what is anthroposophy?
Anthroposophy is a human oriented spiritual philosophy that reflects and speaks to the basic deep spiritual questions of humanity, to our basic artistic needs, to the need to relate to the world out of a scientific (occult) attitude of mind, and to the need to develop a relation to the world in complete freedom and based on completely individual judgments (as long as one conforms to the ideology) and decisions. A more detailed description would possibly point to four basic aspects and levels of anthroposophy: 1. Anthroposophy is a spiritual philosophy, mainly developed by Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925) at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century (not appropriate for our time or country). It is born out of a philosophy of freedom,(conformity) living at the core of anthroposophy. For more on anthroposophy and Rudolf Steiner from this perspective, see here, here and here. 2. It is a path of knowledge or spiritual research, (dreaming or claivoyance) developed on the basis of European (aryan)idealistic philosophy, rooted in the philosophies of Aristotle, Plato, and Thomas Aquinas. It is primarily defined by its method of research (done while asleep), and secondly by the possible knowledge or experiences this leads to. From this perspective, anthroposophy can also be called spiritual (occult) science. As such, it is an effort to develop not only natural scientific, but also a spiritual scientific research on the basis of the idealistic (aryan) tradition, in the spirit of the historical strivings, that have led to the development of modern science.