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, email@example.com
The book "The Twelve Holy Nights and the Spiritual Hierarchies," from Sergei O Prokofieff is a profound companion for the period between Christmas Eve and Epiphany. Work with the subject can be a key to answer the most important Christological questions of Anthroposophy.
The Twelve Holy Nights are also the subject of a book by Wilfried Hammacher "Christmas Winter Solstice". The author approaches this event in four accounts in verse and tries to poetically acknowledge such lively experiences.
It is necessary to understand the second coming of Christ in the etheric, and to understand both streams, that of the shepherds and of the kings, that come together in a synthesis with Anthroposophy. Sergei O Prokofieff took hold of this theme in his book, " "The Mysteries of the Shepherds and the Magi in the Light of Anthroposophy".
In the little book, "What happened in Bethlehem?" Hella Krause-Zimmer describes the two-fold Christmas Story motif. The questions asked encourage a tracing of the mystery of the two Jesus children and at the same time shows that this motif was often taken up in art.
Henry van Dyke in, "Artaban, the Fourth Wiseman," told the story of the fourth king, who also made his way to Bethlehem, but his attempt failed. How he still finds fulfillment of his aspirations, can be wonderfully read here.
The "Little Christmas Book of Sayings," by Bruno Endlich, includes poems by various authors about the time of Advent to Epiphany and is a nice companion. Three volumes from Günther von Negelein, "For Religious Education," are stories to be read aloud but also for self-reading through the season of December to Epiphany, ( Volume 1, Volume 2), as well as "Festivals in the Course of the Year", edited by Detlef Sixel.
An overview of our range of books can be found on our website.
Wishes for a peaceful holiday season,
Dr. Christiane Haid (Publishing Director)
Anna S. Fischer, M. A. (Production and Distribution)
Max Savin (Accounting, Licenses)
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