Bozeman Montana Summer 2017 Phenomenology Classes

Phenomenology Course (Goethe, Nature and Phenomenology)

Phenomenology is the exploration and description of phenomena, where phenomena are the things or experiences as human beings experience them. Phenomenology is a science of beginnings that demands a thorough, in-depth study of the phenomenon, which must be seen and described as clearly as possible. Accurate description is not a phenomenological end, however, but a means by which the phenomenologist locates the phenomenon’s deeper, more generalizable patterns, structures, and meanings. Rephrased in phenomenological language, Goethe’s way of science is one early example of a phenomenology of the natural world. He sought a way to open himself to the things of nature, to listen to what they said, and to identify their core aspects and qualities. Phenomenology is an approach to science that studies the world through what we as humans can directly observe and experience using multiple tools that use a whole brain approach. In these studies of nature, we will see the plant as a whole, and in the parts, we can see with our naked eyes. In so doing, we learn the true essence of nature. In this phenomenology study of nature, we need to cultivate the ability to let thoughts dissolve and experience, for instance, the plant kingdom as just the thing-in-itself. We need to be active in not doing, and allow the plant, tree, bee or soil to speak. It will tell us all the mysteries of its life, and ultimately, the truths of existence. It is an elegant and beautiful view of the study of nature.

This class is in partnership between the New Waldorf early childhood school opening in Bozeman Montana https://www.worldfamilyschool.org/ in September 2017 and Bridgette Lyn Dolgoff and her Urban Farm Project who will be in Bozeman from mid-July to mid-September 2017.

1) Phenomenology of Plants Saturday, August 12, 2017. 1439 W. Babckok St, Bozeman, Montana 59715, the class will be from 10 am to 12 pm, notepad, art paper, pencils, crayons to draw with and take notes. $15 per person and $20 per family.

2) Phenomenology of Trees Saturday, August 19, 2017. 1439 W. Babckok St, Bozeman, Montana 59715, the class will be from 10 am to 12 pm, notepad, art paper, pencils, crayons to draw with and take notes. $15 per person and $20 per family.

3) Phenomenology of Leaves Saturday, August 26, 2017. 1439 W. Babckok St, Bozeman, Montana, the class will be from 10 am to 12 pm, notepad, art paper, pencils, crayons to draw with and take notes. $15 per person and $20 per family.

Bridgette Lyn Dolgoff has been a lifetime student & practitioner of Shamanism. She is a Sustainable, Biodynamic farmer over the last 7 years has built individual family backyard food productions. She attended Steiner College. The Urban Farm Project was founded by Bridgette in 2009. UFP’s focus is consulting, building, education, in the community on our return back to our Earth Mother and All Our Relations.

Contact Bridgette at consciousnessofeconomics.com or 775.624.7862

Ghosts

A white man and an elderly Native man became pretty good friends, so the white guy decided to ask him: “What do you think about Indian mascots?” The Native elder responded, “Here’s what you’ve got to understand. When you look at black people, you see ghosts of all the slavery and the rapes and the hangings and the chains. When you look at Jews, you see ghosts of all those bodies piled up in death camps. And those ghosts keep you trying to do the right thing. “But when you look at us you don’t see the ghosts of the little babies with their heads smashed in by rifle butts at the Big Hole, or the old folks dying by the side of the trail on the way to Oklahoma while their families cried and tried to make them comfortable, or the dead mothers at Wounded Knee or the little kids at Sand Creek who were shot for target practice. You don’t see any ghosts at all. “Instead you see casinos and drunks and junk cars and shacks. “Well, we see those ghosts. And they make our hearts sad and they hurt our little children. And when we try to say something, you tell us, ‘Get over it. This is America. Look at the American dream.’ But as long as you’re calling us Redskins and doing tomahawk chops, we can’t look at the American dream, because those things remind us that we are not real human beings to you. And when people aren’t humans, you can turn them into slaves or kill six million of them or shoot them down with Hotchkiss guns and throw them into mass graves at Wounded Knee. “No, we’re not looking at the American dream. And why should we? We still haven’t woken up from the American nightmare.
Paraphrased from:”Wolf at Twilight ” by Kent Nerburn
Shared By: Marsha Pluff