Beloved Friends – As the Advent & now the Hanukkah candles are lit – I contemplate: These are the darkest days, the longest nights, fraught with internal midnights – a grey time when it’s easy to forget the bright crystal radiance of the newborn Sun – that is still to come. The perfect time to celebrate the dark in a Festival of Light…
When we meld intention with valor to embrace our darkest spaces in the fierce onslaught of restless tossing – we will deepen into the boundless birthing. Softening until we are ripe, like pomegranates that seep & pulse ruby red – an opening of the dark wound – taking us from the dark into new light.
May grace chime in our bell-hollows, so that Night Herself can become the conduit to the New Mary.
Yes, a Great Shift is happening, ready or not, here I come – go…
Closer & closer – a blending in the bow of color, out pictured as a cosmic conversation in the Becoming Twilight.
Come on, lets uncover our eyes, loosen our tongues & go out into the night, to hula-hoop the rings of Saturn round glad hips, while balancing Jupiter on our held-high-head as a benevolent crown so that we can reclaim our Human Kingdom.
Will we will to – align the solar system – by straightening our collective spine? – As we prepare to pass thru the star portal of Winter Solstice of 2022 – a ticklish bellybutton in the world moment.
The Milky Way is pouring from our pineal gland – Drink it all in – to activate our inner “I”.
See, Divine Helpers enter with each inhalation. Breathe them in – & sing them out, in a frosty bestowing. The Christmas Star is meant to re-tune our mind to your heart – That we stand together as Shepherd AND King.
YES, Together we Become – the new variant – the human evolution revolution.
19 December 2022 “Speaking with the Stars”: Have you ever watched a Sirius-rise? Find an open view right down to the east-southeast horizon, and watch for Sirius to come up about two fists below Orion’s vertical belt. Sirius rises sometime around 7 pm now.
The ‘Envy of the Gods’ – The ‘Envy of Human Beings’
Presented by Adriana Koulias*
A Winter Solstice offering preparing us for the Centennial commemoration
of the burning of the first Goetheanum.
21 December 2022, at 5 pm PT, 6 pm MT, 7 pm CT, 8 pm ET
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Work on building the First Goetheanum, which was designed and supervised by Rudolf Steiner, began after the laying of the double dodecahedron foundation stone on the 20th of September 1913. Construction proceeded for a decade under enormous difficulties in the political, economic and cultural realms, brought on by the advent of the First World War. After the war when the building was near completion, the First Goetheanum was destroyed by an arsonist on New Year’s Eve 1922/1923.
This NYE 2022-23 will be the 100th anniversary of this event and the world is again facing many difficulties, political, economic and social. Adriana’s lecture will explore what Rudolf Steiner meant by the ‘Envy of the Gods and the Envy of Human beings’ and how a consciousness of this during the coming 12 Holy Nights can provide the necessary strengthening for the coming twelve months.
During this presentation Adriana will speak about the three gifts given by Rudolf Steiner in 1913: The naming of Anthroposophy, The Fifth Gospel, and The Laying of the Foundation Stone of the First Goetheanum. She will explore with us how we can link our hearts to the old Goetheanum during the coming 12 Holy Nights to prepare ourselves for the coming 12 months in 2023, so we can work towards a Cosmic New Year.
In this way we will celebrate the Jubilee of the Christmas Conference and the resurrection of the living impulse of the First Goetheanum in the most auspicious way.
For Rudolf Steiner tells us: ‘My dear friends, may this link our hearts to the old Goetheanum which we had to consign to the elements. May it link our hearts also to the Spirit, to the Soul of this Goetheanum. With this vow before whatever is best within our being we want to live on not only into the new year. In strength of deed, bearing the spirit, leading the soul we want to live on into the new cosmic year.’ ~Rudolf Steiner, ‘The Envy of the Gods and the Envy of Human Beings.’
Adriana Koulias was born in 1960 in Brazil. Adriana moved to Australia when she was 9 years old where she lives today. She has studied art, operatic singing and nursing. She has been studying Anthroposophy (awareness of our humanity) as given by Rudolf Steiner for 33 years and has since 2002-3 integrated this knowledge into several novels and a number of books, international lectures and articles online and in magazines.
2 thoughts on “a Twilight Becoming”
“As the Advent & now the Hanukkah candles are lit – I contemplate: These are the darkest days, the longest nights, fraught with internal midnights – a grey time when it’s easy to forget the bright crystal radiance of the newborn Sun – that is still to come. The perfect time to celebrate the dark in a Festival of Light…”
Jesus Asserts His Deity
22 At that time the Feast of the Dedication took place at Jerusalem; 23 it was winter, and Jesus was walking in the temple in the portico of Solomon. 24 The Jews then gathered around Him, and were saying to Him, “How long will You keep us in suspense? If You are the Christ, tell us plainly.” 25 Jesus answered them, “I told you, and you do not believe; the works that I do in My Father’s name, these testify of Me. 26 But you do not believe because you are not of My sheep. 27 My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me; 28 and I give eternal life to them, and they will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of My hand. 29 My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand. 30 I and the Father are one.”
31 The Jews picked up stones again to stone Him. 32 Jesus answered them, “I showed you many good works from the Father; for which of them are you stoning Me?” 33 The Jews answered Him, “For a good work we do not stone You, but for blasphemy; and because You, being a man, make Yourself out to be God.” 34 Jesus answered them, “Has it not been written in your Law, ‘I said, you are gods’? 35 If he called them gods, to whom the word of God came (and the Scripture cannot be broken), 36 do you say of Him, whom the Father sanctified and sent into the world, ‘You are blaspheming,’ because I said, ‘I am the Son of God’? 37 If I do not do the works of My Father, do not believe Me; 38 but if I do them, though you do not believe Me, believe the works, so that you may know and understand that the Father is in Me, and I in the Father.” 39 Therefore they were seeking again to seize Him, and He eluded their grasp.
What could be more paradoxical than the actual “Being of Light” being threatened with being stoned to death at the feast of Hanukkah two thousand years ago? This slays me every time I read and contemplate it. Christ incarnated at a time in which the Jewish power center had been reestablished since the Maccabean Revolt of 165 BC. Yet, what if it can be shown that this was all based on murder, and a false and blood-stained temple was restored to Jerusalem because of the clever scheme of Judas Maccabeus? Let us not forget that he would reincarnate as Judas Iscariot, who would betray Christ for 30 pieces of silver doled out by the Sanhedrin, who had Caiaphas as its high priest. Caiaphas had the plot to sacrifice the Christ for the good of the Jewish nation. Did it work?