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 Catherine.
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: Ron Vaisy, Patsy Elliot , John Pater (Treasurer), Renate Long-Breiphol (minute Secretary) and Annet Van Kesteren ( secretary).
Patsy, Ron and John keep 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 for books 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
October 15th Stephen Schnell
The Apocalypse Code ? Be baffled no more! Part 2. Will start off with a summary from Part 1. St John's Apocalypse is a description of Christian initiation. As one climbs to the Soul world, and thence to the Lower & Higher Spiritland, increasingly vaster vistas of human evolution ? past & future ? reveal themselves. Its symbols of Churches, Seals, Trumpets, Vials, Elders, and so on, help us to gradually penetrate to a true understanding of the event of Golgotha.
October 22nd John Blackwood
Geometry in Nature and Engineering ? a review of the October Mathematics Conference at the Goetheanum".
October 29th Jolyon Bromley
The Esoteric Origins of Greek Drama. Drama is closely associated with the development of Intellectual Soul and the emerging capacity of logical thinking in the human being. What had been part of the secret training in the mystery school of Eleusis becomes part of the public worship of Dionysus in Athens. Mythology, full of profound imaginative pictures, finds a new expression in Greek drama.
November 5th Stephen Schnell
The Apocalypse Code ? Be baffled no more! Part3. Will start off with a summary from Part 1 and 2.St John's
Apocalypse is a description of Christian initiation. As one climbs to the Soul world, and thence to the Lower & Higher Spiritland, increasingly vaster vistas of human evolution ? past & future ? reveal themselves. Its symbols of Churches, Seals, Trumpets, Vials, Elders, and so on, help us to gradually penetrate to a true understanding of the event of Golgotha.
November 12th Panel - Lisa, Ros & Ron
Contemporary events in the light of reincarnation and karma. Panel discussion with questions round after.
November 19th Renate Long-Breipohl
Personal and professional inner development; with reference to the anthroposophical path and the School of
Spiritual Science. The School of Spiritual Science was established by Rudolf Steiner in February 1924 after the Founding of the new Anthroposophical Society at Christmas 1923. It was Steiner's intention that a stream of esoteric life should pervade the Anthroposophical Society. This lecture will deal with the question of what this means today for the members of the Anthroposophical Society and for those who are interested in Anthroposophy as a source of spiritual insights.
November 26th Adriana von Runic
The Arts and Sense Perception. In relation to the present exhibition of The Modern for a New World at the gallery of NSW. The talk will cover painting & music, the eye & the ear, exercises for experiencing colour in after image and visualisation.
December 3rd Alan Whitehead
Seven Planets ? Nine Soul Cycles. The Human Being's Odyssey through Life's Divinely Ordained
December 10th Duncan Power
Social Business?Micro?Finance. Examples of Threefold Social Order in action.
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. Working with 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 or
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 Group. 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
Study Group on The Study of Man Meets every last Wednesday of the month from 7am to 8:30pm | All welcome
The method will be to take turns reading the lecture out loud, and anyone can call 'stop' if they find a part that they don't understand. The group will then stop and talk through the idea using discussion, anecdotes, drawing, movement ? whatever it takes for everyone to feel they can comfortably move on.
Intelligence and how to infuse our ordinary thinking with higher feelings | Meets every Thursday starting 14th November 4:00pm At Rudolf Steiner House | Studying Steiner's book ‘The Archangel Michael: His Mission and Ours". For more information contact Brigitta on (9882 6299,
) | All welcome