Ok, ok, another white male and he’s also dead, like the wonderful Albert Schweitzer who was the first to appear in my mini-series on Inspirational Human Beings. I’ll do my best, in the future, to address the gender and racial imbalance and give praise to those who still walk amongst us, but I can’t make any promises..
Although Steiner has passed away, his legacy is very much alive and kicking. And what a legacy it is! Through his spiritual philosophy, called anthroposophy, he made an enduring contribution to agriculture (bio-dynamic), education (Waldorf and Steiner schools), health (eurythmy, Hiscia Institute’s research on cancer), artistic expression (eurythmy), architecture, economics, social work (special needs) and even natural cosmetics (Weleda and Dr Hauschka brands)! If I manage to do a fraction of what Rudolf Steiner did in his lifetime, or have the same posthumous influence, I’ll die a happy bunny. Plenty of road ahead for me to travel! Sigh!
For a 6 minute intro to Rudolf Steiner, check out this preview of the film The Challenge of Rudolf Steiner by British film-maker Jonathan Stedall.
(Source of photo: Anthromedia, http://www.anthromedia.net)