April 2015 Newsletter

April 2015 Newsletter (PDF)

Resurrection - David Newbatt

Resurrection – David Newbatt Wynstones Press

In this issue:

  • The Easter Festival in the Evolution of the Mysteries, by Rudolf Steiner  Continuing our effort to transcend what Dr. Steiner calls a sentimental, materialistic approach to the festivals, and to support the possibility of a deeper experience, we offer this lecture as a way to begin to live into the true soul mood and meaning of Easter. “The need to look to nature for symbols of the spirit has continued in our own time.  Nature, however, provides no complete image of our destiny in death; and while the idea of death has survived, that of resurrection has increasingly disappeared.”
  • Walking With Your Time: excerpt from book by Christine Gruwez: From Spectator to Contemporary
    In this selection, Ms. Gruwez offers: “The primeval gesture of Manichaeism is the gesture of inclusion, welcoming, and integration. The primeval gesture of the powers of evil, as we have said before, is the gesture of fragmentation, division and exclusion.”  Reading in preparation for “Evil as a Challenge” April workshop with Ms. Gruwez.
  • Save the Dates:
    April 24-26, Evil as a Challenge
    August 28-30, The Question of Consciousness Today. Only events organized/underwritten by the Council are listed here.  For a listing of the many other outstanding events and activities, see the calendar in the newsletter
  • Calendar of the Soul Verses, April 4-May 2
  • Local Lodging Requested for Virginia Sease Conference
  • Give and Take:  A poem by Christine Badura
  • Call for Volunteers for Portland Children’s Festival
  • Who is Sero Biodynamic Seed?: Read about how the owners of Oregon’s Territorial Seed decided to go biodynamic, and see where their Sero seeds are available in Portland.
  • Study Groups Engaged with Social Questions:read about two study groups initiated by Michael and Ali Givens.  They sprang from the question, “How can we encourage and enact a social deed of freely funding spiritual life?”  We are encouraging all local study groups to offer articles about their activities and insights.
  • Invitation to members of the School for Spiritual Science & the Anthroposophical Society to the Virginia Sease Conference, “The Question of Consciousness Today”.
  • Calendar & Ongoing Local Activities & Study Groups
  • About Rising Stone Farm – A Portland Area Biodynamic CSA offering vegetable and medicinal herbs CSAs, and biodynamic plant starts. 
  • Sponsors Page
    Many thanks to those businesses in our community who help to underwrite our newsletter.  Ad spaces are currently available.
  • Fliers:
    • Evil as a Challenge: A Manichaean journey to the heart of our time; an April workshop with Christine Gruwez  Register Here for Workshop
    • Hands Across the Generations:  How to think about illness and healing with our Children, Our Patients, Ourselves, with the incomparable   Dr. Philip Incao
    • Remedy Insights: A weekend symposium sponsored by the Anthroposophic Medicine Club & The Society for Physicians of Anthroposophic Naturopothy.  No one will be turned away for lack of funds.  Contact Sandy Musclow,  [email protected], or 971-271-4241
    • Portland Children’s Festival: An extravaganza of performances and activities coming  June 28 – find out how you can get involved.
    • The Question of Consciousness Today, with Virginia Sease,  registration form
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