This speaks to the best of America FREEDOM by Jon Batiste
Greetings Friends – May ‘Independence’ reverberate in our collective consciousness, as we work towards a Global Interdependence Independence -A mutual dependency upon the independence of every nation & its people – not imposed by the corporate elite, but out of the inner Freedom & love of the human being for humanity – Imagine everyone celebrating our differences with great admiration & respect…
Let’s remember the meaning of ‘Independence Day’ celebrated on the ‘4th of July’ – It’s about freedom from oppression… ‘No taxation without representation’…& all that…the center point being the Declaration of Independence.
When was the last time you read this important document of our countries origin? You can print it off the net. “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all people are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are, Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness…”
Have we gained independence from one tyranny all those years ago, only to allow it to happen again on a world scale? Maybe it’s time to open our eyes & read the fine print of our birthright – reclaim our rights & go forward as a united community of World people, in peaceful justice, in equity, in reason – with compassion, having come through so much pain – to really start to, not just declare our independence, but to really live it – As individuals, as well as with the united community of the whole planet…
It’s interesting to look at what Spiritual Science has to say about America.
In ‘The Mystery of the Double: Geographic Medicine’, Rudolf Steiner tells us that when we are born we not only acquire a physical body we become permeated by an Ahrimanic double a being with ‘a Mephistophelian intelligence’, & ‘a very strong will’. Thru them we carry electrical streams in us.
‘These beings of purely Mephistophelian intelligence, want to conquer the earth, and to do this they need bodies; they do not have bodies of their own’. But they are afraid of death & have to leave us when we die.
‘Had the Mystery of Golgotha not occurred, conditions on earth would have been such that these beings would long ago have attained the possibility of remaining within the human being when he is karmically predestined for death. Then they would have completely triumphed over human evolution on earth, they would have become masters of human evolution on earth.’
This has long been known to certain occult brotherhoods. They withheld this from humanity. ‘These egotistically minded occult brotherhoods make it a power issue, intending thereby to enhance their own power.’
But the human being must learn about the double within ‘if the human race is not to experience endless hindrances, really endless horrors’.
‘This double is the creator of all physical illnesses that emerge spontaneously from within the human being; coming not through outer injuries, and not from the human soul; they come from this being. He is the creator of all organic illnesses.’
And Lucifer, Ahriman’s brother, ‘is the creator of all neurasthenic and neurotic illnesses’.
Thus medicine must become spiritual in two directions’…
The Earth as a living organism streams out‘different forces, among them magnetism and electricity’, as well as life-giving forces. ‘All these forces come up out of the earth and influence people in the most varied ways at different points on the earth. They influence the human being in various ways according to the geographical formation. This is a very important fact – The double uses these forces that stream up out of the earth.’
‘Some of these beings are especially pleased with the Eastern hemisphere: Europe, Asia, Africa. They choose to make use of the bodies of human beings born there. Others choose bodies born in the Western hemisphere, in America.’
So…’one of the most important tasks of the future will be to foster again something that has been interrupted: geographic medicine, medical geography…the connection of the illness-producing being in man with earthly geography, with all the fusions, with all the outward radiations that emerge from the earth in the various regions. It is very important for the human being to become acquainted with these things, for his life depends on it.’
‘For this reason spiritual science must now spread, the present time calls upon the human being to reach an understanding of these things in a conscious way in order to find a relationship to these things. The human being must become strong in this epoch in order to adapt his existence to these beings’.
But before the 5th post Atlantean epoch the human being had to be protected from encountering the Ahrimanic double which is especially strong in America.
‘A really significant arrangement was required: Beginning in the ninth century and especially from the twelfth century on, the entire shipping exchange with America with the kind of ships there were at that time, was abolished’. This may sound very strange to you. You will say, “We have never heard anything like this in history.”
In many respects, history is just a fable convenue a legend; for in earlier centuries of European development, ships continually sailed from the Norway of that time to America.
Of course it was not called America it had a different name at that time. America was known to be the region where the magnetic forces particularly arose that brought the human being into relation with this double. For the clearest relations to the double proceed from that region of the earth that comprises the American continent. And in the earlier centuries people sailed over to America in Norwegian ships and studied illnesses there. The illnesses in America brought about under the influence of earthly magnetism were studied by Europe.
Then it was necessary for the connection with America to be gradually forgotten, and this was essentially brought about by the Roman Catholic Church through its edicts.
And only after the beginning of the fifth post-Atlantean epoch was America ‘rediscovered’ in a physical, sense-perceptible way.
Europe had to be protected for a long time from all these influences; and it could not have been protected if the European world had not been completely shut off from America in the centuries before the fifteenth century..”
And so dear friends how does this picture add to the history of our Country?
Something to contemplate on this 245th year anniversary of ‘Independence’.
4th of July 2021 – “Speaking with the Stars”: Mercury reaches greatest western elongation 3 P.M. CDT. If you’re already up early to enjoy the Moon & Uranus, you can also find this small planet in the morning sky. Mercury rises about 80 minutes before sunrise. Use Aldebaran, the eye of the Bull, as a signpost: This star rises 30 minutes earlier and sits due west of the messenger of the gods.
Sunrise: 5:37 A.M.
Sunset: 8:32 P.M.
Moonrise: 2:00 A.M.
Moonset: 3:54 P.M.
Moon Phase: Waning crescent (24%) ~astronomy.com
1054 – A supernova, is seen by Chinese Song dynasty, Arab, & Amerindian observers near the star Zeta Tauri. For several months it remains bright enough to be seen during the day. Its remnants form the Crab Nebula
1744 – The Iroquois are forced to cede lands between the Allegheny Mountains & the Ohio River to the British colonies
1776 – American Revolution: The United States Declaration of Independence is adopted by the Second Continental Congress
1826 – Thomas Jefferson, third president of the United States, dies the same day as John Adams, second president of the United States, on the fiftieth anniversary of the adoption of the United States Declaration of Independence.
1827 – Slavery is abolished in New York State
1855 – In Brooklyn, New York City, the first edition of Walt Whitman‘s book of poems, Leaves of Grass, is published
1862 – Lewis Carroll tells Alice Liddell a story that would grow into Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
1863 – American Civil War: Siege of Vicksburg: Confederate Army surrenders to Ulysses S. Grant after 47 days of siege
1863 – American Civil War: The Army of Northern Virginia withdraws from the battlefield after losing the Battle of Gettysburg, signaling an end to the Southern invasion of the North
1886 – The people of France offer the Statue of Liberty to the people of the United States
1914 – The funeral of Archduke Franz Ferdinand & his wife Sophie takes place in Vienna, six days after their assassinations in Sarajevo
1918 – Bolsheviks kill Tsar Nicholas II of Russia & his family
1934 – Leo Szilard patents the chain-reaction design for the atomic bomb
1934 – Deathday of Marie Curie, French-Polish physicist & chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
1941 – Nazi troops massacre Polish scientists & writers in the captured Ukrainian city of Lviv
1941 – World War II: The Burning of the Riga synagogues with 300 Jews locked in the basement
1943 – World War II: The Battle of Kursk, the largest full-scale battle in history & the world’s largest tank battle, begins in Prokhorovka village
1950 – Radio Free Europe first broadcasts
1966 – U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Freedom of Information Act
A heart of ruby-red –
A Crimson hot
dark as murder on a Holy Day
pulsing sense organ.
Mine is a fist of emerald & gold –
the gnarled roots
of a rosewood bursting
& bright blossoms
in the Sun…
15 thoughts on “American Magnetism”
On this blessed Independence Day in America it is, indeed, important to see a possible advantage (due to karma) of our position within the global framework. You had previously written on the EVE of Emancipation this:
“Greetings friends on this EVE of our emancipation – May the dawning of the age of Aquarius start to rise in our hearts so when the divine ripening is upon us we will reap a true harvest of sister & brotherhood founded on Love & Peace. In the meantime let’s make every moment a milestone, where we step lightly to bring healing to each other & to our Mother Earth.”
Yes, the dawning of the age of Aquarius is what America would seek to have come forth; even right now, as we speak. The New Isis is sequestered in Aquarius, as we know, and in order to liberate her it is imperative to designate certain planetary positions with their rightful names. Thus, Mercury in Taurus, and Venus in Cancer, needs to be reversed. It is not possible to release Isis from Aquarius until this is done.
As well, Isis seeks to have the real nature of the solar system known as a dual system, wherein the three outer planets and the two inner planets all work in synchronous movements. All we have to do at this point is to designate Venus and Mercury with their proper locations. Consider it a first step. I know that this is difficult to accept, but it has to take place as an anthroposophical demand. As a cultural movement, we have to take the lead in astronomical matters. Remember, Steiner proposed the overthrowing of the
Copernican model for a more refined Ptolemaic system, which saw the earlier embryonic system. This is important.
Thank you dear Steve.
Just as Roy gives us his tranlation of the COTS, would be interested in supply the “Speaking with the Stars” segment to help us on the way?
Hi Hazel, I am not fully understanding the possible question here. Are you indicating something added to the “Speaking with the Stars”?
I am indicating that you write the “Speaking with the Stars” segment, just a Roy gives us the COTS offering each week.
Perhaps you can start with this conjunction or appulse between Venus (occult Mercury) & Mars on July 12-13…
I never expected that, Hazel. I consider your work excellent here, and very accurate. I sometimes back it up with my own USNO site, which is still undergoing data updates after nearly two years of shutdown. I doubt that I could offer much in the way of clarity, unless it was a whole revamping of the present Copernican model. But that would take too much time away from a daily blog which is very effective based on your impulses. Maybe I should just shut up. We know the parameters. Yet, the ears are listening, and want to know. I cant’t help it but to speak out, just like the stars.
Please keep speaking. And if you ever want to offer a segment please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org & i will include it.
I’m just now becoming acquainted with the Mercury/Venus ‘flip’, but I’m not following the designation of Mercury with Taurus and Venus with Cancer. Are these the supposed true ruling planets of these signs – as opposed to Venus/Taurus and Moon/Cancer? (By the way, on my natal chart, Venus and the North Node are conjunct at 13 degrees Cancer).
Speaking of Aquarius, you reminded me of this passage from (again I refer to the series!) Temple Legend, Lecture 12:
“Aquarius or the Water Carrier means the same person as John who baptised with water in order to prepare mankind to receive the Christian baptism of fire. The coming of a ‘John/Aquarius’ who would first confirm the old John and announce a Christ who would renew the Temple, once the great point of time should have arrived when Christ will again speak to humanity — this was taught in the depths of the Templar Mysteries, so that the event should be understood.
Moreover, the Templars said: Today we live at a point in time when men are not yet ripe for understanding the great teachings; we still have to prepare them for the Baptist, John, who baptises with water. The Cross was held up before the would-be Templar and he was told: You must deny the Cross now, so as to understand it later; first become a Peter, first deny the scriptures, like Peter the Rock who denied the Lord. That was imparted to the aspirant Templar as a preliminary training.”
Very interesting to see that Peter ‘the rock’ is associated with Earth ‘Jebeschah’ (the physical), and John of course with Air ‘Ruach’.
Hazel, so wonderful you are working with this lecture currently. Many great nuggets in here!
Without any reference to astrological signs, these two planets have been interchanged due to the advent of the Copernican model of the solar system. So, we are dealing here with sidereal astronomy, not astrology. It is especially important to designate these two planets in their proper locations in the constellations. Mercury, presently in the constellation/sign of Cancer is the new directional power since the Christ Event, and deserves this recognition. It will only help us to do so, and especially when Anthroposophy already sees Mercury as the “good star” guiding the ship.
Yes, Mercury was the only planet mentioned as “the good Star” when Steiner laid the Foundation Stone in the ground in 1912.
Hi Steve, forgive me for my confusion around this subject. When you mean ‘astronomy’ are you referring to the label assigned to these celestial bodies? For example, the picture which Hazel included in this post indicates ‘Mercury’ (Dawn of July 3rd). Are you saying that this is actually Venus? Many thanks!
“What does the morning star mean? We know that the earth passes through the conditions of Saturn, Sun, Moon, Earth, Jupiter, Venus and Vulcan. That is the way it is usually expressed, and it is quite correct. But I have already pointed out that the Earth-evolution is divided into the Mars period and the Mercury period on account of the mysterious connection existing in the first half of the earth-evolution between the earth and Mars, and in the second half between the earth and Mercury, so that in the place of Earth (the fourth period of evolution) we some-times put Mars and Mercury. We say that the earth in its evolution passes through Saturn, Sun, Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus. And the most potent stellar force in the second half of the earth is seen in Mercury. Mercury is the star representing the directional force, the upward tendency in which man must be enveloped. Here I come to a point where a little secret, so to say, must be unveiled, one which may only be divulged at this point. The teachers of spiritual wisdom have always had what might be called a mask for those who would only have misused it, especially in bygone times. They did not express themselves directly, but presented something which was intended to conceal the true state of affairs. Now the esotericism of the Middle Ages resorted to drastic measures and called Mercury Venus, and Venus Mercury. In truth if we wish to speak esoteric-ally, as the writer of the Apocalypse has done, we must speak of Mercury as the morning star. By the morning star he meant Mercury. “I have given the direction upwards to thine ‘I’ or ego, to the morning star, to Mercury.” You may still find in certain books of the Middle Ages which describe the true state of affairs, that the outer stars of our planetary system are enumerated thus: Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, Earth, and then comes, not as it is now, Venus, Mercury, but the reverse, Mercury, Venus. Therefore it says here, “Even as I received of my Father. And I will give him the morning star” (Rev. ii. 27, 28).” GA104, lecture III
Steiner would go on from here to further elaborate the link between Aquarius and John the Baptist in these two lectures from December 1910. He also describes the importance of the seven daytime signs (Aries thru Libra), and the five nighttime signs (Scorpio thru Pisces).
Of course, Jesus was the initiate of a higher ranking, signified by the sign of Pisces. Remember, John in talking to the priests and levites sent to ask him what he was doing says: “I baptize in water, but there is one among you that you do not know, and whose sandal I am not fit to untie”. Then, Jesus appears the next day, and John says: “Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. And I did not recognize him”. Gospel of John, chapter 1.
Thank you Steve, I will check these lectures out! Yes, we have the number 7 (ie. days) and 12 (ie. zodiac signs) everywhere it seems. These macro and micro representations.
It’s interesting that John comes before Jesus, yet, he comes after as well.
Yes, the forerunner had a forerunner for all time.
Kyle, since you are exceedingly “Parsifalian”, and we might as well make that known now, here is an extract from a lecture-course that Rudolf Steiner gave with the intent to derail the Copernican model of the solar system. Its title is: Man: Hieroglyph of the Universe. In this course, he describes a certain movement that the earth takes in the span of 24 hours. It is the horizontal lemniscate [figure-eight]. This movement enables the earth to pass through all twelve signs every day, from Aries to Pisces. Especially noteworthy is the description from lecture 11, which refers also to Mercury and Venus.
Crazy, my biodynamic friend Rand Carter just sent me today the same link: