May 18, 2007
Rudolf Steiner: 'Scientist of the Invisible'
Can one Rudolf Steiner fan be wrong? Particularly if it's Saul Bellow?
In the early 1970s, novelist Bellow discovered anthroposophy, the "spiritual science" developed by Austrian thinker Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925). According to Bellow biographer James Atlas, the wiseguy Chicago writer regularly attended Windy City sessions of the Anthroposophical Society, kept a photo of Steiner on his desk, practiced Steiner's meditation exercises, bought his books by the bagful, and pursued the