Recently uncovered documents, newly translated, have changed the way we think of Rudolph Steiner’s tours through
GA 266 of Steiner’s collected work shows he also devoted considerable time to his Esoteric School, a small, relatively unknown group of men and woman, until recently shadowed by time.
GA 266 emerged from obscurity and gave researchers a new view of the fullness of Steiner’s mission, a mission extending beyond his work in education, biodynamic agriculture, or anthroposophical medicine, beyond even his lectures to the Theosophical Society.
After giving a lecture to Society members, Steiner would then shift his attention to his esoteric students. His public lectures would draw hundreds or more, while these post-lecture meetings with his esoteric students often consisted in ten people or less. Some records suggest that as little as three people might have attend these classes.
Members of the
It is possible for today’s spiritual community to access these personal development practices through the writings of the students who attended his