At the foundation of western esoteric studies is the understanding of the evolution of consciousness. Anthroposophically based esoteric schooling focuses on the strengthening of the human soul in our times. Ancient and modern practices are re-enlivened to meet humanity’s evolving needs and to fulfill our present task of cultivating freedom and love to its highest degree.
Individual effort toward development of the higher self is essential for genuine progress on the inner work path. The clear insights and exercises outlined in this book reveal the meaning and necessity of this essential striving in the present consciousness soul age, contributing toward enlivening both our inner and outer work at the same time. The path of developing the self and our work in the world are not separated, but united through the practices and their results.