A peek into the Divine Blueprint: It is the intention of the mighty Being we call Michael – our Time Spirit holding the gestalt of our age – that cosmic intelligence stream thru the hearts of human beings, to consciously connect us to the same divine spiritual forces that helped to create humanity in the beginnings of time.
It has become possible for souls aligned with Michael to be engaged in a goal-oriented schooling for initiation, to enter into a closer working with the hierarchies & the etheric Christ, who reveals Himself today as an angel embodying the ethers. It is Michael’s aim that the spiritual schooling will lead to heart-knowledge & that the etheric eye of the heart will become an organ of cognition.
We are given much instruction in the Michael-Letters:
“The Christ-force imprints human imaginations into the cosmic ether.”
“That which man experiences as strength of conscious imagination becomes world content.”
“Hearts begin to have thoughts, that is the new way of thinking with the heart.”
“The newly developed heart-organ slowly transforms into an eye, or better, a sensing-heart-eye-organ.”
“Everyone who strives in the light of spiritual science and connects himself with the creative World-Logos through heartfelt thoughts, sooner or later will learn to read Karma. By doing so he adds to the substance of the etheric-youth or angel-being through which the etheric Christ reveals Himself today.”
For spiritually active pupils in the Michaelic stream, the heart becomes: An eye for self-cognition, the realization of the true self as eternal being; it also becomes the eye of the Ego-sense, the true ‘I’ – which perceives the ‘other’ in their true being, an eye of cognition for supersensible beings & for the etheric Christ Himself, protected & cherished in the Michaelic mystery-culture of will; it will also become possible to perceive the karma of others as well as one’s own karmic chain.
On Rudolf Steiner’s 63rd birthday he gave the following meditation to Dr. Ita Wegman:
“Hearts will read karma
When hearts learn
To read the Word
Which shapes things
In human lives
When hearts learn
To utter the Word
Which shapes things
In the human world.”
We experience our own Self & those connected to us, in our eternal being. When our heart-sense becomes a cognitive organ, we feel as if our heart is being transplanted into the Sun, we feel as if we go with the Sun, the Sun is in us, belonging to us. The Sun becomes our eye, our ear as well as our organ of warmth.
“We stand within the light, we touch spirit-beings with our light-organs.” Then we not only feel ourselves within the Sun but we perceive ourselves “on the other side of the Sun”. We experience the world within our being, where previously it was outside of ourselves, around us.
This is a powerful esoteric call to each pupil of Michael, to help in the creation of a new Sun-Earth. In this way the secret of the Grail lives – as Christian Morgenstern says: “I lift my heart to you as a true vessel of the Grail …”
It is the experience of being totally imbued with the spirit of eternity which fills the receiving Grail-Soul in a cultic spirit event, a ‘reverse-ritual’, at the Sun-altar. Here Spirit & Soul truly unite. It is the Michaelic path to the heavenly city of the New Jerusalem.
See you there
Blessings and Peace ~hag
RUDOLF STEINER’S CALENDAR OF THE SOUL
translated (with added titles) by Roy Sadler
On Friday the sun entered the sign of Leo,
whose Eurythmy gesture is Enthusiasm.
THE SUN IN LEO
Enthusiasm For The Spirit’s Gift
My foresight is commanding me
to harbour inwardly the spirit’s gift
that in the ground of soul
divine fruit ripen
for Selfhood’s harvest.
v16 is the week between Saint Johnstide and Lammas.
In its mirror verse the sun enters the sign of Capricorn.
ADVENT IV – WINTER SOLSTICE
The Midnight Sun
My heart anointed impulse strives
to bear the spirit light
that shining seeds of soul
take root in cosmic ground,
and in the senses’ dark
God’s all-transfiguring Word resound
24 July 2022 – “Speaking with the Stars”: The waning Moon steps down past Venus from Monday through Wednesday mornings.
Music Workshop Introducing: New Impulses in Music
When: August 5 & 6 – 2022
Friday night @ 6:30 – 9:00***** and *****Saturday @ 9:30 -12:00 and @ 2:00 – 4:30
Where: New Vision Church: https://newvisionbic.org/aboutus/N14W27995
On Silvernail Rd. Pewaukee (just south of I-94 / at the SS EXIT)
About our instructor: Veronika Roemer
In her own words she says “Music speaks to our souls, and through its three basic elements of melody, harmony, and rhythm, it speaks directly to our three soul forces of thinking, feeling, and willing. When making music, we are always encountering all three of these forces in an interweaving, harmonious process. Music is nourishment for our souls.” In this workshop she will be introducing participants to these instruments and illustrating the following characteristics that make them essential “for our time”. In short, she will show how
- the “sound quality brings healing to the inner ear” and helps the listener reconnect to their inner musician.
- the “technical ease of the instruments” makes them accessible to everyone.
- the “movements in space make musical realities visible, like the movement from tone to tone, or of one chord to the next.”
- the “group processes reconnect people. Because connections are built through music and not talking, the social aspects of the group processes are more subtle offering an extra bonus to the musical work”. Finally, music lifts the mood and allows people to laugh and enjoy themselves and others.
Veronika has extensive training and experience. Her initial training was gained at the Musikakademie in Basel and Musikhochschule in Zurich Switzerland inclusive of orchestral and string quartet performance in Europe followed by a student Foundation year at Emerson College and five additional years teaching and instructing for them as faculty. She also has multiple years of study and instruction at the Dorian School of Music Therapy. From 1998-2013 she was a resident and co-worker at Camphill Village Kimberton Hills developing a music program for adults with developmental disabilities continuing as an instructor for the group through 2021 as well as instructing for the Camphill Academy at Beaver Run and at the Kimberton Waldorf School. Currently she is a founding faculty member for the SunGate Educational Community and active member of the Lyre Association of North America. Wherever she goes she is happiest to be making music with people.
Veronika is returning to visit us in Wisconsin where she lived (in Wales) from 1990-1998 and had a connection to the Prairie Hill Waldorf School. At that time she began her family of five children and was the founding mother of the Rafael Foundation for New Impulses in Music and a local lyre group.
In each workshop session we will sing, play various instruments such as bordun lyres, wood, and metal instruments, do rhythm games and more.
We are delighted to have Veronika return to present these workshops and hope that you can attend. Come for one or come for all!
For more information or to RSVP contact: Gail Sauter- Rafael Foundation for New Impulses in Music 262-391-8939 or email@example.com
|Renewing the Mysteries:The Founding of The Christian Community|
& the Burning of the First Goetheanum
Spring Valley, NY – August 8-13, 2022
REGISTER NOW!* lectures * artistic workshops * conversation * evening performances
Hazel Archer-Ginsberg will be offering a program on Tuesday 9 August for the Free Initiative 2:30 -3:30 pm ET – From Artemis to the New Isis
|Many anthroposophists have understood the 1923/24 Christmas Foundation Conference as constituting a renewal of the Mysteries. Nine months after the Christmas Conference, speaking to the priests of the Christian Community, Rudolf Steiner pointed to a sequence from the founding of the Christian Community in September 1922 to the burning of the Goetheanum at the end of that year to the Christmas Conference.In this 100th anniversary year of both the founding of the Christian Community and the burning of the Goetheanum, can an exploration of these events help us to understand the nature of the New Mysteries?|
The keynote speaker is Daniel Hafner, priest of the Christian Community. He will address this theme with a particular focus on the colored windows of the First Goetheanum.
The Act of Consecration of Man will be celebrated during the week and there will also be a Class Lesson for members of the School of Spiritual Science.
Venue: SPRING VALLEY, NY, Threefold Community, and The Christian Community
*REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND THIS EVENT: A conference on the scale currently planned requires that a minimum number of participants register by July 20th.
INFO OR QUERIES: Rev. Paul Newton firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsored by The Christian Community Spring Valley Area and the Threefold Branch of the Anthroposophical Society