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Welcome to the Santa Cruz/Monterey Bay Branch of the Anthroposophical Society in America.
We are comprised of individuals from diverse backgrounds united by the common thread
of Anthroposophy as founded by Rudolf Steiner. (Read more…)

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Oberufer Shepherds Play in Santa Cruz: December 20th @ 7pm

All over the world the Oberufer Shepherds Play has been performed every year since Medieval times by simple local folk..

This year there will be one performance on Saturday, December 20th in the Louden Nelson theater at 7pm with a cast drawn from the Waldorf School, the Anthroposophical Branch and Camphill Communities California. Our aim as a company is to bring warmth and light into the darkest days of the year, with a play that breathes between singing and action, community and individuality, humor and awe. Spread the news! Mark your calendars !

More information? Call Daniel Bittleston at (831) 212-1947

HOLY NIGHTS 2014 – Everybody is welcome!!

Dear Friends,

Please join us for another round of twelve heartwarming readings on the Holy Nights. We will meet at twelve different homes to read “The Gospel of Saint Luke” by Rudolf Steiner, starting on Friday, December 26th at Daniel Bittleston’s house (I will bring the translation by D.S.Osmond –you can order it on Amazon, see details at the bottom of this paragraph, and it is also available online).
On Monday, Jan. 5th we are invited to do Eurythmy with Lilith at the Louden Nelson Center and I will bring copies of Rudolf Steiner’s: The Significance of Christmas and the Spirit Child.

On the last night, Tuesday Jan.6th, we will read/play “ The Three King’s Play” at Camphill with Kathryn Rycroft. (Please call Kathryn ahead of time 831-227-6472, if you would like a part in the play!!)
All Holy Nights will start at 7pm!!

Lecture 1: Friday, Dec. 26th, Daniel Bittleston
Lecture 2: Saturday, Dec. 27th, Susan Cook
Lecture 3: Sunday, Dec. 28th, John Baring
Lecture 4: Tuesday, Dec. 29th, David Eyes
Lecture 5: Tuesday, Dec. 30th, Beverly Martin
Lecture 6: Wednesday, Dec. 31st, Jeanie Elliott
Lecture 7: Thursday, Jan. 1st  Wanda Taylor
Lecture 8: Friday, Jan. 2nd, Joya and Daniel Birns
Lecture 9: Saturday, Jan. 3rd, Susan and RH Jones
Lecture 10: Sunday, 4th, Susan Goldstein
Monday,  5th, Lilith Anderton, Eurythmy at the Louden Nelson Center
Tuesday, 6th, Kathryn Rycroft, The Three Kings Play at Camphill

DIRECTIONS!
December 26 th
Daniel Bittleston (831-212-1947) lives at 102 Moore Street, on the corner with Laurent. Four blocks from High St on the way up to UCSC.

December 27 th
Susan Cook ( 831-295-0394)
128 Hebard St. Santa Cruz
My house can be tricky because lighting is so terrible on my street. I’m the only house on the north side of the street with a palm tree.

December 28 th
John Baring, jfb@usbaring.com, 518 336 0730, home phone is 831 708 2623.
Lives at 126 Seacliff Drive, Aptos.  You take the Seacliff State Park Drive off of Soquel Drive or Highway 1 and head to the beach.  At the first Stop sign, you turn left onto Center Avenue and take the fifth turn right.  We are on the right in the middle of the second block after Kelp Lane on the right and before Sea Terrace on the left.

December 29 th
David Eyes and Marije Miller 831-429-4060
120 Kenneth Street
Near Daniel’s between Laurent and Bay two blocks up from King.

December 30 th
Beverly Martin
410 Pine St., No. 3
Capitola, CA. 95010
(831) 295-1471

South on Hwy 1
Exit Porter/ Bay turning right/At 4-way stop make left on Hill/At top make a right on Capitola Ave./First left is Pine/4-plex in the middle of the block /Park on street/Walk up drive turning to take stairwell to #3

North Hwy 1
Exit Porter/Bay/Turn left under over-pass/At 4-way stop make left on Hill/At top make a right on Capitola Ave./First left is Pine/4-plex in the middle of the block/Park on street/Walk up drive turning to take stairwell to #3

December 31 st
To Jeanie Elliott’s (and Dean Quarnstrom’s house) (831 421-0420)
728 Darwin St, Santa Cruz 95062 (across from Staff of Life; next to Burger King)
DO NOT PARK IN BURGER KING LOT! They tow.
From Soquel Ave coming from downtown: Pass the Rio theater at Seabright Ave, continue on until your next possible right, which is Darwin. We are the first house on the left.
From Hwy 17 – follow directions to Hwy 1, South toward Watsonville: exit at Morrissey (first exit), and stay on Morrissey (boulevard with palms)about 5 blocks. At the first stoplight on Morrissey you’ll see a Safeway on your right. Get in the middle lane at the stoplight, take Morrissey all the way THROUGH the intersection, then, after 1 block, when there’s a “T”, take a right on Gault, then a right on the next street, which is Darwin. We are the last house on the right on Darwin, just before the Burger King. Don’t park in the BK lot as they tow.

January 1 st
Wanda Taylor (831-425-7053) at 135 Molina, Santa Cruz
We live in Bonny Doon, exactly 8.4 miles past the Waldorf School. Drive up Empire Grade, turn left at Vick (just passed 9962 Empire Grade), drive 0.25 m then turn left on Molina (the mailboxes are on the corner), drive 0.15 m and turn left into our driveway (look for a lantern).
The gate which will open automatically, if you drive up close enough.

January 2 nd
Daniel and Joya. home: 831-295-6270 cell: 831-431-0791
118 Palmetta Street. Santa Cruz. We live in “The Circles” which can be confusing…
Take Rt 1 North/Mission to Bay St (a light) and turn left onto Bay. Go about a mile, past the stop at California, and turn right onto Columbia St. Take Columbia past 4 small streets to the next big intersection at Delaware. Turn right onto Delaware, and go 1 block to Palmetta St. and turn right, and we’re the first, yellow, house on the corner (right side), with Oak, Gum and Cypress trees in the yard.

January 3 rd
RH and Susan Jones
41 Ocean St, upstairs apartment.. Davenport, Ca. 95017; Home Phone 831 471 8658
Hwy 1 north from Santa Cruz into Davenport. Turn right at Whale City Bakery onto Ocean St.; we are the third house on the left. Use the entrance 50 feet down the driveway; leave your shoes on the porch, please!

January 4 th
Susan Goldstein, 2565 Gary Drive, Soquel, 95073   831-429-9149
Take the Bay/Porter exit of Hwy 1  if coming from the north, turn right at exit onto Bay St.  Go a few blocks to HIll St.  (first stop sign).  Turn left on Hill St.  At the top of the hill, turn left on Capitola Ave.  Go over the freeway bridge and turn right on the first street….Gary Drive.  My house is on the left.  Please enter through the gate.  It is on the right as you face the house.

January 5 th
Lilith Anderton
Louden Nelson Center at 301 Center Street, Santa Cruz, 95060

January 6 th
Play Reading, The Three Kings, by Oberufer, – Please call me if you want to read a part!
Phone: 831-227-6472  (Kathryn Rycroft)
Camphill: Paloma Hall/Marimi
4096 Fairway Drive, Soquel, 95073.
Highway 1 to Park Avenue exit,  head north towards Cabrillo College.
Left on Soquel Drive, (past Quick Stop gas station on the right, and go to the first traffic light),
Right on Fairway Drive, (up the hill and over speed-bump, take the 2nd driveway on the right).
(Gates are opened by pushing button on post at left after turning into driveway)
Paloma Hall is the building on the left of the house, entrance through double glass doors.

Order information:
The Gospel of Saint Luke Hardcover – 1975
by Rudolf Steiner (Author), D.S. Osmond (Translator)

I am looking forward to gathering with you all on the Holy Nights and thanks again to all the Hosts who make this possible!
Best Wishes
Wanda Taylor
831-425-7053 or wandabtaylor@msn.com

A New Sacred Geometry: The Art and Science of Frank Chester // Book on Frank Chester’s work Published

The first book on the work of San Francisco artist, sculptor, geometrician, and teacher Frank Chester, written by Seth Miller, is now available.
“When we study the biography of great individuals who have contributed something rare and unique to human culture, we might ask ourselves: Would I have recognized or supported such a person before the rest of the world did, had I been given the opportunity?
Mr. Chester is such a pioneer. His dedication to principles of higher mathematics and geometry through the insights of spiritual science is outstanding. In a model society, someone of the caliber of Mr. Chester would be supported by a major university or similar social structure. At this time, however, only those of us who have some knowledge of spiritual science and its potential to transform pedagogical, medical, mathematical and technological fields can assume the responsibility to insure that the research of Mr. Chester continues.
We have followed and supported Mr. Chester’s work for over a decade. Mr. Chester is a remarkably talented person, integrating spiritual insights with highly skilled workmanship.”

–Patricia Kaminski, Executive Director, The Flower Essence Society, author of Flower Essence Repertory, and Flowers That Heal

70 pages, hardcover,
linen cover with dust-jacket,
printed on high-quality photo paper.

The Challenge of Rudolf Steiner – A Film by Jonathan Stedall

A film about the unique insights and research of Rudolf Steiner
Filmed during 2011 – the 150th anniversary year of Rudolf Steiner’s birth – this two-part documentary by veteran filmmaker Jonathan Stedall tells the story of Steiner’s remarkable life (1861-1925), and explores the influence of his ideas and insights on a wide range of contemporary activities – education, agriculture, medicine, social and financial issues, and the arts. Just within the Santa Cruz area, the Waldorf School, Camphill Community, therapists, biodynamic farmers, and other initiatives all find their inspiration in Steiner’s ideas and philosophy.
Click here to watch the trailer on YouTube.
For online download visit: www.rudolfsteinerfilm.squarespace.com

WSP Alumni documentaries.

Here is the best little movie yet face to face with Waldorf students and alumni about their Waldorf experiences; by the school Daniel Bittleston helped found: Waldorf School of the Peninsula.
Waldorf School of the Peninsula is thrilled to release the first in a series of WSP documentaries currently under production by potentialsf. This film features WSP high school and grades alumni reflecting on their schooling and how Waldorf education shaped their identities and futures..
Click here to watch on YouTube.

Sillicon Valley: Frank Chester receives donation of workshop and funding for his Biodynamics research. He is now looking for an assistant. Call Frank at (415) 221-5883.