Rudolf Steiner’s Association with Helmuth and Eliza von Moltke
Edited by T.H. Meyer
Containing a wealth of crucial material on a variety of subjects, Light for the New Millennium is much more than a collection of previously unpublished letters and documents. It deals with themes which are of a tremendous significance for our time, including: the end of the century and the new millennium; the future of Rudolf Steiner’s science of the spirit; karma and reincarnation; life after death; the workings of evil; the destiny of Europe; and the hidden causes of the First World War. It also tells the story of the meeting of two great men and their continuing relationship beyond death; Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925) – seer, scientist of the spirit, cultural innovator – and Helmuth von Moltke (1848-1916), Chief of the General Staff of the German army during the outbreak of the First World War. Helmuth von Moltke first came into contact with Rudolf Steiner through his wife Eliza, who was one of his esoteric pupils. In 1914, following disagreements with the Kaiser, Moltke was dismissed from his post. At this point Steiner’s connection to the General – which included personal meetings as well as written communications – grew stronger. Although Moltke died two years later, Rudolf Steiner kept in contact with his excarnated soul through clairvoyant means, and began to receive communications which were passed on to Eliza von Moltke. These messages – of supreme importance to the present – are reproduced here in full, together with relevant letters from the General to his wife, and the “document that could have changed world history” – Moltke’s private reflections on the causes of the War which Rudolf Steiner was prevented from publishing. Also included are a key interview with Rudolf Steiner for Le Matin and commentaries and essays by Jürgen von Grone, Jens Heisterkamp, Johannes Tautz and an introduction and notes by T.H. Meyer.
Translated by H. Herrmann-Davey, W. Forward & M. Askew
338 pp (?)
1998 Rudolf Steiner Press