Group study can play an important role in one’s experience and understanding of anthroposophy. Reading and discussing literature, such as lecture cycles of Rudolf Steiner and written works by contemporary authors, such as Sergei O. Prokofieff, can have multiple positive effects. Reading this material can help participants gain an intellectual understanding of anthroposophy. Perhaps more importantly, the ideas and word-pictures encountered in the readings can foster inner acknowledgement and regard for a domain not perceived through one’s senses. Independent-mindedness, measured consideration and healthy critical thinking are encouraged, within a culture of respect for one another.

Ongoing groups:

  • The Wednesday study group meets most Wednesdays 7:00-8:30 pm.
    Contact: Eva, evah [at] or
    Jeff, katn8p [at]
    Location: 146 New Street, Decatur
  • Tuesday Study Group, most Tuesdays 6:00-7:00 pm.
    Contact: Enid, enidhancock [at]
    Location: Midway Woods off Memorial and Columbia Dr., Decatur

Limited term study groups that form around a particular topic or book:

  • The Christmas foundation; beginning of a new cosmic age by Rudolf Grosse, 1976, English translation 1984, meets quarterly.
  • Apocalypse of St. John(CW 104) by Rudolf Steiner, first Monday of each month, 1:00-2:30 pm. Summer hiatus.
    Contact: Melissa, midwaymel8 [at]
    Location: The ARC 761 Scott Circle, Decatur
  • Previous study – Four Mystery Dramas (CW 14) by Rudolf Steiner, Tuesdays 10-11:30 am.

CW = Collected Works translated from German into English of Rudolf Steiner. This bibliographical list is referenced in German as GA. More than 350 numbered works comprise collections of transcribed lectures (6000+), and authored books, essays, letters, plays, poetry, etc. (40+). The lectures were spoken to public audiences, Anthroposophical Society members (after 1912), Theosophical Society members (prior to 1913), and to specific groups including university students, farmers, doctors, teachers, pastors, and artists. Lectures were given in many European countries, with the greatest concentration in Switzerland and Germany.


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