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The Stages of Higher Knowledge,

The Gates of Knowledge.

Rudolf Steiner
(Written 1905; GA 12 / Bn 12 / CW 12)

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This short book is a sequel to Knowledge of the Higher Worlds and Its Attainment. The contents first appeared in 1905 in the magazine Lucifer-Gnosis. Later, it was republished in book form.

Major divisions of this book deal with Imagination, Inspiration, and Intuition. These three terms have a special significance as indicated by the author and should not be understood as identical with commonly-used words with which they might be confused.

Known Publications:

  • Die Stufen der Hoeheren Erkenntnis, German language editions: 1905, 1909, 1931, 1959, 1979, 1993 ISBN 3-7274-0120-6,
  • The Gates of Knowledge, G. P. Putnam's Sons, London and New York, 1912, 187 pp., authorized translation edited by Max Gysi
  • The Gates of Knowledge, Theosophical Publishing Society, London, 1912, 187 pp., authorized translation edited by Max Gysi
  • The Gates of Knowledge, Anthroposophical Literature Concern, Chicago, 1922, 121 pp., translator unknown
  • Stages of Higher Knowledge, G. P. Putnam's Sons, London and New York, 1930, 87 pp., authorized translation (edited?) by Harry Collison
  • The Stages of Higher Knowledge, Anthroposophic Press, New York, 1967, 58 pp., translated from the German by Lisa D. Monges and Floyd McKnight
  • The Stages of Higher Knowledge, Anthroposophic Press, Spring Valley, New York, 1974, 1981, 58 pp., translated from the German by Lisa D. Monges and Floyd McKnight ISBN 0-91014-237-8, Paper
  • Reprinted by Kessinger Publications.


GA 12 / Bn 12 / CW 12 ... Selections ...

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The Stages of Higher Knowledge

Book Cover Image In these essays Steiner describes the experiences of the student of the three higher stages of consciousness: Imagination, Inspiration, and Intuition. He shows how the student progresses through the various stages on the path to higher knowledge. These essays appeared in the magazine Lucifer-Gnosis and are a continuation of Knowledge of the Higher Worlds and Its Attainment.








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