The term "Anthroposophy" (anthro.pos.offy) literally means the wisdom of the human being. It is a framework for understanding many of the deeper aspects of human existence and draws strands from many disciplines, all woven together into a unique and modern approach to human knowledge. Its roots can be traced through Goethe, particularly his scientific writings, and further back back into the Rosicrucian streams. However this ancient branch of knowledge was brought in a wholly new way by Dr Rudolf Steiner in the early part of the twentieth century.
In brief, it contains an understanding that everything that we see on earth is a manifestation of a spiritual impulse, and as such, there is life in all, in the stones, in the plants, in the animals and in the human. By studying these, both looking out into the natural world around us, and inwards into our own nature, we can, and do, gain insights into the formative spiritual world that lies behind and within the physical world.
For us artists, we are particularly interested in what lives in form, in colour, in light and in space. Even time is a spirit process, that can be worked with in an artistic way.