Who Are We?

Just who are we? We are all of the following:

  • Anthroposophy —

    Embraces a spiritual view of the human being and the cosmos. Humanity (Anthropos) has the inherent wisdom (Sophia) to transform both itself and the world. The Anthroposphical Society is a world-wide organization that offers programs including, study groups, meditation workshops, lending library, lectures, festivals, and community service.

  • K-12 Education

    With over 160 schools in North America, Waldorf education is one of the largest independent, non-sectarian school movements. The Waldorf approach — integrating academic, practical and artistic work — educates children’s hearts and hands as well as their minds.

  • Adult Education

    These institutions offer a variety of programs and endeavor to address students’ quest for the knowledge, insight and moral imagination needed to bring balance and healing. Training in a variety of professions including Waldorf education is available.

  • Special Education

    In the Camphill movement developmentally challenged people of all ages live, learn and work with individual dignity and freedom. Included are seven independent communities that are home to over 800 people who live and work on over 2,000 acres of land.

  • Social Finance

    Seeking to bring consciousness to the way the world works with money, RSF provides innovative financial vehicles for investors, philanthropists, and borrowers to create a better future.

  • Publishing

    Publishers of the English translations of Rudolf Steiner’s writings and lectures, and the works of other related authors, with over 400 titles in print.

  • Farming and Gardening

    Inaugurated in 1924, the worldwide Biodynamic movement is the oldest non-chemical agricultural movement, predating organic agriculture by some twenty years. Biodynamics does more than avoid chemicals by seeking to actively work with the health-giving forces of nature.

  • Healthcare

    Anthroposophically-extended medicine is not an alternative to, but rather an extension of conventional medicine. In addition, a full spectrum of complementary therapies have been developed including psychological counseling, therapeutic eurythmy (movement therapy); sculpture, painting, music and speech therapy; physical therapies including rhythmic massage, hydrotherapy, compress and external applications.

  • Art of Movement

    Eurythmy translates the dynamic sounds and rhythms of speech and music into movement. It is a performing art and also has practical applications in education, therapy and the workplace.

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