Welcome to our collection of recordings from the Festival of Initiative.
If you have purchased the Recordings & Films Package (previously called the Virtual Package) or if you were a participant at the Festival, you will have received a pdf document with all the passwords to these recordings. You can select each of the Performance and Presentation recordings from the links below.
The links and passwords for the Zoom sessions can be found in your pdf document as well.
We truly hope you enjoy these recordings.
~ Kim Hunter and the whole Festival Committee
Zoom Sessions | Keynote Speakers | Evening Performances
Dear Members and Friends of the Anthroposophical Society,
One month is left until our gathering of hearts, minds, and spirits on a biodynamic, off-grid farm near Gimli, Manitoba, Canada. We are excited that more and more people are making up their minds to join us in person for this unique event. At the same time, we have been working on options for remote participation for those who are not able to travel to the festival site. Here is what we are offering:
Recordings: All four keynote addresses and three of the evening performances will be recorded and uploaded to a private YouTube channel to which registrants will have access. We hope to get recordings uploaded by the end of each day.
Participation on Zoom: Virtual participants will receive invitations to join the Zoom components of the festival. These will also be recorded and participants will be sent a link to the recordings.
The registration fee for the entire online package is $100 (CAD). Please click here to register.
We are hoping to see many of you in August in person or on Zoom!
For detailed description of these Working Together Groups, please see the Program listings.
Virtual participants will receive invitations to join the zoom components.
These zoom sessions will also be recorded and participants will be sent a link to the recordings.
All zoom times are given in central time.
Friday August 11 3 pm
Anthroposophy in the Americas, the Threefold Social Organism (WTE1)
An Introduction: The Christmas Conference in Light of Paul Emberson work
Sebastian Bilbao, Social Science Section
Saturday, August 12 3 pm
Anthroposophy in the Americas, the Threefold Social Organism (WTE2)
Economic Sphere, Prospects for Associative Economics Across the Americas
Presenter Joan Mele, Social Science Section
Sunday, August 13 11:30 am
Indigenous voices: The Healing Journey – My Peoples’ Language, My Peoples’ Stories (WTK2)
Aiona Anderson and John Winkler, Unchatwa and Tom Altgelt
Sunday, August 13 3 pm
Anthroposophy in the Americas, the Threefold Social Organism (WTE3)
Cultural Sphere, Western Healthcare and the Threefold Social Organism
Dr. Gopi Krishna: Social Science Section
Monday, August 14 11:30 am
Anthroposophy in the Americas, the Threefold Social Organism (WTE4 and WTK4)
Indigenous links with Anthroposophy, Prelude to the American Epoch
Luigi, Social Science Section
Monday, August 14 3 pm
Anthroposophy in the Americas, the Threefold Social Organism (WTE5)
Rights Sphere, Threefolding and The Constitution of the USA
Dr. Gopi Krishna, Social Science Section
Anthroposophy’s Grasp of Technology (WTM1)
Andrew Linnell, Natural Science & Math and Astronomy Sections
Friday August 11 10 am
Spirit-Recalling, Rudolf Steiner and the Christmas Conference
Dr. Peter Selg
Saturday August 12 10 am
Spirit-Sensing, Tasks, and Endeavours in the Present Work
The School for Spiritual Science at the Goetheanum
Dr. Constanza Kaliks
Sunday August 13 10 am
Spirit-Beholding: Moving Forward Together
Wendy Charbonneau, Erich Otten
Monday August 14 10 am
At the Turning Point of Time: Turning Points, Orienting to Future’s Becoming
Saturday August 12
Novalis, “The World Must Be Romanticized”
Sunday August 13
Songs for Healing “Resisting Injustice, Genocide and Linguicide” (2019)
Squamish Elder Wendy Charbonneau commissioned by the Cambridge Music Conference.
Monday August 14
The Parcival Project