What We Do
Seeing the whole human being in our complex social, biological, planetary, and cosmic contexts, anthroposophy can open up the field of creative potential and action for each of us.
This includes personal growth and health and capacities, and social and professional service and engagement.
Inspired by the work of Rudolf Steiner, hundreds of thousands of individuals worldwide are finding inspiration for meaningful choices in daily living,—
for parenting and community, for healing the Earth, for artistic and scientific work, and for building a new culture of freedom, fairness, and solidarity.
Anthroposophy's far-reaching view of personal development and human evolution gives a new context for today's widespread egotism. We each need to gain inner freedom and self-reliance in order to be change agents and conveners of a healthy future civilization, one where the whole community and the individual are seen and valued by each other. Consider membership and ways to get involved.
News & Events
Behind a better education there’s a whole movement based in a larger, deeper, and more hopeful view of humanity….. Coming soon… An hour-long video for parents, teachers, school board members, and anyone interested in Waldorf education. Explore these eight topics in short, accessible segments with Liz Beaven, Ed.D. and Melanie Reiser, Ph.D.: Origins of Waldorf Education…Read More
Our new June-July webinar series is available now recorded in the store—The Challenges and Spiritual Gifts of Aging with Dr. David Gershan, Dr. Renee Meyer, and Dr. Pat Hart. Visit the store to get the recording of this important webinar series. June 5 with Dr. David Gershan Aging and the Life Cycles of Human Development…Read More
In 1912 Rudolf Steiner provided a “calendar of the soul,” weekly verses that express how the changing seasons in the natural world and in our own inner lives are helping our consciousness evolve. [View and download here a guide by Herbert O. Hagens to dates for the Calendar in 2019-2020.] In an article first published…Read More
A biography and social art webinar with Patti Smith and Chris Burke “The human life unfolds gradually over time, moving through a series of phases. While all of us carry these archetypes within us, we each experience and express them in unique ways. Learning to let your life speak through the phases is an intimate, revealing,…Read More
Look ahead at the year in the stars with Mary Stewart Adams, Star Lore Historian. The Story in Our Stars for 2019 – now available recorded in the store! Recorded: Wednesday, March 6 from 7:30-8:30 pm Eastern Where: Available in our store Why: “The year 2019 started with the crescent Moon waning past the planet Venus at dawn…Read More
From the General Secretary February 2019 Walls, great and small, are a sensitive topic these days, and even more meaningful are the boundaries that walls make visible. Physical boundaries separate us: rivers, mountains, or coastlines, and each one of us is apart from the others. Boundaries may also be negotiated delineations, in essence territorial, recorded…Read More
Available March 4, recorded in the store! $40 Suggested Donation The Sacred Gateway Conference: Conscious Living, Conscious Dying, and the Journey Beyond took place April 26, 27, 28 in Ghent, NY. To add to the experience, if you attended, or participate in a growing community, you can enjoy the second installment of the Sacred Gateway Webinar…Read More
The Sacred Gateway: Conscious Living, Conscious Dying, and the Journey Beyond: Creating Death Caring Communities
Are we not all woven like bright blossoms With strands of light into one flowering wreath – Those of us who breathe the breath of heaven And those who breathe the naked air beneath. So like one unfading cosmic garland, So firmly, ever newly intertwined, We weave the life-web of the seamless garment Of the…Read More
Mary Stewart Adams, star lore historian, and her sister artist Patricia DeLisa joined friends online, on Wednesday, January 16 to create a compass rose, and share the celestial highlights of the new year. This webinar and additional resources are now available recorded. $15 Suggested Donation On historical navigation maps, a “compass rose” usually appears as an 8-pointed star used…Read More
From the General Secretary December 2018 We shape the world by how we speak; the world shapes us by what we say. These days I find myself wondering what is happening to language and speaking. Reductivist twittering, hacked thoughts, words are everywhere present in our lives: written, spoken, printed, sung, and even shouted. They guide…Read More
[an-thro-POS-o-phy] The art and science of becoming more fully human.
The Anthroposophical Society in America (ASA) supports and furthers the work of Rudolf Steiner in the United States. We are an open membership organization that fosters self-development and inspired social engagement.
Anthroposophy is a discipline of research as well as a path of knowledge, service, personal growth, and social engagement. Introduced and developed by Rudolf Steiner, it is concerned with all aspects of human life, spirit and humanity’s future evolution and well-being.
An “open heart and comprehensive mind..."
Rudolf Steiner gave clear insights and supportive guidance for individuals of all kinds, inspiring creative work in many fields.
Educator, scientist, philosopher, spiritual researcher, “meta-thinker”? But also social reformer, artistic innovator, cultural activist, and initiator of a holistic, human-centered “anthroposophy”—that is Rudolf Steiner.
To learn more about this unique individual and his still-expanding impact we are creating a sister site RudolfSteiner.org -- it's online and growing every week.
Are you intrigued by holistic and human-centered ideas and initiatives?
Interested in meeting others with questions and values similar to your own?
ASA offers webinars, conferences, events, and publications. Regional and local groups and initiatives offer hundreds of events annually, along with weekly and monthly study groups.
There are many ways to get involved!
Our magazine being human reports on “personal and cultural renewal in the 21st century.”
Features include initiatives, arts & ideas, research & reviews, and news of the Anthroposophical Society, as well as a visual arts gallery and biographical sketches of individuals who have died.