Celebration of the Holy Nights
Wednesday, December 26, 2018
Sunday, January 6, 2019
7:00 p.m. Tea
7:30 p.m. Reading
“The Mark Gospel reveals Christ as a Cosmic Being, giving us a sense of his greatness and power. In this lecture cycle Steiner helps us grasp this aspect of Christ, and, like the Gospel itself, it is an artistic work in its own right.”

               Bring your caroling voices! The Gospel of St. Mark 10 Lectures given in Basel, Switzerland September 15-24, 1912 by Rudolf Steiner
               A study of these lectures will be held at private homes and at the San Diego Waldorf School. Please call the hosts for directions.
Wed., Dec. 26 - Bruce & Johanna Laurelin, 619-286-0816

Thurs., Dec. 27 - WSSD* hosted by Bonnie Holden, 619-465-6321

Fri., Dec. 28 - Scott Kilian & Andrea Rae 619-846-2921

Sat., Dec. 29 - Susan Starr, 619-460-0521

Sun., Dec. 30 - Alicia Santacroce, 760-451-0001

Mon., Dec. 31 - No reading

Tues., Jan. 1 - WSSD*, hosted by Charlotte Dukich, 760-735-9097

Wed., Jan. 2 - Soleil & Jacqueline Develle, 760-451-2139

Thurs., Jan. 3 - Joseph & Patricia Rubano, 760-754-1148

Fri., Jan. 4 - Carlos & Lori Daub, 818-314-0116

Sat., Jan. 5 - Staged Reading of the Three Kings Play, hosted by Peter Hodges at WSSD with the WISC students at

               11 AM - Details to follow

Sun., Jan. 6 - 2:00 PM: Victor & Elizabeth Olley, 760-761-0414

*WSSD – Waldorf School of San Diego
3547 Altadena Ave., San Diego, CA 92105.
Contact: Lori Daub, 818-314-0116 for further information.
A Celebration of Advent
With Music, Song and Sharing
December 16th, 2018
from 2 to 4pm
At the home of Pat Hill
1361 Crest
Del Mar, CA 92014
               Pat will perform piano music appropriate to the occasion, there will be a sharing of thoughts about the meaning of Advent, and Shanti Mayberry will lead us in the singing of Christmas carols. Please come celebrate with us and bring a desert or snack to be shared with others.
Please RSVP 760-761-0414
A Celebration for the Dead
Sunday, November 18, 2018, 4:30 pm
San Diego Waldorf School
3547 Altadena Drive, San Diego, CA 92105
               In the gathering darkness before the light of Advent, we remember those who have crossed the threshold. With candlelight, eurythmy, poetry and music we will enrich our sensing of our unseen companions. There will be an opportunity to write the name(s) of those you wish to remember on a list at the entry way which will be read aloud.
               A Candlelight Performance of Eurythmy
with Johanna Laurelin, Amy Schick and Chelaine Kokos
Music includes works by JS Bach and Zoltan Kodaly
Eurythmy w/Speech by Bruce Laurelin - Piano Accompaniment by Mark Polesky
Verses and Meditations from St. Francis, Arvia Mackae Ege, Dag Hammerskjold
and Rudolf Steiner
No barrier can separate
What, united in the spirit,
The light-shining
Eternal soul bond.
Thus I am in your thoughts
Thus may you be in mine.
Rudolf Steiner
(GA268, as referenced in Staying Connected)
Please Join Us for a Group Reading of the Drama
“This War Is Not Inevitable”
7:00 Saturday Evening, October 27th
at the
Waldorf School of San Diego
3547 Altadena Avenue
San Diego, CA 92105
               This drama, written by Michael Hedley Burton, was performed in early September at the Fallbrook Library. We would like for those who were unable to travel up there to have the opportunity of exploring the script and learning about Rudolf Steiner’s efforts to bring a Threefolding Order of society into the chaotic situation of Europe after WWI. The final part of the play shows how in April 1919 Emil Molt asks Steiner to assist him in opening a school for the children of the employees of his Stuttgart Waldorf Astoria Cigarette Factory. Steiner was overjoyed at this request, and thus came about the birth of the Waldorf Schools.
               If anyone would like a copy of the script in book form ($15)
Contact Elizabeth Olley by October 22nd at:
elisevison@yahoo.com or 760-761-0414.


A Talk Presented by RICH GRAMS

Friday, September 28th at 7:30
Waldorf School of San Diego 3547 Altadena Avenue San Diego, CA 92105

              There is a deep and remarkable relationship between humans and the machines that we use to supplement our lives. The conversation about the future of machines and human consciousness not only fascinates but falls far short of the perspective which Anthroposophical Spiritual Science is capable of bringing to the discussion. In an evening with ideas derived from Rudolf Steiner, Sergei Prokofieff, Valentin Tomberg and a multitude of other sources including original spiritual research, I will attempt to deepen that conversation with a set of ideas that I have not heard discussed in any other venue. I will deliver a perspective on sources, developmental trajectories, research principles and practices intended to create a platform of understanding which individuals can use in reconciling their need to use technology in our daily lives with the haunting suspicion that it harbors an evil which might engulf our culture and inner lives.

              Rich Grams is a life-long student of philosophy and explorer of several esoteric traditions. For the past 25 years he has immersed himself in self-study and meditation on the work of Rudolf Steiner. Rich is a member of the Viroqua Anthroposophical Group and lives in La Crosse, Wisconsin

Anthroposophical Society in America, San Miguel San Diego Branch Invites you to

Written by Michael Hedley Burton
Performed by Michael Burton and Christian Peterson
Concerning the birth of the idea of the Threefold Social Organism in 1917-1919

Tuesday, September 4th at 7:00 PM
At the Fallbrook Library
124 South Mission Road, Fallbrook 92028

Rudolf Steiner launched the idea of the Threefold Social Organism (Threefold Social Order) in 1917 in the hope that this would help shorten the war and prevent another great conflagration from breaking out at a later date. The times were against him then and he was unsuccessful, but the question of the hour is: "Did what Steiner attempt in those years plant a seed that has waited a hundred years to mature in our own age?"

Sponsored by

Friends of the Fallbrook Library and the San Miguel San Diego Branch of the Anthroposophical Society in America

Everyone Welcome
Recommended for high school age and above

For information about the Threefold Social Organism Project: https://wordrenewal.org/

The Last Supper

A talk by Margaret Shipman

Saturday, May 26, 2018
10 am -12 pm

Followed by a potluck luncheon

Waldorf School of San Diego
3547 Altadena Avenue
SD, 92105

The painting of the Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci is one of the best-known paintings of all
Based on introductory remarks from Sergei Prokofieff’s book, “The Twelve Holy Nights and the Spiritual Hierarchies” and conversations with Brian Gray, Margaret will bring some of the open secrets about the Zodiac and the Human Being which live in this great work of art.

Margaret Shipman is an active member of the Los Angeles branch of the Anthroposophical Society and the Christian Community. As a musician and previous owner of the Hans Weishaar Violin Shop in Los Angeles, she spends her retirementin support of GEMS - Geographically Engaged Members Study Group work; an initiative created especially for Anthroposophists who live in areas that do not have branches or study groups.

Poems of Birth ~ Poems of Earth and A Fairy Tale for our Time

a journey through art with Eve Olive and Joanna Carey

Sunday, April 29, 2018
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
followed by potluck luncheon

Waldorf School of San Diego
3547 Altadena Dr.
San Diego, 92105

A poetry performance by Eve Olive, with lyre accompaniment by Joanna Carey.

In original poems, Eve Olive presents soulscapes of our lives on earth and in the heavenly worlds. From creation to concern for creation, the full arc of life takes on form.

We will continue with a writing exercise. Please bring paper and a pen.

Suggested Donation: $20

Eve Olive is an architect, eurythmist, poet, and storyteller, as well as a co-founder of the Emerson Waldorf School in Chapel Hill, NC where she taught for many years. She is the author of Cosmic Child: Inspired Writings from the Threshold of Birth.

Joanna Carey is an accomplished lyrist, Werbeck singer, teacher and therapist as well as a teacher of English as a second language.