Speaking to the Current Stars
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“In recent years we have approached the questions of self-knowledge and world knowledge from various angles in our work, asking also about the mission of evil in the evolution of the spiritual (or consciousness) soul. Current events, with the constant increase of wars, terror attacks, social tensions as well as the concentration of political power in the hands of individuals, affect us in existential ways. The loss of reality that comes with digitalization as well as new technologies which even presage the end of humanity confront us more urgently than ever with the question as to our true inner essence and spiritual destiny. How we think of ourselves – whether we see ourselves as animals or machines – will determine our reality.”Continue reading...
If you wish to borrow books from the library or wish to become part of the Library Committee or simply would like to help as a volunteer, please contact Albert Spekman, or simply come during bookstore hours and ask the person on duty. The use of the library is free to current members. The library places over 2,000 books at your disposal. They are arranged into two sections: books by Rudolf Steiner arranged by title, and books by other authors arranged by author. We are proud to offer you a great selection of titles on varied themes: Esoteric Studies, Meditation, Inner Development, Reincarnation and Karma, Life after Death, Social Renewal, the Gospels, Nature and Biodynamics, and the Arts. We invite you to make use of this valuable resource. Procedures for borrowing books are stated on the linked page.
Barbra Frankel lives on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Her textile work and design include spinning fiber, organic fiber dying, weaving, and embroidery paintings. The Dragonfly Triptych was done over a two-year period, between 2011-12 and took its inspiration from a visit by a dragonfly in Montana. As it alighted on a companions cuff for a minute I got a chance to see all its glorious beauty. A soul journey began!
Judit Gilbert is a fiber artist who specializes in creating felted wool pictures for children. She depicts scenes from fairy tales and images of her own imagination. She plant-dyes the fleece herself, often using plants from her garden. Judit is a co-director of the Fiber Craft Studio in Chestnut Ridge, New York, where she teaches classes on both wet and needle felting, spinning, and plant-dyeing. Her wool paintings can be seen at woolpictures.com
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Receive & Give
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Conversations on Race, Ethnicity, and Culture in Anthroposophy
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