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 (see below),  Festivals, Program/LecturesWorkshops, and Exhibits. The Branch Calendar is online.

In the links section below find past webinar recordings

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

The History of the Rudolf Steiner Group in Chicagofrom 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 

To be added to our email list to recieve notices about upcoming events contact Hazel

Donations & Dues

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Thank you for your support.

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.

Wed. 23 Sept. 2020 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm - CRC Michaelmas Festival: ‘Courage Born of Wisdom’ FREE Zoom Conference

The CRC Michaelmas Festival: ‘Courage Born of Wisdom’ 

Wednesday 23 September 2020 – The Autumnal Equinox – 7:15 pm CDT – 8:30 pm

1st -A tale from ancient Chaldea where sophEA gives birth to Marduk, precursor to Michael.

Then “Wisdom Built herself a house (Proverbs 24: 1-9)”…7 members from various sections of the Anthroposophical Society will stand as Wisdom’s 7 Pillars to share how Courage was Born from Wisdom for them, leading to their work in the world.

Pedagogical Section –Michael Holdrege
Youth Section – Stephan Ambrose
Medical Section –Drs. Molly & Quentin McMullen
Eurythmy – Barbara Richardson
Social Science Section – Doug Wylie
BioDynamic Agriculture – Rand Carter
Three-Folding – Dorothy Hinkle-Uhlig

with Original songs by Lucien Dante Lazar!

& a closing about the connection between Michael, The Christ & Anthroposophia!

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26 Sept. 2020 TIME CHANGE: Potluck Breakfast at 9 am, Fest: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm CDT Our Annual Michaelmas Festival: Joan d'Arc - PURIFYING FIRE: The Power Behind the Will

Michaelmas 2020: Joan d’Arc – PURIFYING FIRE: The Power behind the Will –

Date: Saturday 26 Sept. 2020. Time: 9 am doors open for potluck Breakfast: Please bring food & beverages to share! 

Festival: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm then off to Zinniker Farm for the Michaelmas Prep (details below)

In-Person at: Elderberries Biodynamic Outpost & Cultural Hub in Chicago – The ‘Have Seeds House’ in Los Angeles  –  ‘The Arc‘ in Atlanta

& Online Meeting ID: 979 5592 0156


Lucien Dante Lazar– Ring the Iron Bell – Welcome  (10 minutes?)

Group Singing: Michaelmas Time Song (5 Minutes)

Angela Foster – 1. Social Sculpture: The Purifying Fire decoupage. (For those joining on zoom supplies needed: votive candle, tissue paper, magizines, glue) 2. Leading Thoughts, & ‘Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc – Preface’ (20 minutes)

Mary Spalding – ‘Courage Dear Hearts’ Biography of Jeanne d’Arc (10 minutes)

Copper Rod Eurythmy: (10 minutes)

Frank Agrama & Dottie Zold – A Michaelic Will:  Joan of Arc, Sophie Scholl, Saint Odilie and Jesus of Nazareth. (30 – 40 minutes) ‘We are dealing here with a superhuman entity, a being who lived in the spiritual world and heard humanity crying out in misery, calling out to the spiritual worlds for help. This being prepared to receive the Christ Being.’ ‘Humanity cried out in pain and torment, and its cries rose up to that spirit being, who responded by seeking permission from the Sun Spirit to become imbued with Christ.’ 

Frank Agrama and Dottie Zold, of Elderberries and Have Seeds community, will look at the biographies of these individuals who developed the quality and capacity to work out of ‘a culture of selflessness’ in their community, and the impact this had on the world as young people becoming.  We can understand these individuals’ path of sacrifice, as a reflection of the archetype of Jesus of Nazareth, during his growing and seeking years as spoken of in Rudolf Steiner’s Fifth Gospel. ‘Michael is a being of Strength, Courage and Will. He is Sun spirit. He wishes to be regarded.’ 

Group Singing: Firmly on the Earth I Stand (5 minutes)

Biography Work in Break out Groups – Sharing a story of courage from our lives: Each person takes 3 minutes to tell their tale. (15 minutes)

 Large Group Sharing: Harvest from the break out groups (5-10 minutes)

‘The Passage’ by Lucian Dante Lazar (15 minutes)

 Large Group Sharing: Impressions, Q's about the piece (5-10 minutes)

The Mars / Saturn Square (5-10 minutes)

Everyone takes a turn Ringing the IRON, Rudolf Steiner's 'Verse for the Michaelic Age' given at his 'Last Address'(5 minutes)

Group 1: Springing from Powers of the Sun,
Radiant Spirit-powers, blessing all Worlds!
For Michael’s garment of rays
We are predestined by Thought Divine.

Group 2: Michael, the Christ-messenger, reveals in us
Bearing humankind aloft — the sacred Will of Worlds.
You, radiant Beings of Ether-Worlds,
Bear the Christ-Word to human beings.

Group 1: Thus shall the Heralds of Christ appear
To our thirstily waiting souls.
Your Word of Light shines forth to us
In the cosmic age of the Spirit-Human.

Group 2: We, disciples who would know the spirit,
Follow Michael’s beckoning Wisdom,
To take the Word of Love, Willed by Worlds,
Into our highest aims of soul-work; actively!       

12:30 pm – Goodbye – Thank you – CARPOOL TO ZINNIKER FARM

*From Petra Zinniker: Our fall preparation making will take place on September 26th at 1:30pm, here at the farm. We will be making 3 preparations this year: Horn manure, Chamomile and Dandelion preparations, and have a potluck dinner with a campfire afterwards.

*Please bring a dish to pass and a lawn chair for the potluck*

Please RSVP! Space is limited. Although this is an outdoor event we want to make sure everyone can find the space they need. Dress for the weather!

Petra Zinniker – Zinniker Farm N7399 Bowers Rd. Elkhorn, WI 53121 –

Saturday, 9/26 @9:30 am – 12:30 pm Meeting ID: 979 5592 0156

Sponsored by: The Rudolf Steiner Branch, Elderberries Biodynamic Outpost & 3-Fold Cultural Hub

for more info. contact Festivals coordinator Hazel Archer-Ginsberg


9 am Sept. 29, 2020 ALIANT Alliance zoom

Dear friends! our Elderberries/HowWeWill communities are initiating a sister to ELIANT Allianz in North America: ALIANT Alliance. Dr. Michaela Gloeckler has committed to mentoring us saying 'There is nothing more important to me right now than moving the work of ELIANT forward.'

We will make our beginning for ALIANT Alliance, in the United States/North America, sister to ELIANT, on Michaelmas, September 29th, 2020. If you'd like to join us for our seed blessing please email Frank and Dottie at . If you have already sent us a message to join we will make sure you are on the zoom list. (Please see the zoom information below.)

'As a Europe-wide platform for anthroposophical initiatives we want to engage in the social, cultural and political discussions of the EU and contribute the experiences and perspectives of Steiner/Waldorf Education, Demeter agriculture, anthroposophic medicine, curative education and patients' initiatives. In this way we will be able to inform European decision makers more directly about the holistic projects and initiatives which so many citizens are participating in and promoting'

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ELIANT has laid the foundational organizing steps whereby the fruits of Rudolf Steiner's work in Medicine, Agriculture, Education and Curative Education can find a seat at the legislative tables in Europe for 'human freedom, dignity and choice'.

Michael as we know is a cosmopolitan being. He is a being of Will, Strength and Courage. We could not imagine a more important time to bring forth this initiative, as indeed we are standing at a turning point of time.

If you'd like to hear Dr. Michaela's talk on ELIANT at our How We Will: Threefolding our Cultural Revolution gathering please click here:

May good become!

Frank and Dottie

Tuesday 29 Sept. 2020 2 pm CDT “The Present Age of Michael” – online lecture by Daniel Hafner

Rudolf Steiner calls attention to the evolution of consciousness, both as a fact and as a continuing task. The regency of the archangel Michael offers to help further this evolution by challenging individual human responsibility. URL: Meeting ID: 972
4458 7630, Phone: 312-626-6799, For more info Andrei Onegin

The event is free. Suggested donations $5-$10. Your payments can be sent through QuickPay with Zelle to Rudolf Steiner Branch,, or with regular check sent to the Branch. 

Tuesday, September 29 MICHAELMAS ‘Talisman for Courage’ Art Workshop with Victoria Martin 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

MICHAELMAS ‘Talisman for Courage’ Art Workshop at the Rudolf Steiner Chicago Branch 4249 N. Lincoln Ave. 6:30-8:30 PM Facilitated by Victoria Martin contact 312-961-3380

6:30 (sunset) Doors open: orientation. Tea, nuts, and fruit are served

7 PM sharp Visual lecture and demonstration

7:15 PM –8:00 PM workshop  - Pastels on flat canvas good for 100+ years (archival materials)

8:00– 8:30 PM discussion - We will learn all about symbols of The Michaelmas: Wings, Iron Meteorites/Stars, Scales of Judgment, Sword of Justice, and the Serpent/Dragon. There will be a wide selection of easy to render visual images in any/all of these 5 categories at each workstation. We will use a black charcoal pencil and the colors red, gold, and turquoise archival pastels on raw canvas size 11” x 11” this Talisman will be suitable for mounting on stretchers or framing (no glass needed).

Limited to 10 participants $15 tuition + $5 materials = $20 or pay what you will. Observers and guests are welcome at no charge, but please bring tree nuts, greens, fruit, or other paleo snacks.

Everyone: wear something RED: Michael’s color!

October 3, 2020 7 pm CDT online lecture by Stephen E. Usher "Iron and the Cosmic Intelligence” – Meeting ID: 949 1795 4191 Phone: 312-626-6799, For more info Andrei Onegin 
The event is free. Suggested donations $5-$10. Your payments can be sent through QuickPay with Zelle to Rudolf Steiner Branch,, or with regular check sent to the Branch address