Greetings friends – I have been experiencing some tech difficulties here on this site. I have lost some data. Many past posts, & other aspects which I have not yet assessed may have been damaged. It appears the name Reverse Ritual conjures negative reactions from those who do not understand Rudolf Steiner’s Spiritual Scientific term, which I have attempted to explore in my essay Why Reverse Ritual? This is one level.
And on other levels I have been hearing a call for change that has been building since 2020. I am taking the timing of this now as a sign from the Universe to shift & clarify the butter of my Soul. I have been needing an impetus, an alchemical catalyst to turn the tide of transformation toward a refinement.
And so with fits & starts & humble re-dedication I step into this new phase – Although of course it is in reality just a continuation of the ‘Great Work’.
In a nutshell, I can now reveal that I have been preparing for long ages so that in this life I can work the Misraim Dienst as a Practice in the New Mysteries of Anthroposophy.
To bring the Esoteric Knowledge of Spiritual Science into Ritual Gesture – To conduct Experiential Rites in Community that open the path of Initiation into the New Rosicrucian Mysteries where the human being becomes the Temple – Renewing the Craft Mysteries by engaging Art, Science & Spiritualty to manifest the higher “I” – In Selfless Service – for the purpose of enacting the practical Christic task in the development of the highest evolution of humanity – for the Good of the Universe.
To put Anthroposophia on her feet.
To transmute Experience into Wisdom thru Noble Ceremonial Deeds Motivated by Love. That as human beings we may achieve our True Destiny to become Beings of Love & freedom. Our present age requires us to use Imaginative Cognition, to be Inspired by, to Intuit & co-create a Christ-Centered World-View – Awakening our Will forces – to Apply Anthroposophy, not just zoom it in – To be persons of initiative – to gather, to cultivate – to activate a healing response.
To take up the ultimate alchemical Grail Quest which leads us to that spark of cosmic consciousness within ourselves. Nurturing this inner light – cultivating The Word – sounding the Key-Note – An attunement – both in community – & in the Spiritual Universe – which provides us with many hard, but much needed trials, so that we can gain the Truth of Wisdom, the Piety of Beauty & the Virtue of Strength – to reshape our World Temple – in the image of God – reflecting the Countenance of Christ. To Square the Circle. To demonstrate the Magnum Opus.
I will strive to meet this long-awaited opportunity with the beginner’s mind of an Apprentice, with a willing heart & open hands.
I leave for the Fort Worth/Austin area 25 October – 1 November. And go right from there to my next session of AAP. Retuning 6 November in time for our All Souls Festival on the 7th.
And so dear friends, expect some changes here reflecting this enlivened renewal. For one: I am shifting from the use of the term Reverse Ritual to Cognitive Ritual. And while I will always use the Cycle of the Year as a Path of Initiation, my essay’s may take a new form, more like Confessions of a Modern Rosicrucian, in my striving!
~William Holman Hunt
There is a Knocking on the door of my Rosy-Cross Heart-Hut. I am opening to the virtue of Eagle & Pelican for healing redemption in the Conscious Sacrifice of the Royal Art.
18 October 2023 – “Speaking with the Stars”: As we await the Orionid meteor showers, check out the waxing crescent moon close to the bright red star Antares in the constellation of Scorpius the Scorpion. The subtle illumination on the unlit side of the moon is earthshine. Its glow is light reflected from the Earth enabling us to see the dark side of the moon.
This fund raiser is to help purchase an All Terrain Senior Mobility Scooter to enable Nancy Poer, to get back outside and access the beautiful (but rugged) areas of her magnificent White Feather Ranch property, that have recently become inaccessible to her due to recent back-to-back injuries.
“When we look up to the wonder of the starry world, when we contemplate the whole process of the universe with its glories and marvels, then we are led at last to the feeling that all the glory that lies open to our view in the whole universe that surrounds us only has meaning when it is reflected in an admiring human soul”. ~Goethe
ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY
~Anthonie Blocklandt van Montfoort
Feast Day of Luke the Evangelist. The early church fathers ascribed to him authorship of both the Gospel according to Luke & the book of Acts of the Apostles. The New Testament mentions Luke a few times, & the Pauline epistle to the Colossians refers to him as a Greek doctor; so he is thought to have been both a physician & a disciple of Paul. He is believed to have been a martyred, hung in an olive tree.
The Roman Catholic Church & other major denominations venerate him as Saint Luke the Evangelist & as a patron saint of artists, (He was the first icon painter. He painted pictures of the Virgin Mary & Child) physicians, surgeons, students & butchers.
Rudolf Steiner’s lectures on The Gospel of St. Luke, provides the solution to the riddle of the contradictions in the accounts of the genealogy & childhood of Jesus in Matthew & Luke when he unveils for the first time the secret of the two Jesus children. He also describes the workings of Zarathustra, the relation between the Buddha & Jesus child, & more
320 – Pappus of Alexandria, Greek philosopher, observes an eclipse of the Sun & writes a commentary for The Great Astronomer (Almagest)
1009 – The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, a Christian church in Jerusalem, is completely destroyed by the Fatimid caliph Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah, who hacks the Church’s foundations down to bedrock
1929 – The Judicial Committee of the Privy Council overrules the Supreme Court of Canada in Edwards v. Canada when it declares that women are considered “Persons” under Canadian law. The case, put forward by the Government of Canada on the lobbying of a group of women known as the Famous Five, began as a reference case which ruled that women were not “qualified persons” & thus ineligible to sit in the Senate. The Persons Case was a landmark, 1st it established that Canadian women were eligible to be appointed senators. Second, it established what came to be known as the “living tree doctrine“, that says that a constitution is organic & must be read in a broad & liberal manner so as to adapt it to changing times
1931 – Deathday of Thomas Edison
1954 – Texas Instruments announces the first transistor radio
Save the Dates for Community Workings
|October 21-22||Orionids Meteor Shower Predicted Peak|
|October 23||Venus at Greatest Western Elongation|
|October 28||Full Hunter’s Moon and Partial Lunar Eclipse|
All Souls Festival – Election Day 7 November 2023
Community Prep-Stir / Bon-fire
Celebrating: The Festival of the Dead, & Martinmas
7 – 9 pm at the Lucchesi-Archer-Ginsberg domicile
Please Bring a jar for the prep
The reprise of the 2017 Great American Eclipse Monday, April 8, 2024, total solar eclipse
Stay tuned for details about a Retreat for this Solar Eclipse Event in Fort Worth/Austin, Texas
Begins: Mon, Apr 8, 2024 at 12:22 pm
Maximum: Mon, Apr 8, 2024 at 1:41 pm 1.005 Magnitude
Ends: Mon, Apr 8, 2024 at 3:01 pm
Duration: 2 hours, 39 minutes
Totality: 2 minutes, 34 seconds
Lunar Eclipse Sep 18, 2024