Was sind Äthergeografie und geografische Medizin? Versuch einer Standortbestimmung
Although the term “ether geography” is often used, there is no methodological clarity or systematic understanding of the term. Nevertheless, there is a wealth of related, but different approaches, which can be understood as ether geography. They range from Goethean landscape observations to the perception of the essence of a place in the sense of geomancy or research into formative forces to concrete, site-specific spa recommendations from medical doctors to their patients. The essay attempts to create an overview and to present a methodology that is supported by practical examples. The first part starts with an analysis of the topic in the context of the 21st century. The second part is a practical example and would like to contribute to the discussion of how ether geography could be made fruitful in its therapeutic application. The third part suggests a methodical approach from anthroposophy.