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While Sun at Midnight remains unique in the field of published works on the subject of Rudolf Steiner and his Anthroposophical movement(s), noteworthy for its carefully balanced sociological examination from Geoffrey Ahern's perspective as a scrupulously even-handed and open-minded outsider, and his willingness to examine the tools of sociology from a spiritual perspective even as he used them to examine the spiritual teachings of Rudolf Steiner and the Western Esoteric Tradition or Western Gnosis, there are many other views of Steiner and his teachings, whose history shows that they have always inspired strong feelings and partisan responses. Although this site only has space for a sampling of the many sites dedicated to this world-wide movement, in the interest of balanced and equitable representation of the views and additional resources available to the interested reader, some of the most prominent are included here for further reading.

Proponents of Steiner and his teachings

  • SteinerBooks Anthroposophic Press
    Here, you can sample the works of Rudolf Steiner and many other authors absolutely free.
  • Rudolf Steiner Press
    an independent publishing company and registered charity, whose editorial brief is to publish books that further spiritual science, or anthroposophy, as founded by the Austrian thinker Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925). Titles for general readers, with the main focus being on the books and published lectures of Rudolf Steiner. Publishing introductory books as well as more specialist research.
  • The Bee-- on Natural Science and Anthroposophy
    Waldorf education, Anthroposophy, and its relationship to science and medicine -- available in English and Swedish
  • Biodynamic Farming and Gardening Association
    Nurturing the biodynamic movement in North America through education, research, and development
  • -- An introduction to The Jaerna Bridge about Anthroposophy
    "The Jaerna Bridge" is an independent Internet site with articles and information that have to do with Anthroposophy in general and also in the Jaerna area. "" is independent of the Anthroposophical Society.
  • Waldorf Answers on the Philosophy and Practise of Waldorf Education
    a private site with international contributors, intending to: provide answers about Waldorf education, in depth, that parents and prospective parents may have; clear up some of the misconceptions that may exist about Waldorf education; and provide a straightforward presentation of the facts about Waldorf education.
  • Americans for Waldorf Education (AWE)
    The owners of this site describe themselves as "a group of current and past Waldorf parents and teachers. We seek to support Waldorf education by providing general information on it (articles, experiences, research), by answering questions from the press and the public, and by correcting myths, misunderstandings and misinformation about Waldorf education which sometimes appear in the media and on the Internet. Our purpose is to provide the facts in a fair, balanced and truthful presentation. Our underlying philosophy is to provide information on Waldorf education in a positive light and which is honestly and fairly presented."
  • Steiner Waldorf Schools Fellowship
    Serving Steiner education in the UK and Ireland
  • Why Waldorf Works
    a comprehensive site about Waldorf Education sponsored by the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA).

Critics of Steiner and his teachings

  • US of A PLANS -- People for Legal and Nonsectarian Schools
    Educating the public about Waldorf education
    Articles, Research, and Personal Stories
    Criticism of Waldorf, Steiner and Anthroposophy
  • California Waldorf Watch
    Waldorf / Steiner School alumnus whose stated objective "is to share the fruits of my research with anyone interested in understanding the educational program Steiner laid out."
  • Oregon Astrosophia -- Wisdom of the Stars
    Message for the Millenium
    links to initiatives connected with the work of Rudolf Steiner, including education, philosophy, agriculture, medicine, art.
  • Scotland EASE: Examining Anthroposophy and Steiner Education.
    Lifting the veil a little: some things that promotional material doesn't usually impart.
    From a fair experience of living and working with Anthroposophy, there arise a good number of questions still to be answered other than by the common clichés and rhetoric.
  • England UK Anthroposophy
    a blog presenting research, news and opinion about the UK Anthroposophy movement and the beliefs of its founder, Rudolf Steiner.
  • Netherlands Anthroposophy, Rudolf Steiner, Waldorf schools; and their critics
    A large collection of links to critics of Steiner and the Anthroposophical movements he founded. Subject headings include: General, Agriculture, Art, Drugs, Ecology, Education, Health, 'Races'. Also included are links to a German book on Waldorf, and a news article on a court case lost by Dutch Anthroposophists, in which they objected to an article in De Groene Amsterdammer, containing extensive quotes from Rudolf Steiner, on what Steiner described as negative racial characteristics of Africans, Asians, Native Americans, and Jews.
  • Sweden Discussing Anthroposophy and Waldorf education in English and Swedish
    The site's owner says: "jag vet inte om jag tror på att antroposoferna finns på riktigt. det om något, är ett mysterium.
    This text of mine was published on Life before death as a guest post on Jan 14th 2008 [...] I think the text should be here too, since many of the readers of this blog share my experience of waldorf and anthroposophy."
  • Australia Investigating Steiner Education
    Important reading for ANY family considering a Steiner education
    A brief, critical overview of Waldorf education linked to Anthroposophy and Rudolf Steiner for Australian parents
  • The Delusional World of Rudolf Steiner
    Article in The Australian Rationalist by Ian Hayward Robinson (click to view cover)

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