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Exploring the Karmic Double, Forgiveness and The Twelve Virtues With Karen Rivers June 12-13 Zoom Presentation-

A HUMAN CONSCIOUSNESS WORKSHOP Karen Rivers, PhD

Karen Rivers, PhD

KAREN RIVERS

Author of Love and the Evolution of Consciousness:

The Transformation of the Human Soul, the Double, and the Spirit

There is a law of compensation in the Universe, meaning that all

evil-doing has its own retribution by Nature’s own act. Leave it

therefore to the gods to avenge you if you have suffered, and suffered

wrongly. Give justice when you receive injustice. Ally yourselves

with the gods, with your own inner god. Requite never hate with

hate, for thus you but add fuel to an unholy flame. Requite hatred

with compassion and justice. This is the ancient law. Thus also you

make no evil Karma for yourself; thus you ally yourself with Na-

ture’s own spiritual procedures and you become a child of the cosmic

life, which thereafter will beat in your own heart with its undying

pulses. — G. de Purucker, (2000)

Forgiveness has the potential to be of immeasurable significance for

human evolution. It is among the most pressing spiritual issues of

our time as well as a preeminent method of furthering spiritual

evolution, both for individual human beings and for the Earth.

Practicing the Twelve Virtues creates a path to educate the emotions, refine

the soul, and develop inner character. When we enter into the task

of developing virtue, we enter into an alchemical process of trans-

forming our soul life into capacities for helping others with grace,

subtlety and care. Through a practice of the Virtues, human beings

can establish a harmonious relationship with each other and with the

Soul and the Cosmos. The Virtues constitute a way of sacred service

in the world for they are the means through which we unite the soul

and spirit. Rudolf Steiner stated that: If you diligently practice these

virtues, new powers and abilities will result.

Friday, June 12, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Saturday, June 13, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

This will be a zoom presentation. Suggested $20.00 donation to Karen Rivers made on paypal to Karen@Karenrivers.info Paypal payments

The Zoom link will be sent on Friday June 12 th .The presentation will be recorded for viewing if you can not attend the live presentation.

More Information : contact Cathy Green

email: cgreen@grasslandaquatics.com

Love and Evolution Schedule Nashville 2020

 

 


Rev Jim Hindes March 19-20 Canceled until further notice

Canceled until further notice.

Christian Community of Nashville,

(an Affiliate of the Mother church in Spring Valley, NY.)

Friday, March 19, 2020 – Friday evening Lecture

 Saturday March 20,2020 – The Act of Consecration

What does the Bible say about the Laws of our Human Biography?

There is a formative element that has shaped and molded human beings throughout history. This force is seen at work in the stories we find in the Bible, using the forces in the first book of the Bible, Geneses, Rev Hindes will describe some of these forces that intervene in human lives often at predictable times.

SCHEDULE

Friday night….7PM  Lecture/conversation

Sat……………..9:30AM Children’s Story Time

                      10:30 Act of Consecration

                      11:30 Circle Conversation

                      12 Vegan Lunch

Place:  4804 Sewanee Road  Nashville TN 37220

Please let us know if you plan to attend email blbittles@comcast.net

                 Blessings

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Rudolf Steiner Group Starts New Book January 21 2020

The Rudolf Steiner Group will start a new book next meeting Jan 21.

Love and the Evolution of Consciousness. By Karen Rivers

Karen will be our speaker for St John Festival 2020

KAREN RIVERS

Karen Rivers, PhD, and author of Love and the Evolution of Consciousness: a Study of the Transformation of the Human Soul, the Double, and the Spirit, has dedicated her work to the mysteries of the Divine Feminine. Along with Robert Powell, Karen co-founded the Sophia Foundation. She also founded Chrysalis Productions, a transforma­tional theater company for children and adults, and the Rosamira Circle, a spiritual community awakening within children and adults an ever-deepening relationship with the spiritual world.  She integrates the interfaith commonalities of the world religions and the esoteric teachings of Rudolf Steiner and Valentin Tomberg in her courses, spiritual counseling, and ministry.

With the Sophia Foundation, Karen has co-led pilgrimages to sacred sites around the world including Turkey, Palestine, France, Great Britain, Italy, Greece, Egypt, India, the Grand Canyon, South Africa, Peru, and Bali. She Direc­ted the New Chartres Academy for ten years, while serving on the faculty  of The Wisdom School of Graduate Studies, and has dedicated her life to serving the needs of local communities and larger international communities through private initiatives, with the Sophia Foundation, and the New Chartres Academy.

Karen has worked for over 35 years in Waldorf Education as a class teacher, administrator, mentor, consultant, and parent educator. Karen currently lives in Chapel Hill, NC, with her husband, Michael Cohen.

For more  information contact cgreen@grasslandaquatics.com


Epiphany Celebration Jan 7th 7:00 pm

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Epiphany Celebration Jan 7th

Join us for a celebration of Epiphany -7:00 pm Trinity Presbyterian Church / Linden Waldorf School 3201 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37215

A special  night  to include short reading from book The Heavenly Sophia and the Being Anthroposophia by Prokofieff – The Mission of the Magi and the Shepherds at the Turning Point of Time  and follow it with artistic conversation .  Copies of the lecture will be provided.

For more information contact Cathy Green cgreen@grasslandaquatics.com

 

 

 

 


Advent and Image for our Time Dec. 17 th

Dec 17 -7:00 pm
Trinity Presbyterian Church / Linden Waldorf School 3201 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37215
The Advent reading is  Advent and Image for our Time (1969 Beaver Run PA)
The lecture will be provided at the meeting.

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TENNESSEE LOCAL FOOD SUMMIT DEC 6-8

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ALL SOULS FESTIVAL- WITH HAZEL ARCHER GINSBERG NOVEMBER 16TH 10:00 AM -2:00 PM

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Come Experience the Journey of the Soul in the Life between Death & Rebirth

with Hazel Archer Ginsberg10 am – 2 pm, 16 November 2019

Community Potluck lunch – Please Bring a dish to Share-Suggested Donation $20-$50

or pay what you will

For more info. contact Cathy Green cgreen@grasslandaquatics.com

Or Barbara Bittles blbittles@comcast.net

 Origins & Myth-Telling: ‘The Descent of Inanna’ 

 An Experiential Excursion:  ‘Cross the Threshold’ for the Leminscate Journey

thru the Planetary Spheres & the Zodiac –  Eurythmy/Tone/Color an Artistic Exploration  a Circle of Remembrance

(Share the names of those who have died this year)

Suggested reading -Man’s Journey Through the Planetary Spheres and the Significance of the Knowledge of  Christ- Rudolf Steiner Hanover November 18th 1912

 

*Hazel Archer-Ginsberg is a Spiritual Midwife and Trans-Denominational minister working in an eclectic style that inspires connections, initiating us into the magic waiting to be revealed in the cycle of the seasons. Founder of www.reverseritual.com, Lecturer, Essayist, Poet, Performer, & “Anthroposopher.” Hazel is the Festivals Coordinator of the Chicago Rudolf Steiner Branch, The Traveling Speakers Program & the Central Regional Council of the Anthroposophical Society.

 


Rescheduled Discussion with Jeff Poppen Tuesday October 29 7:00 pm

Please join us for a get together with Jeff Poppen.

Tuesday Oct 29 7:00 Pm 

At the Trintiy Presbytarian Church / Linden Waldorf School 
3201 Hillsboro Pike Nashville TN 37215

Jeff will speak about his latest readings of the Medical Lectures by Rudolf Steine

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Rosey Cross Meditation/Whitsun Festival June 7-8 with Hazel Archer Ginsberg

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Location-4804 Sewanne Road Nashville TN

June 7th-Pot Luck Dinner 6:00 Lecture -7pm-9pm 

‘Preparation, Illumination & Initiation’ – The Rosy Cross
Incorporating ‘The Golden Legend’, & the Plant vs. Human Kingdoms,To enliven our work with ‘The Rose Cross Meditation’.
Using our head, hands & heart we will enact this powerful Rosicrucian tool given to us by Rudolf Steiner, as a soul path of initiation, using imaginative cognition to build spiritual etheric forces; a Metamorphoses of Self & of World.

June 8th 10:00 AM -1:00 PM

A Whitsun Festival of United Soul Endeavor
Living into the Foundation Stone of Love  –
How can we take our individual Inner Whitsun & expand it, into what Steiner calls the “World Festival of Knowledge” a path leading from ‘Spirit Recollection’, to ‘Spirit Sensing’, to ‘Spirit Beholding’?
What are my gifts-What are my tools? How can I place them in right relationship within the social realm? How can I hone them to strengthen and enhance the world?Eurythmy: AUM = A – I stand for myself, U- I stand for humanity, M – I stand for Life
Social Sculpture: Steiner’s ‘Blue Dot Exercise’- Through Art, the bridge between science & spirit, we warm the ‘I’, to open the heart, in support of healthy community.
Enter the Labyrinth of Vitae Sophia – Human hearts, once warmed, can rise up to meet the source of wisdom, like flowers turning toward the sun.

*Hazel Archer-Ginsberg –Essayist, Lecturer, Poet, Trans-denominational Minister, Anthroposopher, working as the Festivals Coordinator & Council Member of the Chicago Rudolf Steiner Branch, The Traveling Speakers Program, and the Central Regional Council of the Anthroposophical Society.
Founder of Reverse Ritual – Understanding Anthroposophy through the Rhythms of the Year

Love offering $20.00

Please RSVP  call Barbara Bittles 615-294-1216 or blbittles@comcast.net


Regional Study Groups

Our Resource page contains many groups for Anthroposophy- Biodynamics – Veil painting- Meditation- And Study Groups

A few new study groups from around the region are added to the Resource Page

Chattanooga Study Group– Sunday afternoons at 1502 Hixson Pike at 2:30 pm,-
Reading the Occult Significance of Forgiveness – By Sergi O Prokofieff
Contact Edward ST Gore estgore@gmail.com

Maryville Study Group  Multiple meetings though the week
Contact Bill Rodgers- wmerodgers@gmail.com

Memphis Anthroposophy- Meetings Wednesdays 7-9PM
Contact Robert Wallace Robert@NewPrecep.com

 

 


CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY

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The Christian Community recognizes the Christian path to be a path of freedom. From the beginning, it has been a part of God’s divine plan that human consciousness should evolve and change over time. As humanity has “come of age” spiritually, the roll of the church in human lives has also changed.  Today, we our selves are responsible for seeking the truth and understanding how the Spirit lives and works. Rituals and religious teachings exist to nourish and strengthen us spiritually so that we can better understand how God works in our lives. Fostering freedom and responsibility in the individual is seen as crucial in approaching a relationship with Christ Jesus’ deed and message.
From time to time the development of our humanity requires a spirit of renewal. We can observe this in humanities history. We also know this in our own personal lives. This spirit of renewal, helps enliven and strengthens our work, our sense of direction and our lives. 

  CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY CELEBRATION NASHVILLE AFFILIATE

  REV JIM HINDES

 FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 13

   7-8:30 PM.PARABLE OF THE HARVEST: MATTHEW 13

SATURDAY  SEPTEMEBR 14TH

  9:30 AM.…..CHILDREN’S STORY+

10:30 AM.….THE ACT OF CONSECRATION OF MAN

 11:30 AM.…CIRCLE CONVERSATION

 12:30 AM ..VEGAN LUNCH  prepared by Niles Franko

LOCATION- 4804 Sewanee Road Nashville, TN 37220

For further information contact Barbara Bittles blbittles@comcast.net

+Please call if you plan on attending .


Study Groups Return- new times and locations

Study groups return this week.

Michael Study Group-Meetings the first and third Monday at 2:00 PM
This group is reading the Ten Commandants by Ernst Katz
For more information contact Barbara Bittles at blbittles@comcast.net

Nashville Rudolf Steiner Group  – Beginning March 5th has a new meeting location
 Linden Waldorf School  3201 Hillsboro Pike Nashville TN 37215
First and third Tuesdays 7:00 pm
For more information, contact Cathy Green at cgreen@grasslandaquatics.com.
Nashville Rudolf Steiner group will begin a new book. Love and it’s meaning in the world. By Rudolf Steiner.


Advent Readings December 4th and 18th

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The Nashville Rudolf Steiner Study Group will hold an Advent reading on December 4 and December 18

Reading Sergei O Prokofieff- Cycle of the Year as a Path of Initiation
The Mystery of Advent and the Mystery of the Nathan Soul

7 pm at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashville, 1808 Woodmont Blvd., Nashville, Tennessee 37215. For more information, contact Cathy Green at cgreen@grasslandaquatics.com.

Everyone is welcome.

“The great festivals stand as symbols leading us to use our feeling and thinking in order to bring about an experience of the union with the universe, not in an indefinite way but in a most decided fashion. If this is felt again, the festivals become something different from what they are today. They will become implanted in soul and heart in a living way, and they will become what they are intended to be for us, that is, focal points in the year that join us to the spirit of the universe.”
– Rudolf Steiner (GA 54)


The Hierarchies and the Nature of the Rainbow- Rescheduled November 27th

November 27th- Reading the Lecture from the book Colour by Rudolf Steiner

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The Nashville Rudolf Steiner Group  7 pm at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashville, 1808 Woodmont Blvd., Nashville, Tennessee 37215.  For more information, contact Cathy Green at cgreen@grasslandaquatics.com.

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Michaelmas Festival – Saturday Sept 29th Features discussion with Jeff Poppen on The Six Months Exercises

Trinity Presbyterian Church – 3201 HIllsboro RD Nashville TN 37215

2:00-4:00 Jeff Poppen, THE BAREFOOT FARMER, and founding member of the Anthroposophic Branch of Middle Tennessee will give a beginners discussion on Rudolf Steiners’ The  Basic Six Months Exercises

4-5:00 Art with Cindy Tuner and Bees Wax

5:00-6:00 Pot luck supper

Child care available-

Donations for the event and materials are encouraged.

Event is sponsored by the ANTHROPOSOPHIC BRANCH OF MIDDLE TENNESSEE

RSVP or for more information please contact Barbara Bittles at blbittles@comcast.net or Cathy Green at cgreen@grasslandaquatics.com


St. John’s Festival: Cosmic Rapture Grounded in Jubilant Hearts July 3rd

uriel-RS-2Presented by Hazel Archer-Ginsberg*
Come join our Initiatory Workshop/Ritual, to discover the New Mysteries of St. Johns-Tide.-To pass the test of Summer we will explore many questions:
 How do we stand wakefully within the sublime mysteries of the Summer-Tide,
to consciously embody ‘the spiritual wisdom of the gods’?
 Who is the mysterious Archangel of Summer?
 Who is John the Baptist? What do his sayings “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.”
And “He must increase, but I must decrease.” really mean?
 What is the secret to healing the ‘soul-fever’ so prevalent in society today?
 What is the mystery of the Bee & Stag? The Dragon-fly, & other elemental beings?
 How can we understand the ‘Cycle of the Year as Breathing Process of the Earth’?
Together we will work to strengthen our true “I”, enlivening our will forces with various social-artistic exercises

Pot Luck Dinner 6:00

Lecture -7pm-9pm  4804 Sewanne Road Nashville TN

Please RSVP  call Barbara Bittles 615-294-1216 or blbittles@comcast.net

*Hazel Archer-Ginsberg –Essayist, Lecturer, Poet, Trans-denominational Minister, Anthroposopher,
working as the Festivals Coordinator & Council Member of the Chicago Rudolf Steiner Branch,
The Traveling Speakers Program, and the Central Regional Council of the Anthroposophical Society.
Founder of Reverse Ritual – Understanding Anthroposophy through the Rhythms of the Year


Whitsuntide Festival Reading June 5th

 

We are happy to invite you to join us for a Whitsuntide Festival reading. June  5th 7:00 Pm at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashville, 1808 Woodmont Blvd., Nashville, Tennessee 37215.  The reading is The Whitsuntide Festival It’s place in the study of Karma. Part VI of Festivals and Their Meaning  by Rudolf Steiner .The lecture may be found in the Rudolf Steiner archives with this link. 

https://wn.rsarchive.org/Lectures/AscenPent/19240604p01.html. As always please make a donation to the archive for any material you use.
For more information contact 
Cathy Green cgreen@grasslandaquatics.com 

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  CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY EASTER CELEBRATION APRIL 13 AND 14

The Christian Community recognizes the Christian path to be a path of freedom. From the beginning, it has been a part of God’s divine plan that human consciousness should evolve and change over time. As humanity has “come of age” spiritually, the roll of the church in human lives has also changed.  Today, we our selves are responsible for seeking the truth and understanding how the Spirit lives and works. Rituals and religious teachings exist to nourish and strengthen us spiritually so that we can better understand how God works in our lives. Fostering freedom and responsibility in the individual is seen as crucial in approaching a relationship with Christ Jesus’ deed and message.

  CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY EASTER CELEBRATION NASHVILLE AFFILIATE

  REV JIM HINDES

 APRIL 13 AND 14

FRIDAY APRIL 13

   7-8:30 PM.…CHRISTIANITY IN THE 21ST CENTURY

SATURDAY APRIL 14

  9AM.…..CHILDREN’S STORY+

10AM.….THE ACT OF CONSECRATION OF MAN

 11AM.…CIRCLE CONVERSATION

 12AM ..VEGAN LUNCH

LOCATION- 4804 Sewanee Road Nashville, TN 37220

For further information contact Barbara Bittles blbittles@comcast.net

+Please call if you plan on attending the Childrens story time  615 294-1216    


EASTER READING- SPIRIT TRIUMPHANT APRIL 3

Please join us for an  Easter Reading Spirit Triumphant from Rudolf Steiner’s book Festivals and their Meaning. This lecture may be found on the internet at  http://wn.rsarchive.org/Lectures/Easter/19210327p01.html. We will have printed copies at the meeting.

Tuesday April 3 at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashville, 1808 Woodmont Blvd., Nashville, Tennessee 37215.
6:30-7:00 Social -Coffee and snacks
7:00-8:30 Lecture reading

CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY AFFILIATE NASHVILLE -WEEKEND EVENT OCTOBER 27 AND 28

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Friday October 27
10:00 am -12:00 and 1:00-3:00 pm Conversation or Sacrament of Consultation. By appointment with Rev. Patrick Kennedy, call 240-505-9960

7:00-8:30 Opening the GatesThree ways we can become receptive to the presence of the Kingdom of God.  A talk by Patrick Kennedy, Seminary Director and priest.

Saturday October 28
10:00-11:00 am The Act of Consecration of Man
12:00 pm Vegan Lunch will be served

Both Events will be held at 4804 Sewanne Road Nashville TN
For more information call Barbara Bittles 615-294-1216 or blbittles@comcast.net
Please RSVP if you plan to attend the service and lunch.

 

 


Michaelmas Festival October 3 4pm-8pm Presentation and Discussion of Rudolf Steiner Second Scientific Lecture Course: Warmth with Jeff Poppen A stirring of BC prep and pot luck supper with the Farmers of Bells Bend.

This event will be held at Six Boots, a local farm and growers collective and CSA , located at 4506 Old Hickory Blvd Nashville 37218 in Bells Bend.

Everyone is warmly invited to a celebration of Michaelmas centered around the relationship warmth and the four states of matter,

4:00-6:00 Jeff Poppen, THE BAREFOOT FARMER, and founding member of the Anthroposophic Branch of Middle Tennessee will lead the discussion from the Second Scientific Lecture Course :Warmth

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WE will conclude this event with a stirring of the BC prep. Please bring your own jars if you are interested in taking home the prep.

7-8.  Pot luck supper.

This will be a hands on experience rain or shine. Please come prepared in casual clothes and boots/shoes and your own chair for the farm.

Thank You to Will Tarleton, of Six Boots Collective and CSA for hosting the event  .
Thank you to Jeff Poppen, owner of Long Hungry Creek Farm in Red Boiling Springs for materials .
Donations for the event and materials are encouraged.

Event is sponsored by the ANTHROPOSOPHIC BRANCH OF MIDDLE TENNESSEE For more information please contact Barbara Bittles at blbittles@comcast.net or Cathy Green at cgreen@grasslandaquatics.com

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Southeast Regional Biodynamic Conference September 29-October 1

A high quality educational event with the atmosphere of a seasonal celebration.Please join us for the annual reunion of the region’s sustainable growers, biodynamic enthusiasts, permaculture practitioners, homesteaders, and friends in general. Workshops in Animal Husbandry, Growing Vegetables, Eurythmy, Homeopathy, Fermentation, Permaculture, and Beekeeping.

All MEALS INCLUDED.Chef prepared, local, organic and biodymamic food, complete with hot tea and coffee bar.

For more information and tickets to this event

http://barefootfarmer.com/southeast-regional-biodynamic-conference/

 

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SCHEDULE CHANGE FOR JULY STUDY GROUP

The Nashville Rudolf Steiner Group will change the meeting dates for July to the 18th and the 25th . We will read the lecture From Zurich October 10 1916

This group will not meet the Month of August.

Middle Tennessee Branch St John Festival Reading

The Middle Tennessee Branch of the Anthroposophical Society invites you to join us for a Saint John Festival Reading on Tuesday, June 20. This gathering will be held from 7:00 -8:30 pm at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashville, 1808 Woodmont Blvd., Nashville, Tennessee 37215.

We will read from The Cycle of the Year  As Breathing Process of the Earth Chapter 1

You can access and print this lecture from the Rudolf Steiner Archive.  Click link: https://shar.es/1B3WcF

 

 “At this season the soul of the Earth rises in longing towards the heights seeking communion with the Universe with the light and warmth of the sun and the companions the stars.”
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