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anthroposophy

[an-thruh-pos-uh-fee] /ˌæn θrəˈpɒs ə fi/
noun
1.
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.
Origin
1910-1915
1910-15; < German Anthroposophie. See anthropo-, -sophy
Related forms
anthroposophical
[an-thruh-puh-sof-i-kuh l] /ˌæn θrə pəˈsɒf ɪ kəl/ (Show IPA),
anthroposophic, adjective
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  • These demands cannot be met by appealing to anthroposophy or to any other theories.
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British Dictionary definitions for anthroposophy

anthroposophy

/ˌænθrəˈpɒsəfɪ/
noun
1.
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 Forms
anthroposophic (ˌænθrəpəʊˈsɒfɪk) adjective
anthroposophist, noun
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