Anthroposophy is a path of knowledge
'Anthroposophy is a path of knowledge to guide the spiritual in the human being to the spiritual in the universe.
It arises in the human being as a need of the heart, of the life of feeling. It can be justified only inasmuch as it can satisfy this inner need.
Only those can acknowledge anthroposophy who ﬁnd in it what they themselves in their inner lives feel impelled to seek.
Only they can be anthroposophists who feel certain questions on the nature of the human being and the universe as an elemental need of life, just as one feels hunger and thirst.
Anthroposophy communicates knowledge that is gained in a spiritual way. Yet it only does so because everyday life, and the science founded on sensation and intellectual activity, lead to a barrier along life’s way – a limit where the life of the soul in the human being would die if it could go no further.
Everyday life and science do not lead to this limit in such a way as to compel the human being to stop short at it. For at the very frontier where the knowledge derived from sense-perception ceases, there is opened through the human soul itself the further outlook into the spiritual world.'