We offer a number of study groups that you may join, to learn more about Anthroposophy by studying one of Rudolf Steiner’s books.

Most of the groups are led by Committee Members, and are in person at the Steiner Centre, or on zoom.

If you would like to host a group, let us know and we can list it here to invite others to join you on your studies.

Click on the link to learn more about each Study Group:

“Our highest endeavor must be to develop free human beings who are able of themselves to impart purpose and direction to their lives. The need for imagination, a sense of truth, and a feeling of responsibility—these three forces are the very nerve of education.”

– Rudolp Steiner

Leading Thoughts Meetings – Monthly

The Johannesburg branch of the Anthroposophical Society invite you to join our monthly exploration of the Leading Thoughts, written by Rudolf Steiner.

The Leading Thoughts is a “collection of short essays… written near the end of Steiner’s life and in a way summarize, in highly concentrated form, the whole of anthroposophy. Each essay ends with a short summary of its contents, and these are known as the “leading thoughts.” This discussion is ideal for anyone wanting to understand Anthroposophy from an introductory perspective or deepen their understanding thinking.

These gatherings will be held once a month on the first Wednesday nights of the month at the Steiner Centre. You can attend anytime, as it suits you, because even if you can only take part occasionally it has an inspiring, light-filling effect on you. Also there are a few copies of the Leading Thoughts in our Library, if you would like to borrow a copy.

RSVP Essential, so please contact Chandre Wertheim Aymes for details via library@anthro-jhb.org.za.


Study of Today’s Needed Consciousness – Monthly

Ian Dunnett (who has been involved in Anthroposophy since attending Emerson College in England in 1972) will facilitate a group to find the Consciousness Needed today. It will be a discussion group, not a lecture, based on how to deal with the evil in our world by developing and using appropriate spiritual forces in our beings, known to us through Anthroposophy.

We are in the years that the forces of darkness hold sway, and are leading the charge using FEAR and GREED as their main weapon.

Please join our WhatsApp group.
We will also meet every second Wednesday night of the month for those who can, at 18h30, and every third Wednesday afternoon of the month, at 15h00, at the Steiner Centre, to have an opportunity to have person to person conversations around this topic. For more details see this page, and read some articles discussed by the group, found here.

RSVP please to Ian Dunnett on 0833777374 and to join the WhatsApp Group.


Theosophy” book by Steiner – Zoom Study Group Monday nights

Join the of the Johannesburg Anthroposophical Society’s new study group, led by Michaël Merle, on Zoom as he takes you on an enlightening exploration of Rudolf Steiner’s book, “Theosophy.” This profound work delves into spirituality, philosophy, and esoteric knowledge, offering a unique perspective that harmonizes science, art, and spirituality. Gain a deep understanding of metaphysical principles, human consciousness, and the interconnectedness of all beings. Meetings will be held every Monday night at 19:00 for one hour. Don’t miss this transformative opportunity to expand your horizons and connect with a vibrant community of seekers. Reserve your spot today and embark on a captivating intellectual journey.
For more details see this page.

Where: online on Zoom

When: Mondays nights 19h00 to 20h00

Please contact our Secretary, Telana to get the Zoom details on 0837302979 or her email being anthroposocietyjhb@gmail.com.


“The Mystery of Golgotha” – Weekly Study Group

On Monday mornings at 10h00 a group, led by Helen, meets in our library and are working studying the Mystery of Golgotha.

“The Mystery of Golgotha is one of the profoundest secrets of the evolution of the world. In order to understand it, we must shed light upon the occult wisdom of thousands of years ago, on the remote past of the world’s development. It is not a plausible argument against a more penetrating knowledge of the Mystery of Golgotha to say that the life and work of Christ Jesus should be accessible to the simplest mind. This is indeed the case. But a full, encompassing comprehension of this greatest event on earth must be drawn out of the depths of Mystery-wisdom.”

– Steiner. GA97, 2 December 1906, Cologne

Anybody who wishes to join, please let Helen know and she will advise further details. For more info contact Helen on 0847611695.


The Foundation Stone Study Group

The Christmas Foundation Stone Verse was shared by Rudolf Steiner at the Christmas Conference of the General Anthroposophical Society in 1923. Steiner gave it as the foundation for the renewal of the Society.

This study group meets to looks at the rhythms of the verse in the way they were envisaged by Steiner. All are welcome to join this study group, if they wish.

Please RSVP and to get details of which Saturdays this group meets (usually every 3rd Saturday), by contacting Ludmilla King for details on 0847625570.


Exploring the Foundation Stone – 7 sessions of Discussions

This exploration has finished, and you can watch the podcast videos and find all the details by clicking here.

Reading Groups

There are a number of reading groups, studying different texts of Anthroposophy, and meeting at different times and venues during the weeks. To find out more please contact us.