Geetings and welcome to the website of The Rudolph Steiner Branch of the Anthroposophical Society.  We are located near the bustling Lincoln Square neighborhood in Chicago.  Map

We have a rich life here at the branch, with many study groups, lectures, workshops, and PDF Festivals. Branch  Calendar

Ongoing events are listed below. Festivals and Special events are in the column to the right. 

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There are many things that need to happen to keep the branch life alive. WE NEED YOUR HELP!

 

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"Anthroposophy opens its wellsprings, and the human will, carried by love, may draw from the waters. It brings to life love for humankind and thereby works creatively in impulses for moral action and true social interaction.” — Rudolf Steiner

EXPLORE HUMANITY’S PATH AND YOUR OWN.

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Representing Anthroposophy: Transforming the World.  PDF An overview of our Fall Conference & AGM

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Dear Friends - 

On the Autumn Equinox, September 22nd 2017,  The Elderberries Three-Fold Café Initiative surpassed their crowdfunding goal, raising $25,690, enabling them to pave the way for a 3-Fold Café in the Heart-land!

Daniel Evaeus came in from LA for the PDF Michaelmas Festival on the 23rd.

On Sunday September 24th 2017 a group of over 35 folks from the various Steiner initiatives in the area including: The Chicago Waldorf School, & The Urban Prairie Waldorf School, The Chicago Christian Community, Arcturus, & the Rudolf Steiner Branch, gathered to have an ‘Open Conversation’ with  John Bloom, the General Secretary of the Anthroposophical Society in the US, his associate from  RSF Mark Herrera, & Daniel Evaeus from the Elderberries 3-Fold Café.

 Read a PDF report of the conversation Letter to the Council PDF from the seniors at CWS

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Please contact each event coordinator for information on a particular event.

For general questions or to be added to the email list to receive notices about upcoming events contact  Hazel Archer-Ginsberg

To special order a book or specific item, or for information on lodging, please call Janis Ignoffo (773) 549-5753 

Council Members:

David Kavesh - President

Chuck Ginsberg - Treasurer 

Elisabeth Swisher- Secretary

Hazel Archer-Ginsberg - Festivals Coordinator

Andrei Onegin 

Kurtis Heath Estep

2nd and 4th Sundays, 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm. Intentional Anthroposophical Community Study Group. Reading:  Awakening to Community by Rudolf Steiner, and a pamphlet - From the Basic Ideas of Rudolf Steiner on The Threefold Social Order by G. Wachsmuth.  The group desires to form an Intentional Anthroposophical Community in the Midwest, ideally in a rural setting. For good information on existing intentional communities, visit ic.org

Sunday Evenings, 5:00 to 7:00pm: The Apocalypse of St. John, by Rudolf Steiner.  For more information, contact Andrei at (773) 764-2313.  Location:Rudolf Steiner Branch-Upstairs

Wednesday Mornings, 8:00-9:45 am. Karmic Relationships Vol. 2, by Rudolf Steiner, incorporating: The Calendar of the Soul, Eurythmy, Focused Discussion, & Seasonal Artistic Explorations. For more information, contact Hazel Archer Ginsberg (773) 549-3026 Location: The Chicago Waldorf School Library 1300 W Loyola Ave. Chicago Il 60626

Wednesday Evenings, 7:00-9:00 pm. This study group is working with The Boundaries of Natural Science, by Rudolf Steiner. All who are interested are welcome to join us. For more information, call David Kavesh (312-451-9872)

Third Thursday mornings, 10:30 am - Noon.  Once a month this group will study “Sleep and Death”, Chapter 3 in Rudolf Steiner’s book, An Outline of Esoteric Science. Please feel free to join us. Books are available at the Branch. For more information, contact Alice (773-528-5340) or Carolyn (773-539-3688).

Thursday Evenings, 7:00 - 9:00 pm. The Threshold of the Spiritual World. For more information, contact Clark Remington (773-595-5793).

First Class meets on the third Saturday of each month. (with some exceptions, *see below) The lesson begins promptly at 6:00 pm.  Please arrive ahead of time, so you have a chance to come into the mood of the class before the lesson begins. What is The PDF School of Spiritual Science?

After the reading of the lesson, we will take a short break.  We will reconvene in a circle for conversation about the lesson.  Ending time is approximately 9:00 pm.

2017:

*October 28, Saturday, 6:00 p.m.: Lesson 12

*November 25, Saturday, 6:00 p.m.: Lesson 13

December 16, Saturday, 6:00 p.m.: Lesson 14

2018:

January 20, Saturday, 6:00 p.m.: Lesson 15

February 17, Saturday, 6:00 p.m.: Lesson 16

March 17, Saturday, 6:00 p.m.: Lesson 17

April 21, Saturday, 6:00 p.m.: Lesson 18

May 19, Saturday, 6:00 p.m.: Lesson 19

June 16, Saturday, 6:00 p.m.: To be announced

  

 

 

All events take place at the Rudolf Steiner Branch, 4249 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL 60618 except as noted.

Branch  Calendar - PDF Festivals

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Read a recent interview in Voyage Chicago with Festivals coordinator Hazel Archer-Ginsberg

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Two Anthroposophical Events to which you are warmly invited!

The Central Regional Council invites all members in the central region to consider participating in the ASA’s Annual General Meeting and conference in October. The focus of the year’s event is on taking action, and working inwardly and outwardly to help humanity evolve.  The work we have undergone in the central region has often been developed toward this aim of taking action and responding to the world in a meaningful way.

The AGM and conference in 2018 will be held in our region in New Orleans, LA. We hope all our regional members may be able to attend this year and begin planning for next year in the Big Easy!
Rise Up! Life as a Labor of Love

Anthroposophical Society in America
Annual General Meeting and Conference


Fri, Oct 13 at 1:00 pm to Sunday, Oct 15 at 1:00 pm
at 
the Heard Museum in Phoenix, AZ

Pre-conference gathering at the Heard Museum Friday morning, October 13, from 9:30-11:30 am for members of theSchool for Spiritual Science. Bring your blue cards!

Please register online through www.anthroposophy.org!

All Souls Festival and Retreat
At the Minnesota Waldorf School in the Twin Cities, MN.

Week-end Retreat including Festival

Fri, Nov 3 at 7:00 pm to Sunday, Nov 5 at 11:00 am

Cost $75 (registration required, click here)

Journey of the Soul Festival

Saturday, Nov 4 at 7:00 to 9:00 pm

Suggested Donation $10 at the door – All are welcome

Walk the pathway of our beloved across the threshold, being present for them, and preparing for our own journey. 
 

“Life after death
Life before birth
Only by knowing both
Do we know eternity”
~ Rudolf Steiner

 

Sponsored by: Central Regional Council (CRC) and Twin Cities Branch of the Anthroposophical Society

Questions: Dennis Dietzel dennis.dietzel@gmail.com, Marianne Dietzel mariannemdietzel@gmail.com, Linda Bergh hellolindabergh@gmail.com

Culmination of “The Bridging Project: Between Life and Death from Soul to Soul”

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Sunday October 29, 2017, doors open at 1:30 pm - Program begins promptly at 2 pm

A Lecture by Andrei Onegin & an All Souls Festival: on occasion of The 100th Anniversary of the October Bolshevik Revolution 

The Threefold Social Organism: Overcoming Human Instincts with the Help of Spiritual Science Presentation by Andrei Onegin

3 pm – break

 

3:30pm - a Bridging Between Life & Death from Soul to Soul 

~ Group Eurythmy with Elena Baba

~ Circle of Remembrance

~ Artistic rendering of the Calendar of the Soul Verse #30

~ Questions to the Universe – A Social Exercise

~ Open Community Conversation

Close – 5 pm, Snacks & Social Time

To Add Your Dearly Departed to the list of those to be Remembered, Please contact Hazel Archer-Ginsberg Hazel (at) ReverseRitualcom 

$10 Donation & Snacks to Share Encouraged

Feel free to bring pictures & memories to share

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