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 ChicagoMap

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 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 

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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. 2 December 2020 - 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm CT The Karma Project

The Karma Project
Manifestations of Karma Study Group
December 2, 2020 - 7:15 pm Central (8:15 pm Eastern)

"... We have now learned that it is possible to seek out accidents or other causes of illness due to karmic effects. In due course we will deal with the details of such processes, such as the way in which the forces in deeper levels of consciousness work within the human being, or to what extent our ordinary consciousness may avoid such accidents. We can understand that someone who goes to a place  where he may succumb to an infection will have been driven there under the influence of a certain level of consciousness; in like manner we must be able to understand how it is that human beings take certain measures to render such infections less and less effective; in other words, that through our ordinary consciousness we are able to avert certain consequences by means of hygiene."

~Rudolf Steiner, Manifestations of KarmaChapter 6"Karma in Relation to Accidents", Hamburg, 21 May, 1910 ... focus of the December 2 meeting.

The lecture can be found online at the RS Archive (eLib) by clicking this link:

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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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
          Laura – pg. 106 to 110
          Ana – pg. 111 to 115
          Camille – pg. 116 to 120
          Alberto - pg. 121 to end
8:05  Conversation
8:28  Close with verse

Wed. 16 December 2020 - 7pm to 8:30pm CT - Meditative Thoughts for the Holy Nights

Meditative Thoughts for the Holy Nights
December 16, 7:00-8:30 PM, CT

Dear Friends,

One cannot exercise anthroposophical medicine (or any other anthrop. work) without Anthroposophy, and one cannot understand Anthroposophy without taking in consideration the Stars.

So, to conclude in Aristotelian fashion, one cannot do any anthroposophical work without the Stars.

Connecting to this year’s Great Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn that will lead us into the next year, we will:

  • discuss an amazing formula that will allow us to find the constellations with no additional equipment except for our mind;
  • present a eurythmy form;
  • touch on important meditative practices;
  • show practical medical and other work as it may relate to the Stars.

Remember that as always, we want to give material that leads to DOING!

Hope that you can attend-but if not, you could see it later on the Kolisko website for a modest fee. Please note that the live event is free.

To register please click here*

For the Kolisko Team,

Ross Rentea MD

Since only a limited number of attendees are allowed to attend the live presentation (software decision☹) please plan on a timely attendance).

Holy Nights 2020-21 "A Rose By Any Other Name" The many faces of The Sophia

24 December 2020 - 5 January 2021

International online gathering on the Theme of the Divine Feminine. 

Hosted by Laura Scappaticci & Tess Parker, featuring the Sophia Working Group

Everyday 9 am – 9:30 am PT, 10 am – 10:30 am MT, 11 am – 11:30 am CT, 12 pm – 12:30 pm

stay tuned for details

Our Annual Conscious NYE gathering 8 pm 1 am

In-Person at Elderberries Bio-dynamic Outpost & Cultural Hub & The Rudolf Steiner Branch Chicago 4249-51 N. Lincoln Ave. 60613

This Years Theme is a Masked Ball

Live Music, Folk Dancing, Potluck, Mask-making with Lucien Dante Lazar, more TBA

$20 per person

Stay tuned for details

Joan's Epiphany 6 January 2021 'What Joan of Arc Calls for Today' 2 pm - 4 pm CT

In-person at Elderberries Chicago & online

Today on the Birthday of Joan of Arc we welcome special Guest Nancy Poer

We will also explore ‘The Destinies of Individuals and of Nations, Lecture 5, The Nature of the Christ Impulse and the Michaelic Sprit Serving It by Rudolf Steiner with Leading Thoughts by Hazel Archer-Ginsberg

Social Sculpture: "The Passage" with Luicen Dante Lazar - Eurythmy

Singing & Eurythmy

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