“To lay hold of thinking in oneself is to lay hold on the Divine.”

Rudolf Steiner, Mystery Knowledge and Mystery Centers


Anthroposophic Press, Inc.

An independent nonprofit which publishes and distributes the works of Rudolf Steiner and other anthroposophical authors; we are committed to supporting and initiating the development of Anthroposophy as a living, working spiritual movement in America.


What is Anthroposophy?

Like the term “philosophy,” Anthroposophy denotes a method of inquiry, a path of research, rather than a content or fixed set of ideas. Steiner once characterized Anthroposophy as an upside-down plant, with its roots in the heavens (the world of the spirit) and its blossom and fruit in practical life on earth. This “growing down” means that clear insights born of disciplined spiritual research can help us re-enliven the practice of education, health, farming, technology and countless other areas of daily life.

Anthroposophy can also be defined as a path of knowledge or spiritual research, developed on the basis of European idealistic philosophy, rooted in the philosophies of Aristotle, Plato and Thomas Aquinas. It is primarily defined by its method of research, and secondly by the possible knowledge or experiences this leads to.

From this perspective, Anthroposophy can also be called spiritual science. As such, it is an effort to develop not only natural scientific, but also a spiritual scientific research on the basis of the idealistic tradition, in the spirit of the historical strivings, that have led to the development of modern science.

On this basis, Anthroposophy strives to bridge the clefts that have developed since the Middle Ages between the sciences, the arts and the religious strivings of man as the three main areas of human culture, and build the foundation for a synthesis of them for the future.

Anthroposophy is also an impulse to nurture the life of the soul in the individual and in human society, meaning among other things to nurture the respect for and interest in others on a purely human basis independently of their origin and views.


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Chadwick Library Edition

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The Chadwick Library Edition is an endeavor to republish—mostly in new or thoroughly revised English translations—a number of the written works of Rudolf Steiner. The Edition is named after the late horticulturist Alan Chadwick, whose life and work has served as inspiration to the small group from whence the idea originated. Learn more


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rudolf Steiner press  |  uk distribution partner

Rudolf Steiner Press is now the sole publisher and distributor of his work in the UK. Our company has gone under various guises over the decades, but was established as Rudolf Steiner Press Ltd. and as a registered charity in 1991. It remains an independent company and charity with its own board of trustees, but is closely associated with the Anthroposophical Society in Great Britain. Rudolf Steiner Press works closely with its sister organization, SteinerBooks, in the USA. Although independent, we distribute each other’s books and cooperate on publishing programmes. The company has been managed and directed by Sevak Gulbekian since January 1994.