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Growing into Anthroposophy

Four Stages of Spiritual Thinking

October 2011
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  • Publisher
    Wynstones Press
  • Published
    4th October 2011
  • ISBN 9780946206704
  • Language English
  • Pages 130 pp.

Jan Dostal lays out four steps for the development of spiritual thinking, beginning with the expansion of “pure thinking,” which can be released via reverence, into love, and finally into sacrifice.

Anyone working toward a deeper understanding of human existence will invariably encounter many paradoxical and contradicting phenomena—in life, as well as in Anthroposophy and the work of Rudolf Steiner. Growing into Anthroposophy makes it clear that we should view such paradoxes as the very foundation for a realistic way of knowing; the many-layered, contradictory facets of life cannot simply be captured in schemes and theories.

By applying our contemplative capacities as well as by developing higher cognitive powers, polarities and contradictions can live side-by-side, offering a more complete view of the world, humankind, and spirit.

Jan Dostal

Jan Dostal is a national representative for the Anthroposophical Society in the Czech Republic.