Spirit in Matter 2009 -- A Series of TalksThis lecture series aims to introduce some basic aspects of Steiner’s philosophy and their application in life. “Anthroposophy is a path of knowledge which leads the spiritual in the human being to the spiritual in the Universe”
Rudolf Steiner (1861- 1925) is probably best known today as the inaugurator of Waldorf or Steiner education, and as a forerunner in the organic agriculture movement. What is perhaps less known is that these initiatives of his have their genesis in his philosophy of the human being and the world, which he called “Anthroposophy.”
According to Steiner, there are two worlds; the earthly and the spiritual. The human being originated in the spiritual world but in the course of development became separated from it. Steiner was insistent that without this estrangement no development of human independence, thinking and creativity could have come about. He also asserted that in our time it is not only possible, but also necessary for our relationship to the spiritual world to be restored, if human progress is to continue.
Steiner’s work covers a broad spectrum and presents us with a paradigm that challenges the reductionist approach threatening to permeate every facet of our lives. No idle dreamer, Steiner foresaw that a spiritual understanding of the human being and the world could lead to a renewal and transformation of all aspects of human activity. His work has borne fruit in spiritual research and inner work, and in a host of practical applications such as education, social renewal, the Arts, the Camphill movement and many others.
Timetable:Friday 28 August 2009 8p.m.
“What Happens when we Die ?” Exploring life, death and destiny. Martin Henry
Friday 25 September 2009 8p.m.
“From Natural Science to Spiritual Science” Dr. Nick Blitz M.B.
Friday 16 October 2009 8p.m.
“Making the Invisible Visible” Practical techniques in the Art and Architecture of Rudolf Steiner. Andre van Schaijk and John S. Clarke
Saturday 24 October 2009 (10am to 5pm)
“From Crystal Caverns to Computer Screens” A workshop with experiments. Dr. Malin Starrett Limited to 15 participants. Cost for day 20 euro. Places must be booked.
Friday 20 November 2009 8p.m.
“The Discipline of Speech Formation” Revival of the Bardic tradition. Danijel Grcevic
Friday 11 December 2009 8p.m.
“The Christmas story in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke” The wisdom of contradiction. An illustrated talk. Martin Henry
Venue:Castalia Hall, Camphill Community, Ballytobin, Callan Talks are free, donations are welcome! Enquiries and bookings to Martin Henry At 087 7713224 or firstname.lastname@example.org