GivingTuesday/End of Year Appeal

Dear Friends, Warm Thanksgiving greetings to you, from all of us here at the Anthroposophical Society in the US. We are so very grateful for you, our members and friends. Thank you for being a bearer of this healing work in the world. In this season of gratitude, we want to say thank you for your interest…

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From the General Secretary

Spring is an energizing time of year, a time of renewal in the natural world. Festivals celebrated during this time of year reflect the power of transformation, death, rebirth, and liberation of the spirit.

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The Alchemy of Gift

from being human – winter-spring 2020 by John Bloom What might an analysis of gift streams tell us about the development of human consciousness in the twenty-first century in the United States? The experience of giving and receiving makes it clear that gifting has profound meaning in and through human connections; these connections constitute culture. Thus,…

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The Temple and the Treasury

from being human spring-fall 2019 by John Bloom How is it that high-profile banks have managed to perpetuate their mythic images as temples of finance? Despite the revelations of wrong-doing, ethical breaches, and market manipulation, banks are still keepers of our money. The language of trust is brandished amidst the marble columns and promises of security,…

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The Character of Capitalism, Capital, & Money

from being human spring issue 2019 by John Bloom Given how enmeshed politics have become with our economic and cultural life, I probably ought not to be surprised that capitalism, or what it has come to represent, is frequently disparaged as the bearer of illness in the body social. I have found myself reminding others when…

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Traute Page & the White Rose

from being human spring issue 2019 This article include a book review, a reminder of the resistance group “The White Rose,” and appreciations of Traute Lafrenz Page, MD, at her 100th birthday. Dr. Page was a General Secretary of the Anthroposophical Society in America in the 1990s. Long Live Freedom! Traute Lafrenz and the White Rose,…

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Newsletter from the Natural Science Section

Dear Friends, We have asked the Society to distribute this inaugural issue of the Correspondence, a newsletter of the Natural Science/Mathematics-Astronomy Section of the School for Spiritual Science to all members of the Society. The Section aims to become more visible and step up our service to the Society. You must subscribe, if you want to receive future…

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Division of Labor — and Artificial Intelligence

from being human summer-fall 2018 by John Bloom In the spirit of reconsidering many aspects of economic life, questioning underlying assumptions, and finding ways of reimagining the next economy, the division of labor has received little attention. It is certainly hard-wired into the current capital-driven market economy that seeks to maximize profit. While an awareness…

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