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

We are continually working on the English site. Do you like something we are doing, or is there something that you would like to see here? Email us with inquiries, comments and suggestions, Attn: EN website.

For current event questions,
contact the reception desk:
Phone +41 61 706 42 42, sekretariatnoSpam@goetheanum.org


From the Life at the Goetheanum

By: Christiane Haid, Transl. Anya Thaker

Advanced notice: Original works from the Library of Hermetic Philosophy come to the Goetheanum

The Library of Hermetic Philosophy from Amsterdam shows its exhibition, "Divine Wisdom - Divine Nature," from May 5th-30th at the Goetheanum. Manuscripts and pictures can be seen from the Rosicrucian Manifestos of 1614 to 1616. A conference will look at this material in depth.


The cover of the catelogue for the exhibition: "Divine Wisdom-Divine Nature" (Zurich Central Library, Oskar R. Schlag)

The exhibition offers an extraordinary range of pictures and books, which appeared in Germany in the early 17th century. The Rosicrucian Manifestos, "Fama fraternitatis", "Confessio fraternitatis" and "Chemical Wedding," were aimed at the scholars of Europe and aimed at a social, spiritual, scientific and artistic renewal of society. There are also related sources which express the relationship of God and nature as well as of macrocosmos and microcosmos. They originate from the works of Heinrich Kunrath, Daniel Mögling, Stephan Michelspacher, Robert Fludd and Michael Maier, and were made in the years 1616 to 1618.

The world's largest collection of manuscripts and books of the hermetic tradition in the Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica (Library of Hermetic Philosophy), in Amsterdam, founded by Joost Ritman in 1984, has aroused interest in the previously forgotten writings. In the time of Spinoza, it was the center for Bohemian esotericism with the institution for Western Esotericism at the University of Amsterdam. Due to a common interest in the Rosicrucian tradition and in connection with the conference, "The Chemical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreutz," the exhibition, which has been traveling through Europe since 2014, will be at the Goetheanum from May 5th-30th. Esther Ritman, director of the Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica, will open the exhibition on May 5th.

Opening with Esther Ritman, May 5th at 16:30: "Divine Wisdom- Divine Nature." The message of the Rosicrucian Manifesto in the pictoral language of the 17th Century. 

Exhibition: May 5th-30th, 2017, Wed.-Sat. 15:00-18:30, Goetheanum Terrace, Entry:5 CHF. 
Showing in April 2017, in Budapest
Conference "The Chemical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreutz. The Alchemy of the Soul in Imaginations." May 5th-7th 2017, Goetheanum

 

 


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.

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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 and April 27th, 2018: 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.