Anthroposophy, derived from the Greek words: anthropos=man, sophia=wisdom represents a way of dealing with science, and life issues in general, in a most-comprehensive holistic way. Anthroposophy is rooted in the Western (scientific) tradition; it has a Western perspective. It incorporates all fields of modern science into a spiritual and comprehensible approach. Therefore, Anthroposophy is synonymous with “Spiritual Science” (Geisteswissenschaft).
The Anthroposophical Society, as it exists today, was founded by Rudolf Steiner in 1923, and has its headquarters in the Goetheanum, Dornach, Switzerland. The Goetheanum is the seat of the administration of the Anthroposophical Society, and the School for Spiritual Science (Freie Hochschule für Geisteswissenschaft). The School for Spiritual Science is divided into several “sections” to serve various fields of research and training. The Medical Section supports and coordinates all activities in the (para-) medical field. Regular national and international conferences are held in the Goetheanum by the specific sections.