May 2016 Newsletter

May 2016 Newsletter




In this issue:

  • Whitsun, May 15:  What possibility might we focus on at Whitsun?  With the tongues of fire that descended on each one, the apostles experienced themselves as individuals, no longer connected to others through folk, race and family.  Dr. Steiner posits that through spiritual-scientific knowledge mankind is now in the position to discover what will unite mankind again.This can be an important act on our part in this time of strong antipathies and divisiveness.
  • How Can the Whitsun Impulse be Applied to Our Lives Today?  Sandra Burch offers some thoughts from Adam Bittleston.  A taste: “There are indeed tests we can apply in order to recognize the working of the Holy Spirit: the healing of divisions, and the protection of freedom. …where the Holy Spirit burns, differences of nation, class and age become less important, and the possibility of mutual understanding great.”
  • Pohala Place of Healing Welcomes Two New Colleagues –  Doctor Lisa Del Alba, ND and Benjamin Bell, LMT.   Dr. Del Alba approaches her practice from an Anthroposophical point of view.
  • “Preparing the Soil” for the Portland Area Camphill-Inspired Initiative The group plans to begin to offer therapeutic services for children and youth in the fall.
  • In the Parlor:  The Final Goodbye This film will be screened in Portland on Tuesday, May 24th at the Clinton St. Theater.  Director Heidi Boucher will be on hand for discussion.  She is an Anthroposophist and Waldorf graduate who has been working out of Anthroposophy in caring for the dead for more than 30 years.
  • Opportunity to Help the Rudolf Steiner National Library:  A group of Anthroposophists have formed the Rudolf Steiner Library Circle of Friends, incorporated as a charitable organization, to raise funds in this time of need for this important resource.
  • Darthea Stalnaker (aka Beema) has crossed the Threshold.
  • Invitation to a Celebration of Life for Twila Rothrock, May 15
  • The Importance of Reading to Our Dead
  • The Eye of the Needle, a poem by Robert Kellum
  • Calendar of the Soul, A transposition by Stefan Schwabe, recast in cadence and tenor into our current English, to bring to our appreciation their strength and spirituality in terms of today’s thinking, feeling and will.
  • Invitation to North American Anthroposophical Conference, “Encountering Our Humanity” from knowledge to conscious action, August 7-14 Speakers include Paul Mackay, Bodo von Plato, and many others.
  • Whitsun Verses by Rudolf Steiner
  • Thank you for supporting our work! Please support them.
  • Fliers:
    • A Celebration of Life for Twila Rothrock May 15.
    • Living-Struggling, the Alchemy of Human Destiny, a mini-workshop on the theme with Sanford Miller and Christopher Guilfoil with a talk, charcoal drawing and conversation, May 21.

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