East-West Dialectic, the Turning Point, and an Evolutionary PerspectIve

Fri, Aug 10 2018 7:30 PM to Sun, Aug 12 2018 10:30 AM

Location: Richmond, VA
Category: Eastern Region, Evolution, Anthroposophy-General

...on the Descent of the Spirit and the Arising of the Human Being

A critical point has been reached in Human evolution. Signs of this are evident at every turn. Environmental degradation, impasses in political circumstances, increasing difficulty and near impossibility in human communication, the apparent ease with which great masses of people are manipulated, the seeming dead ends reached in spiritual disciplines, these and much more are symptoms of this crisis. This crisis easily conceals a far more important phenomena, however, that human evolution is at a turning point.

The dictionary defines ‘Turning Point’ as “a time at which a decisive change in a situation occurs”. What is the decisive change that we are facing? If we study the indications the past has left, the realms of Paleontology and Geology, can we see signs of this decisive change?

Rudolf Steiner pointed repeatedly in many ways to this “decisive change”, from his “Philosophy of Spiritual Activity” to his Group Sculpture, “The Representative of Man”. Few may appreciate that Indian Philosophy, also, in reaching a "sort of" culmination,  pointed in its own way to the very same turn about.

What is this decisive change?  Does the historical record point in any way to this?  What are the preconditions?

With the advent of Anthroposophy can we see an entirely new opportunity in dialectic with Eastern, especially Indian, spirituality?

Friday Evening August 10

7:30pm Welcome

8:00pm – 9:30pm Presentation/conversation “East-West Dialectic, the Turning Point” - Joe Serio

Saturday August 11

-8:30am - 9:00am   Eurythmy - Barbara Schneider-Serio - Director of the Eurythmy School New York

-9:00am – 10:30am “Evolutionary Perspectives on the descent of the Spirit and the arising of the Human Being; Natural Science and Spiritual Science” - Michael Judge

-10:30am – 11:00am Break

-11:00am – 11:15am Eurythmy- Barbara Schneider-Serio

-11:15am – 12:45pm Continued presentation on Evolution (Natural Science and Spiritual Science)- Michael Judge

-12:45pm – 2:45pm   Lunch on own

-2:45pm - 3:00pm    Eurythmy- Barbara Schneider-Serio

-3:00 pm– 4:15pm   Continued presentation on Evolution (Natural Science and Spiritual Science) by Michael Judge

-4:15pm – 4:45pm Break/ Option to depart 

-4:45pm – 6:00pm Optional Session: Eurythmy- Barbara Schneider-Serio  and questions/comments about Michael Judge’s presentation and open discussion

-6:00pm – 8:00pm Dinner on own

-8:00pm – 9:30pm Optional Session:Eurythmy- Barbara Schneider-Serio followed by open discussion

Sunday Morning August 12

9:00pm – 10:30am Eurythmy followed by open discussion

Venue: Richmond Waldorf School: 1301 Robinhood Rd, Richmond Va 23227 

Cost: No charge. Donations gladly welcomed to meet Researchers travel costs and honorariums.

Further info:

John Moses - john.moses (at) gmailcom
or Jonathan Swan – jswan (at) gmxcom