2020 Sacred Gateway Conference will be ONLINE

Waldorf Education and Its Roots in Anthroposophy

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.

Find out about webinars, events, and other resources for your path.


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.

Learn more about inspiring initiatives and individuals with values like yours.


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

Experiencing Easter: An ASA Community Gathering with Micky Leach and Friends

Join us for Experiencing Easter, an online community gathering next Wednesday, April 8 at 7:30pm Eastern. Micky Leach, ASA General Council member will share “Experiencing Easter through a Pandemic: The Healing Impulse of Raphael for the Earth, Humanity and the Individual.”  What: Experiencing Easter: An ASA Community Gathering with Micky Leach and FriendsWhen: Wednesday, April 8, 7:30pm Eastern/4:30pm Pacific. Can’t…

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Online Community Gathering ~ If Our Courage Is Not To Fail Us

Dear Community, In these extraordinary times, let us set aside fear and reaffirm community, connection, meditative practices, and the meaning of our new experiences. Join us for an online community gathering this Thursday evening at 7:30pm Eastern with John Bloom, Angela Foster, and Linda Bergh. What: If Our Courage Is Not To Fail Us ~ ASA Online Community Gathering When: Thursday,…

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Letter from Virginia Sease

Intro from John Bloom, General Secretary How wonderful, timely and surprising it was to receive a letter meant for all US Society members from Virginia Sease, emeritus member of the Executive Council of the Goetheanum in Dornach, former Council member from the US Society, long-time Waldorf teacher at Highland Hall School in Los Angeles, as…

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Legacy Circle News: Erika Asten

We are pleased and grateful to announce a very generous bequest to the Anthroposophical Society in America from the estate of a dear bearer of anthroposophy, Erika V. Asten. Erika crossed the threshold on May 5th, 2018, shortly before her 90th birthday. She had been a music teacher in Berlin with a PhD in musicology,…

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Staying Connected: A Sacred Gateway Community Conversation

Special note: The Detroit Sacred Gateway conference will take place on the same dates (April 16-19) but will be online only. New information will be posted soon at www.anthroposophy.org/sacredgateway  Join us March 4 from 7:30-8:45 pm Eastern Time for an online community gathering with the Sacred Gateway conference planning committee: Linda Bergh, Marianne Dietzel, Maureen…

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From the General Secretary

January 2020 Dear Members and Friends, Welcome to the new year, new decade, and what the future will certainly ask of us—awakening and deepening community. It is highly significant and worth celebrating that nearly 900 people participated in the Society’s Holy Nights online program in closing out 2019 and ushering in 2020. Whether you participated…

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May Human Beings Hear It!

ASA Online Holy Nights Gatherings Starting 12/24 …What is it really that we should write in our hearts — the feeling that we may have on this Christmas night? In this Christmas night there should pour into our hearts the fundamental human feeling of love… Thoughts on Christmas Eve, Rudolf Steiner, December 24, 1912. Click here…

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From the General Secretary

December 2019 Dear Members and Friends,  The fall has been a very full, a time of harvest and harmony, a time of protest and celebration, and a time of reconsidering our history. The Society’s October gathering in Atlanta, Georgia, Facing Each Other, opened by bringing together the images of Rudolf Steiner, Marjorie Spock, and Martin Luther King,…

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Wellspring of Waldorf

A new video explores the origins of Waldorf education and the wellspring of its special insights and approaches: anthroposophy. There is also a special resource guide and membership offer.

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Origins of the Festival ‘All Souls’

Join us Wednesday, October 30 from 7:30-8:30 pm Eastern for a free webinar on the festival of All Souls with Hazel Archer-Ginsberg of ReverseRitual.com. What: At the time of ‘All Souls’ we stand at the Cross Quarter between Autumn Equinox & Winter Solstice; a time when great transformations are possible. In the realities that Spiritual Science brings…

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Anthroposophy (noun)

[an-thro-POS-o-phy] The art and science of becoming more fully human.


Our Mission

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.

Get Involved

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!

being human

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.


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