From the General Secretary June 3, 2020 Dear Members and Friends, Present events and the beat of daily news have kept me in a state of rawness. No one I have spoken with is immune from suffering. How can we comprehend what is unfolding, maybe even unravelling, in so many dimensions? And in the unravelling, we…

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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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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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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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January 2020 Dear Members and Friends, Welcome to the new year, new decade, and what the future will certainly ask of us—awakening and deepening community. It is highly significant and worth celebrating that nearly 900 people participated in the Society’s Holy Nights online program in closing out 2019 and ushering in 2020. Whether you participated…

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December 2019 Dear Members and Friends,  The fall has been a very full, a time of harvest and harmony, a time of protest and celebration, and a time of reconsidering our history. The Society’s October gathering in Atlanta, Georgia, Facing Each Other, opened by bringing together the images of Rudolf Steiner, Marjorie Spock, and Martin Luther King,…

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August, 2019 Dear Members and Friends,  The truth is that when any notion of the sacred is banished, it is impossible for humans to establish a hierarchy of values. Thus we can try to impose a few rules externally, but in vain: the soul will not embrace them on a fundamental level because they do…

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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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May 3, 2019A Brief Report from the Spring Meetings at the Goetheanum Dear Members and Friends,Spring greetings. As I did last year, I am writing this brief report following the spring meetings at the Goetheanum in Dornach, Switzerland. Most public of those meetings is the Annual General Meeting at which business of the General Anthroposophical…

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