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  • Friday 31 May
    7pm - 8.30pm

    with Dr. Peter Gruenewald

    Suffering from a chronic physical or mental illness can be an existential challenge that may seemingly limit our self-expression and even social reach. It can be caused by experiences and deeds in previous lives but may also be a preparation to acquire new life skills for a future lifetime. In fact, organs that are weak in one incarnation, may become organs of strength in a next life. All illness, even physical illnesses have to be understood from their spiritual, soul, vital and physical and social aspect. Once we understand these dimensions of illness and its individual purpose, we can start to work on improving the conditions by means that strengthen our physical, vital, emotional and spiritual constitution. 

    We will in this context look at two statements: ‘All illnesses are musical problems.’ (Novalis) and Paracelsus: ‘The foundation of all medicine is love.’ We will explore the question: How can we use spiritual development and initiation to work towards a true and sustainable state of health, physically, vitally, emotionally and spiritually?

     Dr Peter Gruenewald is an anthroposophical doctor, general practitioner, specialist doctor in sleep medicine and a trainer in Adaptive Resilience and stress management. He is the author of the books: Rosicrucian Alchemy. A Spiritual Christian Path (2024). Mastering Life. Rosicrucian and Magical Techniques for achieving your Life’s Goals (2022). Manifesting your Best Future Self: Building Adaptive Resilience (2020). The Quiet Heart. Putting Stress in its Place (2007).

    Zoom link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82632129836
    Meeting ID: 826 3212 9836, Passcode: 755359

  • Saturday 8 June
    11am - 12pm

    with Graham Kennish

    A 1+ hour (free) Zoom workshop to learn a practical anthroposophical method of handling anxiety and stress, through the Goethean observation of one’s own inner emotional state, with the language of gesture. You will leave with a practical exercise that you will have created yourself, to use in daily life.

    Graham Kennish is a Steiner science teacher trainer, a driving instructor and a psychotherapist (MBACP Accredited) holding workshops and individual sessions in Goethean Psychology.

    Free of charge, but donations to cover Zoom costs are welcome.

    For further information and booking your chosen date, please contact: kennish46@gmail.com or 07973 680959

    www.goetheanpsychology.co.uk

  • Monday 10 June
    7pm - 8.30pm

    with Dr Sue Peat and Adrian Hotten

    Rudolf Steiner’s collection of fifty-two meditative verses were first published in German in 1912. These verses, representing the fifty-two weeks of the year, begin with Easter week and offer thoughts that help us find a deeper relationship with the spiritual forces at work throughout the year.

    ‘You should take these meditations quite particularly into your hearts, for they contain what can make the soul alive and what really corresponds to a living relationship of the soul forces to the forces of the macrocosm.’ - Rudolf Steiner, CW 40, 1912

    Each verse appears alongside the corresponding opposite verse for the week, that represents a kind of mirror, or compensating force during the year. In listening to the changing language of the year we can rediscover our individual nature. These verses help to awaken a feeling of unity with nature while simultaneously stimulating a discovery of the self. We will mainly be using the Ruth & Hans Pusch translation of the verses and The Year Participated, an interpretation and translation by Owen Barfield. Both are readily available to purchase or can be found on the internet. Members of the Meetup group already receive the verses week by week by email. Come and join us as we continue to work our way through the changing nature of the year.

    Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82632129836?pwd=SDZ3d0kxWk0wNU1uUzN5OStBZmN6QT09
    Meeting ID: 826 3212 9836
    Passcode: 755359

    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.

    Small donations towards expenses welcome: £3/£2

    All the Rudolf Steiner lectures and writings that we are studying are available from the library at Rudolf Steiner House and, in addition, many can be purchased in the Bookshop or accessed online at at the Rudolf Steiner Archive.

    For updated news on these and other events please see: www.meetup.com/rudolf-steiner-spiritual-science

  • Friday 14 June
    7pm - 8.30pm

    with Graham Kennish

    Any deep consideration of the truths of re-incarnation and karma will have significant impact on how we view our lives. Graham will explore how inner changes take place in our perception of the ordinary as well as the unusual, sharing events in his own life and some striking modern examples which reflect their reality.

    Graham Kennish has been a Steiner Waldorf science teacher for many years, now a teacher trainer in the UK, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Armenia. Graham is a grandfather, living near Stroud with his partner Jane. He is also a driving instructor and a psychotherapist, using

    Goethean Psychology - see www.goetheanpsychology.co.uk

    Zoom link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82632129836
    Meeting ID: 826 3212 9836, Passcode: 755359

  • Saturday 15 June
    11am - 12pm

    with Graham Kennish

    A 1+ hour (free) Zoom workshop to learn a practical anthroposophical method of handling anxiety and stress, through the Goethean observation of one’s own inner emotional state, with the language of gesture. You will leave with a practical exercise that you will have created yourself, to use in daily life.

    Graham Kennish is a Steiner science teacher trainer, a driving instructor and a psychotherapist (MBACP Accredited) holding workshops and individual sessions in Goethean Psychology.

    Free of charge, but donations to cover Zoom costs are welcome.

    For further information and booking your chosen date, please contact: kennish46@gmail.com or 07973 680959

    www.goetheanpsychology.co.uk

  • Saturday 22 June
    11am - 12pm

    with Graham Kennish

    A 1+ hour (free) Zoom workshop to learn a practical anthroposophical method of handling anxiety and stress, through the Goethean observation of one’s own inner emotional state, with the language of gesture. You will leave with a practical exercise that you will have created yourself, to use in daily life.

    Graham Kennish is a Steiner science teacher trainer, a driving instructor and a psychotherapist (MBACP Accredited) holding workshops and individual sessions in Goethean Psychology.

    Free of charge, but donations to cover Zoom costs are welcome.

    For further information and booking your chosen date, please contact: kennish46@gmail.com or 07973 680959

    www.goetheanpsychology.co.uk

  • Monday 24 June
    7pm - 8.30pm

    with Dr. Sue Peat and Adrian Hotten

    Rudolf Steiner’s collection of fifty-two meditative verses were first published in German in 1912. These verses, representing the fifty-two weeks of the year, begin with Easter week and offer thoughts that help us find a deeper relationship with the spiritual forces at work throughout the year.

    'You should take these meditations quite especially into your hearts, for they contain what can enliven the soul and really represents a living relationship of soul forces with forces of the macrocosm.’--
    Rudolf Steiner, CW 40, 1912

    Each verse appears alongside the corresponding opposite verse for the week, that represents a kind of mirror, or compensating force during the year. In listening to the changing language of the year we can rediscover our individual nature. These verses help to awaken a feeling of unity with nature while simultaneously stimulating a discovery of the self. We will mainly be using the Ruth & Hans Pusch translation of the verses and The Year Participated, an interpretation and translation by Owen Barfield. Both are readily available to purchase or can be found on the internet. Members of the Meetup group already receive the verses week by week by email.

    Come and join us as we work our way through the changing nature of the year.

    Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82632129836?pwd=SDZ3d0kxWk0wNU1uUzN5OStBZmN6QT09
    Meeting ID: 826 3212 9836
    Passcode: 755359

  • Friday 28 June
    7pm - 8.30pm

    Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (born 29th September 1571; died July 1610 aged 38 years)

    with Peter Van Breda

    The talk will be focused on an individuality who clearly ushers in a new form of art consciousness, Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio. His colourful but also controversial life unfolded at the end of the 16th and the beginning of the 17th centuries. He was plagued by extreme behavioural episodes, his daily life was often so overshadowed by dark deeds that he found himself a fugitive on the run for most of his life. He carried though within himself the remarkable ability to paint living scenarios, mostly biblical themes, in an outstanding manner, both beautiful but often shocking. The events he paints arise out of wells of darkness but are then highlighted by shafts of light; they take place in front of you as if happening on the sidewalks of our everyday life.

    In 1969 Peter had the blessing of being introduced to an anthroposophist who became a lifelong friend, Dr Jan C Louw. One afternoonarly in their friendship he enquired whether Peter had ever heard of Rudolf Steiner. After an hourlong conversation, Peter knew for certain that Rudolf Steiner and the unfolding gift of Anthroposophy would become the forefront impulse of his life. Soon he was on his way to Emerson College where he felt how a transformative seed of becoming had entered into his destiny. One gift was the two-week-long initial course given by William Mann, a devoted art historian. As the course unfolded Peter began to recognise that art through the ages was, amongst many other things, a direct indication of the phases of consciousness through which we have evolved. History of Art has remained an nnovative companion for him for over 50 years.

    Zoom link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82632129836
    Meeting ID: 826 3212 9836, Passcode: 755359

  • Saturday 29 June
    11am - 12pm

    with Graham Kennish

    A 1+ hour (free) Zoom workshop to learn a practical anthroposophical method of handling anxiety and stress, through the Goethean observation of one’s own inner emotional state, with the language of gesture. You will leave with a practical exercise that you will have created yourself, to use in daily life.

    Graham Kennish is a Steiner science teacher trainer, a driving instructor and a psychotherapist (MBACP Accredited) holding workshops and individual sessions in Goethean Psychology.

    Free of charge, but donations to cover Zoom costs are welcome.

    For further information and booking your chosen date, please contact: kennish46@gmail.com or 07973 680959

    www.goetheanpsychology.co.uk

  • Monday 8 July
    7pm - 8.30pm

    with Dr Sue Peat and Adrian Hotten

    Rudolf Steiner’s collection of fifty-two meditative verses were first published in German in 1912. These verses, representing the fifty-two weeks of the year, begin with Easter week and offer thoughts that help us find a deeper relationship with the spiritual forces at work throughout the year.

    ‘You should take these meditations quite particularly into your hearts, for they contain what can make the soul alive and what really corresponds to a living relationship of the soul forces to the forces of the macrocosm.’ - Rudolf Steiner, CW 40, 1912

    Each verse appears alongside the corresponding opposite verse for the week, that represents a kind of mirror, or compensating force during the year. In listening to the changing language of the year we can rediscover our individual nature. These verses help to awaken a feeling of unity with nature while simultaneously stimulating a discovery of the self. We will mainly be using the Ruth & Hans Pusch translation of the verses and The Year Participated, an interpretation and translation by Owen Barfield. Both are readily available to purchase or can be found on the internet. Members of the Meetup group already receive the verses week by week by email. Come and join us as we continue to work our way through the changing nature of the year.

    Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82632129836?pwd=SDZ3d0kxWk0wNU1uUzN5OStBZmN6QT09
    Meeting ID: 826 3212 9836
    Passcode: 755359

    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.

    Small donations towards expenses welcome: £3/£2

    All the Rudolf Steiner lectures and writings that we are studying are available from the library at Rudolf Steiner House and, in addition, many can be purchased in the Bookshop or accessed online at at the Rudolf Steiner Archive.

    For updated news on these and other events please see: www.meetup.com/rudolf-steiner-spiritual-science

  • Friday 12 July
    7pm - 8.30pm

    with Geoff Norris

    In the autumn of 1924 Rudolf Steiner gave a course on Speech and Drama that was intended for professional actors. Rudolf Steiner places an important statement in the introduction to this course ‘What is important above all else is a thorough knowledge of the organism of speech, of the living structure of speech as such. This organism of speech has been produced, has come forth, out of man himself in the course of his evolution.’ Geoff will offer us an overview of the course and insights into how we can all put these into practice when we speak and listen – particularly when participating in the high social art of human conversation.

    Geoff is a master teacher of Steiner Creative Speech with over 45 years of experience in the field. He is an experienced storyteller, actor and director and has performed and given workshops world-wide. He is currently training students to achieve a Goetheanum recognized siploma in Steiner Speech and has been speaking and codirecting for Eurythmy West Midlands young stage group.

    Zoom link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82632129836
    Meeting ID: 826 3212 9836, Passcode: 755359