November 2018 Newsletter

Read NewsletterDuty. Love. Gratitude. "What is duty? It is when one loves what one commands oneself" — Goethe.

ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE

  • Our Duty Toward the Dead: The importance of remembrance and gratitude for connecting with them Rudolf Steiner gave considerable attention to the importance of our continuing relationships with those we have known in life who have crossed the threshold. Each year on November 2 we come together as a community to explore this topic and remember the souls that each of us has known in life.
  • Herbert Hagens’ Calendar of the Soul at Michaelmas, a report by Lauren Johnson. “We must find a way to bring alive our own consciousness as the natural world around us falls into darkness…” Lauren even brings us some of the poetry that Herbert shared, and a lemniscate map of the verses.
  • The Calendar of the Soul Can Help to Remedy ‘Nature Deficit’ Adults experience this as well as children – and the Soul Calendar offers a grand way to combat this problem.
  • Poems:
    • Impressions of Anthroposophy in New Orleans, by Timothy Kennedy
    • The Dead Come to Us As the Wind, by Dr. Robert Kellum
  • Here and Now: Transforming Ourselves, Transforming Our World
    A report from the national agm by Rebecca Soloway
  • Calendar of the Soul
    translation by Stefan Schwabe
  • Meeting the Needs of All Children
    by Katherine Lehman
  • Artwork for All Souls
    February Night by Amanda Eastman
  • Newsletter Contacts and List of Members/Donors
  • Portland Branch Calendar and Ongoing Activities and Study Groups
  • Sponsors Page
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FLIERS IN THIS ISSUE

  • Calendar of the Soul in Relation to the Michaelmas Festival
  • All Souls, November 2
  • Christian Community, November 15-18
  • The Inner Work Path with Lisa Romero,
    Lecture November 20 and Workshop November 23-25
  • Hand to Mountain Pottery Show and Sale November 23

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October 2018 Newsletter

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Painting

All Souls: The Dead Are With Us, by Christopher Guilfoil

ARTICLES THIS ISSUE

  • The Dead Are With Us
    Rudolf Steiner gave considerable attention to the importance of our continuing relationships with those we have known in life who have crossed the threshold.  Each year on November 2 we come together as a community to explore this topic and remember the souls that each of us has known in life.
  • Inner Revolution,
    An interview with Lisa Romero, who will be with us in November for a talk, Inner Development as Antidote to the Imbalances of Our Time; and a workshop, The Inner Work Path, Strengthening the Foundations of  Meditation. 
  • Who is Thorwald Thiersch?
    Anya Thacker’s column, which features individuals who are active at the Goetheanum, focuses this month on Thorwald, who was involved with the restoration of the Goethenum, and is involved with the Visual Arts Section of the School of Spiritual Science.
  • Poems: 
    • The Inner History of a Day by John OO’Donahue
    • Wound by Dr. Robert Kellum
  • Save the Dates, 2018 (Check the newsletter/calendar for more information and events.) 
    • November 2 All Souls Observance
    • November 14-18 Biodynamic Conference
    • November 20  Lisa Romero:
      Inner Development as Antidote to the Imbalances of Our Time
    • November 23-25 Lisa Romero:
      The Inner Work Path, Strengthening the Foundations of  Meditation. 
  • Calendar of the Soul,
    translation by Stefan Schwabe
  • Newsletter Contacts and List of Members/Donors
  • Portland Branch Calendar and Ongoing Activities and Study Groups
  • Sponsors Page
    Thanks to our sponsors for supporting our work!  Please support them in return.

FLIERS THIS ISSUE

  • Calendar of the Soul in Relation to the Michaelmas Festival
    with Herbert Hagens, September 28-29
  • Planetary Seals Form Drawing
    October 19-20
  • Lecture and Workshop with Lisa Romero,
    November 23-25

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September 2018 Newsletter

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ARTICLES THIS ISSUE Michaelmas and Rudolf Steiner’s Calendar of the Soul by Herbert Hagens Save the Dates, 2018 (see “Current and Upcoming” sidebar at right) A Biographical Sketch of Sandra Burch National Society Annual Conference:  Here and Now, Transforming Ourselves, Transforming the World  What’s New at the Goetheanum? Rudolf Steiner Verses for This Season:  “For […]

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August, 2018 Portland Branch Calendar

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The Dreamer Temples he built and palaces of air, And, with the artist’s parent-pride aglow, His fancy saw his vague ideals grow Into creations marvelously fair; He set his foot upon Fame’s nether stair. But ah, his dream,—it had entranced him so He could not move. He could no farther go; But paused in joy […]

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July 2018 Newsletter

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In this issue: Transforming the Heart of Agriculture:  Soil; Justice; Regeneration.  Coming to Portland in November!!! Opportunity to Join a Regional Group which works with Rudolf Steiner’s Sketches for the Painter.  Contact Patricia Lynch at [email protected] Kim Stafford Poem, Atavistic Memory Save the Dates, 2018:  see “Current and Upcoming” sidebar at right. Calendar of the Soul translation by Stefan […]

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June 2018 Newsletter

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In this issue: A Conversation with Rebecca Soloway  by Lauren Johnson.  A continuation of our series intended to help cultivate our interest in one another. Michaelmas and Rudolf Steiner’s Calendar of the Soul  by Herbert Hagens.  Herbert quotes Rudolf Steiner:  “Whoever meditates on these verses will achieve a great deal.’  This insightful article is in anticipation of […]

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