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 8 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
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 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
Every Wednesday 5:30 pm – 7 pm
Community Singingin the Upper Room at the Rudolf Steiner Branch
For more info. contact Elizabeth Kelly eilisaineariadne@gmail. com
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 – 5:30 – 6:30, Painting at Elderberries/Urban First Aid for Advent
December 3rd, 10th, 17th
Elderberries/Urban First Aid – Art As Medicine is initiating a Johannine Painting Circle that will begin on Thursday, December 3rd at the Elderberries space on Lincoln Avenue, next to the Rudolf Steiner Branch of Chicago. Nancy Melvin will be our instructor during the season of Advent.
Calling all wistful painters who long to explore but are afraid for lack of skill.
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
Sundays 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm - We are continuing our Study of the 5th Gospel from the Akashic Records by Rudolf Steiner, which we began during the Holy Nights. We are on Lecture 8 - Berlin 18 November 1913. Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/98201185799?pwd=NUliUWw3UVAxZzI0Y2NKSnI5eHhzdz09 Meeting ID: 982 0118 5799 Passcode: peace. For more info. contact firstname.lastname@example.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: January 16, Saturday, 6:00 p.m.: Fourteenth 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:
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
"I Think Speech" Anthro-Podcast
The National Anthroposophical Society site
and The Goetheaum in Dornach
Links to Zoom Presentations:
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 -
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
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January 13, 2021 - 7:15 pm CST - The Karma Project with the CRC
Manifestations of Karma Study Group
January 13, 2021 - 7:15 pm Central (8:15 pm Eastern)
"... So when that which otherwise would be produced by the regular forces of the Earth is destroyed, a correction is brought about which on the whole works beneficially - even though man cannot see it at first - because there is a higher reason at work than can be perceived by man. When the hail drives down into the fields, we can say that on the old Moon these forces which work in the hail were the regular ones, just as those are that work beneficially today in rain and sunshine; but no they rush in order to correct that which otherwise would be produced by the luciferic influence. And when the regular course is re-established, they rush in again to effect further correction. Everything that leads to further progressive evolution belongs to the forces of the Earth itself."
~Rudolf Steiner, Manifestations of Karma, Chapter 7, "Karma in Relation to the Forces of Nature, Volcanic Eruptions, Earthquakes and Epidemics", Hamburg, 22 May, 1910 ... focus of the January 13 meeting.
The lecture can be found online at the RS Archive (eLib) by clicking this link: https://wn.rsarchive.org/Lectures/GA120/English/RSP1984/19100522p01.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:
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Agenda for our Study Call
7:15 Welcome and Introductions
7:25 Study led by five volunteers
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Mary – pg. 126 to 130
Hazel – pg. 131 to 136
Stefano – pg. 136 to 141
Lindy - pg. 141 to end
8:28 Close with verse
I bear within me what has Been
I feel within me what is Becoming
In willing, I carry both toward the Future
Faith looks upon what has Been
And is founded upon Truth
Trust looks upon what will be
And is founded upon Hope
Love Embraces Here and Now
Jan 17 - 1pm to 3pm - Overcoming the “New Normal”
January 17, Sunday,
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm PM CST USA,
7:00 PM UK, 8:00 PM CET.
Overcoming the “New Normal”. Defending the core of man.
Traps and pitfalls, including the Earthly and super-earthly agents (risk factors). Feasible tools available to us to practice – shaping our future destiny.
Zoom presentation by Yuriy Yurchenko MD. St Petersburg, Russia.
$15 suggested donation
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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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Yuri Yurchenko MD
Born in 1965 (Kharkov, Ukraine). Family Doctor (GP), practicing medicine since 1993 as a qualified medical doctor. Member of the Anthroposophical Society in the Great Britain and the Anthroposophical Medical Association (Goetheanum, Dornach) since 1996. A promoter of Rudolf Steiner’s educational strategy for physicians to establish a Threefold Study Course(articles in the Medical Newsletters in UK and the Medical Section at the Goetheanum). First Class Member of the Free School of Spiritual Science since 1999. Live in St. Petersburg since 2003. Member of the Anthroposophical Society in Russia since 2004. Since 2015 Chairman of the socially oriented non-profitable public organization Friends of Pavlovsk Society (whose main statutory tasks are: implementing the anthroposophical projects in the social organism of the current cultural epoch; improving contemporaries’ quality of life). Organizer of various workshops, seminars and study groups based on Anthroposophy (including Bothmer gymnastics, artistic therapy, «Earthly & Cosmic nourishment of Man»; studying Steiner’s works & lectures).Currently is actively involved into a project «Anthroposophical Social Community Village in the Pskov region» – website (in Russian) –https://sites.google.com/view/anthroposophical-community/home
23 January 2021 Gene Gollogly Celebration 9 am Central Time
Dear friends, The vigorous and golden hearted Gene Gollogly
Crossed the Threshold in Hillsdale New York, on January 7, 2021.
We invite you to join us for
A Gene Gollogly Celebration – Weaving Stories and Connections,
Co-held by Daniel Collett, the Gollogly family and Dottie Zold, and the ALIANT/Elderberries community. The Christian Community Priest, Carol Kelly, will share with us the journey of the Holy Nights.
January 23, 2021, 7am Pacific, 9am Central, 10am Eastern, 4pm Dornach, 11pm Taiwan, hilippines, China, 10pm Cambodia
For the Zoom information please email Frank and Dottie at
On January 9, over 150 colleagues, family members and friends, came together with one days notice for two wonderful hours of a gentle open space for sharing stories, verses, poems, and songs. Many the next day shared astonishingly similar experiences of Gene, showing that indeed he is fully awake and ready to work once more as always: He seems to find his rest in the creating, in the weaving.
A deep research question taken up by Gene was a lecture by Rudolf Steiner entitled ‘The Etherization of the Blood’, GA 130, October 1, 1911
Reclaiming the Wisdom of America Sunday 24 January 2021 2 pm – 4 pm CST -
Reclaiming the Wisdom of America an interactive Zoom Presentation
Sunday 24 January 2021 2 pm – 4 pm CST
Hazel will explore the concept of the Folk Soul of America & what that means in this age of the consciousness soul, leading to a picture of the 3-fold Social Organism.
Rosemary McMullen will set the scene for ancestors (Land Acknowledgement) as a way for each participant to look at their current placement in America: culture, rights, economy, & ecology & assess spiritual social healing needed.
Anne Nicholson & Anne Dale will host to make this an interactive presentation with break-out groups & conversation.
Time: Jan 24, 2021 02:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
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