Colour - Rudolf Steiner

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12 lectures by Rudolf Steiner

The Colour lectures by Rudolf Steiner build on the achievements of Goethe in his Theory of Colour and shows how colour has an objectively moral affect on the feeling life, and even the health and well-being, of the observer. Distinguishing between “image” and “lustre” colours, Steiner lays the foundation, out of his spiritual-scientific research, for a practical technique for working with colour that leads to a new direction in artistic creativity.

His many penetrating insights into some of the great painters of the past are supplemented by a deep concern to see a cultural renewal emerge out of spiritual science, or anthroposophy. “If you realize,” he states, “that art always has a relation to the spirit, you will understand that both in creating it and appreciating it, art is something through which one enters the spiritual world.”

This volume is the most comprehensive compilation in English of Rudolf Steiner’s insights into the nature of colour, painting and artistic creation. It will prove to be an invaluable source of reference and study not only for artists and therapists but for anyone interested in gaining an appreciation of art as a revelation of spiritual realities.

Trans: J. Salter & P. Wehrle (12 lectures, Dornach 1914-24, GA291); 224pp
Rudolf Steiner Press
ISBN: 1 85584 085 5; paperback

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Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925) called his spiritual philosophy 'anthroposophy', which he defined as 'the consciousness of one's humanity', and the disciplined methods of studying this he termed ‘spiritual science’.  As a highly developed clairvoyant and spiritual initiate, he spoke from his direct cognition of the spiritual world. However, he did not see his work as religious or sectarian, but rather sought to found a universal 'science of the spirit'.

His many published works (written books and lectures) - which include his research into the spiritual nature of the human being, the evolution of the world and humanity, and methods of personal development - invite readers to develop their own spiritual faculties.  He also provided indications for the renewal of many human activities, including education - both general and special - agriculture, medicine, economics, architecture, science, philosophy, religion and the arts. He wrote some 30 books and delivered over 6000 lectures across Europe, and in 1924 founded the General Anthroposophical Society which today has branches throughout the world.

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Colour - Rudolf Steiner - ISBN: 1 85584 085 5 - GA 291