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23 February - 25 February
Rudolf Steiner declared that from the twentieth century onward all human beings would be able to develop a new kind of capacity: a capacity to have knowledge of the outcome of the paths that lay before them—a capacity that would enable us to foresee the inner results of the various choices that lay before us, before walking down one or another path. However, this capacity of foreseeing would need to be preceded by an essential step in human development—a step that constitutes the next stage of evolution for the human being. This step would be the awakening of the higher self, which he also described as the recognition of the “second self.” In the twenty-first century, we are beginning to see this new stage of development emerging on a wider scale. Many individuals are waking up to the higher ‘I,’ to the second self. At the same time materialism is intensifying to a damaging degree. Between where we are now and where we need to arrive to to build a new community led by the spirit, lay perilous grounds. It is not that we progress by drawing the battle lines against technology and its internet of things, but rather by being a fighter for the spirit. In this workshop we will explore this path of development, and the possibility of individuals coming together in freedom to build new community forms that create, support and ennoble humanity.