The Lawrence Anthroposophical Study group was established in October, 2001, and has met monthly since then. The group is registered with the Anthroposophical Society in America and is listed among the “groups and branches” on the society’s web site (

Readings in Anthroposophy are undertaken by the group and discussed at meetings. New members are added when new books or lecture series are commenced. Members are asked to commit to attendance for the duration of a book study. This is not a “drop-in” group. For information about joining the group or other aspects of Anthroposophical study contact Rick Mitchell at 785-841-9105.

Lawrence anthroposophical study group
Names of those in the photograph:

First row from left to right: Laurie Ward, Sophia Madonna Compton, Melissa Watson.  

Second row left to right: Rick Mitchell, Ralph Bauer, Shaffia Laue, Jill Draper, Shawna Saubers-Ristic. 

Third row from left to right: Jeff Kennedy, Beth Anne Mansur, Beverly Harris, Becky Kasenberg



All readings by Rudolf Steiner, except where noted.  We have met once a month since September, 2001, except for once or twice, when we canceled due to lack of a critical mass of attendees.

Every new study group member becomes oriented by reading, “The Art of Goethean Conversation” by Marjorie Spock; current members also read this booklet, whenever new members join.

Sept. through Dec., 2001 – The first four chapters of _Man and World in the Light of Anthroposophy_ (pub. 1975), by Stewart C. Easton, Anthroposophic Press. (We photocopied the pages from one copy of the book.)

January, 2002, through September, 2002 – _How To Know Higher Worlds:  A Modern Path of Initiation_ (1904-05), translated by Christopher Bamford, Anthroposophic Press.

October, 2002, through January, 2004 – _Intuitive Thinking As A Spiritual Path:  A Philosophy of Freedom_ (1893), translated by Michael Lipson, Anthroposophic Press.

February, 2004 through June, 2005 – _An Outline of Esoteric Science_ (1909), translated by Catherine E. Creeger, together with _A Study Companion to An Outline of Esoteric Science_ (pub. 1998) by Clopper Almon, both Anthroposophic Press.

July, 2005 –  “Exoteric & Esoteric Christianity,” 1 lecture given in Dornach, Switzerland, April 22, 1922; Rudolf Steiner Archive GA 211

August, 2005, through May, 2006 – _Christianity As Mystical Fact:  And the Mysteries of Antiquity_ (1902), translated by Andrew Welburn, Anthroposophic Press.

June, 2006 – _The Cycle of the Year as Breathing-Process of the Earth, IV and V_; 5 lectures given March 31, 1923 – April 4, 1923; translated by  Barbara D. Betteridge and Frances E. Dawson; Rudolf Steiner Archive  GA  223.

August and September, 2006- _Michaelmas and the Soul-Forces of Man:  Anthroposophy and the Human Gemut, I, II, III, IV_; 4 lectures given in Vienna, Austria, September 27 – October 1, 1923; Rudolf Steiner Archive GA 223.

October, 2006, through May, 2007 – _Theosophy:  An Introduction to the Spiritual Processes in Human Life and the Cosmos_ (1904), translated by Catherine E. Creeger, Anthroposophic Press.

June, 2007, through June, 2008 – _Harmony of the Creative Word:  The Human Being and the Elemental, Animal, Plant and Mineral Kingdoms_; 12 lectures given in Dornach, Switzerland, October 19 – November 11, 1923; Rudolf Steiner Press.

July, 2008, through September, 2009 – _Man and World in the Light of Anthroposophy_ by Stewart C. Easton.

November, 2009, through July, 2010 – _World Economy:  The Formation of a Science of World-Economics_; 14 lectures given in Dornach, Switzerland, July 24 – August 6, 1922; translated by A. O. Barfield and T.  Gordon-Jones; Rudolf Steiner Archive GA 340.

August, 2010, through May, 2011 – _Isis Mary Sophia:  Her Mission and Ours_, Selected Lectures and Writings, edited by Christopher Bamford, SteinerBooks.

June, 2011, through April, 2012 –  _The Gospel of St. John_; 12 lectures given in Hamburg, Germany, May 18-31, 1908;  introduction by Marie Steiner-von Sivers, translated by Maud B. Monges; SteinerBooks, Anthroposophic Press, Rudolf Steiner Archive GA 103.

May, 2012 – Viewing of _The Challenge of Rudolf Steiner_, Parts One and Two, a documentary film by Jonathan Stedall made in 2011 (released 2012), celebrating the 150th anniversary of Steiner’s birth; Cupola Productions, Ruskin Mill, Old Bristol Road, Nailsworth, Gloucestershire GL6 0LA.

June, 2012, through April, 2013 – _Manifestations of Karma_; 11 lectures given in Hamburg, Germany, May 16-28, 1910; Rudolf Steiner Press, 1969, or 2000, translation revised by Heidi Hermann-Davey.

May, 2013, through present – _The Culture of Selflessness:  Rudolf Steiner, The Fifth Gospel, and The Time of Extemes_, by Peter Selg; 2012, SteinerBooks.

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