Anthroposophical Society
in America

San Diego San Miguel Branch

The Anthroposophical Society in America is a non-sectarian, non-political “association of people who would foster the life of the soul, both in the individual and in human society, on the basis of a true knowledge of the spiritual world.”

The Anthroposophical Society in America is one of more than seventy autonomous national societies.  These support the General Anthroposophical Society founded by Rudolf Steiner in Dornach, Switzerland.   The Society is a non-profit, non-sectarian association which accepts members without regard to religious, political, national, financial or other personal affiliations.  


Celebration for the Dead

Please join us on November 20th for our annual celebration for the dead. We will gather in the candlelight to honor our friends and loved ones with readings, poetry, eurythmy and music.

I have made ready a room
Here in my heart
With walls of warmth
And windows of color
Towards every side of the cosmos

Oceans, mountains and clouds
Are without,
Within – loving and light;
And here I invite you to come
Dear being I love.

Lead me in what you have learned
Now you have left your earthly
Body with so long suffering
And become a heavenly star
The uprising in dying.

Albert Steffen
from The Uprising in Dying,
Christy Barnes, editor

Time and Place: Sunday, November 20, 2022, 3:00 pm
at the Waldorf School of San Diego High School /Rotunda
4135 54th Place
San Diego, CA 92105

As we gather in the candlelight to honor our friends and loved ones with readings and poetry, eurythmy and music we will enrich our sensing of our unseen companions. You may bring a list of those you wish to remember and read their names aloud.

For further information contact:
Elizabeth Olley, 760-761-0414 or Lori Daub, 818-314-0116


Dear Friends,

We are honored to have been selected to host the upcoming Therapeutic Eurythmy Conference,


with Jan Ranck
Founding Director of the Jerusalem Eurythmy Ensemble
and the Jerusalem Academy of Eurythmy

July 15th through 24th, 2022

at The Waldorf School of San Diego
3547 Altadena Avenue, San Diego, CA 92105

This course is open to:
Eurythmists, Physicians, All Who Help Heal and All Who Seek Healing.

You can be a part of this rare opportunity as a direct participant or as a direct contributor.

For further information and to register:

To make a direct contribution to support this conference:

Or you can send your check made out to San Diego Anthroposophical Society and marked,
“Therapeutic Eurythmy Conference” to:
Anne Peterson, Treasurer
PO Box 131703
Carlsbad, CA 92013

Out of town participants may need a room. Do you have spare bed or bedroom in your home? Contact:
Chelaine Kokos Ortiz

Printable Flyers:

Overview Flyer
Detailed Flyer

A brief history of Therapeutic Eurythmy as well as information from the Athena website, the professional organization of therapeutic eurythmists in the U.S. and the Conference flyer are attached. Let us make every effort to support our health and the health of our children by increasing the presence of therapeutic eurythmists and learning the principles of tone eurythmy!

Warm regards,
San Diego San Miguel Branch Board of the Anthroposophical Society in America

Lori Daub, Elizabeth Olley, Anne Peterson, Susan Starr, and Blake Tereau

Celebration of the Holy Nights and Days

Sunday, December 26, 2021
Thursday, January 6, 2022

UPDATE: The final two nights will be at 7PM and held indoors †.

Gatherings to be held outside and begin at 1 PM.
Masks and social distancing are recommended. No refreshments.
Thank you!

The Gospel of St. Matthew
Twelve Lectures given at Berne, GA123
September 1-12, 1910
By Rudolf Steiner

The entire cycle is available in the Rudolf Steiner Archive:

Please call the host(ess) for directions.

Sunday, Dec. 26 – Lecture 1. Scott Kilian and Andrea Rae. - 858-229-5638 / San Diego
Monday, Dec. 27 – Lecture 2. Bruce and Johanna Laurelin - 619-286-0816 / San Diego
Tuesday, Dec. 28 – Lecture 3. Please read at home.
Wednesday, Dec. 29 – Lecture 4. Jacqueline/Soleil Develle. - 760-451-2139 / Fallbrook
Thursday, Dec. 30 - Lecture 5. Please read at home.
Friday, Dec. 31 – Lecture 6. Please read at home.
Saturday, Jan. 1 – Lecture 7. Scott Kilian and Andrea Rae. - 858-229-5638 / San Diego
Sunday, Jan. 2 - Lecture 8. Alicia Santacroce. 760-451-0001 / Fallbrook
Monday, Jan. 3 – Lecture 9. Please read at home.
† Tuesday, Jan. 4 – Lecture 10. Patricia/Joseph Rubano - 760-754-1148 / Oceanside
Wednesday, Jan. 5- Lecture 11. Please read at home.
† Thursday, Jan. 6 – Lecture 12. Elizabeth/Victor Olley 760-761-0414 / San Marcos

Celebration for the Dead

Sunday, November 28 at 11:00 AM

233 Autumn Rose Lane
Fallbrook, CA 92028

In the gathering darkness before the light of Advent, we take thought for those who have crossed the threshold. With readings and poetry, eurythmy and music we will enrich our sensing of our unseen companions. You may bring a list of those you wish to remember and read them aloud.

“In fact, everything that takes place in human beings through the outer world can be perceived by the spirit, including human souls who have passed through the gate of death….The dead can experience with us what we experience in the physical world. This is because these experiences belong not only to our world but also to theirs. Our experiences belong to their world when we thoroughly spiritualize what we experience in the outer world with spiritual ideas. Otherwise, what we experience as the effects of matter remains dark and incomprehensible to the dead. To the dead, a soul devoid of spirit is a dark soul. This is why the dead have become estranged from earthly life. We must overcome this estrangement. The so-called dead and the so-called living must learn again to live together inwardly…..” Rudolf Steiner, Cosmic and Human Metamorphoses.

Understanding Chinese Culture and History in the Light of Anthroposophy

Sunday, October 24th

5737 Spartan Dr
San Diego, CA 92115
Contact: 619-286-0816

We invite you to join us to share in the story of our dear friend, Hong Zhao.

She will shed light on the relationship of Taoism to Anthroposophy as she traces her Chinese roots.

"My spiritual seeking began with the birth of my daughter. After I got my Master's degree in Electronic Engineering and was involved in the High-tech industry for years, I was so arrogant that I believed that science was the absolute truth and could be the resolution for everything. But during my first struggling parenting, I had to admit that my baby, as a messenger from the higher world, couldn't be explained by only abstract logic thinking. And my training in nature science couldn't provide me with any knowledge about the invisible world and the truth of human beings.

In order to gain that knowledge, my enthusiasm in ancient wisdom became strongly rekindled and I was attracted by the marvelous ancient Chinese wisdom in philosophy, medicine, and arts which was also different from what I learned for many years in Western arts. Many thoughts sounded so fascinating to me, for example: Everything has an origin in the spiritual world and human beings are the highest spirit among the natural world. As the mediator, between heaven and earth, we strive to be harmonious with the cosmos and unite with all creatures. Among all the educational systems, I found only one, Waldorf education, based on Anthroposophy, which has a similar spiritual viewpoint and puts those thoughts into practice.

We moved from China to the US and my daughter began her Waldorf school journey at 3 years old. I continued my study in Chinese medicine and philosophy, especially TAO, which changed me greatly and helped me effectively expand my mindsets. I began to have the ability to accept ideas that seemed contradictory and see through things in different layers, which lay a solid foundation for my later Anthroposophical study. Many questions arose continually within me, "Why does the harmonious, beautiful and elegant time in ancient China have to be gone? Why does the human being have to endure degradation in soul and spirit? I couldn't find clear answers in ancient wisdom. With these questions I joined WISC at the magical age of 35…"