Posts made in May, 2016


The Ten Commandments in Evolution: A Spiritual-Scientific Study

, May 31, 2016

This is the title of a new book by Ernst Katz – with a foreword by Virginia Sease –that has been published by Steiner Books in June 2016 – almost exactly seven years after his passing in 2009. Many of us have known Ernst Katz as a lecturer; as the author of several articles and booklets on meditation, the Foundation Stone, and other anthroposophical topics; as the (co)organizer of a number of large and small conferences in Ann Arbor, Michigan; and generally as a warm, thoughtful person who cared deeply about people and Anthroposophy. But few of us knew that Ernst Katz had written a substantial book about the creative impulses embodied in the Ten Commandments and their impact on the moral evolution of humanity! The original version of this book was written more than fifty years ago in Dutch – his mother tongue –, to be more precise,...

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Interview with Bert Chase by Robert McKay

, May 31, 2016

Robert: Could you share a sketch of your childhood and youth? Were there any events in particular that prepared you to meet anthroposophy? Bert: I was born in the United States, in a small Missouri town. When I was quite young my family moved to Peru, where I grew up. Looking back on those years, one of my first memories stands out as critical to the unfolding of my biography. This happened when I was four, during a family trip to Machu Picchu, in the high Andes Mountains. Through a complex series of circumstances; including a landslide and my father’s single minded determination to get there, we were the only family – the only people – on the site that day. For some time it had been raining, cloudy and dark – but when we finally arrived at this remarkable place, the sun came out beneath the clouds. My...

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