Selected from various volumes in "The Collected Works of Rudolf Steiner"
Rudolf Steiner offered numerous practical methods to enrich and enliven our daily lives.
Drawing on these, the texts in this anthology provide a wealth of ideas to strengthen our
health through self-education and personal development. The content ranges from tangible
and easy exercises to relevant observations on human nature.
Steiner speaks of memory and forgetting as the basis of education and cultural development,
explaining their significance for health and illness. He discusses the influences of the four
human temperaments and their relationship to wellbeing, and the eightfold path in connection
with self-education. Finally, he gives specific exercises for inner development to be practiced
on the various days of the week.
The themes of personal resilience and “salutogenesis” (an approach focusing on factors that
support human health and wellbeing rather than those that cause disease) are addressed
directly by editor Harald Hass in his introductory essay.