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Correspondence and Documents 1901-1925

(CW 262)

Paperback
July 1988
9780880102070
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  • Publisher
    SteinerBooks
  • Published
    1st July 1988
  • ISBN 9780880102070
  • Language English
  • Pages 342 pp.
  • Images Black and White
$25.00

This volume provides unique insight both into the development of the anthroposophic movement and the relationship between Rudolf and Marie Steiner through the letters between them. Their letters cover everything from the esoteric view of evolution and human development to how to deal with problem personalities, as well as many discussions of organizational details.

Also included are the numerous wills that Steiner wrote.

Correspondence and Documents 1901-1925 is a translation from German of Rudolf Steiner - Marie Steiner-von Sivers: Briefwechsel und Dokumente 1901-1925 (GA 262).

C O N T E N T S:

Introduction: Notes by Rudolf Steiner, Written for Édouard Schuré

1. Letters and Documents, 1901–1914
2. Letters and Documents, 1915–1924
3. Letters during Rudolf Steiner’s Illness, 1924–1925; the Last letters

Notes, Indexes, Photographs

Rudolf Steiner

Rudolf Steiner (1861–1925) was born in the small village of Kraljevec, Austro-Hungarian Empire (now in Croatia), where he grew up. As a young man, he lived in Weimar and Berlin, where he became a well-published scientific, literary, and philosophical scholar, known especially for his work with Goethe’s scientific writings. At the beginning of the twentieth century, he began to develop his early philosophical principles into an approach to systematic research into psychological and spiritual phenomena. Formally beginning his spiritual teaching career under the auspices of the Theosophical Society, Steiner came to use the term Anthroposophy (and spiritual science) for his philosophy, spiritual research, and findings. The influence of Steiner’s multifaceted genius has led to innovative and holistic approaches in medicine, various therapies, philosophy, religious renewal, Waldorf education, education for special needs, threefold economics, biodynamic agriculture, Goethean science, architecture, and the arts of drama, speech, and eurythmy. In 1924, Rudolf Steiner founded the General Anthroposophical Society, which today has branches throughout the world. He died in Dornach, Switzerland.

Marie Steiner-von Sivers

Marie Steiner-von Sivers (1867–1948) was born in Wlotzlawek, in Russian Poland and grew up in St. Petersburg. She trained as an actor, but left the stage when she met Theosophy through Edouard Schuré, whose works she translated. In 1900, she met Rudolf Steiner, whom she later married and worked alongside in the development of Anthroposophy. She died in Beatenberg, Switzerland.