May 2019 Newsletter

 

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ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE

  • Why is Kaspar Hauser Opposed Even Today?  A description of how an online search for information about Kaspar Hauser reveals both smear campaigns and an attempt to erase him.  This can perhaps be exemplified by contrasting the two images above, the one on the left was drawn from life shortly after he appeared in Nuremburg. The one on the right is an imagination meant to to show the moment he appeared in the square, displayed on Wikipedia and elsewhere, portraying him as loutish and paunchy.  This in contrast to the image of the sensitive soul, held back in his development and looking much younger than his 15 years, portrayed in the drawing on the left.  Since some have expressed a desire for more conversation – even though we stayed until 10 pm after Eckart Bohmer’s lecture about Kaspar’s esoteric task – those who are interested in exploring the relevance of this incarnation in our time of ‘fake news’ are invited to a conversation on Sunday, May 5, 10 am.  To rsvp contact Valerie Hope at valerieannhpdx@aol.com
  • Portland Branch Easter Exploration: Many of us had been unaware that,  “Every spring man is in danger of falling a victim – in subtle, intimate ways – to the Ahrimanic beings.In spring we are much more exposed to all the Ahrimanic workings in the cosmos than during other times of the year.”  Lively conversation about Rudolf Steiner’s Easter Imagination and contemplation of his art made for a good exploration together.
  • Anca Hariton at the Art Hall:  The Living Hora
    Anyone with interest can visit The Art Hall Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. when Cedarwood is in session. If you’d like to schedule a visit outside of school hours, please contact Robin at 503-222-1192 or robin@robinlieberman.net. Some original watercolors are still available for purchase.
  • Poem:  The Secret Iron of the Heart by Arvia Mackaye Ege
  • Housing needed for July Eurythmy Conference contact Christine Badura, badura88@hotmail.com with your circumstances and rates.
  • Calendar of the Soul
    We begin the new Soul Calendar year with a new (to us) translation by Liselotte and William Mann 
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  • Portland Branch Calendar and Ongoing Activities and Study Groups
  • Sponsors Page – Thanks to our sponsors for supporting our work!  Please support them in return.
FLYERS IN THIS ISSUE
  • The Christian Community: Rev. Sanford Miller, May 9-12
  • The Nature of Water: Duncan, B.C. July 21-26
 
The DVD set of Jaap van der Wal’s Portland workshop,
The Embryo in Us, is now available!  See flier or website for details.

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April 2019 Newsletter

 

portrait painting of Kaspar Hauser, by Bohmer, 1830

Portrait of Kaspar Hauser by Bohmer, 1830

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ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE

  • The Annual Gathering has been re-scheduled for April 28:  What are We to Each Other?  Our Karma with One Another and with The New Group Souls  We will consider this topic at our annual gathering and potluck, along with good food, great company, and a musical performance by soprano Angelica Hesse and pianist Liz Kohl.
  • Why the Relationship of the Sun and Moon are So Important for Easter! Members of our national Anthroposophical community, especially those with knowledge of the sun and the moon and the stars, have continued to think about which full moon this year is the Easter full moon.  This is a matter of considerable importance, and the research has been taken up in a serious way.
  • Kaspar Hauser – Protector of Human Spirituality in the Face of Evil  In preparation for lectures by Eckart Böhmer on April 5-6, we offer an introduction and some resources.   According to Rudolf Steiner, If Kaspar Hauser had not lived and died as he did, then the contact between the earth and the heavenly world would have been completely severed. In case you decide to search online for more information, be aware that there is quite a bit of  misinformation out there. In an exciting development, the Saturday lecture will be held at Cedarwood School, preceded by Portland Eurythmy’s program Fire, so that it will be possible to attend both.
  • Housing needed for July Eurythmy Conference contact Christine Badura, badura88@hotmail.com with your circumstances and rates.
  • Calendar of the Soul We begin the new Soul Calendar year with a new (to us) translation by Liselotte and William Mann  
  • Newsletter Contacts and List of Members/Donors
  • Portland Branch Calendar and Ongoing Activities and Study Groups
  • Sponsors Page – Thanks to our sponsors for supporting our work!  Please support them in return.
FLYERS IN THIS ISSUE
  • Portland Branch Annual Gathering and Potluck – Rescheduled for Sunday, April 28,  12-3:30 pm Bothmer Hall  Food, music, an exploration of the New Folk Souls, and each other!
  • Kaspar Hauser and the Struggle for the True Identity of Mankind, with Eckart Böhmer, April 5 & 6
  • Easter Observance April 14, 1:00 pm, Bothmer Hall
 
The DVD set of Jaap van der Wal’s Portland workshop,
The Embryo in Us, is now available!  See flier or website for details.

                                 www.portlandanthroposophy.org 

 

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March 2019 Newsletter

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ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE What are We to Each Other?  Our Karma with One Another and with The New Group Souls  We will consider this topic together at our March 17 annual gathering and potluck, along with great food, music, eurythmy, and a report on the new status of our library. So You Think You Know […]

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February 2019 Newsletter

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ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE Creating Strength and Vision: Deepening Our Inner Resources in Service of the Child. Working with images of the three castles from Parzival, by Betty Staley Betty’s commentary on the topics she will be offering in Portland on March 1 & 2.  This is the third in a series focusing on deepening our understanding […]

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January 2019 Newsletter

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ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE Christmas and Epiphany:  Two Nativities, 13 Holy Nights, and Their Significance for Us in These Times Inspiration for our Holy Nights, Epiphany and beyond. Calendar of the Soul On the Wise Magi, the Great Masters: Commentary by Christopher Guilfoil, Excerpt from Rudolf Steiner and the Masters of Esoteric Christianity, by Sergei O. Prokofieff The […]

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December 2018 Newsletter

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ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE Building Up an Understanding of Christmas: with an ancient hymn and a modern poem.   See piece about the Giotto fresco after the calendar. An Invitation to Disperse: Letting art do its work in the world Anthroposophy Working in the World: A continuation of our exploration of the School of Spiritual Science […]

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