Cassiopaea Forum Reading Workshops - Public

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We invite all the members of the Cassiopaea Forum to join our weekly Reading Workshops! :-D

This is an opportunity to catch up with or review the basic and recommended material.

We'll start with the Wave Series, and then we'll share polls to decide which book to continue with considering the recommended books thread.

To make it more time friendly, we can read the scheduled material before the meetings and then we'll share what we learn, questions, and ideas during the meeting. If we read during the meeting and share questions and ideas in the get go, it will take us more time to finish a book.

Usually, in other book clubs or workshops they read one book per month - we could divide the chapters in 4 meetings, for example -, but we can adjust it depending on the material.

Some suggestions:
  • Join with a true Hunger for Truth.
  • Do not be afraid to share our questions, thoughts or ideas about the reading material, we all are at different levels of understanding for any given topic and that's totally fine! We are all here to learn. Your ideas can enrich the meeting and help all the participants.
  • Share considering the new members understanding.
  • Share quotes or fragments that you found interesting or useful.
  • Try to connect the new ideas and concepts with other sources of the recommended material.
  • Of course, it's highly recommended to read the scheduled chapters before the meeting, but if you didn't had time or something happened between the meetings, connect anyway, you will be able to catch up.
We are also thinking about recording the meetings so that everyone can be updated.

Please feel free to share more suggestions.

We created a spreadsheet so that all the interested members can sign up and share with us the best day and time to participate. Then we'll decide the definitive day and time based on the info from the spreadsheet.

As we are all over the world, we could have two groups with different times and days to allocate everyone interested.

We use a conference software called Zoom for the meetings. You will need to create a free account to participate.

We'll also have a Google Calendar with all the scheduled activities as soon as we have the final dates and times. We'll keep you posted.

Once set up, you'll receive alerts before the meetings.

All the meetings will be in English, at least for now, or maybe we could divide the meetings by language? But that would depend on the number of participants in each language.

Any ideas or suggestions are very welcome.

[All the workshops and meetings are free to all the members of the Cassiopaea Forum but if you want to contribute in some way, please consider a donation to the FOTCM.]
 
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Alejo

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I think this is a great idea, it’ll be great to get people together and share thoughts and ideas and questions.

Depending on the amount of members who sign up it may be a good idea to have different times, to try and best accommodate everyone.
 

whitecoast

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This sounds like a great idea! I’d be interested in joining for sure, since it’s been years since I’ve read The Wave. Next ones in the list could be Paul’s Necessary Sin, Political Ponerology, the Narcissim and criminal thinking books, or whatever new and exciting books people discover :rockon:

I was also thinking, since I enjoy summarizing books and providing snapshots it might be a good idea to leverage that and do summaries for some of the older books that I really got into. Just an idea I had for myself.
 

Joan

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Wonderful idea, it has been several years since I read the wave in it's entirety, I have read certain sections now and again. Also to be able to use the forum to exchange ideas and thoughts is great. Wondering about the time slots for members that live in different time zones.
 

Dakota

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Excellent idea, I have join in both since I don't want to lose this great opportunity.
I usually start working season in the May, but with everything what is happening I doubt that it will start at May, if at all. So, I'm free for any activities. My understanding of English is much better when I read than listening so I don't will I be up to the task but I will certainly do my best ;-) .
 

Tuatha de Danaan

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I've signed up and created a Zoom account but do I have to paste to browser. At this point I don't know how at access Zoom or will I be contacted to interact. If I have to paste to browser how do I do that. Sorry to be an old wrinkly.. :cry:
 

Jenn

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@Tuatha de Danaan have you downloaded the zoom app for desktop? If no, here is the link: Video Conferencing, Web Conferencing, Webinars, Screen Sharing
Once the day and time of the meeting is decided, I think the meeting link/url will be posted here, then all you have to do (providing you have downloaded zoom) is to click on the link, and it will ask you whether you want to open in Zoom meetings, so you select yes, and the meeting will pop up. Hope this helps
 

sid

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I've signed up and created a Zoom account but do I have to paste to browser. At this point I don't know how at access Zoom or will I be contacted to interact. If I have to paste to browser how do I do that. Sorry to be an old wrinkly.. :cry:
Likely, you will receive a pm or email containing a clickable zoom link. Its fairly easy to use so, don’t stress. A zoom account is not needed to join a meeting.
 

Tuatha de Danaan

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Once the day and time of the meeting is decided, I think the meeting link/url will be posted here, then all you have to do (providing you have downloaded zoom) is to click on the link, and it will ask you whether you want to open in Zoom meetings, so you select yes, and the meeting will pop up. Hope this helps

Thank you Jenn. The e-mail asked me to activate my account which I did. The reason I ask is because it didn't ask me to download anything so I just wondered where it was. If, as you say I'll be sent a link then I think I'm covered. Thank you very much.
 

Tuatha de Danaan

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Likely, you will receive a pm or email containing a clickable zoom link. Its fairly easy to use so, don’t stress. A zoom account is not needed to join a meeting.

Thank you sid, Like you said don't stress,ha.ha. Hopefully the link, as Jenn mentioned, will work it's magic.
 
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