Cracked Open

8 April 2018 – Astro-Weather: Last Quarter Moon occurs at 2:18 am CDT. You can find the half-lit orb rising in the east with the background stars of Sagittarius, She hangs relatively low in the southeast as twilight begins. Bella Luna also reaches apogee today, when Her orbit carries Her farthest from Earth for the month- 251,123 miles from us.

Rudolf Steiner’s Lectures on this day

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

Those who work with the original indications in the Calendar of the Soul know that Rudolf Steiner lists the birth & death days, as well as other significant occurrences of various individualities, along with the Full & New Moons in the calendar.  He said of this: “What is presented here can be useful to those who wish to follow the path of humanity’s spiritual development” ~Rudolf Steiner

1820 – The Venus de Milo is discovered on the Aegean island of Milos. Created sometime between 130 & 100 BCE, it depicts Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love & beauty (Venus to the Romans). From an inscription that was on its plinth, it is thought to be the work of Alexandros of Antioch

1835 – Death Day of Wilhelm von Humbolt  Prussian philosopher, diplomat, founded University of Belin.

According to T.H. Meyer, on this day in 1928, Ludwig Polzer-Hoditz had an experience that brought to the surface one of his past incarnations as Hadrian, 76 AD – 10 July, 138 AD, who was Roman emperor from 117 to 138. He is known for building Hadrian’s Wall, which marked the northern limit of Britannia. He also rebuilt the Pantheon and constructed the Temple of Venus and Roma. He is considered to have been a humanist, & he is regarded as one of the ‘Five Good Emperors’.

Hadrian was born into a Hispano-Roman family. During his reign, he traveled to nearly every province of the Empire. An ardent admirer of Greece, he sought to make Athens the cultural capital of the Empire and ordered the construction of many opulent temples in the city. He used his relationship with his Greek lover Antinous to underline his love of Greek culture leading to the creation of one of the most popular cults of ancient times. He spent extensive amounts of time with the military; he usually wore military attire and even dined and slept amongst the soldiers. Late in his reign he suppressed the Bar Kokhba revolt in Judaea, renaming the province Syria Palaestina.

Ludwig Polzer-Hoditz, who we know as being one of Rudolf Steiner’s most valued & independent-minded colleagues. He was born in Prague to an aristocratic family with royal connections. Leaving behind his background traditions, he became a key player in Steiner’s regenerative threefold social impulses, working tirelessly for a genuinely unified, free Europe.

1952 – U.S. President Harry Truman calls for the seizure of all domestic steel mills to prevent a nationwide strike

1973 – Deathday of Pablo Picasso, Spanish painter & sculptor

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Tomasz Alen Kopera

POD (Poem Of the Day)

~Cracked open
Will the seed
Laid into the void
Progress & grow?
The gods circle round
Hunting for ideas that lie dormant
Thoughts unexpressed
Seeds that remain uncultivated
These they plant in the clay of another life
Better able to fill the void
With fertile fruit
~hag

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Put on your Wedding garment:

Greetings friends on this 1st Sunday after Easter –

Today we gather to tap into this potent esoteric time before Ascension, to ask:

Who is this mysterious individuality who founded Rosicrucianism?

What is his mission? How does it relate to Rudolf Steiner & Anthroposophy…?

You dear friend are invited to the Chymical Wedding.

Are you prepared to walk this modern path of initiation?

Sunday April 8th 2 pm – 4 pm

At our Easter-Tide Festival we will begin downstairs doing group Eurythmy from the 1st Mystery Drama: The Portal of Initiation, by Rudolf Steiner with Mary Ruud:

“The light of the sun is flooding

The realms of space;

The song of birds resounds

Through fields of air;

The tender plants spring forth

From Mother Earth,

And human souls rise up

With grateful hearts

To all the spirits of the world”

Then in the upper room: The Chymical Wedding: Christian Rosenkreutz: ‘Granum Pectori Jesu Insitum’ Interactive Art Projections & Lecture with Hazel Archer-Ginsberg

Social Art – Exploring the relationship between Christian Rosenkreutz & Rudolf Steiner + Alchemy & the “I”

We end downstairs with a recapitulation of the verse from the Portal of Initiation in Eurythmy with Mary Ruud

$10 Donation to support Eurythmy & Art Supplies

Potluck to Share Encouraged Hazel will bring the Pascal Lamb & Curry Veggies

For more info. contact festivals Coordinator Hazel Archer Ginsberg

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