Basic Reading ...
With all of this material staring you in the face, the question arises,
“Just where do I start? ... How do I begin to make sense of all
this information?” You are not alone in thinking this. Everyone
who has been piqued by the ideas presented by Rudolf Steiner has had
these same thoughts!
By starting with the Five Basic Books, detailed below, you will have
access to those ideas Dr. Steiner thought to be at the foundation of
all his later, more advanced anthroposophical writings and lecture
courses. This is where to start.
The Five Basic Books
Rudolf Steiner intended these carefully written volumes to serve as a
foundation to all of the later, more advanced anthroposophical writings
and lecture courses.
Books by Other Authors
Here we explore Rudolf Steiner and his works from the viewpoint
of some noted authors. Getting other perspectives is vital when
approaching these complex studies.
Education As Seen by Rudolf Steiner
The Waldorf or Steiner School movement is one of the largest private
school systems in the world. There are numerous Steiner schools in
the United States with programs from kindergarten through high school.
Adolph Arenson's Top 50 Lecture Cycles
In 1930 Adolph Arenson published his monumental three-volume concordance
titled Ein Führer Durch die Vortragszyklen Rudolf Steiners
(1–50) — “A Guide to the Lecture Cycles of Rudolf
Steiner (1–50)” (Berlin, Selbstverlag, Not Translated).
This work — now out of print and exceedingly rare — is of
the greatest aid to the student who can read German. Works presented
here are those lecture cycles in the Arenson 1–50 which have
been translated into English.
Adolph Arenson's Top 50 (+ 2), Book of the Week
Ninth Week of the Year:
“The East in the Light of the West”
Translated from shorthand reports unrevised by the lecturer. The original texts of the lectures are contained in the series of 9 lectures entitled The East in the Light of the West, the Children of Lucifer and the Brothers of Christ, in German, Der Orient Im Lichte des Okzidents. Die Kinder des Luzifer und die Bruder Christi in the Complete Edition of Rudolf Steiner's works. (No. 113 in the Bibliographical Survey, 1961).
Published here with the kind permission of the Rudolf Steiner Nachlassverwaltung, Dornach, Switzerland.