All Friday Seminars & Lectures Events

The Representative of Humanity A series of zoom and face to face seminars exploring Rudolf Steiner’s Sculptural Group

Fridays 7pm - 8.30pm All welcome, no need to book, no charge. Voluntary donations towards costs and overheads are gratefully received and can be made by transfer to a Nationwide account held for this purpose. Account name: Adrian Hotten, sort code: 07-01-16 account number: 31466776 Zoom link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82632129836 Meeting ID: 826 3212 9836, Passcode: 755359 Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kw5KhlMVS8 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

Online events are highlighted in blue.

  • Friday 20 May
    7pm - 8.30pm

    with Sebastian Parsons

    The Foundation Stone Meditation was given by Rudolf Steiner to support the members in the re-founding of the Anthroposophical Society. The Society is an organisation – a shared endeavour – and the meditation draws together the fundamental teaching of Anthroposophy to support the members in their striving. It can also support us in our daily lives at work and at home, wherever we are in a collaborative environment striving for the good.

    Sebastian Parsons has been a businessman and a student of spiritual science for over 30 years. He built the Dr. Hauschka skincare brand in the UK, founded the Stockwood Community Benefit Society, has chaired a number of charities including the Biodynamic Agricultural Association and West Midlands Eurythmy Association, and now works in finance in Stourbridge.

    Voluntary donations towards costs and overheads are gratefully received and can be made by transfer to a Nationwide account held for this purpose. Account name: Adrian Hotten, sort code: 07-01-16 account number: 31466776 or via Paypal to suejoanpeat@gmail.com

    Zoom link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82632129836
    Meeting ID: 826 3212 9836, Passcode: 755359
    Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kw5KhlMVS

  • Friday 27 May
    7pm - 8.30pm

    with Adrian Locher*

    We can work with speech to address our souls and tell ourselves of the wonders of our own being. We can tell ourselves how the soul lives in the body and in what we do, feel and think. The aim is summed up in the aspiration expressed in the final lines ‘That good may become…..’ of the actions that we found in the realm of the heart, and direct with clear thinking. Come and join in – whether you’ve worked with the foundation stone for years or are totally new to it.

    Voluntary donations towards costs and overheads are gratefully received and can be made by transfer to a Nationwide account held for this purpose.

    Account name: Adrian Hotten, sort code: 07-01-16 account number: 31466776 or via Paypal to suejoanpeat@gmail.com

    *Replacing Geoff Norris, as advertised in EVENTS.

  • Friday 3 June
    7pm - 8.30pm

    with Dr. Douglas Miller

    On a stormy night in late September 1913 in Dornach Switzerland Rudolf Steiner laid the dodecahedral copper Foundation Stone for a building that was to serve as the centre for the work of the Anthroposophical Society. Nearly a decade later that building, constructed by an international group of artisans as a world war raged, was lost to an arsonist’s fire on New Year’s Eve Vowing to continue, Rudolf Steiner set about rebuilding, and he laid a newFoundation Stone during the refounding of the Anthroposophical Society at Christmas 1923—this time in the form of a meditation for Society members. Dr. Miller’s presentation will offer an opportunity to explore the importance of these two foundation stones—their relationship and meaning for anthroposophy, for the work of Rudolf Steiner, and for the world.

    Dr. Douglas Miller is a retired professor of German at the University of Michigan–Flint 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.

    Voluntary donations towards costs and overheads are gratefully received and can be made by transfer to a Nationwide account held for this purpose. Account name: Adrian Hotten, sort code: 07-01-16 account number: 31466776 or via Paypal to suejoanpeat@gmail.com

    Zoom link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82632129836
    Meeting ID: 826 3212 9836, Passcode: 755359
    Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kw5KhlMVS

  • Friday 10 June
    7pm - 8.30pm

    with Mary Watson

    The Foundation Stone is performed in eurythmy - a form of movement that brings speech and sound to life on the stage. Mary will help us explore together how working with gesture and colour canmdeepen our experience of this meditation. No experience of eurythmy is expected or required - feel free to watch or join in.

    Mary Watson is a eurythmist who works with a group to bring the Foundation Stone Meditation in eurythmy to others in the form of day workshops including performance, demonstration and simple exercises in both eurythmy and speech.

    A series of zoom and face to face seminars exploring a meditation given by Rudolf Steiner that can form the foundation of our spiritual lives. All welcome, no need to book, no charge.

    Voluntary donations towards costs and overheads are gratefully received and can be made by transfer to a Nationwide account held for this purpose. Account name: Adrian Hotten, sort code: 07-01-16 account number: 31466776 or via Paypal to suejoanpeat@gmail.com

    A series of zoom and face to face seminars exploring a meditation given by Rudolf Steiner that can form the foundation of our spiritual lives. All welcome, no need to book, no charge.

    Voluntary donations towards costs and overheads are gratefully received and can be made by transfer to a Nationwide account held for this purpose. Account name: Adrian Hotten, sort code: 07-01-16 account number:

  • Friday 17 June
    7pm - 8.30pm

    with Tom Hart-Shea

    The Foundation Stone Meditation was given in a completely open public space, and has always been visible and accessible to any seeker. I will start with a review of the rhythms and go on to address the dynamic of Father, Son and Spirit.

    Tom Hart Shea has three names because he very fortunately married a feminist. He worked in education as a primary school teacher, researcher and Head Teacher (Principal).

    Voluntary donations towards costs and overheads are gratefully received and can be made by transfer to a Nationwide account held for this purpose. Account name: Adrian Hotten, sort code: 07-01-16 account number: 31466776 or via Paypal to suejoanpeat@gmail.com

    Zoom link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82632129836
    Meeting ID: 826 3212 9836, Passcode: 755359
    Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kw5KhlMVS

  • Friday 24 June
    7pm - 8.30pm

    with Dr. Peter Gruenewald

    As we work with the Foundation Stone we can experience our soul living in our body in all three ‘systems’ – the ‘metabolic limb’ system – generating energy and enabling us to move, the ‘rhythmic’ system – made up of the heart and lungs and the 'sense nervous’ system – centred in the head. Peter will outline how a healthy working together of the soul within these three systems brings us to a deeper understanding of ourselves as both physical and spiritual beings.

    Peter Gruenewald is an Anthroposophical Doctor working both in the NHS and privately as a specialist and GP. He has a specialist interest in cardiovascular physiology and in how new insights into heart function are leading to a deeper understanding of its central place in our physiology.

    Voluntary donations towards costs and overheads are gratefully received and can be made by transfer to a Nationwide account held for this purpose.

    Account name: Adrian Hotten, sort code: 07-01-16 account number: 31466776 or via Paypal to suejoanpeat@gmail.com

  • Friday 1 July
    7pm - 8.30pm

    with Eric Klein

    The Heart forces are central to the Foundation Stone Meditation, and as we work with it, we realise that the ongoing development of the forces of love, the Christ forces, are central to both our development as human beings, and to the development of humanity as a whole. New impulses are founded within our hearts and consciously focussed with ever renewing, living thinking.

    Eric Klein was born and raised in an Anthroposophic home in New York, educated at the Rudolf Steiner School in New York City, before training as a concert musician at the Manhattan School of Music. His life’s journey has gone through Harvard Business School, the Christian Community Seminary in Stuttgart, Germany before settling in England in 2002. He has worked as a performing musician, composer, conductor, teacher and lecturer.

    Voluntary donations towards costs and overheads are gratefully received and can be made by transfer to a Nationwide account held for this purpose. Account name: Adrian Hotten, sort code: 07-01-16 account number: 31466776 or via Paypal to suejoanpeat@gmail.com

    Zoom link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82632129836
    Meeting ID: 826 3212 9836, Passcode: 755359
    Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kw5KhlMVS

  • Friday 8 July
    7pm - 8.30pm

    with Andrew Welburn

    Rudolf Steiner’s almost overwhelming challenge to us in the great Foundation meditation can leave us feeling inadequate even to start. But in reality, it has many surprisingly friendly features and there are manifold ways we can grapple with it. It also can help us feel that we are not alone as we face the future but have around us a world of spiritual beings and resources. So let’s try!

    Dr. Andrew Welburn has been an academic in the fields of English Literature and biblical interpretation and history. A life-long anthroposophist, he has written several books on Steiner’s philosophy, esotericism and Christianity, and on the prophet Zarathustra.

    Voluntary donations towards costs and overheads are gratefully received and can be made by transfer to a Nationwide account held for this purpose.

    Account name: Adrian Hotten, sort code: 07-01-16 account number: 31466776 or via Paypal to suejoanpeat@gmail.com

  • Friday 15 July
    7pm - 8.30pm

    with Peter Van Breda

    Is hope just a wild fantasy that in reality can never be fulfilled? Should we take care with what we hope for, or perhaps never allow ourselves to hope for anything? The Foundation Stone invites us to open ourselves to a deep power of hope that is relevant and present and can be consciously cultivated in our spiritual lives.

    Peter Van Breda lives in London and is a priest of The Christian Community, a movement for religious renewal.

    Voluntary donations towards costs and overheads are gratefully received and can be made by transfer to a Nationwide account held for this purpose. Account name: Adrian Hotten, sort code: 07-01-16 account number: 31466776 or via Paypal to suejoanpeat@gmail.com

    Zoom link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82632129836
    Meeting ID: 826 3212 9836, Passcode: 755359
    Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kw5KhlMVS