Welcome to the Great Lakes Branch of the Anthroposophical Society website.
The purpose of the branch is to coordinate and promote events of interest to the anthroposophical and general community in Ann Arbor and Southeast Michigan, collaborating with the Greater Detroit Branch. Our home is located at the beautiful Rudolf Steiner House, home of the Anthroposophical Society in America.
The activities that take place at the Rudolf Steiner House include several weekly study groups, monthly lectures, and occasional workshops and artistic events. Additionally, there are festivals and a few theatrical performances organized throughout the year. On-going events are listed below, special events are in the column at right.
The Rudolf Steiner House includes a reading/lending library containing most of the titles of anthroposophical literature. The library is open during office hours, Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. Use of literature at the library is free. Members may borrow books for an annual fee of $15/$10 (first year/subsequent years).
We warmly welcome new friends and visitors to browse the library and to join us in our study groups and events!
Most, but not all, events take place at the Rudolf Steiner House, located near downtown Ann Arbor at:
1923 Geddes Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 map
Please contact each event coordinator for information on a particular event.
For general questions email: greatlakesanthroposophy (at) comcastnet
or call one of the following persons:
- Penny Kruse (734) 485-3764
For the Greater Detroit Branch:
- Victoria Chehade
(248) 396-6596 or email
The Christian Community (on that page follow the left-column link to "The Communities")
Weekly, 8:00-9:15 p.m.:
Great Lakes Branch Study Group is reading The Egyptian Myths and Mysteries by R. Steiner. Membership in the Society and Branch is a prerequisite to join, but you are very welcome to explore the group’s three-fold way of study. Contact Mary Smith 734.424.0504. Location to be determined
Monthly, 7:30-9:30 p.m.: First Tuesdays of the Month Introductory Lecture Series, October through May. Contact John Bowditch at 734.944.4903 or email. Location: Rudolf Steiner House
Weekly, 7:30-8:45 p.m.: Basic Books Study Group of Ann Arbor – An Introduction to Steiner’s Thought. All are invited to study and discuss Rudolf Steiner’s basic books. The group is reading and discussing An Outline of Esoteric Science by Rudolf Steiner. Contact Penny Kruse 734.485.3764. Location: Rudolf Steiner House
Weekly, 12:00-1:00 p.m.: The Harbor Springs Study Group meets at 2120 Pennsylvania Avenue, Harbor Springs, MI. Contact Mary Adams at 231.838.8181. The group focuses on Biodynamic themes.
Ponvalley Study Group meets in the Bloomfield-Birmingham area, typically from 2pm to 5pm (days vary). Contact Tyla Wells at 248.539.0944 or email for more information.
Alternate Fridays, 7:30-9:00 p.m
The Rudolf Steiner Study Circle of Ann Arbor – Advanced Study of Steiner’s Thought. All who are familiar with Steiner’s basic ideas are invited to read and discuss Rudolf Steiner’s works. We are reading How to Know Higher Worlds by Rudolf Steiner. Contact John Bowditch 734.944.4903 or email
Alternate Saturdays (by consensus), 7:30-9:00 p.m. The Detroit Branch Study Group is currently reading Man and the World of Stars by Rudolf Steiner. Contact Susann or Bart Eddy 248.945.9039
Monthly: School for Spiritual Science. Members of the School meet regularly for class lessons. Blue cards required. Contact Douglas Miller 810.659.2204 or Quentin McMullen 734.761.8080 for more information.
Weekly: The Christian Community Service (go to link for information).
Note: events take place at the Rudolf Steiner House ("RSH"), 1923 Geddes Ave. in Ann Arbor, except as noted.
Rudolf Steiner's Birthday Celebration at the Steiner House, 7 PM
Michael Judge will present "The Theory of Evolution and the Development of the Human Being", followed by unstructured togetherness. Contact: 734-485-3764
First Tuesday 7:30 PM at the Steiner House, 1923 Geddes Ave., Ann Arbor, MI.
-Feb 5: "The Work of the Angels in Man's Astral Body" - Reflections on Indications by Rudolf Steiner - by Dwight Ebaugh
-Mar 5: "Farming with Sacred Agriculture" - A talk with local Biodynamic farmers Anne Elder & Paul Bantle and a viewing of the film "Born in the Sun"
-Apr 2: "Resonating with Heaven & Earth: An Introduction to Songtrails" - A talk with Marianne Fieber
-May 7: Doug Miller - TBD topic
- Contact 734.485.3764