The Challenge of Rudolf Steiner, Part 1

Science Buzz Café

The Challenge of Rudolf Steiner, Part 1


Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013 , 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Robert McDermott, PhD
Daniel Osmer
EarthRise at IONS
101 San Antonio Rd
Petaluma CA 94952
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Science Buzz Café presents Part 1 of this extraordinary documentary about Steiner’s life. Osmer will host Q&A and post-film conversation with Steiner expert, Robert McDermott, author of the New Essential Steiner.

Produced by BBC filmmaker Jonathan Stedall, the film highlights Steiner’s childhood as the son of a humble railway official, growing up in the Austrian countryside, and his student years in Vienna towards the end of the 19th century. Hugely influenced by Goethe’s scientific writings, he was gradually able to reconcile the powerful spiritual experiences he had had since childhood with his interest in science and philosophy. Nevertheless it was not until he was nearly forty that he found an audience interested and open to what he came to call his spiritual science.

During the last twenty-five years of his life he lectured extensively all over Europe to educators, farmers, doctors, artists – and above all to people searching for a way that no longer separated science from religion, faith from reason, spirit from matter.

The film looks at examples of his legacy in the UK, India and the USA – Waldorf education, Biodynamic agriculture, Camphill’s work for those with special needs, and at Eurythmy, both as a therapy and as an art.


Cost: $10 at the door. Check in at bookstore. Event held in Amphitheater.

Refreshments provided. Wine & Beer: $5 per glass.

Make checks payable to IONS.

Event Schedule
5:30PM: Reception and refreshments
6:30PM: Program begins

Science Buzz Cafe at the Institute of Noetic Science 2013 Schedule:

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April 17th, 2013 
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Philip Harriman, PhD, Biologist

May 8th, 2013 
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June 12th, 2013 
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