fresh flotsam

Ita Wegman’s Speaks on the ‘I Think Speech‘ podcast a Bridge between her Birth (2.22.1876) & Rudolf Steiner’s Birthday coming up on 25 Feb (2.25.1861)

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Greetings friends on this 7th day of the Lenten-Tide. As we know one goal of meditation is to empty the mind of its obsessively generated thoughts, habitual rationalizations, & addictive images. But alas, much of the media functions as a reverse meditation machine. Not only does it stir up our own mental clatter, it also floods us with the seething surge of other people’s private pandemoniums. Furthermore, it delivers this rattling racket with entertaining words, brilliant color & surround sound, driving it as deeply into our psyche until it becomes so intermeshed with our own flotsam that we are not even able to access our true Self.

Harvard-trained psychiatrist offers escape route for the ego-driven –  Harvard Gazette

What might heal the effects of the media’s reverse meditations? How about a fast from this medium? How many platforms do you engage in everyday? What about at least waking up to where & for how long you are living in these realms. Is it actually serving some higher good; or is it just a habit, or way of self soothing…No Judgements, just notice & decide to be the sovereign of your attention.

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23 February 2021 – “Speaking with the Stars”: Tonight, spot the constellation Gemini & the Twins near the waxing gibbous Moon.

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Marilla Benz

POD

~from our own
bodies we give
birth to all time & it’s seasons
look now
with new eyes
& see the wise star within

~hag

In celebration of Rudolf Steiner’s birthday, you are invited to join in this upcoming activity, offered through the ARC in Atlanta.

February 25, 26 and 27th.

You are invited to join in a Zoom celebration in honor of the anniversary of Rudolf Steiner’s birth. Over 3 days, we hope to offer our attention and gratitude to Dr. Steiner, both as individuals and in community. We’ll come together to warm our hearts and hear the Foundation Stone Meditation spoken so we might carry it into the world. Two zoom meetings will last 20 minutes each, and we will work individually in the day between. The zoom link is the same for both meetings (see link below, following the schedule).

Day 1:
Thursday, February 25, 2021
9:30 am PST / 11:30 am CST / 12:30 pm EST
Rudolf Steiner’s birth, thoughts from Hazel Archer Ginsberg
Intro from Willem Zeylmans von Emmichoven’s The Foundation Stone, read by Angela Foster
Foundation Stone Meditation, spoken by Christine Burke

Day 2:
Friday, February 26, 2021
Please read or speak the Foundation Stone Mediation on your own anytime this day

Day 3:
Saturday, February 27, 2021
9:30 am PST / 11:30 am CST / 12:30 pm EST
Foundation Stone Meditation in German, spoken by Margaret Runyon
Foundation Stone Meditation in English, spoken by Timothy Kennedy, Angela Foster, Marianne Fieber, Frank Agrama, Hazel Archer Ginsberg.

The ARC is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Foundation Stone Meditation – For Rudolf Steiner’s Birth Day
Time: Feb 25 & 27, 2021 at 9:30 am PST / 11:30 am CST / 12:30 pm EST
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81463338523?pwd=UUdBUVBJeFh6eitoWURibzNIREVwQT09 
Meeting ID: 814 6333 8523
Passcode: FSM

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The International Youth Initiative Program

 Greetings –  YIP13 here bringing you some exciting news on the Initiative Forum 2021. We hope you all are finding light during these winter days.  Initiative Forum is in less than two weeks, and we want to share the long awaited program and list of contributors with you! Click here to discover it.   The schedule is packed full of workshops, lectures and open spaces – we’ve made sure that there are opportunities to participate no matter what time zone you’re in. We are excited to welcome over 15 different contributors to the forum including Orland Bishop, Hazel Archer-Ginsberg, Nora Rahimian, Diane Longboat And Helmy Abouleish. Check out the full list on our website’s contributor page!   And of course, there will also be time in the mornings for movement workshops, and time in the evening for open mics, pajama parties, and radioshow hangouts. We are so excited to connect with you under the theme “Are you listening” and to co-create this worldwide community with you! For that, our sliding scale tickets are available on our website.   See you on March 3rd for day one of “Are You Listening” Initiative Forum 2021. Until then enjoy our pre-forum specials on our social media. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @initiative_forum_2021_.   -YIP13  

Weaving a non-gendered Feminist Reality with Hazel Archer-Ginsberg*

Friday 5 March 2021 – 6:30 am – 8 am Central Time as part of the The International Youth Initiative Program Initiative Forum

What are the qualities of the Divine Feminine? How can we use them to empower an innovative way of thinking, feeling & willing, to create a new world, where the human being is free?

Have paper & colored pencils at the ready for this hands-on workshop.

Here is a link to the full program and the list of contributors

*Hazel Archer-Ginsberg – Founder of Reverse Ritual: Understanding Anthroposophy through the Rhythms of the Year & the ‘I Think Speech’ Podcast. Trans-denominational Minister, Essayist, Lecturer, Poet, Anthroposopher – working as the Festivals Coordinator of the Chicago Rudolf Steiner Branch, & the Central Regional Council of the Anthroposophical Society. Past Video Recordings

 Other presenters include:
Oland Bishop, Helmy Abouleish
Managing Director of SEKEM


For tickets click here! (it’s only $30 to support these young folks)
 To stay updated follow us on Facebook or Instagram
The International Youth Initiative Program

Reflect

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Robert Loubary

Today for the 6th Day: Practice the rhythm of Reflection. What does it mean to Reflect?

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Elizabeth Bushmann

How can we take in the impulses that allow us to walk in step with Spirit – echoing thru healthy rhythms, which we can incorporate into our everyday life? My prayer is for the essence of Christ to be active – & rooted in love, in my every thought, word & deed. May we have the strength to comprehend & mirror with all the helpful spirits & Saints what is the breadth & length & height & depth, of our divine humanness – to know & reflect the love of Christ, which in the light of Wisdom, forges knowledge into a healing force.

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Georgiana Houghton

Just as in certain circumstances we can become servants of the evil spirits of illness and misfortune, so too we can become the servants of those spiritual beings who promote health and growth, who send down from the spiritual world into our physical world forces that help life to flourish. It is nothing but a materialistic superstition to believe that physical hygiene and external regulations are the sole means of promoting health. Everything that happens in physical life is directed by the beings and powers of higher worlds who are all the time pouring into the physical world forces which in a certain way work freely, upon human or other beings, either promoting or harming health and growth. Certain specific spiritual powers and beings are responsible for these processes in health and illness. In the life between death and rebirth man co-operates with these powers; and if we have prepared ourselves in the right way we can experience the bliss of co-operating in the task of sending the forces which promote health and growth, from the higher worlds into this physical world“. ~Rudolf Steiner – GA 141 – Between Death and Rebirth: Lecture 9 – Berlin, 4th March 1913

Mercury, Jupiter, and Saturn in the morning sky February 20, 2021

22 February 2021 – “Speaking with the Stars”: By the time darkness falls this evening, Orion the Hunter is well above the horizon in the south. Beneath him is Lepus the Hare, a lesser-known constellation with several night-sky treasures to explore.

Have you ever seen Canopus, the second-brightest star after Sirius? In one of the interesting coincidences known to devoted skywatchers, Canopus lies almost due south of Sirius. When to look? Canopus is due south when Beta Canis Majoris — Murzim the Announcer, the star about three finger-widths to the right of Sirius — is at its highest due south over your landscape. That’s probably sometime between7& 8 pm CST. Look straight down from Murzim then.

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Georgiana Houghton

Rudolf Steiner’s Lectures on this day

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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1632 – Galileo’s Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems is published.

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1732 – Birthday of George Washington, American general & politician, 1st President of the United States

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1788 – Birthday of Arthur Schopenhauer, German philosopher & author

1876 – Birthday of Ita Wegman, founder of Anthroposophical medicine & close collaborator of Rudolf Steiner. She also developed a special form of massage therapy, called rhythmical massage, & other therapeutic treatments.

Ita Wegman, as she was known throughout her life, was born as Maria Ita Wegman in Indonesia, the first child of a Dutch colonial family. Around the turn of the century, she returned to Europe (she had visited before) & studied therapeutic gymnastics & massage. In 1902, when she was 26, she met Rudolf Steiner for the first time. Five years later she began medical school at the University of Zurich, where women were not discriminated to study medicine. She was granted a diploma as a medical doctor in 1911 with a specialization in women’s medicine & joined an existing medical practice.

In 1917, having opened an independent practice, she developed a cancer treatment using an extract of mistletoe following indications from Steiner. This first remedy, which she called Iscar, was later developed into Iscador & has become an approved cancer treatment in Germany & a number of other countries.

By 1919 she had a joint practice together with two other doctors, also women. In 1920 she purchased land in Arlesheim, where she opened her own clinic, the Klinisch-Therapeutisches Institut, the first center for anthroposophical medicine. In 1922 she founded a therapeutic home for mentally handicapped children, Haus Sonnenhof, also in Arlesheim, & co-founded a pharmaceutical laboratory, Weleda, that has since grown into a significant producer of medicines & health-care products.

In the following year, Rudolf Steiner asked Wegman to join the Executive Council of the newly reformed Anthroposophical Society at the Goetheanum in Dornach, Switzerland. She also directed the Medical Section of the research center at the Goetheanum. Together, Wegman & Steiner wrote what was to be Steiner’s last book, Extending Practical Medicine, which gave a theoretical basis to the new medicine they were developing. The book was partly written while Wegman cared for Steiner, who was already terminally ill. Wegman founded a new medical journal, Natura, the following year.

In 1936, the clinic opened a second home in Ascona, Switzerland. Shortly thereafter, difficulties between Wegman & the rest of the Executive Council flared up, & Wegman was asked to leave the Council; in addition, she & a number of supporters had their membership in the Anthroposophical Society itself withdrawn. The medical work flourished, however, & Wegman travelled extensively in support of the rapidly growing movement to extend medicine’s limits; she was especially active in the Netherlands & England during this time. Wegman died in Arlesheim in 1943, at the age of 67.

Ita Wegman is a close collaborator of Rudolf Steiner thruout many incarnations including: Alexander the Great to Steiner’s Aristotle; Gilgamesh & Ebani… On the Work of the Archangel Michael by Ita Wegman

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1943 – Deathday of 1943 – Hans & Sophie Scholl, German activists. Sophie a German student along with her brother Hans were anti-Nazi political activists, active within the White Rose non-violent resistance group in Nazi Germany. They were convicted of high treason after distributing anti-war leaflets at the University of Munich (LMU).

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In the early summer of 1942, Scholl, his sister Sophie, Willi Graf, Kurt Huber, Christoph Probst, & Alexander Schmorell, co-authored 6 anti-Nazi Third Reich political resistance leaflets. Calling themselves the White Rose, they instructed Germans to practice nonviolent resistance against the Nazis. The group had been horrified by the behavior of some German soldiers on the Eastern Front, where they had witnessed cruelty towards Jews in Poland & Russia.

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Hans & Sophie Scholl & Christopher Probst were beheaded by Johann Reichhart in Munich’s Stadelheim Prison. The execution was supervised by Dr. Walter Roemer, the enforcement chief of the Munich district court. Scholl’s last words were “Es lebe die Freiheit!” (“Long live freedom!”). Shortly thereafter, most of the other students involved were arrested & executed as well.

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1932 – Birthday of Ted Kennedy, an American politician who served as a United States Senator from Massachusetts for over forty years from 1962 until his death in 2009. A member of the Democratic Party, he was the second most senior member of the Senate when he died & is the fourth-longest-continuously-serving senator in United States history, having served there for almost 47 years.

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For many years, Ted Kennedy was the most prominent living member of the Kennedy family, & he was also the last surviving, longest-living, & youngest son of Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. & Rose Kennedy. He was the youngest brother of John F. Kennedy—the 35th President of the United States—& Senator Robert F. Kennedy, both victims of assassination, & the father of Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy.

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POD (Poem Of the Day)

Now, looking through
the slanting light
of the morning
window toward
the un-mountained
presence
of everything
that can be,
what urgency
calls you to your
one love? What shape
waits in the seed
of you to grow
and spread
its branches
against a future sky?

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The Stone of Love: Speaking Forth as a Gift

You are invited to join in a zoom celebration in honor of the anniversary of Rudolf Steiner’s birth. Over 3 days, we hope to offer our attention and gratitude to Dr Steiner, both as individuals and in community. We’ll come together to warm our hearts and hear the Foundation Stone Meditation spoken so we might carry it into the world. Two zoom meetings will last 20 minutes each, and we will work individually in the day between. The zoom link is the same for both meetings (see link below, following the schedule).

Prelude – Tuesday 23 February 2021 – 9:30 PT/11:30 CT/12:30 ET/

The 1st of a 2 part zoom presentation on the Biography of Rudolf Steiner (15 minute) with Hazel Archer-Ginsberg Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/266986103?pwd=bXU4a0EvMmJkMDZTR0Rqcm0xZ0pUZz09 Meeting ID: 266 986 103 Passcode: 345338

Day 1: Thursday, February 25, 2021

9:30 PT/11:30 CT/12:30 ET/

Rudolf Steiner’s birth, part 2 from Hazel Archer Ginsberg

Short intro from Willem Zeylmans von Emmichoven’s The Foundation Stone, read by Angela Foster

Foundation Stone Meditation, spoken by Christine Burke 

Day 2: Friday, February 26, 2021 Please read or speak the Foundation Stone Mediation on your own anytime this day

Day 3: Saturday, February 27, 2021

Foundation Stone Meditation in German, spoken by Margaret Runyon

Foundation Stone Meditation in English, spoken by Hazel Archer Ginsberg, Frank Agrama, Marianne Fieber, Timothy Kennedy, Alex Tuchman

The ARC is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: Foundation Stone Meditation – For Rudolf Steiner’s Birth Day

Time: Feb 25 & 27, 2021 at 9:30 PT/11:30 CT/12:30 ET/ (25 Feb see separate code)

Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81463338523?pwd=UUdBUVBJeFh6eitoWURibzNIREVwQT09 Meeting ID: 814 6333 8523 Passcode: FSM

Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kctvcCLHg3 Meeting ID: 814 6333 8523 Passcode: 286512

  The International Youth Initiative Program  
 Greetings –  YIP13 here bringing you some exciting news on the Initiative Forum 2021. We hope you all are finding light during these winter days.  Initiative Forum is in less than two weeks, and we want to share the long awaited program and list of contributors with you! Click here to discover it.   The schedule is packed full of workshops, lectures and open spaces – we’ve made sure that there are opportunities to participate no matter what time zone you’re in. We are excited to welcome over 15 different contributors to the forum including Orland Bishop, Hazel Archer-Ginsberg, Nora Rahimian, Diane Longboat And Helmy Abouleish. Check out the full list on our website’s contributor page!   And of course, there will also be time in the mornings for movement workshops, and time in the evening for open mics, pajama parties, and radioshow hangouts. We are so excited to connect with you under the theme “Are you listening” and to co-create this worldwide community with you! For that, our sliding scale tickets are available on our website.   See you on March 3rd for day one of “Are You Listening” Initiative Forum 2021. Until then enjoy our pre-forum specials on our social media. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @initiative_forum_2021_.   -YIP13  

Weaving a non-gendered Feminist Reality with Hazel Archer-Ginsberg*

Friday 5 March 2021 – 6:30 am – 8 am Central Time as part of the The International Youth Initiative Program Initiative Forum

What are the qualities of the Divine Feminine? How can we use them to empower an innovative way of thinking, feeling & willing, to create a new world, where the human being is free?

Have paper & colored pencils at the ready for this hands-on workshop.

Here is a link to the full program and the list of contributors

*Hazel Archer-Ginsberg – Founder of Reverse Ritual: Understanding Anthroposophy through the Rhythms of the Year & the ‘I Think Speech’ Podcast. Trans-denominational Minister, Essayist, Lecturer, Poet, Anthroposopher – working as the Festivals Coordinator of the Chicago Rudolf Steiner Branch, & the Central Regional Council of the Anthroposophical Society. Past Video Recordings

 Other presenters include:
Oland Bishop, Helmy Abouleish
Managing Director of SEKEM


For tickets click here! (it’s only $30 to support these young folks)
 To stay updated follow us on Facebook or Instagram
The International Youth Initiative Program

‘The living bedrock of my being’.

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For your contemplation & practice on Day #5: Memorize a version of The Lord’s Prayer that resonates with you.

Our Father who art in Heaven.
Heaven is unlimited; it is within ourselves as well as without.

Hallowed be Thy name.
Awaken in me the Spirit Self. Spiritualize my Astral body.
Let me become one with the Holy Spirit.

Thy Kingdom come.
Awaken in me the Life Spirit. Spiritualize my Etheric body.
Let me become one with The Christ.

Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.
Awaken in me the Spirit Man. Spiritualize all that is Physical in me.
Let me become one with the Father.

Give us this day our daily bread.
Let me not want for anything that is necessary for my body and soul.
Nourish me with The Christic Self who Art the bread and the water of Life.

Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those that trespass against us.
Forgive me all weaknesses and help me to conquer and purify all inclinations
that dwell in my Etheric body, whether inherited or my own.
Purify my imagination or thought life.

Lead us not into temptation.
Help me to cleanse my Astral body of all passions and desires.
Fill me with Your Love, in order that this eternal Love
May overflow from the cup of my Soul, to benefit the world.

Deliver us from the evil.
Help me to overcome my lower self
So that I may, through Your Goodness, Grace and Mercy,
Attain that which was given through Christ’s Deed
And belongs to those who strive to redeem evil.

For Thine is the Kingdom –
And the power and the glory –
From Eternity to Eternity.

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Hilma af Klint

Rudolf Steiner gave this version of the Lord’s Prayer to Helen Hecker, an American music student in Germany where she became a pupil of Rudolf Steiner, attending lectures beginning in 1905. On her return to the states in 1909, Helen continued her personal connection with Dr. Steiner thru correspondence.

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Here is a version that Rudolf Steiner himself worked with – referred to as
The Esoteric Lord’s Prayer
:

Father, you who were, are, and will be in the inmost being of all of us!

May your name be glorified in us all and praised.

May your kingdom grow more expansive in our deeds
and in the conduct of our lives.

May we enact your will in our life as you, Father,
have enshrined it in our inmost heart and soul.

In overflowing abundance you give us spiritual nourishment, the bread of life, through all the changing conditions of our lives.

Let our mercy toward others atone for the sins perpetrated upon our being.

You do not allow the tempter to work in us beyond the capacity of our strength –
for no temptation can prevail in Your being.
The tempter is only appearance and delusion,
from which You will safely deliver us, Father, through the light of your knowledge.

May your power and glory work in us through all cycles of time.

The Lord’s Prayer – An Esoteric Study – GA 96 – A Lecture by Rudolf Steiner, Berlin, January 28, 1907

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Perry Benterly

RUDOLF STEINER’S CALENDAR OF THE SOUL
translated with added titles by Roy Sadler
LENT II
Joy Will Arise
v47
From worldwide womb will rise
the joy of growth, enlivening the senses’ glory;
and may it find my strength of thought
defended by the strength of God,
the living bedrock of my being.

ASCENSION
The Risen Self
v6
Arisen from my own persona
my real self appears
as revelation of the spheres
in powers of time and space;
the world now everywhere to me portrays
as paradigm of the divine
the image in whose mirror I come true.

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Proud Mother Alert: Here is New Music by ‘Circles Edge’:

Ultra-Violet Archer – vocals & sound engineering & Morgan Vallat – guitar & bass

“We write journeying songs. Also songs about mythical creatures, anthropomorphized gemstones, and the sun. Perfect for listening to while you are on your way to the edge!”

“our first batch of recorded songs! enjoy the ride :)”

released February 20, 2021

THIS LINK TO BANDCAMP IS THE BEST CAUSE IT HAS ALL THE LYRICS & YOU CAN BECOME A PATRON https://circlesedge.bandcamp.com/album/in-case-of-emergence

https://circlesedge.bandcamp.com/album/in-case-of-emergence

in the Rhythm

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Lenten-Tide Day #4:

This morning I awoke with the thought that witnessing can be a rhythm to live into. The very last thing Christ Jesus said to his disciples was, “You will be my witnesses.” As the disciples also stated in Acts, “we must speak of what we have seen and heard.” We can be a witness too. We can share our stories & experiences, our thoughts & hopes.

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There is also the rhythm of Serving. The ‘Son of Man’ did not come to be served, but to serve.

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And of course the one that most folks know about, & where the biggest misnomers come in – Fasting. Instead of being purely materialistic around this willing sacrifice, how can we live into it with authentic spirit?

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Once we can truly let go of what does not serve, we can practice the rhythm of Gathering. We are not meant to be alone.  The first human beings were created on the 6th day: “So God created humankind in his own image; in his own image God created them” (Genesis 1:27) In light of the New Testament, this makes all the more sense, seeing how we are created in the image of a Triune God. At the core, divinity is relational. The same is true of us. I often speak about the New Mysteries taking place in the social realm.

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Moon inside the great circle of astars known as the Winter Circle on February 20, 21 and 22, 2021.

20 February 2021 – “Speaking with the Stars”: Mercury (occult Venus) will turn direct in sidereal Capricorn tonight. The planet of love’s message will be sandwiched between Jupiter & Saturn while trining the moon in Taurus. We’ve had this large stellium in Capricorn all month long – a bit by aggravated by Mars & Uranus. When the Mercury turns direct, the Sun will have left Capricorn for Aquarius. (Occult) Venus will be poised to follow the Sun by the end of the month. Mercury will leave Capricorn in March.

Rudolf Steiner’s Lectures on this day

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY 

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World Day of Social Justice is an international day recognizing the need to promote social justice, which includes efforts to tackle issues such as poverty, exclusion, gender equality, unemployment, human rights, and social protections.

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1835 – The 1835 Concepción earthquake destroys Concepción, Chile.

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1846 – Polish insurgents lead an uprising in Kraków to incite a fight for national independence.

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1872 – The Metropolitan Museum of Art opens in New York City.

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1877 – Tchaikovsky’s ballet Swan Lake receives its premiere at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow.

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1933 – Adolf Hitler secretly meets with German industrialists to arrange for financing of the Nazi Party’s upcoming election campaign.

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1935 – Caroline Mikkelsen becomes the first woman to set foot in Antarctica.

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1943 – American movie studio executives agree to allow the Office of War Information to censor movies.

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POD

To remember
the other world
in this world
is to live in your
true inheritance.

~hag

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Weaving a non-gendered Feminist Reality with Hazel Archer-Ginsberg*

Friday 5 March 2021 – 6:30 am – 8 am Central Time as part of the The International Youth Initiative Program Initiative Forum

What are the qualities of the Divine Feminine? How can we use them to empower an innovative way of thinking, feeling & willing, to create a new world, where the human being is free?

Have paper & colored pencils at the ready for this hands-on workshop.

*Hazel Archer-Ginsberg – Founder of Reverse Ritual: Understanding Anthroposophy through the Rhythms of the Year & the ‘I Think Speech’ Podcast. Trans-denominational Minister, Essayist, Lecturer, Poet, Anthroposopher – working as the Festivals Coordinator of the Chicago Rudolf Steiner Branch, & the Central Regional Council of the Anthroposophical Society. Past Video Recordings

 Other presenters include:
Oland Bishop, Helmy Abouleish
Managing Director of SEKEM


While this wasn’t exactly what we first envisioned, moving online means
that this forum will be more accessible than perhaps ever before.
The program will be designed to accommodate people from different time zones
all over the globe, and we look forward to transcending restrictions and limitations by joining together in community with folks for whom travelling is not an option.

In addition to interactive workshops, lectures, open spaces, performances & more, there will be plenty of space within the program for fostering connection
and conversation. At the Initiative Forum, we hope you will laugh a lot
(wait till you see what our arts & culture team is cooking up!), listen deeply,
be truly heard, and experience the power of community,
which no distance can dull. We can’t wait to meet you!

For tickets click here! (it’s only $30 to support these young folks)
 To stay updated follow us on Facebook or Instagram
The International Youth Initiative Program

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The 8-Fold Path to the Easter Elementals

Holy Week 2021 (March 28 – April 4): Starting on Palm Sunday then thru-out Holy Week including Easter Morning, we will meet every day on Zoom at 10:10 am (Central Time) to create together a Thought-Seed Egregore based on the Herbert Hahn Verse

When I think light, my soul shines,
When my soul shines, the earth is a star,
When the earth is a star, then I am, a true human being

& then we will take turns sharing the indications for that day from Rudolf Steiner / The Buddha’s 8 –fold Path, known as the ‘Weekday Exercises’ (let me know if you would like to lead one of the days? (5 min) Holy Week  chart

Palm SUNDAY
Resolves or ‘RIGHT JUDGMENT.’ having been formed independently of sympathies and antipathies.

Holy MONDAY
Talking – ‘RIGHT WORD.’

Holy TUESDAY
External actions- ‘RIGHT DEED.’

Holy WEDNESDAY
The ordering of life. – ‘RIGHT STANDPOINT.’

Maundy THURSDAY
Human Endeavour. – ‘TO LET ALL THE EXERCISES BECOME A HABIT.

Good FRIDAY
The endeavor to learn as much as possible from life. – ‘RIGHT MEMORY.’ (Remembering what has been learned from experiences).

Holy SATURDAY
To pay attention to one’s ideas. – ‘RIGHT OPINION.’

The octave of the New Sun
EASTER SUNDAY
To turn one’s gaze inwards –
RIGHT EXAMINATION.’

Whoever is holding the leading thoughts for that day will tie it into some 5-10 min. artistic exercise based on the indications

Group sharing (5 min)

We close with the ‘reversed’ Hahn verse.
I am a True Human Being
For the Earth is a Star
The Earth is a Star
When I Think Light
When I think Light
My Soul Shines

Easter Sunday – 4 April 2021, in person at the Rudolf Steiner Branch Chicago & online 2 pm – 4 pm Central Time.

Group Eurythmy with Mary Ruud

Hazel Archer – The octave of the New Sun

Keynote with Ines Katharina (Bee Keeper, Founder of the Biodynamic Emerald Honeybee Sanctuary, Waldorf Teacher) Ines will connect the Easter Thought with the Elemental Beings & the flight of the Queen Bee.

Mary Ruud will give us a performance of ‘Rock Spring Wonder’

We close with singing ‘Now the green Blade Riseth’

Potluck Social Time in the Schreinerei – Please bring food & drink to share

$10 Suggested Donation (can’t make it? or joining us online? please consider supporting this event, Thank you)

*Dear friends, please join the call at 10:05 am to get settled in so we can begin the Thought-Seed promptly at 10:10 am
Topic: The 8-Fold Path thru Holy Week 2021
Time: Starting on Palm Sunday Mar 28 – thru Easter Morning, 2021 10:10 AM Central Time (US and Canada)
Every day, 8 occurrence(s)
Mar 28, 2021 10:10 AM
Mar 29, 2021 10:10 AM
Mar 30, 2021 10:10 AM
Mar 31, 2021 10:10 AM
Apr 1, 2021 10:10 AM
Apr 2, 2021 10:10 AM
Apr 3, 2021 10:10 AM
Apr 4, 2021 10:10 AM

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Wisdom Calls

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Lenten-Tide Day #3:

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Tula Devi

Befriend your Guardian Angel. I am often in conversation with my Angel. Right before sleep usually, when I thank, & acknowledge this being who serves me thru many lifetimes. And I also use this time to ask questions or set goals that I need help with.

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Katrina Lanfranco

I am using this time to set new rhythms.

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Sir George Clauson

The first rhythm is Rest or Peace, which for me still engages the will, it is active: playing, praying, holding reverence, wonder, gratitude & awe.

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With a focus on seeing: Christ in every human being.

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To Listen – In an age when smartphones & social media have made communication with people around the globe easier than ever, hearing that still small voice of the Divine in the midst of competing voices can often be difficult. Of course, this isn’t an entirely unique problem: Proverbs 8 describes both Wisdom & Folly crying out from the high places of the city to all who would pass by. The good news is that the gods are always speaking. The bad news is, so is are the adversarial voices.

What would it look like, to devote a designated period of time disconnected from all devices & distractions? What if you spent that time praying to more clearly hear the voice of Wisdom?

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Lupam Juniaa

Proverbs 8 – Wisdom’s Call

Does not wisdom call out?
    Does not understanding raise her voice?
At the highest point along the way,
    where the paths meet, she takes her stand;
beside the gate leading into the city,
    at the entrance, she cries aloud:
“To you, O people, I call out;
    I raise my voice to all mankind.
You who are simple, gain prudence;
    you who are foolish, set your hearts on it.[a]
Listen, for I have trustworthy things to say;
    I open my lips to speak what is right.
My mouth speaks what is true,
    for my lips detest wickedness.
All the words of my mouth are just;
    none of them is crooked or perverse.
To the discerning all of them are right;
    they are upright to those who have found knowledge.
10 Choose my instruction instead of silver,
    knowledge rather than choice gold,
11 for wisdom is more precious than rubies,
    and nothing you desire can compare with her.

12 “I, wisdom, dwell together with prudence;
    I possess knowledge and discretion.
13 To fear the Lord is to hate evil;
    I hate pride and arrogance,
    evil behavior and perverse speech.
14 Counsel and sound judgment are mine;
    I have insight, I have power.
15 By me kings reign
    and rulers issue decrees that are just;
16 by me princes govern,
    and nobles—all who rule on earth.[b]
17 I love those who love me,
    and those who seek me find me.
18 With me are riches and honor,
    enduring wealth and prosperity.
19 My fruit is better than fine gold;
    what I yield surpasses choice silver.
20 I walk in the way of righteousness,
    along the paths of justice,
21 bestowing a rich inheritance on those who love me
    and making their treasuries full.

22 “The Lord brought me forth as the first of his works,[c][d]
    before his deeds of old;
23 I was formed long ages ago,
    at the very beginning, when the world came to be.
24 When there were no watery depths, I was given birth,
    when there were no springs overflowing with water;
25 before the mountains were settled in place,
    before the hills, I was given birth,
26 before he made the world or its fields
    or any of the dust of the earth.
27 I was there when he set the heavens in place,
    when he marked out the horizon on the face of the deep,
28 when he established the clouds above
    and fixed securely the fountains of the deep,
29 when he gave the sea its boundary
    so the waters would not overstep his command,
and when he marked out the foundations of the earth.
30     Then I was constantly[e] at his side.
I was filled with delight day after day,
    rejoicing always in his presence,
31 rejoicing in his whole world
    and delighting in mankind.

32 “Now then, my children, listen to me;
    blessed are those who keep my ways.
33 Listen to my instruction and be wise;
    do not disregard it.
34 Blessed are those who listen to me,
    watching daily at my doors,
    waiting at my doorway.
35 For those who find me find life
    and receive favor from the Lord.
36 But those who fail to find me harm themselves;
    all who hate me love death.”

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Rudolf Steiner’s Lectures on this day

19 February 2021 – “Speaking with the Stars”: First-quarter Moon shines between Aldebaran & the Pleiades.

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY 

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Alexander Mak

1473 – Birthday of Nicolaus Copernicus, Polish mathematician & astronomer

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1807 – Former Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr is arrested for treason in Wakefield, Alabama and confined to Fort Stoddert. Aaron Burr was an American politician & lawyer. He served as the third vice president of the United States during President Thomas Jefferson’s first term from 1801 to 1805. During his last year as vice president, Burr engaged in the duel in which he fatally shot Hamilton, his political rival. Although dueling was illegal, Burr was never tried, and all charges against him eventually were dropped. Nevertheless, Hamilton’s death ended Burr’s political career.

Burr traveled west to the American frontier, seeking new economic & political opportunities. His secretive activities led to his 1807 arrest in Alabama on charges of treason. He was brought to trial more than once for what became known as the Burr conspiracy, but was acquitted each time. Nevertheless, with large debts & few influential friends, Burr left the United States to live as an expatriate in Europe. Handicapped by a stroke and financially ruined, Burr died at a boarding house in 1836.

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1878 – Thomas Edison patents the phonograph.

1884 – More than sixty tornadoes strike the Southern United States, one of the largest tornado outbreaks in U.S. history.

1899 – End of the Kali Yuga according to Elisabeth Vreeda, which began in 3001 BC.

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1899 – Birthday of Ehrenfried Pfeiffer, a German scientist, soil scientist, leading advocate of biodynamic agriculture, anthroposophist and student of Rudolf Steiner.

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1942 – President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs executive order 9066, allowing the United States military to relocate Japanese Americans to internment camps.

1953 – Book censorship in the United States: The Georgia Literature Commission is established

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1963 – The publication of Betty Friedan’s The Feminine Mystique reawakens the feminist movement in the United States as women’s organizations and consciousness raising groups spread

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POD

~do you
know magic…?
can you utter the name of your soul
& bring yourSelf back to light…?
from the fruits of your labor do you know
… who you are…?
can you speak your destiny
with willful words that vibrate
to create a life full filled…?
~hag

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Weaving a non-gendered Feminist Reality with Hazel Archer-Ginsberg*

Friday 5 March 2021 – 6:30 am – 8 am Central Time as part of the The International Youth Initiative Program Initiative Forum

What are the qualities of the Divine Feminine? How can we use them to empower an innovative way of thinking, feeling & willing, to create a new world, where the human being is free?

Have paper & colored pencils at the ready for this hands-on workshop.

*Hazel Archer-Ginsberg – Founder of Reverse Ritual: Understanding Anthroposophy through the Rhythms of the Year & the ‘I Think Speech’ Podcast. Trans-denominational Minister, Essayist, Lecturer, Poet, Anthroposopher – working as the Festivals Coordinator of the Chicago Rudolf Steiner Branch, & the Central Regional Council of the Anthroposophical Society. Past Video Recordings

 Other presenters include:
Oland Bishop, Helmy Abouleish
Managing Director of SEKEM


While this wasn’t exactly what we first envisioned, moving online means
that this forum will be more accessible than perhaps ever before.
The program will be designed to accommodate people from different time zones
all over the globe, and we look forward to transcending restrictions and limitations by joining together in community with folks for whom travelling is not an option.

In addition to interactive workshops, lectures, open spaces, performances & more, there will be plenty of space within the program for fostering connection
and conversation. At the Initiative Forum, we hope you will laugh a lot
(wait till you see what our arts & culture team is cooking up!), listen deeply,
be truly heard, and experience the power of community,
which no distance can dull. We can’t wait to meet you!

For tickets click here! (it’s only $30 to support these young folks)
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The 8-Fold Path to the Easter Elementals

Holy Week 2021 (March 28 – April 4): Starting on Palm Sunday then thru-out Holy Week including Easter Morning, we will meet every day on Zoom at 10:10 am (Central Time) to create together a Thought-Seed Egregore based on the Herbert Hahn Verse

When I think light, my soul shines,
When my soul shines, the earth is a star,
When the earth is a star, then I am, a true human being

& then we will take turns sharing the indications for that day from Rudolf Steiner / The Buddha’s 8 –fold Path, known as the ‘Weekday Exercises’ (let me know if you would like to lead one of the days? (5 min) Holy Week  chart

Palm SUNDAY
Resolves or ‘RIGHT JUDGMENT.’ having been formed independently of sympathies and antipathies.

Holy MONDAY
Talking – ‘RIGHT WORD.’

Holy TUESDAY
External actions- ‘RIGHT DEED.’

Holy WEDNESDAY
The ordering of life. – ‘RIGHT STANDPOINT.’

Maundy THURSDAY
Human Endeavour. – ‘TO LET ALL THE EXERCISES BECOME A HABIT.

Good FRIDAY
The endeavor to learn as much as possible from life. – ‘RIGHT MEMORY.’ (Remembering what has been learned from experiences).

Holy SATURDAY
To pay attention to one’s ideas. – ‘RIGHT OPINION.’

The octave of the New Sun
EASTER SUNDAY
To turn one’s gaze inwards –
RIGHT EXAMINATION.’

Whoever is holding the leading thoughts for that day will tie it into some 5-10 min. artistic exercise based on the indications

Group sharing (5 min)

We close with the ‘reversed’ Hahn verse.
I am a True Human Being
For the Earth is a Star
The Earth is a Star
When I Think Light
When I think Light
My Soul Shines

Easter Sunday – 4 April 2021, in person at the Rudolf Steiner Branch Chicago & online 2 pm – 4 pm Central Time.

Group Eurythmy with Mary Ruud

Hazel Archer – The octave of the New Sun

Keynote with Ines Katharina (Bee Keeper, Founder of the Biodynamic Emerald Honeybee Sanctuary, Waldorf Teacher) Ines will connect the Easter Thought with the Elemental Beings & the flight of the Queen Bee.

Mary Ruud will give us a performance of ‘Rock Spring Wonder’

We close with singing ‘Now the green Blade Riseth’

Potluck Social Time in the Schreinerei – Please bring food & drink to share

$10 Suggested Donation (can’t make it? or joining us online? please consider supporting this event, Thank you)

*Dear friends, please join the call at 10:05 am to get settled in so we can begin the Thought-Seed promptly at 10:10 am
Topic: The 8-Fold Path thru Holy Week 2021
Time: Starting on Palm Sunday Mar 28 – thru Easter Morning, 2021 10:10 AM Central Time (US and Canada)
Every day, 8 occurrence(s)
Mar 28, 2021 10:10 AM
Mar 29, 2021 10:10 AM
Mar 30, 2021 10:10 AM
Mar 31, 2021 10:10 AM
Apr 1, 2021 10:10 AM
Apr 2, 2021 10:10 AM
Apr 3, 2021 10:10 AM
Apr 4, 2021 10:10 AM

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