For my dear kindred Nicolette Genier:
At the edge of a moldy wooden fence, on the shady side of that empty lot, in the cracks of the crooked wall…Look – Listen – there Springs from a rosette of lambs tongues – the floppy dock, basal & soft – & the stunning flowers, purple & tall.
Watch the elongated dappled bells sway – no wind – it is the fae at play – Flower lips speckled with purple patches – to coax the bees to nectar – Dappled splashes -the fingerprints of elves – the footprints of sylphs. Go you inside the bell – pass under ripe pollen-laden stamens, whose anthers broadcast the fertile dust thru downward trumpeting blossoms – into ears that will to hear the secrets of Venus – who dare to plumb the deep well of riddles, willing to ponder the ringing conundrums of Natura’s etheric Wisdom…
Folk’s Glove for the fairy folk, elves, healer-witches & foxes –Her corolla apparel – Goblin Gloves – a finger-hood or thimble – Fairy Caps, a bonny bonnet, socks, petticoat, or mittens…Foxesglofa –worn on paws. Fox bells warn the fox of hunters – symbol for Clan Farquharson in Scotland –
Biennial grace, whose flowers show a lion or dragon’s face…Magical, musical, medicinal, poison – Digitalis for the human heart – An overdose gave Bloody Bells or Deadman’s Fingers – “It can either raise the dead, or kill the living.” – slow down or strengthen the beating chambers.
Vincent knew. van Gogh’s latter days saw many scenes with yellow rays. His seizures & melancholy affected him in so many ways. Digitalis was given for epilepsy in those days. It might explain his quixotic neurological phase.
He painted Dr. Gachet with a pure white foxglove within his gaze. Digoxin toxicity gives many types of malaise. Xanthopsia brings vision thru a purple haze, & haloes around points of light which blaze. Vincent’s enchanting paintings capture us in O so many ways…Just like the foxglove that we have heretofore given thanks & praise…
A gift & a warning from the Guardian of the Threshold – to protect us in life’s maze…
29 May 2021 – “Speaking with the Stars”: Bright Capella sets low in the northwest fairly soon after dark now. That leaves Vega and Arcturus as the brightest stars in the evening sky. Vega shines in the east-northeast. Arcturus is very high toward the south. A third of the way from Arcturus down to Vega, look for the dim semicircle of Corona Borealis and Alphecca. Two thirds of the way from Arcturus to Vega is the dim Keystone of Hercules, now lying almost level. ~earthsky.org
Rudolf Steiner’s Lectures on this day 29 May 1912 = The Spiritual Foundation of Morality – Francis of Assisi and the Mission of Love – GA 155 – By Rudolf Steiner
We are She – She are We – Embodying Love in Wisdom with Hazel & Ultra-Violet Archer
9:30 am PT / 10:30 am MT / 11:30 am CT / 12:30 pm ET / 5:30 pm GMT / 6:30 pm CET
Sunday 27 June 2021 on Zoom 11 am – 12:30 pm PT / 12 – 1:30 pm MT / 1 pm -2:30 pm CT / 2 – 3:30 pm ET / 7 – 8:30 pm London Time / 8 – 9:30 pm CET
St. John the Baptist and Uriel the Archangel of Summer
A Festival for the Rudolf Steiner Branch of Chicago with the Central Regional Councilof the Anthroposophical Society in America.
Metanoia – Can you hear the voice of conscience? – Make straight the path, for at the fullness of Summer, the light is so bright that it leaves no room for the shadow, a time to remember what St. John said “Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” For zoom details contact Cultural Events & Festivals Coordinator Hazel Archer Hazel@reverseritual.com