May 1999

Conversation – a Meeting of Beings Gabriella Randazzo: Compassion through the Arts
page 6

Finding Hidden Treasures – Goetheanum Art Collection
page 12

From the Work of the General Secretaries and Country Representatives
page 8

Forum Anthroposophy around the World Portrait Anthroposophical Society School of Spiritual Science Feature

2 3 6 8 11 12

Human conversation is a social occurence which, in its ideal form, is an encounter between two ego beings. As with other sense experiences, in conversation we turn outward. Our sense experiences then convey to us an impression of entering into consciousness and memory. When meeting another person in conversation, one possible experience is that we can mutually encompass one another with our consciousness. This is the closest we can be to one another. Another possibility is to speak past one another, each one occupied with her or his own thoughts. Yet even here, a spark of understanding may spring over to the other person. However, if we remain entirely within our own space of consciousness, the words of the other person are debased into mere interruptions of our own talk. In true conversation we feel that we want to listen, just as we want to express our own sentiments. Then we are active with our whole soul: in our thinking, feeling and willing. Social will – love of action – is transformed here into pure human love, into comprehending love. Socially transformed feeling – moral imagination – creates pictures while we listen. And moral intuition is present as our spiritual awareness within the ego encounter. It is the ego of the other person that seeks to be realized in conversation: I can go to meet it; I can experience its reality within me. This is a metamorphosis of my love of action. And this meeting, this merging of our thought processes, is mediated by the stream of speech. My conversation partner expresses herself or himself through a multitude of speech forms, and I move along with her or him, perceiving. It can happen, however, that I lose myself in this whole orientation toward someone else. One way of working against this is to try to become ever more awake to the soul-spiritual side of the other person. In this way a spiritual striving for love can develop, creating a solid bridge from one person to the other.
Elisabeth Møller-Hansen, Denmark
Translated from the German


It was registered internationally in 1993. their way 2 public schools take up one thing or another in their search for improvements. Rudolf Steiner did not want the original Waldorf school to be a solitary model. Sebastian Jüngel (responsible for this issue). The public expects something of Waldorf education. people are disappointed. Stephan Stockmar. The process of building a team of editors and correspondents has not yet been completed. The new translation of The Portal of Initiation is not yet quite complete. Hansjörg Hofrichter. His intention is clear: a “Waldorf” school is not merely a few children with some color. If Faithful to Original Rhythms Dramas Translated into French Letter regarding the performance of Rudolf Steiner’s Mystery Dramas in French Nearly every year. You describe some current difficulties in dealing with the term “Waldorf” in the U. Waldorf education has become an educational concept which includes of speaking. etc. creating a mood similar to the original. This problem exists to a lesser extent in Germany as well. Arrowsmith Ltd. but a new edition is planned. If these expectations are not fulfilled. Dornach. CH–4143 Dornach 1. To receive Anthroposophy Worldwide. In the following letter. France Anthroposophy Worldwide “Life in the Anthroposophical Society – Anthroposophy Worldwide” is published monthly. explains how the term “Waldorf” has been handled there. represented by Paul Mackay Editors: Carol Brousseau (responsible for the English-Language Edition). Bristol The trade marks “Waldorf” and “Rudolf Steiner” were registered with the German Patent Office on May © Copyright 1999 General Anthroposophical Society. typeface. Hasjörg Hofrichter. They already have everything which the other schools want in terms of an unmistakable profile. and the trademark pales. Switzerland Printing by J. please apply to the Anthroposophical Society in your country. The Soul’s Probation has already been translated in this way.Forum “Waldorf” Trademark In Anthroposophy Worldwide Nr. It is distributed by the regional Anthroposophical Societies – in some cases augmented with independently edited news and articles. In the 80 years since it began. unrenounceable essentials. 1993 they were also registered internationally.W. who is active in Waldorf education in Bayern. Justus Wittich Correspondents: Jürgen Vater (Sweden) Marianne Møller-Nielsen (Denmark) Andrew Wolpert (Great Britain) We expressly wish for active support and collaboration. This is what lead to the question of securing quality. the way they greet each other. which are similarly faithful to their original rhythms. It is out of print. Finally. This is indeed why Waldorf schools are envied in current public discussion. we may feel honored. Jean-Louis Gaensburger. Dietrich Rapp..S. These we have also performed in Laboissière. but this does not make them into “public Waldorf schools”. Germany. For all others the address is the address of the Anthroposophical Society in your country. A Waldorf school has a corporate identity. Address: Weekly Paper “Das Goetheanum”. scenes from Rudolf Steiner’s Mystery Dramas are performed during the public anthroposophical conference in Laboissière-enThelle. The pluralism of public education has always tried to take “the best” of all alternative educational methods – instead of subjecting itself to the discipline of an educational “diet”. method. Publisher: General Anthroposophical Society. to which all parties concerned feel an obligation. This leads to everything else: the didactics. only the subscribers to “Das Goetheanum” should contact the address below. Perhaps this unappetizing method is part of the true reason for the wretched state of affairs in public schools. with identical descriptions. The new translation by Gaensburger stays close to the rhythm of the original German text. Box. It also appears as a supplement to the weekly paper “Das Goetheanum”. Fax +41/61/706 44 65 Email: wochenschrift@goetheanum. Germany Anthroposophy Worldwide 4/1999 . Switzerland. Unprejudiced people associate certain things with the concept. 3/99 we reported on how elements of Waldorf education are increasingly entering public schools in the U. On April 1. we have a translation of the Soul Calendar in the same spirit. all visual forms (corporate design) such as architecture. mentioning the controversy surrounding this phenomenon. offering something to children from kindergarten through class twelve. wool and block lessons. where the term has been protected since 1983. This year we will do scenes three and seven from the Portal of Initiation in a new translation. Protection of the term makes sense if one does not consider Waldorf education to be an educational quarry from which one can help oneself at will. If questions with the distribution arise. We also have translations of Albert Steffen’s Barrabas and Lin. It has a philosophy based on an unmistakable picture of the human being. logo. It includes non-visual forms such as the way people behave with one other. 1983. he wanted it to multiply and go beyond national boundaries. Ursula Remund Fink. Michaela Spaar.S. to become a world association.

spb. Russia Maria Thun’s seed calendar for 1999. contact: St. Connected to this will be a place where children with handicaps will be able to live and feel integrated into the whole. Held in a community college. an initial agreement has been reached to lease 5 hectares of land and share the grounds and technology. a training center for 40 people. They are still there. Suvorovskij Prospekt. iris. Some of the interested people understand English or. Shortly before the war broke out in Yugoslavia at the end of February. people who are striving to prepare a future society based on spiritual perspectives. supported by recognized experts. What are needed are our active ideas and vibrant feelings. has been developing since 1995. was “Overcoming Fears. The beauty of the landscape. We also plan to supply the population with our own anthroposophic and homeopathic medicines. and asked questions. Irina Beljakova. In addition to cultivating biodynamic agriculture and a responsible attitude towards nature. Petersburg Biodynamic Project has set itself the task of developing new perspectives in these difficult times. The project is collaborating closely with the local Waldorf schools and anthroposophical institutions. to accompany them. they were looking forward to their visit to Switzerland. In 1995 they founded an association for Waldorf education and art.Anthroposophy around the World Yu g o s l a v i a More or Less Cut Off Anthroposophical Efforts before the War In Anthroposophy Worldwide Nr. Uneasiness and Nervousness through Spiritual Development”. In close collaboration with the local people of Rel. we first had to lay the ground. and in particular to go deeper into Rudolf Steiner’s Study of Man as a basis for education. Heinrich Schneider. Petersburg Biodynamic Project In St. For how long? What will happen next? These anxious questions accompany them. Workshops and talks. Switzerland Russia Creating New Perspectives in Difficult Times – Agriculture as an Impulse for Development The St. This is now far out of reach. near St. a kindergarten. 193036 St. Petersburg Biodynamic Project. one lecture theme was: “Education towards Freedom from an Anthroposophic Perspective”. and the threatening situation. thus their plans cover a broad spectrum. Here. with its many lakes and stretches of dense forest. Email: root@irnika. Now our contact with this country has more or less been cut off by the tragic events. offers of help. the St. beginning of March 1999. Petersburg. They had already begun to prepare. less often. Petersburg. and living (English. reminding us of our friends who are still “striving to prepare a future society based on spiritual perspectives”. German. fruit and vegetable farming. have been going on for several years. Gradually we hope to extend our efforts to include animal. it was still possible for 10 to 20 people to come together daily for a week (in two separate private homes) to study the influence of Michael in our times. Russian). because they hope to be able to create something in this field one day. accompany us. In addition to the efforts of our co-workers. Several of Rudolf Steiner’s books and other anthroposophical literature have been translated into Serbian. 1/1999 we reported on the initiative to found an “Anthroposophical Society in Serbia”. encourages us in our wish to invite friends and benefactors to visit. Thanks to the efforts of Olivera Todorovi´ c. we need financial. the Biodynamic Project is trying to encourage responsible ways of dealing with nature. giving them the chance to get to know the Russian summer and Russian every-day life. Russia. people followed the lectures with interest. The other. Petersburg. who has been working towards founding a private kindergarten for years. Heinrich Schneider describes the work just before and during the military mobilization. In spite of the military mobilization which had already taken place. held in a lecture hall of a university hospital. To do this./Fax +7/812/274 65 18. 17/24. German. About 80 to 100 people attended each of two public lectures. while helping to create new perspectives in Russia. agricultural buildings. The first buildings are in preparation. Tel. chemicals with reed. It is good to remember that the terrible events which are reported daily in the media do nothing to create a new future. and a waste-water system that would substitute all Anthroposophy Worldwide 4/1999 Information. This will be led by a doctor and an educator. A center in Rel. mint and other plants. technical and professional help. Some of our friends in Yugoslavia had hoped to attend the Faust Festival at the Goetheanum this summer. The future infrastructure is to include a school. in Russian 3 . a few friends from the Belgrade area have met regularly to study anthroposophy.

and Peter van Alphen and Ann Sharfinan (South Africa's Center for Creative Education). there is Thise Méjeri. Within a few years they hope to be able to make routine tests of biodynamic harvests. and Ecological House (in Arhus). Nairobi. Each morning. biodynamics is very well represented in ecology-oriented committees. where sales of cheese increased by 121% and milk by 36%. So production needs to be as gentle as possible. Founded in 1989. In order to be able to ensure a sufficient supply of alternatives to balance genetically modified seed and animal feed additives.000 krones to study of the effect of the biodynamic silica preparation on the quality of carrots and white cabbage (which was carried out in 1998). social education and consumer protection. was held at the school March 28 – April 3. such as the Ecological National Center. Since the early 1990’s. © News Network Anthroposophy (NNA) Anthroposophy Worldwide 4/1999 . The initiators come from biodynamic agriculture. All this shows that consumer awareness is growing. and organic cheese 2%. “Learning with Love”. This has created the fifth largest dairy in Europe. Today there are 40 farms with about 1000 hectares of land. The largest increase lies with milk products. The initiative arose from the annual inspections of the Demeter Association. The biodynamic movement needs to catch up. Organic milk now makes up 20% of total milk consumption. and some from further afield stay at school as weekly or fulltime boarders. On their cartons we find: “The philosophy of Thise Méjeri is to produce as well as possible. which will create a challenge. Kenya. Fax +254/2/ 89 14 44. +254/303/233 00. people also tend to buy other ecological projects. P. Marianne Møller-Nielsen. The latest surveys show that 80% of the population buys organic products. An international conference on Steiner education in Africa. prices have returned to normal. Deborah Fletcher The school is currently seeking a class one teacher for January 2000 and a full time administrator. the Research Association was awarded 300. Contact: Rudolf Steiner School. Both firms already have organic departments which sell milk and cheese under the label Harmonie. This money comes from pesticides taxes! The need for biodynamic research led to the founding of the Association for Biodynamic Research in 1997. Box 15609. it will become difficult to obtain enough organic seed and feed. Denmark Kenya Waldorf Education in Nairobi In March 1999. which waged a price war beforehand. The Biodynamic Agriculture Association hopes to interest organic farmers in this research. They plan to improve the technique of regulating temperature and humidity. With the fusion of MD Foods and Klover Mælk. 5/6. with Kiswahili and German offered in subject lessons. Production had been cut back over the years.000 hectares of land. It has also committed an annual 5 million krones for four years to advisory and information programs. Animal production is expected to increase. where the Demeter and Biodynamic Associations have their own office. the children and teachers work together on the school farm or do other practical things. 3/4. the Nairobi Rudolf Steiner School participated in the Education 2000 exhibition in the Kenyan capital. The language of instruction is English. The exhibition was attended by many visitors with questions about education. and have done course work over a period of approximately three years. There is increasing variety. Currently there are 2228 farms with 100. others ride on the school bus. research. organic products have been available almost everywhere in Denmark. The first three days of the conference were for Waldorf teachers and trainees. At the end of 1997. While some of the children walk long distances to school. the following three days were open to the public. while continuing their research on carrots. 7/8 and a kindergarten.” There are also six other small dairies. Organic Foods Board. Tanzania. In spite of the fact that there are fewer biodynamic farmers than organic ones. including ordinary supermarkets. Experts speak of a need for large growth because without sufficient land for plant refinement. Troels Ussing (Denmark). and it is already taking steps to do so. which has an annual milk volume of 18 million kilograms. When they have had two weeks of training in each term. Among the smaller organic dairies. The Research Association was also able to set up a laboratory for bio-crystallization at Hertha. and the school used the opportunity to publicize the upcoming international conference and attract more pupils to the school.000 hectares will be added. We base this policy on the principle that milk never becomes better than the cow made it. Tel. a curative community near Arhus.O. Two large dairies merged at the end of March (MD Foods and Klover Mælk). It would also welcome a eurythmist and a German teacher. leading to fewer farms and fewer members in the Biodynamic Association. with some farms reverting to organic agriculture. 4 Consequences for Biodynamics The situation is different for biodynamic agriculture. The course has since been moved to the Nairobi school. with animals in the Nairobi National Park as its neighbors. It is situated on 20 acres of Maasai plains.Denmark Organic Market Expands – Biodynamics Needs to Catch Up The demand for organic food is growing steadily in Denmark. with combined classes 1/2. The conference was followed by a two week teacher training module. rather than as much as possible. Then it would hardly be possible to demand a separation of genetically modified products from non-modified ones. where it won the best stall and the most unusual school award. the school now has just over 60 children. A steady number of farms are converting to organic methods. successful students will be awarded a diploma in Steiner Education. Peter van Alphen and Ann Sharfinan began this project at the Hekima Waldorf School in Dar es Salaam. This year. and 10% of Danish households spend more than 10% of their purchasing budget on ecological goods. They hold 73% of the milk product market (150 million kilograms in 1998). a lot of organically farmed land will be needed. and develop computer analysis of the bio-crystallizations. Then organic agriculture will make up about 5% of the total agricultural acreage. The government contributed 6 million krones to the house and 11 million to ecological projects in general. Where organic food is eaten. Consumer interest has been so great that the total sales increased by 29% in 1998 alone. It included guest speakers Brien Masters (Britain). 1050 farms with 50.

practical teaching experience in public schools. This is the other side of their relative freedom. Into this gray the peoples of all Peru bring their colorfulness. covering not only the highlands of the 4. +49/ 30/6170 26 30. there is hardly any mediating culture at all. for Teacher Training in Lima Anthroposophical work is influenced by the conditions and history of the particular country where it is done. Opposite this extreme poverty stands the world of capital and consumption. ates deliberate opportunities to meet. 175. Instituto is a place which cre- Two events were particularly significant in 1998. In Peru. Germany Help can take many forms. Geographically. Most of the lessons are taught by guest instructors from South and North America and Europe. But many can just barely manage to secure their survival. so the students tend to start their trainings quite young. the first students completed the accredited course. This is destroying the intensive highland agriculture. and the Instituto SchillerGoethe. for example one can sponsor a student. which is a financial question. Köpenickerstr. In December. Not only the local desert landscape of Lima is gray. and the desert-like coastline. and now is a third world country. The anthroposophical movement on the South American continent used to be a mainly European or even German matter. Europeans may perhaps think of Peru as a typical country of the Andes. which covers Study of Man and other books by Rudolf Steiner. Here. The Waldorf teacher training lasts five years. with rich fish reserves off the coast. This is a big step for the Instituto. while participating in today’s modern world culture. which is really a conglomeration of many cities. People trained there are now carrying the work beyond the borders of Peru. The Instituto receives no financial support from the government. A similarly large group in the highlands is indigenous. A school fee is charged. D–10997 Berlin. but many cannot pay it. soon twenty-first century. education. a large part of the population reflects a mixture of cultures.Peru Anthroposophy Meets Unique Peruvian Conditions The Instituto Schiller-Goethe. and an independent project. Between the two. Contact: Friends of Rudolf Steiner’s Education. Also. Andrea and Martin Errenst report on the work of the training center Instituto Schiller-Goethe and its background in Peruvian society. with skyscrapers. So the Instituto depends on financial support from people in Europe who think anthroposophically and globally. Studies of the developing human being. Besides a relatively small group of Peruvians who have European ancestors (about 10 percent). Carmela Villafana spoke of modern life’s hindrances to human development (in Anthroposophy Worldwide Nr. in addition to being a material support. Destroyed by Expulsion Nevertheless. in accordance with the state system. a connection to the world of the twentieth. but also a stretch of Amazonian virgin forest. Andrea and Martin Errenst. They are seeking better living conditions. It draws students from Peru’s various regions and social groups. They do it with strength. Also the sky above is covered by a gray coastal fog for half the year. But recent generations tend to maintain a conscious connection to their roots. it is a country of contrasts. about 20 instructors from educational colleges in El Salvador studied there. Twenty years ago it was thought that this ethnic group was disappearing into the rest of the population through migration and assimilation. having ancestors going back to the time before the Spanish conquest. a Christian Community. so that today. Tel. in order to learn the basics of Waldorf education and take them back to their own country. People are still migrating from the highlands to the capital Lima (population of 8 million). 2 /1999). It really needs to be enlarged. Assimilating European Anthroposophy Peru has anthroposophical institutions: a branch. for six months. This is always encouraging. It is a thorough training that cultivates capacities for observation and thinking through excursions and Goethean observation of nature and art. a process that had been introduced by the Spanish conquerors is continuing: the expulsion of the population from their homeland. In recent years it has begun to connect with actual South American life. persistence and cheerfulness. a curative institution. along with practical and artistic courses. which was founded in 1991 to train teachers in Waldorf education and anthroposophy. banks and everything related to it. prepare the final phase of the course. only 50% of the land that had been pioneered by the Inca culture is still being used for agriculture. Fax 6 33. people graduate from secondary school relatively early. Anthroposophy Worldwide 4/1999 5 . that it had a mysterious past and hidden gold deposits. a Waldorf school. The permanent staff is small.000-meter Andes.

yes! it can! even if I have to tickle it out of you. We tried to really meet and find each other. which was a concern. to say. inhuman situation. So there they are. I don’t feel it could have happened with just my speaking about it alone. which has been working with innovative ways to cultivate compassion through the arts. I am interested in serving in some way so that maybe other people will be inspired and will find ways to bring what they love to their families. There is also an empathetic part of me naturally. I use the arts to serve. I have everyone on stage. “O. I invited them to create in some way. That’s the biggest thing. I can do an act of will. which were about what would happen if the nuclear waste would be buried in the earth. I noticed that the best in me came out when I wasn’t so self-absorbed. and make a difference. where there’s beautiful tone eurythmy that emerges in a context. Human Rights Watch. tiny way they could feel yes. in a way that was meaningful. for a very long time I worked with other artists on a project called the Nuclear Guardianship Project. so they didn’t go into hopelessness. Or it might take the content of the Quartet for the End of Time by Olivier Messiean. Their goal is to empower children to help other children. Are your performances for adults or children. And usually it is art programs that we fund. is encapsulating it in a story. More than 12. How do you come into contact with them? Sometimes it is very uncanny. and the US Campaign to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers to bring an end to the atrocities and help the children who manage to escape. outside of their own small lives. actors and actresses. Many of the people I work with are also working out of the School of Spiritual Science. Gabriella Randazzo formed the Children’s Theater of All Possibilities. I have to say that I was deeply moved by the nobleness that arose from the children in such a moment. the dynamic director of The Innocence Project and Visionary Artists for Children’s Rights. tangibly. and spoke so eloquently before their peers. without finding some tiny. How can I keep bringing it in such a way that something in their faces becomes rosier because they’ve gotten a moment of wonder. Then I say to them. But they knew their actual goal was to build something for a better world through art. I didn’t want to present them with this ugly and horrible. sixty children. That is when I began to cultivate this possibility for children to be doing performance work. A eurythmist based in Northern California. Years and years ago. Sometimes maybe 800 dollars. I saw the shin6 ing of these children. but in a kind of homeopathic remedy way that helps them go into this other world. plus actors and musicians. We have had people come who have nothing to do with Waldorf schools. The way I’ve been working with bringing my love of eurythmy. and at one moment they are all doing the same eurythmy gesture together. or both? Because I am working with children. there are other ways. So we shared a wider heart space that was concerned about unborn children and future generations. Each time I choose what I will work on. Their current production of The Elephant’s Child has a cast of sixty children and will be performed in June 1999. How is the art useful for the children? Just recently I worked with the Summerfield high school students on the issue of the atrocities in Uganda. For instance. Talking to mom and dad about eurythmy. but it just happens to take the content of Ursela LeGuin’s story. we had the opportunity of meeting Gabriella Randazzo. I am of course always choosing material and content that is their interest. and make peace flags. Oftentimes it is that visionary striving that brings me together with people with whom I normally wouldn’t have a relationship. The proceeds will go towards funding a therapeutic. but we have a similar goal. we either have a chance meeting. And I know that if I had just gone and held a conversation. where they would do an excellent performance. it will change! Anthroposophy Worldwide 4/1999 Photo: Sebastian Jüngel . that it wouldn’t have penetrated all the way down through. community-based arts program in Uganda for trauma relief. There’s the litmus test. Gabriella Randazzo has already staged a number of large theater productions involving children from several schools. Drama and Music. it is like I am working on my own esoteric path. engaging with something that is totally new. that Vivaldi. or they come because they have a similar interest.Portrait Compassion through the Arts – a Conversation with Gabriella Randazzo During the conference of the Section for the Arts of Eurythmy. They are now trying to get other schools to join in. Speech. But it has this meaning for the children. They either heard stories of the other children. held in public theaters. You collaborate with other people on your projects. what was it that people were doing?” Or it emerges in a context that is humorous. Then it began to develop. But our performances are open to the public. A moment in this jaundiced world we live in. What else can we do? And they were excited by the vision of this. and I saw that when the children realized that their work was going to help other children. they are also of the Michaelic school. at all. So I found that my best work came when I was serving. The aim of the Innocence Project is to bring relief to children in Uganda. And then people ask. So for me it went through the arts. And I brought eurythmy to them at all of the meetings. And maybe we are drawn from different poles. It is not like we raise a lot of money. or actually met some of the children that they raised funds for. and didn’t have them do eurythmy. They went with me to public high schools. So in a way. With others. In this recent production. where it can seem that nothing is ever going to change. A Wizard of Earthsea.000 Ugandan children have been abducted and forced to become child soldiers or sexual slaves. and we are trying to make a partnership. there was a totally different mood in the room. The Innocence Project is collaborating with Amnesty International. and encode themselves with something which they would then be able to keep making reference to in their lives. didn’t have them do singing and drumming. who also wanted something that had meaning for them. I was moved.

in the best way that I can. because I’m not just talking about the arts in a way that makes things beautiful. The older woman said. In a way what I am doing is soul retrieval. And they are very interested in that. Tel. Why I have come to Dornach: I have been really heartened with the help that people have been giving me here. they’re saying. Either their parents have been drug addicts. to a place where they can trust again in what is truly human. and that hope of going into the world where the true nightingale’s voice could overcome even death. who use the arts as goodwill and peace ambassadors. here. Do you have contacts with governments or other authorities? Because of the Inno- cence Project. So when I have been speaking with government officials. and congressmen. and only when I face it. and unite with the hierarchies. no! I see someone who somehow needs another way. without having a psychotic break. watching that. They are interested in working together with the Innocence Project. Oftentimes I feel that the arts really can be just what helps children feel that they are not forgotten. am I going to create peace in my community. or State of the World Forum. Sabastopol CA 95472. or do the disadvantaged children also watch them? We have invited them as well. or they are called juvenile delinquents. and I don’t know where it will lead. Can you say something about the longterm effect of your work? Do you know children or parents who have seen your performances ten years ago or so? Yes. because I kind of went out of my little cosy world.. and also feel that there is this moment of beauty. without becoming a stone. we are looking for the ways. then something is touched in the other person. The US Campaign to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers was founded last July. So sometimes in our first encounters we will do things which might address the aggression that they have – eurythmy exercises. So this is very beginning work. or NGO’s. but wild and ambitious young apprentice wizard. That’s all I can do. Refugees for Women. I have also been in dialogue with the international Human Rights Watch. I have had some of them crying with me. Photos. Also. So that is what I am intrigued with. they also want to join in. Because I tell them that I believe the arts will not only help people open up their eyes a little bit more. to represent from this great wellspring of anthroposophy. but where I would like to bring to them things that I think can help them to deal with their difficulties. She played the part of the nightingale in The Emperor’s Nightingale. I understood the nature of the double. they can soften a little bit. all is possible.. 10400 Moonshine Rd. But afterwards. It is not really dance therapy. She said the image still works in her heart and soul. edited by C. No. I hadn’t realized that children soldiers was a theme that is now of prime interest for many. I’m trying to get sponsorship for it because I can’t charge these children. So I’m taking these as pedagogical stories for myself as well. members of the United Nations. saying. page 7: private Contact: The Innocence Project. To let them know I want to play with them. I don't just see a troublesome person. even if only for a few minutes. Fax 823 21 37. and overcome the mechanical nightingale. They are very excited about collaboration. They see that we as human beings need to reclaim our innocence. I find that the most important thing is to speak to them in their own language. and their hearts. At that time I had been really struggling with the whole question of the double. enabling me. or have abandoned them. to myself. But I keep saying: I’m on the way to the spirit. with words from their own experience. you helped my soul to fly. Global Fund. what music I can bring that meets them. Gabriella Randazzo. many people. why is it that my mother really doesn’t want me? And then I can take their biographies into my work and find what story. And I knew I had to work with the issue of the double. A woman wrote to me recently from Brown University who had been in one of my earlier productions. where the children can look into it and see who they can really truly become. we are at a dead end. where we are fighting with one another. USA. the arts will also be a way for reclamation of the soul for these traumatized children. She was in sixth grade at the time. but in a way that helps children come back to a refuge inside of themselves. you know. So we’re beginning a program for some children who are with a human services department.Do your performances just raise Anthroposophy Worldwide 4/1999 7 . has been an image that helps me when I am dealing with biogenetics. I have been in communication with members of UNICEF. what song. but it is bringing the arts as an amazing magical mirror. to enable us to continually respond to the suffering in the world. +1/707/823 80 36. I worked with it in A Wizard of Earthsea. I just feel that if somebody can saturate himself or herself. And when they see other children who are performing. And I will work my very best to shed any outer stuff that keeps me separate from them. so that they can find their soul again. – Don’t pretend that I have the technique or the gifts. Here is a place where not only can they can come and be safe. And that is where eurythmy is so profound.B. She said. Email: muses9@sonic. Because it is the language of the soul. Questions by S. An older woman saw an adult program I had worked on. it is not psychological therapy. I have to call the double by my own name. to create trust. I want them to know that. a story about a gifted.J. I myself had been struggling with a colleague who was a bane of my life at that time.

a place for basic study. The largest of them has 400 children. South Africa. Poland is constricted by nationalism and the church. Look at anthroposophical practice. When one bears in mind what Rudolf Steiner said about the individual folk spirits. What does it mean to be a human being? – Germany: No programs.5 During the discussion. whether or not they attend the meeting personally. our meetings have begun with a verse that addresses the folk spirit. mediates. creates a bridge towards a deeper understanding of the French. the United States. France.GA 238. Raise research questions. even if very slowly. 10. the Netherlands. How the General Secretaries See Themselves Questions raised with regard to how the General Secretaries see themselves were: How do people experience us? Are we representatives for the whole? What is our relationship to the School of Spiritual Science? Are we connected to the karma of a particular country society? It was by no means possible to answer these questions. Canada. International representatives were meant to be included in the meetings of the Executive Council. lecture of May 2.Anthroposophical Society GENERAL ANTHROPOSOPHICAL SOCIETY Noticeable Worldwide Notes from the Meeting of General Secretaries and Country Representatives. 1918. Rolf Kerler asked: Is the Goetheanum a heart organ. Anthroposophy Worldwide 4/1999 . language. these descriptions always provide a special experience. Brazil and Argentina – not just from Europe. we hear of anthroposophical life growing there. Spiritual Research We also discussed spiritual research. Norway. For several years now. Japan. as advising members. between individuality and community. The Goetheanum and the world Society need to develop a consciousness of their mutual tasks. England. gives rhythm. In contrast. – Finland: What tasks does the world present us with? Capacity for dialogue. GA 260a. perhaps for co-workers in our enterprises? “What if there were no Goetheanum?” someone asked. London 1980. and that North and South America want to create an axis. beginning with a “Spiritual Mission of the Americas” conference in July/August 1999 (see the previous issue of this paper). as well. but just as great are the problems in education. GA 109. interest in anthroposophy is great. and with difficulty. The question highlights the span between the Goetheanum and the world. it is hard for the schools. This addresses the need for personal exchange that Rudolf Steiner spoke of in his opening lecture of the Christmas Foundation Meeting on December 24. 19231. most recently. He influences people through everything which is fluid in human development. up to the present. but they will lead to further questions in the future. So far we have heard from Germany.6 Manfred Schmidt-Brabant named several indications of this: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 The Christmas Conference. with particular reference to the life of the Anthroposophical Society and its institutions. 1924. Threefolding as a Social Alternative. Lecture Course on Curative Education. too. In Estonia. 8 Looking at the Goetheanum Looking into the world necessitates a look at the Goetheanum. 1954. which he gave on September 28. and they expand one’s horizons. according to §9 of its Statutes. GA 174a. March 23–26 at the Goetheanum Twice a year. The central question was: How do we want to guide our work in the coming century? A few main points: – The Netherlands: Could emphasis be placed on a different part of the world each day? – Belgium: Concentrate on the individual path of development and the reverse cultus. which vary greatly in all fields and sections. as usual. Italy. Here. we stand diametrically opposite the general spiritual condition of humanity in our time.4 This speaks of the need to overcome fruitless criticism. Anthroposophic Press. Denmark. The Portal of Initiation. See note 2. whenever they were in Dornach. perceives? Twelve world views are supposed to meet. which includes the language. Steiner Book Centre.Y. Looking into the World Now that countries from Eastern Europe can be represented again. that we will need to look at. 1922. Finland. and that Rudolf Steiner’s blackboard drawings will be displayed at a respected gallery in Buenos Aires – a few of the things that were briefly reported – one becomes aware of the global scope of anthroposophical endeavor. lecture of Sept 13. See Briefe an die Mitglieder. Rudolf Steiner Press. lecture of July 7. 1990. the Goetheanum Executive and Section Leader Councils meet with the General Secretaries and Country Representatives. France In France. 1978. Another good basis for the conference would be Rudolf Steiner’s last address. In this.2 Then one of the representatives gives a characterization of his country: its history. but concrete initiatives by individuals or groups. 1924. spiritual research. which creates warmth and intimacy. Belgium and. way of life. Anthroposophic Press. The fundamental question was: Does the conference have something to do with Michael himself? Summing up. Serving the world – with an archive. lecture of August 29. including associative management. all agreed that the conference should be prepared in such a way that members around the world can participate inwardly. Rudolf Steiner Nachlassverwaltung. The French drink their folk character with their wines …”3 To look for this fluid element in their “culture of taste”. Anthroposophic Press. 1973. and that the Asia-Pacific conferences gather people from the Indian-Pacific region.. Hungary has 15 Waldorf schools. N. Michaelmas Conference 2000 Suggestions regarding the Michaelmas 2000 conference came from various countries. which can only be fulfilled through collaboration. “Du meines Erdenraumes Geist!” in: Mitteleuropa zwischen Ost und West. Manfred SchmidtBrabant focussed on “ethical individualism” as the new term for a new kind of Christianity. Sweden. 1994. letter of Feb. Georgia has found a home for its anthroposophical work in Tbilissi. When one realizes that a large piece of land has been found in Tokyo for a Waldorf school. geographic conditions. 1924. Australia. GA 305. too. The Archangel Michael. etc. which is the goal of the Anthropsophical Society. “the archangel spans a different bridge. He referred to the closing lecture of Rudolf Steiner’s cycle on curative education. 1914. GA 317. General Secretaries are present from New Zealand.

” As the consciousness soul becomes ever stronger. Once again we invite all members and friends of anthroposophy to participate in the process leading over the next year and half to the conference. It seems justified to look at the many events and developments that we hear about every day: bloody wars and violence between peoples.” “Trust must reign in interpersonal relationships […] only this confidence will lead the single human being into community. and the daughter movements have so joined themselves to the destiny of humanity now. A reversal of previous economic concepts regarding globalization. we still live with forms of science. rebuild it more splendidly. Recognize research tasks in the work itself (see also Rosicrucian Esotericism. Those who wish could use the Michael verse he gave then as a mutual meditation. irretrievably given over to nothingness. the spirit of our time. The most important thing that can be experienced at such a meeting is the atmosphere of mutual trust. For the Executive and Section Leader Councils Manfred Schmidt-Brabant 9 . for good. supporting values.8 Constitution Work Paul Mackay reported on the Constitution work. Something within the human being wants to unfold. and thus more oppressive and more serious: What is the state of the world today? Anthroposophy. lecture of June 4. its own constitution). 28. The Statutes should find a central place in the Society. But this also means that it has to do with humanity’s relationship to the Christ Being as its true “I am”. thus no justification for research. the field of transition becomes ever clearer: it has to do with human individuality in its full cosmic/terrestrial dimension. 1924). So far we have decided on Rudolf Steiner’s last address as a starting point (in The Archangel Michael. not only to act. we do not want to avoid the dire needs of our time. we shall have to find the impulse within ourselves. Previous research must be taken as a basis. tribes and religions. existence can no longer be separated from human destiny overall. that their outer. but there can be no binding statements – everything is subjective! To this one could respond: 1. In the work of the coming Michaelmas conference. and Charlotte Roder (Germany). Rolf Kerler.– There is no spiritual world. lecture of Sept. cosmic/terrestrial change of paradigms. Paul Mackay. the beautiful world – we mourn the lost beauty – Mighty one of earth’s sons. the Society (i. the chorus of spirits calls out to him. In 1979. – There are boundaries to knowledge. a representative of the Consciousness-Soul Age: “You have destroyed it.e. art and society/religion that are not molded by this true “I am”. Other themes can arise from this meditation and the lecture. even if only a small fraction of us will actually come to the Goetheanum. Portal of Initiation: “… no one can know from whence are gushing the sources of our thought. But bridges reach across the abyss a thousandfold. 1909).” Charlotte Roder. something which can take the place of what was lost. This was mentioned repeatedly during the Christmas Foundation Meeting of 1923/24. or where life’s first foundations lie. but also to respond to situations with feeling. but can be part of the procedures that we will develop (Rudolf Steiner on December 25. autonomy and community) and general administration together with the Building Administration. In coming months we will keep you up to date on the progress of the preparations. build it in your bosom. But members are free to request more information from their General Secretaries. and yet still have the feeling: none of that really touches the kernel of secular transition within which humanity stands. and one of our main questions was: How did anthroposophy and the Anthroposophical Society place themselves into this context. the question facing us (in our series of conferences which we have held every seven years since 1979) must be asked anew. we looked back on 100 years of the rulership of the Archangel Michael. In Goethe’s Faust. there is something like a powerful. The conference should be held everywhere where there are people who want it. and especially inner. but one easily overlooks it. They have to plunge into the abyss. the deep changes in the personality structure of individuals: the loss of old. Tread the path to self-knowledge. It would be easy to go on listing major and minor catastrophes. The question “What do we need right now?” has been taken up in the sense of an integrated Constitution. Michaela Glöckler and three General Secretaries. Yet Rudolf Steiner had already brought it up in his Oxford lectures9: “Now that there is nobody who forces us to do this or that. because it seems to contribute nothing essential to the content. One should have faith! – Yes. We do want to seek out the spiritual foundation from which these needs can be remedied. increase Anthroposophy Worldwide 4/1999 in drug addiction. Again we request that you write us with your thoughts and suggestions. (See Strader. There are as many bridges as there are individualities who want to join themselves with Christ.e. the Anthroposophical Society. Since an Agreement of Procedures does not exist until this very day. it needs to be included in the questions surrounding the current discussion of the Constitution. blind adherence to group pressure. and widespread depression and mental disturbance. Roel Munniks (the Netherlands). Deep within the human spirit. Argumentatively: Can we represent our work in such a way that these four objections are disproved? 2. Especially also. But a new seed wants to rise up from these ruins. and where do we stand today? For Michaelmas 2000 the question becomes more comprehensive. growing inclination to violence. We need to connect ourselves with the person who was fructified by truth. The members of this project group are: Manfred Schmidt-Brabant. with its resulting unemployment and worldwide misery. The Statutes must contain the principles. Otfried Doerfler (Switzerland). 4. This very brief summary of four days of meetings can only sketch some of our conversations and thoughts. New procedural guidelines should describe the life of the Society. A very old world is sinking into ruin. 19231). Today. Germany ON THE WAY TO THE MICHAELMAS CONFERENCE 2000 There Are as Many Bridges as there Are Individualities An Invitation to Participate in the Preparation Process With the turn of the century.”)7 – Yes. in a new way. to humanity’s new selfless “I”. but it is presumptuous to research it. 3. beginning with a separate description of the School of Spiritual Science (i. a spiritual world. there is a spiritual world.

where she and Alok Ulfat will teach with faculty from abroad. Nanhi Dunya. but members of the Society also live in other parts of India. who will be the new director of the Eurythmy Ensemble. The Friends of Camphill India have established a curative education community in Bangalore which held its opening ceremony in March 1999. In Mumbai there is a group of parents who are planning to begin a Waldorf kindergarten in June. In order to be able to take on these many new tasks. Jaap van der Haar spoke about anthroposophical work with drug addiction. but more penetrated. of changes in the leadership of the Goetheanum stage. he will give up the leadership of both sections – the Youth Section this year. Padmavathi directs The Happy School.. such as reducing the size of the responsible committees. individual responsibility for specific tasks. thanks to Peter Proctor’s courses for farmers and horticulturists. In May 1999. which will take place on August 11. The transition was humanly “clean”. organized by Aban Bana. Sloka Waldorf School in Hyderabad now has 70 children in the kindergarten. spontaneously. In Chennai (Madras). newly constructed center. The statement of accounts for 1998 closed with a deficit of CHF 80. The new Goetheanum ensemble will begin work in November. The School of Spiritual Science After dealing with a motion to change the agenda. no. and a musical prelude. Paul Mackay spoke of the Interim Report by the Constitution Group. Didden called for support for the stage group – both inner and perhaps financial – so that this kind of effort will still be possible in our time. Annual Report. near Pune. Virginia Sease spoke at the ceremony for the dead. The school for mentally handicapped children in Dharwad is now led by Geeta Pastey after the death of her father-inlaw. In Norway. B. led by Aban Bana and friends. K. they plan to create a new production of Rudolf Steiner’s fourth Mystery Drama. spoke of some of her intentions. because of the limits of the grounds (with the exception of already existing agreements).98. The members then voted to approve the Annual Report and Financial Report. Julius Knierim and Ingrid Asschenfeldt in particular. Especially important to her is that the Goetheanum can be a place of meeting for the diverse eurythmic streams around the world. Thomas Didden replaced Paul Klarskov in speaking about the dramatic work. S. and biodynamic farming. bringing younger people into responsible positions.Collaboration Is in Demand Notes from the Annual General Meeting of the General Anthroposophical Society. At Christmas 1999/ 2000 there will be a Rüspe Course in Udwada (north of Mumbai) for two weeks. Heinz Zimmermann reported that the demand for “more” anthroposophy (not more quantity. experienced anthroposophy) is to be taken up more intensively at the Goetheanum. ANTHROPOSOPHICAL WORK Steadily Growing Interest IN INDIA There are branches of the Anthroposophical Society in New Delhi and Mumbai. Pande of Nepal and Aban Bana led an Idriart tour of North India and Pakistan (Lahore). He also reported on a meeting with the General Secretaries. Sadhand Village. allowing an extra half hour for discussion. March 27–28. After the lunch break and discussion groups. 3 for more details). During the Easter holidays. in Dehra Dun and Chethana in Shimoga have been in operation for many years and are doing well. Rolf Kerler ex10 plained our tight financial situation. creating transparency. On the second day. Aban Bana. and on the Executive Council’s meetings with the Christian Community leadership. since Sergei Prokoffief’s report was cancelled due to illness. 20. Afterwards. vol. Here is a summary of some of the themes (see forthcoming News from the Goetheanum. This happened externally. Pastey. Weekly teacher training courses are run by Tine Bruinsma in Hyderabad and Aban Bana in Mumbai. etc. who was its founder. Deshpande and Medha Tengshe are also involved with rural development in nearby villages. naming Rudolf Stamm. He would like to intensify the work of the General Anthroposophical Section and address the need for training. both in the leadership of the section and internationally. Class one is growing well. Mr. Zimmermann will be taking responsibility for the Goetheanum’s foundation year in anthroposophy (replacing Georg Goelzer. Rißmann mentioned ongoing changes in the organization of the Society in Germany. has twelve residential special persons. U.J. conversation and encounter. and Brigitte von Wistinghausen and Henk Verhoog spoke on seed breeding and genetic engineering. India Anthroposophy Worldwide 4/1999 . Financial Report Manfred Schmidt-Brabant spoke mainly of several important conferences during the past year. Interest in biodynamic agriculture is growing.R. The new Council would like to be awake to tasks posed by the world.177. Six eurythmists from Dornach and six from “the world” will work together for three years to start with. Anantha and Francis Aradhya and Ursula Chowdhury will work with adult special persons who will live in the beautiful. and the Pedagogical Section at a date to be announced later. he said that it will not be possible to accept any more urns. At present they are mainly occupied with Faust. curative education. when someone called for an extension of the meeting into the lunch break. by chance. there will be a residential Waldorf Teacher Training Course in Khandala (between Mumbai and Pune). who is retiring for health reasons). 1999 at the Goetheanum A central theme that repeatedly broke through in this year’s Annual General Meeting was the wish for free discussion times. Four new people came together to resume the work. They therefore plan to carry the work of the School of Spiritual Science out into it. Mr. Wolfgang Held (Mathematical-Astronomical Section) spoke about the eclipse of the sun. Elizabeth Wirsching (Pedagogical Section) then focussed on the theme of collaboration. emphasizing the All English Conference in particular. Regarding the Memorial Grove. where they discussed the Michaelmas Conference 2000 (see page 8). through formal motions. Goetheanum: Drama and Eurythmy Carina Schmid. the entire Council resigned. and of the development of Anthroposophy Worldwide. said Solstad. Germany and Norway Wolfgang Rißmann and Margrethe Solstad spoke for the Societies in Germany and Norway. who have mental handicaps or learning difficulties. There. which has thirteen children aged six to nineteen. The three main activities are Waldorf education.

One participant felt that lighting is just as important as the puppets are. Some thought that the discussion groups were a waste of time. and she also works in Italy. the responsibility is great. If we are fortunate. As color is a powerful educational force. Pain of not being heard. apparently. some thought that group A was intolerable. Then there are those who think that we are all automatically artists. Monika Lüthi. This has brought our section a step forward. After many years. tells me a little about puppetry in Italy. She herself has been part of the Felicia puppet company for seven years (in Dornach). Carman Acconcia. I saw life – the section is not a stagnant institution. course participants express especially their gratitude to their instructors: Carmen and Guiseppe Acconcia. but even the authorities. And the responses of the others who listened were so different. It was extraordinary to experience how we needed the unique contributions of people from several continents and fields of work to achieve what we did achieve. their needs changed: “It is very nice. but fruitful. I saw old forms which no longer suffice to carry our work – yet we still need them.B. As a final example. This is the section itself. while group B was intolerable. Rudolf Steiner House. in addition to its pedagogical aspect. 1999 Sunday morning. For some it is obvious that we have not even barely begun to address the esoteric needs of people working in our section. Educational Value of Color Italian and Swiss Puppetteers met March 4 to 7. What is section work actually? How is it different from the work that any artist would do? How does our work stand in relation to anthroposophy or to the General Anthroposophical Section? These were some of the questions raised at the conference. Others believe that those needs are already being addressed through holding class lessons. Puppetry has met with great interest in Italy. for example. while group B was really inspiring. who still care. Lively pictures call for technical as well as artistic solutions. Others said just the opposite: group A had the most offer. so they deliberately approach the public with small productions. Two or three times a year. Pain of being shut out. We live scattered around the world and we cultivate our own individual. Asked to comment. lighting and even eurythmy meet. They have been working with the five Greek basic gestures. because the new ones are only just barely beginning to emerge. While nearly thirty puppeteers. For others. In conclusion I would like to remind you that these conference impressions of mine are just one view out of 439. once we have studied eurythmy. When we watched eurythmy performances by different groups. instead of having a solitary leader. we practice little things. Performances are well attended. They were so very different! Two of them speaking on the same theme had in Anthroposophy Worldwide 4/1999 fact opposite approaches. with technical assistance and professional lighting. Dornach: Stage set designs for Hansel and Gretel. the discussion group was the most important single element of the meeting. “People are attentive. For her. speech. the organizor. Many colleagues who have not abandoned the hard and lonely task. who are still interested. I saw doubts. something larger than our usual personal place in life. It turned out to be fortunate to have the chance to listen to nine colleagues who all gave short talks. puppetry is pure art. Drama and Music held its first ever all-professions international conference in April 1999. puppetteers from various Italian cities meet to work on questions of art. But something new happens when we come together with people with whom we would never normally work. Others will tell you that we already have groups collaborating on behalf of the section. and especially with lighting. S P E E C H . S. speech formation. April 1999 The Section for the Arts of Eurythmy. We did not succeed in bridging all these contrasting viewpoints. here and there paper models. So it is an opportunity to asses our current position as a section. arrange the chairs for the closing plenum. Doubts about the adequacy of what one is doing. This is very important to them. the same lecture was one of the highlights of the meeting. it is moving towards something. Carmen Acconcia has been involved in promoting puppet shows in Italy.School of Spiritual Science SECTION FOR THE ARTS OF E U R Y T H M Y. I saw colleagues.J. as well! For some. But some of us feel gratitude to all who took the trouble to come and meet. and Thomas Sutter. People also asked: Why is it that our art is often so dry and boring in comparison with the stage work of other artists? How do we bring life and joy back into what we do? Most of the conference discussion groups experienced a process over the three discussion days which was painful. drama or music. For many years. and you will hear something quite different! C. Speech. Heiko Dienemann. they are teaching accredited courses at a training college. in a way that would never have been possible if we had all stayed in our places of work. It is developing. of finding no space within the section to explore one’s own deep impulses. Acconcia is especially interested in the artistic side of this work. they ask many questions: What is it that is special about what you are doing? Why do you do it that way and not differently?” Not only parents and children accept their work. and that “true” or “outstanding” artists are actually much more rare. For others it seems clear that we are only artists in the same sense that every human being is an artist at heart. a particular lecture was deadly boring. But how would this look in a larger context?” – that is. D R A M A AND MUSIC “We Are So Different” First International Performing Arts Conference. most of them from Italy. pain of not being recognized. as we did at this conference. a perceptible entity. and: the individual elements became an actual whole. I saw a great deal of pain. Ask anyone else. there are those who wonder whether we need to find some way of running the section in collaboration. where painting. which she first met in Vienna with Bronja Zahlingen. I kept hearing people speak lovingly about the fact of how different we are. especially during the last two or three years. An objective space is created. 11 . In Ficenca. we also have colleagues and friends there with whom we can speak and work. Matthias Ganz. For others. Two things in particular were mentioned: the mutual exercises made Rudolf Steiner’s indications concrete. very different tasks. with individual stage sets.

because it needs to be restored first. The oil is drawn out. had not conscientiously collected the material for decades. Valentin Niemann. and pg 1) 12 . CH–4143 Dornach. year. Margarita Woloschina. and develop a feeling for the organic style of Photos: Model Archive (photo 1 and 2). but usually isn’t at the Goetheanum because of the lack of space. M. which should be stored separately. they are “worthless”. Painting and Graphics Archive (photo 3. So far only study casts have been available to those wishing to carry out specific research projects. a Goetheanum co-worker. Without artist. as well as the estates of artists who worked with Rudolf Steiner’s indications or made paintings of his sketches. Anthroposophy Worldwide 4/1999 A good archive requires five specimens of each object: the restored original (wax or plasticene. Goetheanum Painting and Graphics Collection. models of neighboring buildings by Rudolf Steiner and Edith Maryon. Dino Wendtland. Louise van Blommestein. and the beginnings of an architecture documentation and furniture collection. and others. Many objects have no accompanying explanation. Contact: Art Section. Switzerland in 1994. Arhild Rosenkrantz. date or purpose. a display cast. painting and graphic. Some objects are still of unknown origin. The archives are also seeking sketches of early Faust and Mystery Drama productions. photo archive. They badly need to be restored. Tips are welcome if you know of artworks that were made in connection with the first Goetheanum or in direct contact with Rudolf Steiner. An initial inventory was made during the workcamps from 1993 to 1997. Box. It is made up of separate pieces. and with the Archives of the Caretakers of Rudolf Steiner’s Estate. These valuable collections would not exist if Waldemar Kumm. Fax 706 42 66. on a scale of 1:20. and plasticene). graphics. contains a comprehensive collection of models for the first Goetheanum and other works. It would make sense to have an archive and museum building. watercolors. Oberer Zielweg 34. Model Archive. +41/61/706 42 65.S. especially the ones that were staged in Munich and in the first Goetheanum. where all of this could be brought together. and the material becomes brittle. function. They will then be ready for showing to a wider public. which was organized in the 1970’s. which are very sensitive to dust. studies for the glass windows. and some of the objects need to be restored. usually on a wooden base). Is there any chance of this happening soon? Model Archive The Model Archive. The next step will be to store them properly. a cast for the archive (porcelain). and casts for sale. costume collection. looked after by Dino Wendtland. as well as various sculptures and furniture models. looked after by Valentin Niemann. Hilde Raske. Tel. Paintings from students of the Friedwart School are still being sought. Henni Geck. framing them whenever possible. models of the second Goetheanum. There are also works by Hermann Linde. and perhaps interior decoration) a questionnaire was sent to all the nearby homes in 1996. building. So far 255 of the 1300 objects have been photographed. To mention are the original models for the Goetheanum building. Painting and Graphic Archive The Painting and Graphic Archive. strengthened by steel and square pipes – a “building block model on wheels”. This filled a few of the information gaps. An inventory of the collection has been in progress since 1998. studies of the eurythmy figures. so that thorough documentation will not be possible. Walter Roggenkamp. so that they will be available for viewing. It is suitable for exhibition and was shown in Solothurn. The layer of dust works like blotting paper on the oily surface. Today the collections need to be sorted and documented. It emerged that many of these treasures were in desolate condition. Added since have been his preliminary sketches for the painted domes of the first Goetheanum (up to a scale of 1:1). but funds are lacking. CH–4143 Dornach. the original plasticene model of the Representative of Humanity. Switzerland. wax. One could wish for closer collaboration with the Goetheanum document archive. a cast for regular study purposes.Feature Finding Hidden Treasures Goetheanum Art Collection The Art Section’s archives at the Goetheanum are organized into the following collections: models. Tel. models of parts of it. This calls for detective work. The collection was not accessible until the 1990’s. stage set designs and poster paintings. So far there is no backup cast for the model of the first Goetheanum’s inside domes and pillars (made of wood. They can grapple directly with the impulse. began with the collection of Rudolf Steiner’s original sketches and watercolors. One special item is John Wilke’s 1:1 cast of the plasticene Lucifer and Ahriman model. Erich Zimmer. Most of the collection is made of plasticine and wax. +41/61/706 42 86. The model archive provides important and excellent study material for sculptors and architects who want to proceed with Rudolf Steiner’s building impulse. To obtain more exact information on the building models (such as architect. art work from artist’s estates. Switzerland.

Sign up to vote on this title
UsefulNot useful