PAST PROGRAMS in 2010 - FOR REFERENCE ONLY
[for CURRENT PROGRAMS click here]
[for 2009 click here] [for 2008 click here] [for 2007 click here]


Sat Dec 26 2009
through
Tue Jan 5 2010
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!  

Wed Jan 6
at 5pm

Pot-Luck Dinner & Concert

EPIPHANY / THREE KINGS DAY

Dinner by you
with David Ralph & Dorothy Emmerson

We welcome you all to this festive social closure of our
Holy Nights. Bring something yummy to share.

Contact Phoebe if you can help out earlier:
212-744-0257 or email.

Free, donations welcomed!

 

  

Fri Jan 8
at 7pm

Lecture

THE MEDIA & THE MESSAGE: THE COMPUTER

Eugene Schwartz

Deadening Human Thinking – Part 1 of 3

Is there anything left to say about computers? We will explore the remarkable confluence of technical break-throughs and human breakdowns that have accompanied the computer’s protean development over the last 75 years. Along the way we will look at devices from the Universal Machine of Turing to the MacBook of Jobs.

Part 2
Fri Mar 26
THE MOVIES: Constricting Human Feeling

Part 3
Fri May 21
FROM THE TELEPHONE TO THE INTERNET: Automatizing Human Will

Eugene Schwartz

In 1989, Eugene Schwartz’s graduating eighth graders at the Green Meadow Waldorf School gave him the gift of a computer with the words, “Welcome to the 20th Century, Mr. Schwartz!” For the past twenty years Eugene has set himself the task of understanding the ramifications of computer use for the spiritual life of humanity. www.millennialchild.com

$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 Jan 11
at 5:30pm
to 6:45pm

New weekly study group

George O'Neil Study Group A new weekly study group! The purpose of the “George O’Neil study group” is to popularize as well as practice the intensive and artistic approach developed by George O’Neil (1906-1988). Born in St. Louis, trained in philosophy at Columbia, and associated with composer George Antheil and writers Hemingway, Joyce and Pound, O'Neil studied anthroposophy in Dornach with Gunther Schubert and led anthroposophical groups in American from 1940s on. With his wife Gisela he led work at the New York branch of the Anthroposophical Society and on their estate. The first book read will be Rudolf Steiner's Knowledge of Higher Worlds.

 

Mon Jan 11
at 7pm

Monthly 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 - Feb 1, Mar 1.

Free, donations welcomed!

 

 

Mon Jan 11 at 7:30pm

Weekly lectures in Chestnut Ridge NY

Anthroposophy: More Than an Introduction

Michael Ronall

Four Lectures by Michael Ronall at Green Meadow Waldorf School High School English Room, 307 Hungry Hollow Road, Chestnut Ridge, NY (map), Mondays 7:30 pm on January 11, 18 (MLK Day), 25, and February 1, 2010

These are the voices which we hear in solitude, but they grow faint and inaudible as we enter into the world. ~ Emerson

Each Evening $15; Students and Seniors $10

Green Meadow Waldorf School and the other institutions here at the Threefold Community, as well as the great variety of anthroposophical endeavors worldwide, have grown out of Rudolf Steiner's spiritual science, a path of inquiry that offers to expand the human being’s capacities for knowing. While Waldorf Schools, anthroposophically extended medicine, and other socially oriented initiatives make available the fruits of Steiner’s research to all who value them, individuals who remain unsatisfied by our civilization’s answers to life’s riddles may find that Anthroposophy itself addresses their questions. But encountering its expressions might make one wonder how to approach them without defeating their purpose through dogmatism (“Steiner says…”) or dissipating their effect by free-association (“Oh! That reminds me of…”). If spiritual science is to strengthen and deepen rather than replace one’s experience of engaging in life’s activities, it must be pursued with intellectual honesty as well as artistic sensitivity and goodwill. In four evenings together, we will consider what Steiner has presented for those drawn to his work, advancing from What is it?—through What do I do with it?—through What will it do for me?—to What difference does it make? The four sessions, while designed as a whole, may also be attended separately.

More details here.     

Wed Jan 13
at 7pm

Lecture

GOETHEAN SCIENCE –
4 - Zoology

David Anderson

A drawing illustrating Goethe's research of the intermaxillary bone.

 

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.

4. Zoology
The life-world is ensouled in the realm of animals. The animals approach the human form in likeness but each reveals only a specialized part of what appears in the human being as a harmonious whole. We will look at the idea of evolution and how the animals relate to the human being.

Future lectures:
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 Jan 14
 

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

  

Sat Jan 16
1-4 pm

Workshop

FROM PERCEPT TO CONCEPT

Lynn Jericho

A Workshop On Freeing Our Thinking

Join Lynn in an afternoon of spiritual research. We will explore ways to evolve from percept to concept. This is a workshop for all of us to courageously experience the creative space of “negative capability.” All of us will be approaching the challenge of spiritual research as eternal beginners. No matter how naive or sophisticated your relationship is to anthroposophy, whether you meditate or not, come for a Saturday afternoon of compassionate and good-humored spiritual striving. Lynn will humbly present a perspective and a method for moving from percept to concept and then each of us will “test” it and “play” with it. Bring a notebook and a curious heart.

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 six years at www.innerchristmas.com. Inner Christmas has developed into The Inner Year, an anthroposophically inspired program of personal spiritual development following the course of the sun and the Christian Festivals. www.lynnjericho.com.

$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 Jan 18
at 7:30pm

 

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: Feb 5.

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

  

Tue Jan 19
at 7pm

Monthly Study Group

HANDWORK CIRCLE GROUP

Cynthia Lang

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

Future meetings - Feb 16, Mar 23.

$5 Donation requested

   

Wed Jan 20
at 7pm

Monthly Study Group

CURRENT EVENTS GROUP

John Stein

 

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

Future meetings - Feb 17, Mar 24.

Donations welcomed!



  

Thu Jan 21
at 3:30pm
& 7pm

Art Closing
& Concert

ART EXHIBIT CLOSING CELEBRATION Final day to view the art exhibit of Khalid Kodi & Betty Blayton

3:30 to 6:30 pm
Humanitarian Award ceremony & reception for Betty Blayton

7-9 pm
Concert Fundraiser for Darfur Rehabilitation Project

Refreshments will be served.
 
  

Fri-Sun
Jan 22-24
7pm Fri,
10am-5pm on Sat/Sun

Weekend Workshop with Clay

EVOLUTION SCULPTED

Jennifer Kleinfercher-Irwin

Capitals of the First Goetheanum Building
[click here for flyer]

The Theme of the Year of the General Anthroposophical
Society for 2009-2010 centers on evolution,
metamorphosis, development: themes central to Rudolf
Steiner’s work and fundamental to anthroposophy.

From an artistic point of view, the forms of the seven
column capitals which Rudolf Steiner designed for
the first Goetheanum building are perhaps the most
concrete, succinct, visible expression of these living
laws underlying evolutionary processes. The goal of this
workshop will be to create all seven capitals at once, in a
proportion of 1:4 to the original Goetheanum building,
sculpting a process of evolution in time in a powerfully unified space.

Jennifer Kleinfercher

A freelance sculptor who lives and works in Santa Croce, Italy. She holds a BA in Art History from Wesleyan University (CT), and a diploma in sculpture from the Goetheanum School of Spiritual Science in Dornach, Switzerland. Her artworks can be found in private and public collections, and she has held workshops in art schools and anthroposophical centers internationally.
View her web gallery here.

Fri Jan 22 at 7-9 pm Introduction

$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

Sat Jan 23 & Sun Jan 24 at 10 am – 5 pm (lunch break)

Special Fees for Full Workshop:
$140 / $105 non-members, $105 / $70 members
or 7 frequency discount tickets
MATERIALS FEE: + $5 for full workshop

EARLY REGISTRATION: Contact Phoebe at
212-744-0257 or by email.

   

Mon Jan 25
at 7pm

Monthly Eurythmy Workshop

CREATIVE WARMTH IN WINTER DARKNESS

Linda Larson

Eurythmy will accompany the beginning of our journey into the New Year, bringing inner light into the increasing darkness of earth in winter as we discover moving together. There will be time for questions and sharing.

Beginners welcome. Bring soft-soled shoes.
Future Workshops – Feb 22, Mar 15, Apr 12

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 Jan 25
at 7pm

Monthly Group

FESTIVAL STUDY GROUP

Cynthia Lang

This new group is studying the Cycle of the Year as a Breathing Process of the Earth by Rudolf Steiner.

Future meetings - Feb 22, Mar 29

Donations welcomed!

  

Wed Jan 27
at 7pm

Wed Feb 3
at 7pm

Two-part Lecture

RUDOLF STEINER, ATOMS & QUANTA

Keith Francis

 

Lecture 1
will deal with the type of atomic theory that Steiner encountered in the 1870’s and with the thinking that went into his rejection of it, as described in his autobiography, his writings on Goethe’s scientific method and his later writings on anthroposophy and science.
Lecture 2
will give some key ideas about the development of atomic and quantum physics and make an approach to the question of whether the radical transformations that took place in the 1920’s gave rise to a kind of theory that Steiner might have embraced. Along the way, we shall meet the concept of the occult atom and realize that what has been given in these lectures is a prelude to a much deeper study.

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 science, mathematics, English and music, and serving as High School Administrator and Faculty Chair. Since his retirement he has written several novels and a history of atomic science, and has founded and led the Fifteenth Street Singers. His recent essays and lectures can be found at southerncrossreview.org.

$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 Jan 29
at 7pm

Art Exhibit Opening

Art Exhibit Opening: cONTEMPORARY aNTHROPOSOPHIC aRTISTS

Contemporary Anthroposophic Artists
and Artistic-Therapeutic Work
Arising out of Anthroposophy

This exhibition showcases contemporary artists whose inspiration has its source in Anthroposophy. It serves as an artistic counterpart to our celebration of 100 years of anthroposophy in America, taking place this March.

Exhibit runs through April 8.

 

Sat Jan 30
at 1pm

Business Meeting

Semi-Annual Business Meeting

NY Branch Members

For NY Branch members only.

This semi-annual business meeting is 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.

    

Mon Feb 1
at 7pm

Monthly 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 - Mar 1.

Free, donations welcomed!

 

  

Wed Feb 3
at 7pm

Second of two-part Lecture

RUDOLF STEINER, ATOMS & QUANTA

Keith Francis

Lecture 1 was Jan 27th.
Lecture 2
will give some key ideas about the development of atomic and quantum physics and make an approach to the question of whether the radical transformations that took place in the 1920’s gave rise to a kind of theory that Steiner might have embraced. Along the way, we shall meet the concept of the occult atom and realize that what has been given in these lectures is a prelude to a much deeper study.

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 science, mathematics, English and music, and serving as High School Administrator and Faculty Chair. Since his retirement he has written several novels and a history of atomic science, and has founded and led the Fifteenth Street Singers. His recent essays and lectures can be found at southerncrossreview.org.

$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 Feb 4
at 7:30pm

 

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: March 4.

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 Feb 5
at 7pm
Members' Evening

 

The monthly meeting for all members of the Anthroposophical Society.

   

Tue FEB 9 at 7:00 pm

Lecture

THE CHALLENGE OF WORKING WITH MICHAEL

Dr James Dyson

Healing The Split In The Cosmic Intelligence

During the last period of Rudolf Steiner’s life, he spoke at length and with increasing urgency regarding the task of humanity in relation to the archangel Michael. The battle that the archangel Michael wages against the forces of evil is for the control of intelligence. What is ordinary intelligence? What is the nature of cosmic intelligence and why and how does the archangel Michael administer it in the hearts of human beings here on earth?

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.

$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

  

Wed Feb 10
at 7pm

Lecture

GOETHEAN SCIENCE –
5 - Embryology

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.

5. Embryology
The deepest secrets of evolution can be seen by peering into prenatal life. This is a world of dynamic form metamorphosis in fluid manifestations.

Future lectures:
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 Feb 11
 

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

  

Tue Feb 16
at 7pm

Monthly Study Group

HANDWORK CIRCLE GROUP

Cynthia Lang

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

Future meetings - Mar 23.

$5 Donation requested

   

Wed Feb 17
at 7pm

Monthly Study Group

CURRENT EVENTS GROUP

John Stein

 

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

Future meetings - Mar 24.

Donations welcomed!



  

Thu FEB 18 at 8:00 pm

Special Russian Poetry Event

Demon - The Epic Poem of Mikhail Lermontov

Rustem Galitch
translations by Dorothy Emmerson

Demon by Mikhail VrubelDemon is an epic poem about the struggle between Good and Evil for the soul of the innocent young girl Tamara. Lermontov (1814-1841) worked on Demon from the time he was 14 until he was shot in a duel at the age of 26. Many great Russian artists were profoundly influenced and inspired by this great poem. Anton Rubenstein, the well-known Russian composer wrote an opera based on this piece. Join us for this special artistic event. (Image above: the painting "Demon Seated in a Garden" by Mikhail Vrubel.)

Rustem and Dorothy met at a Michael Chekhov acting conference in Moscow. They became fast friends and have since worked together many times.

Rustem Galitch

Graduated from the Moscow Maly Theatre School and taught speech at the Shepkinskoe Uchilishe (the oldest theatrical school in Moscow). He is an actor specializing in the poetry of Pushkin, Lermontov, Mayakovsky, Blok, Esenin, Gumilev, Bunin and Pasternak to name a few. Rustem has performed his one man poetry shows in both New York and Moscow often using live music to accompany his readings.

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

  

Sun FEB 21 at 2pm

Museum Walk at the Rubin

VISIONS OF THE COSMOS

Joyce Reilly
& Doug Safranek

"Visions of the Cosmos" is an exhibit that juxtaposes the art of East and West. For the first time, the Rubin Museum explores the contrast between the art of the Himalayas and its regions with European expressions, while opening up a dialogue between the variety of conceptions of what makes our world spin.

Join Doug and Joyce as we explore a jewel of a museum that is our near neighbor! We hope to have a guide from the Rubin to help us with this exploration. Gather in the front lobby at 2 pm and we will repair to the beautiful cafe afterward for stimulating conversation!

The Rubin Museum is located at 150 West 17 St - at the SE corner of Seventh AVE. The museum fee is $10 dollars, with a discounted rate of $7 for seniors, students and artists.

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.

 

Mon Feb 22
at 7pm

Monthly Eurythmy Workshop

CREATIVE WARMTH IN WINTER DARKNESS

Linda Larson

Eurythmy will accompany the beginning of our journey into the New Year, bringing inner light into the increasing darkness of earth in winter as we discover moving together. There will be time for questions and sharing.

Beginners welcome. Bring soft-soled shoes.
Future Workshops – Mar 15, Apr 12

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 Feb 22
at 7pm

Monthly Group

FESTIVAL STUDY GROUP

Cynthia Lang

This new group is studying the Cycle of the Year as a Breathing Process of the Earth by Rudolf Steiner.

Future meetings - Mar 29

Donations welcomed!

  

Wed Feb 24
at 7pm

Lecture

GOETHEAN SCIENCE –
6 - Geology

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.

6. Geology
The earth was not always in the dead hardened state that we observe today. It was formerly in a more expanded embryonic fluid condition before individual beings were separated out onto the hardened surface of the globe. We will trace the history of the earth back to its living state.

Future lectures:
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 Feb 25
at 7pm
 

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 Mar 1
at 7pm

Monthly 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.

Free, donations welcomed!

 

 

Tue Mar 2
at 7pm

Outside
Event

Play & Childhood

Joan Almon

An outside event of the New Amsterdam School, with Joan Almon of the Alliance for Childhood: details here.


Thu Mar 4
at 7:30pm

 

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 Mar 5 at 7pm Members' evening
March 6-14 Celebrating 100 Years of Anthroposophy in New York and America
Sat MAR 6 at 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Anthroposophy in New York and America: 100 Years & Onward

See details below

A century ago a small group comprised mostly of singers met in downtown NYC to study a lecture by Rudolf Steiner. Soon they took on the name The St. Mark Group and met regularly in the Carnegie Hall studio of one of the members (The St Mark Group continues to meet today).

In this celebratory symposium, Theosophical historian Michael Gomes will speak about the local spiritual milieu of 1910 into which anthroposophy arrived. Open Center co-founder Ralph White will portray the burgeoning growth of anthroposophy and other spiritual paths and movements in NYC during and through the 25-year life of the Open Center. Alliance for Childhood founder Joan Almon will discuss the wide impact of Waldorf Education, anthroposophy’s most visible daughter movement.

In the afternoon, conflict transformation leader Olivia Stokes Dreier will discuss the power of authentic witnessing in war- and genocide-torn communities across the globe. Symposium moderator and writer Walter Alexander will examine the struggle of anthroposophy and other movements to integrate the reality of human spirituality into thinking and practice in everyday life and socially significant initiatives. And John Beck, editor for the national Anthroposophical Society, will introduce and lead a conversation on the present US and global crisis.

$60/Members $50 for the full symposium, $30/Member $25 for either half. No other discounts.

 

Sat MAR 6 at 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Centenary Symposium - Part 1

Michael Gomes
Ralph White
Joan Almon

Michael Gomes
The NYC Spiritual Landscape in 1910
When Anthroposophy first appeared in America in 1910, Rudolf Steiner was still General Secretary of the German Branch of the Theosophical Society and head of its Esoteric School. Theosophical scholar and librarian Michael Gomes will paint a picture of esoteric New York and America at that time, and offer fresh insights from Theosophical archives on how Rudolf Steiner’s spiritual stature was recognized and appreciated by the society in London, and by members like Mabel Collins, author of Light on the Path.

Michael Gomes

Michael Gomes, one of the world’s experts on H. P. Blavatsky, has edited a number of her writings, including an abridgement of The Secret Doctrine to be published later this year. He is director of the Emily Sellon Memorial Library in New York.

Ralph White
Evolving Consciousness: Three Decades of Exploration
The last thirty years have been an extraordinary time of growth in the movement towards a more holistic consciousness in America and worldwide. A vast array of ideas and practices have moved from the periphery towards the mainstream of contemporary life, and the New York Open Center has been a central participant in this spiritual and cultural phenomenon. Open Center co-founder Ralph White will reflect on this shift of consciousness and consider the special role of Rudolf Steiner and Anthroposophy within it.

Ralph White

Ralph White is co-founder of the New York Open Center and lectures frequently on the wisdom streams of Western spirituality. He introduced and edited The Rosicrucian Enlightenment Revisited, and has organized for the last 13 years a series of international conferences on the Western Esoteric Tradition.

Joan Almon
Waldorf Education: Cultivating a Creative Childhood and Humanity for a New Century
What life are we educating children for--a narrowly constructed one that can be compressed into multiple choice questions, or one filled with the resilience and creative intelligence needed to face ever shifting situations, the responsibilities of democracy and global challenges? For Waldorf education, which supports the individual child’s unfolding, the answer is the latter.

Joan Almon

Director of the Alliance for Childhood, an advocacy organization committed to recapturing childhood for all children. She was a Waldorf preschool and kindergarten teacher in Maryland for 18 years and has consulted with Waldorf schools around the world. Joan also served as chairperson of the Council of the Anthroposophical Society in America.

$60/Members $50 for the full symposium, $30/Member $25 for either half. No other discounts.

Sat MAR 6 at 2:00 – 5:00 pm Centenary Symposium - part 2

Olivia Stokes Dreier
Walter Alexander
John Beck

Olivia Stokes Dreier
Bearing Witness: Discovering the Universal Human in the Aftermath of War
In our age, each human being is capable of every possible evil, said Rudolf Steiner. And truly, in the last century, genocidal acts of unspeakable violence have been committed by ordinary people. In response, remarkable initiatives toward reconciliation and forgiveness have emerged. Olivia Stokes Dreier, who has worked in war-torn communities in Africa, South Asia, the Balkans, the Caucuses, and the Middle East, will explore how bearing witness and entering into authentic dialogue open possibilities for social renewal.

Olivia Stokes Dreier

Associate Director of Karuna Center for Peacebuilding and Director of the Graduate Certificate Program in Conflict Transformation Across Cultures at the School for International Training in Brattleboro, Vermont. She has led programs in peacebuilding, inter-communal dialogue, and reconciliation in many countries recovering from mass violence in Africa, South Asia, the Balkans, the Caucuses, and the Middle East. 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 is a longtime student of Anthroposophy.

Walter Alexander
Knowing, Experience & Consciousness: Bringing the Orphans Home
Proof of the profound impact of human awareness on the material world arrived forcibly and mostly unwelcome with developments in quantum physics in the late 1920s. Eighty years later, the strength of placebo effects in medicine, Hawthorne effects in human interactions, and the reality of “psychic abilities” still remain troubling to conventional thinking. Drawing on interviews with “alternative” physicians, psychic researchers, social practitioners and philosophers, Walter Alexander, medical writer and Lilipoh editor, will explore worldviews dissolving the gulf between the material world and our knowing of it and being in it.

Walter Alexander

Medical writer, Lilipoh writer and contributing editor, and a former public and Waldorf school teacher, he has long been active at Anthroposophy NYC.

John Beck & the symposium panel
The Present Crisis
How can we gain an adequate picture of the new century's economic, cultural, and political challenges? This short presentation of a "big picture" informed by Rudolf Steiner's insights leads into a panel discussion with the symposium presenters and audience.

John Beck

Former head of WNYC, John Beck worked in technology on Wall Street for 15 years, managed the NY Open Center at the time of 9/11, and is editor for the US Anthroposophical Society.

$60/Members $50 for the full symposium, $30/Member $25 for either half. No other discounts.

 

Tue MAR 9 at 7:00 pm American Anthroposophy's Alternative Promethean Path

Kevin Dann

From Wallace D. Wattles' 1910 bestseller The Science of Getting Rich to Rhonda Byrne's The Secret, Americans have been perennially promised that they could achieve material prosperity through the training and exercise of the will . Over this same century, American anthroposophists have advanced an alternative social and spiritual path, one that emphasizes the training of the will, by altogether different means, and for different ends, than their contemporaries. This talk will consider anthroposophy as a path of the will, and how that path has manifested in the American context, exploring the life and deeds of pioneer American eurythmists, biodynamic gardeners, communitarian philosophers and educators against the backdrop of a persistent American Prometheanism.

Kevin Dann, Ph.D

Has taught American and world history at the University of Vermont, Rutgers University, and the State University of New York. His books include Across the Great Border Fault: The Naturalist Myth in America and Bright Colors Falsely Seen: Synaesthesia and the Search for Transcendental Knowledge.

$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

 

Wed MAR 10 at 7:00 pm Anthroposophy
& the Anthroposophical Society:
Building a Temple on the Earth

Albert Spekman & Joyce Monges
(St Mark Group)

Through the spiritual content offered by Anthroposophy, a spiritual temple is being fashioned on the earth. Prior to the formation of the Anthroposophical Society in America, the St. Mark Group prepared a vehicle for this work here in New York. Even before that, according to Rudolf Steiner, further preparation took place on earth and in the spiritual world. We will explore these themes.

Albert Spekman

Currently leads the St. Mark Group, and is a co-lead of the Speakers group. He is a long-time member of the Anthroposophical Society and of Anthroposophy NYC where for several years he served on the Council.

Joyce Monges

A member of the St. Mark Group, and a long-time member of the Anthroposophical Society.

Free, donations welcomed!

 

Thu MAR 11 at 7:00 pm Anthroposophy & America: 1910, 2010, Future Prospects

Robert McDermott

 

The first part of this lecture will discuss the first quarter of the 20th century, including:
  • the founding of pragmatism as the characteristic American way of thinking, and, concerning anthroposophy, the founding of the first anthroposophical study group in New York, 1910;
  • the founding of the Anthroposophical Society in Dornach, 1913;
  • the refounding of the Anthroposophical Society, 1923;
  • the death of Rudolf Steiner, 1925.

The second part will discuss the current spiritual state of anthroposophy in America.

The concluding section will discuss prospects for the future from the perspective of America (and anthroposophy) with respect to religion and spirituality, individuality and the universal human, and the Earth.

Robert McDermott

President emeritus and professor of philosophy and religion at the California Institute of Integral Studies. He has written extensively on Indian and western philosophy and religion. His publications include The Essential Aurobindo, The Essential Steiner, The Bhagavad Gita and the West, and The New Essential Steiner. He is currently writing Unique Not Alone: Steiner and Others. He served as president of the New York Center for Anthroposophy, Rudolf Steiner Institute, and chair of the board of Sunbridge College and Rudolf Steiner College. He also served on the council of the Anthroposophical Society of America. He is the founding chair of the board of Sophia Project, two homes in Oakland, CA, for mothers and children at risk of homelessness.

$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

 

Friday, March 12 - Saturday, March 13

Rosenthal Pavilion
(10th floor)
Kimmel Center,
New York University
60 Washington Square South, New York City

2010 SteinerBooks Seminar

Peter Selg
Christopher Bamford
Rachel Ross
Kwan-Yuk Claire Sit
Ross Rentea, MD
Michael Gruber

2010 SteinerBooks Spiritual Research Seminar:
Rudolf Steiner’s Fifth Gospel and the Inner Meaning of the Christian Mystery

PETER SELG is director of the Ita Wegman Institute for Basic Research into Anthroposophy in Switzerland and professor of medicine at the Alanus University of Arts and Social Sciences in Germany. He lectures extensively and is the author of numerous books, including his recent Rudolf Steiner as a Spiritual Teacher: From Recollections of Those Who Knew Him.

CHRISTOPHER BAMFORD is Editor in Chief of SteinerBooks /Lindisfarne Books. He has lectured and written widely on Western esoteric traditions.

RACHEL ROSS is an educator, eurythmist, consultant, and author. She has a practice in therapeutic eurythmy and remedial movement therapy. She is codirector of the Waldorf Resource/Remedial Teacher Training Program.

KWAN-YUK CLAIRE SIT holds a Ph.D. in mathematics from the City University of New York and is Professor Emerita at La Guardia Community College. She is author of The Lord’s Prayer: An Eastern Perspective.

ROSS RENTEA, M.D. has been a family physician practicing anthroposophic medicine for nearly three decades. He is a cofounder of the True Botanica Company for the manufacture of anthroposophic supplements and remedies.

MICHAEL GRUBER is an existential analyst in private practice in New York City. He is author of An Unknown Destiny: Terror, Psychotherapy, and Modern Initiation: Readings in Nietzsche, Heidegger, Steiner.

 

 

 

Mon Mar 15
at 7pm

Monthly Eurythmy Workshop

Focus & Flow in Movement

Linda Larson

"Only when I think light does my soul shine."

Please join us for an evening of eurythmy, discovering movement together with verse in eurythmy, the unique art form from Rudolf Steiner.

Beginners welcome. Bring soft-soled shoes.
Future Workshops – Apr 12, May 17, June 7.

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

  

Wed Mar 17
at 7pm

Lecture

GOETHEAN SCIENCE –
6 - Physics

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.

7. Physics
The forces of inorganic nature are studied through physics. We will look at mechanics, elastic-wave vibrations, acoustics, states of matter, heat, electricity, magnetism, atomic physics (the new physics), light, and optics (Goethe’s color theory - picture at right). Manifestations of nature here are completely subject to outside forces.

Future lectures:
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 Mar 18
at 7pm
 

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

 

Sat MAR 20 at 2-5pm

Artistic Workshop

TISSUE PAPER BLOSSOMS

 Phoebe Alexander

Welcome spring with lovely blossoming branches for your home and ours. All materials provided.

FEE: $15 adults / $10 children (under 10 with adult)

CONTACT: Phoebe at 212-744-0257 or email

 

Tue May 23
at 7pm

Monthly Study Group

HANDWORK CIRCLE GROUP

Cynthia Lang

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

Future meetings - Apr 21, May 18, June 15.

$5 Donation requested

  

Wed Mar 24
at 7pm

Monthly Study Group

CURRENT EVENTS GROUP

John Stein

 

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

Future meetings - tbd.

Donations welcomed!



  

Thu Mar 25 at 7pm

Artistic workshop

EASTER EGG COLORING

Phoebe Alexander

Learn to create unique and beautiful Easter eggs. Bring minimum 1 dozen eggs per person - hard cooked (no cracks) or blown (hollow) and, if you wish to blow raw eggs, bring some. All other materials will be provided.

FEE: $15 adults / $10 children (under 10 with adult)

CONTACT: Phoebe at 212-744-0257 or email

 

Fri Mar 26
at 7pm

Lecture

THE MOVIES: Constricting Human Feeling

Eugene Schwartz

Deadening Human Thinking – Part 2 of 3

Part 3
Fri May 21
FROM THE TELEPHONE TO THE INTERNET: Automatizing Human Will

Eugene Schwartz

In 1989, Eugene Schwartz’s graduating eighth graders at the Green Meadow Waldorf School gave him the gift of a computer with the words, “Welcome to the 20th Century, Mr. Schwartz!” For the past twenty years Eugene has set himself the task of understanding the ramifications of computer use for the spiritual life of humanity. www.millennialchild.com

$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 Mar 29
at 7pm

Monthly Group

FESTIVAL STUDY GROUP

Cynthia Lang

This new group is studying the Cycle of the Year as a Breathing Process of the Earth by Rudolf Steiner.

Future meetings - Apr 26, May 24

Donations welcomed!

  

Thu Apr 1
at 7:30pm

 

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

  

Sat Apr 3
at 1pm

Lecture

What Should Anthroposophy Change in Me?

Michael Ronall

Awakening an Inner Easter

Rudolf Steiner repeatedly emphasized that both the What and
the How of anthroposophy ask a different approach from
everything else we encounter in the world. Why is this, and
what does it actually mean? Heartfelt feeling and energetic
will are surely helpful to find our way into his work, but are
they sufficient? What is the modern call to “Change your
thinking!” that John the Baptist charged those who heard his
cry, and what might happen if we put it into practice?

Michael Ronall

Holds an MA in Philosophy from the New School for Social Research and received teacher training at the Center for Anthroposophy in Wilton, NH. He has actively served the Anthroposophical Society and the New York
Branch, has taught at Sunbridge College, the Fellowship Community, Eurythmy Spring Valley, and the NY Branch, and is on the faculty of the Foundation Studies Cycle in Princeton, NJ. He was a featured speaker at the Society's 2009 annual national conference.

$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 Apr 4
at 5pm

Community Celebration & Special Concert

EASTER SUNDAY POT-LUCK DINNER & CONCERT This year Eastern Orthodox Easter falls on the same day as
our regular western Easter. In celebration of this event there will be
a concert of Russian songs and we invite you to bring special
E.O. Easter treats or traditional dishes if possible.

2:00 pm - Come early to help decorate & set up
5:30 pm - Concert: Dorothy Emmerson & Serguei Krissiouk
6:00 pm- Dinner by all of us
Contact: Phoebe at 212-744-0257 or phoebe@artopathy.com

Free, donations welcomed!

 

Mon Apr 5
at 7pm

Monthly 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 - May 3.

Free, donations welcomed!

 

  

Tue Apr 7
at 7pm

Lecture

THE GOSPEL OF ST. JOHN: The Light Breaking Through

Walter Alexander

In the Gospel of St. John, we find a revolutionary creation story, one that varies with the Genesis account distinctly in that it includes humanity's inside. We find also in the gospel landmarks of momentous changes of consciousness breaking through into humanity, embodied in the Christ's encounters and healings. We will discuss these, and Rudolf
Steiner's statement that the Gospel of St. John is not a textbook, but a force which can be active within our souls.

$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 APR 9
at 7pm

Art Exhibit Closing Reception

CONTEMPORARY ANTHROPOSOPHIC ARTISTS 

Meet The Artists!

This exhibition has served as an artistic counterpart to our
celebration of 100 years of Anthroposophy In America.

Free, donations welcomed!

 





  

Sat Apr 10,
11am-4pm
(with lunch break)

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. Rudolf 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. The threshold to an experience of ourselves as spiritual beings can be found through the solid experience of sense-free thinking. We shall attempt a few simple exercises to bring us up to the doorway of that experience. It’s up to you to open it.

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 Apr 12
at 7pm

Monthly Eurythmy Workshop

TO Celebrate Spring with Robert Browning

Linda Larson

Please join us for an evening of eurythmy, discovering movement together with a Spring verse by Robert Browning.

Beginners welcome. Bring soft-soled shoes.
Future Workshops – Apr 12, May 17, June 7.

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

  

Wed Apr 14
at 7pm

Lecture

GOETHEAN SCIENCE –
8 - ASTRONOMY

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.

8. Astronomy
We will study the fixed stars and the wandering planets with their beautiful world of orderly motion and their outlaying of space. We will see how these work their way into the beings of nature and their rhythms.

Future lectures:
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 Apr 15
at 7pm
 

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 Apr 18
 
Art Exhibit Opening

 

Details coming!

 

Tue Apr 20
at 7pm

Monthly Study Group

HANDWORK CIRCLE GROUP

Cynthia Lang

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

Future meetings - May 18, June 15.

$5 Donation requested

   

Wed Apr 21 at 7pm

Evening Talk

NOTE: Special addition to the schedule, not in the printed program!

Not I But the Other In Me

John Cunningham

Inquiring into Empathy, Compassionate Communication, & Rudolf Steiner’s Philosophy of Freedom

John has been a student of Anthroposophy since 1978, a Steiner Educator since 1986, and internationally-recognized trainer in Marshall Rosenberg’s Nonviolent Communication (NVC) since 2000. John has devoted himself to integrating an anthroposophically-based understanding and practice of Compassionate Communication into the international Steiner School Movement. On this evening, he will share his most recent research into Rudolf Steiner’s seminal work, The Philosophy of Freedom. It should appeal to those who love the work of Rudolf Steiner as well as those practicing NVC.

John Cunningham writes:

Marshall Rosenberg’s Nonviolent (Compassionate) Communication is the work of an initiate; simply consider the global spread and impact of his initiative. On the surface, it is a very simple process that is based on his insight into the importance of feelings and needs in self-becoming-knowing, or self-empathy. In addition, it provides the basis and means to accelerate the development of empathy, a capacity newly emergent over the last hundred years. This apparent simplicity belies a surprising depth of insight when considered in light of the two paths within The Philosophy of Freedom—the individual path of Freedom and the social path of Love. In the appendix that Rudolf Steiner added to The Philosophy of Freedom in 1918, he provides us with a clue that leads directly to the mystery of Not I, But the Other in Me.

There is more about John's work, including a free training booklet, at his website: empathy-conexus.com.

$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

Fri Apr 23 at 7 pm

Sat Apr 24
10am-5pm

Sun Apr 25
10am-1pm

Lecture (Friday) & Workshop

LET THE PHENOMENA SPEAK
(Friday)

GOETHEAN EXPLORATIONS OF LIGHT & COLOR
(Sat-Sun)

Henrike Holdrege

Let the Phenomena Speak: Wonders Of Light, Darkness & Color - Lecture with Henrike Holdrege

This talk is an introduction to the weekend workshop below, but it is also meant for those who cannot participate in the workshop.

Goethean Explorations Of Light & Color - Workshop with Henrike Holdrege

In this workshop, using a variety of experiments, demonstrations and observations of light and color from different angles, we will explore human vision; afterimages; atmospheric colors; prismatic colors; colored shadows and the mixing of colors through darkening and lightening processes.

This workshop will not only lead participants into a many-sided encounter with light and color, it will also demonstrate the practice of Goethean phenomenology. In this approach the goal is to let the phenomena mutually illuminate each other. As Goethe said, “there is a delicate empiricism that makes itself utterly identical with the object, thereby becoming true theory.”

Henrike Holdrege

...co-founded The Nature Institute in Ghent, NY, in 1998 and teaches in the institute’s adult education programs. Her fields of research and teaching are experiential learning in science and mathematics, phenomenological optics, projective geometry and phenomenological astronomy. She was a Waldorf high school and a public school teacher and earned master’s degrees in mathematics and biology at the University of Muenster, Germany.

Fri Apr 23, 7 pm – Lecture (can be taken separately)
Sat Apr 24, 10 am to 1 pm & 2 to 5 pm
Sun Apr 25, 10 am to 1 pm

Full program: $110 / 100 & $100 / 90 or 5 FQ tickets
Pre-Registration Early Bird discount received by Apr 9: $90 / 80 & $80 / 70 (no FQ tickets)
Materials Fee: $10

Lecture only: $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

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

Mon Apr 26
at 7pm

Monthly Group

FESTIVAL STUDY GROUP

Cynthia Lang

This new group is studying the Cycle of the Year as a Breathing Process of the Earth by Rudolf Steiner.

Future meetings - May 24

Donations welcomed!

  

Fri Apr 30
7 pm

Lecture

Sat May 1, 10am to 5:30pm
&
Sun May 2, 10am - 1pm

Biography & Eurythmy Workshop

PICTURE YOUR LIFE

Dorothy LeBaron
& Linda Larson

Finding Your Hidden Gifts: a Biography / Eurythmy Workshop

In our biographies one of the challenges is to recognize our gifts so they can be offered back to the world. These gifts may be found where we would least expect them. Through artistic exercises in eurythmy, drawing and painting, we will discover how to access our gifts, which help us manifest who we are in the world, and what our work here may be. For all ages, all levels of artistic experience.

Linda Larson

Eurythmist, facilitates workshops, seminars and conferences in various settings, including Waldorf Schools, adult education courses and Anthroposophical Society Branch Groups. She is the therapeutic eurythmist at the Rudolf Steiner School in NYC, is a former Board Member of the Eurythmy Association of N. A. 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 in weaving and design and has exhibited nationally.

Dorothy LeBaron

Adult Educator, facilitates workshops and trainings. She has a diploma in Biographical Counseling and a Diploma of Art from Arscura School for Living Art, Toronto, Canada. For the past ten years she has been teaching and facilitating workshops in adult learning, destiny learning, art and biography both in Canada and the U.S. For more details go to www.arscura.com

Fri Apr 30, 7 pm – Lecture (can be taken separately)
Sat May 1, 10 am to 5:30 pm
Sun May 2, 10 am to 1:00 pm

FEES:
Friday Lecture only – $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

Full Workshop:
$130 / 120 & $120 / 110 or 6 FQ tickets + $10 materials fee
Pre-Registration Early Bird discount received by Apr 16
$118 / 109 & $109 / 100 (no FQ tickets)
Materials fee: $10, included in full workshop fee

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

 

Mon May 3
at 7pm

Monthly 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 - June 7.

Free, donations welcomed!

 

  

Thu May 6
at 7:30pm

 

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 May 7 at 7pm Members' evening - open to all members of the General Anthroposophical Society 
Sat May 8 beginning at 10am / 2pm / 7pm

Workshop

A DAY OF lECTURES

Thomas Meyer

Thomas Meyer returns to the Branch with a day of
fascinating lectures. Come and join the conversation!
We can continue the dialogue in the breaks.

[1] 10 am - 12 noon
Latest Developments in 9/11 Research
The event of 9/11 was the opening of a series of developments which not only threaten world peace but increasingly remove civil rights and the freedom of thought and speech. The official conspiracy theory is to be replaced by a realistic look at what really happened. A short analysis of the collapses of the towers in NY in the light of newest research is the best starting point. The talk will also touch on the spiritual side of the event.

[2] 2 – 4 pm
Laurence Oliphant- a Modern Mystic & Ovid
Laurence Oliphant (1829–1888) was a man of many seasons: traveler, adventurer, mystic and occultist. For a while he followed the doctrines of Thomas L. Harris while in upper NY, on the shores of Lake Erie. He was searching for a Christian occultism not offered by Theosophy. Although not Jewish himself, he was a key Zionist before Herzl. He rates among the outstanding individualities presented in Rudolf Steiner’s karma lectures.

[3] 7:00 pm
Rudolf Steiner's Core Mission: Reincarnation & Karma
The research of reincarnation and karma was Rudolf Steiner's core mission. The lecture will show the origins of this research in Steiner’s life & its scientific character compatible with the idea of development in natural science. It will contrast Steiner’s research methods with modern trends of using mediums or other unscientific means for karma “research”.

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.

Fees: for each lecture:
$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 May 9 at 2pm at the museum!

Museum Walk

MOTHER’S DAY MUSEUM WALK

Joyce Reilly & Doug Safranek

At The Nicholas Roerich Museum

Nicholas Roerich (1874-1947) was a Russian painter of international renown; thousands of his paintings in collections worldwide, attest to his interest in color, nature, myth, and the spirit. Roerich spent part of his life in this beautiful New York home, where now over two hundred of his paintings hang on display, a gem of our city's cultural life. Meet at the museum, and afterward join us at a coffee shop to share reflections. At 5 pm, there is a Classical Guitar concert, including works by Visee, Ponce, and more.
The museum and the concert are free!

Please be aware that this 4-story museum has no elevator. There is an
excellent website for the museum where you can read about
Roerich in preparation for the tour!

MUSEUM INFO: 212-844-7752 - www.roerich.org
Location: 319 West 107th Street (near Riverside Drive)

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.

 

Wed May 12
at 7pm

Lecture

GOETHEAN SCIENCE –
9 - METEOROLOGY

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 have divided our journey into ten parts. Each Wednesday’s study is complemented and supported by clay modeling on the following Thursday evening.

9. Meteorology
Exploring the manifestation of water vapor, air, light in the atmosphere, and their activity as weather we will study the layers surrounding the earth that gradually dissolve into outer space. We will relate this to the Ascension feast as Christ’s entry into the realm of the clouds.

Final lecture:
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 May 13
at 7pm
 

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 May 17
at 7pm

Monthly Eurythmy Workshop

Eurythmy Workshop

Linda Larson

THE WISHES OF THE SOUL
Please join us for an evening of eurythmy. We will explore the verse, "The Wishes of the Soul," combining geometric forms, rhythms and eurythmy gestures with these inspiring words from Rudolf Steiner to take us toward summer.

Beginners welcome. Bring soft-soled shoes.
Future Workshops – June 7.

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

 

Fri MAY 21 at 7:00 pm

Lecture

THE MEDIA AND THE MESSAGE:
FROM THE TELEPHONE TO THE INTERNET

Eugene Schwartz

Automatizing Human Will

What was once the Information Age has metamorphosed
into the Communication Age. The ancient – and esoteric –
dream of communication that transcends space and time
seems to have been realized – but at what cost? An
historical look at the role of the telephone since its inception
will bring us to the cutting edge of today’s technology – its
dangers and its potential.

Eugene Schwartz

In 1989, Eugene Schwartz’s graduating eighth graders at the Green Meadow Waldorf School gave him the gift of a computer with the words, “Welcome to the 20th Century, Mr. Schwartz!” For the past twenty years Eugene has set himself the task of understanding the ramifications of technology for the spiritual life of humanity. www.millennialchild.com

$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

 

Sat/Sun MAY 22/23
10am-5pm Saturday,
10am-4pm Sunday

Workshop

COLOR ONENESS & THE DIVINE SOPHIA

Martha Loving

Whitsun Watercolor & Meditation Workshop

Whitsun, a festival of flowers, is associated with Divine Sophia,
Wisdom of God, and the tongues of Spirit Fire descending and
enlightening our hearts. Using the metamorphosis of plants
as a beginning, we will work with exercises in watercolor,
drawing, and meditation. We will also work with feminine
principles of wholeness, unity and Oneness. Sophia is known
as the creator of cycles of time in cosmic and earthly forces,
the ruler of space, and is the living Being of our Mother
Earth. The Time is at Hand for our awakening to Spirit in
ourselves and in the Earth.

Martha Loving

An artist, educator, and astrologer with an MFA. She teaches watercolor and meditation throughout the USA. She holds diplomas in Collot Painting Therapy from both the Emerald Foundation in The Netherlands and from the Goetheanum, in Dornach, Switzerland. And is only one of six such therapists practicing in the USA. In January Martha was initiated as a Oneness Blessing Giver with 77 others in New England as part of the Worldwide Oneness Movement.

Sat May 22, 10 am to 5:00 pm
Sun May 23, 10 am to 4:00 pm
FEES: $110/100 & $100 90 or 6 FQ tickets
+ $10 materials fee
EARLY BIRD Pre-Registration discount received by May 8
$90/80 & $80/70 (no FQ tickets) +$10 materials fee

CONTACT: Phoebe at 212-744-0257 or phoebe@artopathy.com

Wed June 2
at 7:30pm

 

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

  

Thu June 3 at 7pm

Lecture

Intuitive Thinking in the Spirit of the Resurrection

Robert Stewart

One of the most overlooked aspects of our life of soul is our thinking. And yet it is what defines us as modern human beings, and contains within it the seeds of out nascent freedom. In tonight's presentation, we will explore some of the implications contained in Rudolf Steiner's first fundamental book, The Philosophy of Spiritual Activity.

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.

$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 June 7
at 7pm

Monthly Eurythmy Workshop

Eurythmy Workshop

Linda Larson

The Wishes of the Soul
Please join us for an evening of eurythmy. We will continue to explore the verse, "The Wishes of the Soul," combining geometric forms, rhythms and eurythmy gestures with inspiring words from Rudolf Steiner to take us toward summer.

Beginners welcome. Bring soft-soled shoes.

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 June 7
at 7pm

Monthly 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.

Free, donations welcomed!

 


  

Wed June 9 at 7pm

Lecture

GOETHEAN SCIENCE – 10 - Anthropology

David Anderson

 
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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 have divided our journey into ten parts. Each Wednesday’s study is complemented and supported by clay modeling on the following Thursday evening.

Final lecture:
10. Anthropology

David's remarkable series ends with the central question of the human being...

"This is a multi-faceted subject and one which is appropriate for a final study in that it rounds its way back to the human being, our starting point. We will look at ethnology, history, and evolution. Anthroposophy is the balance between anthropology and Theosophy."
 

 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 June 10
at 7pm
 

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

 

Sat June 12 Annual Branch Members Meeting Please save the date. Starting time to be announced.

 

Wed June 16 at 7pm

Lecture

Enhance Cognition in Daily Life

Jesus Amadeo

We will talk about what it takes
to enhance our abilities to perceive, relate, and observe.
We will also explore how to direct
our enhanced perceptive and observational abilities
outside ourselves.

Jesus Amadeo

A student of anthroposophy for more than three decades, Jesús is a CFO/Sr-VP for a large social research organization in NYC. He has conducted and taught spiritual research 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 JUN 17 at 7:00 pm

Talk

THE HOLLOW SOUL

Lynn Jericho

The Spiritual Challenge of Self-Fulfillment

In a lecture at Christmas 1918, Rudolf Steiner declared that since Golgotha, the human being is hollow! He stated that it was the task of the individual to fill this personal hollowness. What does this mean? How do we fill this empty core of our consciousness? If you sense this hollowness in your soul, gather with others tonight to explore Steiner’s meaning and awaken the courage and compassion to take on this mysterious and central task of modern consciousness.

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 six years at www.innerchristmas.com. Inner Christmas has developed into The Inner Year, an anthroposophically inspired program of personal spiritual development following the course of the sun and the Christian Festivals. www.lynnjericho.com.

$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 JUN 18
Sat JUN 19, both at 7pm

Outside book events -- at NYOC and Sunbridge

ANGELS AROUND US - ANGELS IN OUR LIVES

Lorna Byrne
interviewed by Ralph White (6/18) and
Joyce Reilly (6/19)

Please note, these are outside events not at Anthroposophy NYC:
18th at NY Open Center, interviewed by Ralph White;
19th at Sunbridge Institute, interviewed by Joyce Reilly
 

Lorna Byrne

is the author of the international bestseller Angels in My Hair and the forthcoming Stairways to Heaven. She has been seeing and talking to angels since she was a baby, and is known for the forthright, credible, and humble way she shares her unique experiences.
Learn more at www.lornabyrne.com.

Ralph White (6/18 at the NY Open Center)

Ralph White is co-founder of the New York Open Center and lectures frequently on the wisdom streams of Western spirituality. He introduced and edited The Rosicrucian Enlightenment Revisited, and has organized for the last 13 years a series of international conferences on the Western Esoteric Tradition.

Joyce Reilly (6/19 at Sunbridge)

will interview Lorna about her life an experiences. Joyce Reilly was trained as a Psychosynthesis therapist, and a Waldorf Curative teacher, and administrator. She has had a lifelong interest in trauma and the lives of children, and in community as a tool for healing. The founder of Gheel House, an alternative Therapeutic Community in PA, and of the Logos Foundation (with Georg Kuhlewind), dedicated to children affected by war, poverty, and modern life, Joyce is also committed to dialogue as a way of peace building. Joyce completed a Certificate program in psychosocial peace building and is currently a candidate for the Master's degree in Conflict Transformation at the School for International Training in Brattleboro, Vermont.

   

Thu JUN 24 at 7:00 pm

Talk

THE EVOLVING SOUL

Lynn Jericho

Finding Our Relationship to the New Creator Gods

Several times over Christmas 1918, Rudolf Steiner declared that the Spirits of Form, the Exusiai, no longer provided the cosmic creative force. It is now the deed of the Spirits of Personality, the Archai, to create the future. This esoteric wisdom may seem far beyond our understanding, but it is actually very perceptible if we approach it in a a personal way. Tonight we will look at our own relationships to the angels, the archangels and the archai and find inspiration for co-creating our lives.

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 six years at www.innerchristmas.com. Inner Christmas has developed into The Inner Year, an anthroposophically inspired program of personal spiritual development following the course of the sun and the Christian Festivals. www.lynnjericho.com.

$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

   

Monday, Sept 20 at 7pm

Eurythmy Workshop

Eurythmy for Michaelmas

Linda Larson

Please join us for an evening of eurythmy as we move together in the mood and spirit of Michaelmas, striving toward strength of will, courage of soul and an inner deepening of the human “Gemϋt,” a quality of soul without simple English equivalent which Rudolf Steiner refers to many times.
— Please bring soft-soled shoes.  Beginners are welcome, no previous eurythmy experience is necessary.

Linda Larson

therapeutic eurythmist at the Rudolf Steiner School, NYC, eurythmy diplomas from the van der Pals Eurythmy Academy at the Goetheanum and London School of Therapeutic Eurythmy; holds an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art.

  

Wednesday, Sept 22 at 7pm

10-Part Lecture Series

ESSENTIAL STEINER: Insight Into Anthroposophy

David Anderson

Just as an explorer, when visiting any unknown place, must be prepared with money, knowledge of the local language, and other survival tools, so must one coming to anthro­posophy be prepared with a body of knowledge which will facilitate an understanding of the works of Rudolf Steiner and other anthroposophical literature. These lectures are intended to provide that preparation and will enrich future anthroposophical studies for those who receive them.

Lecture 1: Art History:
The Time Spirit’s (Archai’s) work on humanity is revealed with particular clarity in the history of art. We will explore the grand overview with slides and descriptions.
— Future dates: 10/13 Steiner’s Art; 11/17 Philosophy.

David Anderson

holds an MA in Art and certificates from Emerson College (Waldorf education), the Wagner School at the Goetheanum (teaching painting); has taught drawing and Wagner painting at Rudolf Steiner School in NYC and around the world.

Celebrating Michaelmas & 100 Years of Anthroposophy in NYC & North America, 9/24--10/2
Friday, Sept 24 at 7pm

Saturday, Sept 25, from 10am to 5pm

Friday Lecture, Saturday Workshop with Pastel Drawing

The Green Snake & The Beautiful Lily

Joan Almon
and
Phoebe Alexander


Friday, Sept 24 at 7pm - normal fees+*student discount

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 uplift 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.
— For ages 14+; *special discount fee: $8 for Waldorf HS students.


Saturday, Sept 25, 10am to 5pm - special fees below

10am–12 noon: Joan Almon
Goethe’s fairy tale made a deep impression on Rudolf Steiner who used it as the springboard for his own Mystery Dramas, the first of which was enacted 100 years ago. We will examine many motifs from the fairy tale with particular focus on the Lily and the Prince and their counterparts in the Mystery Dramas.

1:30–3pm: Phoebe Alexander
Artistic Session
with exploration of selected motifs
Pastel drawing/painting of selected motifs from the story: Depending on the number of attendees, we will divide up into smaller groups so that each of several motifs can be separately explored. These motifs will then be hung to review with conversation, both here and in the following presentation.

3:30–5pm: Joan Almon
The Green Snake tale goes beyond most fairy tales and opens the door to the mysteries of social transformation. That the Lily and the Prince are wed is not surprising, for the alchemical wedding is a frequent motif in fairy tales. But in this tale the Temple also rises and becomes “the most frequented on the whole Earth.” The tale looks toward a New Jerusalem, a new social order, and its repeated refrain that “the time is at hand” lends a sense of immediacy. This is not an old story but a contemporary one. We too are caught in enchantments but the promise of personal and social transformation is great.

FEES:
Friday Lecture only: regular fees; *$8 for Waldorf HS;
Saturday workshop only: $60/40, $40/30 or 3 freq tickets,
*$20 for Waldorf HS;
Friday & Saturday workshop: $70/50, &50/40 or 4 freq tickets, *$25 for Waldorf HS students.

Joan Almon

recently Co-General Secretary of the Anthroposophical Society in America, co-founder and director of the Alliance for Childhood in the US, for 30 years a Waldorf kindergarten teacher and consultant to kindergartens in North America and around the world.

Phoebe Alexander

has offered art and seasonal craft workshops for many years, including anthroposophic painting therapy at the Fellowship Community for 15 years. She is trained in anthroposophic art therapy, therapeutic recreation, Waldorf pedagogy and horticulture.

  

Celebrating Michaelmas & 100 Years of Anthroposophy in NYC & North America, 9/24--10/2
Saturday, Sept 25, 7pm

*student discount

Performance

The Green Snake & The Beautiful Lily:
A Retelling 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 through 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.’”

— For ages 14+; *$8 for Waldorf HS students.

Laurie Portocarrero & Glen Williamson

longtime members of the Actors’ Ensemble, have toured widely, drawing on Michael Chekhov’s approach in their acting and storytelling careers: with The Green Snake and Beautiful Lily since 2005, The Gospel of St. John since 2007, and the original two-person play Aeschylus Unbound written by the late film star Mala Powers and Glen Williamson.

  

Celebrating Michaelmas & 100 Years of Anthroposophy in NYC & North America, 9/24--10/2
Sunday, Sept 26,
4–6pm

Youth Group Presentation

Twenty-First Century Perspectives

Jordan Walker, Kathleen Morse, Nathaniel Williams

 

Join us on Sunday afternoon as representatives of the North American Youth Section share current and future perspectives on the international youth work. We will explore the emerging cultural landscape of new initiatives and what it might mean for the Anthroposophical Society and wider Michaelic Movement. 

Jordan Walker

project coordinator for Threefold Educational Center, Spring Valley, NY (threefold.org), core group member of Think OutWord (thinkoutword.org) peer-led training in social threefolding, and 2008 Credere social art community grantee for the new forms project (newformsproject.org), social sculpture exploring the intersection between life and sacred, aesthetic, technology.

Kathleen Morse

as class teacher just graduated the 8th grade at Monadnock Waldorf School in Keene, NH; attending conferences, working with the Youth Section and the Youth Initiative Program (YIP) in Jarna, Sweden as well as IDEM- identity through initiative.

Nathaniel Williams

born and raised in the southeastern US, lives in Harlemville, NY; studied painting, marionettes and anthroposophy in Basel, Switzerland, teaches in Waldorf schools and the Free Columbia Art Course, has created marionette productions of Faust and Oedipus.

  

Celebrating Michaelmas & 100 Years of Anthroposophy in NYC & North America, 9/24--10/2
Monday, Sept 27, 7pm

Lecture

The Invisible Technology & The Battle For Life

Andrew Linnell

Anthroposophy awakens responsibility for the future of humanity. In the West it sees us as particularly attuned to “mechanical occultism,” the relationship to machines. Most serious of our technological challenges is GNR—genetics, nanotechnology, and robotics. GNR visionary Ray Kurzweil foresees a merger of human and machine, nanomedicine offering us immortality, and a “singularity” where artificial intelligence will surpass that of the human. How should we face such a future? Is humanity’s moral level high enough to meet it?

Andrew Linnell

president of the Anthroposophical Society in Greater Boston and a veteran of computing and related technologies, is currently employed at EMC. Son of an astronomy professor, Andrew questioned the relationship of science and religion from a young age, finding his answer in anthroposophy in 1977. He lectures widely on topics from quantum physics to the Knights Templars.

  

Celebrating Michaelmas & 100 Years of Anthroposophy in NYC & North America, 9/24--10/2
Wednesday, Sept 29 at 7pm

Lecture
(first of two evenings)

Working With the Spirit of Our Times

Jesús Amadeo

That Spirit has been described as taciturn, one who refrains from inspiring us in order to preserve our freedom, who does not reveal his presence until we choose to take a first step towards selfless action and who supports global unifying actions that rise above egoism and nationalism. Michael asks that we take initiative, selflessly and in freedom.  We will talk about what steps we can take to work in congruence with him from the perspectives of individual, social, and global action. The second evening lecture is on October 20th.

Jesús Amadeo

a student of anthroposophy for more than three decades. Jesús is SVP & CFO for a large social research organization in NYC. He has conducted and taught spiritual research for many years and is a classholder in NYC for the School of Spiritual Science.

  

Celebrating Michaelmas & 100 Years of Anthroposophy in NYC & North America, 9/24--10/2
Friday, October 1 at 7pm

Special Members’ Evening - Open to All

An Evening with Documentary Film Maker Jonathan Stedall

For this special members’ evening, open to everyone, our guest will be long-time BBC documentary film maker Jonathan Stedall. He will speak about his current project, a documentary on Rudolf Steiner entitled “The Challenge of Rudolf Steiner,” and will also present video selections from earlier films. This latest film confronts the challenges of understanding the essence of Rudolf Steiner’s message, as well as the challenge of taking the vision behind that message into the future.
Refreshments will be served.

Jonathan Stedall

in the Sixties made films in Wales with John Betjeman and Gwyn Thomas, and in 1968 he made the award-winning film In Need of Special Care about a Scottish Camphill school. His film biographies of Tolstoy, Gandhi, and Jung have been highly acclaimed. His book Where on Earth is Heaven? was published in 2009.

  

Celebrating Michaelmas & 100 Years of Anthroposophy in NYC & North America, 9/24--10/2
Saturday, Oct 2 at 5pm

Community Festival Event

Michaelmas Potluck Dinner & Concert This first major social event of the season continues our celebration of “100 Years of Anthroposophy in America and NYC.” It is time to harvest our summer bounty of new experience, new growth and new insights, gather with old and new friends over a healthful and delicious meal that all provide.

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

  

Thursday, Oct 7 at 7pm

Lecture
(second of two evenings)
NOTE CHANGE OF DATE!

Working With the Spirit of Our Times

Jesús Amadeo

That Spirit has been described as taciturn, one who refrains from inspiring us in order to preserve our freedom, who does not reveal his presence until we choose to take a first step towards selfless action and who supports global unifying actions that rise above egoism and nationalism. Michael asks that we take initiative, selflessly and in freedom.  We will talk about what steps we can take to work in congruence with him from the perspectives of individual, social, and global action.
This second evening lecture was scheduled for October 20th but was moved up due to other commitments of the presenter.

Jesús Amadeo

a student of anthroposophy for more than three decades. Jesús is SVP & CFO for a large social research organization in NYC. He has conducted and taught spiritual research for many years and is a classholder in NYC for the School of Spiritual Science.

$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

  

Saturday, Oct 9 at 3pm

Art Exhibit Opening

Paintings & Drawings by David Anderson This exhibit is on view Sept 17 to Nov 10.

The works have been produced over the last twelve years, including recent and never-before-exhibited pieces. All the work shows a consistent effort to implement the indications of Rudolf Steiner while pursuing individual inclinations and interests. Throughout the exhibit an effort is visible to recreate the essential aspects of nature in all its realms, not as outward copy but as re-creation of it from the inside out.
Refreshments will be served.

David Anderson

holds an MA in Art and certificates from Emerson College (Waldorf education), the Wagner School at the Goetheanum (teaching painting); has taught drawing and Wagner painting at Rudolf Steiner School in NYC and around the world.

$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

  

Sunday,
Oct 10,
1-5:30pm

Lecture/ Workshop

Planetary Rhythms & the events of 9/11

Mary Stewart Adams

What can we understand and how can we engage now?

We will consider the '9-year-change' as it applies to the events of 9/11/01. This change occurs at the inversion of the Moon's Node from September 2001 to November 2010, and in this time will coincide with other, dynamic planetary gestures that call for our attention, including the position of Pluto, the mystery of Venus and the occurrence of Vernal Full Moon, April, 2011. Participants will be given a study guide for understanding the planetary positions and how they can be used in the days and months ahead. Recommended reading: "The Work of the Angel in Our Astral Body" Rudolf Steiner, Zurich, 9 October, 1918 (incl in Angels, Rudolf Steiner Press, 1998).

Schedule:
1-3PM lecture/conversation/eurythmy
3-3:30PM break
3:30-5:30PM lecture/conversation/conclusion

Fees:
$40/30 $30/$20 or two freq. tckts.

Mary Stewart Adams

writes, teaches and speaks extensively about humanity's cultural relationship to the stars, using as her foundation the new star wisdom astrosophy in its relation to our 'modern mythology', which is how Steiner described our current astronomy. In addition to her annual star lore wall calendar Fairy Tale Moons, her work has appeared in numerous anthroposophical journals including the Steiner Books catalogue and the Journal for Astrosophy. She is a columnist for her local Michigan daily The Petoskey News-Review and has written for and been featured in Traverse Magazine. She makes her home in Northern Michigan where she is at work establishing an internationally-designated Dark Sky Park while also adjunct teaching at North Central Community College about our relationship to the cosmos now. Mary was instrumental in producing the New Images of the Zodiac cards featuring the art of Margot Rossler and the images originally found in the Calendar of the Soul 1912.

  

Wednesday, Oct 13 at 7pm

10-Part Lecture Series

ESSENTIAL STEINER: Insight Into Anthroposophy

David Anderson

Just as an explorer, when visiting any unknown place, must be prepared with money, knowledge of the local language, and other survival tools, so must one coming to anthro­posophy be prepared with a body of knowledge which will facilitate an understanding of the works of Rudolf Steiner and other anthroposophical literature. These lectures are intended to provide that preparation and will enrich future anthroposophical studies for those who receive them.

Lecture 2: Rudolf Steiner's Art:
Our focus will be on Steiner’s paintings and drawings, but some attention will also be given to his sculpture and architecture. Slides will illustrate the description. (At right, a design by Steiner for a glass window in the first Goetheanum building.)
— Future dates: 11/17 Philosophy.

David Anderson

holds an MA in Art and certificates from Emerson College (Waldorf education), the Wagner School at the Goetheanum (teaching painting); has taught drawing and Wagner painting at Rudolf Steiner School in NYC and around the world.

$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

  

Thursday Oct 14 at 7pm

Lecture/ Presentation (first of two)

 

Intuitive Thinking & the Experience of I-Consciousness

Robert Stewart

 

Rudolf Steiner once said that the whole of anthroposophy was contained in two fundamental books: The Philosophy of Spiritual Activity and Occult Science: An Outline. In the opinion of the presenter, The Philosophy of Spiritual Activity represents the portal to a modern path of Initiation Science, and this evening we explore some of its implications. Simple concentration exercises will be offered that point to the element of our soul that too often escapes notice, our thinking. Thinking is the veritable sun within the solar system of our soul. Unless this basis of modern consciousness is understood, freedom, morality, and love are well-nigh impossible.

Robert Stewart, RS Hom (NA) CCH

a practicing classical homeopath for over 25 years, for the last 5 years he has also been a Waldorf high school teacher, specializing in history-through-art and Faust. He has taught in various venues in this country, as well as Russia and Mexico.

$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

  

Friday
Oct 15 at 7pm

Lecture/ Presentation (second of two)

Black and White Drawing and the Experience of Ego Development

Robert Stewart

 

The three great artistic developments of the 15th and 16th centuries were perspective (interior & exterior spaces), portraiture, and chiaroscuro (light/dark). Together, they signaled a general change in human consciousness that is directly related to individual development. Chiaroscuro is the most subtle, yet most dramatic. We live in a surging sea of light and dark, phenomenologically, morally, and psychologically. It is up to us to find the fulcrum or balance between often warring factions, within and without. This evening’s class will focus specifically on finding the light within the darkness.
  (Illustration: Caravaggio, Supper at Emmaus)

Robert Stewart, RS Hom (NA) CCH

a practicing classical homeopathfor over 25 years, for the last 5 years he has also been a Waldorf high school teacher, specializing in history-through-art and Faust. He has taught in various venues in this country, as well as Russia and Mexico.

$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

  

Monday, Oct 18 at 7:30pm

Acting 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. We 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! — Next workshop TBA.

Dorothy Emmerson

a long-time professional actress in regional theater, at Lincoln Center, off and on Broadway with Maureen Stapelton, Jerry Orbach and Dustin Hoffman. She has taught the Michael Chekhov acting technique in many cities and uses it also in teaching voice.

Questions: 212-580-8853.

$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

 

  

FOURTH ANNUAL GEORG KÜHLEWIND MEMORIAL LECTURE
Thursday, October 21, 7pm

Lecture

Doing the Truth: Reflections on Georg Kühlewind & Pragmatism

Tyson Anderson

Georg Kühlewind’s thought and pragmatism have a great deal in common. Pragmatism as a philosophy has nothing to do with being commercial or materialistic. Rather, both Kühlewind’s thought and pragmatism are a matter of activity, of “doing the truth.”

In this presentation, Tyson Anderson will discuss Biblical and Greek notions of truth and their relation to pragmatism. He will show how Kühlewind’s discussion of “noticing” and forgetfulness of self are related to Pontius Pilate and truth in the gospels. He will also speak about the contemplative dimension of pragmatism—found in William James but especially in John Dewey.

Finally, he will show that “the linguistic turn” and pragmatism are connected to Kühlewind’s interest in language, an interest that led to his teaching that I-beings are “word-beings.”

Refreshments will be served.

Donation requested.

Tyson Anderson

is professor of religion and philosophy at Saint Leo University in Florida. He has had a long-standing interest in the
work of Rudolf Steiner and Georg Kühlewind. He does research in issues pertaining to Buddhist-Christian dialogue and is currently investigating the liberal arts and their place in higher education.

  

Monday
Oct 25
at 7pm

Monthly Eurythmy Workshop

 

Eurythmy Workshop

Linda Larson

 

The Colors of Autumn
We will explore colors and form in eurythmy with a seasonal verse. Please join us for this evening of movement and sound and color..

Beginners welcome. Bring soft-soled shoes.

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

 

SPECIAL EVENT
Friday, October 29, 7pm

Special Event

Fun‑Friend‑ and Fund‑Raising Event

 

Come join the celebration and help to fund the next 100 years of anthroposophy in New York City!

We have been celebrating the founding of the first anthroposophical group in America, here in New York City in 1910, when a handful of singers and artists established a study group in the studios at Carnegie Hall.

A century later Anthroposophy NYC still enjoys a membership abundantly supplied with artists and singers, actors and poets and musicians!

Tonight we ask you to join us for an exceptional evening: a cabaret of music, special desserts and coffees, biodynamic wine and cheeses, a silent auction, and you and your participation!

So bring a friend, help create the fun and raise funds for the ongoing life of our community.

Dan MacKenzie, a nationally recognized songwriter and performer and an active Anthroposophy NYC member, is the talent organizer gathering a roster of our own singers and musicians for a memorable evening with time for conversation, conviviality, and perusing the items on auction.

Join your friends and bring or meet new ones!

Suggested (tax-deductible) contributions: $100, $50, $25

 

Wednesday, November 3, 7–9pm

Lecture

The Enigma of Leonardo da Vinci

David Lowe

Based on Rudolf Steiner’s lectures on Leonardo

One of the best known artists in the world—for his Mona Lisa and The Last Supper—Leonardo da Vinci remains an enigma. We will look at his work in a new way in an attempt to penetrate the spiritual mystery that he presents to us. The talk will be illustrated with slides of his works.

David Lowe

has an MA in Art History, has lectured widely in the UK and USA, and enjoys looking at paintings with people from all backgrounds. He has been researching the life and work of Renaissance artists for several years, following the path laid down in Rudolf Steiner’s Art History lectures. David is co-author with the artist Simon Sharp, of Goethe and Palladio...and the Discovery of Metamorphosis.

$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

  

Thursday, Nov 4, 3pm

Museum Walks

Renaissance Paintings at the Met

David Lowe

In addition to his lecture (above), David will lead two gallery walks in the Metropolitan Museum of Art (Fifth Ave. at 82nd St.), each meeting at the information desk at 3pm. For Thursday’s gallery walk, participants are invited to say something about their favorite Italian Renaissance paintings. As the Met is huge, we want to stay in the rooms near to paintings by Raphael.

You do not need to have attended the Nov. 3 lecture to join the walks.

David Lowe

has an MA in Art History, has lectured widely in the UK and USA, and enjoys looking at paintings with people from all backgrounds. He has been researching the life and work of Renaissance artists for several years, following the path laid down in Rudolf Steiner’s Art History lectures. David is co-author with the artist Simon Sharp, of Goethe and Palladio...and the Discovery of Metamorphosis.

Suggested donation $10

  

Nov 5–7:
Fri 7pm,
Sat 10–5pm,
Sun 10–3pm

Weekend Art Workshop

Color Oneness
Watercolor/ Meditation workshop

Martha Loving

Join Martha Loving for watercolor, meditation, and a Oneness Blessing that opens and connects to divine presence, wholeness, and unity within and in all relationships with earthly and cosmic spiritual forces. Martha will help you develop a simple meditative process for connecting with yourself and the spiritual world, which you can continue at home. A Oneness Blessing will be offered at the end of each day. [View the PDF Flyer]

Martha Loving

artist and painting therapist, she creates works of art and provides painting
therapy based on light, darkness and color as we see it in nature. She creates Star Chart Talismans™, Pearl-in-the-Heart™ jewelry, and teaches in her studio in Vermont. She is also a trained Oneness Blessing giver. Visit her online at lovingcolor.org
 

Fees: non-
member
ASNYC
member
materials
fee
discount
tickets
Fri talk only : $20 / $15 $15 / 10   1
Sat & Sun only :  $100 / 75 $75 / 50 +$10 5
Full Workshop: $115 / $85 $85 / $55 +$10 6

Info: Contact Phoebe at 212-744-0257 or email.

 

Sunday, Nov 7, 3pm

Museum Walks

Renaissance Paintings at the Met

David Lowe

In addition to his lecture (above), David will lead two gallery walks in the Metropolitan Museum of Art (Fifth Ave. at 82nd St.), each meeting at the information desk at 3pm. For Sunday’s walk David will talk about paintings from the period when Leonardo was active, 1470–1520. There will be time for tea and a chat afterwards.

You do not need to have attended the Nov. 3 lecture to join the walks.

David Lowe

has an MA in Art History, has lectured widely in the UK and USA, and enjoys looking at paintings with people from all backgrounds. He has been researching the life and work of Renaissance artists for several years, following the path laid down in Rudolf Steiner’s Art History lectures. David is co-author with the artist Simon Sharp, of Goethe and Palladio...and the Discovery of Metamorphosis.

Suggested donation $10

  

Monday, November 8, 7-9pm

First lecture of two

Soothing & Stimulating: The Art of Creative Balance

Lynn Jericho

A healthy and productive life is dependent on our ability to soothe and stimulate ourselves in our thinking, our feeling and our willing. Our patterns and styles of soothing and stimulating ourselves develop in childhood and evolve as we discover methods of self-management in adulthood. Our adult lives flourish only when we know how to manage this complex relationship.

In these two sessions, we will seek to deepen our self-understanding through these creative polarities and to recognize how they shape our spiritual practices, our moods and our daily lives. We will look at the biological and biographical roots of our needs and the soul/spiritual realities living in both gestures.

Lynn Jericho

 has grounded her work as a writer, personal counselor and public speaker in many years of psychospiritual research inspired by Rudolf Steiner. Her personal site is lynnjericho.com and she is the developer and guide for The Inner Year, a curriculum for the schooling of the soul at theinneryear.com

$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

  

Thursday, Nov 11 at 7:30pm

Acting 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. We 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 long-time professional actress in regional theater, at Lincoln Center, off and on Broadway with Maureen Stapelton, Jerry Orbach and Dustin Hoffman. She has taught the Michael Chekhov acting technique in many cities and uses it also in teaching voice.

Questions: 212-580-8853.

$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

  

Friday,
Nov 12 at 7pm
Monthly Members Meeting Working with the Theme of the Year. All society members (not just NY branch) are invited.

  

Monday, November 15, 7-9pm

Second lecture of two

Soothing & Stimulating: The Art of Creative Balance

Lynn Jericho

A healthy and productive life is dependent on our ability to soothe and stimulate ourselves in our thinking, our feeling and our willing. Our patterns and styles of soothing and stimulating ourselves develop in childhood and evolve as we discover methods of self-management in adulthood. Our adult lives flourish only when we know how to manage this complex relationship.

In these two sessions, we will seek to deepen our self-understanding through these creative polarities and to recognize how they shape our spiritual practices, our moods and our daily lives. We will look at the biological and biographical roots of our needs and the soul/spiritual realities living in both gestures.

Lynn Jericho

 has grounded her work as a writer, personal counselor and public speaker in many years of psychospiritual research inspired by Rudolf Steiner. Her personal site is lynnjericho.com and she is the developer and guide for The Inner Year, a curriculum for the schooling of the soul at theinneryear.com

$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

  

Wednesday, Nov 17 at 7pm

10-Part Lecture Series

ESSENTIAL STEINER: Insight Into Anthroposophy

David Anderson

Anyone coming to anthroposophy needs knowledge for understanding Rudolf Steiner. This series is offered as such a preparation.

Lecture 3: Philosophy. Rudolf Steiner’s training was in philosophy and his teachings are grounded in philosophical methods. It will be shown how anthroposophy grows out of philosophy and extends and develops it.
12/8: Psychology

David Anderson

holds an MA in Art and certificates from Emerson College (Waldorf education), the Wagner School at the Goetheanum (teaching painting); has taught drawing and Wagner painting at Rudolf Steiner School in NYC and around the world.

$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

  

Saturday, November 20, 7:30pm

A full length play

Pax Vobiscum

Written and performed by
Mel Shrawder, directed by
Lenard Petit

“Pax Vobiscum, 'Peace Be With You,’ examines journeys and encounters throughout my life, sad moments, happy moments, lessons learned, questions still unanswered; things we collect that move us beyond the innocence of childhood to adulthood and back again.”

Silkball, a young boy finds more than he expected next door;
Thanksgiving
, a young man struggles to draw meaning out of a memory;
Kerouac
, a teacher wonders if his own youth’s icons have meaning for today’s students;
Pax Vobiscum
, where a chance meeting becomes a lifelong friendship.

Mel Shrawder

has performed with the NY Shakespeare Festival under the direction of Joseph Papp and appeared in many film and tv roles. Mel headed the performance program at the University of Miami, and currently teaches in the Art of the Actor series with Lenard Petit at the Michael Chekhov Acting Studio, located at Anthroposophy NYC. He is a faculty member of MICHA, dedicated to continuing the legacy of Michael Chekhov, and a member of Actors Equity. This is his second collaboration with Lenard Petit who directed him in Pax Vobiscum this summer at the Michael Chekhov Festival in Ridgefield, CT.

Fee: $20

  

Sunday, November 21,
1-5:30pm & 7-8:30pm

Conference,
Workshop,
Performance

The Courage
to Be: An Introduction to Clowning

Vivian Gladwell

A conference on clowning, then an introduction to the work, and an evening of improvisation performed by the Nose to Nose team.
How do we find the strength to shake off the fears that isolate us and keep us from feeling free and present in the here and now? How do we responsibly summon the Courage to BE? Clowning is a state of playfulness that affords entry to a child-like, naïve and vulnerable state of being Paradoxically, we learn, grow, and are strengthened through reconnecting playfully with what makes us most vulnerable. This fun and light- hearted introduction to our work is not a technique, but a personal journey towards finding one’s unique way of being—by listening and being receptive, essential skills for any creative and imaginative endeavor.

1–2:30pm—Conference on clowning
with Vivian Gladwell of Nose to Nose UK

3–5:30pm—A fun and light-hearted introduction to our work
with Vivian Gladwell and the Nose to Nose team.

7–8:30pm—An evening improvisation by the Nose to Nose team.

Vivian Gladwell

since 1988, Vivian has worked internationally as a modern day Court Jester and facilitator. He performs at business events and conferences. He is the founding member of Nose to Nose (www.nosetonose.info) and Fool View, the Social Clowning group. His teaching has introduced many to discover the transformative power of play and humor.

Fees:
Day (two afternoon sessions) $40/30, $30/20 or 2 freq. tckts; Evening $20/15, $15/10 or 1 freq tckt. >> $5 off for the full day.

 

Monday
Oct 22
at 7pm

Monthly Eurythmy Workshop

 

Eurythmy Workshop

Linda Larson

 

The Colors of The Rainbow
We will explore the colors of the rainbow in in eurythmy with a beautiful verse from Rudolf Steiner.

Beginners welcome. Bring soft-soled shoes.

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

   

We will be closed (including Rudolf Steiner Bookstore) for Thanksgiving, November 25
Friday,
Dec 3, 7pm
Members Evening Monthly program for all members of the Anthroposophical Society.
Reading from The Threshold of the Spiritual World by Rudolf Steiner, beginning with the chapter on elemental beings.
   
Sunday,
Dec 5
at 5pm

Festival

Advent Garden

Cynthia Lang

At this time of year when the darkness of night threatens to overcome the light of day, we walk the advent garden, an inward and outward spiral of greenery walked alone by each individual.

It is a dynamic image of the past meeting the future. Lighting our candle from the central candle that represents the center of the universe, we are given the opportunity to then place our own little light on a star in the outward spiral of the garden.

The inner light growing as the outer light wanes, the kingdoms of nature represented by crystals, shells and greens – the simple and the profound in one great image that is evocative of the bridge between spirit and matter.

Cynthia Lang

is a Waldorf remedial teacher and kindergarten teacher. She has conducted Waldorf playgroups, taught children privately and offered parenting workshops. She has been involved with festival study and has led the Advent Gardens for children and adults for more than 15 years.

Donations welcomed.

Wednesday, Dec 8, 7pm

10-Part Lecture Series

ESSENTIAL STEINER: Insight Into Anthroposophy

David Anderson

 

Anyone coming to anthroposophy needs knowledge for understanding Rudolf Steiner. This series is offered as such a preparation.

Lecture 4: Psychology.
The study of the soul is the tool through which introspection can discover realms ordinarily unconscious and hidden, which unless revealed can foster complexes and hinder freedom of the individual.
Future dates:
1/19: Projective Geometry.  2/16: Chemistry.  3/16: Spiritual Development and Meditation.  4/13: Rudolf Steiner & Anarchism. 5/11: Who Were the Ape-Men?  6/16: Architecture

David Anderson

holds an MA in Art and certificates from Emerson College (Waldorf education), the Wagner School at the Goetheanum (teaching painting); has taught drawing and Wagner painting at Rudolf Steiner School in NYC and around the world.

$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

  

Thursday, Dec 9 at 7:30pm

Acting 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. We 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 long-time professional actress in regional theater, at Lincoln Center, off and on Broadway with Maureen Stapelton, Jerry Orbach and Dustin Hoffman. She has taught the Michael Chekhov acting technique in many cities and uses it also in teaching voice.

Questions: 212-580-8853.

$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

  

Saturday, Dec 11 at
2:00pm

Museum Walk

Abstract Expressionists:
Visit to MoMA

Joyce Reilly
& Doug Safranek

Jackson Pollock. <i>Number 1A, 1948</i>.1948. Oil and enamel paint on canvas, 68" x 8' 8" (172.7 x 264.2 cm). Purchase. © 2010 Pollock-Krasner Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
The art movement termed "Abstract Expressionism" by the critic Robert Coates is acknowledged as one of the crowning artistic achievements of the 20th Century.

Join us to view this major exhibition which includes masterworks by Pollack, Neuman, de Kooning, Rothko, and others who attempted to describe spiritual realities through a non-objective use of color and form.

We will meet in the vestibule by the information desk at 2:00pm, and then view the exhibition together. Coffee and discussion will follow.

This is a free event--open to all. There is an admission fee to the museum; please check MOMA website for details

  

Sunday, December 12
4:15pm

Special Event (note: in
Princeton, NJ)

The Significance of Christmas for Rudolf Steiner

Dr. Virginia Sease

The Princeton Group of the Anthroposophical Society in America cordially invites members and friends to a lecture by Dr. Virginia Sease: "The Significance of Christmas for Rudolf Steiner."

Dr. Sease is a member of the Executive Council (Vorstand) at the Goetheanum. We look forward to her visit as we celebrate the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Princeton Group. Time: 4:15 p.m.

Location: Waldorf School of Princeton, 1062 Cherry Hill Rd., Princeton, NJ 08540 [Google map]. For further information please contact Herbert Hagens (609) 921-8759. Thank you!

Dr. Virginia Sease was born in Pennsylvania. Through her high school German teacher, she discovered Anthroposophy. Parallel to a B.A. degree in German literature at Douglas College of Rutgers University she studied singing in New York City. After a Fulbright Scholarship study at the University of Tübingen and the Waldorf Teachers Seminar in Stuttgart, Germany, she was a Class Teacher at Highland Hall Waldorf School then in North Hollywood. In 1968 she received a Ph.D. degree in German literature from the University of Southern California. From 1967 to 1974 she was Assistant Professor of German Literature at Occidental College and worked simultaneously to help to establish the Waldorf Institute of Southern California. She took a Class through eight grades at Highland Hall in Northridge from 1974 to 1983. During this time she served on the Western Regional Council and from 1981-1984 on the National Council of the Anthroposophical Society in America. In 1984 Virginia Sease became a member of the Executive Council (Vorstand) of the General Anthroposophical Society at the Goetheanum and moved to Dornach, Switzerland. From 1991 to 2001 she also was the leader of the Section for the Arts of Eurythmy, Speech and Music. In addition to her Vorstand work she is responsible for the Anthroposophical Studies Program in English at the Goetheanum since October 2001.
  

Monday,
Dec 13, 7pm

Monthly Eurythmy Workshop

 

Eurythmy Workshop

Linda Larson

 

In The Advent Mood
Join us at this wonderful time of year as we move together to an Advent poem and familiarize ourselves with one of the December verses from Rudolf Steiner's Soul Calendar.
No experience necessary. Please bring soft-soled shoes and a willing heart.

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

   

Saturday, Dec 18,
2-5pm

Art Exhibit Opening

Exhibit runs through
Jan 29

Soulscapes
Oil-Lazure on Canvas

Jorge Sanz Cardona

Crossing II.

"I believe Art to be the means through which one can have an entry into the transcendental. To me, the multi-faceted world of color is akin to the path of the spirit that the artist has at his disposal to enter this realm. In my approach to painting, form arises out of the layering of transparent colors in their interplay between light and darkness. My research into human perception and imagination through the arts has led me to explore not only the aesthetic essence of life, but also the dormant spiritual and healing capacities within the soul."

Born in Spain, Jorge spent his early years in South America and Europe and studied art and architecture at university in Germany. He then moved to the US and had the opportunity to work with renowned architects, such as Philip Johnson and Marcel Breuer. Jorge then opened his own architectural design office in Manhattan. In the early 90's, Jorge closed his business so that he could concentrate on painting. His work has been exhibited in galleries in New York, Washington, DC and Santa Fe and is found in private collections in Europe and North and South America. Jorge lectures on the arts and gives workshops internationally.

See more of Jorge's work online...
 

     
Sunday,
Dec 26
through
Thursday,
Jan 6

The Holy Nights: Festival Presentations

Each evening through January 5th is a presentation, conversation, singing, and refreshments. Donations are gratefully received. -- January 6th you are also requested to bring a dessert to share.
Sunday,
Dec 26, 7pm

Phoebe Alexander

Birth...
Artistic activity using pastels
Monday,
Dec 27, 7pm

Walter Alexander
Rudi Lissau's Task
Tuesday,
Dec 28, 7pm

Cynthia Lang

An Imagination in the Holy Nights
Wednesday,
Dec 29, 7pm

Barbar Simpson

The Connection of Music and Words
Thursday,
Dec 30, 7pm

Keith Francis & 15 St Singers

Reunion Concert for Christmas
Friday,
Dec 31, 7pm
Kevin Dann
The Dancing Stars at the Turn of the Year
The Holy Nights will see the Sun passing through Sagittarius, evoking the cosmic memory of deeply significant events in the life of Jesus Christ. We will gather for a conversation about these events, and then have an introduction to the Cosmic Dances of the Sun and Sagittarius. Cosmic Dance is "meditation in movement" through choreographic forms developed by Robert Powell.
Saturday,
Jan 1, 7pm

George Centanni

The Birth of Earth, the Birth of Christ, and the Birth of Man
Sunday,
Jan 2, 7pm
Lenard Petit
A Christmas Carol Told, in the Spirit of Charles Dickens
Performed by Lenard Petit, Directed by Meg Pentera
Monday,
Jan 3, 7pm
Linda Larson
The Song of Olaf Osteson: An evening of Eurythmy
We will move together to portions of "The Song of Olaf Osteson" as we enter into the mood of the Holy Nights with Eurythmy
Tuesday,
Jan 4, 7pm

Erk Ludwig

Christ & the Gods Of Ancient Mysteries
 
Wednesday,
Jan 5, 7pm

Fred Dennehy

In What Way is Imagination True?
Thursday,
Jan 6, 7pm
Hospitality Committee
Epiphany - Pot-Luck Desserts & Concert
You bring dessert, fruit, cheese, crackers, etc.
Wednesday, January 12, 7pm

Evening Talk

THE PRACTICE OF THE INNER YEAR

Lynn Jericho

What does the cycle of the year mean to my cultivation
of my inner life?

Do the Christian festivals mean anything to me and
my personal development???

Find the connection between the Sun, the Son and the evolution of your inner life. As beings of the natural world we respond to the yearly cycle of the Sun. As incarnating spiritual beings we respond to the yearly cycle of the Christian Festivals. Tonight Lynn will describe how the practice of the Inner Year brings clarity, strength and love to your soul and your practical life.

Lynn Jericho

is a writer, personal counselor and speaker, Lynn brings many years of anthroposophical study into intimate relationship and personal application with the struggles of daily living. Her annual Holy Nights messages at innerchristmas.com have developed into The Inner Year, an anthroposophically inspired program of personal spiritual development following the course of the sun and the Christian festivals.

$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

  

Wednesday, Jan 19, 7pm

10-Part Lecture Series

ESSENTIAL STEINER: Insight Into Anthroposophy

David Anderson

 

Anyone coming to anthroposophy needs knowledge for understanding Rudolf Steiner. This series is offered as such a preparation.

Lecture 5: Projective Geometry.
To understand the living world of or-ganic beings, the geometry of Euclid is inadequate. Rudolf Steiner often recommended the use of projective geometry for the study of living (etheric) spaces.

Future dates:
2/16: Chemistry.  3/16: Spiritual Development and Meditation.  4/13: Rudolf Steiner & Anarchism. 5/11: Who Were the Ape-Men?  6/16: Architecture

David Anderson

holds an MA in Art and certificates from Emerson College (Waldorf education), the Wagner School at the Goetheanum (teaching painting); has taught drawing and Wagner painting at Rudolf Steiner School in NYC and around the world.

$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

  

Monday,
Jan 24, 7pm

Monthly Eurythmy Workshop

 

Eurythmy Workshop

Linda Larson

Finding Our Inner Light
Please join us for this evening of eurythmy as we welcome the new year. We will move together to the words of Herbert Hahn which
can bring us inner warmth and light in this time of outer winter cold: “Only when I think light does my soul shine.”

No experience necessary. Please bring soft-soled shoes and a willing heart.

Future dates: Feb 28, March 21, April 11, May 16, June 6.

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

   

Thursday, Jan 27 at 7:30pm

Acting 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. We 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!

Future dates: Feb 17, March 17, April 21.

Dorothy Emmerson

a long-time professional actress in regional theater, at Lincoln Center, off and on Broadway with Maureen Stapelton, Jerry Orbach and Dustin Hoffman. She has taught the Michael Chekhov acting technique in many cities and uses it also in teaching voice.

Questions: 212-580-8853.

$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

  

Saturday, January 29, 1pm to 3pm MEMBERS’ SEMI-ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING

NY Branch Council & Members Only

This is our semi-annual meeting in which members will be updated on NY Branch activities and future plans. Items covered will include programs, communications, membership, finances, bookstore, building, volunteer opportunities, and any other key areas in the life of Centerpoint: Anthroposophy NYC. You are cordially invited to attend and be informed and involved in the life of the Branch. Refreshments will be served.

  

Friday, February 4, 7pm Monthly Members Evening For all Anthroposophical Society members. Reading from The Threshold of the Spiritual World by Rudolf Steiner, beginning with the chapter on elemental beings.

Future dates: March 4, April 1, May 6, June 3.