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“ASSESMENT OF THE ANTHROPOSOPHICAL SOCIETY AND ITS VIABILITY”

PRESENTATION BY PATRICK STEENSMA

This power point presentation was given on May 28 during the international conference “THE NEW KNOWLEDGE CHRISTIANITY” – The Christmas Conference as the Emergence into the 6th Cultural Age and What Has Become of It” that was held on May 27, 28 and 29 at the Elisabeth Vreede House in The Hague, Holland and organized by the Willehalm Institute for Anthroposophy, Royal Art and Social Organics in Amsterdam.

The primary aim of this gathering was to elucidate the statement by Rudolf Steiner at the end of the Christmas Conference on January 1, 1924 that what had just been transpired was the “The Beginning of Cosmic Turning Point in Time” (German: “Welten-Zeiten-Wende-Anfang”. Introduced by the organizer Robert J. Kelder, the presentation by Steensma deals with deep, serious and ongoing issues within the Anthroposophical Society since at least 1935.

Episode I of this assessment expands on those problems while chiming in with perspectives that have not yet been highlighted in this compact form: the basic mystery streams, the basic elements of The Holy Grail and the Revelation of St. John.

These provide new fundamentals to revive the dead-end status of the Anthroposophical Society offering an initial direction on how to shape its future form to ensure it will become as it was intended by Rudolf Steiner from the offset: The bearer of The New Mysteries.

TABLE OF CONTENTS PART A The Holy Grail The Revelation of St.John The Christmas Gathering of 1923

PART B Outline of the Basic Problems Within the Anthroposophical Society Approach to Solve these Problems