Reviews theories of adult learning over the lifespan grounded in anthroposophy, the philosophy of Rudolf Steiner's Waldorf Schools. Examines parenting as a vocation through this perspective and the implications for the learning needs of parents. (Contains 35 references.) (SK)
The work of the Austrian philosopher Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925) influenced a number of fields in Germany in the nineteenth to twentieth centuries, including those of education, construction, agriculture, and medicine. His school of thought is known as anthroposophy (Anthroposophie), a term composed of the Greek words anthr?pos (human) and sophia (wisdom) and meaning study of the true essence of being human. Steiner perceived a crisis of his time as a “moral and mental (moralisch-geistig)" one...
Juul, Kristen D.; Maier, Manfred
This article considers the application of the philosophical and educational principles of Rudolf Steiner, called "anthroposophy," to the training of teachers and curative educators in the Waldorf schools. Special emphasis is on the Camphill movement which focuses on therapeutic schools and communities for children with special needs. (DB)
This paper examines moral education as a holistic structure that evolves from the interplay between the educational applications of anthroposophy, students' developmental needs, the curriculum, as indicated by Rudolf Steiner, and teachers' roles in fashioning the curriculum. The methodology draws upon the qualitative research paradigm of…
Ogletree, Earl J.
This international survey study was the first to examine the Waldorf School movement worldwide and focused on the teaching practices, curricula, educational outcomes, and positive program features of Waldorf schools, as well as problems encountered by Waldorf staff. The role of Rudolf Steiner's philosophy, anthroposophy, and its esoteric aspects…
Der Beitrag zeigt den Konflikt zwischen "wertefreier" Wissenschaft und "ganzheitlicher" Forschung auf. Ein Zusammenspiel bio-dynamischer Forschung und der Anthroposophie mit anderen Disziplinen könnte einen Beitrag zu einem neuen Wissenschaftsbegriff mit umfassender Weltanschauung leisten. Dialog, Verständnis, Toleranz, Offenheit, kritisches Hinterfragen und Mut zur sinnvollen Anpassung sind dafür notwendige Schritte.
Reconciling scientific approaches for organic farming research. Part I. Reflection on research methods in organic grassland and animal production at the Louis Bolk Institute, The Netherlands. Part II. Effects of manure types and white clover (Trifolium repens) cultivars on the productivity of grass-clover mixtures on a humid sandy soil
Part I : Reflection on research methods in organic grassland and animal production at the Louis Bolk Institute, The NetherlandsKey words: organic agriculture, anthroposophy, methodology, research strategy, experiential science, multidisciplinary science, Goethean scienceThis dissert
Many popular fields, such as Waldorf school education, anthroposophical medicine (Weleda) and “biodynamic” farming (Demeter), have made anthroposophy widely accepted in society, beyond its own ideological boundaries, as a religious and lifestyle trend. Interest is usually centred on Rudolf Steiner (
Christensen, Erik; Birnbaum, Simon
In the 1930s Danish author and painter Johannes Hohlenberg (1881-1960) published several essays in defense of an unconditional income for all. These original writings, strongly influenced by Rudolf Steiner's anthroposophy, are not widely known. This article makes two of Hohlenberg's essays...
Kummeling, I.; Thijs, C.; Penders, J.; Snijders, B.E.P.; Stelma, F.; Reimerink, J.; Koopmans, M.; Dagnelie, P.C.; Huber, M.; Jansen, M.C.J.F.; Bie, R. de; Brandt, P.A. van den
The aim of the KOALA Birth Cohort Study in the Netherlands is to identify factors that influence the clinical expression of atopic disease with a main focus on lifestyle (e.g., anthroposophy, vaccinations, antibiotics, dietary habits, breastfeeding and breast milk composition, intestinal microflora
It is analyzed the life and career of R. Steiner, the author of important works on philosophy, epistemology; founder of the spiritual and scientific Humanities (anthroposophy) as the foundation for the development of different areas of knowledge and human activities (medicine, pharmacy, medical pedagogy, architecture, sociology, ecological agriculture, theater, etc.). Particular attention is given to translate the anthroposophic pulses in education - the basement and development of the Waldor...
Pro und Kontra der Steiner-Pädagogik entspringt im allgemeinen aus dem Problem der Gültigkeit der anthroposophischen Erkenntnistheorie als deren Grundlage. Aber das Problem bleibt heute von Anfang bis zum Ende oberflächlich und unfruchtbare Diskussion, weil es vom jeweiligen theoretischen Standpunkt — besonders der erfahrungswissenschaftlichen Erziehungswissenschaft und Anthroposophie usw. — aus angegangen wird. Diese Abhandlung richtet sich daher auf die anthroposophische Erkenntnistheor...
Many popular fields, such as Waldorf school education, anthroposophical medicine (Weleda) and “biodynamic” farming (Demeter), have made anthroposophy widely accepted in society, beyond its own ideological boundaries, as a religious and lifestyle trend. Interest is usually centred on Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925), the founder of the Anthroposophical Society, with a guru-like status among his followers. However, this dissertation focuses on Marie von Sivers (1867-1948), Rudolf’s second wife. Where...
TRANSFORMATIONS OF NATURE Science, Knowledge and Freedom in the Early Thinking of Rudolf Steiner. Perspectives on Waldorf Education in the light of the History of Ideas Waldorf Education is based on the worldview that Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925) developed to a wide-ranging anthroposophical movement in the first decades of the 20th century. This thesis takes as its departure the early thinking of Rudolf Steiner that precedes anthroposophy, and its main purpose is to uncover the tradition ...
Ehrenfried Pfeiffer (1899-1961) was 25 years old when Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925) delivered his eight lectures on agriculture from 7th June to 16th June 1924. In those eight lectures at Koberwitz, Rudolf Steiner laid the basis for biodynamic agriculture. Steiner advocated an agriculture informed by anthroposophy, and that the ideas he expounded in the eight agriculture lectures should be developed by experiments, practice and observation. Ehrenfried Pfeiffer took up this task and he spent the ...
Pro und Kontra der Steiner-Pädagogik entspringt im allgemeinen aus dem Problem der Gültigkeit der anthroposophischen Erkenntnistheorie als deren Grundlage. Aber das Problem bleibt heute von Anfang bis zum Ende oberflächlich und unfruchtbare Diskussion, weil es vom jeweiligen theoretischen Standpunkt — besonders der erfahrungswissenschaftlichen Erziehungswissenschaft und Anthroposophie usw. — aus angegangen wird.Diese Abhandlung richtet sich daher auf die anthroposophische Erkenntnistheorie — ...
Intveen, Monika Andrea
peer-reviewed This thesis explores anthroposophical music therapy (AnMt), an approach based on the philosophy of Rudolf Steiner. AnMt is well established in some countries, such as Germany, Switzerland or the Netherlands and is practiced in a wide variety of clinical and rehabilitation contexts. This thesis explores the basic tenets of AnMt including its foundations in anthroposophy, its location in the wider community of mainstream music therapy approaches and the applicability of its met...
Full Text Available It is analyzed the life and career of R. Steiner, the author of important works on philosophy, epistemology; founder of the spiritual and scientific Humanities (anthroposophy as the foundation for the development of different areas of knowledge and human activities (medicine, pharmacy, medical pedagogy, architecture, sociology, ecological agriculture, theater, etc.. Particular attention is given to translate the anthroposophic pulses in education - the basement and development of the Waldorf kindergartens and schools.
[Einleitung:] Die Biologisch-Dynamische Wirtschaftsweise ist die älteste unter den verschiedenen Methoden des Ökologischen Landbaus. Ihr geistiges Fundament ist eine Reihe von Vorträgen, die Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925) im Jahr 1924 in Koberwitz bei Breslau für Landwirte hielt (STEINER 1924a). Daher können ihre Voraussetzungen und Intentionen und auch ihr Forschungsansatz nicht losgelöst von dem spirituellen Weltbild der Anthroposophie, deren Begründer Rudolf Steiner ist, betrachtet werden. ...
Ása Sóley Karlsdóttir 1979
Í þessari lokaritgerð B.Ed.-gráðu í grunnskólakennarafræði við Háskóla Íslands verður fjallað um heimspekinginn Rudolf Steiner, kenningar og aðferðir hans um uppeldi og kennslu. Í fyrri hluta ritgerðarinnar verður stiklað á stóru um ævi Rudolfs Steiner. Fjallað verður um fyrsta Waldorfskólann og hvernig mannspeki (e. anthroposophy) hefur áhrif á stefnu skólans. Fjallað verður um hugmyndafræði og kenningar Rudolfs Steiner og hvernig þær þróuðust. Í síðari hluta ritgerðarinnar verður fjallað um...
Il s'agit de démonter à quel point la méthode de M. Tchekhov, qui s'est formée à partir du Système psychologique et spiritualiste de Stanislavski, s'est enrichie d'autres courants esthétiques et occultes. On montre en particulier les liens avec l'anthroposophie de Rudolf Steiner, l'eurythmie. En raison de son parcours biographique (Russie, Europe, Etats-Unis), Tchekhov a dû adapter sa pédagogie aux contextex nationaux, culturels et surtout passer du théâtre russe au cinéma européen et hollywo...
Friese, K H
In this review, the most important complementary und alternative therapies are discussed, focusing particularly on their use in otorhinolaryngology. These therapies include balneology, Kneipp therapy, microbiological therapy, fasting, excretion therapy, different oxygen therapies, hydro-colon therapy, urine therapy, own-blood therapy, Bach therapy, orthomolecular therapy, order therapy, environmental medicine, phytotherapy, homeopathy, complex homeopathy, anthroposophy, neural therapy, electroaccupuncture according to Voll and similar therapies, nasal reflex therapy, reflex-zone massage, manual therapy, massage, lymph drainage, aroma therapy, thermotherapy, bioresonance, kinesiology, hopi candles, and dietetics. Some of these methods and regimens can be recommended, but others should be rejected. In universities, these methods are only represented to a minor extend, but are more accepted by otorhinolaryngologists in practice. This paper provides a guide to which alternative therapies are sensible and possible in otorhinolaryngology. The aim is to stimulate interest in these methods. It is necessary to discuss these alternative methods reasonably and credibly with patients. PMID:9378666
Full Text Available This paper presents the history of the Donner Institute. The Donner Institute is an institution for the study of the history of religion and culture at the university of Åbo Akademi (Åbo, Finland. It was founded in 1957 following a stipulation in the last will of Mr. and Mrs. Uno Donner of Helsingfors, who died in 1958 and 1956 respectively. Uno Donner had shown an early interest in philosophical questions. During a visit to Egypt at the beginning of this century both he and his wife were impressed by ancient Egyptian culture and certain mysterious aspects of religion. They both seem to have had a firm conviction that intuition is an important way to true knowledge. When, in 1913, an artist friend of theirs, Henry Collison, introduced them to the thinking of Dr. Rudolf Steiner, their interest was easily kindled, and they became eager students of anthroposophy. They visited Dornach near Basel, the center of the anthroposophic movement, several times and made the personal acquaintance of Dr. Steiner. When an Anthroposophic Society was established in Finland in 1922, Uno Donner became its president. The library of the institute possesses an almost complete collection of Dr. Steiner's works and all available works of various anthroposophic authors.
Carlos Casale Rolle
Full Text Available Este artículo pretende analizar la obra de Pannenberg como teología de la mediación, cuya característica básica radica en aceptar el órdago lanzado por el ateísmo moderno (sobre todo de la hermenéutica de la sospecha, partiendo de los mismos presupuestos de este: la antropología. Por eso el centro de interés de la teología de este autor radica en mediar racionalmente fe y razón o, si se quiere, teología y antropología. El objetivo de este intento es hacer razonable la idea misma de Dios, como el poder que todo lo determina, para que la revelación de Dios en las religiones, y en especial la cristiana, que es el lugar donde se decide sobre la realidad de la divinidad, cuente con un ámbito de inserción al interior de las preguntas fundamentales del hombre. Se pretende así hacer una teología con identidad y relevanciaThe article analyses Pannenberg's work, as a theology of mediation, whose basic principle lies on the acknowledgment of the havoc caused by the modern atheism (mainly by the hermeneutics of suspicion, looking at it from its very underpinning: the anthropology. The centre of attention of his theological thought lies on a rational mediation of faith and reason, or rather theology and anthroposophy. He pursues to make the idea of God as the determining power reasonable for us, so that God's revelation in the religions, and especially in the Christian that is where the reality of his divinity is decided, may find a place for insertion in the fundamental human questions. Accordingly, he attempts to develop a theology with identity and relevance
Full Text Available Environment, conservation, green, and kindred movements look back to Rachel Carson’s 1962 book Silent Spring as a milestone. The impact of the book, including on government, industry, and civil society, was immediate and substantial, and has been extensively described; however, the provenance of the book has been less thoroughly examined. Using Carson’s personal correspondence, this paper reveals that the primary source for Carson’s book was the extensive evidence and contacts compiled by two biodynamic farmers, Marjorie Spock and Mary T. Richards, of Long Island, New York. Their evidence was compiled for a suite of legal actions (1957-1960 against the U.S. Government and that contested the aerial spraying of dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT. During Rudolf Steiner’s lifetime, Spock and Richards both studied at Steiner’s Goetheanum, the headquarters of Anthroposophy, located in Dornach, Switzerland. Spock and Richards were prominent U.S. anthroposophists, and established a biodynamic farm under the tutelage of the leading biodynamics exponent of the time, Dr. Ehrenfried Pfeiffer. When their property was under threat from a government program of DDT spraying, they brought their case, eventually lost it, in the process spent US$100,000, and compiled the evidence that they then shared with Carson, who used it, and their extensive contacts and the trial transcripts, as the primary input for Silent Spring. Carson attributed to Spock, Richards, and Pfeiffer, no credit whatsoever in her book. As a consequence, the organics movement has not received the recognition, that is its due, as the primary impulse for Silent Spring, and it is, itself, unaware of this provenance.
Yoshida Shoin was a famous Yangming scholar at the end of the tokugawa shogunate. he treated the national nature of Japan and China differently, restricted Mencius'minister relation theory of cognition to China and advocated the national nature of “historical view point of imperial state”. However the ideological factor of Mencius' minister relation theory of cognition still affected him. When facing three allegiances i.e. seignior, shogun and the Emperor, Shoin emphasized the loyalty to seignior and the Emperor is without precondition. But the loyalty to shogun was primarily deprived form people's livelihood and the maintaining of domestic stability. In case Bakuf cannot perform its duty, minister relation theory of cognition, which is proposed by Mencius, will play its due role. What’s more, Shoin united Loyalty, Benevolence, Filialness and Justice into “Loyalty”, explained “virtuous nature” by “Loyalty”, gave“Loyalty” universality and absoluteness, which changed the core of "Komonyaowa". And all above lay foundation of anthroposophy for his minister relation theory of cognition.%吉田松阴是幕末著名的阳明学家，他分别中日国体不同，把孟子君臣观限制在中国，倡导“皇国史观”的国体论，但他依然吸收了孟子君臣观的思想因素。在面对藩主、将军和天皇三个效忠对象时，松阴强调对藩主和天皇的忠是无条件的、绝对的，而对将军的忠，更多的是出于民生和维持国内安定的考虑，假若幕府无法行使自己的责任，孟子所说的“汤武放伐”即可发挥理论作用。而且松阴认为所谓“性善”即“得五伦五常而不失于外”，将忠孝仁义统归于“忠”，以“忠”来解释“性善”，赋予“忠”以普遍性和绝对性，改变了孟子性善论的内核，为其君臣观打下了人性论的理论根基。