SARDELLO Study Group
THURSDAY NIGHT STUDY GROUP
Self Development & Meditation Groups using the book
KNOWLEDGE of HIGHER WORLDS by Rudolf Steiner DETAILS HERE
For information about activities held in Sydney, see the events calendar and lectures.
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SYDNEY BRANCH/St John's Group
Rudolf Steiner House
307 Sussex St
Phone: 02 9264 5169
Annet Van Kesteren
General information about the Anthroposophical Society's work in Sydney
The Sydney Branch (St John's Group) at Rudolf Steiner House is host to many activities that draw their inspiration and direction from Rudolf Steiner’s Spiritual Science or Anthroposophy. In the City it provides a focus for the Society’s activities in Sydney, accessible to members and the public for lectures, group work, festival celebrations, workshops, seminars, courses, library and the Rudolf Steiner Book Centre. Occasional exhibitions of individuals’ artistic, scientific and creative work are held in the house. Individual members take initiatives in forming study Groups of various kinds, organizing and running seminars and workdays, offering artistic and practical workshops and evening courses in many areas of work and discipline, among them singing, speech, geometry, eurythmy, modern meditation, painting and study/research into Spiritual Science or Anthroposophy.
Rudolf Steiner House is also home to a full time year of Anthroposophical Studies and other courses conducted by Parsifal College (02 9261 4001).
Open Lectures on Anthroposophy (or Esoteric Science)
TUESDAYS 7.OOpm (during term time)
A weekly series of evening lectures. All welcome.
Click here for more information.
Thursday Evenings Meetings for Members and Friends -
THURSDAYS at 7pm during term time
Contact: Norma Blackwood 02 9417 6046. All welcome.
‘School of Spiritual Science’ Work Groups.
Please see separate programs for School members on notice board at Rudolf Steiner House.
Rudolf Steiner Book Centre
PHONE: 02 9264 5169 FAX: 02 9267 1225
Hours: Mon. Wed. Fri. 9 am - 5 pm, Tues and Thurs. 9 am -7.00 pm,
Sat. 9 am - 1 pm
The Book Centre is ably’ run by Annet, Deborah, Ron and Jenny
Situated on the first floor, the Library is open on Mondays with Francine and Thursdays from 10.00am to 6.00pm with Shirley.
Program Of Activities
Programs of events and activities are available at Rudolf Steiner House on the notice board on the ground floor and in the bookshop. Also on this website in Events.
The Social Area is available for members and guests as a meeting place any time the house is open. The kitchen facilities are also available to make a cup of tea or coffee. Please leave a donation for consumables used and be responsible for cleaning up afterwards.
Membership enquiries can be directed to Patsy Elliot 9660 0235(Home) or John Pater 9372 8143 (Bus) 96591009). Download Membership application here or
For further details click here.
Board of Directors
The directors of the Anthroposophical Rudolf Steiner Society Limited are currently: Antonio Furniss, Patsy Elliot (Treasurer), John Pater (Secretary), Renate Long-Breiphol, Annet Van Kesteren (minute secretary) and David Shock.
Antonio keeps an eye, and active hand, on the continuous maintenance required in the House.
Rudolf Steiner Bookshop and Information Centre
Located on the ground floor of Rudolf Steiner House in Sydney, the Centre is quite literally the doorway to Anthroposophy in Australia.
Books by, about, and based on Rudolf Steiner are all to be found here, in all the rich variety of his work:
· Spiritual development
· Health and nutrition
· The arts - music, speech and drama, visual arts, eurythmy
· Bio-dynamic agriculture
· Parenting, education and child development
· Philosophy, natural sciences and much more.
The Centre also stocks a range of beautiful children’s books and toys, as well as Stockmar paints, beeswax and crayons, Lyra pencils and other art and craft materials, Weleda and Dr Hauschka natural cosmetics and gifts.
Teachers and students are eligible for a 10% discount on retail prices.
Both retail and wholesale purchases can be made by phone, fax or email - no order is too small or too large to be attended to. Unless otherwise requested, normal postage is used to send mail orders. Postage charges will be quoted at time of ordering. Payment can be made by cash, cheque, credit card or direct deposit – simply request our details with your order. If paying by Credit Card please provide details of your order along with the following information: Card Type, Card Holder Name, Card Number, Expiry date on Card - An order will be dispatched immediately, please also provide name, telephone number and postal address.
As an importer and distributor, the Rudolf Steiner Book and Information Centre supplies bookshops all around Australia, at wholesale prices, as well as schools, playgroups and other Anthroposophical institutions and organisations. Regular customers can set up a 30-day account, or a casual invoice can be issued.
The Book Centre supplies books on consignment with a commission of 15% for workshops and other events. Orders and requests must be given at least 24 hours in advance of collection. Orders can be collected a maximum of one week before the event, and unsold items returned and settlement made no more then one week after the event.
Friendly, helpful staff will supply information and referrals on schools, health practitioners, courses, study groups, workshops and memberships.
Address: 307 Sussex Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Phone: (02) 9264 5169
Fax: (02) 9267 1225
Mon, Wed, Fri: 9 am - 5 pm
Tues and Thurs: 9 am - 7 pm
Sat: 9 am - 1 pm
CATALOGUE AND PRICING - (so as to place an order by email) DOWNLOAD Catalogue Here
As an interim measure whilst the web site is being built items can be ordered via email. Download the catalogue which is in an Excel file format. - Copy the desired item(s) with your postal address and phone number on an email and send the request to the bookshop at :
Staff at the bookshop will the work out and will forward the necessary details to complete the transaction.
Postage and handling will be charged as follows: Sydney customers: Flat rate of $6.00.
Other capital cities: $6.50 for 1 item, add 50c for each subsequent item.
Country customers: $8.00 for 1 item, add $1.00 for each subsequent item.
Items that can be sent as letters will be charged at up to $3.50 depending on weight.
Payment methods: Once an order is finalised an invoice will be emailed to you.
Direct deposit - all the necessary details are on the invoice. Please quote the invoice number as reference.
Credit card - please do not email your details. If we don't already have them we will ring you or you can fax them to (02) 9267 1225.
Cheque or money order - please put the invoice number on the back.
Please inform the staff in your email if you are eligible for a discount as a teacher, therapist or student, or if you are buying for your school or institution, otherwise the full prices will be charged.
Lectures and Events
Weekly Tuesday Night lectures - Download Here.
Lectures in Esoteric Science
Presented by the Anthroposophical Society - Sydney Branch
Rudolf Steiner House
1st Floor, 307 Sussex St, Sydney
Every Tuesday @ 7.00 pm
For Enquiries ph (02) 9264-5169
April 30th Mary Masselos
Individuation, Archetypes and Musical Tones. In the quest for individuation we encounter the transcendence of many planes of consciousness. This experience can be enhanced by the sweetness and power of music played with an understanding of Cosmic Sound and the connection with the human soul. The purity of the individual tones can enter directly into the psyche and evoke archetypal images which then become the bridge to higher awareness, resulting in a great sense of grandeur and freedom. Music specially composed to mirror these states creates healing unifying harmonies and the aesthetic experience, according to Steiner, creates bonds with the angelic realms. Mary will demonstrate on the violin with audience participation, the illumination available through her 7 - Tone Method and the joy of fulfillment.
May 7th Brigitta Gallaher
An Artists way, thoughts to a sketch a day. Brigitta Gallaher, by profession a bookbinder arrived in Australia in 1987 and established her bookbinding studio in Sydney.Her daily practice in the fields of the arts is due to a well-practiced professional routine. Most of Brigitta's projects seem to flow as a series. (Please see overleaf). The current series, a sketch a day, started in November 2012. At first it was a series of daily visual thoughts. Each is on black paper in large A0 format and is posted into a virtual gallery on Fb. For the sketches to reach a new and ‘live' audience, she would like to show and elaborate on some of the sketches. She is keen to hear the from Tuesday's audience their questions and responses to the images presented.
May 14th Adriana Koulias
Michael and the New Isis Mysteries. (Part 1). 'I am the past, the present and the future, every mortal should lift my veil.'
June 4th Patrick McDonald
Lemuria, Atlantis, Today and Forever; The Experience of Human Consciousness. The human being is consciousness, and our present experience reveals the apparent past experiences of Lemuria and Atlantis as well as the apparent future of humanity.
May 21s t Alan Whitehead
The spiritual foundations of the birth of modern Australia. This study will explore the institutions such as Founding Day, Constitution Day and Federation Day, and the many laminates of esoterica which they embody.
May 28th Adriana Koulias
Michael and the New Isis Mysteries. (Part 2). 'I am the past, the present and the future, every mortal should lift my veil
June 11th Lisa Divine
Sun and Moon Karma in the Age of Michael: Becoming "apocalyptic" and forging the new community of free spirits. This talk will draw on examples from biographies of our time and the mystery dramas of Rudolf Steiner.
June 18th Daniel Parsa
Looking at how science and art came together in unprecedented harmony through the work of John James Audubon (1785 - 1851
June 25th Ian McGillivray
Spiritual Science and health
Suggested donation: $8/$6 conc. (Sydney Branch financial members free except for ** for which the suggested contribution is $15/$10)
Information: Annet van Kesteren 9672 3850 (ah) or 0400 301 550 (mob).
The views expressed by the lecturers are not necessarily those of the Society. Web: http://www.anthroposophy.org.au
STUDY GROUPS AND LOCAL ACTIVITIES
Self-Development & Meditation Groups | Using the book Knowledge of Higher Worlds & its Attainment. Learning how to meditate and to work with the various exercises. Meet at Warrah School in Dural every 2nd Thursday of the month | 7:30pm and at Rudolf Steiner House every 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month | 5:30pm. All welcome. For enquires phone John Pater (02) 9659 1009 or 0422111791
Sardello Study Group Meets on the 3rd Saturday of each month From February through to November 2013 | 1:30pm to 4.00pm
Thursday Night Study For information, Contact Norma Blackwood on (02) 9417 6046 or 9247 Group Meets weekly during school term at 7pm
Eurhythmy Classes Every Thursdays from 5pm to 6pm. Bookings & Inquiries: Adam Alcorn,
Festival Choir Meets every Tuesday 5.30 - 6.30pm | For more information, contact Deborah on (02) 9518 5896 or 0422 447 092 or email:
Wednesday Lunch-time Study Group
Meets every 2nd Wed | 1 pm to 2 pm
Currently studying Christianity as Mystical Fact' by Rudolf Steiner
Contact Ron Vaisy at the Bookshop Tel (02) 9264 5169
Study & Initiative Group: Understand our Times | Meets every 2nd Friday 4:30pm to 6:30 pm.
Studying Steiner's lectures on political and economic issues and facilitating current initiatives.
At: Christian Community 8 Montagu St Balmain | For questions contact Karla on 0411 965 997
'The Study of Man' Study Group. All welcome. Enquiries: Vaike Neeme