Rudolf Steiner Branch - Chicago
4249 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL 60618
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About the Branch
Greetings and Welcome to the website of The Rudolf 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 and ongoing events which are listed below.
Programs, Festivals and Special events are in the column to the right.
In the LINKS section below find past zoom webinar recordings.
Due to the current world situation many events are online, so we have added a new feature at the bottom of this page: ANTHROPOSOPHY WORLD WIDE, listing initiatives from groups and branches around the world that you can join.
The History of the Rudolf Steiner Group in Chicago, from Henry Barnes book "Into the Hearts Land, Rudolf Steiner's work in North America."
Do you have a desire to serve & share your gifts? Be an active member of the Community! There are many things that need to happen to keep the branch life alive. contact Info@ RSchicago. org
If you want to be added to our email list to recieve notices about upcoming events contact Info@ RSchicago. org
Our extensive lending library of Anthroposophical books is available, free to the public with a suggested refundable $25 deposit (less if this is not affordable) and without deposit to Branch members. Librarian: Paulette Arnold
Dear friends, many books are missing from the Libray, Please return any over dues books.
Our library is open during the Wednesday morning Study Group from 9:30 am - 11 am
for more open hours contact Info@ and also by appointment, contact our Librarian: Paulette Arnold RSchicago. org
We warmly welcome new friends and visitors to browse the library and to join us in our study groups and events!
Our café area makes a cozy atmosphere for socializing after a program, festival. or exhibit
Anthroposophy is ...
"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
Introduction to Anthroposophy by Daniel Hafner
EXPLORE HUMANITY’S PATH AND YOUR OWN.
Branch Membership is $50 (or pay what you can afford) per year - Dear friends that is less than 14 cents a day!
Please contact each event coordinator for information on a particular event.
President - Mary Spalding
Treasurer - Mihai Rosu
Secretary - Jonathan Hadley
Programs - Andrei Onegin
Events, and Festivals Coordinator - Hazel Archer-Ginsberg
Librarian: Paulette Arnold
Learn more about the Outpost at their Facebook Page. or contact Dottie Zold (323) 975-6468
Study Groups / Ongoing Events
Mondays 7 - 9 pm - Join the group while we continue on through Steiner's recommended books.Join at https://zoom.us/j/577964517 Contact Robert Wallace with questions (469)471-5903
Wednesdays 9:30-11:00 am - True and False Paths in Spiritual Investigation, by Rudolf Steiner. We incorporate ‘The Calendar of the Soul’, eurythmy, focused discussion and seasonal artistic explorations in our study. All are Welcome.
Contact Hazel Archer-Ginsberg. Hazel@We meet in person in the Branch Library or join via Zoom Meeting ReverseRitual. comhttps://zoom.us/j/98689103462 Meeting ID: 986 8910 3462
Soul Calendar Eurythmy after study. All are Welcome. Contact Hazel Archer Ginsberg firstname.lastname@example.org
Branch Open Hours are every Wednesday 9:30 am – 11 am CT during the Karmic
Relationships Study, And also by appointment, contact Librarian Paulette Arnold.
Wednesdays 7 pm - 9 pm - This study group is working intensively with “Anthroposophical Leading Thoughts”. All who are interested are welcome to join us. For more information, call David Kavesh (312-451-9872)
Thursday 4 pm - 6 pm - Homeschool Eurythmy with Mary Ruud.
Thursday 10:30-noon-- Due to the pandemic, we will continue this study group in person when we feel it is safe. For more information, contact
Carolyn (773-539-3688) or Alice (773-528-5340).
Thursdays,11:30am - 1pm
Morphological Thinking and Theory U
Please join us at Elderberries or online, dear friends for the study of Otto Scharmer's Theory U. His work comes out of the work of Bernard Lievegoed which he then made his own. He now has an online Gaia group where thousands of people, including the government of Scotland, collaborate in study and deed. His grandfather was a biodynamic farmer. We are now working at lecture 3.
Please call Frank 323.445.9615 or email CirclesforaRenewalofCulture@gmail. com
Thursdays – 5:30 – 6:30, Elderberries Johannine Painting Circle
Wet-on-Wet Watercolor Painting on Lenten Thursday’s in the large, front foyer/library room. Each class is one Waldorf grade school exercise, each color is taken separately. No Paywalls - Contributions 0 – $20 per class. All Ages: Children to Adults.
Any questions Frank 323 445 9615
Thursdays 7:00 – 9:00 pm - We are working our way through Anthroposophical Leading Thoughts (GA 26) by Rudolf Steiner. We continue to meet online. Anyone interested in joining us is invited to contact Clark Remington (773-595-5793).
Fridays 12noon – 1:30pm CT. The Esoteric Path Through the Nineteen Class Lessons by Sergei O. Prokofieff
A serious study for Members of the School of Spiritual Science. Contact Hazel Archer-Ginsberg. Hazel@ReverseRitual. com
Fridays 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm - ONLINE ZOOM CALL The Agriculture Course - The Birth of Biodynamic Method. With Frank & Dottie, A Circles of Renewal – Biodynamic Outpost Initiative at Elderberries General Store 4251 N. Lincoln Ave. 60618 For more info. contact Frank Agrama 323-445-9615 or email circlesforarenewalofculture@gmail. com
Sundays 4:00 – 6:00 pm - This group meets weekly. We are studying “The Coming Experience of Christ.”, given by Rudolf Steiner in 1920, GA#200, Anyone interested in joining us is invited to contact Andrei Onegin (773-592-1136). aonegin@rschicago. org
This month we will be meeting online.
Sundays 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Our international group is studying The 5th Gospel by Rudolf Steiner.
Contact Hazel Archer-Ginsberg. Hazel@, Join Zoom Meeting ReverseRitual. com
For Members of the First Class...
of the School for Spiritual Science
What is The School of Spiritual Science?
The meeting of the First Class of the School of Spiritual Scienceconvenes on the third Saturday of each month. (with some exceptions) Blue Membership Cards are required.
The lesson begins promptly at 6:00 pm.
The next meetings is: February 20, Saturday, 6:00 p.m.: Fifteenth Lesson
Please arrive ahead of time, so you have a chance to come into the mood of the class before the lesson begins. 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.
To Members of the First Class in the Chicago area:
In July we resumed meetings of the First Class with Lesson Eight and, in August, Lesson Nine. On September 19, 2020, we will continue with our third-Saturday-of-the-month meetings. As we have done before, we will begin the lesson at 6:00 p.m. and, after the reading of the lesson we will take a short break and then reconvene in a circle for a conversation about the lesson. We will bring the conversation to a close before 9:00 p.m.
I understand that some members are inclined to continue staying at home during the ongoing Covid-19 situation. May I suggest that anyone so inclined might take the opportunity to work with the mantra at home during the time that we are meeting.
Here is a schedule of the class meetings through June of 2021:
February 20, Saturday, 6:00 p.m.: Fifteenth Lesson
March 20, Saturday, 6:00 p.m.: Sixteenth Lesson
April 17, Saturday, 6:00 p.m.: Seventeenth Lesson
May 15, Saturday, 6:00 p.m.: Eighteenth Lesson
June 19, Saturday, 6:00 p.m.: Nineteenth Lesson
I look forward to seeing you and continuing our work. Many thanks, Clark Remington (773) 595-5793
Links - Inspired by Steiner
City Garden Early Childhood Waldorf School
Arcturus Rudolf Steiner Education Program
Reverse Ritual - Understanding Anthroposophy Through the Rhythms of the Year
"I Think Speech" Anthro-Podcast
The National Anthroposophical Society site
and The Goetheaum in Dornach
Links to Zoom Presentations:
Beyond Forgiveness by Andrew Wolpert
Reclaiming the Wisdom of America -An interactive Zoom Presentation with Hazel Archer-Ginsberg, Rosemary McMullen, Anne Nicholson, Stewart Lundy, Sally Greenberg, Anne Dale & Music by Ultra-Violet Archer
The Prologue of the John Gospel: working from Christ Jesus by Craig Wiggins
Healing Mysteries and the Epiphany by Ross Rentea, MD, is available on the Lili Kolisko Institute website
The Prologue of the John Gospel: called by Jesus Christ by Craig Wiggins
A Birth Among Ruins by Andrew Linnell
Invitation: Sophia Working with Angela Foster, Deb Abrams-Dematte, & Hazel Archer-Ginsberg
Understanding the Healthy Culture of Earthly & Cosmic Nourishment with Yuriy Yurchenko, MD
Christmas Contemplation with Craig Wiggins, Lucien Dante Lazar, & Mary Ruud
'Connections Revealed' with Lelan Harris, Mary Ruud & Hazel Archer-Ginsberg
All Souls with the Central Regional Council
Michaelmas 2020: Joan d’Arc – PURIFYING FIRE: The Power behind the Will, with Mary Spalding, Lucien Dante Lazar, Angela Foster,
The Sacrifice of John the Baptist. by Daniel Hafner
Vitae Sophia~ A Whitsun Festival of United Soul Endeavor with Hazel Archer-Ginsberg, & Guest Speakers Lisa Dalton & Geoff Norris. Sponsored by the Anthroposophical Society in New Hampshire
The Central Regional Council Ascension Festival
Front Range Anthroposophical Café of Denver Colorado presents: Summer Solstice ‘RING of FIRE’ with Hazel Archer-Ginsberg
Lazarus and the Easter Mysterywith Daniel Hafner
'Crowning' Hazel Archer Ginsberg, and Eurythmist Raven Garland - Sponsored by Anthroposophy Atlanta Lunch & Learn. Hosted by Angela Foster & Jordan Walker of Wisdom Working – Add your thoughts to THE AFTERIMAGE page.
Notes - News
ATTENTION Members & Friends -On 10 August 2020, we saw one of the strongest tornado's in decades touch down at the lake in Rogers Park & sweep through the Northside, leaving significant tree & property damage in its wake. The 47th Ward where the Rudolf Steiner Branch resides, was one of the city's hardest hit areas, with over 5,000 Business' & households struggling without power or internet.
3 electric poles snapped, & the riser was torn from our building leaving us without power until just this Friday afternoon - but still no internet, & one of the air conditioning units may need work. The cost of the repairs so far are $1600.
Any financial assistance would be appreciated. The Branch is accepting donations with a credit card through CaseQuickPay/ Zelle, or paypal.
You are also welcome to send a check by mail to the branch 4248 N. Lincoln Ave, 60618
Your support means everything, Thank you for your kind consideration.
Special thanks to Chuck Ginsberg for making multiple calls to the electric comp. & the Alderman, arranging & helping with the repairs; & Dottie Zold for holding down the fort.
Anthroposophy World Wide (AWW)
The ARC (Anthroposophical Resorce Center in Atlanta) is inviting you to a Six Basic Exercise Practice Group
Time: weekdays 11am CT / 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Each weekday beginning October 19, 2020, you are invited to join in a 15 minute practice group focusing on Rudolf Steiner’s foundational exercises. We begin the time each day with a 5 minute leading thought focusing one aspect of the practice. We will follow that with a 5 minute period in which we turn off our cameras and practice on our own. After the five minute bell, we take 1-2 minutes to journal about our experience and the end the call with a 3 minute closing thought. Come when you can, and leave when you must.
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Eurythmy online! with Cythis Hoven
Eurythmy Exercises with Brigida Baldszun -
At the Crossroad Zoom presentation by Christine Gruwez, from Antwerp, Belgium, Europe
February 27, Saturday, 12 noon - 2:30 pm Central Time / 1:00 – 3:30 PM (Eastern Time), USA
For more information, please, contact Spyros Papadimas at email@example.com
$15 suggested donations via PayPal firstname.lastname@example.org
The link to the Zoom Meeting will be sent to those who express interest to participate
The Being of Anthroposophia with Hazel Archer-Ginsberg
Friday 5 March 2021, as part of the The International Youth Initiative Program 8:30 am - 10 am Central Time
What are the qualities of the Divine Feminine? How can we use them to empower an innovative way of thinking, feeling & willing, to create a new world, where the human being is free?
Have paper & colored pencils at the ready for this hands-on workshop.
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March 7 - 2pm - Cosmic Intelligence and the Christ Consciousness in the Realm of Nutrition
A Battle for the Cosmic Intelligence and the Christ Consciousness in the Realm of Nutrition
Ahrimanic deception in the recent past and at present.
The Ways of Human survival.
Zoom presentation by Yuriy Yurchenko MD,
St Petersburg, Russia.
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm PM CT USA,
21:00 Berlin, Germany;
22:00 South Africa;
23:00 Moscow, Russia;
3:00 PM ET (US, Canada);
1:00 PM MT (US, Canada);
12:00 AM PT (US, Canada);
next day, 7:00 AM Sydney, Australia;
next day, 9:00 AM, Wellington, NZ
$15 suggested donations:
Important: please type "Dr. Yuriy" in your PayPal payment application.
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The event is organized by program committee of Chicago Rudolf Steiner Branch. For more information, please, contact Andrei Onegin at aonegin@. rschicago. org
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Limited by 500 participants
March 14 - 2pm - Tolerance Is Not Enough
TOLERANCE IS NOT ENOUGH
Zoom presentation by Andrew Wolpert, UK
Because intolerance is so odious we eagerly promote tolerance as an ideal. It is obviously preferable to intolerance, but in this presentation Andrew will challenge the notion that tolerance is a desirable aim.
20:00 hours London time
21:00 Berlin, Germany
23:00 Moscow, Russia
3:00 PM ET (US, Canada)
2:00 PM CT (US, Canada)
12:00 PM PT (US, Canada)
10:00 AM Honolulu, Hawaii
Jan. 30, 7:00 AM Sidney, Australia,
Jan. 30, 9:00 AM, Wellington, NZ
$ 15 suggested donations:
Important: please type "A.Wolpert" in your PayPal payment application.
To make your payment follow the link:
Event is organized by the Program Committee of the Chicago Rudolf Steiner Branch, USA.
For more information Contact Andrei Onegin aonegin@rschicago. org
Limited by 500 participants.
The lecture will be recorded.
Tuesday 23 March 6:30-8:30pm Appreciating Our Differences Through Looking at Temperaments
The Center for Biography and Social Art warmly invites members of your community to attend one of our workshops, created for the New Year. During the continuing challenge of Covid-19, we find that communities are in need of ways to connect more deeply with one another. These two-hour Zoom workshops are designed to offer social and spiritual support to groups of individuals involved in Anthroposophical Branches in North America. Please look over the topics below and choose one that most suits the needs of your community.
Thanks to a generous grant from Janey Newton, we are able to offer one workshop per community free of charge, on a first come, first served basis. Each workshop accommodates from 12 to 20 participants from your community.
Our workshops will include an overview of the main topic, as well as small group exercises that alternate with reflections shared in the full circle. We will use artistic and imaginative prompts to open up biographical experiences that are related to the overall theme. And, we will practice listening deeply while observing confidentiality with each other.
Appreciating Our Differences Through Looking at Temperaments
“How do we solve the riddle which each individual presents to us? We solve it by approaching each person in such a way that harmony results between them and us.” - Rudolf Steiner
A deeper empathy and understanding can arise as we open ourselves to the goodness, strength, and striving that comes in and through our diversity. This work can awaken hope and empower us with creativity for building community.
Here is the link to send to participants (12-20 people)-
You are invited to Appreciating Our Differences Through Looking at Temperaments
When: Mar 23, 2021 06:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
I'll be in touch a few days before to confirm everything and let people know what to have on hand.
Holy Week & Easter Festival 2021 (March 28 – April 4) The 8-Fold Path to the Easter Elementals
The 8-Fold Path to the Easter Elementals
Holy Week 2021 (March 28 – April 4): Starting on Palm Sunday then thru-out Holy Week including Easter Morning, we will meet every day on Zoom at 10:10 am (Central Time) to create together a Thought-Seed Egregore based on the Herbert Hahn Verse
“When I think light, my soul shines,
When my soul shines, the earth is a star,
When the earth is a star, then I am, a true human being”
& then we will take turns sharing the indications for that day from Rudolf Steiner / The Buddha’s 8 –fold Path, known as the ‘Weekday Exercises’ (let me know if you would like to lead one of the days? (5 min) Holy Week chart
Resolves or ‘RIGHT JUDGMENT.’ having been formed independently of sympathies and antipathies.
Talking – ‘RIGHT WORD.’
External actions- ‘RIGHT DEED.’
The ordering of life. – ‘RIGHT STANDPOINT.’
Human Endeavour. – ‘TO LET ALL THE EXERCISES BECOME A HABIT.’
The endeavor to learn as much as possible from life. – ‘RIGHT MEMORY.’ (Remembering what has been learned from experiences).
To pay attention to one’s ideas. – ‘RIGHT OPINION.’
The octave of the New Sun
To turn one’s gaze inwards –
Whoever is holding the leading thoughts for that day will tie it into some 5-10 min. artistic exercise based on the indications
Group sharing (5 min)
We close with the ‘reversed’ Hahn verse.
I am a True Human Being
For the Earth is a Star
The Earth is a Star
When I Think Light
When I think Light
My Soul Shines
Then later in the afternoon on Easter Sunday – 4 April 2021, in person at the Rudolf Steiner Branch Chicago & online 2 pm – 4 pm Central Time.
Group Eurythmy with Mary Ruud
Hazel Archer – The octave of the New Sun
Keynote with Ines Katharina (Bee Keeper, Founder of the Biodynamic Emerald Honeybee Sanctuary, Waldorf Teacher) Ines will connect the Easter Thought with the Elemental Beings & the flight of the Queen Bee.
Mary Ruud will give us a performance of ‘Rock Spring Wonder’
We close with singing ‘Now the green Blade Riseth’
Potluck Social Time in the Schreinerei – Please bring food & drink to share
$10 Suggested Donation (can’t make it? or joining us online? please consider supporting this event, Thank you)
*Dear friends, please join the call at 10:05 am to get settled in so we can begin the Thought-Seed promptly at 10:10 am
Topic: The 8-Fold Path thru Holy Week 2021
Time: Starting on Palm Sunday Mar 28 – thru Easter Morning, 2021 10:10 AM Central Time
Every day, 8 occurrence(s)
Mar 28, 2021 10:10 AM
Mar 29, 2021 10:10 AM
Mar 30, 2021 10:10 AM
Mar 31, 2021 10:10 AM
Apr 1, 2021 10:10 AM
Apr 2, 2021 10:10 AM
Apr 3, 2021 10:10 AM
Apr 4, 2021 10:10 AM
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