Fundamentals of Therapy)
of Anthroposophical Medicine based on the Science of the
by Rudolf Steiner and Ita Wegman M.D.
Steiner collaborated with physician Ita Wegman to write this
classic introduction to anthroposophical medicine, intended to
help revitalize the healing arts through spiritual knowledge.
Without dismissing or underrating modern medicine,
Extending Practical Medicine is an attempt to extend the
approach of allopathic medicine beyond its present materialistic outlook
to a fuller view of the human condition. Steiner and Dr Wegman felt "it
was important to add to existing knowledge the insights that
can come from true perception of the spirit, enabling us to
understand the processes of illness and healing."
Ita Wegman founded the Institute of Clinical Medicine in
Arlesheim, Switzerland and devoted her efforts to developing
the principles outlined in this book.
Trans: A. R. Meuss (GA27); 144pp
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Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925) called his spiritual philosophy
'anthroposophy', which he defined as 'the consciousness of one's
humanity', and the disciplined methods of studying this he termed
‘spiritual science’. As a highly developed clairvoyant and
spiritual initiate, he spoke from
his direct cognition of the spiritual world. However, he did not see
his work as religious or sectarian, but rather sought to found a
universal 'science of the spirit'.
many published works (written books and lectures) - which include
his research into the spiritual nature of the human being, the
evolution of the world and humanity, and methods of personal
development - invite readers to develop their own spiritual
faculties. He also provided indications for the renewal of many
human activities, including education - both general and special -
agriculture, medicine, economics, architecture, science, philosophy,
religion and the arts. He wrote some 30 books and delivered over
6000 lectures across Europe, and in 1924 founded the General
Anthroposophical Society which today has branches throughout the
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