Rudolf Steiner's Collected Works

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Rudolf Steiner's Collected Works (CW) are based on the German Rudolf Steiner Gesamtausgabe (GA), which has been published step by step by Rudolf Steiner Verlag since the early 1960s. It comprises Rudolf Steiner's writings, the entire lecture work, which according to current knowledge consists of 5611 lectures, as far as documents are available, and Steiner's artistic work in the form of high-quality reproductions, including the more than 1000 surviving blackboard drawings. In addition, a comprehensive documentation of Steiner's work is being compiled. So far, more than 350 volumes of the complete edition have already been published in German. Around a third of the volumes of the writings and lectures are also available as paperback editions (Tb).

On Reading Spiritual Scientific Books

„One of the most essential conditions of a book that has grown out of spiritual science is that one not only absorbs the content of such a book, that is the very least. It is necessary that, when one has absorbed this book, one has in a certain way changed the way in which one thinks and feels and senses; that one has advanced in relation to the standards and modes of judgement which one otherwise applies in the ordinary world. This is the difficulty that still stands in the way of understanding spiritual-scientific works today, that people read them like other writings and believe that they can absorb the content as with other writings; whereas it is in fact the case that something must have been transformed in one when one has really understood an occult book, a genuine occult book.“ (Lit.:GA 156, p. 16)

Rudolf Steiner's Collected Works

A Writings CW (GA)
I Works 1884-1925 1 - 28
II Collected Essays 29 - 37
III Publications from the Estate 38 - 50
B Lectures
I Public Lectures 51 - 86
II Lectures on General Anthroposophy 87 - 270
III Lectures and Courses on Individual Fields of Life 271 - 354
Lectures on Art 271 - 292
Lectures on Education 293 - 311
Lectures on Medicine 312 - 319
Lectures on Natural Science 320 - 327
Lectures on Social Life and the Threefolding of the Social Organism 328 - 341
Lectures and Courses on Christian-Religious Work 342 - 346
Lectures for the Workers at the Goetheanum 347 - 354
C Reproductions and Publications from the Artistic Work
D Contributions to Rudolf Steiner's Collected Works



Reference works

  • Rudolf Steiner, Emil Mötteli: Übersichtsbände zur Rudolf Steiner Gesamtausgabe, 3 Bände, 2. erweiterte Auflage, Rudolf Steiner Verlag, Dornach 1998, ISBN 978-3727440205
  • Christian Karl: Handbuch zum Werk Rudolf Steiners - bewährtes Standardwerk zur Orientierung im Gesamtwerk Steiners zum kostenfreien Download als PDF (68 MB); jetzt auch in englischer Version verfügbar.
  • Urs Schwendener: Lexikon Anthroposophie - Nachschlagewerk unter weitestgehender Verwendung des Originalwortlautes Rudolf Steiners mit Volltextsuche (
  • Hans Schmidt: Das Vortragswerk Rudolf Steiners: Verzeichnis der von Rudolf Steiner gehaltenen Vorträge, Ansprachen, Kurse und Zyklen, Verlag am Goetheanum, Dornach 1978, ISBN 978-3723501894
References to the work of Rudolf Steiner follow Rudolf Steiner's Collected Works (CW or GA), Rudolf Steiner Verlag, Dornach/Switzerland, unless otherwise stated.
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Index to the Complete Works of Rudolf Steiner - Aelzina Books
A complete list by Volume Number and a full list of known English translations you may also find at Rudolf Steiner's Collected Works
Rudolf Steiner Archive - The largest online collection of Rudolf Steiner's books, lectures and articles in English.
Rudolf Steiner Audio - Recorded and Read by Dale Brunsvold - Anthroposophic Press Inc. (USA)
Rudolf Steiner Handbook - Christian Karl's proven standard work for orientation in Rudolf Steiner's Collected Works for free download as PDF.