Catch Fire

Three Worlds: Heaven, Earth & Hell – Chris Cook Artist
Chris Cook

Listen to the Catch Fire musings on the ‘I Think Speech‘ Podcast

Dear friends, Our painful blessings are cracking open holes in the sour & puckered mass hallucination mistakenly called reality. News of the soul’s true home is pouring in, infiltrating our increasingly lucid waking life. Wild ripe juicy eternity is flooding in. Our allies from the other side of the veil are lining up, awaiting our awakening. And as Heaven & Earth come together, as the dreamtime & daytime merge, as paradise & the underworld overlap, we register the exhilarating fact that we are actually the ones in charge  –you & I are in charge–  of making a brand new world. Not in some distant time or faraway place, but right here & right now.

Shamanism / ritual magic / sacred tree / heaven and hell / | Etsy
Shakte Mazepel

In the coming months, we’ll encounter events that require us to revise our understandings about the very nature of reality. Our imaginations will have to be ingenious & our hearts alert in order to keep up with the outlandish changes. To locate truth amidst relentless waves of propaganda, we’ll have to be fiercely disciplined & tenderly hate-free. To avoid being infected by popular delusions, we’ll have to cultivate compassionate lucidity, humble courage, & a determination to rouse our will.

The Sun at His Eastern Gate, 1820 Painting by William Blake
William Blake

We are primed to commune much more intimately with the hidden source of power that fuels life. We are close to meeting the requirements defined by visionary poet William Blake who wrote: “Unless the eye catch fire, God will not be seen. Unless the ear catch fire, God will not be heard. Unless the tongue catch fire, God will not be named. Unless the heart catch fire, God will not be loved. Unless the mind catch fire, God will not be known.”

Watch Me Catch Fire" by Marie Enger - Hero Complex Gallery
Marie Enger

Friends – Let’s catch fire, to enkindle a passion to know god in all her forms. And to nurture our home fires that we must keep ever burning, as well as the communal fire that we must gather around & feed with our very breath.



10:10 Testament by Sally Greenberg from “A living physiology” by Karl Konig – ‘The Light of thinking shining like a star’ – I will use this as part of my Thought Seed during the 10:10 Meditation. Thanks Sally! And friends, please feel free to share your inspirations. Blessings – See you in the light.

Young moon and Mercury adorn January evening twilight

16 January 2021 – “Speaking with the Stars”: Maybe you saw the Mercury (Occult Venus) last week, near Jupiter &Saturn, when these three worlds formed a planetary trio? Now Jupiter & Saturn are difficult to see in the glare of twilight. And Mercury has ascended higher in the western twilight& will be near the waxing crescent which is just returning to the evening sky after new moon on January 12-13. Find the horizon in the direction of sunset, & look for baby Bella Luna & Mercury to pop out into the evening twilight as dusk ebbs into darkness. The nearby bright star will be Fomalhaut in Piscis Austrinus the Southern Fish. Fomalhaut is sometimes called the Loneliest Star, but it’s not so lonely now!


Symposium Between heaven and hell. Religious and spiritual experiences in  the context of mental health care | Calendar | University of Groningen
Benny Forest

Rudolf Steiner’s Lectures on this day


The Royal Calendar: January 16, 2012

1412 – The Medici family is appointed official banker of the Papacy

Johannes Schöner - Wikipedia

1477 – Birthday & Deathday (1547 ) of Johannes Schöner, a renowned German polymath. He was a priest, astronomer, astrologer, geographer, cosmographer, cartographer, mathematician, globe &scientific instrument maker & editor/ publisher of scientific tests. He published of Copernicus’ “De revolutionibus” in Nürnberg in 1543. He enjoyed a European wide reputation as an innovative & influential globe maker & cosmographer- as one of the continent’s leading & most authoritative astrologers.

Portrait of Ivan The Terrible painted by Viktor Vasnetsov in “1897”. Ivan  IV was the first Tsar of Russia, giving h… | Russian history, Russian art,  Modern history
Victor Vanasnetov

1547 – Ivan the Terrible becomes Czar of Russia

FRANZ BRENTANO watercolor portrait" Canvas Print by lautir | Redbubble
Tyler Cantell

1838 – Birthday of Franz Brentano an influential German philosopher, psychologist, & priest whose work strongly influenced not only students Edmund Husserl, Sigmund Freud, Kazimierz Twardowski, Alexius Meinong, Carl Stumpf, Anton Marty, Christian von Ehrenfels, and Tomáš Masaryk, but many others whose work would follow &make use of his original ideas & concepts. Rudolf Steiner recalls the obituary he gave of Brentano as part of his lecture The Case for Anthroposophy where he also speaks about the Separation of the ‘Psychological from the Non-Psychological’ in Franz Brentano.

Arnold Böcklin - 123 artworks - painting

1901 – Deathday of Arnold Böcklin a Swiss symbolist painter. Rudolf Steiner speaks about him in an incarnation as an Arthurian Knight

After the Fall: Photos of Hitler's Bunker and the Ruins of Berlin | TIME

1945 – Adolf Hitler moves into his underground bunker, the so-called Führerbunker

Society Anthroposophy Worldwide 9/14

1954 – Birthday of Sergei O. Prokofieff – a Russian anthroposophist. He was the grandson of the composer Sergei Prokofiev. Born in Moscow, he studied fine arts & painting at the Moscow School of Art. He encountered anthroposophy in his youth, & soon made the decision to devote his life to it. Prokofieff, wrote his first book, Rudolf Steiner and the Founding of the New Mysteries, while living in Soviet Russia. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, he was a co-founder of the Anthroposophical Society in Russia. At Easter 2001, he became a member of the Executive Council of the General Anthroposophical Society in Dornach, Switzerland. Prokofieff was a prolific author; at the core of his work is an attempt to develop a deepened understanding for Christianity on the basis of Rudolf Steiner’s spiritual-scientific research. Prokofieff was a prolific writer leaving us a treasure trove of Works.

The Great Man That Was Toscanini - Terry Teachout, Commentary Magazine

1957 – Deathday of Arturo Toscanini an Italian conductor, renowned for his intensity, his perfectionism, his ear for orchestral detail & sonority, & his photographic memory.] He was at various times the music director of La Scala Milan, the Metropolitan Opera in New York, & the New York Philharmonic Orchestra. Later in his career he was appointed the first music director of the NBC Symphony Orchestra (1937–54), & this led to his becoming a household name through his radio & television broadcasts & many recordings.

ON THIS DAY: January 16, 2018 | Flowers For Socrates

1970 – Buckminster Fuller receives the Gold Medal award from the American Institute of Architects


Liberty; In the Form of The Goddess of Youth; Giving Support To The bald  Eagle / Edward Savage - Gilcrease Museum

Friends I’m feeling called to offer a presentation on the ‘Spirit of America’. Anyone want to work with me to bring it to your community & share it on zoom world wide?

8 thoughts on “Catch Fire

  1. As kingfishers catch fire, dragonflies dráw fláme;
    As tumbled over rim in roundy wells
    Stones ring; like each tucked string tells, each hung bell’s
    Bow swung finds tongue to fling out broad its name;
    Each mortal thing does one thing and the same:
    Deals out that being indoors each one dwells;
    Selves—goes itself; myself it speaks and spells,
    Crying Whát I do is me: for that I came.

    Í say móre: the just man justices;
    Kéeps gráce: thát keeps all his goings graces;
    Acts in God’s eye what in God’s eye he is—
    Chríst—for Christ plays in ten thousand places,
    Lovely in limbs, and lovely in eyes not his
    To the Father through the features of men’s faces.

    Gerald Manley Hopkins

    1. Wow Caroline, what a beautiful offering you share.
      A balm of truth in the chaotic swirl
      Thank you for this rich nurturance

  2. ~tenderly hate-free
    compassionate lucidity~

    o so true! so true!
    my heart weeps, hazel

    the soul gift of mercy

    this we must do now
    must be, and will become

    i love you

      1. ~You are a resonator~

        Oh is THAT what’s going on?! 🙂 Of course that’s it; explains (some) things.

        Your voice, the words you speak, the shimmering light and thunder (I vibrate, I literally must still my body, hold my chest and breath and massage my heart, oh oww!) that you ~Bring Into Being~ as you ruminate, as I listen, and hear. And resonate.

        It happens when I read your words, and hear them. You’re not just a Psychopomp, you’re a Resonator Mater. 🙂 Sorry not sorry, my tears have now turned to giggling and I can’t help it!

  3. Hi Hazel, Thank you again. I greatly appreciate your Reverse Ritual sharing. I am very interested in your idea for a Spirit of America. I am not sure how much I am capable of contributing however; other than suggesting that all of us who subscribe to and read Reverse Ritual also join the People’s Inauguration Jan. 21 -31 and then continue the conversation from the spiritual science perspective and Steiner’s Threefold Community insights. Information about the People’s Inauguration

    1. O Sharleen that is a marvelous idea, I did not know about this.
      I am thinking we could do the presentation of Sunday 24 Jan. from 2 – 4 pm CST
      Do you want to handle the Peoples’ Inauguration part?
      Let’s talk 773-344-1150

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