Greetings 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, PDF Program/LecturesPDF 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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"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

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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:

President: TBA

Chuck Ginsberg - Treasurer 

Elisabeth Swisher- Secretary

Hazel Archer-Ginsberg - Festivals Coordinator

Andrei Onegin - Programs

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:

*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

Resources: www.anthroposophy.org www.rsarchive.org www.calendarofthesoul.net www.waldorftoday.com

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Sunday November 19th, 3 pm – 4:30 pm - The Sun and the Moon: Rudolf Steiner, Anthroposophy and the Jewish People, a talk by David Kavesh. This will be followed by conversation, after which light refreshments will be served.

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Monday November 27th- 7 pm – 9 pm Open Community Conversation

After our gathering in September with General Secretary John Bloom, & Daniel Evaeus, from Elderberries, many folks made it known that they would like to continue to meet once a month to discuss how to best serve Anthroposophia & the various Steiner initiatives in Chicago. At the October meeting, which was part of the All Souls Festival, the idea was shared that perhaps we might also include some biographies of great Chicagoans to help inspire us.

 

For this November meeting, Biography Worker, Paulette Arnold, will offer up some research into the Chicago personality, Studs Terkel, & lead us in a biography exercise.

We will also share the latest developments about Elderberries Chicago!

And as always, the floor will be open for a community conversation. All are welcome. Snacks to share encouraged.

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SAVE THE DATE: Saturday December 9th

a NEW Art Exhibition by  Lisa Villa Moser

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Stay Tuned for info. on the upcoming HOLY NIGHTS

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