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SUGGESTED READING LIST

These books can be obtained from any bookstore, per special order, or many can be obtained during the IPMT at the RSC Bookstore on-campus. They can be ordered directly from the following: 

SteinerBooks Anthroposophic Press
PO Box 960
Herndon, VA 20172-0960
Phone: (703) 661-1594
Email
: service@steinerbooks.org 
SteinerBooks website 

Mercury Press 
241 Hungry Hollow Road
Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977
Phone: 914-425-9357
www.mercurypress.org  

Rudolf Steiner College Bookstore
9200 Fair Oaks Boulevard
Fair Oaks, CA 95628
Phone: 916-961-8729 
Email:
orders@steinercollege.edu
www.steinercollege.edu

INTRODUCTORY BOOKS FOR PHYSICIANS:
These are helpful volumes for learning about anthroposophic approaches to health and illness. 

Bott, Victor:  Spiritual Science and the Art of Healing Healing Arts Press. A condensed, clinical exploration of Rudolf Steiner’s integrative anthroposophic medicine. 

https://steiner.presswarehouse.com/Books/BookDetail.aspx?productID=99019 

Evans, Michael & Iain Roger:  Complete Healing: Regaining Your Health through Anthroposophical Medicine  An introduction to the anthroposophic view of the human being and this medical approach; written for a general audience and a good overview for doctors new to anthroposophic medicine.
https://steiner.presswarehouse.com/Books/BookDetail.aspx?productID=367228   
 
Gloeckler, Michaela & Wolfgang Goebel:  A Guide to Child Health: A Holistic Approach to Raising Healthy Children, 4th Edition.  Written for parents, and a bestseller in Germany. Covers a broad range of children’s health issues. Appendix contains instructions for parents on compresses, therapeutic baths, etc.
https://steiner.presswarehouse.com/Books/BookDetail.aspx?productID=368505 

Hotzapfel, Walter: The Human Organs, Their Functional and Psychological Significance: Liver, Lung, Kidney, Heart. Describes the relationship between the organs and our conscious thought and feeling life.  Not specifically medical, but a very nice description of these relationships. https://steiner.presswarehouse.com/Books/BookDetail.aspx?productID=368517

BOOKS BY RUDOLF STEINER:
Steiner’s medical lectures are tremendously rich with beautiful insights and imaginations; familiarity with basic anthroposophic vocabulary will make them more accessible. 

Steiner, Rudolf and & Ita Wegman: Fundamentals of Therapy   Mercury Press, bilingual edition, newly translated by C. van Tellingen.  Also available as:   Extending Practical Medicine. Rudolf Steiner Press, AR Meuss, translator. 
http://www.mercurypress.org/medical-titles.html 

Steiner, R: The Healing Process: Spirit, Nature & Our Bodies  Steinerbooks.  A series of medical lectures given by Steiner given in various cities, covering several topics in depth, from multiple angles.  A helpful volume if you are trying to read Steiner’s medical lectures for the first time.  https://steiner.presswarehouse.com/Books/BookDetail.aspx?productID=276148 

Steiner, R.: Introducing Anthroposophical Medicine Anthroposophic Press. New translation by C. Creeger. Previously titled: Spiritual Science and Medicine.  Covers a tremendously broad range of topics (many in response to questions Steiner received), therefore can be challenging as a first “introductory” reader.  Referred to as the “First Medical Course” of lectures Steiner gave. 20 lectures from March 21-April 9, 1920, Dornach, Switzerland. 
https://steiner.presswarehouse.com/Books/BookDetail.aspx?productID=276121 

Steiner, R.: Anthroposophical Spiritual Science and Medical Therapy: The Second Medical Course Mercury Press.  9 lectures from April 11-18, 1921, Dornach. Advanced material; recommended for readers familiar with the subject. 
http://www.mercurypress.org/medical-titles.html 

Steiner, R.: Fundamentals of Anthroposophical Medicine Mercury Press. 4 lectures given October 16-28, 1922, Stuttgart. Referred to as the “Third Medical Course”. 
http://www.mercurypress.org/medical-titles.html  
 
Steiner, R.: Course for Young Doctors, or republished recently by Steinerbooks as: Understanding Healing: Meditative Reflections on Deepening Medicine through Spiritual Science 8 lectures, given Jan 2-9,1924 and 5 lectures, given April 21-25, 1924, Dornach. Contemplative perspective for doctors, with a special focus on inner work and meditation.
http://www.mercurypress.org/medical-titles.html https://steiner.presswarehouse.com/Books/BookDetail.aspx?productID=393879 

Steiner, R.: Eurythmy Therapy Steiner’s original lectures to physicians and eurythmists. 8 lectures, given 1921-22, Stuttgart and Dornach.  https://steiner.presswarehouse.com/Books/BookDetail.aspx?productID=235088 

Steiner, R.:  Education for Special Needs: The Curative Education Course Broad medical, developmental and pedagogical insights, laid the foundation for Camphill work.   Rudolf Steiner Press.   12 lectures, June-July 1924.  https://steiner.presswarehouse.com/Books/BookDetail.aspx?productID=434915

ADDITIONAL TEXTBOOKS and RESOURCES:
These volumes bring practical guides and indications for diagnosis and treatment, or alternatively, introduce methods for strengthening observation and the work of self development. 

Bockemühl, Jochen.  A Guide to Understanding Healing Plants (Vol. I)  A phenomenological guide to seeing activities inherent in healing plants. http://www.mercurypress.org/medical-titles.html 

Holtzapfel, Walter.  Medicine and Mysteries. Explores the ways in which a deepened understanding of medicine related to mystery knowledge of the past, and how this connection can be renewed by working with Steiner and Wegman’s Fundamentals of Therapy.
http://www.mercurypress.org/medical-titles.html 

Husemann, Friedrich & Otto Wolff, editors: The Anthroposophical Approach to Medicine Three volumes. (volume I may be out of print). Mercury Press has released a newly revised version of Volume III, which includes sections on infectious diseases, cancer, pediatrics, gynecology and obstetrics, dermatology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, and psychiatry. Some scientific references are dated, but the general principles hold and there is much of great value in these volumes. 
http://www.mercurypress.org/medical-titles.html 

Kirchner-Bochholt, Margarete: Curative Eurythmy A comprehensive handbook, very helpful for those who are wishing to better understand, or begin to prescribe, therapeutic eurythmy exercises.
https://steiner.presswarehouse.com/Books/BookDetail.aspx?productID=100095   
 
Pelikan, Wilhelm:  Healing Plants Vols I and II   Mercury Press, 1997.   Anthroposophic perspective on medicinal plants; plant families and their major medicinal genus/species. Illustrations, index, bibliography.
http://www.mercurypress.org/medical-titles.html 

Rohen, Johannes:  Functional Morphology  Adonis Press, 2007. ISBN978-093277636-5. Threefold, holistic detailed discussion of anatomy and physiology, by a world-renowned author of medical anatomy texts. 
http://adonispress.org/product/functional-morphology-dynamic-wholenesshuman-organism/ 

Schramm, Henning: The Healing Power of Planetary Metals in Anthroposophic and Homeopathic Medicine.  Written by an anthroposophic pharmacist, describes the phenomenology and qualities of the seven planetary metals. https://steiner.presswarehouse.com/Books/BookDetail.aspx?productID=383302 

Soldner, G. & Stellmann,H. M.  Individual Paediatrics: Physical, Emotional and Spiritual Aspects of Diagnosis and Counseling. Anthroposophic-homoepathic Therapy, Fourth Edition (German), First Edition (English) CRC Press/MedPharm, 2014 Brand new translation of 1000-page anthroposophic and homeopathic pediatric textbook, from fourth German edition. Obtainable from most bookstores.
Available on Amazon

Hemmerich, Fritz Helmut Handbook of Anthroposophic Gynecology Translated by Peter Luborsky ISBN: 978-0-936132-30-3
http://www.mercurypress.org/medical-titles.html 

Vademecum of Anthroposophic Medicines.  CD format 1st English Ed. 2009 (new English edition coming 2016!)
Medical Section, IVAA, and GAÄD.  Guide to many anthroposophic medicines, with a searchable index of diagnoses (“indications”); extensive references; interactive CD.  An invaluable tool to help you start prescribing anthroposophic medicine for a broad range of situations.
*Available from Rudolf Steiner College bookstore.
  

Von Zabern, Bertram (compiler). Compendium for the Remedial Treatment of Children, Adolescents, and Adults in Need of Soul Care:  Experiences and Indications from Anthroposophic Therapy. A practical guide, with specific remedy instructions, external applications and artistic therapies.  Very helpful for building constitutional treatments.  
http://www.mercurypress.org/medical-titles.html 

Vogel, Heinz-Hartmut:  Finding Remedies - Spiritual Knowledge of Man and Nature 2000 Medizin Verlags GmbH Bad Boll, Germany. 2 volumes. Guide to many Wala (and Uriel pharmacy equivalent) anthroposophic medicines. Valuable monographs 
on each constituent of compound medicines.  See "New Book" section in this website for Free Download.

Wolff, Otto.  Remedies for Typical Diseases. Brief descriptions exploring the activity and applications of foundational anthroposophic remedies, including the “-dorons”.
http://www.mercurypress.org/medical-titles.html 

External Applications Compilation of indications from Rudolf Steiner for external treatments (compresses, etc) 
http://www.mercurypress.org/medical-titles.html


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