A Way of Self-Knowledge and The Threshold of the Spiritual World by Rudolf Steiner (CW 16/17)

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1. Introductory Remarks and Meditation 1: The Physical Body

2. Meditation 2: The Elemental (or Etheric) Body

3. Meditation 3: Clairvoyant Cognition of the Elemental World

4. Meditation 4: The 'Guardian of the Threshold'

5. Meditation 5: The Astral Body

6. Meditation 6: The "I" - Body or Thought-Body

7. Meditation 7: The Nature of Experience in Suprasensory Worlds

8. Meditation 8: Beholding Your Previous Earthly Lives

9. Afterword to the 1918 Edition


10. Introductory Remarks and Aphorism 1: Trust in Thinking. The nature of the Thinking Soul Meditation

11. Aphorism 2: Cognizing the Spiritual World

12. Aphorism 3: The Human Etheric Body and the Elemental World (with Summary)

13. Aphorism 4: Repeated Earthly Lives and Karma. The Human Astral Body and the Spiritual World. Ahrimanic Beings.

14. Aphorism 5: The Astral Body and Luciferic Beings. The Nature of the Etheric Body (with Summary)

15. Aphorism 6: The "Guardian of the Threshold." Some Characteristics of Suprasensory Consciousness.

16. Aphorism 7: "I" -Feeling, The Human Soul's Capacity to Love, and Their Relationship to the Elemental World.

17. Aphorism 8: The Boundary between the Sensory and the Suprasensory Worlds.

18. Aphorism 9: On the Nature of the Spiritual Worlds.

19. Aphorism 10: Cosmic Beings of the Spiritual Worlds.

20. Aphorism 11: On the First Rudiments of the Physical Body.

21. Aphorism 12: The True "I" of the Human Being. (with summary and further Remarks)

22. Afterword to the 1918 Edition.