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Goetheanum, Dornach

Rudolf Steiner's Letters to the Members

We will work on “Rudolf Steiner’s Letters to the Members” in as divers ways as possible on the topics echoed in the Letters. In three panel discussions, each introduced by a short presentation, important topics of the Letters to the Members become central: Life in the branches, the task of an organ of communication for the Society and the conditions for active membership. An artistic performance on Saturday evening after the Commemoration of the Dead will use eurythmy and speech to present the Letters in artistic form. Through art (painting, sculpting, eurythmy) or conversation, the working groups offer the opportunity to deal with aspects of the Letters in a lively way. The annual conference will be framed by a eurythmy presentation of the Foundation Stone and by two lectures (Peter Selg and Marc Desaules). These lectures will express the deep meaning of a living Anthroposophical Society as Rudolf Steiner intended it to be at the Christmas Conference 1923/24 and as it has its full validity today and in the future. The pianist Hristo Kazakov will provide a musical finale after each lecture. With this conference we hope to be able to take an important step in the development of the Anthroposophical Society in today’s difficult world by strengthening our consciousness through the essential social and ethical possibilities that Anthroposophy gives us. “May human beings hear it!”

Clara Steinemann

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Rudolf Steiner's Letters to the Members

Open Conference of the Anthroposophical Society in Switzerland

Die Leitsätze - Im Anbruch des Michael-Zeitalters
Picture: An all-embracing motiv that appears again and again in the "Letters to the Members" is the sun or light quality of Anthroposophiy. Sun picture "Cosmic Splendour" by the painter Elisabeth Schmid-Nguyen

We will work on “Rudolf Steiner’s Letters to the Members” in as divers ways as possible on the topics echoed in the Letters. In three panel discussions, each introduced by a short presentation, important topics of the Letters to the Members become central: Life in the branches, the task of an organ of communication for the Society and the conditions for active membership. An artistic performance on Saturday evening after the Commemoration of the Dead will use eurythmy and speech to present the Letters in artistic form. Through art (painting, sculpting, eurythmy) or conversation, the working groups offer the opportunity to deal with aspects of the Letters in a lively way. The annual conference will be framed by a eurythmy presentation of the Foundation Stone and by two lectures (Peter Selg and Marc Desaules). These lectures will express the deep meaning of a living Anthroposophical Society as Rudolf Steiner intended it to be at the Christmas Conference 1923/24 and as it has its full validity today and in the future. The pianist Hristo Kazakov will provide a musical finale after each lecture. With this conference we hope to be able to take an important step in the development of the Anthroposophical Society in today’s difficult world by strengthening our consciousness through the essential social and ethical possibilities that Anthroposophy gives us. “May human beings hear it!”

Clara Steinemann

Programme

Friday, 14th February, 2020

16:30
Delegates’ Meeting (on invitation)

18:30
Evening break

20:00
Eurythmy : Foundation Stone - Eurythmy Goetheanum Stage
Lecture : “A New Impulse for a New Anthroposophical Life.” The social vision in the  “Letters to Members.” - Peter Selg
Musical finale :  Hristo Kazakov, piano

 

Saturday, 15th February 2020

09:00
Short presentation : “Creating Branch Meetings” - Sven Baumann
Panel discussion : Milena Kowarik (moderator), Sven Baumann, Lidia Forti, Armin Goll and Brigitte Witzemann

10:30
Break

11:00
Short presentation : “What happens in the Society (Newsletter) and what develops from it” - by Justus Wittich
Panel discussion : Andreas Heertsch (moderator), Konstanze Brefin Alt, Jonas Lismont, Kirsten Juel, Roland Tüscher and Justus Wittich

12:30
Lunch break

14:00
Workshops (see further down on this page)

16:00
Break

16:30
Members’ Meeting (membership card)

18.00
Commemorating the Dead

18:30
Evening break

20:00
Eurythmy, Music Speech : “Soul to Soul” From Rudolf Steiner’s Letters to the Members of the Anthroposophical Society - Eurythmeum CH, Ursula Ostermai, Hristo Kazakov

 

Sunday, 16th February 2020

08:15
School of Spiritual Science:  4th Class Lesson  (blue membership card)

09:30
Short presentation : “Four basic attitudes for the members of the anthroposophical community who wish to be active in the Society” (Letter of 10.2.1924) - Christian Hitsch
Panel discussion : moderation N.N., Stefano Gasperi, Christian Hitsch, Milena Kowarik,  Johannes Kronenberg

10:30
Break

11:00
Lecture : “Dare Anthroposophy” - Marc Desaules
Musical finale : Hristo Kazakov, piano
Eurythmy : Foundation Stone - Eurythmy Goetheanum Stage

12:30
End of the conference

13:30
School of Spiritual Science Forum for young people German/English
Contact: Milena Kowarik, milenakowarik@gmx.ch

 

Discussion groups
1. Sven Baumann : Practicing conversation (D/F)
2. Brigitte Witzemann : Presenting anthroposophy - experiencing anthroposophy. How do we move and convey anthroposophy? (D/E)
3. Thomas Heck : On the Constitution of the (General) Anthroposophical Society (D)

Artistic Courses
4. Ursula Zimmermann, Eurythmy: “For in mutual give and take in spiritual matters,  human life unfolds its truest essence” (January 13, 1924). (D)
5. Esther Gerster, painting: The image nature of man (D/F)
6. Matyás Borek, modelling: Recognize the foundation of the first Goetheanum (D)

Guided tours
7. Christian Hitsch : Guided tour of Christian Hitsch’s sculptures  on the Goetheanum campus (D)
8. Peter Selg: Licht in der Finsternis. Rudolf Steiners letzte Lebenszeit im Atelier (D)
9. Péter Barna & David Marc Hoffmann: Tour of the manuscripts of the “Letters to Members”  Marc in the Rudolf Steiner Archive (D/F)

Coworkers

Péter Barna, Sven Baumann, Matyás Borek,  Konstanze Brefin Alt, Marc Desaules, Lidia Forti, Stefano Gasperi, Esther Gerster, Armin Goll, Thomas Heck, Andreas Heertsch, Christian Hitsch, David Marc Hoffmann, Kirsten Juel,  Hristo Kazakov, Milena Kowarik, Johannes Kronenberg, Jonas Lismont,  Ursula Ostermai, Peter Selg, Roland Tüscher,  Justus Wittich, Brigitte Witzemann,  Ursula Zimmermann

 

Conference Information

Dates
Friday, 14th to Sunday, 16th February 2020

Language of the conference
The language of the conference is German with simultaneous translation into French and English.

The Member's Meeting on 15th February is in German, with simultaneous translation into French. There will be no English translation.

Meeting place
Goetheanum
Rüttiweg 45
4143 Dornach

Conference funding
Conference costs are covered by voluntary contributions: you can pay an amount of your choice either for your own attendance or, if you are unable to attend, to allow someone else to participate. Conference ticket (recommended financial contribution: CHF 180).

With the exception of the delegates’ meeting, the Annual General Meeting and the School of Spiritual Science on Sunday morning this conference is public and open to non-members.

Please order your ticket until Friday, 31 January 2020

Order the programme of the conference
Anthroposophical Society in Switzerland

Contact

Anthroposophical Society in Switzerland
Oberer Zielweg 60
4143 Dornach
www.anthroposophie.ch
Telefon ++41 61 706 84 40  | Fax ++41 61 706 84 41
Mail info@anthroposophie.ch

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