Greetings friends on this Sunday – Today I was musing how I recently returned from a conference that leaned heavily on the Priestly – the Abel / Shepherds side of the New Mysteries, which has prompted me to prepare a presentation for the Front Range Anthroposophical Café, (Friday 23 Sept. 2022) where I will talk about the other side, the Rosicrucian – Cain / Kingly stream, mostly from the point of view of the Reverse Cultus, or Cognitive Ritual of Anthroposophia, which actually bridges the 2 streams.
Working with AAP I’ve been thinking about the left & right hemispheres of the brain – how in some folks the left or more logical side (Aristotelian) is dominate; & for others the right side, held to be more creative (Platonist), holds sway.
Interestingly ironic though isn’t it that the left hemisphere controls the movement on the right side of our body & vis versa…Which reminds me how, a woman has a male etheric body, & a man has a female etheric…
So for me It’s never an either / or, but an integration of the 2 to create a transcendent 3rd…which I think of as the Christ-Sophia-Michael.
So at the AAP Training Retreat when I heard the term ‘Psychosynthesis’, a psychological model coined by Dr. Roberto Assagioli, as an evolution of psychological thinking to include body, mind & spirit in the application of psychotherapy & self-development, the idea greatly appealed to me, since I am ever striving to bring balance. I haven’t read Dr. Assagioli’s book yet, these are just some insights gleaned from Laurie Schmiesing’s super cool presentation: “Introducing a Transpersonal Psychology— Psychosynthesis”.
Glyphs are a wonderful Rosicrucian device to help us bridge the 2 hemispheres of the brain. And this ‘Egg’ reminded me that we choose our own experience. The dashes (which Steiner used in his drawings) represents the idea that energy is always moving, it is never fixed – sometimes the top expands down, the middle swells out, or perhaps the bottom half of the egg pushes up, coloring our experience of reality.
The ‘transpersonal’ calls us – it’s’ our potential, our aspirations & purpose, our pre-earthly intentions & our post-mortem digestions…
Can we access our higher will? Are we open to receiving grace? How can we creatively use it? Can we witness with awareness & not get stuck in the content…?
To reach pure thought we must empty ourselves – become ‘content-less’ so something spiritual can come in…Everything must flow in – out – past – present- future in relationality.
We need to build our capacity to witness – the good, the bad, the ugly – all parts of the whole. The adversarial forces work hard to interfere with our relationality…
How do we bridge the Transpersonal Self to the personal self? How do we recognize the stages of sentient, intellectual & consciousness soul, so we don’t get stuck in any one phase…?\
Can we transcended ancestral karma – even our own DNA…Our own instincts & impulses…? What about artificial RNA…?
How do we process trauma? – The negative story – the not being seen – didn’t get the full gaze of the Mother? Or maybe it was the inappropriate seeing of the Father ..?– How do we make up for the ‘primal wound’? How do we heal the ‘wounded child’ that runs raging right now in society’s sub-personality…?
How can we re-member that Love & Freedom go together…?
Ok that’s enough for today 😉
28 August 2022 – “Speaking with the Stars”
RUDOLF STEINER’S CALENDAR OF THE SOUL
translated (with added titles) by Roy Sadler
AUTUMN PRELUDE I
My Future’s Power
I feel a strange new strengthening,
fruit-bearing power of becoming,
and on a starlit loom in me
a dawning vision weaving
my pathway to my real being.
ALL HALLOWTIDE III
The Gift Of Destiny
I feel my own fruit-bearing power
present me to the world
and strengthen my innate intent
to turn towards the clarity
within life’s web of destiny
ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY
430 – Deathday of Saint Augustine an early Christian theologian & philosopher whose writings influenced the development of Western philosophy. Among his most important works are The City of God & Confessions. In his early years, he was heavily influenced by Manichaeism & afterward by the Neo-Platonism of Plotinus. He “established anew the ancient Faith.” After his conversion to Christianity in 387, Augustine developed his own approach to philosophy & theology, believing that the grace of Christ was indispensable to human freedom. He is the patron saint of brewers, printers, theologians, the alleviation of sore eyes.
1749 – Birthday of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German author, poet, playwright, & diplomat. In 1888, as a result of his work for the Kürschner edition of Goethe’s works, Rudolf Steiner was invited to work as an editor at the Goethe archives in Weimar. As well as the introductions & commentaries to 4 volumes of Goethe’s scientific writings, Steiner wrote 2 books about Goethe’s philosophy: The Theory of Knowledge Implicit in Goethe’s World-Conception (1886), which Steiner regarded as the epistemological foundation & justification for his later work, & Goethe’s Conception of the World (1897). Steiner writes about Goethe in many of his lectures, including commentaries on his play Faust.
~Amid a crush of flowers
The heart ripens…
A fruit fallen to the earth
Like blood-wine on the altar…