What is the society’s role and what does membership support?
The Anthroposophical Society in Australia is the collective body of branches, groups and other anthroposophical organisations throughout Australia. The General Anthroposophical Society is the world body for anthroposophy with its centre in Switzerland. It comprises the many country societies, including the society in Australia. A person becomes a member of the General Anthroposophical Society and is then recognised as a member in their country and with their chosen branch or group.
The society aims to nurture the life of the soul both in individual and human society on the basis of a true knowledge of the spiritual world. It also supports the objects and purposes of the General Anthroposophical Society centred in Dornach Switzerland.
The society publishes information for its members on this website, in journals and in newsletters to publicise activities, meetings, conferences, workshops and performances.
Membership contributions support the activities of the society in Australia and anthroposophical work globally, as well as publications, seminars, exhibitions, performances, lectures, conferences and courses.
What are the benefits of membership?
Members benefit from activities in their local area, receiving communication from branches, the national society and the worldwide society.
Once members have been involved for more than two years, they can apply for membership and attend meetings of the school of Spiritual Science offered in their local area.
How is the society managed?
The Management group acts as the executive body of the society in Australia and is responsible for the management of the society’s activities generally and at the national level. The group sees their overall purpose as being, “In service of the healthy evolution of anthroposophy”.
The group works to ensure the society in Australia is visible and relevant in the world, as well as encouraging the growth of local initiatives in support of anthroposophy.
The Management group is responsible for the allocation of grant monies via the General Grant Fund and the Workshop Fund.
Meetings are generally held monthly.
The latest AGM minutes from 26 May 2018 are available here.
How can I find out about membership?
If you would like to enquire about the process of joining the society, you can complete the form below. You will be contacted to provide you with introductory membership information and member contribution details.