Rudolf Steiner

Finally, the book illustrates how Steiner's methods are put into practice today, and relates Steiner's insights into cosmology to the work of current thinkers.

Rudolf Steiner

Rudolf Steiner

The first truly popular biography of the influential twentieth-century mystic and educator who-while widely known for founding the Waldorf schools and other educational and humanitarian movements-remains a mystery to many who benefit from his ideas. People everywhere have heard of Waldorf schools, Biodynamic farming, Camphill Villages, and other innovations of the Austrian philosopher Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925). Indeed, Steiner—as an architect, artist, teacher, and agriculturalist—ranks among the most creative and prolific figures of the early twentieth century, pioneering work in alternative education, holistic health, and environmental research. While his accomplishments are felt all over the world, few people understand this unusual figure. Steiner's own writings and lectures fill several bookcases, intimidating those who would like to know more. Works on Steiner are often dense and "insider" in tone, further deterring the curious. No popular biography, written by a sympathetic but critical outsider, has been available. Gary Lachman's Rudolf Steiner provides this missing introduction. Along with telling Steiner's story and placing Steiner in his historical context, Lachman's book presents Steiner's key ideas in a readable, accessible manner. In particular, Lachman considers the spread of Steiner's 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 Steiner's beginnings as a young intellectual in the ferment of fin de siécle 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 Steiner's methods are put into practice today, and relates Steiner's 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.

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Rudolf Steiner
Language: un
Pages: 304
Authors: Gary Lachman
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-02-01 - Publisher: Penguin

The first truly popular biography of the influential twentieth-century mystic and educator who-while widely known for founding the Waldorf schools and other educational and humanitarian movements-remains a mystery to many who benefit from his ideas. People everywhere have heard of Waldorf schools, Biodynamic farming, Camphill Villages, and other innovations of
Rudolf Steiner
Language: un
Pages: 143
Authors: Bo Dahlin
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-06-22 - Publisher: Springer

This book covers Rudolf Steiner’s biography, presented from an educational point of view and also unfolds the different aspects of Steiner’s educational thought in Waldorf Education. His point of view is unique in that it relates education to a wide horizon of different contexts, such as social, pedagogical, evolutionary and
The Essential Rudolf Steiner
Language: un
Pages: 377
Authors: Rudolf Steiner
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-05-20 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Collected here in this 5-in-1 omnibus edition are five of Rudolf Steiner's most important works including Theosophy, an Introduction, An Esoteric Cosmology, Intuitive Thinking as a Spiritual Path, An Introduction to Waldorf Education and Other Essays, and how to Know Higher Worlds. Rudolf Steiner was an Austrian philosopher, literary scholar,
Rudolf Steiner
Language: un
Pages: 261
Authors: Heiner Ullrich
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-05-15 - Publisher: Continuum

Rudolf Steiner is indisputably a major thinker in education. Heiner Ullrich's volume offers the most coherent account of Steiner's educational thought. This work is divided into:Intellectual biography Critical exposition of Steiner's work The reception and influence of Steiner's work The relevance of the work today
How to Know Higher Worlds
Language: un
Pages: 259
Authors: Rudolf Steiner
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 1994 - Publisher: SteinerBooks

This is the classic account of the modern Western esoteric path of initiation made public by Steiner in 1904. He begins with the premise that "the capacities by which we can gain insights into the higher worlds lie dormant within each one of us." Steiner carefully and precisely leads the

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