Friday, September 18, 2020 at 6:00 PM PDT
Saturday, September 19, 2020 at 3:30 PM PDT

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Anthroposophical Society LA Branch and Zoom 
110 Martin Alley
Pasadena, CA 91105

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Mia Martin, Office Manager 
Waldorf Institute of Southern California 

A Weekend with John Bloom


Welcome to a new adventure with the Los Angeles Branch: a workshop both online and in person—at the same time.  We have been propelled into this by six months of inactivity in our building.  “The eyes are the windows to the soul” and it is time to look at one another again!

John Bloom, General Secretary of the Anthroposophical Society, will address the importance of Rudolf Steiner’s work today. We will look at the current state of affairs in our culture, rights, and economy; identify where the challenges are; and find what Rudolf Steiner was proposing as a way forward that we can bring to contemporary challenges. We will of necessity encounter and explore the issues of race and class, power, the wealth gap, and climate chaos, along with the healing impulses that Rudolf Steiner initiated after the devastation of World War I, which continue to be relevant and under-recognized. The overarching purpose of our time together will be a sober assessment of where Anthroposophy sits today and what it will take to bring its gifts in service to healing spirits, overcoming social isolation, and reimagining the future. We will have some leading thoughts, time for conversation, and artistic activities.

John has graciously agreed to participate in this new adventure, but we are beginners so there may be a few glitches: however, we believe that by offering both ways of meeting, the interaction will be richer, and more people will be able to participate.

 All safety precautions will be in place in the building and you know what they are: spacing, masks, and no food, just bottled water. 

To meet Covid guidelines, masks will be required—and available if needed.  We know that some people may not feel comfortable with this, but personal compromises are needed to allow as many people as possible to participate.  If you have any issues, please call Margaret Shipman to discuss them, and if you have any hesitation at all about anything, please join us on zoom.  We took this step in the LA Branch because we want to be able to work together again and to have as many people participate as possible.

Please note that registration is required for this event. Zoom registration will be needed to allow you into the online meetings.  In-person registration will let us know how many to expect in the building and help us in setting up the room.  If you plan to attend in person or on Zoom please click on Register Now! below. 

If you are joining us on Zoom you will receive the link and password in the email confirmation. 

Thank you for taking part in the visionary work of John Bloom.  We look forward to what he will bring and to sharing conversation with him.



Friday, September 18

6:00 -8:00 pm

Saturday, September 19

10:00 - 12:00 pm

1:30 - 3:30 pm



John Bloom is the General Secretary of the Anthroposophical Society. He is also the Vice President of Organizational Culture at RSF Social Finance in San Francisco (www.rsfsocialfinance.org). Part of his work is in developing and facilitating conversations and programs that address the intersection of money and spirit in personal and social transformation. He has written two books, The Genius of Money, and, Inhabiting Interdependence.  He lives in San Francisco.