Posts made in May, 2018


In Memory of D’Arcy McKenzie. Christopher Houghton Budd Convenor, Economics Conference of the Goetheanum

, May 24, 2018

Speaking I’m sure for his other colleagues in the Economics Conference work, I would like to share a memory of D’Arcy, whose presence and contributions to our work will be greatly missed. Christopher Houghton Budd:   …in future time must come, when we exist for one another, and not the one, by means of others. So shall the goal of earth be gained, when each at rest within our selves, can gladly give to others, what neither would demand.                    R. Steiner I first met D’Arcy through the late Tamara Slayton on the occasion of a ‘Colours of Money’ seminar in Toronto. I was very happy to have a ‘real’ accountant in the mix and one experienced in the field of pensions and financial markets. With a paternal pedigree in these areas to boot! I learned much from D’Arcy through talks,...

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Youth Conference on the First Class Lessons – Goetheanum, Dornach April 6-8th, 2018.

, May 24, 2018

Overview 35 youth members of the First Class, from 15 countries around the world, in the age range of 23 to 36 attended the first conference for youth on the mantra of the first class lessons. The conference was organized and carried by youth section members: Milena Kowarik (Switzerland), Janna de Vries (Netherlands), Ioana Viscrianu (Romania), Paul Zebhauser (Germany/Switzerland), Carmen Delia Tromp (Netherlands), Roi Schmelzer (Israel) and Johannes Kronenberg (Netherlands), together with Constanza Kaliks, member of the Vorstand and leader of the youth Section. The content of the conference focused on the first 3 Class Lessons and the themes of thinking, feeling and willing. DAY 1 The conference began with a presentation by Johannes and Roi on the evolution of thinking described by Steiner in the content of the Study of Man. A connection was made between the abolition of the spirit during the 8th ecumenical council of Constantinople...

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The Isenheim Altarpiece – Treasa O’Driscoll

, May 24, 2018

I rejoice in the publication  of an English translation of Michael Schubert’s magnificent book, The  Isenheim Altarpiece, the original German edition of which was published in 2007 to wide acclaim.  The three tiered, winged altarpiece was painted over 500 years ago by an  artist of exceptional imagination and skill, Matthias Grunewald, about whom little is known. Commissioned by an Antonite abbott at the turn of the sixteenth century and mounted in the Isenheim monastery chapel, it became a source of hope and healing for  hospice patients afflicted by St. Anthony’s Fire, a fatal  disease caused by the consumption of contaminated rye. An icon of heavenly harmony and healing grace, the painting constitutes an antidote to the turbulent stream of our daily  concerns in a time of unprecedented global unrest. The ever growing number of visitors to the museum in Colmar, France, where the polyptych is currently housed, attests to its...

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Calgary Branch

, May 10, 2018

Hello everyone I hope you are enjoying the fall colours.  The yellow and orange leaves make up a bit for the lack of sunshine.  The glow comes from the trees and ground, rather than the sky.  However, the weather is supposed to get better on Sept 23 and so I am still hopeful that we will have our glorious warm and sunny fall days (especially since I still have many things to do outside!). I’m Christine Wuerscher (aka Selbstaedt) and I’m responsible for getting the word out about any anthroposophical goings-on in Calgary.  If you have a relevant event of which I am not aware, or if you have questions or concerns, email me at [email protected] Here are events which are happening in Calgary in the near future:   Thursday Sept. 27, 2018:  STUDY GROUP Our study group meets this Thursday with the book study beginning at 8 pm and socializing starting...

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