An Illustrated Biography
Rudolf Steiner's legacy is remarkable. Around the world, thousands of programs have been built up around his inspiration and ideas. These include Waldorf schools, centers for special education, medical clinics, biodynamic farms, centers for various arts, and much more. The scientific and spiritual path of anthroposophy is at the core of this work, a philosophy and method that Steiner developed throughout his life.
This informative biography clearly illumines the numerous struggles and achievements in his life—his childhood; as a young, respected Goethean scholar and philosopher in Weimar; his work in the Theosophical Society; establishment of the Anthroposophical Society; the development of Anthroposophy as a spiritual science; the creation of spiritually based movements in art, social sciences, education, medicine, agriculture, religion, and architecture.
Johannes Hemleben's biography of Rudolf Steiner includes a chronology, personal tributes, an extensive section for further reading, an index, and 69 photographs and illustrations.
C O N T E N T S:
Childhood and Youth
Rudolf Steiner the Goethean Scholar
Striving for Perception in the Weimar Period
“The Philosophy of Freedom”
From Theosophy to Anthroposophy
Anthroposophy in Art
Lecturing Activities—The First World War
The Threefold Social Order (1918–1921)
The Steiner Waldorf Educational Movement (1919–1924)
Education for Special Needs
The Founding of The Christian Community (1921–1922)
The Final Years
Index of Names