Unjustified accusation of the Anthroposophical worldview

To render the Anthroposophical world view understandable, it is always accused of having its ideas and results as based on research by people who first need to be schooled for it, therefore results of Anthroposophical research can’t be verified from the outset by anyone and that nevertheless these observations are presented to unprepared people.

Yet this accusation, however justified it seems, belongs to the most unjustified ones that can be made against the Anthroposophical Movement, because it doesn’t stipulate that every single person is to be immediately directed towards becoming a researcher in a supersensible area, but it deals with their research results being presented in such a way that every other individual can prove it for themselves, simply with ordinary human understanding and ordinary healthy logic. 

Source: Rudolf Steiner – GA 81 – Impulse for Renewal: Lecture IV: Anthroposophy and Pedagogy – Berlin, 8 March 1922

Translated by Hanna von Maltitz