….It is the distinctiveness of the Christmas Impulse of the Anthroposophic Society, that this Anthroposophic Society has become imprinted with a full character of a public organization. With this deed nothing else is expected of a member of the Anthroposophic Society than what each member themself is expecting: to receive through the Anthroposophic Society what flows within the Anthroposophic Spirit-Movement. No other responsibility is requested if one becomes an Anthroposophist. The commitment to be a decent human being is probably obvious…..Rudolf Steiner
On December 28th, 1923 amidst the ruins of the first Goetheanum, that burned to the ground through arson the year before, about 800 Anthroposophists gathered around Rudolf Steiner in the Schreinerei for a new beginning. During what is known as the Christmas Conference, he founded the new Society by laying a new foundation stone. This time it was given in the form of the Foundation Stone Meditation placed in the heart of each member of the society, to become a foundation to stand on and an anchor. He introduced the Vorstand of the organization and he himself became the president thereof – a spiritually significant deed!
Worldwide there is an initiative of organizing celebrations commemorating the 100 year anniversary of this significant event, and I’m reaching out to hear your thoughts, ask for your participation, and contributions if you feel moved to.
Let’s strengthen and tune our organs of sense perception through stories, memories, lectures, inspiration, practice and artistic activities. Let us create a vision and inspiration for the future.
Ideally we will work rhythmically over several days to penetrate the Foundation Stone Meditation, through Willing, Feeling and Thinking, given in the time between December 26- January 1, 1923. A conclusion will follow on January 6th with presentations, as the echo of our work.
If you feel inspired to contribute with an activity, would like to host at your home or workshop, like to give a talk, guide us in meditation, have stories to share or ideas for the future, please respond to [email protected] . All’s welcome and nothing too small to share!
There is a livestream every Monday at 11 am PST on Goetheanum.tv with various topics connected to the Christmas Conference