Dear Friends – I greet you on this International Day of Peace.
In preparing for our Michaelmas Festival, during the Eclipse of the Harvest Moon on Sunday, you may like to know that tomorrow, Wednesday Sept. 23rd2015, is the Autumnal Equinox, a milestone in the season of the harvest, when the Sun enters Libra, the sign of harmony & balance. Equinoxes are times of equilibrium, when the hours of daylight are equal to the hours of darkness.
The 23rd is also Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, which falls ten days after Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. It is the dramatic culmination of the season of repentance which seeks to bring its own equilibrium. In the age of the Sentient Soul, when the Temple stood in Jerusalem, the High Priest effected atonement for the people through an elaborate ritual. Today, in our current age of the Consciousness Soul, each of us stands, alone, yet together, in a conscious community, working to be awake to our shared karma.
In the Autumn we rise in our thinking to meet Michael that we might have the courage to face ourselves in the coming dark.
Please Join us in Meeting the Dragon Within – Michaelmas 2015
Sunday September 27, 2015 During the Eclipse of the Harvest Moon Rudolf Steiner Branch 4249 N. Lincoln, Chicago, IL.
6:30pm – Exhibition of paintings on the theme by Sophie
7pm -Performance by the Midwest Eurythmy Group: ‘Michaelmas Mood’
‘Finding our Sun Task in an Age of Shadows’ –
Guest Speaker: Robert Karp, Co-Director of the Biodynamic Farming & Gardening Association
The Well-Tempered Klavien by J.S. Bach played by Clark
8:30pm – a tour by Sophie of herMichaelmas Paintings
Doors Re-Open for Eclipse Activities: Holding the Light as Michaelites:
9pm – The Michaelmas Eclipse, a Cosmic Harvest – Hazel Archer Ginsberg
Group Eurythmy with Tish Pierce
An Artistic Exploration of the Sun & Moon Seals with Sophie
Circles, Singing & Spirals with Nancy
11pm – Eclipse Ends as we speak The Foundation Stone Meditation
$10 Donation goes to the Midwest Eurythmy Group
Snacks to Share Encouraged!
This event is part of the Central Regional Council’s ‘Speaking with the Stars’ project, striving to empower us to ripen our speech, so we can work in a Michaelic way with the Spiritual Beings of the Stars. For more info. Contact Festivals Coordinator – Hazel Archer Ginsberg