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POSTPONED to 5th - 7th November 2021: The Karma Lectures of Rudolf Steiner «Become a Person of Initiative»

POSTPONED to 5th - 7th November 2021: Open Conference of the Anthroposophical Society in Switzerland

The Karma Lectures of Rudolf Steiner
The blackboard drawing on the front belongs to the 3rd lecture, to members, Dornach, 23rd February 1924, from Karmic Relationships Vol 1, GA 235.

The Karma Lectures of Rudolf Steiner «Become a Person of Initiative» Rudolf Steiner introduced his Karma lectures on 16th February 1924 with the sentence «I would now like to begin by speaking to you about the conditions and laws of human destiny». They were one of the intentions of the Christmas Conference – and of his attempt to gradually open up the michaelic destiny belonging to the Anthroposophical Society, in order to be able to tackle the current tasks of civilisation with all its strength, initiative and determination. The perspectives on karma also permeated the specialist vocational courses of 1924 (from medicine and curative education to the priesthood) and were intended to help make possible more ‘understanding of humanity and love’ in the concrete fields of work – and they continue to do so today.
They provide profound methodological perspectives and exercises in the field of destiny research and earthly-cosmic understanding of the human being as a «karma-forming and enduring self», but also offer far-reaching insights into the forces that shape history and society. Rudolf Steiner hoped that his listeners and readers would succeed in summoning up the deep respect and true «contemplative understanding» for the relevant contexts, the «holy awe» and modesty – and yet also the inner impulse and courage to make the issue of human destiny one of the central motifs of the anthroposophical movement.
The state of the world with natural and civil catastrophes, in biotechnology and medicine, shows how timely the questions of destiny are, and shows the spiritual concerns of people. They are part of the cultural-historical task of Anthroposophy, of its contribution to laying the foundation stone of a civilisation of the future.
Peter Selg


Friday, 19th February 2021

Delegates’ Meeting (on invitation)

Evening break

Foundation Stone Verse - Eurythmy Goetheanum Ensemble
Lecture by Peter Selg: Rudolf Steiner’s Understanding of Human Destiny
Musical closing : Alžbˇeta Hnilová (soprano), Johanna Lamprecht (violin), Johannes Greiner (organ)


Saturday, 20th February 2021

Musical prelude : Milena Kowarik (cello), Johannes Greiner (piano)
Lecture by Martina Maria Sam : A Mediator between Paganism and Christianity – The Path of the Individuality of Julian the Apostate

Coffee break

How Karma touches us in Professional Work - Short presentations by:
- Tomáš Zdražil, Pedagogy
- Anand Mandaiker, The Christian Community

Lunch break

Remembrance of the Dead

General Assembly according to separate program (pink membership card)

Evening break

Scenes from the Mystery Dramas by Rudolf Steiner Goetheanum Stage Gioia Falk: artistic and stage direction


Sunday, 21st february 2021

School of Spiritual Science: 10th Class Lesson (blue membership card)

How Karma touches us in Professional Work - Short presentations by:
- Katrin Fichtmüller, Curative Education
- Matthias Girke, Medicine

Coffee break

Lecture by Claus-Peter Röh: Learning to See Yourself through the Other – Developmental Impulses from the Karma Exercises
Musical closing: Alžbˇeta Hnilová (soprano), Johannes Greiner (piano)
Foundation Stone Verse - Eurythmy Goetheanum Ensemble

End of the conference

School of Spiritual Science Forum for Young People German/English
Contact: Milena Kowarik,


Conference Information

Friday, 19th to Sunday, 21th February 2021

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

The Member's Meeting on 20th February is in German, with simultaneous translation into French. There will be no English translation.

Meeting place
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, 5th February 2021

Order the programme of the conference
Anthroposophical Society in Switzerland


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