Posts made in March, 2016


General Secretary’s Spring Letter

, March 30, 2016

Dear Friends, In preparation for our Encountering our Humanity conference, I have been meeting with the various artists and performers who will be taking part in the event. While en route for the North American Collegium meeting in Kimberton, I made a stop in Spring Valley to finalise the plans for the eurythmy troupe’s performance at the conference in August. Sea-Anna Vasilas, who is in charge of planning the group’s tours, had just returned from China, where the troupe had performed with great success in several cities as well as in Taiwan. For the Ottawa conference, the troupe’s main piece will be an excerpt from Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream, planned to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the great poet’s death in 1616. Shakespeare’s exploration of all the facets of the human soul has a direct connection with the overall conference theme of the universal human. Youth Section conference This...

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An Attempt to Convince the Scientists of Spirituality by Trinh Huynh

, March 30, 2016

A scientist says to a so-called spiritualist: “Someday science will explain everything in the world.” The spiritualist may then ask: “What about human feeling, human thinking? What about life?” “Those too!” is the scientist’s response. The spiritualist walks away in disagreement.   This brief conversation hopefully characterizes countless ongoing debates among thinkers over the last few centuries, as well as the debate between the scientist and the spiritualist inside every thinker. On the one side, we have scientists who firmly believe that the progress of science will someday solve all the riddles in the world. On the other side, we have spiritualists who believe no less strongly that there are sacred regions in the world and the human soul that science will never, or should never reach.   In this article, I attempt to completely settle these debates. I will do so by giving convincing arguments that are products...

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