Artistic Feeling and Meditation
1st June 2016
- ISBN 9781957569062
- Language English
- Pages 48 pp.
- Size 5.5" x 8.5"
“The capacities by which we can gain insights into higher worlds lie dormant within each one of us.... There remains only one question—how to set to work to develop such faculties.”
—Rudolf Steiner, How to Know Higher Worlds (p. 13)
“It should be noted that artistic feeling or sensitivity, coupled with a quiet, inward nature, is the most promising precondition for developing spiritual faculties. Such artistic sensitivity penetrates through the surface of things and thus reaches their secrets.”
—Rudolf Steiner, How to Know Higher Worlds (p. 43)
Meditation can be described in general terms as a way to transform and develop our self. More specifically, meditation can have the purpose, as indicated above by Rudolf Steiner, of developing the inner faculties to perceive and know spiritual realities directly rather than according to belief.
Steiner represents the view that the facts and laws of the spirit can be known as a spiritual science in the way that the facts and laws of the natural world are known by natural science. Both natural science and spiritual science depend on the human being developing the prerequisite faculties and capacities to be a natural scientist and spiritual scientist.