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.
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!
contact Info@ RSchicago. org
The History of the Rudolf Steiner Group in Chicago, from Henry Barnes book "Into the Hearts Land, Rudolf Steiner's work in North America."
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 currently closed due to state regulations around the corona virus. We will open in June During the Wednesday morning Study Group from 9:30 am - 11 am
for more open hours contact Info@ RSchicago. org
and also by appointment, contact our Librarian: Paulette Arnold
We warmly welcome new friends and visitors to browse the library and to join us in our study groups and events!
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 consider offering your support.
Study Groups / Ongoing Events
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 6 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 For now we will be doing the study via Zoom: Meeting https://zoom.us/j/632874998 Meeting ID: 632 874 998
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
Wednesday 7 pm - 8:15 pm - Eurythmy class with Mary Ruud on ZOOM We will work with exercises to enhance health and well being. https://zoom.us/j/312499990 – By phone: 1-312-626-6799, Meeting ID: 312-499-990
Wednesday 7 pm - 9 pm - “Anthroposophical Leading Thoughts". 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 - In May we will continue meeting online to read and discuss the book Theosophy by Rudolf Steiner. 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# https://wn.rsarchive.org/Lectures/GA120/English/RSP1984/19100528p01.html
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 amCourse For Young Doctors study group.. Please call Frank and Dottie 323-445-9615. In May we will be meeting online.
Sundays 4:00 – 6:00 pm - This group meets weekly. We are studying “The Fundamental Social Demand of Our Time” (social course), given by Rudolf Steiner in 1918, GA#186. Anyone interested in joining us is invited to contact Andrei Onegin (773-592-1136). aonegin@rschicago. org
Sunday Evenings 7:00 - 9:00 pm - “Youth Conversation Group: People to People: Social Renewal Through Human Interaction” hosted by Waldorf music teacher Isaac Maier, in the upper room at the Rudolf Steiner Branch. Donations appreciated, to sign up contact isaacmaier@gmail. 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: ? (contact Clark to make sure of meeting details)
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.
For more information, contact Class Reader Clark Remington (773) 595-5793
Here is a schedule of the class meetings through June of 2020:
Canceled: April 18, Saturday, 6:00 p.m.: Eighth Lesson
Canceled: May 16, Saturday, 6:00 p.m.: Ninth Lesson
June 20, Saturday, 6:00 p.m.: Tenth Lesson
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
Notes - News
Dottie Zold of Elderberries Bio-Dynamic Outpost was voted in as a new council member.
And Mary Spalding is now the new Branch President.
If you are interested in helping to hold open public hours at the branch contact Info@RSchicago.org
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Donations & Dues
The Branch is now accepting payments through QuickPay® with Zelle®
If you would like to make a donation or pay dues with this method, please send that payment to chase@ with a note explaining for what the payment is being made. rschicago. org
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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.
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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
Marianne – first section
Travis – second section
Lisa – third section
Alberto – fourth section
Hazel – fifth section
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 Americadeb@ anthroposophy. org
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 movingthestory@gmail. com
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: https://zoom.us/j/294724669.
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: zoom.us/j/93587956632 Phone: 312-626-6799, Meeting ID: 935
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.
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 aloyavaca@peoplepc. com
May Hope Spring Eternal –
The CRC – Marianne Fieber, Alberto Loya, Hazel Archer-Ginsberg, Lisa Dalton
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.
Questions? Comments...? Want to start a dialogue? Contact Hazel@ReverseRitual.com