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Spiritual Friendship

Rudolf Steiner and Christian Morgenstern

Peter Selg
Translated by Marsha Post
September 2018
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    3rd September 2018
  • ISBN 9781621482222
  • Pages 144 pp.
  • Size 5.5" x 8.5"
  • Images 12

“Their complete understanding of each other and those two great spirits passing into each other created an atmosphere, perceptible to all, that had bearing force and radiated hope for the future.” —Marie Steiner-von Sivers

Peter Selg wrote this remarkable book on the formation of spiritual community and mutual assistance to coincide with the hundredth anniversary of Christian Morgenstern’s death on March 31, 1914. Rudolf Steiner was, for Christian Morgenstern, the decisive spiritual teacher and facilitator of the future, both historically and to him as an individual, which is why Morgenstern wished to recommend Steiner for the Nobel Peace Prize. Rudolf Steiner felt great warmth of heart and gratitude toward Christian Morgenstern, his poetic work, and especially his groundbreaking way of working with anthroposophical Spiritual Science. 

“It is often said that to understand the poet we must go to his home country and understand that Christian Morgenstern is a poet of the spirit. And to understand this poet of the spirit, we must go into the land of spirit, to spirit regions.” —Rudolf Steiner

C O N T E N T S:


1. “Your Cross as a Silent Support”
The Significance of Rudolf Steiner for Christian Morgenstern

2. “A Human Star”
The Evidence of Anthroposophy in the Realm of the Dead and the Unborn

3. Easter 1915
Seven Poems by Christian Morgenstern


Peter Selg

Peter Selg studied medicine in Witten-Herdecke, Zurich, and Berlin and, until 2000, worked as the head physician of the juvenile psychiatry department of Herdecke Hospital in Germany. Dr. Selg is director of the Ita Wegman Institute for Basic Research into Anthroposophy (Arlesheim, Switzerland), professor of medicine at the Alanus University of Arts and Social Sciences (Germany), and co-leader of the General Anthroposophical Section at the Goetheanum. He is the author of numerous books on Rudolf Steiner, anthroposophy, medical ethics, and the development of culture and consciousness.