Event Details

  • When: Wednesday, 01 August 2018
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CONFERENCE: Anthroposophical Summer Conference

CONFERENCE: Anthroposophical Summer Conference


Wednesday 1st - Sunday 5th August 2018 at Emerson College

“Spiritual revolution must have happened first within us before we can create the new world we all long for.”

Last year’s conference ended with the question how to engage more fully with the world at a grassroots, societal level out of a strengthened inner life. This year’s conference will seek to address this question. Led by Gerald Häfner, Leader of the Social Sciences Section at the Goetheanum, we will look more closely at Rudolf Steiner’s insights into the threefold nature of society – particularly the sphere of rights, politics and democracy – and how the individual can be empowered to become an agent of change.

Nicanor Perlas, author and global resource person from the Philippines, will address the question of the spiritual role of Britain, as well as the alarming rise of artificial ‘super- intelligence’, impacting on human civilization in unprecedented ways. How will the world deal with super-intelligent machines, originating in what Steiner referred to as sub-nature? Will civilisation plunge into the abyss or be able to transform these technologies to serve rather than hinder human evolution?

Alongside talks and plenum conversations, there will be artistic and inner path workshops, and plenty of opportunity for social encounters, all in the lovely surroundings of Emerson College.

We look forward to welcoming many old and new friends!

Adrian Locher, Marjatta van Boeschoten, Sibylle Eichstaedt and Jane Chase
Summer Conference Organisers