Since time immemorial, the Divine Feminine has been connecting humanity with the inspiration to acquire wisdom.
This year during the 10 days between Ascension & Pentecost, I took up again the 3rd-century Gnostic text known as the Pistis Sophia, a compelling fav. of mine, like the Gospel of Mary Magdalene.
The name Pistis Sophia means ‘Faith in Wisdom’ – One of the inspirations for Velsum’s Pentecost song. In her story, we hear how Wisdom is a co-creator with the Creator beings; & how she takes a fall after being seduced by a false light.
And like Parzival the Holy Fool, the trial of ‘Faith in Wisdom’ embodies the cosmic drama of the human soul – a hero’s journey giving birth to Love in freedom. The theme of renunciation is part of this path.
In some versions of the battle between Lucifer & Michael, a brilliant green stone, a jewel in the crown of Lucifer, fell to earth when he was cast out of heaven. This stone was taken up by the angels; who fashioned it into a chalice; & guarded it in ethers between heaven & earth.
Then when Christ came to earth – the star-chalice came with him – & became the cup at the Last Supper. This stone became the Holy Grail after the blood of Christ filled it.
This, my friends is a parable revealing the beginning of Lucifer’s redemption.
Rudolf Steiner explains: “A wonderfully beautiful legend tells us that when Lucifer fell from heaven to earth, a precious stone fell from his crown…This precious stone is, in a certain respect, none other, than the full power of the ‘I.’
ok folks let’s let that sink in … This precious stone from the crown of Lucifer is ‘the full power of the “I”. What’s going on here?
In Eschenbach’s Parzival, the stone is called the Lapis Exillis – which in alchemy is the name of the Philosopher’s Stone. This secret was guarded by the Templars.
When we reclaim “the full power of our ‘I’” each human being will live for the other, creating a shared life on Earth that nourishes the soul just like the Holy Grail is able to feed every questing Templar knight providing them with their most desirable meal. Love feeds all.
This now, & future task for humanity, takes us on our own transformative Parzival journey, enabling us to achieve ‘Faith in Wisdom’ thru crystalized pain – Our faith leading us to the Joy of purpose. Thru trial & error we strive to become worthy to receive the Holy Grail – to foster the Philosopher Stone.
This will eventually allow us to sanctify the gemstone that fell from the crown of Lucifer, bringing a healing redemption, that re-claims the true forces of this Sun-Being – to be used in service of the Christos.
On this WhitMonday, this Memorial Day, may we re-member the Holy Spirit as the Physician of all worlds…
I’m still waiting for the recording of our Pentecost festival from zoom…
29 May 2023 – “Speaking with the Stars”: We were contemplating & communing with this last night around the bonfire! The waxing gibbous moon along the western side of the Spring Triangle – an asterism made of the bright stars Arcturus in Boötes the Herdsman, Spica in Virgo the Maiden and Regulus in Leo the Lion – at its corners. Bella Luna & the Spring Triangle will be visible up until aroun 2:30 am CDT.