The Envy of the Gods, the Envy of Human Beings

Dec 21, 2022 5:30PM—8:30PM


Online & in-person at Rudolf Steiner Branch of the Anthroposophical Society, 4249 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60618

Cost $10-$50 (suggested contribution)

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Online & in-person Presentation by Adriana Koulias at the Rudolf Steiner Branch Chicago

A Winter Solstice offering preparing us for the centennial commemoration of the burning of the first Goetheanum

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Work on building the First Goetheanum, which was designed and supervised by Rudolf Steiner, began after the laying of the double dodecahedron foundation stone on the 20th of September 1913. Construction proceeded for a decade under enormous difficulties in the political, economic, and cultural realms, brought on by the advent of the First World War. After the war when the building was near completion, the First Goetheanum was destroyed by an arsonist on New Year’s Eve 1922/1923.

This NYE 2022-23 will be the 100th anniversary of this event and the world is again facing many difficulties, political, economic, and social. Adriana’s lecture will explore what Rudolf Steiner meant by the “Envy of the Gods and the Envy of Human Beings” and how a consciousness of this during the coming 12 Holy Nights can provide the necessary strengthening for the coming twelve months.

During this presentation, Adriana will speak about the three gifts given by Rudolf Steiner in 1913: The naming of Anthroposophy, The Fifth Gospel, and The Laying of the Foundation Stone of the First Goetheanum. She will explore with us how we can link our hearts to the old Goetheanum during the coming 12 Holy Nights to prepare ourselves for the coming 12 months in 2023, so we can work towards a Cosmic New Year.

In this way, we will celebrate the Jubilee of the Christmas Conference and the resurrection of the living impulse of the First Goetheanum in the most auspicious way.

For Rudolf Steiner tells us: “My dear friends, may this link our hearts to the old Goetheanum, which we had to consign to the elements. May it link our hearts also to the Spirit, to the Soul of this Goetheanum. With this vow before whatever is best within our being, we want to live on not only into the new year. In strength of deed, bearing the spirit, leading the soul, we want to live on into the new cosmic year.“~ Rudolf Steiner, “The Envy of the Gods and the Envy of Human Beings”

Adriana Koulias was born in 1960 in Brazil. Adriana moved to Australia when she was 9 years old where she lives today. She has studied art, operatic singing, and nursing. She has been studying anthroposophy (awareness of our humanity) as given by Rudolf Steiner for 33 years and has since 2002-3 integrated this knowledge into several novels and a number of books, international lectures, and articles online and in magazines.