Summer Conference for Members and Friends of the Anthroposophical Society in Great Britain

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

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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).

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cover image: The Druid Stone Sketch by Rudolf Steiner 192