11 October 2017 – Astro-Weather: The last-quarter Moon rises around midnight tonight. When La Bella Luna is well up, you’ll see that She’s in Gemini, with Castor & Pollux shining to Her left. Farther to Her right you’ll get an early look at Orion.
“What is to be the starting force & impulse for events in social & ethical life must come out of the spiritual world.” ~Rudolf Steiner, New Spiritual Impulses in History” Dornach 16 December, 1917
ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY
1138 – A massive earthquake strikes Aleppo, Syria. The third deadliest earthquake in history with over 230,000 killed
1582 – Because of the adoption of the Gregorian calendar, this day does not exist in this year in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain
1634 – The Burchardi flood: killed around 15,000 in North Friesland, Denmark & Germany
1809 – Along the Natchez Trace in Tennessee, explorer Meriwether Lewis dies under mysterious circumstances at an inn called Grinder’s Stand
1890 – The Daughters of the American Revolution is founded
1906 – San Francisco public school board sparks a diplomatic crisis between the United States & Japan by ordering Japanese students to be taught in racially segregated schools
1918 – The Puerto Rico earthquake shakes the island with a maximum Mercalli intensity of IX (Violent), killing 1116 people
1958 –NASA launches the lunar probe Pioneer 1 which falls back to Earth & burns up
1962 – Second Vatican Council: Pope John XXIII convenes the first ecumenical council of the Roman Catholic Church in 92 years
1968 –NASA launches Apollo 7, the first successful manned Apollo mission, with astronauts Wally Schirra, Donn F. Eisele & Walter Cunningham aboard
1972 – A race riot occurs on the United States Navy aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk off the coast of Vietnam during Operation Linebacker
1984 – Aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger, astronaut Kathryn D. Sullivan becomes the first American woman to perform a spacewalk
2000 – NASA launches STS-92, the 100th Space Shuttle mission, using Space Shuttle Discovery
My POD (Poem Of The Day)
~I travel the back of a snake
An unbroken seal on the book of myself
Giving my mind the pleasure of creation
My heart thinks
& love opens the way…
“For in the past, festivals used to bind human beings strongly together. Just think, for instance, of all that has been done and said and thought in connection with festivals for the whole of civilisation. In our epoch, Western man’s development has again reached a point where he is confronted with the necessity of bringing forth new forms of the venerable, sacred ideals of religion, art and science. This is what can enter physical life through the establishment of festivals directly out of the spirit –to do something that connects the earth with the heavens, that reconnects physical with spiritual conditions.
If to-day one could see the working of the whole universe when autumn approaches, if one could decipher the whole face of the universe, and acquire creative force out of it, then the establishment of such a festival would reveal, not only the will of human beings, but also the will of Gods and Spirits. Then the Spirit would again be among mankind!”
~Rudolf Steiner – Michaelmas VII: The Creation of A Michael Festival Out Of The Spirit
For this we strive & for this we have served –
Blessings & thanks to all who made our Cosmic Michaelmas Brilliant!
And NOW I’m off to:
Rise Up! Life as a Labor of Love – Anthroposophical Society in America
Annual General Meeting and Conference – Fri, Oct 13 at 1:00 pm to Sunday, Oct 15 at 1:00 pm at the Heard Museum in Phoenix, AZ
Wednesday and Thursday ‘How We Will Rise Up! Youth and Youthful Gathering’ at Desert Marigold. Email for more information.
Also: at the Heard Museum Friday morning, October 13, from 9:30-11:30 am for members of the School for Spiritual Science. Bring your blue cards!
Please register online through www.anthroposophy.org!
Sunday October 29, 2017, doors open at 1:30 pm – Program begins promptly at 2 pm
A Lecture by Andrei Onegin & an All Souls Festival: on occasion of The 100th Anniversary of the October Bolshevik Revolution
The Threefold Social Organism: Overcoming Human Instincts with the Help of Spiritual Science Presentation by Andrei Onegin
3 pm – break
3:30pm – a Bridging Between Life & Death from Soul to Soul
~ Group Eurythmy with Elena Baba
~ Circle of Remembrance
~ Artistic rendering of the Calendar of the Soul Verse #30
~ Questions to the Universe – A Social Exercise
~ Open Community Conversation –
Close – 5 pm, Snacks & Social Time
To Add Your Dearly Departed to the list of those to be Remembered, Please contact Hazel Archer-Ginsberg Hazel@ReverseRitual.com
$10 Donation & Snacks to Share Encouraged – Feel free to bring pictures & memories to share
All Souls Festival and Retreat
At the Minnesota Waldorf School in the Twin Cities, MN.
Week-end Retreat including Festival
Fri, Nov 3 at 7:00 pm to Sunday, Nov 5 at 11:00 am
Cost $75 (registration required, click here)
Journey of the Soul Festival – Saturday, Nov 4 at 7:00 to 9:00 pm -Suggested Donation $10 at the door – All are welcome
Walk the pathway of our beloved across the threshold, being present for them, and preparing for our own journey.
“Life after death
Life before birth
Only by knowing both
Do we know eternity”
~ Rudolf Steiner
Culmination of “The Bridging Project: Between Life and Death from Soul to Sou
Sponsored by: Central Regional Council (CRC) and Twin Cities Branch of the Anthroposophical Society
Questions: Dennis Dietzel firstname.lastname@example.org, Marianne Dietzel email@example.com, Linda Bergh firstname.lastname@example.org