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The SteinerBooks Spiritual Research Center

The Archive

This website makes available the texts of many of our books, some long out of print and others available on the SteinerBooks website. If you have suggestions for lectures or written works you would like to see here, please make your wishes known by e-mail to Jens Jensen.

We will add content to the Center's archive on a regular basis, so please check back frequently for more new material by Rudolf Steiner and related authors.

Whenever possible, each item in our archive is presented in both web viewable and PDF formats.

There are several sections to the archive:

All material copyright © 2014 "Spiritual Research Editions" and SteinerBooks, Inc.

Rudolf Steiner’s Foundational Works

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Added to the archive May 25, 2004

  • Christianity As Mystical Fact
  • by Rudolf Steiner
  • Written 1902
  • CW 8
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Added to the archive May 25, 2004

  • Theosophy: An Introduction to the Spiritual Processes in Human Life
  • by Rudolf Steiner
  • Written in 1894
  • CW 9
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Added to the archive May 25, 2004

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Added to the archive May 25, 2004

  • An Outline of Esoteric Science
  • by Rudolf Steiner
  • Written in 1910
  • CW 13
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Added to the archive May 25, 2004

Foundations of Waldorf Education

  • The Foundations of Human Experience
  • by Rudolf Steiner
  • Vol 1. The Foundations of Waldorf Education
    Allgemeine Menschenkunde als Grundlage der Pädagogik. Pädagogischer Grundkurs
    14 Lectures, Stuttgart, 1919
  • CW 293
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Added to the archive November 30, 2004

  • Practical Advice to Teachers
  • by Rudolf Steiner
  • Vol 2. Foundations of Waldorf Education
    Erziehungskunst. Methodisch-Didaktisches
    14 Lectures, Stuttgart, 1919
  • CW 294
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Added to the archive December 7, 2004

  • Discussions with Teachers
  • by Rudolf Steiner
  • Vol 3. Foundations of Waldorf Education
    Erziehungskunst. Seminarbesprechungen und Lehrplanvorträge.
    15 discussions, Stuttgart, 1919
  • CW 295
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Added to the archive January 4, 2005

  • Education As a Force for Social Change
  • by Rudolf Steiner
  • Vol 4. Foundations of Waldorf Education
    Die Erziehungsfrage als soziale Frage.
    11 lectures, Dornach and Stuttgart, 1919;
  • CW 296; CW 192
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Added to the archive January 18, 2005

  • The Spirit of the Waldorf School
  • by Rudolf Steiner
  • Vol 5. Foundations of Waldorf Education
    Die Waldorfschule und ihr Geist.
    6 lectures, Stuttgart and Basel, 1919
  • CW 297, CW 24
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Added to the archive February 3, 2005

  • Rudolf Steiner in the Waldorf School: Lectures and Addresses to Children, Parents, and Teachers, 1919–1924
  • by Rudolf Steiner
  • Vol 6. Foundations of Waldorf Education
    Rudolf Steiner in der Waldorfschule, Vortäge und Ansprachen, Stuttgart, 1919–1924
    1 essay; 24 lectures, Stuttgart, 1919–1924
  • CW 298
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Added to the archive February 22, 2005

  • The Genius of Language: Observations for Teachers
  • by Rudolf Steiner
  • Vol 7. Foundations of Waldorf Education
    Geisteswissenschaftliche Sprachbetrachtungen
  • CW 299
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Added to the archive March 10, 2005

  • Faculty Meetings with Rudolf Steiner: 1919–1924
  • by Rudolf Steiner
  • Vol 8. Foundations of Waldorf Education
    Konferenzen mit den Lehrern der Freien Waldorfschule in Stuttgart
  • vol. 1: 1919–1922 (CW 300a–300b); vol. 2: 1922–1924 (CW 300b–300c)
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Added to the archive March 18, 2005

  • The Renewal of Education
  • by Rudolf Steiner
  • Vol 9. Foundations of Waldorf Education
    Die Erneuerung der pädagogisch-didaktischen Kunst durch Geisteswissenschaft
  • 14 lectures, 2 talks on eurythmy, Basel, April–May 1920 (CW 301)
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Added to the archive April 21, 2005

  • Education for Adolescents
  • by Rudolf Steiner
  • Vol 10. Foundations of Waldorf Education
    Menschenerkenntnis und Unterrichtsgestaltung
  • 8 lectures, Stuttgart, 1921 (CW 302)
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Added to the archive April 21, 2005

  • Balance in Teaching
  • by Rudolf Steiner
  • Vol 11. Foundations of Waldorf Education
    Menschenerkenntnis und Unterrichtsgestaltung
  • 7 lectures, Stuttgart, September 15-22, 1920 and October 15-16, 1923 (CW 302a)
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Added to the archive June 24, 2008

  • Soul Economy: Body, Soul, and Spirit in Waldorf Education
  • by Rudolf Steiner
  • Vol 12. Foundations of Waldorf Education
    Erziehung und Unterricht aus Menschenwesens. Eine EinfŸhrung in die anthroposophische PŠdagogik und Didaktik. Weihnachtskurs fŸr Lehrer.
  • 16 lectures in Dornach, Switzerland, Dec. 23, 1921-Jan. 7, 1922 (CW 303)
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Added to the archive June 6, 2005

  • Waldorf Education and Anthroposophy 1
  • by Rudolf Steiner
  • Vol 13. Foundations of Waldorf Education
    Erziehungs- und Unterrichtsmethoden auf Anthroposophischer Grundlage.
  • 9 public talks, 1921-1922 (CW 304)
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Added to the archive June 6, 2005

  • Waldorf Education and Anthroposophy 2
  • by Rudolf Steiner
  • Vol 14. Foundations of Waldorf Education
    Geistige Zusammenhänge in der Gestaltung des Menschlichen Organismus
  • 12 public talks, 1923-1924 (CW 218b, 304a)
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Added to the archive July 25, 2005

  • The Spiritual Ground of Education
  • by Rudolf Steiner
  • Vol 15. Foundations of Waldorf Education
    Die geistig-seelischen Grundkräfte der Erziehungskunst
  • 9 lectures, August 16-25, 1922 (CW 305)
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Added to the archive July 25, 2005

  • The Child's Changing Consciousness: As the Basis of Pedagogical Practice
  • by Rudolf Steiner
  • Vol 16. Foundations of Waldorf Education
    Die pädagogisch Praxis vom Geichtspunkte geisteswissenschaftlicher Menschenerkenntnis
  • 8 lectures, Dornach, Switzerland, 1923 (CW 306)
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Added to the archive August 16, 2005

  • A Modern Art of Education
  • by Rudolf Steiner
  • Vol 17. Foundations of Waldorf Education
    Gegenwärtiges Geistesleben und Erziehung
  • 14 lectures, Ilkeley, England, August 5Ð17, 1923 (CW 307)
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Added to the archive August 16, 2005

  • The Essentials of Education
  • by Rudolf Steiner
  • Vol 18. Foundations of Waldorf Education
    Die Methodik des Lehrens und die Lebensbedingungen des Erziehens
  • 5 Lectures, Stuttgart, 1924 (CW 308)
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Added to the archive October 7, 2005

  • The Roots of Education
  • by Rudolf Steiner
  • Vol 19. Foundations of Waldorf Education
    Anthroposophische Pädagogik und ihre Voraussentzungen
  • 5 lectures, Berne, 1924 (CW 309)
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Added to the archive October 7, 2005

  • Human Values in Education
  • by Rudolf Steiner
  • Vol 20. Foundations of Waldorf Education
    Der Pädagogisch Wert der Menschenerkenntnis und der Kulturwert der Pädagogik
  • 10 Lectures, Arnheim, Holland 1924 (CW 310)
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Added to the archive November 7, 2005

  • The Kingdom of Childhood
  • by Rudolf Steiner
  • Vol 21. Foundations of Waldorf Education
    Die Kunst des Erziehens aus dem Erfassen der Menschenwesenhiet
  • 7 lectures, Torquay, England, 1924 (CW 311)
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Added to the archive November 7, 2005

  • The Light Course
    First Course in Natural Science: Light, Color, Sound--Mass, Electricity, Magnetism
  • by Rudolf Steiner
  • Vol 22. Foundations of Waldorf Education
    Geisteswissenschaftliche impulse zur Entwikkelung der Physik, Erster Naturwissenschaftlicher Kurs: Licht, Farbe, Ton-Masse, Elektrizität, Magnetismus
  • 10 Lectures, Stuttgart, Dec. 23, 1919-Jan. 3, 1920 (CW 320)
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Added to the archive December 22, 2005

  • The Education of the Child
    And Early Lectures on Education
  • by Rudolf Steiner
  • Vol 25. Foundations of Waldorf Education
  • A collection of 1 essay and 5 lectures in various cities
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Added to the archive December 22, 2005

  • Cosmic and Human Metamorphoses
  • by Rudolf Steiner
  • 7 lectures in Berlin, February 6 - March 20, 1917
  • CW 175
Available format(s): » PDF » Web Viewable (in seven parts) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Added to the archive May 24, 2004

  • Cosmic "I" and Human "I"
  • by Rudolf Steiner
  • 1 lecture in Munich, January 9, 1912
  • CW 130
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Added to the archive June 24, 2008

  • The Etherization of the Blood
  • by Rudolf Steiner
  • Lecture in Basel, October 1, 1911
  • CW 130
Available format(s): » PDF » Web Viewable

Added to the archive May 21, 2004

Available format(s): » PDF » Web Viewable (in five parts) Introduction, Lecture 1, Lecture 2, Lecture 3, Appendix

Added to the archive May 25, 2004

  • The Twelve Human Senses
  • by Rudolf Steiner
  • Lecture Three, Berlin, June 20, 1916
  • CW 169
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Added to the archive May 27, 2004

  • Pneumatosophy: Finding and Formulating the Cosmic Word, Through Breathing In and Breathing Out
  • by Rudolf Steiner
  • Lecture, Dornach, April 1, 1922
  • CW 211
Available format(s): » PDF » MS Word

Added to the archive July 12, 2004

  • Ancient Cultural Impulses Spiritualized in Goethe and Cosmic Knowledge of the Knights Templar
  • by Rudolf Steiner
  • Lecture in Dornach, September 25, 1916
  • CW 171
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Added to the archive August 23, 2004

  • Pneumatosophy: The Mysteries of the Inner Human Being & the Approach of the Michael Force
  • by Rudolf Steiner
  • Lecture in Berlin, May 23, 1923
  • CW 224
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Added to the archive September 3, 2004

  • The Problem of Jesus & Christ in Earlier Times
  • by Rudolf Steiner
  • Lecture in Dornach, December 28, 1915
  • CW 165
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Added to the archive September 10, 2004