24 Monday 7pm, $10-20 sugg. donation
NURTURE AND EXPLORE
How to transition from Summer to Autumn? Come in for some gentle harmonious movement exercise. May we gratefully receive the riches so that we can share our abundance with others through Love. We’ll practice conscious walking on the Earth in gratitude; learn to move the eurythmy gestures for the consonants B and P (the gift from the constellation of the Virgo); connect with each other with gentle exercises to enlivening piano music and beautiful poetry. And yes, go ahead... invite a friend or a family member to come with you. We’ll practice gentle harmonious movement exercises to live piano music and beautiful poetry. Share your vibrant light in a circle of like-minded souls.
Open to all who can walk. No prior movement experience is needed. Future dates: Oct 29, Nov 19.
Marta Stemberger, MA: a harmonious movement teacher, mindful translator, spiritual researcher, radio host, and featured HuffPost blogger. Marta has taught movement, performed, and lectured in Europe and the U.S. since 1989.
29 Saturday 7-9pm, donations welcomed
O Nature, your maternal life
Above is the Calendar of the Soul verse for Michaelmas (#26) written by Steiner. Linda Larson compiled a translation by Hans & Ruth Pusch, William Mann, and herself. At our festival gathering, we will all work together with this verse. We encourage those planning to attend to begin living with the verse now and in the coming days leading up to our gathering.
Since August, the Festival Group has been studying Man and the World of Stars, Part 2: The Spiritual Communion of Mankind, Lec. 1-5, Dec. 23-31, 1923. We will focus on Lec. 1 & 2 for the conversation during our gathering.
The Program for the Michaelmas Festival will be generally as follows:
Eurythmy to Michaelmas Verse
A light snack during social time will be provided at the close of the evening.
Festival Group invites all to attend and co-create our festival offering for Michaelmas.
05 Friday 7pm, donations welcome
Working with the worldwide study theme, Foundation Stone mantra, and the Christmas Conference of 1923/4. Artistic work, social time, and refreshments. Next date: November 9th.
10 Wednesday 7pm
What are we really eating?
Daphne von Boch, MD
Why are there so many contradictions in nutrition? Should we eat meat or vegetarian? Raw food or cooked? Low carb or low fat? How can we sort through “food fads” and assess which of the different carbohydrates (vegetables, grains, sugar), proteins (pork, beef, fish, plant-protein) and fats (animal and plant fats) are healthy and which are not—and why? Dr. von Boch will provide guidelines to help us judge on our own.
Daphne von Boch, MD: Born in Canada, she met anthroposophy after moving to Argentina, later received anthroposophic medical training with Dr. Otto Wolff, and in Germany worked in a hospital for anthroposophic, natural, and nutritional medicine. Since 2012 she has trained anthroposophic physicians in Eastern Europe and the Far East and worked to publish and translate Dr. Wolff’s books on spiritual biochemistry, nutrition, and other topics.
12-14 Fri 7-9pm, Sat 10a-3p, Sun 1pm
Lord of the Elements
Rev. Bastiaan Baan
This conference focuses on ways to discover and experience, beginning with sense perception, the spiritual world that is hidden behind nature. Rudolf Steiner once said that “Reading the book of nature is the Shibboleth (sign of recognition) of anthroposophy.” In three lectures and a workshop we will follow this path:
Friday-Saturday at Anthroposophy NYC (138 W 15th); Sunday at the Christian Community (309 W 74th). Sunday at 11am The Act of Consecration, at 12 noon a light lunch, followed by the closing talk.
Bastiaan Baan: worked in a school for drop-outs in LA and in Gandhi Schools in India, then was a Waldorf class teacher for seven years in the Netherlands. Ordained in 1981, in 2013 he emigrated to the US where he is director at the seminary of the Christian Community in Spring Valley. Several of his books have been translated into English: Lord of the Elements, Old and New Mysteries, Ways into Christian Meditation, The Chymical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreutz, and Sources of Christianity: Peter, Paul and John (Floris Books).
15 Monday 7pm, $10-20 sugg. donation
17 Wed 7pm, $10-20 sugg. donation
David Taulbee Anderson
Part 2: The Patriarchs (1900bc–1500).
Abraham, Isaac and Jacob; Israel. Slavery. Moses. Wilderness (1500bc). Canaan. Judges (1400-1100bc). Saul, 1st king of Israel (1020bc).
27 Saturday 7pm
Classical Guitar Concert
29 Monday 7pm, $10-20 sugg. donation
Zodiac Circle Eurythmy