Thank you Alicia! The Fundamentals of Therapy or other non-Philosophy of Freehood texts can be very difficult for beginners. I know there was a group in Germany that worked out the form of
The Fundamentals. This type of research is very challenging.
Please use the Lindeman translation in conjunction with a German text pre-1925 edition. They are usually available as most anthroposophists don't collect old editions very often.
Yes, the version of the Preface in the Study Guide is mine and Florin's. He made some wise decisions about what some of the more ambiguous sentences could mean in English.
Recently I gave a lecture at the local branch and I noticed there are few Anthroposophists left and many who are around know very little about what Steiner said and don't own his terminology. Any
continuation of his work will be in plain English. So thank you for noticing.