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 expressed in the publication's subtitle, "personal and cultural renewal in the 21st century." There are also news and events of the anthroposophical movement in the USA and internationally, and book reviews which continue the editorial tradition of the Newsletter of the Rudolf Steiner Library.
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 Issuu.com 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 in Fall 2014.
We welcome submissions (including at least essays, reports, articles, poetry, original artwork, photographs) and letters to the editor. Email is preferred ( editor (at) anthroposophyorg ); large attachments (10MB+) are usually received without problem. Postal communication should go to:
John Beck, Editor
Anthroposophical Society in America
1923 Geddes Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-1797
You may also fax the editor directly at 800-586-3163.
Due to the volume of submissions we will consider them for alternative presentation here on anthroposophy.org in the Articles section.
We try to respond to all submissions, letter, feedback and inquiry promptly, but feel free to check back if you do not hear from us in a reasonable amount of time.
The general editor of being human is John Beck. An oversight committee of the society's General Council includes Joan Treadaway and Linda Evans, from the Western and Eastern Regional Councils respectively, and Administrative Director of the society Marian Léon. Editor of the Rudolf Steiner Library newsletter Fred Dennehy and Elaine Upton are associate editors. Development of being human was guided by an editorial support committee whose members included:
The first issue of being human celebrates the 150th anniversary of the birth of Rudolf Steiner, on February 27, 1861.
Please click here, or on the cover image at left to view or download the entire issue (8+MB); this RDF file is compatible with Acrobat 8, 9 or 10.
Individual contents may be viewed or downloaded separately
(PDF files compatible with Acrobat 7 or later);
page numbers refer to the print edition.
Keeping Faith with the Human Being:
greeting of editors John Beck and Frederick Dennehy and general secretary Torin Finser
6 Discovering a Genius: Rudolf Steiner at 150 - Frederick Amrine
18 "Class of 1861": José Rizal, Rabindranath Tagore - editor
20 The Search for Humanity in Contemporary Art - David Adams
29 The Radical Re-Visioning of Psychology - William Bento
34 The Nature Institute: Growing Holistic Science - John Beck
36 The Language of Organisms - Steve Talbott
42 Money and Social Transformation - John Bloom
67 Being Human in the 21st Century: A Camphill Symposium
Interview with Coleman Lyles
68 From Creature to Creator:
The Human Being and Our Future Evolution - Rudolf Steiner
46 Common Wealth: For a Free, Equal, Mutual and Sustainable Society
Martin Large reviewed by Sarah Hearn
50 The Will to Create: Goethe’s Philosophy of Nature
Astrida Orle Tantillo reviewed by Christina Root
53 The Lady Tasting Tea: How Statistics Revolutionized Science
David Salsburg reviewed by Mark Gardner
54 The Future of the Ancient World: Essays on the History of Consciousness
Jeremy Naydler reviewed by Frederick Dennehy
57 Coming Home: The Birth and Transformation of the Planetary Era
Sean Kelly reviewed by Frederick Dennehy
60 Iphigenia: The Sacrifice of a Soul Force to the Divine - Philip Mees
63 Poem: “what are the layers of yourself?” - caitlin vollmer
64 Rose Edwards (1940-2010) - Charlene Breedlove
65 Poem: “Who Goes There?” - Elaine Upton
NEWS & EVENTS
79-91 ( all in a single file)
Fall Conference, The Vision of Rudolf Steiner
Rudolf Steiner: His Smile, by Kathleen Wright
SteinerBooks Spiritual Research Seminar
Social Science Conference
Princeton Group at 75, by Herbert O. Hagens
Mystery Dramas at the Goetheanum, by Herbert O. Hagens
Curative Education Conference, by Joyce Gallardo
Western Regional Council in Albuquerque, by Linda Connell
Brightening Brightmoor, Summer of 2010, by Bart Eddy
92 Poem: “To His Pedagogic Mistress” - Michael Ronall