September 2016 Newsletter

Michael with the Heavenly Chariot, contrasted by: Sleeping over the right moment.

Michael with the Heavenly Chariot, contrasted by: Sleeping over the right moment. David Newbatt, available from Wynstones Press

In this issue:

  • Rudolf Steiner’s Last Address, at Michaelmas: Why was it so important to Dr. Steiner that he speak at this time under the very difficult circumstance of his painful illness?  He sought to awaken the Michael mood in the souls of his listeners.  We have no evidence that what he had hoped for as a result came to pass.  Will sleep over the right moment in our time?  I think you may find this beautiful address inspiring as we attempt to awaken the right mood as Michaelmas approaches, and as we strive to experience Michael’s strength and courage-giving gift of meteoric iron in our blood.  Dr. Steiner concludes with the gift of a Michael verse.
  • Renewing the St. John’s Festival: Thoughts from Emil Bock.  A brief look into the forces at work at this time of year, and the necessity for transformation. You may be inspired to look into this further, as the Festivals Group has done.
  • Save the Dates:(on p. 4 this month) These are branch sponsored events only.  For more see the Calendar.
    • Transforming Evil in Everyday Life with Julian Roberts, September 24.  This will be our Michaelmas observance this year, so it is free to Branch members, and inexpensive for others.  See flier and registration form in this newsletter and on our website, and be sure to order lunch if you’d like it, or plan to bring your own.
    • October 8 – Kaspar Hauser with Glen Williamson
    • November 2 – All Souls
  • Zvi Svir’s Visit to Portland: A Review of the artistic workshops and lectures which opened so many vistas for participants.
  • A Call to Artists of Differing Stripes! Please join us to bring together eurythmists, musicians, fine artists and others, working together to bring to life Rudolf Steiner’s magical and tender story, “The Being of the Arts.” Contact Robin Lieberman, robin@robinlieberman.net
  • Jennifer Thomson Arriving in Portland! See article and fliers in the newsletter.  September 16 opening reception for her exhibit  and a presentation, A Path of an Artist.  Art retreat September 19-23.  Contact Robin Lieberman, robin@robinlieberman.net
  • 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.
  • Portland Branch Calendar and listing of ongoing activities and study groups
  • Sponsors Page:  Thank you for supporting our work! Please support them.
  • Fliers:
    • Portland Art Retreat with Jennifer Thomson, September 19-23
    • Jennifer Thomson Art Exhibition and Reception September 16
    • Transforming Evil in Everyday Life with Julian Roberts September 24.  See the registration form and sign up!  Especially if you’d like lunch.
    • Kaspar Hauser with Glen Williamson, October 8
    • Walk a Mile in My Shoes, walk-a-thon for the Prison Outreach Program – walk or sponsor a walker!
    • Becoming Human in the 21st Century with Brian Gray
    • Eurythmy Foundation Course with Jolanda Frischknecht

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Transforming Evil in Everyday Life

Transforming Evil

Saturday, September 24, 10 am – 4pm
Cedarwood School, 3030 SW Second Ave.
Contact Valerie Hope, valerieannhpdx@aol.com


Where is true meaning in everyday life?

How can I experience the spirit while carrying out my daily responsibilities?
How do I survive the nine to five job?

This course will explore these questions and the challenges normal life poses to inner development. Practices for transforming the evil in everyday life into pathways to experience the sacred will be shared. A hands-on approach will be taken, and participants will use their own experience as a basis for learning.

Presenter Julian Roberts is a ’97 graduate of the Sacramento Waldorf School. He holds a BA in philosophy from UC Berkeley and an MPH/MBA from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. He has worked as a consultant in the non-profit sector and currently has a full time job in the public sector. In his early 20’s he was mentored by Friedmann Schwarzkopf and Orland Bishop and currently studies Rudolf Steiner. He has participated in the Lakota Vision Quest ceremony and has an active meditative life. He has a deep interest in how the inner life can redeem and change everyday experience.

• Contact Valerie Hope at valerieannhpdx@aol.com, 503-775-0778
• Free to paid members of the Portland Branch
• $7 teachers • $15 non-members • $12 lunch
See registration form here (PDF).

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