“Our highest endeavor must be to develop free human beings who are able out of their own initiative to impart purpose and direction to their lives.”– Rudolf Steiner, founder of Waldorf Education
Rudolf Steiner was an Austrian philosopher, scientist and educator born in 1861. By the turn of the century, Steiner had become well know in European artistic and intellectual circles as an original thinker in many fields. In 1923 he founded the Anthroposophical Society to bring philosophical and spiritual awareness to a great number of practical initiatives in art, science, medicine, agriculture and education.
Ronald E. Koetzsch, PhD writes in Rudolf Steiner, His Life, Worldview & Legacy : Objectively considered, Rudolf Steiner is a unique and important figure in modern cultural history. He presented a comprehensive and integrated spiritual worldview. He also provided a practical blueprint for improving human life and culture. And through the work of thousands of people whom he has inspired, Steiner’s vision for a renewal of human life and culture is being manifested all over the world. Though largely ignored by the mainstream media and hence little known to the general public, Steiner’s life and thought and the work of the anthroposophical movement are important elements in contemporary life and culture.
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