Daily Archives: February 20, 2021

in the Rhythm

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Lenten-Tide Day #4:

This morning I awoke with the thought that witnessing can be a rhythm to live into. The very last thing Christ Jesus said to his disciples was, “You will be my witnesses.” As the disciples also stated in Acts, “we must speak of what we have seen and heard.” We can be a witness too. We can share our stories & experiences, our thoughts & hopes.

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There is also the rhythm of Serving. The ‘Son of Man’ did not come to be served, but to serve.

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And of course the one that most folks know about, & where the biggest misnomers come in – Fasting. Instead of being purely materialistic around this willing sacrifice, how can we live into it with authentic spirit?

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Once we can truly let go of what does not serve, we can practice the rhythm of Gathering. We are not meant to be alone.  The first human beings were created on the 6th day: “So God created humankind in his own image; in his own image God created them” (Genesis 1:27) In light of the New Testament, this makes all the more sense, seeing how we are created in the image of a Triune God. At the core, divinity is relational. The same is true of us. I often speak about the New Mysteries taking place in the social realm.


Moon inside the great circle of astars known as the Winter Circle on February 20, 21 and 22, 2021.

20 February 2021 – “Speaking with the Stars”: Mercury (occult Venus) will turn direct in sidereal Capricorn tonight. The planet of love’s message will be sandwiched between Jupiter & Saturn while trining the moon in Taurus. We’ve had this large stellium in Capricorn all month long – a bit by aggravated by Mars & Uranus. When the Mercury turns direct, the Sun will have left Capricorn for Aquarius. (Occult) Venus will be poised to follow the Sun by the end of the month. Mercury will leave Capricorn in March.

Rudolf Steiner’s Lectures on this day


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World Day of Social Justice is an international day recognizing the need to promote social justice, which includes efforts to tackle issues such as poverty, exclusion, gender equality, unemployment, human rights, and social protections.

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1835 – The 1835 Concepción earthquake destroys Concepción, Chile.

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1846 – Polish insurgents lead an uprising in Kraków to incite a fight for national independence.

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1872 – The Metropolitan Museum of Art opens in New York City.

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1877 – Tchaikovsky’s ballet Swan Lake receives its premiere at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow.

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1933 – Adolf Hitler secretly meets with German industrialists to arrange for financing of the Nazi Party’s upcoming election campaign.

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1935 – Caroline Mikkelsen becomes the first woman to set foot in Antarctica.

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1943 – American movie studio executives agree to allow the Office of War Information to censor movies.



To remember
the other world
in this world
is to live in your
true inheritance.



Weaving a non-gendered Feminist Reality with Hazel Archer-Ginsberg*

Friday 5 March 2021 – 6:30 am – 8 am Central Time as part of the The International Youth Initiative Program Initiative Forum

What are the qualities of the Divine Feminine? How can we use them to empower an innovative way of thinking, feeling & willing, to create a new world, where the human being is free?

Have paper & colored pencils at the ready for this hands-on workshop.

*Hazel Archer-Ginsberg – Founder of Reverse Ritual: Understanding Anthroposophy through the Rhythms of the Year & the ‘I Think Speech’ Podcast. Trans-denominational Minister, Essayist, Lecturer, Poet, Anthroposopher – working as the Festivals Coordinator of the Chicago Rudolf Steiner Branch, & the Central Regional Council of the Anthroposophical Society. Past Video Recordings

 Other presenters include:
Oland Bishop, Helmy Abouleish
Managing Director of SEKEM

While this wasn’t exactly what we first envisioned, moving online means
that this forum will be more accessible than perhaps ever before.
The program will be designed to accommodate people from different time zones
all over the globe, and we look forward to transcending restrictions and limitations by joining together in community with folks for whom travelling is not an option.

In addition to interactive workshops, lectures, open spaces, performances & more, there will be plenty of space within the program for fostering connection
and conversation. At the Initiative Forum, we hope you will laugh a lot
(wait till you see what our arts & culture team is cooking up!), listen deeply,
be truly heard, and experience the power of community,
which no distance can dull. We can’t wait to meet you!

For tickets click here! (it’s only $30 to support these young folks)
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The 8-Fold Path to the Easter Elementals

Holy Week 2021 (March 28 – April 4): Starting on Palm Sunday then thru-out Holy Week including Easter Morning, we will meet every day on Zoom at 10:10 am (Central Time) to create together a Thought-Seed Egregore based on the Herbert Hahn Verse

When I think light, my soul shines,
When my soul shines, the earth is a star,
When the earth is a star, then I am, a true human being

& then we will take turns sharing the indications for that day from Rudolf Steiner / The Buddha’s 8 –fold Path, known as the ‘Weekday Exercises’ (let me know if you would like to lead one of the days? (5 min) Holy Week  chart

Resolves or ‘RIGHT JUDGMENT.’ having been formed independently of sympathies and antipathies.

Talking – ‘RIGHT WORD.’

External actions- ‘RIGHT DEED.’

The ordering of life. – ‘RIGHT STANDPOINT.’


The endeavor to learn as much as possible from life. – ‘RIGHT MEMORY.’ (Remembering what has been learned from experiences).

To pay attention to one’s ideas. – ‘RIGHT OPINION.’

The octave of the New Sun
To turn one’s gaze inwards –

Whoever is holding the leading thoughts for that day will tie it into some 5-10 min. artistic exercise based on the indications

Group sharing (5 min)

We close with the ‘reversed’ Hahn verse.
I am a True Human Being
For the Earth is a Star
The Earth is a Star
When I Think Light
When I think Light
My Soul Shines

Easter Sunday – 4 April 2021, in person at the Rudolf Steiner Branch Chicago & online 2 pm – 4 pm Central Time.

Group Eurythmy with Mary Ruud

Hazel Archer – The octave of the New Sun

Keynote with Ines Katharina (Bee Keeper, Founder of the Biodynamic Emerald Honeybee Sanctuary, Waldorf Teacher) Ines will connect the Easter Thought with the Elemental Beings & the flight of the Queen Bee.

Mary Ruud will give us a performance of ‘Rock Spring Wonder’

We close with singing ‘Now the green Blade Riseth’

Potluck Social Time in the Schreinerei – Please bring food & drink to share

$10 Suggested Donation (can’t make it? or joining us online? please consider supporting this event, Thank you)

*Dear friends, please join the call at 10:05 am to get settled in so we can begin the Thought-Seed promptly at 10:10 am
Topic: The 8-Fold Path thru Holy Week 2021
Time: Starting on Palm Sunday Mar 28 – thru Easter Morning, 2021 10:10 AM Central Time (US and Canada)
Every day, 8 occurrence(s)
Mar 28, 2021 10:10 AM
Mar 29, 2021 10:10 AM
Mar 30, 2021 10:10 AM
Mar 31, 2021 10:10 AM
Apr 1, 2021 10:10 AM
Apr 2, 2021 10:10 AM
Apr 3, 2021 10:10 AM
Apr 4, 2021 10:10 AM

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