Posts made in November, 2019


“Building Pathways to the Foundation Stone Meditation: An Appeal for Gift Money”

, November 24, 2019

by John Glanzer, Dorothy LeBaron, and Robert McKay John, Dorothy, and Robert are part of the Gift Money Mandate Group of the Anthroposophical Society in Canada. Reporting to the Society Council, the Mandate group will raise funds to support anthroposophical projects. We will also be available to members who are interested in making a bequest or other donation through their will so we can ensure funds donated in this way carry the donor’s intentions clearly into practical work. We are writing to ask for your support to help publish a book that will bring forward new perspectives on how to work with the Foundation Stone Meditation. This great meditation lives in the very heart of the anthroposophical movement. Through this important new volume, a wider range of people may find their way to working with it actively in their daily lives. The project is being led by Arie van...

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From the World Society – On Sustaining Our Cultural Organism

, November 24, 2019

Dear Members and Friends of the Anthroposophical Society in Canada, We are a cultural organism. We can marvel at the challenge that Rudolf Steiner gives to us during the Christmas Conference, for it is here that he creates an imagination of how to carry and sustain anthroposophical life in a way that had not been previously possible. He did not suggest the familiar forms of institutions or organizations, but moulded and shaped a vessel that would be a living, growing, ever evolving organism. This new vessel for a being had its challenges from the outset for its members, unfamiliar with such an entity, expected it to conform to predictable structures, familiar forms. This challenge remains for wherever anthroposophy seeks to reveal herself, the world demands that we establish familiar  ways of working to give it legitimacy. Our challenge is that these inherited organizational frameworks confuse the task of sustaining a...

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FROM THE GOETHEANUM

, November 24, 2019

Dear readers, Our concern about the earth’s health moves us and inspires us to worldwide activities. The climate question is linked to our thinking and to our actions. The one-sided pursuit of personal interests and egocentric needs damages the climate on earth. It is similar with the climate between us human beings: our natural needs can easily lead to isolation and separation, while spiritual considerations unite and integrate. Rudolf Steiner therefore speaks of the true human ‘I’ as the “unifying ‘I’”. The theme of the Christmas Conference in 2019 at the Goetheanum relates to these questions: How do we build communities? How do we keep in contact? And how can brotherliness arise as a ground on we keep in contact? And how can brotherliness arise as a ground on which anthroposophy can grow? These questions touch on the “We” and point to the fourth verse of the Foundation Stone...

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