Rudolf Steiner and Anthroposophy
Rudolf Steiner (1861-1924) was a philosopher, artist and scientist whose visions and depth of understanding continue to have a great impact in many practical fields such as education, medicine, agriculture, architecture and the therapeutic arts.
Rudolf Steiner’s Anthroposophy (‘wisdom of the human being’) speaks to the basic deep spiritual questions of humanity. It also seeks to build a bridge between the natural and scientific worlds and the world of spirit.
And it is an impulse to nurture the life of the soul in the individual and in human society.
The legacy of Rudolf Steiner includes Waldorf schools, biodynamic agriculture, new economic and social models, the Camphill movement, Anthroposophic medicine and therapies, and thousands of public and private initiatives worldwide. In the arts, new forms of expression were created in both the visual and performing arts, such as eurythmy.
Steiner's literary estate is broad. Steiner's writings, published in about forty volumes, include books, essays, four plays, mantric verse and an autobiography. His collected lectures make up another 300 volumes.