Anthropo = human being, Sophia = wisdom


“Anthroposophy is a path of knowledge which leads the spirit in the human being to the spirit in the universe”

“Anthroposophy does not want to impart knowledge, it seeks to awaken life”

Anthroposophy embraces a spiritual view of the human being and the cosmos with an emphasis on knowing (rather than faith) allowing recognition of our humanity (anthropos), which has inherent wisdom (sophia) to transform both itself and the world using the human heart, hand and mind.

Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925) created the society in 1923 out of the central insight that the human being incorporates body, soul and spirit, which finds expression in education, medicine, pharmacy, agriculture, different branches of the arts and sciences, and social structures.

A study of Anthroposophy provides the means for self-development of life in the modern world, beginning with applying our natural logical capacity for thinking to the spirit, followed by transformations into new realms of thinking, deeper feelings, and strengthening will-power.

The Nova Scotia Group is affiliated with the Anthroposophical Society in Canada and recognizes as members all registered members of the Anthroposophical Society residing in Nova Scotia as well as interested members in the Atlantic Provinces.

Study groups, meetings and seasonal gatherings are held at members’ homes and are open to Members and Friends- see FESTIVALS and EVENTS

contact us: 902-688-1857


Interested In What Underlies Waldorf?
Its Anthroposophical Context?

The Nova Scotia Group of the Anthroposophical Society in Canada is offering a new program of study for individuals interested in broadening their awareness of Waldorf education and its context within anthroposophy at the South Shore Waldorf School in Blockhouse (upstairs), on three Saturday afternoons:  November 3, Nov. 17 and Dec. 1 from 1:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. each Saturday.

Facilitated by Maggie Keppie, Ph.D. (History and Philosophy of Education), and sponsored by East Coast Institute for Studies in Anthroposophy (ECISA).

This program highlights a small, provocative essay written by Rudolf Steiner over a century ago that paved the way to what has become a world-wide educational movement: The Education of the Child in the Light of Anthroposophy, It is readily available on-line for reading or purchase. The translation by George and Mary Adams is recommended. It is also available on-line through searching for the title in the Rudolf Steiner Archives

Program components include artistic activities, guest faculty workshops, and focused group discussion, rooted in individual reflection and shared group exercises. Long-time Waldorf educator Judy King will present the 1st workshop as part of the afternoon on Saturday, November 3. Subsequent guest faculty workshop leaders will follow on Nov. 17 and Dec 1. Gluten-free refreshments will be available during each session.

The combined cost for all three sessions is $120, payable to the NS Group
by email transfer or cheque. Contact Dr. Maggie Keppie for registration details:
902-542-5320 or

“The real teacher, the real educator, is not one who has studied educational theory as a science of the management of children, but one in whom the pedagogue has been awakened by awareness of human nature.” Rudolf Steiner

Please Note: Other foundation texts will be offered for study in the spring of 2019 for interested individuals who are motivated to study further.

ECISA is the program component of the NS Group of the Anthroposophical Society in Canada and offers on-going opportunities for Nova Scotians to learn about anthroposophy.


THE LIBRARY of the Nova Scotia Group is available at the home of Jane Peatfield and Tim Brooks. They can be reached by e-mail at

Click on EDUCATION for a complete listing of what is available.




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