October 2014 Newsletter

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In this issue:

  • The Presence of the Dead on the Spiritual Path: Excerpts from a Lecture by Dr. Steiner in preparation for our All Souls Observance
  • Save the Dates!  There are six of them.
  • Letter from Joan Treadaway, Western Regional Council
  • Calendar of the Soul Verses for September
  • 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 those not attending the conference.
  • The Light-filled Etheric Tone of the Lyre as a Gift to the Cosmos by Chiaki Uchiama
  • Living Anthroposophy – Awakening a Culture of Peace with Bert Chase of Vancouver, BC
  • Marie-Laure Valandro’s Paintings, reception and talk at the Art Hall in November
  • Portland Branch CalendarCheck it out, don’t miss out!
  • Teachings of These Trees, poem by Christine Badura
  • Sponsors’ Page 
  • Fliers:
    • Marie-Laure Valandro
    • All Souls Observance
    • Spacial Dynamics Institute;  New Level One Training Program, October 2014 in Portland!
    • Registration and Schedule for Natural Science Section Conference

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September 2014 Newsletter

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Michael as Globe Protector, with a Rod of Iron

Michael as Globe Protector, with a Rod of Iron. Michael is depicted actively protecting the globe in which lives the true image of man. He is protecting human freedom. He decidedly wards off the encroaching power of evil with his cosmic rod of iron. The gesture of indecision of the Janus figure on the left and the figure on the lower right who is in utter despair. These figures can be understood in connection with schizophrenia and depression. By artist David Newbatt, from The Twelve Aspects of Michael Contrasted by their Counter-Images, available from Wynstones Press

In this issue:

  • Welcome to Michaelmas!  Three separate Michaelmas events in our community make up quite a series!
  • The Michael Inspiration:  This lecture by Rudolf Steiner helps to lead us into the spiritual experiences we can have at this time of year – and helps to explain our summer to us!  A good preparation for any or all of the three events at the end of the month.
  • Calendar of the Soul Verses for September
  • Portland Branch CalendarCheck it out, don’t miss out!
  • Sponsors’ Page
  • Fliers:
    • Spacial Dynamics Institute; New Level One Training Program Fall 2014
    • Art Hall Exhibit:  Marie-Laure Valandro

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Standing Between Heaven and Earth

Chiaki Uchiyama

– 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 […]

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July 2014 Newsletter

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July 2014 Newsletter (PDF) 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 […]

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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

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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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