The anthroposophical world view is not unscientific

The fact that Anthroposophy expresses a different world-view from that of physics, need not mean that it must therefore be unscientific. The Anthroposophical findings only come from a different source – from being awake in spiritual realms. In the same way that you have to grope about in the dark and feel your way about if there is no light in a room but you get a totally different impression once the room it is filled with light, the spiritual researcher also sees everything in a new light when his spiritual eyes are opened. This person has not suddenly become less scientific just because his experiences have been enriched by a broader view. The logic of the Anthroposophist is just as valid as the logic of the physicist. It only transpires in another region.

It is a remarkable display of ignorance, if people reject as unscientific our research, before they have even tried it. We use the same thought processes in spiritual realms as the natural-scientists use in the physical realm; therefore, the Anthroposophical research method harmonises with that of science.

Source (German): Rudolf Steiner – GA 52 – Spirituelle Seelenlehre und Weltbetrachtung – Berlin, 6 October 1904 (page 394)

Translated by Nesta Carsten-Krüger

Previously posted on February 14, 2016

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