THE COURSE OF MY LIFE, Rudolf Steiner 1st Edition, 1951 HC Philosophy Theosophy
The Course of My Life by Rudolf Steiner — First Edition First Printing 1951 HC — Excellent Condition
Publisher Anthroposophic Press, New York 1951
The boards and binding are tight, solid and in excellent condition. Very slight shelf wear to the spine ends. The pages are crisp and clean and the book does not seem to have been read. A wonderful first edition first printing of a well noted philosopher, playwright and artist.
Rudolf Steiner was an Austrian philosopher, playwright and artist who lived between 1861 and 1925. He founded a spiritual movement called Anthroposophy, which works on the basis that children's creative, spiritual and moral dimensions need as much attention as their intellectual ones. During his life, he was known as a literary scholar, artist, playwright and social thinker. An important influence on his life was Johann Wolfgang Goethe who wrote that "thinking is no more and no less an organ of perfection than the eye or ear - just as the eye perceives colors and the ear sounds, so thinking perceives ideas".
After the First World War, Steiner was denounced as a traitor to Germany for suggesting Upper Silesia should be granted independence - and the political theorist of the new National Socialist movement (Nazi
party) claimed, mistakenly, that he was a Jew. He was the victim of a
personal attack by Adolf Hitler, who called on other nationalist
extremists to declare a "war against Steiner". His health began to
suffer and he died soon afterwards. -Richard Garner, Independent Publication