December 2015 Newsletter

December 2015 Newsletter (PDF)


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:

  • Excerpt from The Christmas Imagination:
    We are working as a community to build up our understanding of and connection to the cycle of the year and the Festivals. (See the calendar and flier for information about the gathering to study this lecture.) We would appreciate assistance with understanding more fully the alchemical references in this lecture to sulfur, mercury and salt as applied to this Christmas Imagination and the Sistine Madonna, if there’s someone out there who can help. ~VH
  • Save the Dates (More in Calendar):
    Sundays Nov. 29-Dec. 20, Advent Observance
    Dec. 17, The Christmas Imagination
    Dec. 26-Jan. 6, Holy Nights Observance
    March 20, Easter Observance
    April 16, Dr. Philip Incao
  • Here Come the Holy Nights Readings by Tom Klein Please volunteer your home – we’d love to come visit you!  Call Tom at 503-777-3176.
  • Greetings from the Camphill-Inspired Portland Community Coalition Initiative
  • Christmas Articulated Through Meditative Verse by Virginia Sease, with Fourth Verse of the Foundation Stone Meditation
  • Calendar of the Soul Verses, September 27 – October 31.  Paraphrase by Owen Barfield.
  • Calendar & Ongoing Local Activities & Study Groups
  • Sponsors Page: Many thanks to those businesses in our community who help to underwrite our newsletter.  Ad spaces are currently available.
  • Fliers:
    • The Christmas Imagination December 17
    • Art Hall Exhibit, M.J. Davison, January 13
    • Dr. Philip Incao  April 16
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