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 Ludmilla King for details on 0847625570

Study of The Fall of the Spirits of Darkness – Monthly

The Second Wednesday of the month at our Branch Evenings, we will be offering a study, using as a basis Rudolf Steiner’s book: ‘The Fall of the Spirits of Darkness‘. This is because we are in a time where it is important to face, in a rightful way, the situation which is currently present in the world.

About the book:

“Since 1879 and into the following centuries, human minds will be influenced by backward angels — the spirits of darkness — who were forced out of “the heavens” and made their abode on earth following their defeat after a 40-year battle with the hosts of the Archangel Michael. Human beings must realize the truth of these things, not only to counter such influences within themselves, but to realize that spiritual causes lie behind major earthly happenings. From this realization, true human development can proceed, leading to the creation of social orders, schools, etc, based on real insight.”

The Fall of the Spirits of Darkness‘ by Rudolf Steiner

RSVP please to Ludmilla King for details on 0847625570.

The Philosophy of Freedom” book by Steiner – Zoom Study Group Monday nights

Michaël Merle will be leading this study group each Monday night on zoom STARTING 1 AUGUST, exploring a few pages of the book and encouraging discussion around the topic of exploration for that evening.

You are welcome to join us.

Where: online on Zoom

When: Mondays nights 19h00 to 20h00 STARTS 1 AUGUST 2022

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

– Steiner

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.

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.