December 2014 Newsletter

December 2014 Newsletter (PDF)

Raphael - Sistine Madonna

Raphael’s Sistine Madonna, which according to Dr. Steiner is the picture that can arise out of all that we can feel at Christmas time.

In this issue:

  • The Christmas Imagination, An Excerpt From: The Four Seasons and the Archangels, by Dr. Rudolf Steiner.  In this lecture, Dr. Steiner gives us a very specific imagination for Christmas, much in the way he offered us one for Michaelmas.  (We will read the entire lecture together on December 6.)
  • Save the Dates!  Advent; Rainbow Phenoma and Color in Nature; The Christmas Imagination; Holy Nights Readings; annual Branch potluck party and conversation – and be sure to mark out your calendar for the April event, Evil as a Challenge, with Christine Gruwez!
  • 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 the community by Johannes Kuhl, Colors of the Heavens: Rainbows, Halos, Dawn and Dusk.  Housing wanted for attendees.
  • Here Come the Holy Nights:  Sign up early to host an evening, to get your choice of dates.
  • Marie-Laure Valandro’s Presentation, Workshop, and Art Exhibit/Sale.  If you weren’t able to be there, you can read all about it – and view the Ms. Valandro’s beautiful and inspiring work at the Cedarwood Waldorf School Art Space.
  • Calendar of the Soul for December
  • Portland Branch Book Sale – A complete list of what is available.
  • Portland Branch Calendar and Listing of Ongoing Study Groups
  • 2015 Waldorf Arts Calendar for Sale – click on the links to see the beautiful and inspiring calendar, which explains the importance of art in the curriculum.  Available wholesale to groups as a fundraiser.
  • Sponsors’ Page
  • Fliers:
    • The Christmas Imagination
    • Evil as a Challenge:  A Manichaean Journey to the Heart of our Time with Christine Gruwez

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November 2014 Newsletter

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Autumn Imagination - David Newbatt

Autumn Imagination – David Newbatt

In this issue:

  • Feelings of Unity and Sentiments of Gratitude:  A Bridge to the Dead: Excerpts from a lecture by Rudolf Steiner, providing inspiration for November, the month when we especially focus on cultivating our inner gesture of gratitude.
  • Save the Dates!  All Souls, Advent, a Science Section presentation, The Christmas Imagination, Holy Nights Readings – and be sure to mark out your calendar for April!
  • Calendar of the Soul Verses for November
  • Here Come the Holy Nights:  Sign up early to host an evening, to get your choice of dates.
  • 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 the community by Johannes Kuhl, Colors of the Heavens: Rainbows, Halos, Dawn and Dusk.  Housing wanted for attendees.
  • Second Chance for Mystery Dramas:  For those of us who missed the incredible performances of the Mystery Dramas this summer, all is not lost.   Barbara Renold is offering an online course.
  • Cicero’s wisdom re. Gratitude
  • There is a Knighthood of the 21st Century; poem by Dr. Karl Konig
  • Marie-Laure Valandro’s Paintings, reception and talk at the Art Hall in November
  • Portland Branch CalendarCheck it out, don’t miss out!
  • Sponsors’ Page
  • Fliers:
    • All Souls Observance
    • Marie-Laure Valandro Light & Darkness Charcoal Workshop
    • Camphill Village ‘Cascadia’ Start-Up Meeting
    • Registration and Schedule for Natural Science Section Conference
    • Evil as a Challenge: A Manichaean Journey to the Heart of Our Time

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October 2014 Newsletter

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October 2014 Newsletter (PDF) 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 […]

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September 2014 Newsletter

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September 2014 Newsletter (PDF) 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! […]

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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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