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    Chapter 14. THE CROSSING OF THE THRESHOLD The last six months and two days of Rudolf Steiner s life were passed in full awareness of everything that was going
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      Chapter 14.

      THE CROSSING OF THE THRESHOLD

      The last six months and two days of Rudolf Steiner's life were passed in full awareness of everything that was going on around him, including the first steps toward the building of the new Goetheanum. But only a few of his closest fellow-workers were permitted to see him—Marie Steiner, of course, when she was in Dornach, Guenther Wachsmuth, his secretary and the treasurer of the Society, his personal physician, Dr. Ita Wegman, and Dr. Ludwig Noll, who at her request came to Dornach to share responsibility with her, and Albert Steffen, vice-president of the Society. A few other members visited him from time to time, including a eurythmist who had been given a poem to work out and whose efforts he wished to see for himself. He corrected the distribution of her colored veil with his own hands. However, such visits were very rare and always by personal invitation. We must therefore rely on the accounts of these close friends and helpers for all that is known of his external life at this time. Since almost all his writings for the period have been published his actual work is well known to us.

      At first he was able to sit in an easy chair, but soon the movement from bed to chair became too difficult for him, and he lay on the bed, or half sat up, with his papers and books around him. Until the end of 1924 he seems to have thought that his health was improving, however slowly and almost imperceptibly. This opinion was at the time shared by his doctors. It was a great disappointment to him that a series of lectures scheduled to take place in Berlin in October had to be cancelled, and he sent a special message to the members on October 19th, explaining the reasons for this necessary decision. Conditions in Germany, and especially in Berlin, had not in recent years been propitious for lecturing. But by late 1924 the currency had been stabilized and the country was at last beginning to recover. Hitler was still in prison after the fiasco of the Beer Hall Putsch in 1923. This improvement was reflected in the reception given to Marie Steiner and her eurythmy troupe, who performed without further organized interruption in leading German cities, including Berlin, often to crowded houses. Even after his condition had begun to deteriorate further the eurythmy continued, so that Marie Steiner herself was rarely in Dornach during this period.

      Rudolf Steiner himself seems to have been aware of the nature of his illness, and on the basis of his knowledge of the medicaments necessary to help him to overcome it, he proposed various new remedies to Dr. Wegman, who took the steps that were needed to procure them. But no real improvement resulted; and though at first he did not grow noticeably weaker, it remained certain that if he could not succeed in assimilating enough food to keep him alive, the illness must necessarily have a fatal termination. It can scarcely be a coincidence that it was on New Year's Eve, the second anniversary of the Goetheanum fire, that his health took a definite turn for the worse. It will be remembered that it was on New Year's Day, 1924 that he first gave an outward sign of his illness when he had to withdraw suddenly from a social ceremony that he was attending. It may be equally significant that his closest collaborator of all in the work on the First Goetheanum, the English sculptress Edith Maryon who had likewise used up so much of her own strength in the sculpture of the building, also died prematurely in the course of 1924 at the age of only 52. On the last day of 1924 Dr. Wegman for the first time became truly anxious, and largely lost the optimism that had sustained her for so long.

      Even in the last months of his illness Steiner could write to his wife in terms such as he would scarcely have used if he had believed he was in grave danger. He would use such expressions as "my progress is very slow, but I must soon be able to work again." Later still he wrote: "My progress is slow, but I trust I shall be able to return to work on the model of our building." He planned to give a course of lectures for those who wished to take up nursing as a profession. This course was planned for May, 1925, and was never officially cancelled, as Steiner always thought he would be well enough to give it. Even in March 1925 his death did not seem to be imminent, and Marie Steiner, who acted as his representative in Society matters as well as directing the eurythmy, was in the end not summoned until it was too late, and she arrived in Dornach only after he had died.

      Dr. Wachsmuth tells how Rudolf Steiner expected all his correspondence to be brought to him every morning at 11 o'clock, and how he at once dictated replies to almost all of it. He continued to read with the same interest he had always shown. Dr. Wachsmuth was given the task of selecting and bringing to him books that might be of interest to him. When he entered the studio-sick-room with the books Steiner looked at them all and made his decision immediately as to whether to keep them or not, stacking the ones he wanted on the right of the bed and the others on the left. Dr. Wachsmuth could scarcely believe that he actually read the books, but by the next visit Steiner had at least familiarized himself with the contents!

      Two important tasks were carried out in February, 1925, the formal constitution of the General Anthroposophical Society in accordance with the requirements of Swiss law, a task to which Steiner devoted himself with his usual careful attention, and the gift of a special ritual for the installation of the head of the Christian Community. This was given to Dr. Emil Bock who had come to Dornach for the purpose of receiving it. Steiner had earlier agreed to be present at the ceremony when Dr. Friedrich Rittelmeyer was to be installed, and the ceremony itself was postponed several times, always with the hope that he could after all attend. Not wishing to postpone it any longer he wrote out the ritual for Dr. Bock, and urged that the ceremony be held at the earliest feasible moment. It took place on February 24th in the presence of Dr. Wachsmuth and Marie Steiner.

      Such, then, was the external life of Rudolf Steiner as it could be seen and reported by his friends, and as is shown also in the many personal letters he sent during this period, especially to Marie Steiner. But, as we have already noted, these last months were truly made fruitful for the future by the two great works which occupied him, the letters to the members, each accompanied by "guide-lines" or "leading thoughts," and the instalments of his autobiography. Both were written entirely by hand, never dictated, and were invariably ready for the weekly issues of Das Goetheanum (the Autobiography), and the Newssheet for members (What is Happening in the Anthroposophical Society?) which printed the Leading Thoughts. Both the autobiography and the Leading Thoughts were started while Steiner was still leading an active life, the autobiography just before the Christmas Foundation meeting, and the Leading Thoughts afterwards. The first Leading Thoughts appeared immediately after the completion of the cycle called Anthroposophy: an Introduction, and were a kind of distilled essence of Anthroposophy, as was, in a certain sense, the cycle also. The first Leading Thought begins with the best known of all definitions of Anthroposophy, and it is worth quoting in full as Steiner's last word on the subject that he intended not only for his own time but for posterity. It is also notable in this "thought" how clearly he shows why no one can or should be "converted" to Anthroposophy, but can only, through his own need, come to acknowledge it.

      "Anthroposophy is a path of knowledge, to guide the Spiritual in the human being to the Spiritual in the universe. It arises in man as a need of the heart, of the life of feeling; and it can be justified only in as much as it can satisfy this inner need. He alone can acknowledge Anthroposophy, who finds in it what he himself in his own inner life feels impelled to seek. Hence only they can be anthroposophists who feel certain questions on the nature of man and the universe as an elemental need of life, just as one feels hunger and thirst."

      When Steiner reached the 102nd thought there is a marked change which must surely be linked to the abandonment of his active life as a lecturer and his confinement to his sickroom. From this time onwards the Leading Thoughts, which had hitherto consisted of a distillation of the main ideas of Anthroposophy, intended especially to be used for study purposes by the Groups, now become a distillation of the letters that accompany them, though in a slightly different form. The first letters of this new last phase of his work were written to the members just before the onset of his last illness. On August 17th and August 31st he began to speak especially of the age in which mankind had been living since the beginning of the era of the consciousness soul in the fifteenth century, and of the changes that ensued when Michael in 1879 became the ruling archangel. With the issues of October Steiner set out to describe in words of the utmost clarity and conciseness the whole mission of mankind on the earth, and his task of attaining freedom and building love into the world. He spoke of how men in earlier ages harbored only divine thoughts, then step by step they began to think for themselves, and assumed for themselves the task of ruling the earth without interference from the divine world. But as man moved in this direction and absorbed into himself the Intelligence that had formerly been cosmic, and was in any event cosmic in origin, he became subject to ever more temptations from Lucifer and Ahriman, though the Mystery of Golgotha has made it possible for him to choose instead to take the Christ Impulse into himself, and follow the path indicated by Michael. Deeper and deeper the letters go into the secrets of human evolution, and ever more difficult to grasp are the concepts unless the previous letters and their guiding lines have first been mastered.

      So at the last, as February drew into March, we may picture to ourselves Steiner on his deathbed working out each thought, putting it in the most perfect possible form, while the chapters in the autobiography also grow shorter and more compact as he thinks out and expresses, still with the utmost precision and clarity, just what he wishes to say for posterity. Then comes the day when he does not write on the manuscript of the autobiography "To be continued," and the installments then come to an end.

      The last letter, published only after his death, concerns the danger that mankind will sink into subnature, the realm of the Ahrimanic and even more evil powers, unless he can rise as high with his consciousness into the spiritual world as he sinks below it with his technical civilization.

      "He must find the strength," Rudolf Steiner writes in his last message, "the inner force of knowledge, in order not to be overcome by Ahriman in his technical civilization. He must understand Sub-Nature for what it really is. This he can do only if he rises, in spiritual knowledge, at least as far into extra-earthly Super-Nature as he has descended, in technical Sciences, into Sub-Nature. The age requires a knowledge transcending Nature, because in its inner life it must come to grips with a life-content which has sunk far beneath Nature—a life-content whose influence is perilous. Needless to say, there can be no question here of advocating a return to earlier stages of civilization. The point is that man shall find the way to bring the conditions of modern civilization into their true relationship—to himself and to the Cosmos. There are very few as yet who even feel the greatness of the spiritual tasks approaching man in this direction. . . . In the Science of the Spirit, we now create another sphere in which there is no Ahrimanic element. It is just by receiving in knowledge this spirituality to which the Ahrimanic powers have no access, that man is strengthened to confront Ahriman within the world."66

      On March 29th in the evening a deterioration in Steiner's condition was noticeable, and a message was sent to Marie Steiner in Stuttgart, telling her the news, but adding that there were as yet no grounds for special anxiety. In the early hours of the following morning she received a message telling her that his condition had again worsened and that she must return at once to Dornach. She began the journey immediately, but it was too late. In his studio sickroom Dr. Wegman asked him if he had any last message to send to the members. Faithful to the last to his unwillingness to impinge on the freedom of others, knowing that any such last message would become a binding injunction on the members, he looked for the last time into the eyes of this friend who, as both knew so well, had shared his destiny in so many earlier earth lives, and who now anxiously awaited his answer. But he made no reply, a few moments later folding his hands across his breast, and closing his eyes. Without any sign of even a moment's struggle he soon afterwards passed peacefully across the threshold into the spiritual world.

      *     *     *

      Often during his lifetime Rudolf Steiner had explained to members that when an important step forward had to be taken in human evolution, an individuality had to be prepared specially in the spiritual world who would later embody in himself those new capacities that would soon belong to all mankind. Such an individuality would necessarily be out of the ordinary, even, in his time, unique. It would never be possible for his contemporaries to understand him fully, because of his very strangeness and only a few would become his pupils and followers.

      Rudolf Steiner never spoke of himself openly in this way, although the gift of clairvoyance that he possessed from his youth onwards is not known to have been shared in such measure by any of his contemporaries. He did not declare himself to be a forerunner; he did not even call himself a messenger of the spirit, as some of his pupils and biographers have called him. He simply lived and worked at all times and always as if it was his life mission to perform the task of revealing to such of mankind as would listen, the reality of the spiritual worlds as he perceived them in direct vision, and what the spiritual beings whom he perceived expected of man. To do this was to make the fullest possible use of those gifts with which he had been endowed. As he grew older and his powers matured he perceived ever more clearly the obstacles to be overcome and the magnitude of the work that lay before him still to be done, while the time allotted to him on earth became ever shorter—so much to do and so little time!

      When his last illness fastened itself upon his physical organism and could not be shaken off he refused to yield to it and continued his productive work until death took him, almost suddenly. He would never have agreed that his work was done, nor that he had fulfilled all his obligations to the spiritual beings who were his guides—never at any time in his life did he take credit for anything he had done, nor was he ever at any moment in it complacent.

      If indeed it is true that Rudolf Steiner embodied in himself capacities that will one day belong to all mankind, and in this sense he is the first example of a new kind of man, in another and different sense he was surely exemplary. He wished to use his capacities for the benefit of all mankind, and in so using them he never spared himself. So, when on March 30th, 1925 he crossed the threshold into the spiritual world, he had earned the right to die at the foot of the Christ statue that would now forever remain unfinished.

      [Note #65 seems to be missing from the text, in this or the previous chapter. -- T]
    • elfuncle
      Notes on Earlier Biographies of Rudolf Steiner The main source used for the first six chapters of the book was Steiner s own autobiography, published under the
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        Notes on Earlier Biographies of Rudolf Steiner

        The main source used for the first six chapters of the book was Steiner's own autobiography, published under the title of The Course of my Life, an exact translation of Mein Lebensgang. This book, translated by Olin D. Wannamaker, appeared in a second edition in 1951 (New York: Anthroposophic Press). More recently a new translation by Rita Stebbing was published in an edition that appeared in 1977 from Rudolf Steiner Publications, Blauvelt, New York. This edition contained over six hundred footnotes written by Paul Marshall Allen, many of which were of considerable use to me in writing this biography. The title of this version was simply Rudolf Steiner, an Autobiography. Of almost equal importance to a student of Steiner's life is Guenther Wachsmuth, The Life and Work of Rudolf Steiner (New York: Whittier Press, 1955) translated by Olin D. Wannamaker and Reginald E. Raab. This book gives a year by year account of Steiner's life and work from 1900 to his death, and thus supplements the autobiography in an exemplary manner. Wachsmuth acted as Steiner's secretary for the last years of his life and much of his book is based on first hand knowledge.

        Other biographies in English are A.P. Shepherd, A Scientist of the Invisible, of which only about a quarter is devoted to Steiner's life, the remainder being concerned with his teachings (London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1954, many times re-printed). Frans Carlgren, Rudolf Steiner, 1861-1925 is a rather slight but very valuable work, constituting a more or less official biography directed to the general public (Dornach: School of Spiritual Science, Second Edition, 1964). Johannes Hemleben, Rudolf Steiner, a Documentary Biography (East Grinstead: Henry Goulden Ltd, 1975) is a translation (by Leo Twyman) of a book which was extremely successful in its original German edition published by Rowohlt of Hamburg in 1963. The book is much stronger in the first part, that part of Steiner's life covered by his autobiography, than it is in the later chapters which are somewhat sketchy. The author is a Christian Community priest and as might be expected it is particularly strong on the material concerned with Christianity.

        Another book by a Christian Community priest, the founder of the Christian Community, is Friedrich Rittelmeyer, Rudolf Steiner Enters my Life (London Christian Community Press, 1954). The book is a first hand and often very vivid account of Rittelmeyer's association with Rudolf Steiner.

        Perhaps the most complete of the biographies to which I have had access is Simone Rihouët-Coroze, Biographie de Rudolf Steiner (Paris: Triades, 1973), a well documented account of Steiner's life in 393 pages. Again the first half of the life is handled much more fully than the second. But both parts are dealt with effectively and the documentation is far from being confined to the autobiography.


      • elfuncle
        Notes Abbreviations CL The Course of My Life, by Rudolf Steiner (N.Y., 1951) R. Friedrich Rittelmeyer, Rudolf Steiner Enters my Life (Christian
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          Notes

           

          Abbreviations

          CL       The Course of My Life, by Rudolf Steiner (N.Y., 1951)

          R.        Friedrich Rittelmeyer, Rudolf Steiner Enters my Life

          (Christian Community Press, London. 3rd edition, 1954)

          N.Y.    Anthroposophic Press, New York, or Spring Valley.

          London. Rudolf Steiner Press, London, or it predecessors.

           

          1.         CL chapter 3

          2.         CL chapter 3

          3.         CL chapter 1

          4.         CL chapter 1

          5.         CL chapter 2

          6.         Karmic Relationships, London, 1976. Vol. VIII

          7.         CL chapter 4

          8.         Letter of October 26, 1890, quoted by J. Hemleben in Rudolf Steiner. English edition, Henry Goulden Ltd, East Grinstead, 1975.

          9.         CL chapter 7

          10.       CL chapter 6

          11.       CL chapter 3

          12.       CL chapter 5

          13.       From Symptom to Reality, London, 1976. Lecture 7

          14.       CL chapter 17

          15.       Published by Rudolf Steiner Publications (Englewood, N.J., 1960) under the title Friedrich Nietzsche: Fighter for Freedom. The book contains also the memorial lecture given by Rudolf Steiner in 1900.

          16.       CL chapter 18

          17.       Riddles of Philosophy (N.Y. 1973), p. xvi

          18.       See note 15. The address is pp 201-212, the quotation p. 212

          19.       CL chapter 21

          20.       "Haeckel and his Opponents" in Three Essays on Haeckel and Karma, (London, Theosophical Publishing Co, 1914) pp. 85-87

          21.       Riddles of Philosophy, p. 307. This book is an enlargement, published in 1914, of Conceptions of World and Life in the Nineteenth Century, published in German in 1900.

          22.       Philosophy of Freedom chapter 12

          23.       CL chapter 30

          24.       CL chapter 30

          25.       See note 20. The essay referred to is the third in the book Three Essays on Haeckel and Karma, and is entitled "Haeckel, the Riddle of the Universe, and Theosophy." Reprinted in Two Essays on Haeckel, London, 1935.

          26.       CL chapter 27

          27.       CL chapter 22

          28.       CL chapter 26

          29.       From Symptom to Reality, Lecture 6. See note 13

          30.       CL chapter 27

          31.       From Symptom to Reality, Lecture 6

          32.       Anthroposophical Movement, lectures given in Dornach in 1923. (London: H. Collison), Lecture 3

          33.       Anthroposophical Movement, lecture 1

          34.       Occult Movement in the Nineteenth Century, London, 1973 Lecture 2

          35.       R. pp 56-57

          36.       CL chapter 37

          37.       Guenther Wachsmuth, The Life and Writings of Rudolf Steiner, (New York. Whittier Press, 1955.) This book recounts Steiner's life year by year from 1900 onwards. References will be therefore to years. This first reference is 1907.

          38.       CL chapter 34

          39.       Occult Seals and Columns, (N.Y., 1972) pp. 59-60

          40.       The address is printed in Guidance in Esoteric Training (Lon¬don. 1972), page 88 ff. The quotation from the Basel address of September 22, 1913 was translated from S.R. Coroze, Biographie de Rudolf Steiner, p. 265.

          41.       Quoted in Arild Rosenkrantz, The Goetheanum as a New Impulse in Art. Privately printed, no date. Chapter 2

          42.       Lecture entitled The Architectural Conception of the Goetheanum," Berne, June 21st, 1921, privately printed, available as supplement to German edition of Der Baugedanke des Goetheanum, (Stuttgart: Verlag Freies Geistesleben, 1958).

          43.       This translation has been adapted from that appearing in Wachsmuth, op. cit, note 37, under the year 1914

          44.       These extracts are taken from a section of Belyi's book which appeared in Number 25 and 26 of the Journal for Anthroposophy, Spring and Autumn, 1977 (New York, Anthroposophical Society in America). German version was translated from the Russian original by Svetlana Geier (Basel: Zbinden Verlag).

          45.       R. page 112

          46.       See especially the course given in July and August, 1922 entitled World Economy, 3rd edit. London, 1972.

          47.       Education as a Social Problem, N.Y. 1969, Lecture 4

          48.       F. Hartlieb, The Free Waldorf School at Stuttgart, London, 1928

          49.       Unpublished lecture given at the Annual Meeting of the Anthroposophical Society held in Berlin 19 January 1914

          50.       R. page 134

          51.       Human Life in the Light of Spiritual Science, Liestal, Oct. 16, 1916, N.Y. 1938

          52.       See note 37. Wachsmuth, 1921

          53.       See note 32. Anthroposophical Movement, Lecture 7

          54.       Spiritual Science and the Art of Healing, London, 1950, Lecture 1.

          55.       Golden Blade, 1958. Article entitled "Religious Renewal."

          56.       R. pp. 137-38

          57.       Introduction to a collection of prewar Berlin lectures published in German in 1926. English edition (London, 1934) bears title Turning Points in Spiritual History.

          58.       Printed as appendix to lecture given at the Hague November 5, 1922, under title "Concealed Aspects of Human Existence and the Christ Impulse" (N.Y. 1941).

          59.       These letters are incorporated in a book entitled in its most recent edtion (London, 1973) Anthroposophical Leading Thoughts.

          60.       This very brief summary is taken from the slightly less brief summary by Albert Steffen who, as a member of the Vorstand, was permitted to be present. The summary appears in his book Meetings with Rudolf Steiner (Dornach: Verlag Für Schöne Wissenschaften, 1961).

          61.       Golden Blade, 1958. Article by Kurt Magerstädt.

          62.       Karmic Relationships, London, 1975, Volume VII, Lecture 3

          63.       Karmic Relationships, Vol. VIII, Lecture 6

          64.       Golden Blade, 1958. Article "Rudolf Steiner in Holland."

          65.       The Last Address, London, 1967

          66.       See Note 59. Letter # 29, March, 1925

           

        • Andrei O.
          Tarjei, I ve stopped a little bit just to say that I appreciate your efforts to bring about the information on Steiner s biography, which I otherwise would not
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            Tarjei, I've stopped a little bit just to say that I appreciate your efforts to bring about the information on Steiner's biography, which I otherwise would not find.
            Thank you
            Andrei

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            Notes

             

            Abbreviations

            CL       The Course of My Life, by Rudolf Steiner (N.Y., 1951)

            R.        Friedrich Rittelmeyer, Rudolf Steiner Enters my Life

            (Christian Community Press, London. 3rd edition, 1954)

            N.Y.    Anthroposophic Press, New York, or Spring Valley.

            London. Rudolf Steiner Press, London, or it predecessors.

             

            1.         CL chapter 3

            2.         CL chapter 3

            3.         CL chapter 1

            4.         CL chapter 1

            5.         CL chapter 2

            6.         Karmic Relationships, London, 1976. Vol. VIII

            7.         CL chapter 4

            8.         Letter of October 26, 1890, quoted by J. Hemleben in Rudolf Steiner. English edition, Henry Goulden Ltd, East Grinstead, 1975.

            9.         CL chapter 7

            10.       CL chapter 6

            11.       CL chapter 3

            12.       CL chapter 5

            13.       From Symptom to Reality, London, 1976. Lecture 7

            14.       CL chapter 17

            15.       Published by Rudolf Steiner Publications (Englewood, N.J., 1960) under the title Friedrich Nietzsche: Fighter for Freedom. The book contains also the memorial lecture given by Rudolf Steiner in 1900.

            16.       CL chapter 18

            17.       Riddles of Philosophy (N.Y. 1973), p. xvi

            18.       See note 15. The address is pp 201-212, the quotation p. 212

            19.       CL chapter 21

            20.       "Haeckel and his Opponents" in Three Essays on Haeckel and Karma, (London, Theosophical Publishing Co, 1914) pp. 85-87

            21.       Riddles of Philosophy, p. 307. This book is an enlargement, published in 1914, of Conceptions of World and Life in the Nineteenth Century, published in German in 1900.

            22.       Philosophy of Freedom chapter 12

            23.       CL chapter 30

            24.       CL chapter 30

            25.       See note 20. The essay referred to is the third in the book Three Essays on Haeckel and Karma, and is entitled "Haeckel, the Riddle of the Universe, and Theosophy." Reprinted in Two Essays on Haeckel, London, 1935.

            26.       CL chapter 27

            27.       CL chapter 22

            28.       CL chapter 26

            29.       From Symptom to Reality, Lecture 6. See note 13

            30.       CL chapter 27

            31.       From Symptom to Reality, Lecture 6

            32.       Anthroposophical Movement, lectures given in Dornach in 1923. (London: H. Collison), Lecture 3

            33.       Anthroposophical Movement, lecture 1

            34.       Occult Movement in the Nineteenth Century, London, 1973 Lecture 2

            35.       R. pp 56-57

            36.       CL chapter 37

            37.       Guenther Wachsmuth, The Life and Writings of Rudolf Steiner, (New York. Whittier Press, 1955.) This book recounts Steiner's life year by year from 1900 onwards. References will be therefore to years. This first reference is 1907.

            38.       CL chapter 34

            39.       Occult Seals and Columns, (N.Y., 1972) pp. 59-60

            40.       The address is printed in Guidance in Esoteric Training (Lon¬don. 1972), page 88 ff. The quotation from the Basel address of September 22, 1913 was translated from S.R. Coroze, Biographie de Rudolf Steiner, p. 265.

            41.       Quoted in Arild Rosenkrantz, The Goetheanum as a New Impulse in Art. Privately printed, no date. Chapter 2

            42.       Lecture entitled The Architectural Conception of the Goetheanum," Berne, June 21st, 1921, privately printed, available as supplement to German edition of Der Baugedanke des Goetheanum, (Stuttgart: Verlag Freies Geistesleben, 1958).

            43.       This translation has been adapted from that appearing in Wachsmuth, op. cit, note 37, under the year 1914

            44.       These extracts are taken from a section of Belyi's book which appeared in Number 25 and 26 of the Journal for Anthroposophy, Spring and Autumn, 1977 (New York, Anthroposophical Society in America). German version was translated from the Russian original by Svetlana Geier (Basel: Zbinden Verlag).

            45.       R. page 112

            46.       See especially the course given in July and August, 1922 entitled World Economy, 3rd edit. London, 1972.

            47.       Education as a Social Problem, N.Y. 1969, Lecture 4

            48.       F. Hartlieb, The Free Waldorf School at Stuttgart, London, 1928

            49.       Unpublished lecture given at the Annual Meeting of the Anthroposophical Society held in Berlin 19 January 1914

            50.       R. page 134

            51.       Human Life in the Light of Spiritual Science, Liestal, Oct. 16, 1916, N.Y. 1938

            52.       See note 37. Wachsmuth, 1921

            53.       See note 32. Anthroposophical Movement, Lecture 7

            54.       Spiritual Science and the Art of Healing, London, 1950, Lecture 1.

            55.       Golden Blade, 1958. Article entitled "Religious Renewal."

            56.       R. pp. 137-38

            57.       Introduction to a collection of prewar Berlin lectures published in German in 1926. English edition (London, 1934) bears title Turning Points in Spiritual History.

            58.       Printed as appendix to lecture given at the Hague November 5, 1922, under title "Concealed Aspects of Human Existence and the Christ Impulse" (N.Y. 1941).

            59.       These letters are incorporated in a book entitled in its most recent edtion (London, 1973) Anthroposophical Leading Thoughts.

            60.       This very brief summary is taken from the slightly less brief summary by Albert Steffen who, as a member of the Vorstand, was permitted to be present. The summary appears in his book Meetings with Rudolf Steiner (Dornach: Verlag Für Schöne Wissenschaften, 1961).

            61.       Golden Blade, 1958. Article by Kurt Magerstädt.

            62.       Karmic Relationships, London, 1975, Volume VII, Lecture 3

            63.       Karmic Relationships, Vol. VIII, Lecture 6

            64.       Golden Blade, 1958. Article "Rudolf Steiner in Holland."

            65.       The Last Address, London, 1967

            66.       See Note 59. Letter # 29, March, 1925

             




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              Index

               

              Adler, Felix, 62

              Adyar, India, 119, 127, 129, 186, 189

              Aeschylus, 163, 178-179

              Age of Light, 330

              Agriculture of Tomorrow (Kolisko) 295

              Ahriman, 155, 196, 203, 229, 256

              influence in 19th century, 117

              influence in modern world, 360-361

              pictured in Group sculpture. 227

              Ahrimanic spirits, 84-85, 240, 348-349

              Akasha Chronicle, 134-136, 140, 145, 150, 284

              Alcyone, 156, 187

              See also Krishnamurti

              anarchism, 86-88. 94

              Anaximander, 162

              Anthea (plant dyes) 205

              Anthroposophical Literary Concern, 317

              Anthroposophical Society (1913)

              and Christian Community, 303-304, 314-315

              founding of, 189-190

              organization of, 314-319

              in postwar period, 277-278, 293,323-329, 327-328

              and Theosophical Society, 115-116, 121-122, 157-158

              and Threefold Movement, 247

              Anthroposophical Society (1923)

              See General Anthroposophical Society

              Anthroposophy and the Human Gemüt, 320

              Anthroposophy: an Introduction, 344, 359

              Anthroposophy, definition of, 126, 359

              Apocalypse, course on (1924), 336, 351

              Appeal to the German People and the Civilized World, 241-242, 244

              Aquinas, Thomas,

              See under Thomas

              Archangels, roles of, in seasons, 320

              See also under separate archangels Aristotle, 58, 177-178

              Arlesheim, 193

              clinic at, 297-298, 339, 354

              Arnhem, 298-299, 346-347

              Art, and Anthroposophy, Chapter 7, passim

              Art, origin of, 171

              Arthur, King, 350-351

              At the Gates of Spiritual Science, 195

              Atlantis, 145

              Austria, 224, 243

              See also Vienna

              Austro-Hungarian Empire, 12, 15

              Autobiography of Rudolf Steiner, characterized, 15. 29-31, 81-82, 136, 140-141,158-159

              last chapters of, 360-361

              See notes for quotations from

               

              Babylonians, 162

              Bach, John Sebastian, 50-51

              Balde, Felix, 18

              Basel, 195, 199

              Bavaria, 13, 15

              See also Munich

              Bayazid II (Sultan) 106

              Beer Hall Putsch, 194, 357

              Belyi, Andrei, 207, 213-217

              Berlin, as anthroposophical center, 190, 210-212

              move of Steiner to (1897) 77

              postwar work in, 356-357

              public lectures in, 75, 222-223, 322

              publishing house in, 322

              theatres in, 92

              University of, 79, 85

              Besant, Annie, 110, 119-120, 124, 126-129,131,156-157, 168-170, 187-189, 283

              Bhagavad Gita, 210

              Biodynamic Agriculture, 8, 338, 341-343

              Bismarck, Otto von, 13

              Blavatksky, H.P., 110-111, 116-122, 128, 157, 187, 283

              Bock, Emil, 300, 358

              Boehme, Jakob, 2, 18

              Bölsche, Wilhelm, 107

              Bolshevik Revolution, 230, 240, 248

              Bolsheviks (Treaty of Rapallo), 288

              Boos, Roman, 242, 245-246

              Brandes. Georg, 64

              Brest-Litovsk, Treaty of, 232

              Brethren of the Common Life, 106

              Brockdorff, Countess, 123, 127, 132

              Bruckner, Anton, 307

              Brunn am Gebirge, 31

              Brussels, Steiner's visit to (1902), 112

              Buddha, Gautama, 131, 133

              Buddhism, and Theosophy, 131

              Bugayev, Boris, See Belyi, Andrei

               

              Camphill Movement, 341

              capillary dynamolysis, 295

              "Children in Need of Special Care of the Soul," 339

              Children of Lucifer (Schuré ), 170-171

              Christ and the Human Soul, 150, 159

              Christ and the Spiritual World, 150

              Christ, baptism of, 151-152, 196

              temptation of, 83

              See also Mystery of Golgotha

              Christ Impulse, 3, 89-90. 256, 271

              Christian Community, 150, 300, 303-304, 314-315, 337, 351, 358

              Christianity, and Anthroposophy, 133, 137, 146, 197

              and Theosophy, 122, 283

              Christianity as Mystical Fact, 89-90, 132¬133, 141, 147-148

              Christmas Conference (1923) 182, 322, 324-325, 327-330, 331 n, 334-335, 349, 351, 359

              See also General Anthroposophical Society

              clairvoyance, loss of, in course of history, 4-6, 146

              of Rudolf Steiner, 17-18, 24, 56, 63-64, 136, 310, 362

              Clinical Therapeutical Institute, (Arlesheim), 297-298, 339, 354

              Coblenz, 220

              Collison, Harry, 222, 316-317

              Comte, Auguste, 1

              Concept and Percept, discussion of, 57-58

              Communism, in postwar Germany, 286

              See also Bolshevik Revolution

              consciousness soul, 105, 143, 200, 224, 235, 301, 324-325

              defined, 164 n, 166

              Consecration of Man, Act of (Christian Community), 301-303

              Copernicus, 105

              Corvinus, Matthias, 106

              Cosmic Memory, 140

              Cosmology, Philosophy and Religion, 307

              Cotta World Literature Library, 56

              Curative Education, 37-38, 338-341

              Cycle of the Year, The, 319-320

               

              Darmstadt, 293-294

              Darwin, Charles, 1, 19, 116

              Darwinism, 19, 42, 71, 73

              Dornach, 194-195, 202, 205, 316, 322

              buildings of, 273-274

              contrast with Stuttgart, 266

              Steiner's first view of, 192

              See also Chapter 8, passim

              Dreyfus Affair, 94, 104

              Druids, 322

              Dual Monarchy, 13-14, 243

              dualism, 72

               

              Earthly Death and Cosmic Life, 212, 240

              East in the Light of the West, 171

              Ebert, Friedrich, 286

              Education as a Social Problem, 256-257

              Education of the Child in the Light of Anthroposophy, 253-254

              Egypt, Ancient, 162-163, 178, 203

              Eisner, Kurt, 244, 288

              Elberfeld, 305

              Eleusis, Sacred Drama of, 165-166, 172, 191

              Ephesus, Mysteries of, 162

              Erzberger, Matthias, 288

              Esoteric Cosmology, An, 138

              Essentials of Education, The, 335

              Estella, in Steiner's drama, 173-174, 176

              Etheric Formative Forces in Cosmos, Earth and Man (Wachsmuth) 294

              Ethical Culture Society, 62

              Ethical Individualism, 60-62, 73, 87-90

              Ethics and Practice of Medicine, 336

              Eunike, Anna, 54, 87, 91-92, 97-99, 104, 130

              Euripides, 179

              Eurythmy, 167, 172, 288, 290, 293,. 321, 333, 335, 356-358

              beginnings of, 180-185

              Eurythmy as Visible Song, 335

              Eurythmy as Visible Speech, 335

              Evangelists, initiation of, 148

              See also under individual evangelists

              Evolution of the World and of Humanity, 321

              Evolution, Steiner on, 75-76

               

               

              Faust (Goethe), 41, 48, 167, 222, 224, 309

              Festivals, role of, 319-320, 344

              Fichte, I. H., l l l

              Fichte, J. G., 39, 55, 111, 128, 167-168, 223-224

              Fifth Gospel, The, 150, 152-153, 196, 284

              Foch, Marshal Ferdinand, 288

              Foundation Stone, First Goetheanum, 195¬197, 206, 329

              Christmas, 1923, 197, 327, 329-330, 331n

              Fourteen Points, 241, 246

              Francis Ferdinand, Archduke, 15

              Free Academy (Berlin), 107, 113

              Free Anthroposophical Society, 317

              Free Corps, 286

              Free Literary Society (Berlin), 92

              freedom, Steiner's view of, 58-63, 102-103

              French Revolution, 235

              Friedenau, 91

              Friedrich Nietzsche: a Battler Against his Time, 64, 67

              From Buddha to Christ (lecture to The Kommenden) 108. 126

              projected lecture at Genoa, 157-158

              From Jesus to Christ, 150, 188

              From Symptom to Reality in Modern History, 240

              For quotations from, see notes

              Fundamentals of a Theory of Cognition with Special Reference to Fichte's Scientific

              Teaching, 55

              Fundamentals of Therapy, 297, 349

               

              Gabriel, Archangel, 270, 320

              General Anthroposophical Society (1923), 8. 29, 141, 279, 325-330, 358

              karmic relationships of, 346-347, 351

              national societies in, 317-318, 328, 343

              Newsletter of, 343

              Vorstand of, 326, 340, 343

              General Knowledge of Man as a Basis for Pedogogy (Study of Man), 277

              geometrical drawing, 23, 25, 27

              geometry, Steiner's interest in, 20-23, 40

              German Workers' Party, 287

              Germany, opposition to Steiner in, 305

              postwar conditions in, 277, 281, 285-287, 322

              role of, as viewed by Steiner, 224-225, 241-243

              Giordano, Bruno, 107, 131

              Giordano Bruno Bund, 81, 97, 107-109, 112-114,126,129-131

              Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, on Art and Nature, 180-181, 200

              color theory of, 41-42, 53, 205

              Faust of, See Faust (Goethe)

              Green Snake and Beautiful Lily of, 46-47 93, 122

              and idealism, 223-224

              influence on Steiner of, 48-49

              metamorphosis of plants, 41-42, 202-203

              and reincarnation, 143

              Steiner's studies on, 2, 39, 41-43, 46-48, 52-53

              theory of knowledge of, 78

              and urpflanze, 43, 47

              world conception of, 44-45, 53, 78, 90, 126

              Goethe Archives, 50, 52-53, 76-78

              Goethe as the Founder of a New Science of Aesthetics, 49-50, 160

              Goethe Society (Vienna), 160

              (Weimar) 79

              Goethe the Scientist, 44-45

              Goethean thinking, 234

              Goetheanum, First, building of, 8, 15, 173 185,194-195,198-209,222,226,273-274, 279

              burning of, 290-293, 303-304, 308-312, 314

              financing of, 313-314

              first use of, 274-275

              intimacy of, 323

              metamorphosis in, 202-203

              problems presented by, 275-276

              sculpture in, 202-203, 357

              Goetheanum, Second, 200, 279, 293, 309, 322-323, 356

              Goetheanum, Das, 343, 359

              Goethe's Conception of the World, 46, 48, 56, 90, 226

              Goethe's Secret Revelation, 93-99, 122

              Golgotha, Mystery of, See Mystery of Golgotha

              Gospel of St. John in Relation to the Other Gospels, 150

              Gospels, Steiner's lectures on, 148-149

              See also under names of evangelists

              Gothic churches, 201

              Grail, Knights of the, 350

              Greek temples, 201

              Greek tragedy, 177-179

              See also under Mysteries

              Griensteidl Cafe, 31

              Grimm, Hermann, 53, 62, 79

              Grossheintz, Dr., 192-193

              Grossheintz, Frau, 193-194

              Group, carving of, 226-228, 273, 354, 363

               

              Haeckel, Ernst, 19, 68, 70-76, 85, 107-109, III, 128, 132

              Haeckel and his Opponents, 71

              Hahnemann Medical College, 343

              Harnack, Adolf, 111

              Hartleben, Otto Erich, 79-80, 85, 93

              Hartlieb, F., 263-265

              Hartmann, Eduard von, 51, 60-63, 63n

              Hegel, G. W. F. 39-40, 128, 167-168, 223

              Helsingfors, 210

              Heraclitus, 162

              Hesse, Hermann, 242

              Hierarchies, Spiritual, 83-84

              Hiscia Institute, 298

              Hitler, Adolf. 194, 225. 243, 277, 287. 292, 357

              "homeless ones," 121-123

              House, Colonel E. M., 228

              Hübbe-Schleiden, Dr., 169

              Human Values in Education, 267

              Hungary, 12, 106

               

              Ilkley, 320

              In the Changed Conditions of the Times, 240

              Ingersoll, Robert, 111

              Inner Life of Man and Life Between Death and Rebirth, The, 211

              intellectual soul, 143, 224

              intermaxillary jawbone, 44

              Inzersdorf, 28, 31

               

              Jacobowski, Ludwig, 97, 99, 108, 126

              Jesus of Nazareth, 151-153, 196

              Johannesbau, 194

              Johannes, in Steiner dramas, 176

              John, Apocalypse of, 149-150, 168, 336, 351

              apostle, 147-148

              Gospel of, 133, 147-150

              Prologue to, 183

              journalism, and Anthroposophy, 289-290

               

              Kali Yuga, 66, 74, 154, 271, 330-331

              Kamaloca, 144, 154-155, 211

              Kant, Immanuel, 25-26, 34, 55-57, 60-61

              Kappstein, Theodore, 107

              Karl, Emperor of Austria-Hungary, 228, 231-232

              karma, 143, 154-155

              and illness, 337-338

              lectures on, (1924),344-345,349-350,353

              Karmic Relationships, 345-347, 350

              Keightley, Bertram, 128

              Kepler, Johannes, 105

              Keyserling, Count Karl von, 341

              King Arthur's Castle, 343, 349-350

              Kingdom of Childhood, The, 267, 334-335, 349

              Knowledge of Higher Worlds: How is it Attained?, 31-32, 83, 134, 139-142, 144-145, 187. 226

              Koberwitz, 340-341, 345

              Koguski, Felix, 18, 20, 28

              Kolisko, Elizabeth, 295, 342

              Kolisko, Dr. Eugen, 295

              Kommenden, Die, 97, 99, 108, 126

              König, Dr. Karl, 341

              Kraljevec, 13

              Krishnamurti (Alcyone), 126, 129, 156, 170, 187

              Kuhlmann, Richard von, 232

              Kürschner, Joseph, 41, 43

               

              Lauenstein, 339

              Lazarus, 126, 132-133, 147

              Leadbeater, Charles, 128, 169-170, 187

              Leading Thoughts, 359-360

              League of Nations, 271

              Lehmann-Russböldt, Otto, 114

              Leibniz, G.W., 128

              Lemuria, 145

              Lenin, 239-240

              Lerchenfeld, Count Otto, 230-232, 239, 241, 246

              Lessing, G.E., 143

              "Liberty, Equality, Fraternity," 235

              Liebnecht, Wilhelm, 96

              Life Between Death and Rebirth in Relation to Cosmic Facts, 211

              Life, Nature and Cultivation of Anthroposophy, The, 344

              Liszt, Franz, 50

              Lodge, Sir Oliver, 117

              Loyola, Ignatius, 18,8

              Lucas Clinic, 298

              Lucifer, 84, 227, 360

              Luke, St., Gospel of, 150

              Lutyens, Lady, 189

              Luzifer-Gnosis, 95, 129, 134, 139-140, 144, 241, 253

               

              Mackay, J.H., 86-88, 90, 94

              Maeterlinck, Maurice, 93

              Magazine for Literature, 79-80, 85-95, 104, 122-123, 130, 139, 252

              Magyar language, 14

              Man as Symphony of the Creative Word, 320, 322

              Man in Relation to the World of Stars, 308

              Maria, in Steiner's dramas, 175

              Mark, St., Gospel of, 150, 152, 185, 191-192

              Marx, Karl, 1, 96, 116

              Marxism, Steiner's view of, 247-248

              Maryon, Edith, 209, 227, 273, 326, 357

              "Masters," and H.P. Blavatsky, 118

              materialism, scientific (monism), 1, 9, 45, 109, 111-112, 117,270-271

              Matthew, St., Gospel of, 150

              Max, Prince of Baden, 223

              Mayreder, Rosa, 33-34, 51

              Mead, G.R.S., 128

              Merlin, 350

              Michael, Archangel, 270-271, 276-277

              and Anthroposophical Society, 347, 354

              archangel of autumn, 320

              meditation on, 354

              as time spirit, 330, 349, 360

              Michael Hall School, 267

              Michael Mystery, The, 333

              Medicine, and Anthroposophy, 296-299

              Memorandum of 1917, 231-233, 246

              Merejkovsky, Dmitri, 138

              Minski, 138

              Mission of the Archangel Michael, 271

              Mission of Folk Souls, 223

              Moedling, 13

              monism, 72-74

              Molt, Emil, 242, 245, 250-251, 254-255 258, 269

              Moltke, Colonel-General Helmut von, 219-221, 288

              Moltke, Frau von, 219

              Monism and Theosophy (lecture by Steiner), 97, 109-114, 129-130

              money, and Threefold Order, 249-250, 255

              moral imagination, inspiration, intuition, 59

              Movement for Religious Renewal, 284, 299-301,314-315

              Muecke, Johanna, 96, 100-102, 104-105, 113, 322

              Munich, as anthroposophical center, 15

              assassination attempt in, 281, 290, 305

              as projected site for Goetheanum, 190 191, 193-195

              Soviet Republic of, 244

              theosophical work in, 170

              See also Mystery Dramas, Theosophical Congress (1907)

              Mysteries, Greek, 162-165, 168, 179

              Mysteries of the East and of Christianity, 210

              Mystery Centers, 4, 324-325

              Mystery dramas of Rudolf Steiner, 171-181, 189, 192, 197, 199

              Mystery Knowledge and Mystery Centres, 324-325

              Mystery of Golgotha, defined, 89

              as fulcrum of world evolution, 146-147, 157, 360

              as fuflfillment of Mysteries, 325

              influence of, on Steiner's dramas, 179

              Mysticism at the Dawn of the Modern Age (Eleven European Mystics), 89, 123, 132

               

              National Socialism, 267-268, 285-288

              nations, role of, in Steiner's thought, 223-224,238

              Neudörfl, 14, 20-22, 27

              Newton, Isaac, theory of color of, 41-42

              Nietzsche, Friedrich, 1, 56, 60, 64-70, 76

              Steiner's book on, 132

              Steiner's lectures on, 108, 123

              Noll, Dr. Ludwig, 297, 356

              nutrition, 342

               

              Occult Movements in the Nineteenth Century, 116, 118, 125

              Steiner's lectures on, 125

              Occult Physiology, 296

              Occultists, traditional, attitude to Steiner of, 284

              Olcott, Col. Henry Steele, 118-120, 127, 129

              Old Saturn, Old Sun, Old Moon, 145

              Olympic Games, 162

              Outline of Occult Science, An, 74, 140, 142, 145-146

               

              Palmer, Dr. Otto, 298

              Passy, 137-138

              Pastoral Medicine, 296, 336-337, 352-353

              Paul, St., 152, 154, 210

              Penmaenmawr, 321, 323, 347, 349

              Percept and Concept, discussion of, 57-58. 82-83

              See also Philosophy of Freedom

              Pfeiffer, Ehrenfried, 294-295, 341-343

              philology, Steiner's attitude toward. 52-53, 78-79

              Philosophy of Freedom, 83, 87-90, 95, 103, 109, 140

              and Christ Impulse, 3, 89-90

              content of, 56-63

              freedom in, See under freedom

              publication of, 61-62, 74

              purpose of, 60-63

              second edition of, 94, 226

              title of, why used, 59-60

              writing of, 34, 46, 49, 51, 55-56, 58

              and youth, 306

              Pindar, 162

              Plato, 55, 162-163

              Polzer-Hoditz, Count Ludwig, 231-232, 239

              Pottschach, 13, 16

              Practical Course for Teachers, 258

              Prussia, unification of Germany by, 13

               

              Radegunde, 34-37

              Rapallo, Treaty of, 288

              Raphael, Archangel, 320

              Rathenau, Walther, 288

              Redemption, doctrine of, 154-155, 284

              Redemption of Thinking, The, 90

              reincarnation, 143-144,154

              and Christianity, 284

              and medicine, 336-338

              Reuter, Gabrielle, 34, 54, 87, 242

              Riddle of Man, The, 140, 226

              Riddles of Philosophy, The (Conceptions of the World and of Life in the Nineteenth

              Century), 3, 68, 72, 74, 140, 225-226

              Riddles of the Soul, The, 140, 226, 233

              Right and Wrong Use of Esoteric Knowledge, The, 285

              "rights-bodies," 238-240

              Rittelmeyer, Friedrich, 148-150, 152-153 249, 280-282, 300-303, 307, 358

              Road to Self-Knowledge, A, 140

              Roots of Education, The, 334

              Rosicrucianism and Modern Initiation, 325

              Rostock, University of, 49, 55-56

              Rudolph, A. A., 92, 96-100, 104, 110, 112-113, 130

              Russian Revolution of February, 1917, 229-230

               

              Sachs and Wolff agency, 279-280, 305

              Sacred Drama of Eleusis (Schurf), See under Eleusis

              Sanskrit, use of by Steiner, 142-144

              Savitch, Marie, 167

              Scheidemann, Philipp, 244

              Schelling, F. W. J., 39, 128, 167-168, 223

              Schiller, Friedrich, 43

              School for the Science of Spirit, 295-296, 326-329, 335, and Chapter 13,

              passim

              Schopenhauer, Artur, 1, 60, 65

              Schramm. Heinrich, 22-23

              Schreinerei, 209, 226, 273, 276, 312, 327, 329

              Schröer, Karl Julius, 41-42, 50, 54, 353

              Schuré, Edouard, 124, 138, 156, 163 165 167, 170-172, 191, 222, 307

              Second Coming, 153-154

              Secret Brotherhoods, 285, 348

              Secret Doctrine, The, 118, 121, 170

              sentient soul, 143, 224

              Serbia, 15

              Shakespeare, William, 177, 267

              Sievers, Marie von (Marie Steiner), as actress, 166, 180

              and eurythmy, 163, 185

              first visit to Dornach of, 192

              and Luzifer-Gnosis, 95

              marriage to Rudolf Steiner, 218-219

              as organizer, 129, 136, 167

              publishing work of, 130, 139

              and speech, 167

              as theosophist, 124-125, 127-128

              at Theosophical Congress, London, 110

              translator of Schuré, 166

              See also Steiner, Marie

              Sinnest, A.P., 120

              Smits, Lory, 183-185, 192

              Social Democratic Party (Germany), 96, 98, 100, 102

              Social Order, Steiner's conceptions of, 229, 234-240

              Solomon, 151

              Sonnenhof, 336, 339

              Sophia, in Steiner's drama. 173-174, 176

              Sophie, Grand Duchess of Saxony, 50

              Specht, Frau, 74

              Specht, Ladislas, 37

              Specht, Otto, 37-39, 51

              Speech and Drama Course, 92, 335-336, 351-352

              Speech, anthroposophical development of, 166-167,180-181

              Spirit of Fichte Present in our Midst, The, 223

              Spiritual Communion of Mankind, The, 308

              Spiritual Ground of Education, The, 267

              Spiritual Science and Medicine, 296-297

              spiritualism, 110-111, 113

              in England, 348

              as materialism, 117-118

              Stages of Higher Knowledge, 140

              Star of the East, Order of, 156-157, 187-188

              Steffen, Albert, 276, 303, 356

              Stein, Heinrich von, 55

              Steiner, Johann, 14, 16

              Steiner, Marie (Marie von Sievers), on compassion, 217

              and eurythmy, 226, 290, 293, 321, 333, 358

              after Goetheanum fire, 312

              during last days of Rudolf Steiner, 356, 358, 361

              letters of Rudolf Steiner to, 353

              member of executive committee, 316

              at Penmaenmawr, 321

              on private interviews, 333-334

              and publishing, 322

              as Section leader, 335

              and speech, 258. 275-276, 290, 335, 351

              as writer, 305

              See also Sievers, Marie von

              Steiner, Rudolf, passim

              clairvoyance of, See under clairvoyance

              postwar opposition to, 282-293

              Stimer, Max, 60, 87, 224

              Stratford-on-Avon, 267, 305

              Strauss, Richard, 306

              Study of Man, 257-258

              Stuttgart, 15, 190, 311, 315-316, 318, 324

              anthroposophists in, 255

              contrast with Dornach, 266

              educational lectures in, 256

              Threefold movement in, 245, 250-251

              See also Waldorf School in Stuttgart

              Sumerians, 162

              Supersensible Man, 320

              Suphan, Bernard, 50

              Swedenborg, Emanuel, 2

              Switzerland, neutrality of, 221-222

               

              Thales of Miletus, 162

              Theory of Knowledge Implicit in Goethe's World Conception, 46, 49, 54

              Theosophical Society, 118-120, 123-124, 283, 292, 316

              Berlin Lodge of, 124-126

              Congresses of, 1902 (London), 110, 114, 127, 132

              1906 (Paris), 137-138, 156

              1907 (Munich), 156, 159, 164-169 1909 (Budapest), 170

              1911 (scheduled for Genoa), 157, 188

              English Section of, 128

              German Section of, 115, 120, 125-126, 129-130, 137, 146, 158, 186-190

              separation from by Anthroposophical Society, 186-190

              Theosophy, 111, 113-116, 119, 121

              and Christianity, 122, 146-147, 156-157, 283

              See also Theosophical Society

              Theosophy (book), 141-142, 211

              Thomas Aquinas, 58, 89-90, 109

              Threefold Commonwealth, The (Three-fold Social Order), 12, 140.242-243, 243n

              Movement, 231-240, 244-245, 263, 269, 272, 279, 282, 285, 287, 315

              Threefold human organism, 233-234, 236, 272, 298, 342

              Threshold of the Spiritual World, The, 140

              Tintagel, 347, 349-350

              Torquay, 347-349

              Towards Social Renewal, 140, 243n

              True and False Paths in Spiritual Investigation, 348-349

              Truth and Science, 55, 60

              Truths in the Evolution of Man and Humanity, 230

              Tucker, Benjamin, 86, 88

              Turgenieff, Assya, 204, 207-209

              Turner, J. W., 205

              Typesetters and Printers Union (Berlin), 105

               

              Ukrainians, 232

              Union for the Threefold Social Order, 246

              United States, military government of, 268

              Uriel, Archangel, 320

              urpflanze, 43, 47

               

              Vedanta philosophy, 113

              Versailles, Treaty of, 244, 286

              Vienna, Chapter 3. passim

              postwar, 278„ 306-307

              Steiner's studies in, 16, 18-19, 28, 31

              as world capital, 12

              Vienna Institute of Technology, 28, 33, 39¬41, 49, 252

               

              Wachsmuth, Guenther, 113, 291, 294-295, 321, 323, 333, 341, 349, 356, 358-359

              Wagner, Richard, Lohengrin of, 51

              Waldorf-Astoria tobacco factory, 245, 250, 262

              Waldorf School in the Hague, 267-268

              Waldorf School in Stuttgart, 8, 251, 253, 258, 265, 272, 279, 287, 315

              class structure of, 262

              Hartlieb's description of, 263-265

              Nazis' closing of, 268

              Waldorf Schools as world movement, 8

              Waller, Mieta, 180

              Ways to a New Style of Architecture, 209

              Wegman, Dr. Ita, 297-299, 335-336, 339, 348-349,351,353-354,356-357, 361-362

              Weimar, 34. 50-51,91, 190

              See also Chapter 4, passim

              Weimar Constitution, 244

              Weleda, 298

              Wheel of Rebirth, 133

              Whewell, William, 42

              Whitsuntide Festival: its Place in the Study of Karma, 344

              Wiener-Neustadt, 14, 22, 26-27

              Wiertz, Antoine, 112

              Wigman, Mary, 288

              Wilhelm I, Kaiser, 13

              Wilhelm II, Kaiser, 77, 220-221, 225, 243¬244

              Wille, Bruno, 107

              Wilson, Michael, 59

              Wilson, President Woodrow, 228-229, 231, 239, 241-242, 246

              Woloschin, Margarita, 182-184, 204-205

              "Word," dangers to, 166-167

              Working Men's College (Berlin), 96, 99-100, 103-104, 108, 112, 123, 247-248

              (London), 96

              World History in the Light of Anthroposophy, 325

              World War I, 219, 221, 228, and Chapter 9, passim

              Württemberg, 13, 15, 245, 250, 256, 263, 315

              See also Stuttgart

               

              Yoga, 9

              Youth Course, 305-306

               

              Zeylmans van Emmichoven, Dr., F. W., 346-347,352-353

              Zola, Emile, 94, 104

              Zurich, Threefold Movement in, 246

               

            • elfuncle
              ... efforts to bring about the information on Steiner s biography, which I otherwise would not find. I m glad it s appreciated. It s important, I think, not
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                --- In anthroposophy_tomorrow@yahoogroups.com, "Andrei O."
                <amail4andrei@...> wrote:
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                > Tarjei, I've stopped a little bit just to say that I appreciate your
                efforts to bring about the information on Steiner's biography, which I
                otherwise would not find.

                I'm glad it's appreciated. It's important, I think, not only to make
                all of the Doctor's works available on the web in their entirety, but
                also the biographies of his life and work -- a topic that has been
                attempted falsified by hole-pundits who are practicing historical
                revisionism, and little clever mistranslations in quoted texts, with
                Steiner and Anthroposophy as special target for selective indignation.

                Tarjei
              • elfuncle
                I ve put the book on my own website while it s being worked over by James for the Rudolf Steiner Archive: http://uncletaz.com/easton/ The Archive has a
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                  I've put the book on my own website while it's being worked over by
                  James for the Rudolf Steiner Archive:

                  http://uncletaz.com/easton/

                  The Archive has a searchable index-system that makes the index at the
                  end of the book superfluous, so I'm skipping that bit.

                  Notes 55 and 65 are missing from the text (chapters 11 and 13-14). The
                  asterisk notes have been handled in a somewhat clumsy way, but James
                  has a better solution for the Archive.

                  Tarjei
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