Entrance into the spiritual world is imagined in a way too similar to an experience of the senses; therefore, what is experienced when reading about this world is considered to be much too much of the nature of thought. But if we have truly absorbed these thoughts we are already within this world and have only to become quite clear about the fact that we have already experienced, unnoticed, what we thought we had received merely as an intellectual communication.
Source: Rudolf Steiner – GA 13 – An Outline of Occult Science: 1. The Character of Occult Science
Translated by Maud and Henry B. Monges and revised for this edition by Lisa D. Monges
Previously posted on January 2, 2014