“Non Angli, sed angeli”

12 March 2019 – “Speaking with the Stars”: Bella Luna in the outskirts of Hyades, near Taurus, is growing bigger each night.

Moon, Mars, Aldebaran, March 11-13, 2019

The constellation of Canis Major is seen in the south after dark in profile prancing on his hind legs, with Sirius as his shiny dog tag, with Sirius sparkling on the top of the ‘meat cleaver’.

Rudolf Steiner’s Lectures on this day

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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6th Century – Death-Day of Pope Gregory the Great: “Non Angli, sed angeli” – “They are not Angles, but angels”.

1312 – Abolition of the order of Knights Templar –

Vox in excelso is the name of a Papal Bull issued by Pope Clement V in 1312. The directives were to formally dissolve the Order of the Knights Templar, effectively removing Papal support for them & revoking the mandates given to them by previous popes in the 12th & 13th centuries.

“In view of the suspicion, infamy, loud insinuations and other things which have been brought against the other … and also the secret and clandestine reception of the brother of this Order; in view, moreover, of the serious scandal which has arisen from these things, which it did not seem could be stopped while the Order remained in being, and the danger to faith and souls, and the many horrible things which have been done by the very many of the brothers of this Order, who have lapsed into the sin of wicked apostasy, the crime of detestable idolatry, and the execrable outrage of the Sodomites … it is not without bitterness and sadness of heart that we abolish the aforesaid Order of the Temple, and its constitution, habit and name, by an irrevocable and perpetually valid decree; and we subject it to perpetual prohibition with the approval of the Holy Council, strictly forbidding anyone to presume to enter the said Order in the future, or to receive or wear its habit, or to act as a Templar.” — Vox in excelso

The issue of this Bull followed a five-year period of suppression & trials of the Templars during which time they were accused of a variety of blasphemous & heretical crimes. However, the confessions were extracted with the use of torture & other methods developed by the Inquisition.

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POD (Poem Of the Day)

~Blessings on the beetle sun
Which rolls into life humming a shining ball of song…
The world is a little patch of ground you travel
From your cosmic space with no haste
Sing us into spring…
~hag

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Initially, the Knights Templar faced criticism from some religious leaders. But in 1129, the group received the formal endorsement of the Catholic Church & support from Bernard of Clairvaux, a prominent French abbot.

In 1139, Pope Innocent II issued a Papal Bull that allowed the Knights Templar special rights. Among them, the Templars were exempt from paying taxes, permitted to build their own oratories, & held to no one’s authority, except the Pope’s.

The Knights Templar set up a prosperous network of banks & gained enormous financial influence. Their banking system allowed religious pilgrims to deposit assets in their home countries & withdraw funds in the Holy Land.

The order became known for its austere code of conduct & signature style of dress, which featured a white habit emblazoned with a simple red cross.

Members swore an oath of poverty, chastity & obedience. Prayer was essential to their daily life, & the Templars expressed particular adoration for the Virgin Mary.

As the Knights Templar grew in size & status, it established new chapters throughout Western Europe.

At the height of their influence, the Templars boasted a sizable fleet of ships, owned the Mediterranean island of Cyprus, & served as a primary bank &lending institution to European monarchs & nobles.

The Fall of Acre in 1291 marked the destruction of the last remaining Crusader refuge in the Holy Land. European support of the military campaigns in the Holy Land began to erode over the decades that followed. Additionally, many secular & religious leaders became increasingly critical of the Templars’ wealth & power.

By 1303, the Knights Templar lost its foothold in the Muslim world & established a base of operations in Paris. There, King Philip IV of France resolved to bring down the order, perhaps because the Templars had denied the indebted ruler additional loans.

On Friday, October 13, 1307, scores of French Templars were arrested, including the order’s grand master Jacques de Molay. Many of the knights were brutally tortured until they confessed to false charges, which included heresy, homosexuality, financial corruption, devil worshipping, fraud, spitting on the cross & more.

A few years later, dozens of Templars were burned at the stake in Paris for their confessions. De Molay was executed in 1314.

Under pressure from King Philip, Pope Clement V reluctantly dissolved the Knights Templar TODAY 12 March 1312. The group’s property & monetary assets were taken by King Philip & King Edward II of England, seizing most of the Knights Templar’s wealth.

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A continuing conversation on the “True” Easter:

As we know the ‘Calendar of the Soul’ starts with Easter Sunday, Verse #1.  The Goetheanum has chosen to start the Calendar of the Soul Year with 24 March 2019, in alignment with the spiritual scientific research of Rudolf Steiner.

The cosmic dance is fluid, which is why Easter is a ‘Moveable Feast’. Steiner’s indications invite us to participate in this Cosmic & Earthly ‘Turning point of Time’. The man-made church calendar adheres to a template which no longer reflects the true nature of the stars, & yet, since it represents the concept of  ‘Time’, within the eternally shifting nature of ‘Space’, it offers us the opportunity to do the work of purifying our etheric body, where the mysteries of Time, & Rhythm are tantamount to achieving what Steiner calls ‘Life-Spirit’.

Perhaps this was why Rudolf Steiner focused on the significance of the etheric body, in his ‘Easter, Young Doctors Course’, & in the lecture ‘The Easter Festival in the Evolution of the Mysteries’ as well as giving the eurythmy forms for the Foundation Stone Meditation, at the time of the 1924 ‘Easter paradox’. Although when he spoke to the workers around the time of the Cosmic Easter of 1924, in “Star Wisdom, Moon Religion, Sun Religion” he emphasized the astral aspect.

The Sun, Moon & Earth in relation to the Zodiac, a division in Space, invites us to do the work of purifying our astral body, in the striving to achieve ‘Spirit-Self’, where the mysteries of ‘Space’, which the Fixed Stars of the Zodiac represent, come into play.

So this year we have an opportunity to grow the seeds of BOTH Manas & Buddhi, in the evolution of our True future Selves, NOW!

~Blessings Friends, Let’s continue to keep the conversation living ~Hazel Archer-Ginsberg

Ross Rentea MD & The Kolisko Team will be taking up “seed germination experiments on these two dates (March 24 and April 21), and will also compare water coming from natural Springs on these two Sundays. These experiments will be important not only to shed light on this question of the so called ‘Easter paradox’, which incidentally will not occur again until 2038, but also to make the attempt to demonstrate whether “Easter water” as such has an easily observable effect that can be used in the improvement of the making of anthroposophical medicines.”

In relation to the work of Lili Kolisko cited in my last missive, during the ‘Easter Paradox’ date in 1943: “The iron sulphate, gold cromide or silver nitrate, are photographic emulsions. And each prominent metal in solution acts with other minerals found in the plant solutions. Lili was studying conditions that improve or devitalize a plant. She developed color code with litmus paper, identifying mineral color & tone, brought out by different metals interacting with silver or gold or iron etc. The vitality of a plant would rise in the paper, and wonderfully paint, , its own story. These pictures are called Capillary Dymalisis pictures, and today by some are called “upward streaming pictures”. Both Lili Kolisko and Dr. Rudolf Steiner were interested in the vital streamings, like veil paintings on fire or some in cases blobs, which were revealed in the work. Disease to cosmic influences were deduced from behaviors of capillary action in the soaked upward streaming of solutions”. ~ Shared by Broad Knight

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HOLY WEEK 2019

URGENT! A Cosmic Wake Up Call: The True Date of Easter 2019

Begins 17 March Palm Sunday 2pm – 4pm

Then every evening 7pm – 9pm

& 24 March – the TRUE Easter Sunday 2 pm – 4 pm

For our study this year, we will take up the Mystery of Kaspar Hauser

In the New Mysteries we follow the path of the Christian initiation thru the Holy Week before Easter – With every step, from the recognition of the old Sun on Palm Sunday, thru to the meeting of the Saturn-Spirit and The Harrowing of Hell, which sparks the rising of the New Sun of Easter.

For our study we will take up: ‘Kaspar Hauser: The Struggle for the Spirit’ byAnthroposophical researcher Peter Tradowsky

I have ordered 5 copies to be given out on a 1st come basis at cost: $23

Come to any or all of the gatherings:

17 March Palm Sunday, 2pm – 4pm

18-23 March 2019 Holy Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Good Friday Holy Saturday, 7pm – 9pm

The TRUE Easter Sunday 24 March 2019, 2 pm – 4 pm

URGENT! A Cosmic Wake Up Call: The True Date of Easter 2019

The Golden Legend – The Rose Cross Meditation Leading Thoughts, Social Art & Discourse with Hazel Archer-Ginsberg

Using our head, hands & heart we will enact this powerful Rosicrucian tool given to us by Rudolf Steiner, as a soul path of initiation, using imaginative cognition to build spiritual etheric forces; a Metamorphoses of Self & of World evolution.

$10 for Art Supplies & Snacks to Share Encouraged

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DATE CHANGE!

6-7 April 2019

ANTHROPOSOPHICAL SOCIETY: WHAT AILS THEE!

with APO founder Fred Janney from Ann Arbor

Sat. 6 April, 7 pm – 9 pm

& Sun. 7 April, 1 pm – 4 pm

Saturday 6 April, 2019, 7:00-9:00 p.m: Personality and spiritual biographies of the original Vorstand members and group healing meditation.

Sunday 7 April, 2019,  Identifying your spiritual stream and recognizing its opposite stream with directions for bringing cohesion and direction for members on both sides of the threshold.

Contribution $25-$50 or pay what you can afford, ALL proceeds donated to APO.

2019 marks the reinstatement of Ita Wegman and Elisabeth Vreede back into the General Anthroposophical Society after 84 years.  This 12×7 combination is a very important number combination in microcosmic and macrocosmic dynamics.  Their return from banishment is only a first step in healing the karma of our organization and embracing the ongoing leadership of Rudolf Steiner into the future.  Long standing and exacerbating problems have ensued since the ouster of these two leading lights chosen esoterically by Rudolf Steiner.

It is essential and imperative in our time to reconcile and forge harmony with these and other members on both sides of the threshold so that anthroposophy can flourish.

Sergei Prokofieff through his research tells us that all the original Executive Council members were chosen representatives and archetypes of the different and divergent karmic streams that came together under the direction of Rudolf Steiner for the esoteric tasks required well into the future.

The birth and development of the New Mysteries that was initiated at the Christmas Conference at the end of 1923 called on the free and active participation of these individuals.

On many occasions Rudolf Steiner called on each member of the Anthroposophical Society to uncover and research the spirituals stream for which he/she came to earth.  Then, in order to heal the individual and group karma of the General Anthroposophical Society, members were urged to reach out to members of conflicting spiritual streams, so as to find ways to harmonize the conflicts.

In our time, these steps in self and social development are essential as we seek future work together for the development of humanity.

References: May Human Beings Hear It (2004) by Sergei Prokofieff. Chapter Five: The Esoteric Archetype of the Original Council.

https://www.rudolfsteiner.org/articles.  Anthroposophical Society: What Ails Thee (2017) by Fred Janney

Fred Janney in 1999 joined with six other members of the Anthroposophical Society from around the country to start what soon became known as Anthroposophical Prison Outreach.  We are celebrating twenty years of service to incarcerated individuals based on the good will and donations of our member.

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Sat. 4 May 2019 –  7 pm – 9 pm in Chicago

Tuesday 7 May 2019 In Ann Arbor Michigan

Climbing Jacobs Ladder: Celebrating the Feast of Ascension

Leading Thoughts original art-collage projections with Hazel Archer-Ginsberg

Eurythmy with Mary Ruud

Social Art with Nancy Melvin

$10 Donation & Snacks to Share Encouraged

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Whitsun: A Festival of United Soul Endeavor with Hazel Archer-Ginsberg

3 pm – 6 pm Saturday 8 June 2019 -4804 Sewanee Road, Nashville, TN 37220. for more info. contact Cathy Green cgreen@grasslandaquatics.com

12 Noon Potluck Program 1 pm -4 pm Whitsunday 9 June 2019, In Knoxville, TN. for more info. contact William Rogers wmerogers@gmail.com

Eurythmy: AUM = A – I stand for myself, U- I stand for humanity, M – I stand for Life

Social Sculpture: Steiner’s ‘Blue Dot Exercise’: Through Art, the bridge between science & spirit, we warm the ‘I’, to open the heart, in support of healthy community.

Leading Thoughts with Hazel Archer-Ginsberg*

What are my gifts-What are my tools? How can I place them in right relationship within the social realm? How can I hone them to strengthen and enhance the world?

Enter the Labyrinth of Vitae Sophia: Human hearts, once warmed, can rise up to meet the source of wisdom, like flowers turning toward the sun.

Living into the Foundation Stone of Love: How can we take our individual Inner Whitsun & expand it, into what Steiner calls the “World Festival of Knowledge” a path leading from ‘Sprit Recollection’, to ‘Sprit Sensing’, to ‘Sprit Beholding’?

*Hazel Archer-Ginsberg is the founder of the website and blog Reverse Ritual – Understanding Anthroposophy through the Rhythms of the Year (www.reverseritual.com)She is an Essayist, Lecturer, Poet, Trans-denominational Minister, and “Anthroposopher.” She works as the Festivals Coordinator & Council Member of the Chicago Rudolf Steiner Branch as well as with the Traveling Speakers Program, and she serves on the Central Regional Council of the Anthroposophical Society.

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Friday 21 June 2019, 7 pm – 9 pm

Rudiger Janisch:

The 3 fold human being, the foundation stone & the 3 fold social organism

Friday 21 June 2019, 7 pm – 9 pm & Saturday 22 June 2019, 10 am – 1 pm

Rüdiger has been working in Curative Education and teaching in professional training programs in Germany and the United States for over 40 years. A long-time student of anthroposophy, he serves on the Collegium of the School for Spiritual Science in North America. His contributions to adult education methods were recognized in the context of an international research project sponsored by the European Union. He has been a member of the core faculty of a joint ‘Training for Trainers’ program supporting Curative Education and Social Therapy in Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, and Kyrgyzstan. He has also taught as an adjunct faculty member of the M.S. Ed program in Waldorf Remedial Education at Antioch University N.H. Having taught many different aspects of anthroposophy and Curative Education, he currently is focused on action research and the development of artistic and experiential approaches to the spiritual scientific study of the human being.

Contact rjanisch@camphill.edu

Saturday 22 June 2019, 10 am – 1 pm

Rudiger Janisch: The 3 fold human being, the foundation stone & the 3 fold social organism

Rüdiger has been working in Curative Education and teaching in professional training programs in Germany and the United States for over 40 years. A long-time student of anthroposophy, he serves on the Collegium of the School for Spiritual Science in North America. His contributions to adult education methods were recognized in the context of an international research project sponsored by the European Union. He has been a member of the core faculty of a joint ‘Training for Trainers’ program supporting Curative Education and Social Therapy in Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, and Kyrgyzstan. He has also taught as an adjunct faculty member of the M.S. Ed program in Waldorf Remedial Education at Antioch University N.H. Having taught many different aspects of anthroposophy and Curative Education, he currently is focused on action research and the development of artistic and experiential approaches to the spiritual scientific study of the human being.

Contact rjanisch@camphill.edu

Stay Tuned to Details on the Weekend!

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Rudolf Steiner Branch of The Anthroposophical Society, 4249 North Lincoln Avenue. Chicago, IL 60618 (map

Check out our Web site!  (Anthroposophical Society in America)

The Elderberries 3-Fold Space & the Flex Space are available for rental on PEER SPACE for classes, events, meetings, retreats, art exhibits, family parties, etc..

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