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Biography Workshop With Karen Apana: Exploring the Seven Year Cycle

A Workshop With Karen Apana, Ph. D.

March 3rd and 4th, 2017


Paloma Hall

4096 Fairway Drive, Soquel, California




In this two-day biography workshop Karen will lead participants through an exploration of childhood and adult development using the lens of the seven year cycle.  Through this life review, we unearth emerging life themes that can illuminate one’s purpose and direction for the future.

We will chart significant markers in our lives, such as births, deaths, divorces, geographical moves and career shifts, and reflect on the possible meaning of these events for our spiritual development.  Biographies will be shared as we are willing.

Karen has been teaching biography work for over 25 years and has a private practice for biography counseling in San Francisco.  She has taught in Waldorf teacher training programs and has been a high school teacher and mentor.  Karen has been a student of Rudolf Steiner for over 40 years.

Workshop Hours: 7PM – 9 PM Friday, March 3rd, 9AM – 4PM Saturday, March 4th

Workshop  fee: $45

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Lectures by Virginia Sease

The Mysteries and the Great Teachers of Humanity

Three lectures by Virginia Sease

To be held
Paloma Hall, Camphill California
4096 Fairway Drive, Soquel

For members of the Anthroposophical Society in America and their accompanied guests

The first Lecture will be at 7.30 pm on Friday, March 31

The second Lecture will be at 9.30 am on Saturday, April 1

The third lecture will be at 3.00 pm on Saturday, April 1

There will be a requested donation of $25 to the Santa Cruz/Monterey Branch of the Anthroposophical Society in America for the cycle of lectures.

Those wishing to pre-register and pre-pay the donation may do so here.

There will also be a meeting for members of the School of Spiritual Science On Saturday, April 1 at 7.30 pm – Blue cards required

Despite outer appearances in civilization, humanity continually receives help from human individualities who have achieved over the eons of time a higher spiritual development than their contemporaries. Rudolf Steiner opened avenues of approach to these individualities in a manner which is often more far-reaching than the usual study of their biographies and deeds may reveal. Working with Rudolf Steiner’s research concerning five such advanced human beings as well as with historical documents there will be a focus on —

  • Scythianus and his Influence in the Ancient Hibernian and Black Sea Mysteries
  • Gautam Buddha and his Past and Present Task for Humanity
  • Master Jesus and his Service to Christ throughout the Ages
  • Manes’ pathway from the Ancient Mysteries to the Mysteries of Christianity
  • Christian Rosenkreutz: Humanity’s current Human Leader as seen from his Spiritual Biography and his Present Task in the Age of Michael

Virginia Sease has served as a member of the Executive Council of the Anthroposophical Society at the Goetheanum from 1984 until her retirement in 2015 and remains a member of the leadership at the Goetheanum, with responsibilities within the General Anthroposophical Section of the School of Spiritual Science. She also coordinates speakers and lecture cycles given worldwide, as well as Class Lessons at the Goetheanum, and leads the Anthroposophical Studies Program in English.

Any questions or a need for further details, please contact John Baring at jfb@usbaring.com.

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