is a modern path of knowledge and a spiritual science, which
enables the human being to gain a deeper understanding of
his/her own true nature, and of the world we live in. The
word "Anthroposophy" comes from the Greek language,
and means "wisdom of the human being". This wisdom
ultimately leads to the connection of the spiritual in the
human being to the spiritual, which pervades the universe.
Anthroposophy as a world-view is not confined to the purely
conceptual, but expresses itself in all realms of life on
earth. The arts, the sciences, education, agriculture, medicine,
architecture, all these fields have been permeated and transformed
by the impulse of Anthroposophy. It is thus a living power,
which appeals to the whole human being, to his/her three-fold
nature of thinking, feeling and doing (actions) - the head,
the heart and the limbs.
WAS DR. RUDOLF STEINER?
was founded by Dr. Rudolf Steiner, an Austrian philosopher,
scientist, social reformer and initiate. Steiner was born
on February 27, 1861 at Krelyevec, in what is today Croatia,
and died on March 30, 1925 in Dornach, Switzerland. Although
Steiner was born in the West, his philosophy is universal.
He had the ability to combine modern, scientific thinking
with his own inwardly experienced spiritual vision, similar
to that of a Rishi. He was convinced that human perception
went beyond the physical and the material to reach the realm
of the super sensible, which in turn can be perceived by pure
thought. His entire work developed independently, based upon
genuine spiritual research, which he made known through his
many books and public lectures.
the beginning of his adult life, Steiner was general secretary
of the Theosophical Society in Germany. This brought him close
to the ancient spiritual wisdom of the East, particularly
that of ancient India. That wisdom which lived in the ancient
mysteries of various cultures has become accessible to modern
human consciousness through the works of Rudolf Steiner.
GENERAL ANTHROPOSOPHICAL SOCIETY
Rudolf Steiner laid the foundation stone of the General Anthroposophical
Society on December 25, 1923 in Dornach, Switzerland. This
Society is a forum for meetings and exchange of views and
ideas for those people whose common interest is Anthroposophy.
It is a free Society and open for membership to all people,
regardless of their nationality, religion, race, caste, creed
or ideological conviction. It does not impose any duties on
its members other than those voluntarily assumed.
world centre of the General Anthroposophical Society is the
GOETHEANUM in Dornach, Switzerland. The only condition for
membership in this Society is that one sees the Goetheanum
as being justified. Most countries of the world have their
own national Anthroposophical society. The leaders and representatives
meet once a year at the Annual General Meeting at the Goetheanum
in Dornach. There is a newsletter "Anthroposophy Worldwide",
published from Dornach, which connects the international Anthroposophical
community and keeps them informed about all that takes place
in the Anthroposophical world. It also reports on world events
from an Anthroposophical viewpoint.
SCHOOL OF SPIRITUAL SCIENCE
General Anthroposophical Society regards the School of Spiritual
Science as the centre of its work, which includes research
into the spiritual dimensions of the various fields of life.
Members of this School are now true representatives of Anthroposophy
in the world and have added responsibilities. The School offers
an opportunity to transform ideas into practical work, in
keeping with the spirit of our times.
The School of Spiritual Science comprises eleven areas of
work, known as Sections, in specialised fields.
They are as follows:
General Anthroposophical Section
which includes Curative Eurythmy, Curative Education and
specifically Bio Dynamic Agriculture
Sciences, especially the Three-Fold Social Order
Arts, including Eurythmy
arts, including Architecture
GOETHEANUM IN DORNACH, SWITZERLAND
the year 1913, Dr. Rudolf Steiner was offered a building site
on a small hill at Dornach, near Basle city, in Switzerland.
Steiner accepted the offer and established the future centre
of the Anthroposophical movement in neutral Switzerland. Steiner
then designed the building, which consisted of two intersecting
domes, and called it the GOETHEANUM, as a tribute to the eighteenth
century German philosopher and writer Johann Wolfgang von
Goethe. The building was an architectural marvel, carved in
wood, with paintings, sculptures, pillars and coloured glass
windows. In the huge auditorium Steiner's Mystery plays and
Eurythmy were performed. Members of the Anthroposophical movement
held their conferences there.
on New Year's eve 1922, the Goetheanum was on fire and within
hours this magnificent building was completely destroyed.
Steiner however did not allow this tragedy to deter him from
his work. He carried on with his activities and started making
plans for the second Goetheanum, which was to be constructed
in cement concrete, steel and glass. This building stands
today in the same place as the first Goetheanum and contains
an enormous auditorium with one of the largest stages in Europe,
a smaller auditorium, as well as offices and conference rooms.
Each year thousands of people from all over the world visit
the Goetheanum to participate in courses and conferences,
to enjoy the spectacular performances of drama, music and
Eurythmy, or to simply marvel at the unique building.
now Three Branches of the Anthroposophical Society in India.
"Gateway Branch" in Mumbai, Contact
Aban Bana, Email: email@example.com
"Rudolf Steiner Branch" in Hyderaba,
Contact Nirmala Diaz, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
"Mercury Branch" in Secunderabad,
Contact Dr. Swapna Narendra, Email: email@example.com
The Anthroposophical Society in India was
founded on October 21, 2011, In Hyderabad. The office bearers
and Country Representative