anthroposophy

[an-thruh-pos-uh-fee]

noun

a philosophy based on the teachings of Rudolf Steiner (1861–1925) which maintains that, by virtue of a prescribed method of self-discipline, cognitional experience of the spiritual world can be achieved.

Nearby words

  1. anthropophagite,
  2. anthropophagy,
  3. anthropophilic,
  4. anthropophyte,
  5. anthroposcopy,
  6. anthroposphere,
  7. anthropozoonosis,
  8. anthurium,
  9. anti,
  10. anti-

Origin of anthroposophy

From the German word Anthroposophie, dating back to 1910–15. See anthropo-, -sophy

Related formsan·thro·po·soph·i·cal [an-thruh-puh-sof-i-kuh l] /ˌæn θrə pəˈsɒf ɪ kəl/, an·thro·po·soph·ic, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for anthroposophy

anthroposophy

noun

the spiritual and mystical teachings of Rudolph Steiner, based on the belief that creative activities such as myth making, which formed a part of life in earlier times, are psychologically valuable, esp for educational and therapeutic purposes
Derived Formsanthroposophic (ˌænθrəpəʊˈsɒfɪk), adjectiveanthroposophist, noun

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