Posts made in January, 2016


AGAPE Issue #1 – North American Youth Section

, January 28, 2016

The North American Youth Section (NAYS) would like to offer a new monthly newsletter full of constructive insight on the topic of Love in its highest form, or “Agape” to affirm positive action in 2016.  While some of us contributing writers are located here in Chestnut Ridge, most are spread across the continent. This newsletter is the beginning of a new cycle of projects after recently culminating in St. Louis this last October during a general meeting of the Anthroposophical Society.  I see the Gesture of our newsletter as one that affirms a few simple claims. First: that Love is an appropriate tool for all situations. Second: that Love is the source of genuine behavior. Finally, that Love enables us to be human.  As a young person inheriting the world, I am in a near state of paralysis. My desire to initiate this newsletter with the topic of Love...

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President’s New Year Letter

, January 28, 2016

Warm greetings and Happy New Year!   2016 promises to be a big year for the Anthroposophical Society in Canada. The website for the Society will be launched shortly.   We have the North American conference Encountering Our Humanity in Ottawa in August, with its wealth of speakers, artistic workshops and presenters (read interview with Arie van Ameringen in Winter Glimpses/enews). You can now see all the information on the website, and register there. You won’t want to miss this event! Many thanks to Gary Burak for such a beautiful design for this website, and to Jean Balekian for the design of the conference logo.   There will be a brochure about the Conference mailed out to all ASC members at the beginning of February, which includes details for registration by mail.   As we begin this year, the library collection of the Society has moved from the basement...

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Interview and reflections on the achievements of Kenneth McAlister MD

, January 9, 2016

“What is really at the core of Hesperus’ mission is to explore, develop and support what is truly human.  It’s like the snowflake.  Each snowflake is the same – and different.  And that’s also the case with human beings.  Each of us has our own path.  With the vagaries of life, the individual can very often be suppressed or wounded to the point where the sense of meaning in life – the thread of the biography – is lost.  We are very committed to trying to help ourselves, and those who come to us for care, to find that thread again.  And it’s a mystery really, how each of us does that.  And through the various modalities we have, we try to support the individual in the journey, and to help them somehow to reconnect, to deepen the connection with their biography, so that life becomes precious again, not...

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