Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925) is considered the founder of Anthroposophy, which he described as a spiritual science. Anthroposophy literally means “wisdom of the human being”. Rudolf Steiner’s aim was to approach spiritual realities with the same scientific methodology that scientists use in their fields.
Anthroposophy – Rudolf Steiner was initially a leading member of the German branch of Helena Blavatsky’s Theosophical Society. However, Steiner broke away and founded the Anthroposophical Society in Cologne on 18 December 1912. This Anthroposophical Society had about 3,000 members. Rudolf Steiner gave many lectures and wrote countless texts. The Complete Works of Rudolf Steiner (GA) contains a remarkable 350 works in which he describes Anthroposophy in various fields.
In addition, there are hundreds of lectures which have not yet been published. Rudolf Steiner is regarded as the founder of the periodicals “Lucifer-Gnosis” (1903) and “Goetheanum” (1921). Steiner can be considered a pioneer and revolutionary in many areas of life.
Anthroposophical medicine, Anthroposophical agriculture (Demeter or biodynamic agriculture), Waldorf education, Anthroposophical movement art (eurythmy), Anthroposophical architecture, etc. are all based on his spiritual science or Anthroposophy.
Today’s Anthroposophical Society is based at the Goetheanum in Dornach, Switzerland, where the School of Spiritual Science is also based.
The central theme of Anthroposophy is the idea that human beings do not stand alone but are integrated into an overwhelming cosmic context. Accordingly, he is not only responsible for his actions and his fate, but also has the opportunity to actively shape his environment by harnessing the cosmic forces and directing them in the desired direction.
Rudolf Steiner was also very interested in Western ritual initiation paths, symbols and mystical rituals.
The Hermetic Academy maintains an authentic path of spiritual development and teaches the teachings of the Western Mystery Tradition in its courses.
What is an anthroposophic diet?
The anthroposophic diet is based on the anthroposophy of Rudolf Steiner and is based on plant-based foods and cereal products. The aim of this diet is to bring the body and mind into perfect harmony with nature. Demeter is a special form of organic farming.
What is Anthroposophic Medicine?
Anthroposophic medicine is based on the anthroposophy of Rudolf Steiner. This approach to medicine is based on the principles of the humanities and natural sciences. It is based on an expanded knowledge of the world.
What is Anthroposophical Education?
Waldorf schools have their origins in anthroposophical science. They are based on the philosophy of Rudolf Steiner, which focuses on the human being and his or her path of development.
What are Anthroposophical Christians?
Anthroposophy literally means “wisdom of the human being”. Rudolf Steiner’s aim was to approach spiritual realities with the same scientific methodology that scientists use in their fields. Anthroposophical Christians are Christian movements close to Anthroposophy.