Daily Archives: February 23, 2021

fresh flotsam

Ita Wegman’s Speaks on the ‘I Think Speech‘ podcast a Bridge between her Birth (2.22.1876) & Rudolf Steiner’s Birthday coming up on 25 Feb (2.25.1861)

Political Cartoon on 'Alex Jones Censored' by Matt Wuerker, Politico at The  Comic News

Greetings friends on this 7th day of the Lenten-Tide. As we know one goal of meditation is to empty the mind of its obsessively generated thoughts, habitual rationalizations, & addictive images. But alas, much of the media functions as a reverse meditation machine. Not only does it stir up our own mental clatter, it also floods us with the seething surge of other people’s private pandemoniums. Furthermore, it delivers this rattling racket with entertaining words, brilliant color & surround sound, driving it as deeply into our psyche until it becomes so intermeshed with our own flotsam that we are not even able to access our true Self.

Harvard-trained psychiatrist offers escape route for the ego-driven –  Harvard Gazette

What might heal the effects of the media’s reverse meditations? How about a fast from this medium? How many platforms do you engage in everyday? What about at least waking up to where & for how long you are living in these realms. Is it actually serving some higher good; or is it just a habit, or way of self soothing…No Judgements, just notice & decide to be the sovereign of your attention.

May be an image of text that says 'CASTOR POLLUX GEMINI WAXING GIBBOUS MOON #LOOKUP'

23 February 2021 – “Speaking with the Stars”: Tonight, spot the constellation Gemini & the Twins near the waxing gibbous Moon.

Art From The Heart For Meg | Item Preview: Megan Benzee - The Star Within  (8x10 prints)
Marilla Benz


~from our own
bodies we give
birth to all time & it’s seasons
look now
with new eyes
& see the wise star within


In celebration of Rudolf Steiner’s birthday, you are invited to join in this upcoming activity, offered through the ARC in Atlanta.

February 25, 26 and 27th.

You are invited to join in a Zoom celebration in honor of the anniversary of Rudolf Steiner’s birth. Over 3 days, we hope to offer our attention and gratitude to Dr. Steiner, both as individuals and in community. We’ll come together to warm our hearts and hear the Foundation Stone Meditation spoken so we might carry it into the world. Two zoom meetings will last 20 minutes each, and we will work individually in the day between. The zoom link is the same for both meetings (see link below, following the schedule).

Day 1:
Thursday, February 25, 2021
9:30 am PST / 11:30 am CST / 12:30 pm EST
Rudolf Steiner’s birth, thoughts from Hazel Archer Ginsberg
Intro from Willem Zeylmans von Emmichoven’s The Foundation Stone, read by Angela Foster
Foundation Stone Meditation, spoken by Christine Burke

Day 2:
Friday, February 26, 2021
Please read or speak the Foundation Stone Mediation on your own anytime this day

Day 3:
Saturday, February 27, 2021
9:30 am PST / 11:30 am CST / 12:30 pm EST
Foundation Stone Meditation in German, spoken by Margaret Runyon
Foundation Stone Meditation in English, spoken by Timothy Kennedy, Angela Foster, Marianne Fieber, Frank Agrama, Hazel Archer Ginsberg.

The ARC is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Foundation Stone Meditation – For Rudolf Steiner’s Birth Day
Time: Feb 25 & 27, 2021 at 9:30 am PST / 11:30 am CST / 12:30 pm EST
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 814 6333 8523
Passcode: FSM


The International Youth Initiative Program

 Greetings –  YIP13 here bringing you some exciting news on the Initiative Forum 2021. We hope you all are finding light during these winter days.  Initiative Forum is in less than two weeks, and we want to share the long awaited program and list of contributors with you! Click here to discover it.   The schedule is packed full of workshops, lectures and open spaces – we’ve made sure that there are opportunities to participate no matter what time zone you’re in. We are excited to welcome over 15 different contributors to the forum including Orland Bishop, Hazel Archer-Ginsberg, Nora Rahimian, Diane Longboat And Helmy Abouleish. Check out the full list on our website’s contributor page!   And of course, there will also be time in the mornings for movement workshops, and time in the evening for open mics, pajama parties, and radioshow hangouts. We are so excited to connect with you under the theme “Are you listening” and to co-create this worldwide community with you! For that, our sliding scale tickets are available on our website.   See you on March 3rd for day one of “Are You Listening” Initiative Forum 2021. Until then enjoy our pre-forum specials on our social media. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @initiative_forum_2021_.   -YIP13  

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.

Here is a link to the full program and the list of contributors

*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

For tickets click here! (it’s only $30 to support these young folks)
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