The Calgary Branch is organized with a Carrying Group, which is concerned with supporting Anthroposophical initiatives in the area.
The 2022-2023 term was a fruitful year with our study group. Our form involves weekly Thursday evening conversation that we are preparing for ahead of time by reading a lecture or a section in a book. The group size has more than doubled this year with 10 to 15 people participating.
Here is a sample of what we have studied together this year:
Blessed by Illness, by L.F.C. Mees an anthroposophical doctor
The Future of Ahriman and the Awakening of Souls, by Peter Selg
The Universal Human, a series of four lectures by Rudolf Steiner
Bridges between Life and Death, by Iris Paxino
Reflections on the Mystery of Love, by Rene Querido
The Four Seasons and the Archangels by Rudolf Steiner.
As well, we spent a few weeks doing a plant study in the fall and sharing our observations for a few minutes at the beginning of the meeting. For more information please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
TALC (Tiny Anthroposophical Library of Calgary) and www.rsarchive.org
We have over 200 books by Steiner and other anthroposophical authors that can be borrowed for free! Contact us at email@example.com for more information or questions about the library.
If you prefer to access books or lectures digitally, check out https://www.rsarchive.org.
We are also accepting anthroposophical books if you would like to donate them.
School of Spiritual Science
The First Class of the School in Alberta meets bimonthly in Calgary on selected Sundays except during July and August.
For more information contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Christian Community is a movement for religious renewal founded in 1922 with the help of Rudolf Steiner’s indications.
The Christian Community in Calgary is an affiliate of the Vancouver congregation. It began in December 2020 with a weekly online devotional gathering with participants now spanning the continent: Calgary, Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, Maine, Tennessee, Alabama, North Carolina, Arizona, Florida and New York.
Since June 2022, the Rev. Erica Maclennan (from Vancouver) has been our priest and has come twice per year. In July, Erica will lead a children’s day camp culminating with the Children’s service, the Consecration of the Human Being, a potluck lunch and a puppet play.
If you would like to be included in notices about happenings with regard to The Christian Community, please contact Christine Wuerscher at email@example.com
"I met Anthroposophy 42 years ago in Kelowna, B.C. It was as though a door opened and brilliant light flooded around me. I soon recognized that Rudolf Steiner was my teacher and that Anthroposophy would be my guide and path through life."
"I felt starved at university, and the Society activities provided much-needed nourishment."
"It’s right for me to help keep anthroposophy alive!"
"I became a member as a free gesture to uphold and support the spiritual work of Anthroposophy. I was an eurythmy student in England, and felt inspired by the older generation, John Davy, who had just passed away and Eileen Hutchins and others and wanted to be part of this community too!"
"I joined the Anthroposophical Society, first in the UK , when I was a student at Emerson College. It seemed to me then in 1967, and has done ever since, that this deed is both a modest gesture of support for the significant work at the Goetheanum and the least one can do to honour the karmic privilege of having anthroposophy in one's life."
"I wished to express my gratitude to those who brought this wonderful gift to my attention."
"I became a member to support the work of Rudolf Steiner and anthroposophy in the world."
"Since I was born into an anthroposophical environment I've always been familiar with the most important aspects of it. But I only joined the Society after anthroposophy started to make sense. My wife, who came to anthroposophy through me, was also keen that we should join the Society."
"I always had an inner feeling that there was another world we have come from."
"I was already committed to anthroposophy. I wanted to support work being done."
"While a student at Emerson College, Foundation Year in the 1970s. I decided to apply for membership in the Society. Adam Bittleston was my study group leader and he encouraged me to do so. I have valued being a Canadian member of the society since then."
"When I joined I was living in an anthroposophically remote area of Canada and was looking to keep my anthroposophical connection alive. I was also ready to make a commitment to the Society and anthroposophy."
"I was encouraged by Paul Décarie after a year of participation in the study group."
"I was inspired by Rudolf Steiner's philosophy and the various initiatives that have a foundation in anthroposophy (TWS, Arscura School for Living Art, Hesperus Village, etc)."
"I wanted to be part of, and support, an organization that is spreading the spiritual truths so desperately needed in our society."
"I wanted to find a home for my belief in reincarnation."
"To contribute to anthroposophic impulses."
"To follow and be cued in, as to what’s happening within the Canadian anthroposophical movement. To support (financially) the Canadian scene and also worldwide."
"I began studying Steiner a few years ago. I did the first part of the Anthroposophy course with Hamo, and I made a trip to the Goetheanum. It then came to me that I wanted/needed to make a more formal commitment to the organization."
"For the moral support of being identified and included in the anthroposophical community."