News 39 Sunday 2 October

HB Branch News 39 – Sunday 2 October

Events in brief (*details further down)

            This week: Monday 3 to Sunday 9 October

  • Gutter cleaning by Tobyns. Tue 4 Oct. 9 to 11am
  • Initiative Group meeting. Thu 6 Oct at 9:30am
  • Committee meeting, Thu 6 Oct at 5:30pm
  • BD Stirring, shared meal and talk on Michael. Fri 7 Oct from 4:00pm *
  • School of Spiritual Science.  Sat 8 Oct 9:30 to 12noon

Later events:

  • Conversations – Herb “Rosemary” Monday 10 Oct at 10am:*
  • Spring Festival.  Sunday 16 Oct, 7 to 9pm
  • Introductory Talks #10 to #12.  Weds 19, 26 Oct 2 Nov *
  • Talk by Herbert Wolpert on Ukraine. Wed 26 Oct. 7pm Door $10.*

 Notes from the Editor

  • Welcome
  • Congratulations
  • Thanks
  • Library recent additions to catalogue.
  • Peace Pole
  • Membership
  • Next meetings
  • Foyer Display

Letter to the Editor

Letters to the Editor and short articles of topical interest are welcome.


  • Stirring of BD Prep 500 – a shared meal – Talk on “Michael” – Fri 7th October 

Now that spring is coming, it is time to stir
the BioDynamic preparation “500”.
On Friday afternoon stirring the preparation for the Centre garden
will start at 4 o’clock.
We stir primarily for the Centre garden, but there will be portions of “500” available for stirrers to take home for their own garden
(please give a koha for the Centre).

At 5.30 p.m. there will be a shared meal – please bring a plate.

This will be followed by a related talk by Hans van Florenstein Mulder at 6.30 p.m.
(all are welcome, even if you have not participated in the earlier parts)
“What is Michael, Our Time Spirit, Asking of Us?”


 to a 

Celebration of Spring

- with the herb rosemary as the theme

Monday 10th October


(Rosemary flavoured foods for morning tea, music, talk about the herb rosemary by

Kaye Keats, a story and some gently awakening surprises)

At Rudolf Steiner Centre

401 Whitehead Road, Hastings

The herb, rosemary, we all know but are we aware of the support it can bring from a therapeutic perspective?

Rosemary as an essential oil, ‘invites’ the soul to better connect with the physical body. 
The processes activated by rosemary have a stimulating effect on the encounter between the soul body and the physical and etheric bodies. 
The plant’s bitter substances and tannins also awaken and strengthen the vital forces. 
Rosemary, therefore, has a strong, overall healing and incarnating effect.

Rosemary originates from Mediterranean countries where dews of the sea help sustain the plants growing on the rocky terrain. 

 Its Latin name is rosmarinus and means
 “dew of the sea”.

Our Conversation sessions can be very diverse, always encouraging members and friends to come together and share parts of their life journeys and interests or deepen their understanding of Anthroposophy.

Come and join our Conversation

Monday, 10th October, 10.00a.m.

Bernie Raichle and Diana Bacchus


  • Introductory Talks “The 3rd seven-year period of life”

At the Rudolf Steiner Centre

401 Whitehead Road, Hastings

We warmly invite parents, friends and teachers to our introductory talks, looking at Childhood development.  Babies in arms warmly welcome.  Fathers are very welcome too – it would be lovely to see some fathers - if you can sacrifice a couple of hours from work. 

Indeed. these talks are open to anyone interested in the topics.

The talks are free of charge, but a contribution in the Koha box towards the running of the Centre is always appreciated.

From 1.45 to 2.30 pm on Wednesdays in the Main Room of the Centre

The talks so far have given an insight in the early childhood years and the Lower school time.  In the fourth term, will look at the Upper school years.

“The journey to the Self”

The years from 14 to 21

The next 3 talks will be given by Hans and Ineke van Florenstein Mulder who were part of the team of teachers who founded the Taikura Upper School in the 1970s.

Talk #10, 19 October

How does the curriculum support the soul development of the Upper school students in the 4 Upper school years.

Talk #11, 26 October

In the Lower school the 4 temperaments become visible, in the Upper school the Planetary Soul types are manifesting themselves.

What are these Planetary Soul types and how do we work with them?

Talk #12, 2 November

The metamorphosis of the 12 senses from birth to the age of 21.