Events

Coming Events

(scroll down for previous events):

Lectures are being arranged for Seattle and Vancouver for September and Springfield’s Art Museum in December – check back for details.

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If you would like to arrange for any (or all) of these lectures to be presented in your local library or other venue, let me know.  Please use this form to contact me:

 

Previous Events

2015

Spiritual Science and the Role of Technology in Evolution, Threefold Mainhouse Living Room

May 22 (Friday), 7:30 pm Lecture Slides for Threefold    FlyerMan Machine

Threefold Mainhouse Living Room, 285 Hungry Hollow Road, Chestnut Ridge, NY. (845) 352-5020 x25 for more info.

Topics: From robotics to Human-Machine hybrids, artificial intelligence, avatars, and the Singularity: is this a human future? Why must we deal with machines for our evolution? The Western Path.

The Early Christianities, Christian Community, Brookline, MA

May 17 (Sunday), 12:30 – 2 pm  Lecture (no slides)

The Christian Community, 366 Washington Street, Brookline, MA. (617) 277-6266

We’ll explore the many Christian streams in the first and second centuries and the Niceaen attempt for a single Universal, Catholic theology. We’ll also look at the role played by the ancient mysteries and what becomes of these mysteries with the spread of Christianity.

No slides available as this will be a talk without pictures. The public is invited to attend. The Consecration of Man service is at 11 am.

Secrets of Leonardo da Vinci’s Virgin of the Rocks Revealed, Amherst/Hadley, MAVirgin of the Rocks - Louvre

April 25 (Saturday), 7-9 pm Lecture slides

The Hartsbrook School, Great Room, 193 Bay Road, Hadley, MA 01035

Let’s do an artistic investigation together! Andrew Linnell, an experienced lecturer and researcher of the Ancient Mysteries, will lead us through an entertaining discussion of the mysteries revealed in the original Virgin of the Rocks. Why were there two paintings? What was da Vinci attempting to depict? Who are the characters? Are they the two Messiahs anticipated in Essene-lore? Did any other artist paint similar scenes? If so, what might this mean to our Christian theology? Many fun questions to explore with a heavy dose of beautiful Renaissance art. Note: this is not a religious lecture, rather an unusual and entertaining art history talk meant for for public and academic enrichment. New findings to be shared. Dan Brown fans will enjoy this! 

Tracking the Ancient Mysteries, 3 Lectures, one day, March 29

Mirabella, 116 Fairview Avenue North, Seattle, WA

Sponsored by: Center For Anthroposophical Endeavors & The Rudolf Steiner Books Store & Children’s Shop

Schedule

1 – 2:20 pm Lecture 1: The Vanishing of the Mysteries: From Plato, Aristotle & Alexander to Theodosius & Justinian

2:20 – 2:30 Break

2:30 – 3:45 Lecture 2: The Many Streams of Christianity, role of Islam, Harun al Rashid, Heretical Theology Destroyed: Arians, Manicheans, Templars, and Cathars Slides for Lectures 1 & 2

3:45 – 4:00 Break

4 – 5:40 Lecture 3: The Flowering of the Ancient and Early Christian Mysteries in Renaissance Art, Leonardo’s Virgin of the Rocks Lecture 3 slides

Eugenics in the 21st Century, Chicago, IL

March 27 (Friday), 7-9 pm Lecture              Rudolf Steiner Center, 4249 North Lincoln AvenueEmbryo

If you knew you would pass on a defective gene to your child causing him or her a life of suffering, what would you do? Would you consider being sterilized and adopting? If your egg or sperm could be altered to replace the gene defect with a healthy gene, would you opt for this? Medical miracles are at our doorstep. Might they alter what it means to be Human? We are in the Age of the Consciousness Soul development when our social, ethical, and moral choices will be challenged. Chicago March 2015 Flyer. Available: Eugenics Lecture in PDF.

 

Mankind’s Destiny with Machines, Lexington, MA

March 25 (Wednesday), 7-9 pm  Lecture             Cary Memorial Library, 1874 Massachusetts Ave  Destiny of Man and Machine

We will examine the future of Human-Machine interaction, robotics and avatars, use of neuroplasticity of the brain, relationship of electricity, thinking, and consciousness. Spiritual Science and the Role of Technology in Evolution. Will We Become Supermen, Creators? Slides.

Electricity and Our Destiny with Machines, Chicago, IL

March 27 (Friday), 2-4:30 pm  workshop             Rudolf Steiner Center, 4249 North Lincoln Avenue

Workshop will wrestle with questions about electricity, thinking, and light in the evolution (past and future) of humanity. Since this is a workshop, there are no slides but click Background material for workshop Mankind’s Destiny with Machines for outline and quotes.

Which is the Correct Christmas? At the Concord Public Library Jan. 5th 6:45-8:45 pm, Slides are available here.

Why do those in the Eastern Church celebrate Christmas on January 7th while the Western Church celebrates this festival on December 25th?  Is it merely the drifting of Gregorian and Julian calendars? Could both be both right? Two Messiahs as anticipated in Jewish and Essene mystery-lore. Are the stories of Luke and Matthew so different because they are different? Why do John and Mark start with the baptism?   Many fun questions to explore with a heavy dose of beautiful Renaissance art appropriate for the 12 Days of Christmas. Note: this is not a religious lecture, rather an unusual history and entertaining art history talk meant for for public and academic enrichment. New findings to be shared. Free. 6:45-8:45 pm 129 Main St., Concord, MA.

An Evening of Art History, CSI, and Mystery at the Framingham Public Library Dec. 15th 6:45-8:45 pm, Click here for Lecture slides.

Why are there two paintings called Virgin of the Rocks? And what was Leonardo attempting to depict in this painting? Who are the characters? Are they the two Messiahs anticipated in Essene-lore? If so, what is meant by two Anointed Ones? Did any other artist paint similar scenes? If so, what might this mean to our Christian theology? Many fun questions to explore with a heavy dose of beautiful Renaissance art just in time for Christmas. Note: this is not a religious lecture, rather an unusual and entertaining art history talk meant for for public and academic enrichment. New findings to be shared. Free. 7-9 pm 49 Lexington St., Framingham, MA. For more details, call 978-562-3528.

Eugenics in the 21st Century, Seattle, WA

Dec. 3 (Wed)               Mennonite Church 3120 NE 125

If you knew you would pass on a defective gene to your child causing him or her a life of suffering, what would you do? Would you consider being sterilized and adopting? If your egg or sperm could be altered to replace the gene defect with a healthy gene, would you opt for this? Medical miracles are at our doorstep. Will they alter what it means to be Human? We are in the Age of the Consciousness Soul development when our social, ethical, and moral choices will be challenged. Flyer. Eugenics Lecture in PDF.

Was Leonardo a Mystic? Cary Memorial Library, Lexington, MA

Sept. 17 (Wed)  Click here for Lecture slides. 7 – 9 pm. An Evening of Investigative Fun with Art History as we explore the Mystery of Leonardo da Vinci’s painting(s) The Virgin of the Rocks. This is a prelude to the performance The Incarnation of the Logos on Friday 9/19. Free. Large CR, Cary Memorial Library, Lexington, MA. See flyer: Was Leonardo a Mystic? for more info. See Archived Lectures for a copy of the slides.

2014 

Village University

Each morning at 11 am, June 19 to July 4, 2014 (go to www.concordium.us for the program)

Tracking the Ancient Mysteries from Egypt to the Founding of America: every day, 11 am to 12:30 p.m.

Concord Masonic Lodge (basement – its cooler there), 58 Monument Square, Concord, MA. 01742

(PDF versions of each lecture are available – click on Lecture Archive for PDF versions of each lecture).

The Mysteries of Color, House of Peace, July 21, Gloucester, MA

Mystery of Color lecture pdf (part of the Summer Lyceum).

Sponsored by: Anthroposophical Group in Boston’s North Shore

2013 

Tracking the Ancient Mysteries, Thayer Memorial Library, Lancaster, MA

(TH) Sept. 6 to Dec. 13, 2013 and (Mon) March 3 to March 31, 2014

15 Lectures: Tracking the Ancient Mysteries from Egypt to the Founding of America: every Monday, 6:30 pm to 8 p.m.

717 Main St, Lancaster, MA 01523, (978) 368-8928

(PDF versions of each lecture are available – click on Lecture Archive for PDF versions of each lecture).

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