The theme for the year 2014-2015 is available online. Constanza Kaliks has written the descriptive article for the Goetheanum Leadership.
"The arc from Society to individual is continued with this theme. Like the Society, the individual confronts the same challenges as other contemporaries and must also find a connection to the world—as a basis for self-knowledge."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 speak with Sylvia Mandel. 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.
News: February 21-23, The Actors' Ensemble presents Washington Square, Henry James' tragic story of a woman's relationship with her father and a possible fortune hunter. Faithful to James' original text, four actors (Bethany Caputo, Chris Smith, Fern Sloan, and Ted Pugh) will narrate the story and play all of the characters in this 19th century masterpiece. In development since 2011, it comes to NYC after an initial run in Spencertown, NY. — The Actors' Ensemble was founded in 1985 in New York City by a group of professional actors (members of Anthroposophy NYC) inspired by acting techniques taught by Russian-born actor Michael Chekhov. TAE has created and performed theatre productions across the US and in Europe, developed a two year college level acting program through Sunbridge College, and in March 2015 will open a new acting school—the Michael Chekhov School, to be located at Solaris, 360 Warren Street, in Hudson, NY.
Books: in the Rudolf Steiner Bookstore, and new in SteinerBooks' Collected Works: Rudolf Steiner's Awake! For the Sake of the Future, 12 lectures given January 5–28, 1923, by the ashes of the First Goetheanum.
Soul Exercises 1903-1924 (CW267) is essential help to all who take up the anthroposophic path of inner work. Those interested in the work of Lisa Romero will also want her new book, The Inner Work Path.
Now in stock: volume II of Peter Selg's Rudolf Steiner: Life & Work, 1890-1900 Weimar & Berlin. "It makes no sense to stop where Goethe stood. Yet we cannot progress unless we absorb Goethe deeply and allow ourselves to be wholly inspired by the impulses he brought into the world... Anyone who was careless enough to live at the end of the nineteenth century must bear it." (RS, 1891) Those careless enough to live in the early 21st century have Goethe, Steiner, and a good deal more to absorb!
Current Art Exhibit
Washington Square by Henry James
The Actors' Ensemble
Thu Mar 18
Dr. James Dyson
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