We are excited to launch a new regular online video discussion group this month via Zoom. This will be a great way for members who are too far away from the Portland area to connect with other members and advance in their studies. The discussion will be hosted by life-long AMORC member, Frater Ken. It will occur every third Sunday of the month at 2 pm.
That burning orb in the sky is appearing more and more often, so summer in the Pacific Northwest must be approaching! We’ve got a lot of news, events, and opportunities to share with you, so please read carefully.
Summer Solstice Event at Maryhill Stonehenge Mystery The Summer Solstice event is coming! We just still don’t know when. We are working on organizing this event (volunteers needed), and we will let you know through our email blast about the details as soon as we have everything locked down. So, save the date for that weekend, get your potluck, and mystical skills warmed up, and we will have more for you very soon.
You are Invited to Our New Online Forum We wanted to invite you to a new online tool we are experimenting with this year. This is will be on a website called Slack. And it’s a private online forum that we can use just for members.
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.
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.
We’ll begin testing out our new online discussion group and meditation this month. This group is designed to connect with members who are too far away to attend convocation. In these sessions, we’ll be doing simple meditations like the overall exercise and other visualizations and talking about topics from the Rosicrucian monographs.
We’ll be using the Zoom platform. All you’ll need is an email address, a computer with a microphone and video camera and a reliable broadband connection. We’ll be sending out notes to folks who have expressed an interest in the project. We’ll set up times for you to meet online and test the equipment. We plan to offer a regular schedule of online meetings (hopefully) in May.