[an-thro-POS-o-phy] The art and science of becoming more fully human
THE SOPHIA CIRCLE MEETING GROUPS
Sophia Zoom Circle
The Sophia Circle meets Tuesdays at 8 pm via zoom to discuss various readings from spiritual literature. In 2020 we began discussing The Gospel of St. John by Rudolf Steiner. Our sessions, formerly in person and now on Zoom, consist of reading a passage and offering thoughts, questions, speculations, opinions, experiences. The previous book we worked on was The Star in My Heart by Joyce Rupp, a great little book, sort of "easy listening" compared to Steiner. Before that we engaged with Rudolf Steiner's Isis Mary Sophia: Her Mission and Ours; that took a year. When we were determining the next book to consider, one option was Rudolf Steiner's The Archangel Michael: His Mission and Ours. Another book suggestion is Steiner's Karmic Relationships, any volume. We open and close our meetings with a prayer, a poem, a song, or an exercise. All are welcome to join, just send an email to Carrie Zarka Dooley at email@example.com
Second Sunday Sophia Circle
Our Sunday Circle has had several incarnations. Katherine Lester had created a group which met once a month to go through Steiner's Six Basic Exercises together. Then, in April 2020, Chris Lester opened up her Zoom room for us to share and study The Spiritual Tasks of the Homemaker by Manfred Schmidt-Brabant. These meetings became weekly sources of support and inspiration for about a dozen regular attendees. Chris has plans to facilitate another round with the book, since it is so informative and helpful for the kernel of our society: the home.
Note: Sunday Circle has paused meeting until further notice.
More about Sophia Circle
Anthroposophy, as the field of spiritual science, was described by Rudolf Steiner as "a path of knowledge to guide the spiritual in the human being to the spiritual in the universe."
As we move through our lives, and in the world, we seek to understand each other and ourselves to find both harmony and freedom.
To understand others, we must develop a true interest in them and the world, and find an appreciation for the individual value of each person.
Sophia Circle seeks to engage with others in ways that bridge the gaps of understanding and acceptance that leave so many feeling alone and polarized.
We welcome you to follow us on social media, join one of our meetings or reach out via email to firstname.lastname@example.org