Shards from the Heart: A Spiritual Odyssey in 20th-Century America
The contents of Shards from the Heart, originally serialized in Free Deeds magazine, grew out of study sessions that took place over several years in New York City. Bernard Garber led these sessions in the late 1950s and early 1960s and courageously initiated numerous other activities for the cultivation of Anthroposophy, especially in the area of publishing.
Shards from the Heart explores the great mysteries of human life, showing how the purpose of life culminates in the undertaking of “free deeds.” Always future-oriented, Garber’s insights are just as relevant today as they were when he wrote them.
About the Author
Bernard J. Garber (1919-1994) grew up in New York State, the oldest of three children. He did not finish college, but he was a natural thinker and philosopher, and even at twenty-four, he led study groups on Rudolf Steiner’s Philosophy of Freedom. He was dedicated to making Steiner’s works available in English throughout North America and, in 1959, founded Rudolf Steiner Publications in New York City with Paul Allen. He published numerous volumes on Anthroposophy, as well as on other areas of Western spirituality, and, from 1960 to 1963, published the anthroposophic journal, Free Deeds. Later, he started SteinerBooks, an affiliate of Multimedia Publishing Corporation under the auspices of Rudolf Steiner Publications. Bernie Garber continued throughout his life to publish and promote the work of Rudolf Steiner.