International Coordination
Anthroposophic Medicine
School of Spiritual Science
Medical Section at the Goetheanum

Thoughts for our dear friends in a time of war

Abduction, war and the immeasurable suffering associated with these leave us speechless. Nevertheless, we would like to express our solidarity and sympathy here. We know how little that is in the face of your pain. So we include you in our thoughts and prayers every day and try to meet your requests and needs wherever we can.

“You who watch over earthly souls,
who weave with souls on earth,
spirits who protect human souls
from out of cosmic wisdom,
hear our request,
see our love, which is filled
with your helping rays of strength,
giving spirit, sending love.” 

Rudolf Steiner

Medical Section of the School of Spiritual Science 

As one of eleven sections of the School of Spiritual Science at the Goetheanum in Dornach (Switzerland), the Medical Section is the international coordination centre for Anthroposophic Medicine. Its core tasks are:

Since the founding of the Medical Section in 1923 by Dr phil Rudolf Steiner, who appointed Dr med Ita Wegman as the first head of the Section, it has developed into a world-spanning, interdisciplinary network that acts as a catalyst for and coordinator of the various medical professional fields, taking into account spiritual, economic and social, as well as political and cultural aspects. It implements the anthroposophical cognitive approach for a spiritual understanding of the human being and the environment in accordance with the model of the way the heart functions: from the centre to the periphery and from the periphery back to the centre. Its work culture follows the Motto of Social Ethics:

The healthy social life is found 
When in the mirror of each human soul 
The whole community finds its reflection; 
And when in the community 
The virtue of each one is living.
Rudolf Steiner, Motto of Social Ethics, 5 November 1920