online Introductory Course
What is Anthroposophy? An Introduction.
This course introduces students to specific themes and aspects of the Anthroposophical world-view, including an introduction to the teachings of its founder, Rudolf Steiner. The course offers an overview of Rudolf Steiner's life and work, his teachings, the philosophical and psychological foundations of Anthroposophy, and the way Anthroposophy can be seen at work in our modern world: in education (Waldorf or Rudolf Steiner Education), curative education and therapy (Camphill Communities and curative homes), the arts (Eurythmy, architecture, painting, etc.), medicine (Anthroposophical Medicine), agriculture (Bio-dynamic Agriculture), and social issues (Social Threefolding).
This course is of interest to anyone who wants to understand the basic ideas and concepts of Anthroposophy and Waldorf Education, curative education, bio-dynamic agriculture, etc., or to students who long to understand Rudolf Steiner's significance for our time.
The courses consist of 10 lessons which include presentations and study materials from many sources.
All study materials will be made available online and via email.
What is Anthroposophy?
"Anthroposophy is a path of knowledge, to guide the spiritual in the human being to the spiritual in the universe. It arises in people as a need of the heart and feeling life. Anthroposophy can be justified only to the degree that it satisfies this inner need. It may be acknowledged only by those who find within it what they themselves feel the need to seek. Therefore, Anthroposophists are those who experience, as an essential need of life, certain questions on the nature of the human being and the universe, just as one experiences hunger and thirst." (Rudolf Steiner in Anthroposophical Leading Thoughts, 1924)
Lesson 1: Definition and expression of Anthroposophy in our modern world.
Lesson 2: Rudolf Steiner's life and work (Part 1).
Lesson 3: Rudolf Steiner's life and work (Part 2).
Lesson 4: Rudolf Steiner's life and work (Part 3).
Lesson 5: Thinking, feeling and willing. The threefold human being.
Lesson 6: Physical body, etheric body, astral body, and ego.
Lesson 7: The seven life processes and the seven soul types.
Lesson 8: The twelve senses.
Lesson 9: Anthroposophy at work in our modern times. The impulses of Anthroposophy in education, the arts, medicine, agriculture, and social issues.
Lesson 10: The structure of the Anthroposophical Society and the School of Spiritual Science.
The Online Introductory Course is scheduled to be completed within 2 months. The tuition rate is $450 (USD). $60 (USD) per additional month. Monthly payments of $225 (USD) per month. Discounted/prepaid rate is $350 (USD). To qualify for the prepaid/discounted tuition rate, the tuition must be prepaid prior to the start of the course.