June 2017 Newsletter

Detail from a painting by C. Guilfoil

Detail from a painting by C. Guilfoil

In this issue:

  • The Lord’s Prayer, Part Four:  The Gothic translation by Wulfila  Why might we be interested in contemplating this fourth century translation?  Dr. Steiner tells us that in the souls of the Goths at that time “…there emerges an element of lofty, archaic spirituality… Something that is pregnant with inner life echoes down to us…”
  • 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 willing
  • What’s New At the Goetheanum? Column by Anya Thacker, financial report and introduction to the new head of the Medical Section, Matthias Girke
  • The Festival of St. John, June 24: I must decrease; he must increase.
  • Dr. Incao Speaks on ‘Cosmic Nutrition’ by Dr. Lisa Del Alba
  • Letter and Poem from Mary Adams in Anticipation of the August Eclipse
  • Save the Dates: see sidebar at right.
  • Newsletter Contacts and List of Members
  • Eclipse Housing Urgently needed:  
    As hotels are already booked by people coming from all over the world, we are hoping that community members will open their houses at a reasonable rate to out of towners attending the August 19-21 workshop and make a little extra money in the process.  Contact Christine Badura, badura88@hotmail.com
  • Housing Needed for Summer Eurythmy Conference:  Portland Eurythmy is putting out a call for free or nearly free housing and/or transportation for participants in the course August 4-13.  Contact Meta Bruner, 503-200-0888 or meta.bruner@gmail.com
  • Call to Artists from Patricia Lynch, who is seeking work from local artists for the newsletter, and encouraging acquisition of original art by community members. Contact her at patriciahomanlynch@gmail.com
  • Art in this issue is by Robin O’Brien
  • Portland Branch Calendar and listing of ongoing activities and study groups
  • Sponsors Page:  Thanks to our sponsors for supporting our work!  Please support them in return.
  • Fliers:
    • Whitsun Workshop, Courage for the Truth with Christopher Guilfoil
    • Technology & the Human Body June 16-17
    • Total Solar Eclipse Experience with Oliver Conradt, and Mary Stewart Adams, August 19-21 – register
    • Jaap Van der Wal, The Embryo in Us, 8/30-9/2
    • Thomas Meyer, October 27 & 28

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May 2017 Newsletter

Newsletter

In this issue: The Lord’s Prayer, Part Three:  As the Young Jesus Develops, Evolution of the Cosmic Prayer Begins “…And then the god’s mission on earth struck him: I am not here to tell men how the gods brought the spirit down to earth, but how mankind can find the way from the earth up […]

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April 2017 Newsletter

Newsletter

In this issue: Festivals and the Mysteries: The Adonis Mystery – the Easter Thought, Rudolf Steiner April 19, 1924 We may be surprised to learn that Easter was originally observed in the Autumn, and to discover what it was that changed in humanity that necessitated it becoming  Springtime experience.  We will explore together at our […]

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March 2017 Newsletter

Newsletter

In this issue: Community Wish List Developed at Annual Meeting Following a satisfying potluck, a spacial dynamics session, and claywork the community discussed what kinds of Branch activities would support their striving. Regional Sketch Group Exhibition and Talk This unusual exhibit, displaying regional artists’ sketches and research, was the first of its kind for the […]

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February 2017 Newsletter

Newsletter

In this issue: The Lord’s Prayer, Part 1 Rudolf Steiner tells us that The Lord’s Prayer is the greatest of all prayers, drawn out of the deepest wisdom.  This series will attempt to deepen our understanding, and perhaps for some, renew interest in working with this prayer. Anthroposophy & Science, a book review by Branko […]

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