Henry Barnes

A Constellation of Human Destinies

$17.50 Adonis Press ISBN 978-0-932776-38-9 Paperback 128 pages 6" x 9" Illustrations: b/w photographs

Henry Barnes, at the age of ninety-six, completed this memoir shortly before his death on September 18, 2008. He writes about his childhood and youth and his fateful meeting with Anthroposophy and Waldorf education. He goes on to describe highlights of his work at the Rudolf Steiner School and for the Anthroposophical Society.

The book concludes with chapters on his old age and two companions—his wife Christy Barnes and her sister Arvia Ege, whose lives and his own formed a unique constellation of human destinies. Henry Barnes also includes memories of friends, former students, colleagues, and family that shed light on this remarkable individual from various points of view.

Photographs representing various ages of the author add poignancy to this memoir of a great leader of the Waldorf and anthroposophic movements during the second half of the twentieth century


A Constellation of Human Destinies
Childhood and Youth
My Work Begins: Serving the Anthroposophical Society, Publications
Memories of Family, Friends, former Students and Colleagues
Old Age
Christy MacKaye Barnes
Arvia MacKaye Ege
Thoughts on this Constellation of Destinies