December 2017 Newsletter

 

Mother with Child and Rose - Albert Steffen

Mother with Child and Rose – Albert Steffen

In this issue:

  • How Can We Unite With the Christmas Feeling, ‘Peace on Earth’, in These Times?   “Revelation of the divine in the heights of being, and peace to those on earth who are of good will.”  Rudolf Steiner 
  • Save the Dates: see sidebar at right.
  • Stefan Schwabe 3/5/1946 – 9/23/2017:  His daughters’ moving account of his passing.
  • Calendar of the Soul, translation by Stefan Schwabe.
  • Report on the October ‘Rise Up’ ASA Conference by Daniel Bittleston, Santa Cruz Branch
  • Here Come the Holy Nights Readings: Contact Tom Klein to volunteer to host a night or to receive the schedule;  [email protected]
  • Encouragement for the Artist by Albert Steffen
  • Lukas Community Job Opening
  • One Experience of the October ‘Rise Up’ Conference by Kim Sinclair – an amazing account of Kim’s experience related to the wonderful Prison Outreach Project
  • A way to donate to the Branch as you shop
  • Christmas as a Festival of Feeling:  A brief passage where Rudolf Steiner compares Christmas, Easter, and Whitsun and the soul forces related to each.
  • Newsletter Contacts and List of Members/Donors
  • Portland Branch Calendar and listing of ongoing activities and study groups
  • Sponsors Page:  Thanks to our sponsors for supporting our work!  Please support them in return.
  • Fliers:
    • The Demise & Rebirth of the Goddesses According to Michaelangelo 12/1
    • Why Art, with Laura Summer 1-19
    • Visual Art as Contemplative Practice with Laura Summer, Workshop 1/20-21
    • Meeting the Challenges of Child Development in Education and the Healing Arts with Dr. Michaela Glockler 2/23-25 – Conference information and registration

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November 2017 Newsletter

Salvator Mundi, Leonardo da Vinci, c. 1500

Salvator Mundi, Leonardo da Vinci, c. 1500

In this issue:

  • Why Prepare for Advent?   “Throughout the year we fulfill the common tasks and duties of daily life; but at these festival times we turn our attention to the links which bind us with eternity. And although daily life is fraught with many a struggle, at these times a feeling awakens within us that above all the strife and turmoil there is peace and harmony.”   -Rudolf Steiner
  • Save the Dates: see sidebar at right.
  • Calendar of the Soul, translation by Stefan Schwabe. Stefan has crossed the Threshold.  More in the December newsletter.
  • Reflections on A Eurythmy Performance – and the Twelve Moods: If you missed the performances that were prepared at the national conference in Portland, you can read about them here, as well as a commentary on the moods.
  • What’s New at the Goetheanum:
    Anya Thacker introduces us to the individuals behind the programs
  • Exciting Travel Opportunities:  Sophia Services is offering two Anthroposophically oriented tours next year:  In Search of the Knights Templar, in Portugal; and In Search of the Future, a tour of Eastern European Countries.  Booking Deadlines in December and April respectively.
  • The 2018 Biodynamic Conference will be held in Portland!  Save the dates – November 14-18
  • The International Youth Initiative Program: YIP offers an intriguing program for youth ages 18-28.  Maybe you know someone who is waiting to hear about it.
  • Newsletter Contacts and List of Members/Donors
  • Portland Branch Calendar and listing of ongoing activities and study groups
  • Sponsors Page:  Thanks to our sponsors for supporting our work!  Please support them in return.
  • Fliers:
    • Branch All Souls Observance 11-2
    • Treating Soul Imbalances Without Drugs 11-16
    • Pacific Eurythmy Foundation Course
    • Meeting the Challenges of Child Development in Education and the Healing Arts with Dr. Michaela Glockler 2/23-25 – Conference information and registration

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Meeting the Challenges of Child Development in Education and the Healing Arts — Conference with Dr. Michaele Glöckler, Feb 23-26, 2018, Portland, OR

Instructions for registration: Download, fill out, and return the PDF registration form with payment by check made out to Portland Branch.  Mail registration form and payment to: Portland Branch of the Anthroposophical Society 3609 SE Center St., Portland, OR 97202 Attn: Tom Klein. You can also pay online below. For work study opportunities contact Tom […]

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October 2017 Newsletter

Newsletter

In this issue: Building a Bridge to the One Who is Dead,  by cultivating Gratitude, a feeling of Unity with all things, Confidence in life, and Rejuvenation of our souls.  Rudolf Steiner tells us that these activities help to create the ‘air’ in which we can connect with those who have crossed the threshold.  Great reading in […]

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September 2017 Newsletter

Newsletter

In this issue: Regeneration of the Michael Festival: A brief preview in preparation for our Michaelmas observance on September 30. Hosting the Sun Party: Anya Thacker’s description of our eclipse experience at her family farm, complete with photos. Eclipse Epilogue from Mary Stewart Adams Cedarwood Waldorf School is hiring event coordinators Inspiration from the Filderklinik, […]

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August 2017 Newsletter

Newsletter

In this issue: Excerpts from Three Rudolf Steiner Lectures about Solar Eclipses “When we know that on the one hand the rays of the sun penetrate down to the earth and on the other hand the forces or rays of will stream out to meet the sun, it is possible to form some idea of […]

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