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John Ruskin and Rudolf Steiner
October 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm£5
John Ruskin and Rudolf Steiner:
St George & the Archangel Michael
Evening lecture with Andrew Wolpert
The social, cultural and artistic quest throughout the life of John Ruskin reveals striking affinities with what Rudolf Steiner brought in the social, cultural and spiritual impulses of anthroposophy. Ruskin’s energy, practical endeavours and artistic achievements all arose out of a vision of the dignity of the human being at a time when precisely this human dignity was so severely threatened by the unjust economic and inhuman industrial developments of his day. Ruskin’s vision led him to recognise the liberating qualities of St George, the champion of the fettered human soul. Central to Ruskin’s noble quest for the free human being we can recognise the presence of Michael, the Spirit of our Time (pictured below), that Rudolf Steiner describes as the champion of the free human spirit.