Anthroposophy is the name given by Rudolf Steiner to a body of knowledge concerning humankind’s common spiritual heritage and it’s earthly dilemma: formerly much of this knowledge was a picture-knowlege possessed and passed on in part by few. Rudolf Steiner articulated and elaborated this knowledge into a modern conceptual form, Anthroposophy, arriving at it by way of disciplined scientific research into the spiritual world and a thorough familiarity with modern natural science, creating for the first time a reference available to all of humankind. Also called spiritual science, Anthroposophy does not contradict the work of natural/physical sciences but is a necessary complement for understanding their full significance in everyday life.
Commonly misconstrued and mislabeled as a philosophy, Anthroposophy’s significant cultural and scientific contributions are slowly gaining recognition. As a path for striving individuals Anthroposophy engages humankind as beings of body, soul and spirit.
The Rudolf Steiner Group of Eugene is made up of individuals brought together through the influence of Anthroposophy in their lives. Members of the Rudolf Steiner group have in the past met throughout the year for various activities. The Rudolf Steiner Group is an independent part of a worldwide movement, the General Anthroposophical Society, based in Dornach, Switzerland, in a World Heritage Site building called the Goetheanum. Locally and beyond, all people of goodwill and with an open-mind are welcome to join this society, and one can explore membership in the United States through this link: < http://www.anthroposophy.org/membership>.
Amongst the many initiatives that have arisen from Anthroposophy are: Waldorf education and Waldorf Schools (known as Steiner schools in Europe); Biodynamic agriculture; Anthroposophical medicine; natural scientific initiatives; performing arts initiatives including dramatic and speech arts as well as the relatively new art of Eurythmy; visual and sculptural arts initiatives; social initiatives, including financial initiatives.
This local events calendar is maintained by the Rudolf Steiner Group of Eugene for the benefit of all local community members who study or otherwise seek to include or be informed by Anthroposophy in their lives. All events listed herein have some kind of relationship to Anthroposophy, but listed events should not be construed as representative of Anthroposophy per se, but rather of the initiatives of individuals seeking to deepen their own understanding of Anthroposophy and of life.
You can contact the Rudolf Steiner Group of Eugene at: rsgeugene(at)gmail.com
Background image used with kind permission: “The Light Bearer”, watercolour on paper, 12” by 16”, by Christopher Guilfoil.
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