The Anthroposophical Society in India was started on 21st October, 2011. The founding of the Society has been preceded by many years of striving in the various fields of Anthroposophy such asWaldorf Education, Bio Dynamic Farming, Curative Education, Anthroposophical Medicine and Eurythmy. People involved in the various streams of Anthroposophy have come together with people committed to Anthroposophy. Seven initiatives have come together to found the Society and carry the consciousness for the future of Anthroposophy in India.
The forming of the Anthroposophial Society in India differs significantly from other Anthroposophical Societies. In India several initiatives have worked devotedly with Anthroposophy and have committed themselves to work with the practical hands- on impulse of Rudolf Steiner.
This practical approach to serve and sensitively fulfil the needs that exists in the Community is what makes the work of Anthroposophy so special. This has led to a new state of awareness and questioning among the many people who have been touched by this Anthroposophic work that has spread all over India, over the years. The deep interests in Steiner’s insights and writing have inspired several groups to work and come together to discover a new humaneness.
Anthroposophy – the knowledge of the Human Being touches and transforms every aspect of human life with Courage, Wisdom and the Warmth of Heart that is so much needed when we meet each other as Human Beings and try to know ourselves as truly human.
The task of Anthroposophy in India is very new and exciting, it will serve to understand and transform the ancient wisdom that exists to a new living Spirituality that can enrich our life.
The Anthroposophical Society in India is a part the General Anthroposophical Society at the Goetheanumin Dornach Switzerland.
The Anthroposophical Society is to be… “an Association of people whose will it is to nurture the life of the soul, both in the individual and in human society, on the basis of a true knowledge of the Spiritual world.” The Society is public, without political agenda or religious affiliation. Its activity is seen today in independent national societies and initiatives throughout the world, with members from all cultures and continents.
The aim of the Society, the School of Spiritual Science and the Goetheanum is to make a spiritually based contribution to the life of humanity in the world of today and tomorrow.
“The Anthroposophical Society is… an entirely public society. Without regard to ethnic or national origin, social standing, religion, scientific or artistic conviction, any person can become a member who sees as justified the existence of an institution such as the Goetheanum in Dornach in its capacity as a School of Spiritual Science.”