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Anthroposophical Society in Great Britain, Rudolf Steiner and Anthroposophy The Evolver Network Smithville Empty Bowl Project Anthroposophy Anthroposophy, a philosophy founded by Rudolf Steiner, postulates the existence of an objective, intellectually comprehensible spiritual world accessible to direct experience through inner development. More specifically, it aims to develop faculties of perceptive imagination, inspiration and intuition through cultivating a form of thinking independent of sensory experience,[1][2] and to present the results thus derived in a manner subject to rational verification. In its investigations of the spiritual world, anthroposophy aims to attain the precision and clarity attained by the natural sciences in their investigations of the physical world.[1] History[edit] The early work of the founder of anthroposophy, Rudolf Steiner, culminated in his Philosophy of Freedom (also translated as The Philosophy of Spiritual Activity and Intuitive Thinking as a Spiritual Path). By the beginning of the twentieth century, Steiner's interests turned to explicitly spiritual areas of research. Etymology[edit]

Ran Prieur Quivira Coalition Steiner Waldorf Schools Fellowship Home of PROUT Hundred Acre Wood About us Derived from the two Greek words, "Theos" (a god, the Deity) and "Sophia" (wisdom), Theosophy or Theosophia may be defined as "knowledge of divine things" or "Divine Wisdom such as that possessed by the gods". Its philosophy is a contemporary presentation of the perennial wisdom underlying the world's religions, sciences, and philosophies. "The Society was formed to assist in showing to men that such a thing as Theosophy exists, and to help them to ascend towards it by studying and assimilating its eternal verities." H.P. Blavatsky "Theosophy is no new candidate for the world's attention, but only the restatement of principles which have been recognised from the very infancy of mankind." Henry Steel Olcott The Theosophical Society was founded by Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, Henry Steel Olcott, William Quan Judge, and others in New York City on November 17, 1875. Freedom of Thought The genuine acceptance of the Three Objects of the Society, 1. The Theosophical Society in England