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Rudolf Steiner Speaks to the British - lectures and addresses in England and WalesRudolf Steiner Speaks to the British
Lectures and addresses in England and Wales
10 lectures by Rudolf Steiner, and other assorted material

Rudolf Steiner was able to speak to the British in a very direct and lively way. He did not need to give a long introductory build-up to his main theme, as was expected of him in Germany for instance, but could refer immediately to esoteric ideas.

The intention of this volume is to give a fuller picture of Rudolf Steiner’s work in Britain, and his approach to esoteric ideas while on British soil. Although the major lecture series he gave in Britain had been previously published, this book gathers together various lectures, addresses, question-and-answer sessions, minutes of important meetings and articles, a good deal of which has been unavailable in English until now. It also features a complete list of all the lectures and addresses Steiner gave in Britain, making it a valuable reference book for students of Rudolf Steiner’s work.

Trans: J. Collis (10 selected lectures, plus assorted material); 320pp
Rudolf Steiner Press
ISBN: 1 85584 047 2
 




 

Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925) called his spiritual philosophy 'anthroposophy', which he defined as 'the consciousness of one's humanity', and the disciplined methods of studying this he termed ‘spiritual science’.  As a highly developed clairvoyant and spiritual initiate, he spoke from his direct cognition of the spiritual world. However, he did not see his work as religious or sectarian, but rather sought to found a universal 'science of the spirit'.

His many published works (written books and lectures) - which include his research into the spiritual nature of the human being, the evolution of the world and humanity, and methods of personal development - invite readers to develop their own spiritual faculties.  He also provided indications for the renewal of many human activities, including education - both general and special - agriculture, medicine, economics, architecture, science, philosophy, religion and the arts. He wrote some 30 books and delivered over 6000 lectures across Europe, and in 1924 founded the General Anthroposophical Society which today has branches throughout the world.