noun \ˌan(t)-thrə-ˈpä-sə-fē\


:  a 20th century religious system growing out of theosophy and centering on human development
an·thro·pos·o·phist \-sə-fist\ noun

First Known Use of ANTHROPOSOPHY



noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Philosophy based on the view that the human intellect has the ability to contact spiritual worlds. It was formulated in the early 20th century by Rudolf Steiner and was influenced by theosophy. Steiner wanted to develop a faculty for spiritual perception independent of the senses, which he believed was latent in all human beings, and to this end he founded the Anthroposophical Society in 1912. Now based in Dornach, Switzerland, the society has branches worldwide.


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