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Led by Alex Wright

Wednesday evenings 7.30 to 9pm

Ten evenings from 4th Oct to 13th Dec

Encountering Anthroposophy for the first time can be like meeting a wise elephant: you may want to get to know the elephant, but a hug is going to be a bit of a stretch.

Intro to Anthro takes 10 areas of Anthroposophy and explains them in such a way as to be of use to someone interested in starting a spiritual path. Most evenings are a combination of lectures and activities.

This series has been designed by Alex Wright as a course with the knowledge building week on week, so regular attendance is advised.

Alex has an MA in Law from Oxford University and is a graduate of the three-year Emerson Visual Arts Course.

Course Dates & Themes:


4 October: Karma – What? Why? & How?

The little understood background to everyone’s life, how the actions of one lifetime are reflected in the conditions and experiences of the next.


11 October: Human Constitution beyond the Physical

Our progressively subtle energy bodies which animate our physical body and give us emotion, thought and will. Bodies of soul and bodies of spirit.


18 October: The Four Elements in Nature & Humanity – Temperaments

Nature & humanity share certain energies which in nature manifest as the 4 classical elements of Earth, Water, Air, and Fire. In humanity they influence us physically and psychologically bringing both gifts and dangers.


1 November: Human Evolution Past & Future

Rudolf Steiner’s revelations from the Akashic record of the journey of what would eventually evolve to become contemporary humanity and our future stages.


8 November: Spiritual Forces Active in Humanity Today

Humanity exists under the influence of different spiritual forces which lead to different forms of behaviour. To be truly free it is useful to be able to discern these.


15 November: The Angelic Hierarchy

Many cultures mention the existence of helpful beings with powers superior to those of humans. Rudolf Steiner described them and their activities in some detail.


22 November: Nature Spirits

Servants of the Angels which both form and maintain the physical planet and nature, they seek a collaboration with humanity, but we need to refine ourselves first.


29 November: How to Know Yourself

Every serious spiritual aspirant is aware of the injunction ‘Know Yourself’, but it’s not so easy to translate this from the ideal to the practical. Tools for getting to grips with our inner life.


6 December: Sleep, Dreams and the Afterlife

In these states the physical body is relatively passive, however other aspects of us are very active on levels only perceptible to clairvoyants.


13 December: How to Make Progress

Anthroposophy is a Spiritual Path which can lead to very significant human development. A practical guide to making that a reality.


Course Fees:

The course costs £70 (£50 under 25). You are welcome to attend the 1st or 2nd evenings for £8 (£6 under 25) and then pay the balance if you decide to continue, pay at the door, no cards.


The Carson Building, Emerson College, Please park in the lower car park.


If you would like to be kept informed of when the next course starts, then please email introtoanthro2020@gmail.com.

Or for more information call  Alex on 01342 827 967.

This course will also run one day later on Thursdays at Rudolf Steiner House, 35 Park Road, London, NW1 6XT.


And one day earlier at Brighton Waldorf School, Roedean Road, Brighton, BN2 5RA.





Further Information

22 November 2023
to 22 Nov 2023


7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Emerson College
Forest Row, East Sussex RH18 5JX United Kingdom