"The New Essential Steiner" is a completely new introduction to the philosophy and essential writings of Rudolf Steiner, introduced and edited by Robert McDermott. This new volume offers selections from a wide variety of Steiner's published works, presenting a broad, accessible overview of anthroposophy. In his introduction, McDermott recounts Steiner's life and work, from his childhood and education to his work as a natural scientist, philosopher, scholar, educator, artist, interpreter of culture and seer. He places Steiner in relation to major traditions of thought and explores the genesis and development of anthroposophy. "The New Essential Steiner" includes selections from Steiner's writings, which are grouped into chapters that demonstrate the breadth of his thinking and spiritual accomplishments. This is an invaluable compendium.