A year after a serious illness was first diagnosed, Margaret Colquhoun crossed the threshold very peacefully in her home, as she had wished, at 2.20pm on Thursday 3rd August. Her final months had been generally comfortable and she received wonderful help and support from close friends, neighbours and the NHS, recently supplemented with some private care. A Christian Communty funeral service and burial took place on Sunday 13th August in the walled garden adjoining her home in Craigie Lodge.
“The Natural gifts, naturally inherited knowledge, traditional medicines and so on that have been passed down from ancient times are all losing their value. We need to acquire new knowledge in order to be able to enter into all the inter-relationships of these things. Humanity has only two choices: either to start once again, in every field of endeavour, to learn from the whole of nature, from the relationships within the whole cosmos, or to allow both nature and human life to degenerate and die off. There is no other choice. Today, no less than in ancient times, we are in need of knowledge that can really enter into the inner workings of nature”. Rudolf Steiner in Spiritual Foundations for the Renewal of Agriculture lecture 2, 1924
” Allan Pittman and Bryan Lynch review the essential teachings of two historic figures, Helena Blavatsky, the founder of the Theosophical Society, who specialized in the teachings of the East (particularly esoteric Buddhism) and Rudolph Steiner, the founder of Anthroposophy, who specialized in the teachings of the West (particularly esoteric Christianity).”