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In February 2011 with the 150th anniversary of the birth of Rudolf Steiner, the quarterly print publication of the Anthroposophical Society in America took on the name being human. This reflects core concerns of anthroposophy -- individual self-development and the further evolution of human culture and society -- and the concern of all of us with the human future.

Each issue includes feature articles on initatives, arts, ideas, research, and reviews. There are also news and events of the anthroposophical movement in the USA and internationally. Book reviews continue the editorial tradition of the Newsletter of the Rudolf Steiner Library.

Staff and Editorial Committees

The general editor of being human is John Beck. Rudolf Steiner Library newsletter editor Fred Dennehy and Elaine Upton are associate editors. An oversight committee of the society's General Council includes Joan Treadaway from the Western Regional Council and Director of Programs Marian Leon. The graphic design includes work by Seiko Semones (S2 Design), Ella Lapointe, and Victoria Temple.

The initial development of being human was guided by an editorial support committee whose members included:

  • writer and Lilipoh contributing editor Walter Alexander
  • former central region council member and newsletter editor Lori Barian
  • SteinerBooks publisher Gene Gollogly
  • communications designer Stefan Klocek
  • Renewal editor Ronald Koetzsch
  • former at-large national council member James Lee

Availability - Subscriptions

The printed quarterly being human is sent free to current members of the Anthroposophical Society in America, and complimentary copies are sent for a limited period to those who express interest in our work. The first special issue for Rudolf Steiner's 150th anniversary year is available below for reading online and download.

Past issues through Summer 2012 are viewable online at along with some issues of its predecessor Evolving News.

A limited number of free copies are available to organizations and groups (Waldorf teacher training, Anthroposophical Society branches, therapeutic offices) who would like to make them available to the public. Please contact Cynthia Chelius (734-662-9355 or  email).

Print (in the USA) and digital subscriptions will be available with the Spring 2015 issue.

Submissions & Advertising


being human accepts advertising, always in full color; please see our information sheet or contact John Beck email).


We welcome submissions. Email is preferred; large attachments (10MB+) are usually received without problem. Address postal mail to:

John Beck, Editor
Anthroposophical Society in America
1923 Geddes Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-1797

We will consider lengthy submissions for alternative presentation here on in the Articles section. We try to respond to all submissions, letters, feedback, and inquiries promptly, but feel free to check back if you do not hear from us in a reasonable amount of time.

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