ABOUT REFRESHMENTS: At the recent Annual General Meeting, the question of refreshments for events came up. It was agreed that refreshments will now be on a potluck basis. If there’s an event, or class, that you’ll be attending, please consider bringing something to share–especially if you’re looking forward to enjoying something to eat!
A WINDOW INTO THE DEVELOPING EMBRYO THROUGH MODELING
Saturday, February 23, 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1:30-4 p.m.
When modeling with clay every gesture contributes to our identification and inner experience of the developing embryo. Working with our hands is a fundamentally different learning process and, above all, it is enduring. We will work in-depth with the first 60 days of life.
PATRICIA DICKSON, M.A., is a sculptor, and Director Emeritus of Visual Arts at Rudolf Steiner College. She founded the Waldorf Subject Teacher Programs in Handwork and Foreign Language. She is a co-founder of the Coros Institute.
LEARNING TO SEE ANIMALS
Craig and Henrike Holdrege
Friday, March 1 and Saturday, March 2
WHERE DOES AN ANIMAL END? The American Bison
Friday, March 1, 8-9:30 p.m. – Lecture
This talk about the signature North American mammal, the bison (commonly known as the “buffalo”), will show how this animal extends far beyond the boundaries of its physical form and creates a web of relations with the larger environment and other living beings.
LEARNING TO SEE ANIMALS
Saturday, March 2, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 2-5 p.m. – Workshop
Animals embody great wisdom. In this workshop we will explore how we can learn to perceive that wisdom so that the deeper nature of animals, in their relation to the earth and to humanity, becomes more apparent to us.
Friday $25, Saturday $45
$60 for the weekend
Cost should not prevent attendance
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Of the Los Angeles Branch
Sunday, March 17, 2-4 p.m.
Once a year we meet to welcome new members, remember those who now work
from across the threshold, review Branch and Foundation finances, hear reports, review highlights of 2018, have elections, and very importantly, meet and greet each other over special refreshments.
ART, SPIRITUALITY, AND INNER DEVELOPMENT
March 22, 23 and 24
Co-sponsored by the L.A. Branch and Elderberries’ Urban First Aid (7510 W. Sunset Blvd.)
APPROACHING THE INNER NATURE OF GESTURE AND SPEECH
Friday, March 22, 8 – 9:30 p.m.
at the Rudolf Steiner Community Center
This will be an introduction to contemplative approaches to gesture and speech through a short presentation and a series of exercises. Through observation, working with movement and gesture participants will experience a unique source of inspiration pertinent to puppetry, acting, clowning and dance. This is a participatory event but no previous experience is required.
APPROACHING THE INNER NATURE OF COLOR
Saturday, March 23 , 6 – 9 p.m.
at Urban First Aid
Nathaniel will offer an introduction to contemplative approaches to color and painting through a short presentation and a series of exercises. Through observation, concentration and painting,
participants will experience lively and full dimensions of color that can enrich everyday life and the practice of visual art. This is a participatory event but no previous experience is required.
APPROACHES TO INNER PRACTICE AND SELF-DEVELOPMENT
Sunday, March 24, 6 – 9 p.m.
at Urban First Aid
Nathaniel will offer a short presentation on inner development focused on six basic exercises first introduced by Rudolf Steiner and the pragmatic inner practices of Benjamin Franklin. The presentation will be followed by an open conversation on inner discipline and spirituality.
$20 per lecture or $50 for the weekend
Nathaniel Williams studied visual art and anthro-posophy at the neueKUNSTschule in Switzerland. In 2004 he began work as a puppeteer in Europe. He is a co-founder of Free Columbia, an arts and educational initiative in upstate New York.
MAKING THE INVISIBLE VISIBLE WITH COLOR
Saturdays, 2 – 4 p.m.,
March 30, April 27, May 11
Amanda Sargenti has always made self-expression and self-exploration a priority. She uses creativity and the arts to gain a deeper understanding of life and to help connect with a higher consciousness. Within workshops, participants are encouraged to make the invisible visible using color and imagination. No previous experience is necessary as the focus is to nurture the individual’s internal processes.
Suggested Donation $15-25 per class
For more information please visit Amanda Sargenti’s website at www.FlyingColors.Life.
HOW CAN THE DESTITUTION OF THE SOUL IN MODERN TIMES BE OVERCOME?
Saturday, April 6, 2-3:30 p.m.
Can Anthroposophy help us acquire a deeper experience of the social question and what it means to be free in one’s thinking? Through knowledge of the spiritual nature of the human being we will attempt to bring to light the three main challenges of the consciousness soul.
Suggested donation: $20
SEBASTIEN DUPUIS has been studying anthroposophy for 25 years with a special interest in how individual spiritual activity can be applied to create new healthy social relationships. He is currently teaching Eurythmy and Theosophy in the foundation program of the Waldorf School of Orange County.
REFLECTIONS: A Eurythmy Recital
Saturday, April 13, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
This performance features the movement art of Eurythmy performed to two masterpieces of the solo piano repertoire, played this evening by Brigitte Armenier:
Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 31 in A-flat major, Op. 110, and Schubert’s Piano Sonata in G major D. 894, Op. 78.
Choreographed directly from the score, Eurythmy develops the musical line as gesture in space through tones, intervals, rests, bar lines, and breaths. This beautiful art form was introduced by Rudolf Steiner.
Suggested donation: $20
For photos and videos about Gabrielle Armenier visit www.eurythmyagency.com
Saturday, April 20, 2-4 p.m.
Using Emil Bock’s book, The Three Years, we will examine the events of Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday, interpreting their meaning as they occurred two thousand years ago and their relevance to our own time. Copies of the text will be provided.
HEALING IN RAPHAEL’S MADONNA PAINTINGS
Joan D. Treadaway
Friday and Saturday, May 3 and 4
THE MADONNA PICTURE SERIES
Friday, May 3, 8-9:30 p.m.
In 1922 Rudolf Steiner approached Dr. Felix Piper, an anthroposophical physician, to work with him in treating children and adults with the healing images of the Raphael Madonna series. The 15 paintings have a regenerative force, enlivening the human being though five etheric streams.
THE MADONNA TREATMENT
Saturday, May 4, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Join us for a viewing of the 15 Raphael Madonnas in an intimate and carefully prepared setting, accompanied by music and poetry especially composed for these paintings. Steiner repeatedly drew attention to the power of these images to strengthen and heal soul imbalances.
THE MISSION OF RAPHAEL
Saturday, May 4, 1-3 p.m.
In this session we will explore the incarnations of Raphael.
Joan Treadaway is a trained Waldorf Remedial Therapist and helped found three Waldorf schools. She has a B.A. in psychology, in sociology, and a Master of Science in Education. She served two terms on the General Council of the National Society and served many years on the Western Regional Council. She is an avid bird-watcher!
Friday $20, Saturday $45,
GOETHE AND GOETHEANUM
Saturday, May 18
10:30 a.m. – 12 noon and 1:30 – 3 p.m.
THE OCCULT FOUNDATIONS OF GOETHE’S SCIENCE (with slides)
Rudolf Steiner, having edited Goethe’s scientific studies, later characterized them as “a physical science . . . based on occult principles” and he continued to develop Goethe’s methodology in his own anthroposophical research. This illustrated lecture will explore the hidden principles underlying Goethe’s science (especially his theory of color), and consider their relationship to what he called the “allegorical, symbolic, mystical use of color.”
THE COLORED GLASS WINDOWS OF THE GOETHEANUM (with slides)
Rudolf Steiner called the First Goetheanum “an organ for the language of the gods.” Nine large colored glass windows led the human being past the Guardian of the Threshold into a step-by-step experience of conversation with the spiritual world. Goethe’s insights into color became a living reality in the windows, enhanced by Steiner’s use of a new glass etching technique. This lecture will consider what these windows can mean for an understanding of anthroposophy.
Suggested Donation $20 per lecture
or $35 for both
Douglas Miller, Ph.D. is emeritus professor of German at the University of Michigan, Flint. His research has focused on Goethe’s accomplishments as a scientist and writer. Professor Miller is a long-time anthroposophist and a member of the Section for the Literary Arts and Humanities.
NVC: NONVIOLENT COMMUNICATION
With Gail McManus
Saturdays, March 9, April 6, May 11, 9:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m
Nonviolent Communication is a set of skills which enable us to clarify our intentions and understand our objectives as we come to a compassionate balance within ourselves. We learn how to communicate fearlessly what is important to us in such a way that others will listen fearlessly as well.
Suggested donation, $25
Saturday, February 16
2 p.m. Conversation about The Soul Calendar – Verses 45, 46, 47 at the Christian Community
Sunday, March 3
3:30 p.m. Passiontide-themed conversation about the Hierarchies and Lesson 6
5 p.m. Lesson 7
Sunday, April 7
3:30 p.m. Conversation about Lesson 7
5 p.m. Lesson 8
Sunday, May 5
3:30 p.m. Conversation about Lesson 8
5 p.m. Lesson 9
All events are held at The LA Branch, 110 Martin Alley in Pasadena unless otherwise stated.
Suggested donations are not intended to exclude anyone’s participation.
Please come to our events and donate what you can.