Posts made in February, 2020


From the World Society: On Our Wounds and Our Healing

, February 22, 2020

Dear Members and Friends of the Anthroposophical Society in Canada, Many years ago, I was very fortunate to be part of the architectural group at Emerson College in Sussex, England when one of the leading anthroposophical physicians from the Netherlands visited the college and spoke about wounds and their healing. He made a seemingly simple statement, one that affected me deeply and has been a guide in my life since. What he brought as a distillation of his long career in anthroposophical medicine was this: “The wound that is healed becomes a sense organ” We all have the experience of scar tissue formed by the healing of a physical wound. We can experience how this tissue becomes more sensitive than it had been. He used this example of the physical process to help us understand the much more significant wounding of our souls. This is the wounding that is...

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January Council Retreat in Calgary by Susan Koppersmith

, February 22, 2020

I wanted to share with the membership some personal reflections of a recent Council retreat. This January the Council with our General Secretary visited Calgary for a retreat and also to meet active members. Landing at the airport on a Thursday in a cold, snowy landscape was a bit of a shock because I had been enjoying almost spring-like temperatures in Vancouver, where I live. Christof Wuerscher met me and I was whisked away to his house where his wife, Christine, was getting ready for visitors. Later the other Council members joined us for a fine dinner with food that Calgary friends had provided. In the evening we met with local members, including a few who had travelled from Edmonton, several hours away. We introduced ourselves and shared news of initiatives in our areas. It was freezing cold outside but, inside the Wuerscher’s home that night, there was laughter...

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Class Holders/Council meeting October 17 – 20, 2019  Thornhill, Ontario, Canada

, February 22, 2020

A first conference exploring the General Anthroposophical Section as experienced in Canada included local (Toronto area) Class members as well as Class Holders and Council members. My questions going into this conference were about deepening my understanding of the General Anthroposophical Section, its role in Anthroposophy, its role in my life.  A challenge for me has been this word, ‘section’.  It seems counter-intuitive to call it a section.  Olaf Lampson once suggested that we think of it as a ‘field’ while Ute Weinmann suggested ‘sphere’.  These options appeal to me more than ‘section’. What started for me as an exploration of the landscape of the General Anthroposophical Section over the last year as I became a part of the organizing team of four (with Dorothy LeBaron, John Glanzer and Greg Scott) who carried the torch of this conference, became a deepening process of my orientation to the significance anthroposophy plays in my life.  In...

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