Dear friends – I am on retreat – I leave you with these thoughts until next week: More & more I realize that one of the main tasks of Anthroposophia &The Michael School is the re-ordering of Karma. – Thru the understanding of Christ as Lord of Karma & with research into the impulse laid down with the Foundation Stone Meditation thru Rudolf Steiner at The Christmas Conference, we can find the spiritual wisdom that is tangled in the karmic knots of our relationships.
The Groundwork for study & practical understanding into Karma & Reincarnation is revealed in Steiner’s Mystery Drama’s & laid out in ‘World History in the Light of Anthroposophy’ & thru the 82 lectures on Karmic Relationships – Dr. Steiner’s core mission – an amazing legacy bequeathed to The Anthroposophical Society & all Michaelites in all Worlds.
From this foundation we can build a Culture of Initiation & give back to the World what we so desperately need – a way out of the Abyss!
“Our public life is crying out for a deepening that spiritual science can provide. Spiritual science will have to provide the foundation for resolving the unconscious contents of modern social demands. The actual demands cannot be formulated because the requisite power of thinking is not available to people. That is why we must not see spiritual science as something to which we devote a few passing thoughts. In fact, it is one of the most necessary prerequisites for the recovery of our public life. As a pragmatist, I know what people will say—that they have jobs; they have to work; and they don’t have enough time to devote to something as complex as spiritual science. On the other hand, no matter how busy we are today, we cannot avoid noticing that we are treading on a slippery slope. Does what we are busy doing simply help lead the way into chaos? Don’t we really need to devote every hour we can spare to radical prospects for recovery?” ~Rudolf Steiner, 19 December 1919
POD (Poem Of the Day)
A heart of ruby-red
& dark as murder on a Holy Day…
Mine is a heart of emerald,
The gnarled roots
Of a rosewood bursting with thorns
& bright blossoms in the Sun…
Rudolf Steiner’s Lectures on this day (RSarchives)
|Deepening the Grail:Our Parzival Quest and Question |
An Experiential Workshop & Annual General Meeting with the Central Regional Council
of the Anthroposophical Society in America
Saturday, July 16 in person at the Rudolf Steiner House in Ann Arbor & on zoom
Doors & Zoom Room open at 1:45 pm ET (all times are Eastern Time) –
2:00 welcome/ introductions/ Chekhov movement
2:45 Act 1 of the Parzival story
3:00 Biography — our Quest and Question
3:15 Act 2
3:45 Act 3
4:05 Biography — our Quest and Question
4:20 Act 4
4:35 Closing Conversation
Then be our guests for a catered supper 5 pm ET
and join us for the Central Region’s Annual General meeting 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
We hope all ASA members in the Central Region can attend the AGM portion.
We will be bidding farewell to Alberto Loya, dedicated CRC member since 2009,
& welcoming Mary Mertz onto the Council, as well as giving reports on 2020 and 2021.
| NO COST for attendees |
The Parzival Quest is calling to humanity at this time of the Consciousness Soul. Explore aspects of this Quest through narrative, biography work and movement, including techniques developed by artist and devout anthroposophist Michael Chekhov with Lisa Dalton & the CRC team.
The CRC: Hazel Archer-Ginsberg, Lisa Dalton, Alberto Loya, working with Mary Mertz, and Michael Gratsch
Please RSVP to Mary Mertz firstname.lastname@example.org
Let us know whether you’ll be attending in person or via Zoom.
To inquire about accommodations at the Rudolf Steiner House, contact Cynthia Chelius email@example.com
Zoom meeting info (please note — passcode required)
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Meeting ID: 864 4990 5249
Roots and Renewal – An online series hosted by the Regional Councils of the Anthroposophical Society in America
Join us for an exciting series where we will turn our attention toward the 100-year renewal and celebration of anthroposophy. On July 21 we will kick off the series and begin to mark significant milestones of this 100-year jubilee! We hope you will join the Eastern, Central, and Western Regional Councils as they host this engaging program.
What: An online series marking significant milestones in the 100-year renewal of anthroposophy
Where: Online through Zoom. Recordings will be shared via email.
When: July 21, 2022 at 3pm PT/ 4pm MT/ 5pm CT/ 6pm ET
Future dates are September 16 and October 16, 2022 *More details below
Contribution: Free! All donations are gratefully accepted to support the work of the regional councils.
SESSION 1: From Artemis to the Representative of Humanity and Beyond
July 21, 2022 at 3pm PT/ 4pm MT/ 5pm CT/ 6pm ET
Join the Regional Councils of the ASA to explore the connections between the burning of the Temple of Ephesus, the birth of Alexander the Great on 21 July 356 BC., and the burning of the 1st Goetheanum 100 years ago in 1922. This session will be enlivened with group eurythmy, singing, and break-out sessions. This session will be recorded and emailed after the live presentation.
We will be working with a compilation of Rudolf Steiner’s insights from these lectures:
+ World History in the Light of Anthroposophy – And as a Foundation for Knowledge of the Human Spirit, GA 233: Lecture IV, 27 December 1923 ~ Lecture V, 28 December 1923 ~ Lecture VIII, 31 December 1923, Dornach + The Easter Festival In Relation to the Mysteries, GA 233A, lecture IV. The Mysteries of Ephesus. The Aristotelian Categories, 22nd April, 1924, Dornach.
*More Detail TBA for SESSION 2 and 3!
SESSION 2: 100 years with the ‘Movement for Religious Renewal’ 16 September 1922 – 2022
A panel of Christian Community Priests from the Regions, including Rev. Craig Wiggins
September 16, 2022 at 3pm PT/ 4pm MT/ 5pm CT/ 6pm ET
SESSION 3: The Founding of ‘The Esoteric Youth Group’ 16 October 1922 – 2022
A snapshot into the biographies of the original members of the Circle. From The Esoteric School – Esoteric Lessons 1913-1923, in the collected works of Rudolf Steiner
October 16, 2022 at 3pm PT/ 4pm MT/ 5pm CT/ 6pm ET
“You know that among the many clichés which became current in the nineteenth century, it was said that the great pioneer of the nineteenth century closed his life by calling out to posterity: “More light!” As a matter of fact Goethe did not say “More light!” He lay on his couch breathing with difficulty and said: “Open the shutters!” That is the truth. The other is the cliché that has connected itself with it. The words Goethe really spoke are perhaps far more apt than the mere phrase “More light”. The state of things at the end of the nineteenth century does indeed arouse the feeling that our predecessors have closed the shutters. Then came the younger generation; they felt cramped; they felt that the shutters which the older generation had closed so tightly must be opened. Yes, my dear friends, I assure you that although I am old, I shall tell you more of how we can now attempt to open the shutters again.” ~ Rudolf Steiner – GA 217 – THE YOUNGER GENERATION – Lecture 1 – Dornach, 3 October 1922
Music Workshop Introducing: New Impulses in Music
When: August 5 & 6 – 2022
Friday night @ 6:30 – 9:00 and Saturday @ 9:30 -12:00 and @ 2:00 – 4:30
Where: New Vision Church: https://newvisionbic.org/aboutus/N14W27995
On Silvernail Rd. Pewaukee (just south of I-94 / at the SS EXIT)
About our instructor: Veronika Roemer
In her own words she says “Music speaks to our souls, and through its three basic elements of melody, harmony, and rhythm, it speaks directly to our three soul forces of thinking, feeling, and willing. When making music, we are always encountering all three of these forces in an interweaving, harmonious process. Music is nourishment for our souls.” In this workshop she will be introducing participants to these instruments and illustrating the following characteristics that make them essential “for our time”. In short, she will show how
• the “sound quality brings healing to the inner ear” and helps the listener reconnect to their inner musician.
• the “technical ease of the instruments” makes them accessible to everyone.
• the “movements in space make musical realities visible, like the movement from tone to tone, or of one chord to the next.”
• the “group processes reconnect people. Because connections are built through music and not talking, the social aspects of the group processes are more subtle offering an extra bonus to the musical work”. Finally, music lifts the mood and allows people to laugh and enjoy themselves and others.
Veronika has extensive training and experience. Her initial training was gained at the Musikakademie in Basel and Musikhochschule in Zurich Switzerland inclusive of orchestral and string quartet performance in Europe followed by a student Foundation year at Emerson College and five additional years teaching and instructing for them as faculty. She also has multiple years of study and instruction at the Dorian School of Music Therapy. From 1998-2013 she was a resident and co-worker at Camphill Village Kimberton Hills developing a music program for adults with developmental disabilities continuing as an instructor for the group through 2021 as well as instructing for the Camphill Academy at Beaver Run and at the Kimberton Waldorf School. Currently she is a founding faculty member for the SunGate Educational Community and active member of the Lyre Association of North America. Wherever she goes she is happiest to be making music with people.
Veronika is returning to visit us in Wisconsin where she lived (in Wales) from 1990-1998 and had a connection to the Prairie Hill Waldorf School. At that time she began her family of five children and was the founding mother of the Rafael Foundation for New Impulses in Music and a local lyre group.
In each workshop session we will sing, play various instruments such as bordun lyres, wood, and metal instruments, do rhythm games and more.
We are delighted to have Veronika return to present these workshops and hope that you can attend. Come for one or come for all!
For more information or to RSVP contact:
Gail Sauter- Rafael Foundation for New Impulses in Music
262-391-8939 or firstname.lastname@example.org
|Renewing the Mysteries:The Founding of The Christian Community|
& the Burning of the First Goetheanum
Spring Valley, NY – August 8-13, 2022
REGISTER NOW!* lectures * artistic workshops * conversation * evening performances
I will be offering a program on Tuesday 9 August for the Free Initiative 2:30 -3:30 pm ET
|Many anthroposophists have understood the 1923/24 Christmas Foundation Conference as constituting a renewal of the Mysteries. Nine months after the Christmas Conference, speaking to the priests of the Christian Community, Rudolf Steiner pointed to a sequence from the founding of the Christian Community in September 1922 to the burning of the Goetheanum at the end of that year to the Christmas Conference.In this 100th anniversary year of both the founding of the Christian Community and the burning of the Goetheanum, can an exploration of these events help us to understand the nature of the New Mysteries?|
The keynote speaker is Daniel Hafner, priest of the Christian Community. He will address this theme with a particular focus on the colored windows of the First Goetheanum.
The Act of Consecration of Man will be celebrated during the week and there will also be a Class Lesson for members of the School of Spiritual Science.
Venue: SPRING VALLEY, NY, Threefold Community, and The Christian Community
*REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND THIS EVENT: A conference on the scale currently planned requires that a minimum number of participants register by July 20th.
INFO OR QUERIES: Rev. Paul Newton email@example.com
Sponsored by The Christian Community Spring Valley Area and the Threefold Branch of the Anthroposophical Society