From the General Secretary

November 2021 Dear Members & Friends, The mind thinks it loves; the heart loves before the thought. I cannot begin this letter without first recognizing the innovative efforts, good will, and inspired colleagues that made our Annual Conference in October, Building the Temple of the Heart, an extraordinary multi-dimensional happening. It was a beautiful tapestry of…

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From the General Secretary

With the grace of a broad enough shift in pandemic mood and practices, I was able to begin writing this post from the Goetheanum in Dornach, Switzerland, where I was participating in the postponed spring meeting of the General Secretaries and Country Representatives.

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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 Shadow Side of Gift

By Dorothy Hinkle-Uhlig, in response to “The Alchemy of Gift” by John Bloom. “Simply stated, the gift works healthily when it is recognized consciously, humbly, and consequentially as a gift.”

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From the General Secretary: “between self and community interest”

From the General Secretary April 12, 2020 Dear Members and Friends, I never imagined writing something to you in the midst of a global pandemic in which sheltering in place, spatial distancing, and fear of being infected or infecting others are a constant and oppressive presence. In a framework of safety, we live in a…

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Letter from Virginia Sease

Intro from John Bloom, General Secretary How wonderful, timely and surprising it was to receive a letter meant for all US Society members from Virginia Sease, emeritus member of the Executive Council of the Goetheanum in Dornach, former Council member from the US Society, long-time Waldorf teacher at Highland Hall School in Los Angeles, as…

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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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