This wide collecting area includes several sub-collections acquired to contextualize the collecting areas Hermetica, Alchemy, Mysticism and Rosicrucianism.
The Nag Hammadi library is the name given to a spectacular discovery of predominantly gnostic texts dating to the first centuries CE which were found near Nag Hammadi in Egypt in 1945.
Editions of separate Nag Hammadi texts, such as the Gospel of Truth and the Gospel of Thomas are placed after the complete text editions.
The individual text editions are followed by relevant studies and commentaries.
Steiner’s search for a universal ‘science of the spirit’ was inspired by Christianity and Rosicrucianism.
In addition to original editions of his works (such as Die Philosophie der Freiheit, Theosophie and Mein Lebensgang) there are many of Steiner’s lecture cycles, which were posthumously edited and published by his wife Marie Steiner and also published in the well-known Gesamtausgabe.
Rudolf Steiner, founder of the anthroposophical movement, was initially interested in theosophy but left that movement to found his own society.The complete Nag Hammadi library consists of 13 codices (with 52 texts in all).