A ROAD TO SACRED CREATION
Rudolf Steiner’s Perspectives on Technology
A Compendium, Volume 1
Edited by Gary Lamb
This book is a call to examine the very nature of technology and to develop practices for meeting its many challenges.
Illuminating, compelling, challenging, at times staggering in its breadth, A Road to Sacred Creation is above all the definitive text for gaining a hold on Rudolf Steiner’s nuanced perspectives on technology. Charting both an inner and outer course—part pilgrimage toward greater perception and knowledge, part dramatic, unfolding plot line of the future of humans and machines, the metaphoric “road” of the title is exactly where humanity finds itself today, though the exact route and destination are still to be determined. The map is not yet drawn, but here is a beginning.
Taken together, the relevant concepts, ideas, and insights of Rudolf Steiner, deftly brought into sequence and dialogue as Gary Lamb has done in this book, reveal how the work to arrive at a more spiritually imbued technological future not only involves all domains and fields of spiritual science and anthroposophical work, but has its origins in the very core of our being, fundamentally entwined with our moral progress toward freedom and selfless love.
“In this work, Gary Lamb brings Steiner’s insights to life in relation to the current situation in our technological world. With the help of commentary that supports and contextualizes the vast collection of quotes to form coherent pictures of different aspects of the question of technology, this work helps anyone who is interested in modern technology to get a comprehensive idea of what spiritual science has to say about it. By illuminating the whole landscape, from atoms to spiritual realities in society, this work forms an excellent reference and is a must-read especially for teachers, researchers, and social scientists.”—Gopi Krishna Vijaya, PhD, physicist
Gary Lamb has worked in several occupations over the years, including building construction, farming, carpentry, high school teaching, manufacturing, fundraising, magazine publishing, and more. He cofounded and edited of The Threefold Review, an independent magazine for the study of social issues in the light of Anthroposophy. He is currently co-director of the Center for Social Research (CSR) in Hawthorne Valley, New York. He does research through the Ethical Technology Initiative.
2 November 2021; SB; 392pp; 23.5 x 15.5 cm; pb;
£29.99 ISBN 9781621482611