|RESEARCH INSTITUTIONS, SOCIETIES AND GROUPS
natural scientific section at Goetheanum
(almost only in German)
Naturwissenschaft ist heute die Bewusstseinsgrundlage der Menschen
in allen Lebensgebieten.
Sektion am Goetheanum leistet die anthroposophische Erweiterung der Forschung.
Sie setzt dazu an den feststellbaren Tatsachen und dem sachgemässen
naturwissenschaftlichen Umgang damit an und erfordert Schritte auf dem
Schulungsweg. Die Verwandlung der Erkenntnisansätze in der Naturwissenschaft
ist insbesondere für das Feld des sozialen Lebens wichtig.
Die Arbeit umfasst:
Wahrnehmung der Aktivitäten,
Förderung und Durchführung der Forschung, die sich auf die Erweiterung
der Naturwissenschaft durch Anthroposophie bezieht.
Die esoterischen Bedürfnisse
der naturwissenschaftlich Forschenden aufsuchen, wie sie im Leben entstehen,
besonders Aspekte des anthroposophischen Schulungsweges. Fragen der Zeit
so aufgreifen, dass die neuen anthroposophischen Ansätze auf verschiedenen
Lebensgebieten fruchtbar werden. Pflege des menschenbildenden Umgangs mit
der Natur und der eigenen Naturanschauung.
section at Goetheanum
(still only in German, but English and Spanish versions
are in preparation)
Die anthroposophische Medizin basiert auf der naturwissenschaftlichen
Medizin und wird nur von approbierten Ärzten ausgeübt.
Sie fügt zu den naturwissenschaftlichen
Erkenntnissen die Forschungsergebnisse über das Wesen des menschlichen
Lebens, der Seele und des Geistes hinzu, wie sie durch die Methoden der
anthroposophischen Geisteswissenschaft R. Steiners erarbeitet werden.
mathematical-astronomical section at Goetheanum
Page being reworked July 2000
Group of the Anthroposophical Society in Great Britain
The Science Group group exists to promote an understanding of scientific
method and results, broadened and deepened by spiritual science; to maintain
contacts among those with similar interests; to encourage collaboration
and to publish and translate important contributions.
group publishes a Newsletter twice a year which includes details of forthcoming
meetings and courses, reports, book reviews, information on new publications
and details of articles available from members.
formerly titled Newsletter Articles Supplement and first issued in 1995,
is for longer articles on science, epistemology and mathematics. Its peer-reviewed
content, in English, comprises research and other relevant articles, short
communications and any correspondence these generate. Editor: Dr David
Forum for Genetic Engineering
Developing viewpoints and public awareness
Ifgene has been formed to encourage a deeper dialogue about genetic
engineering by giving special attention to the worldviews out of which
people approach science, and the moral and spiritual implications of biotechnology.
The Louis Bolk Institute is an independent research
institute in Driebergen, the Netherlands.
was founded in 1976 at a time, in which it was not yet possible to work
on unconventional research methods within the conventional paradigm.
its founding it has encouraged research methods which focus on not only
quantitative but also qualitative aspects.
aim of the Louis Bolk Institute is to contribute to the scientific and
social needs for innovative research.
the Institute support is given to the scientific research of medical practitioners,
farmers and dietitians who have an anthroposophical background or who are
interested in anthroposophy or at least in a broader view of plants, animals
Institute currently employs 25 people in three research departments, including
agriculture, medicine and nutrition.
Biodynamic Research Intitute
The aim of the Research Institute is to carry
out scientific research, mainly regarding agriculture and nutrient issues.
The guiding platform for the research work, is the theory of knowledge
developed by Rudolf Steiner which has laid down the general outlines for
the Biodynamic acriculture.
Biodynamic Research institute was founded in 1988. Up to then it was part
of "the Nordic Research Ring for Biodynamic Agriculture". Since autumn
1997 the institute is a part of the Rudolf Steiner High School.The research
activities at the institute is a continuation of a work that began in the
early 1950´s and which today form an alternative to conventional
centre of the activity is the Biodynamic farm. The farm itself with its
fields, crops, animals and human beings, is the starting-point for studies
concerning food quality, nutritive-and health values, environment,landscape
and for the society in general.
aim is to transform acriculture into a good-working and living organism
in a positive inter-action with the surrounding environment and to be a
fundamental part of a sustinable society. This demands deepened insight
and knowledge as well in physical issues as in the living sphere which
we meet in plants, animals and human beings. At the institute we try to
transfer this knowledge to practical steps.
The work of the society is to organize the extensive scientific and
artistic material that forms the estate after Paul Schatz, who died in
1979, to encourage further research along the lines initiated by Paul Schatz
and develop the potential of numerous ideas he had on new technology.
Schatz found that in addition
to the old-established movements of rotation and translation
(movement in a straight line) there is a third basic movement - rhythmically
pulsating inversion. The new movement offers considerable potential
for new technology.
Bringing the artist's approach
to questions of space and the zodiac, Paul Schatz found, in 1929, that
the Platonic bodies could be inverted or everted. The invertible cube he
created is based on these laws; it, and the specific rhythms arising on
inversion, provided the basis for all the work Paul Schatz did from that
The study of the inversion
of the cube led to among other things the construction of the "Turbula",
a patented and widely used mixing machine.
for Flow Sciences)
A research institute based on the work of Theodor
Many people realise that the issue of water quality with not be solved
only by looking at limits of contaminants. What is what we recognise as
good water and experience as refreshing and how does it behave?
Our independent public research
institute is devoting itself to precisely this question. We seek to understand
water in its life-promoting context and are studying how to reveal its
characteristics. A proper picture of this aspect of the quality of water
is still a long way off.
We take a phenomenological
approach to flow scientific experimental studies on water and study the
theory of knowledge that underlies a responsible way of dealing with water
and thereby strive to contribute to a renewal of awareness for it. We develop
an anthroposophically oriented scientific approach in this area by acknowledging
the spiritual-supersensible aspects of natural phenomena.
is Goethean Science?
An introduction by David Eyes
with an English Language Short Reading List in
The site also
contains an English translation of the series of 18 lectures by Steiner
on The Relationship
of the Diverse Branches of Natural Science to Astronomy (the complete "Third
(A summary by
Jorge Resines of the
"Second Science Course" by Rudolf Steiner, on warmth, can be found
on another page at TheBee site.
Science Course"; The Light Course by Rudolf Steiner Ten Lectures, 23rd
December 1919 to 3rd January 1920 [ GA 299] held in Stuttgart to teachers
at the first Waldorf school can now aldo be found in full on-line at e-lib.
The site also contains full text versions of a number of other lecture
series and written
works by Rudolf Steiner. )
a Holistic Biology
Theory and practice. A tribute
to Rolf Sattler and his work.
Illustrated abstract by Bruce K. Kirchoff,
Department of Biology, University of North Carolina of a talk presented
at the Botanical Society of America Symposium Plant morphology.
Putting soul into science
An online book
By Michael Friedjung, Research Director at
the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS).
Published by Southern Cross
Bringing chaos to order by looking phenomena right
in the "I"
By Tom Mellet, Dept. of Physics Vanderbilt University Nashville,
An alternative view
By Valdemar W Setzer, Dept of Computer Science, Institute of Mathematics
and Statistics University of São Paulo, Brazil
A Technological Manifestation Of The Spiritual Threshold
By Gottfried Straube
An introduction by David Heaf
SPECIFIC RESEARCH AREAS
for Alternative Medicine Research in Cancer
By The Center for Alternative
Medicine Research in Cancer at The University of Texas~Houston Health Science
See also National Center for Complementary
and Alternative Medicne (NCCAM)
First proposed in 1916 by Rudolf Steiner, mistletoe
is one of the most widely used unconventional cancer treatments in Europe.
The liquid extract
from the mistletoe plant (Viscum album L.) has been used for over 75 years
to treat tumors, with active ingredients being viscotoxins and lectins.
Lectins are sugar-containing
proteins that bind to sugar molecules of complex proteins and lipids on
the surface of cells.
have both cell-killing (by stopping protein synthesis) and immunostimulatory
activity, whereas viscotoxins are limited to killing cells by damaging
the cell membranes, but not influencing the immune system.
A short overview of a number
Homoeopathy developed long before the rise of
modern scientific medicine and the placebo-controlled double-blind trial.
of homoeopathy have claimed that it cannot be investigated in this way,
but in fact there have been several studies in recent years which have
conformed to objective scientific studies.
The majority of
these have shown homoeopathy to have a measurable therapeutic effect; in
other words, homoeopathy appeared to work better than an inert placebo.
From the site
of The Research Council for Complementary
Projective geometry is a beautiful subject which has some remarkable
applications beyond those in standard textbooks. These were pointed to
by Rudolf Steiner who sought an exact way of working scientifically with
aspects of reality which cannot be described in terms of ordinary physical
His colleague George Adams
worked out much of this and pointed the way to some remarkable research
done by Lawrence Edwards in recent years.
Steiner's spiritual research
showed that there is another kind of space in which more subtle aspects
of reality such as life processes take place. Adams took his descriptions
of how this space is experienced and found a way of specifying it geometrically,
which is dealt with in the Counter Space Page.
A brief introduction to
the basics of the subject is given in a Basics Page.
The work of Lawrence Edwards
is introduced in a Path Curves Page, and some explorations of his work
on further aspects is described in a Pivot Transforms Page. This is mostly
pictorial, with reference to documentation.
YOU ARE INVITED TO EXPLORE!
descent of man?
A contribution by Paul Carline on the evolution of
By Philip Kilner and Guang-Zhong Yang
A page on a site dedicated to the work of John Ernst
Worell Keely, connecting to viewpoints by Rudolf Steiner in the courses
on Natural Science
This wholistic merging of science, music, art and philosophy is based
on the idea that everything in the universe vibrates. Therefore the connecting
link between all that there is is vibration.
By studying the physics
of vibration we will be enabled to see beyond material matter (effects)
and into the very nature of the causative Forces of Nature operating by
immutable Universal Laws. Aspects and dynamics of sound and vibration have
been well organized and developed as and in music.
By Brian Coolbyte
Aristotelian interpretation of quantum mechanics
A paper by Jos
The classical view on physical reality being composed of absolute objects
and fields has been challenged by Niels Bohr, who proposed the elementary
phenomenon as the basic constituent of reality.
This paper propounds a reformulation
of the Copenhagen interpretation in terms of the Aristotelian concept of
'four causes'. This interpretation explicitely incorporates the irrational
will-side of nature and leads to the conclusion that it could be impossible
for life phenomena and life structures to undergo copying.
This conclusion is important
for the study of consciousness, as many arguments used in the debate presuppose
that life processes and living structures can be replicated or copied in
LITTERATURE, PUBLICATIONS AND DISCUSSION FORUMS
Rudolf Steiner trained as a scientist in the 1880s, and he retained
a keen interest in scientific investigation throughout his life.
He consciously spoke of
Anthroposophy as Spiritual Science, believing fervently that the same standards
of clear logical thinking that had been so successfully applied to the
world of outer Nature could and should be used in the study of the inner
world of the human being and the spiritual aspects of the world.
He was also very clear about
some of the less positive results of detached "object-oriented" thinking,
and today's Anthroposophical scientists strive to find new ways to work
with the phenomena of the outer world that do not separate the observer
from the observed.
In this they may find inspiration
from the work of Goethe, whose scientific writings were edited by Rudolf
Steiner, as well as from Steiner himself.
Some recently published
books may give a taste of the methods of thought of a few anthroposophical
scientists, and the results that they have achieved through these methods.
literature in German
- Physik, Naturwissenschaften
- Heilkunde, Medizin
- Rudolf Hauschka
- Paul Schatz
Published by The
Science group of the anthroposophical Society of Great Britain
Science Forum appeared in ten issues between the years 1979 and 1996
when it ceased publication. It was edited by Dr Howard Smith, Hedley Gange
and latterly John Messenger. Its function has largely been replaced by
the more frequently published Newsletter
in combination with the journal Archetype.
The firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list was set up on the
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