This is a beautifully reproduced & exact facsimile reprint of a scarce and out of copyright, spiritual/esoteric book of the early 1900’s. A reference gem of historical, spiritual & esoteric significance, available in print once more! This is an exact reproduction (not OCR) of a book published before 1923, and it has been digitally cleaned up with the utmost care! The highest honor was given, in reproducing this culturally important book to exacting standards of perfection; however; this book may have some occasional imperfections that were a part of the original, or were introduced by the scanning process. And all effort has been given in making it as close to the original as possible.
Rudolf Joseph Lorenz Steiner (25/27 February 1861 – 30 March 1925) was an Austrian philosopher, social reformer, architect, and esotericist. Steiner gained initial recognition as a literary critic and cultural philosopher. At the beginning of the twentieth century, he founded a spiritual movement, anthroposophy, as an esoteric philosophy with roots in German idealist philosophy and theosophy.
In the first, more philosophically oriented phase of this movement, Steiner attempted to find a synthesis between science and mysticism; his philosophical work of these years, which he termed spiritual science, sought to provide a connection between the cognitive path of Western philosophy and the inner and spiritual needs of the human being. In a second phase, beginning around 1907, he began working collaboratively in a variety of artistic media, including drama, the movement arts (developing a new artistic form, eurythmy) and architecture, culminating in the building of the Goetheanum, a cultural centre to house all the arts. In the third phase of his work, beginning after World War I, Steiner worked to establish various practical endeavors, including Waldorf education, biodynamic agriculture, and anthroposophical medicine.