(Picture courtesy of Ellen Sallows)
Anthroposophy is a path of knowledge, to guide the Spiritual in the human being to the Spiritual in the universe. It arises in us as a need of the heart, of the life of feeling, and it can be justified only inasmuch as it can satisfy this inner need.
Anthroposophy is an inner journey and a response to questions on the nature of human beings and the universe as an elemental need of life.
The term “anthroposophy” comes from the Greek “Anthropos-Sophia” or “human wisdom”. Rudolf Steiner expanded an exacting scientific method by which one could do research for her/himself into the spiritual worlds. The investigation, known also as Spiritual Science, is an obvious complement to the Natural Sciences we have come to accept. Through study and practised observation, one awakens to his/her own inner nature and the spiritual realities of outer nature and the cosmos. The awareness of those relationships brings a greater reverence for all of life.
While anthroposophy forms the basis of the curriculum the philosophy is not taught to the students.