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Part 2: Life and Encounters

I still retained my interest in yogis, but once, when I was passing the window of the ‘Writers’ Bookshop’, my eye alighted upon on a book entitled Knowledge of the Higher Worlds, and its Attainment by Rudolf Steiner.1 I smiled and thought: ‘If it were indeed possible to know how to attain this knowledge, surely it would have been attained long ago and there would be no point in the author publishing his book.’ All the same, I bought the book with the intriguing title, read it and although I put it to one side, I did so without my initial irony.