The New Mexico Branch of the Anthroposophical Society is dedicated to furthering the work of Rudolf Steiner. Through education, community building, and support of local initiatives, we strive to enliven the spiritual, moral, artistic and cultural life of humanity.
Anthroposophy is a discipline of research as well as a path of knowledge, service, personal growth, and social engagement. Introduced and developed by Rudolf Steiner, it is concerned with all aspects of human life, spirit and humanity’s future evolution and well-being.
The Anthroposophical Society in America is a non-sectarian, non-political organization open to everyone regardless of religion, race, nationality, social standing, scientific or artistic conviction. It was founded as “an association of people who would foster the life of the soul, both in the individual and in human society, on the basis of a true knowledge of the spiritual world.”
“Anthroposophy is a path of knowledge to guide the Spiritual in the human being to the Spiritual in the Universe.”
Anthroposophy arrived in North America in the early 1920’s; first in New York, followed by California and gradually moving to Chicago, Illinois and the Midwest. The seed for Anthroposophy in New Mexico seems to have been planted in 1935. At that time several members from the General Anthroposophical Society in Dornach, Switzerland made a cross country trip of the United States. One member traveled via train to the West Coast and on the return to Chicago stopped off in Albuquerque, NM. In northern New Mexico, he gave a talk on Anthroposophy to an audience of hundreds. This event seems to have been organized by the artist group from Taos.
During the 1960’s, the seed that was planted in the New Mexican soil was picked up by three pioneers who arrived with an interest in Anthroposophy. Their study groups became the foundation for Anthroposophy in the area. Over the years, visiting leaders from the Anthroposophical Society added to their work. Then in the 1980’s, individuals founded the Santa Fe Waldorf School. A High School was added in the early 2000’s.
In 1991, the members in New Mexico requested and received formal recognition from the Anthroposophical Society in America. In the late 1990’s, the Sangre de Cristo group came together to study the “Spiritual Significance of Los Alamos.” Presently, the group is focusing on the importance of Anthroposophy.