Union with Christ is the purpose of Christian mysticism.
Rudolf Steiner, occultist philosopher and founder of "anthroposophic agriculture", later known as "biodynamic".
An 18th Century Sikh Raja

It treats soil fertility, plant growth, and livestock care as ecologically interrelated tasks, emphasizing spiritual and mystical perspectives.

- Biodynamic agriculture

A second, related influence was Anthroposophy, whose founder, Rudolf Steiner, was particularly interested in developing a genuine Western spirituality, and in the ways that such a spirituality could transform practical institutions such as education, agriculture, and medicine.

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Steiner c. 1905

Rudolf Steiner

Austrian occultist, social reformer, architect, esotericist, Some of the literature regarding Steiner's work in these various fields: Goulet, P: "Les Temps Modernes?", L'Architecture D'Aujourd'hui, December 1982, pp. 8–17; Architect Rudolf Steiner at GreatBuildings.com; Rudolf Steiner International Architecture Database; Brennan, M.: Rudolf Steiner ArtNet Magazine, 18 March 1998; Blunt, R.: Waldorf Education: Theory and Practice – A Background to the Educational Thought of Rudolf Steiner.

Austrian occultist, social reformer, architect, esotericist, Some of the literature regarding Steiner's work in these various fields: Goulet, P: "Les Temps Modernes?", L'Architecture D'Aujourd'hui, December 1982, pp. 8–17; Architect Rudolf Steiner at GreatBuildings.com; Rudolf Steiner International Architecture Database; Brennan, M.: Rudolf Steiner ArtNet Magazine, 18 March 1998; Blunt, R.: Waldorf Education: Theory and Practice – A Background to the Educational Thought of Rudolf Steiner.

Steiner c. 1905
The house where Rudolf Steiner was born, in present-day Croatia
Rudolf Steiner, graduation photo from secondary school
Rudolf Steiner as 21-year-old student (1882)
Rudolf Steiner around 1891–92, etching by Otto Fröhlich
Steiner, c.1900
Rudolf Steiner in Munich with Annie Besant, leader of the Theosophical Society. Photo from 1907
Marie Steiner, 1903
Steiner's gravestone at the Goetheanum
The Waldorf school in Verrières-le-Buisson (France)
English sculptor Edith Maryon belonged to the innermost circle of founders of anthroposophy and was appointed to head the Section of Sculptural Arts at the Goetheanum.
Rudolf Steiner 1900
Memorial for Rudolf Steiner in Vienna

In the first, more philosophically oriented phase of this movement, Steiner attempted to find a synthesis between science and spirituality.

In the third phase of his work, beginning after World War I, Steiner worked on various ostensibly applied projects, including Waldorf education, biodynamic agriculture, and anthroposophical medicine.