Monthly Archives: October 2020

Retro-Square

Pollution ensoleillée Painting by Romuald Canas Chico | Artmajeur
Romuland Chino

Sol, is slanting its waning light at an oblique angle, to glow hazy red in the dusk, as if filtered by the black earth. This twilight resonates with the deepest parts of our soul. “There is life beyond death”. This is what the Sun tells us, as it goes through the sign of Scorpio.

Foggy Path - PALETTE KNIFE Oil Painting On Canvas By Leonid Afremov  Painting by Leonid Afremov
Leonid Afremov

The golden leaves on the trees begin to plummet & rot. Shrouded in a thick fog, Nature falls prey to an illusion of sleep. Our animal self feels the dull lethargy, as our vital forces diminish. Yet in the mist we can feel the echo of an ancient time when the curtain of the senses had not yet blinded us .

Inner Light 2 Drawing by Phil Vance
Phil Vance

Have we turned on our inner light? Does our lamp have enough oil to make it thru the season? Are we rekindling the spiritual flame within?

Time of Long Shadows Painting by Bobbie O'Toole | Artmajeur
Bobbie O’Toole

We all know the shadows are extensive now. They are rising quickly from the after-image of last Spring. The specter of a longer lockdown looms over us. And the fear of contagion is being renewed. So our questions must be anything but abstract or rhetorical. Before Mercury leaves Retrograde, we get to confront the lengthening shadows. And the transit of the Sun thru Scorpio reaffirms this mission.

Mercury Square Saturn Natal and Transit: Pay Attention to What Matters

The first half of November, the time of All Souls, is going to be very interesting. On Election Tuesday, November 3rd Mercury is going to turn direct again in Libra, the sign of the scales; but friends, we are not off the hook yet, because Mercury the Trickster will be performing for the whole week in a square with Saturn.

This aspect is a seat of inner tensions. Yet squares can drive us to succeed. What begins as an inner problem is overcome or accepted, & then becomes a door to understanding.

Occult Fundamentals 011: Mercury |

It is important to understand that Mercury rules the reasoning mind which forms conclusions. Mercury is intellectual, enjoys learning, teaches & is communicative.

Chronos – november child

Saturn rules stability & responsibility. It is disciplined & cautious. Saturn rules the ‘father’, limitations & authority figures. This is the classic placement for the narrow-minded world-view – a strict adherence to the law, going only by letter. The demand for order at all costs & there is no room for negotiating.

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But when the messenger of the gods turns around, we can expect this second stationary point of Mercury to be the most intense of the retrograde period. This means that the first week of November is going to intensify—but also end—the essential part of the Shadow Work for the month.

May we ride the corona-coaster with grace

~hag

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Lesson Plan: Student Art Interpreting Global Issues | Pulitzer Center
Keelem Mennet

Calendar of the Soul by Rudolf Steiner, Translated by Roy Sadler

The best way to date the Soul Calendar outside Easter’s Bella Luna time
is for the birth of the Spirit Child in verse 38 to be always at Christmas.
The Celtic festival of the Wise Woman at Samhain [‘Summer’s End’]
would then usually be celebrated during this week’s verse, 30,
but this year not till next Sunday, November’s Halloween time.
v30,
In sunlight of my soul,
ripe fruits of thought arise;
all feeling turns to sureness
of self-awareness.
I joy to sense
the autumn’s rousing of the spirit;
within me will the winter wake
the summer of the soul.

Its mirror verse, 23, of imaginative consciousness
has changed after Michaelmas to a more inspired one.
The sun can now begin to shine and resound
during our earthly day as the sun of the soul.
Before the Equinox it was what the medieval Rosicrucians
called “the unlawful prince of this world”.
v23,
In autumn haze
the senses’ lure fades;
a mist arising veils
the light’s revealing.
In widths of space I see
the autumn landscape fall asleep;
the summer’s yielded me her being
for me to reap.

This week’s opposite verse for the southern hemisphere
portrays the Beltane [‘bright fire’] marriage for the Bride,
the second of the four Celtic feminine fire festivals,
v4,
I feel the essence of my being,
speaks feeling that perceives
and in the sunlit world unites
with all that shines;
it would endow illumined thought
with warmth,
and marry Man and World.

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The Four Faces of Mercury - Introduction - Michael R. Meyer - CyberWorld  Khaldea

25 October 2020 – “Speaking with the Stars”: Mercury reaches inferior conjunction at 1 pm CDT, when the messenger of the gods will sit directly between Earth & the Sun.

Hermes: Messenger of the Gods and Patron of Traders, Travelers, and Thieves  | Ancient Origins

Rudolf Steiner’s Lectures on this day

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY 

John of Salisbury Bishop of Chartres : A Lecture by Rick Mansell on CD - A  TAZO EDITION (Spiritual Studies of the Middle Ages, Volume I): Rick  Mansell, Rick Mansell, Rick Mansell,

1180 – Deathday of John of Salisbury, an English author, philosopher, educationalist, diplomat and bishop of Chartres.

1400 – Detahday of Geoffrey Chaucer, English philosopher, poet, & author best known for The Canterbury Tales.

sketch by Friedrich Engels

1806 – Birthday of Max Stirner, a German post-Hegelian philosopher, dealing mainly the notion of social alienation & self-consciousness. Stirner is often seen as one of the forerunners of nihilism, existentialism, psychoanalytic theory, postmodernism & individualist anarchism. In his book ‘The Ego And Its Own’, Stirner launches a radical anti-authoritarian critique of contemporary western society.

In the time of spirits thoughts grew till they overtopped my head, whose offspring they yet were; they hovered about me and convulsed me like fever-phantasies – an awful power. The thoughts had become corporeal on their own account, were ghosts, e. g. God, Emperor, Pope, Fatherland, etc. If I destroy their corporeity, then I take them back into mine, and say: “I alone am corporeal.” And now I take the world as what it is to me, as mine, as my property; I refer all to myself.”

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1881 – Birthday of Pablo Picasso, a Spanish expatriate painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, and stage designer, one of the greatest and most-influential artists of the 20th century & one of the creators of Cubism.

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31 October, 1 pm – 3 pm CT ​​​​​​​

‘Soul to Soul’ on-line Festival

with the Central Regional Council

& Special Guests

Soul to Soul’ Festival with the Central Regional Council & Special Guests 1pm – 3pm CDT (2pm – 4pm EDT) All Hallows Eve, Saturday October 31st, 2020

Every culture has a festival celebrating their Beloved Dead. For deep in our bones we know that those who have passed through the gates of death want to work with us on the physical world, reminding us that everything physical is an outer expression of spirit.

During this time of year the veils between the worlds are thin, and the spiritual realm beckons. Having put the iron will of Michael to work in our thinking, we now have the courage to look beyond the veil of the material world into the spirit realm, the place of our beginning and our ending, only to begin again and yet again…for every ending is a new beginning.

We will open with some poetry and music played by Carol Kelly, followed by an enactment of an original script by Hazel Archer-Ginsberg, based on indications from Spiritual Science.

We will go into small breakout groups to explore the theme: “Who do you want to be in the new year”.

Eurhythmy Halleluiah

Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89715703794
Meeting ID: 897 1570 3794

If you have questions, please contact Alberto Loya aloyavaca@utexas.edu

The CRC – Marianne Fieber, Alberto Loya, Hazel Archer-Ginsberg, Lisa Dalton

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All Souls Election Night Vigil

7 pm – 9 pm CT. Tuesday 3 November 2020

(new zoom codes)

Interpreting Global Issues Through Picasso's Guernica | Pulitzer Center
Dusee Aeye

In-person at Elderberries Chicago & online

Through Social Sculpture, we will hold space with each other, connect with our Angel, the ‘so called dead’, the Being of America…etc…to bring healing on both sides of the Threshold, during Election Night 2020, & on into the future which we are committing to consciously co-create.

Welcome – Anne Nicholson

Verse – Deborah Rogers

Why an All Souls Election Night Vigil? – Hazel Archer-Ginsberg

Metamorphosis – Lucien Dante Lazar. Through a 5-point artistic metamorphosis that will weave throughout the evening we will rise in our thinking, & engage our will, to work with the beings of color, form & gesture from point to periphery.   

Intermingling: Initiatives for NOW – The 3-Fold Social Order & ALIANT Alliance – Elderberries  + ALL = The Art of Goethean Conversation

Break-Out Session – groups of 3 for 15 minutes

Michael-Star Movement – Lucien + Nancy Melvin + ALL

Verse – Elizabeth Kelly

In-person at Elderberries Chicago & online

Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/7052931041 Meeting ID: 705 293 1041

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New date, time, zoom codes & Special Guest

Saturday 7 November 2020,

In-person & On-line

3 pm – 5 pm CT

‘Connections Revealed’

with Lelan Harris, Mary Ruud & Hazel Archer

The Connection Between Epidemics, the Souls of the Dead, & the Spiritual World – Leading thoughts by Hazel Archer-Ginsberg based on Spiritual Scientific research & indications from Rudolf Steiner

Inspirations by Lelan Harris – the executive director of Wise Cosmos Educational Initiative (WiseCosmos.org).  Lelan is a healer, teacher, and leader with over 40 years of experience in vocational roles such as pastor, professor, and Waldorf school administrator.  He offers developmental mentoring, spiritual training, and energy healing in order to raise up new generations of leaders in service at all levels to humanity, Earth, and cosmos.

Group Eurythmy with Mary Ruud

Break out Sessions

In-person at Elderberries Biodynamic Outpost & 3 fold Cultural Hub, in conjunction with the Rudolf Steiner Branch Chicago, 4249-51 N. Lincoln Ave.

Online hosted by Anne Nicholson on Zoom

https://zoom.us/j/7052931041 Meeting ID: 705 293 1041

Don’t Blink

The Second Coming by W.B. Yeats

Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.

Surely some revelation is at hand;
Surely the Second Coming is at hand.
The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out
When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi
Troubles my sight: somewhere in sands of the desert
A shape with lion body and the head of a man,
A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,
Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it
Reel shadows of the indignant desert birds.
The darkness drops again; but now I know
That twenty centuries of stony sleep
Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born
?’

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GUSTAVE MOREAU

“…Myth is the secret opening
through which the inexhaustible energies
of the cosmos pour
into human cultural manifestation.
Religions, philosophies, arts, the social forms
of primitive and historic man,
prime discoveries in science and technology,
the very dreams that blister sleep,
boil up from the basic, magic ring of myth…
The latest incarnation of Oedipus,
the continued romance of Beauty and the Beast,
stand this afternoon
on the corner of Forty-second Street and Fifth Avenue,
waiting for the traffic light to change
.”
— Joseph Campbell, The Hero’s Journey

Romance, Myth, and Color in Chagall's Late Lithographs - Artsy
Marc Chagall

Springing up as oral traditions, Myths are living repositories of collective wisdom, social practice, spiritual transformation, ecological awareness, & psychological insight.

The extraordinary art of Raqib Shaw set for debut Scottish showing at the  Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art - Alain.R.Truong
Raqib Shaw

Myth is deep psyche dressed in imaginative cultural garb – a bridge or fabric of story that connects us to the blueprint of our destiny & through it to Heaven & Earth’s innermost workings, which in the end are the same as our own.

Joseph Campbell often pointed out “Myths are metaphors,” ; that symbolize the perennial, archetypal aspects of human experience. But although the underlying themes are eternal, the images that story them are constantly in motion; Deep rumblings sound below the level of collective consciousness, where vibrantly alive mythic images challenge & evolve us like the qualities of existence they image.

Rodel Tapaya: New art from the Philippines
Rodell Tapaya

But mythic beings won’t stay locked out or confined to a grid. In a rationalist, de-sacralized world run by money, force, & hardware, they creep in from the margins & ruptures & edges
disguised as symptoms, nightmares, epidemics, political upheavals, works of art, moods of enchantment, & disturbing dreams.

Modern Myths Scholarship Slam — CLOSED | Power Poetry
Missy Crane


An education in mythology fills a gap in the hungering soul with nourishing visions, inspiring narratives, & timeless motifs. When properly digested they become food for the heart & therapy for the imagination. They summon us back to the natural terrains from which they originally sprang & to which all things return…

~hag

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The Myth of Zhuangzi Painting by Yeachin Tsai | Saatchi Art
Yeachin Tasi

24 October 2019 – “Speaking with the Stars”: Although the Orionid meteor shower peaked a few days ago, you may still catch stray shower meteors after the Moon has set. The shower’s radiant is in Orion the Hunter.

Original Gemini Twins Cosmic Constellation Painting 8 x 10 Mat Included,  blue, Castor Pollux, stars, art nouveau… in 2020 | Zodiac gifts, Original  canvas, Castor and pollux
Valerie Anderson

Beside him are Gemini the Twins, whose brightest stars Castor & Pollux are easy to spot.

Rigel, Aldebaran, Capella, Pollux, Procyon, and Sirius - Winter Hexagon,  stars in the hexagon are parts of six cons… | Constellations, Taurus  constellation, Procyon

Look for Sirius, with Rigel, close to Orion’s left knee.

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Jean Fogelberg Extra Terrestrials
Jean Fogelberg

Rudolf Steiner’s Lectures on this day

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

1260 – Chartres Cathedral is dedicated in the presence of King Louis IX of France

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1601 – Death day of Tycho Brahe, Danish astronomer & alchemist. Rudolf Steiner speaks about him here in Karmic Relationships, Volume IV: Lecture VI: “We were tracing the thread of evolution which enters into the spiritual life of the present time, and we left off with the individuality of Julian the Apostate. I told you that this individuality was next incarnated in one who is only known by legendary accounts, whose secret is contained in the Parsifal legend, in the name of Herzeleide. In this life as Herzeleide, the soul of Julian the Apostate entered into a far deeper inner life. The soul-life of the individuality was deepened, as was indeed necessary after the many storms and inner moods of opposition which he had undergone in his life as Julian the Apostate.

But this later life of which I told you — this life as Herzeleide — spread itself out over the former life as Julian the Apostate like a warm embalming cloud. Thus the soul grew more intense and deep and inward, and grew richer, too, in manifold impulses of the inner life.

Anselm Kiefer 

Now this soul was among those who had carried over something of the ancient Mysteries. Julian had lived within the substance of the ancient Mysteries at a time when their light was still radiant in many ways. Thus he had received into himself much spirituality of the cosmos. All this had been as it were pressed back during the incarnation as Herzeleide; but it was none the less pressing forth in the soul, and thus we find the same individuality again in the 16th century; we find arising in him once more, in a Christianised form, what he had undergone as Julian the Apostate. For the same individuality reappears in the 16th century as Tycho de Brahe, and stands face to face with the Copernican world-conception which emerges within Western civilisation at that time.”

1911 – Orville Wright remains in the air nine minutes & 45 seconds in a Wright Glider at Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina.

1926 – Harry Houdini’s last performance takes place at the Garrick Theatre in Detroit. Harry Houdini was born Ehrich Weisz on 24 March 1874 in Budapest, Hungary. The son of a Rabbi, he relocated with his family to America in 1876.  By the age of 17 he was known as Harry Houdini & left his family to pursue his career in magic. Booked for a two-week engagement in Detroit at The Garrick Theatre, he arrived in pain, but decided to perform the opening show on October 24th.  With much difficulty he performed, but cut the show short & was admitted to Grace Hospital.  It had been determined that he had a ruptured appendix. Surgery was not enough to spare Houdini’s life & he died on 31 October 1926 from peritonitis.

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1929 – “Black Thursday” stock market crash on the New York Stock Exchange.

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1945 – Founding of the United Nations.

1946 – Deathday of Emil Grosheintz – dentist who had a practice in Basel, was an early anthroposopher, when the society was still connected to the theosophical movement. Rudolf Steiner loved him because of his sacrificial & conscientious work. His professional career as a dentist allowed him to accompany Steiner on many of his lectures. Like a leitmotiv, his life runs through the fact that he was always present as a witness in important moments of anthroposophy.

In 1906, Emil Grosheintz co-founded the Paracelsus branch in Basel. In 1907 he took part in the Munich Congress & became a member of the German section of the Theosophical Society in 1908.

In 1912, during a visit of Rudolf Steiner to his estate in Dornach, Grosheintz decided to make his land on the Dornach hill available for the construction of the first Goetheanum, & organized the purchase & donation of some further eastern plots.

In 1913 he became chairman of the Johannesbauverein. Because of his excellent organizational abilities & his experience, Emil Grosheintz became co-founder of the anthroposophical branch at the Goetheanum on September 12, 1920, & until May 9, 1943, he served as its first chairman &remained honorary chairman until his death

On 24 December 1914, Emil & Nelly Grosheintz-Laval were witnesses at the wedding ceremony of Marie & Rudolf Steiner.

On September 20, 1913, Emil Grosheintz & his wife Nelly Grosheintz-Laval took part in the laying of the foundation stone for the first Goetheanum. In the same year he moved with his wife & the two sons Hansi & Pierre into the Duldeck house designed for him by Rudolf Steiner on the Dornach hill near the Goetheanum.

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1980 – The government of Poland legalizes the Solidarity trade union

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2008 – “Bloody Friday” saw many of the world’s stock exchanges experience the worst declines in their history

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TINA YU

POD (Poem Of the Day)

~Today I AM:
Light behind mist
From the dark vortex of primal fire
Where the 1st light was born
which made the maker of gods & human-kind
Pressing the black world like a blinking eye
Into wakefulness…
~hag

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From Occult History: Lecture 4 
by Rudolf Steiner

During the 16th century, in the year 1546, a remarkable man was born of a noble house of Northern Europe, and in his very cradle, so to speak, everything was laid — including family wealth — that could have led him to positions of great honour in the traditional life of that time. Because, in line with his family traditions, it was intended that he should occupy some eminent political or other high position, he was marked out for the legal profession and sent with a tutor to the University of Leipzig to study jurisprudence. The tutor tormented the boy — for he was still a boy when he was forced to study law — all day long. But at night, while the tutor was sleeping the sleep of the just and dreaming of legal theories, the boy stole out of bed and observed the stars with the very simple instruments he had himself devised. And very soon he knew not only more than any of the teachers about the secrets of the stars but more than was to be found at that time in any book. For example, he very soon noticed a definite position of Saturn and Jupiter in the constellation of Leo, turned to the books and found that they recorded it quite erroneously. The longing then arose in him to acquire as exact a knowledge as possible of this star-script, to record as accurately as possible the course of the stars. No wonder that in spite of all his family’s resistance he soon extracted the permission to become a natural philosopher and astronomer, instead of dreaming his life away over legal books and doctrines. And having considerable means at his disposal, he was able to set up a whole establishment.

This was arranged in a remarkable way. In the upper storeys were instruments designed for observing the secrets of the stars; in the cellars there was equipment for bringing about different combinations and dissolutions of substances. And there he worked, dividing his time between observations carried out on the upper floors of the building and the boiling, fermenting, mixing and weighing which went on in the cellars below. There he worked, in Order to show, little by little, how the laws that are written in the stars, the laws of the planets and fixed stars, the macrocosmic laws, are to be found again microcosmically in the mathematical numbers underlying the combinations and dissolutions of substances. And what he discovered as a living connection between the heavenly and the earthly he applied to the art of medicine, producing medicaments which were the cause of bitter animosity around him because he gave them freely to those he wanted to help. The doctors at that time, intent upon extorting high fees, raged against this man who was accused of perpetrating all sorts of “horrors” with what he endeavoured to bring down from the heavens to the earth.

Fortunately, as the result of a certain happening, he found favour with the Danish King, Frederick the Second, and as long as he retained this favour, all went well: tremendous insight was gained into the spiritual working of cosmic laws in the sense I have just described. This man did indeed know something about the spiritual course of cosmic laws. He dumbfounded the world with things which admittedly would no longer find the same credence to-day. On one Occasion, when he was at Rostock, he prophesied, from the constellation of the stars, the death of the Sultan Soliman, which came true within a few days of the date he had foretold. The news of this made the name of Tycho Brahe famous in Europe. To-day the world at large knows hardly anything more of Tycho Brahe, whose life lies such a short time behind us, than that he was somewhat of a crank and never quite reached the lofty standpoint of modern materialism. He recorded a thousand stars for the first time in the maps of the heavens and also made the epoch-making discovery of a type of star, the “Nova,” which flares up and vanishes again, and described it. But these things are mostly passed over in silence. The world really knows nothing about him except that he was still “stupid” enough to devise a plan of the cosmos in which the earth stands still and the sun together with the planets revolve around it. That is what the world in general knows to-day. The fact that we have to do here with a significant personality of the 16th century, with one who accomplished an infinite amount that even to-day is still useful to astronomy, that untold depths of wisdom are contained in what he gave — none of this is usually recorded, for the simple reason that in presenting the system in detail, out of his own deep knowledge, Tycho Brahe saw difficulties which Copernicus did not see. If such a thing dare be said — for it does indeed seem paradoxical — even with the Copernican cosmic system the last word has not yet been uttered. And the conflict between the two Systems will still occupy the minds of a later humanity. — That, however, only by the way; it is too paradoxical for the present age.

It was only under the successor of the King who had been well-disposed towards him that the enemies of Tycho Brahe arose an all sides. They were doctors and professors at the University of Copenhagen, and they succeeded in inciting the successor of his patron against him. Tycho Brahe was driven from his fatherland and was obliged to go south again. It was in Augsburg that he had originally set up his first great planisphere and the gilded globe on which he always marked the new stars he discovered — finally amounting to a thousand. This man was destined to die in exile in Prague. To this very day, if we turn, not to the usual textbooks, but to the actual sources, and study Kepler, let us say, we can still see that Kepler was able to arrive at his laws because of the meticulous astronomical observations made by Tycho Brahe before him. Here indeed was a personality who again bore the stamp, in a grand style, of what had been great and significant wisdom before his time; one who could not reconcile himself to the kind of knowledge that became popular immediately afterwards in the shape of the materialistic view of the world. Truly it is a strange destiny, this destiny of Tycho Brahe!

And now, placing both personal destinies side by side, think how endlessly instructive it is when we learn from the Akasha Chronicle that the individuality of Julian the Apostate appears again in Tycho Brahe, that Tycho Brahe is, so to say, a reincarnation of Julian the Apostate. Thus strangely and paradoxically does the law of reincarnation take effect when the karmic connection of the single individual are modified by world-historic karma; when the cosmic Powers themselves use the human individuality as their instrument.”

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Dear Friends –
There are many opportunities to Celebrate ‘All Souls’ from various Anthroposophical angles in the Chicagoland area & beyond:


Soul to Soul’ Festival with the Central Regional Council & Special Guests 
1pm – 3pm CDT (2pm – 4pm EDT) 
All Hallows Eve, Saturday October 31st, 2020
Every culture has a festival celebrating their Beloved Dead. For deep in our bones we know that those who have passed through the gates of death want to work with us on the physical world, reminding us that everything physical is an outer expression of spirit.

During this time of year the veils between the worlds are thin, and the spiritual realm beckons. Having put the iron will of Michael to work in our thinking, we now have the courage to look beyond the veil of the material world into the spirit realm, the place of our beginning and our ending, only to begin again and yet again…for every ending is a new beginning.

We will open with some poetry and music played by Carol Kelly, followed by an enactment of an original script by Hazel Archer-Ginsberg, based on indications from Spiritual Science.

We will go into small breakout groups to explore the theme: “Who do you want to be in the new year”.

Eurhythmy – Halleluiah + more TBA

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We are the bees of the invisible. May our collection of honey be abundant this season to offer to our Beloved Dead – The CRC – Marianne Fieber, Alberto Loya, Hazel Archer-Ginsberg, Lisa Dalton
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Painting by Raven Best, a member of Sanctuaries DC, used with permission. |  Cool paintings, Night painting, Painting
All Souls Election Night Vigil
7 pm – 9 pm CT. Tuesday 3 November 2020

In-person at Elderberries Chicago & online
Through Social Sculpture, we will hold space with each other, connect with our Angel, the ‘so called dead’, the Being of America…etc…to bring healing on both sides of the Threshold, during Election Night 2020, & on into the future which we are committing to consciously co-create.
Welcome – Anne Nicholson
Verse – Deborah Rogers
Why an All Souls Election Night Vigil? – Hazel Archer-Ginsberg
Metamorphosis – Lucien Dante Lazar. Through a 5-point artistic metamorphosis that will weave throughout the evening we will rise in our thinking, & engage our will, to work with the beings of color, form & gesture from point to periphery.   
Intermingling: Initiatives for NOW – The 3-Fold Social Order & ALIANT Alliance – Elderberries  + ALL = The Art of Goethean Conversation
Break-Out Session – groups of 3 for 15 minutes
Michael-Star Movement – Lucien + Nancy Melvin + ALL
Verse – Elizabeth Kelly
In-person at Elderberries Chicago & online (new zoom codes)
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Meeting ID: 705 293 1041
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Saturday 7 November 2020, In-person & On-line
3 pm – 5 pm CT
‘Connections Revealed’ with Lelan Harris, Mary Ruud & Hazel Archer

The Connection Between Epidemics, the Souls of the Dead, & the Spiritual World  Leading thoughts by Hazel Archer-Ginsberg based on Spiritual Scientific research & indications from Rudolf Steiner
Inspirations by Lelan Harris – the executive director of Wise Cosmos Educational Initiative (WiseCosmos.org).  Lelan is a healer, teacher, and leader with over 40 years of experience in vocational roles such as pastor, professor, and Waldorf school administrator.  He offers developmental mentoring, spiritual training, and energy healing in order to raise up new generations of leaders in service at all levels to humanity, Earth, and cosmos.
Group Eurythmy with Mary Ruud
Break out Sessions
3 pm – 5 pm CT Sat. 7 Nov. 2020
In-person at Elderberries Biodynamic Outpost & 3 fold Cultural Hub, in conjunction with the Rudolf Steiner Branch Chicago, 4249-51 N. Lincoln Ave.
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Inner Escapade

Henri Rousseau
Henri Rousseau

Greetings Friends – This weekend I am working on having a way-out adventure on the frontier, while never leaving the yard – A paradoxical panoramic pandemonium? Yes, but that’s the magic & mystery of this unusual opportunity we have before us. Don’t just take my word for it, meditate on how you could wander free on the outskirts of everything you know, even if you feel as stable & secure as an emperor with new clothes, in your big screen castle. Come on – Step out with me, on a far-flung escapade, while drawing deeply from the Mother-lode in the backyard. Let’s enjoy the pleasures of unexplored territory as we excavate the power of the familiar.

Mind menders: how psychedelic drugs rebuild broken brains | New Scientist
Sammy Kahn

While we’re at it, we might want to examine how we are being thought into. Did we conjure that mind-morsel, or was it planted there when we weren’t paying attention…?

Tip of the Hat" by Michael Smith | Project Onward
Michael Smith

How about a tip-a-the hat, to lucid logic, impeccable objectivity, & cool, clean, common sense!?! You get the idea – let’s mix in some simple reason, a pinch of compassionate irony, loving satire, & an over heaping dollop of discernment into the stone soup; then we’ll be sure to generate lots of wild karma in balanced sweet splendor.

How to Be Open-Minded
Lucy Hank

By believing passionately in something that still does not exist, we create it. If it remains absent we have not wanted it bad enough.” ~Nikos Kazantzakis

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lordofmasks | Art, Astrology art, Art prints
Camille Chew

23 October 2020 – “Speaking with the Stars”: The ‘First Quarter Moon‘ will be visible all evening, left of Jupiter & Saturn, in the constellation Capricornus, setting shortly after midnight.

Astronomical chart of the constellations of Ursa Major and Ursa, Stock  Photo, Picture And Rights Managed Image. Pic. MEV-10935575 | agefotostock

As night falls, Ursa Major sits with her paws on the ground, making the Big Dipper asterism, which comprises the tail & hindquarters of the bear, appear upright. Above it is the Little Dipper, the backside of Ursa Minor, which appears upside-down so that imaginary water pouring from the Little Dipper would land in the upturned bowl of its bigger counterpart.

Constellations | Ursa major, Constellations, North star

The very end of the Little Dipper’s handle (and the Little Bear’s tail) is Polaris, the North Star. It’s the only star in the northern sky that appears not to move as Earth turns on its axis.

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Paintings by Rudolf Steiner
~Rudolf Steiner

Rudolf Steiner’s Lectures on this day

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY – You tell me…What happened in history today, that YOU think made an impact on world karma?

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Day 11 – Watercolor a day – Skejo Studios
~hag

POD (Poem Of the Day)

~I festoon the grey day
With laser eyes & fierce cackles that call the wind to deliver me
Like a seed blown home
To fertile caverns…
I smell change a-coming
Shapes turning leaves into souls
Sheathed in paper hats torn from the mundane head
Born anew into the eternal flesh
Of freedoms reign
~hag

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31 October, 1 pm – 3 pm CT ​​​​​​​

‘Soul to Soul’ on-line Festival

with the Central Regional Council

& Special Guests

Soul to Soul’ Festival with the Central Regional Council & Special Guests 1pm – 3pm CDT (2pm – 4pm EDT) All Hallows Eve, Saturday October 31st, 2020

Every culture has a festival celebrating their Beloved Dead. For deep in our bones we know that those who have passed through the gates of death want to work with us on the physical world, reminding us that everything physical is an outer expression of spirit.

During this time of year the veils between the worlds are thin, and the spiritual realm beckons. Having put the iron will of Michael to work in our thinking, we now have the courage to look beyond the veil of the material world into the spirit realm, the place of our beginning and our ending, only to begin again and yet again…for every ending is a new beginning.

We will open with some poetry and music played by Carol Kelly, followed by an enactment of an original script by Hazel Archer-Ginsberg, based on indications from Spiritual Science.

We will go into small breakout groups to explore the theme: “Who do you want to be in the new year”.

Eurhythmy Prayer & Halleluiah + more TBA

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All Souls Election Night Vigil

7 pm – 9 pm CT. Tuesday 3 November 2020

(new zoom codes)

In-person at Elderberries Chicago & online

Through Social Sculpture, we will hold space with each other, connect with our Angel, the ‘so called dead’, the Being of America…etc…to bring healing on both sides of the Threshold, during Election Night 2020, & on into the future which we are committing to consciously co-create.

Welcome – Anne Nicholson

Verse – Deborah Rogers

Why an All Souls Election Night Vigil? – Hazel Archer-Ginsberg

Metamorphosis – Lucien Dante Lazar. Through a 5-point artistic metamorphosis that will weave throughout the evening we will rise in our thinking, & engage our will, to work with the beings of color, form & gesture from point to periphery.   

Intermingling: Initiatives for NOW – The 3-Fold Social Order & ALIANT Alliance – Elderberries  + ALL = The Art of Goethean Conversation

Break-Out Session – groups of 3 for 15 minutes

Michael-Star Movement – Lucien + Nancy Melvin + ALL

Verse – Elizabeth Kelly

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New date, time, zoom codes & Special Guest

Saturday 7 November 2020,

In-person & On-line

3 pm – 5 pm CT

‘Connections Revealed’

with Lelan Harris, Mary Ruud & Hazel Archer

The Connection Between Epidemics, the Souls of the Dead, & the Spiritual World – Leading thoughts by Hazel Archer-Ginsberg based on Spiritual Scientific research & indications from Rudolf Steiner

Inspirations by Lelan Harris – the executive director of Wise Cosmos Educational Initiative (WiseCosmos.org).  Lelan is a healer, teacher, and leader with over 40 years of experience in vocational roles such as pastor, professor, and Waldorf school administrator.  He offers developmental mentoring, spiritual training, and energy healing in order to raise up new generations of leaders in service at all levels to humanity, Earth, and cosmos.

Group Eurythmy with Mary Ruud

Break out Sessions

3 pm – 5 pm CT Sat. 7 Nov. 2020

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Comet Double x2

Juke Hudig

In connection to illness Rudolf Steiner gives reference to ‘the double’’ – those parts of us that hold our unconscious, unredeemed parts, which can be attached to any of our sheaths: physical, etheric, & astral. To really know the double we have to understand Anthroposophic medicine, which tells us, certain illnesses like epidemics don’t just come from outside us, they come from our double.

Duncan Regehr

Steiner describes the Ahrimanic double as the creator of all organic illnesses – And the Luciferic double, as the creator of all nervous illnesses. He goes on to talk about the geographical forces that can promote these 2 kinds of sickness- forces coming up from the different regions of the earth prone to one or the other of these doubles within us. Steiner specifically mentions America as “…the region where the magnetic forces of sub-nature in particular arise, that bring the human being into relation with the Ahrimanic double” ~Rudolf Steiner, Geographic Medicine.

‎Bindu Chowdary

True Medicine must become a Spiritual Science, since illness comes from these beings which make use of the human body in order to profit from it. These doubles come into each of us before birth & they leave our human body only because they cannot endure death. Illness often emerges because this double works in us. And when homeopathic remedies are given, Steiner describes how “…the double lets go of the human being and becomes satisfied with what we toss into its jaws as a remedy~Rudolf Steiner, Geographic Medicine.

Jean Lauer

Anthroposophical Psychology says “Shadow work” is the voluntary examination of our own internal darkness, which lacks the light of awareness, so it is often hidden from us. Obviously it takes courage to voluntarily look into the dark crevices of own psyche, where repressed traumas, inherited fear programs, undigested pain & all sorts of other disturbing & uncomfortable revelations lie buried. And as we have seen no matter how much we ignore, reject or deny the shadow, it will never just disappear. In fact, quite the opposite is true. The very fear that keeps us from looking at it is the same fear that feeds it. Hiding behind a mask will not keep us safe.

Annael

I believe times like these are a collective wake up call to actively participate in healing our shadow work. Friends, the Coronavirus can be seen as an agent of change. Will we actively participate in a conscious change, or will we let it be dictated to us?

Stand with me now & recite ‘Against Fear’ by Adam Bittleston:

May the events that seek me,
Come unto me;
May I receive them,
With a quiet mind,
Through the Father’s ground of peace,
On which we walk.
May the people who seek me,
Come unto me;
May I receive them,
With an understanding heart,
Through the Christ’s stream of love
In which we live.
May the spirits which seek me,
Come unto me;
May I receive them,
With a clear soul,
Through the healing Spirit’s Light,
By which we see.

Bruce Rimell

If we breathe out fear & anxiety, we can engage our soul forces in spiritual activity – a practical expression of compassion for humanity on both sides of the threshold, with the ever present help of the spiritual world.

Steiner tells us that a karmic bond is created between people who belong together here on earth, & in the spiritual world; & that this relationship then works back onto the physical-sense world, which is continually under the influence of the spiritual world. What takes place here, are only effects. The causes occur beyond, in the spiritual world.

“…Indeed the time has come for us to find the courage in our souls to proclaim quite frankly before the world that the spiritual life must be placed on its own foundation. Many people are asking: Well, what are we to do? The first thing of importance is to inform people about what is needed: to get as many people as possible to comprehend the necessity, for example, of establishing the spiritual life on its own foundation; to comprehend that what the pedagogy of the 19th century has become can no longer suffice for the welfare of humankind, but that it must be built anew out of a free spiritual life. There is as yet little courage in souls to present this demand in a really radical way; and it can be thus presented only by trying to bring to as many people as possible a comprehension of these conditions. All other social work today is provisional. The most important task is this: to see that it is made possible for more and more people to gain insight into the social requirements – to provide enlightenment concerning these things through all the means at our disposal — that is now the matter of importance…” ~Rudolf Steiner, The Mysteries of Light, of Space, and of the Earth, lecture IV, Dornach, December 15, 1919

Dear friends, a great task is at hand

~hag

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When And Where You Can See Jupiter, Saturn And A Half-Moon Make A Triangle  In The Night Sky This Week

22 October 2020 – “Speaking with the Stars”: Bella Luna forms a triangle with Jupiter & Saturn.

The Big Dipper in the Spring Sky | Old Farmer's Almanac

This is the time of year when the Big Dipper lies down horizontal low in the north-northwest during evening.

Comet ATLAS finder chart

There are currently four comets within range – periodic comet 156P/Russell-LINEAR in the evening sky & Comets ATLAS (C/2020 M3), Erasmus (C/2020 S3), & NEOWISE is also back (C/2020 P1) visible in the early morning hours.

Dr. Rudolf Steiner, in the course of his clairvoyant investigations, made regular descriptions of the nature of comets. His first description of comets is very esoteric – given on 2 Sept. 1906: “A comet is an assemblage of Kama, desire-substance, without the corresponding spiritual substance. The comet gets as far only as the astral body. The visibility of comets arises from the powerful friction caused by the astral body passing through etheric substance.” ~At the Gates of Spiritual Science.

The comet works upon the physical and etheric or life bodies of man in such a way that they actually create organs, delicate organs that are suitable for the further development of the I – the I-consciousness as it has developed especially since the embedding of the Christ impulse in the earth. Since that time the significance of the comet’s appearance is that the I, as it develops from stage to stage, receives physical and etheric organs it can use.

The various comets have here their different tasks, and when a comet has served its purpose it splintersThe entry of an elemental impulse, always incorporating something new, is connected with the influence of the comets.

As when a new little child is born, so it is when, through the return of a comet, something quite new is produced. We must remember, however, that with certain comets the I is always driven more and more into the physical world, and this is something we must resist.

On the other hand, is it not wonderful that cometary existence takes hold of the depths of life, including the animal and plant life that is bound up with human life? Those who pay close enough attention to such things would observe how there is actually something altogether different in the blossoming of flowers from what is usually the case.

Rosicrucian research has demonstrated that every comet exerts a particular influence on human evolution. The present comet has as its particular influence an intense impulse towards materialism. Every time Halley’s Comet has appeared, a new impulse toward materialism has taken place.

From man himself stream forth continually, erroneous, base, evil thoughts; these are, as we know, realities, which pass out into the astral world and continue to exist there; so that the astral sphere of a planet is filled, not only by the normal substances of its psychic being, but also by this out-poured substance . . . And in a curious way, the occult vision, which for a time has had the opportunity of observing cometary life, shows us that everything of a cometary or meteoric nature is ever striving to collect round itself all the harmful astral products, and remove them out of the planetary system.” ~The Reappearance of Christ in the Etheric

“Occult vision shows us, that, just about when the comet disappears from physical sight, it dissolves, and continues its way through a world not limited to the ordinary three dimensions of space; it no longer exists in the ordinary world. It actually disappears on the one side and appears again on the other. Thus, in short, with the exception of a few comets which really have long-drawn elliptical orbits, the comets for the most part are so formed that they come in at the one side and disappear at the other, and when they reappear they have formed themselves anew. Why? Because as a comet approaches, it exercises a power of attraction – it is, at first, merely a sort of spiritual force centre; this centre attracts all the harmful astral streams, develops them around itself and thus takes on form. In its journey towards the other side it draws this along with it, until it gets beyond the region of the planetary system, when it casts it off into cosmic space. Then the centre of force builds itself again at the other pole without needing three-dimensional space, once more takes up the harmful matter and throws it out the other side.

The sphere of the comets extends to the sphere of the Cherubim. We must therefor first know what is the nature of the Cherubim and Seraphim, in order to understand the substance and movement of the comets.” ~The Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and the Kingdoms of Nature.

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Janus Painting by Ekaterina Abramova | Saatchi Art
Ekaterina Abramova

POD (Poem Of the Day)

~Today: call me Janus
I am where
I begin & begin again…
To my left stands She
Who is my great grandmothers song
To my right is She, who will be,
The aroma of my great granddaughters bread…
~hag

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Kate Austin
Soul to Soul’ Festival with the Central Regional Council & Special Guests
1pm – 3pm CDT (2pm – 4pm EDT) All Hallows Eve, Saturday October 31st, 2020
Every culture has a festival celebrating their Beloved Dead. For deep in our bones we know that those who have passed through the gates of death want to work with us on the physical world, reminding us that everything physical is an outer expression of spirit.

During this time of year the veils between the worlds are thin, and the spiritual realm beckons. Having put the iron will of Michael to work in our thinking, we now have the courage to look beyond the veil of the material world into the spirit realm, the place of our beginning and our ending, only to begin again and yet again…for every ending is a new beginning.

We will open with some poetry and music played by Carol Kelly, followed by an enactment of an original script by Hazel Archer-Ginsberg, based on indications from Spiritual Science.

We will go into small breakout groups to explore the theme: “Who do you want to be in the new year”.

Eurhythmy Prayer & Halleluiah + more TBA
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All Souls Election Night Vigil 7 pm – 9 pm CT. Tuesday 3 November 2020

In-person at Elderberries Biodynamic Outpost & Cultural Hub with the Rudolf Steiner Branch 4249-51 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago. & ONLINE

Through Social Sculpture, we will hold space with each other, connect with our Angel, the ‘so called dead’, the Being of America…etc…to bring healing on both sides of the Threshold, during Election Night 2020, & on into the future which we are committing to consciously co-create.

Welcome – Anne Nicholson

Verse – Deborah Rogers

Why an All Souls Election Night Vigil? – Hazel Archer-Ginsberg

Metamorphosis – Lucien Dante Lazar. Through a 5-point artistic metamorphosis that will weave throughout the evening we will rise in our thinking, & engage our will, to work with the beings of color, form & gesture from point to periphery.   

Intermingling: Initiatives for NOW – The 3-Fold Social Order & ALIANT Alliance – Elderberries  + ALL = The Art of Goethean Conversation

Break-Out Session – groups of 3 for 15 minutes

Michael-Star Movement – Lucien + Nancy Melvin + ALL

Verse – Elizabeth Kelly

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*NOTE NEW DATE & TIME

*SATURDAY 7 November 2020,

*3 pm – 5 pm CT

Connections Revealed

The Connection Between Epidemics, the Souls of the Dead, & the Spiritual World – Leading thoughts by Hazel Archer-Ginsberg based on Spiritual Scientific research & indications from Rudolf Steiner

Inspirations by Lelan Harris – Executive director at Wise Cosmos Educational Initiative and Managing Partner at Harris Coaching & Consulting – Studied Pastoral Ministry at Bethel Seminary

Group Eurythmy with Mary Ruud

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Taproot

Taproot | Godseeker Art
Julie Dell

An African proverb says, “If you want to go fast, go alone – If you want to go far, go together.”

Psychologist Carl Jung says that we are all connected to each other thru the collective unconscious. Our souls have taproots that sink deep into the memories & capacities of the entire human evolution.

Let’s make the collective unconscious, conscious, so that our taproots can bring us into a more intimate contact with the primal pool of possibilities – Giving us the power to draw on mojo, above & below, that transcends our individual personal abilities.

Sandel Park

During this time of year as the veils between the worlds thin, to ‘Practice Spirit-Recalling’ asks us to make use of the liquid lightning, the warm ambrosial memory, & healing balm from the beginning of time. Standing upright at the point, we move to the periphery where the encircling round helps us ‘Practice Spirit-Sensing‘ – this is where we find the helpers. Going into the cosmic depths allows us to ‘Practice Spirit-Beholding’ where we can co-create with our cosmic future.

axis mundi — Fiona Morehouse
Fiona Morehouse

There are a couple of caveats, though: The primal truth won’t be simple & bright; it is bound to be dense, convoluted, & kaleidoscopic – Opening our vision into the dark crevasses of our inner psyche.  

It is an excellent time to devote ingenuity to improving the way we communicate with the shadow, our black-sheep-self, the fallen angels that have lost their way, feral mavericks that want to reveal their tricks, maybe even the mother-in-law that never understood. Let’s embrace the odd ducks, the co-workers who tie us into tight karmic knots; & even the sleepwalkers who don’t share the same political, economic, or spiritual views. But remember, no matter what, we are all still connected at the taproot, & the Tree of Life has joined with the Tree of Knowledge, & the fruit waits to be ripened thru the warmth & light of ‘What from our hearts We are founding, What from our heads, We direct, With Single purpose, And focused willing’…

~hag

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Moon, Jupiter, and Saturn

21 October 2020 – “Speaking with the Stars”: Bella Luna nearing first quarter, shines in a line with Saturn & Jupiter.

It’s mid-October, so Deneb has replaced Vega as the zenith star after nightfall. Capricornus has replaced Sagittarius as the zodiacal constellation due south.

Sky map showing the Orionids' radiant

Our cosmic conversation continues: The Orionids – Peak these next few days.

The meteor shower of the Mighty Hunter Orion is underway, with the earth traveling once again through the trail of cosmic dust left by Halley’s Comet.

From an article by Dr Elizabeth Vreede: ” Comets represent an element that does not wholly enter the usual sphere of cosmic law, although they still contain a trace of the direct working of spiritual powers, indeed, of the very highest — the Seraphim and Cherubim. Before ordinary law may be broken through, the very highest power and insight is required. The various comets, indeed, are agents of a very special nature in our planetary system, their polar antithesis being in the moons. Just as the moons are a kind of corpse which the planetary system trails along with it, so, on the other side, the comets may be spoken of as constant purifiers of the spiritual atmosphere within the solar system. In earlier times men thought of them as the “scavengers of God,” and many superstitions have gathered around them. To the eye of Spirit, too, the mission of the comets is perpetually to expel impure astral forces from the Cosmos or to introduce new impulses.”

5 things you need to know about the Orionid meteor shower:

5. The meteors are actually debris from the Comet Halley – The Comet Halley hasn’t paid Earth a visit since 1986, but pieces of the famous space rock still show up every fall. Each year, around October 20-22, our planet intersects with the comet’s orbit, according to Earth Sky. Pieces of Halley disintegrate in Earth’s upper atmosphere nearly 60 miles above the planet’s surface, but not before creating quite the spectacle for those down below.

4. Let’s be honest, watching this thing is a commitment. Experts agree that the shower will take place before dawn on October 21 or 22, but can’t pinpoint an exact date.

3. 10-20 Meteors Could Fall Each Hour – The Orionid Meteor Shower is a “modest shower.” That means you won’t see a constant stream of glowing rocks plummeting toward Earth at any given moment. Don’t let that fool you. Those watching from dark or rural locations will still have a front row seat for the kind of spectacle that only comes from space.

2. …And They’ll Be Traveling At 41 Miles Per Second – You read that right. 41 miles per second. These rocks are literally scorching across the sky as they enter Earth’s atmosphere. Roughly half of these blazing fast meteors will leave gas trails behind them that are visible for a few seconds after the meteor is gone.

1. From. Every. Direction.- The Orionids flying from the sky this month are named after the constellation Orion, where they appear to radiate. The thing is, these meteors generally aren’t visible until they’re at least 30 degrees from that radiant point. This means they can appear any & everywhere in the night sky. If watching with a party, focus on different areas of the night sky & be sure to call out the meteors as you see them.

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As the sun relates to the constellations during the course of the year, there are contemplations -even meditative practices- that correspond to these relationships. Bringing these contemplations into daily practice is a moral activity that brings a conscious change that everyone may experience. Here is such a practice from the Calendar of Virtues: For Scorpio – (October 21 – November 20.) Patience becomes Insight (Opposite: Loss of Temper)

Weekly Horoscope By Zodiac Sign - April 5 2020
Taja Xew

Rudolf Steiner’s Lectures on this day 

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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1833 – Birthday of Alfred Nobel, Swedish chemist & engineer, invented dynamite & founded the Nobel Prize

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1867 – The Medicine Lodge Treaty is signed by southern Great Plains Indian leaders. The treaty requires Native American Plains tribes to relocate to a reservation in western Oklahoma

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1879 – Thomas Edison invents the first commercially practical incandescent light bulb

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1892 – Opening ceremonies for the World’s Columbian Exposition are held in Chicago, though because construction was behind schedule, the exposition did not open until May 1, 1893

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1945 – Women’s suffrage: Women are allowed to vote in France for the first time

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1969 – Deathday of Jack Kerouac

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The emperor has no clothes, Tom Jenntle

HOD – Haiku Of the Day

When a high place is turned low
The immoral man
Like a fall leaf has to go

~hag

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Kate Austin
Soul to Soul’ Festival with the Central Regional Council & Special Guests
1pm – 3pm CDT (2pm – 4pm EDT) All Hallows Eve, Saturday October 31st, 2020
Every culture has a festival celebrating their Beloved Dead. For deep in our bones we know that those who have passed through the gates of death want to work with us on the physical world, reminding us that everything physical is an outer expression of spirit.

During this time of year the veils between the worlds are thin, and the spiritual realm beckons. Having put the iron will of Michael to work in our thinking, we now have the courage to look beyond the veil of the material world into the spirit realm, the place of our beginning and our ending, only to begin again and yet again…for every ending is a new beginning.

We will open with some poetry and music played by Carol Kelly, followed by an enactment of an original script by Hazel Archer-Ginsberg, based on indications from Spiritual Science.

We will go into small breakout groups to explore the theme: “Who do you want to be in the new year”.

Eurhythmy Prayer & Halleluiah + more TBA
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All Souls Election Night Vigil 7 pm – 9 pm CT. Tuesday 3 November 2020

In-person at Elderberries Biodynamic Outpost & Cultural Hub with the Rudolf Steiner Branch 4249-51 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago. & ONLINE

Through Social Sculpture, we will hold space with each other, connect with our Angel, the ‘so called dead’, the Being of America…etc…to bring healing on both sides of the Threshold, during Election Night 2020, & on into the future which we are committing to consciously co-create.

Welcome – Anne Nicholson

Verse – Deborah Rogers

Why an All Souls Election Night Vigil? – Hazel Archer-Ginsberg

Metamorphosis – Lucien Dante Lazar. Through a 5-point artistic metamorphosis that will weave throughout the evening we will rise in our thinking, & engage our will, to work with the beings of color, form & gesture from point to periphery.   

Intermingling: Initiatives for NOW – The 3-Fold Social Order & ALIANT Alliance – Elderberries  + ALL = The Art of Goethean Conversation

Break-Out Session – groups of 3 for 15 minutes

Michael-Star Movement – Lucien + Nancy Melvin + ALL

Verse – Elizabeth Kelly

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*NOTE NEW DATE & TIME

*SATURDAY 7 November 2020,

*3 pm – 5 pm CT

Connections Revealed

The Connection Between Epidemics, the Souls of the Dead, & the Spiritual World – Leading thoughts by Hazel Archer-Ginsberg based on Spiritual Scientific research & indications from Rudolf Steiner

Inspirations by Lelan Harris – Executive director at Wise Cosmos Educational Initiative and Managing Partner at Harris Coaching & Consulting – Studied Pastoral Ministry at Bethel Seminary

Group Eurythmy with Mary Ruud

Break out Sessions

In-person at Elderberries Biodynamic Outpost & 3 fold Cultural Hub, in conjunction with the Rudolf Steiner Branch Chicago, 4249-51 N. Lincoln Ave.

Zoom Meeting hosted by Anne Nicholson

TBA