FIRE BORNE: Anthroposophy in America 1886-2026

Feb 11, 2022


ONLINE: 8 pm EST, 7 pm CST, 5 pm PST (US, Canada)

Cost The lecture is free; $15 suggested donation

Event Contact Andrei Onegin | Email

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On December 31, 1922 – Jan 1, 1923, the two-domed first Goetheanum building burned. It was as if the domes were gigantic spiritual pine or fir cones which, like actual cones when burned, broadcast their seeds. The fire that destroyed the domes did not stop the Anthroposophical Society, but seemed to propel it worldwide. A spiritual wind bore the seeds of inspiration around the world.

Rudolf Steiner was very clear that he wanted an Anthroposophical Society, which would do spiritually inspired work in practical spheres: education, medicine, farming, and others. In his words of farewell when he laid the Foundation Stone, Steiner said, “…bear out with you into the world your warm hearts in whose soil you have laid the Foundation Stone for the Anthroposophical Society, bear out with you your warm hearts in order to do work in the world that is strong in healing…. If we show ourselves to be worthy, then a good star will shine over that which is willed from here. My dear friends, follow this good star. We shall see whither the gods shall lead us through the light of this star.”

As we approach the 100th anniversary of the Foundation Stone meeting, some feel that it is important to take a look back – with some objectivity – and see what our warm hearts have done in the world. You, as someone connected with Anthroposophy in some way, is part of this history. This is your history, too.

FIRE BORNE is a tool for reviewing the biography of Anthroposophy in America generation-by-generation from 1886 to 2026. The talk will describe Yeager’s historical research and examine the results, and discuss processes for review. This Zoom lecture will be recorded.

You are invited to participate in this review process and accept the first chapter free; click here. Then choose “Buy Now,” add promo code “ChicagoFREE”, and click “Apply.” You will see the “FREE CHECKOUT” button appear. Click that to get to download a PDF file.

Jean Yeager is a former Administrative Director of the Anthroposophical Society in America (1996-2006), Waldorf dad and grand-dad, practicing Quaker, and prison volunteer.

This online event is organized by program committee of Chicago Rudolf Steiner Branch. For more information, please, contact Andrei Onegin at

The lecture is free. For $15 suggested donation, make your payment by clicking here. Type “Jean Yeager” on the first line of your payment application.

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