Greetings friends – I posted this in 2016 – It seems appropriate to revisit today…& everyday…
“The hatred and antipathy in the world today can indeed be followed by international love with healing in its wings. This is indeed possible. But we are living in an age when all that is possible must be consciously, deliberately and freely striven for by human beings. There must be knowledge of the conditions requisite for uniting the peoples of the Earth, in order that, as a result of this knowledge, each individual people may help to make the waves of love follow those of hatred. Human love alone has power to heal the wounds of hatred. If humankind has no wish for this love, chaos will remain. That is the terrible alternative now facing human beings who have knowledge. Those who realise its terrors know that the souls of human beings dare not sleep, for otherwise, as a result of the powerlessness caused by the sleep into which the souls of the peoples have fallen, the healing waves of love will not be able to flow over the waves of hatred.
Human beings who realise this will acquire the kind of knowledge that flows from a spiritual conception of the relationships between the peoples. They will take this knowledge into their feeling — love for humanity will be born. They will take this knowledge into their will-deeds for humanity will be accomplished. The evolution of the age, with all the terrible paralysis that is appearing at the present time, places a solemn duty before the soul: to gather together all that can unite humankind in love and array it in opposition to the destructive elements that have made their appearance in recent times. This quest for loving unification, for unifying love is not merely a vague feeling. To those who understand the conditions of life today, it is the very highest duty of humanity.” ~ The Peoples of the Earth in the Light of Anthroposophy, A Lecture given by Rudolf Steiner, Stuttgart, March 10th, 1920 http://wn.rsarchive.org/Lectures/19200310p01.html
3 September 2021 -“Speaking with the Stars”
ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY
1838 – Future abolitionist Frederick Douglass escapes from slavery
1939 – World War II: France, the United Kingdom, New Zealand & Australia declare war on Germany after the invasion of Poland, forming the Allies
1939 – World War II: The United Kingdom & France begin a naval blockade of Germany that lasts until the end of the war. This also marks the beginning of the Battle of the Atlantic
1941 – The Holocaust: Karl Fritzsch, deputy camp commandant of the Auschwitz concentration camp, experiments with the use of Zyklon
1942 – World War II: Dov Lopatyn leads an uprising in the Ghetto of Lakhva, in present-day Belarus
1943 – World War II: The Allied invasion of Italy begins on the same day that U.S. General Dwight D. Eisenhower & Italian Marshal Pietro Badoglio sign the Armistice of Cassibile aboard the Royal Navy battleship HMS Nelson off Malta
1944 – Holocaust: Diarist Anne Frank & her family are placed on the last transport train from the Westerbork camp to the Auschwitz concentration camp
1959 – Birthday of my beloved husband Chuck Ginsberg :0
1962 – Deathday of E. E. Cummings
~talk is cheap…
uncover your face…
thru your own light come remembering
that the god you seek is within –
the truth you chase lives behind your eyebrows
Give from your body birth to all time & its seasons…
hum a song that lives in the quiet cypher of rain
sing for the gods hidden in tears
& laugh – for love is eternal…
Greetings kindred souls – This year for the APO fund raiser I plan to hold a Dance-A-Thon & Biodynamic Prep-stir on Friday 24 September 2021 at the Rudolf Steiner Branch of the Anthroposophical Society in America – Chicago 7 pm – 9 pm
Featuring Waldorf alum DJ Grapefruit Effect & Circle’s Edge with Ultra-Violet Archer
It’s also a potluck community gathering, so please bring food & drink to share – Along with your donation to this amazing program.
We also plan to read some poetry from some of the inmates who are working with Anthroposophy!
If you live out of town you can dance in your neck of the woods in solidarity with us. Please show your generous support…
Xox ~hag, firstname.lastname@example.org
Festival Gathering: Tuesday 28 September on the eve of Michaelmas with Rev’s Jeana Lee & Victoria Capon
Meeting The Dragon With Our Four Fold Being – A talk and collaborative sculptural creation
Potluck at 5:30
Talk at 7pm
At the Rudolf Steiner Branch, 4249 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60618
Bring Food & drink for the potluck & a found objects to help build the dragon!
Then our inspiration can come to life through our collaboration.
Jeana Lee was recently ordained as a priest of the Christian Community Movement for Religious Renewal and sent to the congregation in Chicago. Previously she taught chemistry and math at Green Meadow Waldorf high school. She enjoys swimming in the lake and is interested in questions of sin and redemption.
Victoria Capon hails from the east coast and is new to Chicago. Before attending seminary she taught at the Waldorf School of Cape Cod. Now she is happily settling into serving the chicago CC congregation and exploring the Windy City
Come & build with us
Join us at the Rudolf Steiner Branch in Chicago
- 1st make sure you are registered at https://www.anthroposophy.org/fallconference and have indicated that you will be attending in person at the RSBranch Chicago.
- Then Register by October 1st with the Chicago Branch using PayPal (this requires that you have a PayPal account of your own).
- Register and write a check and it mail by October 1st to: Rudolf Steiner Branch, Attn: Jenny Doty 4249 N Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60618
Details for the in-person conference:
- $75 will cover the expenses for facilities, 3 lunches and 3 dinners, snacks, and printing.
You will enjoy a pre-AGM dinner on Thursday Oct. 7 Doors open at 5 pm (AGM starts promptly at 6:3opm CT)
Lunch and Dinner on Fri.and Sat.
and Lunch post-conference on Sunday.
As well as Snacks/Coffee-Tea during the breaks.
- $40 will cover only the bare expenses – no meals
- Be a Master Builder Patron for $100 or more, to help pay for the tech costs!
- For any other questions, please contact Jenny Doty at email@example.com