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STUDY GROUP - THE RIDDLES OF PHILOSOPHY WITH TREVOR DANCE We are studying the final chapters of this seminal work - the chapters in which Steiner explores the ideas of thinkers of his own time and the essential question of how spiritual ideas can prosper in a materialistic society whose thinking excludes the existence of the spiritual world. These discussions are more pertinent than ever in a world where humanity seems so much in conflict with the natural world, which will not be 'conquered' by science. All Welcome, No Need to Book
ESSENTIAL STEINER - A READING AND CONVERSATION GROUP THE MISSION OF THE ARCHANGEL MICHAEL WITH DAVID LOWE In the autumn of 1919, almost exactly one hundred years ago, and a year after the armistice that halted the 1st World War, Rudolf Steiner gave this series of lectures about the role of the Archangel Michael in our time. In concluding lecture 3, Steiner showed remarkable prescience, 20 years before the 2nd World War, when remarked: " The ferments that have brought Europe to the edge of the abyss, that will pit Asia and America against each other, engendering worldwide conflict, are products of the past. The path of human evolution to absurdity may be countered only by travelling the path that leads to the spirit: the Michael path, which becomes the path of Christ." Perhaps, it's time we paid attention. All Welcome, No Need to Book
SEMINAR - BIOGRAPHY WORK : BECOMING WHO WE ARE WITH MARGLI MATTHEWS ' When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.' Lao Tzu Through conscious work with our biography, the seemingly random happenings of our lives begin to reveal a path of transformation leading towards the reality of who we are. Each person we meet along the way becomes a messenger. Every phase poses essential questions and challenges. Each turn of the road gives a glimpse of our true story. Who is writing this story ? Biography work opens a way to get in touch with the author of this strange tale in which we find ourselves. Learning to read the language of the events and meetings that come to us, we can transform them into new faculties and values and find confidence and creativity for the future. In this seminar we will build an imagination of the aims and nature of biography work and, calling on our own experiences, explore the forces of transformation at work in the different phases of our lives. Margli Matthews is a biographical counsellor, supervisor and trainer with over 30 years' experience in private practice and adult education. She taught for many years at Emerson College and was director of the Training in Biographical Counselling. She is a contributor to the book Lifeways and co-author of Ariadne's Awakening. All Welcome, No Need to Book.
WORKSHOP - AN INTRODUCTION TO GARDENING THE BIODYNAMIC WAY WITH DR SUE PEAT AND PHILIP MARTYN Biodynamics goes beyond 'organic'. It arose out of Rudolf Steiner's spiritual research and works with the rhythms of the movements of the sun, moon, planets and stars which the plants respond to. We will cover the background to the biodynamic planting calendar, composting and the biodynamic preparations. Participants will be invited to exchange gardening seasonal tips, ideas and experiences. For the last hour we stir the horn manure preparation (known as 500), so bring a bottle if you want to take some home. The workshop is suitable for those new to biodynamics and for anyone who would like to give their garden, window boxes or house plants an autumn treat !! Philip Martyn and Dr Sue Peat are long term students of Rudolf Steiner. Philip is a retired lawyer and has previously served as co-general secretary of the Anthroposophical Society in Great Britain. Sue is a medical consultant at Kings College Hospital, with a specialist interest in pain relief and medical education. All Welcome, No Need to Book.