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The e-books available in our library, according to category, are:
Fiction and Drama Children's Corner Poetry Antroposophy Philosophy Science Classics

Fiction and Drama

HeyZeus

HeyZeus - A Second Coming in Brooklyn

(A mystery play in seven scenes) by Frank Thomas Smith

A young man - Thomas - meets an African-American couple walking on the lake in Brooklyn's Prospect Park. He suspects that the man - HeyZeus - is Jesus, but has almost insurmountable difficulty convincing anyone else - until Alma appears, a young woman who believes him, but may have another agenda. Thomas first meets unbelief in his friends, his colleagues, his fiance, a psychiatrist, a bishop and, finally, himself.

Love in the Time of Spies

Love in the Time of Spies

a novella by Frank Thomas Smith

A love story between two spies during the Cold War, an East German woman and an American man, each working for their respective clandestine agencies. It all unfolds over fifteen years in Germany, Argentina, Paraguay and, finally, the United States. It asks the question: is such a love viable under such adverse geopolitical circumstances?
110 pages.

Streetcar

A Streetcar Named Destiny

by Frank Thomas Smith

Sixteen short stories from the sublime to the funny, from Europe to the United States and South America. These stories are not so much about the places, but what the people who live in them feel and do. Fate, destiny or karma plays a significant role in all of the stories, as it does in life itself. The title story begins in Prague during the First World War when two star-crossed lovers meet in a streetcar, and ends in San Francisco during the Iraq War almost a hundred years later, when they meet again in another streetcar. The last story ends where all roads lead: Rome.

Hunt a Nazi

To Hunt a Nazi

Messages from Argentina by Frank Thomas Smith

Short stories with Argentina as geographical and spiritual background. A Nazi war criminal is hunted and found; an American tourist is rolled by a beautiful whore; an idiot is murdered; a downsized gringo finds himself and love far from home. An English teacher rescues a blasphemous but cute hippie from the police chief's clutches---and more to make you laugh and hold your breath, maybe even shed a tear or two.

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Miryam

by Luise Rinser

Mary Magdalene narrates her life with Jesus of Nazareth from when they both were children, through the three years of his earthly mission, his passion and his resurrection. This is the story of a woman in love with a god, who doesn’t want to recognize him as such, until its inevitability becomes all too clear.

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The Free World

by Robert Zimmer

The world has changed. If money is the root of all evil, why not simply eliminate it? Men and women now work for each other instead of monetary gain. But it's not that simple. See what would happen to people without that crutch. A utopian novel, true, but one that makes you think.

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Who Killed Jack Robinson

by Frank Thomas Smith

Branch Rickey, owner of the Brooklyn Dodgers, asks Private Investigator Darrell Stark to investigate a threat to Jackie Robinson's life. Someone, it seems, wants to prevent him from playing in the major leagues.

Children's Corner

The Magic Mound

The Magic Mound

by Frank Thomas Smith

"The Magic Mound" is for children age 9 and up - all the way up, as many parents who have enjoyed the book in Spanish have informed me. An illustrated Spanish translation was published in a print version in 2000 by Longseller S.A., Buenos Aires. It was a favorite Argentine Waldorf primary school reader. Now the English original is available as an e-book. It's about two brothers from a Brazilian favela (slum) who stumble into a fantasy land where they are charged with rescuing a girl from...Well, it's all in the book, which beyond the adventure itself includes references to life, death and reincarnation. Both you and your children will surely enjoy it.

Gawain y el Dragón

Sir Gawain and the Dragon/Sir Gawain y el Dragón

by Frank Thomas Smith, Translated by María Teresa Gutiérrez

A bilingual (English-Spanish) Children's book about Sir Gawain, the most dashing member of King Arthur's round table, when he was a boy and just starting out on his career of saving damsels from dragons and giants. This little book has been found to be an excellent assistant for teaching both English and Spanish as foreign languages.

Edición bilingüe (inglés-español) de un relato para niños sobre Sir Gawain, el más gallardo de los caballeros de la Mesa Redonda del Rey Arturo, cuando era niño y se iniciaba en su carrera de salvar damiselas de dragones y gigantes. Este pequeño libro ha resultado ser una excelente herramienta para la enseñanza del inglés y del español como lenguas extranjeras.

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A Journey to the Stars - and other stories

by Frank Thomas Smith

In A Journey to the Stars, two children – Caroline and Nicky – travel through the constellations accompanied by Pegasus, the winged horse.

Other stories:

Grandma Butterfly

The Seventh Birthday

How the Donkey Got its Cross

Juancito Hummingbird

My Cat is a Magician

The Lemonade Sellers

The Mosquito that bit a balloon

Sir Gawain and the Dragon

Lost in the Woods

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Pegasus, the Winged Horse - Pegaso, el caballo alado - bilingual edition

by Frank Thomas Smith

CONTENTS

Pegasus, The Winged Horse
Pegaso, el caballo alado

Grandma Butterfly
Abuelita Mariposa

My Cat is a Magician
Mi gato es un mago

The Mosquito Who Bit a Baloon
El Mosquito que pinchó un globo

The Redheaded Pizza
La Pizza pelirrojo

Sir Gawain and the Dragon
Sir Gawain y el dragón

Poetry

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Christ Comes to Skopelos - selected verse

by Frank Thomas Smith

From Brooklyn to Buenos Aires, from Germany to Greece: wry, witty and heartfelt poems that are beyond the traditional, while side-stepping the modern.

Christ consents to be called
To Skopelos
One Easter Sunday
Several years before his year
Two-thousand.
They'd been calling him continually
In all their white-walled
Icon-laden churches,
Never expecting he'd hear their songs...

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The Collected Poems

by William Butler Yeats

Breathtaking in range, it encompasses the entire arc of his career, from luminous reworkings of ancient Irish myths and legends to passionate meditations on the demands and rewards of youth and old age, from exquisite, occasionally whimsical songs of love, nature, and art to somber and angry poems of life in a nation torn by war and uprising. In observing the development of rich and recurring images and themes over the course of his body of work, we can trace the quest of this century's greatest poet to unite intellect and artistry in a single magnificent vision.
476 pages.

Anthroposophy

Rudolf Steiner

Esoteric Lessons

Esoteric Lessons for the First Class of the Free School for Spiritual Science

by Rudolf Steiner - Volume One

After the re-founding of the Anthroposophical Society at Christmas 1923, Rudolf Steiner began giving esoteric lessons to members of the Free School for Spíritual Science at the Goetheanum in Dornach, Switzerland. His original intention was that the Free School was to have three classes. However, due to Rudolf Steiner's untimely death in March of 1925, he was only able to complete the first of the planned three classes. This first volume comprises Lessons one through nine. Translated by Frank Thomas Smith.

Esoteric Lessons

Esoteric Lessons for the First Class of the Free School for Spiritual Science

by Rudolf Steiner - Volume Two

Lessons ten through nineteen for members of the First Class of the Free School for Spiritual Science. Lessons ten through nineteen.
Translated by Frank Thomas Smith.

Esoteric Lessons

Esoteric Lessons for the First Class of the Free School for Spiritual Science

by Rudolf Steiner - Volume Three

Recapitulation" lessons for members of the First Class of the Free School for Spiritual Science. Lessons one through seven. After completing the nineteen lessons included in Volumes One and Two, so many new members wished to attend that Rudolf Steiner decided to give these so-called "recapitulation" lessons. So much new material was introduced, however, that a third volume was considered appropriate.
Translated by Frank Thomas Smith.

Anthroposophical Guidelines

Anthroposophical Guidelines

by Rudolf Steiner

185 Guidelines and short essays which Rudolf Steiner gave to members of the Anthroposophical Society in 1924 and 1925, that is, until his death. Number 1 can be called a definition of anthroposophy: "1. Anthroposophy is a path of knowledge which would guide the spiritual in the human being to the spiritual in the cosmos. It manifests as a necessity of the heart and feeling. It must find its justification in being able to satisfy this need. Only those who find in anthroposophy what they seek in this respect can appreciate it. Therefore only those who feel certain questions about the nature of man and the world as basic necessities of life, like hunger and thirst, can be anthroposophists."
Translated by Frank Thomas Smith

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The History and Actuality of Imperialism

by Rudolf Steiner

In 1920 Rudolf Steiner had already foreseen that the future imperialism would be economic rather than military or nationalistic. In these three lectures he describes the history of imperialism from ancient times to the present and into the future. The anglo-american would play an increasingly important role in future developments, so the English visitors who attended must have been especially attentive.
Translated by Frank Thomas Smith

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Rudolf Steiner's Fifth Gospel: Seven Lectures

by Rudolf Steiner

In 1920 Rudolf Steiner had already foreseen that the future imperialism would be economic rather than military or nationalistic. In these three lectures he describes the history of imperialism from ancient times to the present and into the future. The anglo-american would play an increasingly important role in future developments, so the English visitors who attended must have been especially attentive.
Translated by Frank Thomas Smith

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El Quinto Evangelio de Rudolf Steiner - Dos Conferencias

por Rudolf Steiner

A comienzos del siglo veinte Rudolf Steiner, fundador de la Antroposofía, dio una serie de conferencias sobre lo que denominó “El quinto evangelio”, que comprendía esencial pero no exclusivamente la vida de Jesús entre los doce y los treinta años –periodo no cubierto por los cuatro evangelios canónicos. Este libro contiene las dos conferencias que diera en Colonia, Alemania, en 1913.

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Genesis - Secrets of the Bible Story of Creation

by Rudolf Steiner

Ten lectures given in Munich, Germany in 1921 to members of the Anthroposophical Society, in which Steiner reveals the hidden meaning of the Bible's creation story.

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Anthroposphy and the Catholic Church

por Rudolf Steiner

Three lectures by Rudolf Steiner in 1920 concerning the history of the Catholic Church, its dogmas, its teachings against individual freedom, its Popes and its relations to anthroposophy and to him. The author reveals how members and clerics of the Church had unjustly criticized and attacked Rudolf Steiner using falsehoods and slander.

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Spiritual Cosmology

por Rudolf Steiner

Three lectures given by Rudolf Steiner in Berlin in 1904 for members of the Theosophical Society, nine years before he founded the Anthroposophical Society. In the lectures he outlines the evolution of the earth and humanity from their very beginnings, often using theosophical terminology.
Translation: Frank Thomas Smith

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How to Attain Knowledge of the Higher Worlds - A Modern Path of Initiation

by Rudolf Steiner

The sub-title of this book is “A Modern Path of Initiation”. It is Rudolf Steiner’s original manual describing the steps one must take on the path of initiation if it is to be followed methodically and safely. Concentration and meditation exercises are described and, in addition, the result that can be expected: knowledge of the higher worlds.
Translation: George Metaxa (slightly modified).

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Manifestations of Karma

by Rudolf Steiner

What karma means to individuals, communities, the earth, the universe and spiritual beings.

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Christianity as Mystical Fact

by Rudolf Steiner

Much of Rudolf Steiner's subsequent career was dedicated to developing the concepts contained in this book. A must for anyone interested in a lucid introduction to Steiner's spiritual research on Christianity.
I.Foreword by Paul Allen
II. Introduction: Rudolf Steiner A Biographical Sketch
III. Author's Preface to the Second Edition
IV. Points of View
V. Mysteries and Mystery Wisdom
VI. Greek Sages Before Plato in the Light of Mystery Wisdom
VII. Plato as a Mystic
VIII. Mystery Wisdom and Myth
IX. Egyptian Mystery Wisdom
X. The Gospels
XI. The Miracle of the Raising of Lazarus
XII. The Apocalypse of John
XIII. Jesus and his Historical Background
XIV. The Essence of Christianity
XV. Christianity and Pagan Wisdom
XVI. Augustine and the Church
XVII. Comments by the Author

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Mysticism at the Dawn of the New Age

By Rudolf Steiner
with an introduction by Paul Allen

Ostensibly an essay about certain mystics in European history, Rudolf Steiner also elucidates the relation between his “Philosophy of Freedom” and its mystical as well as philosophical essence.

"Now there are three roads — in the main — upon which one can walk when one arrives where Nicolas [of Cusa] had arrived: one is positive faith, which comes to us from outside; the second is despair: one stands alone with one's burden and feels all existence tottering with oneself; the third road is the development of man's own deepest faculties. Confidence in the world must be one leader along this third road. Courage to follow this confidence, no matter where it leads, must be the other..."

Social Question

Basic Issues of the Social Question

by Rudolf Steiner

Basic issues of the Social Question was written in 1919 for the German-speaking peoples of central Europe. It deals with the social problems of that time and suggests solutions. The question therefore arises: Is this book still relevant today, in a new millennium, for a worldwide readership? In order to answer this question, let us first look at the book's very last paragraph: One can anticipate the experts who object to the complexity of these suggestions and find it uncomfortable even to think about three systems cooperating with each other, because they wish to know nothing of the real requirements of life and would structure everything according to the comfortable requirements of their thinking. This must become clear to them: either people will accommodate their thinking to the requirements of reality, or they will have learned nothing from the calamity and will cause innumerable new ones to occur in the future.
Translated by Frank Thomas Smith.

Other Authors

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Favela Children

por Ute Craemer

Ute Craemer is an educator and social worker who has dedicated over thirty years of her life teaching and nurturing the poor children of the favelas (slums) in Brazil. As an experienced Waldorf teacher, she has been able to understand the needs of the children and their families and provide them with the spiritual nourishment they cry out for. Favela Children is a moving and informative account of Ute's Craemer's work in the favelas and of her personal development. Everyone interested in education and social development will want to read this book. It was originally published in German and went through several editions. It is published here for the first time in English.
Translated and with an introduction by Frank Thomas Smith.
215 pages

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We Are the Lucky ones - Nosotros somos los afortunados

por Frank Thomas Smith

A bilingual (English-Spanish) essay about mortality and the possibility of immortality through reincarnation . A manuscript which deals with this subject is found in Argentina by a boy who is walking with his dog in the woods. The anonymous author, "Z", finds his way to the answers he seeks through Rudolf Steiner's anthroposophy and Waldorf education. 17 pages

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The Sorrows of Young Werther

by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Three lectures by Rudolf Steiner in 1920 concerning the history of the Catholic Church, its dogmas, its teachings against individual freedom, its Popes and its relations to anthroposophy and to him. The author reveals how members and clerics of the Church had unjustly criticized and attacked Rudolf Steiner using falsehoods and slander.

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Rich in Spirit - Life in the Favelas of Brazil

por Ute Craemer

"In this new book, only available from Southern Cross Review, Ute Craemer and some of her co-workers of the Monte Azul Community movingly describe their social work amongst the poorest of the poor in the favelas of Brazil, using "Waldorf" educational methods and the anthroposophical world view.

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Los niños entre luz y sombras

por Ute Craemer

En 1975, Ute Craemer, maestra Waldorf, era visitada a menudo por algunos niños de una favela cercana quienes le preguntaban: ¿tiene algo para darnos?. Así, esa maestra conoció a los niños de la favela "Monte Azul". Ellos la llevaron a conocer la favela y ella los invitó a jugar en el patio de su casa. Durante mucho tiempo la relación entre sus alumnos de la Escuela Rudolf Steiner y los niños menos favorecidos fue motivo de gran preocupación para Ute, por eso les contó a sus alumnos la visita de aquellos niños de la villa y les propuso realizar trabajos manuales, juegos recreativos, teatro y otras actividades juntos. Su objetivo era lograr, gracias a la convivencia de niños de realidades distintas, un intercambio sociocultural más estrecho; de esa manera fue creciendo el contacto entre los padres de alumnos y vecinos de la villa Monte Azul.
Al advertir que el patio era reducido para atender a todos los que allí pasaban una buena parte del día, Ute recurrió a sus amigos quienes, identificados con sus ideales, contribuyeron con donaciones y horas detrabajo. Así, fue fundada la Asociación Comunitaria Monte Azul el 25 de enero de 1979 y fue construida la Escuelita (núcleo de complementación y refuerzo escolar) en un terreno cercano a la favela. El trabajo se fue extendiendo cada vez más y gracias a la ayuda financiera de particulares, convenios con la Municipalidad, donaciones de firmas y, especialmente, el trabajo mancomunado de personas que vivían en la villa o fuera de ella, fue posible ampliar la labor pedagógica a todas las edades, mejorar el aspecto exterior de la villa y acrecentar los cuidados con la salud, la educacíon y cultura en definitiva elevar la calidad de vida.
Los niños fueron la semilla de la historia de la Asociación y son lo primordial en las metas del trabajo. La vida turbulenta y desordenada de grandes urbes como San Pablo, la violenta invasión de los medios de comunicación y la lucha por la supervivencia obstaculizan la plena formación del individuo capaz de realizaciones y, consecuentemente, de la sociedad como un todo.
Con la finalidad de lograr una formación integral del hombre como ser consciente, que pueda reflejar y transformar sabiamente su realidad, desarrollamos nuestro trabajo. Actualmente contamos con la participación de aproximadamente doscientos colaboradores efectivos (dos tercios son vecinos de la favela) y cuarenta voluntarios, de Brasil y de Europa, en diferentes campos de acción: guardería, centro juvenil, asistencia de la salud, trabajo con adultos, teatro, talleres profesionales, carpintería, tejeduría y panadería.

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The Soul of Man under Socialism

Oscar Wilde

"In a brilliant essay, the arch-individualist Oscar Wilde gives us his view of a kind of utopian socialism.
Excerpt
The chief advantage that would result from the establishment of Socialism is, undoubtedly, the fact that Socialism would relieve us from that sordid necessity of living for others which, in the present condition of things, presses so hardly upon almost everybody. In fact, scarcely anyone at all escapes.

Now and then, in the course of the century, a great man of science, like Darwin; a great poet, like Keats; a fine critical spirit, like M. Renan; a supreme artist, like Flaubert, has been able to isolate himself, to keep himself out of reach of the clamorous claims of others, to stand 'under the shelter of the wall,' as Plato puts it, and so to realise the perfection of what was in him, to his own incomparable gain, and to the incomparable and lasting gain of the whole world. These, however, are exceptions. The majority of people spoil their lives by an unhealthy and exaggerated altruism -are forced, indeed, so to spoil them. They find themselves surrounded by hideous poverty, by hideous ugliness, by hideous starvation. It is inevitable that they should be strongly moved by all this. The emotions of man are stirred more quickly than man's intelligence; and, as I pointed out some time ago in an article on the function of criticism, it is much more easy to have sympathy with suffering than it is to have sympathy with thought. Accordingly, with admirable, though misdirected intentions, they very seriously and very sentimentally set themselves to the task of remedying the evils that they see. But their remedies do not cure the disease: they merely prolong it. Indeed, their remedies are part of the disease.

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There is also this to be said. It is immoral to use private property in order to alleviate the horrible evils that result from the institution of private property. It is both immoral and unfair.......

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Civil Disobedience

by Henry David Thoreau

"Henry David Thoreau - July 12, 1817, Concord, Mass. - May 6, 1862, Concord, Mass.

Thoreau's essay "Civil Disobedience" later became the inspiration for the non-violent movements carried out by Gandhi and Martin Luther King. American essayist, poet and practical philosopher, renowned for having lived the doctrines of Transcendentalism as recorded in his masterwork, Walden (1814), and for having been a vigorous advocate of civil liberties, especially anti-slavery, as evidenced in this essay.
Sheer chance made his entrance to writing easier, for he came under the benign influence of the essayist and poet, Ralph Waldo Emerson, who had settled in Concord during Thoreau's sophomore year at Harvard. By the autumn of 1837, they were becoming friends. Emerson sensed in Thoreau a true disciple--that is, one with so much Emersonian self-reliance that he would still be his own man. Thoreau saw in Emerson a guide, a father, and a friend.
With his magnetism Emerson attracted others to Concord. Out of their heady speculations and affirmatives came New England Transcendentalism. In retrospect it was one of the most significant literary movements of 19th-century America, with at least two authors of world stature, Thoreau and Emerson, to its credit. Essentially it combined romanticism with reform. It celebrated the individual rather than the masses, emotion rather than reason, nature rather than man. It conceded that there were two ways of knowing, through the senses and through intuition, but asserted that intuition transcended tuition. Similarly, it conceded that matter and spirit both existed. It asserted, however, that the reality of spirit transcended the reality of matter. It strove for reform yet insisted that reform begin with the individual, not the group or organization.
In Emerson's company Thoreau's hope of becoming a poet looked not only proper but feasible. Late in 1837, at Emerson's suggestion, he began keeping a journal that covered thousands of pages before he scrawled the final entry two months before his death. He soon polished some of his old college essays and composed new and better ones as well. He wrote some poems--a good many, in fact--for several years. Captained by Emerson, the Transcendentalists started a magazine, "The Dial", the inaugural issue, dated July 1840, carried Thoreau's poem "Sympathy" and his scrap of essay on the Roman poet Aulus Persius Flaccus.
The Dial published more of Thoreau's poems and then, in July 1842, the first of his outdoor essays, "Natural History of Massachusetts." Though disguised as a book review, it showed that a nature writer of distinction was in the making. Then followed more lyrics, and fine ones, such as "To the Maiden in the East." There followed another nature essay, remarkably felicitous, "A Winter Walk." The Dial died with the issue of April 1844. Before it expired, however, it let Thoreau publish a richer variety of writing than any other magazine ever would.

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Anthroposphy and anti-Semitism - Was Rudolf Steiner an anti-Semite? A study

by Manfred Leist, Lorenzo Ravagli and Hans Jügen Bader

"All is race; there is no other truth." (Benjamin Disraeli, British Prime Minister)

"Any person who speaks of race ideals today is speaking of impulses which lead mankind into decadence."
(Rudolf Steiner, 1917)

From Introductory Remarks:

There is a definite reason for publishing this study. A number of allegations have recently been publicly leveled against Rudolf Steiner in Germany; they pertain to his supposed anti-Semitism and racist attitude. The intention of these allegations is obvious: they are an attack on Waldorf schools and other institutions that base their activity on Rudolf Steiner's teachings, because the necessity is seen to establish "political correctness" in this sensitive area of society.
But Steiner is not the only target. The Holocaust has sharpened sensibilities considerably. Other prominent personalities have also been the addressees of such accusations in recent times: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, for example. Goethe, an anti-Semite! A charge of this sort - which, incredible as it may seem, was actually brought forth - can be sure to command the attention of the general public. It will certainly also elicit strong refutations, because anyone with even an inkling of Goethe's achievements will find this accusation just too extreme and in complete contradiction to the man and his work. However, it is possible to find remarks by Goethe which, if one does not know and take into consideration their historical background, would seem to corroborate this claim.
If such accusations are leveled against Rudolf Steiner, it is a good deal more difficult to defend him. His work is much less well known than Goethe's, and therefore the accusations appear to be more believable. This makes such claims harder to refute.
There has been an inflation of allegations of anti-Semitism in recent years which has not been particularly conducive to combating real anti-Semitism. Jens Jessen drew attention to this inflation and its pernicious effect in the German weekly periodical Die Zeit, No. 49/2000. Only "sophrosyne", the little esteemed secondary virtue of level-headedness, will in the end be able to secure the survival of the primary virtue, the opposition to true anti-Semitism.
And indeed: if Steiner's real intentions were dealt with and people became sufficiently familiar with them, that is, if sophrosyne were to hold sway, it is hardly conceivable that anyone would reap the benefits of sensationalism by accusing Steiner of being an anti-Semite…"

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Walden - or, Life in the Woods

by Henry David Thoreau

Thoreau's enormously influential description of his attempt to live by himself accompanied only by his thoughts, nature and Walden Pond.
160 pages.

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AREOPAGITICA

by John Milton

A SPEECH FOR THE LIBERTY OF UNLICENSED PRINTING TO THE PARLIAMENT OF ENGLAND.
33 pages
John Milton’s impassioned plea against government and church censorship.

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Anthroposophy and Alchemy

by Keith Francis

Three Lectures given by Keith Francis

Anthroposophical Society, New York Branch
October 18th and 25th, November 1st, 2007

The Hermetic Tradition

Greek Philosophers and Mediaeval Alchemists

Paracelsus, Newton and Goethe

Appendix: String Theory and other oddments

Biographical Note

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Rudolf Steiner Enters My Life

by Friedrich Rittelmeyer

Born of October 5, 1872, in Germany, Dr. Friedrich Rittelmeyer was a leading figure in the Lutheran Church at the beginning of the century. At a time when the authenticity of the Gospels was diminishing, he was one of the pioneers who discovered their abiding significance through a meditative approach. The dramatic turning point in his life was the meeting with Rudolf Steiner, through whose Anthroposophy he encountered a new world of thought.

Philosophy

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The Philosophy of Freedom

by Rudolf Steiner
Translated and with an introduction by Michael Wilson

Rudolf Steiner's early (1894) groundbreaking philosophical work on the nature of freedom and thinking. It demonstrates the fact of freedom — the ability to think and act independently — as a possibility for modern consciousness. It can lead the reader to the experience of living thinking by which all human activity may be revitalized.

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Phaedo

by Plato

Socrate's last dialogue, on the day of his death, in which he "proves" the immortality of the soul.

Science

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The Cosmological Principles

by Konrad Rudnicki

Professor Rudnicki defines and describes the most important cosmological principles, from the Ancient Indian to the Anthropic, and many others. His chapter on Goetheanism in modern science is especially interesting.

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Putting Soul into Science

by Michael Friedjung

In an attempt to counteract the materalistic science of our times, Dr. Michael Friedjung, an astrophysicist, gives us an overview of the history of science, as well as the role, basic assumptions and limitations of science. He describes the upheavals in scientific thinking during the twentieth century and goes on to investigate where the spiritual aspects of science may be found. Based on these concepts, he points towards a New Science.
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Classics

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1984

by George Orwell

Orwell’s classic novel describing the conditions in a fictitious dictatorship in which everyone is at the mercy of Big Brother – in body, soul and spirit.

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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - volume 1

by Arthur Conan Doyle

Contents

A Scandal in Bohemia
The Red-headed League
A Case of Identity
The Boscombe Valley Mystery
The Five Orange Pips
The Man with the Twisted Lip

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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - volume 2

by Arthur Conan Doyle

Contents

The Blue Carbuncle
The Speckled Band
The Engineer's Thumb
The Noble Bachelor
The Beryl Coronet
The Copper Beeches

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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

by L. Frank Baum

One of the true classics of American literature, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz has been enjoyed by young and old for over a century. Originally published in 1900, it was the first American fairy tale.

Maybe you saw the great movie with Judy Garland and neglected to read the original. This is your chance to follow the adventures of Dorothy and Toto, her little dog, as their Kansas house is swept away by a cyclone and they find themselves in a strange land called Oz. Here she meets the Munchkins and joins the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodsman and the Cowardly Lion on an unforgettable journey to the Emerald City, where lives the all-powerful Wizard of Oz.

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