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Living Farms - Learning from each other worldwide
02 June 2020

Living Farms - Learning from each other worldwide

In the Living Farms project, Lin Bautze and Philip Wilson visit farms around the world to document their lives and opportunities for action and ...

Being aware of our humanity
27 May 2020

Being aware of our humanity

As a result of the Coronavirus measures, schools and educational institutions around the world are exposed to the impact of digital technology. ...

Joan Sleigh: The Corona crisis poses three questions
25 May 2020

Joan Sleigh: The Corona crisis poses three questions

The pause because of the corona crisis will allow for a future that will come when we take hold of it. This raises three key questions.

Jasmin Peschke: Healthy food for healthy individuals
22 May 2020

Jasmin Peschke: Healthy food for healthy individuals

Jasmin Peschke, nutritional scientist from the Section for Agriculture, describes why biodynamically cultivated and produced food is especially ...

The key to transforming the world and humanity
27 April 2020

The key to transforming the world and humanity

Since Christiane Haid became head of the Visual Art Section in the autumn of 2019 (in addition to her leadership of the Humanities Section), an ...

Individuality as a culture-building force
27 April 2020

Individuality as a culture-building force

In their report for the year 2019/2020, the members of the Executive Council and Section leaders describe new forms of working, activities and ...

Coronavirus – restore balance by cooking with joy for all the senses
24 April 2020

Coronavirus – restore balance by cooking with joy for all the senses

Even as the coronavirus measures restrict our lives, one place offers some balance: the kitchen. The meaningful activity of cooking, the ...

New Leadership of the Natural Science Section
15 April 2020

New Leadership of the Natural Science Section

Matthias Rang and Johannes Wirz are now leading the Natural Science Section at the Goetheanum. The two scientists, who have doctorates in physics ...

Trust and relationships are sources of health
07 April 2020

Trust and relationships are sources of health

Anthroposophic medicine has decades of experience with viral pneumonia and is now broadly networked with medical fields that work in a ...

What can strengthen the immune system
07 April 2020

What can strengthen the immune system

Internal perspectives, authenticity, reflection and meditation contribute to the internal orientation of the soul and can positively influence the ...

The corona pandemic affects us humans, not nature
07 April 2020

The corona pandemic affects us humans, not nature

Nature is not affected by the corona pandemic – it breathes a sigh of relief and is able to provide security, especially as it now unfolds in ...

How do we live together?
07 April 2020

How do we live together?

The coronavirus pandemic challenges us as a community, demands our wakefulness and prudence, determination and patience. For anthroposophical ...

A Leadership Retreat in Extraordinary Circumstances
07 April 2020

A Leadership Retreat in Extraordinary Circumstances

The Goetheanum Leadership is making use of the cancellation of public events to intensify its inner work and work on questions concerning the ...

Coronavirus – practical suggestions for distanced-learning at home
02 April 2020

Coronavirus – practical suggestions for distanced-learning at home

Due to the measures being taken against the Sars-CoV-2 virus, teachers and parents are now teaching children and adolescents via multimedia or ...

The healing effects of Anthroposophy
26 March 2020

The healing effects of Anthroposophy

The commemoration of the 95th Anniversary of Rudolf Steiner's death coincides with a special time: humanity is facing a pandemic threat with ...

We’re All in This Together – Pandemic and Ecology
26 March 2020

We’re All in This Together – Pandemic and Ecology

Illnesses are images, and when an illness affects all of humanity, like COVID-19 does, it is an image of contemporary life. What facilitates this ...

Into Life
25 March 2020

Into Life

Project Leader Joan Sleigh and coworkers Juan Bottero, Milena Kowarik and Nicole Asis of the Social Initiative Forum engage in upholding human ...

Further training on vision
25 March 2020

Further training on vision

On 1 and 2 May the Goetheanum will hold a further training course in eurythmy therapy on vision. The course will be open to eurythmy therapists, ...

East Asia’s significance
25 March 2020

East Asia’s significance

A conference held at the Goetheanum from 15 to 17 February illuminated the significance of East Asia for our present culture.

The Corona Virus
12 March 2020

The Corona Virus

For veterinarians, corona viruses are part of daily life, but now the corona virus SARS-CoV 2 has crossed the barrier to humans. What is a virus, ...

Charter for Community Catering
10 March 2020

Charter for Community Catering

Commercial kitchens often have a poor reputation. Cafeteria food must be cheap. The Nutrition Circle for Kitchen Professionals advocates an ...

Steiner Studies journal project
18 February 2020

Steiner Studies journal project

The German Frommann-Holzboog Press publishes works by Rudolf Steiner as critical editions as well as the journal Steiner Studies.

February Days
18 February 2020

February Days

More than 210 young people gathered from 30 January to 2 February under the motto Bound to Earth to talk about climate questions.

Eurythmy at the National Theatre
28 January 2020

Eurythmy at the National Theatre

On 1 January, the Harmony Amateur Eurythmy Club in Taiwan had a three-minute performance at the National Taichung Theatre – with real instruments.

Marianne Schubert steps down as section leader
28 January 2020

Marianne Schubert steps down as section leader

Marianne Schubert has led the Visual Arts Section for almost six years, but she has known the Goetheanum for much longer as a member of the ...

Johannes Kühl retires as Section leader
28 January 2020

Johannes Kühl retires as Section leader

After 23 years in office, Johannes Kühl has stepped down from his leadership of the Natural Science Section at the end of 2019. He was the ...

Art Therapy in India
28 January 2020

Art Therapy in India

The art therapy school Swaasthyakala Niketan in Bangalore has been recognized by the Medical Section; the second training course will start in April.

A hundred years
27 January 2020

A hundred years

At Easter 2020 Anthroposophic Medicine will celebrate its one hundredth birthday. The special anniversary will be marked with various events and ...

The Section for Agriculture invites you to share your experience
13 December 2019

The Section for Agriculture invites you to share your experience

Farmers are under pressure: climate change with uncertain harvests, bureaucracy with time-consuming administration and a precarious financial ...

Premiere of ‘Leuchtfäden’
03 December 2019

Premiere of ‘Leuchtfäden’

On December 28th, 2019 the Goetheanum eurythmy ensemble will perform its new program ‘Leuchtfäden’ (Rays of Light). It‘s about being on the move ...

The Goetheanum will be a guest at the Kunstmuseum Basel in December
28 November 2019

The Goetheanum will be a guest at the Kunstmuseum Basel in December

The Kunstmuseum Basel has invited the Goetheanum to design two artistic evenings around the theme of ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’ as part of ...

Speaking from the heart, acting out of courage
27 November 2019

Speaking from the heart, acting out of courage

In 2010 Stéphane Hessel (FR) demanded in an essay «Indignez-vous» (Rise up!). In 2018 the German politician Sahra Wagenknecht (DE) founded the ...

The spiritual human being
27 November 2019

The spiritual human being

In the spring of 2020 Constanza Kaliks, Claus-Peter Röh and Peter Selg will take on the leadership of the General Anthroposophical Section at the ...

Light, bees and plants
27 November 2019

Light, bees and plants

The work of the Natural Science Section is done both by groups working globally and at the Goetheanum’s Research Institute.

Award for Søren Toft
27 November 2019

Award for Søren Toft

The Section for Mathematics and Astronomy as a place of research includes the Kepler Observatory at the Goetheanum. It is from there that Søren ...

The next hundred years
27 November 2019

The next hundred years

The Section’s activities focused on the Waldorf 100 celebrations: perceiving, giving impulses, sharing experiences – and taking Rudolf Steiner’s ...

Speech therapy
27 November 2019

Speech therapy

‹New listening and authentic speaking› in connection with earth maturity were the topics of the speech therapy conference from 23 to 27 October at ...

Conference for a Culture at the Threshold at the Goetheanum
22 November 2019

Conference for a Culture at the Threshold at the Goetheanum

Human beings are increasingly influencing the limits of their lives: the date of birth is planned by Caesarean section, and the moment of death ...

Bound to Earth
15 November 2019

Bound to Earth

A new youth movement has emerged out of concern for the earth as a living habitat. From 30 January to 2 February 2020, young people will gather at ...

Living Farms: Opportunities for a Sustainable Agriculture
06 November 2019

Living Farms: Opportunities for a Sustainable Agriculture

Loss of soil and biodiversity, pollution of water resources and challenges from climate change cast doubt on the agricultural practices currently ...

New Section leaders
31 October 2019

New Section leaders

Johannes Kühl has been head of the Natural Science Section at the Goetheanum since 1996. At the end of 2019 he will pass on the leadership to a ...

Vaccinate?!
22 October 2019

Vaccinate?!

The topic of vaccination elicits passionate responses. But why? And why do we need to vaccinate earlier and earlier today? Georg Soldner in ...

World Food Day: True flavour comes from environmentally friendly farming
05 October 2019

World Food Day: True flavour comes from environmentally friendly farming

Our spending habits determine how the world looks, because the purchase of a product supports the conditions under which it is produced. ...

World Eurythmy Day: “The joy and courage to live”
23 September 2019

World Eurythmy Day: “The joy and courage to live”

September 24th is World Eurythmy Day: Eurythmy is lived on stage as the production of spoken language, musical and dramatic events as well as in ...

We are talking about the future and cosmic human being
10 September 2019

We are talking about the future and cosmic human being

The first Waldorf School opened in Stuttgart 100 years ago. There are now 1,180 Waldorf schools worldwide. Why was – and still is – the Waldorf ...

Art trainings merging
29 August 2019

Art trainings merging

Three artistic training programmes – a eurythmy training, a speech training and a painting school – have merged in St Petersburg (RU). Some of the ...

Two exhibitions
29 August 2019

Two exhibitions

In the autumn the Visual Art Section will hold both an exhibition of Georgian artists and a sales exhibition at the Goetheanum.

Alumni meeting
29 August 2019

Alumni meeting

From 1 to 5 July the first Goetheanum Studies alumni meeting took place at the Goetheanum. The gathering took the form of a study week on the ...

Healing the wounds of Europe
03 July 2019

Healing the wounds of Europe

World War One represented a deep trauma for the soul of Europe, the effects of which we are still living with. A conference in London on 14 and 15 ...

The Soul of Europe
03 July 2019

The Soul of Europe

From 23 to 25 August the tenth Soul of Europe conference – Facing Europe’s Challenges – will take place in Brussels be (in German, English and ...

At the threshold
03 July 2019

At the threshold

From 6 to 8 December a conference will take place at the Goetheanum that is dedicated to questions regarding the threshold between life and death. ...

New managing director
03 July 2019

New managing director

In April, Thomas Didden became managing director at Verlag am Goetheanum (Goetheanum Press). Christiane Haid will continue as programme manager.

All four Mystery Dramas
03 July 2019

All four Mystery Dramas

All four Mystery Dramas by Rudolf Steiner will be performed as part of the conference ‹Spirituality – Fear and Health› from 29 July to 4 August 2019.

​Launch of the Goetheanum Leadership School in Autumn
03 June 2019

​Launch of the Goetheanum Leadership School in Autumn

The Goetheanum Leadership School is aimed at self mastery as a prerequisite for the management of companies and groups as well as for the exercise ...

Fear and health
29 May 2019

Fear and health

At the forthcoming summer conference at the Goetheanum, from 29 July to 4 August, on Spirituality, Fear and Health the Goetheanum Stage will ...

What is our global attitude to vaccinating?
29 May 2019

What is our global attitude to vaccinating?

On 15 April 2019 the Medical Section and the International Association of Anthroposophical Medical Societies (IVAA) responded to multiple requests ...

Acting from the heart
29 May 2019

Acting from the heart

«Courage» was the theme and title of an international student conference at the Goetheanum from 23 to 27 April. Around 650 students from more than ...

Always developing
29 May 2019

Always developing

Since 2017, a team of young researchers has put this question to their generation peers: What would the world look like in 2030 if what lives ...

Social Threefolding
01 May 2019

Social Threefolding

Impulse for the Future: A Hundred Years of Social Threefolding was the title of a conference that brought 650 people to Stuttgart (DE) from 5 to 7 ...

World Educators' Conference
01 May 2019

World Educators' Conference

More than 1000 Waldorf educators took part in the International Early Childhood Conference Inner Freedom – Social Responsibility. Finding Paths to ...

Pain therapy
29 March 2019

Pain therapy

From 13 to 17 February a Medical Conference on anthroposophic pain therapies organized by the Medical Section took place at Wellington University ...

Faust 2020
29 March 2019

Faust 2020

On 20 February, the Leadership team provided information on the planned new production of Faust 2020 at the Goetheanum – initially to be shown in ...

Meditation initiative
01 March 2019

Meditation initiative

On 10 and 11 February, twelve people prepared the network meeting of the Goetheanum Worldwide Meditation Initiative which will be held in Avignon ...

New pharmaceutical impulses
01 March 2019

New pharmaceutical impulses

In January 2019 a group responsible for Anthroposophic Pharmacy was founded within the Medical Section.

‹Heartbeat› premiere
31 January 2019

‹Heartbeat› premiere

On 29 December the Goetheanum’s new Eurythmy Ensemble presented the premiere of its first programme: Heartbeat – Herzschlag – Latir del Corazón.

Land and Economy
29 January 2019

Land and Economy

The conference of the Section for Agriculture, to be held at the Goetheanum from 6 to 9 February, will focus on practice-oriented models of a ...

Documentation of the Goetheanum World Conference 2016
01 January 2017

Documentation of the Goetheanum World Conference 2016

Here you can find the documentation of the Goetheanum World Conference, which took place at the Goetheanum from 27 September to 1 October 2016.