23 Oct American Society Fall Offerings
We are nearing the time of year when the veil between the seen and unseen world becomes thin, providing an opportunity to connect and work more closely with loved ones across the threshold.
The ASA is honoring this time of year with a few different offerings. An artistic re-telling of a community vigil, and two themed courses: “In Memoriam” with Jolie Hanna Luba and “Wisdom Working” with Jordan Walker (Orland Bishop will open this course on All Souls Day with an invocation).
Finally, we will host (along with the Threefold Branch in Spring Valley, NY) an in-person conference Speaking to the Future: The Foundation Stone of Love – featuring a community All Souls Festival.
See below for more information about each event!
A FREE GATHERING…
At the Threshold:
The Story of a Community Vigil
Wednesday, November 1
at 4pm PT/ 7pm ET via Zoom
Join us for a potent gathering in which we will celebrate and bear witness to the transformative and resilient power of community in the face of unimaginable pain and tragedy. Through art and theater, hear Marianne & Dennis Dietzel, Linda Bergh, and other readers, retell the story of their daughters’ deaths and the unexpected ways in which community carried them through this moment in life. This gathering is a free community offering.
with Jolie Hanna Luba
Sundays, 3pm ET/12 pm PT
Oct 29, Nov 5, 12 and 26
Come discover your own way to honor a deceased loved one. Each meeting will be guided by a focus point based on a threefold perspective on death – spirit, soul and matter. The main goal is to allow participants to find what resonates in their own hearts so that by the end of the third meeting, each one is ready to create something concrete that speaks to how each one relates to death. Over the course of four sessions, we will process, share and honor our dear ones who have passed. Register at one of three levels that works for you.
with Jordan Walker
Thursdays at 10 am ET/7 am PT
November 2, 9, 16, 30
At our first meeting (November 2nd) Orland Bishop will offer an invocation for All Soul’s Day. Then in the following 3 meetings, Jordan will guide us through a series of artistic exercises using the alchemical stages of transformation. Working with the seed thoughts from Orland’s presentation, together we will strive to transform head-knowledge into heart-forces. Come with your journal, drawing paper, colored pencils and anticipation of group creativity Register at one of three levels that works for you.
JOIN US IN PERSON!
It is so important to gather in person and take pause to honor and connect with those across the threshold. Our upcoming in-person conference, Speaking to the Future: The Foundation Stone of Love will feature an All Souls Festival on Saturday November 4, with Eurythmy Spring Valley and a festival address by Dorothea Mier. The conference will be woven with this theme along with others – including working in-depth with the Foundation Stone Meditation through speech, eurythmy and sacred conversation. You can find out more about the conference and register here by Saturday 10/28! There are many ticket prices to choose from to meet your needs.
We hope to see you soon for these engaging opportunities.
Tess Parker, Director of Programs
with Angela Foster and Katrina Hoven