Just as we have natural desires for food, shelter, and
human contact so we have a spiritual desire for knowledge. All too
often the obstacles to satisfying this desire are so great that in
the end we silence our questions and give up hope of knowing.
In this book we meet the thirst for knowledge of a group
of workmen as they put questions to Rudolf Steiner. They want to know
about everything from the evolution of the world, the influence of
the stars, nutrition, the sense of smell, Chinese culture, and
volcanoes, to mention a few.
And what lively enthusiastic answers they receive!
Join them in their quest and take a step into the realm
of living thought and see if your thirst for knowing isn't revived
and set on fire!
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.
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His multifaceted 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 1924 he founded the
General Anthroposophical Society, which today has branches throughout