and inspired by
The source of the experienceSteiner, Rudolf
Concepts, symbols and science items
ConceptsCommunication with a Spirit helper
Activities and commonsteps
SuppressionsBeauty, art and music
Believing in the spiritual world
Communing with nature
Contemplation and detachment
Reducing and controlling emotions
Squash the big I am