June 2019 Newsletter

 

Pentecostes
by El Greco, 1597

 

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ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE

  • A Beautiful Description of the Whitsun Experience: Important for Our Time — and All Time
    In his Whistun lectures Rudolf Steiner makes it crystal clear that with the coming of the Christ, and the descent of the Holy Spirit at Whitsun, the time for experiencing ourselves as belonging to a people, a race, a religion or a family was to come to an end.
  • The Ascension As A Picture of What Would Have Happened to Humankind if the Christ Had Not United With the Earth: The usual conception of the Ascension – Christ ascending to heaven, departing from the earth, leaving the disciples and all humanity here on earth – does not really square with the fact that through his deed on Golgatha, Christ united His Being with the earth, to remain forever connected with earth-evolution.  What does Dr. Steiner tell us this picture really reveals?
  • Rudolf Steiner on Creating the Dwelling Place For Spiritual Beings In Our Work Together: How to Avoid Becoming Totally Isolated
    The topic of our conversation at the annual gathering was from Prokofieff’s book, Relating to Rudolf Steiner, where we explored what it can mean to consciously, in how we work together, allow spiritual beings to descend to the earth to help us.  In yet another Whitsun lecture, Whitsun the Festival of United Soul Endeavor, this topic is also addressed!  See the Portland Branch logo, above, as a kind of picture.
  • In Appreciation: Members’ reflections on our Annual Gathering
    For those of our dear friends who were not able to be with us.  And for those who were.
  • Whistun Verse, by Rudolf Steiner
  • A Call to Artists from the Art Hall:
    A request for submissions on the theme Courage.  For more information contact Robin Lieberman, [email protected]
  • Housing needed for July Eurythmy Conference
    contact Christine Badura, [email protected] with your circumstances and rates.
  • Calendar of the Soul
    We begin the new Soul Calendar year with a new (to us) translation by Liselotte and William Mann
  • 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. This month we welcome a new advertiser, Cyndia Ashkar.

FLYERS IN THIS ISSUE
  • Social Understanding, Gender, & Sexualilty in Light of Waldorf Education
    Lisa Romero, October 11-13
  • Post-Materialistic Science
    with Nicanor Perlas & Gopi Fijaya, June 8,9, Bellevue, WA
 
The DVD set of Jaap van der Wal’s Portland workshop,
The Embryo in Us, is now available!  See flier or website for details.

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May 2019 Newsletter

 

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ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE

  • Why is Kaspar Hauser Opposed Even Today?  A description of how an online search for information about Kaspar Hauser reveals both smear campaigns and an attempt to erase him.  This can perhaps be exemplified by contrasting the two images above, the one on the left was drawn from life shortly after he appeared in Nuremburg. The one on the right is an imagination meant to to show the moment he appeared in the square, displayed on Wikipedia and elsewhere, portraying him as loutish and paunchy.  This in contrast to the image of the sensitive soul, held back in his development and looking much younger than his 15 years, portrayed in the drawing on the left.  Since some have expressed a desire for more conversation – even though we stayed until 10 pm after Eckart Bohmer’s lecture about Kaspar’s esoteric task – those who are interested in exploring the relevance of this incarnation in our time of ‘fake news’ are invited to a conversation on Sunday, May 5, 10 am.  To rsvp contact Valerie Hope at [email protected]
  • Portland Branch Easter Exploration: Many of us had been unaware that,  “Every spring man is in danger of falling a victim – in subtle, intimate ways – to the Ahrimanic beings.In spring we are much more exposed to all the Ahrimanic workings in the cosmos than during other times of the year.”  Lively conversation about Rudolf Steiner’s Easter Imagination and contemplation of his art made for a good exploration together.
  • Anca Hariton at the Art Hall:  The Living Hora
    Anyone with interest can visit The Art Hall Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. when Cedarwood is in session. If you’d like to schedule a visit outside of school hours, please contact Robin at 503-222-1192 or [email protected] Some original watercolors are still available for purchase.
  • Poem:  The Secret Iron of the Heart by Arvia Mackaye Ege
  • Housing needed for July Eurythmy Conference contact Christine Badura, [email protected] with your circumstances and rates.
  • Calendar of the Soul
    We begin the new Soul Calendar year with a new (to us) translation by Liselotte and William Mann 
  • 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.
FLYERS IN THIS ISSUE
  • The Christian Community: Rev. Sanford Miller, May 9-12
  • The Nature of Water: Duncan, B.C. July 21-26
 
The DVD set of Jaap van der Wal’s Portland workshop,
The Embryo in Us, is now available!  See flier or website for details.

                                 www.portlandanthroposophy.org 

 

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April 2019 Newsletter

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  ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE The Annual Gathering has been re-scheduled for April 28:  What are We to Each Other?  Our Karma with One Another and with The New Group Souls  We will consider this topic at our annual gathering and potluck, along with good food, great company, and a musical performance by soprano Angelica Hesse and […]

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March 2019 Newsletter

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ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE What are We to Each Other?  Our Karma with One Another and with The New Group Souls  We will consider this topic together at our March 17 annual gathering and potluck, along with great food, music, eurythmy, and a report on the new status of our library. So You Think You Know […]

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February 2019 Newsletter

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ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE Creating Strength and Vision: Deepening Our Inner Resources in Service of the Child. Working with images of the three castles from Parzival, by Betty Staley Betty’s commentary on the topics she will be offering in Portland on March 1 & 2.  This is the third in a series focusing on deepening our understanding […]

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January 2019 Newsletter

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ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE Christmas and Epiphany:  Two Nativities, 13 Holy Nights, and Their Significance for Us in These Times Inspiration for our Holy Nights, Epiphany and beyond. Calendar of the Soul On the Wise Magi, the Great Masters: Commentary by Christopher Guilfoil, Excerpt from Rudolf Steiner and the Masters of Esoteric Christianity, by Sergei O. Prokofieff The […]

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