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Rudolf Steiner: The Man and His Vision
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on 13 March 2009
Colin Wilson gives the lie to the idea that the expression "an English Philosopher" is an oxymoron. I rate Mr Wilson as being one of the most important writers of his generation although he has almost always been ignored or treated with contempt by the literary orthodoxy.

This slim volume is consistent with Mr Wilson's high standards and convincingly interprets a "difficult" author for the interested layman. Mr Wilson argues that Steiner as a deeply spiritual man used his oeuvre as a protest at the scientific materialism and reductionism of his age. Steiner's more esoteric assertions says Wilson should not distract readers from his singular vision of the spirituality of man. The esoteric writings may have been partly necessary to attract the public following and also as a method to advance the more central message that man should work to become more aware of his spiritual being an extend his spiritual vision.

Wilson encourages the reading of Steiner's Autobiography and his Goethe's Theory of Knowledge as more direct and accessible works demonstrative of Steiner's essential meaning.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Colin Wilson was largely dismissed as a false 'prophet' after the success of The Outsider. I'm not sure about his status as it stands but this is an immensely readable account of Rudolph Steiner and it gives you a sort of Anthroposophy Lite thrown in to help you see what Steiner might have been trying to get at.

A good introduction to Steiner for those wary of the hype of New Age.
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