The School of Spiritual Science in Australia
The School of Spiritual Science is at the heart of the Anthroposophical Society. It provides a schooling path for spiritual scientific research, meditation and study.
This schooling is offered through the First Class, a series of guiding lessons with meditative mantras given by Rudolf Steiner.
The First Class does not provide more information on Anthroposophy; rather, it provides a meditative experience of spirituality in the world and in the individual human being. It presents the experience of Anthroposophy. Through this path, we receive guidance to help us address the challenges of our time and bring enrichment, not just for ourselves, but for the further development of our soul-spiritual cultural life.
The human being can then become the question and the content in his or her humanity; from this foundational experience the schooling develops its various directions of work and focal points through specialised, vocational Section work. The inner training path of the First Class is the basis of all Section work.
For general enquiries about the School of Spiritual Science, contact a member of the Facilitation Group.
Why join the School?
Membership of the School arises out of a personal decision and a commitment to:
A will to develop a conscious meditative life, and to know and change oneself
The impulse to work collaboratively with other members of the School
A commitment to represent Anthroposophy in everyday life.
It is essential that the applicant has an inner longing for knowledge of spiritual science, an inner call to discover our place, responsibilities and tasks in the world.
How do I become a member?
Anyone who has been a participating member of the General Anthroposophical Society for a period of time who has carried out an heart-felt self-reflection in relation to the commitments outlined above can apply for admission to the School.
The first step is to request an interview with your local Branch Class Holder or you can contact a member of the Facilitation Group. This conversation respectfully explores whether membership of the School is appropriate at this time in the individual’s life, before the formal application process begins.
When and where are the Class Lessons held?
In Australia, the Class Lessons are usually held once a month. There is a reading of the lesson and mantras, sometimes with a free ‘rendering’ where the class holder presents the content of the lesson through the lens of their own study and mediative work. The Lessons are presented through the spoken word so the listeners experience the mantras as a living, weaving experience.
For general enquiries about the School of Spiritual Science please contact a member of the Facilitation Group of the Class.
|Coordinator||Marilyn Lewis (ACT)|
|Treasurer||Helen Vogel (QLD)|
|Member||David Baldwin (NSW)|
|Member||Philip Quenby (WA)|
For membership enquiries, please contact your local Class Holder, if listed, or a member of the Facilitation Group if not.
|ACT Branch||Marilyn Lewis|
|Northern Rivers Branch||Jane Woodruff|
|TAS Branch||Connie Nanscowen|
|VIC Branch||Guenter Zimmermann|
|WA Branch||Philip Quenby|