Dear Members and Friends.
We were able to resume our activities at the Los Angeles Branch with a special event with John Bloom in September. The Planning Committee has been meeting every month to try to re-schedule the events we had planned for the Spring and add new events that will be meaningful to you. We had rescheduled the AGM for August when, at the end of July, it became apparent that the rising number of Covid-19 cases would prevent us from meeting. We will have the AGM sometime in March 2021. In the meantime, we will be updating the calendar of events as the situation with the pandemic unfolds. If it looks like we can move forward, we will, of course, observe all the safety protocols, such as facemasks and social distancing.
The Planning Committee
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING : Postponned Until March 2021
A new initiative to involve more friends and members in our Branch life. The members of the Planning Committee understand that it is often difficult to make the drive to Pasadena. We are hoping that by offering these Community Saturdays once a month, a more diverse offering will allow people to take part in one or more offerings each time. From 10:00 – 11:00, we will have a study and discussion by different speakers. Following a short break, we will have a eurythmy class from 11:15 – 12:15 followed by a chance to practice attentiveness from 12:30 – 1:00. At 1:00, once the pandemic is over, we hope to offer a social time for anyone interested in staying or perusing the library or bookstore.
Oct. 24 (Saturday) 10:00 - 11:30 and 1:00 - 2:30
Corrected DATE from previous announcement
The Sistine Chapel Paintings of Michelangelo
By George Hastings
Michelangelo and the Sistine Chapel ceiling is George Hastings’ favorite subject. He finds the pictures enhance the spoken and written lessons of Rudolf Steiner and Steiner’s lessons enhance the allegorical lessons on the Sistine Chapel ceiling. He will bring two power point presentations on Saturday.
George Hastings was introduced to Anthroposophy around 1990. He soon discovered that Richard Wagner’s Ring Cycle operas contained many esoteric lessons. Since then he has been researching hidden allegorical messages in the arts and mythology. In 2010 he wrote Rudolf Steiner, Richard Wagner, and Allegories of The Ring which put The Ring cycle into the perspective of the precession of the equinox. He hopes to rewrite and republish it someday. His other favorite subjects include Homer’s Odyssey, King Minos and the Minotaur, Jason and the Golden Fleece, and Mozart’s The Magic Flute. He lives with his wife, Celeste Bennett, on Marrowstone Island in Washington.
This will be an in-person event only. Suggested donation: $25.00
Please note that masks are required for attendance to the event. Please contact Roger Rindge at email@example.com if you plan to come. We will need to know how many are coming to ensure safe social distancing.