An Introductory Reader
Rudolf Steiner, the frequently undervalued, multifaceted genius of the twentieth century, contributed much to the regeneration of culture. In addition to his philosophical teachings, he provided ideas for the development of many practical activities, including education, agriculture, medicine, economics, architecture, science, religion, and the arts.
Steiner’s original contribution to human knowledge was based on his ability to conduct “spiritual research,” the investigation of metaphysical dimensions of existence. With his scientific and philosophical training, he brought a new systematic discipline to the field, allowing for conscious methods and comprehensive results. A natural seer from childhood, he cultivated his spiritual vision to a high degree, enabling him to speak with authority on previously veiled mysteries of life.
In this introductory reader, Matthew Barton has collected excerpts from Steiner’s many talks and writings on the subject of Michaelmas, one of the key spiritual festivals of the yearly cycle. The volume also features an editorial introduction, afterword, commentary, and notes.
- Sinking Earth, Rising Spirit
- Michael and the Dragon
- Michael, Spirit of Our Age
- Toward a Michael Festival