Standing Between Heaven and Earth

– The Circle of the Year, Mission of Michael, and Human Freedom –

O Nature, your maternal life
I bear within the essence of my will.
And my will’s fiery energy
Shall steel my spirit striving,
That sense of self springs forth from it
To hold me in myself.

 – The Calendar of the Soul for Michaelmas


“Humanity had to undergo a period of spiritual evolution for the purpose of freeing itself from that relation to the spiritual world which threatened to become an impossible one. Then the evolution was guided, through the Michael Mission, into paths which brought the progress of Earth humanity once more into a good and healthy relation to the spiritual world.”

Anthroposophical Leading Thoughts 1924

The cycle of the year is a mighty breathing process of the Earth. The Earth grows and evolves through this breathing if human beings standing between Heaven and Earth consciously bring Heavenly forces to the Earth through their own on-going personal evolution.  In autumn, when the consciousness of Earth and humanity begin waking from summer’s dream, Michael guides our awakening to Heavenly thoughts by helping us overcome our earthly habits and subjectively colored  perspectives.

On this autumn evening we are going to focus on the intimate interactions taking place between Heaven and Earth through the active mediation of human beings.  Through this we will seek a positive way of participating in this evolutionary path together; for navigating our lives in the present; and for contributing to the ultimate future of Heaven, Earth, and Humanity.

WHO: This lecture, sponsored by the Portland Branch of the Anthroposophical Society, is open to everyone interested in the subject.

WHEN: Thursday, September 25th, from 7:30 PM until 9:00 PM

WHERE: In the South Space at the Cedarwood Waldorf School,3030 SW 2nd Ave, Portland, OR 97201. Parking is available in front of the school and on nearby streets.

QUESTIONS? Contact James Lee at or 503 249-3904.

Chiaki UchiyamaSPEAKER: Chiaki Uchiyama’s journey into Anthroposophy began in 1996 when her infant son died and she sought to understand the meaning of his brief life. For the past fifteen years she has taught Japanese language at Cedarwood Waldorf School. She has been organizing annual Waldorf language teacher conferences for Japanese teachers and teaching anthroposophically imbued pedagogical workshops over four years.  She served at Cedarwood Waldorf School as College Chair from 2006 through 2013, and is currently serving as Program Chair, overseeing pre-kindergarten through grade 8 programs.  She is a member of the School of Spiritual Science and the Pedagogical Section; has studied eurythmy intensively; is currently training in Spacial Dynamics; and with her partner, Charles Forster, works as an astrosopher.

July 2014 Newsletter

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Michael with the Heavenly Chariot, contrasted by Sleeping over the Right Moment

Michael with the Heavenly Chariot, contrasted by Sleeping over the Right Moment

In this issue:

  • Tea and Conversation - Deepening Community Festival Observances - Some 18 people (yes, 18 people can have a conversation) gathered on June 16 to share their ideas about, and experiences with, the Festivals - and about how to deepen our observances.  Read all about the varying perspectives and enthusiastic ideas they shared,  and how we are moving forward.
  • Calendar of the Soul Verses for July
  • Dwarf and Strawberry Painting –  by Elke Buhler, Wynstones Press
  • Colorblind by Dr. Robert Kellum
  • Rainbow Bridge - painting by David  Newbatt, Wynstones Press
  • Playing the Lyre with Joy - July 30-August 3 Conference in Portland; article and registration information.
  • CalendarCheck it out, don’t miss out!
  • Sponsors’ Page: (Warre Beehives still available)
  • Fliers:
    • Spacial Dynamics Institute; New Level One Training Program Fall 2014

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Tea and Conversation about Festival Celebrations

Michael at the Side of Mankind

Monday, June 16, 7:15 pm Last meeting before Summer Break The Hope’s Home 2606 E 58th Ave (in the block south of Division) Rudolf Steiner was concerned about the visible decline of cultural life, and saw that a real understanding of the significance of the festivals in our lives would play an important part here, […]

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June 2014 Newsletter


June 2014 Newsletter (PDF) In this issue: Calendar of the Soul Verses June 1-29 - Note, there are only 50 weeks from Easter 2014 to Easter 2015, but we have 52 verses.  We are following Herbert Hagens recommendation to double up certain verses between Whitsun and St. John’s in order to keep in sync with the […]

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May 2014 Newsletter


May 2014 Newsletter (PDF) In this issue: Calendar of the Soul Verses for May Save the Date – Weekend Symposium: What is Healing? Keynote by Dr. Philip Incao, Immunity, Vaccinations & Infectious Disease What can be Accomplished by Working With the Calendar of the Soul, Rudolf Steiner’s indications in the preface to the second German […]

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NCNM Weekend Symposium – What is Healing?

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