A Basic Book of Anthroposophy by Rudolf Steiner (CW 10)

Knowledge of the Higher Worlds, and its attainment.

Also, besides these free mp3 files accessible below, through the independent gracious initiative of a supporter of this site, one can obtain an audio cd set of this book. The effort has been made to make them available in an affordable a manner as possible. In light of the varying ability of persons to pay, a sliding scale has been designed by Shiloh in order to give people the opportunity to donate more so that others can also obtain this who have less means. This set is approximately 7 audio discs in size. (It is the 2008 recording.) Lastly, I should mention that these are the hi resolution files and NOT the mp3 files.

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Knowledge of Higher Worlds

For your convenience, below is a zip file of this entire set of lectures. It does require that you have an unzipping utility of some kind on your computer. For you mac people this is built in.

The Entire Book Knowledge of the Higher Worlds 1985 recording

The Entire Book Knowledge of the Higher Worlds 2008 recording


This is the 1985 recording (transferred from 3rd generation audio tapes).

Part 1 (7.5 mb)

Part 2 (2.7 mb)

Part 3 (10.1 mb)

Part 4 (9.7 mb)

Part 5 (10.3 mb)

Part 6 (10.2 mb)

Part 7 (10.1 mb)

Part 8 (10.5 mb)

Part 9 (9.4 mb)


1. How is Knowledge of the Higher Worlds Attained?

2. The Stages of Initiation

3. Initiation

4. Some Practical Aspects

5. The Conditions of Esoteric Training

6. Some Results of Initiation

7. The Transformation of Dream Life

8. The Continuity of Consciousness

9. The Splitting of the Human Personality during Spiritual Training

10. The Guardian of the Threshold

11. Life and Death. The Greater Guardian of the Threshold

12. Appendix