Study Groups

 
The following study groups are offered at Rudolf Steiner House.
All are welcome and there is no need to book. Donation £3 (£2 concessions).
 

MONDAYS

Theosophy

With Trevor Dance

24th September; 8th & 22nd October; 5th & 19th November; 3rd December

7pm to 8.30pm

The fundamental book by Rudolf Steiner ‘Theosophy’ begins with a description of the three-fold nature of the human being: the body or sense-world, the soul or inner world, and the spirit or universal world of cosmic archetypes. It continues with a discussion of reincarnation and karma and a description of the soul’s journey after death on its path to a new incarnation and ends by outlining a path to this higher knowledge. 

 

The Four Sacrifices of Christ

With Dr Sue Peat and Adrian Hotten

29th October & 12th November

7pm to 8.30pm

In this seminal lecture from 1914, shortly before the outbreak of World War 1, Rudolf Steiner explains the background and significance of the four sacrifices of the Christ Being. One occurred in the Lemurian epoch, two in the Atlantean epoch and the fourth was the Mystery of Golgotha itself.  

 

From Jesus to Christ

With Dr Sue Peat and Adrian Hotten

1st & 15th October 

7pm to 8.30pm

We will be concluding our reading and discussion of these lectures in two sessions. In these wonderful lectures Rudolf Steiner shows how the ‘Mystery of Golgotha’ can be seen as a pivotal event of human history.

 

The Temple Legend

With Dr Sue Peat and Adrian Hotten 

26th November & 10th December

7pm to 8.30pm

These are 20 lectures given to members of Rudolf Steiner’s first Esoteric School between May 1904 and January, 1906. Rudolf Steiner’s main intention in these lectures is to throw light on the hidden content of the picture-language of myths, sagas and legends. Pictures, he explains, are the real origin of all things - the primeval spiritual causes.

 

TUESDAYS

                              The Gospel of St John in Relation to the Other Three Gospels                                  

With Brendan McQuillan     

Weekly from 25th September till 11th December  

7.15pm to 9pmSteiner’s approach to his Gospel lectures was intended to provide insight from his own research within the Akashic record of the experience of the individuals involved in the Gospel stories, and thereby to corroborate and expand the revelation of the original documents. We will be reading these fourteen lectures given in Kassel in 1909, which complement the twelve lectures given on the St John’s Gospel in Hamburg 1908, which we studied in summer 2018. 

 

WEDNESDAYS 

The Riddles of Philosophy

With Trevor Dance

26th September; 10th & 24th October; 7th & 21st November; 5th December

2pm to 4pm

The group continues with our study of this Steiner masterwork in which he affords the reader lofty insights into the ideas of western philosophy and the underpinnings of anth-roposophy. Much more than a straightforward history, the book penetrates the spiritual impulses themselves which underlie the works of the great thinkers.No prior knowledge of the book is required.

 

 Background to the Gospel of St Mark

With William Bishop

3rd, 17th and 31st October; 14th and 28th November; 12th December

2pm to 4pm

Thirteen lectures by Rudolf Steiner from 1910 – 1911. These give a wide-ranging context for a deep understanding of the profound truths in the Gospel according to St. Mark.  

 

 Essential Steiner – Reading and
Conversation Group

With David Lowe

Weekly until 12th December

7.15pm – 8.45pm

Conversation in our groups this autumn will revolve around the Rudolf Steiner lecture series ‘The Cycle of the Year’, given in Spring 1923, in which Steiner presents a picture of the Earth as a living, breathing organism.
The content points the way to a deeper understanding of the festivals.

  

THURSDAYS 

Introduction to Anthroposophy Through Thinking and Perception Exercices 

With Glenn Charles 

18th October & 1st November  

6.30pm to 8.30pm

The aim of this practical workshop is to jointly discover some of the basic elements of anthroposophy through experience and discussion. We will share some exercises that Steiner referred to as the ‘new yoga experience’ of perception and thinking as an important practice for our age.Further meetings will be arranged if there is an interest.

No need to book – suggested contribution towards expenses £3.
For more information contact Glenn Charles
E: Glenn.charles@gmail.com
M: 07554000280

 

FRIDAYS

Introduction to Anthroposophy Through Thinking and Perception Exercices 

With Glenn Charles 

12th & 26th October 

4.30pm to 6.30pm

The aim of this practical workshop is to jointly discover some of the basic elements of anthroposophy through experience and discussion. We will share some exercises that Steiner referred to as the ‘new yoga experience’ of perception and thinking as an important practice for our age.Further meetings will be arranged if there is an interest.

No need to book – suggested contribution towards expenses £3.
For more information contact Glenn Charles
E: Glenn.charles@gmail.com
M: 07554000280

 

 

 

 
 

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