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February 28, 2021
— Thoughts on the pandemic deaths.
The Youth Initiative Initiative Forum is coming up in just a few days (March 3-7).
The Association for Anthroposophic Psychology and the Eckersley Shakespeare Trust announce a five-part series: Shakespeare’s Macbeth: Illuminating the Challenge of Evil.
A continuing resource is the Center for Biography and Social Art.
One extraordinary event of “Covid-time” was the August 13-16, 2020, MysTech Conference.
There is now a four-part set of videos on YouTube that share basic anthroposophic medical concepts in a way that assumes no prior knowledge.
Sometimes it is nice to be read to; Dale Brunsvold has been recording Steiner for 17 years.
— Photographs of rural habitations are again contributed by Dwight Ebaugh.
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February 15, 2021
— photos by Dwight Ebaugh.
— Lisa Romero’s webinar the Spiritual Origins of Conspiracy is now in our store (free, donations welcomed).
— A 12-part program with Mary Stewart Adams will start May 17th: “The New Images of the Zodiac in the Cycle of the Year.”
— Save the date for a Sophia Conference in April, 2022.
— The Youth Section in North America organizes a “Open-Pollinator Future Lab: a conversation across North America on Youth+Agriculture.”
— One pollinator presentation by Walter Goldstein is available in PDF form.
— The Pfeiffer Center is inviting applications for a three-month summer farm internship, prerequisite for a nine-month extended internship.
— Coming out of last September’s “How We Will 2020” was an impulse to create ALIANT, a US equivalent to the ELIANT alliance in Europe.
— View the latest from the UK’s Rudolf Steiner Press and Temple Lodge Publications and SteinerBooks and its imprints.
— Available now: Rudolf Steiner: Esoteric Lessons for the First Class of the School of Spiritual Science, volumes 1-4; with English and German texts printed side by side, plates with Rudolf Steiner’s handwritten notes of the mantras and reproductions of his original color blackboard drawings.
— The Sacramento Faust Branch holds meetings on Zoom: Exploring the Spiritual-Historical Background of America.
— “Learning to Think Like a Smart Machine” is the latest essay online at from anthroposophist Boyd Collins.
— The Portland (Oregon) Branch has found a home for its library of 3,000 books along with human get-togethers.
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January 30, 2021
— program notes: Lisa Romero “The Spiritual Origins of Conspiracy”; John Bloom & Laura Scappaticci podcast, “The Social Life of Money”
— four Goetheanum events:
—The Goetheanum Anthroposophy Studies.
—Rudolf Steiner mystery drama materials are being offered online.
—Youth and Agriculture Sections conference “Breathing with the Climate Crisis” from February 11-14
—Youth Section (Re)Search Summer School “for young people of all backgrounds, regardless of previous academic experience.”
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January 16, 2021
— thoughts of Gene Gollogly of SteinerBooks who passed on at 70
— full details now on “Die and Become ~ Bridging the Sacred Threshold” an interactive workshop series with Linda Bergh and Jolie Hanna Luba
— thanks from Deb Abrahams-Dematte for a strong response to our end of year appeal
— Remarkable offering from the Natural Science Section and the Goetheanum, an introduction and ten translated sessions for the October 2020 conference on climate
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January 2, 2021
— a short issue while we work on being human print edition
— “Die and Become ~ Bridging the Sacred Threshold” an interactive workshop series with Linda Bergh and Jolie Hanna Luba
— Beethoven and becoming human; “Beethoven is Prometheus”
— his one ballet, The Creatures of Prometheus
— a full performance online by the Philharmonia Orchestra
— Rudolf Steiner: 1906 statement on music and the spirit
— Photos from Southern California this time of year
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December 19, 2020
— the annual appeal
— Beethoven and his 250th birthday
— The Chicago Rudolf Steiner Branch presents a Zoom talk by Prof. Peter Selg, MD
— The new outreach program of Anthroposophic Medicine has a timely focus on public health
— Otto Scharmer of MIT and Theory U addresses Post-Truth, Post-Democracy, and Post-Humanity
— Essential Anthroposophy reflects briefly on our human mission.
— Fred Amrine reviews Wolfgang Schad, Threefoldness in Humans and Mammals
— WECAN has wonderful books on sale
— The photos take us from dim northeastern winter to sunny California
— The Portland Branch Site Committee is polling friends and members about a home
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December 5, 2020
— the annual appeal
— plans for a Holy Nights daytime “seed gathering”: A Rose by Any Other Name
— seasonal inspiration in our store; a new Holy Nights Journal 2020-2021 from Alan Thewless
— Dennis Klocek: “The School of Michael: Soul Health in an Age of Falsehood”
— the Goetheanum’s report on the recent general meeting
— essential anthroposophy: Steiner’s all-embracing spiritual ecology
— the “great conjunction” Jupiter & Saturn this year at the Winter Solstice
— renewal a “farm organism” with the arrival of a new farmer
— photos of Rudolf Steiner House and environs dusted with snow
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November 21, 2020
— Anthroposophic Nursing Practice: the new book
— “Growing Roots at Plowshare Farm” at (Keene, NH)
— Link: the recent being human is now online
— Rudolf Steiner on Viral Illness and Epidemics – review by Michael Ronall
— Hazel Archer-Ginsberg: temperaments at
— Andrew Linnell on The Hidden Heretic of the Renaissance: Leonardo
— Rev. Gisela Wielki’s retirement and Franz Marc’s Fighting Forms (1914)
— Photos show a changed palette in our nearby arboretum.
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November 7, 2020
— Holy Nights online
— Leaving a Legacy of Will
— Upcoming Writers’ Salon
— Charles Andrade color class
— Homeopathy appeal to the FDA
— Bruce Donehower video of a poem by Novalis
— Sunbridge Institute Teachers Conference on Race
— Boyd Collins: To See with a Thousand Eyes
— A new website,
— Kolisko Institute annual conference webinars
— Lightforms Art Center: Judy Pfaff; Place as Portal
— “Fear of Rest” from The Sun magazine
— Keats “To Autumn” and photos of foliage and leaves
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October 25, 2020 — the annual meeting and conference recordings
— the Goetheanum annual meeting livestream
— John Bloom reappointment as General Secretary
— Flight, a new sculpture by Martina Angela Müller
— Antioch University’s new EdD program with a Waldorf cohort
— Dan McKanan’s new book on Camphill; Camphill Research Symposium
— Photo: a flower gone to seed
— Essential Anthroposophy: the soul forces
— Photo: berries on a vine
— The NYC Branch Keep Talking blog
— The Goetheanum Leadership’s talks on “The Signature of Our Time.”
— Photo: Maple tree seeds on cement
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October 10, 2020 — Spanish is coming to!
— Another wonderful issue of the twice-yearly Art Section Newsletter
— Recalling Sally Voris of White Rose Farm
— Archangel Michael, illuminated manuscript, Germany
— The Front Range Anthroposophical Café
— Stella Natura 2021 Biodynamic Planting Calendar
— Photo of a very small flower unfolding an image of a whole constellation
— Photo of a garden in a crack in a cement sidewalk
— Edward Reaugh Smith passed away in August
— Lynn Jericho proposes “Holy Calm in Chaotic Times
– An Introduction to Equanimity”
— Photo of sunflowers in front of Rudolf Steiner House in Ann Arbor, MI.
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September 26, 2020 — Annual Conference: “Healing the Social Life, Preparing the Future” – keynote presenters
— ALIANT Alliance
— Philip Thatcher on Jupiter/Saturn, US Elections
— More eurythmy online
— Images of Archangel Micha-el, Russian, French, Italian
— Photo: late September mushrooms, SE Massachusetts
— The Michaelmas thought
— CAO racial sensitivity training
— CfA Explorations Online
— Anthroposophic Health Ass’n Resources
— Photo: late September, wild turkeys, SE Massachusetts
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September 12, 2020 — Western fires
— ‘Podding’
— APO Walkathon
— Anthroposophy Worldwide online
— Michaelmas preparations and podcasts
— Joseph Beuys, Cosmos and Damian Polished (1975)
— 9/11: Love, Service, Remembrance
— photo: Rockface, Sept, NE California
— Essential anthroposophy: living in the life of the Earth
— Dan McKanan interviewed
— Fred Amrine – Keryx Books
— New ASA events calendar
— photo: Dried cone and pine needles, Sept, NE California
— Joseph Beuys on suffering and compassion.
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August 29, 2020 — Fall conference suggestions
— Applied Anthroposophy Course “A Crash Course for Beginners” with Sherry Wildfeuer and Alex Tuchman
— CA Santa Cruz Fires / Gulf Hurricane
— September Art Dispersal with Laura Summer
— Eric Müller – Black Madonna novel
— The Annual Report for 2019 is now online
— Essential Anthroposophy: we are woven into the world
— A new General Secretary Page online
— Inventing Color: Late Works of M.C. Richards at Lightforms Art Center
— Waldorf Education: A Family Guide is available in a new, completely revised 2nd edition
— Photos of August clouds, afternoon and evening, from southern New Jersey
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August 15, 2020 — Eric Utne’s memoir is published
— Free Columbia Puppet Troupe performs a new work
— EduCareDo announces five new distance learning courses
— Lines by poet Seamus Heaney
— Essential anthroposophy: the stages of the human self’s development
— new books from Waldorf Publications
— How We Will in Chicago, August 17-30
— Youth Section study of the Foundation Stone – western landscapes
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August 1, 2020 — Applied Anthroposophy – coming in September
—Association for Anthroposophic Psychology continues its training online
— Boyd Collins writes about technology with a deep appreciation of anthroposophy
— The BD Association’s blog is always interesting
— Our online fall conference will have a first online art dispersal
— Essential anthroposophy: the journey of the ‘I’
— The Goetheanum has an English channel on YouTube
— How about educating outdoors?
— Gain skills with nine months at the Fellowship Community
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July 13, 2020
— Preparing the Sixth Epoch
— Eurythmy Online
— A new comet
— Goetheanum Climate Conference Feb 2021
— “The human being is a bridge” verse
— Essential anthroposophy: selfhood makes us human
— Anthroposophic Medicine conference in Sept
— International Lyre Day
— Steiner on viral illnesses and epidemics, collected
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June 29, 2020 — Social inclusion at a distance
— Our annual conference
— Biodynamic Association/Demeter USA merger
— Essential anthroposophy: the human form and constitution
— Lightforms Art Center
— The Twelve Senses Online from Threefold
— Steiner School of Speech Arts
— “Earth Alive”: Questions of Courage
— MysTech Conference
— Video: A Prayer
— Recruiting for initiatives
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June 15, 2020 — Fellowship Community fire
— John Bloom letter
— “Five Good Words” online
— “Teaching” by Molly McMullen-Laird, MD
— Essential anthroposophy: affirming humanity
— Michaela Glöckler, MD, on coronavirus questions
— Parent-Teacher support links
— Craig Holdrege: “Viruses in the Dynamics of Life”
— Regional reports
— Observing plants with the will.
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communications update

May 27, 2020 — Summering online?
Summer programs status – postponed, online, focusing on being human advertisers. — View the email


  1. Christopher Guilfoil on July 13, 2020 at 2:06 pm

    Dear friends,

    While most of the news from various anthroposophical endeavors now tends to be about stuff to do online, Zoom, webinars, etc., all well and good, it would be nice to also hear what folks are doing in person, face to face. These examples are needed now to balance the quick turning to screens.

    Yes, it can meet the desires and needs of many, 600 doing eurythmy online, but news of two or more gathering can be inspiring and insightful as well.

    Thanks for the good work,
    Christopher Guilfoil, Editor, Portland Branch Newsletter, Portland, OR

  2. Joan Tannheimer on July 14, 2020 at 4:46 pm

    Thank you Dear John Beck,

    Your writing is always inspiring, helpful, and kind. In response to Christopher, I am a flute and recorder player. We are now having rehearsals in a garden setting near a farm. Walking groups wander by and listen to us for awhile sometimes. Also in-person eurythmy has been available at the House of Peace, in the large barn space, for which my harpist friend and I play accompaniment. We can keep a distance, but the soul- warmth of interacting with friendly humans is invaluable.

    With Gratitude and earnest good wishes,

    • editor on July 14, 2020 at 5:15 pm

      Christopher, thanks for the question. Joan, thank you for this lovely answer!

  3. John Schuchardt on July 14, 2020 at 11:43 pm

    Greetings, John.
    Another issue of New View has arrived containing many articles that I believe are important and helpful in our crisis.
    I had suggested a link to the earlier issue, which you said was a good idea, so I was disappointed that you omitted that.
    Now I also request a link to this important resource of the most recent issue of New View.
    with hopes that the efforts of our anthroposophical friends in Europe can be shared with our membership here,
    best wishes, John

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