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.

“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 both the first Wednesday nights (at 18h00) and Saturday afternoons (at 15h30) of the month at the Steiner Centre. You can attend both or either one, as it suits 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 rsvp to our Secretary, Telana on 0837302979 or her email being anthroposocietyjhb@gmail.com.


Study of The Christ Impulse – Monthly

The Fourth Wednesday of the month at our Branch Evenings, we will be offering a study of ‘The Christ Impulse’, and this starts in May 2022, on Wednesday 25th May at 18h00 to 19h00, at the Steiner Centre (in the library). More info coming here soon.

RSVP please to our Secretary, Telana on 0837302979 or her email being anthroposocietyjhb@gmail.com.


Knowledge of Higher Worlds – Zoom Study Group Monday nights

Knowledge of Higher Worlds is Rudolf Steiner’s fundamental guide to the path of cognition or knowledge in Anthroposophy. Through this classic, he leads the reader from cultivating reverence and inner tranquillity, to developing the inner life through stages of preparation, illumination and initiation. This can awaken faculties in human consciousness that are sleeping, and when awake can lead to life-giving wisdom. Steiner describes with warmth and clarity, and in detail, the practical exercises for students of this path of initiation to do. These are exercises in the outer and inner observation and development of moral qualities that can be cultivated on one’s path to a conscious experience of supersensible realities.

Michaël Merle leads this study group each Monday night on zoom, exploring a few pages of the book and encouraging discussion around the topic of exploration for that evening.

You are welcome to still join us, even if you have missed a few sessions.

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 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, by contacting our Secretary, Telana, on 0837302979 or her email being anthroposocietyjhb@gmail.com.


Exploring the Foundation Stone – 6 Week online series of Discussions

This exploration starts on Monday night 6 June 2022 at 19h00 on zoom. For details and to register for free to get the zoom details, go 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 Helen on 0847611695.