Dear Friends – After serving in the Act of Consecration of the Human Being this morning during Ascension-Tide, as I am circumambulating around my little piece of bottom land here in the ‘City by the Lake’, I am imagining how our work on Earth began – Today it feels like a pulsating – a push & a pull – a painful, laborious, Glorious, process of ‘Spirit becoming matter’.
I stand in my aging female body feeling the warmth of the Sun in my bones, as the birds pipe & chitter, contemplating – that since the ‘Turning Point of Time’ we are called to make the equally labor-some return – to spiritualize matter.
This flesh will become dust – compost to feed the Earth. Will my soul & spirit survive the threshing floor? Will my spirit be a fit food for the gods?
I think about how since the advent of the current age of Michael as Time Spirit – our awakening to the work of the Archangel Vidar – & the mysterious helper beings from the future – called the Vulcan Beings – our mission now is to redeem the adversarial forces. In particular (in the last 3 & 1/2 years & counting) we are to wake-up to that side of ‘modern science’ that wants to keep us stuck in matter.
I make it a point to strive to recognize & name the forces working in & around me – the progressive beings, as well as the hindering beings. I am hyperaware of the call to conscience & my personal responsibility for our world karma.
During our Pentecost Festival this year we will explore the connection between Divine Wisdom & Anthroposophia in the redemption of the fallen Light-Bearer – Lucifer. And you are welcome to join us in this endeavour. (see invite below)
We are called, dear friends, to transform the grave of our soul, the social sphere, the desk, the podium, as well as the kitchen & laboratory table, into an altar. (Dare we add screen? Yes, the list goes on…)
The moment we work from a place of open-mindedness – of Reverence, & Wonder – we are building the foundation for transformation – where intent & interest can become the portal to Love. This is the 1st step in the alchemy of consecration.
We can Practice Recalling, Sensing & Beholding the Spirit in our human nature within, & out in the social & sense world, to manifest a true ‘Spiritual Science.’
With Heart-Thinking, the Christ Impulse will permeate the “I” of the scientist, the worker, the student – Then Science, & Art, in the light of Spirit, will radiate out as a healing force in the Universe.
That’s what I am thinking about today, as I walk in this time between Ascension & Whitsun.
What is it you are you thinking?
…I have fallen down upon the earth, to gain the wisdom of the stars…~hag
23 May 2023 – Speaking with the Stars”: The waxing crescent moon was near Venus shortly after sunset on May 22, 2023. This evening, it will lie between Venus and the twin stars of Gemini, Castor and Pollux. Also nearby will be the steady red light of Mars.
Rudolf Steiner’s Lectures on this day(RSarchive.org)
ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY ( From Rudolf Steiner’s original Calendar of the Soul, The Present Age Mag., Wikipedia, RSarchive.org)
1430 – Joan of Arc is captured at the Siege of Compiègne by troops from the Burgundian faction
1498 –Girolamo Savonarola is burned at the stake in Florence, Italy. Savonarola was an Italian Dominican friar. He was known for his prophecies & his calls for Christian renewal. He denounced clerical corruption, despotic rule & the exploitation of the poor. The Florentines expelled the ruling Medici &, at the friar’s urging, established a “popular” republic. Declaring that Florence would be the New Jerusalem, the world center of Christianity & “richer, more powerful, more glorious than ever”, enlisting the active help of Florentine youth.
In 1495 when Florence refused to join Pope Alexander VI’s Holy League against the French, the Vatican summoned Savonarola to Rome. He disobeyed & defied the pope by preaching under a ban, highlighting his campaign for reform with processions, bonfires & pious theatricals. In retaliation, the Pope excommunicated him.
A trial by fire proposed by a rival Florentine preacher to test Savonarola’s divine mandate turned into a fiasco. On May 23, 1498, they condemned, hanged, & burned him in the main square of Florence.
1618 – Beginning of the Thirty Years’ War.
1886 – Death-Day of Leopold von Ranke, German historian and academic – In Rudolf Steiner’s Karmic Relationships lecture Vol 2 Lecture 14 – We hear how he was an ‘after death pupil of Frances Bacon’.
1906 – Death-day of Henrik Ibsen, Norwegian director, playwright, and poet
1934 – The American bank robbers Bonnie and Clyde are ambushed by police and killed in Bienville Parish, Louisiana.
1945 – World War II: Heinrich Himmler, the head of the Schutzstaffel, commits suicide while in Allied custody.
2021 – Deathday of Johnna Rhode on Pentecost – Eurythmist & dear friend
Anthroposophia & the Redemption of Lucifer – A Pentecost Festival for 2023
with Hazel Archer-Ginsberg, & Velsum Voices Lucien Dante Lazar & Ultra-Violet Archer
Experiential Break out led by Lucien
1 – 2:30 pm Central Time Saturday 27 May 2023 on zoom
Hazel Archer is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Pentecost Festival
Time: May 27, 2023 01:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 705 017 4041
50 Days after The Resurrection = Our Community Pentecost Gathering – 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
Tune into the Ascsension – thru these video recordings:
~Vitae Sophia~ A Whitsun Festival of United Soul Endeavor (New Hampshire)
As Above So Below (Boston)
The Sacred Geometry of Ascension (Infinity Foundation)