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|Named Person:||Rudolf Steiner; Rudolf Steiner; Rudolf Steiner|
|Material Type:||Biography, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
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|Description:||xxii, 278 p. ; 21 cm.|
|Contents:||Introduction: Rudolf Steiner's rose --
The dweller on the threshold --
The rustic scholar --
At the Megalomania Café --
In the Goethe archives --
Berlin and the turning point --
Theosophy and cosmic memories --
The rise of Dr. Steiner --
Last days and legacy.
Gary Lachmanʼs Rudolf Steiner provides this missing introduction. Along with telling Steinerʼs story and placing Steiner in his historical context, Lachmanʼs book presents Steinerʼs key ideas in a readable, accessible manner. In particular, Lachman considers the spread of Steinerʼs most popular projects, which include Waldorf schools-one of the leading forms of alternative education-and Biodynamic farming-a popular precursor to organic farming. He also traces Steinerʼs beginnings as a young intellectual in the ferment of fin de si?cle culture, to his rise as a thought leader within the influential occult movement of Theosophy, to the founding of his own metaphysical teaching called Anthroposophy. Finally, the book illustrates how Steinerʼs methods are put into practice today, and relates Steinerʼs insights into cosmology to the work of current thinkers. Rudolf Steiner is a full-bodied portrait of one of the most original philosophical and spiritual luminaries of the last two centuries, and gives those interested in the history of ideas the opportunity to discover one of the most underappreciated figures of the twentieth century.
Includes information on anti-Semitism, astral body, aura, Annie Besant, Madame Blavatsky (Helena Petrovna), Christ, Christianity, consciousness, Aleister Crowley, death, dreams, etheric body, biodynamic agriculture, Johann Wolfgang Goethe, Goetheanum, Jews, karma, materialism, reincarnation, soul, women, etc.