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Rudolf Steiner Speaks to the British

Lectures and Addresses in England and Wales

Rudolf Steiner Translated by Johanna Collis

320 pp.  
5 1/2" x 8 1/2"

Rudolf Steiner Press


Published:  April 1999


10 selected lectures and other assorted materials

As demonstrated by the contents of this book, Rudolf Steiner was able to speak to the British in a very direct and lively way. He did not need to give a long introductory build-up to his main theme, as was expected of him in Germany for instance, but could refer immediately to esoteric ideas.

The intention of this volume is to give a fuller picture of Rudolf Steiner's work in Britain, and his approach to esoteric ideas while on British soil. Although the major lecture series he gave in Britain have been previously published, this book gathers together various lectures, addresses, question-and-answer sessions, minutes of important meetings and articles--a good deal of which has been unavailable in English until now. It also features a complete list of all the lectures and addresses Steiner gave in Britain, making it a valuable reference book for students of Steiner's work.


  • Introduction by Margaret Jonas

  1. Knowledge and Initiation (April 14, 1922)
  2. Knowledge of Christ through Anthroposophy (April 15, 1922)
  3. First Steps in Supersensible Perception (April 17, 1922)
  4. The Relation of Anthroposophy to Christianity (April 18, 1922)
  5. Man as a Picture of the Living Spirit(September 2, 1923)

  1. The Evolution of Human Social Life (August 26, 1922)
  2. Social Impulses (August 28, 1922)
  3. On Founding an Association for Further Work Along the Lines of these Lectures (August 28, 1922)
  4. The Human Being within the Social Order: Individual and Society (August 29, 1922)

  1. Waldorf Education (August 10, 1923)
  2. Introductory Address at the Summer School (August 20, 1923)
  3. Address on the Future of the Anthroposophical Society in Great Britain (August 19, 1923)
  4. Questions and Answers (August 20, 1923)
  5. Questions and Answers (August 21, 1923)
  6. Address following Baron Rosenkrantz’s Lecture (August 24, 1923)
  7. Final Address at the Summer School (August 31, 1923)
  8. Oral Description of the 1923 Visit to Britain (September 9, 1923)
  9. Published Description of the 1923 Visit to Britain (in Das Goetheanum)

  1. Minutes of General Meeting of the Anthroposophical Society (London, September 2, 1923)
  2. Minutes of the Founding of the Anthroposophical Society in Great Britain (London, September 2, 1923)
  3. Address at the Founding of the Anthroposophical Society in Great Britain (London, September 2, 1923)
  4. Concluding Words of the Lecture “Christ and the Metamorphosis of Karma” (London, November 19, 1923)
  5. Final Words after the Lecture “Christ and the Metamorphosis of Karma (London, November 19, 1923)
  6. Concluding Address after the Second International Summer School (Torquay, August 22, 1924)

Related Titles

  • The Kingdom of Childhood : Introductory Talks on Waldorf Education (CW 311)
  • A Modern Art of Education : (CW 307)
  • The Spiritual Ground of Education : (CW 305)
  • The Evolution of Consciousness : As Revealed through Initiation Knowledge (CW 227)

    Related Titles by Subject:

    Anthroposophy and Anthroposophy: General