December 2014 Newsletter

December 2014 Newsletter (PDF)

Raphael - Sistine Madonna

Raphael’s Sistine Madonna, which according to Dr. Steiner is the picture that can arise out of all that we can feel at Christmas time.

In this issue:

  • The Christmas Imagination, An Excerpt From: The Four Seasons and the Archangels, by Dr. Rudolf Steiner.  In this lecture, Dr. Steiner gives us a very specific imagination for Christmas, much in the way he offered us one for Michaelmas.  (We will read the entire lecture together on December 6.)
  • Save the Dates!  Advent; Rainbow Phenoma and Color in Nature; The Christmas Imagination; Holy Nights Readings; annual Branch potluck party and conversation – and be sure to mark out your calendar for the April event, Evil as a Challenge, with Christine Gruwez!
  • The 2014 Natural Science/Mathematics/Astronomy Section Conference:  A Path Towards Understanding the Imponderable in Nature:  Enlivening Our Understanding Through Color.  A rare opportunity for members of our local community!  And a lecture for the community by Johannes Kuhl, Colors of the Heavens: Rainbows, Halos, Dawn and Dusk.  Housing wanted for attendees.
  • Here Come the Holy Nights:  Sign up early to host an evening, to get your choice of dates.
  • Marie-Laure Valandro’s Presentation, Workshop, and Art Exhibit/Sale.  If you weren’t able to be there, you can read all about it – and view the Ms. Valandro’s beautiful and inspiring work at the Cedarwood Waldorf School Art Space.
  • Calendar of the Soul for December
  • Portland Branch Book Sale – A complete list of what is available.
  • Portland Branch Calendar and Listing of Ongoing Study Groups
  • 2015 Waldorf Arts Calendar for Sale – click on the links to see the beautiful and inspiring calendar, which explains the importance of art in the curriculum.  Available wholesale to groups as a fundraiser.
  • Sponsors’ Page
  • Fliers:
    • The Christmas Imagination
    • Evil as a Challenge:  A Manichaean Journey to the Heart of our Time with Christine Gruwez

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