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Chicago Event – Whitsun Sunday – Watercolor Painting at the World Festival of Knowledge


Dear friends –

Come join us this Sunday. Together we will create an Ecclesia, a vessel, a chalice

for the Spirit, by rising in our thinking, feeling & willing.

Then the spirit flame can spread out to become what Steiner called a “World Whitsun”,

which began in earnest at the Christmas conference, where the inverted Whitsun was born.

Our work is to take our individual Inner Whitsun & expand it,

into what Steiner calls the “World Festival of Knowledge”

a path leading from ‘Sprit Recollection’, to ‘Sprit Sensing’, to ‘Sprit Beholding.’


Whitsun Sunday 2pm – 4pm May 24th  2015

A Festival of United Soul-Endeavor


Warmth calls the light

The spirit to ignite

Gifts I will give

Together we will live

One for all & all for one

One for all & all for one


The ‘We in Me’: a Watercolor Exploration of ‘The Other’ with Nancy Melvin. We will work with the “Painting out of the Color” technique taught by Ted Mahle, from Rudolf Steiner College, one of Nancy’s teachers.



Group Eurythmy with Alison Biagi

Also the Friday Eurythmy class will present a short work in progress

With Christa Macbeth speaking the Spring Poem:


In May I go a-walking

To hear the robins sing.

The blackbirds and the thrushes

A-praising God the king.


It cheers the heart to hear them,

To see the leaves unfold.

The meadow covered over

With buttercups of gold.


To Gather in the Upper Room: Tone of the Day by Hazel Archer Ginsberg 

Human hearts, once warmed, can rise up to meet the source of wisdom, like flowers turning toward the sun.


Beeswax Sculpting –

Building the Hive: What are my gifts – What are my tools?

How can I place them in right relationship within the social realm?

How can I hone them to strengthen and enhance the world?


On a Mission: Enter the Labyrinth of Vitae Sophia

We will to heighten our individual soul forces to collectively open the portal into the Spirit worlds. 


$10 for supplies & Snacks to Share Encouraged,

(But no one will be turned away for lack of Cake or Cash!)


The tradition is to wear white on Whitsun-day, 

Join us if it is your will.


For more info. Contact Festivals Coordinator Hazel ArcherGinsberg


Festival – Whitsun

Many are called, few are chosen…

Dear Sisters & Brothers –

As seekers on the path, have you ever felt utterly alone, overwhelmed, or even a bit lost?

Perhaps when you 1st began to know anthroposophy?

Steiner speaks of this in ‘How to Know Higher Worlds’ & in the 5th Gospel.

We have an opportunity on Whitsun to recognize & acknowledge the isolation that can come from our striving, a mirroring of the experience of the apostles those 10 days between Ascension & Whitsun.

That uncomfortable feeling when waiting feels like wrestling.

During our time together, we will work with the Whitsun imagination to creatively explore how we may engage in the lifting out of the ‘Me’ into the ‘We’, out of opinion into wisdom; warming the I, to open the heart, in support of healthy community.

We will endeavor to strengthen our individual soul forces to collectively open the portal into the Spirit worlds.


As Steiner’s Whitsun verse states:

“This portal’s key the Soul may fashion

If she herself grow strong within the strife”


A Festival of United Soul-Endeavor

2pm – 4pm Whitsun-day May 24th 2015


$10 for supplies + Snacks to Share Encouraged.

(but no one will be turned away for lack of cake or cash!!!)


Eurythmy with Alison

The ‘We in Me’: a wet-on-wet Watercolor Exploration of “The Other” with Nancy Melvin

Tone of the Day: a ‘Hero’s Journey’ from Head to Heart by  Hazel Archer Ginsberg 

Beeswax Sculpting – Building the Hive: What are my gifts – What are my tools?

On a Mission: Enter the Labyrinth of Vitae Sophia


For more info. Contact Hazel Archer Ginsberg


“May our feeling penetrate

To the center of our hearts –

And seek, in love, to unite with those who share our goals

And with the spirits who look down benevolently

on our hearts earnest strivings

Sending us strength from realms of light

to illuminate our love.”

 ~Steiner’s Verse for America


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Spring into Eurythmy with Alison


Friday May 22, May 29

11am – 12:30pm

We will work with seasonal poetry, and some forms and indications from the ‘Calendar of the Soul’ as given by Steiner.

$12.00 for individual classes, but no one who has the will to do eurythmy will be turned away for lack of funds.

For more information contact Alison (312) 543-6136