Daily Archives: December 30, 2020

7th Holy Night 2020

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Dexter Popplar

For those that have ears to hear: The 7th Holy Night: The Woman Clothed with the Sun on the I Think Speech‘ Podcast

Birdsong and buttercups Painting by Judith Desrosiers
Judith Desrosiers

Here is the recording of Birdsong’s Journey into the Land of Tomorrow’ by Ultra-Violet Archer as part of the ASA’ A Rose By Any Other Name…’ the 6th Holy Night. Here is the written version of the text. Here are links to Ultra-Violet Archer’s Music.

Goethe's Fairy Tales postcard set by David Newbatt – Nest
David Newbatt

Here is the Recording of ‘The Green Snake & The Beautiful Lily‘ by Goethe, a storytelling for the the Full December Holy Nights Moon.

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Reginald Roshell

I greet you on this the eve of NYE. Welcome dear friends, to our Holy Nights Series. We have been following the indications from the great Anthroposophical Initiate Sergei O. Prokofieff, based on the insights of Dr. Rudolf Steiner – taking us on the path from Jesus to Christ, starting from the feet of Pisces, the sphere of the human being, up to the Mystic Lamb of Aries.

Virgo Zodiac Original Painting and Print by Tashina Suzuki – House of  Intuition
Sashina Suzuki

And today we enter the 7th Holy Night: & begin to rise up from the lower zodiac into the ascended signs, to meet 1st, the Constellation of Virgo, the Virgin (ruling the abdomen & digestive system)This is The Sphere of the Kyriotetes, the Spirits of Wisdom, the Dominions, the top of the 2nd Hierarchy

Woman Clothed with the Sun | whitefeather
Nancy Jewel Poer

Here we contemplate the imagination of the Heavenly Virgin- an indication of the cosmic being of The Divine Sophia – the Archetypical Wisdom of the World – depicted in the 12th chapter of the Apocalypse of St John, as the woman clothed with the Sun, wearing a crown of stars & standing on the sickle moon, with the dragon at her feet.

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The Virgin gives birth to the Sun, & is then clothed by the Sun: this is a picture of the birth of the etheric body, & the sickle moon refers to the Old Moon evolution (resulting in the origin on Earth of silver, the metal that testifies to the overcoming of the lower Moon-Forces by the higher forces of the Sun)

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Johanson Kraous

We find all these qualities in the being of the Mary of the Luke Gospel, an earthly reflection of this Heavenly Sophia – her twin soul. Spiritual Science tells us The Mary of the Matthew Gospel was the earlier incarnation of Eve, the 1st earthly woman.

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Jaka Nixe

And the Younger Luke Mary, like the Nathan Jesus, is that spiritual part of Eve & Adam that did not pass thru the fall, but stayed in the spiritual world until their incarnation at the ‘Turning Point of Time’, as mother & child.

The Fifth Gospel – Dr. Rudolf Steiner Bookstore and Children's Shop

In the 5th Gospel, (which we have been studying during these Holy Nights) Rudolf Steiner tells us that right before the Baptism, the 2 Mary’s became united, to create a vessel for The Divine Sophia. After this merging, the Mary of the Matthew Gospel becomes the earthly reflection of the Divine Sophia, opening the way for humanity to become the lowest member of the Sobornal, or collective being of the Sophia. Rudolf Steiner named her Anthroposophia, the force of Wisdom that lives in the soul of humanity.

Mother of Sorrows | Our lady of sorrows, Blessed mother mary, Blessed virgin

This archetype carries the contemplation of the virtue depicted by the ‘Mother of God’ as selfless giving. In order to receive the experience of the Christ, the Gospel of Luke tells us this Wisdom had to ‘pierce Mary’s heart like a sword’ (Luke 2:35) so that there might pour forth from Mary-Sophia, the highest virtue of true giving, into the hearts of humanity.

Sobornal Sophia | Reverse Ritual

At the foot of the cross, John, the disciple Jesus loved, is asked by Christ-Jesus to take this Sophia-Wisdom-the Mother of God-into his ‘house’, symbol of the soul. Thru this he becomes known as ‘John the Divine’ because he is embodied by the Divine Sophia, which enables him to write his Gospel & the Book of Revelation.

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Ellen Backster

So on this 7th Night let us look within, to find the realm of The Virgin, & feel our connection to the being of Anthroposophia.

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Tennison Miller

And the Virtue for this constellation, which at 1st seems simple, but is often hard to practice, is: Courtesy becomes steadiness of feeling – courtesy, putting others 1st, brings equanimity.

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Berty Ventley

May we seek to acquire the calm steady wisdom, that gives birth to The Christ within.



We will resume our Holy Night’s Study tonight of The Fifth Gospel by Rudolf Steiner – on Zoom from 7 pm – 8 pm CST


Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/92592034861?pwd=Mmo0eURaWDVqYVlabTdSY1ltcUFxdz09

Meeting ID: 925 9203 4861  – Passcode: Peace

Masked ball Painting by Marcel Garbi | Saatchi Art

Thursday 31 December 2020-21 Our Annual Conscious NYE Gathering 6 pm-10:10 pm CT

In-Person at Elderberries Bio-dynamic Outpost & The Rudolf Steiner Branch Chicago

6 pm CST – Potluck and artistic mask making with Lucien Dante Lazar

Tree of life -Yggdrasil and Runes Coffee Mug by Creativemotions - 11 oz in  2020 | Norse mythology tattoo, Tree of life symbol, Yggdrasil

Victoria Martin will be offering individual readings: Runes with either Palmistry or Astrology 6-9 PM Pick a Rune for the year ahead and add a Palm reading: a life portrait.

Hand Painted Aquarius Natal Chart | Mystick Physick

Or pick a Rune and add Astrology to see where the Jupiter-Saturn conjunction is in your horoscope now and for 2021: There will be tips on how you can use the conjunction and the Square to Mars-Uranus. The latter is near Dr. Steiner’s Birth Chart Mars-Pluto conjunction so that is significant for Anthroposophy! Reading will be recorded on an MP3 file and visually documented. $10 cash

Bring your horoscope or Victoria will calculate it please send Birth info DATE, TIME and PLACE of birth to Victoria ASAP (by Wednesday 5PM)  <viccimartin@gmail.com> or call/text 312-961-3380

8 pm– 9:30 pm CST – Live Music with Jutta and the Hi-Dukes 

10:10 pm CST – Project Thought-Seed 

The evening ends at 10:30 pm

$20 per person http://donate.rschicago.org/

For more info. contact Hazel Archer hag@rschicago.org


Nancy Poer

Wednesday 6 January 2021, 2 pm – 4 pm CST

Joan’s Epiphany ‘What Joan of Arc Calls for Today’

In-Person at Elderberries Bio-dynamic Outpost & The Rudolf Steiner Branch Chicago & online Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/7052931041 Meeting ID: 705 293 1041

Today on the Birthday of Joan of Arc we welcome special Guest Nancy Poer

We will also explore ‘The Destinies of Individuals and of Nations’, Lecture 5, ‘The Nature of the Christ Impulse and the Michaelic Sprit Serving It’ by Rudolf Steiner with Leading Thoughts by Hazel Archer-Ginsberg

Social Sculpture: “The Passage” with Lucien Dante Lazar,

+ An Artistic exploration, Singing & Eurythmy


For more info. contact Hazel Archer hag@rschicago.org

Blessings of the Season
~Hazel Archer-Ginsberg
Festivals & Events Coordinator
for the Rudolf Steiner Branch
of The Anthroposophical Society