News from the Society

Colloquia on the Constitution
29 August 2019

Colloquia on the Constitution

As announced at the 2019 Annual General Meeting of the General Anthroposophical Society, Gerald Häfner, Justus Wittich and Michael Schmock have initiated an open process for working through and ...

Peter Bridgmont
29 August 2019

Peter Bridgmont

In the early hours of 24 June Peter Bridgmont crossed the threshold to the spiritual world. He and his wife used to teach speech and drama at the Chrysalis Theatre Acting School in London.

Alex Podolinsky
29 August 2019

Alex Podolinsky

Alex Sergei de Podolinsky was dynamic, vibrantly creative, artistic and actively perceptive. He was born in Baden-Baden (DE), his father was of Ukrainian noble descent, his mother was German.

Supporting anthroposophy without being a member
29 August 2019

Supporting anthroposophy without being a member

The Goetheanum Fund – an initiative of the Anthroposophical Society in Switzerland – has become an important tool in support of anthroposophic research as well as a movement that has grown beyond ...

Thanking Jaap Sijmons
03 July 2019

Thanking Jaap Sijmons

On 8 June Jaap Sijmons stood down as council chairman and general secretary of the Anthroposophical Society in the Netherlands.

2022 East-West Congress
03 July 2019

2022 East-West Congress

The deadline for registering for the 2022 East-West Congress in Vienna (Anthroposophy Worldwide 1–2/2019) has been extended until the end of September 2019.

Human development
03 July 2019

Human development

From 27 August to 3 September the second All Africa Anthroposophic Training will take place in Zimbabwe. It is about human development and social competence.

Waldorf Festival
03 July 2019

Waldorf Festival

From 7 to 10 June, around 1700 people came together at Schloss Hamborn (DE) to celebrate Waldorf 100 with music and with lectures on the tasks of the school movement.

Waldorf impulse
03 July 2019

Waldorf impulse

Eurythmist and Waldorf teacher Aban Bana has composed a rap as a tribute to Waldorf education.

Traute Lafrenz Page M.D.
29 May 2019

Traute Lafrenz Page M.D.

Traute Page could celebrate her 100th birthday on 3 May. She is in good health in every sense. During the Third Reich she was a member of the student group ''The White Rose"¹, of which she alone ...

Internalizing anthropo­sophy is the foundation, not the goal
01 May 2019

Internalizing anthropo­sophy is the foundation, not the goal

The effectiveness of the anthroposophical work relies on a spiritual impulse and the study of anthroposophy, which was not given to a specific group but is available to everyone. The following are ...

The world is expecting something from anthroposophists
01 May 2019

The world is expecting something from anthroposophists

The General Anthroposophical Society’s Annual Conference and AGM, held at the Goetheanum from 11 to 14 April, centred on the vision of a cosmopolitan society that welcomes diversity, is aware of ...

A world without art becomes sclerotic
01 May 2019

A world without art becomes sclerotic

Bronze, stone, wood – sculptor Rik Ten Cate is familiar with all these materials. And he is at home in the social realm – as a husband, father of four, teacher and arts lecturer. He became a ...

East-West-Congress 2022
01 April 2019

East-West-Congress 2022

In 1922 the until then biggest public congress of the Anthroposophical Society was held in Vienna. Plans are underway for a new East-West-Congress a hundred years later.

Van Dam Huis
01 April 2019

Van Dam Huis

Since September 2019 the Van Dam Huis in Haarlem (nl) has been home to a therapy centre, a clinic for children and parents, the Anthroposophical Society and the Patients’ Association.

Working together
30 March 2019

Working together

The anthroposophical groups in Japan are working towards a joint Anthroposophical Society and Anthroposophy Worldwide already exists in Japanese.

Christmas Conference
01 March 2019

Christmas Conference

The Christmas Conference at the Goetheanum from 27 to 31 December was about the being Anthroposophia and the transformative power of the Foundation Stone Meditation.

Georg Glöckler
01 March 2019

Georg Glöckler

Every year on 23 August the Sun is close to Regulus, the brightest star in the constellation of Leo, the heart of the zodiac. On that day in 1933 Georg Glöckler was born. It is a constellation of ...

Ninetta Sombart
01 March 2019

Ninetta Sombart

Meeting Ninetta Sombart left a deep impression. She was serious and humorous, open, direct, and sometimes she also seemed reserved. She loved being with children and with people generally. But she ...

Honouring the uniqueness of each human being
01 March 2019

Honouring the uniqueness of each human being

In May 2018 the architect Bert Chase became general secretary of the Anthroposophical Society in Canada. In his childhood he had a special nature experience. In this interview he conveys an ...

Fellowship as the ground of anthroposophy
31 January 2019

Fellowship as the ground of anthroposophy

Fraternity – or fellowship – is a key to effective anthroposophical working. It brings together the diverse levels of spiritual work, from individual study to cooperation to establishing a ...

Maria St. Goar
31 January 2019

Maria St. Goar

Maria had been able to contribute significantly to the growth of Anthroposophy in the English-speaking world primarily through translation of over 50 books and other individual lectures or ...