Library

The Goetheanum Library has approximately 110,000 books. Hours:  Tuesdays 14:00 - 19:00; Fridays 14:00 - 18:00

Study Programs

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), educationbiodynamic agriculturemedicinemathmatics/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.

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

Comments

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From the Life at the Goetheanum

16.04.2007 13:48 Age: 11 yrs
By: Wolfgang Held

A Focused and Calm Mood

The Annual General Meeting of the General Anthroposophical Society took place on Saturday, March 31, 2007; the mood was both focused and calm. The meeting was well attended, with 880 members present.


The stage: left, vote tellers, parliamentarian, and support personnel; right, members of the Executive Council.

Following a report of the Executive Council’s activities during the previous year, the meeting’s focus turned to two Executive Council proposals: in connection with the Executive Council’s decision to exclude 44 members of the “Living the Christmas Conference” group from the General Anthroposophical Society, the Executive Council proposed a motion to the members that would henceforth view clear affiliation with “Living the Christmas Conference” as incompatible with membership in the General Anthroposophical Society. Before the vote was taken, Gian Bischoff, a member of the “Living the Christmas Conference” association, was given time to present a comprehensive position statement on behalf of the excluded members. In the vote that followed, the Executive Council’s proposal was approved by a vast majority of the members present.

 

This step of exclusion is a serious one, but it was clear in the unmistakable vote of the majority of members present that no other alternative could be found (the reasons for this exclusion can be found in the press release of March 16, 2007).

 

The second proposal from the Executive Council gave renewed expression to the fact that the clarification of the General Anthroposophical Society’s constitution was a matter for the Society, and therefore the Society bore its costs of this project. An overwhelming majority of members present approved this proposal as well; there were also 24 opposing votes. The assertion made in the recent criminal complaint that the members of the Executive Council initiated the constitution project based on personal motives and as private individuals was again determined to be without justification.

 

The attentive spirit of the assembly was evident in the handling of proposals 1 and 5. In both cases, members spoke to clarify why these proposals could not be handled by a vote. The vast majority of members present responded to these proposals with a vote not to “enter into“ the motions. Following the financial report, a large majority approved the actions of the Executive Council during the previous year.

 

The Annual General Meeting took place in the context of the Annual Conference of the Anthroposophical Society. The actual content of anthroposophy formed the core of this gathering. In addition to presentations and conversations about current initiatives at the Goetheanum—for example, the summer conference “The Dignity of the Human Being,” and the new production of Rudolf Steiner’s Mystery Dramas—the question of spiritualizing thinking through the heart formed the focal point for the conference.

 


Mystery Dramas

Mystery Dramas in 2017 (in German):

Conference (Dec. 26–31st)

Performances (Dec. 27–31st) 

Tours

General Tours Introduction to the history of the Goetheanum, the biography of Rudolf Steiner and the foundation of Anthroposophy: Saturdays, 2pm. Meeting point: Reception desk. Registration is not required. In German and English.

| Further Information
| Specific Theme Tours (Registration required)

Exhibitions

March 25th, 2017 – January 7th, 2018

Daily from 8 -22:00           

Brentano's Studio

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

Daily from 8 -22:00         

Maximilian Woloschin (1877-1932)

"He went alone to the deserted shore," (Sergej O. Prokofief about Maximilian Woloschin)

Please be aware of adjusted visiting hours for the main auditorium:

 

December 29th, 2017: Closed

Open from 1:30-2pm Dec. 13–15th, & 19–21st, 28th,30th,31st, 2017

Open from 1:30-2:15 pm Feb. 17th, 2018


The Goetheanum is a center of a worldwide network of spiritually engaged people. It is the seat of the School of Spiritual Science  and the General Anthroposophical Society, which serves as a place of exchange for those with spiritual questions, and a place for trainings in scientific and artistic fields. 

Events range from lectures on special themes, to large, international conferences, to performances by  ensembles and guest performances in Eurythmy, theater, puppetry and music. 

Situated in the Jura landscape, 10 Kilometers South of Basel, the Goetheanum sits grand on the Dornach hill, with its expressive architecture and picturesque garden park, café, bookstore and gift shop.