“There is no truth, but a coincidence of all truths.” – Rudolf Steiner
Conner Habib is hosting a one-session class on the writings, philosophy and occult practices of Rudolf Steiner. If you don’t know who Conner Habib is, or who Rudolf Steiner was, quickly inform yourselves, get intrigued, and go grab a ticket for April 3rd.
Steiner is the quintessential occult philosopher of the 20th century. He was a “Da Vinci-esque polymath” as Conner puts it, or as cultural philosopher John David Ebert has elsewhere described as the “Aristotle of the New Age“. His contributions to architecture, farming, the arts, holistic medicine, and even Western literature are really pretty staggering:
You’ve probably heard Rudolf Steiner’s name, or about his efforts – including Waldorf schools, biodynamic agriculture, Weleda, Camp Hill communities, and more.
Maybe you know him as a Da Vinci-esque polymath who contributed to philosophy, mathematics, biology, architecture, and more. Or you’ve heard that he’s the inspiration for Marvel comics’ Dr. Strange; Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring; Saul Bellow’s fiction; or the work of the literary group the Inklings, which includes J.R.R. Tolkein and C.S. Lewis.
But getting into Steiner and his work (called anthroposophy) can be daunting, to say the least. With thousands of lectures and dozens of books filled with esoteric terms and philosophical gestures that would make a postmodernist blush, it’s difficult to find a way into his vast body of work.
This is where Conner’s class comes in.
Together, we’ll go through some key aspects of Steiner’s work, engage in some anthroposophical exercises, and create a pathway for you to go further in your study. It’ll be fun, deep, complex, weird, respectful, and irreverant all at once. This session will go for two hours, with a short break in the middle, and time for Q&A at the end.
Conner is one of those rare folks who combines his love of literature, gender, sexuality and occult philosophy into one compelling exegesis. He’s also one of the few folks who have a comprehensive understanding of the often literally occlusive style of Rudolf Steiner’s writings. You won’t find a better person to talk about it, let alone teach it.
Register over at Eventbrite. I’ll see you in class.
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