Daily Archives: May 1, 2023

Your Alchemical Wedding

T. Jaelen

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Lisa Lockhead

Congratulations Beloved –
& Welcome to Your Royal Wedding Party
Where You marry You…Come on, Say I do…
as you dance to the beat of your throbbing heart
around the blazing bonfire in May Day Jubilation…
Go on, break taboos, buck the rut rote,
& overthrow conventional surface stuff
with your blithe grace & jaunty charm
in your one-of-a-kind thrift store Wedding gown…

But 1st, There are a couple of provisional caveats –
A reminder – that the beautiful truth won’t always be simple or shiny & bright;
a good marriage takes work
to gleam & keep green…
O yes, it can get murky & super dense, convoluted even,
or perhaps kaleidoscopic…
the bird song whispering sweet somethings
may sound more like a marching band
than a panpipe playing a quaint folk song…
a pounding dissonant kinky version of Stravinsky’s Rite Of Spring
(if you’re lucky)

When you ‘Give Peace & Dance’ (remember when?)
you’re likely to be quivery & atwitter in your vows
due to encounters with the Great Unknown –
arrivals from beyond the Wild Blue Yonder –
that will blow your mind,
recalibrate your philosophy of life,
& pique your cognitive curiosity.

So Rejoice…
Your date with the numinous
is stirring the divine in you,
in an awe-inspiring, fire-friendly
Reverse Ritual…
(if you will it)

Your old self,
which may have become stuck
in a gnarly snarl deep inside your old habits
must become the fuel you will use
to burn away what does not serve…
This bonfire will liberate
the New True You.

Let the flames circulate a fresh combustion in your holy blood –
& a spiraling sense of release & purpose will predominate…
Then, as the New You, commits
to the mystic union of Love & Freedom,
flexing its vital force
in a foreshadowing of future willing
illumination proceeds,
& the initiation that follows
will bring you great tasks
quaking with responsibility
& many mighty orgasms of communal de-light…
(as karma & Grace will allow)

And now let us open to the mighty being Michael:

Michael: O human being, as your Time Spirit, I stand in uprightness sending you courage to redeem the cosmic intelligence. Hold with me, the countenance of the Being of Love in your heart-thinking; & know the Wisdom of my Mother, The Divine Sophia, in your purified soul; so that you may embody Anthroposophia.

For on this May Day you are invited to join together these two parts of yourself, in an Alchemical union; remembering the promise you made whilst in my supersensible school; & then later as we enacted the Cosmic Cultus. Now, here on Earth, you, O human being, are called to reunite the Warmth & The Light.

Hear now from the Guardian at the Threshold:

Guardian: You are invited to contemplate your ‘Declaration of Intent’ – What are the vows you will make to yourself? What are the intentions that you will consecrate in the Temple of your Heart? What do you want to come forth from this union of: Soul & Spirit – Wisdom & Love – Warmth & Light?…The Union of the Being of Love, with the Wisdom of Anthroposophia – The joining of Warmth – to the Light of human Understanding…

Blessed be all those about to be united thru the interweaving of Love & Light. Blessed be our allies in the Spirit World, aligned with Love & Light, who attend us in this glorious ceremony of rededication…

Dear friends, in the silence of your heart, resonate, if it is your will, with the intention for union, & speak the word:

May the Love-in-me, be ever warm & ready to serve
May the Light-in-me strive for true understanding & harmony
That I may live in wholeness, & work in goodwill for the All.
Now, & for all ages to come…

Dearly Beloved, I now pronounce you Christos-Sophia
Receive the kiss of your Higher Self as you jump the broom to consciously cross the threshold…

And so now dear friends, with this new sense of Self ever transforming, you are invited to dance the 1st dance, singing:
Hands-on Faith’ –
‘Let all you do be done in the Wisdom of Love’


1 May 2023 – “Speaking with the Stars:” Let’s open the month of May by observing the stunning red carbon star V Hydrae. Located in Hydra the Water Snake, this star lies due south an hour after sunset, some 30° high. It remains visible all evening to the far upper right of bright Sirius in Canis Major the Big Dog.

Mercury is in inferior conjunction at 6 P.M. CDT. Although the solar system’s smallest, speediest planet is now behind the Sun from our point of view, it will emerge from our star’s glare before the end of the month.

Rudolf Steiner’s Lectures on this day 

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY (From the Calendar of the Soul by Rudolf Steiner)

Rudolf Steiner’s brother Gustav, sister Leopoldine & their caretaker Margarethe Karner

1942 – Deathday of Gustav Steiner, Rudolf Steiner’s brother. Franziska Steiner their mother, is said to have suffered a severe shock from a railway accident shortly before the birth of her son Gustav. The fact that their youngest child was born deaf may be related to this.

As seen from the family’s letters, Gustav required constant care and supervision. At times he was very nervous and excited and ‘«’caused quite unpleasant behavior as a result’.

Gustav Steiner loved to read the newspaper, so Leopoldine his siter always had to provide him with newspapers. The fact that he liked to eat a lot made the sister sorrowful in the times when it was so difficult to get food. 

When the sister could no longer take care of her brother because of her increasingly deteriorating eyes, a relative, Mrs. Barth, first looked after the siblings. However, Leopoldine Steiner didn’t get along with her. Then the nurse and anthroposophist Margarethe Karner took over the care of the siblings. When she herself fell ill in the 1930s, Gustav Steiner joined the Jahn-Hamburger family in 1936, first in Vienna, then in Gresten near Scheibbs in Lower Austria during the war years.

Thanks to Wolfgang Vögele’s initiative to record the memories of the daughter of this family, Gertrud Schmied-Hamburger, we know a lot about Gustav Steiner’s last years. Gertrud Schmied-Hamburger reports that he was able to speak a few words, but «of course, he spoke to us in sign language». When Gustav wanted something from someone, he tried to make himself understood with a kind of beep. He was «not shy of people at all» but approached all people and asked them about their name days.  He was «actually of robust health. He was loving and very happy to help, as far as he could help […]. He got us wood […]. He did a great job of that. He also untied strings and picked seeds. He was always helpful. He never freaked out.» Obviously, his agitated nervousness, which is often reported in the family’s letters, had subsided in the later years of his life.

It is touching that in his later years, he loved to copy the works of his brother: first many prophecies and the soul calendar, then followed by ‹How do you gain knowledge of the higher worlds?› and ‹Theosophy›. As Hede Hamburger reported to Johanna Mücke on June 23, 1937, this copying work was «by itself the most important» to him.

At the end of April 1942, Gustav probably had a kind of intestinal obstruction and had to be admitted to the clinic in Scheibbs, where apparently no medical measures were applied. Gustav Steiner died of heart failure there on the first night after his admission.


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 Lucien Dante Lazar & Ultra-Violet Archer

1 – 2:30 pm Central Time Saturday 27 May 2023 on zoom

RSVP for code Hazel@ReverseRitual.com

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.

50 Days after The Resurrection = Our Pentecost Festival

Community Bonfire, Pot-Luck, & Prep Stir

Whitsunday 28 May 2023

5 – 7 pm at the home of Hazel & Chuck Ginsberg

Please bring food & drink to share –

RSVP to Hazel@ReverseRitual.com

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

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