POD (Poem Of the Day)
~O the beauty & terror of it all…
The whisper of the gods
The crying children
The red flowers faded in the last golden light…
The names of all the Powers
From the bent blades of yellow grass
By clouds, by rocks underwater
By dark mouths
Of caves, by dead men
Under the chilled asphalt
& in the heart of swirling leaves…
Join Angela Foster, Hazel Archer-Ginsberg & Deb Abrahams-Dematte for a “Topic Workshop” – INVITATION: SOPHIA WORKING at the AGM online
Sat. 10 October 12:30-2:00pm PT // 2:30 pm – 4 pm CT // 3:30-5:00pm ET
What is your relationship to Anthroposophia? How can we cultivate this ‘living being’ to awaken our will, for the active participation in personal and world destiny? To inform our breakout session we will call up quotes like:
The ‘New Isis Myth’ will be told by Hazel as a seed for our future work.
Willing the Good: Love, Action, Healing – The ASA Annual Conference and AGM – ONLINE October 9, 10, 11 2020 – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!https://secure.anthroposophy.org/…/anthrop…/event.jsp…
‘Soul to Soul’ on-line Festival with the Central Regional Council & Special Guests
Halloween 31 October 2020, Saturday 11 am – 1 pm PT / 1 pm – 3 pm CT / 2pm – 4pm ET
Stay tuned for details
Our Annual All Souls Festival: The Connection Between Epidemics, the Souls of the Dead, & the Spiritual World – Leading thoughts by Hazel Archer-Ginsberg.
With Group Eurythmy, Singing, Social Sculpture while reading the names of the dead & Break out Sessions.
2 pm – 4 pm CDT Sunday 8 November 2020
In-person at Elderberries Biodynamic Outpost & 3 fold Cultural Hub, in conjunction with the Rudolf Steiner Branch Chicago, 4249-51 N. Lincoln Ave.
& On-line (details coming soon)
8 October 2020 – “Speaking with the Stars”: The Draconid meteor shower is ramping up this evening to a peak tomorrow morning. The shower’s radiant in Draco the Dragon is northwest of Vega; you’ll want to look somewhat away from the radiant for the best chance to catch these slow-moving meteors.
Tonight is one of your last chances to catch Mercury in the evening sky. By 30 minutes after sunset, the tiny planet is high in the southwest. It sets 15 minutes later, well on its way to inferior conjunction with the Sun on October 25. After that, the solar system’s smallest, speediest planet will become an early morning object in November. As the planet sinks out of sight in the deepening twilight, you’ll see several bright stars pop into view: Antares, the red heart of Scorpius, & orange-hued Arcturus, the brightest star in Boötes. Look farther south & you’ll also see Jupiter & Saturn amid the stars of Sagittarius. Directly overhead, the Summer Triangle still rules, comprised of the bright stars Deneb, Altair, & Vega.
ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY
1871 – Slash-and-burn land management, months of drought, and the passage of a strong cold front cause the Peshtigo Fire, the Great Chicago Fire & the Great Michigan Fires to break out
1939 – World War II: Germany annexes western Poland.
1969 – The opening rally of the Days of Rage occurs, organized by the Weather Underground in Chicago. The Days of Rage demonstrations were a series of actions taken over a course of three days by a counterculture-era group ‘Students for a Democratic Society’. The group planned the October 8–11 event as a “National Action” built around John Jacobs’ slogan “bring the war home”. The resolution read, “The Elections Don’t Mean Shit—Vote Where the Power Is—Our Power Is In The Street”. It was adopted by the council, prompted by the effects of the 1968 Democratic National Convention protest activity in August.
1982 – Poland bans Solidarity & all other trade unions.
1990 – Second Intifada: Israeli police kill 170 Palestinians & wound over 100 near the Dome of the Rock.
2001 – U.S. President George W. Bush announces the establishment of the Office of Homeland Security.
2005 – The 7.6 Mw Kashmir earthquake leaves 86,000–87,351 people dead, 69,000–75,266 injured,& 2.8 million homeless.
2014 – Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person in the United States to be diagnosed with Ebola, dies.