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Waldorf Education and Anthroposophy - Volume 2 - 12 lectures by Rudolf SteinerWaldorf Education and Anthroposophy - Volume 2
Public Lectures 1922-24
12 lectures by Rudolf Steiner
Introduction by René Querido

By the time of this second series of lectures, the overview in which Rudolf Steiner presented his ideas had enlarged. He had achieved considerable prominence, his lectures were regularly reported in the press, and the Waldorf school movement was gaining increasing recognition.

The cosmopolitan background of these lectures emphasizes the universal nature of an education based on the understanding of the human being as an evolving being of body, soul, and spirit. It is clear, too, from the range of topics covered―education and art, education and the moral life―that Waldorf education is being presented as a comprehensive world-cultural concern and not just a local educational movement.

In this collection, as in the previous one, Steiner is outspoken with regard to the spiritual nature of human beings and the world, including the spiritual nature of Waldorf education.

Lecture titles are:

      • Education and Teaching
      • The Art of Teaching from an Understanding of the Human Being
      • Education and Art
      • Education and the Moral Life
      • Introduction to a Eurythmy Performance
      • Why Base Education on Anthroposophy?
      • Waldorf Pedagogy
      • Anthroposophy and Education
      • Moral and Physical Education
      • Educational Issues

Trans. N. P. Whittaker, R. F. Lathe, R. Everett
10 lectures 1922 - 1924, GA304a & 2 lectures from GA218
Anthroposophic Press
244pp; paperback
ISBN: 0 88010 388 4

See also: Waldorf Education and Anthroposophy - Volume 1


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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