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 Rudolph Steiner Branch of the Anthroposophical Society.  We are located near the bustling Lincoln Square neighborhood in Chicago. Map

Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot joined Governor JB Pritzker to announce a statewide lockdown. For more details click here

Some Festivals & Study Groups have moved to online formats. (see below) Contact the organizer for more info.

To dispeal fear & build courage during this time of uncertainty around the coronavirus, many of us are doing constructive things like the Hallelujah in Eurythmy, & The Foundation Stone Meditation at Sunrise (or anytime) every morning to create a high vibration of Love & Light - Please join us for the healing of all.

We have a rich life here at the branch, with many study groups (see below),  Festivals, Program/LecturesWorkshops, and Exhibits. The Branch Calendar is online.

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

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. WE NEED YOUR HELP! 


The History of the Rudolf Steiner Group in Chicago, from Henry Barnes book "Into the Hearts Land, Rudolf Steiner's work in North America."

Donations & Dues

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If you would like to make a donation or pay dues with this method, please send that payment to with a note explaining for what the payment is being made.

Special Events

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

Wednesday 3 ​​​​​​​June 2020, MANIFESTATIONS OF KARMA: Zoom Meeting with the Central Regional Council 7:15 pm – 8:30 pm CDT

MANIFESTATIONS OF KARMA: June 3rd, 2020 Zoom Meeting with the Central Regional Council 7:15 pm – 8:30 pm CDT
He who observes human life carefully — not simply in a superficial way — may find remarkable connections in it. Unfortunately, the phenomena of human life are at present observed for only short periods of time, hardly even for a few years; people are not accustomed to connect what has happened after a long period of time, with what may have happened previously as the cause. There are very few at the present day who study the beginning and the end of a man’s life in their relationship to each other; nevertheless this relationship is extraordinarily instructive.” ~Rudolf Steiner, Manifestations of Karma

Chapter 1, “The Nature and Significance of Karma in the Personal and Individual, and in Humanity, the Earth and the Universe, Hamburg, 16 May, 1910 … focus of the June 3 meeting.…/GA120/E…/RSP1984/19100516p01.html

Audio Conference Details: Join Zoom Meeting

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If you have questions, please contact Alberto Loya

Agenda for our Study Call

7:15 Welcome and Introductions
7:18 Verse
7:25 Study led by five volunteers
Note: CRC team will ID volunteers
Marianne – first section
Travis – second section
Lisa – third section
Alberto – fourth section
Hazel – fifth section
8:05 Conversation
8:28 Close with verse

Wednesday June 3rd, 7 – 9 pm 'Unveiling the Wisdom of Isis-Sophia' with Carrie Schuchardt, John Bloom, Joan Sleigh, and Hazel Archer-Ginsberg

Unveiling the Wisdom of Isis-Sophia with Carrie Schuchardt, of the House of Peace, John Bloom, General Secretary of the ASA, Joan Sleigh, representative from Dornach, and Hazel Archer-Ginsberg Founder of Reverse Ritual

Wednesday June 3rd, 7 – 9pm ZOOM CALL details TBA

RSVP Deb Abrahams-Dematte, Director of Development, Anthroposophical Society in 


6 June 2020, 9am - 10:15 am CDT ‘Social Solidarity’ with, Stasha Ginsburg, Ines Katarina, Hazel Archer-Ginsberg,

‘Social Solidarity’ with, Stasha Ginsburg, Storyteller and teacher at the Ashville Waldorf School, Ines Katarina, Bee keeper, Bio-Dynamic farmer, and teacher, Hazel Archer-Ginsberg, Founder of Reverse Ritual, Understanding Anthroposophy Through the Rhythms of the Year

The work of cultivating community fosters a strength-giving element into each individual; and at the same time members are linked with one another so that they meet, human soul to human soul, waking up in the encounter with the other, and all are lifted into the spiritual world - into the company of spiritual beings. Community building can then become a vessel, a sacred chalice, for the world of spirit to pour into, uniting people who have come together in a common cause.

FREE Community Zoom Call Details TBA for more info. contact Stasha Ginsburg

Friday 19 June 2020 - Front Range Anthroposophical Café presents: St. John's Festival 8 pm - 10 pm CDT

Friday 19 June 2020 – Front Range Anthroposophical Café presents:

The New Mysteries of St. Johns-Tide with Hazel Archer-Ginsberg 

To pass the test of Summer we will explore many questions:

  • How do we stand wakefully within the sublime mysteries of the Summer-Tide, to consciously embody ‘the spiritual wisdom of the gods’?
  • Who is the mysterious Archangel of Summer?
  • Who is John the Baptist? What do his sayings “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.” And “He must increase, but I must decrease.” really mean?
  • What is the secret to healing the ‘soul-fever’ so prevalent in society today?
  • What is the mystery of the Dragon-fly, & other elemental beings?
  • How can we understand the ‘Cycle of the Year as Breathing Process of the Earth’?

Together we will work to strengthen our true “I”, enlivening our will forces.

We look forward to seeing you on Friday 19 June 2020 shortly before 7 PM (Mountain time.) Here is the link to our Anthroposophical Café and all you need to do to join us is click on it:

Warmly, Karen vann Vuuren, Tom Altgelt, Jamie York, and our growing circle of Café Friends – It’s better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.

June 23 202 1-3pm The Sacrifice of John the Baptist. Online presentation by Daniel Hafner

1-3 pm The Sacrifice of John the Baptist. Online presentation by Daniel Hafner from Nuremberg,
Germany. URL: Phone: 312-626-6799, Meeting ID: 935
8795 6632.

RECORDING of Vitae Sophia~ A Whitsun Festival of United Soul Endeavor with Hazel Archer-Ginsberg, with Guest Speakers Lisa Dalton & Geoff Norris

HERE IS THE RECORDING of Vitae Sophia~ A Whitsun Festival of United Soul Endeavor with Hazel Archer-Ginsberg, with Guest Speakers Lisa Dalton & Geoff Norris

 Online Whitsunday, 31 May 2020 from 10 am–11:15 am EDT Zoom Call Sponsored by the Anthroposophical Society in New Hampshire

Through leading thoughts and conversation we are called to redeem the ether spheres to create an Ecclesia, a chalice for The Sophia. Then the spirit flame can spread out to become what Steiner called a “World Whitsun”, which began in earnest at the Christmas Conference. The Whitsun Festival highlights one of the greatest challenges of being human: placing our individual gifts, in right relationship within the social realm. This challenge is especially strong now during this ‘pandemic’. Our groups striving to know Spiritual Science must work together as a community, to have the possibility to create a new culture where a sacrament is possible in every encounter. Our individual strength is enhanced by weaving our gifts together, kindling our social world in conscious community.

Links video & resources to the CRC Ascension Festival

Ascension Thursday, May 21, 2020

Ascension comes as the blossoming world is reaching fullness. Trees and plants, stirring upward in growth, touched by the warmth and light from above embody heaven's blessing in color and fragrance. The whole of nature reaches upward towards the heights.

The longing of the human soul strives also, upward, in unison with nature, seeking the touch of world-warmth from the sun. This mood of Ascension attunes all of life to the cosmic expanses.

Thanks for joining us, the Central Regional Council, on this artistic exploration of Ascension.

Special THANK YOU to Geoff Norris, Nancy Melvin and Mary Ruud for their contributions!

The Central Regional Council of the Anthroposophical Society in America invites you to view the videos and materials used throughout this conference. 

Ascension Thursday
   The link to the video is here
   The link to the script is here
   The link to the images is here
For more info. contact Alberto Loya

May Hope Spring Eternal –

The CRC – Marianne Fieber, Alberto Loya, Hazel Archer-Ginsberg, Lisa Dalton

Here is the recording of “Crowning” with Hazel Archer Ginsberg, and Eurythmist Raven Garland

Sponsored by Anthroposophy Atlanta Lunch & Learn Hosted by Angela Foster & Jordan Walker of Wisdom Working –

Is this ‘global pandemic’ entreating us to awaken to the etheric realm that we share in common with the earth? Perhaps the coronavirus is an admonition for us to reconnect to the sun-forces now imbued with the Etheric Christ, waiting to be recognized and employed in these current evolving conditions – an invitation for all of humanity to rise to a higher stage of initiation – a Crowning re-birth.

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