Greetings and welcome to the website of The Rudolph Steiner Branch of the Anthroposophical Society.  We are located near the bustling Lincoln Square neighborhood in Chicago.  Map

We have a rich life here at the branch, with many study groups, lectures, workshops, and PDF Festivals. Branch  Calendar

Ongoing events are listed below. Festivals and Special events are in the column to the right. 

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"Anthroposophy opens its wellsprings, and the human will, carried by love, may draw from the waters. It brings to life love for humankind and thereby works creatively in impulses for moral action and true social interaction.” — Rudolf Steiner


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Please contact each event coordinator for information on a particular event.

For general questions, email:  RudolfSteinerbranch (at) yahoocom

To special order a book or specific item, or for information on lodging, please call Janis Ignoffo (773) 549-5753 

For information about the Festivals contact:   Hazel Archer-Ginsberg (773)-549-3026  ReverseRitual (at) gmailcom

Council Members:

David Kavesh - President

Chuck Ginsberg - Treasurer 

Mark Pelnar - Secretary

Andrei Onegin - Program Coordinator

Hazel Archer-Ginsberg - Festivals Coordinator

Kurtis Heath Estep

Elisabeth Swisher

2nd and 4th Sundays, 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm. Intentional Anthroposophical Community Study Group. Reading:  Awakening to Community by Rudolf Steiner, and a pamphlet - From the Basic Ideas of Rudolf Steiner on The Threefold Social Order by G. Wachsmuth.  The group desires to form an Intentional Anthroposophical Community in the Midwest, ideally in a rural setting. For good information on existing intentional communities, visit

Sunday Evenings, 5:00 to 7:00pm: The Apocalypse of St. John, by Rudolf Steiner.  For more information, contact Andrei at (773) 764-2313.  Location:Rudolf Steiner Branch-Upstairs

Wednesday Mornings, 8:00-9:45 am. Karmic Relationships Vol. 1, by Rudolf Steiner, incorporating: The Calendar of the Soul, Eurythmy, Focused Discussion, & Seasonal Artistic Explorations. For more information, contact Hazel Archer Ginsberg (773) 549-3026 Location: The Chicago Waldorf School Library 1300 W Loyola Ave. Chicago Il 60626

Wednesday Evenings, 7:00-9:00 pm. This study group is working with The Boundaries of Natural Science, by Rudolf Steiner. All who are interested are welcome to join us. For more information, call David Kavesh (312-451-9872)

Thursday Evenings 7 pm - 9 pmThreshold of the Spiritual World by Rudolf Steinerfor more info. contact Clark Remington(773) 595-5793 

Third Thursday mornings, 10:30 am - Noon.  Once a month this group will study “Sleep and Death”, Chapter 3 in Rudolf Steiner’s book, An Outline of Esoteric Science. Please feel free to join us. Books are available at the Branch. For more information, contact Alice (773-528-5340) or Carolyn (773-539-3688).

Thursday Evenings, 7:00 - 9:00 pm. The Threshold of the Spiritual World. For more information, contact Clark Remington (773-595-5793).

First Class meets on the third Saturday of each month. (with some exceptions, see below) The lesson begins promptly at 6:00 pm.  Please arrive ahead of time, so you have a chance to come into the mood of the class before the lesson begins.

After the reading of the lesson, we will take a short break.  We will reconvene in a circle for conversation about the lesson.  Ending time is approximately 9:00 pm.


May 20, Saturday, 6:00 p.m.: Lesson 9

June 17, Saturday, 6:00 p.m.: Lesson 10

For information, Contact Clark Remington (773) 595-5793 

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Note: All events take place at the Rudolf Steiner Branch, 4249 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL 60618 except as noted.

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The Bridging Project - Between Life and Death from Soul to Soul Wedensday May 3, 2017 - 7:15 pm CST (8:15 pm EST)

The Central Regional Council of the Anthroposophical Society in America invites you to our conversation with special guest Lynn Stull.

Lynn Stull has been a student of Anthroposophy for over 20 years, is a eurythmist, and has studied Light, Darkness and Colour in Painting Therapy. Last Spring 2016 Lynn released Wonders at the Veil, Creating a Living Relationship with Your Loved Ones Who Have Died. In Wonders at the Veil Lynn shares a hands on look at the spiritual practices she has been engaged with for over 19 years after the death of her daughter in 1997. 

Please read to prepare for the session:
Through Rudolf Steiner’s work we know reading to our loved ones who have died is of extreme importance. What does it look like to take our work with our loved ones who have died to the next level — taking the advice of our loved ones and consciously co-creating with them, every day?

This exercise is based on Liane Collot d’Herbois technique of Light, Darkness and Colour in Painting Therapy. Lynn will briefly explain the spiritual nature of each of the colors we will use in this exercise. No painting/artistic experience is necessary. If you would like to do the exercise in your own home; please have the following art supplies ready:
• Nupastel Pastel Color Sticks: Carmine Red, Cobalt Blue, Viridian Green, White, Lilac, Violet
• 9x12 sheet of drawing paper 60-90lb
• hand towel
You can also do this color exercise as a purely imaginative activity.
Audioconference Details

Option 1. Click link below if you wish to connect through your computer (a headset is recommended)

Option 2. Call in using your telephone.
United States: +1 (224) 501-3316
Canada: +1 (647) 497-9373
Access Code: 943-957-181

Please join us!


7:15 Welcome and introductions
7:18 Verse
7:20 Introduce guest speaker
7:25 Guest Speaker: Lynn Stull (50 minutes)
• 15 minutes — Learn three ways we receive communication from our loved ones via imagination, inspiration, and intuition
• 15 minutes — Learn the five basic steps of co-creating 
• 20 minutes — Experience a color exercise to support collaborative work with loved ones across the threshold.
8:15 Q&A – Please state your name, location before asking a question
8:28 Close with verse


Sunday May 7th 2017 – 4 pm – 7 pm

“I” See Heaven” a New Art Exhibition Opening by astrologer Victoria Martin

The heavens and stars are symbols of spirit and magic! Here in “I“ See Heaven” are large-scale illustrated paintings of mystic verses. Many stellar traditions are represented via Zoroastrian, Hebrew, Jain, Vedic, Arabian, Islamic and Mesopotamian sacred texts. Some paintings are interactive or provide pose-inside photo ops!


Sunday, May 14, 2017 Mother’s Day (Time to be announced)

Beat the Devil!  Performed by Glen Williamson 

at the Christian Community 2135 W. Wilson Ave · Chicago, Il 60625 Based on Goethe’s play (Parts I and II) (Ninety minutes including an intermission. Yes, the whole story!)



Our 3-fold friends, Dottie Zold, Daniel Evaeus & Frank Agrama, came in from Los Angeles to speak with the Branch Council & have an open conversation with members & friends, about the possibility of opening a second Elderberries 3-fold Café in the unrented space at the branch.

Please join your good will with ours that these fruits will ripen - casting ever more seeds - to flourish & feed the 3-fold social organism of humanity & the Being of Anthroposophia.

We will keep you posted as things unfold. 

Here are a few words about the Initiative from Dottie, PDF Hazel & PDF Daniel 

If this initiative resonates, &/or if you'd like to help make it happen - Please  let us know