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Annual General Meeting and mini-conference of the Anthroposophical Society in Australia

Friday 10th – Sunday 12th May 2019 Templestowe Victoria

Stepping into the Unknown …  a Centennial opportunity!

With anthroposophy entering its second century as an active reality in the world, how can we be awake and aware to what is wanting to grow in our present time and what is reaching towards us from the future? We have the opportunity and responsibility to courageously find how human wisdom can become an individual and collective living experience through our attentive listening and our good will -love.

Where the surging deeds of the Worldís becoming … Thine Own I unite with the World

Following the visit of Constanza Kaliks and Bodo von Plato, this is an opportunity to work with the Foundation Stone Meditation as a beginning for such questions as:

  • Who and what is calling to me from the world?
  • How can I bring the spirit into my daily life?
  • How might our society better serve the wider society today?
  • What would be a truly contemporary leadership form of the anthroposophical society?

Come and join other members whose hearts also burn with such questions as these – for together, in harmony of soul, those who ask such earnest questions are able to receive wise guidance from the spiritual world.1

Intention
In this conference gathering and annual meeting for members and friends of anthroposophy in Australia, we have consciously chosen to draw the resources and content from those who are present.
An opening session where we hear together a number of seed thoughts and the Foundation verses will be followed by work in small groups. The small groups will work through four sessions in the conference with a facilitator assisting the group dynamic. Our own prior work with the second part of the Foundation Stone can be the beginning for progressively deepening the unknown-future questions that the group takes up. Other references are suggested below. The program sequence, Fire, Air, Water, Earth is just one suggestion. It is more important for the group to cultivate a mood of kinship and harmony in their work together.

The small group work will be followed by a final sharing of each group’s work. Then a time of listening together in silence will close the work sessions.

Program features
Harmonising through music and/or movement will begin each day and close the conference.
There will be a time for hearing about and conversation on emerging leadership forms in the Anthroposophical Society.
The AGM begins at 2:30pm on Saturday, then a refreshment break, followed by time for breathing out- moving physically!
Time for sharing members initiatives, then for networking, games or informal discussion.
Evening programs: Friday – Eurythmy , Saturday  –  Music. Finishing around 8:30
The working sessions are within a paced program, with 90 minute meal breaks, free time and opportunities to walk about, meet up and pause.

Venue
Holy Cross Centre 207 Serpells Road (Cnr Smithís Road) Templestowe 3106 VIC. www.holycrosscentre.com/

Full Conference Details
Please download the Conference kit and Registration form.

Registration closes on 15 April.

Preparation References

1 ‘The Influence of Spiritual Beings upon Human Beings’, Rudolf Steiner, 1 June 1908, Berlin, GA 102
The Foundation Stone Meditation, Rudolf Steiner, 1923-24, Dornach, GA 260, 1990, AP
The Esoteric Significance of Spritual Work in Anthroposophical Groups and the Future of the Anthroposophical Society, S O Prokofieff , 2007, Temple Lodge
‘Entering the 21st Century Spiritually’, – Conference Proceedings 2-7 Aug. 2010, Goetheanum, Dornach, AS in GB

Conference questions to: David Morgan anthroposvic@bigpond.com