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As a gift to all of you, I have recorded and uploaded to YouTube a 50-minute lecture from Book 1 of Technology’s Role in Human Evolution: Mythology as a Preparer for Our Age, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80njqbC8hIs. If you just want the slides as a PDF file without the audio and without the slide animations, they are here: Mythology Chapter. And, the lecture of October 27, 2017 entitled Rudolf Steiner’s Surprising View of the Future is also on YouTube HERE.
Here are PDF versions of lectures that you may download for free:
15 (Fri) The Esoteric Secrets of Virgin of the Rocks, An Esoteric Christmas Story. Why were there two paintings? What was Leonardo attempting to depict in the original Virgin of the Rocks? Which one is the original? Get ready for an entertaining journey exploring how Florentine schools sought to revive the ancient mysteries. Dan Brown fans and art historians will enjoy this mystery adventure! 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, NYC Branch, 138 West 15th Street, NY, NY 10011, Telephone: 212-242-8945
16 (Sat) Vulcan Beings and the Future Human Body, Exploring the Western Esoteric Path, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, NYC Branch, 138 West 15th Street, NY, NY 10011, Telephone: 212-242-8945
15 (Sun) For the Rest of Earthly Evolution, The Welding of Mankind with Machine, 2:00 – 3:30 pm, Heard Museum in Phoenix as part of the annual general meeting of the Anthroposophical Society in America
27 (Fri) Rudolf Steiner’s Surprising View of the Future with Andrew Linnell. 7:30 – 9 pm. Student Lounge, Waldorf High School of Massachusetts Bay, Belmont. At first, Ray Kurzweil (The Singularity is Near) and Rudolf Steiner would seem to be polar opposites. Andrew Linnell, former CTO of OmegaBand and a 42-year veteran of the computer industry will explore how similar these two views of the future are. We’ll cover the dramatic changes foretold by Spiritual Science for the Post-Atlantean ages.
28 (Sat) Workshop: Exploring the Future Mysteries of Technology with Andrew Linnell. 9:30 – 12:30 pm. Student Lounge, Waldorf High School of MA Bay, Belmont. Following the lecture of the previous evening (10/27/17), we will explore as a workshop the meaning of “Mechanical Occultism” and how various organizations have tried to explore it. Why must the West develop this? How is MysTech working to cultivate this knowledge? What approaches to “harmonic oscillations” can be fruitful?
8 (Wed) – 12 (Sun) Natural Science Section Annual Conference, CW 323 Astronomy, Rudolf Steiner House, Ann Arbor, MI. For details, see https://www.naturalsciencesection.org/2017-conference-save-date/.
George Washington Carver Institute, 2017, Chestnut Ridge, NY
August 9-12, 2017. A group of 15 met at the Seminary for the Christian Community where we worked together with the theme Confronting Ahriman in our Workplace. Each day we spent the morning studying together and in the afternoons we did eurythmy together followed by short presentations by our colleagues that included constructive reviews. As the last speaker and due to a cancellation, I was offered the opportunity to do a longer talk (45 minutes rather than 20). Here is the presentation:
- Building the Temple in the Coming Age of Infertility, Lecture, Aug2017
Technology and the Human Body, Portland, OR Branch
June 16-17, 2017. Exploring the future in regards to the rise in Infertility and, by 8000 AD, the Return of the Moon. We explore AI and robotics and how they contribute to “Oh Man, Know Thou Thyself”. We look at morality and emanating rhythms that can be used as an interface to operate machines, especially wearable robotics. Eurythmy with James Knight supported the workshop. Here are the presentations:
Seattle Technology and Society MysTech Forum
June 11-13, 2017. Seattle Waldorf School.
Technology and the Human Body, Berkshire-Taconic Branch
March 24-25, 2017. Exploring the future in regards to the rise in Infertility and, by 8000 AD, the Return of the Moon. We explore AI and robotics and how they contribute to “Oh Man, Know Thou Thyself”. We look at morality and emanating rhythms that can be used as an interface to operate machines, especially wearable robotics. Eurythmy with Natasha Moss supported the workshop. Here are the presentations:
- Talk for Students HawVal
- Berk-Tac Branch Lecture
- Merging Through Rhythms and Ethers (workshop)
- Mythology (workshop)
Chestnut Ridge (NY) Technology Retreat
Jan. 2-4, 2017. Facing the social and evolutionary challenge posed by technology. (I will be one of several speakers. Here is a PDF of my presentation CR Tech Retreat 2016).
How Does Technology Affect My Will?
Dec. 27, 2016 (Tuesday), 8-9 pm EST for the Youth Section of the Anthroposophical Society
PDF file of the lecture here
The video recording of this is in two 20 minute segments posted on YouTube:
Technology and the Human Body, Seattle Waldorf High School
Dec. 5, 2016 (Monday), 7:15-9:15 pm
PDF file of the lecture here
Technology’s Role in Human Evolution, Ann Arbor, MI
November 30. Rudolf Steiner House. Opening lectured for the 2016 Natural Science Section annual conference
PDF file of the lecture is here.
Return of the Moon, Video Conference, October 24, 2016
An examination of the Post-Atlantean Cultural Ages with a focus on the seventh age when women will already be infertile, the War of All Against All happens, and finally, the moon returns to re-merge with the earth. Slides may be found here: Return of the Moon.
Natural Science Section Conference on Living in a Technological World, October 8, 2016
Looks at the need for technology and working with the fallen spirits of darkness to continue human evolution’s connection with the physical earth during the seventh Post-Atlantean Cultural Age. Slides may be found here: Natural Science Section Conf 2016
Toronto, Ontario, Waldorf Academy, The Role of Technology in Human Evolution.
- April 28: Lecture 1. Merging with Machines – The Path to Jupiter?
- April 29: Lecture 2. Sexuality and Technology – Preparations for the Remaining Post-Atlantean Ages
- April 30: Workshop.
- Subject 1: Sexbots; Hephaestus; preparations for our time
- Subject 2: Experiencing rhythm through Euythmy
- Subject 3: Electricity & evil, EMR, sensitivity & safety, resonance, rhythms, robotics, and life
- Subject 4: Eurythmy exercises and tools for balancing technical work
- Subject 5: Artificial intelligence, artificial soul; consciousness soul development, a path to “future Jupiter”
New York City, Branch, Workshop: The Role of Technology in Human Evolution, April 9. Part 1: Legends; Hephaestus; preparations for our time, Part 2: Electricity & evil; EMR; sensitivity & safety; magnetism, Part 3: Resonance, prosthetics, robotics, vibrations, and life, Part 4: Artificial intelligence, artificial soul; consciousness soul development, a path to “future Jupiter”.
Technology’s Role in Human Evolution delivered 1/29/2016 in Wilton, NH.
Christmas Gift: The Madonna Lemniscate of Raphael, a series of Raphael paintings showing the child moving in a vertical lemniscate around the Madonna
Secrets of Leonardo da Vinci’s Virgin of the Rocks Revealed, delivered 12/3/2015 at the Springfield (MA) Art Museum
Here is a paper, The Esoteric Content of Leonardo Da Vinci’s Virgin of the Rocks, by Jos Velhurst that was inspired from his review of the above da Vinci lecture. It is posted here with Jos’ permission.
Insights from Mythology for Confronting Our Mechanical Future, The Western Path delivered 9/26/15 in Beaver Run, PA
Mankind’s Destiny with Machines delivered on 9/25/15 in Princeton, NJ
(Most Popular Download) Technology’s Role in Human Evolution delivered 9/24/15 in NYC
The Role of Technology in Human Evolution delivered 8/14/15 in Vancouver, BC
Regaining Our Lost Esoteric Christianity delivered 7/27/15 House of Peace, in Ipswich, MA
Spiritual Science and the Role of Technology in Evolution delivered 5/22/15 in Chestnut Ridge, NY
Spiritual Development Today and During the Ancient Mysteries delivered 4/18/15 in Waban, MA
Early Christianites and the Ancient Mysteries delivered 3/29/15 at Mirabella, Seattle, WA
Leonardo’s Two Messiahs in Virgin of the Rocks delivered 3/29/15 at Mirabella, Seattle, WA and 4/25 in Amherst, MA
Pre-Workshop homework for Evolution and Technology delivered 3/27/15, Rudolf Steiner Branch, Chicago, IL
Mankinds Destiny with Machines delivered 3/25/15 in the Cary Memorial Library, Lexington, MA
Christmas Gift: The Madonna Lemniscate of Raphael delivered 1/5/15 in the Concord Free Public Library, Concord, MA
Which is the Correct Christmas delivered 1/5/15 in the Concord Free Public Library, Concord, MA
Leonardo’s Two Messiahs in Virgin of the Rocks delivered 12/15/14 in Framingham, MA public library
Eugenics Lecture delivered 12/3/14 in Seattle and 3/27/15 in Chicago (updated quarterly)
The Mystery of Leonardo’s Virgin of the Rocks. Delivered Fisherman’s Village 2007, Sandos Caracol 2012, Boston 2012, Chicago 2013
Mystery of Color. Delivered House of Peace Summer Lyceum 2014. Is color merely bandwidth and frequency? How does the soul experience color? Was Goethe right about colors? Explore how colors arise from the interplay of light, dark, and turbidity. Aura colors.
Tracking the Ancient Mysteries from Egypt to the Founding of America (15 lectures)
Future Mysteries (discussion)