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.  


Healing the Word Together

Speaking the Foundation Stone
with Christine Burke on March 25th, 2023

From 10AM until 3PM
(with one hour lunch break at 12PM)
(*lunch not provided)

The Waldorf School of San Diego, Colina Campus
4135 54th Place, San Diego, CA 92105

A conscious explorative experience of the art of speaking through The Foundation Stone Meditation. In our offering we will work with this homeopathic verse & Rudolf Steiner’s practical speech exercises with a view to the possibilities we have daily to heal the word in our private and community life.

Sacred Speech Work

Your body is an instrument that can be tuned, allowing the word to sing forth, creatively, consciously creating your reality and through that, a deep healing can begin.

To one who understands the sense of speech
The world unveils its image form.
To one who listens to the soul of speech
The world unfolds its true being.
To one who lives in the spirit depths of speech
The world gives freely Wisdom’s strength.
To one who lovingly dwells on speech
Speech will accord its inner might.
So I will turn my heart and mind
Toward the soul and spirit of words.
In love for them
I will feel myself complete and whole.
Rudolf Steiner

About the Speaker

Christine Burke, Creative Speech Artist and professor of communication, works in the public sector teaching Communication Studies, in Waldorf Teacher Trainings and Schools and in workshops around the world teaching Rudolf Steiner’s Formative Speech. As an active collegium member of the Social Sciences Section in North America, Christine endeavors to foster community and artistic connections in a variety of ways both within the context of anthroposophical encounters and in the world at large.

Make a direct contribution to support this event:
(Suggested donation: $20 - $45)

Celebration of the Holy Nights and Days

The Background to the Gospel of St. Mark

Twelve Lectures given at Berlin, GA124
October 1910 – June 1911
By Rudolf Steiner

Monday December 26, 2022 through
Friday, January 6, 2023

Gatherings beginning at 1:00 pm: Dec. 27,28,29,30, Jan. 1
Gatherings beginning at 7:30 pm: Jan. 2,4,5,6

Most of this cycle is available in the Rudolf Steiner Archive, entitled The Excurses on the Gospel of St. Mark.

See Lecture Series on RSArchive

Please call the host(ess) for directions.

Monday, December 26 Lecture 1 Please read at home.
Tuesday, December 27 Lecture 2 Bruce/Johanna Laurelin 1:00 pm 619-286-0816 San Diego
Wednesday, December 28 Lecture 3 Elizabeth Olley 1:00 pm 760-761-0414 San Marcos
Thursday, December 29 Lecture 4 Scott Kilian/Andrea Rae 1:00 pm 858-229-5638 San Diego
Friday, December 30 Lecture 5 Karen Grant 1:00 pm 818-632-1932 Poway
Saturday, December 31 Lecture 6 Please read at home.
Sunday, January 1 Lecture 7 Lori/Carlos Daub 1:00 pm 818-314-0116 Escondido
Monday, January 2 Lecture 8 Joseph/Patricia Rubano 7:30 pm 760-754-1148 Oceanside
Tuesday, January 3 Lecture 9 Please read at home.
Wednesday, January 4 Lecture 10 Lori/Carlos Daub 7:30 pm 818-314-0116 Escondido
Thursday, January 5 Lecture 11 Karen Grant 7:30 pm 818-632-1932 Poway
Friday, January 6 Lecture 12 Elizabeth Olley 7:30 pm 760-761-0414 San Marcos

Lecture 13 (notes only) is available in the 1968 publication by the Rudolf Steiner Press, London.

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