News 51

Branch News – Monday 26 December

Week 51, 2022

Events in brief (*details further down)

Ø This week to Sunday 1 January 2023

  • Guided Tours of the First Goetheanum Exhibition are on:
    • Wednesday  28 December, from 2.00 - 3.00 p.m.
    • Thursday      29 December,            from 5.00 - 6.00 p.m.
  • Commemorating the loss of the First Goetheanum:
    A gathering on new Year’s eve, Saturday 31 December
    from 3:30 to 7pm including a shared meal. *

Ø Over the Next Months:

  • Talk by Dr Richard Drexel. 7pm Saturday 14 January *
  • Friday Group Discussion will meet next 7pm Friday 10 February
    in the Foyer, with a focus on Leading Thought #17 as well as sharing matters and events of interest to those attending. 
    All welcome.
  • AGM of HB Branch.  Saturday 18 March at 3pm*  *  *  *  *


It is only healthy
When the whole society is formed
In the mirror of the Human soul.

And when, in each community 
The virtue of the individual soul
Is living.

Outwardly: Threefold structure of Society;

Inwardly: loving recognition of our fellow human beings.      

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A gathering

Commemorating the loss of the first Goetheanum

which was destroyed by fire 100 years ago.

Saturday, 31st December

3.30 p.m.

“The year 1922 and the burning

of the first Goetheanum

Talk by Hans van Florenstein Mulder 

  • Conversation arising from the talk.
  • Sue Simpson will lead us in eurythmy.
  • At 6.00 p.m. there will be a shared meal.

Please bring a plate of food for this festive occasion.

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 Rudolf Steiner’s main purpose in designing the Goetheanum was to create a synthesis of the visual arts, within an architectural setting, which revealed spiritual realities usually hidden from everyday consciousness.  He incorporated the arts of painting, sculpture and coloured glass engraving.  {The building created a space for the performing arts of speech, drama, music and eurythmy.}  Rudolf Steiner was also interested in exploring how the medium of the visual arts can convey the results of spiritual-scientific research in a manner not possible through the use of words.

Adapted from Christian Thal-Jantzen ‘s Introduction to
“Architecture as a Synthesis of the Arts”

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“Major and Minor in the Human Being”

Talk by Dr Richard Drexel

Saturday 14th January 2023, 7.00pm

Rudolf Steiner Centre

401 Whitehead Road, Hastings

The relationship of music to the human body and human being, has been and continues to be a topic of research and has long been an area of interest and study for Dr Drexel.

Music therapy has evolved and is widely recognised in the wider society for its role in healing.

It is essential in the study and practise of eurythmy where the human body becomes the instrument for music.


We are grateful to have this opportunity to share in Dr Drexel’s knowledge and experience and welcome you to his presentation.




Posted: Mon 26 Dec 2022