The Coloured Glass Windows of the Goetheanum - On Zoom

Friday 19th February 7.30pm - 9pm
With Douglas Miller

The First Goetheanum (begun in 1913 and destroyed by fire on New Year’s Eve 1922/23) was built in Switzerland to serve as a centre for anthroposophical research in many applied fields of life; Rudolf Steiner, the building’s designer, called it “an organ for the language of the gods.” Nine large coloured glass windows in the Great Hall led the human being past the Guardian of the Threshold into a step-by-step experience of a modern conversation with the spiritual world. This illustrated lecture will consider what these windows (now found in the Second Goetheanum) can mean for an understanding of anthroposophy and its tasks.

Douglas Miller is a retired professor of German at the University of Michigan–Flin in the United States; his research, publication, and lecturing has focused on Goethe’s accomplishments as a scientist and writer, as well as on the history and meaning of Rudolf Steiner and anthroposophy.

 
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