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Becoming Human in the 21st Century

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Presented By: 
Brian Gray
Days: 
September 9 - 18, 2016
Time: 
Varies
Price: 
Varies
Description: 

Three Intensive Studies in Anthroposophy with Brian Gray
Eurythmy with Alice Stamm

What does it mean to become truly Human? Are we not already human beings…? Join us for in-depth study of themes essential to our becoming Human. These three interweaving study sessions (weekends, daytime, and evenings) are designed to “fit together” and provide you with rich experiences.

Participate fully in all three sessions at the discounted price of $450 or attend those portions that best fit your schedule.

* Rudolf Steiner’s essential book, Theosophy
* Star Wisdom, Birth Charts, Life Cycles and Biography
* The Apocalypse of St. John in Our Time

In partnership with Wise Cosmos Educational Initiative (WiseCosmos.com)

Let’s not deceive ourselves – what present-day cultural trends can teach us about the basis of existence will never answer any of life’s great riddles in the mind of a deeply feeling person; it will only raise questions. … if no answer to such questions is forthcoming, we become psychologically (and ultimately also physically) crippled. Supersensible knowledge is not a mere theoretical need; it is a matter of how we lead our practical life. And because of the state of our modern culture, knowledge of the spirit has become a field of study we cannot afford to ignore.     

 

~ Rudolf Steiner, Preface to the second edition of Theosophy

Rudolf Steiner's Theosophy: An Introduction to the Spiritual Processes in Human Life and in the Cosmos

September 9 - 11 and September 16 - 18, 2016
Two weekends: Friday 7p - 9p, Saturday 9a - 9p, Sunday 9a - 12:45p

An essential guide to the anthroposophical path of knowledge.

This 2-weekend intensive with Brian Gray explores a text that holds a special place among Rudolf Steiner’s “basic books," Theosophy: An Introduction to the Spiritual Processes in Human Life and in the Cosmos. We will strive to bring this book to life in our souls and to apply its spiritual insights to practice in everyday life, on our journey to becoming Human. Those who deeply contemplate Theosophy report quickened clarity in their observation and thinking, heightened sensitivities in their life of feeling, and more vibrant certainty and courage for decisive action. Special guest Alice Stamm will share a full period of eurythmy on both Saturday afternoons.

* Theosophy, Part 1 (first weekend September 9-11): The Essential Nature of the Human Being (Chapter 1), and Destiny and the Reincarnation of the Spirit (Chapter 2)

* Theosophy, Part 2 (second weekend September 16-18): The Three Worlds (Chapter 3), and The Path to Knowledge (Chapter 4)

Price for Part 1 and Part 2 together:  $195

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Star Wisdom, Birth Charts, Life Cycles and Biography

September 12 - 16, 2016
Weekdays: Monday - Friday, 9a - 5p

Experience the living interconnections between the cosmos and our human lives.

This 5-day intensive with Brian Gray explores the living interconnectedness between the cosmos and our human life experiences – the mysteries of our becoming Human. Drawing from Star Wisdom and Theosophy, we will work with our birth charts and archetypes of human biography, seeking deeper insights into the unfolding of life cycles and stages of development. A birth chart will be provided for each participant. Rudolf Steiner’s description of Anthroposophy as “a path of knowledge that aims to guide the spiritual element in the human being to the spiritual in the universe” will become manifest as we move back and forth between macrocosm and microcosm. Special guest Alice Stamm will share with us a full period of eurythmy every afternoon.

Price:  $235

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The Apocalypse of St. John in Our Time

September 12 – 15, 2016
Evenings: Monday - Thursday, 7p - 9p

Explore the “revelations” outlining human developmental cycles and epochs.

During four evening sessions we will examine the puzzling and troubling symptoms of our age within the context of the Apocalypse of St. John. Unlike any other book in the New Testament, this text shines light into the past, present and future cycles of human development and articulates stages in our initiation toward becoming Human. Join Brian Gray in exploring these revelations, which manifest in human history on at least three different time scales. We will seek to understand our present challenges and opportunities in the 21st Century from both spiritual and practical perspectives.

Price:  $60

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Discounted Package of 3 September Intensive Studies: $450

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About Brian Gray

Brian Gray teaches, lectures, and writes on topics drawn from the Anthroposophy developed by Rudolf Steiner. Brian loves to share research from the realms of Star Wisdom, Biography, Cosmology, Waldorf Education, Sacred Architecture, and Esoteric Christianity. Family life, music, art, architecture, astrology/astrosophy, community-building, and spiritual interests stimulate his research. Brian has been core faculty at Rudolf Steiner College in Fair Oaks, California for 35 years, from 1981-2016. He also served as RSC’s Director of the Foundation Program from 1991-1998, and again from 2006-2015. Brian has helped lead tours through Europe, Egypt, and the Holy Land, exploring sacred architecture, sacred sites, and Parzival’s quest for the Holy Grail. Brian earned a B.A. in Architecture from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1967 and an M.L.Arch. (Landscape Architecture) from the University of Pennsylvania in 1972. Inspired in 1979 by René Querido – one of his master teachers at RSC – Brian completed a certificate in Waldorf Teacher Education in 1981. He states, “It is a blessing to be able to do the things that I love, and to share many interests with my brothers and sisters through our work together at Rudolf Steiner College." Brian is a founder and the board president of Wise Cosmos Educational Initiative.

Overview of Autumn 2016 Anthroposophical Intensive Studies Offerings

September 9 - 18, 2016:  Becoming Human in the 21st Century

(1) Rudolf Steiner's Theosophy: An Introduction to the Spiritual Processes in Human Life and in the Cosmos
     Part 1: September 9 - 11 (weekend)
     Part 2: September 16 - 18 (weekend)
     Price: $195 (for 1 and 2 together)

(2) Star Wisdom, Birth Charts, Life Cycles, and Biography
     September 12 - 16 (days)
     Price: $235

(3) The Apocalypse of St. John in Our Time
     September 12 - 15 (evenings)
     Price: $60

* Discounted package of all three September intensive studies: $450

October 7 - 16, 2016:  Parzival’s Quest for the Grail (click here for more information)

(1) Rudolf Steiner’s How to Know Higher Worlds: A Modern Path of Initiation    
     Part 1: October 7 - 9 (weekend)
     Part 2: October 14 - 16 (weekend)
     Price: $195 (for 1 and 2 together)

(2) Wolfram von Eschenbach’s Parzival and the Zodiac
     October 10 - 14 (days)
     Price: $235

(3) Parzival’s Role in the Four Pairs of Sun Mysteries
     October 10 - 13 (evenings)
     Price: $60

* Discounted package of all three October intensive studies: $450

December 2 - 11, 2016:  Esoteric Christianity (click here for more information)

(1) Rudolf Steiner’s Christianity as Mystical Fact and the Mysteries of Antiquity
     Part 1: December 2 - 4 (weekend)
     Part 2: December 9 - 11 (weekend)
     Price: $195 (for 1 and 2 together)

(2) Esoteric Christianity and Human Evolution
     December 5 - 9 (days)
     Price: $235

(3) The Gospel of St. John, the Logos, and Sophia
     December 5 - 8 (evenings)
     Price: $60

* Discounted package of all three December intensive studies: $450