Table of Contents
Part One: The Development of the Rudolf Steiner Movement
The first seven years (1861-1868)
Seven to fourteen (1868-1875)
Fourteen to twenty-one (1875-1882)
Twenty-one to twenty-eight (1882-1889)
Twenty-eight to thirty-five (1889-1896)
Thirty-five to forty-two (1896-1903)
The Anthroposophical Years (c. 1903-30 March 1925)
The phase of charismatic leadership
The phase of schisms
The School of Spiritual Science and the 'First Class'
The National Anthroposophical Societies
The Camphill communities
The Christian Community
The two Goetheanums
Part Two: Thought and Deed in Anthroposophy
The path of knowledge
Arts and Education
The Threefold Commonwealth
The nature of man today
Karma and repeated earth lives
Part Three: Gnosis in the West or the Western ‘Esoteric Tradition’
Hermeticism, Kabbalism, Alchemy and Rosicrucianism
Gnosis containing modernity
Modernity containing gnosis
The influence of the East
Part Four: Different Perspectives
The gnostic reduction of the social to spirit
Reduction of spirit to society in the social sciences
The spiritual, changes in collective consciousness and Western gnosticism
Gnosticism, Catholic orthodoxy and Neoplatonism
The Renaissance and Reformation
Modernity, Gnosticism and Mysticism
Eighteen convergencies towards Anthroposophy
How did people become Anthroposophists?
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