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Constitution of the School of Spiritual Science

An Introductory Guide

October 2013
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  • Publisher
    Rudolf Steiner Press
  • Published
    11th October 2013
  • ISBN 9781855843820
  • Language English
  • Pages 82 pp.
  • Size 5.25" x 8.5"

“If the intentions of the Christmas Conference are to be carried out, the Anthroposophical Society will in future have to fulfill, insofar as possible, the esoteric aspirations of its members. With this end in view, the School, consisting of three Classes, will be established within the General Society.” —Rudolf Steiner, January 1924

A year after the first Goetheanum in Dornach, Switzerland, was destroyed by fire, Rudolf Steiner reestablished the Anthroposophical Society during the Christmas Conference of 1923–24. At the very heart of the Society, he created “The School of Spiritual Science,” whose specific task is to present the “esoteric aspect” and to lead its members to knowledge and experience of the spirit. The school was to have “sections” that represent various fields of human endeavor, including medicine and education, as well as three “classes,” of which the First Class was to be established immediately by Rudolf Steiner himself.

This brief volume collects articles from the society’s official newsletter and lectures by Rudolf Steiner in 1924, which introduce and explain the purpose of The School of Spiritual Science for members of the Anthroposophical Society.

This book is an excellent companion to The Foundation Stone/The Life, Nature and Cultivation of Anthroposophy.

C O N T E N T S:

The Organic Development of the Anthroposophical Society and Its Future Tasks (Jan. 18, 1924)

The School of Spiritual Science I & II (Jan. 20 & 27, 1924)

The School of Spiritual Science within the Constitution of the Anthroposophical Society (Jan. 30, 1924)

The School of Spiritual Science III (Feb. 3, 1924)

Conditions for Admission into the First Class of the School of Spiritual Science (Feb. 3, 1924)

The School of Spiritual Science IV – VII (Feb. 10 – Mar. 2, 1924)

The Youth Section in the School of Spiritual Science
—VIII. What I Have to Say on this Matter to the Older Members (Mar. 9, 1924)
—IX. What I Have to Say on this Matter to the Younger Members (Mar. 16, 1924)
—X. What I Yet Have to Say on this Matter to the Younger Members (Mar. 23, 1924)
—XI. On the Youth Section in the School of Spiritual Science (Mar. 30, 1924)
—XII. The “Human Element” in the School of Spiritual Science(Apr. 6, 1924)

Extracts from a Lecture in Breslau (Jun. 7, 1924)

Rudolf Steiner

Rudolf Steiner (b. Rudolf Joseph Lorenz 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.