LOVE OF LANGUAGE
DESIRE TO ENGAGE
AND STUDY TRIPS
The goal of the study programme is to understand and deepen the basic contents and methods of spiritual science. It is a full time study in which a high level of personal engagement is expected.
Daily the students work withfour basic writings of Rudolf Steiner: Philosophy of Freedom, Theosophy, Knowledge of the Higher Worlds?, Esoteric Science.
Painting, drawing, clay, modelling, music, Speech training and Eurythmy, through the exploring and practising artistic skills, the study atat the Goetheanum. Experience and practising support the study at the Goetheanum to develop a creative approach to life and profession.
The study program involves an excursion to Paris and the Cathedral in Chartres | France, to Florence | Italy as well as excursions to cultural sites in the near surrounding - Colmar and Strasburg | France, Bern and Zurich | Switzerland, Freiburg and Heidelberg | Germany. The cost of excursions is not part of the study fee.
Participation in courses and events of the Research Sections at the Goetheanum as well asconferences of the sections of the School for Spiritual Science at the Goetheanum can deepen the studies and personal points of interest.
On four days of the week special themes pertaining to current research points andsubjects related to Anthroposophy are offered by coworkers at the Goetheanum or guest speakers. These are held in either German or English.
SEMINARS IN GERMAN
Projective geometry Constanza Kaliks · Great questions of philosophy Constanza Kaliks, Robin Schmidt · Aquarell Painting - Archetypal Phenoma of Colors Esther Gerster · Attentive engagement in the World - Art Observation and Aesthetics Marianne Schubert · Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Franziska von Nell, Stefan Hasler · Clay modelling - living forms and metamorphosis Astrid Oelssner · Development and Humanity Robin Schmidt · Living in the 21st Century - Hospitality and connection Constanza Kaliks, Robin Schmidt, Bodo von Plato, Joan Sleigh
Light and Color: A Goetheanistic Approach Johannes Kühl · An Appreciation of Rudolf Steiner’s Carved Group Caroline Chanter · The Significance of the Parsifal Legend Thomas Didden · Clay Modeling Christian Hitsch · The Quality of Money Paul Mackay Pre-Christian Mysteries and the Mystery of Golgotha Virginia Sease · Geometric Drawing Oliver Conradt · Special Paintings in Florence Virginia Sease Experiencing the Art of Florence Thorwald Thiersch · Rudolf Steiner’s Meditations and Mantras Virginia Sease · Rudolf Steiner’s Christology Philip Martyn · Education as an Art Joan Sleigh · The Founding of the Anthroposophical Society at the Christmas Conference 1923/24 Virginia Sease
Studies in Pedagogy. Birth and schooling in South Africa. In 1982 moved to Germany, mothered four children and trained as Waldorf class teacher. 1995 returned to South Africa. Worked as class teacher at Waldorf School and lecturer at the Centre for Creative Education. Till 2012 member of the Hague Circle and co-ordinator of the Pedagogical Section in Cape Town. Since 2013 member of the Executive Council of the General Anthroposophical Society and the Leadership of the School of Spiritual Science.
Studies in German literature and training in singing in New York City. Waldorf teachers seminar in Germany. Class Teacher at the Waldorf School in Los
Angeles. PhD in German literature. Assistant Professor in California, developed Waldorf teacher training seminar in Los Angeles. 1984–2016 member of the Executive Council of the General Anthroposophical Society and the Leadership of the School of Spiritual Science at the Goetheanum. Publications in themes of Spiritual Science.
Living with the Goetheanum
The Goetheanum can be viewed both as a cultural centre and a campus. Numerous events, conferences and seminars take place here. Artistic performances, exhibitions of paintings, sculpture and installations add to the programme. Over and above, the Sections of the School of Spiritual Science, as well as various artistic training programs, offer plenty of opportunity to broaden and deepen the experience.
People from all parts of the world come to the Goetheanum. Many cultures, languages and paths of life meet, mingle and complement one another here. This colorful environment provides an exceptional basis for human encounters. As the home of the General Anthroposophical Society and the School of Spiritual Science, the Goetheanum is a privileged vantage point from which the development and contemporary effect of the worldwide Anthroposophical Movement can be experienced.
The Goetheanum grounds create a unique living environment in which both past and present-day organic anthroposophical architecture can be experienced. This cultural surrounding resonates with the peaceful Jura landscape. The Goetheanum gardens show the unique combination of landscape architecture, bio-dynamic agriculture and a park area, developed and established over 100 years.
With its internationally outstanding museums, a high concentration of leading-edge architecture, the university with its vibrant student activities, anddiverse cultural programme, Basel offers Swiss, European and international culture at its best. From the renowned Basel Carnival, numerous pop festivals, to the famous annual Art Basel, this city provides diverse and high-quality stimulation.