Dear friends – I posted the lecture by Steiner on the Geographic Double from my offering American Magnetism in another part of cyber-space, & it got all kinds of wacky responses. Old Vikings declaring that Steiner was wrong since there was no ‘evidence’ that ships came to America from Norway before the history books say; or on the other extreme saying the Norwegians took this journey on the astral plane. The gentleman’s proof being that he himself has often does so…Everyone completely ignoring the whole point of the lecture: That the Ahrimanic Double is strongest in America.
Meanwhile around the breakfast table my husband CG said it seemed to him that the Ahrimanic double possessed the Europeans when they finally did come to America driving them to commit genocide on the Native Americans in the name of commerce & white supremacy.
This feels like where the real discussion should go.
The spiritual powers kept a veil over those destructive forces, which the Native Americans were not susceptible to, but which the Europeans were vulnerable to, for as long as possible, but when the Church wanted to have access to the abundant resources across the sea the conquers were released consequences be dammed.
Friends, to practice Spiritual Science means we have to be awake to our personal tendencies toward the Ahrimanic denial of spirit -I have to see it to believe it- & the flights of Luciferic fancy, which declares everything is only spirit. May we meet each other on the middle ground where the Christ can live among us…
6 July 2021 – “Speaking with the Stars”: On the mornings of July 5 to 8, 2021, watch for the waning crescent moon to travel in front of the constellation Taurus the Bull. You’ll see the moon’s position change from day to day as it sweeps closer and closer to the sunrise.
The shrinking crescent first sweeps by the Pleiades star cluster (aka the
Seven Sisters). Then Bella Luna will pass the bright red star Aldebaran (Eye of the Bull in Taurus). It’s part of a V-shaped star grouping that forms the Bull’s face. This pattern is called the Hyades.
Finally, a very slim crescent will pass the bright yet elusive planet Mercury (occult Venus)
International Kissing Day
Feast Day of the 1st Prophet – Isaiah 7:14 “Therefore the Lord shall give you by itself a sign; Behold, a virgin shall be with child and will bear a son and shall call his name Immanuel”
Feast Day of Saint Romulus of Fiesole. Like the Romulus of ancient Roman legend, the story goes he was also abandoned, suckled by a wolf, & captured, raised & baptized by Saint Peter
1415 – Deathday of Jan Hus, considered the first Church reformer, since he lived before Luther, Calvin & Zwingli. Hus was a key predecessor to Protestantism. He was burned at the stake for heresy on this day.
1535 – Sir Thomas More is executed for treason against King Henry VIII of England
1887 – Birthday of Marc Chagall, Belarusian-French painter & poet
1892 – 3,800 striking steelworkers engage in a day-long battle with Pinkerton agents during the Homestead Strike, leaving ten dead & dozens wounded
1907 – Birthday of Frida Kahlo
1917 – World War I: Arabian troops led by Lawrence of Arabia capture Aqaba from the Ottoman Empire during the Arab Revolt
1935 – Birthday of the 14th Dalai Lama
1944 – Jackie Robinson refuses to move to the back of a bus, leading to a court-martial
1957 – John Lennon & Paul McCartney meet for the first time, as teenagers at Woolton Fete, three years before forming the Beatles
1962 – Deathday of William Faulkner, Nobel Prize laureate
1962 – As a part of Operation Plowshare, the Sedan nuclear test takes place
1971 – Deathday of Louis Armstrong
1988 – The Piper Alpha drilling platform in the North Sea is destroyed by explosions & fires. 167 oil workers are killed
POD (Poem Of the Day)
~beware the right tool in the wrong hands…
use the keen sword of discretion, wise choice & good judgement
to reclaim the wand of power
& whittle the world right…
Monday 12 July 2021 from 7 – 10 pm
The Chicago Chapter of ‘Merry Prep-stirs’ will meet to work with BD 500, practicing the Spiritual Science of Biodynamics so that ‘The Earth May Be Healed’.
Bon-Fire & Pot-Luck Social Gathering
on the occasion of Hazel’s natal return & the Conjunction of Venus and Mars
Please Bring Food & Drink, a song, poem or Question to Share in Community
RSVP by 10 July 2021 for address & directions to the Homestead of Hazel, Ultra-Violet Archer & Chuck Ginsberg
“And so we picture, from below upwards, in bluish, blackish shades the force of gravity, to which an upward impulse is given by the gnomes; and flitting all around the plant…[is] the undine power that blends and disperses substances as the plant grows upwards. From above downwards, from the sylphs, light is made to leave its imprint in the plant and molds and creates the form which descends as an ideal form and is taken up by the material womb of the earth; moreover fire spirits flit around the plant and concentrate cosmic warmth in tiny seed points. This is sent down to the gnomes together with the seed power, so that down there they can cause the plants to arise out of fire and life.” ~Rudolf Steiner, HARMONY OF THE CREATIVE WORD
Conjunction (appulse) between Venus (occult Mercury) & Mars on 12 July 2021