The Destiny of the Michael Community: Foundation Stone for the Future
In two related studies, Peter Selg tracks the groundbreaking of the first Goetheanum on September 20, 1913, in the context of what is known as the “Michael movement,” the primary active impulse brought by Rudolf Steiner in 1924, which explicitly indicates the anthroposophic movement and its official society.
The author shows the fundamental importance of this beginning in Dornach. He illuminates the fateful goal of the “School for Spiritual Science” through Rudolf Steiner’s karma lectures, not only providentially in the sense that it involved individualities, but also with regard to the future development of human civilization.
This monograph builds on Peter Selg’s book Rudolf Steiner’s Foundation Stone Meditation: And the Destruction of the Twentieth Century and Sergei O. Prokofieff’s Rudolf Steiner’s Sculptural Group: A Revelation of the Spiritual Purpose of Humanity and the Earth.
C O N T E N T S:
1. “The evils hold sway… ”The Laying of the Foundation Stone on September 20, 1913
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2. The Supersensible Michael Community and the Destiny of the Anthroposophical Society
Lecture, Dornach, February 21, 2013
Originally published in German as Grundstein zur Zukunft. Vom Schicksal der Michael-Gemeinschaft (Verlag des Ita Wegman Instituts, 2013).
About the Author
Peter Selg was born in 1963 in Stuttgart and studied medicine in Witten-Herdecke, Zurich, and Berlin. Until 2000, he worked as the head physician of the juvenile psychiatry department of Herdecke hospital in Germany. Dr. Selg is now director of the Ita Wegman Institute for Basic Research into Anthroposophy (Arlesheim, Switzerland) and professor of medicine at the Alanus University of Arts and Social Sciences (Germany). He lectures extensively and is the author of numerous books, many of which have been published in English.
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