And even more so when we step upon the bridge between this world and the next. I know that there are those who look to science for confirmation of consciousness beyond what we call death…but the heart of an artist is needed too.
It should be remarked that artistic feeling, when coupled with a quiet introspective nature, forms the best preliminary condition for the development of spiritual faculties. This feeling pierces through the superficial aspect of things, and in so doing touches their secrets.
Source: Rudolf Steiner – GA 10 – Knowledge of the Higher Worlds: II: The Stages of Initiation
Translated by George Metaxa