Rudolf Steiner: The Man and His Vision

Rudolf Steiner: The Man and His Vision

by Colin Wilson
     
 

Of all the important thinkers of the twentieth century, Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925) is perhaps the most difficult to come to grips with. For the unprepared reader, his work presents a series of formidable obstacles, from the dauntingly abstract style to the often bizarre pronouncements on the nature of man and his cosmic destiny.

And yet Steiner was perhaps the

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Overview

Of all the important thinkers of the twentieth century, Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925) is perhaps the most difficult to come to grips with. For the unprepared reader, his work presents a series of formidable obstacles, from the dauntingly abstract style to the often bizarre pronouncements on the nature of man and his cosmic destiny.

And yet Steiner was perhaps the most influential and charismatic occult philosopher of his generation; and the movement he launched, Anthroposophy, with its educational, agricultural, and artistic applications, still has many thousands of followers worldwide. No one interested in esoteric thought can ignore Steiner, but until now there has been no genuinely accessible introduction to his ideas.

This lucid and sympathetic account describes Steiner’s development from shy scholar to the international figurehead of Anthroposophy, his break with Madam Blavatsky’s Theosophy, his struggles to find a voice, and the essence of his insights into the supersensible world.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781904658269
Publisher:
Aeon Books
Publication date:
11/28/2005
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
985,892
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Colin Wilson is a renowned authority on the paranormal and is the author of over fifty books, with subjects ranging from mysticism to criminology. He has also written numerous articles and plays and contributed to several newspapers and journals. He regards himself primarily as a philosopher concerned with the meaning of human existence.

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