Rudolf Steiner was a 20th century philosopher, scientist and visionary. A true “Renaissance man,” he developed a way of thinking that he applied to different aspects of what it means to be human. He imagined the human condition in the broadest of contexts and asked the questions: What does it truly mean to be human? What does it mean to live a fulfilling life?
Working equally on natural scientific as well as esoteric traditions, Steiner elaborated a three-fold understanding of the human being as body, soul and spirit. Over a period of 40 years, he formulated and taught a path of inner development called Anthroposophy.
Steiner began to sow the seeds of what he hoped would blossom into a new culture. The seeds were his ideas, which he sowed through extensive writings, lectures and countless private consultations. The seeds germinated and took root in the hearts and minds of his students, among whom were individuals who would later become some of the best known and most influential figures of the 20th century.
Since Steiner’s death in 1925, a quiet but steadily growing movement has been spreading over the world, bringing practical solutions to the problems of our global, technological civilization. The seeds are now coming to flower in the form of thousands of projects infused with human values.
From what he learned, he gave practical indications for nearly every field of human endeavor: Art, architecture, drama, science, education, agriculture, holistic medicine, economics, religion, care of the dying and social justice. There is almost no field he did not touch and influence.