Posts made in November, 2015


Encountering our Humanity – Ottawa, summer 2016 – Interview by Michel Dongois

, November 24, 2015

A major conference entitled Encountering our Humanity: From Knowledge to Conscious Action will be held in Ottawa from August 7th to 14th, 2016. This conference is the initiative of Arie van Ameringen, General Secretary of the Anthroposophical Society in Canada. The following is an interview given by him. According to you, the conference has a threefold objective. Could you please elaborate? First of all, this event is an attempt to tighten what have become the rather loose connections between the Anthroposophical Society and the various initiatives inspired by anthroposophy. Secondly, we shall underline what anthroposophy has accomplished in its nearly one hundred years of existence. And finally, and most importantly, we shall explore how we can prepare for the future. How can the anthroposophical (universal human) impulse be experienced and put into practice in daily life? Can we find through our work together answers that traditional ways of thinking...

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Council in Ottawa

, November 24, 2015

           Warm greetings to all the members.             From October 10th to October 12th, the Council had the opportunity to meet and work together in Ottawa. We stayed at the residence on the campus of La Cité collégiale, which is the location of the 2016 Conference, Encountering our Humanity. It felt good to experience and warm the space towards the August 2016 gathering. We are excited by the location.             What is going on in the world around us? What is happening now in Canada? What do we see in the Anthroposophical Society? What are we being asked to do? How do we move from being a “sense organ” to taking action?             These questions were the starting point for an artistic exercise that had a lot to reveal about how we work together as members of Council and about the capacities we are being...

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Unlocking the hidden mystery of the self and the other in our time! by Elizabeth Carmack

, November 24, 2015

Friday evening 24 July 2015, I was at the Rudolf Steiner Centre in Vancouver, Canada. I had come to listen to Bodo von Plato lecture on “Philosophy, Anthroposophy and Everyday Life.” The following morning we were asked to give a free interpretation of what the lecture had meant to us. My original quotation captured the essence of the process of inner transformation presented in the lecture and although originally formulated as a stream of consciousness statement, for the sake of grammatical accuracy and intellectual clarity it now takes a more complex form on the page. Asked to present my summary statement for purposes of publication I decided to write a detailed interpretation of Bodo von Plato’s lecture. My text captures my understanding of the lecture, which remains faithful to interpreting the value of these ideas for our time. “Unlocking the hidden mystery of the self relies on the other....

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