Turning Past 100

Apr 25, 2023 7:00PM


Paloma Hall, 3920 Fairway Drive, Soquel, California

Cost Requested Donation: $20, or $10 for dues-paying members

Event Contact The Santa Cruz Monterey Bay Anthroposophical Society | Email

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Anthroposophy and the Anthroposophical Society are at a critical time in their parallel developments. From his vantage point as General Secretary of the US Society, John will share his perspective of the progress made and challenges faced as anthroposophy moves into its next century. This evening is intended as an engaged conversation instigated by a few introductory thoughts.

John Bloom has been General Secretary of the Anthroposophical Society in America since October 2016. As part of his work at RSF he developed and facilitated conversations, programs, and workshops that address the intersection of money and spirit in personal and social transformation. He also developed a spiritually based leadership program to cultivate and encourage organizational leaders in new ways of being and practicing in order to shift old behavioral patterns and shape new ones. He also written about governance and led many workshops on that topic for many non-profits. He continues to deepen that work independently and is a founder of a new organization Spirit Matters, serving anthroposophical initiative. He has written extensively on money and culture and has fostered collaborative dialogues on the challenging social aspects of economic life. Recently he has been researching, writing on aspects of threefold consciousness as precondition for restructuring our cultural, agreements and economic lives.

He founded John Bloom Advisory LLC in 2021. In 2020, he retired after nearly 23 years from RSF Social Finance, San Francisco, where he served as vice-president for organizational culture.

He is a founder and trustee of Living Lands Trust, a US nationwide land trust committed to supporting biodynamic agriculture and land-based regional economies. He has led numerous workshops and written about issues of land preservation and community supported agriculture. He has written two books, The Genius of Money, and Inhabiting Interdependence, both published by SteinerBooks. He lives in San Francisco.