"it should also be possible for a unity of consciousness to arise in the whole Society which will happen if the initiative and ideas that emerge at different places become known everywhere. Then only shall we grow, from a chaos of separate Groups, into a Society with a real spiritual content."
- Rudolf Steiner from "Leading Thoughts"
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Holy Nights 2018-19
A Call to Serve the Work of Rudolf Steiner in America
This letter is an invitation: a call to apply for the job of CEO of Steiner Books/Anthroposophic Press.
I have been blessed to be able to lead SteinerBooks/Anthroposophic Press as CEO for the past 15 years. For me, it has been a joy and an honor to serve Anthroposophy and Rudolf Steiner’s legacy in this way. But all things have their moment, and now I feel I must serve elsewhere and in other ways. That is to say, I shall be leaving SteinerBooks in Spring/Summer 2019.
I believe that this is a most exciting opportunity for anyone with the right temperament and qualifications to serve the work of Rudolf Steiner in America. The world today is ever more in need of the Spirit in the vital and practical form that Rudolf Steiner’s Anthroposophy presents, and our purpose at SteinerBooks is to find the way to make Anthroposophy accessible to everyone—an exciting and inspiring project!
The mission of Anthroposophic Press/SteinerBooks (founded in the 1920s by Henry Monges) is straightforward: to bring the light of the Spirit into the world through the publication, marketing, and sale of the works of Rudolf Steiner and Anthroposophical and spiritual-Michaelic authors. So far, this work has involved primarily initiating and continuing the publication of the complete Collected Works of Rudolf Steiner, and publishing other fundamental works of Anthroposophy in support of Waldorf Education, Biodynamics, Eurythmy, Anthroposophical Medicine, and The Christian Community.
As well as bringing forth these fundamental Anthroposophical works, we have striven to bring spiritual works consonant with Anthroposophy into the world, for, while publishing primarily for readers familiar with Anthroposophy, we understand the need to expand our reach into a more general audience.
To guide SteinerBooks in the fulfillment of its mission, the Board is seeking a person with the following qualities and qualifications to join our small team in the leadership position:
Some business/entrepreneurial experience
Experience in financial management
In-depth knowledge of Anthroposophy
A Love of books
An Interest in and love of the world
The ability to be a Servant Leader and Team Player
A “people person” with good social skills
A willing and able fundraiser
As for the job itself, a short description includes, for example, the following:
Preparing annual budgets with staff, with operational profit and loss forecasts
Maintaining the existing publishing program and overseeing an annual publishing program
Overseeing editorial, marketing and promotion, printing and warehouse planning
Working with the European and US publishers whose books we distribute
Seeking new authors with works based on independent Anthroposophical spiritual research, as well as Michaelic world-oriented authors whose spiritual vision is in alignment with Anthroposophy
Continuing to host lectures and the annual Spiritual Research Seminar
Working regularly with a bookkeeper and accountant
Representing SteinerBooks as its “public face” for Anthroposophy and beyond
Leading fundraising activity and maintaining relationships with donors
Working directly with the Board on a shared vision of SteinerBooks
While this might seem overwhelming, the chosen candidate would be working with an experienced, dedicated team of co-workers: an operations manager, two editors/book designers, a marketing manager, an editor/writer, translators, and two other potential co-workers.
If you are interested in applying, please send a C.V., and any other information you think would be relevant, to: Search Committee, c/o SteinerBooks, 610 Main Street, Great Barrington, 01230. Or email me by November 30th at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Holiday Fair 2018
Transforming the Heart of Agriculture
Tara Performing Arts play - Hay Fever
Tara's 12th Grade Play
November 15-17, 3:00 & 8:00 p.m., each day
The Karma of Untruthfulness
Live Stream Conversations with Brian Gray
Study Group led by Brian Gray –
enlivened by eurythmy with Alice Stamm
The format for each gathering will include:
A thoughtful reading from Rudolf Steiner’s books and
Brian’s reflections on the text
an illuminating eurythmy experience with Alice
plus conversation in response to participant questions
Between September 24th and December 10th
Join us In Person…by Live Stream…by Webinar Replay…or any combination of the three…with a single Free registration.
Email Lelan Harris for more information.
Biodynamics and the Alchemical World view
Biodynamics and the Alchemical Worldview
A Coros Event with Dennis Klocek
Friday January 11, 2019, 9 am - 5 pm
Yokayo Ranch, 800 Hensley Creek Rd, Ukiah, CA
Odyssey Journeys 2019
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