Rudolf Steiner

Rudolf Steiner
Rudolf Steiner (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Born in what is now Yugoslavia, Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925) was a mystic philosopher who believed he experienced the essence of Christ and the mystery of Golgotha. However, his approach to religion remained non-denominational and unconventional.

After becoming a leading figure in the Theosophical Movement, he broke away to form his own branch of Anthroposophy.

Perhaps Steiner’s most enduring influence is seen in his Waldorf or, as adherents call them, “Steiner schools.” Some 400 of these schools populate the globe today, with a diverse curriculum geared toward developing individual potential.

Critics say the Steiner schools encourage “paganism, even Satanism,” and are out of touch with the realities of contemporary life.¹ And Steiner’s apparently scientific approach to spirituality has been critiqued as an instance of scientism. Still, he remains inspirational to many.


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Schweizergarten- Rudolf Steiner monument 2007-04: Er.We
Schweizergarten- Rudolf Steiner monument 2007-04: Er.We via Flickr



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  1. Living at the core of all of Rudolf Steiner’s work is his Philosophy Of Freedom. A new online “Philosophy Of Freedom Study Course” is available at Its free and includes videos, illustrations, observation exercises and diagrams to help study the book. In this book Rudolf Steiner gives his principles of free thinking and morality. It empowers one’s life through deepening scientific inquiry and living according to one’s highest ideals.


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