Rudolf Steiner, the founder of Anthroposophy,
spent some five months of his life in Britain, visiting it ten times
between the years 1902 and 1924. With the exception of German-speaking
countries, the longest time Steiner spent abroad was in Britain, a
place he clearly considered as central to his work.
In this extraordinarily thorough study of over 1,200 pages and dozens
of illustrations, Crispian Villeneuve documents these important visits,
reproducing letters, articles, records and other archival material -
much of it published for the first time. He also studies the
interconnected theme of the life and work of D.N. Dunlop, Rudolf
Steiner’s closest British colleague.
Rudolf Steiner in Britain has special significance for English-speaking
peoples around the world, as well as for those seeking to understand
how and why Steiner disseminated his spiritual world-view. Villeneuve’s
two-volume opus, the fruit of a decade of research, is finally
available in a paperback edition.