Rudolf Steiner's 1923
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Theme of
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“World Transformation and Self-Knowledge in the Face of Evil”

The new international theme for the year is available online with multiple articles by the Goetheanum Leadership and others.

“One of the core tasks for members of the Goetheanum Leadership is to come to a realistic assessment of the spiritual situation of our time and of the role anthroposophy has to play in it. On this basis we seek to work together and meet our responsibility with regard to the Goetheanum as a School of Spiritual Science. The annual theme arises increasingly from this work. As part of this endeavor we regularly consult with the general secretaries of the larger national societies and this consultation helps us to arrive at a shared orientation and formulation of the theme.”Continue reading...

Using the Library...

If you wish to borrow books from the library or wish to become part of the Library Committee or simply would like to help as a volunteer, please contact Albert Spekman, or simply come during bookstore hours and ask the person on duty. The use of the library is free to current members. The library places over 2,000 books at your disposal. They are arranged into two sections: books by Rudolf Steiner arranged by title, and books by other authors arranged by author. We are proud to offer you a great selection of titles on varied themes: Esoteric Studies, Meditation, Inner Development, Reincarnation and Karma, Life after Death, Social Renewal, the Gospels, Nature and Biodynamics, and the Arts. We invite you to make use of this valuable resource. Procedures for borrowing books are stated on the linked page.
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Art Exhibit


Doug Safranek received an MFA from the University of Wisconsin where he studied with Robert Grilley, magic realist John Wilde, and art historian James Watrous who introduced him to egg tempera painting. Safranek currently teaches egg tempera technique at the Art Students League in New York. His work is included in a number of public and private collections, including The Norton Museum of Art, The New York Historical Society, The Museum of the City of New York, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Awards include an Elizabeth Greenshields Grant and a Gold Medal from the Allied Artists of America. He is represented by the ACA Galleries in Chelsea.

Lynn Loflin is the Executive Chef of Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, overseeing meals to two NYC senior Centers, a Head Start Program, and Women’s Shelter at the Park Avenue Armory. She currently owns and operates Newton Farm in the Catskills, which provides organic produce to New York restaurants and has a small Community Supported Agriculture program. Lynn also teaches culinary arts at Columbia Institute for Human Nutrition in the Medical Nutrition Graduate Program for health care professionals. Lynn spends most of her free time sewing and farming. She writes, “I have always been a seamstress and maker of things. Color, language, and the idea of collective memory have been a lifelong obsession. The soothing, meditative repetition of needle and thread handwork and the moment to moment bringing forth of line, color, and text are for me the perfect act of creation.”

Exhibit Online

The Growing Imagination Web Gallery
Displayed in Centerpoint Gallery in Spring 2015, this exhibition of paintings is now online. It is by artists following Rudolf Steiner's Training path for painters, a working group led by David Taulbee Anderson. Visit the group on Facebook: "Rudolf Steiner's Training Path for Painters."

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