Franz Kafka and the karma of initiation (Zoom)

Friday 23 February 7pm - 8.30pm

with Douglas Miller

The writings of Czech author Franz Kafka (1883–1924) found their way around the world during the 20th century and still
present a challenge to the reader in our own time. In his works Kafka knocks at the door of an esoteric knowledge that could result in initiation, although that door largely remains closed. We will consider examples of this experience based on a few short texts from his works and also on Kafka’s personal karma with anthroposophy and with Rudolf Steiner.

Douglas 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.

All welcome, no need to book, no charge. Voluntary donations towards costs 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

Zoom link
Meeting ID: 826 3212 9836, Passcode: 755359

Seminars are not recorded and participants are limited to 100 on zoom