| Rudolf Steiner |
(architect, esotericist, social reformer)
|Born||27 February 1861|
Murakirály, Kingdom of Hungary, Austrian Empire (Now Donji Kraljevec, Croatia)
|Died||30 March 1925 (Age 64)|
|Victim of||premature death|
Rudolf Joseph Lorenz Steiner was an Austrian occultist, social reformer, architect, esotericist, who claimed to be clairvoyant. Steiner gained initial recognition at the end of the nineteenth century as a literary critic and published works, including his foundational book: The Philosophy of Freedom. At the beginning of the twentieth century he founded an esoteric spiritual movement, anthroposophy, with roots in German idealist philosophy and theosophy.
The first (destroyed by fire) and second Goetheanum were designed by Steiner. The current is the world center for the anthroposophical movement.
Biodynamic agriculture, developed by him, was one of the first forms of modern organic farming.
“I have told you that the spirits of darkness are going to inspire their human hosts, in whom they will be dwelling, to find a vaccine that will drive all inclination towards spirituality out of people's souls when they are still very young, and this will happen in a roundabout way through the living body. Today, bodies are vaccinated against one thing and another; in future, children will be vaccinated with a substance which it will certainly be possible to produce, and this will make them immune, so that they do not develop foolish inclinations connected with spiritual life — ‘foolish’ here, of course, in the eyes of materialists.”
Rudolf Steiner 
“Very shortly, when one will have written the year 2000, there will come from America not a direct prohibition, but a kind of prohibition against all thinking, a sort of law which will have the aim of suppressing all individual thinking. On the other hand there is the beginning achieved in this direction of suppressing all individual thinking into pure materialistic thinking where one does not need to work upon the soul on the basis of external experiments, in which the human being is handled as if he were a machine.”
Rudolf Steiner 
- https://rsarchive.org/Lectures/GA177/English/RSP1993/19171027p01.html The Fall of the Spirits of Darkness - GA 177 - 27 October 1917, Dornach
- https://rsarchive.org/Lectures/GA167/English/TS19xx/19160404p01.html Things in Past and Present in the Spirit of Man - GA 167 - 4 April 1916, Dornach