Emil Bock lectured widely on Rudolf Steiner after World War II. During the course of his research, he uncovered many previously unknown aspects of Steiner’s life. The Life and Times of Rudolf Steiner, the first of two volumes, explores the great range of people who surrounded and influenced Steiner.
From Steiner’s youth, Bock tracked down the mysterious Felix the “herb gatherer,” going on to describe the Viennese social circles and coffee houses Steiner frequented in his student days. The book includes Steiner’s meeting with Friedrich Nietzsche and the various literary, artistic, and eccentric people from Steiner’s time in Berlin.