The Sacred Gateway 2020
Online Conference


Recordings and Additional Resources

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Recordings and Workshops Resources 

 

Friday, April 17

 

Conference Opening and Keynote True Living is Dying: The Life-Giving Power of Death with Rev. Patrick Kennedy VIDEO RECORDING HERE

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Saturday, April 18
 

Two-Day Themed Workshops 

 

  • From Loss to Connection Through Reading for the Dead and Writing with Marianne Dietzel and Maureen Flannery VIDEO RECORDING HERE

Together we will invite our loved ones across the threshold to join us while we experience practices that connect and heal.

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  • The Lemniscate Journey: Exploring the Relationships in Our Lives from Birth to Death and Death to Rebirth Through Biography and Social Art with Sandra LaGrega and Jennifer Fox VIDEO RECORDING HERE

Through the process of exploring our individual life story, we can connect with a healing force that can be present in all our relationships; within ourselves, with those in our present life, with the "so-called" dead, and with cosmic spiritual beings. Awakening to and transforming each of these relationships in our own life journey, we become aware of our individual web of destiny and the gifts we have to offer. Together we will be creating a safe, sacred space for sharing, using the social art of conscious speaking and conscious listening: a "Sophia" process. We will use imaginations and simple art exercises as doorways into our life experiences.

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  • Giving Way to Grace: Chrysalis Emerging from Conscious Living and Conscious Dying with Melinda Toney, MD, Carole Shoaf, End-of-Life Doula and Katherine Blackburn, End-Of-Life Doula and Esoteric Christian Minister VIDEO RECORDING HERE

This workshop will offer a story of conscious living and conscious dying as the springboard to inspire what is possible through Grace. We will dive into the challenges, fears, and doubts from our own perspectives, helping to bring forth your own questions of consciously living your lives, quickened by the anticipation and experience of death. We will cultivate reflection, insight, and transformation by engaging body, mind, and spirit through visuals, movement, breathing exercises and visualization, journaling and conversation. Together we will emerge from this experience more conscious of what is emerging from within our midst as a community.

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How do we look at the karmic connections that shape current events? Our work with those on the "Other-side of the Threshold" can give us clues about the causes and purpose of epidemics and the ways of healing ourselves, our beloved dead and the Earth.

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The Vigil of the Heart with Linda Bergh and Ellen Hufschmidt, Eurythmy with Cynthia Hoven VIDEO RECORDING HERE

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Topic Workshops 

Though his karmic relationship lectures in 1924, Rudolf Steiner described the forces of karmic preparation in the cosmos, resurrecting ancient initiation wisdom with the exclamation that we are to "accompany the dead in their further destinies." In this session, we will examine how we are to do this by consideration the progression of the soul through the spheres after death, supplementing what we learn from Rudolf Steiner's research with descriptions from Dante's Paradise," and the earth-centered relationsip to the planetary spheres on which these processes are based.

Click here for Resources from Mary Stewart Adams

Click here for Momento Mori ritual from Mary Stewart Adams 

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Believing or not in life after death, all human beings face the loss of the physical contact with a loved one who died. How to make space to sit with that pain without sinking into the "Swamp of Sadness?" Perhaps the sculpture of Pieta can provide us with a reference.

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For this class, we will look closely at the spiritual, psychological, and practical aspects of after death care. What is our role as witnesses to the most profound moment in our lives next to birth? Tischia Bluske has witnessed many deaths and guided families through seemingly impossible situations. The outcome is always artful, and healing to the very core of our humanity. Stories and accounts of unique situation will be shared. Topics to be covered include: the etheric body and it's process during and after death, practical care of the physical body, transformation of fear and grief to Spirit-filled will, involving the family and community, and the vigil.

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 Keynote Conversation Proactive Grieving: The Sacred Gateway as a Bridge with Dr. Melinda Toney  plus Group Reflections, Closing and Reading of Borning In and Borning Out by author and illustrator Marnie Muller, MLA -VIDEO RECORDING HERE

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Sunday, April 19  

 

Keynote Consecrating our Dying with Rev. Patrick Kennedy VIDEO RECORDING HERE

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Two-Day Themed Workshops

  • From Loss to Connection Through Reading for the Dead and Writing with Marianne Dietzel and Maureen Flannery VIDEO RECORDING HERE

 

  • The Lemniscate Journey: Exploring the Relationships in Our Lives from Birth to Death and Death to Rebirth Through Biography and Social Art with Sandra LaGrega and Jennifer Fox VIDEO RECORDING HERE

 

  • Giving Way to Grace: Chrysalis Emerging from Conscious Living and Conscious Dying with Melinda Toney, MD, Carole Shoaf, End-Of-Life Doula and Katherine Blackburn, End-Of-Life Doula and Esoteric Christian Minister VIDEO RECORDING HERE

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Explore the many cultural expressions that work with and celebrate our beloved dead. Prepare the way for the Unborn and for the future of humanity. Become inspired to renew or create your own tradition. Learn to find your destiny and meet your karma. Prepare for your own conscious crossing into the journey between death and rebirth by asking question like: Where did I come from? What did I come into this life to do? Who is with me on this journey?

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Sacred Burial Ceremony and Conference Closing with Linda Bergh and friends VIDEO RECORDING HERE

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Thank you for joining us! Please do not share these recordings with anyone. They will be available in our store at anthroposophy.org/webinars

 

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