Anthroposophical research extends into many areas and there are thousands of initiatives inspired by the work of Rudolf Steiner and anthroposophy.
This is the home page for communications programs of the Anthroposophical Society in America. We also list and link to some of the many other English-language print and online resources for those interested in anthroposophy.
The sources include sections of the School for Spiritual Science, some leading initiatives, the General Anthroposophical Society at the Goetheanum, and other international publications and resources.
being human is about "personal and cultural renewal in the 21st century." It is the quarterly newsletter/ magazine of the Anthroposophical Society in America since 2011. It includes a brief digest and sections on initiatives, arts and ideas, research and book reviews, and news for members and friends. Recent issues are available online. [Also available are articles from 2009 and 2010, published as Evolving News for Members and Friends.]
being human is partially supported by advertising; more information is available here.
Now included in being human are book reviews formerly part of the Rudolf Steiner Library Newsletter. Earlier editions are becoming available at rsldigital.anthroposophy.org.
The anthroposophy in america e-news is an occasional email broadcast. You can sign up for the e-news in the red-orange box at right. The Rudolf Steiner Library also has a newsletter; you can sign up on the library's page (click "View Our e-News Archive").
Classics from the Journal for Anthroposophy
The Journal for Anthroposophy was begun in 1965 and published more extended essays than the Society's newsletter. Recently ten thematic collections of past articles were created with new introductory essays, under the overall editorship of Robert McDermott, president emeritus of the California Institute for Integral Studies:
Meeting Rudolf Steiner
Anthroposophy & Imagination
Revisioning Society & Culture
Mani & Service
Science & Anthroposophy
Art & Anthroposophy
Meditation & Spiritual Perception
These ten classic editions are available for order individually or as a set.
The central region and several branches of the US society publish newsletters.
- The Correspondence, for members in the central region of the USA, is online here.
Use the email link to request being added to these mailing lists.
- The Listener for the area of Spring Valley, NY and adjacent NJ and CT (email)
- Chanticleer for the Berkshire-Taconic region of NY and MA (email)
- The Southeast Pennsylvania Branch Newsletter (email)
- The Portland (Oregon) branch newsletter (email)
- The newsletter of the Santa Cruz and Monterey Bay Branch, CA (email)
Other groups and branches have mailing lists; use the website links or the contact listings to inquire.
Associations and individual anthroposophically-inspired initatives and sections of the School for Spiritual Science in North America publish regular newsletters related to their fields of research and collaboration.
- Renewal magazine, published by Waldorf Publications along with a range of research bulletins and study guides.
- Biodynamics, the journal of the Biodynamic Farming and Gardening Association
- Lilipoh, an independent quarterly journal of "the spirit in life"
- In Context, the journal of the Nature Institute, is available free to all online
- Also from the Nature Institute is Steve Talbott's NETFUTURE: Science, Technology, and Human Responsibility. Having focused for many years on technology and its social implications, it has now turned more toward the problems of a science influenced by visions of technology, especially "What Do Organisms Mean? Toward a Biology Worthy of Life."
- The English-language Newsletter of the Art Section is available on the section's North American website.
- The newsletter of the Eurythmy Association of North America is available to its members.
- Good Mountain Press Literary Reviews, email and online reviews of 150+ books of Rudolf Steiner by Bobby Matherne, with many other anthroposophical and general authors
Anthroposophy Worldwide, international edition, for members of the Anthroposophical Society, is a good way to receive:
- international news of the anthroposophical movement
- regular reports from the Goetheanum
- reports from the School of Spiritual Science
- international readers' forum
- reports from the sections and general secretaries
- interviews with interesting active members
Ten 12-page issues per year will be sent from Europe to your home. Request a subscription (click here) on the Goetheanum website. The on-line edition is free. Donations are gratefully accepted.
Also from the General Anthroposophical Society at the Goetheanum, in Dornach, Switzerland, come print and electronic communications in English and German.
From the UK comes the important quarterly print journal New View, inspired by anthroposophy.
Activities and connections in England, Scotland, and Wales are reported on the website of the Anthroposophical Society in Great Britain, and a substantial newsletter is published for members in Great Britain.
Also available in English are these publications and resources:
- Glimpses / Aperçus from the Anthroposophical Society in Canada
- Pacifica Journal from the Anthroposophical Society in Hawai'i (online)
- The newsletter of the Anthroposophical Society in Ireland (online)
- Deepening Anthroposophy, an initiative of Thomas O'Keefe in association with the Ita Wegman Institute (email the editor).
- Articles at the site Anthroposophical Initiatives in India
- Articles at the website of the Anthroposophical Society in Australia
- Sphere, the quarterly publication of the New Zealand society (online)
We welcome additions and corrections to this list.