Posts made in March, 2020


From the World Society – On Climbing the Mountain

, March 21, 2020

Dear Members and Friends of the Anthroposophical Society in Canada, In the years following World War II the disintegration of complex multi-ethnic, multi-religious societies spread as a fracturing impulse across most of the globe. The artificial cohesion imposed by European colonial powers across Asia and Africa unravelled. In the midst of this collapse, the only model provided was the appearance of ever smaller nation-states formed on specific ethnic or religious groupings that had been imposed on Europe after the first World War. The significant step of imagining that we can live in complex societies, while still acknowledging and supporting our distinctions, was all but lost.   This was the year I was born, and often gives me pause to consider this world condition I chose to incarnate into. Not alone, a large number of my fellow anthroposophists chose a similar doorway into life.   A generation later, others chose...

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Compostela – Three friends walk the Way of the Stars (Part One)

, March 21, 2020

The protagonists of this adventure are three ladies, all having links to the Waldorf School Les enfants de la Terre, located in Waterville*. One fine day, Chantal Lamothe mentioned that she would like to do the Santiago de Compostela pilgrimage on foot. “If you go, we’re going with you!” And so last spring the three friends spent 36 days walking the Camino Francès (The French Way), from Saint-Palais to Santiago de Compostela, each one equipped with a credencial (pilgrim’s passport): the total distance, 943.8 kilometres.   I recently shared a meal with them in Sherbrooke. In reality, it was a meeting of complicity, since I myself had trod the Camino in the mid 1990’s (I covered the 1600 km. via Podiensis, the Le Puy Route, in 46 days.) And the experience feels even more complete when shared with others having made the pilgrimage. We tried to capture exactly how...

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