The Goetheanum Library has approximately 110,000 books. Hours: Tuesdays 14:00 - 19:00; Fridays 14:00 - 18:00
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
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
To look into a research question can make one feel alone, especially when the question is so special or specific that others do not understand the fixation with it.
When one is researching, one treads into new land; Matthias Rang, a scientist working at the Natural Science section says, "there state uncertainties and questions". The section's colloquiums offer a space, even for something unfinished to be reported on. By presenting and receiving others' comments, often one comes upon new insights.
To start off the session on April 14th, section leader Johannes Kühl will approach the question, "What is an electron?". It sounds like a simple question, however until today, there is surprisingly not conclusive clarity on this, partially because the electron sometimes shows in waves and other times in particles.
For the Natural Science section, it is of interest how one works with this question from a Goethean approach. The "entity electron" can be ascribed to a mass, but not to a spatial extent, thus the electron can be thought of as transitional, in an area between light and matter.
Co-workers at the Goetheanum, as well as guests who for example drew the interest of the section through their publications, will present personal projects. No matter who speaks, "take your time, as well when listening and discussing," advises Matthias Rang.
Source: "Das Goetheanum" Nr. 18/2016
Tickets for the Concerts at the Goetheanum Reception
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
Daily from 8 -22:00
"He went alone to the deserted shore," (Sergej O. Prokofief about Maximilian Woloschin)
Please be aware of adjusted visiting hours for the main auditorium:
2.–6.4., 27.4., 19.–24.7: Closed
17.2.: Open from 1:30-2:15 pm