Color

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Anthroposophic Press, 1996 - Art - 217 pages
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This volume is the most comprehensive compilation of Rudolf Steiner's insights into the nature of color, painting, and artistic creation. It is an invaluable source of reference and study not only for artists and therapists, but also for anyone interested in gaining an appreciation of art as a revelation of spiritual realities.

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About the author (1996)

Austrian-born Rudolf Steiner was a noted Goethe (see Vol. 2) scholar and private student of the occult who became involved with Theosophy in Germany in 1902, when he met Annie Besant (1847--1933), a devoted follower of Madame Helena P. Blavatsky (1831--1891). In 1912 he broke with the Theosophists because of what he regarded as their oriental bias and established a system of his own, which he called Anthroposophy (anthro meaning "man"; sophia sophia meaning "wisdom"), a "spiritual science" he hoped would restore humanism to a materialistic world. In 1923 he set up headquarters for the Society of Anthroposophy in New York City. Steiner believed that human beings had evolved to the point where material existence had obscured spiritual capacities and that Christ had come to reverse that trend and to inaugurate an age of spiritual reintegration. He advocated that education, art, agriculture, and science be based on spiritual principles and infused with the psychic powers he believed were latent in everyone. The world center of the Anhthroposophical Society today is in Dornach, Switzerland, in a building designed by Steiner. The nonproselytizing society is noted for its schools.

John has always had a passion for the Roman world, especially Roman Britain. He was born in Chester on the English/Welsh border in the UK, the former Roman City of Deva. He joined the Royal Air Force at the age of 17, and over the next 25 years travelled and served all over the world, attaining the rank of Flight Sergeant. During that time, his interest in the subject matter grew, and as well as studying historical texts, he visited as many sites related to the Roman Empire as he was able. Further inspired by authors such as Simon Scarrow, Ben Kane, Manda Scott, Douglas Jackson, Ruth Downie and many more, he began working on the Blood of Rome series. The first book, 'Blood of Rome Caratacus' was published in September 2013.

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