The next task now confronting him is to grow, as it were, into this higher self, that is, really to regard it as his own true self and to act accordingly. He realizes ever more clearly and intensely that his physical body and what he hitherto called his “I” are merely the instruments of his higher self. He adopts an attitude toward his lower self such as a person limited to the world of the senses adopts toward some instrument or vehicle that serves him.
Rudolf Steiner, How to Know Higher Worlds: A Modern Path of Initiation [Amazon, Bookshop, Publisher]
No one can give birth to a soundly constituted higher self whose life in thought and feeling, in the physical world, is not sound and healthy.
Rudolf Steiner, How to Know Higher Worlds [Bookshop, Amazon, Publisher]
Psychosynthesis from Problems on the Path of Return by Mark Stavish, M.A. in Vol 3 No 1 of Caduceus.
“Then there is the Self, or Higher Self (Tiphareth), which we seek to express in and through the little self, and in the functions of the various levels of our unconsciousness. These levels are designated as unconscious for the obvious reason that they exist and function within our psyche regardless of whether we are aware of them or not. We only become conscious of the effect they have in our lives when we seek to break through the layers of external conditioning that have been used as reference points for our sense of being.” [via]
Egyptian Magic in Egyptian Magic by Florence Farr.
“When this takes place, and the body, sealed by destiny, is made subject, by initiation, to the Divine Powers, it may well be symbolised by the KA supporting the BAIE on the portal of initiation. The Lower Self being sacrificed to the Higher Self.” [via]