Rudolf Steiner’s Christology

Place:Goetheanum, Dornach, Switzerland
Start date:Monday 21, May 2012
End date:Thursday 24, May 2012
Times:2.30pm - 3.30pm each day
Price:CHF 60 (40) .Free with ‹Studentenpass›

This is one of the Goetheanum Afternoon Lectures, which are given in English.These comprise lectures (two, four or five afternoons a week) on various subjects related to Anthroposophy and are given by competent persons from the field. All lectures take place from 2.30 to 3.30 p.m.and may be attended as a block and not necessarily as part of the whole year's course.

philip-martyn-goetheanumRudolf Steiner’s Christology with Philip Martyn  (Code EL-210512)

Dates: 21 May to 24 May 2012

Place: Rudolf Steiner Halde 2, Goetheanum.

Tuition: CHF 60 (40) Free with ‹Studentenpass›

Code: Please apply and use code according to lecture cycle at the Goetheanum ticket counter or contact:


Postfach · CH-4143 Dornach 1

Tel. +41 (0)61 706 44 44 · Fax +41 (0)61 706 44 46

Flyer for lecture programme

Subject to change! Please check beforehand.

Details of the full course are given below.

Anthroposophical Studies in English
Course Director: Virginia Sease, Ph.D.
The flexibility of the «Anthroposophical Studies in English» program permits both the beginner in Anthroposophy as well as the more experienced person to acquire new orientation and depth in the pursuit of Anthroposophy. Not only does each term focus on a major work by Rudolf Steiner, but also the student experiences Eurythmy, Speech Formation, Painting and Drawing, Clay Modeling and Singing on a regular basis. Other presentations augment the «Anthroposophical Studies» and the artistic courses in order to introduce a wide spectrum of activities and cultural impulses resulting from Rudolf Steiner’s work.
Basic Study with Virginia Sease Centers on the following books by Rudolf Steiner:
«Theosophy» offers an introduction to a spiritual understanding of human nature, reincarnation and what it means to live in the worlds of body, soul and spirit (Fall Term).
«Knowledge of the Higher Worlds»: «The capacities by which we can gain insights into the higher worlds lie dormant within each one of us.» Here Rudolf Steiner describes practical steps towards awakening these capacities (Winter Term).
«An Outline of Esoteric Science» offers insight into the vast processes of cosmic evolution and humanity’s place within them (Spring Term).
Artistic Courses
Painting, Drawing, Clay Modelling, Speech, Eurythmy, Singing
Individual Study Projects
Offer the student the possibility to work on a subject of choice. This may be a theme within Anthroposophy, a cultural theme, an artistic endeavor or something of a more practical nature. The other option comprises free time to deepen the various course offerings.
Special Themes
Comprise lectures on various subjects related to Anthroposophy by competent persons from the field four or five times a week.
theosophy-steinerFirst Term, September 19 – December 2, 2011:
Sep. 19 – 23: Student Week
Sep. 26 – 29: From Theosophy to Anthroposophy, Dr. Virginia Sease
Oct. 03 – 07: The Language of Form and Color in the Goetheanum, Esther Gerster
Oct. 10 – 14: Experiencing Plant-Life at the Goetheanum, Benno Otter
Oct. 17 – 20: Rudolf Steiner’s Medical Impulse, Dr. Seija Zimmermann
Oct. 24 – 27: The Goetheanum in Context of Its Surrounding Buildings, Hans Hasler
Oct. 31 – Nov. 04: Rudolf Steiner’s Four Mystery Dramas, Herbert O. Hagens
Nov. 07 + 08: The Miracle of a Beehive, Dr. Johannes Wirz
Nov. 09 + 10: The Social Organism of a Farm, Ueli Hurter
Nov. 14 – 17: The Medieval School of Chartres, Virginia Sease
Nov. 21 – 25: Trip to Chartres
Nov. 28 – Dec. 2: Presentation of Individual Projects

knowledge-of-the-higher-worlds-steinerSecond Term, January 16 – March 23, 2012:
Jan. 16 – 19: The Quality of Money, Paul Mackay
Jan. 23 – 26: Hygienic Eurythmy, Jeanne Winstanley
Jan. 30 – Feb. 2: Light and Color: A Goetheanistic Approach, Johannes Kühl
Feb. 06 – 09: An Artistic Appreciation Rudolf of Steiner’s Carved Group, Caroline Chanter
Feb. 13 – 16: The Significance of the Parsifal Legend, Thomas Didden
Feb. 20 – 23: Geometric Drawing, Oliver Conradt
Feb. 27 – March 1: Geometric Drawing, Oliver Conradt
March 5 – 8:  Clay Modeling, Christian Hitsch
March 12 – 16: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Rudolf Steiner, Douglas Miller
March 19 – 22: Presentation of Individual Projects

an-outline-of-esoteric-science-steinerThird Term, April 16 – June 29, 2012:
April 16 - 19: Hygienic Eurythmy, Jeanne Winstanley
April 23 – 26: Special Paintings in Florence, Italy, Virginia Sease
April 30 – Mai 03: Experiencing the Art of Florence, Italy, Thorwald Thiersch
May 07 – 11: Pre-Christian Mysteries and the Mystery of Golgatha, Dr. Virginia Sease
May 14 – 18: Trip to Florence
May 21 – 24: Rudolf Steiner’s Christology, Philip Martyn
May 29 – 31: Living and Working with People with Special Needs, Dr. Rüdiger Grimm
June 04 – 07: Rudolf Steiner’s Meditations and Mantras, Virginia Sease
June 11 – 14: The Founding of the Anthroposophical Society at the Christmas Conference 1923/24, Sergej Prokofieff
June 18 – 21: Final Week of Year: to be arranged
June 25 – 29: Presentation of Individual Projects

Special Excursions
Longer trips such as to Chartres Cathedral,Florence and Florence, Italy or shorter excursions to sites of historical and cultural relevance will be prepared by introductory lectures.
The costs for the excursions will vary according to the method of travel and the duration. These costs are not included in the tuition-fee.
Visit to Chartres Cathedral
Sculpted in stone on the exterior, modeled in brilliantly colored glass windows inside, an earthly history of humanity may be seen through the vision of the Middle Ages. The Old Testament from the story of creation up through the kings and prophets culminates in the birth of the Messiah. His life on the earth, the disciples, the events of the Mystery of Golgatha and the Last Judgment have spoken to countless people throughout many centuries. Besides the marvels of the Cathedral which was built on an ancient druidic site, we also consider significant aspects of the medieval Platonist School of Chartres.
Sojourn in Florence
The entire city of Florence is considered a unique cultural monument filled with innumerable masterpieces of art especially from the early Christian centuries, through the Romanesque and Gothic periods and culminating in the Renaissance. To experience the immense golden mosaic ceiling of the Basilica, the frescoes of Fra Angelico in the San Marco cloister, the mighty sculpture of David by Michelangelo, the vast number of paintings by the Masters of many centuries in the Uffizi Gallery and in the Pitti Palace can take the beholder on a journey through many great manifestations of human creativity. Also Florence as a city with its Ponte Vecchio over the Arno river, its many specialty shops and market places and its friendly atmosphere provides for a special experience. The trip is preceded by lectures on specific important artistic and historical aspects.

Shorter Excursions
Sonnenhof, Special School for Children (Arlesheim), Ita Wegman Klinik (Arlesheim), Lukas Klinik (Arlesheim), Painting Studio of Ninetta Sombart (Arlesheim), Painting Exhibition of Gérard Wagner (Dornach), Albert Steffen House (Dornach), Model of the First Goetheanum (near Dornach), Basel Cathedral and City, Theodor Schwenk Water Institute (Black Forest, Germany), Isenheim Altar in Colmar (France), Strasbourg Cathedral (France), Freiburg Cathedral (Germany) and others.

Monday through Friday
08.00 – 09.00 a.m. Basic Study with Virginia Sease
09.30 – 10.45 a.m. Artistic Courses – Speech – Painting – Drawing
11.15 – 12.15 p.m. Individual Study Projects
02.30 – 03.30 p.m. Special Themes
04.00 – 05.15 p.m. Artistic Courses – Eurythmy – Clay Modeling – Singing

Study periods
First Term, September 19 – December 2, 2011
Second Term, January 16 – March 22, 2012
Third Term, April 16 – June 29, 2012

Faculty and Staff
Sylvia Baur, Caroline Chanter, Oliver Conradt, Thomas Didden, Esther Gerster, Rüdiger Grimm, Herbert O. Hagens, Hans Hasler, Christian Hitsch, Ueli Hurter, Johannes Kühl, Päivi Lappalainen, Paul Mackay, Philip Martyn, Douglas Miller, Edda Nehmiz, Benno Otter, Michele Polito, Astrid Prokofieff, Sergej Prokofieff, Ursula Schönholzer, Astrid Schmitt- Stegmann, Virginia Sease, Thorwald Thiersch, Jeanne Winstanley, Johannes Wirz, Sophia Walsh, Seija Zimmermann

Tuition: CHF 1000.– per term.
The costs for the excursions are not included in the tuition-fee.

Participants of all ages are welcome. There are no prerequisites regarding previous education, apart from a good working knowledge of the English language. The average number of participants is limited, in order to ensure a seminar-like study environment and individual supervision in all courses. Admission is based on a written application and a conversation. For application forms please contact the Studies and Further Education Office (Sekretariat für Studium und Weiterbildung).

For application forms please follow the link " Contact and Application" on the this web page

Full address:

Rüttiweg 45
CH-4143 Dornach 1
Tel. +41 (0)61 706 42 42
Fax +41 (0)61 706 43 14 



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