Listen to Listen on the ‘I Think Speech’ podcast
#8 – the number of infinity – which always leads us to ourselves, is up for contemplation today. When I look into the center point where the 2 circles meet & interact, I hear music -a harmonious core of sound, vibrating The Word – The One Song. I feel it pulsing within me, there in the heart, under the surface. But recently it seems I have been forgetting to actively engage it. I allow the reading or the writing of the word to take precedence over listening.
And then along comes another musical offering from my offspring* – awakening my yearning to just sit & listen, like when I was young. Long hours spent listening to album after album -sometimes the same album on repeat -Striving to learn every lyric – Decoding every instrument – Dissecting the mix – living into the mood of each song – Dancing – or just laying around looking at the album cover. This immersion is not the same as having music on in the background while I’m cooking or doing things around the house, or even the same as while driving in the car.
There are no albums anymore. The music is digital – downloaded – coming out of a device. The delivery may not be the same, but listening will never go out of style. It’s timeless – Like Music itself – an opening into the infinity of the Spiritual Worlds.
So on this 8th day of the Lenten-Tide I am vowing to make taking a musical break part of my everyday life. A sacred time – to stop multitasking – to just be – Open – to Listen – to hear – to let the music heal me – & infuse me with hope.
I invite you to join me in receiving this gift.
*This is what I am listening to these days
*This link has cool video’s to go with the music UVA makes with the looper
*This is the Sound Cloud of Ultra-Violet Archer which has all the albums
24 February 2021- Speaking with the Stars”: The bright waxing gibbous moon shines in front of Cancer the Crab, the faintest constellation of the zodiac. But notice the stars to either side of Bella Luna. Then, find these stars again when the moon has moved away. That way – if you have a dark sky – you can find Cancer & its hidden gem, the Beehive star cluster.
Feast Day of St. Matthias, who, according to the book of Acts, was chosen by the apostles to replace Judas Iscariot following his betrayal & his subsequent death. This calling is unique, since his appointment was not made personally by Jesus, who had already ascended into heaven, & it was also made before the descent of the Holy Spirit.
For superstitious reasons, when the Romans began to bring their calendar into line with the solar year, they chose not to place their extra month of Mercedonius after February but within it. February 24—known in the Roman calendar as “the sixth day before the Kalends of March”—was replaced by the first day of this month since it followed Terminalia, the festival of the Roman god of boundaries. After the end of Mercedonius, the rest of the days of February were observed & the New Year began with the 1st day of March. The overlaid religious festivals of February were so complicated that Julius Caesar opted not to change it at all during his 46 bc calendar reform. The extra day of his system’s leap years were located in the same place as the old month but he opted to ignore it as a date. Instead, the sixth day before the Kalends of March was simply said to last for 48 hours & all the other days continued to bear their original names. Although February 29 has been popularly understood as the leap day of leap years since the late Middle Ages, no formal replacement of February 24 as the leap day of the Julian & Gregorian calendars has occurred. The exceptions include Sweden & Finland, who enacted legislation to move the day to February 29. This custom still has some effect around the world, for example with respect to name days in Hungary.
1919 – The 1st public performance of Eurythmy in Zurich.
~I wander in the valley of The Word
Searching for the Sun inside…
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).
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
Friday, February 26, 2021
Please read or speak the Foundation Stone Mediation on your own anytime this day
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
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.
*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
WAYS TO ENGAGE:
Wednesdays 9:30-11:00am CT – True and False Paths in Spiritual Investigation, by Rudolf Steiner. We incorporate ‘The Calendar of the Soul’, eurythmy, focused discussion and seasonal artistic explorations in our study. All are Welcome. Contact Hazel Archer-Ginsberg. Hazel@ReverseRitual.com We meet in person in the Branch Library or join via Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/98689103462’Meeting ID: 986 8910 3462
Fridays 12noon – 1:30pm CT. The Esoteric Path Through the Nineteen Class Lessons by Sergei O. Prokofieff. A serious study for Members of the School of Spiritual Science. Contact Hazel Archer-Ginsberg. Hazel@ReverseRitual.com
Sundays 7-9pm CT. Our international group is studying The 5th Gospel by Rudolf Steiner. Contact Hazel Archer-Ginsberg. Hazel@ReverseRitual.com, Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/98201185799?pwd=NUliUWw3UVAxZzI0Y2NKSnI5eHhzdz09 Meeting ID: 982 0118 5799 Passcode: peace
3 March – 7 March 2021 The International Youth Initiative Program (YIP) invites you to the ‘Initiative Forum: Are you Listening’ The week 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, Nora Rahimian, Hazel Archer-Ginsberg, Diane Longboat, and Helmy Abouleish. Check out the full list on our website’s contributor page!
March 3, 2021 – 7:15 pm – 8:30 pm CT. The Karma Project – The Central Regional Council of the Anthroposophical Society in America invites you to join our ongoing monthly study conversation, Manifestations of Karma. If you have questions, please contact Alberto Loya firstname.lastname@example.org Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81681631480 Meeting ID: 816 8163 1480
Tuesday 23 March 6:30-8:30pm Appreciating Our Differences Through Looking at Temperaments – The Center for Biography and Social Art warmly invites members of your community to attend this workshop in person or online. “How do we solve the riddle which each individual presents to us? We solve it by approaching each person in such a way that harmony results between them and us.” – Rudolf Steiner. Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUrdeyvrzgqE9AnBYQ3hIc5KuxMvZa0rmW_ Warmly, Kathleen, email@example.com Center for Biography & Social Art biographysocialart.org
28 March 28 – 4 April, 10:10 am CT – Holy Week & Easter Festival 2021 The 8-Fold Path to the Easter Elementals. Starting on Palm Sunday then thru-out Holy Week, including Easter Morning, we will meet every day on Zoom at 10:10 am CT to create together a Thought-Seed based on a 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. We will then work with indications for that day from Rudolf Steiner’s/The Buddha’s 8 –fold Path, known as the ‘Weekday Exercises’ (5 min) Holy Week chart. $10 Suggested Donation. Contact Hazel Archer-Ginsberg. Hazel@ReverseRitual.com Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/95633444828?pwd=Wk56K08vK2dNQUhhK0Q2S09zQWJrQT09 Meeting ID: 956 3344 4828 – Passcode: bee
4 April, 2–4 pm CT. Easter Festival for the Elementals– Eurythmy-Mary Ruud, Hazel Archer–The New Sun, Keynote withInes Katharina (Founder of the Biodynamic Emerald Honeybee Sanctuary) Ines will connect the Easter Thought with the Elemental Beings & the flight of the Queen Bee. $10 Suggested Donation. Contact Hazel Archer-Ginsberg. Hazel@ReverseRitual.com Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/95633444828?pwd=Wk56K08vK2dNQUhhK0Q2S09zQWJrQT09 Meeting ID: 956 3344 4828 – Passcode: bee