«All publications of the Society shall be public, in the same sense as are those of other public societies*. The publications of the School of Spiritual Science will form no exception as regards this public character; however, the leadership of the School reserves the right to deny in advance the validity of any judgment on these publications which is not based on the same training from which they have been derived. Consequently they will regard as justified no judgement which is not based on an appropriate preliminary training, as is also the common practice in the recognised scientific world.»

* The conditions under which one acquires training have also been made public, and their publication will be continued.

Foundation Statute §8 of the Anthroposophical Society

Council

Stefano Corona

Member of the Executive Council since 2020

Profession:

  • Mechanical engineer and business economist in various functions and branches of industry
  • Since 2015 managing director of Casa Andrea Cristoforo in Ascona

Particular concerns:

  • Development of that state of mind and mood of soul which gives right life to the anthroposophical truths
  • Turning to the spirit content in order to find "...what can lead the soul from the authentically human to a satisfying community of people, and to the full experience of this community." (Rudolf Steiners Letters to the Members)
  • Cultivate Anthroposophy in society in such a way that it enkindles life in it

Focal points in the work of the Executive Council:

  • Conference of the professional fields
  • Conference of Delegates
  • ... further key areas will emerge

 

Marc Desaules

Member of the Executive Council since 1994

Profession:

  • Physicist and entrepreneur
  • 1979 Founding of «L’AUBIER» at Montezillon-Neuchâtel, biodynamic farm, Bio-Restaurant and Hotel, Öko-Quartier for young and old. Currently responsible for the structure, finance and real estate.  |  www.aubier.ch
  • 1985 Co-Founder of «CoOpera» in Bern, pension fund for entrepreneurs, artists and freelancers (PUK). Now active in the board of trustees.  |  www.coopera.ch

Main Concerns:

  • To enable the Anthroposophical Society and the School of Spiritual Science can work together with the different anthroposophical actors around the world
  • To enable the rights life to develop itself out of the feelings of human beings.
  • To enable economic relations to become associative in character

Main work as a Member of the Executive Council:

  • General Secretary and Treasurer
  • Goetheanum Fund
  • Conference of Working Fields
  • Website: anthroposophie.ch
  • Social- and Natural Science

 

Milena Kowarik

Freelance work on the Executive Council since 2016
Board member since 2020

Profession:

  • Master of Arts in Musicpedagogy and Performance
  • Cello teacher and concert cellist with various ensembles
  • Co-worker in the steering group of the World Social Initiative Forum
  • Co-worker in the organisation team of the annual conference of the School for Spiritual Science for young people of the International Youth Section

Special concerns:

  • Social commitment on a spiritual basis
  • Working together on world problems from Anthroposophy
  • Bringing anthroposophical ideals to life
  • Building bridges between the Anthroposophical Society and the non-anthroposophical world
  • Building bridges within the Anthroposophical Society
  • Working within the School of Spiritual Science with young people
  • Raising the profile of the School and the Society, and facilitating exchange
  • Communication and sharing with members

Focal points on the Board:

  • Initiative forum for refugees
  • School of Spiritual Science forum for young people
  • Annual Conferences
  • Accompaniment of the branches in north-western Switzerland

 

Clara Steinemann

Member of the Executive Council since 2005

Profession:

  • Study of music at University of Chile with specialisation in piano
  • Seminar in Waldorf pedagogy in Santiago
  • Mother of five children
  • Founding and direction of playgroup „Die ersten Sonnenstrahlen“

Main concerns:

  • Development of an inner culture as the on-going basis for one’s activities in life
  • Questions concerning the form of the Anthroposophical Society
  • Discovery and recognition of the different spiritual streams behind today’s social phenomena’s and in connection with a culture of forgiveness

Main work as a Member of the Executive Council:

  • Taking care of the relationship of the National Society with the Goetheanum and the General Anthroposophical Society 
  • Annual conferences
  • Widar
  • Youth

Paul Zebhauser

Freelance work on the Executive Council since 2017
Board member since 2020

Profession:

  • Training in agriculture/vegetable production
  • Active in special needs education
  • Currently studying education

Special concerns:

  • Connecting anthroposophical work in Switzerland, strengthening the connection between the institutions and the Anthroposophical Society and the School of Spiritual Science at the Goetheanum.
  • Anthroposophy and the public sphere

Focal points in the work of the Executive Council:

  • New edition of a brochure on the Anthroposophical Society in Switzerland
  • website
  • Support of various Executive Council activities