Posts by Jef


The Corona-Virus and Our Human, Health-Giving Forces  An Interview with Dr. Med. Michaela Glöckler  – conducted by Yair Atala 

, May 25, 2020

Campus A: Greetings, on behalf of Campus A and the Freies Jugendseminar, Stuttgart. I myself attended the Jugendseminar, and I am now working for Campus A, Stuttgart. We are grateful that you always accept our invitations to visit or speak to us, such as at our previous “Bildungsart” conference.  Currently we find ourselves in times of much change, and it is taking place at a rapid pace. Which is why we find it important to be able to speak to you again now. Three weeks ago we conducted an interview. However, the situation is constantly changing and the circumstances are now quite different.  We are wondering what is currently happening with us. Why are we so taken by surprise by this virus, individually and as a society, and why are we reacting in such an unprecedented way?  Dr. Glöckler: I can understand your question very well. Because, on one...

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From the World Society On A Michaelic Attitude

, May 25, 2020

Dear Members and Friends of the Anthroposophical Society in Canada,   As nature, as Natura, goes through her ‘great breath’ all of humanity accompanies her. Across the northern hemisphere she breathes out life into spring. Across the south she breathes life into its autumn rest. Our own soul life accompanies her; quickening with life’s awakening, turning toward its inwardness with life’s waning.   In recent months this life process of the earth has been accompanied by another. Humanity has witnessed the advance of a mysterious, a secretive, presence. We have watched as it has extended itself, at first slowly, and then with ever increasing speed into every human community.   In an effort to understand this sweeping shadow we have become overwhelmed by the face it presents. On a daily basis we are given constant updates on its relentless expansion. We are told of the thousands of people infected;...

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Interview with Paul Hodgkins with Geraldine Snowden and Robert McKay December 2019   Part 2

, May 25, 2020

Continued from April edition: PH: I had a funny meeting with the founding teacher in Ottawa. Philip was his name. He was an older man, a melancholic. Paul introduced me to him and explained to him I was wondering which class my son should go into because his birthday was on the borderline. Philip said that it doesn’t depend on the birthday but depends on the conception date. Those conceived before Christmas are in a group that have a relationship with Christ and those conceived after Christmas are in another group that has a different relationship with Christ. I later did a survey in the school of children with borderline birthdays and it was amazing how it confirmed what Philip said.  But can you imagine someone now speaking like this to a prospective parent? Philip seemed to have no social awareness about making such a statement. He just told...

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IN THESE TIMES : poem by Brenda Hammond

, May 25, 2020

IN THESE TIMES In these times we weave The fabric of love With phone calls far and near; In smiles for strangers As we pass, keeping And staying six feet apart     We weave the design of love In prayers and thoughts For all those in distress; For the many souls who cross, Alone, through the gate of death…   Is this what the virus wants?                   In these times we have the chance To strengthen our souls To take advantage of quiet time, Break that habit of touching the face; Stepping back to evaluate – What exactly is it that I, alone, Can bring to this world? Is this what the virus wants?   In these times I’d say, Rather, it’s what the angels and archangels, All the company of heaven, Want, as they work and strive and toil to turn Our pain and suffering towards the...

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Madame Blavatsky and her Handlers by William Kocay

, May 25, 2020

Madame Blavatsky and her Handlers  Elena Petrovna Blavatsky is a colourful figure who is very famous for her books “Isis Unveiled” and the “Secret Doctrine”, and for founding the Theosophical Society in 1875 in New York. The spiritual and new age movements of the last century all seem to lead back to her. Rudolf Steiner gave a remarkable series of lectures about her in 1916. These notes are based on some of his lectures, on a book by Sergei Prokofieff, a book by C.G.Harrison, and on two biographies of Madame Blavatsky.  Some amazing events of her youth. She was born Elena Petrovna Hahn in Dniepropetrovsk, married to Nikifor Blavatsky in 1849 at the age of 17, and ran away three months later. She travelled in Europe as a concert pianist, giving recitals. She worked in a circus in Constantinople as a horseback rider. While travelling from Athens to Cairo...

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