Anthroposophy is a modern spiritual path that cherishes and respects the freedom of each individual. It recognises however, that real freedom is actually an inner capacity that can only be obtained by degrees according to the spiritual development of the individual. The striving for this capacity, and the corresponding spiritual development, can be greatly assisted through a scientific study of the spiritual nature of humanity and the universe.
Such a study is available in the writings and lectures of Rudolf Steiner – an initiate of the twentieth century.
Steiner called his study – spiritual research or Anthroposophy.
Anthroposophy is thus not only the spiritual path to freedom, it is also a scientific study of the spiritual knowledge gained on this path. For Steiner, Anthroposophy was the path that could ‘lead the spiritual in the human being to the spiritual in the universe’. And he showed that it is a path that is capable of inspiring many cultural innovations – in education, agriculture, medicine, architecture, science and the arts – and much else. ( Via: http://www.anthroposophy.org.uk/ )