What Do I Mean by Inspiration?

It is in the nature of things that inspiration, the middle of the three stages of knowledge—the transitions between which are considered to be fluid in a certain way—is the most difficult to grasp independently. It joins the imagination by transforming the images from the first stage that are still personally colored, into “objective imagination”; and as the practitioner at this stage of cognition really enters into the spiritual experience and comes to encounter beings, it leads directly into the state of intuition. This transitional or threshold characteristic is a basic feature of inspiration.


From Introduction to Rudolf Steiner: “Herzdenken – über inspiratives Erkennen” (”Heart Thinking – About Inspirational Recognition”).

Translation Eliza Rozeboom
Image Sofia Lismont

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