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.

  • 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 ‚Äėrepeated earth-lives‚Äô already exists as a reality in the human soul, for within ordinary consciousness, other, ‚Äėdim and shadowy‚Äô states exist, to be fathomed only by looking at the human being‚Äôs threefold division of head, breast and limbs. So that by means of the head, a ‚Äėdream-like consciousness‚Äô enables him to look back into earlier earthlives, and that the ‚Äėlimb man‚Äô unfolds a continual ‚Äėdream-consciousness‚Äô 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

  • 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 ‚Äėrepeated earth-lives‚Äô already exists as a reality in the human soul, for within ordinary consciousness, other, ‚Äėdim and shadowy‚Äô states exist, to be fathomed only by looking at the human being‚Äôs threefold division of head, breast and limbs. So that by means of the head, a ‚Äėdream-like consciousness‚Äô enables him to look back into earlier earthlives, and that the ‚Äėlimb man‚Äô unfolds a continual ‚Äėdream-consciousness‚Äô 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: ‚Äėit is‚Ķ. not without reason that just at the present time ‚Ķ.. the Mission of the several Folksouls‚Ķ..should for once be spoken of quite impartially..‚Ķ It is especially important, because the fate of humanity in the near future will bring people together much more than hitherto‚Ķ.. to fulfil a common mission‚Ķ.. 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 ‚Ķ..what we might call ‚ÄėThe Self-knowledge of the Folk.‚Äô

    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

  • 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 ‚Äėrepeated earth-lives‚Äô already exists as a reality in the human soul, for within ordinary consciousness, other, ‚Äėdim and shadowy‚Äô states exist, to be fathomed only by looking at the human being‚Äôs threefold division of head, breast and limbs. So that by means of the head, a ‚Äėdream-like consciousness‚Äô enables him to look back into earlier earthlives, and that the ‚Äėlimb man‚Äô unfolds a continual ‚Äėdream-consciousness‚Äô 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 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

  • 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

  • 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