the February 2015 newsletter

ANTHROPOSOPHY NYC
7pm – reg fees
Eurythmy
“O OUR MOTHER THE EARTH,
O OUR FATHER THE SKY”
Linda Larson
As we enter 2015, this
Eurythmy evening together
will help strengthen our
connection to our home, this
Earth that gives us life, with
the inspiration of the words
above from “The Song of the
Sky Loom.” Join us. Bring
soft-soled shoes; no previous
eurythmy experience necessary. Next date: 3/9.
LINDA LARSON: Eurythmist, facilitates workshops, seminars, Eurythmy
in the Workplace. Eurythmy trainings completed
in Dornach, Switzerland, England and the USA;
MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. Therapeutic
eurythmist at Rudolf Steiner School, NYC.
POSTPONED from 2/11 7pm
Monthly Lecture
ANTHROPOSOPHY & YOGA
7:00pm – donations
Social Art Group
THE PERFORMANCE GROUP
A creative training for a new type of social future,
aiming not to create a slick production, but “an art
performance of a pure and raw nature.” Newcomers may join at any time.
Fees & Discounts
Our basic fee is $20. Members of Anthroposophy NYC pay
*$15 as do the discount group: seniors 65+, full-time
students, and active Waldorf teachers. If you are both a
member and in the discount group, the fee is **$10. Buy
a group of frequency discount tickets (FDTs) and receive a
further discount: 25% for 10 events, 15% for 5 events.
FDTs do not expire. — Your best contribution is always
allowed by prior arrangement; email your request to
[email protected]
Sat-Sun-Mon
21-22-23
7:30pm – regular fees
Performance - The Actors’ Ensemble
WASHINGTON SQUARE – by Henry James
Bethany Caputo, Chris Smith,
Fern Sloan, and Ted Pugh
The Actors’ Ensemble presents Washington Square,
Henry James’ tragic story
of a woman’s relationship
with her father and a possible fortune hunter. Faithful
to James’ original text, four
actors narrate the story and
play all of the characters in
this 19th century masterpiece. In development since
2011, it comes to NYC after
an initial run in Spencertown, NY.
THE ACTORS’ ENSEMBLE: founded in 1985 in New York City
by a group of professional actors (members of Anthroposophy
NYC) inspired by acting techniques taught by Russian-born
actor Michael Chekhov. TAE has created and performed
theatre productions across the US and in Europe, developed a
two year college level acting program through Sunbridge College, and in March 2015 will open a new acting school—the
Michael Chekhov School, to be located at Solaris, 360 Warren
Street, in Hudson, NY.
7:30pm – regular fees
Evening lecture
First time? Be our guest!
Thanks to a generous donation, first time visitors to our lectures
are welcome to come as our guests. So if you haven’t attended
before, please come to a lecture, identify yourself as a first-time
attendee, and enjoy the talk. If you’ve been before, invite a friend
as a first time guest. And thank you to our thoughtful donor!
Future Programs
Fri Mar 06 7pm — donations
MEMBERS’ EVENING
NYB & Anthroposophical Society Members
Wed Mar 18, 7:00pm Regular fees
Evening Talk
THE SOUL’S TWO PATHS TO THE THRESHOLD:
Buddha and Zarathustra in Our Times
Dr. James Dyson
Mar 20/21, Fri 6-9pm/Sat 8:30am-5pm $175-$75
Steiner Books Spiritual Research Seminar – at NYU
RUDOLF STEINER: His Years of Preparation
Peter Selg, Rahel Kern, Christopher
Bamford, and eurythmist Sea-Anna Vasilas
Fri Mar, 27, 7pm; Sat 28, 10am-5pm special fees
Presentation & Discussion, Saturday Workshop
“WHEN TWO OR MORE ARE GATHERED” &
THE KARMA OF RELATIONSHIPS
Lynn Jericho
PSYCHOSOPHY: A Psychology of Freedom Thu Apr 02, 7pm donations
Seder Event and Last Supper
Yehuda K. Tagar
PASSOVER/HOLY THURSDAY
This evening’s talk introduces “psychosophy,” the foundation
of anthroposophic psychology & psychotherapy. In November 1910 in Berlin Rudolf Steiner introduced his only dedicated psychology course. Modern psychology was still in its
infancy and he believed that psychosophy could play a major
role in its development. He never gave a follow up psychosophy course as it was never requested, but he predicted that
this would take place in the future.
YEHUDA K TAGAR: an Australian, South Africa, British
psychotherapist and trainer of psychotherapists, founder
of Applied Psychosophy, Psychophonetics and Methodical
Empathy, director of Psychophonetics Institute, president of
Psychosophy Academy of Central Europe.
Phoebe & Walter Alexander, Joyce Reilly
April 3-5, Fri eve, Sat day, Sun afternoon special fees
Workshop
INNER/OUTER BIOGRAPHY &
THE EASTER MYSTERIES
Lisa Romero
Wed May 13, 7pm regular fees
Evening Lecture - topic tbd
Thomas Meyer
The St. Mark Group has studied many
Steiner books over a hundred plus years
but not, perhaps, the mystery dramas. Inspired by last summer’s Festival, the group has taken up the first play, The
Portal of Initiation, reading and discussing it in a circle. A
new book is a good time to join any group, and this a special
chance to get to know these remarkable plays which explore
and reveal the karmic connections and reincarnation paths
of spiritually-seeking individuals up to the 20th century.
The group meets Wednesdays at 5:30pm; just come!
Dyson:
A favorite visitor, Dr. James Dyson,
visits again on March 18th, at 7pm.
James is an anthroposophic physician whose special interests
include child development, mental health, and psychosynthesis psychology. He was a co-founder of Park Attwood
Clinic where he worked for 25 years. His topic for this evening lecture will be “The Soul’s Two Paths to the Threshold:
Buddha and Zarathustra in Our Times.” Rudolf Steiner’s
research connects two great leaders of humanity, Buddha
and Zarathustra, to two paths, one leading the soul outward
into the elements, the other inward, transforming the three
soul forces of thought, feeling, and will. In our times, Steiner
points to the need to integrate them so that the principle of
initiation becomes the principle of civilization.
SteinerBooks:
The annual research
seminar returns to
NYC with “Rudolf Steiner’s Years of Preparation (1861–
1900). March 20–21, 2015, at the Kimmel Center of New
York University. Dr. Peter Selg will give three lectures on
outer and inner aspects of Steiner’s life and circumstances up
to his fortieth year; Rahel Kern, author of a recent biography
of Marie Steiner, will speak on “Marie Steiner-von Sivers’
Karmic Path”; Christopher Bamford will speak on “Rudolf
Steiner’s Life as a Path to Understanding Anthroposophy”;
Sea-Anna Vasilas will lead periods of eurythmy.
Jericho:
Longtime ASNYC member and
frequent presenter Lynn Jericho, now
living in Chapel Hill, NC, returns March 27-28. The Friday
evening talk is “When Two or More Are Gathered: The
Mystery of Conversation and Spiritual Beings.” How do two
or more human beings engage in conversations that invite
the attention and participation of spiritual beings, primarily angels, archangels, archai? How do we experience their
presence? Once developed, how can this capacity be applied
to other supersensible beings: the dead, the unborn, nature
spirits, and the counter forces? The Saturday workshop is
“The Karma of Relationships: Lover...Friend...Stranger...
Enemy...” Every single relationship has a karmic purpose!
The karma of a relationship is not the dramatic story, but the
difference it made, how it shaped your soul...
More special events in April & May are listed inside...
Centerpoint
Gallery
CREATIVE FORCES
Lani Kennefick
Lani Kennefick was born in Boston, MA, received a BFA from the
Rhode Island School of Design in
1983 and an MFA from the New
York Academy of Art in 2011.
She lives in Brooklyn. Online:
lanikennefick.com and
facebook.com/LaniKennefick
STUDY GROUPS
Weekly and monthly groups, donations welcomed
Meditation Group - Tuesdays 5:30-6:45pm
For those with meditation experience, particularly as taught by Georg
Kühlewind. Reading from Becoming Aware of the Logos and The Light
of the “I”, both by Kühlewind. Contact: Fred Dennehy / 212-242-8945.
Barfield Group - Tuesdays 7:15-9:00pm
Reading Steiner, Owen Barfield, and Georg Kühlewind; currently Rudolf
Steiner’s Staying Connected. Contact: Walter Alexander / 212-242-8945.
St. Mark Group - Wednesdays 5:30pm
The oldest anthroposophical group in the USA, reading and discussing
works by Rudolf Steiner; currently The Portal of Initiation. New members are
welcome, just come! Contact: Albert Spekman / 212-242-8945.
Spi-Sci Group - Wednesdays 7:00pm*
Reading The Festivals & Their Meaning by Rudolf Steiner.
New members are welcome, just come! 212-242-8945.
*Note: does not meet on the evenings of David Anderson’s monthly lectures.
Reading to the Dead - First Mondays, 7pm
Reading Rudolf Steiner’s Life Beyond Death.
If you wish to attend, contact Dorothy Emmerson at 646-468-7721.
Speakers Group - Third Sundays, 2:30pm
Next dates: Feb 15, Mar 15, Apr 26, May 17, June 14 . Presentations by
group members on works of Rudolf Steiner. Reading Goethe’s World View by
Rudolf Steiner. Contact: Albert Spekman / 212-242-8945.
School for Spiritual Science
Fri 6:30pm, Sat 10:00am
February 6-7 March 13-14
April 17-18 May 15-16 June 19-20
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UPCOMING EVENTS
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MONTHLY EURYTHMY 2/9
PERFORMANCE GROUP 2/19
ACTORS’ ENSEMBLE 2/21-23
PSYCHOSOPHY - YEHUDA TAGAR 2/24
CURRENT ART EXHIBIT: Lani Kennefick
MEMBERS’ EVENING 3/6
JAMES DYSON 3/18
STEINERBOOKS AT NYU 3/20-21
LYNN JERICHO 3/27-28
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