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:
- ‘Leading Thoughts’
- Today’s Needed Consciousness – Study
- Online ZOOM Study of ‘Theosophy’
- ‘Man as a Symphony of the Creative Word’
- The Foundation Stone Study Group
- Parenting through anthroposophy: bringing spiritual knowledge into the home
- Self Study: RECORDINGS of Exploring the Foundation Stone Conference
“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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 STARTS 7 AUGUST 2023
Please contact our Secretary, Telana to get the Zoom details on 0837302979 or her email being email@example.com.
“Man as a Symphony of the Creative Word” book by Steiner – Weekly Study Group
On Monday mornings a group, led by Helen, meets in our library and are working through “Man as a Symphony of the Creative Word” by Steiner.
“Everything good and everything evil is in some way connected with beings that are to be found somewhere. Everything is part of the great cosmic scheme of things and its connection with other beings can be recognized.”– Steiner
For the ordinary observer of nature, what flies through the world also has no inner connection – because he sees none. Everything has its own meaning within the world order.
About the book:
In this important series of lectures, given near the end of his life, Rudolf Steiner brought together many aspects of his research into man and nature. The first three lectures show us man’s inner relationship to the ancient and sacred animal representatives – eagle, lion, and bull – and to the forces of the cosmos that form them. This insight is deepened in the second group of lectures by approaching the plant and animal worlds in the context of spiritual evolution. The third group gives a unique and intimate description of the elemental nature spirits – the purely spiritual beings that complement plants and animals – and the cooperation these beings offer to mankind. In the fourth series, man himself is placed in this harmony of nature – in the symphony of the Creative Word.
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.
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.