Steiner led a
lodge called Mystica Aeterna within
the Masonic Order of Memphis and Mizraim, from 1906 until around 1914.
In 1896, Elisabeth Förster-Nietzsche
asked Steiner to help organize the Nietzsche archive in Naumburg. Her
brother by that time was non compos mentis. Förster-Nietzsche introduced
Steiner into the presence of the catatonic philosopher; Steiner, deeply
moved, subsequently wrote the book Friedrich Nietzsche, Fighter for