Solstice Event Dates, New Phone Number, Video Discussion Format: May Updates

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Save the Date: June 21 Weekend Solstice Gathering

Spring is in full bloom, and we are a getting ready for the Summer Solstice. We are planning on having a two-day event at the Maryhill Stonehenge replica this year on the weekend of June 21. Last year we had a fantastic one-day event with a picnic and about 25 Rosicrucians and their friends from Washington, Oregon, and California coming together at this beautiful location.

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Last year’s Solstice gathering at Stonehenge. Photo by Frater Kris

Details for the event are still coming together, so be on the lookout for more in our update email, this blog, and social channels. If you’d like to volunteer, please email us.

Calling all Beta-testers, pioneers, and tech-friendly members

We are rolling out a new experimental forum for members in Southwest Washington and Oregon. If you are a member and would like to talk with other members (just text, no video or voice), you will be able to do so on the new ESP Slack site.  Slack is just like Facebook, but it will only be open to local Rosicrucian members. This was an idea suggested to us by one of our members, way out on the Oregon/Idaho state line.

This will be a great place to post specific questions and discussion topics that are related to AMORC or to just connect with other members in A way that is more private than Facebook and social media. We thought we would try it out for a few months and see how it goes.

If you would like to join the Forum, email us and we’ll shoot you an invite.

New Phone Number for Pronaos
The Pronaos has a new digital phone number, and after all these years of paying for a landline [an ancient and mystical technology we no longer wanted to honor]. The new phone line will save us a ton of money, and we’ll still be able to receive and make calls. You can now reach us 503-894-5216.

online.groupVideo Discussion Group Progress
Last month we spoke with our first crop of online discussion group members for an informal chat and walkthrough of the Zoom meeting technology. We met some great folks who have led really fascinating and inspiring lives. Everyone was excited about the idea of connecting online. All the members we talked with were far from Portland: the Coast, down the valley towards Eugene or out in Eastern Oregon. These members seemed to feel that being able to talk with other members face to face will be a huge opportunity to grow in their studies and motivate them to keep on their monographs.

This month we are going to be solidifying the host for the discussion. We are hoping to start holding the online discussion group on the third Sunday of the month at 2 pm. The meetings will be 40 minutes long with:

5-minutes to settle in
10-minute meditation
10-minute discourse
15-minutes to questions and general social time and discussion

Email us if you want to be part of the group.

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