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
Ongoing events are listed below. Festivals and Special events are in the column to the right.
Coming in for an event? For info. on lodging etc. contact Info@RSchicago. org
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There are many things that need to happen to keep the branch life alive. WE NEED YOUR HELP!
Library, Cafe, Books
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. Our library and bookstore are open Tuesday evenings 7 pm - 9 pm, Thursday's 6 pm - 7 pm and also by appointment We warmly welcome new friends and visitors to browse the library and to join us in our study groups and events!
Please take advantage of a 40% off book sale at the Rudolf Steiner branch. In addition to Anthroposophical books, our store carries products from True Botanica and Dr. Hauschka as well as Waldorf-style greeting cards.
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
EXPLORE HUMANITY’S PATH AND YOUR OWN.
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Please contact each event coordinator for information on a particular event.
For general questions or to be added to the email list to receive notices about upcoming events contact Hazel Archer-Ginsberg
To special order a book or specific item, please call Janis Ignoffo (773) 549-5753
President - Chuck Ginsberg
Treasurer - Mihai Rosu
Secretary - Mary Ruud
Program Coordinator - Andrei Onegin
Programs/Festivals Coordinator - Hazel Archer-Ginsberg
Kurtis Heath Estep
Study Groups / Ongoing Events
Wednesdays 9:30-11:00 am
Karmic Relationships Vol 3 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 (773-549-3026) email@example.com
Wednesdays 7:00-9:00 pm
This study group is working with various lectures by Rudolf Steiner.
All who are interested are welcome to join us.
For more information, call David Kavesh (312-451-9872).
Thursday 10:30 – Noon (once a month)
We will read and discuss Lecture 6 in the book titled “ The Inner Nature of Man
and the Life Between Death and a New Birth” by Rudolf Steiner. We will also
discuss which book to study next year. This study group is opened to everyone.
Please join us. Reading material is available at the Branch.
For more information, contact Carolyn (773-539-3688) or Alice (773-528-5340).
Thursdays 7:00 – 9:00 pm
We are reading Steiner's lectures on the Apocalypse of St. John, after which we
plan to return to the final chapters of An Outline of Esoteric [or Occult] Science.
Anyone interesting in joining us is invited to contact Clark Remington (773-595-5793).
Sundays 5:00 – 7:00 pm
This group meets weekly. We are studying “The Challenge of Our Time” (social
curs), given by Rudolf Steiner in 1918, GA#186.
For more information, contact Andrei Onegin (773-764-2313).
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.
CANCELED Saturday, December 15, 2018 CANCELED
The next meetings is: January 19, Saturday, 6:00 p.m.: Fourth Recapitulation Lesson
February 16, Saturday, 6:00 p.m.: Fifth Recapitulation Lesson
March 16, Saturday, 6:00 p.m.: Sixth Recapitulation Lesson
April 20, Saturday, 6:00 p.m.: Seventh Recapitulation Lesson
May 18, Saturday, 6:00 p.m.: First Prague Lesson
June 15, Saturday, 6:00 p.m.: Second Prague 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.
Over the course of 2018–2019, we will work through the seven "recapitulation lessons" given by Rudolf Steiner in Dornach, in which he presented again the mantras that were first given as the mantras of lessons one through the first part of lesson nine. Then we might go on to do the two lessons that he gave in Prague.
For more information, contact Class Reader 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
Notes - News
Dear Friends – Thanks for Hosting the GC of the ASA here are a few images from that gathering.
The transformation of the ‘Flex Space’ has attracted more Peerspace clients. These kind of raw industrial loft-style spaces are very desirable in the rental market now. We have made a lot of head way. Thanks to your generous donations & loans we have:
1. Insulated the ceiling
2. Installed a furnace / air conditioner and related infrastructure
We still need to update the flooring & get a new garage door
The Branch Council is requesting tax exempt donations and/or loans, for this restoration. The loans are for 2-3 years, simple interest of 5%, paid yearly. More favorable terms are welcome.
The Rudolf Steiner Branch Council hopes you will support these efforts, as we continue to provide Programs, and Festival Events, Monthly 1st Class Lessons, Study Groups, Library / Bookstore, and weekly Public Open House hours, in one of the few Branch homes in America to own their own building.
Thank you! to all our friends who have already donated & given generous loans to insure the financial stability of our community treasure!
The Branch 'Flex Space' & the renovated Elderberries 3-Fold Space are currently available for rental on PEER SPACE: for classes, events, meetings, retreats, art exhibits, etc...
In other news, we have a new Building Maintenance Engineer: Antonio Morales, a longtime resident & neighbor. Tony happened to stroll by with his wife as they were taking their dog on a walk when we were working on the Flex Space this summer, he was excited to see what we were doing & offered to help. Tony is a retired CTA engineer who has many skills, he even build his own home in Guatemala. He helps with the Peerspace events & does general building maintenance. We are lucky to have his kind & helpful spirit at our Branch.
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Join the Anthroposophical Society in America for this FREE "Holiday Sharing Event". Wednesday, December 12 from 6:30-8:00 pm CST for an online open mic event to share the holiday spirit. Join Jean Yeager and friends for original stories, poems, and sharings on the mood of the season. Come together as a community as we sit around the hearth and heart of anthroposophy!
Sign-up for a five-minute slot to share anything from poetry, spiritual memoir, non-fiction and fiction, essay or other offering. Free and open to all, donations accepted. See you there!
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Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 11 am - 5 pm - Pop-Up Art Show with NEW Original Paintings by Lisa Villa-Moser
Art, Christmas Cheer, Live Music!
Elderberries 4251 N. Lincoln Ave.
Thursday, Dec 20, 7pm. Shepherds Play. The Christian Community 2135 W Wilson Ave
Mon, Christmas Eve, 2018 7-9 pm “…When the Two Become One…” The Mystery of Christmas & Epiphany
A 3-Part Social Discourse with Art Projections
To compare & contrast the Gospels of Luke & Matthew with Hazel Archer-Ginsberg Overview: Christmas Eve 2018, 7-9pm
Luke/Nathan Soul: Friday 4 January 2019, 7-9pm
Matthew/Zarathustra Soul: Epiphany 6 January 2019, 2-4pm with Storytelling: Ann Burfeind
Snacks to Share always welcomed & Encouraged!
$10 Donation or pay what you will
Thursday, 27 Dec. 2018, 7-9pm - "The Dream Song of Olaf Asteson" with Debra Barford & Mary Tom
Olaf Åsteson, Olaf the son of earth, experiences various secrets of the cosmos during the 13 shortest days.
28 Dec. 2018 7-9 pm Holy Nights Group Study: 'According to Luke' by Rudolf Steiner
Hosted by Deborah Rogers - Copies of the book are available from the Library or the Rudolf Steiner Archives
Monday, 31 Dec. 2018 8 pm – 1 am, Our Annual NYE Party!!!
Our Family friendly - Conscious Community Gathering, this year in Elderberries 4251 N. Lincoln Ave. Folk Dancing with Jutta & the Hi-Dukes, Crafting, Lead Casting, Biography Work, ‘Out with the Old’ Ceremony, Labyrinth Walk.
Please bring food & drink to share.
$20 or pay what you can (½ goes to the band ½ to the artists)
Doors open at 7:30 pm
8 pm – 9:30 pm – Jutta & the Hi-Dukes Folk Dancing
9:30 pm – ‘Biography Work’ with Paulette Arnold
10:30 pm – Spacial Dynamics with Alex Boshell
11:15 pm – ‘Out with the Old’ Ceremony, with ~hag, Lead Casting to meet the Future
MIDNIGHT: Labyrinth Walk, Singing
Jan 1, 2, 3 & 5th 2019, 7-9 pm - Holy Nights Group Study: 'According to Luke' by Rudolf Steiner
Hosted by Deborah Rogers
Copies of the book are available from the Library or the Rudolf Steiner Archieves
Fri. 4 Jan. 7 pm - 9 pm & Sun 6 Jan, 2019, 2-4 pm “…When the Two Become One…” The Mystery of Christmas & Epiphany
Renaissance Art & a 3-Part Social Discourse with Hazel Archer Ginsberg - To compare & contrast the Gospels of Luke & Matthew
Luke/Nathan Soul: Friday 4 January 2019, 7-9pm
Matthew/Zarathustra Soul: Epiphany 6 January 2019, 2-4pm with Storytelling:Ann Burfeind
$10 & Snacks to Share Encouraged
For more info. contact Hazel Archer Ginsberg