Sun Enters Twins

the New Above & Below

On June 21st, Summer Solstice and St. John's Day, the Sun enters the fixed stars of Gemini, the Twins, meaning the Earth is opposite in the stars of the Archer. This Sun/Earth dynamic in Twins/Archer holds perhaps some of the deepest insights into our present and future goals of human evolution. Here we have the stars associated with winter solstice and summer solstice. One could see it as the vertical axis of the life of the Earth/Sun whereas the equinoxes hold more the horizontal axis of this life - the great cross of nature and the seasonal life of Earth. Upon this cross we have the seven Christian festivals, with St. John's and Christmas coinciding with this vertical axis and Easter/Michaelmas relatively along the horizontal axis or just past it. [read more].
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A breakthrough in social research: 1999's The Cultural Creatives: How 50 Million People are Changing the World.

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Just a hundred years ago Rudolf Steiner outlined how free individuals could live together in today's globalizing civilization.


Rudolf Steiner's 1923
Verse to America.

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Theme of the Year
2017-2018:
“Light and Warmth for the Human Soul”

The new international theme for the year is available online.

“In recent years we have approached the questions of self-knowledge and world knowledge from various angles in our work, asking also about the mission of evil in the evolution of the spiritual (or consciousness) soul. Current events, with the constant increase of wars, terror attacks, social tensions as well as the concentration of political power in the hands of individuals, affect us in existential ways. The loss of reality that comes with digitalization as well as new technologies which even presage the end of humanity confront us more urgently than ever with the question as to our true inner essence and spiritual destiny. How we think of ourselves – whether we see ourselves as animals or machines – will determine our reality.”Continue reading...


If you wish to borrow books from the library or wish to become part of the Library Committee or simply would like to help as a volunteer, please contact Albert Spekman, or simply come during bookstore hours and ask the person on duty. The use of the library is free to current members. The library places over 2,000 books at your disposal. They are arranged into two sections: books by Rudolf Steiner arranged by title, and books by other authors arranged by author. We are proud to offer you a great selection of titles on varied themes: Esoteric Studies, Meditation, Inner Development, Reincarnation and Karma, Life after Death, Social Renewal, the Gospels, Nature and Biodynamics, and the Arts. We invite you to make use of this valuable resource. Procedures for borrowing books are stated on the linked page.
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Art Exhibits

"Textiles for the Soul"
was our last exhibit until fall.

Exhibitions can be viewed by appointment please email art@asnyc.org to schedule an appointment.

Barbra Frankel lives on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Her textile work and design include spinning fiber, organic fiber dying, weaving, and embroidery paintings. The Dragonfly Triptych was done over a two-year period, between 2011-12 and took its inspiration from a visit by a dragonfly in Montana. As it alighted on a companions cuff for a minute I got a chance to see all its glorious beauty. A soul journey began!


Nancy Jackson (1956 Chicago) is an artist who works in many different media, usually gouache on paper. In 2014 she created 14 unique felt appliqué pieces by hand. Each piece includes her paintings made into a lenticular 'flip' prints. These are sewn into the textiles so that the image shifts and changes from different angles. More of Nancy's work can be seen at www.nancy-jackson.com

Judit Gilbert is a fiber artist who specializes in creating felted wool pictures for children. She depicts scenes from fairy tales and images of her own imagination. She plant-dyes the fleece herself, often using plants from her garden. Judit is a co-director of the Fiber Craft Studio in Chestnut Ridge, New York, where she teaches classes on both wet and needle felting, spinning, and plant-dyeing. Her wool paintings can be seen at woolpictures.com  
 

A Healing Art

How Eurythmy Lives in the World
Our own Linda Larson speaks to The Soul of the American Actor about eurythmy...[read more].

 
 
 
 

Exhibit Online

The Growing Imagination Web Gallery
Displayed in Centerpoint Gallery in Spring 2015, this exhibition of paintings is now online. It is by artists following Rudolf Steiner's Training path for painters, a working group led by David Taulbee Anderson. Visit the group on Facebook: "Rudolf Steiner's Training Path for Painters."

Programs
 

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June 2018
 

23 Saturday 7pm, $10-20 sugg. donation
Evening talk

Energy Healing in the light of Anthroposophy

Anton Baraschi

24 Sunday 2:30-4pm, donations welcomed
IN RIVERSIDE PARK - see details on the program page

St. John’s Festival

Festival Committee

25 Monday 7pm, $10-20 sugg. donation
June Eurythmy Circle

NURTURE AND EXPLORE

Marta Stemberger

July 2018
 

02 Monday 7pm, $10-20 sugg. donation
Monthly eurythmy

Summer Weaving

Linda Larson

16Monday 7pm, $10-20 sugg. donation
July Eurythmy Circle

Energy & Peace

Marta Stemberger

30 Monday 7-9pm, donations welcomed
Evening gathering, second in a series

Conversations on Race, Ethnicity, and Culture in Anthroposophy

August 2018
 

20 Monday 7pm, $10-20 sugg. donation
August Eurythmy Circle

Virgo Zodiac Circle

Marta Stemberger

27 Monday 7-9pm, donations welcomed
Evening gathering, third in a series

Conversations on Race, Ethnicity, and Culture in Anthroposophy


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