During the last two decades of the nineteenth century, the Austrian-born
Rudolf Steiner (1861–1925) became a respected and well-published
scientific, literary, and philosophical scholar, particularly known for
his work on Goethe's scientific writings. After the turn of the century,
he began to develop his earlier philosophical principles into an approach
to methodical research of psychological and spiritual phenomena.
His multi-faceted genius has led to innovative and holistic approaches in
medicine, science, education (Waldorf schools), special education, philosophy,
religion, economics, agriculture (Bio-Dynamic method), architecture, drama,
the new art of eurythmy, and other fields. In 1925 he founded the General
Anthroposophical Society, which today has branches throughout the world.
More information can be found at the
Rudolf Steiner e.Lib