Märchen und Rosenkreuzer by Almut Bockemühl

In our currrent weekly meetings, the local Section group in Fair Oaks has been studying Novalis intensively since the beginning of Covid restrictions in March 2020. Novalis placed great emphasis on Märchen (fairy tales). And this is a helpful book that some of us have...

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Language & romantic irony

Greetings at the season of Michaelmas. Here is a summary of the recent weekly Section for Literary Arts & Humanities meeting of the local group in Fair Oaks, CA. This meeting occurred on September 26, 2020, via Zoom. "Intimate acquaintance with Novalis means for...

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The World of Fairy Tales by Rudolf Steiner

“. . . fairy tales can help counter illnesses . . .” – Rudolf Steiner Published by SteinerBooks: www.steinerbooks.org In our current weekly meetings, the local Section group in Fair Oaks has been studying Novalis intensively since the beginning of Covid restrictions...

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Bach, Hesse & Keats

Here is a summary of the recent weekly Section for Literary Arts & Humanities meeting of the local group in Fair Oaks, CA. This meeting occurred on September 19, 2020 via Zoom. "Human beings travel many paths. Whoever pursues these paths and makes comparisons will...

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La Belle Dame Sans Merci by John Keats

We closed a recent meeting with an artistic offering: Margit’s reading of John Keats’ poem La Belle Dame Sans Merci, which we related to our current studies of Hesse. One year ago, while we studied Keats, lightning struck the 200-foot redwood tree during our meeting,...

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“An den Mond” by Goethe

“Wald und Wasserfall im Mondschein” by Carl Gustav Carus The poem An den Mond by Goethe has a musical setting by Schubert. In this German speech recitation, we chose instead the Adagio from Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata played on the classical guitar. The poem has...

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Narcissus & Goldmund

Here is a summary of the recent weekly Section for Literary Arts & Humanities meeting of the local group in Fair Oaks, CA. This meeting occurred on September 12, 2020 via Zoom. Meeting Summary Last night we began our discussion of the novel Narcissus and Goldmund...

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Jorinda & Joringel

Margit, Marion and I started our performance video work with the tale Hyacinth and Rosebud which is found in The Apprentices of Sais. We had published this earlier and presented it to our Section members. Our recent effort, also shared recently, was the tale Jorinda...

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Tieck, Steiner & Grimm

Here is a summary of the recent weekly Section for Literary Arts & Humanities meeting of the local group in Fair Oaks, CA. This meeting occurred on September 5, 2020 via Zoom. At this meeting, we continued our consideration of Novalis. Meeting Summary Last night...

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