“Anthroposophy is a path of knowledge aiming to guide the spiritual element in the human being to the spiritual in the universe.”
The word “anthroposophy” means “wisdom of the human being,” or, for us today, “awareness of one’s humanity.”
Knowledge of 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 of life – 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 endeavor to apply anthroposophy: schools (often called Rudolf Steiner schools, Waldorf schools or independent schools), homes, workshops and schools working within curative education and social therapy, clinics, doctor’s practices, pharmaceutical companies, biodynamic farms, banks, art schools, stage groups, businesses, etc. The thing that connects these endeavors to the Goetheanum is their mutual basis in anthroposophy.
In Eurythmy the whole human being is our instrument. The fluidity of the movement helps to both strengthen and soften us and brings flexibility and creative expression. We awaken to the forming power of language and music and bring these to life through gesture.
SPEECH AND DRAMA
There are anthroposophical movements to renew speech and drama, the most important of which are based in the work of Marie Steiner-von Sivers (speech formation, also known as Creative Speech) and the Chekhov Method originated by Michael Chekhov.
Holistic, ecological, and ethical approach to farming, gardening, food, and nutrition. Most biodynamic initiatives seek to embody triple bottom line approaches (ecological, social, and economic sustainability). Biodynamic agriculture has been practiced for nearly a century, on every continent. Biodynamic principles and practices are based on the spiritual insights and practical suggestions of R.Steiner.
Biography work is essentially about interest in the human being and the mystery of existence we call human life. It is an active practice for developing self-knowledge. It is a search for meaning out of which may arise greater social understanding.
Goethe, although primarily known as a literary figure, did research in morphology, anatomy, and optics, and also developed a phenomenological approach to science and to knowledge in general.
In the English course and you will be working on grammar, pronunciation, fluency and vocabulary with the professional English Teachers. Students will be prepared to undertake two state recognised exams at the end of the year together with the final individual presentations
Painting, Sculpture, Sacred Geometry, Pottery, Drawing. "The technique frequently begins by filling the surface to be painted with color, out of which forms are gradually developed. Paints that allow for many transparent layers are preferred, and often these are derived from plant materials".
Social care, work with people with special needs. The Camphill Movement is an initiative for social change based on the principles of Anthroposophy. Camphill communities are residential communities and schools that provide support for the education, employment, and daily lives of adults and children with developmental disabilities, mental health problems, or other special needs.
Re-educating the physical body and movement habits takes each participant through a subtle process of self-development. Working from within with the space around us and from outside towards our inner self.
Waldorf pedagogy emphasises the role of imagination in learning, striving to integrate holistically the intellectual, practical, and artistic development of pupils.