19 August 10, 2016 (the 222nd day of the year) International Biodiesel Day
Astro-weather – First Quarter Moon occurs at 2:22 p.m. CDT. By the time the Sun sets this evening, the Moon appears in the south-southwest, one-third of the way from the horizon to the zenith. As darkness descends, our satellite grows more prominent & the background stars of Libra the Scales come into view
238 – Feast of St. Lawrence martyred on thus day
955 – Battle of Lechfeld: Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor defeats the Magyars, ending 50 years of Hungarian invasion of the West
1270 – Yekuno Amlak takes the imperial throne of Ethiopia, restoring the Solomonic dynasty to power after 100-years
1675 – The foundation stone of the Royal Greenwich Observatory in London, England is laid
The term ‘the 10th of August’ is widely used by historians as a shorthand for the Storming of the Tuileries Palace on the 10th of August, 1792, the effective end of the French monarchy until it was restored in 1814
1793 – The Musée du Louvre is officially opened in Paris, France
1810 – Birthday of Camillo Benso, Count of Cavour, 1st Prime Minister of Italy. Steiner refers to him as a pupil of Garibaldi in a Hibernian mystery center in Alsace in his Karmic Relationships lectures, Vol. 1, lecture 11.
1874 – Birthday of Herbert Hoover
1896 – Deathday of Otto Lilienthal, German pilot & engineer
1961 – First use in Vietnam War of the Agent Orange by the U.S. Army
1990 – The Magellan space probe reaches Venus
My POD (Poem Of the Day)
~In the hot wind around my hair
I hear the voices of the old ones:
“The past & future dream us
Perch on our bodies like skin
That we might pass the days with grace…
To us are opened all roads of truth
All warrens of love,
All channels to the sea…
Together we walk a single path into the heart of the infinite”
Greetings Friends –
I have triumphantly returned from the International Faust Festival at the Goetheanum in Dornach!
I will be processing the ‘Relevance of Goethe’s Faust Today’ for many a day to come. But for now, in my striving to digest, I turn to what is on my plate this morning, in the hopes that you will share in this bounty:
The Bridging Project
Between Life and Death from Soul to Soul
August 10, 2016 – 7:15 pm CST (8:15 pm EST)
The Central Regional Council of the Anthroposophical Society in America invites you to our conversation with special guest Maureen Flannery.
Maureen will talk about her Threshold Work experience and will share some of her own poems about caring for the dead, connecting with Dr. Steiner’s indications about what the living can provide to assist the dead. She will also talk about the National Home Funeral Alliance, Funeral Consumer’s Alliance, and the Green Burial Foundation.
This will be a “go-to-meeting” conference call allowing us an opportunity to see one another while conversing (or audio only if you prefer). To connect to the audio/video-conference:
Option 1. Click link below if you wish to connect through your computer (a headset is recommended)
Option 2. Call in using your telephone.
United States: +1 (571) 317-3117
Canada: +1 (647) 497-9379
Access Code: 191-873-221
Option 3. You can use a combination of Options 1 and 2 (computer and phone)
Please join us!
7:21 Overview of Project and the schedule changes going forward
7:25 Introduce Guest Speaker
7:30 Guest Speaker: Maureen Flannery (45 minutes)
“After twenty years of serving on the Board of my sister’s assisted living facility in Boulder, I realized that I was also interested in threshold work. I began to attend National Home Funeral Alliance conferences and work with the Christian Community priests to assist in the vigils and care of the dead when requested.
I would like to give some history of the National Home Funeral Alliance, of which I am a member and regional coordinator. I will elucidate the missions and distinction between three organizations which work closely in mutual support— National Home Funeral Alliance, Funeral Consumer’s Alliance, and the Green Burial Foundation.
I will give personal history about caring for my own parents when they passed— my mother at the Christian Community in Denver and my father at home. I would like to read some of my own poems about caring for the dead and relate all of this to Dr. Steiner’s indications about what the living can provide to assist the dead. We will explore how this work can be of mutual benefit to the grieving and those who have recently crossed the threshold“. ~Maureen Tolman Flannery
8:15 Q&A – Please state your name, location before asking a question
8:28 close with verse
May love of hearts reach out to love of souls
May warmth of love ray out to Spirit-light
Even so would we draw near to you
Thinking with you Thoughts of Spirit
Feeling in you the Love of Worlds
Consciously at one with you
Willing in silent being. ~Rudolf Steiner
We will be taking up the study of Rudolf Steiner’s lecture cycle entitled Historical Necessity and Freewill given in Dornach, December 9, 1917 on our September 14th call.
This collection of lectures has been republished under the title: “The Influence of the Dead on Destiny”, here is the link:
Until Soon –
Blessings and Peace ~Hazel Archer Ginsberg