Posts made in December, 2019


From the World Society – On Our Gifts

, December 14, 2019

Dear Members and Friends of the Anthroposophical Society in Canada, The respite that summer brings comes all too quickly to an end with the cascade of meetings and conferences that fill the autumn months. This fall’s schedule was further intensified by the inclusion of meetings of the North American Collegium with the AGM of the US Anthroposophical Society. A first joint meeting of the Collegium with the Council of the US Society was also added. In Canada the first significant meeting of the General Anthroposophical Section within the Canadian context took place at Hesperus Village in Toronto. All of these were necessary and important expansions of the General Secretary’s tasks. Within this busy schedule islands of quiet become welcome sanctuaries in the on-flowing stream of events.   Over many years of engagement with Hesperus Village, what I look forward to is just such a quiet space. My habit has...

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The Grail Quest, or the art of asking the true question – a Michel Dongois interview

, December 14, 2019

Since 1967, Jean Poyard has been interested in the history of esoteric Christianity, by way of Eastern orthodoxy. For over 30 years he has carried on research into the Grail tradition and the spiritual impulse of the Knights Templar. He is a member of the Anthroposophical Society in France (1988) and a member of the School for Spiritual Science (2003). Since retiring from an active professional career and stepping back from his responsibilities as director in the area of social housing, he has devoted his time to his research in the above mentioned fields. He has lectured extensively, and is the author of Le Graal, queste christique et templière (“The Grail and Templar Streams as Christian quests), published by Dervy. The following interview with Michel Dongois took place this fall in Paris. Why was Chrétien de Troyes’ romance Perceval ou le Conte du Graal left unfinished? The Perceval romance...

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Vancouver Mystery Drama Group – Susan Koppersmith

, December 14, 2019

On the west coast, the Vancouver Mystery Drama group is alive and active. We are a group of about 12 or more who rehearse one weekend a month. Marie-Reine Adams, who has had much experience working with a mystery drama group in the UK, travels to Vancouver from Vancouver Island to direct us. We are also grateful for Anja Macmurchie who accompanies her and helps us with speech and drama exercises. At present we are working with the Portal of Initiation with the plan of sharing some rehearsals with the public in the new year and the spring. We hope to have a performance in early July. It is amazing to witness all the little miracles that happen around our practices. Even those with small parts benefit from hearing, repeatedly, the longer speeches of some others. In scene one we are introduced to all the characters and their views...

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