The Anthroposophical Society is a union of human beings who desire to further the life of the soul — both in the individual and in human society — on the basis of a true knowledge of the Spiritual World.
"The word Anthroposophy is derived from two Greek words — anthropos, "human being," and sophia, "wisdom." Anthroposophy literally means "the wisdom of the human being" or human wisdom. Anthroposophy is a way of knowledge — a cognitive path — that leads the spiritual in us to the spiritual in the universe"*
The Rudolf Steiner Branch is thus a school of Spiritual Science which serves as an educational and cultural hub for anthroposophical initiatives and endeavors for the city of Chicago and beyond. We are an association of members, supporters and friends. We are a local branch and part of the Anthroposophical Society in America. The international headquarters of the Anthroposophical Society is located at the Goetheanum in Dornach, Switzerland. The Society is public, without political agenda or religious affiliation. There are other branches throughout the world with members from all cultures and continents.**
Our building is in the Lincoln Square neighborhood, where we host study groups, lectures and conferences, celebrate festivals and the arts, and support community and cultural initiatives. We also house a library which, along with our other events, is open to the public.
We invite you to explore our offerings and find what resonates with you.
*Excerpted from What is Anthroposophy? Three lectures by Rudolf Steiner with Introduction by Christopher Bamford, Anthroposophic Press, 2002.
**Excerpted and adapted from Statues of the Anthroposophical Society, rsarchive.org.