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

Knowledge of the Higher Worlds, and its attainment.

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