Adherents have an outlook on life based on acceptance of the existence of a spiritual world they insist is around us, but for which the only evidence is the clairvoyant visions of Rudolf Steiner.
Guardian angels are to be communed with; “painful events…can be placed in to the lap of one’s angel” says the Handbook for Waldorf Class Teachers “…with a prayer towards the wisdom (and possibly repentance) of the following morning.”
Angels? Prayers? Repentance? Not the normal stuff of teaching guides.
A list in Wikipedia has Anthroposophy under Mysticism and Occult; Theosophy, which was the basis for Anthroposophy, is also there.
The NHS have decided that anthroposophy is a religion and their list of religions was drawn up for this reason;
“Consistent recording of a person’s religious or other belief system affiliation is required to support the planning, delivery and quality monitoring of holistic and pastoral care.”
Anthroposophy appears in the section called…
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