Suggested Reading List


Complete Healing – An Introduction to Anthroposophical Medicine, (previously titled: Healing for Body, Soul & Spirit), Dr. Michael Evans & Iain Rodger, Floris Books, ISBN 0-86315-306-2

Handbook for Rhythmical Einreibungen According to Wegman/Hauschka, ed. Monika Layer, Temple Lodge 2006, ISBN 1-902636-76-7

The 12 Nursing Gestures and the Zodiac, Lecture and Summary by Rolf Heine, (held in Vidarkliniken, Järna, Sweden 23-25 October 2005)

Awakening the Will: Principles and Processes in Adult Learning, Coenraad van Houten, Temple Lodge , ISBN 1-902636-11-2

Compresses And Other Therapeutic Applications—A Handbook from the Ita Wegman Clinic, Monika Fingado, Floris Books, ISBN 9780863158759

Living With Your Body, Walther Buhler, RS Press, ISBN 978-1-85584-390-5

Thinking Like a Plant, Craig Holdredge, Lindisfarne Books, ISBN 978-1- 58420-143- 4

Anthroposophical Care for the Elderly, Annegret Camps et al., Floris Books, ISBN 978-086315-653-3

Nursing the Human Being, Tessa Therkleson, Mercury Press, ISBN 10 0-936132-14-0

Blessed by Illness, L.F.C. Mees, MD, Anthroposophic Press, ISBN 0 88010 054 0

New Eyes for Plants, A Workbook for Observing and Drawing plants, Margaret Colquhoun, Hawthorn Press, ISBN: 9781869890858

Healing Plants: Insights through Spiritual Science by Wilhelm Pelikan, Mercury Press, ISBN 0-929979-64-8

The Healing Power of the Planetary Metals, Henning M. Schramm, Lindisfarne Books, ISBN 978-1-58420-157-1

The Anthroposophic Medical Movement: Responsibility structures and modes of work, edited by Michaela Glöckler and Rolf Heine, Verlag Am Goetheanum,  ISBN  978-3-7235-1410-8

Home Nursing for Carers, Tineke van Bentheim, et al, Floris Books, ISBN 086315-541-3 (previously titled: Caring for the Sick at Home)

A Guide to Child Health, Michaela Gloeckler & Wolfgang Goebel, Floris Books, ISBN 0-86315-104-3

Phases: The Spiritual Rhythms in Adult Life, Bernard Lievegoed, Sophia Books, ISBN 1-879839-08-01

Meditation as Contemplative Inquiry, Arthur Zajonc, Lindisfarne Books, ISBN 978-1-558420-062-8

Fundamentals of Therapy, by Rudolf Steiner and Ita Wegman

Sensitive Chaos, the Creation of Flowing Forms in Water and Air, Theodor Schwenk, Rudolf Steiner Press


Fundamentals of  TherapySteiner, Rudolf and Wegman, ItaMercury Press, bilingual edition, newly translated by C. van Tellingen. Also available as: Extending Practical Medicine, Rudolf Steiner Press, AR Meuss, translator. (AP)

Introducing Anthroposophical Medicine
, Steiner.R. Anthroposophic Press. New translation by C. Creeger. Previously titled, Spiritual Science and Medicine. Referred to as the “First Medical Course” of lectures Steiner gave. 20 lectures from March 21-April 9, 1920, Dornach, Switzerland  (AP)

Anthroposophical Spiritual Science and Medical Therapy: The Second Medical Course, Steiner, R. Mercury Press, 9 lectures April 11-18, 1921 Dornach (MP) Advanced material; recommended for readers familiar with the subject.

Fundamentals of Anthroposophical Medicine, Steiner, R. Mercury Press. GA 314, 4 lectures Given to doctors, October 26-28, 1922, Stuttgart ,“Third Medical Course”(MP) Previously available under the title Anthroposophical Approach to Medicine, the translation of these four lectures, have been thoroughly revised by Alice Wulsin. Included in this edition are some portions omitted in the earlier, English translation.

Course for Young Doctors, Steiner, R. Mercury Press. 8 lectures, Jan 2-9,1924 and 5 lectures, April 21-25, 1924, Dornach, Contemplative path for doctors (MP)

Curative EurythmySteiner, R. Anthroposophic Press. 8 lectures, 1921-22, Stuttgart and Dornach. (AP)


Spiritual Science and the Art of Healing, Bott, Victor. Healing Arts Press. Concise, introductory guide for physicians. (Previously available asAnthroposophical Medicine) (AP)

Complete Healing: Regaining Your Health Through Anthroposophical Medicine , **Evans, Michael and Roger, Iain, Introduction to anthroposophic view of human being and this medical approach, for intelligent general audience—also a good basic overview for doctors who are brand-new to anthroposophic medicine.

A Guide to Child Health, Gloeckler, M. and Goebel,W., Anthroposophic Press, 1984. Written for parents, a bestseller in Germany; a useful introduction to children’s health issues from an anthroposophic perspective. Appendix contains instructions for parents on compresses, therapeutic baths, etc. (AP)

The Anthroposophical Approach to Medicine. Three volumes, Husemann, F. and Wolff, Otto, ed. SteinerBooks has republished Vol. 1.  Mercury Press has released a newly revised version of volume II, III  (MP) (RSL)

Anthroposophic Medicine, Kienle, G et al, 2006 Schattauer, Stuttgart and New York, ISBN-10:3-7945-2495-0 and ISBN-13:978-3-7945-2495-2 Summary of efficacy, costs, safety; review of anthroposophic medicine in contemporary evidence-based form, with comments on research methodology. Obtain from any bookstore, or from PAAM, for $20 (discount price) while supply lasts, write to

Foundations of Anthroposophical Medicine, Training Manual, Van der Bie, G., and Huber,M., eds., 2003 Floris Books, distributed in the US by SteinerBooks, Essays on method and ideas underlying anthroposophic medicine. (Also on 

Google Books)


The Anthroposophical Approach to Medicine. Three volumes, Husemann, F. & Wolff, Otto, ed. SteinerBooks has republished Vol. 1., Mercury Press has released a newly revised version of volume II, III  (MP) (RSL)

Healing Plants
Pelikan, Wilhelm, 1997 Mercury Press  Introduction to anthroposophic perspective on medicinal plants; review of ten plant families and their major medicinal genus/species. Beautiful illustrations, index, bibliography. (MP)

Fundamentals of TherapySteiner, R. and Wegman, I. Mercury Press, bilingual edition, newly translated by C. van Tellingen. Also available as: Extending Practical Medicine, Rudolf Steiner Press, AR Meuss, translator. (AP)

Vade Mecum: A Handbook of Anthroposophic Medicine, 
Van Heek-Van Tellingen, Christa, Ed., Mercury Press /Medical Section 2007, Monographs on 45 remedies, 4 major therapies, and some 10 common diagnoses.

Finding Remedies:  Spiritual Knowledge of Man and Nature, Vogel, Heinz-Hartmut, 2000 Medizin Verlags GmbH Bad Boll, Germany,  2 volumes Mercury Press

Remedies for Typical Diseases, Wolff, Otto  1996, Mercury Press, Introduction to therapy with the “doron” remedies

External ApplicationsMercury Press, compilation of indications for external treatments (compresses, etc.)

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