February 2019

Imbolc Riverfire: February 2, 2019 at 4pm

Basilica Hudson 110 S Front Street Hudson , New York
Imbolc is a cross quarter day in the Celtic calendar between winter solstice and spring equinox . It is also called Candlemas, St. Bridget’s and Groundhog Day, marking the beginning of Spring and return of the light.
Imbolc Riverfire is a festival performance inspired by
the Greek myth of Demeter and Persephone.
FIRE, SPECTACLE, PERFORMANCE AND MUSIC IN AN EPIC PRODUCTION.
Imbolc Riverfire begins with a “Patron of Candlemas” subscription. This early purchase will fund the making of the props, costumes, pageant wagons.
A $30 donation will include a reserved seat and a memento of the event on February 2 , 2019.
There is a limit of 400 members.
Go to imbolcriverfire.com and use Paypal or mail checks to :
Imbolc Riverfire
P.O. Box 776 Philmont, NY 12565

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The Staying Connected Study Group Begins a New Book ...

The Staying Connected Study Group is devoted to studying Rudolf Steiner’s major work on our connection with those who have died and life after death. In February (see calendar) we will begin discussions of the cycle of lectures called At Home in the Universe. “In these talks, Steiner explores our relationship as individuals to the spiritual cosmos—where we will all become cosmonauts one day. The key to being at home in the universe is to comprehend the significance of our individual, physical lives on Earth and what happens when we leave our physical bodies behind. Steiner describes his view of our journey after death and our subsequent return to Earth and a new life. He describes the planetary spheres through which we pass and how they affect our future life. He shows us how our character and actions on Earth affect us after we die, and how the experiences in turn shape our next physical life.”

The group meets on the second Tuesdays of the month. Participants read the designated lecture in advance and come together to share in discussion of the content. New members familiar with the basics of Anthroposophy are welcome to join. Questions: call Gloria Kemp or Margaret Rosenthaler. Contact info in Chanticleer.

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The Concerts at Camphill Ghent presents...

Saturday, February 16th at 3pm "The Long 19th Century (Started with Mozart)"
We are excited to welcome back cellist Roberta Cooper and violinist Eugene Drucker (founder of the well known Emerson String Quartet and Music Director of The Berkshire Bach Ensemble) to our February 16 concert. Violist William Frampton and artist director and pianist Gili Melamed-Lev will join them to the Piano Quartet in G minor by Mozart, Piano Trio in one movement by Grieg, String Trio in G major by Beethoven and Sonatensatz by Brahms.

Please join us to a reception with the artists following the concert.
Tickets can be purchased at concerts@camphillghent.org or by calling Ivy Sharron. Contact info in Chanticleer. Single tickets: Adults - $30, Seniors - $25, Students - Free

Future Concerts at Camphill Ghent ...

March 9, 2019 3pm: The Keyboard Astride the Centuries
Piano recital with Simone Dinnerstein. Music by Couperin, Philip Glass and Schumann.

April 6, 2019 3pm: Brahms away!
Gifted Students and faculty from The Bard Conservatory of Music. Clarinet Quintet by Brahms and songs by Schumann, Brahms and Bernstein

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A Celebratory Book Launch...
Help us to celebrate this major new publication!

Wolfgang Schad’s Understanding Mammals
Threefoldness and Diversity
Presentations by John Barnes and Craig Holdrege
Tuesday, February 19 at 7pm at The Nature Institute

The two-volume work by Goethean biologist Wolfgang Schad represents a lifetime of work dedicated to understanding the forms, patterns, and behavior of mammals. Schad, who is now 83 years old, was a Waldorf teacher, a principle instructor at a Waldorf teacher training program, and then a professor for Evolutionary Biology and Morphology at the University of Witten-Herdecke in Germany.

Schad has the rare ability to gain an overview of the great diversity of mammals and at the same time to see overriding and surprising patterns amongst these animals. He was inspired by Rudolf Steiner’s idea of threefoldness in the human organism and uses these insights as a lens to open up a new understanding of mammalian diversity. On this evening John Barnes and Craig Holdrege will speak about Schad and his accomplishments, as well as present some examples of the insights one can gain through this unique book.

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Regularly occurring events


Branch Initiative Meeting
1st and 3rd Fridays, February 1st and 15th, 3pm - 4:30pm
All are invited who wish to take an active part in the life of our Branch of the Anthroposophical Society, or just learn more about it. We begin each meeting with a verse before engaging in brief study of a letter from The Life, Nature, and Cultivation of Anthroposophy.
Contact the Chanticleer Editor with the branch email or anyone listed as a participant in the group on the mailer page of the Chanticleer newsletter. Meetings at Windy Hill.

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Curative Education Study Group
Friday, February 1st, at 7:00pm
We will continue studying lecture 10 from the book
The Modern Art of Education by Rudolf Steiner.
Everyone who is interested in Curative Education
or Waldorf Education is invited to participate.
This study group is usually held on the 1st Friday of each month at the home of Christiana Williams
83-7 May Hill Rd near Harlemville.
For directions or information call Contact info in Chanticleer.

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Thursday Mornings Painting at Free Columbia
For those of you who would like to paint on a weekly basis we are offering a 9:30-12 studio time with
instruction by Laura Summer if you want it.
Most materials provided.
A contribution of $0-35 is suggested, this means you can choose an amount in that range that fits your budget.
Please contact Laura Summer if you want to come. Contact info in Chanticleer.

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First Class: Sunday, February 10th, 3:15 for 3:30pm Camphill Ghent.
Contact Anna Rée - Contact info in Chanticleer.

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The Staying Connected Study Group
Tuesday, February 12th, 7:30pm
We will begin discussions of Rudolf Steiner’s
At Home in the Universe, five lectures given in The Hague, November 13-18, 1923.
At the home of Gloria Kemp and Margaret Rosenthaler Contact info in Chanticleer.

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Theme of the Year Study Group Meeting
Thursday, February 14th, 7:30pm punctually
Everyone is welcome to participate in the study of the 2018- 2019 Theme of the Year. Please prepare ahead for the meeting by studying the following lecture: The Right Entry Into the Spiritual World
(Dornach Dec.31, 1923 from the book The Christmas Conference, ©. SteinerBooks 1990) or Rudolf Steiner Archives on the web at : Rudolf Steiner eLib

The meeting will be at Camphill Ghent, in the MAGNOLIA HOUSE (second entrance on the service road). For comments or questions about the meeting call Contact info in Chanticleer.

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Poem, Tale or Fairy Tale?
A Beginning exploration of Goethe and Novalis.

Saturday, February 16th at l0:00 in the morning!
Continuation of a gathering of those interested in exploring the offerings of Goethe and Novalis. (We are currently working on the novel Heinrich von Ofterdingen by Novalis but the content is flexible to meet the interests of those attending.)
At the home of Christiana Williams, 83-7 May Hill Road; Contact info in Chanticleer.

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First Class at Windy Hill, Feb 16th & 17th
February 16th, 7pm, Free Rendering Lesson 3
February 17th, 8:30am Conversation Lesson 3
If you have questions regarding the Class you can call either Hanna or John. Contact info in Chanticleer.

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The Nature of Animals and Developing Dynamic Thinking
2019 Winter Course at The Nature Institute
February 17th -21st 2019
Join us as we give our attention to the animals and ask: What are their unique ways of being in the world? What do they bring to our lives and what can we bring to theirs? And how can we develop capacities of observation and thinking that allow us to know the world more truly? Visit our website natureinstitute.org for more information and to register.

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Nature Spirits Study Group
  *This study group is usually held the 3rd Wednesday *
February 20th, at 7:00pm
We will start lecture 12 of Nature Spirits: Selected lectures by Rudolf Steiner
At the home of Christiana Williams 83-7 May Hill Rd near Harlemville.
For information and directions call Contact info in Chanticleer.

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January 2019

The Festival Study Group will continue Holy Nights
discussions of the lecture cycle by Rudolf Steiner
December 31st to January 5th, 7:30 pm
The Gospel of St. Luke, (newer title: According to Luke)
December 31 and January 1 - Lecture 4
January 2 and 3 - Lecture 5
January 4 and 5 - Lecture 6
at the home of Margaret Rosenthaler and Gloria Kemp. Contact info in Chanticleer.

Thursday Mornings Painting at Free Columbia
For those of you who would like to paint on a weekly basis we are offering a 9:30-12 studio time with instruction by Laura Summer if you want it. Most materials provided.
A $0-35 contribution is suggested, this means you can choose an amount in that range that fits your budget.
Please contact Laura Summer if you want to come. Contact info in Chanticleer.

Branch Initiative Meeting
1st and 3rd Fridays, January 4
th and 18th, 3pm - 4:30 pm
All are invited who wish to take an active part in the life of our Branch of the Anthroposophical Society, or just learn more about it. We begin each meeting with a verse before engaging in brief study of a letter from The Life, Nature, and Cultivation of Anthroposophy. Contact the editor or anyone listed as a participant in the group on the mailer page of this newsletter.
At Windy Hill.

The Staying Connected Study Group
Tuesday, January 8th, 7:30 pm
We will meet to discuss Lecture 3, Recovering the Connection, in the collection of lectures by Rudolf Steiner called Staying Connected. This lecture was given in Bergen on October 10, 1913. At the home of Gloria Kemp and Margaret Rosenthaler. Contact info in Chanticleer.

Theme of the Year Study Group Meeting
Thursday, January 10th, 7:30 pm punctually
Everyone is welcome to participate in the study of the 2018- 2019 Theme of the Year. Please prepare ahead for the meeting by studying the following lecture:
The Envy of the Gods (Dornach Dec. 31, 1923 from the book The Christmas Conference, c. SteinerBooks 1990) or Rudolf Steiner Archives on the web at this address.
The meeting will be at Camphill Ghent, in the MAGNOLIA HOUSE (second entrance on the service road). For comments or questions about the meeting call. 
Contact info in Chanticleer.

Nature Spirits Study Group
* This study group is usually held the 3rd Wednesday *
January 16th, 2018 at 7:00pm
We will start lecture 11 of Nature Spirits:
Selected lectures by Rudolf Steiner
at the home of Christiana Williams
For information and directions call. 
Contact info in Chanticleer.

Poem, Tale or Fairy Tale?
A Beginning exploration of Goethe and Novalis.
Saturday, January 19th at l0:00 in the morning!
Continuation of a gathering of those interested in exploring the offerings of Goethe and Novalis. (We are working now on the Novalis novel.) At the home of Christiana Williams, Contact info in Chanticleer.

First Class at Windy Hill, Jan19th & 20th
January 19th, 7pm, Reading Lesson 3

January 20th, 8:30 am Conversation Lesson 3
If you have questions regarding the Class you can call either Hanna, or John.
Contact info in Chanticleer.

First Class: Sunday, January 20th, 3:15 for 3:30pm
Camphill Ghent. Contact Anna Rée. Contact info in Chanticleer.

Retreat: The Path through Class Lessons 1 to 5
Jan 25th & 26th
in the Cultural Hall in Camphill Ghent.
January 25th:
6:45pm for 7:00pm: Reflections on the Path
January 26th
8:45am for 9:00am - 10:00am Eurythmy
10:00am - 10:30am - Coffee break
10:30am - 12:am : Conversation:
The Path through Lessons 1 through 5
Contact Anna Rée. 
Contact info in Chanticleer.

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