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  • Friday 25 June
    7.30pm - 9pm

    with Angus Jenkinson

    In this talk, Angus will explore how the deep organism of the human is literally creating the future of the Earth and so creating cosmic futures. This has relevance for artists and scientists, the spiritually minded and the socially and environmentally concerned. It spells out the intimate belonging of the human to this beautiful planet and their mutual future development. A new colouring and purpose comes to life in those who have awakened the profound depths and heights of human existence.

    Angus is a cross-disciplinary thinker and director of the Centre for Thinking Futures and the author of four books.

    Zoom link https://tinyurl.com/vsxvwx5

    Meeting ID: 859 8457 5534 Passcode: 011112

    Or dial by your location at https://us02web.zoom.us/u/k5M5oQrxw UK numbers: 020 3901 7895 or 0131 460 1196

    For further information please contact Sue Peat, suejoanpeat@gmail.com or 07770 577 372

  • Saturday 26 June
    11am - 12pm

    with Graham Kennish

    Using this anthroposophical method, you will learn to create a pattern of gesture for handling stress and anxiety in professional and personal life.

    It is also a settling preparation for any meditative practice  See www.goetheanpsychology.co.uk

    No fee, but a donation for costs is welcome.

    To book: kennish46@gmail.com

  • Monday 28 June
    7pm - 8.30pm

    with Dr. Sue Peat

    This book outlines a sure path from the everyday world of physical existence into a living, personal experience of the spiritual world. We will be carefully following the text together, discussing how we may best apply the spiritual exercises Rudolf Steiner outlines in it to our own lives and experiencing how working with these exercises can be a transformative experience.

    All are very welcome, whether you are new to the work of Steiner, or have worked with these exercises before.

    Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88594705782
    Meeting ID: 885 9470 5782 Passcode: 636199
    Or dial in on 0203 481 5240, 0203 901 7895, 0131 460 1196, 0203 051 2874 or 0203 481 5237
    Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/keq0RBL4lO

  • Tuesday 29 June
    7pm - 8.30pm
    with Brendan McQuillan
    These seven lectures, from summer 1918, were given in Berlin as WW1 was raging. They are very wide ranging, covering themes such as states of consciousness. Steiner explains how the theory of ‘repeated earth-lives’ already exists as a reality in the human soul, for within ordinary consciousness, other, ‘dim and shadowy’ states exist, to be fathomed only by looking at the human being’s threefold division of head, breast and limbs. So that by means of the head, a ‘dream-like consciousness’ enables him to look back into earlier earthlives, and that the ‘limb man’ unfolds a continual ‘dream-consciousness’ of the next life on earth.
    The lectures also include perhaps the most remarkably revealing insights into Steiner’s conception of the first Goetheanum.
    For further information, ben.mcquillan@outlook.com
  • Wednesday 30 June
    2pm - 4pm
    with William Bishop
    Four lectures given by Rudolf Steiner in July 1914. Deceptively simple and yet profound in their insights these four lectures from notes unrevised by the lecturer offer the kind of nourishment and support much needed at this time.
    For further information, william.bishop@blueyonder.co.uk
  • Wednesday 30 June
    4.15pm - 5.45pm

    with Brendan McQuillan
    We will be reading this wonderful commentary by George Adams Kaufmann on Rudolf Steiner’s Mission of Folk-Souls lectures as a supplement to the study of those lectures. In its own right, this is an extremely valuable study guide.

    For further information, ben.mcquillan@outlook.com

  • Wednesday 30 June
    6.45pm - 8.15pm

    With David Lowe

    These lectures from the end of 1920 are a response to an important question for anyone engaged in learning about the worlds of soul and spirit. Exactly what is our relationship with them? In the last lecture they consider What exactly freedom is and how it relates to love.

    All welcome. No need to come to every session or to book.

    Suggested contributions: £3 or £2 concessions.

    For further information, freerlife@gmx.com

  • Friday 2 July
    7.30pm - 9pm

    with Dr Carmen Hijosa

    The pandemic has resulted in a global increase in awareness of the damage human beings are causing to the environment – from the way we travel to the clothes we wear. Our personal actions can make a real difference to the environment and to the social situation of those involved in the manufacture and distribution of the clothes and footwear we choose. Carmen will outline how a ‘waste product’ has been transformed into an alternative to leather, together with how this has the potential to transform both our lives and the lives of those involved in its manufacture.

    Carmen is an ethical entrepreneur with a vision for a more sustainable future, connecting people, ecology and economics. She is the founder of Ananas Anam UK Ltd and developer of Piñatex - the innovative natural textile made from pineapple leaf fibre. www.ananas-anam.com

    Zoom link https://tinyurl.com/vsxvwx5

    Meeting ID: 859 8457 5534

    Passcode: 011112

    Or dial by your location at https://us02web.zoom.us/u/k5M5oQrxw UK numbers: 020 3901 7895 or 0131 460 1196

    For further information please contact Sue Peat,  suejoanpeat@gmail.com or 07770 577 372

    Details of the Friday events can be seen on www.meetup.com/rudolf-steiner-spiritual-science

    Recordings of some events will be available from Tobias@soundingbowls.com

  • Saturday 3 July
    11am - 12pm

    with Graham Kennish

    Using this anthroposophical method, you will learn to create a pattern of gesture for handling stress and anxiety in professional and personal life.

    It is also a settling preparation for any meditative practice. See www.goetheanpsychology.co.uk

    No fee, but a donation for costs is welcome.

    To book: kennish46@gmail.com

     

  • Saturday 3 July
    2.30pm - 4pm

    with Trevor Dance

    We will be examining the relationship of The Portal of Initiation to Goethe’s alchemical fable, The Green Snake and the Beautiful Lily.

    The first of Steiner’s Mystery Dramas is delightfully rich in content, as is Goethe’s tale. The session will consist mainly of a talk by Trevor Dance, with some reading from the play and the tale. As the readings will not be long, any version of the play is fine – if you do not have a book it is not a problem.

    https://tinyurl.com/uxj59uzk

    Meeting ID: 825 0620 6847

    Passcode: 0S7XHg

    Admission free.

    All welcome.

  • Monday 5 July
    7pm - 8.30pm
    with Trevor Dance
    These profoundly esoteric lectures examine the laws inherent in reincarnation and karma, and explore in detail the incarnations of specific historical figures. The opportunity to study this lecture series in a group affords us a chance to really get to grips with these fundamental issues, which demonstrate the realities of the workings of karma in human life.
    For further information, trevordance@hotmail.com
  • Tuesday 6 July
    7pm - 8.30pm
    with Brendan McQuillan
    These seven lectures, from summer 1918, were given in Berlin as WW1 was raging. They are very wide ranging, covering themes such as states of consciousness. Steiner explains how the theory of ‘repeated earth-lives’ already exists as a reality in the human soul, for within ordinary consciousness, other, ‘dim and shadowy’ states exist, to be fathomed only by looking at the human being’s threefold division of head, breast and limbs. So that by means of the head, a ‘dream-like consciousness’ enables him to look back into earlier earthlives, and that the ‘limb man’ unfolds a continual ‘dream-consciousness’ of the next life on earth.
    The lectures also include perhaps the most remarkably revealing insights into Steiner’s conception of the first Goetheanum.
    For further information, ben.mcquillan@outlook.com
  • Wednesday 7 July
    2pm - 4pm
    with Trevor Dance
    Materialism draws a veil between ourselves and the spiritual world. The fact that our age is materialistic does not, however, prevent there being many links with that world. These lectures examine many aspects of this paradox.
    For further information, trevordance@hotmail.com
  • Wednesday 7 July
    4.15pm - 5.45pm

    with Brendan McQuillan

    This series of eleven lectures is one of only two lecture series reworked before publication by Steiner. In the very first lecture Steiner explains his reasons for presenting the course: ‘it is…. not without reason that just at the present time ….. the Mission of the several Folksouls…..should for once be spoken of quite impartially..… It is especially important, because the fate of humanity in the near future will bring people together much more than hitherto….. to fulfil a common mission….. But the individuals belonging to the several peoples will only be able to bring their free, concrete contributions to this joint mission, if they have, first of all, an understanding of …..what we might call ‘The Self-knowledge of the Folk.’

    For further information, ben.mcquillan@outlook.com

  • Wednesday 7 July
    7.15pm - 8.45pm

    with David Lowe
    We are individually faced with huge moral questions today which affect the way we live and our relations to others. How should we respond to them? Can Anthroposophy help us to find a balance in our lives in face of so much that threatens to overwhelm us?

    For further information, freerlife@gmx.com

  • Saturday 10 July
    11am - 12pm

    with Graham Kennish

    Using this anthroposophical method, you will learn to create a pattern of gesture for handling stress and anxiety in professional and personal life.

    It is also a settling preparation for any meditative practice. See www.goetheanpsychology.co.uk

    No fee, but a donation for costs is welcome.

    To book: kennish46@gmail.com

  • Monday 12 July
    7pm - 8.30pm

    with Dr. Sue Peat

    This book outlines a sure path from the everyday world of physical existence into a living, personal experience of the spiritual world. We will be carefully following the text together, discussing how we may best apply the spiritual exercises Rudolf Steiner outlines in it to our own lives and experiencing how working with these exercises can be a transformative experience.

    All are very welcome, whether you are new to the work of Steiner, or have worked with these exercises before.

    Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88594705782
    Meeting ID: 885 9470 5782 Passcode: 636199
    Or dial in on 0203 481 5240, 0203 901 7895, 0131 460 1196, 0203 051 2874 or 0203 481 5237
    Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/keq0RBL4lO

     

  • Tuesday 13 July
    7pm - 8.30pm
    with Brendan McQuillan
    These seven lectures, from summer 1918, were given in Berlin as WW1 was raging. They are very wide ranging, covering themes such as states of consciousness. Steiner explains how the theory of ‘repeated earth-lives’ already exists as a reality in the human soul, for within ordinary consciousness, other, ‘dim and shadowy’ states exist, to be fathomed only by looking at the human being’s threefold division of head, breast and limbs. So that by means of the head, a ‘dream-like consciousness’ enables him to look back into earlier earthlives, and that the ‘limb man’ unfolds a continual ‘dream-consciousness’ of the next life on earth.
    The lectures also include perhaps the most remarkably revealing insights into Steiner’s conception of the first Goetheanum.
    For further information, ben.mcquillan@outlook.com
  • Wednesday 14 July
    4.15pm - 5.45pm

    with Brendan McQuillan
    We will be reading this wonderful commentary by George Adams Kaufmann on Rudolf Steiner’s Mission of Folk-Souls lectures as a supplement to the study of those lectures. In its own right, this is an extremely valuable study guide.

    For further information, ben.mcquillan@outlook.com

  • Wednesday 14 July
    7.15pm - 8.45pm

    with David Lowe
    These lectures from 1921 are an inspiring presentation of the many aspects of materialism that has become the dominant way we experience the world today. It covers both its origins, what it will become in the future and what Anthroposophy has to offer in its place.

    For further information, freerlife@gmx.com

  • Saturday 17 July
    8.30am - 8pm

    All day exhibition in Foyer and evening workshop 6pm – 8pm

    Anthroposophy and Yoga - Can Yoga be useful for Anthroposophy?

    To accompany a one-day exhibition: The Beauty of Movement

    An introductory talk and practical workshop about the three-fold structure of the soul in relation to a Yoga exercise.

    ‘The three-fold structure, a theme in Rudolf Steiner’s social organism, can find practical application out of physical exercise in New Yoga Will, within the process of shaping consciousness and artistic endeavour.’ (Heinz Grill, 2020)

    Flora Duley is an artist and long-term student of the spiritual researcher, Heinz Grill. She is an Arts Tutor and Educator and has a professional Yoga Teacher qualification. After teaching yoga for fifteen years she has developed a new practice of Soul Exercise in Art.

    Donations welcomed.

    For further information, contact Flora Duley: info@foldandflow.com or 07527 453710

  • Saturday 17 July
    11am - 12pm

    with Graham Kennish

    Using this anthroposophical method, you will learn to create a pattern of gesture for handling stress and anxiety in professional and personal life.

    It is also a settling preparation for any meditative practice  See www.goetheanpsychology.co.uk

    No fee, but a donation for costs is welcome.

    To book: kennish46@gmail.com

     

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  • Wednesday 21 July
    7.15pm - 8.45pm

    with David Lowe
    These lectures from 1921 are an inspiring presentation of the many aspects of materialism that has become the dominant way we experience the world today. It covers both its origins, what it will become in the future and what Anthroposophy has to offer in its place.

    For further information, freerlife@gmx.com

  • Saturday 24 July
    11am - 12pm

    with Graham Kennish

    Using this anthroposophical method, you will learn to create a pattern of gesture for handling stress and anxiety in professional and personal life.

    It is also a settling preparation for any meditative practice  See www.goetheanpsychology.co.uk

    No fee, but a donation for costs is welcome.

    To book: kennish46@gmail.com

  • Saturday 24 July
    7.30pm - 9pm

    This highly acclaimed pianist is returning to London and will play works by Schubert and Bach.

    The programme will include Schubert's Piano Sonata 21, the Benediction by Liszt, and some Bach Fugues.
    Admission £10/ £5 at the door.

    Contact details for further information and bookings: andrewjwolpert@gmail.com

  • Sunday 25 July
    10am - 9pm

    This event commemorates the seventh anniversary of Sergei’s death and will be devoted to exploring how his work lives and nourishes activities in the arts and in spiritual research.  The day will include a selection of his early and late poetry and a performance of eurythmy, as well as contributions describing the continuing inspiration of his lectures and publications.

    Contact details for further information and bookings:  andrewjwolpert@gmail.com

  • Sunday 25 July
    2pm - 5pm

    with Dr Sue Peat

    Biodynamics is an organic method of cultivation, arising out of Rudolf Steiner’s spiritual research. It works with the rhythms of the movements of the Sun, Moon, planets and stars to which the plants respond. The workshop will cover the background to the biodynamic planting calendar, composting and the biodynamic preparations. Participants will be invited to exchange seasonal gardening tips, ideas and experiences. For the last hour we will stir the horn manure preparation (known as 500), so bring an empty screw top bottle if you want to take some home. A 500ml bottle is enough for an average garden. The workshop is suitable for those new to biodynamics and for anyone who would like to give their garden, window boxes or house plants a summer treat!

    Dr Sue Peat are long term students of Rudolf Steiner. Sue is a medical consultant at Kings College Hospital, with a specialist interest in pain relief and medical education.

    All welcome, no need to book. £10 / £5

    * Previously scheduled for Sunday 27 June

  • Wednesday 28 July
    7.15pm - 8.45pm

    with David Lowe
    These lectures from 1921 are an inspiring presentation of the many aspects of materialism that has become the dominant way we experience the world today. It covers both its origins, what it will become in the future and what Anthroposophy has to offer in its place.

    For further information, freerlife@gmx.com

  • Saturday 31 July
    11am - 12pm

    with Graham Kennish

    Using this anthroposophical method, you will learn to create a pattern of gesture for handling stress and anxiety in professional and personal life.

    It is also a settling preparation for any meditative practice  See www.goetheanpsychology.co.uk

    No fee, but a donation for costs is welcome.

    To book: kennish46@gmail.com

     

  • Wednesday 4 August 4.30pm - Sunday 8 August 12.45pm

    What is the Earth Asking of Us Now?

    In response to the increasing riddles and ongoing challenges of the present time, we warmly invite members and friends to come together in the spirit of inquiry to address questions arising from our experience of living through these unprecedented times. The programme is a weaving together of shared research, experiential work based on artistic and scientific disciplines, question-led conversation and artistic performance. Inspired by Rudolf Steiner’s insights into the living being of the earth, especially as portrayed in his St John Imagination, we wish to awaken a deeper sense of responsibility for our task in relationship to the Earth at this time.

    We will explore the Earth Mysteries, which Rudolf Steiner encountered in his visits to Ilkley and Penmaenmawr in the summer of 1923, and consider Daniel N Dunlop’s legacy, anthroposophist and founder of the World Power Conference (a precursor to the World Energy Conference). We will also concern ourselves with how we may foster regenerative cultures for the living earth. There will be opportunities to take part in artistic and other theme-related workshops, as well as engage in forums and conversation. There will also be plenty of time to reconnect with each other in the socially warm and natural environment of Emerson College. Through all, we will attempt to listen to what the Earth is asking of us now.

    We hope to see many of you at this Summer School, which bears this name in recognition of the tradition of Summer Schools which DN Dunlop first initiated for Rudolf Steiner’s visits to Britain in 1923 and 1924.

    Adrian Locher, Sarri Tapales and Annie Blampied-Radojcin

    To register, please book online via www.emerson.org.uk/calendar
    or download the form below:

    For the evening events open to local friends, no booking is required, and donations will be taken at the door to help cover the cost of the conference (suggested minimum donation: £10 per single event).

    Emerson College, Forest Row, Sussex RH18 5JX E: bookings@emerson.org.uk
    cover image: The Druid Stone Sketch by Rudolf Steiner 192

  • Wednesday 4 August
    7.15pm - 8.45pm

    with David Lowe
    These lectures from 1921 are an inspiring presentation of the many aspects of materialism that has become the dominant way we experience the world today. It covers both its origins, what it will become in the future and what Anthroposophy has to offer in its place.

    For further information, freerlife@gmx.com

  • Wednesday 11 August
    7.15pm - 8.45pm

    with David Lowe
    These lectures from 1921 are an inspiring presentation of the many aspects of materialism that has become the dominant way we experience the world today. It covers both its origins, what it will become in the future and what Anthroposophy has to offer in its place.

    For further information, freerlife@gmx.com

  • Wednesday 18 August
    7.15pm - 8.45pm

    with David Lowe
    These lectures from 1921 are an inspiring presentation of the many aspects of materialism that has become the dominant way we experience the world today. It covers both its origins, what it will become in the future and what Anthroposophy has to offer in its place.

    For further information, freerlife@gmx.com

  • Wednesday 25 August 1pm - Saturday 28 August 1pm

    How to Know Spiritual Beings?
    DISCERNING – RELATING – DECIDING

    The 19 Mantras of the School of Spiritual Science

    This 5-day conference will focus on the question of how to meet and know spiritual beings. We need to transform our consciousness to recognise the spiritual beings who are always around us, in us and accompany us in our growing responsibility for our planet, civilisation, society and humanness. In working and living with the exercises and meditations of this inner path, we may learn how to discern their different qualities and intentions and to consciously decide how to relate to these beings.

    The whole path of the 19 mantras has been given by Rudolf Steiner to help us in this transformation of consciousness; to open our awareness to the reality of the spiritual world and its beings; to realise the necessity of discerning and relating, so that we can decide in full consciousness, freedom and responsibility how to answer the Guardian’s questions and how to continue on the path. Therefore, we have placed the mantra of the 14th Class Lesson at the centre as it is here that we are asked to experience how to discern, decide and ultimately to relate to the Christ. The wholeness of the spiritual path of the 1st Class will be approached from this standpoint.

    This conference is offered as a support in meeting the crisis that humanity is facing at this time so that spiritual beings can help us with this challenging task. We wish to undertake this transformational journey together with you and hope that many of you will join us in this endeavour.

    THEMED GROUPS
    1. Discerning and relating – life and spiritual striving Constanza Kaliks
    2. Creating new perspectives and approaches for Class work Joan
      Sleigh and Hazel Adams
    3. Meditation, life and work with the Class mantras Marjatta van
      Boeschoten, Bodo von Plato
    4. Forces and beings at work in our use of intelligence and digital
      technology – Robin Schmidt
    5. Lucifer and Ahriman as portrayed through the Mystery Dramas
      Adrian Locher
    6. The Rose Cross Meditation as a contemplation depicting good
      overcoming evil – Diana Pauli
    7. The Representative of Man – what is truth?
      Simon Blaxland-de Lange
      9.20am Sacred singing – Marilyn Edwards
      2.30pm Bothmer Movement – Katie Brayne
      2.30pm Eurythmy – Maren Stott
      On request Constanza Kaliks will hold her morning conversation
      groups in Spanish/Portuguese.
    CONFERENCE DONATION

    In view of the special nature of this conference there is no set fee but a donation in the region of £100 would be greatly appreciated to help cover costs. This can be donated during the conference.

    CONFERENCE INFORMATION

    Conference Information (PDF)

    Conference Schedule (PDF)

    BOOKING FORM
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  • Wednesday 1 September
    7.15pm - 8.45pm

    with David Lowe
    These lectures from 1921 are an inspiring presentation of the many aspects of materialism that has become the dominant way we experience the world today. It covers both its origins, what it will become in the future and what Anthroposophy has to offer in its place.

    For further information, freerlife@gmx.com

  • Sunday 5 September
    1pm - 5pm

    House Tours

    Join us at Rudolf Steiner House, the only example of expressionist architecture in London, as part of the Open House London season.

    Free admission

    For more information: www.openhouselondon.org.uk/

  • Wednesday 8 September
    7.15pm - 8.45pm

    with David Lowe

    These lectures from 1921 are an inspiring presentation of the many aspects of materialism that has become the dominant way we experience the world today. It covers both its origins, what it will become in the future and what Anthroposophy has to offer in its place. For further information, freerlife@gmx.com

  • Thursday 9 September
    7.30pm - 9pm

    Lecture by Are Thoresen

    In this talk Are Thoresen will describe the Nordic path of initiation from his own experience and the crossing of the Threshold between the material and spiritual worlds. He will also describe aspects of the three Elemental Realms which lie on the other side.

    The talk will be based on Are’s latest book The Northern Threshold and the Worlds Beyond.

    'My intention with this book is to describe the crossing of the threshold according to the northern stream of spirituality, and the spiritual realms traversed after such a crossing, which are the three elemental realms, the inner etheric world and then the outer etheric world.'

    'This threshold is not a definite line. It is more like a continuous change in your view and understanding of a spiritual reality that is the foundation of the totality of creation – although there are certain areas that feel more like a distinct threshold.'

    A further development of this talk will be given at Emerson College on 10 September, which will serve as an introduction to a weekend workshop which will focus on exercises and the way to travel the Nordic Path.

    Are Thoresen is a Norwegian veterinary surgeon and healer who has been clairvoyant from childhood. He has written several books on his spiritual findings and methods.  These can be understood in the context of the Spiritual Science of Rudolf Steiner, which was developed in the early 20th century as a path of knowledge and is known as Anthroposophy.

    £10 full price/  £7 concessions or members.

    Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite here: The Nordic Path of Initiation and the Three Elemental Realms Tickets, Thu, Sep 9, 2021 at 7:30 PM | Eventbrite

    Tickets can also be purchased for cash on the night if there are seats available.

    For further information, please contact Glenn Charles:  glenn.charles@gmail.com  07554000280

  • Wednesday 15 September
    7.15pm - 8.45pm

    with David Lowe
    These lectures from 1921 are an inspiring presentation of the many aspects of materialism that has become the dominant way we experience the world today. It covers both its origins, what it will become in the future and what Anthroposophy has to offer in its place.

    For further information, freerlife@gmx.com

  • Wednesday 22 September
    7.15pm - 8.45pm

    with David Lowe
    These lectures from 1921 are an inspiring presentation of the many aspects of materialism that has become the dominant way we experience the world today. It covers both its origins, what it will become in the future and what Anthroposophy has to offer in its place.

    For further information, freerlife@gmx.com

  • Tuesday 12 October 9am - Friday 15 October 5pm

    with Sylvie Hetu or Mary Beattie

    Become an infant massage instructor with the International Association of Infant Massage. The most fulfilling work, contributing to a better world.

    Training is at Rudolf Steiner House with either Sylvie Hetu (international pioneer, parent lecturer, author, poet and anthroposophist), or Mary Beattie (IAIM international trainer and Massage in Schools instructor).

    Book now by contacting Mary: mary@babyandchildmassage.co.uk or 07528589859

    www.babyandchildmassage.co.uk