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The Goetheanum offers a full-year study program, "Foundations of Anthroposophy," in English! (The full-time study overseen by the General Anthroposophic Section, is also offered in Spanish/Portuguese and German.) Students from around the world, of various backgrounds and ages, come for an academic year of Anthroposophic studies, including artistic classes.
There are 11 sections at the Goetheanum that offer conferences throughout the year, often translated or held in multiple languages. See the individual websites for current programs.
The following schools and sections offer occupational Anthroposophical courses, diploma programs and research options in Dornach: eurythmy (performing arts section), painting (visual art section), education, biodynamic agriculture, medicine, mathmatics/astronomy and natural science. The youth section located on the Goetheanum hill, houses a multitude of activities and international conferences in English, German and Spanish. The literary arts and humanities section and the social science section can be contacted for questions about involvement, study or research.
The 11 Sections for the School of Spiritual Science are involved in world issues and research projects.
Here is insight into their current projects: General Anthropsophy ·Natural Science · Agriculture · Medicine · Theraputic Education and Social Therapy · Education · Mathematics-Astronomy · Arts and Humanities · Spoken and Musical/Performing Arts · Visual Arts · Social Science · Youth Section
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The annual theme seems to be a benchmark of cosmopolitan awareness within the General Anthroposophical Society. In the past, members have expressed the view in the run-up to the Annual General Meeting that they wished for an annual theme that was also relevant outside the German-speaking world. The General Secretaries therefore proposed to choose a topic this time that will be understood in other countries too. Marjatta van Boeschoten (GB) said that "This is an example of how we come to a global view together."
Mutual support when it comes to dealing with public media is a second issue. Some countries experience acute attacks. Apart from the task of concentrating on the situation in the various countries, Ms von Boeschoten thinks it is necessary to consider "what we need to look at as a global matter."
The fact that the Executive Council at the Goetheanum has proposed Constanza Kaliks as a potential new Council member fits this picture, even if her Latin American roots were not mentioned as a reason for the proposal. (Mrs Kaliks will, by the way, continue to lead the Youth Section.)
General Secretary as ambassador
The conference also looked at the tasks of a general secretary. Paul Mackay pointed out that "for the Executive Council at the Goetheanum the general secretary is the point of contact regarding the development of the General Anthroposophical Section in a particular country." And this section encompassed more than the class lessons, since the general secretary also knew what was going on in the various fields of life and in the Anthroposophical Society. This meant that the general secretary can start initiatives and exert influence in public. Jaap Sijmons (NL) thinks that "the whole Anthroposophical Society needs to be enlivened in the countries by the Goetheanum impulse."
These individual views make a selection necessary. This was put into practice when went on walks together in pairs, describing to each other how the Goetheanum impulse lives in their country. There were also, as Kristina Lucia Parmentier (BE) explained, 'regional meetings' of European, Englishand French-speaking general secretaries. It was mentioned that the Goetheanum Worldwide Meditation Initiative was seen as a uniting element (Anthroposophy Worldwide 11/2014). The General Secretaries' Conference welcomed three new members: Harald Haakstad as successor of Frode Barkved (NO); Jaap Sijmons follows Ron Dunselman (NL), who served as general secretary for eighteen years; and Gioia Falk will share this office in Germany with Hart?wig Schiller (DE).
| Sebastian Jüngel
Source: "Anthroposophy Worldwide" No. 12/2014
March 25th, 2017 – January 7th, 2018
Daily from 8 -22:00
Øya. 77 pictures from Hannes Weigert in the West staircase. Vernissage on March 25th, 2017 at 16:30 with a talk by Bodo von Plato and Eurythmy by Saskia Barnes.
April 2, 2017 – September 20, 2017
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"He went alone to the deserted shore," (Sergej O. Prokofief about Maximilian Woloschin)
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