October 2017 Newsletter

The Dead Are With Us

“The Dead Are With Us” Watercolor and Wacum Intuos Christopher Guilfoil

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 preparation for our November 2 All Souls observance, 7-9 pm.
  • Save the Dates: see sidebar at right.
  • Calendar of the Soul, translation by Stefan Schwabe
  • Pacific Eurythmy Opens in Portland: The only part-time Eurythmy training on the West Coast opened in September right here in Portland!
  • What’s New at the Goetheanum:  Anya Thacker describes study opportunities at the Goetheanum
  • An Introduction to Some Poems, a poem by William Stafford
  • Micaceous Clay Pottery Event with Waldorf Alum Orion Shannon O’Brien Langdon: November 25,   1-4 pm.
  • Local Camphill Inspired Initiative Seeks Web Designer:  This is for the Portland Curative Collective, Inc.
  • Help Needed for Thomas Meyer Events in October
  • 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:
    • Thomas Meyer Branch Sponsored Lectures, 10- 27 & 28
    • Thomas Meyer Lecture 10-29
    • Branch All Souls Observance 11-2
    • Jacqueline Freeman Art Hall Exhibit through 11-9
    • Treating Soul Imbalances Without Drugs 11-16
    • Painting with Cheri Munske Saturday Afternoons
    • Pacific Eurythmy Foundation Course
    • Pacific Eurythmy Music Theory Course
    • Pacific Eurythmy Anthroposophical Study
    • Meeting the Challenges of Child Development in Education and the Healing Arts with Dr. Michaela Glockler 2/23-25

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September 2017 Newsletter

Michael at the Side of Mankind contrasted by : Word acrobatics (lower left) and dissipation (lower right). ~ David Newbatt, from Twelve Aspects of Michael, available from Wynstones Press “…Both of these images are pictured as a temptation and as a threat to the integrity of the person on the path.”

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, a vivid description by Dr. Robert Kellum, with pictures, of his visit to an Anthroposophical hospital in Germany, with hopes for such a hospital in this country.
  • Calendar of the Soul
  • Save the Dates: see sidebar at right.
  • Newsletter Contacts and List of Members/Donors
  • A Filderstadt Sunset, a poem by Dr. Kellum
  • Michael Verse from Rudolf Steiner’s ‘last address’.
  • Work Study Opportunities for Thomas Meyer Lectures
  • Thomas Meyer has turned in his Anthroposophical Society and First Class Membership Cards
  • 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:
    • Anthroposophy Today, National and International Perspectives conversation with Joan Sleigh and John Bloom 9-11
    • Behind the Veil, Art Hall Event with Jacqueline Freeman 9-14
    • Branch Michaelmas Observance 9-30
    • Thomas Meyer Branch Sponsored Lectures, 10- 27 & 28
    • Thomas Meyer Lecture 10-29

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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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Total Eclipse of the Sun Conference – Aug 19-21

Instructions for registration: Download, fill out, and return the PDF form below to [email protected] Then select options and submit for payment via PayPal at the bottom of this page.

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July 2017 Newsletter

Newsletter

In this issue: The Lord’s Prayer, Part Five:  Rudolf Steiner’s Esoteric Lord’s Prayer   This prayer is so much more than a translation, it could perhaps could be described as an expansion of the original prayer and its meaning, and is deeply affecting.  Rudolf Steiner gave his version of the Lord’s Prayer to a small group […]

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June 2017 Newsletter

Newsletter

In this issue: The Lord’s Prayer, Part Four:  The Gothic translation by Wulfila  Why might we be interested in contemplating this fourth century translation?  Dr. Steiner tells us that in the souls of the Goths at that time “…there emerges an element of lofty, archaic spirituality… Something that is pregnant with inner life echoes down […]

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