A Journal & Newsletter for Friends & Members of the Section for the Literary Arts & Humanities of the School for Spiritual Science in North America. 

Next Meeting: October 7; 7-8 pm Pacific. News about the 2024 Section Conferences, followed by a presentation: “Five Poems of Great Importance to Anthroposophy.”

“Friends, the soil is poor. We must scatter abundant seed to ensure even a middling harvest.”  — Novalis

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The Handless Maiden

The Handless Maiden

"The Handless Maiden & the Fruits of the Night" by Marion Donehower Report from the Section Fairytale Group Introduction This Grimm fairytale is a very gripping and intense story. It has unforgettable mysteries and pictures of the journey of a maiden. Just hearing the title “The Handless Maiden” makes you stop and wonder. What happens when you do not have hands? You are totally dependent on others! I believe that the sensitivity of our fingers and our hands have a direct connection to the heart. There is much to contemplate in this story’s symbols and experiences. It is rewarding to...

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Sovereigns of the Grail

Sovereigns of the Grail

This is an abridged English-language version of the lecture given in German in Dornach at Pentecost 2023 when Marion and I...

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