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://meet.google.com/vqz-gnfj-qyy Contact Robert Wallace with questions (469)471-5903
Tuesdays 7 pm - 8:30 pm - ONLINE ZOOM CALL 'Cosmic Christianity & the Changing Countenance of Cosmology' by Astrosopher Willi Sucher, hosted by Elderberries, Dottie Zold and Frank Agrama at EB's Bio-Dynamic Outpost 4251 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago. for more info. Contact Frank at 323 445 9615 or email UrbanFirstAidLA@ gmail. com
Wednesdays 9:30-11:00 am - Karmic Relationships Vol 7 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 We meet in person in the Branch Library. Those from out of town may join via Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/98689103462 Meeting ID: 986 8910 3462
Wednesdays 11 am - 1 pm - in Elderberries 4251 N. Lincoln Ave. Unlock Your Musical Potential with master musician Philip Armetta. Music lessons in all styes (Classical, Jazz, Folk, Rock...) for all abilities; with a special emphasis on learning to improvise during the multi-instrumental jam session included with every personalized instruction. Drop-ins welcome. Donations appreciated. For more info. contact Philip Armetta
Wednesdays 6 pm - 7:30 pm Community Singing with Elderberries at Urban 1st Aid 4251 N. Lincoln Ave. for more info. call Frank 323-445-9615
Wednesdays 7 pm - 9 pm - For more information, call David Kavesh (312-451-9872)
Thursday 10 am - Noon - Homeschool Eurythmy with Mary Ruud.
Thursday 10:30-noon, ONCE A MONTH -- We are reading and discussing How to Know Higher Worlds, a basic book by Rudolf Steiner. Please join us -everyone is welcome. For more information, For more information, contact Carolyn (773-539-3688)
Thursdays 7:00 – 9:00 pm - We are reading The Theosophy of the Rosicrucian, lectures given by Rudolf Steiner in Munich in 1907 (GA 99). We are continuing to meet online via Zoom. Anyone interested in joining us is invited to contact Clark Remington (773-595-5793). ZOOM Meeting URL: https://zoom.us/j/892706330 Telephone: 1-312-626-6799 Meeting ID: 892-706-330
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
Saturdays 11 am Course For Young Doctors study group.. Please call Frank and Dottie 323-445-9615. Meeting online.
Sundays 4:00 – 6:00 pm - This group meets weekly. We are studying “The Driving Force of Spiritual Powers in World History”, given by Rudolf Steiner in 1923, GA#222. Anyone interested in joining us is invited to contact Andrei Onegin (773-592-1136). aonegin@rschicago. org
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: November 21, 2020 Twelfth 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:
November 21, Saturday, 6:00 p.m.: Twelfth Lesson
December 19, Saturday, 6:00 p.m.: Thirteenth Lesson
January 16, Saturday, 6:00 p.m.: Fourteenth Lesson
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
The National Anthroposophical Society site
and The Goetheaum in Dornach
Links to Zoom Presentations:
'Connections Revealed' with Lelan Harris, Mary Ruud & Hazel Archer
All Souls with the Central Regional Council
Michaelmas 2020: Joan d’Arc – PURIFYING FIRE: The Power behind the Will
The Sacrifice of John the Baptist. by Daniel Hafner
Vitae Sophia~ A Whitsun Festival of United Soul Endeavor with Hazel Archer-Ginsberg, with 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.
Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/266986103?pwd=bXU4a0EvMmJkMDZTR0Rqcm0xZ0pUZz09 Meeting ID: 266 986 103 Passcode: 345338
Dear Friends of Anthroposophical, Homeopathic and Holistic Medicine! We need you to act now!
This is one of the many vital issues in our present time attacking our freedom to determine our individual health and that of our families. Our voices are being heard, and we really do have the possibility to achieve success.
What’s happening? The FDA is proposing to reclassify all homeopathic medicines, allowing them to declare all homeopathic medicines illegal and withdraw any or all of them at any time. This will have drastic repercussions for anthroposophic medicines and other botanical and natural medicines, as well as far into the future!
Our friends at Americans for Homeopathy Choice submitted a petition to the FDA, urging them to reconsider this classification. This petition is supported by 20 leading homeopathy organizations and the Physicians Association for Anthroposophic Medicine (PAAM), which has been very active in both funding and gathering signatures for this action,
Now, we need your help. We’re submitting comments to the FDA in support of the petition. When you leave a comment through the AFHC website, it goes directly to the FDA, as well as members of Congress and other lawmakers. Our goal is 100,000 comments. We thank so many of you for helping us with petitions last Spring! The petition below goes directly to the FDA.
Please help us NOW! Our goal is 100,000 comments Nationwide by December 2nd! Share This Link!!!
We’ve prefilled a comment for you below, but you can edit it!
Sincerely Dr. Steven M Johnson – President PAAM
Eurythmy online! with Cythis Hoven
Eurythmy Exercises with Brigida Baldszun -
Events, Classes, Programs, Festivals:
Painting Course with Van James
THE 2020 ANNUAL CAMPHILL RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM
Thursday, November 5, 12, 19
11am – 1pm EST
We are delighted to welcome audiences from around the world as we celebrate the publication of Camphill and the Future: Spirituality and Disability in an Evolving Communal Movement, a new book by long-time Camphill friend and Harvard professor Dan McKanan.
- Generational transitions in Camphill’s 80-year history,
- How different groups of community members—including community members with and without disabilities, volunteers, employees, families, and board members—contribute to community development,
- Questions for the future of Camphill in its relationship to anthroposophical spirituality, other communal movements and disability rights,
- And more!
Announcing a new Astrosophy Course:
A new course in Astrosophy, taught by Alan Thewless, will be starting in November 2020. The first session will be Fri, November 13 and Saturday, November 14. Course material will cover the inner and outer planets and the sun and moon. This ongoing study, unfolding over time, will span 8-10 session over a period of roughly 3 years; each session building on the one prior. In order that the core of the group form and a firm foundation for the later work gets established we ask those interested to make every effort to attend this first session. If you are interested in registering, or being added to the email list, please contact Lisa Damian, sunsongfarm@, 919 357 7622. Course fees will be based on the number of participants, but this first session will be a sliding scale from $50 - $80. More details forthcoming to those who sign up to be on the email list. gmail. com
Guidance in Esoteric Training: The Spiritual-Scientific Quest for Human Spiritual Evolution Hosted by Lelan Harris
Our weekly gatherings welcome everyone seeking and striving to become a “fully upright” human being characterized by freedom and love. Together we “endeavor to unite the spiritual element within the human being to the spiritual in the universe” (Rudolf Steiner).
Live Zoom Meeting Details
Start Date: Weekly beginning Wednesday, November 11, 2020
End Date: None / Unknown (which is exciting to contemplate!)
Start Time: 5:00 PM Pacific (UTC -8)
End Time: 6:00 PM Pacific
Zoom Meeting ID: 840 4633 5396
Zoom Meeting Passcode: 866243
Wed. Dec 9, 2020 7: 30 CT. A Christmas Tale of Leonardo: Abandoning Adoration to Paint the Virgin of the Rocks with Andrew Linnell
Register in advance for this webinar
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Wed. 2 December 2020 - 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm CT The Karma Project
The Karma Project
Manifestations of Karma Study Group
December 2, 2020 - 7:15 pm Central (8:15 pm Eastern)
"... We have now learned that it is possible to seek out accidents or other causes of illness due to karmic effects. In due course we will deal with the details of such processes, such as the way in which the forces in deeper levels of consciousness work within the human being, or to what extent our ordinary consciousness may avoid such accidents. We can understand that someone who goes to a place where he may succumb to an infection will have been driven there under the influence of a certain level of consciousness; in like manner we must be able to understand how it is that human beings take certain measures to render such infections less and less effective; in other words, that through our ordinary consciousness we are able to avert certain consequences by means of hygiene."
~Rudolf Steiner, Manifestations of Karma, Chapter 6, "Karma in Relation to Accidents", Hamburg, 21 May, 1910 ... focus of the December 2 meeting.
The lecture can be found online at the RS Archive (eLib) by clicking this link: https://wn.rsarchive.org/Lectures/GA120/English/RSP1984/19100521p01.html
The Central Regional Council of the Anthroposophical Society in America invites you to join our ongoing study conversation. The study has been divided among four volunteers who will summarize their section to rebuild it as a foundation for our conversation. Please familiarize yourself with the lecture if possible so you will feel comfortable sharing your reflections and thoughts with the group.
This collection of lectures has been republished by Rudolf Steiner Press under the title: “Manifestations of Karma.” This book is a translation from German of Die Offenbarung des Karma (Ga 120), published in English by Rudolf Steiner Press in 1996.
This will be a “Zoom” conference call allowing us an opportunity to see one another while conversing (or audio only if you prefer). To connect to the audio/video-conference:
Video Conference Details:
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Agenda for our Study Call
7:15 Welcome and Introductions
7:25 Study led by five volunteers
Note: CRC team will ID volunteers
Laura – pg. 106 to 110
Ana – pg. 111 to 115
Camille – pg. 116 to 120
Alberto - pg. 121 to end
8:28 Close with verse
Wed. 16 December 2020 - 7pm to 8:30pm CT - Meditative Thoughts for the Holy Nights
Meditative Thoughts for the Holy Nights
December 16, 7:00-8:30 PM, CT
One cannot exercise anthroposophical medicine (or any other anthrop. work) without Anthroposophy, and one cannot understand Anthroposophy without taking in consideration the Stars.
So, to conclude in Aristotelian fashion, one cannot do any anthroposophical work without the Stars.
Connecting to this year’s Great Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn that will lead us into the next year, we will:
- discuss an amazing formula that will allow us to find the constellations with no additional equipment except for our mind;
- present a eurythmy form;
- touch on important meditative practices;
- show practical medical and other work as it may relate to the Stars.
Remember that as always, we want to give material that leads to DOING!
Hope that you can attend-but if not, you could see it later on the Kolisko website for a modest fee. Please note that the live event is free.
To register please click here*
For the Kolisko Team,
Ross Rentea MD
* Since only a limited number of attendees are allowed to attend the live presentation (software decision☹) please plan on a timely attendance).
Holy Nights 2020-21 "A Rose By Any Other Name" The many faces of The Sophia
24 December 2020 - 5 January 2021
International online gathering on the Theme of the Divine Feminine.
Hosted by Laura Scappaticci & Tess Parker, featuring the Sophia Working Group
Everyday 9 am – 9:30 am PT, 10 am – 10:30 am MT, 11 am – 11:30 am CT, 12 pm – 12:30 pm
stay tuned for details
Our Annual Conscious NYE gathering 8 pm 1 am
In-Person at Elderberries Bio-dynamic Outpost & Cultural Hub & The Rudolf Steiner Branch Chicago 4249-51 N. Lincoln Ave. 60613
This Years Theme is a Masked Ball -
Live Music, Folk Dancing, Potluck, Mask-making with Lucien Dante Lazar, more TBA
$20 per person
Stay tuned for details
Joan's Epiphany 6 January 2021 'What Joan of Arc Calls for Today' 2 pm - 4 pm CT
In-person at Elderberries Chicago & online
Today on the Birthday of Joan of Arc we welcome special Guest Nancy Poer
We will also explore ‘The Destinies of Individuals and of Nations, Lecture 5, The Nature of the Christ Impulse and the Michaelic Sprit Serving It by Rudolf Steiner with Leading Thoughts by Hazel Archer-Ginsberg
Social Sculpture: "The Passage" with Luicen Dante Lazar - Eurythmy
Singing & Eurythmy
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