The Challenge of Evil, with Bastiaan Baan

The recordings of these webinars are now available in our store.
After making your contribution, a link for the webinar will be emailed to you.

We are surrounded by countless forms of evil — from the most subtle temptations to outbursts of total destruction.

In the first webinar session, we will discuss our first task in dealing with these numerous forms–recognizing and diagnosing their working.

In the second session, we will focus on confrontations with evil. What can we do — even if evil seems to be more powerful than we are?

In the third webinar, we will develop ideas about “therapy” for evil.

Although this seems to be a task for the far future, it is possible to begin here and now with redemption of evil.

Recordings are now available in our store.
September 4: How to know evil
September 18: How to confront evil
October 2: How to redeem evil

Bastiaan Baan was born in 1949 in the Netherlands.

After finishing Waldorf School he studied to be a class teacher, worked and studied for a year in Los Angeles, worked with teachers in Gandhi Schools in India – and then became a class teacher in a Waldorf School in the Netherlands. After 7 years of teaching, he studied at the seminary of the Christian Community in Stuttgart, Germany. After his priest ordination in 1981, he worked in several congregations in the Netherlands until 2013, when he became the director of the priest training of the Christian Community in Spring Valley, NY.
In 2019, he returned to The Netherlands, where he lives with his wife, four sons and 10 grandchildren. Six of his books on spirituality and religion are translated in English (Floris Books, UK).

Recordings are available in our store.

Art ~ Confrontation by Han Mes


  1. Paul van Schilfgaarde on August 22, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    Thank you for everything you do Bastiaan and Laura

    • Laura Scappaticci on August 26, 2019 at 5:50 pm

      Thank you for your kind words, Paul!

  2. Deborah Sternin on August 23, 2019 at 11:27 pm

    Hello- I am going to register for this very urgent webinar- However I don’t know what a webinar is or if I can particpate in that form. Is there more you can say about how to be part of a webinar? Also, I’m a little concerned that my tablet wouldn’t be able to handle a long email. I do not want to miss this. It is like an answer to a prayer for me. Last October I finished two years of caring for my very dear friend who died Oct. 6, 2018. We spent those two years with her being tormented by and me being witness to her torments by very perceptible adversarial luciferic, ahrimanic, and elemental beings. I have felt very alone since her passing with the knowledge those experiences gave me. I have been an anthroposophist for 50 years.
    Thank you for any help you can give me regarding the webinar. Deborah Sternin

    • editor on August 25, 2019 at 7:06 pm

      Thank you for asking, Deborah.
      A webinar is like a live tv program delivered to your pc, laptop, tablet, or smartphone. Often you can submit questions.
      You have to have a reasonably good internet connection for the live presentation–enough to watch, say, a video on YouTube.
      But we send a link after the live presentation to video and audio-only recordings and to a PDF of any presentation given. You can download these on slower internet connections and then view them at your convenience.

    • Scherry Hodges on September 2, 2019 at 2:56 pm

      Deborah, I appreciate your comment. It’s has helped me too. I understand this loneliness that you speak of in the context of your recent experiences. I am also grateful for this timely webinar. I hope that we both are able to find answers, comfort, and resolution through this event. Blessings, Scherry

  3. Heide Ratliff on August 25, 2019 at 2:10 pm

    Like to sign up for Bastian Baan Web Seminar

    • editor on August 25, 2019 at 7:10 pm

      Heide, hello. Here’s the process.
      Click on the link at the top or bottom of the post.
      This opens a new page where you are asked to make a contribution.
      When we have received the contribution we will email you a link for viewing the webinar.
      Problems? Email us at

  4. Felicity Dalton on August 31, 2019 at 5:16 pm

    Thank you for this, cannot join the first one live but will do so the next two, from Scotland.

  5. Agoston Nagy on September 1, 2019 at 9:56 pm

    I tried to register, but I was only able to make a donation. What I did, actually twice. But how will I be informed about the link to access the webinar?

    • editor on September 2, 2019 at 3:33 pm

      Agoston, hi — After your donation, we send you an email with the webinar links.

  6. Jane on September 2, 2019 at 5:15 pm

    How long are the webinars?

    • editor on September 5, 2019 at 5:02 am

      Sixty minutes.

  7. Alexandra Mettrau on September 4, 2019 at 10:40 pm

    Hi, I know the webinar already started, but I want to participate, is still possible?

    • editor on September 5, 2019 at 5:04 am

      Hi Alexandra,
      Once it is started we’re only able to manage the webinar. But if you’ve registered you will be sent the link to the recording within a couple of days.

  8. terry pelton on September 16, 2019 at 5:12 pm

    will you offer this webinar series for sale later if we cannot participate??

    • editor on September 16, 2019 at 6:08 pm

      Terry, hi – Yes, these are recorded. You can sign up now, even if the “live” time doesn’t work for you, and get the links to view each part at your leisure. Or you can get the recordings later in our store: Thanks for asking!

  9. Lorenzo on October 27, 2019 at 11:38 am

    Whose painting is it? Thanks.

    • editor on October 29, 2019 at 7:46 pm

      It’s a 1993 painting called “Confrontation” by Han Mes.

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