Anthroposophical Society in America
Greater Washington,DC, Branch
The purpose of the Branch is to coordinate and promote events of interest to the anthroposophical and general community in the Greater Washington, DC, area. Here you will find information on upcoming activities, accounts of recent ones and links to the websites of many anthroposophical initiatives in the area.
"Anthroposophy is a path of knowledge, to guide the spiritual in the human being to the spiritual in the universe. It arises in man as a need of the heart, of the life of feeling; and it can be justified only inasmuch as it can satisfy this inner need. He alone can acknowledge anthroposophy, who finds in it what he himself in his own inner life feels impelled to seek. Hence only they can be anthroposophists who feel certain questions on the nature of man and the universe as an elemental need of life, just as one feels hunger and thirst."
Rudolf Steiner, from Anthroposophical Leading Thoughts
Recurring Meetings and Study Groups
Branch Study Group - ALL ARE WELCOME TO JOIN US!
Our meetings are usually once a month from 10 am-noon. The day of the
month varies. Currently we are studying the lectures "The Foundations of
Human Experience" given by Rudolf Steiner in 1919. We are pleased if others
Northern Virginia Anthroposophical Study Group
Generally we meet twice a month on the first and third Tuesdays at 7:00 pm in
Old Town Alexandria. The group is currently studying Rudolf Steiner's 1908 lectures on the Gospel of St. John. For information contact Barbara Cousens (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Biodynamic Agriculture and Gardening Gathering
College Park, Maryland
We meet monthly on a Saturday from 8:30am - 4:00pm
The day's activities include study of Rudolf Steiner’s Agriculture and Bee lecture cycles, social time and practicing biodynamic agriculture; join us for as much or
The First Class of the School of Spiritual Science
The main content of First Class meetings consists of the nineteen lessons and mantras that Rudolf Steiner gave to members of the School of Spiritual Science
in 1924. We meet once a month to experience these lessons. People who have been members of the Anthroposophical Society for at least two years are welcome to seek to become members of the School. For additional information please contact Nancy Foster (email@example.com) or Patrick O’Meara (firstname.lastname@example.org) .
The Festivals Group
Meets monthly in Silver Spring and offers festival gatherings through the year.
For more information contact Cecelia Karpoff (email@example.com).
The First Goetheanum, Dornach, Switzerland
None has been planned yet.
Recordings of This Year's Talks on the Festivals within the Cycle of the Year
At the Festivals Group's invitation, Mary Stewart Adams has given four talks over zoom over the last year on the festivals within the cycle of the year. The links to the zoom recordings of these talks are below.
Holy Nights 2021-22
The Missing Element: The Human Being as Mediator between the World of Nature and the Stars
Start 2:50 into video
The flyer for the talk is here.
Preparing to Enter the Secrets of the Womb of the Earth - September 29, 2021
The Season of St. John and the Cycle of the Year - June 24, 2021
Finding Easter in the Cycle of the Year - March 26, 2021
Other Recent Events
The Compatibility of Rudolf Steiner's Spiritual View of Evolution with Modern Science
Michael Judge explored Rudolf Steiner’s spiritual scientific view of evolution and its relation to the ongoing discoveries of modern science in a series of four Zoom presentations over two weekends. Further details can be found here.
Also in the Region
The Raphael BranchGroup, Baltimore, Maryland
The Baltimore Anthroposophical Branch Study Group meets on the second Sunday of each month at the Waldorf School of Baltimore.
For information contact Jeff Bronow: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Initiatives Arising Out of Anthroposophy
There are a number of other initiatives in the region that are inspired by anthroposophy including Waldorf schools and biodynamic farms. Links to the websites of some of these can be found on the Related Initiatives page.