Calling all Michigan friends
- Hey Everyone,
So, whew, Sophia has just been taken by the Family and
Child Services here in Los Angeles due to a
technicallity from Michigan on a case that was won on
the last day of court, but Miriam failed to show due
to her 3 month old baby Natalia dying from inopperable
cancer. She called to let them know and Eleazar showed
up but his id had expired and they refused to allow
him to be in court on her behalf.
Two case workers from two different counties were
working on the case because Miriam had moved from the
place where the original complaint began. These two
case workers had two very different opinions of Miriam
and the hardernose one one the final judgement. The
second one appealed and the judge agreed with her
points and Sophia the case was then to be closed.
Miriam saw the police cars outside her house and
thought they were coming to take Sophia when actually
we have just found out they came to pick Miriam up for
court to hear the judges' ruling. She saw the police,
did not answer the door, and then fled here to Los
Angeles, not wanting Sophia to be in foster care.
Miriam has no family there and is a product of the
system its very self. She has a job here that she
attends every day and the child is in art class twice
a week and also has child care. Miriam also now lives
in a two bedroom house, three actually, has a
Suburban, going for driving lessons, and is doing
extremely well with the support here in our community.
Los Angeles Child Care services says they can do no
thing as the child has to be expedited back to
Michigan. I have spoken with the hardnosed case worker
and have explained this and also the wishes that we
find a solution that does not have this child in the
system due to a technicality. Those of you who have
followed this story know that Miriam was picked up
just before we got her a job, for 'intent for
prostitution'. This is going to be used against her
but we have a pretty strong point that once this
'intent' was issued the community rallied around her
to get her a job and to get her and the family
stabalized. They have been so and it has been truly a
joy to be around them and the child.
So, Wayne County is where the case originated and I am
wondering if there is anyone that can help us on that
end with the Referree who will be hearing the case?
We'd like to get the letters of support as well as the
proof of work and so forth to him with a face to face
person versus faxing and so forth. My hope is that
they will want to find a solution beings it was a
technicality in the first place and that she is doing
very well here and Detroit has nothing to offer her in
If anyone is able to work from that end I say it would
be a good deed as we do really have a young lady who
has turned her life fully around.
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- Hey Friends,
Our study group with Adriana Koulias will start this
Sunday, May 13th, at 3pm Los Angeles time. You will
need to have downloaded Skype which can be found on
the website www.anthroposophia.org One link will say
'about Skype' click on this and you will then see a
link to 'download' Skype. This will take you to the
homepage of Skype and you then click on the link that
says 'download now'. This will take about five
In order to participate in the interactive version I
will need you to then send me your name so I can 'add'
you into the conversation when it is taking place on
Sunday. You can email me through this email address:
To join the Study Group where you can read the first
lectures please make sure you have joined the Study
Group at the top of the homepage of
www.anthroposophia.org I am sorry to say that you will
have to join again as all the names were lost when we
were having our problems getting started. Those who
have signed in during the last week will not have to
do this again. If you rejoin and it says 'user name
already exists' this means you are a member already.
(Originally we had over 100 people join and right now
we have 10 people signed in as having joined. So most
of you will have to rejoin.) And the Forum is the
place where further questions can be discussed in
relations to the Study Group and the Extension Work
groups. You will have to join this as well at the top
of the home page of anthroposophia.org.
For the Extension Working groups the times will be:
Living the Foundation Stone Meditation with Daniel
Bittleston: 10:00 a.m. Sundays starting May 20th. This
will be a weekly meeting.
'We shall be studying the FSM line by line, to clarify
and deepen understanding. For example: What is our
experience of our limbs carrying us into the ocean
being of spirit?'
A Year of Transformation with Dottie Zold: Monday
evenings starting 5/14 at 7:00 p.m. This will be a
weekly meeting. 'We shall begin with a conversation
about the Daily Exercises in How To Know Higher Worlds
and how they work to aid us on our path of initiation
The first lecture can be found once you sign up for
the Study Group at the top of our homepage at
anthroposophia.org. Once in you will click the link
that says 'study group' (first group) and click next
each time at the bottom of the page. You may also
download it in a pdf format by clicking on one of the
little three buttons to the right of the article. If
you need any help please email me.
Looking forward to seeing you all on Sunday.
All good things,
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> Jennifer: I've read that cats are banned on ashrams. Have youI have no idea, have never experienced an ashram (have you?), but it
> any idea why that's the case? Someone once mentioned something
> about "sucking" energy away from people...regards, McCann
sure makes sense because cats are just that way. Not only do they
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- From what I saw, I figure the ashram gurus just didn't want any
competition. Wonder what ever happened to those guys after they left the
US- Muktananda, Rashineesh etc. Anyone know?
of On Mon, 14 May 2007 12:33:48 -0500, write3chairs
> I've read that cats are banned on ashrams. Have you
>> any idea why that's the case? Someone once mentioned something
>> about "sucking" energy away from people...regards, McCann
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>Yes Jennifer, I've been on an ashram...back in the days when I was an
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "gaelman58" wrote:
> > Jennifer: I've read that cats are banned on ashrams. Have you
> > any idea why that's the case? Someone once mentioned something
> > about "sucking" energy away from people...regards, McCann
> I have no idea, have never experienced an ashram (have you?), but it
> sure makes sense because cats are just that way. Not only do they
> command attention, they demand it! Unlike us humans, of course.
> Regards back,
undercover intelligence agent for the Inquisitorial Branch of the
Vatican I was given the mission of penetrating a certain Indian Occult
Brotherhood north of Calcutta...I succeeded but screwed things up when
I had a brief torrid affair with the leader's grandmother...seems I
babbled in my sleep. I escaped by shaving my head, wearing rags,
pretending to be a mute and kicking at cats whenever I ran across
them...a local ashram took me in....I left when the stringent celibacy
rules got to me....McCann