“Anthroposophy is a path of knowledge, to guide the Spiritual in the human being to the Spiritual in the universe. It arises in man as a need of the heart, of the life of feeling; and it can be justified only inasmuch as it can satisfy this inner need. He alone can acknowledge Anthroposophy, who finds in it what he himself in his own inner life feels impelled to seek”.

From Rudolf Steiner`s Leading Thoughts GA 26

“Now what the natural science (at the method of thought) sought to do in the last three or four centuries for the interpretation and explanation of the mysteries of nature, spiritual science seeks to do for the spirit and soul of the present time. Fundamentally speaking, spiritual science desires quite simply to be something similar for the life and soul to what natural science became at that time for life of outer nature. …….Now if spiritual science is to do the same for the spirit that natural science has done for nature, it must investigate quite differently from the latter. It must find ways and means of penetrating into the sphere of the spiritual , a domain which cannot be perceived with outer senses, nor apprehend with the intellect which is bound to the brain”.
– from Approaches to Anthroposophy GA 35 by Rudolf Steiner