Rudolf Steiner, His Life and Times: The Year 1918

Jul 08, 2022 7:00PM


Windy Hill, County Route 21, (Harlemville) Ghent, NY 12075

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A Talk by Karl Fredrickson, Sponsored by the Berkshire-Taconic Branch of the Anthroposophical Society

“The present time is literally challenging us every hour, indeed every minute, to wake up. Anthroposophy as a science of the spirit can only be understood by those who are able to grasp that humanity is being asked to make a clear decision. Either the spirit is understood or the chaos continues” (Michaelmas, 1917).

As we seek to approach more closely Rudolf Steiner’s core mission, the year 1918 offers important insights. His months in Berlin, his work on the Goetheanum, his lectures and his journeys, inform us how he responded to the needs and challenges of the last months of the First World War setting the stage for his fruitful final years and it provides us with crucial insights in how we, in our own time, can best move forward.

Karl Fredrickson taught history at the Green Meadow Waldorf High School for 35 years, and now speaks and writes on history and Anthroposophical themes.