Mystery Drama Lecture
The Mystery Dramas by Rudolf Steiner
A case study of the presence of Lucifer and Ahriman in human biography
Evening presentation and workshop with Marke Levene
Friday March 3, 7.30 pm Lecture
@SFWS Campus, 2938 Washington St.
An introductory evening lecture and Saturday workshop for deepening an understanding of Rudolf Steiner’s Mystery Dramas.
Marke Levene is a co-founder of Portal Productions and has been connected to the production and performance of the four Mystery Dramas in the english speaking world.
This lecture and workshop is intended for people with an interest in anthroposophy, who wish to get to know or deepen their understanding of the plot and character of the Mystery Dramas first published and performed in german and available in a variety of english translations.
Marke will introduce the characters of the play and the underlying questions explored through the dramas guiding us to an understanding of the relevance of the plays in our present age.
This lecture and workshop is co-sponsored by AnthroposophyBayArea.org and the Wednesday evening study group. We hope to welcome many interested people to this wonderful opportunity. The event is free and open. Donations are welcome.
Kindly contact Monika Leitz at [email protected] with questions and registering your interest for attending the Saturday, March 4 workshop from 10-4 pm.
Upcoming Events from Biodynamic BDANC
January 17th – 31st ( 3 sessions) TU 8:15 – 9:30 am – Eurythmy for Healthy Eyes -with guest Eurythmist Barbara Bressette-Mills at www.eurythmyonline.com
January 25th – Candelmas – a Cross-Quarter Festival Heralding Spring with Willow Summer and Hazel Archer Ginsberg – 3 pm: Gathering, 5 pm: Potluck – – Storytelling – meditation – ritual. Please bring food and drink to share. Contact: Three Springs Community Farm, Bodega, CA – Contact Willow
January 26th TH, 7 pm – Farming and Finance: CSA’s, Land Trusts and Farms of Tomorrow, Growing Sustainable Children, with Willow Summers and Ronni Sands – at Sebastopol Gravenstein Grill – 8050 Bodega Ave. Contact: [email protected]
January 28th, 2pm – Velsum Voices Presents: New Nightingale, New Rose – with Lucien Dante Lazar and Ultra-Violet Archer, A Benefit for Nancy Poer in the Peace Garden at White Feather Ranch, Placerville, CA. Can’t make the concert? RSVP to receive directions to White Feather Ranch [email protected]
January 31st, at 5:30 PST – Webinar for Parents: Strengthen Immunity and Manage Childhood Infections Successfully at Home by Daciana Iancu, MD In this webinar, you will learn about how you can support your children at home through childhood infections such as viral illnesses, respiratory infections, and fevers. You will hear about natural ways and home remedies to strengthen children’s immunity and prevent unnecessary infections. Additionally, you will receive tools to manage viral infections at home and feel more comfortable with fevers. Find out more and register at https://anthrosonoma.com/workshops
Order now for Book Study Group: Goethe’s Science of Living Form – The Artistic Stages by Nigel Hoffmann – BDANC is planning an online creative and interactive study of living form through modalities of physical thinking, imagination, inspiration and intuition. Dates Early February – to be arranged. This book, recently reprinted by Adonis Press is available here . More information forthcoming soon.
BDANC Norcal Community Network
This email and its corresponding website anthroposophybayarea.org has been providing information about anthroposophical institutions and activities in California for several decades, mostly due to the work of one person who now needs to move on to other tasks. We need some volunteers to keep this service going. It doesn’t take a lot of time or expertise, and you can help out from the comfort of your own home.
Anthroposophybayarea.org is a WordPress website, and WordPress makes it fairly easy to log into the website dashboard to upload new posts. Then, a magical email plugin sends an email out once a week (Wednesday nights) when there are new posts. So simple! The WordPress site manages all of the email list add-ins and opt-outs and email formatting.
We need some volunteers who are willing to receive email with requests to post information to the email list/website, and then to transfer event information and pictures into the website as a new “post.” Organizations who regularly put on events are able to sign up as users to post their own events.
We could also use a volunteer who is willing to check out and update all the information on the website regarding California anthroposophical institutions, schools, groups, etc. This would mean checking links to see if they work and if addresses are current, and email some groups to follow up to make sure they are still meeting and that the information is current.
Ideally, someone would be willing to step forward who could slowly take over full administration of the site. This would mean getting to know WordPress a bit better, logging in periodically to activate the recommended updates, and setting up new users (such as organizations who could add their own posts) with a user account and permissions. There are a lot of ways to learn WordPress available online, and you can also receive help from the old webmaster.
One further volunteer possibility is for someone to check in periodically with the Anthroposophical Society of America regarding new members in California who may want to sign up for the email list. Cross-posting significant events onto the ASA calendar could also be quite helpful.
Please, if you would like to help out in any way, simply email [email protected] So many people will be grateful, including those who appreciate knowing what’s going on anthroposophically in California!
The website costs several hundred dollars to host annually, which is currently being donated mostly by just one person. We could really use some donations annually to help with the costs. Please consider helping out by sending a check payable to Susan Overhauser to the address at the bottom of the email you received. Thank you so much for your support!
Candlemas Celebration January 25
Candlemas – a Cross-Quarter Festival Heralding Spring –
with Willow Summer & Hazel Archer-Ginsberg
25 January 2023 – Program – 3 pm PT – Potluck – 5 pm PT
Please Bring Food & Drink to Share
- Storytelling: The Alchemy of Celtic Triple Goddess Brigid
- The Year of the Water Rabbit –
- Tu B’Shvat –
- Rudolf Steiner’s Seed Meditation –
- ‘Charm the Plow’ – consecrate the gardening tools
Three Springs Community Farm
15300 Bodega Hwy, Bodega, CA 94922Contact Willow for more info.
Fire in the Temple
Saturday, January 14 in Pasadena
Los Angeles Branch
110 Martin Alley, Pasadena
11:00 AM Part One
2:30 PM Part Two
Monday, January 16 in Soquel
3920 Fairway Dr., Soquel
4:00 Part One
7:00 Part Two
Wednesday, January 18 in Fair Oaks
Stegmann Hall, Meristem campus
9200 Fair Oaks Blvd.
Fair Oaks, CA
5:00 Part One
8:00 Part Two
A full-scale–production tour
with a full cast of twelve actors and eurythmists
is in the works to premiere in September, 2023.
This will only be possible
with your donation.
Crafted from actual events and discourse, Fire in the Temple, dramatizes Rudolf Steiner’s final months and brings to the stage the people around him, including two extraordinary women, Marie Steiner von Sivers and Dr. Ita Wegman, both of whom stood by him until the very day of his death – and beyond. Their personal conflicts, hopes and sorrows are sensitively portrayed in this rigorously researched drama.
Switzerland, 1923. Spiritual teacher and clairvoyant Rudolf Steiner works to waken people to hidden realities. Religious and political enemies oppose him, and his pupils struggle to grasp their task. But ancient memories and faithful friendships persist.
Please help create this historic centennial achievement. Ticket sales can only cover about fifteen percent of the costs. Our professional cast and crew will be giving up their everyday employment to devote themselves one hundred percent to this worthy task for several weeks, and they deserve appropriate compensation. Your donation will also help fund their travel, housing and meals, as well as original music, sets, costumes, lighting and sound. (Your donations are tax deductible to the full extent permitted by law.)
Thank you for supporting our vision and being a part of this extraordinary undertaking. Any amount you give will help us achieve our goal.
Mail donation checks, payable to “Lemniscate Arts Inc,” to
Fire in the Temple,
C/O Lemniscate Arts
117 Durham Rd.
Freeport, ME 04032
Or use any debit or credit card, or your Paypal Account. Our “support Fire in the Temple” button is easy to use.
Talk on Vidar, the Angel of Buddha & the Etheric Christ on Sunday January 15 SFWHS
Getting to Know Vidar
A talk by Susan Overhauser
Sunday, January 15, 3:15pm
San Francisco Waldorf High School
470 West Portal Ave., San Francisco
As Michael transitioned from Archangel to Archai, the being known as Vidar stepped into Michael’s position as ruling Archangel. Who is this being, and how does he relate to Michael and Christ?
This talk will provide some background information about the being known as Vidar and his importance for our current time. Vidar is known from Norse mythology as an Aesir (god) who survives Ragnarok and conquers the Fenris Wolf who is trying to devour the sun. Vidar can help us achieve the forces and discernment needed to conquer Ahrimanic and Luciferic influences.
Vidar has been active for a very long time, in close connection with Christ. Vidar is also connected to Buddhism, and to the purified forces of the “sister soul of Adam,” forces that did not go through the fall of man. Vidar’s task is very relevant to our times, and to the development of a true etheric clairvoyance. A verse for Vidar will be shared at the conclusion of the talk.
Invitation to Online Study of Karen River’s Book
‘Love is ultimately the most meaningful of human experiences. In all its various forms, love leads us to the fulfillment of human existence. Love has the power to unite us with our true self, to unite us with the spiritual essence in others, and it has the power to carry us on wings of selflessness to unite with the Divine.’
Karen L. Rivers
Join us for a study of Karen River’s book, and begin the work of transformation by learning about and identifying the Double in your own biography. Helping each other through conversations we will work to identify impulses and patterns, and strive to lift them into more ennobled ways of expression.
This online study group is forming at the moment, and we will most likely be meeting via zoom on a bi-weekly rhythm on Mondays at 7 pm.
Please contact [email protected], or [email protected], for more information and to sign up.
The book can be ordered here:
Three Springs Community Farm CSA
Three Springs Community Farm
“This produce means the world to me …. to know that I’m eating pure vegetables from soil that is ALIVE, with varied, rotated crops, planted by loving hands. I’m so grateful every week … it’s a staple in my well being along with the water that I drink. I’m grateful that I can share this sacred staple with my son too.”
~ Renée, 3 Springs Farm CSA Member
We are very happy to invite you to become a Farm Member with Three Springs Community Farm Biodynamic Vegetable CSA for the 2023 season. Preliminary Signups are due ASAP so we can plan for the coming season. We have 13 spots left out of our total of 80 memberships available. Please sign up and help spread the word so we can fill our membership by the end of December!
Farm Membership Sign-Up Form:
Additional details about Membership can be viewed in this folder:
Website with more info about the farm:
About our Membership Program (CSA):
Our offerings are distributed to Members-only, and include Biodynamically-grown, seasonal vegetables, flowers, herbs, goat dairy products & meat produced on our farm in Bodega, Sonoma County. Membership includes free access to farm events & camping. Our sliding scale system makes our CSA accessible for low income members.
Our season begins in March and continues through early December of 2023.
Our growing practices are Biodynamic and honor the seen and unseen beings of the land. The resulting produce is full of vital life energy and is nutrient dense!
Farm Members may pick up at the following locations: Three Springs Community Farm in Bodega, Downtown Sebastopol, Terra Linda, SF-Pac Heights, SF-Excelsior, East Bay-El Sobrante, East Bay-Berkeley.
Vote with your dollars: Your support of local regenerative agriculture results in carbon draw-down and climate action and keeps circulating in the community rather than funding corporate, industrial agriculture.
For more information text/call Farmer Willow Summer: 510-409-3214.
Feel free to forward this email to your friends!
THREE SPRINGS COMMUNITY FARM / FOUNDATION
LANDLINE: 707-876-1860; CELL: 510-409-3214; MAIL: PO Box 44, Bodega
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