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The Rudolf Steiner Archive

a project of Steiner Online Library, a public charity

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April 12, 2024

We are pleased to announce our custom Solr search engine v1.0 developed specifically for the Rudolf Steiner Archive. Using powerful, Solr open-source software, we cleaned, restructured and reformatted the content of this site to produce accurate searches and provide a strong foundation to build upon as we grow. Now searching is simple, accurate, and allows for complex queries for in depth research of the works of Rudolf Steiner.

We are the only website offering such powerful research tools for the works of Rudolf Steiner in English. The Rudolf Steiner Archive now offers:

  • Searchable books, lectures and articles producing accurate results with clean text.
  • Convenient options to narrow one's search by Volume/GA, date, author, translator, city, and title.
  • Accurate, automatic title, phrase, and quote search.
  • Suggestions for misspelled words and the ability to search ranges of volumes and dates.
  • Special tools for searching solely by date, volume/GA (including a complete list of all works classified in a GA whether or not we have it available), authors other than Rudolf Steiner, and topics of interest.
  • Reliable, clean interface, accessible on all devices with formatted print and download.

When we assumed responsibility for the Rudolf Steiner Archive in October 2021, the site was still operating on outdated, unreliable technology developed during the early days of the Internet. We rebuilt the site, its database and search tools to ensure its scalability to accommodate our ever-growing audience. Since 2021 the site has doubled its reach from approximately 5,000 unique visitors each day to over 10,000 today.

If you enjoy this service and value searching this content in English, please consider making a donation to help make this site financially viable. If you can't support us financially now, consider adding us to your will and send us books for resale in our new bookstore. Together, we can ensure this material reaches more people for research and educational purposes.

Although the search tool works automatically, consider taking a few moments to review its capabilities. Thank you for using the Rudolf Steiner Archive.

The Rudolf Steiner ARchive Bookstore

originally posted February 3, 2024

We are pleased to announce the launch of our online resale bookshop. By donating and/or purchasing books from us, you are not only helping to preserve these valuable resources, but you help to fund our work on the Rudolf Steiner Archive.

I. Donate Books

Our inventory comes solely from donated books. When you give books to our nonprofit, Steiner Online Library, you will receive a donation receipt for tax purposes and at the same time help us to fund the Rudolf Steiner Archive. Learn more →

II. Buy Used Books

Purchase books from us to prevent these treasures from ending up in a large bookstore warehouse or, heaven forbid, a landfill somewhere. Give them a new home by adding them to your personal collection.

III. Charitable Benefit

Proceeds from sales support the Rudolf Steiner Archive. With your support, we will continue to make the work of Rudolf Steiner and other anthroposophical materials accessible and searchable online in English.

Recent Additions

Added Volume Document Title Date
10 Dec 2023 156. A Christmas Lecture 26 Dec 1914
10 May 2023 297. A Lecture for Prospective Parents of the Waldorf School 31 Aug 1919
02 Jun 2023 297. A Lecture for Public School Teachers 27 Nov 1919
08 Nov 2023 349. A symptomatic view of the astral body 14 Apr 1923
11 Nov 2023 350. About repeated lives on earth. Physical exercises, dancing and Sport 30 May 1923
13 Dec 2023 89. About the Cabbala 18 Mar 1904
13 Dec 2023 89. About the Logoi 01 Jan 1970
29 Jul 2023 98. About the beings that influence human beings 24 Feb 1908
13 Dec 2023 89. About the book of ten pages 03 Apr 1905
05 Nov 2023 347. Adam Kadmon in Lemuria 30 Sep 1922