Beware the Sirens

Greetings friends – On Moon-day, the Eve of the Full Strawberry Honey Moon, we had a spectacular Summer storm here in Chicago. I was on our monthly  zoom call with the General Council of the ASA when the tornado sirens started blaring & thunder rocked the house – lightning cutting thru the dark holographic clouds. I have lived here in the Heartland for the lion’s share of my life & I have never heard the sirens go off for so long, nearly an hour. When I was a kid we had many tornado watches. When the sirens went off we knew it was time to run home from wherever we were playing & go into the basement. My parents would snatch us up in their arms – 4 scared excited kids, & we would go downstairs, giggling & jumping around with a blanket over our heads. My father would fire up his CB radio & tune in to get the local eye- witness reports. We would huddle around our dog Penny, a Toy Collie who hated thunder to comfort her shaking. Usually the sirens would blare for a minute or 2, just when the tornado was passing near, & then even if the storm continued, the sirens would abate. So this was very unusual.

My beloved CG was at a meeting of the Rudolf Steiner branch so I texted him, & his thought was that they were deliberately blaring the siren for an hour to invoke fear. Meanwhile our daughter was out dancing around in the pelleting rain. Anyway, I went on with the call, & the storm finally past. And yes there was some wind damage & a touchdown in the suburbs which removed a roof from an industrial building. After that the air smelled of fresh ozone from all the lightning, & the humidity is now sky high, bringing in the heat wave we are currently experiencing.

I was telling a friend that the picture that came to me was that the Archangel of Spring Raphael was passing the Chalice over to Uriel the Archangel of Summer in a big dynamic way – They certainly picked an auspicious moment – with Bella Luna coming into her luscious fullness dancing next to Antares – the heart of the Scorpion.


15 June 2022 – “Speaking with the Stars”

James Barnes

Rudolf Steiner’s Lectures on this day (RSarchives) 

Julie Baxter

Greetings friends –
The summertime union between the Sun & Earth is a re-union between the spiritual beings of the Sun & their human offspring. Through ‘the great window of heaven’ we experience this interaction which helps us develop an awareness of our ego. We can contemplate this dynamic & bring it to life in our soul most strongly at this time of year.

~hag Powerpoint collage

Friday 24 June 2021 St. Johns-Tide Bon-Fire & Prep-Stir Social Gathering
7 pm CT Pot-Luck Dinner at the Home of Hazel Archer & Chuck Ginsberg

Join Rev. Jeana Lee in a St. John’s contemplation by the fire

Please Bring Food & Drink to Share in Community

This is an offical ‘Merry Prepstir‘ synchronized application,
linking us to Biodynamic workers around the world,
so that ‘The Earth May Be Healed’.
We will be working with BD 500 Horn Manure & 501 silica 

RSVP for address & directions

The Holy Grail Study Group with the CRC
           The Mysteries of the Holy Grail: From Arthur and Parzival to Modern Initiation
July 6, 2022 – 7:15 pm Central (8:15 pm Eastern)

“We may describe the astral body as an egotist. This means that every path of development that aims to liberate the astral body must recognize the interests of humanity by expanding and becoming progressively wider in scope. Indeed…it must become interested in the whole earth and all humanity.”~ from Chapter 17

Focus of the July 6 meeting: Rudolf Steiner,The Mysteries of the Holy GrailChapter 16 “The Word in Chains,” excerpts from Steiner’s lecture given at Dornach on 11 March 1923 (GA 222, lecture I)
Chapter 17 “Balancing the Soul,” excerpts from Steiner’s lecture given at The Hague on 26 March 1913 (GA 145, lecture VII).A transcript of the entire lecture for chapter 16 can be found on the RS Archive by clicking this link.A transcript of the entire lecture for chapter 17 can be found on the RS Archive by clicking this link. 

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The Central Regional Council of the Anthroposophical Society in America invites you to join our ongoing study conversation. The study has been divided among two volunteers who will summarize their section to rebuild it as a foundation for our conversation. Please familiarize yourself with the lecture if possible so you will feel comfortable sharing your reflections and thoughts with the group.

This collection of lectures has been republished by Rudolf Steiner Press under the title: “The Mysteries of the Holy Grail: From Arthur and Parzival to Modern Initiation.”  The book was compiled and edited by Matthew Barton, published by Rudolf Steiner Press in 2010.

This will be a Zoom conference call allowing us an opportunity to see one another while conversing (or audio only if you prefer).  To connect to the audio/video-conference:

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Meeting ID: 882 1050 5106

If you have questions, please contact Mary Mertz 

Agenda for this meeting (Central Time)
7:15  Welcome and Introductions        
7:18  Verse
7:25  Study led by volunteers
Note: CRC team will ID volunteers
          Stefano – chapter 16
          Camille – chapter 17
7:50  Conversation
8:25  ID volunteers for next meeting
8:28  Close with verse

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