Rudolf Steiner was born on February 25, 1861 in Murakiraley, Austria-Hungary (now Donji Kraljevec, Croatia), and died in Dornach on March 30, 1925.He founded the General Anthroposophical Society and the School of Spiritual Science in 1923, with its center at the Goetheanum in Dornach, Switzerland.From here spiritual research in all fields of life, and in many different professions, is done and supported. This has inspired, for example, the founding of Waldorf Schools, anthroposophical medicine, biodynamic agriculture and the new artistic form of eurythmy.Steiner had no profession himself, but had a great impact on the cultural life of his own time, and remains a significant inspiration for the cultural life of today.He can be seen as a philosopher, literary scholar, educator, artist, playwright, and social thinker with a technical education as well. Steiner advocated a form of ethical individualism, to which he later brought a more explicitly spiritual component. His scientific approach is based on a phenomenology inspired by Goethe’s ideas of perception.“Thinking … is no more and no less an organ of perception than the eye or ear. Just as the eye perceives colors and the ear sounds, so thinking perceives ideas.”Rudolf Steiner founded the YouthSection during Easter, 1924.
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