In this issue:
- Calendar of the Soul Verses for March
- Great Food, Great Conversation, Great Community: Free rendering of the conversation at our potluck/annual general meeting/conversation on the topic, What is our responsibility for the future of Anthroposophy?
- Save the Dates:
- March 7, 8 Dennis Klocek: Making All Things New – Training the Inner Eye
- May 2-8 Medical workshop featuring Dr. Philip Incao: Bridging the Chasm
- Motto of the Social Ethic
- Sophia Michael Remedies: Have you been wishing for a website that would offer information about approaches to wellness from an Anthroposophical medicine point of view? Check out this article and their informative educational website.
- Laura Summer’s Visit to Portland. This article links to the Art Hall website and pictures of the events.
- Theme for the Year
- Homeland Security, poem by Robert Kellum
- Portland Branch Calendar
- Rudolf Steiner’s Four Mystery Dramas – A Festival and Performance in August : It has never before been done in English, in this way – all four dramas in nine days with the same cast! Given the enlightening experience we had in Portland with Barbara Renold, who helped to unpack the plays for us, she will be spearheading a masterful experience for all who are able to attend.
- Sponsors Page: Check out the new ad for Warre’ Bee Friendly Hives, “…meant for hands-off, minimalist and sustainable beekeeping practices and suited to provide a comfortable home for honeybees in the Pacific Northwest.”
- Dennis Klocek Workshop, Making All Things New: Training the Inner Eye, March 7 & 8. Flier and registration form.
- Spring is Coming – Let’s Paint! with Robin Lieberman, March 22
- Medical Workshop: Bridging the Chasm, Practical ways to connect science and spirit in healing, featuring Dr. Philip Incao. May 2-4
Spring Crocus, Caroline Mason, Wynstones Press
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Sponsored by the Portland Anthroposophical Society & the Anthropsophically Extended Medicine Club
Making All Things New: Training the Inner Eye
Lecture and Workshop with Dennis Klocek
March 7 & 8, 2014
The phrase ”making all things new”, from the book of Revelation, points to the esoteric task of the redemption of the senses, otherwise known as reading the esoteric script. In this task, nature is considered to be a book written by high spiritual beings for the purpose of instructing humans on the healing and maintenance of the body. Medicines and healing substances come out of this kind of insight.
But there is also a book of the human being. This book is not finished but is being written continually by the thoughts, feelings and will impulses of humans as they interact with other human beings. In today’s world the book of nature and the book of the human have drifted apart. In esoteric practice they fructify each other when a human being trains his or her inner eye to see the profound harmonies present in the natural world as analogs of inner states of consciousness.
To facilitate this training, alchemical symbols constructed from plants and minerals on earth are a meditational tool that allows the inner eye to perceive the harmonies between the book of nature and the book of the human being. This workshop will explore these themes through lectures and perception exercises.
Send registration form with a check made out to “The Portland Branch” to Valerie Hope, 2606 SE 58th Ave, Portland, Oregon 97206, or contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or requests for work study.