Anthroposophy at work
Anthroposophy originated in the 20th century as a holistic and practice-focused philosophy for humanity and the world. The name derives from wisdom (Sophia) and mankind (Anthropos).
Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925), the founder of anthroposophy, sought to open up new scientific, artistic, spiritual and practical ways of finding self knowlege and participating in the further development of mankind. Countless people – regardless of their level of education or religious persuasion – have been able as a result to take control of their own personal and professional progress.
This focus on the individual has enabled the establishment of cultural initiatives throughout the world including Anthroposophic medicine, with its hospitals and medical practices, many Steiner/Waldorf early childhood programmes and schools, centres for curative education and social therapy, drug treatment and rehabilitation centres, colleges and schools for learners with complex needs, bio-dynamic agriculture, scientific institutes and new ethical structures for business and banking, as well as a new art of movement – eurythmy – and the Christian Community, a movement for religious renewal.