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    Bart Lakeman, the foundation stone as a supersensible being

    Bart is a naturopath, psychotherapist and masseur in Laurencekirk


    For the Aberdeen Circle; Christmas 2023

    This essay compromises:

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    1; Why is the foundations stone a double dodecahedron? 3; The Foundation Stone as the human being 
     The first Goetheanum’s architectural task1 The building images human self-awareness.  18
     The Pentagram  The Platonic solids13
     The Golden Section & Phi2 A 3-fold phi metamorphosis in the Foundation Stone19
     Proportions in colour and music4 The ‘double nature’ in the Foundation Stone20
     Phi as the formative force in nature and the cosmos5 The 3-fold nature of the rhythms21
     The Divine in buildings          
    2; The Plant development as a constructive key to the Foundation Stone   
     Larger cupola:    Base sockets development into seals7   
     Smaller cupola; Pillar’s Capital development into seals10   
     The plant’s developmental process and the rhythms12   
     Rhythm 1 & 213   
     Rhythm 3 & 414   
     Rhythm 5 & 615   
     Rhythm 7,16   
     The colour indication to the rhythms    
     The Metal geniuses along the rhythms17 

    This essay on the metamorphosis in the Foundation Stone Rhythms, it’s mainly based on the first Goetheanum Column sockets and its fundaments; which (of the human 3-fold) relates to the physical body. Which is like walking through Chartres Cathedral’ labyrinth, but not looking at its windows and ceiling; its soul and spirit respectively. This essay might have just touch upon the first Goetheanum’ and the Foundation Stone’s soul and spirit; it needs another essay.

    Any comment on these topics is very much appreciated.

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    Early History of Anthroposophical Activities in Aberdeenshire

    In 1929, Grange Inglis Kirkcaldy, 1895-1979, and his wife Mildred Robertson Kirkcaldy, settled at the Lodge of Auchindoir, near both the River Don and the upper course of the Water of Bogie, to farm by the Biodynamic method of agriculture inaugurated by Rudolf Steiner in 1924. Later they bought 120 acres on a crook of the river Don near Inverurie raising dairy cattle.

    In the early 1930´s Grange travelled the 80 miles roundtrip to Aberdeen once a week to hold a meeting for enquirers about Anthroposophy at Kennaway´s Tea Rooms. In 1933 he welcomed W.H.T Haughton, the proprietor of Williamston estate, into the Anthroposophical Society.

    In the spring 1939 Haughton gave Karl König and his followers, who founded the Camphill movement, their first home in Kirkton Houe on his estate near Inch.  The first vehicle of the later worldwide Camphill movement was a three-wheeled van, gifted by Grange, used beforehand for milk deliveries to the people of Lumsden. 

    In 1936. Major Kirkcaldy started with holding study groups in 2 Fonthill Terrace in Aberdeen. 
    By 1948 there were 90 members of the Anthroposophical society registered in Aberdeen, 50 in the city and 40 in Camphill. 

    In 1960, the Old Manse in Lumsden became available as a venue for weekend conferences on Anthroposophy.  

    -The source of this information is the detailed and entertaining collection of memories of Grange I. Kirkcaldy. gathered by William H. Milne, published privately.

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    The angel Gabriel

    The angel Gabriel from heaven came,

    his wings as drifted snow, his eyes as flame;

    “All hail”, said he, “thou lowly maiden Mary,

    most highly favoured lady.” Gloria.

    Archangel Gabriel, 1918. Marble Ivan Meštrovic (Croatian, 1883-1962).

    After the horrors of the Balkan Wars and World War I, a disillusioned Ivan Meštrovic turned away from the themes of Slavic history and national identity that had characterized his early work. He began focusing on religious subjects such as this haunting, stylized portrayal of Gabriel, the archangel sent to tell Mary that she would become the Mother of God. Gabriel’s closed eyes emphasize the visionary nature of the event, while the rhyming diagonal of head, hair, and wings suggests the airborne angel’s sudden arrival. (with grateful thanks to Glenn Bard)

    (contribution of Dina Leigh in the “Anthroposophy in Moray” Newsletter of December)

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