All Study and Conversation Groups Events

Our reading groups provide the opportunity in a very informal setting to explore Rudolf Steiner’s work with others. There is no need for any prior participation or knowledge, and everyone, young and old, is very welcome to join us at any time, just once or as often as it suits. We aim to create a friendly, inviting atmosphere, as good humoured as it is serious. Working together, we share our reflections on the immediate theme and try to pay as much attention to listening as to speaking. We find that studying together provides a wonderful opportunity for the whole group to advance in knowledge and understanding. Members and friends are warmly invited to groups at any time even for one-off visits. Previous participation is not necessary and there is no need to book.

All welcome, no need to book. Suggested donation at the door £3/£2. Online events are currently free.

For more details, please email Adrian Hotten: ssatrsh@virginmedia.com

Meetup website: www.meetup.com/rudolf-steiner-spiritual-science

Online events are highlighted in blue.

  • Tuesday 30 November
    7pm - 8.30pm

    with Brendan McQuillan

    These Munich lectures on Initiation complement certain themes in A Road to Self Knowledge, published by Dr Steiner at the same time, in August of 1912. This book is a series of eight meditations and from their themes, the lectures consider aspects of the Physical, Etheric and Astral Bodies, and The Guardian of the Threshold. Dr Steiner points out that ‘because progressive, divine beings and Luciferic beings are present in the higher worlds, their relation to one another is reflected in the antithesis of Time and Eternity’; and, in addition, that ‘there could be no more cherished companion than Ahriman for those who wish to preserve for Eternity each Passing Moment’.

    For further information: ben.mcquillan@outlook.com

  • Wednesday 1 December
    2pm - 4pm

    with Trevor Dance

    A wonderful opportunity to begin the study of the book which Rudolf Steiner regarded as the underpinning of every aspect of Anthroposophy. Steiner’s book is a practical guide – if we want to become free, we have to strive through our own inner activity, our unconscious urges and habits of thought. Freedom is not lack of restraint, but the attainment of a worldview that sees through all illusions, recognizes no limits to knowledge and opens the portal of the reality of the spiritual world.

    All welcome – no prior knowledge assumed.

    For further information: trevordance@hotmail.com

  • Wednesday 1 December
    4.15pm - 5.45pm

    with Margitta Ogundare and Dagmar Steffelbauer

    (GA 347) These lectures are part of a series of 8 books. They contain sessions of Rudolf Steiner with workers who helped to construct the first Goetheanum building in Dornach, Switzerland. The initiative was theirs. They got involved by proposing topics and putting forward questions. The style is accordingly a vivid oral one. The gatherings from 2 August - 30 September 1922 are concerned with the human soul in relationship to body, soul and spirit. Subjects covered include how inner and outer life are interwoven, speech and language, brain and thinking, inner organs and perception, earth and human evolution. We warmly invite you to join the study group and newcomers always very much welcomed.

    For further information: d.steffelbauer@gmail.com

  • Wednesday 1 December
    6.45pm - 8.15pm

    with David Lowe

    These lectures explore what materialism is. Where does our attachment and lifelong involvement with the material world originate? Was it there in earlier periods and what will it become in the future? The results of spiritual research provide the basis for a penetrating understanding of this powerful impulse and is a source of light in the dark web of our times.

    For further information: freerlife@gmx.com

  • Thursday 2 December
    6.45pm - 8.15pm

    with Iaia Chiesa

    As one of the recognised tasks of Anthroposophy, we will be reading to the so-called dead, to establish and/or reestablish a connection with the dear ones who have crossed the threshold.

    Please contact Iaia Chiesa via email to join the group: iaiac53@yahoo.com

  • Monday 6 December
    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.

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  • Tuesday 7 December
    7pm - 8.30pm

    with Brendan McQuillan

    These Munich lectures on Initiation complement certain themes in A Road to Self Knowledge, published by Dr Steiner at the same time, in August of 1912. This book is a series of eight meditations and from their themes, the lectures consider aspects of the Physical, Etheric and Astral Bodies, and The Guardian of the Threshold. Dr Steiner points out that ‘because progressive, divine beings and Luciferic beings are present in the higher worlds, their relation to one another is reflected in the antithesis of Time and Eternity’; and, in addition, that ‘there could be no more cherished companion than Ahriman for those who wish to preserve for Eternity each Passing Moment’.

    For further information: ben.mcquillan@outlook.com

  • Wednesday 8 December
    2pm - 4pm

    with William Bishop

    At the end of 1917, after four years of war in Europe, Rudolf Steiner spoke out in these 14 lectures on the spiritual impulses behind the
    Great War, behind humanity’s attempts to build theoretically perfect social orders, and behind many divisions and disruptions that would continue to occur on the earth. So reads the blurb on this book of lectures that we will read and discuss together.

    For further information: william.bishop@blueyonder.co.uk

  • Wednesday 8 December
    4.15pm - 5.45pm

    with Malcolm Gluck

    Topics covered in the discussions include the effects of cemeteries on the living, Greek culture and Christianity, star wisdom, Islam, the Crusades, how scars develop, astronomy, comets, Moses, the Dalai Lama, the Ku Klux Klan, and Britain and Germany as colonial powers.

    For further information: malcolm.gluck@gmail.com

  • Wednesday 8 December
    6.45pm - 8.15pm

    with David Lowe

    These lectures explore what materialism is. Where does our attachment and lifelong involvement with the material world originate? Was it there in earlier periods and what will it become in the future? The results of spiritual research provide the basis for a penetrating understanding of this powerful impulse and is a source of light in the dark web of our times.

    For further information: freerlife@gmx.com

  • Monday 13 December
    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 14 December
    7pm - 8.30pm

    with Brendan McQuillan

    These Munich lectures on Initiation complement certain themes in A Road to Self Knowledge, published by Dr Steiner at the same time, in August of 1912. This book is a series of eight meditations and from their themes, the lectures consider aspects of the Physical, Etheric and Astral Bodies, and The Guardian of the Threshold. Dr Steiner points out that ‘because progressive, divine beings and Luciferic beings are present in the higher worlds, their relation to one another is reflected in the antithesis of Time and Eternity’; and, in addition, that ‘there could be no more cherished companion than Ahriman for those who wish to preserve for Eternity each Passing Moment’.

    For further information: ben.mcquillan@outlook.com

  • Wednesday 15 December
    2pm - 4pm

    with Trevor Dance

    A wonderful opportunity to begin the study of the book which Rudolf Steiner regarded as the underpinning of every aspect of Anthroposophy. Steiner’s book is a practical guide – if we want to become free, we have to strive through our own inner activity, our unconscious urges and habits of thought. Freedom is not lack of restraint, but the attainment of a worldview that sees through all illusions, recognizes no limits to knowledge and opens the portal of the reality of the spiritual world.

    All welcome – no prior knowledge assumed.

    For further information: trevordance@hotmail.com

  • Wednesday 15 December
    4.15pm - 5.45pm

    with Margitta Ogundare and Dagmar Steffelbauer

    (GA 347) These lectures are part of a series of 8 books. They contain sessions of Rudolf Steiner with workers who helped to construct the first Goetheanum building in Dornach, Switzerland. The initiative was theirs. They got involved by proposing topics and putting forward questions. The style is accordingly a vivid oral one. The gatherings from 2 August - 30 September 1922 are concerned with the human soul in relationship to body, soul and spirit. Subjects covered include how inner and outer life are interwoven, speech and language, brain and thinking, inner organs and perception, earth and human evolution. We warmly invite you to join the study group and newcomers always very much welcomed.

    For further information: d.steffelbauer@gmail.com

  • Wednesday 15 December
    6.45pm - 8.15pm

    with David Lowe

    Dr. Steiner extensively researched the spiritual events leading to the events we celebrate at Christmas and how widespread preparation was made centuries beforehand. What was the Buddha’s involvement in the Nativity? He also has much to say about the further development of the connection between the Buddha and later significant spiritual events.

    For further information: freerlife@gmx.com

  • Monday 20 December
    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.

    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82632129836?pwd=SDZ3d0kxWk0wNU1uUzN5OStBZmN6QT09

    Meeting ID: 826 3212 9836

    Passcode: 755359

    One tap mobile +442039017895,,82632129836#,,,,*755359#

    United Kingdom +442080806591,,82632129836#,,,,*755359# United Kingdom  

    Dial by your location         +44 203 901 7895 United Kingdom        

    +44 208 080 6591 United Kingdom        

    +44 208 080 6592 United Kingdom        

    +44 330 088 5830 United Kingdom        

    +44 131 460 1196 United Kingdom        

    +44 203 481 5237 United Kingdom        

    +44 203 481 5240 United Kingdom        

    +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)        

    +1 929 436 2866 US (New York)        

    +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)        

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