Western Region

Anthroposophical Society in America

Welcome!

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Welcome to the West!

The Western Regional Council’s (WRC) primary task is to connect people and to encourage the circulation of ideas and initiatives fostering a deepening of esoteric and community life.  When possible, the WRC visits groups and branches, meeting with local members (in person or more recently, also via Skype) to learn about their work and plans for the future and to support and encourage their endeavors.

In looking back over these past many years, we have noted that a pattern has emerged in our face to face meetings with branches and groups in the Western Region which helped to foster an atmosphere of appreciation and encouragement.

Everyone involved, both in the local group and the WRC, thoroughly prepared for the visit in advance by sharing questions and through local conversations regarding the needs and strengths of the group.  An effort toward inclusiveness was aimed for with letters being sent to all past and present members and friends of the group announcing the meeting.

The gathering with the local group usually had four key elements:

  1. A shared meal generating social warmth.
     
  2. A conversation in a circle in which group/branch members could speak of the ways in which the group had been most valuable to them in the past and the ideals they hold for the future.
     
  3. A presentation/talk on the incarnations of a great individuality or on a theme that provided spiritual enrichment.
     
  4. Follow-up calls and emails to share emerging questions, further cultivate new friendships and share news of the continuing work.

Through these meetings we are able share experiences of activities going on throughout the Western Region and news from the General Council. In turn, we carry awareness of the activities in the Western Region to the members of the General Council and to other groups and branches. We also are available to work with members who wish to form groups and with groups wishing to form a branch.

The Western Regional Council

The current members of the Western Regional Council are:

Joan Treadaway, Chair
Prescott, AZ
E-Mail - 928-899-1689, 928-445-2363

Daniel Bittleston
Santa Cruz, CA
E-Mail  - 831-212-1947

Micky Leach
Santa Fe, NM
E-Mail  - 505-438-0156

Rebecca Soloway
Portland, OR
E-Mail  - 516-850-1026

For local websites and individual groups
& branches contacts see the listing here.

Note: for historical reasons Hawai'i has its own Anthroposophical Society.

Western Region Activities

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Some upcoming events

in the Western USA or online

Published:

Rudolf Steiner: The Man. The Age. The Path.

An online course with Eugene Schwartz

Published:

Building A Space For Rest, with Adam Blanning MD

Helping children release anxiety to find restful sleep... A recorded webinar now available at no charge.

Selected Reports from the West

from being human magazine