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Anthroposophy study groups 2016 schedule

If you have been thinking about joining an anthroposophy study group, it is a great time to begin.

The Nashville Rudolf Steiner Group will meet the first, third, and fifth Tuesdays of the month evenings at 7 pm at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashville, 1808 Woodmont Blvd., Nashville, Tennessee 37215.  This group is continuing Esoteric Christianity and the Mission of Christian Rosenkreutz. For more information, contact Cathy Green at cgreen@grasslandaquatics.com.

The Michael Study Group of Nashville will meet first and third Tuesdays at 3:30 pm at Linden Waldorf School, 3201 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville, Tennessee 37215. This group is beginning Karmic Relationships: Esoteric Studies – Volume I. For more information, contact Barbara Bittles at blbittles@comcast.net.

A biodynamic agriculture group meets monthly in the Bells Bend area. This group is interested in practical applications of biodynamics for farmers and home gardeners. For more information, contact Hilary Higginbotham at hilclaire@gmail.com.

Another options is GEMS, a national study group conducted by mail through the Anthroposphical Society in America. For a description of GEMS, click here. For more information, contact Margaret Shipman at shipman2005@sbcglobal.net.

If you know of other anthroposophy study groups in the Middle Tennessee area, please email anthroposophynashville@gmail.com.


Branch Michaelmas Gathering September 29, 2015- update

The new Middle Tennessee Branch of the Anthroposophical Society will host a Michaelmas Gathering on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Scarritt Bennett Center at 1008 19th Ave. S., Nashville, TN 37212.  The meeting will be held in the Laskey Building, upstairs in the Clyde and Mary room.  Map of Scarritt Bennett Center.  This event is open to all who are interested in finding out about anthroposophy in Middle Tennessee. (more…)


Southeast Biodynamic Conference October 2-4, 2015

The Southeast Biodynamic Conference will be held the weekend of October 2-4, 2015 in Red Boiling Springs, TN. The theme this year is “Training New Farmers.” Whether you are just starting out or a long-time practitioner of biodynamics, there is something for you.  (more…)


“On the Archangel Michael” Two Talks by Michael Ronall August 8 & 9, 2015

Michael Ronall will give two talks “On the Archangel Michael” Saturday and Sunday, August 8 & 9, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at Scarritt-Bennett Center (International Room), 1008 19th Ave. S., Nashville, TN 37212.  These talks are open to the public and donations are welcome. (more…)


Glen Williamson to perform “The Incarnation of the Logos” August 9, 2015

Glen Williamson will perform “The Incarnation of the Logos” Sunday, August 9, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. at Scarritt-Bennett Center (International Room) at 1008 19th Ave. S., Nashville, TN 37212. Donations are welcome. (more…)


Reading of Rudolf Steiner’s “Spiritual Bells of Easter” April 28, 2015

The Nashville Rudolf Steiner Study Group will host an Easter reading on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 7 pm at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashville, 1808 Woodmont Blvd., Nashville, Tennessee 37215. The text will be “Spiritual Bells of Easter II” from The Festivals and Their Meaning by Rudolf Steiner. Social time with refreshments begins at 6:30 pm. Everyone is welcome. For more information, contact Cathy Green at cgreen@grasslandaquatics.com.


Reading of Rudolf Steiner’s “Faith, Hope and Love” March 17, 2015

The Nashville Rudolf Steiner Study Group will host a Lent reading on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 7 pm at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashville, 1808 Woodmont Blvd., Nashville, Tennessee 37215. The text will be “Faith, Love and Hope: The Third Revelation To Mankind” (GA130) by Rudolf Steiner. Social time with refreshments begins at 6:30 pm. Everyone is welcome. For more information, contact Cathy Green at cgreen@grasslandaquatics.com.


“Light, Darkness & Color” Workshop with Martha Loving Orgain April 3-4, 2015

Painting therapist Martha Loving Orgain will present a workshop in Nashville on “Light, Darkness & Color” on Friday and Saturday, April 3 and 4, 2015.

Martha will begin with a lecture on Friday, April 3 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. followed by a day of charcoal and watercolor painting on Saturday, April 4 from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. with lunch provided. The cost of the lecture, workshop and lunch is $50 plus a $10 materials fee. The lecture on Friday is $10 for those who are not attending the workshop on Saturday. (more…)


Frederick Amrine to Speak on “American Spirituality: Eurythmy and the History of Dance” March 1, 2015

Professor Frederick Amrine will speak on “American Spirituality: Eurythmy and the History of Dance” on Sunday, March 1, 2015 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at the home of Barbara Bittles at 313 Lauderdale Rd., Nashville, TN 37205. (more…)


Advent and Holy Nights Readings 2014

The Nashville Rudolf Steiner Study Group will hold an Advent reading on December 9 at 7 pm at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashville, 1808 Woodmont Blvd., Nashville, Tennessee 37215. For more information, contact Cathy Green at cgreen@grasslandaquatics.com.

The Michael Study Group of Nashville will hold an Advent reading followed by a potluck on December 16 at 3:30 pm at Linden Waldorf School, 3201 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville, Tennessee 37215. For more information, contact Barbara Bittles at blbittles@comcast.net.

A Holy Nights reading and dinner will be held the evening of December 28 at the home of Barbara Bittles. For time and directions, RSVP to Barbara Bittles at blbittles@comcast.net.

Everyone is welcome.

“The great festivals stand as symbols leading us to use our feeling and thinking in order to bring about an experience of the union with the universe, not in an indefinite way but in a most decided fashion. If this is felt again, the festivals become something different from what they are today. They will become implanted in soul and heart in a living way, and they will become what they are intended to be for us, that is, focal points in the year that join us to the spirit of the universe.”
– Rudolf Steiner (GA 54)


“The Mystery Journey of Johannes and Maria” Dramatic Performance on November 14, 2014

J&M-croppedOn November 14, 2014, Nashville will welcome professional actors from New York, Laurie Portocarrero and Glen Williamson, for a performance of The Mystery Journey of Johannes and Maria, which is currently touring the US and Canada. The play highlights the dramatic relationship between the two main characters of Rudolf Steiner’s Four Mystery Dramas.

Johannes, a young artist, befriended by Maria, the most advanced pupil of a high spiritual master and initiate, seeks his own spiritual development. As he struggles through joy and despair, certainty and illusion, triumph and disaster, his friend accompanies him, guiding him along the path with her own ever-growing strength and love. The drama traces the characters’ paths and destinies from ancient times up to the twentieth century, vividly depicting the interplay of karma and free will at work as human beings struggle to take responsibility for their destiny. (more…)


Memorial for Les Phillips on Saturday, August 23, 2014

Please join us for Les Phillips’ memorial service on at 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashville, 1808 Woodmont Blvd., Nashville, Tennessee 37215. Les was the husband of Phyllis Phillips and a founding member of the Nashville Anthroposophy group.

“Les,” as he is remembered by many, was a forward looking person. He lived a life filled with love and laughter, an interest in ideas, people and places, a belief in human potential, long walks, and the New York Times. He was deeply loved and is missed by family, friends, and colleagues.


Whitsun Reading on June 8, 2014

Nashville anthroposophists will gather to celebrate the Whitsun festival on Sunday, June 8, 2014 from 2:30-4 PM with a reading of Rudolf Steiner’s 1910 lecture “Whitsun: the Festival of the Free Individuality” (GA118). Copies of the reading will be provided.

For more information and directions, contact Barbara Bittles (615) 294-1216 blbittles@comcast.net or Anne Nicholson (615) 426-3395 annenich@gmail.com.


Southeast Biodynamic Celebration September 26-28, 2014

Save the date for the 19th Annual Southeast Biodynamic Celebration the weekend of September 26-28, 2014. The theme this year is “Creating Resilience: Restoring and Sustaining Culture and Agriculture.” (more…)


Reading and Memorial for Phyllis Phillips

There will be a reading and a memorial for Phyllis Phillips, the founder of the Nashville Rudolf Steiner Study Group, who crossed the threshold on April 1, 2014. The reading will take place Tuesday, April 8 at 7:00 p.m, and the memorial will take place on Saturday, April 12 at 2:30 p.m. Both events will be held at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashville, 1808 Woodmont Blvd., Nashville, Tennessee 37215. Everyone is welcome.


Biodynamic Association President on “Food, Spirituality and Social Change” April 17

On Thursday, April 17, Nashville welcomes Biodynamic Association President Robert Karp and Program Director Thea Carlson for “Food, Spirituality and Social Change,” a presentation and conversation on biodynamic agriculture and the future of the food movement at 7:00 p.m  at the Center for Spiritual Living, 6705 Charlotte Pk., Nashville, TN 37209.

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Demystifying Technology with Frederick Amrine May 10

Noted scholar Frederick Amrine will present two talks on the role of science and technology in Nashville, Tennessee on Saturday, May 10, 2014. The talks include “Demystifying Technology and the Claims of Science” from 9:45-10:45 a.m. and “Science as Intellectual Beauty and Discovery” from 11 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and will be held in the chapel of Trinity Presbyterian Church, 3201 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville, Tennessee 37215.  (more…)


Anthroposophical Doctor Steven Johnson to Speak April 5

Anthroposophical doctor Steven M. Johnson, D.O. will speak in Nashville on Saturday, April 5, 2014 from 1:00-3:00 pm in the chapel of Trinity Presbyterian Church, 3201 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville, Tennessee 37215.  (more…)


Spiritual Hierarchies Seminar March 28-29

Anthroposophy Nashville will host a weekend seminar Toward an Understanding of the Hierarchies March 28-29, 2014. Margaret Shipman will help us understand the hierarchies and why they are important to modern human beings. Eurythmy will be led by Gail Langstroth.  (more…)


Scholar Frederick Amrine to Speak February 28 and March 1

Noted anthroposophical scholar Frederick Amrine will speak in Nashville, Tennessee on Friday, February 28 and Saturday, March 1, 2014. (more…)


Nashville to Host Anthroposophic Medicine Workshop with Ross Rentea February 6-9

“Principles and Practice of Anthroposophic Medicine” a weekend workshop with Dr. Ross Rentea, M.D. will be offered in Nashville, Tennessee February 6-9, 2014. 

“This should be an opportunity to deepen our anthroposophical life by carrying these impulses through several days and nights, meditating on the topic, and learning how to incorporate it in our daily life,” said Dr. Rentea. (more…)


Ongoing Veil Painting Workshops

Anthroposophic artist Helen Chamberlain has begun teaching veil painting in the Liane Collot d’Herbois method of color, light and darkness. Helen is a graduate of the Emerald Foundation in the Netherlands. Her painting Light Gatherers is featured on this website. Both private and group classes are offered, and no previous artistic experience is necessary. For dates and information, call (615) 356-0295. (more…)


Christian Community Priests Visit November 14

Rev. Jonah Evans (Toronto) and Rev. Patrick Kennedy (Washington DC) from the Christian Community, a movement for religious renewal with roots in anthroposophy, will visit Nashville on Thursday, November 14. There will be three opportunities to meet them, hear a presentation and engage in conversation and ask questions. They regularly visit Atlanta, GA and Auburn, AL and may begin to visit Nashville regularly if there is interest. (more…)


Branch Interest Meeting August 27

There will be a branch interest meeting upstairs at the Green Hills Whole Foods on Tuesday, August 27 at 5 PM. Anyone interested in forming a Nashville Branch of the Anthroposophical Society is invited to attend.  (Please note time change back to 5 PM.)