Founder of the Waldorf teaching method, seeker of the Akasha technology, friend of Nicola Tesla, this soft mannered philosopher and esotericist is one of those rare human beings that changed the world in such a tender and quiet way, that most never even heard of him. Yet the influence of his teachings is today present in many aspects of education and self-awareness societies.
Born in 1861 in Austro-Hungarian city Murakiraly (now Croatian town of Donji Kraljevec), he was a prominent architect and a philosopher of Europe. At the turn of the century he founded The Anthroposophy society – a school of spiritual philosophy, a mixture of German Idealism and theosophy of Helena Blavatsky
But didn’t just stay on theoretical c\grounds. His work includes development of more humane and natural community approach to education, establishment of bioethics though biodynamic agriculture and development of anthroposophical medicine, the base of today’s homeopathy and many alternative medicine ranches.
While social awareness and community growth were important aspect of his teaching., the idea behind was rooted in ethical individualism and development of strong moral standards without the inhibition of the self.
He established the epistemology based on Goethe’s idea that “Thinking... is no more or less and organ of perception than the eye or ear. Just as eye perceives colors and the ear sounds, so thinking perceives ideas.”
His deep belief was that there are no limits to human ability to acquire, realize and use the knowledge, for both individual growth and thus for the benefit the planet, environment and so the human race as a whole.