What is Anthroposophy?

"Anthroposophy is a path of knowledge aiming to guide the spiritual element in the human being to the spiritual in the universe." Rudolf Steiner: Founder of Anthroposophy. The word "anthroposophy" means "wisdom of the human being", or for us today, "awareness of one`s humanity."

Knowledge of the spirit can only be found by spiritual means. Anthroposophy offers an inner path of schooling to attain such knowledge. It takes its starting point from modern critical consciousness and our contemporary orientation toward technology and science. It is a kind of study and schooling that leads to concrete experience of the spiritual dimensions of the human being and the world.

Spiritual knowledge can be fruitful in various fields – in art, religion and science. Examples are education, medicine, pharmacy, agriculture, social work, economics and much else. Over time, about 10,000 institutions and initiatives have been founded that endeavour to apply anthroposophy: schools (often called Rudolf Steiner schools, Waldorf schools or independent schools), workshops and schools working with curative education and social therapy, clinics, doctors' practices, pharmaceutical companies, biodynamic farms, banks, art schools, stage groups, businesses, etc. Books on the above subjects are available at the Rudolf Steiner Centre Bookshop and Library (See map in contact section for directions. The entrance is via Michael Mount School in Culross Road).