Message from Joan Sleigh – October Anthroposophy Worldwide no 10 − 2018

Message from Joan Sleigh – October Anthroposophy Worldwide no 10 − 2018

Dear Members and Friends,
I would like to draw attention to an auspicious moment in the biography of ‘Anthroposophy Worldwide’. Exactly 21 years ago the first plans for “Anthroposophy Worldwide” began – 20 years ago the first edition of the bilingual newsletter “Anthroposophy Worldwide”, also known as the World News Sheet” (Weltnachrichtenblatt) was published.
This issue highlights community building within the School of Spiritual Science, well represented by reviews of the last major conferences which took place in summer.
Once again, the reports offer a new depth and intimacy, as personal experience find expression in connection with the content presented.
In July the Goetheanum reverberated with the Youth Conference “Becoming Human” and the international sharing of “Rudolf Steiner’s Mystery Dramas Worldwide”. September celebrated the first international research conference “Evolving Agriculture and Food” within the Section for Agriculture. For further information see the following media release: www.mynewsdesk.com/de/goetheanum/documents/biodynamic-research-82212. This was followed by the annual conference “Light Effects” of the Medical Section.
The considerations of the Executive Board and the Goetheanum Leadership regarding greater involvement of the members, for example in having a voice in future votes at the General Assembly, also highlights the community aspect within the membership. Justus Witttich and Gerald Häfner call on the members to contribute their own ideas on how such participation could be implemented.
Connecting to a common theme or content has a community-building effect. In several contributions the Foundation Stone Meditation is mentioned as an example of this and discussed in some detail. It is the central theme of this year’s International Christmas Conference: “Meeting the Being of Anthroposophy” – “The Transformative Power of the Foundation Stone in Humanity and Society” at the Goetheanum from 27th to 31st December 2018. Further information under: www.goetheanum.org/en/conferences/christmas-conference-2018.
Best wishes for the autumn and happy reading,
Joan Sleigh
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