The Life, Death, and Rebirth of the First Goetheanum, and How the Spirit of the Goetheanum Lives on Today

May 13, 2024 7:30PM


School of Eurythmy, 289 Hungry Hollow Road, Chestnut Ridge, NY

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One year after the burning of the Goetheanum, Rudolf Steiner was asked, “Why do you keep speaking of the Goetheanum? We have no Goetheanum.” “No,” he replied. “The Goetheanum exists. It stands before our spiritual eyes.” We will consider the First Goetheanum from its inception, construction, spiritual significance, and the fateful New Year’s Eve of 1922 when it was consumed by fire. How, during 1923, did the Spirit of the Goetheanum live on, leading to the Christmas Conference and the Foundation Stone Meditation? How did this form “a turning point in time”?

Karl Fredrickson taught history at Green Meadow Waldorf School for 36 years. He has worked with students and teachers in various Waldorf schools, and is the author of Stories from the American Journey: Men and Women Whose Lives and Deeds Express the Ideals of a Nation, available on Amazon. He currently lives in New Jersey, and lectures on anthroposophical themes.

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