The healthy social life is found, when in the mirror of each soul the whole community finds its reflection,
and when in the community the virtue of each individual is living ... Rudolph Steiner
What is Anthroposophy?
Anthroposophy is a way of knowledge which undertakes to guide the spiritual in man to the spiritual in the universe.
Anthroposophy does not want to impart knowledge - it seeks to awaken life!
What is the Anthroposophical Society?
It is an association of people whose will it is to nurture the life of the soul, both in the individual and in human society, on the basis of a true knowledge of the spiritual world. The Anthroposophical Society in Greater Boston is a branch of the Anthroposophical Society in America which is part of the Anthroposophical Society headquarted in Dornach, Switzerland.
The Anthroposophical Society was founded at the Christmas Conference of 1923/1924 in Switzerland by Rudolf Steiner
The Society's principles can be found here.
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November - December Events
15 (Sat) The Incredible Art of Goya with British art historian David Lowe. Location: TBD. $10.
16 (Sun) [Unofficial] Goya Exhibit tour at the MFA with art historian David Lowe. Details at the lecture.
- 10 (Wed) The Foundation Stone of Love with Monique Pommier 7:30 – 9 pm at Geneva's house, 43 Waban Hill Rd, North, Newton, MA.. When Steiner gave the Foundation Stone meditation in December 1923, he referred to it as "the dodecahedral Foundation Stone of Love." We will explore what makes the dodecahedron the quintessential geometry of love and what we can learn about love and the soul's journey from the inner reality of the dodecahedron.
- 15 (Mon) An Evening of Art History, CSI, and Mystery with Andrew Linnell 6:45 – 8:45 pm at the Framingham Public Library, 49 Lexington St., Framingham, MA.. Free. Why are there two paintings called Virgin of the Rocks? And what was Leonardo attempting to depict in this painting? Who are the characters? Are they the two Messiahs anticipated in Essene-lore? If so, what is meant by two Anointed Ones? Did any other artist paint similar scenes? If so, what might this mean to our Christian theology? Does this have anything to do with why are there two Christmas Days (with twelve days in between)? Many fun questions to explore with a heavy dose of beautiful Renaissance art just in time for Christmas. Note: this is not a religious lecture, rather an unusual and entertaining art history talk meant for for public and academic enrichment. New findings to be shared.
- 5 (Mon) What's the Correct Christmas? with Andrew Linnell 6:45 – 8:45 pm at the Concord Public Library, Trustee's Room, 129 Lexington St., Concord MA.. Free. Why are there two dates for Christmas? December 25th in the Western Church and January 7th in the Eastern. Some claim that this is due to differences in the Gregorian and the Julian calendars? Could this be all there is to it? Andrew Linnell will explore this theme and the Twelve Nights of Christmas.
- 25 (Sun) The Inner Work Path, Meditation and Transformation with with Lisa Romero 12:45 – 2 pm at the Christian Community, 366 Washington St, Brookline, MA.. $15-25 Donation. Meditation teacher Lisa Romero will speak on the Inner Work Path. Through understanding the inner path we can gain insight into our individual relationship to the various steps that are asked of us and recognize how to utilize the inner exercises that both develop and support our onward journey. Some experiences are likely to make us question if we have taken a wrong turn. By seeing the path that all must take, we can evaluate our next step and learn how to work healthily from each stage. Lisa's teaching style is very down-to-earth, clear, warm, and easy to relate to. She takes a step-by-step approach, explaining what the inner work is, why it is important, and how to begin. Lisa recently published a book on the Inner Work Path with Steiner Books, which you can purchase at the Christian Community Bookroom. This should be helpful for practicing meditants as well as beginners. Faculty member at Parsifal College Sydney, Australia.