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Esoteric Development Lectures and Writings

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ISBN-10: 0880105240

ISBN-13: 9780880105248

Edition: 2003

Authors: Rudolf Steiner, Stephen Usher

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List price: $20.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: SteinerBooks, Incorporated
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Austrian-born Rudolf Steiner was a noted Goethe (see Vol. 2) scholar and private student of the occult who became involved with Theosophy in Germany in 1902, when he met Annie Besant (1847--1933), a devoted follower of Madame Helena P. Blavatsky (1831--1891). In 1912 he broke with the Theosophists because of what he regarded as their oriental bias and established a system of his own, which he called Anthroposophy (anthro meaning "man"; sophia sophia meaning "wisdom"), a "spiritual science" he hoped would restore humanism to a materialistic world. In 1923 he set up headquarters for the Society of Anthroposophy in New York City. Steiner believed that human beings had evolved to the point…