Thanks to @5raphaels who posted the link on Twitter. The foundations in anthroposophy program constitutes the first year of waldorf teacher training at Rudolf Steiner College (Fair Oaks, California). It promises a lot: ‘discovery, personal growth, self-transformation and practical activity leading toward professions that renew culture and heal the earth.’ I do wonder, however, if this is what future teachers need in order to be good teachers who can actually teach the kids something valuable and useful:
Students explore the nature of the human being as body, soul, and spirit, chart the unfolding of their own biographies, seek the deeper meaning of life, grasp the laws of karma and reincarnation, and strive to create new forms through practical work and community building. The Foundations in Anthroposophy program opens exciting vistas into the inner laws of nature and spirit, evolution of the Earth and changing human consciousness, the relationships between East and West, the mysteries of the Grail, freedom, love and individual creativity, and the challenges/opportunities facing us in our time.
To me, this sounds more like a manner of gaining personal spiritual satisfaction than a part of a professional education. It probably works fairly well as the former, and incredibly bad as the latter. According to one previous student:
This is a training that helps you to reach your potential in this lifetime, not only for yourself, but for all of humanity.
In other words, it’s a course in how to attain a state of sublime delusion via the higher worlds. In the quest to reach the potential of the self and of all humanity, every remaining sense of realism is entirely lost somewhere along the road.