Rudolf Steiner’s Anthroposophy: Valued by many as the overall blueprint for spiritual survival in an over analytical-technologic age. What has risen out of Anthroposophic impulses still continues to bear success, such as in Waldorf education, Demeter agriculture, independent community banking. Rudolf Steiner founded Anthroposophic medicine in collaboration with Ita Wegman.
At the height of her time Ita Wegman lived in the heart of Europe, during one of the most exciting times of the modern age: the threshold to the 20th century: Inventions and technical innovations are profoundly changing the means of production. Wealth and prosperity grow, yet, not all benefit. The rigorous daily time beat of the machine age greatly increase and tax the individual’s physical strain. To counter this there arises the movement to reform life which brings together people searching for a “third way”. They meet in Vienna, Berlin, Prague, at places like Monte Verita , Dornach and Worpswede. Their themes and issues include life in the city, overbearing materialism, industrialization’s destruction of nature as well as finding utopian visions that could help find a safe and felicitous future for mankind. They aim by their means to bring about a renewal of humankind from within.