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 DRAWING  EXERCISES AND ST. JOHN

Wednesday, August 30, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Please join Laura Summer, artist and co-founder of Free Columbia arts initiative in upstate New York, and author of Making Free: Drawing Exercises to Experience the Gospel of St. John.  She will guide work based on her book.  Materials will be provided. 

 

“HOW WE WILL” FORUM

August 31 – September 4

Plummer Park Auditorium

7377 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood, CA

An event is coming to Los Angeles through Elderberries that will be too large to fit into our building and too complicated to explain in a single paragraph!  It will center on brother-sisterhood in the economic realm, equality in the political realm, and freedom in the cultural realm.  The Los Angeles Branch is part of this project, which will include presentations by Nicanor Perlas from the Philippines (author of Shaping Globalization: Civil Society, Cultural Power and Three-folding);  Gerald Haefner, head of the Social Science Section in Dornach; and Orland Bishop, Founder and Director of Shadetree Multicultural Foundation.

We hope you will support this important forum, and as a special incentive, Branch members are offered a one-day pass for $50.  

For all further information please visit www.howwewill.blog or call Daniel Evaeus, 323-675-8859.

 

NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL GUESTS

Thursday, September 14, potluck at 6:30 p.m.

September is a month of visiting dignitaries.  On the 14th we will share a potluck dinner and hear from the General Secretary of the American Society, John Bloom, and from Joan Sleigh of the Executive Council in Dornach, Switzerland.  There will also be time for general discussion and questions, so please bring yours!  Note the unusual date:  it is necessary because of their very busy schedule.  Please make a special effort to support their visit. 

If you can bring a dish to share please contact Cheryl Alexander: 323-343-8858.

 

JOHN BLOOM is Vice President of Organizational Culture at RSF Social Finance in San Francisco (www.rsfsocialfinance.org).  Part of his work is developing and facilitating conversations and programs that address the intersection of money and spirit in personal and social transformation. He has also helped develop awareness of issues of land and biodynamic agriculture across the United States. He has written two books, The Genius of Money, and Inhabiting Interdependence.  He lives in San Francisco.

JOAN SLEIGH was born in South Africa and moved to Germany in 1982.  After training as a Waldorf teacher she returned to Cape Town in 1995 and taught there until 2012.  Joan has been the coordinator of the Pedagogical Section in Cape Town since 2010 and a member of the Executive Council at the Goetheanum since April, 2013, where she is co-responsible for Anthroposophical Studies in English.

 

 

EURYTHMY

With Rachael Abbott

Saturday mornings 10 – 11 A.M. September 16 and 30; October 14 and 28; November 18

 No previous eurythmy experience is necessary.  However, participants should try to attend most sessions, as Rachael would like to work with themes that carry through the whole series.

RACHAEL ABBOTT teaches eurythmy at the Pasadena Waldorf School. Before moving to Pasadena, she lived in Stuttgart, Germany for five years, performing in the Else Klink Ensemble for three years after completing her training at the Eurythmeum. She grew up in the Fellowship Community in Spring Valley, New York.

Suggested Donation $25 per session

SPEAKING PEACE

Nonviolent Communication Workshops with Gail McManus

Saturday, September 23, 9:30 – 12:30

Sunday, October 22, 9:30 – 12:30 and

Sunday, November 29,  2-5 p.m.

In NVC workshops we learn that every interaction, every conversation, and every thought either promotes peace or perpetuates discord. As we practice NVC skills, we are able to heal pain, resolve conflicts, and spread peace on our planet. We develop an internal consciousness of our choices and intentions and we learn to express ourselves and listen empathically in diverse situations.

GAIL McMANUS is a practicing Communications Counselor and Mediator.  Contact Gail at gail@gailmcmanus.com or 518-653-2957. Gail’s website is www.gailmcmanus.com.

Suggested donation, $25 per session

  WORLD EURYTHMY DAY

Sunday, September 24, 3-6 p.m.

Individuals and families are invited to experience the world of eurythmy on this special day.  It will feature performances by eurythmists from our area—with special lighting, garments with veils, and music. There will be a display of the history of this art form, including wooden figures designed by Rudolf Steiner, photos, books, etc.  Families are encouraged to introduce their children to the beauty of eurythmy,  to hear and sing songs composed by Nobel Peace Prize recipient Bob Dylan, and to experience eurythmy by participating.

 Suggested donations:  Family $20 Individual $15, Student $5

 

 

MICHAELMAS FESTIVAL

Saturday, September 30, 2-4 p.m.

Rudolf Steiner put it quite directly:  “humanity must enter the Michael Age. . . Michael has his own particular relationship to human deeds that spring from the impulse of love.”  (December 17, 1922).  For the first part of our festival, we will read a lecture given by Rudolf Steiner in Torquay, England, on August 21, 1924, “Michael, Arthur, and the Grail.” (printed in Karmic Relationships, Volume 8, Lecture 3, pp. 31-45; also available in The Archangel Michael:  His Mission and Ours, pp. 269-282, and online at rsarchive.org).  Copies of the lecture will be available.  The second part will be a group artistic project, led by Andrea Marrapodi and Dory Rindge; materials will be provided.  We will conclude with a harvest potluck to celebrate the season, so please bring something if you can.

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EURYTHMY

With Rachael Abbott

Saturday mornings 10 – 11 A.M. October 14 and 28; 

 No previous eurythmy experience is necessary.  However, participants should try to attend most sessions, as Rachael would like to work with themes that carry through the whole series.

RACHAEL ABBOTT teaches eurythmy at the Pasadena Waldorf School. Before moving to Pasadena, she lived in Stuttgart, Germany for five years, performing in the Else Klink Ensemble for three years after completing her training at the Eurythmeum. She grew up in the Fellowship Community in Spring Valley, New York.

Suggested Donation $25 per session

 THE ROLE OF THE CHRIST IMPULSE AND THE ETERNAL FEMININE IN HUMAN DEVELOPMENTJames Ulness

Saturday, Oct. 21, 2 – 3:30 p.m.

Each person must become conscious and responsive to the workings of the Christ Impulse in their life if we are to raise ourselves and our civilization to higher levels.  The Eternal Feminine must work together in our consciousness in harmony with the Eternal Masculine if we are to evolve in a good and healthy way.  What does this mean for everyday life?

Sunday, Oct. 22, 2 – 3:30 p.m.

Using Erik Erikson’s Scheme of Developmental Stages on Life’s Way and Their Respective Tasks for Healthy Psycho-Spiritual Growth, we ask:  what about the developmental tasks for each of us in our present age?  We can become aware of these tasks and work consciously toward carrying them.

  1. JAMES ULNESS, Professor Emeritus in Psychology at Concordia College in Moorhead Minnesota, has integrated the best of main stream psychology with Eastern and Western spirituality, and the insights of Rudolf Steiner’s Spiritual Science.

 

Suggested donation $15 for one or $25 for both days

SPEAKING PEACE

Nonviolent Communication Workshops with Gail McManus

Sunday, October 22, 9:30 – 12:30 

In NVC workshops we learn that every interaction, every conversation, and every thought either promotes peace or perpetuates discord. As we practice NVC skills, we are able to heal pain, resolve conflicts, and spread peace on our planet. We develop an internal consciousness of our choices and intentions and we learn to express ourselves and listen empathically in diverse situations.

GAIL McMANUS is a practicing Communications Counselor and Mediator.  Contact Gail at gail@gailmcmanus.com or 518-653-2957. Gail’s website is www.gailmcmanus.com.

Suggested donation, $25 per session

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November

FESTIVAL FOR THOSE WHO HAVE CROSSED THE THRESHOLD

Saturday, November 4, 3-4:30 p.m.

Our remembrance will include music, poetry and reading of the names of those who have passed into the spiritual world. You may write the names of those you wish to remember on the list at the door of the auditorium as you enter. Participants who have experienced the passing of someone dear to them during the past year will be invited to share their thoughts and feelings. We will also read portions of Links Between the Living and the Dead, two lectures given by Rudolf Steiner in Bergen, October 10 and 11, 1913 (GA140).

 

FORERUNNERS OF ANTHROPOSOPHY IN ANGLO-AMERICA

with Fred Dennehy

Transcendentalism, Romantic Science, Psychic Investigation and Early Theosophy

Saturday, Nov. 11, 10-11:30 a.m. and 1-2:30 p.m.

Fred Dennehy has shared his knowledge on several subjects with us in years past, most recently on Shakespeare.  Today’s topic has many components, but he will weave them into an interesting whole to deepen our understanding of the foundations of anthroposophy.

FRED DENNEHY was a practicing lawyer for 40 years, and some years ago represented the National Society in its friend-of-the-court role in support of two Waldorf-influenced public schools in Sacramento. He has a doctorate in English Literature and has particular interests in Shakespeare and in 19th century literature and esoteric history. 

Suggested donation $15 each lecture or $20 for the day

EURYTHMY

With Rachael Abbott

Saturday  10 – 11 A.M.  November 18

 No previous eurythmy experience is necessary.  However, participants should try to attend most sessions, as Rachael would like to work with themes that carry through the whole series.

RACHAEL ABBOTT teaches eurythmy at the Pasadena Waldorf School. Before moving to Pasadena, she lived in Stuttgart, Germany for five years, performing in the Else Klink Ensemble for three years after completing her training at the Eurythmeum. She grew up in the Fellowship Community in Spring Valley, New York.

Suggested Donation $25 per session

SPEAKING PEACE

Nonviolent Communication Workshops with Gail McManus

Sunday, November 29,  2-5 p.m.

In NVC workshops we learn that every interaction, every conversation, and every thought either promotes peace or perpetuates discord. As we practice NVC skills, we are able to heal pain, resolve conflicts, and spread peace on our planet. We develop an internal consciousness of our choices and intentions and we learn to express ourselves and listen empathically in diverse situations.

GAIL McMANUS is a practicing Communications Counselor and Mediator.  Contact Gail at gail@gailmcmanus.com or 518-653-2957. Gail’s website is www.gailmcmanus.com.

Suggested donation, $25 per session

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CLASS LESSONS – Blue card required.

Sunday, September 10

3:30 p.m., Class Conversation on A Way of Serving, Chapter 9

5 p.m., Lesson 11

Sunday, October 1

3:30 p.m. Class Conversation on Lesson 11

5 p.m. Lesson 12

Saturday, October 28

2 p.m. Class Conversation on Soul Calendar Verses 30, 31 and 32

Sunday, November 5

3:30 p.m. Class Conversation on Lesson 12

5 p.m. Lesson 13

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SAVE THE DATE!

January 28, 2018

Introductory Singing Retreat

Christiaan Boele, internationally recognized Master Teacher of The School of Uncovering the Voice (the singing exercises of Werbeck), will return to the Los Angeles Branch to present an all-day introductory singing retreat.  Look for details in the next calendar.

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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.