General Anthroposophical Society

Membership as Support of the School of Spiritual Science

The Anthroposophical Society is a cosmopolitan initiative with 36 national societies and roughly 42,000 members. It has its seat at the Goetheanum. The members enable and support the Goetheanum, which sees itself as a School of spiritual science, a house for the arts and a meeting place for the worldwide anthroposophical movement.

The Society Worldwide

Today the General Anthroposophical Society connects many hundreds of groups, branches, and regional societies. The spectrum ranges from open discussion meetings to general issues of current events to specialised thematic working groups, from strictly spiritual science study groups to informal reading groups, to people from all areas of life and work who are committed to civil society.

The local or subject-related groups form a network in regional working groups, cross-regional initiatives and national associations (national societies). At the international level, they are united in the General Anthroposophical Society based at the Goetheanum (Switzerland).


Become a member of the Anthroposophical Society

Anyone can become a member without regard to nationality, social standing, religion, scientific or artistic conviction. It is not confession that is called for, but interest. Each member can form groups with others and pursue the questions that are important for their pursuit of knowledge and life. This creates a network of lively spiritual exchange about anthroposophy in the present - whether in South African townships or Stockholm, one of the many Rudolf Steiner houses in Germany, or on a farm in New Zealand. Group work on-site, festivals, courses, lectures, and artistic events shape the life of the Anthroposophical Society, as do international conferences.

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Member News

‹Anthroposophy Worldwide: What is happening in the Anthroposophical Society› appears monthly in German, English, French and Spanish for members of the Anthroposophical Society.


Support the School of Spiritual Science

The School of Spiritual Science is supported by annual contributions from the approximately 42,000 members of the Anthroposophical Society worldwide. Donations from private individuals, foundations and businesses, as well as legacies, make it possible to achieve a balanced account and to carry out special projects such as building renovations, new productions or research projects.


Executive Council

Justus Wittich

Born 1955 in Germany

Justus Wittich attended the Rudolf Steiner School in Berlin-Dahlem and studied economics at the Freie Universität Berlin. In 1979 he took over the management of the "Association of Friends of Rudolf Steiner’s Education" or "Freunde der Erziehungskunst Rudolf Steiners", in Stuttgart. Since 1985 Wittich has been involved in adult education at “der hof”, a cultural, medical, and spiritual community initiative in Niederursel, Frankfurt. In 1989 he became editorial manager of the quarterly members’ newsletter 'Mitteilungen aus der Anthroposophischen Gesellschaft in Deutschland', and he was a member of the Council of the Anthroposophical Society in Germany from 1992 to 2012. Since 2012 he has been a member of the Executive Council of the General Anthroposophical Society. He is married and has three children.

Constanza Kaliks

Born in 1967 in Chile, Constanza Kaliks grew up and lived mostly in Brazil. Constanza completed her studies of Mathematics in São Paulo, and went on to be mathematics teacher at the Escola Rudolf Steiner in São Paulo for 19 years. There she was also a teacher in the Waldorf Teacher training. Constanza has a Ph.D. in Education with a thesis on Nicolaus of Cuse. She is part of the board of the Goetheanum since 2015. Co-leader of the Pedagogical Section and the General Anthroposophical Section at the Goetheanum.

Ueli Hurter

Up until 2020 biodynamic farmer at Ferme-Fromagerie de L’Aubier and member of the leadership team at L’Aubier, an associative enterprise that includes an eco-hotel, a biodynamic restaurant, a café-hotel and eco housing. He is married with three children. From 1997 until 2010 president of the Swiss Demeter Association and since 2002 board member of the International Biodynamic Association (IBDA). Since 2010 co-leader of the Section for Agriculture at the Goetheanum and since 2020 member of the Executive Council of the General Anthroposophical Society.

Stefan Hasler

Grew up on Lake Constance; trained as a pianist, conductor and eurythmist. Active at the Waldorf School Hamburg-Wandsbek; Eurythmy School and Eurythmy Theatre Hamburg; Professor at the Alanus University; since 2015 in the Section at the Goetheanum; research work in the fields of sound eurythmy, lute eurythmy, Raphael and eurythmy education. Member of the board of the General Anthroposophical Society since 2024.

Emeritus and former board members (since 2015)

Matthias Girke
Joan Sleigh
Dr. Virginia Sease
Dr. med. Seija Zimmermann
Paul Mackay
Bodo von Plato


Anthroposophical Society

The General Anthroposophical Society was founded during the Christmas Conference in Dornach in 1923. However, the history of the Anthroposophical Society began earlier, as the German section of the Theosophical Society developed. This year the General Anthroposophical Society will celebrate its 100th anniversary.

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Rudolf Steiner

Words to describe the work of Rudolf Steiner: unusual – not easy to approach – filled with stimulating ideas. His monumental projects of drafting an alternative science, a new pedagogy, new perspectives in medicine and agriculture have entered into the spiritual heritage of the present time.

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Personel Department at the Goetheanum

The employees of the AAG (General Anthroposophical Society) at the Goetheanum see themselves as a community of people working together in the service of the tasks that the AAG sets itself. The work takes place at the Goetheanum and is based on the professional, social and entrepreneurial skills of all employees.



As an institution of free spiritual and intellectual life, the General Anthroposophical Society does not engage in any profitable economic activity and is recognised by the tax authorities of the Canton of Solothurn as a tax-exempt non-profit institution.



Today, countless people continue to work for the Goetheanum on a voluntary basis. Voluntary work is an indispensable pillar of the Goetheanum as an organisation; thanks to such voluntary work, the Goetheanum's services and key operations are supported in a significant way.



The Goetheanum Documentation Centre is an institution of the General Anthroposophical Society for the general public, the School of Spiritual Science and the members of the General Anthroposophical Society. It consists of the library, art collection and Goetheanum Archive.

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Members’ Secretariat

Members' Secretariat
Postfach 4143 Dornach

Tel: +41 61 706 42 72
Fax: +41 61 706 43 14

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