IPMT 5 Year program







First year:

Introduction into methodology, diagnostic and treatment of Anthroposophic Medicine. Practical example how anthroposophic remedies are produced and how to work with them. Overview over the inner meditative path to understand the human being in its emotional and spiritual dimensions according to a concrete understanding how the system of immunological and self-healing processes can be stimulated by medicaments and meditative work.



Recommended readings for individual studies and small group work to prepare the second year’s program:

Rudolf Steiner: How to Know Higher Worlds – the Modern Path of Initiation.
Anthroposophic Press Inc. Hudson, NY, USA 1994

Rudolf Steiner: Occult Science. GA 13. Anthroposophic Press, NY, USA. 1972.

Rudolf Steiner, Ita Wegman: Fundamentals of Therapy. An Extension of the Art of Healing through Spiritual-Scientific Knowledge. GA 27, Mercury Press, Spring Valley, NY, USA 1999

Otto Wolff: Anthroposophical Medicine and its Remedies. Mercury Press, Spring Valley, NY, USA 1988



Second year:


Deepening of the goetheanistic methodology towards observation and thinking faculty building inorder to outline the path of spiritual diagnosis as complement to mainstream medical diagnostics. Understanding of the Etheric Body as system of regeneration and live-giving functions and forces. Development of the concrete understanding how thinking capacities and live processes are interacting and promoting physical and spiritual health. Follow up of a variety of single case studies and disease management examples.
 Recommended readings to prepare the third years program:

Rudolf Steiner, Ita Wegman: Fundamentals of Therapy. An Extension of the Art of Healing through Spiritual-Scientific Knowledge. GA 27, Mercury Press, Spring Valley, NY, USA 1999

K. Huseman., O. Wolff: The Anthroposophical Approach to Medicine. Vol. 2 and 3 (Vol. 2 out of print, Vol. 3 published 2005 in Anthroposophic Press, Hudson NY, USA 1982/1987/2003).



Third year:


Souldevelopment. The healing impact of the arts, especially tone eurythmy, music-, speech-, painting-, modelizing therapy. Psychotherapy, psychiatric disease management. Anthroposophic Medicine on the field of medical specialization as internal medicine, pediatrics, gynecology, intensive care, surgery and others.

Cosmological understanding of the human being and the earth, projective geometry, metal treatment and working with about medical meditations.

Recommended readings to prepare the fourth years program:

Rudolf Steiner: Education for Special Needs. The Curative Education Course. GA 317.
Rudolf Steiner Press. London 1998

Rudolf Steiner: Manifestations of Karma: Eleven Lectures Given in Hamburg between 16 and 28 May 1910. Rudolf Steiner Press. London 1995

Rudolf Steiner: Intuitive Thinking as a Spiritual Path. A Philosophy of Freedom.
Anthroposophic Press. Hudson. NY, USA 1995

Rudolf Steiner: Course for Young Doctors. GA 316. Mercury Press. Spring Valley, NY, USA 1993

Rudolf Steiner, Ita Wegman: Fundamentals of Therapy. An Extension of the Art of Healing through Spiritual-Scientific Knowledge. GA 27, Mercury Press, Spring Valley, NY, USA 1999



Fourth year:


The understanding of “the healer within”, the spiritual salutogenic resource of the higher self. The spiritual law of reincarnation and karma and its relevance for illness and health. Inner and outer origins of physical and mental diseases. Meditations for patients. Research methodology, documentation with academic standards. Anthroposophic medicine in daily practise, hospitals, home care etc.

Recommended readings to prepare the fifth years program:

Guus van der Bie: Foundations of Anthroposophic Medicine. A training manual. Floris Books, Edinburgh 2004

Rudolf Steiner, Ita Wegman: Fundamentals of Therapy. An Extension of the Art of Healing through Spiritual-Scientific Knowledge. GA 27, Mercury Press, Spring Valley, NY, USA 1999



Fifth year:


Psychosocial pathology and therapy, the social dimension of doctor’s role and responsibility. The role of agriculture and economic live for the well-being of the social and individual live. Education as preventive medicine, the pedagogical law, pastoral medicine, the esoteric foundation of the professional live: Professional live as service for humanity and the spiritual world. Daily live as path of initiation. One of the fifth year training weeks is supposed to be held at the Goetheanum, School for Spiritual Science in Dornach / Switzerland.

Recommended readings:

Rudolf Steiner: Agriculture. Spiritual foundations for the renewal of agriculture.
Bio-dynamic farming and gardening Assoc. Inc. Kimberton, PA, USA 1993

Rudolf Steiner: Towards Social Renewal – rethinking the basis of society. Rudolf Steiner Press. London 1999