May 16, 2016
1164 – Death-day of Heloise, pupil & lover of Abelard
1568 – Mary, Queen of Scots, flees to England
1770 – A 14-year-old Marie Antoinette marries 15-year-old Louis-Auguste who later becomes king of France
1888 – Nikola Tesla delivers a lecture describing the equipment which will allow efficient generation and use of alternating currents to transmit electric power over long distances
1916 – A century ago today, diplomats from Britain & France set about carving up the former Ottoman Empire, drawing boundaries & separating peoples based on Western imperialist interests, which came to be the Sykes–Picot Agreement. The disastrous effects of the agreement were felt immediately & continues to shape the Middle East today as it lies at the root of the nightmares in Syria &Iraq.
Helmuth von Moltke’s ‘worst day’ – a message received by Rudolf Steiner from Moltke after his death. Steiner followed this soul in the spiritual world where previews of the future were seen, ie. The rise of Hitler & many other things; read ‘Light for the New Millennium’ edited by T. H. Meyer. This collection of previously unpublished letters & documents deals with themes that are of tremendous significance for our time: karma & reincarnation; life after death; the workings of evil…http://www.perseus.ch/PDF-Dateien/MoltkeIntroduction.pdf
1918 – The Sedition Act of 1918 is passed by the U.S. Congress, making criticism of the government during wartime a prison offense
1920 –Pope Benedict XV canonizes Joan of Arc
1966 – The Communist Party of China issues the “May 16 Notice”, marking the beginning of the Cultural Revolution
1988 – A report by the Surgeon General of the United States C. Everett Koop states that the addictive properties of nicotine are similar to those of heroin & cocaine
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Growing, remembering, forgetting, becoming…
The many are One
Face changing expression
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Lemniscate Arts presents: Opening the Realm of New Mystery Drama –
“The Working of the Spirit” –
Saturday May 21 and Sunday May 22, 2016. at the Rudolf Steiner Branch of The Anthroposophical Society, 4249 North Lincoln Avenue. Chicago, IL 60618
10:30am to 6:30pm – Each day is a staged reading in full with breaks, of the new drama.
Contribution $15.00 – $45.00 per presentation – Get your tickets now at www.workingofthespirit.org
A Mystery Play is a dramatic form that has been passed down through the ages. It differs from other plays by showing on stage the connection between the spiritual world and the earth; it reveals the activity of the spiritual beings who work from the heavens to help or hinder human beings in their earthly lives.
The troupe of actors will arrive in Chicago to rehearse May 18, 19, & 20 with the readings happening May 21 & 22.
They are looking for housing in Chicago. If you have space for an actor to stay in your home contact Barbara Richardson firstname.lastname@example.org
They are also filling in some of the parts with local actors. If you would like to read a part contact director Marke Levene 707-695-2969
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