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Anthroposophical Prison Outreach in Canada (APOC)

, March 21, 2021

APOC is the Anthroposophical Prison Outreach in Canada.  APOC sends semi-annual mailings to thirty-one federal prisons with this invitation to prisoners:  “Find out about anthroposophy and how it can benefit your life.  Upon your request, receive a packet of introductory anthroposophical materials, a book, or a correspondence course, all free of charge.”   Inspired by Fred Janney, founder of the American anthroposophical prison outreach, Tim Nadelle initiated APOC in 2017. Over the past three years, Tim established a set of practices for prison contact and evolved the content for mailings.  Tim says, “If we reach even one prisoner, we will have made a difference.”   Now it’s time to pass the initiative on.  Raun Griffiths will take over as of January 2021.  Raun was also motivated by Fred Janney’s Ottawa talk in 2016.  She says, “Prisoners are far less likely to bump into anthroposophy than those of us with...

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From the World Society On Seeking the School

, March 16, 2021

Dear Members and Friends of the Anthroposophical Society in Canada,   We have all experienced the weight in our souls of an imposed distance between us throughout this past year. Reflecting on this absence awakens an awareness of how we have taken for granted our ability to come together as fellow students of anthroposophy. We can appreciate how the life that we share in our groups, these common strands that are incorporated into our lives, give our lives meaning. This shared sense of life’s significance has become the chapel that we return to, ever and again, to renew our orientation to a world that at times seems without order. The gift of being together in our groups, supporting each other’s quest for understanding that anthroposophy provides, has become an anchor in the unsettled waters of contemporary life. This is the loss we have experienced over this past year. The...

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From the World Society – On Being Free

, January 17, 2021

Dear Members and Friends of the Anthroposophical Society in Canada, We stand together at the threshold of a new year. With each day the light pushes against the boundaries of dawn and sunset and with the growing light we feel the possibility, the hope for what might be. The disorientation of the year that has been, wraps around us with an insistent immediacy. Its closeness shrouds the mystery of what now can be in this coming year. As with all thresholds, we hover between endings and beginnings, between the residue of what we have experienced and the open possibility of the space before us. We can experience this ‘hovering between’ as an invitation into a new beginning. We can also experience it as a hesitation, a holding back. We can become mired between the two. At the threshold of the year that has been, this hesitation comes of its...

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Anthroposophical Prison Outreach in Canada

, December 15, 2020

APOC:  Torch thrown; torch caught.   APOC is the Anthroposophical Prison Outreach in Canada.  APOC sends semi-annual mailings to thirty-one federal prisons with this invitation to prisoners:  “Find out about anthroposophy and how it can benefit your life.  Upon your request, receive a packet of introductory anthroposophical materials, a book, or a correspondence course, all free of charge.”   Inspired by Fred Janney, founder of the American anthroposophical prison outreach, Tim Nadelle initiated APOC in 2017. Over the past three years, Tim established a set of practices for prison contact and evolved the content for mailings.  Tim says, “If we reach even one prisoner, we will have made a difference.”   Now it’s time to pass the initiative on.  Raun Griffiths will take over as of January 2021.  Raun was also motivated by Fred Janney’s Ottawa talk in 2016.  She says, “Prisoners are far less likely to bump into...

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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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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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