PAST PROGRAMS in 2009 - FOR REFERENCE ONLY
(does not include all regular monthly workshops and meetings)
[for CURRENT PROGRAMS click here] [for 2008 click here] [for 2007 click here]


Fri DEC 26 thru Mon JAN 5 at 7:00 pm
 
HOLY NIGHTS 2008-2009

The Holy Nights are an opportunity
to extend and deepen our experience
of Christmas and the winter holiday season,
just when the commercial season has its last gasp
and "winter blues" threaten.

Each night includes putting roses on the tree,
a short presentation, carol singing,
socializing & refreshments.
All events are free, donations are welcome.

Fri DEC 26 at 7:00 pm
The Soul's Two Deepest Questions During the Holy Nights

Lynn Jericho

Sat DEC 27 at 7:00 pm
Eurythmy, Moving Towards Imagination

Brigida Baldszun

Sun DEC 28 at 7:00 pm
The Fairy Tale

Cynthia Lang

Mon DEC 29 at 7:00 pm
Searching For The Heart of the Mystery

Barbara Francis

Tue DEC 30 at 7:00 pm
Holy Nights - Holy Lands

Joyce Reilly &
Doug Safranek

Explore in photographs the present-day "holy lands"
in Israel-Palestine and Jordan with their counterpoints
in painting, poetry and scripture.
Wed DEC 31 at 7:00 pm
Knowledge & The Temple

Mary Crosby

A nourishing lesson from ancient times helps us understand the relationship of Knowledge and the Temple and prepare for our vital role and enlightened participation as we enter the New Year.
 
Thu JAN 1 at 7:00 pm
GRACE

Marianna Reges

What is grace?
And is it attainable?
Fri JAN 2 at 7:00 pm
Renunciation & Recognition

Fred Dennehy

The Awakening of the Self
in Shakespeare's Last Plays
Sat JAN 3 at 7:00 pm
MAKING SACRED THE ORDINARY &
MAKING REAL THE SACRED

Walter Alexander

Sun JAN 4 at 7:00 pm
The Dream-Song of Olaf Osteson

Erk Ludwig

Mon JAN 5 at 7:00 pm THE HOLY NIGHTS & THE SONG OF OLAF OSTESON

Linda Larson

The Song of Olaf Osteson speaks to us of the essence of this winter inwardness. Through movement in Eurythmy, we will greet the beginning of the New Year with the unfolding of the Holy Nights enriching our world. Please remember to bring your soft-soled shoes.
 
Tue JAN 6 at 5:00 pm EPIPHANY COMMUNITY POT-LUCK DINNER

 

Our Dinner brings a lovely and festive social closure to the Holy Nights that many of us will have shared together, further strengthening our bonds of friendship and sense of community. There is the possibility of a concert with the dinner.

Bring Food & Refreshments
$5 Donation Recommended
Contact:  Phoebe Alexander
(phoebe [at] artopathy [dot] com or 212-744-0257) 

Thu JAN 15 at 7:00 pm

Lecture 3/5

EVOLUTION & THE STRUGGLE FOR HUMAN CONSCIOUSNESS

Keith Francis

Detail of da Vinci's Vitruvian Man

Lecture 3: From Renaissance to the Birth of Modern Technology
Rudolf Steiner spoke of a great change of consciousness which began around the seventh century BC and took two thousand years to complete. In the distant past we were at one with the beings of the hierarchies, but the descent of the cosmic intelligence into the human brain gave us growing feelings of independence and individuality, as we took the responsibility for our thoughts and actions. We are still trying to deal with questions raised by the changing relationships of consciousness, thinking and perception. While we have tried to develop our individual capacities so that we can freely renew our unity with the spirit, some of the higher beings have tried to subvert this process and control us for their own purposes.
This lecture, the third of the series, will deal with the outbreak of individualism that we know as the Renaissance and with the beginnings of modern technological society.

Lecture 4 is Thu Feb 12 at 7 pm
Non-Members: $20/$15;  ASNYC (Branch) Members: $15/$10
or 1 Frequency Discount Ticket

Keith Francis

Majored in physics at Cambridge University and worked as an engineer at Bristol Aircraft before joining the teaching profession. He was on the faculty of the Rudolf Steiner School in NY for 31 years as a teacher of physics, chemistry, mathematics, earth science, English and music. Since his retirement he has written several novels and a history of atomic science and has founded and led the Fifteenth Street Singers for the past six years.  

Sat JAN 17 at 7:00 pm
to be rescheduled

Performance

CELTIC WOMAN

Treasa O’Driscoll

 

Treasa O'Driscoll, the author of Celtic Woman: A Memoir of Life's Poetic Journey, offers an evening of her stories, poetry and music. She shares the poetic updrafts and spiritual downloads in the lives of real people she has known.
Non-Members: $20/$15;  ASNYC (Branch) Members: $15/$10
or 1 Frequency Discount Ticket

Treasa O’Driscoll

Born in Ireland, is an international performer of poetry and song.  Deeply involved in anthroposophy, she is the administrator of the Novalis Project in Ontario, Canada.

 

Thu JAN 22 at 7:00 pm

Lecture

THE SUN INITIATION

Robert Stewart

Sun Initiation

The Twelve-Fold Biography of Thinking
The most overlooked aspect of our life of soul is that which is closest to us – our thinking. Habits and feelings often distract us from that which is uniquely our own, from that which constitutes our own individual essence but which, ironically, connects us to the rest of humanity: “Thinking is the true communion of humanity” Rudolf Steiner

Non-Members: $20/$15;  ASNYC (Branch) Members: $15/$10
or 1 Frequency Discount Ticket

Robert Stewart

Has been involved in holistic medicine for over 30 years and is a former President of the New York State Homeopathic Association.  A long-time member of the Anthroposophical Society, he is also a practicing artist, having exhibited here at the NY Branch.

Mon JAN 26 at 7:00 pm

Monthly Eurythmy Workshop

THE STARS SPAKE ONCE TO MAN

Linda Larson

"One of the greatest wonders of human existence is the fact that when the profoundest darkness seems threatening to overwhelm the outer circumstances of life, light pours into the secret places of the soul and it is quickened to new endeavor." - Eleanor Merry
  Please join us as we further explore the wonders of speech and movement, of silence and sound, of stillness and gesture.
Everyone is welcome, no experience necessary.
Please bring soft-soled shoes
.
  Non-Members: $20/$15;  ASNYC (Branch) Members: $15/$10
or 1 Frequency Discount Ticket

Linda Larson

Eurythmist, facilitates eurythmy workshops and seminars in various settings, including Waldorf Schools, Branch Groups and Adult Education Courses.  She is the Therapeutic Eurythmist at the Rudolf Steiner School, NYC; is on the National Council of the Eurythmy Association of N.A.; and has eurythmy diplomas from the van der Pals Eurythmy Academy at the Goetheanum, Switzerland, the London School of Therapeutic Eurythmy, and an M.F.A. from Cranbrook Academy of Art.    

Wed Jan 28 at 7:00 pm Gathering for Members’ Committee Inquiry

We will re-incarnate the Membership Committee in 2009 with an inquiry gathering where we will discuss the vision/mission of The NY Branch membership, the benefits of being a member, as well as plans for the future.

The membership committee was originally formed in the year 2000. It played a key role in 2004, when we faced a financial crisis and became an all volunteer organization. With the rapid transition to an all volunteer organization, other committees were formed, all of which made major contributions in our daily operation. All NY Branch members are invited to participate in this meeting. No future commitment is required for attendance.

We will explore ways of enhancing membership benefits and areas where volunteer participation is urgently needed. Whether you’re an old-timer or a new member, please join us to learn more about this or any other of our committees. Refreshments will be served.
-- Marianna Reges  

Thu JAN 29 at 7:30 pm

Monthly Workshop

AWAKENING OUR SINGING VOICES

Dorothy Emmerson

Using movement and our imaginations we will explore and awaken a consciousness of our physical bodies and the space around us to help find and free our singing voices.
Please wear comfortable shoes you can move in.

Non-Members: $20/$15;  ASNYC (Branch) Members: $15/$10
or 1 Frequency Discount Ticket

Dorothy Emmerson

A professional Broadway actress and singer.  She has taught singing and acting, and given concerts in New York, Japan, Russia, and Croatia.  She was on the faculty of the Michael Chekhov Studio, and while in Japan, recorded an album of Broadway Show Tunes for Columbia Records.
  

Sat JAN 31 at 7:30 pm

Lecture

FULFILLING THE MICHAEL PROPHECY

Robert Karp

Blake's Michael defeating Satan

Can Anthroposophy Serve a Cultural Breakthrough in Our Time?

Rudolf Steiner spoke of the end of the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st century as a time when a profound culmination in the anthroposophical movement could occur. At the same time, he said, significant Michaelic breakthroughs may manifest in the wider culture. How can we better understand these mysterious indications (referred to often as the Michael Prophecy) in the light of current events? In this lecture Robert Karp will discuss the Michaelic impulses currently at work in America. He will describe the role that the Anthroposophical movement can and must play in the coming years to serve such Michaelic breakthroughs.

Non-Members: $20/$15;  ASNYC (Branch) Members: $15/$10
or 1 Frequency Discount Ticket

Robert Karp

A researcher, consultant and social entrepreneur working primarily in the field of associative economics and sustainable food systems.  He is a member of the Social Science Section and of the Central Regional Council of the Anthroposophical Society in America.   

Tue FEB 3 at 7:00 pm

Monthly Workshop

 

DIAGONAL SHADED DRAWING

David Anderson

These drawing lessons will deal with basic diagonal shaded drawing exercises. Individual needs will be dealt with in relation to technique and fineness of execution. We will concentrate on transitions from light to dark and how that can achieve “mood.” This season we will be working out of the four elements – earth, water, air and fire.

Non-Members: $20/$15;  ASNYC (Branch) Members: $15/$10
or 1 Frequency Discount Ticket

Open to all - no prior drawing experience required.
Next workshop is Tue Mar 3 at 7 pm

David Anderson

An artist and an art teacher, trained at the Gerard Wagner School of Painting at the Goetheanum. He studied numerous art techniques including Wagner painting and has offered painting and drawing courses at the NY Branch for over 10 years.

 

Wed FEB 4 at 7:00 pm

Lecture

LISTENING IN THE HOLY LAND

Joyce Reilly

This evening we will hear of a journey to Israel /Palestine with a delegation of Compassionate Listening in the fall of 2008, and explore this troubled yet beautiful place through the pictures and stories of individuals encountered there from all sides of the issues and through many extraordinary experiences of life in the “holy lands”.

Compassionate Listening is the name given to an approach to dialogue with persons engaged in conflict or simply yearning to have deeper exchanges with one another. With a Quaker origin, it is a method that transcends labels and affiliations.

There will also be a brief exploration of the Kibbutz Harduf, an anthroposophical initiative since the 1980’s in the Galilee region. After a presentation with a short video and slides, we will have a chance to engage in listening to one another.

Non-Members: $20/$15;  ASNYC (Branch) Members: $15/$10
or 1 Frequency Discount Ticket

Joyce Reilly

Joyce is a long time member of the NY Branch. Involved in Curative and Waldorf Education for thirty years, she founded Gheel House in 1984, a therapeutic community for people with special mental and emotional challenges in Kimberton, PA.  

Fri FEB 6 at 7:00 pm Members evening Monthly meeting open to all members of the General Anthroposophical Society.
 
Sat FEB 7 at 2-5 pm

Exhibition Opening

DANCING LANDSCAPES

Robert Umlauf




Rain Forest 1
(2008)

Over 20 pieces are included in this show, primarily acrylic on canvas paintings, with some that include collage, papers and other materials. Sizes range from 24"x 30" up to 32"x 42" with most of the work done on gallery-wrap canvas and unframed. The work is representational and abstract, using themes from natural settings, often depicting conflicts between human activity and natural landscapes. The work is intended to provoke thoughts, emotions and reactions to how we treat the simple, natural wonders around us.
Exhibition is Feb 5 through Apr 15.

Robert Umlauf

A painter, writer and Biodynamic farmer living in South Central Kentucky. He retired from his previous career as a professor and clinical psychologist, left the suburbs of Washington DC and has focused full-time on art and Biodynamic farming. He built his art studio inside an old tobacco barn on the same farm where he uses Rudolf Steiner's biodynamic preparations. His paintings have been exhibited in Munich, New York City and in small, juried shows closer to his farm. His work points into the layers of the Collective (both conscious and unconscious) with shifting perspectives from the natural world that overlap into the American psyche.  

Wed FEB 11 at 7:00 pm

Volunteer Committee Meeting

FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE MEETING

Joyce Reilly

Please consider joining us for a look at new and creative ways to put firm foundation under our work here at the Branch. We welcome you with as much or little time that you have, with as much or little experience in this field! All that is needed is a commitment to Anthroposophy's presence in New York City and lots of enthusiasm. See you there and Oh Yes.- there will be refreshments! 
Thu FEB 12 at 7:00 pm

Lecture 4/5

EVOLUTION & THE STRUGGLE FOR HUMAN CONSCIOUSNESS

Keith Francis

Francis Bacon – His Karma, His Life’s Work & His Legacy

Francis Bacon lived in a time of religious upheaval and scientific decadence. Believing that the grievous results of the Fall might to some extent be reversed, he proposed in his Novum Organum a system of science which would provide for people’s material needs while safeguarding their religious aspirations.

“For man by the Fall fell at the same time from his state of innocency and from his dominion over creation. Both of these losses, however, can even in this life be to some degree repaired; the former by religion and faith, the latter by arts and sciences.”

His scheme was unwieldy and unworkable and only those elements survived which carried the residue of his old karma into the modern age in the form of tendencies to suppress individuality and create a soulless technological monster.

Non-Members: $20/$15;  ASNYC (Branch) Members: $15/$10
or 1 Frequency Discount Ticket
Lecture 5 is Thu Mar 12 at 7 pm

Note: You can now read the first lecture in this series online at the Southern Cross Review.

Keith Francis

Majored in physics at Cambridge University and was an engineer at Bristol Aircraft before joining the teaching profession. He was on the faculty of the Rudolf Steiner School in Manhattan for 31 years, teaching physics, chemistry, mathematics, earth science, English and music, and also serving as High School Administrator and Faculty Chair. Since his retirement he has written several novels and a history of atomic science, and founded and led the Fifteenth Street Singers for the past seven years.  

Wed FEB 18 at 7:30 pm

Presentation

IMAGES OF EURYTHMY GESTURES IN ART FROM 4000 BC TO 2009

Brigida Baldzun

 

An evening with slides, demonstration, creative drawing & international conversation.
Eurythmy is a natural form of expression inherent in our human nature. If we learn to speak through its universal language, we can communicate beyond the limitations of ordinary vocabulary. How can we prepare for this future possibility?

Non-Members: $20/$15;  ASNYC (Branch) Members: $15/$10
or 1 Frequency Discount Ticket

This lecture will be followed by a series of 4 evening workshops on alternate weeks at 7:30 pm: Mar 4 & 18, Apr 1 & 15.

Brigida Baldzun

“What is most important for me in Eurythmy is a balance between artistic and pedagogical work.” She was born in Germany and received a Waldorf education there. She then helped found the Darmstadt Waldorf School. Her wish to learn eurythmy in the English language led her to Spring Valley, NY, and then to the Midwest where she worked as a eurythmist for 7 years. Thereafter, Brigida returned to the East, joining the Eurythmy Spring Valley performing ensemble. She is currently a eurythmist on the faculty of the Waldorf School of Garden City.  

Sat FEB 21 at 1:00 pm NY BRANCH BUSINESS MEETING NY Branch Members only
These business meetings are to inform and update our members and an opportunity to express ideas on key issues affecting our present and future. Your interest and involvement is essential to both the spiritual and financial future of the New York Branch.

Next Business Meeting – Annual - Sat Jun 13 at 10 am   

Mon FEB 23 at 7:00 pm

Monthly Eurythmy Workshop

THE STARS SPAKE ONCE TO MAN

Linda Larson

Please join us as we explore together this verse "The Stars Once Spoke to Man" from Rudolf Steiner. Through moving it in eurythmy our relation to the cosmos, the larger world around, us may be awakened while strengthening our presence in our lives at this moment. (In the translation from the German, the word “Man”
(Mensch) represents all of humankind, encompassing female and male.) Everyone is welcome, no experience necessary.
Please bring soft-soled shoes and a willing heart
.
Next workshop is Mon Mar 30 at 7pm.
  Non-Members: $20/$15;  ASNYC (Branch) Members: $15/$10
or 1 Frequency Discount Ticket

Linda Larson

Eurythmist, facilitates eurythmy workshops and seminars in various settings, including Waldorf Schools, Branch Groups and Adult Education Courses.  She is the Therapeutic Eurythmist at the Rudolf Steiner School, NYC; is on the National Council of the Eurythmy Association of N.A.; and has eurythmy diplomas from the van der Pals Eurythmy Academy at the Goetheanum, Switzerland, the London School of Therapeutic Eurythmy, and an M.F.A. from Cranbrook Academy of Art.  

Thu FEB 26 at 7:30 pm

Monthly Workshop

AWAKENING OUR SINGING VOICES

Dorothy Emmerson

Using movement and our imaginations we will explore and awaken a consciousness of our physical bodies and the space around us to help find and free our singing voices.
Please wear comfortable shoes you can move in.
Next workshop is Thu Mar 26 at 7:30 pm.

Non-Members: $20/$15;  ASNYC (Branch) Members: $15/$10
or 1 Frequency Discount Ticket

Dorothy Emmerson

A professional Broadway actress and singer.  She has taught singing and acting, and given concerts in New York, Japan, Russia, and Croatia.  She was on the faculty of the Michael Chekhov Studio, and while in Japan, recorded an album of Broadway Show Tunes for Columbia Records.   

Tue MAR 3 at 7:00 pm

Monthly Workshop

 

DIAGONAL SHADED DRAWING

David Anderson

These drawing lessons will deal with basic diagonal shaded drawing exercises. Individual needs will be dealt with in relation to technique and fineness of execution. We will concentrate on transitions from light to dark and how that can achieve “mood.” This season we will be working out of the four elements – earth, water, air and fire.

Non-Members: $20/$15;  ASNYC (Branch) Members: $15/$10
or 1 Frequency Discount Ticket

Open to all - no prior drawing experience required.
Next workshop is Tue Apr 7 at 7 pm.

David Anderson

An artist and an art teacher, trained at the Gerard Wagner School of Painting at the Goetheanum. He studied numerous art techniques including Wagner painting and has offered painting and drawing courses at the NY Branch for over 10 years.

  

Wed MAR 4 at 7:30 pm

Eurythmy
4-Part Workshop

FROM BABBLE TO MEANING

Brigida Baldszun

Deepening the understanding of this art form, participants will learn about the differentiation between work motion, emotional gesture, dramatic gesture and eurythmy gesture as visible speech.
Previous knowledge of eurythmy is appreciated but not necessary.
Next workshops are Mar 18, Apr 1 & 8

Non-Members: $20/$15;  ASNYC (Branch) Members: $15/$10
or 1 Frequency Discount Ticket

Brigida Baldzun

“What is most important for me in Eurythmy is a balance between artistic and pedagogical work.” She was born in Germany and received a Waldorf education there. She then helped found the Darmstadt Waldorf School. Her wish to learn eurythmy in the English language led her to Spring Valley, NY, and then to the Midwest where she worked as a eurythmist for 7 years. Thereafter, Brigida returned to the East, joining the Eurythmy Spring Valley performing ensemble. She is currently a eurythmist on the faculty of the Waldorf School of Garden City.

 

Fri MAR 6
at 7:00 pm
Sat MAR 7
10:00 am - 12:30pm,
1:30 - 4:00 pm

3-Part Lecture/Discussion

UNDERSTANDING THE UNIVERSAL SPIRIT
THROUGH EPIPHANY

Dr James Dyson

How can we come to a deeper appreciation of the meaning of the Cosmic Christ as the Universal Spirit in earth evolution? Rudolf Steiner’s reading of the akashic record (described in The Fifth Gospel) may help reveal the Epiphany Festival mood as a key to this understanding and as a key to the Christian festivals as spiritual landmarks of the larger theme. In particular, exploring the link between the visitation of the Three Kings and the Jordan Baptism may enrich our understanding.

Physician & adult educator James Dyson will give lectures Friday night & Saturday morning with subsequent further dialogue & discussion Saturday afternoon.

SINGLE PART FEE:
Non-Members: $20/$15;  ASNYC (Branch) Members: $15/$10
or 1 Frequency Discount Ticket
ALL 3 PARTS FEE: 20% off or 3 Frequency tickets
$48/36 Non-members, $36/24 NY Branch members

Dr James Dyson

Qualified as a physician in 1975 in London and continued his post-graduate training in Anthroposophical medicine. He worked in a number of hospitals in continental Europe and founded Park Atwood Clinic in the U.K. (the first residential Anthroposophical medical facility in the English-speaking world) where he worked for 25 years, five years as Medical Director. During the last 20 years, he has lectured extensively on both sides of the Atlantic, mainly on medically and psychologically related sub-themes. He is currently completing a masters degree in Psychosynthesis psychology and hopes to complete his first book in the near future.   

Thu MAR 12 at 7:00 pm

Lecture 5/5

EVOLUTION & THE STRUGGLE FOR
HUMAN CONSCIOUSNESS

Keith Francis

Lucifer, Ahriman and Michael
In their different ways, Lucifer and Ahriman wish to deprive us of our spiritual freedom. With the aid of the Archangel Michael we may defeat them, but only if we are awake, alert and aware.

Non-Members: $20/$15;  ASNYC (Branch) Members: $15/$10
or 1 Frequency Discount Ticket

Keith Francis

Majored in physics at Cambridge University and was an engineer at Bristol Aircraft before joining the teaching profession. He was on the faculty of the Rudolf Steiner School in Manhattan for 31 years, teaching physics, chemistry, mathematics, earth science, English and music, and also serving as High School Administrator and Faculty Chair. Since his retirement he has written several novels and a history of atomic science, and founded and led the Fifteenth Street Singers for the past seven years. His recent essays and lectures can be found at southerncrossreview.org.  

Fri MAR 13 at 7:00 pm Members Evening For all members of the Anthroposophical Society.
 
Tue MAR 17 at 7:30 pm

Lecture

HEALING FROM THE WOUNDS OF WAR

Olivia Dreier

In recent decades, countries across the globe have been torn apart by religious, ethnic, and sectarian violence. Millions have been killed and millions more displaced. Out of the ashes of such devastation, divided societies are struggling to rediscover their common humanity and recreate a healthy social fabric. Olivia Dreier will speak about her seven years of work with civil society, government agencies, and rebel groups in countries recovering from mass violence, including Rwanda, Bosnia, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and Israel and Palestine.

Non-Members: $20/$15;  ASNYC (Branch) Members: $15/$10
or 1 Frequency Discount Ticket

Olivia Stokes Dreier

is the Associate Director of Karuna Center for Peacebuilding and the Director of a Graduate Certificate Program in Conflict Transformation Across Cultures. She has led programs in peacebuilding, inter-communal dialogue, and reconciliation in over twelve countries recovering from mass violence. She worked for two years with the Gandhian movement in India and for 20 years as a psychotherapist. She helped start the Hartsbrook Waldorf School and has a longstanding interest in Anthroposophy.  

Thu MAR 19 at 7:00 pm

Lecture

PARZIVAL & THE GRAIL MYSTERIES

Robert Stewart

What can a story – written in the 12th century but dating from the 9th – have to offer humanity at the beginning of the 21st century? Why has this particular story continued to fascinate? And how can we draw closer to its perennial message? These are just some of the “Grail questions” that will be asked in this evening’s presentation.

Non-Members: $20/$15;  ASNYC (Branch) Members: $15/$10
or 1 Frequency Discount Ticket

Robert Stewart

Has been involved in holistic medicine for over 30 years and is a former President of the New York State Homeopathic Association. A long-time member of the Anthroposophical Society, he is also a practicing artist, having exhibited here at the NY Branch.   

Tue MAR 24 at 7:00 pm Handwork Circle Details on the study groups page.
Wed MAR 25 at 7:00 pm Current Events Group Details on the study groups page.
Thu MAR 26 at 7:30 pm

Monthly Workshop

AWAKENING OUR SINGING VOICES

Dorothy Emmerson

Using movement and our imaginations we will explore and awaken a consciousness of our physical bodies and the space around us to help find and free our singing voices.
Please wear comfortable shoes you can move in.

Non-Members: $20/$15;  ASNYC (Branch) Members: $15/$10
or 1 Frequency Discount Ticket

Dorothy Emmerson (at left performing in the USSR as a teenager)

A professional Broadway actress and singer.  She has taught singing and acting, and given concerts in New York, Japan, Russia, and Croatia.  She was on the faculty of the Michael Chekhov Studio, and while in Japan, recorded an album of Broadway Show Tunes for Columbia Records.  

Sat MAR 28
2:00-5:00 pm

Workshop

EASTER EGG COLORING

Phoebe Alexander

“…Deep in the earth, like grain that sleeps unseen,
Love is come again like wheat that springeth green.”

The egg, like the seed, is a universal symbol of renewal and rebirth. Sprouting and hatching are nature's resurrection activities. When we color eggs at Easter time, we are reminded of this awakening and emergence of new impulses.

Please join us for a creative afternoon of egg coloring. Bring 1 dozen minimum per person; hard-cooked (no cracks) or blown. All other materials will be provided.

Contact Phoebe for questions: email or 212-744-0257.
FEE: $15 includes a $5 materials fee, $10 Children (accompanied by an adult).

Phoebe Alexander

Long-time member of the NY Branch she offers art and seasonal craft workshops here as well as at other venues. She has given numerous painting classes and worked therapeutically with mentally handicapped and in geriatric long-term care. Her training is in anthroposophic art therapy, Waldorf pedagogy, horticulture and she has a master’s degree in therapeutic recreation.  

Mon MAR 30 at 7:00 pm

Eurythmy
Monthly Workshop

THE STARS SPAKE ONCE TO MAN

Linda Larson

The verse, “The Stars Spake Once to Man,” was given to Marie Steiner by Rudolf Steiner in 1922 at the time of his lecture series, “Man and the World of the Stars.” As we explore these words in eurythmy, our relation to the cosmos may be awakened. This has the potential to strengthen our being on all levels and enrich our own lives in the present moment.
“The Stars Spake Once to Man” may be found in
Verses and Meditations by Rudolf Steiner.
Everyone is welcome, first time as well as previous participants. No experience is necessary.
Please bring soft-soled shoes and a willing heart.
Next workshop is Apr 27

Non-Members: $20/$15;  ASNYC (Branch) Members: $15/$10
or 1 Frequency Discount Ticket

Linda Larson

Eurythmist, facilitates eurythmy workshops and seminars in various settings, including Waldorf Schools, Branch Groups and Adult Education Courses.  She is the Therapeutic Eurythmist at the Rudolf Steiner School, NYC; is on the National Council of the Eurythmy Association of N.A.; and has eurythmy diplomas from the van der Pals Eurythmy Academy at the Goetheanum, Switzerland, the London School of Therapeutic Eurythmy, and an M.F.A. from Cranbrook Academy of Art. 

Wed APR 1 at 7:30 pm

Eurythmy
4-Part Workshop

FROM BABBLE TO MEANING

Brigida Baldszun

Deepening the understanding of this art form, participants will learn about the differentiation between work motion, emotional gesture, dramatic gesture and eurythmy gesture as visible speech.
Previous knowledge of eurythmy is appreciated but not necessary; attending prior workshops in this series is helpful but not required.
Final workshop is Apr 8.

Non-Members: $20/$15;  ASNYC (Branch) Members: $15/$10
or 1 Frequency Discount Ticket

Brigida Baldzun

“What is most important for me in Eurythmy is a balance between artistic and pedagogical work.” She was born in Germany and received a Waldorf education there. She then helped found the Darmstadt Waldorf School. Her wish to learn eurythmy in the English language led her to Spring Valley, NY, and then to the Midwest where she worked as a eurythmist for 7 years. Thereafter, Brigida returned to the East, joining the Eurythmy Spring Valley performing ensemble. She is currently a eurythmist on the faculty of the Waldorf School of Garden City.

 

 

Thu APR 2 at 7:00 pm

A Conversation

TALKING ABOUT EARTH HEALING IN THE AMERICAS

Franziska van der Geest-Geraets

 An anthroposophist of the first class, Franziska has the gift of being able to communicate with beings of the spiritual world as well as with the spirits of the elements. Her ten year Earth Healing work has extended throughout Europe, the USA, Canada and Central America. Earth Healing is to aid the harmonization and transformation of the earth’s astral body and the rejuvenation of its etheric forces. We will talk about how we can be the mediators between what is intended and impulsated from the spiritual world and the world of the elemental beings and how we can come to the rescue of the ailing earth.

Non-Members: $20/$15;  ASNYC (Branch) Members: $15/$10
or 1 Frequency Discount Ticket

Franziska van der Geest-Geraets

Franziska grew up in Basel, Switzerland. An experienced Waldorf educator and directed a Psychiatric Social Project for many years. Through her ability to have a direct connection to living beings and worlds around her, she has the competence to train therapists and educators and counsels people in a wide variety of professions. She is engaged with the peace process and conducts Earth Healing activities worldwide.

 

 

Fri APR 3 at 7:00 pm Members Evening For all members of the Anthroposophical Society.
 
Sat APR 4 at 7:30 pm

Performance

AESCHYLUS UNBOUND

Glen Williamson
& Laurie Portocarrero

Acclaimed film star, the late Mala Powers collaborated with Glen Williamson to write “Aeschylus Unbound,” an original play about the life of the “father of tragedy” and the origins of drama in the Mysteries of Demeter and Persephone in ancient Greece. Laurie Portocarrero plays the Priestess. (Poster here.)

Non-Members: $20/$15;  ASNYC (Branch) Members: $15/$10
or 1 Frequency Discount Ticket

Glen Williamson

A founding member, in NYC, of The Actors' Ensemble and New Directions Theater. He has recently appeared in The Gospel of John with Walking the Dog Theater and in Aeschylus Unbound, a two-character play he co-wrote with the late Mala Powers. Glen, an award winning actor, has given his one-man performances of The Tragedy of Mephistopheles, The Incarnation of the Logos, Kurt Vonnegut's The Kid Nobody Could Handle and Who Am I This Time? and Kaspar Hauser.

Laurie Portocarrero

A long-time member of The Actors' Ensemble and Walking the Dog Theater, Laurie has toured the US and Canada with Goethe's The Green Snake and the Beautiful Lily, performs for a third year in The Gospel of John, and has recently appeared in A Celtic Evening, The Little Prince, and Aeschylus Unbound. She teaches drama and storytelling throughout the US to adults, children and individuals with special needs.

 

 

Sun APR 5 at 7:30 pm

Performance

CONCERT OF RUSSIAN Art Songs - ROMANCY

Dorothy Emmerson

Audience at Emmersons' performance in Soviet Union.

Soprano Dorothy Emmerson is
accompanied by Elizabeth Rodgers, piano,
with translations read by Don Emmerson

Dorothy and her brother Don spent part of their early childhood in Stalinist Russia where Dorothy acquired a real appreciation for Russian culture. This program will consist of soulful Russian art songs of the 19th and early 20th century from Glinka to Rachmaninov. To these songs Dorothy brings a clarity and enthusiasm that is her American musical heritage. (Poster here.)

(Picture, left, of audience from the young Emmersons' performance in cultural exchange to the Soviet Union; click image to see full picture.)

Non-Members: $20/$15;  ASNYC (Branch) Members: $15/$10
or 1 Frequency Discount Ticket

Dorothy Emmerson

A professional Broadway actress and singer. She has taught singing and acting, and given concerts in New York, San Francisco, Japan, Russia, and Croatia. She was on the faculty of the Michael Chekhov Studio in New York City, and while in Japan, recorded an album of Broadway Show Tunes for Columbia Records.

 

Tue APR 7 at 7:00 pm

Monthly Workshop

 

DIAGONAL SHADED DRAWING

David Anderson

These drawing lessons will deal with basic diagonal shaded drawing exercises. Individual needs will be dealt with in relation to technique and fineness of execution. We will concentrate on transitions from light to dark and how that can achieve “mood.” This season we will be working out of the four elements – earth, water, air and fire.

Non-Members: $20/$15;  ASNYC (Branch) Members: $15/$10
or 1 Frequency Discount Ticket

Open to all - no prior drawing experience required.
(Image at left from Goetheanum glass windows using this drawing technique.)

David Anderson

An artist and an art teacher, trained at the Gerard Wagner School of Painting at the Goetheanum. He studied numerous art techniques including Wagner painting and has offered painting and drawing courses at the NY Branch for over 10 years.

  

Wed APR 8 at 7:30 pm

Eurythmy
4-Part Workshop

FROM BABBLE TO MEANING

Brigida Baldszun

Deepening the understanding of this art form, participants will learn about the differentiation between work motion, emotional gesture, dramatic gesture and eurythmy gesture as visible speech.
Previous knowledge of eurythmy is appreciated but not necessary; attending prior workshops in this series is helpful but not required.
Final workshop in this series.

Non-Members: $20/$15;  ASNYC (Branch) Members: $15/$10
or 1 Frequency Discount Ticket

Brigida Baldzun

“What is most important for me in Eurythmy is a balance between artistic and pedagogical work.” She was born in Germany and received a Waldorf education there. She then helped found the Darmstadt Waldorf School. Her wish to learn eurythmy in the English language led her to Spring Valley, NY, and then to the Midwest where she worked as a eurythmist for 7 years. Thereafter, Brigida returned to the East, joining the Eurythmy Spring Valley performing ensemble. She is currently a eurythmist on the faculty of the Waldorf School of Garden City.

 

Fri APR 10 at 7:00 pm

Festival Evening

WHY IS GOOD FRIDAY GOOD?

Lynn Jericho

Giambono - Man of Sorrows - at the Met

Candace Wheeler - Madonna-lily pillow cover at the MetAnd Other Reflections On Easter

What is the goodness of Good Friday and how does this Christ/Jesus gesture live as a model for our own spiritual development? Can we have a more personal relationship to the Mystery of Golgotha? How does this essential event in the evolution of consciousness shape our personal evolution? Steiner admonishes us to take three steps in moral development for every step we take in spiritual development - how can we do this with the Easter Experience?

Non-Members: $20/$15;  ASNYC (Branch) Members: $15/$10
or 1 Frequency Discount Ticket

Lynn Jericho

A writer, personal counselor and speaker grounded in many years of anthroposophical study, Lynn brings anthroposophy into intimate relationship and personal application with the struggles of daily living. Her annual Holy Nights messages have been received by thousands of people around the planet for five years at www.theinnerchristmas.com. She has two blogs offering thoughts on personal development which can be reached through www.lynnjericho.com.

 

 

Sun APR 12 at 5:00 pm

Community Event

EASTER POT-LUCK DINNER & CONCERT

Dorothy Emmerson (voice) & David Ralph (piano)
Dinner is by YOU!

Please join us for this lovely social evening of beautiful music, good friends and good food. We look forward to seeing you… and please bring something to share.

Your help will be appreciated with set-up & clean-up.

Contact: Phoebe Alexander
212-744-0257 or phoebe@artopathy.com

SUGGESTED DONATION: $5

 

Wed APR 15 at 7:00 pm Current Events Group Details on the study groups page.

Tue APR 21 at 7:00 pm Handwork Circle Details on the study groups page.

Fri APR 24 at 6:00-8:30 pm

Art Exhibit Opening

NEW ART – ACRYLIC ON PAPER

Penny Carter

Almost-realistic paintings of New York and elsewhere.
Exhibition runs from Apr 24 – Jun 10
Contact Phoebe for viewing availability: e-mail or 212-744-0257

Penny Carter

Holds a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design; has written & illustrated books for children and adults and is a member of the SCBWI. Her artwork has appeared in magazines and newspapers, from In Style to The New York Times, and her sculptural pieces have graced the windows of Tiffany's. She was commissioned to create a series of drawings for Chatham, NJ's centennial celebration.

 

Mon APR 27 at 7:00 pm

Eurythmy
Monthly Workshop

THE STARS SPAKE ONCE TO MAN

Linda Larson

The verse, “The Stars Spake Once to Man,” was given to Marie Steiner by Rudolf Steiner in 1922 at the time of his lecture series, “Man and the World of the Stars.” As we explore these words in eurythmy, our relation to the cosmos may be awakened. This has the potential to strengthen our being on all levels and enrich our own lives in the present moment.
“The Stars Spake Once to Man” may be found in
Verses and Meditations by Rudolf Steiner.
Everyone is welcome, first time as well as previous participants. No experience is necessary.
Please bring soft-soled shoes and a willing heart.
Next workshop is May 18.

Non-Members: $20/$15;  ASNYC (Branch) Members: $15/$10
or 1 Frequency Discount Ticket

Linda Larson

Eurythmist, facilitates eurythmy workshops and seminars in various settings, including Waldorf Schools, Branch Groups and Adult Education Courses.  She is the Therapeutic Eurythmist at the Rudolf Steiner School, NYC; is on the National Council of the Eurythmy Association of N.A.; and has eurythmy diplomas from the van der Pals Eurythmy Academy at the Goetheanum, Switzerland, the London School of Therapeutic Eurythmy, and an M.F.A. from Cranbrook Academy of Art.

 

Current Art Exhibit NEW ART – ACRYLIC ON PAPER

Penny Carter

 

Detail of a picture from an earlier exhibit by Penny Carter.Almost-realistic paintings of New York and elsewhere. Exhibition runs from April 24 to June 10. Contact Phoebe for viewing availability:
 e-mail or 212-744-0257

(At right, detail from an exhibit several years ago by this artist.)

Penny Carter

Holds a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design; has written & illustrated books for children and adults and is a member of the SCBWI. Her artwork has appeared in magazines and newspapers, from In Style to The New York Times, and her sculptural pieces have graced the windows of Tiffany's. She was commissioned to create a series of drawings for Chatham, NJ's centennial celebration.

 

Wed APR 29 at 7:00 pm

Sat MAY 2 at 7:00 pm
 

Two-part Lecture

SEEING THE ART OF THE ITALIAN RENAISSANCE

David Lowe

Rudolf Steiner's First Art History Lecture Recalled
Learn to “see” this great art with anthroposophical perception and understanding. Rudolf Steiner's first art history lecture considered the Early Italian Renaissance from Giotto and Cimabue through the artists of the early Florentine Renaissance; Massacio, Masolino, Fillipino Lippi, Fra Angelico, Botticelli, touching on Mantegna and even including Leonardo, Perugino and Raphael. David brings the opportunity to recall this lecture with a two-part slide presentation and a visit to the Met.

Part 2 and a Museum Walk will be on Sat May 2 at 7:00 pm

Non-Members: $20/$15;  ASNYC (Branch) Members: $15/$10
or 1 Frequency Discount Ticket

David Lowe

Has lectured widely on Art in the UK and the USA. Although a qualified art Historian he enjoys looking at paintings with people from all backgrounds. He is co-author with the artist Simon Sharp, of Goethe and Palladio and the Discovery of Metamorphosis, also of a forthcoming book on Michelangelo and the Grail Impulse. He has a love of the works of Turner and enjoys talking about art in New York.

 

Thu APR 30 at 7:00 pm

Lecture

Sophianic Christianity

Robert Stewart

Just as the English-speaking population of the west has an instinctive feeling for the nature of the consciousness soul, Rudolf Steiner indicated that the Russkaya Dusha (Russian soul) will act as a vessel for the ‘descent’ of spirit self, beginning in the third millennium. Unlike the present age, however, this will require conscious participation. This evening, some of those requirements will be discussed.

Non-Members: $20/$15;  ASNYC (Branch) Members: $15/$10
or 1 Frequency Discount Ticket

Robert Stewart

Has been involved in holistic medicine for over 30 years and is a former President of the New York State Homeopathic Association. A long-time member of the Anthroposophical Society, he is also a practicing artist, having exhibited here at the NY Branch.

   

Fri MAY 1 at 7:00 pm Members Evening For all members of the Anthroposophical Society.
Sat MAY 2 at 3:00 pm

Museum Walk at The Met

SEEING THE ART OF THE ITALIAN RENAISSANCE

David Lowe

Prior to Saturday night's slide lecture, join David to study and discuss particular works of the Early Italian Renaissance painters. This walk will truly enliven your experience of Steiner's insights into the history
of art.
Meet at 3 pm at the information desk.

DONATIONS WELCOME

David Lowe

Has lectured widely on Art in the UK and the USA. Although a qualified art Historian he enjoys looking at paintings with people from all backgrounds. He is co-author with the artist Simon Sharp, of Goethe and Palladio and the Discovery of Metamorphosis, also of a forthcoming book on Michelangelo and the Grail Impulse. He has a love of the works of Turner and enjoys talking about art in New York. 
 

Tue MAY 5 at 7:00 pm

Lecture

PLANETS, ROUNDS & GLOBES

David Anderson

Following a review of planets, rounds and globes special attention will be directed toward the geological timetable and the evolution of plants and animals in relation to the human embryo. This will be the final lecture in this series.

Non-Members: $20/$15;  ASNYC (Branch) Members: $15/$10
or 1 Frequency Discount Ticket

David Anderson

An artist and an art teacher, trained at the Gerard Wagner School of Painting at the Goetheanum. He studied numerous art techniques including Wagner painting and has offered painting and drawing courses at the NY Branch for over 10 years.

 

Wed MAY 6 at 7:00 pm

READING, Q&A
& BOOK SIGNING

Auragole of the Mountains & Auragole of the Way

Shirley Latessa

On the Grand Continent the wars have been raging for 500 years. Two couples leave the war torn Easternlands and settle in a safe and isolated valley in the Gandlese Mountains where it is believed that no human has dared to live because of its unnatural wildness. Auragole is the only child born in that valley, and when all the adults die, 18 year old Auragole leaves his farm to fulfill a promise made to his mother.

Within days of his journey, he encounters other young people for the first time, and agrees to help them to the west before going east himself. But numerous adventures overtake them. The entire quartet follows Auragole’s adventures until at last he has to encounter the Adversary God at the Last Battle.

Refreshments following the event.

The 2nd and 3rd books in the series will be published in the autumn: Auragole of Mattelmead & Auragole and the Last Battle.

DONATIONS WELCOME

Shirley Latessa

Has been a student of anthroposophy for many years and served on the Council when the NY Branch was first formed as an entity separate from the National Society. Auragole’s Journey, four novels published by Steiner Books Lindisfarne Press, took many years to write. Before that she published two other novels: Eighteen Days Till Home and Dancing In The Fire. She has co-edited two books on Astrosophy and has also written a book of poetry, She is currently working on her seventh novel. www.ShirleyLatessa.com
 

Fri MAY 8 at 7:00 pm

Lecture

9/11:
Facts, Fiction & The Spiritual Dimension of This Key Event

Thomas Meyer

This lecture will attempt to answer the question:

What can be gained from looking at the events of 9/11/2001 from a spiritual-scientific point of view?

We will look at both this tragedy and that of Pearl Harbor in terms of reality, truth and evil. In the first part of the lecture, we will address Anglo-American political practices and show how they are based on an ideology of polarity and conflict.

In contrast to this divisive thinking, the second part of the lecture will speak of the holistic approach of Rudolf Steiner and Mabel Collins, which offers a radical alternative which transforms conflict. In the final part, we will look at the psychological and spiritual implications of public and private untruth.

Non-Members: $20/$15;  ASNYC (Branch) Members: $15/$10
or 1 Frequency Discount Ticket

Thomas Meyer

A lecturer, writer and publisher living in Basel, Switzerland. He founded the monthly Der Europaer (www.perseus.ch), and he authored several books on spiritual topics as well as biographies of D.N. Dunlop, L. Polzer-Hoditz and currently Laurence Oliphant.
 

Mon MAY 18 at 7:00 pm

Eurythmy Workshop

PLANETARY GESTURES

Linda Larson

In exploring further our connection with the cosmos, we will come to know the gestures and the sounds for the planets, and weave them into the verse from John Fletcher, "Man is his own star."

Everyone welcome. Bring soft-soled shoes.
Next Workshop is Jun 15

Non-Members: $20/$15;  ASNYC (Branch) Members: $15/$10
or 1 Frequency Discount Ticket

Linda Larson

Eurythmist; facilitates workshops and seminars in various settings, including Waldorf schools and Anthroposophical Society groups. She is the therapeutic eurythmist at the Rudolf Steiner School in NYC, is on the National Council of the Eurythmy Association of North America and has diplomas in eurythmy from the Goetheanum, Dornach, Switzerland and from the London School of Therapeutic Eurythmy. She holds an MFA. from Cranbrook Academy of Art.
 

Wed MAY 20 at 7pm

Wed MAY 27 at 7pm

Wed JUN 3 at 7pm

3-Part Workshop

ON HAVING CONVERSATIONS WITH SPIRITUAL BEINGS

Lynn Jericho

Most of us long for intimate and active relationships with spiritual beings. We want to see, hear and feel their presence and engage with them in a meaningful and creative way. Many of us have had supersensible experiences. Over three evenings Lynn will lead group discussions and exercises to encourage both the understanding and the capacity to converse with angels, elementals, souls on the other side of the Threshold, and our own inner Divinity.

Each evening:
Non-Members: $20/$15;  ASNYC (Branch) Members: $15/$10
or 1 Frequency Discount Ticket

Lynn Jericho

A writer, personal counselor and speaker grounded in many years of anthroposophical study, Lynn brings anthroposophy into intimate relationship and personal application with the struggles of daily living. Her annual Holy Nights messages have been received by thousands of people around the planet for five years at www.theinnerchristmas.com. She has two blogs offering thoughts on personal development which can be reached through www.lynnjericho.com.
 

Thu MAY 21 at 7:00 pm

Festival Evening

ASCENSION

David Anderson

A look at the realm of the clouds and the areas around the earth, above the clouds, and their relations to the interior of the earth. David will provide the background for Christ’s descent to earth and his re-ascent – “Ascension” by looking at these different realms.

DONATIONS WELCOME

 

Fri MAY 22 at 7:00 pm

Third of a 3-part lecture series

C. Otto Scharmer's "Theory U: Leading From The Future

Eugene Schwartz

Final lecture in the series: "STEINER & SONS: IS ANTHROPOSOPHY IN DANGER OF BECOMING POPULAR?"

Rudolf Steiner's words have been sounding forth for over a century, but has the English-speaking world been listening? Eugene Schwartz contends that the 20th century was something like a dress rehearsal for anthroposophy, filled with mishaps and last-minute reversals; only in our time, at the dawn of the new Millennium, will Steiner's impulse begin to take hold in North America. “Theory U” published in the last year, brings different dimensions of anthroposophy to the brink of popular culture. Whether you are a long-time student of Steiner or know nothing of his teaching, please join us as we explore this book.
The elite field of corporate consulting might be the last place on earth we would expect to find the impulse of anthroposophy at work, but over the past few decades the work of the NPR in Europe and the Rudolf Steiner Foundation in the USA have proven otherwise.

C. Otto Scharmer, a professor at MIT and an international consultant to global corporations, grew up on a biodynamic farm in Germany and attended Waldorf schools. His book, written out of decades of experience in the world of corporate mergers and NGO crises, is on one level a practical textbook for leaders in the financial and not-for-profit professions. On another level, it is a revelation of some of Rudolf Steiner's most esoteric revelations and a manual for healing the planet. In this lecture we will look at Scharmer's work from this deeper perspective.

Non-Members: $20/$15;  ASNYC (Branch) Members: $15/$10
or 1 Frequency Discount Ticket

Eugene Schwartz

Has been a student of Anthroposophy for forty years, and a Waldorf educator for the past three decades. He has spoken on the importance of the arts in education in such venues as Harvard University, Columbia University, Alaska Pacific University, and the University of Tennessee Medical School. Eugene lectures and consults with Waldorf schools worldwide, has written several books on education, and oversees www.millennialchild.com, a website dedicated to the well-being of children in the 21st century.
 

Sun MAY 24 at 1:30 pm

Museum Walk at the Met

FRANCIS BACON: A CENTENARY RETROSPECTIVE

Doug Safranek & Joyce Reilly

Irish painter, Francis Bacon, was one of the most original and enigmatic artists of the 20th Century. In this first major NY exhibition of Bacon's work since his death in 1992, we will explore the themes and subjects Bacon treated in major works selected from each period of his long creative life.

Meet at 1:30 pm at the information desk.
Afterwards join us for conversation in the cafeteria.

DONATIONS WELCOME

Doug Safranek

A professional artist whose work is in numerous public and private collections around the country including The NY Historical Society, The Museum of the City of NY, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. He is represented by the ACA Galleries, NYC. Doug is also a bagpipe teacher and performer. He is an active member of the NY Branch.
 

Fri MAY 29, 7-9:30pm

Sat MAY 30, 10am-5pm

Sun MAY 31, 10am-1pm

Weekend Workshop

Picture Your Life II

Linda Larson and Regine Kurek

Exploring Planetary Qualities in Our Biographies

Linda and Regine return to offer a Biography/Eurythmy Workshop which will explore the significance of the "sun" years of our lives and the question, "What wants to shine through me?"

This central “sun" question will be the focus of artistic exercises in eurythmy and clay modeling. Other planetary qualities will also be explored that can help us manifest who we are, what our task may be, and how to build strong community. For all ages. (PDF flyer)

Regine Kurek

Anthroposophical art therapist, painter, biography counselor and Director of Arscura, School for Living Art in Toronto, Canada, where she offers training in Art for Life and Biography Counseling. She completed her training in Biography Counseling at the Goetheanum in Dornach, Switzerland, and is a council member of the Anthroposophical Society in Canada. For more details go to www.arscura.com.

Linda Larson

Eurythmist; facilitates workshops and seminars in various settings, including Waldorf schools and Anthroposophical Society branch groups. She is the therapeutic eurythmist at the Rudolf Steiner School in NYC, is on the National Council of the Eurythmy Association of North America and has diplomas in eurythmy from the Goetheanum, Dornach, Switzerland and from the London School of Therapeutic Eurythmy. She holds an M.F.A. from Cranbrook Academy of Art.


Fees: Full program (Fri eve, Sat & Sun):
$110/85 (non-members) $85/60 (ASNYC members);
  includes $10 materials fee.
Friday evening only: $20/15 and $15/10
(The lower fee in each category is for seniors, full-time students and Waldorf teachers)
Additional 10% discount for early bird pre-registration
 (received by May 8)
ASNYC discount tickets:
Friday evening: 1 ticket;
Total program: 4 tickets + $10 materials fee
(No further discounts available)

For pre-registration info & 10% discount before May 8 contact Phoebe by email or 212-744-0257
 

Wed JUN 3 at 7pm

3rd of 3-Part Workshop

ON HAVING CONVERSATIONS WITH SPIRITUAL BEINGS

Lynn Jericho

Most of us long for intimate and active relationships with spiritual beings. We want to see, hear and feel their presence and engage with them in a meaningful and creative way. Many of us have had supersensible experiences. Over three evenings Lynn will lead group discussions and exercises to encourage both the understanding and the capacity to converse with angels, elementals, souls on the other side of the Threshold, and our own inner Divinity.

Non-Members: $20/$15;  ASNYC (Branch) Members: $15/$10
or 1 Frequency Discount Ticket

Lynn Jericho

A writer, personal counselor and speaker grounded in many years of anthroposophical study, Lynn brings anthroposophy into intimate relationship and personal application with the struggles of daily living. Her annual Holy Nights messages have been received by thousands of people around the planet for five years at www.innerchristmas.com. She has two blogs offering thoughts on personal development which can be reached through www.lynnjericho.com.
 

Fri JUN 5 at 7:00pm Members' Evening Open to all members of the Anthroposophical Society.
 
Sat JUN 6 at 10am-1pm & 2-5pm

Watercolor Workshop

OPEN TO GRACE:
Connecting with the Divine Feminine Sophia

Martha Loving

Spring buds emerge, blossoming into summer's glory. Color in nature is always moving. Water is about FLOW. The Divine Sophia is teaching us to work out of truth, beauty, and goodness. Open your heart to your intentions and manifest flowing from the heavens, opening to GRACE.
Beginners welcome. All materials provided.

To register call Phoebe Alexander at 212-744-0257
FEES: $60 / $50 Non-Members, $50 / $40 NYB Members
Or 3 Frequency Tickets - Plus $10 for Materials

Martha Loving

An artist, educator, astrologer and painting therapist, Martha feels at one with and receives inspiration from nature and the spiritual forces behind what we see. She has been influenced in both her life and work by Dennis Klocek, Liane Collot d'Herbois, Steiner, and Goethe. Martha has been reappointed for a third 4-year term on the Virginia Commission for the Arts Professional Artists Roster. Her work is held in many public and private collections.

 

Thu JUN 11 at 7:00 pm

Lecture

THE PEOPLE OF THE LODGES:
Secret Anglo-American Brotherhoods

Robert Stewart

By any estimation, the 20th century was a watershed: unimaginable technological achievements coupled with the grossest cruelty. This evening’s presentation will focus on some of the ‘Anti-Grail’ forces that continue to work in the world today.

Non-Members: $20/$15;  ASNYC (Branch) Members: $15/$10
or 1 Frequency Discount Ticket

Robert Stewart:

Has been involved in holistic medicine for over 30 years and is a former President of the New York State Homeopathic Association. A long-time member of the Anthroposophical Society, he is an artist and a frequent speaker on Steiner’s work.

 

Sat JUN 13 at 10:00am Annual Meeting Open only to members of Anthroposophy NYC - the New York Branch.
 
Mon Jun 15 at 7:00 pm

Eurythmy Workshop

PLANETARY GESTURES

Linda Larson

 

In exploring further our connection with the cosmos, we will come to know the gestures and the sounds for the planets, and weave them into the verse from John Fletcher, "Man is his own star."
First-time attendees welcome. Bring soft-soled shoes.

Non-Members: $20/$15;  ASNYC (Branch) Members: $15/$10
or 1 Frequency Discount Ticket

Linda Larson

Eurythmist; facilitates workshops and seminars in various settings, including Waldorf schools and Anthroposophical Society branch groups. She is the therapeutic eurythmist at the Rudolf Steiner School in NYC, is on the National Council of the Eurythmy Association of North America and has diplomas in eurythmy from the Goetheanum, Dornach, Switzerland and from the London School of Therapeutic Eurythmy. She holds an M.F.A. from Cranbrook Academy of Art.
 

Mon Jun 15 at 7:00pm

Group

READING TO THE DEAD

Steiner's "Life between Death and Rebirth"

 

Reading: Life Between Death & Rebirth by Steiner

Contact: Dorothy Emmerson at 212-580-8853 or Monica Gonzalez email at nyupsych [at] gmail.com 

Free, donations welcomed.
 

 

 

Tues Jun 16 at 7:00pm

Group

HANDWORK CIRCLE

Bring handwork projects & share your expertise.
Contact: Cynthia Lang / 212-706-4305
or cynlang [at] hotmail [dot] com

(pictured: detail from a quilt by Reggie Bielamowicz

Free, donations welcomed.

 

 

Wed Jun 17 at 7:00pm

Group

CURRENT EVENTS

Working out of Steiner’s economic and three-fold social ideas.
Contact: John Stein / 646-338-7696 

Free, donations welcomed.

 

 

 

Wed JUN 24 at 7:00 pm

Festival

ST JOHN’S TIDE Everything that human beings believed to be divine-spiritual within them, the day filled with the elements of warmth and light, they ascribe to the revelations of this season of St. John’s. Come celebrate with us.

Free, donations welcomed.
 

Mon SEP 21 at 7:00 pm

Eurythmy Workshop

NEW LOCATION for this month only:
Ripley Grier Studios
131 West 72 Street
between Columbus and Amsterdam

IN THE MICHAELMAS MOOD

Linda Larson

In honor of Michaelmas, we will turn our gaze to a verse from Rudolf Steiner as we come together in eurythmy in this time of transition from the openness of summer toward the inwardness of autumn/winter.

“How wonderful it would be if this Michaelmas Festival could be celebrated at the end of September with the whole power of the human heart!”

Courage of soul, strength of will, wisdom in the light received within, are some key qualities to strive for in this time.

See special location at left.
No experience necessary. Bring soft-soled shoes.
Future workshops - Oct 19, Nov 23, Dec 14

Linda Larson

A eurythmist who facilitates workshops and seminars in various settings, including Waldorf schools and Anthroposophical Society groups. She is the therapeutic eurythmist at the Rudolf Steiner School in NYC, is on the National Council of the Eurythmy Association of North America and has diplomas in eurythmy from the Goetheanum, Dornach, Switzerland and the London School of Therapeutic Eurythmy. She holds an MFA. from Cranbrook Academy of Art.

$20/$15 Non-Members, $15/$10 NY Branch Members;
or 1 frequency discount ticket; lower fee for seniors (65+), full-time students & active Waldorf teachers.  

Canceled, sorry!

Thu SEP 24 at 7:00 pm

Lecture

THE GREEN SNAKE & THE BEAUTIFUL LILY
The Unfolding Of The Human Ego

Joan Almon

Like all true fairy tales, The Green Snake tells the tale of the incarnation of the human being with all the challenges, sacrifices and moments of intense upliftment that are part of life. This story is a complex one and we will begin with a brief telling of the tale. We will then examine some of the mysteries contained in it. Especially the role of sacrifice and love in the fulfillment of the human being.

All persons age 14+ are invited to attend.

Joan Almon

was Co-General Secretary of the Anthroposophical Society in America for many years with particular focus on international work. She is co-founder and Coordinator of the Alliance for Childhood in the U.S. For 30 years she worked as a Waldorf kindergarten teacher and consultant to kindergartens in North America and around the world.

Special: $8 for Waldorf HS students
$20/$15 Non-Members, $15/$10 NY Branch Members;
or 1 frequency discount ticket; lower fee for seniors (65+), full-time students & active Waldorf teachers.   

Canceled, sorry!

Fri SEP 25 at 7:00 pm

Dramatic Storytelling

THE GREEN SNAKE & THE BEAUTIFUL LILY
A Re-Telling Of Goethe’s Tale

Laurie Portocarrero & Glen Williamson

How do we get through the crises in our lives when all seems lost? In this story, the transformation comes about because of a community of individuals, each contributing his or her own capacities.

“Goethe’s Fairy Tale places before us, in the form of artistic images, the first steps on the path which at length can enable people to come to know themselves as beings of body, soul and spirit, with all that this implies. . . .

“Thus this Fairy Tale can be of inestimable help on our spiritual path as we learn to follow its unfolding pictorial events, as we let it work in us and make it our own. Then it can indeed become the door through which we can enter into this land of truth, this land of reality for which we all long today.

“If one were to ask: ‘How did Anthroposophy originate? How did this modern science of spirit come to be?’ we can answer: ‘Truly, it all began with a fairy tale.’”

All persons age 14+ are invited to attend.

Laurie Portocarrero & Glen Williamson

Both are longtime members of the Actor’ Ensemble, based on Michael Chekhov’s approach to acting. Laurie and Glen have toured widely, drawing on this approach in their acting and storytelling careers. They have toured together with The Green Snake and Beautiful Lily since 2005 and with The Gospel of St. John since 2007; and with the original two-person play Aeschylus Unbound written by the late film star Mala Powers and Glen Williamson, performed at the NY Branch in April 2009.

Special: $8 for Waldorf HS students
$20/$15 Non-Members, $15/$10 NY Branch Members;
or 1 frequency discount ticket; lower fee for seniors (65+), full-time students & active Waldorf teachers.  

Postponed, sorry -- date tbd!

Sun SEP 27 at 7:00 pm

Lecture

POETRY AS PORTAL TO
SPIRITUAL PERCEPTION

Gertrude Reif Hughes

Third Annual Georg Kuhlewind Memorial Lecture, with music by David Ralph, piano

Owen Barfield said:

“Consciousness is to poetry what the various mediums
(marble, pigments, etc) are to painting, sculpture and so on.”

Gertrude will explore the idea that consciousness is the medium of poems. Does that mean that consciousness is language? Is consciousness also the medium or agent of spirit perception, spirit knowing? Is spirit knowing verbal? How can we learn more about our own contemplative inquiry by considering its relationship to poetry?

Refreshments will be served.

Gertrude Reif Hughes

A Professor Emerita at Wesleyan University in CT where she taught poetry, women’s studies, and creative writing for many years. She grew up in NYC and attended the Rudolf Steiner School here as a child. Gertrude lectures frequently on anthroposophical subjects including poetry and she is active in the School of Spiritual Science.

Donations welcomed!  

Mon SEP 28 at 7:00 pm

Study Group

FESTIVAL STUDY GROUP

Cynthia Lang

This new group will start with the Cycle of the Year as a Breathing Process of the Earth by Rudolf Steiner.

Future meetings - Oct 26, Nov 30, Jan 25

Donations welcomed!  

Wed SEP 30 at 7:00 pm

Study Group

CURRENT EVENTS GROUP

John Stein

Working out of Rudolf Steiner’s economic & 3-fold social ideas.

The August issue of "Associate!" is particularly interesting and so well lays out the basic points of several timely issues:
1) the danger of disjuncture between real and finance capital, which for example explains the recent global financial bubble and meltdown,
2) the phenomena of Ayn Rand acolytes (including Ronald Reagan and Alan Greenspan),
3) a ten-point manifesto laying out Steiner's economic ideas, and
4) an inspiring story from Organic Valley, Inc., in which groups of organic dairy farmers and feed farmers in Wisconsin came together to find a mutually sustainable arrangement for feed prices instead of haggling through the marketplace.

As Steve Usher will be visiting the NY Branch on October 15, it behooves us to prepare by familiarizing ourselves more deeply with Steiner's economic, as well as three-fold ideas (these are separate and overlapping sets of insights).

Future meetings - Oct 14, Nov 19, Dec 16

Donations welcomed!  

Special addition:
Wed SEP 30  9:00 am to 12:oo noon

History Walk

 

Exploring the Living History of AnthroposophY in America


Kevin Dann

We will meet at Anthroposophy NYC (138 West 15th Street) for a short history of anthroposophy in NYC (where American anthroposophy began), a talk by Kevin Dann, accompanied by coffee, tea, and light refreshments.

A walk uptown will visit important locations in the life of anthroposophy in this city, and the event will end at the Rudolf Steiner School, 15 East 79 Street, toward noon.

Donations are gratefully accepted!

Kevin Dann

Dr. Dann (on the left in the picture, with folk singer Pete Seeger, during a pilgrimage this spring from Montreal to NYC on foot) is a historian and author of several books including Across the Great Barrier Divide: The Naturalist Myth in America (Rutgers University Press, 2000) where he weaves a superb narrative of two contrasting initiatives “up Hudson” from New York City, the first of which celebrated the Naturalist worldview as well as social betterment through eugenics. The other initiative, what anthroposophists still refer to as “Spring Valley,” comprised the Threefold group, farm, and center, the summer home birthed out of the anthroposophical groups in New York City.

 

Thu OCT 1 at 7:00 pm

 

Michaelmas Celebration

There will be a brief presentation with artistic offerings. You are invited to share your thoughts about Michaelmas – bring related poems, stories, etc.

Refreshments will be served.

Donations welcomed!  

Mon OCT 5 at 7:00 pm

Study Group

READING TO THE DEAD Reading spiritual thoughts to souls who have passed, a practice suggested by Rudolf Steiner.
Contact Monica Gonzalez at 917-657-5160 or email.

Future meetings Nov. 9, Dec. 7.

Donations welcomed!  

Wed OCT 7 at 7:00 pm

Monthly Lecture Series

GOETHEAN SCIENCE –
1 Human Anatomy & Physiology

David Anderson

When Rudolf Steiner spoke to an audience, he assumed a basic scientific knowledge in many fields in his listeners. What could be considered a basic grounding in the sciences can work like a seedbed to which the light of Anthroposophy can cause the blossoming of the highest spiritual knowledge. Rudolf Steiner draws these seeds into the light of spirit through his further development of Goethean Science.

We will divide our journey into ten parts (see topics below).
Each Wednesday’s study will be complimented and supported by an evening of clay modeling on the following Thursday.

This year the Vorstand of the Goetheanum has chosen evolution as the unifying theme of the year for the Anthroposophical Society. Our journey through Goethean Science will highlight the thread of evolution through the realms of nature.

1. Human Anatomy & Physiology
We will examine the human being as microcosmic revelation of worlds. The human physical form and its activity will be studied.

Future lectures: Nov 11 & 12 - Chemistry & Nutrition; Dec 9 & 10 - Botany; Jan 13 & 14 - Zoology; Feb 10 & 11 - Embryology; TBD - Geology; Mar 17 & 18 - Physics; Apr 14 & 15 - Astronomy; May 12 & 13 - Meteorology; Jun 9 & 10 - Anthropology

David Anderson

David’s extensive education includes a Masters Degree in Art, a Waldorf Teaching Certificate from Emerson College, Painting Teacher Certificate from the Wagner School at the Goetheanum, as well as a public school Teaching Certificate. He has taught drawing and Wagner painting all over the world, including Rudolf Steiner School in NYC, and has offered art classes at the NY Branch for 12 years. In keeping with Goethe’s artistic-scientific method, which requires pictorial, sculptural, imaginative way of approaching nature, David’s artistic training has provided him with a tool to practice Goethean Science. Goethe has always approached his scientific studies with an artist’s eye for form. David Anderson has made an ongoing study of the sciences with this method for many years

$20/$15 Non-Members, $15/$10 NY Branch Members;
or 1 frequency discount ticket; lower fee for seniors (65+), full-time students & active Waldorf teachers

 

Thu OCT 8 at 7:00 pm

Artistic Workshop

GOETHEAN SCIENCE – Clay Workshop

David Anderson

A monthly artistic/experiential workshop in conjunction with the lecture series above.

$20/$15 Non-Members, $15/$10 NY Branch Members;
or 1 frequency discount ticket; lower fee for seniors (65+), full-time students & active Waldorf teachers

 

Sun OCT 11 at 2:oo pm

Art Exhibit Opening

REASSEMBLING WISDOM:
Illustrating the Holistic Imagination
of Spiritual Science

Andrew Franck

Andrew Franck works primarily with encaustics and oil with carbon, but found that diagramming on a chalkboard during his study group presentations clarified and supplemented Steiner’s ideas, and proved to have a beauty all their own. He has exhibited in NYC; Hudson, NY; and Montreal, and has written numerous works on related philosophical/anthroposophical themes.

Donations welcomed!

Andrew Franck

An artist, author, and director of The Healing Arts, an anthroposophic extended therapy center in Woodstock, NY. He holds a doctorate in psychology and is the author of numerous works including Mantras and Musical Solutions, The Alchemical Circus and The Transparent Bride.

 

Wed OCT 14 at 7:00 pm

Study Group

CURRENT EVENTS GROUP

John Stein

Continuing with Rudolf Steiner’s economic & 3-fold social ideas.

The August issue of "Associate!" is particularly interesting and so well lays out the basic points of several timely issues:
1) the danger of disjuncture between real and finance capital, which for example explains the recent global financial bubble and meltdown,
2) the phenomena of Ayn Rand acolytes (including Ronald Reagan and Alan Greenspan),
3) a ten-point manifesto laying out Steiner's economic ideas, and
4) an inspiring story from Organic Valley, Inc., in which groups of organic dairy farmers and feed farmers in Wisconsin came together to find a mutually sustainable arrangement for feed prices instead of haggling through the marketplace.

As Steve Usher will be visiting the NY Branch on October 15, it behooves us to prepare by familiarizing ourselves more deeply with Steiner's economic, as well as three-fold ideas (these are separate and overlapping sets of insights).

Future meetings - Nov 19, Dec 16

Donations welcomed!

 

Thu OCT 15 at 7:00 pm

Lecture

RUDOLF STEINER'S THREEFOLD SOCIAL ORDER & ITS RELEVANCE TODAY

Stephen Usher

The lecture will guide the listener through the history and basic concept of Rudolf Steiner's Threefold Social Organism. It will also consider the relevance of Steiner's seminal idea to today's critical economic and political situation.

Resource: Stephen Usher's article on the history of the Threefold Social Organism from the national News for Members.

Stephen Usher

Holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Michigan. His professional experience includes serving as a staff economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and a number of years as a financial and economic consultant with a leading firm of consulting economists. Steve also spent 8 years as Managing Director of the Anthroposophic Press as well as serving on the Board of the Threefold Educational Foundation.

$20/$15 Non-Members, $15/$10 NY Branch Members;
or 1 frequency discount ticket; lower fee for seniors (65+), full-time students & active Waldorf teachers  
 

Fri OCT 16 at 7:00 pm

 

MEMBERS EVENING

General Anthroposophical Society Members

Please join us for this first members evening of the NY Branch 2009-10 season.

Refreshments will be served.
Future members evenings - Nov 6, Dec 4

Donations welcomed!  

Mon OCT 19 at 7:00 pm

Monthly Eurythmy Workshop

FOCUS & FLOW IN MOTION

Linda Larson

We will greet the Autumn with Eurythmy, exploring our creativity through sound and movement. Eurythmy, ancient Greek for "harmonious rhythms," can facilitate a greater balance between your inner and outer worlds, between body, soul and spirit.

No experience necessary. Bring soft-soled shoes.
Future Workshops - Nov 23, Dec 14

Linda Larson

A eurythmist who facilitates workshops and seminars in various settings, including Waldorf schools and Anthroposophical Society groups. She is the therapeutic eurythmist at the Rudolf Steiner School in NYC, is on the National Council of the Eurythmy Association of North America and has diplomas in eurythmy from the Goetheanum, Dornach, Switzerland and the London School of Therapeutic Eurythmy. She holds an MFA. from Cranbrook Academy of Art.

$20/$15 Non-Members, $15/$10 NY Branch Members;
or 1 frequency discount ticket; lower fee for seniors (65+), full-time students & active Waldorf teachers

  
 

Tue OCT 20 at 7:00 pm

Monthly Group

HANDWORK CIRCLE GROUP

Cynthia Lang

Bring handwork projects & share your expertise.

Future meetings - Nov 17, Dec 15

$5 Donation requested  

Wed OCT 21 at 7:30 pm

Monthly workshop

CHEKHOV ACTING TECHNIQUES
FOR NON-ACTORS

Dorothy Emmerson

These workshops present the art of acting for the non-actor as a means of awakening imagination and stirring creativity. Through the techniques of Michael Chekhov (an anthroposophist, at left in the photo with his friend Sergei Rachmaninoff) we will experience how the physical body becomes a more effective instrument of self expression when we develop a conscious relationship to space, movement and the inner self.

Along with enjoying the little bit of actor inside each of us, this work can support us in being more expressive and open in daily life and in building presence and confidence to meet the world. First and last the workshop is experiential, in line with Chekhov's remark that in consciousness the actor needs a large body but a small head!

Dorothy Emmerson

A professional actress for over 35 years has appeared in regional theaters, at Lincoln Center, off Broadway, and on Broadway with Maureen Stapelton, Jerry Orbach and Dustin Hoffman. She was on the faculty of the Michael Chekhov studio NYC and has taught the Chekhov acting technique in San Francisco, New York City, Berlin, Croatia and Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. She gave a workshop at the Moscow Arts Theater School and also teaches voice using the Michael Chekhov technique as a basis for her approach to singing.

$20/$15 Non-Members, $15/$10 NY Branch Members;
or 1 frequency discount ticket; lower fee for seniors (65+), full-time students & active Waldorf teachers

 

Thu OCT 22 at 7:00 pm

Conversation

REASSEMBLING WISDOM: Illustrating The Holistic Imagination
Of Spiritual Science

Andrew Franck

Presentation/Discussion on the Chalk-Board Exhibition

Questions, comments and discussion about the exhibit "Reassembling Wisdom" will be welcomed. We can then explore the scope of one of Steiner’s ideas to create for ourselves a diagram of the experiences discussed, and perhaps, see how an Imagination may unfold through word and image.

Andrew Franck

An artist, author, and director of The Healing Arts, an anthroposophic extended therapy center in Woodstock, NY. He holds a doctorate in psychology and is the author of numerous works including Mantras and Musical Solutions, The Alchemical Circus and The Transparent Bride.

  

Friday, October 23, 7:00 pm

An Evening Talk

At Hartley House, 413 W. 46 St (off 9th Ave), New York

Intuitive Perception & Sacred Geography
of Central Park

Marko Pogacnik

A SteinerBooks event at Hartley House, 413 W. 46 St (off 9th Ave), New York

Marko Pogacnik has developed an original approach to geomancy, in which working with vital forces, elemental beings, and spiritual centers of the landscape is linked to the awakening of the personal sensitivity and inner evolution of the individuals involved with this work.

For the last ten years, Marko has been working in Central Park, New York, with various groups to uncover the hidden dimensions of this Sacred Place. Marko will reflect on his work to date and the changes he has experienced, and discuss new insights gained from working in this sacred landscape.

Marko Pogacnik

is the author of 10 books, including Sacred Geography, Venice, Turned Upside Down, Nature Spirits & Elemental Beings, and more.

Registration fee ($20.00)

QUESTIONS and REGISTRATION: call Marsha Post at 413-528-8233, ext.203, or e-mail marsha@steinerbooks.org.

  

Mon OCT 26 at 7:00 pm

Study Group

FESTIVAL STUDY GROUP

Cynthia Lang

This new group will start with the Cycle of the Year as a Breathing Process of the Earth by Rudolf Steiner.

Future meetings - Nov 30, Jan 25

Donations welcomed!

  

Thu OCT 29 at 7:00 pm

Lecture

FAUST: THE ARCHETYPAL MODERN MAN

Robert Stewart

Every age has its fundamental story; each culture its abiding myth; one type the speaks for the whole. Such is the function of Goethe's tragedy, "Faust I & II", for Western humanity. It is not, therefore, an exaggeration to call this: The Faustian Age. The literary story ends in redemption. In our case, however, the ending is yet to be written...

Robert Stewart

Has been involved in holistic medicine for over 30 years and is a former President of the New York State Homeopathic Association. A long-time member of the Anthroposophical Society, who is also a practicing artist and has exhibited here at the NY Branch.

$20/$15 Non-Members, $15/$10 NY Branch Members;
or 1 frequency discount ticket; lower fee for seniors (65+), full-time students & active Waldorf teachers

  

Thu NOV 5 at 7:30 pm

Monthly workshop

CHEKHOV ACTING TECHNIQUES
FOR NON-ACTORS

Dorothy Emmerson

These workshops present the art of acting for the non-actor as a means of awakening imagination and stirring creativity. Through the techniques of Michael Chekhov we will experience how the physical body becomes a more effective instrument of self expression when we develop a conscious relationship to space, movement and the inner self.

Theater masks in a Pompeian mosaic.Along with enjoying the little bit of actor inside each of us, this work can support us in being more expressive and open in daily life and in building presence and confidence to meet the world. First and last the workshop is experiential, in line with Chekhov's remark that in consciousness the actor needs a large body but a small head!

Future workshop: Dec. 3rd.

Dorothy Emmerson

A professional actress for over 35 years has appeared in regional theaters, at Lincoln Center, off Broadway, and on Broadway with Maureen Stapelton, Jerry Orbach and Dustin Hoffman. She was on the faculty of the Michael Chekhov studio NYC and has taught the Chekhov acting technique in San Francisco, New York City, Berlin, Croatia and Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. She gave a workshop at the Moscow Arts Theater School and also teaches voice using the Michael Chekhov technique as a basis for her approach to singing.

$20/$15 Non-Members, $15/$10 NY Branch Members;
or 1 frequency discount ticket; lower fee for seniors (65+), full-time students & active Waldorf teachers

 

Fri NOV 6 at 7:00 pm

Monthly Meeting

MEMBERS EVENING

Open to all members of the General Anthroposophical Society. Refreshments will be served.

Future members evenings - Dec 4

Donations welcomed!   

Sat NOV 7,
11am-1pm
& 2-4 pm

Workshop

From Thinking to Loving

Paul Margulies

After the Venus de Milo

Real thinking, living thinking, is not the cold, abstract process we normally experience. Steiner describes it as "warm, luminous, and penetrating deeply into the phenomena of the world... brought about by a power flowing through the activity of thinking itself – the power of love in its spiritual form."

If we can experience this living thinking, we experience it not as merely subjective, but as a reflection of cosmic laws, Plato's realm of ideas. We begin to experience the source of our capacity to think. This is the realm of the LOGOS, of the I-AM. Here we feel surrounded by love, completely safe. And we begin to think with the heart.

Paul Margulies

Graduated Dartmouth with honors in philosophy. He was a creative director in agencies in New York, Paris, and London, and balanced his career in advertising by guiding study groups is Rudolf Steiner's anthroposophy. He has published two children's books and many articles on anthroposophy.

$40/$30 Non-Members, $30/$20 NY Branch Members;
or 2 frequency discount ticket; the lower fee is for seniors (65+), full-time students & active Waldorf teachers
  

Mon NOV 9 at 7:00 pm

Study Group

Reading to the Dead

 

Steiner's "Life between Death and Rebirth"Reading Steiner's Life Between Death & Rebirth; reading to the dead is a practice suggested by Rudolf Steiner. Contact information here.

Future meetings - Dec 7.

Donations welcomed!

 

  

Wed NOV 11 at 7:00 pm

Monthly Lecture Series

GOETHEAN SCIENCE –
2 Chemistry & Nutrition

David Anderson

When Rudolf Steiner spoke to an audience, he assumed a basic scientific knowledge in many fields in his listeners. What could be considered a basic grounding in the sciences can work like a seedbed to which the light of Anthroposophy can cause the blossoming of the highest spiritual knowledge. Rudolf Steiner draws these seeds into the light of spirit through his further development of Goethean Science.

We will divide our journey into ten parts (see topics below).
Each Wednesday’s study will be complimented and supported by an evening of clay modeling on the following Thursday.

This year the Vorstand of the Goetheanum has chosen evolution as the unifying theme of the year for the Anthroposophical Society. Our journey through Goethean Science will highlight the thread of evolution through the realms of nature.

2. Chemistry & Nutrition
The knowledge of the substances of the physical world and their interactions among themselves is essential for an understanding of the activities and manifestations of the beings of nature. How these substances work in the microcosm will, as nutrition will, contribute to an understanding of their activities in the greater world.

Future lectures:
Dec 9 & 10 - Botany; Jan 13 & 14 - Zoology;
Feb 10 & 11 - Embryology; Feb 24 & 25 - Geology; Mar 17 & 18 - Physics; Apr 14 & 15 - Astronomy; May 12 & 13 - Meteorology;
Jun 9 & 10 - Anthropology

David Anderson

David’s extensive education includes a Masters Degree in Art, a Waldorf Teaching Certificate from Emerson College, Painting Teacher Certificate from the Wagner School at the Goetheanum, as well as a public school Teaching Certificate. He has taught drawing and Wagner painting all over the world, including Rudolf Steiner School in NYC, and has offered art classes at the NY Branch for 12 years. In keeping with Goethe’s artistic-scientific method, which requires pictorial, sculptural, imaginative way of approaching nature, David’s artistic training has provided him with a tool to practice Goethean Science. Goethe has always approached his scientific studies with an artist’s eye for form. David Anderson has made an ongoing study of the sciences with this method for many years

$20/$15 Non-Members, $15/$10 NY Branch Members;
or 1 frequency discount ticket; lower fee for seniors (65+), full-time students & active Waldorf teachers

  

Thu NOV 12 at 7:00 pm

Artistic Workshop

GOETHEAN SCIENCE – Clay Workshop

David Anderson

A monthly artistic/experiential workshop in conjunction with the lecture series above.

$20/$15 Non-Members, $15/$10 NY Branch Members;
or 1 frequency discount ticket; lower fee for seniors (65+), full-time students & active Waldorf teachers

  

Sun NOV 15 at 2:00 pm

Museum Walk

KANDINSKY AT THE GUGGENHEIM

Joyce Reilly
& Doug Safranek

Join us as we view the first major retrospective in almost 25 years of work by the great pioneer of Abstractionism, Wassily Kandinsky, held in the museum particularly designed by Frank Lloyd Wright to complement the aesthetic philosophy which informed Kandinsky’s non objective paintings. Coffee and discussion to follow.

Meet inside entrance – 1079 Fifth Ave at 89th St.

See the Guggenheim video on Kandinsky's techniques and online exhibit.

Joyce Reilly

Joyce is a long time member of the NY Branch. Involved in Curative and Waldorf Education for thirty years, she founded Gheel House in 1984, a therapeutic community for people with special mental and emotional challenges in Kimberton, PA.

Doug Safranek

A professional artist whose work is in numerous public and private collections around the country including The NY Historical Society, The Museum of the City of NY, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. He is represented by the ACA Galleries, NYC. Doug is also a bagpipe teacher and performer. He is an active member of the NY Branch.
 

Participation in the walk is free.
Museum admission, however, is $18 for adults.
  

Tue NOV 17 at 7:00 pm

Monthly Group

HANDWORK CIRCLE GROUP

Cynthia Lang

Bring handwork projects & share your expertise.
Group information here.

Future meetings - Dec 15

$5 Donation requested   

Wed NOV 18 at 7:00pm

Lecture

ALIGNMENT & THREE-FOLDING

Clemens Pietzner

 

Deepening our understanding of current economic, financial, political, and social conditions can be aided by connecting these to our perception of human and social three-folding and how we are able to love.  Then, aligning our values with our money, our investments and with our philanthropy can be viewed and realized as a seamless, practical progression.  What are the new ideas, organizations, and opportunities that embody these questions?  Clemens will address these and related contemporary themes.

Clemens Pietzner

Since its inception in 2003, Clemens Pietzner has served as the president of Triskeles, a not-for-profit that offers innovative programs for youth as well as a unique donor advised fund and other philanthropic services. Prior to that, he served as the executive director of the Camphill Foundation (1984-2002) and in three different state governments (1979-1984).

$20/$15 Non-Members, $15/$10 NY Branch Members;
or 1 frequency discount ticket; lower fee for seniors (65+), full-time students & active Waldorf teachers

  

Thu NOV 19 at 7:00 pm

Study Group

CURRENT EVENTS GROUP

John Stein

 

Continuing with Rudolf Steiner’s economic & threefold social ideas.

Future meetings - Dec 16

Donations welcomed!

  

Sat NOV 21 at 3-6pm

Art Exhibit Opening

 

NEGOTIATING BOUNDARIES: VISUAL
MARKS AS ALTERNATIVE NARRATIVES

Khalid Kodi

New Works of Appropriating Story:
Art From Darfur & Sudan

Khalid Kodi, long recognized as a prolific Sudanese American master artist, has emerged as a central figure working on multi/cross-cultural concepts. He uses contemporary themes for traditional story telling, incorporating sculpture, paintings, installations and environmental sites. Through his work, Kodi advocates for and humanizes victims of war and genocide in Africa and exposes these events to the larger international community. His exhibitions carry an outreach and educational message that promote peace, human dignity and celebrate a rich culture.

Exhibit runs Nov 21 to Jan 21.

Donations welcomed!

  

Mon NOV 23 at 7:00 pm

Monthly Eurythmy Workshop

FOCUS & FLOW IN MOTION

Linda Larson

Victorious Spirit

As we move together, we will come to know in eurythmy the verse “Victorious Spirit” from Rudolf Steiner, and we will look towards Advent. Please join us for this evening of eurythmy, the art of movement which originates from the sounds of speech and tone. There will be time for questions and sharing.

No experience necessary. Bring soft-soled shoes.
Future Workshops - Dec 14

Linda Larson

A eurythmist who facilitates workshops and seminars in various settings, including Waldorf schools and Anthroposophical Society groups. She is the therapeutic eurythmist at the Rudolf Steiner School in NYC, is on the National Council of the Eurythmy Association of North America and has diplomas in eurythmy from the Goetheanum, Dornach, Switzerland and the London School of Therapeutic Eurythmy. She holds an MFA. from Cranbrook Academy of Art.

$20/$15 Non-Members, $15/$10 NY Branch Members;
or 1 frequency discount ticket; lower fee for seniors (65+), full-time students & active Waldorf teachers

  
 

Mon Nov 30 at 7:00pm

Study Group

FESTIVAL STUDY GROUP

Cynthia Lang

This new group will start with the Cycle of the Year as a Breathing Process of the Earth by Rudolf Steiner.

Future meetings - Jan 25

Donations welcomed!

  

Thu DEC 3 at 7:30 pm

Monthly workshop

CHEKHOV ACTING TECHNIQUES
FOR NON-ACTORS

Dorothy Emmerson

These workshops present the art of acting for the non-actor as a means of awakening imagination and stirring creativity. Through the techniques of Michael Chekhov we will experience how the physical body becomes a more effective instrument of self expression when we develop a conscious relationship to space, movement and the inner self.

Theater masks in a Pompeian mosaic.Along with enjoying the little bit of actor inside each of us, this work can support us in being more expressive and open in daily life and in building presence and confidence to meet the world. First and last the workshop is experiential, in line with Chekhov's remark that in consciousness the actor needs a large body but a small head!

Future workshop: TBD

Dorothy Emmerson

A professional actress for over 35 years has appeared in regional theaters, at Lincoln Center, off Broadway, and on Broadway with Maureen Stapelton, Jerry Orbach and Dustin Hoffman. She was on the faculty of the Michael Chekhov studio NYC and has taught the Chekhov acting technique in San Francisco, New York City, Berlin, Croatia and Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. She gave a workshop at the Moscow Arts Theater School and also teaches voice using the Michael Chekhov technique as a basis for her approach to singing.

$20/$15 Non-Members, $15/$10 NY Branch Members;
or 1 frequency discount ticket; lower fee for seniors (65+), full-time students & active Waldorf teachers

 

Fri DEC 4 at 7:00 pm

Monthly Meeting

MEMBERS EVENING

Open to all members of the General Anthroposophical Society. Refreshments will be served.

Future members evenings - usually first Friday of the month.

Donations welcomed!

 

Sat Dec 5 at 7:00 pm

Festival

The Advent Garden

led by
Cynthia Lang

The Advent Garden is a meditation of light in preparation for the Holy Nights of Christmas and the deepening journey towards the darkest night. We come together as a community to create a spiral of fir branches on the floor and we share together the garden of light.Please join us for this festival at the threshold of the Christmas season.

Cynthia Lang

A Waldorf remedial teacher and kindergarten teacher.  Cynthia has led Waldorf playgroups, taught children privately and offers parenting workshops.  She has been involved with festival study and has lead Advent Gardens for children and adults for more than 15 years.

Donations welcomed!

  

Sun DEC 6 at 7:00 pm

Lecture

POETRY AS PORTAL TO
SPIRITUAL PERCEPTION

Gertrude Reif Hughes

Third Annual Georg Kuhlewind Memorial Lecture, framed with music by David Ralph, piano

Owen Barfield said:

“Consciousness is to poetry what the various mediums
(marble, pigments, etc) are to painting, sculpture and so on.”

Gertrude will explore the idea that consciousness is the medium of poems. Does that mean that consciousness is language? Is consciousness also the medium or agent of spirit perception, spirit knowing? Is spirit knowing verbal? How can we learn more about our own contemplative inquiry by considering its relationship to poetry?

Refreshments will be served.

Gertrude Reif Hughes

A Professor Emerita at Wesleyan University in CT where she taught poetry, women’s studies, and creative writing for many years. She grew up in NYC and attended the Rudolf Steiner School here as a child. Gertrude lectures frequently on anthroposophical subjects including poetry and she is active in the School of Spiritual Science.

Donations welcomed!    

Mon Dec 7 at 7:00 pm

Study Group

Reading to the Dead

 

Steiner's "Life between Death and Rebirth"Reading Steiner's Life Between Death & Rebirth; reading to the dead is a practice suggested by Rudolf Steiner. Contact information here.

Future meetings - tbd.

Donations welcomed!

 

   

Wed DEC 9 at 7:00 pm

Monthly Lecture Series

GOETHEAN SCIENCE –
3 Botany

David Anderson

 

When Rudolf Steiner spoke to an audience, he assumed a basic scientific knowledge in many fields in his listeners. What could be considered a basic grounding in the sciences can work like a seedbed to which the light of Anthroposophy can cause the blossoming of the highest spiritual knowledge. Rudolf Steiner draws these seeds into the light of spirit through his further development of Goethean Science.

We will divide our journey into ten parts (see topics below).
Each Wednesday’s study will be complimented and supported by an evening of clay modeling on the following Thursday.

This year the Vorstand of the Goetheanum has chosen evolution as the unifying theme of the year for the Anthroposophical Society. Our journey through Goethean Science will highlight the thread of evolution through the realms of nature.

3. Botany
The plant world is the first realm of organic chemistry. Its forms and organization of life display themselves in a world of beauty and order. (Right, Goethe's sketches on plant budding and branching.)

Future lectures:
Jan 13 & 14 - Zoology; Feb 10 & 11 - Embryology;
Feb 24 & 25 - Geology; Mar 17 & 18 - Physics;
Apr 14 & 15 - Astronomy; May 12 & 13 - Meteorology;
Jun 9 & 10 - Anthropology

David Anderson

David’s extensive education includes a Masters Degree in Art, a Waldorf Teaching Certificate from Emerson College, Painting Teacher Certificate from the Wagner School at the Goetheanum, as well as a public school Teaching Certificate. He has taught drawing and Wagner painting all over the world, including Rudolf Steiner School in NYC, and has offered art classes at the NY Branch for 12 years. In keeping with Goethe’s artistic-scientific method, which requires pictorial, sculptural, imaginative way of approaching nature, David’s artistic training has provided him with a tool to practice Goethean Science. Goethe has always approached his scientific studies with an artist’s eye for form. David Anderson has made an ongoing study of the sciences with this method for many years

$20/$15 Non-Members, $15/$10 NY Branch Members;
or 1 frequency discount ticket; lower fee for seniors (65+), full-time students & active Waldorf teachers

  

Thu DEC 10 at 7:00 pm

Artistic Workshop

GOETHEAN SCIENCE – Clay Workshop

David Anderson

A monthly artistic/experiential workshop in conjunction with the lecture series above.

$20/$15 Non-Members, $15/$10 NY Branch Members;
or 1 frequency discount ticket; lower fee for seniors (65+), full-time students & active Waldorf teachers

  

Mon DEC 14 at 7:00 pm

Monthly Eurythmy Workshop

FOCUS & FLOW IN MOTION

Linda Larson

Please join us, bringing inner warmth to the winter cold, as we honor this time of Advent through eurythmy. We will focus on a poem from Crashaw's Ode, "Welcome, all wonders in one sight . . ."

No experience necessary. Bring soft-soled shoes.
Future Workshops -
Jan 25, Feb 22, Mar 15.

Linda Larson

A eurythmist who facilitates workshops and seminars in various settings, including Waldorf schools and Anthroposophical Society groups. She is the therapeutic eurythmist at the Rudolf Steiner School in NYC, is on the National Council of the Eurythmy Association of North America and has diplomas in eurythmy from the Goetheanum, Dornach, Switzerland and the London School of Therapeutic Eurythmy. She holds an MFA. from Cranbrook Academy of Art.

$20/$15 Non-Members, $15/$10 NY Branch Members;
or 1 frequency discount ticket; lower fee for seniors (65+), full-time students & active Waldorf teachers

 

  
 

Tue DEC 15 at 7:00 pm

Monthly Group

HANDWORK CIRCLE GROUP

Cynthia Lang

Bring handwork projects & share your expertise.
Group information here.

Future meetings - tbd.

$5 Donation requested

   

Wed DEC 16 at 7:00 pm

Study Group

CURRENT EVENTS GROUP

John Stein

 

Continuing with Rudolf Steiner’s economic & threefold social ideas.

Future meetings - tbd.

Donations welcomed!

  

Sat Dec 26
through
Tue Jan 5
at 7:00pm
The Holy Nights Short Presentations (except full length on 12/31) along with singing & refreshments.

Sat Dec 26 Brigida Baldzun
GROUP EURYTHMY PERFORMANCE
The holy night according to Luke.


Sun Dec 27 Keith & Barbara Francis & friends
SINGING & A STORY


Mon Dec 28 Cynthia Lang
THIRTEEN DAYS & NIGHTS
The Festival of Christmas.


Tue Dec 29 Fred Dennehy
“BEHOLD, I STAND AT THE DOOR & KNOCK:
if any man hear my voice and open the door, I will come to him…” Revelations 3:20
“There is nothing more frightening than an unopened door.” Alfred Hitchcock


Wed Dec 30 Monica Gonzalez
THE MYSTERY OF THE VIRGIN MARY
IN BODY, SOUL & SPIRIT


Thu Dec 31 Glen Williamson
READING: THE ANTICHRIST by Vladimir Soloviev
from War, Progress & the End of History
A special full-length performance


Fri Jan 1 David Ralph & Dorothy Emmerson
PROGRAM OF MUSICAL OFFERINGS


Sat Jan 2 Walter Alexander
ST. JOHN—THE GOSPEL OF THE DIVINE WORD


Sun Jan 3 Barbara Simpson
THREE KINGS PLAY - A Group Reading


Mon Jan 4 Lynn Jericho
EXPERIENCING PERSONAL EPIPHANY


Tue Jan 5 Linda Larson
THE DREAM SONG OF OLAF OSTESON IN EURYTHMY
In the midst of winter inwardness, we find the light in the Dream Song of Olaf Osteson. Join us for an evening of eurythmy as we come to the culmination of the Holy Nights together.


 

Free, open to all , donations welcomed!