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[an-thruh-pos-uh-fee] /ˌæn θrəˈpɒs ə fi/
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 of anthroposophy
1910-15; < German Anthroposophie. See anthropo-, -sophy
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[an-thruh-puh-sof-i-kuh l] /ˌæn θrə pəˈsɒf ɪ kəl/ (Show IPA),
anthroposophic, adjective Unabridged
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  • These demands cannot be met by appealing to anthroposophy or to any other theories.
  • anthroposophy describes a broad evolution of human consciousness as follows.
  • anthroposophy has had many prominent supporters outside of the movement.
British Dictionary definitions for anthroposophy


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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