Daily Archives: April 26, 2023

The 7’s

Jill Hardcastle

POD (Poem Of the Day)

~No fear is here
As I gather the serpents to my breast
Speaking their names I take their venom…
Burning with holy fire
I vomit the evil
Wrought with a kiss
Turning the poison into medicine
Smelting my words unto gold
In the eternal dance I twine the snakes into my DNA –
Now death lives on my forehead
Side by side with light

Greetings Friends – I am just now returning from another powerful session in my Anthroposophical Psychology Training with AAP. I am always in awe of how the universe is constantly giving us the grace of synchronicity to aid in the unfolding of our highest destiny.  

From our last session around All Souls & Martinmas, you may remember my essays on the ‘Inner Realities of Evolution’. Thru this work I am able to meet the ‘sacred wound’ in myself & see its reflection in the world.

This time we hit on the power of the 7’s – to explore the time body of the etheric. This was significant for me after having received the inspiration during the Holy Nights while I was at Beaver Run Camphill, to work with Mary Magdalene for our Easter offering this year. And thru that research I realized that I was being called to personally work to employ the practical application in my own quest to ‘Cast out of the 7 demons’ – Knowing full well that I must do more than ‘cast out’ – so as not to allow the troublesome elemental beings within me to go into others –

And so I find my self asking: How can I learn to bring a Christic transformation of these ‘demons’ to achieve a true healing?  

I plan to see how these various 7’s can be applied – Knowing that a vice can become a virtue.

The 7 Life Processes –

  1. Breathing
  2. Warming
  3. Nourishing
  4. Sorting
  5. Maintaining
  6. Growing
  7. Generating

The 7 Adult Learning Processes –

  1. Observing
  2. Relating
  3. Digestion
  4. Individualizing
  5. Practicing
  6. Growing
  7. Creating

The 7 Layers of Will

  1. Instinct
  2. Drive
  3. Desire
  4. Motive
  5. Aspiration
  6. Intention
  7. Resolve

The 7 layers of Cognition

  1. Percept
  2. Mental Image
  3. Concept
  4. Discernment
  5. Imagination
  6. Inspiration
  7. Intuition

Logic of the Heart’ –

  1. Sense inwardly your feeling life
  2. Form an inner imagination of the feeling
  3. Separate the feeling out
  4. Witness & allow a complementary feeling to arise
  5. Separate from the complementary feeling
  6. Allow a balancing process to occur
  7. Experience an inner state of peace

The various septennial periods of our biography

The 7 Planets (in order when crossing the threshold) & Time = The days of the Week

  1. Moon – Monday
  2. Mercury – Wednesday
  3. Venus – Friday
  4. Sun – Sunday
  5. Mars – Tuesday
  6. Jupiter – Thursday
  7. Saturn – Saturday

The 7 Planetary Seals (Our Cosmic Evolution)– At the Whitsun Congress of 1907 in Munich, Rudolf Steiner introduced these powerful glyphs – a true Rosicrucian impulse which brings the alchemy of Art into balance with Science & Spirituality.

“When we rest our physical eyes upon any one of these figures, it is not the physical eye alone but the whole organism and, above all, the streams of the ether-body which are set into a special kind of motion by the course of these lines and by the form of these figures, so that the ether-body moves differently according to which of these figures one is contemplating

These figures are the means by which we are instigated to create in ourselves the thought-forms, that is, the movement-forms in our ether-body…in a rhythmic sequence, they form a wholeness which corresponds to a particular stream of development in the outer etheric world

The sequence of forms which accord with the perfecting of our ether-body is shown in the sequence of these figures, one after the other. When we place before us such symbolic figures and are able to look more deeply into them, they can be a help in attaining those goals toward which we are striving.  And when, by means of such a correct sequence, we create appropriate thought-forms, we can then deepen our understanding of the rhythms that hold sway among the seven parts of the human organism.  We have not placed these figures here merely as decoration, but because they are intimately connected with those goals toward which we are here to strive”.  ~ Rudolf Steiner, 15 October 1911

  1. Polarean Epoch
  2. Hyperborean Epoch
  3. Lemurian Epoch
  4. Atlantean Epoch
  5. Post-Atlantean Epoch
  6. Sixth Epoch
  7. Seventh Epoch

The 7 Chakra’s – Our interface between our Physical & Etheric bodies – The seals act as an imprint from the astral world , attracting into our etheric bodies Christic Elemental Beings that create a matrix in our consciousness for our I Being.

The 7 Apocalyptic Seals – Evolution

  1. The Human Being as a future creative God
  2. Past group souls & Christ as future group soul of humanity
  3. Human Being back to the Spirit World
  4. The Tree of Knowledge & the Tree of Life
  5. The Reunion of Sun & Earth
  6. The purified human being in Michael & the dragon
  7. The Mystery of the Holy Grail

The 7 stages of Christian Initiation

  1. “Washing the Feet”
  2. “The Scourging”
  3. “The Crown of Thorns”
  4. “The Crucifixion”
  5. “Descent into Hell”
  6. “Entombment”
  7. “Resurrection”

When a true Christian initiate completely surrenders to these experiences, they act so strongly upon the astral body that inner sense-organs are developed allowing access to the higher worlds.

The 7 Stages of Rosicrucian Initiation

  1. Study
  2. Acquisition of Imagination knowledge.
  3. Acquisition of the Esoteric/Occult Script
  4. Bringing rhythm into life
  5. Knowledge of the microcosm, our essential human nature.
  6. Becoming one with the macrocosm, our great universe.
  7. Attaining beatitude. Knowledge becomes feeling. What lives in the soul is transformed into spiritual perception. We no longer feel that we live only within ourselves. We begin to experience ourselves in all beings – a stone, a plant, an animal, and everything in which we immerse ourselves. We reach a point when universal sympathy unites us with all beings; we feel with them and share in their experience.

Written on the Temple wall of Anthroposophy‘ ~James Dyson

  1. The It
  2. To It
  3. In It
  4. I
  5. Of The I
  6. Out of me
  7. Into It

The 7 ‘I Am’ sayings of Christ

  1. “I Am the bread of life” (John 6:35-51)
  2. “I am the light of the world” (John 8:12; 9:5).
  3. “I am the door” (John 10:1–9
  4. I am the good shepherd” (John 10:11–15).
  5. “I am the resurrection and the life” (John 11:25).
  6. “I am the way and the truth and the life” (John 14:6).
  7. “I am the true vine” (John 15:1–5)

The Casting out of the 7 demons from The Gospel of Mary Magdalene ‘The seven powers of Wrath’ –

  1. Darkness
  2. Craving
  3. Ignorance
  4. Lethal Jealousy
  5. Enslavement to the body
  6. Intoxicated Wisdom
  7. Guileful Wisdom

The 7 deadly sins – vices & virtues:

  1. Greed – Charity
  2. Gluttony – Temperance
  3. Lust – Devotion
  4. Envy – Goodwill
  5. Sloth –Fortitude
  6. Wrath –Forgiveness
  7. Pride – Humility

The 7 Mysteries of Life:

1- The Abyss
2- Number
3- Alchemy
4- Birth & Death
5- Evil
6- The Word
7 – Divine Bliss

7 Sacraments:

1- The sacrament of baptism
2- Coming of age (confirmation)
3- The sacrament of marriage
4- Eucharist / Act of consecration / thanks giving
5 – Last Anointing / anointing of the sick
6 – Sacramental consultation / confession
7 – Priest ordination

In ‘Human Thought, Cosmic Thought’, Steiner intersects the 12 World Views with the ‘7 Moods’:

7 Moods:

1- Gnosis
2- Logicism
3- Voluntarism
4- Empiricism
5- Mysticism
6- Transcendentalism
7- Occultism

And really Friends, we can’t approach the 7 without also looking at the 12 – the time body in relation to space & the astral body –

So bringing in the 12 Senses & the 12 Virtues with all the various related correspondences feels important as well.

Dear Friends, This work will be going on now underneath my other offerings, as I prepare for the Ascension & Pentecost…& onward thru the seasons of this & perhaps other lives…

Send prayers of patience & fortitude…


John Jardine Goss/ EarthSky.

26 April 2023 – “Speaking with the Stars“: The waxing crescent moon passed by Mars last night & made a little box with the 2 brightest stars of Gemini the Twins, Castor and Pollux. The other star is Procyon, the brightest star in Canis Minor the Lesser Dog.

Archangel Gabriel Painting by Mariano Alvarez | Saatchi Art
Mariano Alverez

Rudolf Steiner’s Lectures on this day 


1721 – A massive earthquake devastates the Iranian city of Tabriz. Many prominent mosques & schools in the city were destroyed, resulting in the deaths of over 250,000 people.  At the time that it occurred, the earthquake was popularly interpreted as an omen of misfortune, or a demonstration of godly wrath. The destruction that the earthquake caused was a significant factor in the successful Ottoman takeover of Tabriz in 1722, as well as contributing to Tabriz’s economic difficulties during that period.  It also caused the destruction of some of the city’s significant historical monuments

1803 – Thousands of meteors fall from the skies in L’Aigle, France; the event convinces European scientists that meteors exist. In the early afternoon a meteorite shower of more than 3000 fragments fell. Upon hearing of this event the French Academy of Sciences sent the young scientist Jean-Baptiste Biot to investigate that spectacular fall of stones. After painstaking work in the field he reported how these stones must undoubtedly be of extraterrestrial origin effectively gave birth to the science of meteoritics. The L’Aigle event was a real milestone in the understanding of meteorites & their origins because at that time the mere existence of meteorites was harshly debated, if they were recognized their origin was controversial.

1933 – The Gestapo, the secret police force of Nazi Germany, is established

1966 – The magnitude 5.1 earthquake affects the largest city in Soviet Central Asia. Tashkent is destroyed & over 300 people are killed.

1986 – Chernobyl nuclear disaster, Ukraine

1989 – The deadliest tornado in world history strikes Central Bangladesh, killing upwards of 2,300, injuring 22,000, & leaving as many as 180,000 homeless


The Mystery of Ascension with Hazel Archer-Ginsberg

This course is available on Zoom. You will be emailed a Zoom link closer to the time of the class. The course will be recorded and you will receive a link to watch it. Go to the Infinity Foundation web site to enroll

Course Number 231154 / Zoom
Date: Thursday, May 11
Time 7:00 – 8:30 PM CST
Cost $33/23 payment 10 days in advance

Gerald Shepherd

When we tune into the Cycle of the Seasons, we experience that as the Earth breathes out in the Springtime, the beings of nature reach upwards towards the heights. The longing of the human soul also strives to meet this mood of ascension, which attunes all life to the cosmic expanses.

Together we will gain insights in how to rise up to our Higher Self by participating in this harmonizing spring-dialogue between the worlds.

This reconnection between heaven & earth was prefigured in the story of Jacob’s ladder from the Old Testament. Through his dream of the ‘stairway to heaven’, Jacob gave us a prophecy in the picture of a golden ladder on which choirs of Angels traverse between the ‘Above & Below’. The Mystery of the Ascension of Christ, 40 days after the Resurrection at Easter, fulfilled Jacob’s Prophecy. Christ as the Being of Love became the living bridge connecting us to the eternal.

Through this workshop we will learn how humanity will also be transfigured in the fullness of time. The company of the Angelic Hierarchies wait for us, their younger siblings, to ascend, first of all in our thinking, to meet them in fellowship, as they work all the while by our sides.

Nancy Poer

~Vitae Sophia~A Whitsun Festival of United Soul Endeavor  with Hazel Archer-Ginsberg, Velsum Voices & Eurythmy

Saturday 27 May 2023 on zoom

We are called to redeem the ether spheres to create an Ecclesia, a chalice for The Sophia. Then the spirit flame can spread out to become what Steiner called a “World Whitsun”, which began in earnest at the Christmas Conference. The Whitsun Festival highlights one of the greatest challenges of being human: placing our individual gifts, in right relationship within the social realm. This challenge is especially strong now during this ‘pandemic’. Our groups striving to know Spiritual Science must work together as a community, to have the possibility to create a new culture where a sacrament is possible in every encounter. Our individual strength is enhanced by weaving our gifts together, kindling our social world in conscious community.

Find a collection of the many RECORDINGS of Presentations, Programs & Festivals HERE