Early years 1902-1912

1899/1900 Turn of the century in Berlin. Rudolf Steiner works as an author, lecturer and editor in various circles. He is looking for society structures and forms of collaboration that correspond to the spirit of the new century. The increasingly pressing “social question” cannot be resolved by conventions. It calls for spiritual individualism. Rudolf Steiner had formulated the basic idea for this in his Philosophy of Freedom, which appeared in 1894.

1902-1912 Rudolf Steiner and Marie von Sivers develop the Theosophical Society in the German-speaking region. Rudolf Steiner also begins lively lecture activity on a wide range of topics around Europe.

1907 Rudolf Steiner organizes an international theosophical conference in Munich. He employs artistic elements that give an intimation of the Goetheanum he will build later.