Poem for Rudolf Steiner’s Natal Return
Standing on the cornerstone
Stretched out on the Rose Cross
I feel the Presence
Of the Trinity
Thru the Architect of Freedom –
The Good Doctor Steiner –
Bringing the healing medicine –
A radiant dose of Sophianic Wisdom –
Fortified with Cosmic Iron –
Held with Love
In the Christic Matrix…
To reveal the Divine Plan
Thru my whetted willing
That I may co-create
The true Anthropos.
Greetings friends on this 162st Birthday of Dr. Rudolf Steiner.
Last year in my Applied Anthroposophy Chrysalis Group: ‘The Cycle of the Year as Path of Initiation’ I gave a little overview of Rudolf Steiner’s biography, & we all shared how Rudolf Steiner came into our lives. Here is the video.
And here is My humble attempt to create a more extensive Biography
Rudolf Steiner’s Lectures on this day (his Birthday!!!)
Here’s an example: “After long years of studying the social question it has come to me that the basic question, which is considered today as a uniform abstract formulation, should be seen in a threefold way: the first, being like a spiritual question, the second, like a question of law and the third as an economic question. What has arisen out of the modern capitalist economic life has developed from the basis of technology and this has hypnotised people’s focus in recent times only on to economic life, and have quite drawn away the awareness of the social question beside the economic question to above all also a spiritual question and a question of rights.” ~Rudolf Steiner, The Social Question, given at Zurich, 25 February 1919
25 February 2023 – “Speaking with the Stars”: The waxing crescent moon visits the constellation Taurus the Bull, shining near the glittering Pleiades star cluster, Today on Rudolf Steiner’s b-day – February 25, 2023. Then, on the following evening, Bella Luna is within a triangle formed by the Pleiades, the fiery red star Aldebaran, and even-brighter Mars.
ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY
777 – Deathday of Saint Walpurga The earliest representation of Walpurga, in the early 11th-century Hitda Codex, made in Cologne, depicts her holding stylized stalks of grain. The grain attribute represents the older pagan concept of the Grain Mother. Peasant farmers fashioned her replica in a corn dolly at harvest time & told tales to explain Saint Walpurga’s presence in the grain sheaf. St. Richard, when starting with his two sons on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, entrusted Walburga, then 11 years old, to the abbess of Wimborne. Walpurga was educated by the nuns of Wimborne Abbey, Dorset, where she spent 26 years as a member of the community. She then travelled with her brothers, Willibald & Winebald, to Francia to assist Saint Boniface, her mother’s brother, in evangelizing among the still-pagan Germans. Because of her rigorous training, she was able to write her brother Winibald’s vita & an account in Latin of his travels in Palestine. As a result, she is often called the first female author of both England & Germany. Walpurga became a nun in the double monastery of Heidenheim am Hahnenkamm, which was founded by her other brother, Willibald, who appointed her as his successor. Following his death in 751, she became the abbess
1841 – Birthday of Pierre-Auguste Renoir, French painter & sculptor
1861 – Birthday of Rudolf Joseph Lorenz Steiner
Some say the Midwife gave him up for dead when he was born – he was so small & sickly; so his parents arranged for a quick baptism which occurred on February 27th. He hung on against all odds, & the Church record became the document for his ‘Official’ Birthday. Steiner himself did not try to set the record straight, & so to this day there is a dispute as to when his actual natal return is – But the Stars Know!
The Categories of Aristotle – a process of contraction…
Is there a path to expansion…..?
PUBLIC LECTURE AND EURYTHMY WORKSHOP WITH CLAUDIA FONTANA
Friday 24 March 2023 – Lecture 7 pm CT – 8:30 pm – Purchase tickets at the door or pay online
Saturday 25 March 2023 – Workshop – 9 am CT– (10:30 am 1/2 hour break – 11 am) 12:30 pm CT CT– Purchase tickets at the door or pay online $50
The Categories of Aristotle: A process of contraction…exploring a path to expansion…
Does one have to be a philosopher of great erudition to approach Aristotle’s gift to humanity……his Categories?
Perhaps , YES! But an initial acquaintance with them can lead out of the confinement of the intellectual concept to an experience of expansion supported by Eurythmy.
In the evening lecture Claudia will introduce the life of the Categories before they became concepts – Bringing the symbols in a sequence of sounds (called the Evolutionary Sequence ) out of their conceptual form, to life, supported by Eurythmy and examples of poetry.
During the workshop we will enter into the movement of the poetry presented during the lecture. This will be accessible to Eurythmists as well as to anyone interested in the life of language, poetry and our alphabet.
at the Rudolf Steiner Branch of The Anthroposophical Society
4249 North Lincoln Avenue. Chicago, IL 60618 (map)
For more info contact Cultural Events & Festivals Coordinator
Claudia Fontana saw a Eurythmy performance when still a teenager. Unbeknownst to her at the time, that performance was the gate to her destiny path. Soon thereafter she studied Eurythmy in Vienna and subsequently spent fourteen years as a performer with the Dornach, London and Stuttgart Eurythmeum ensembles. Teaching became the next challenge which she happily met in the United States, Europe. Before Covid, she spent seven years teaching all levels in Thailand, Malaysia and China. She resides in Ann Arbor, MI still performing and teaching.
Mary Magdalene & the Women at the Tomb – A Festival of Resurrection
with Hazel Archer-Ginsberg,
Song-Circle with Velsum,
Eurythmy – & an artistic break out session
Holy Saturday 8 April 2023
1 pm – 3pm CT a hybrid event in-person at the Rudolf Steiner Branch Chicago & on zoom
Meeting ID: 705 017 4041
For more Info. contact Hag@RSChicago.org Cultural Events & Festivals Coordinator
Rudolf Steiner Branch 4249 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL 60618 (map)
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
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.
~Vitae Sophia~A Whitsun Festival of United Soul Endeavor
with Hazel Archer-Ginsberg, Velsum Voices & Eurythmy
Saturday 27 May 2023 a Hybrid event in person* & 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.
Zoom: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83663366670?pwd=L292UzlOR1pkZjBXSWpxK1B2b0o1dz09 Meeting ID: 836 6336 6670 / Passcode: 397593
For more Info. contact Hag@RSChicago.org Cultural Events & Festivals Coordinator
*Rudolf Steiner Branch 4249 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL 60618 (map) www.rschicago.org/donate
Find a collection of the many RECORDINGS of Presentations, Programs & Festivals HERE
6 thoughts on “A True Anthropos”
Rudolf Steiner, in his autobiography, gives a very veiled clue to his birthday by saying in chapter one:
“My father passed his childhood and youth in the most intimate association with the seminary of the Premonstratensian Order at Geras. He always looked back with the greatest affection upon this time in his life. He liked to tell how he served in the college, and how the monks instructed him. Later on, he was a huntsman in the service of Count Hoyos. This family had a place at Horn. It was there that my father became acquainted with my mother. Then he gave up the work of huntsman and became a telegraphist on the Southern Austrian Railway. He was sent at first to a little station in southern Styria. Then he was transferred to Kraljevec on the border between Hungary and Croatia. It was during this period that he married my mother. Her maiden name was Blie. She was descended from an old family of Horn. I was born at Kraljevec on February 27, 1861. It thus happened that the place of my birth was far removed from that region of the world to which I rightfully belonged.”
The English translator, in not quite understanding what this meant, changed it to:
“the place of my birth was far removed from that part of the world from which my family came.”
In reality, Rudolf Steiner was a premature birth; born out of due time for a very important purpose as the Kali Yuga was drawing to a close. It is known that whenever a time of transition is to occur that involves a new faculty, that someone is selected to convey that faculty in advance. This faculty is Modern Exact Clairvoyance.
This article has some interesting clues about Steiner’s esoteric biography:
It was Easter 1975 when more information came forth concerning Rudolf Steiner’s actual birth date of February 25. Apparently, a decision to wait until 50 years after his death to make this known had been agreed upon by the higher ups in the GAS. It make me wonder if in two years, when we reach the magic number 100, will there be a major revelation about the spiritual identity of Rudolf Steiner. Certain revelations have to wait for three generations to be made known. Most should have a pretty good clue by now. Much can be discerned by reading, The Temple Legend, which uniquely describes three streams: Freemasonry, Manichaeism, and Rosicrucianism. The importance of restoring the Temple is also a major concern of this course.
Rudolf Steiner’s birth occurred at the Full Moon, and with the Sun in the Sign of Aquarius, February 25, 1861.
Now, the child was lingering, and having difficulty in taking the breath of life. The parents realized that the only possibility in saving the child was to rush him to the neighboring town of Draskovec, some two miles away, where a Roman Catholic church, named Saint Michael’s, stood. Thus, it was that in the early morning hours of Wednesday, February 27th, they trudged through the snowy winter landscape to Draskovec for an emergency baptism in case the child died. This was the act that forced the child to take the breath of life, and receive his premature destiny. Rudolfus Josephus Laurentius Steiner.
In its way, it replicates the birth of the first-born son of David and Bathsheba, and served to form the Nathan Line of the House of David. Yet, the first-born son of David lingered and died after seven days. 2 Samuel 12: 15-19
This child was to live and prosper in the realization of a new movement of the Spirit working in the world.
That’s symbolic! – to say the least
Be blessed with my gratitude and appreciation for your steadfast offerings.
They brighten my day and stimulate the flow of thoughts, many of which have spoken through the early morning poetry that comes through heart felt imagination.
Blessings return a 1000 fold to you dear poet
May we bee ever inspired