About the Society

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 and spirit, and with humanity’s future evolution and well-being.

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Membership & Associations

The ASA welcomes individual members and recognizes groups including study groups and local/regional branches.

It supports the School for Spiritual Science in North America, and the Rudolf Steiner Library, a mail-order lending library available to the public.

The ASA is one of about seventy national societies world-wide belonging to the General Anthroposophical Society founded by Rudolf Steiner in Dornach, Switzerland, in 1923, as an “association of people who would foster the life of the soul, both in the individual and in human society, on the basis of a true knowledge of the spiritual world.”

Membership is open to everyone regardless of religion, race, nationality, social standing, scientific or artistic conviction.

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Governance

The U.S. Society is governed by a General Council, three of whose members also serve on the Society’s Regional Councils. The professional staff are led by a Leadership Team of three members.

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Related initiatives

During the course of his life, Rudolf Steiner collaborated with doctors, therapists, farmers, business people, teachers, scientists, and artists.

These collaborations, in turn, created Waldorf schools, biodynamic agriculture, new economic and social models, the Camphill movement, integrative and complementary anthroposophic medicine and therapies, and thousands of public and private initiatives worldwide.

Other collaborations focused on the arts, creating new forms of expression in both the visual and performing arts, such as eurythmy.

These initiatives will be represented soon at www.rudolfsteiner.org; you can see a few now on our initiatives page.