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#1 Sun

Devi Ylee

~Sun your number is 1
Multiplied by Billions
I am 1 too
With a thousand longings for unity
Before the after
An exaltation of now
In the timelessness of 1
Where I walk without flinching
Thru the burning cathedral of the Summer-Tide –
My bank of wild grass
Ever majestic & full of music
An eternal fire of renewal, pressing life
Against my skin & lips & soul
Where the rays smolder & ripen within me
~hag

25 June 2021 – “Speaking with the Stars”: With a bright Moon still in Sagittarius, it’s best to focus on easy targets on the other side of the sky today. Early in the morning a few hours before sunrise, the Great Square of Pegasus — formed by the stars Alpheratz, Algenib, Markab, and Scheat — is high in the east. Enif, in the constellation’s southwestern region, marks the Winged Horse’s nose. This yellow giant star’s total luminosity is 6,700 times greater than our Sun’s. The star itself is also 185 times larger than our Sun. ~ astronomy.com

Sunrise: 5:33 A.M.
Sunset: 8:33 P.M.
Moonrise: 9:58 P.M.
Moonset: 6:10 A.M.

Corina Chiriba

Rudolf Steiner’s Lectures on this day(RSarchives) 

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY (The Present Age magazine)

Lecture 1, Blackboard Image 1
Rudolf Steiner Black Board drawing from the Curative Education Course

TODAY 25 in 1924 Rudolf Steiner began the Curative Pedagogical Course in Dornach. Here is a snippet from that 1st lecture:

“…In some corner of the life of soul of every human being lurks a quality, or tendency, that would commonly be called abnormal. It may be no more than a slight tendency to flights of thought, or an incapacity to place the words at the right intervals in speaking, so that either the words fall over each other or else the listener could go for a walk between them.

Irregularities of this kind — and they are to be found also in the life of will and of feeling — can be noticed, at all events to some slight degree, in the majority of human beings. We shall have something to say about them later on, because for anyone who sets out to deal, educationally or medically, with serious irregularities, these slighter ones will be of importance as symptoms. And one must, you know, be able to make one’s own careful study of symptoms, in the sense in which the doctor speaks of symptoms by which he recognises illnesses

Suppose one day a civilisation were to arise that confined human beings in rooms, keeping them there from morning till evening, so that they were debarred from taking any interest at all in the outer world. What would be the result? These human beings would of course by such a process be precluded from acquiring any knowledge of the outer world; and this would mean that when they passed afterwards through death and came into the spiritual world, they would be insufficiently equipped for getting to know the human organism in this spiritual world (where all is contained); with the result that when they descended again to Earth, they would come down with far less knowledge than one who had in his previous life acquired the faculty for looking out upon his surroundings with free, open perception.

There is another secret connected with this. You go through the world. You think perhaps, as you go through the world, that a single day is of little importance. And so it is for ordinary consciousness, but not for that which is building the unconscious within this ordinary consciousness. If for one single day, as you go through the world, you observe the world intently and carefully, then this gives you already the preliminary condition for knowledge of all that is contained in the body of man. For what is outer world in Earthly life is spiritual inner world in life beyond the Earth. And we shall have to speak further of the results that cannot but ensue from our present civilisation, and of how it comes about that children are born defective. Those human beings who live shut off from the world today will all of them at some time or other come down with a lack of knowledge of the human organism, and they will choose ancestors who would otherwise have remained barren. It will be precisely those parents who tend to beget sick or feeble bodies who will be chosen, while those who would be capable of producing good bodies will remain sterile. Yes, it is actually so: it depends upon the whole development of a particular epoch, how a generation, when it descends again to birth, will be formed and built”.

Judy Willis

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~rs

St. John the Baptist and Uriel the Archangel of Summer –

An Experiential online Festival with Geoff Norris, Elizabeth Carlson, Lisa Dalton, Lucien Dante Lazar, Hazel Archer

Sunday 27 June 2021 on Zoom:
Noon – 1:30 pm PT / 1 – 2:30 pm MT / 2 pm – 3:30 pm CT / 3 – 4:30 pm ET /
8 – 9:30 pm London Time / 9 – 10:30 pm CET

Metanoia –  Can you hear the voice of conscience? – Make straight the path, for at the fullness of Summer, the light is so bright that it leaves no room for the shadow, a time to remember what St. John said “Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

Musicial Performance by Lucien Dante Lazar

Speech – Geoffrey Norris

Eurythmy- Elizabeth Carlson

Living into St. John’s-Tide – Lisa Dalton

Leading Thoughts – Hazel Archer

Hazel Archer is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: St. John’s
Time: Jun 27, 2021 02:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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    Zosia Nowak

                                                     

Exciting news!
The Rudolf Steiner Branch in Chicago will be one of 6 Hybrid Host Centers
for this years AGM & Conference of the Anthroposophical Society in America!*

There will be a meeting for those who would like to be part of
the Hospitality Committee on Tuesday 29 June 2021,
potluck at 5:30pm – meeting 6:30 – 7:30pm CDT.

Live in the area? Come on by in person 4249 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL. 60618

Think you might want to come in for the confernece & want to help?
Join us on zoom for the meeting

Jenny Doty is the Chair of the Chicago Hosting Committee. You can reach her at jenny.meyer17@gmail.com

Hazel Archer is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: AGM Hosting Meeting
Time: Jun 29, 2021 06:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
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*The AGM & Conference for the Anthroposophical Society in America has traditionally been hosted by the various regions in one place. Last year it was completely vitual. The Central Regional Council has the honor of planning for this year, & we are going to create a hybrid event with the theme:
Building the Temple of the Heart” 7-10 October 2021
There will be 6 HUBS from the Central Region bringing in Rudolf Steiner’s 6 Basic Excersies, as the foundation for our Temple; as well as 6 Hybrid Host Centers around the country to make participation & travel more convenient.

6BE HUBS

  • NOLA – Thinking
  • Austin – Will 
  • Twin Cities- Equanimity/Feeling
  • Northern Michigan – Positivity
  • Ann Arbor- Open-Mindedness
  • Chicago/Youth- Harmony

 6 Hybrid HOST Centers (in person & on-line):

  • North Carolina
  • Portland
  • Sacramento
  • LA
  • NY
  • Chicago

Key-note speakers include: Dr. Michaela Glockler, Michael Lipson, and Brian Gray. Featuring Biography Art, Eurythmy, Speech, Singing…Class Lesson #11, & a grand ‘Pageant’ on Sunday.

More info. coming soon

Heart-a-fire

FichArt - Peter and Birgitte Fich Christiansen, Denmark | Awakening art,  Spiritual art, Angel art
Peter Fich Christiansen

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Schiller once said “Take the divine into your will & it descends from its cosmic throne.”

When people are united in higher wisdom, when communities arise, not thru necessity or heredity, but through free will, a group-soul descends from the spiritual worlds.

And human hearts, once warmed, can rise up to meet the Source of Wisdom, like flowers turning toward the Sun

Where separate egos are united by a common Truth, the Christ imbued Spirit can descend. 

Peter Fich Christiansen

If, today, together we Will to turn our hearts towards a higher wisdom, to set fire to the forces of Anthroposophia in our souls, redeeming our intelligence, the Holy Spirit, can anchor & embody itself in us – turning the ‘Me’ into the ‘We’-  Blessing the world.

For this to happen, we need to let go of judgment. – When we let go of opinion, we can find truth. And then we can let the ground of our souls become warm.

With focused will we can let the:
Light Divine
Warm our Hearts
& Enlighten our Heads’
‘That Good May Become
’.

Pentecost and Role of Holy Spirit Pre/Post | Life Giving Words of Hope &  Encouragement by Jeff Davis
Ben Holder

So let’s apply some spiritual science eh? Heat rises right? & so it is with our inner being. When we warm our hearts, then the spirit responds – The light-flame from above, answers, to the warmth-flame from below. 

& how do we do this? – By celebrating the festivals of course.

Blessings to all as we come together for WHITSUN – THE FESTIVAL OF THE FREE INDIVIDUAL AND COMMUNITY

~hag

Nature Spirit Artworks by Peter Fich Christiansen
Peter Fich Christiansen

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Sangraal: A Pentecost Pilgrimage & Whitsun Festival with the Central Regional Council an experiential ‘Pageant’ written by Hazel Archer, taking us on a Quest from The Cauldron of Ceridwen, to The Holy Grail, & into The Sacred Vessel of the Sophia.

with Special Guests: Mary Mertz, Camille Vettraino

Eurythmy with Elizabeth Carlson, & Music with Ultra-Violet Archer

Join us on Whitsunday 23 May 2021, at 11 am PT / 12 noon MT / 1 pm – 2:30 pm CT / 2 pm ET / 8 pm CET

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Peter Fich Christiansen

RUDOLF STEINER’S CALENDAR OF THE SOUL
translated (with added titles) by Roy Sadler
WHITSUN
Dream

v8
In concert with the gods’ creating
the senses’ power grows;
it presses thinking down
to dimness of a dream.
When bonding with my soul
would be a holy being
my thinking must be stilled,
in quiet dreamlike presence satisfied.

Joti Sahi

Rudolf Steiner’s Lectures on this day(RSarchive.org)

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY ( From Rudolf Steiner’s original Calendar of the Soul, The Present Age Mag., Wikipedia, RSarchive.org)

Astrology: SPICA (The Royal Behenian kabbalistic star), Art Print |  Barewalls Posters & Prints | bwc66839944

23 May 2021 – “Speaking with the Stars”: Find Spica to the right of Bella Luna

botticelli | BOOK OF DAYS TALES

1498 –Girolamo Savonarola is burned at the stake in Florence, Italy. Savonarola was an Italian Dominican friar. He was known for his prophecies & his calls for Christian renewal. He denounced clerical corruption, despotic rule & the exploitation of the poor. The Florentines expelled the ruling Medici &, at the friar’s urging, established a “popular” republic. Declaring that Florence would be the New Jerusalem, the world center of Christianity & “richer, more powerful, more glorious than ever”, enlisting the active help of Florentine youth.

In 1495 when Florence refused to join Pope Alexander VI’s Holy League against the French, the Vatican summoned Savonarola to Rome. He disobeyed & defied the pope by preaching under a ban, highlighting his campaign for reform with processions, bonfires & pious theatricals. In retaliation, the Pope excommunicated him.

A trial by fire proposed by a rival Florentine preacher to test Savonarola’s divine mandate turned into a fiasco. On May 23, 1498, they condemned, hanged, & burned him in the main square of Florence.

Love And Bullets: The Real Bonnie & Clyde - CBS News

1934 – The American bank robbers Bonnie and Clyde are ambushed by police and killed in Bienville Parish, Louisiana.

Heinrich Himmler - Wikipedia

1945 – World War II: Heinrich Himmler, the head of the Schutzstaffel, commits suicide while in Allied custody.

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Sophia Community Circle – WEDNESDAY 2 JUNE 2021

We are She – She are We – Embodying Love in Wisdom with Hazel & Ultra-Violet Archer

9:30 am PT / 10:30 am MT / 11:30 am CT / 12:30 pm ET / 5:30 pm GMT / 6:30 pm CET

Grail Dove

Arthur Rackham

Listen to a preview of the Pentecost Pageant on the ‘IThink Speech’ podcast

Blessings friends on this eve of Whitsunday 2021 –

The Holy Grail is the esoteric image of the whole of evolution; a living container which connects the ancient wisdom centers, with esoteric Christianity. It is a key to the New Mysteries which are ever emerging in our time. The Grail integrates the etherized blood of the Christos, with the Feminine aspect of the Holy Spirit, which descends on Whitsunday like tongues of fire – 1st to the heads of the disciples; penetrating then into their hearts, opening the larynx along the way, enabling them to speak the language of the heart, uniting all in a new community – The 1st foundation for the Temple of the Heart.

The Philosophy of Spiritual Activity eBook by Rudolf Steiner -  9788826498256 | Rakuten Kobo United States

Rudolf Steiner tells us in his ‘Philosophy of Spiritual Activity’: ‘Only because human individuals are one spirit can they also enjoy life side by side. The free person lives in confidence that the other free person belongs with them to a spiritual world, and in their highest intentions, will meet with them’. And Philosopher Friedrich Schiller once said “Take the divine into your will, and it descends from its cosmic throne.”

In 1907 Rudolf Steiner created the ‘Whitsun Congress’ as a new Rosicrucian impulse, displaying the 7 seals of St. John’s Apocalypse, a representation of the 7 stages of human evolution, and of the Christian initiation.

The Whitsun spirit came alive again through Rudolf Steiner for the 3rd time in history, with the re-founding of the Anthroposophical Society at the Christmas Conference. The deed of laying the Foundation Stone of Love into the hearts of those connected with the Anthroposophical movement, created what Steiner called a “World Whitsun” – The renewing of Wisdom, connected with Steiner’s deed of Love and Sacrifice, inaugurated the possibility for the human soul to transform into a chalice for Anthroposophia.

Chicago Rudolf Steiner Branch

In the Celtic stories, the Grail symbolizes both the Womb and the Tomb, belonging to the Mother Goddess, for it is She who initiates the cycles of life, death, and rebirth.  This is now transformed into the primary Christian image of the Holy Grail containing the redemptive Blood of Her Son. Ever and again, the Chalice which contains the sacrificial Blood, becomes the Womb which gives new life to the faithful during the Ritual of the Eucharist.

Those who partake of this Chalice receive the essence of the Resurrected Life – a spiritual striving that has its reflection in the Quest of the Knights for the Holy Grail. It is also the task of the Grail seeker today, to bring the Sophia forth from her exile, in the renewal of the Christian mysteries.

Pistis Sophia eBook by G.R.S. Mead - 9781475312812 | Rakuten Kobo United  States

This quest begins in the Wisdom literature of the scriptures and the Apocrypha, where Sophia is recognized as the first creation of God, an emanation of the Divine Light, and also as co-creator and mediator between God and the world.

Christian Mystic and alchemist Jacob Boehme tells us: The Sophia is the ‘seeing’ as Holy Spirit, the ‘mirror’ as Son, and the ‘eye’ as Father… The noble Sophia hides herself in the fountain of Christ.

This shows an understanding of her role as the creative power of the Divine – the Heavenly figure of Wisdom, and the “World-Soul” which is the Divine Presence within creation.

Pistis Sophia: The Holy Graal Collage by Angela Ferrara | Saatchi Art
Angela Ferrara

Our modern Grail Quest today follows the pathways of The Sophia hidden in the Chalice of Christ. For the Grail is also the vessel of Sophia.

A major theme of the Grail stories is the loss of this Grail – the loss of the ‘Soul of the World’, and the devastation of the land which ensues. When we are once again able to hear Sophia’s message, we will realize that every created thing is seeded with the Divine. When we drink from Her Cup, we become aware of the sacredness of the natural world.

The paradoxical nature of Sophia’s Chalice is that, while it provides limitless nourishment, it is at the same time, an empty vessel – For the Grail is the receptive ground from which all nature arises, and into which the Divine pours itself. The mystery of the Grail is that it contains all things, and yet it is open, pure and virginal.

For if we gaze long enough into the Grail, following the meditative practice of Spiritual Science, we may see the essential openness – the seeming void of deep space, which is beyond time, before creation or mortality.

The Stone that Fell from Heaven from The Ninth Century and The Holy Grail 1  - PDF Free Download

These polarities of existence are expressed in the many images of the Grail: the primal Cauldron of the Goddess, which gives both life and death; the Chalice of Christ’s blood, which represents the suffering of Good Friday and the Joy of Easter, and the World-Soul, experienced through the expansion into the heights of Ascension, which then calls down the tongues of fire, bringing the Holy Spirit into our will.

The Grail as both the Chalice of Christ and the Cauldron of Sophia, brings a differentiated wholeness, consisting of a dynamic balance between Love and Wisdom – expressed as the Sangraal of ‘Christos-Sophia.’

~hag

Mary as the Holy Grail

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Sangraal: A Pentecost Pilgrimage & Whitsun Festival with the Central Regional Council an experiential ‘Pageant’ written by Hazel Archer, taking us on a Quest from The Cauldron of Ceridwen, to The Holy Grail, & into The Sacred Vessel of the Sophia.

with Special Guests: Mary Mertz, Camille VettrainoEurythmy with Elizabeth Carlson, & Music with Ultra-Violet Archer

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Virgo | constellation and astrological sign | Britannica

May 22, 2021 – “Speaking with the Stars”: Use the waxing gibbous moon to find Spica, the brightest star in the constellation Virgo the Maiden. ~earthsky.org

Mannaah Blackwell

Rudolf Steiner’s Lectures on this day(RSarchve.org)

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY ( From Rudolf Steiner’s original Calendar of the Soul, The Present Age Mag., Wikipedia, RSarchive.org)

The Battle at Issus

334 BC – The Macedonian army of Alexander the Great defeats Darius III of Persia in the Battle of the Granicus.

St. Constantine the Great - St. Helena - Bronx, NY

337 – Birthday of Constantine the Great, Roman emperor.

Martha Washington - America's First First Lady

1802 – Death-day of Martha Washington, 1st First Lady of the United States

Wagner's Music is Bombastic and Boring' and Other Letters to the Editor -  The New York Times

1813 – Richard Wagner, German composer. Ilona Schubert is credited with connecting him in a former life to Merlin.

1934 – Deathday of Pekka Ervast – the founder of Finnish Section of Theosophical Society. He was a writer, lecturer, linguist, and clairvoyant – very versatile in languages. He learned to read French at the age of five or six. Ervast’s mother died when he was eight years old and he then began to have ‘extrasensory perception’. At the age of twelve he wrote a comparative grammatical study of nine different languages.

In January 1894, Ervast got acquainted with Theosophy through a Swedish translation of Esoteric Buddhism by A. P. Sinnett: “I read a few sentences from the first chapter. There was talk about a brotherhood of adepts, how there has always been and still are human beings who have deeper knowledge about the secrets of nature and life than any scientist. I could read no more. I was overwhelmed by so great a shudder of joy that I was compelled to throw myself on the couch. My whole being sounded as in one voice: this is true, this is true…The aftermath was so immense I could not read anything on that day. I couldn’t think anything else. As if from a revelation I had gained a certainty that adepts do exist and a human being can participate in divine knowledge.” The next year he joined the Scandinavian Section of the Theosophical Society.

In 1896 he went through an experience of rebirth, which formed the basis for his theosophical work: “On October 13, 1896, in the middle of the day, the agony of my soul had reached an utmost point…There seemed to be a dark cloud before my eyes, and I felt as if my pain would transfer itself into the cloud. I then thought, such is life. At the same time the cloud tore apart as if struck by lightning, and the rays of the sun shone warmly on my face, bright but not dazzlingly. Gradually this lovely light surrounded me on every side, so I was as if in a sea of light, and eventually it filtered inside me, filled me, and lit me up totally, so I and my whole being became like a pure light…My old life was wiped away…”

During the years 1896-1898, Ervast belonged to the Universal Brotherhood and Theosophical Society. He was its representative in Finland. He joined the esoteric school led by Mrs. Katherine Tingley. Ervast intensively followed meditation instructions of the esoteric school.

Ervast started regular lecturing and writing on Theosophy early on in his theosophical career; theosophical work was his full-time occupation. It is worth noting that Theosophy in Finland attracted mainly persons belonging to the so-called working class, whereas in other parts of the Western world Theosophy was more popular among the higher classes.

When the Theosophical Society in Finland was founded in 1907, Ervast was the first to serve as General Secretary, a position he held for ten years. The TS in Finland grew quickly into a vibrant organization.

Ervast and other theosophists founded a commune Tuonenkylä in 1910. The outbreak of the First World War in 1914 was a great disappointment for Ervast. He had believed that theosophists on both sides of the war would follow the ideal of the universal brotherhood and declined to go to war. Ervast was an unconditional pacifist: according to his interpretation, the non-resistance of evil is the cornerstone of Esoteric Christianity (this is well in line with ahimsa in Hinduism and Buddha’s teachings on non-violence).

Ervast published two of his main works during the war time: The Esoteric School of Jesus (the contemporary translation is called The Divine Seed) and The Key to the Kalevala, which is available in English as a free ebook. The former is a detailed investigation of the ethical teachings of Jesus from the perspective of Esoteric Christianity, and the latter is an exploration of the spiritual meaning of the Finnish National Epic, the Kalevala.

The Order of the Star in the East was under intense interest among the theosophists in Finland and elsewhere. However, Rudolf Steiner, who was the Head of the German Section of the T. S. at the time, was very critical towards teachings of Krishnamurti as a new World Teacher. Ervast was also critical. He met Steiner when he visited Helsinki in a lecture tour in 1912 just before Steiner left the T. S.

Ervast founded a new society, The Finnish Rosy Cross (Ruusu-Risti) in the tradition of Rosicrucianism. Ervast lectured on the special status of Jesus Christ in the spiritual evolution of humanity.  Hs teaching on the Christ concur with Rudolf Steiner’s teachings. Ervast remained prolific to the end of his life.

Pekka Ervast wrote over 100 books in several languages:

The Time Abraham Lincoln Patented a Boat-Lifter

1849 – Future U.S. President Abraham Lincoln is issued a patent for an invention to lift boats over obstacles in a river, making him the only U.S. President to ever hold a patent.

Who was Victor Hugo? Les Miserables and The Hunchback of Notre Dame author  who lived in Guernsey

1885 – Death-day of Victor Hugo. Prior to burial in the Panthéon, the body of Victor Hugo was exposed under the Arc de Triomphe during the night. Rudolf Steiner indicates he was a Hibernian Initiate in the Karma lectures vol. 2 lec. 14.

Now there is a personality upon whom the Initiation rites and ceremonies of the Hibernian Mysteries had made a profound impression; they had a deep effect upon his inner life and his experiences were of such intensity that he forgot the Earth altogether. Then, after this personality had lived through an incarnation as a woman, when the impulses of earlier Initiation showed themselves merely in the general disposition of the soul, he came to the Earth again as an important figure in the 19th century. He had lived out the consequences of his karma in the Saturn-sphere — the sphere where one lives among Beings who, fundamentally speaking, have no present. It is a shattering experience to look with clairvoyant vision into the Saturn-sphere, where Beings live who have no present but only look back on their past. Whatever they do is done unconsciously; any action of theirs comes to consciousness only when it has happened and is inscribed into the world karma. Acquaintance with these Beings who draw their past after them like a spiritual comet’s tail, has a shattering effect. The personality of whom I am speaking, who had at one time been initiated and had thus transcended earthly existence in a certain sense, bore his soul to these Beings who take no part in the present, and elaborated his karma among them. It was as if everything that had been experienced hitherto in an Initiate-existence now illumined with majestic splendour all the past earthly lives. This past was brought to fruition by what had been experienced through the Hibernian Initiation. When this personality appeared again on Earth in the 19th century he had now, by contrast, to unfold impulses for the future. And when, on descending from the Saturn-sphere, this soul, with its gaze into the past illumined by the light of Initiation, arrived on Earth, it presented this contrast: a firm foothold on the Earth while gazing into the future and giving expression to far reaching ideas, impulses and perceptions. This Hibernian Initiate became Victor Hugo.”

Lost Wright Brothers' 'Flying Machine' Patent Resurfaces | Live Science

1906 – The Wright brothers are granted a U.S. patent for their “Flying-Machine”.

The Truman Doctrine for APUSH | Simple, Easy, Direct

1947 – Cold War begins: President Harry S. Truman – The Truman Doctrine – established that the United States would provide political, military and economic assistance to all democratic nations under threat from external or internal authoritarian forces. The Truman Doctrine effectively reoriented U.S. foreign policy, away from its usual stance of withdrawal from regional conflicts not directly involving the United States, to one of possible intervention in far away conflicts. ~ history.state.gov

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Sophia Community Circle – WEDNESDAY 2 JUNE 2021

We are She – She are We – Embodying Love in Wisdom with Hazel & Ultra-Violet Archer

9:30 am PT / 10:30 am MT / 11:30 am CT / 12:30 pm ET / 5:30 pm GMT / 6:30 pm CET

40 days

Theurgy..or in particular: Esoteric Christian Theurgy 101 | Blue Ray  Paintings – the creation vortex

Esoteric Christianity is the living schooling of the Risen Christ, which for us today is looking to be applied in the Resurrection not just of our physical body, but of our thinking. Dead thoughts must be awakened to life in the form of moral impulses.

During the 40 days between the Resurrection & the Ascension, Christ, living on Earth now in his etheric body, taught many things to his disciples. Some of these esoteric teachings can be found in the Gnostic Gospels, especially the ‘Pistis Sophia’- Occult views into cosmology, & many extensive dialogues between the Risen Christ & Mary-Sophia.

Christian Theology in Esoteric Contexts – Curious Christian

Rudolf Steiner reveals many levels of communication here. For instance, when the Christ spoke in parables, he used a picture language, like that of the Buddha, which everyone could understand. Then, when alone with his disciples, Christ explained these parables in a language similar to that of Socrates, appropriate for those who had developed a sufficient intellectual culture to understand it.

The Gnostic writings come out of a culture of people steeped in an atavistic clairvoyance, an instinctive wisdom, which was a gift of the gods. This ancient Pagan wisdom has grown dissolute. Then, Rudolf Steiner took the greatest Mystery of All Time, to the next level; into the Consciousness Soul, which will extend into the 43rd Century. Which means that with our willingness to work actively with Spiritual Science, the relevance of Anthroposophy will continue to grow for at least another 2,000 years.

Esoteric Christianity Art Prints | Fine Art America

So here we are friends, at this strange juncture in world history. Yet ever held by the cycle of the seasons with its Festival milestones; a sacred landing where we can stand upright in our true place in the universe.

So as the Easter-Tide continues, I feel a calling to be open to, & live into, the esoteric teachings of the Risen Christ – Working to digest the truth of the Resurrection into my physical body – Moving like the clouds, toward the Ascension, enlivening my etheric body. Preparing & purifying my astral body to receive the Holy Spirit; tongues of fire resting on my head, enlightening my heart to live into the great mission, & to be ever more worthy to serve AnthropoSophia, in a perpetual communal Pentecost.  

Walk with me in Social Unity.

~hag

15 April 2021 – “Speaking with the Stars”: The waxing crescent Moon shines near Aldebaran and the Pleiades.  This week both Mars and Bella Luna pass upward between the horntip stars of Taurus. If you have been reading the starry script, have you seen the name Parzival written in the crescent moon?

Rudolf Steiner’s Lectures on this day

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

The Day of Archangel Raphael

1452 – The Birthday of Leonardo da Vinci 

What is inscribed in the Akasha Chronicle between the earth and the moon is of special importance because it is there that among other things all imperfections are recorded. It should be realized that the inscribing of these imperfections is governed by the view that every record there is of significance for the individual’s own evolution, either furthering or hindering his progress. Because it is there inscribed in the Akasha Chronicle between earth and moon, it also becomes significant for the evolution of the earth as a whole. The imperfections of really great men are also recorded in that sphere. One example of tremendous interest for clairvoyant observation is Leonardo da Vinci. He is a spirit of greatness and universality equaled by few others on earth, but compared with what he intended, his actual achievements in the external world in many respects remained incomplete. As a matter of fact, no man of similar eminence left as much uncompleted as Leonardo da Vinci. The consequence of this was that a colossal amount was inscribed by him in the Moon sphere, so much indeed that one is often bound to exclaim, “How could all that is inscribed there possibly have reached perfection on the earth!”

At this point I want to tell you of something that seemed to me quite significant when I was studying Leonardo da Vinci. I was to give a lecture about him in Berlin and a particular observation made in connection with him seemed to be extremely important. It fills one with sadness today to see on the wall of the Church of Santa Maria della Grazie in Milan the rapidly disappearing colors that now convey no more than a faint shadow of what the picture once was. If we remember that Leonardo took sixteen years to paint this picture, and think of how he painted it, we gain a definite impression. It is known that he would often go away for a long time. Then he would return to the picture, sit in front of it or many hours, make a few strokes with the brush and go off again. It is also known that many times he felt unable to express what he wished in the painting and suffered terrible fits of depression on this account. Now it happened that a new prior was appointed to the monastery at a time when Leonardo had already been working at the picture for many years. This prior was a pedantic and strict disciplinarian with little understanding of art. He asked impatiently why the painter could not finish the picture, reproached him for it and also complained to Duke Ludovico. The Duke repeated the complaint to Leonardo and he answered, “I do not know whether I shall ever be able to complete this picture. I have prototypes in life for all the figures except those of Judas and Christ. For them I have no models, although in the case of Judas, if no model turns up I can always take the prior. But for the Christ I have no prototype.” That, however, is digressing.

What I want to say is that when one looks today at the figure of Judas in the picture that has almost completely faded, a shadow is to be seen on this figure, a shadow that cannot be explained in any way, either by the instreaming light or by anything else. Occult investigation finds that the painting was never as Leonardo da Vinci really wanted it to be. With the exception of the figures of Judas and the Christ he wanted to portray everything through light and shadow, but Judas was to be portrayed in such a way as to give the impression that darkness dominated the countenance from within. This was not intended to be conveyed by external contrasts of light and shadows. In the figure of Christ the impression was to be that the light on His countenance was shining from within, radiating outwards from within. But at this point disharmony beset Leonardo’s inner life, and the effect he desired was never produced. This affords a clue when one is observing the many remaining inscriptions made by Leonardo in the Moon sphere. It is an example of something that could not be brought to fulfillment in the earth sphere.

When the period following that of Leonardo da Vinci is investigated, it is found that Leonardo continued to work through a number of those who lived after him. Even externally there can be found in Leonardo’s writings things that later on were demonstrated by scientists and also by artists. In fact, the whole subsequent period was under his influence. It is then discovered that the inscribed imperfections worked as inspirations into the souls of Leonardo’s successors, into the souls of men who lived after him.

The imperfections of an earlier epoch are still more important for the following epoch than its perfections. The perfections are there to be studied, but what has been elaborated to a certain degree of perfection on the earth has, as it were, reached an end, has come to a conclusion in evolution. What has not been perfected is the seed of the following divine evolutionary process. Here we come to a remarkable, magnificent paradox. The greatest blessing for a subsequent period is the fruitful imperfection, the fruitful, justifiable imperfection of an earlier period. What has been perfected in an earlier epoch is there to be enjoyed. Imperfection, however, imperfection originating in great men whose influences have remained for posterity, helps to promote creative activity in the following period. Hence, there is obviously tremendous wisdom in the fact that imperfections remain in the neighborhood of the earth, inscribed in the records of the Akasha Chronicle between earth and moon.

This brings us to the point where we can begin to understand the principle that perfection signifies for the different epochs the end of a stream of evolution, and imperfection, the beginning of an evolutionary stream. For imperfection in this sense men should actually be thankful to the gods.” ~Rudolf Steiner Life Between Death and Rebirth Man’s Journey through the Cosmic Spheres after Death

Judah Maccabee | Jewish art, Rare books, Artist

Judah Maccabee by Arthur Szyk

“Among the five sons of Mattathias is one who is already called Judas in the Old Testament. He was the one who at that time fought more bravely than all the others for his own people. In his whole soul he was dedicated to his people, and it was he who was successful in forming an alliance with the Romans against King Antiochus of Syria (I Maccabees, Chap. 8). This Judas (Maccabeus =The Hammer) is the same who later had to undergo the test of the betrayal, because he who was most intimately bound up with the old specifically Hebrew element, could not at once find the transition into the Christian element, needing the severe testing of the betrayal. Again, if we look at the purely artistic aspect, how wonderfully do the two figures stand out: the grand figure of the Judas in the last chapters of the Old Testament and the Judas of the New Testament. It is remarkable that in this symptomatic process, the Judas of the Old Testament concluded an alliance with the Romans, prefiguring all that happened later, namely the path that Christianity took through the Roman Empire, so that it could enter into the world. If I could add to this something that can also be known but that cannot be given in a lecture to an audience as large as this, you would see that it was precisely through a later reincarnation of Judas that the fusion of the Roman with the Christian element occurred. The reincarnated Judas was the first who, as we might say, had the great success of spreading Romanized Christianity in the world. The treaty concluded by the Judas of the Old Testament with the Romans was the prophetic foreshadowing of what was later accomplished by another man, who is recognized by occultists as the reincarnation of that Judas who had to go through the severe soul-testing of the betrayal. What through his later influence appears as Christianity within Romanism and Romanism within Christianity is like a renewal of the alliance concluded between the Old Testament Judas and the Romans, but transferred into the spiritual.” ~Rudolf Steiner, Gospel of Mark: Lecture 2

Skip the line during this 3 hours tour of Milan and see Leonardo da Vinci's  'The Last Supper' and 'Duomo Cathedral' the symbol of Milan.Then, take a  walking tour of the city to see the best attractions of Milan......Duomo  Square, La Scala Theatre, Affari Square ...

If we let his “Last Supper” work on us, we find two things of which we can say that they do not altogether agree with Leonardo’s view of the principles of painting. One is the figure of Judas. From the reproductions and also to a certain extent from the shadowy painting in Milan, one gets the impression that Judas is quite covered in shadow — he is quite dark. Now when we study how the light falls from the different sides, and how with regard to the other eleven disciples the lighting conditions are represented in the most wonderful manner in accordance with reality, nothing really explains the darkness on the face of Judas. Art can give us no answer as to the wherefore of this darkness. This is fairly clear as regards the Judas figure. If we now turn to the Christ Figure, approaching it not according to Spiritual Science but according to the external view, it only produces, as it were, something like a suggestion. Just as little as the blackness, the darkness of the Judas figure seems justifiable, just as little does the “sunniness” of the Christ Figure, standing out as it does from the other figures, seem to be justified, in this sense. We can understand the lighting of all the other countenances but not that of Judas nor that of Christ Jesus. Then, as if of itself, the idea comes into one’s mind: surely the painter has striven to make evident that in these two opposites, Jesus and Judas, light and darkness proceed not from outside but from within. He probably wished to make us realize that the light on the face of the Christ cannot be explained by the outer conditions of light, and yet we can believe that the Soul behind this Countenance is itself a light force, so that It can shine of Itself, in spite of the lighting conditions. In the same way the impression with respect to Judas, is, that this form itself conjures up a shadow which is not explained by the shadows around it.

This is, as already said, a hypothesis of Spiritual Science, but one that has developed in me in the course of many years and we may believe that the more we considered the problem the more we would find it substantiated. According to this hypothesis one can understand how Leonardo, who strove to be true to nature in all his work and study, worked with trembling brush to present a problem that could only be justified with respect to this one figure. We can then understand that he might well be bitterly disappointed, indubitably so, because it was impossible by means of the then existing art to bring this problem to expression with complete truthfulness and probability. Because he could not yet do what he wanted, he finally despaired of the possibility of its execution and had to leave a picture behind him which still did not satisfy him, and the question as to the feelings with which Leonardo left his picture can be answered in full accord with the whole figure and spiritual greatness of Leonardo. He left it with a feeling of bitterness, realizing that in his most important work he had set himself a task, the execution of which could never be satisfactory with the means available to man. If in the centuries to come no eye will see the picture Leonardo had conjured on to the wall at Milan — that, in any case, was certainly not what lived in his soul. If we picture him thus before his most important creation, we are indeed tempted to ask: What secret really lay behind this figure?”

“…We see very little of Leonardo by looking at his external creations; we get the idea that this soul has still to carry out something in a super-sensible existence and we say to ourselves: Oh! We understand! In order that this soul, in the whole course of its collective existence, which runs through many earth lives, could always reveal something to mankind, it had in its Leonardo existence to pass through a life in which it was only able to bring to expression the very smallest part of what lived within it. Such souls as Leonardo are world riddles and life riddles — world riddles incarnate… Leonardo’s greatness only becomes evident to us when we get an inkling of what he could NOT accomplish. ~RS, Leonardo da Vinci – His Spiritual and Intellectual Greatness At the Turning Point of the New Age

“When we ourselves penetrate into the spiritual worlds and come to know something about the life there, we encounter conditions altogether different from those prevailing in physical life on earth. That is why it is so very difficult to describe these conditions in terms of human words and human thoughts. Any attempt to speak concretely about them often seems paradoxical.

To take one example only, I am able to tell you of a human soul after death together with whom it was possible — because of his special knowledge — to make certain discoveries in the spiritual world about the great painter Leonardo da Vinci, particularly about his famous picture of the Last Supper, in Milan. When one investigates a spiritual fact in association with such a soul, this soul is able to indicate many things which ordinary clairvoyance might not otherwise have found in the Akasha Chronicle. The soul in the spiritual world is able to point them out, but can do so only if there is some understanding of what this soul is trying to convey. Something very noteworthy then comes to light.

Suppose that in company with such a soul one is investigating how Leonardo da Vinci created his famous picture. Today the picture is hardly more than a few patches of colour. But in the Akasha Chronicle one can watch Leonardo as he painted, one can see what the picture was once like — although this is not an easy thing to do. When the investigation is carried on in company with a soul who is not incarnate but has some connection with Leonardo da Vinci and his painting, one perceives that this soul is showing one certain things — for example, the faces of Christ and of Judas as they actually were in the picture. But one perceives, too, that the soul could not reveal this unless at the moment when it is being revealed there is understanding in the soul of the living investigator. This is a sine qua non. And only at the moment when the soul of the living investigator is receptive to what is being disclosed does the discarnate soul itself learn to understand what is otherwise merely vision. To speak figuratively. — After something has been experienced together with such a soul — something that can be experienced only in the way described — this soul says to one: You have brought me to the picture and I feel the urge to look at it with you. (The soul of the dead says this to the living investigator because of the latter’s desire to investigate the picture.) Numerous experiences then arise. But a moment comes when the discarnate soul is either suddenly absent or says that it must depart. In the case of which I have just told you, the discarnate soul said: Up to now the soul of Leonardo da Vinci regarded with approval what was being done, but does not now desire the investigation to continue.” ~Rudolf Steiner, Links Between the Living and the Dead

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Chrysalis Drawing by Mark Johnson
Mark Johnson

POD (Poem Of the Day)

~I make my changes in secret
Like an insect in its chrysalis
Like a lead mountain into gold
The mummy molding into ripeness
Sanity staring into madness…
My transformation is
Mind, will, purpose & desire directed by love…
I die to let the visible become invisible…
~hag

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Living into the spheres of cosmic Life and cosmic Light: Easter, Ascension, Whitsun in the Calendar of the Soul with Luigi Morelli, Hazel Archer & Geoff Norris

13 May 2021 Ascension Thursday 5- 6:30pm PT / 6-7:30 pm MT / 7 pm – 8:30 pm CT / 8-9:30 pm ET / 1 am – 2:30 am GMT / 2 am – 3:30 am CET

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Verses & Group Speech – Geoff Norris

Ascension: The secret teachings, the Elementals, & The Etheric Christ – Hazel Archer

Calendar of the Soul – Luigi Morelli : For those who are familiar with the Calendar of the Soul we could say that during spring and summer we follow the ascent of cosmic life, cosmic light, cosmic warmth and cosmic Word as gifts bestowed upon the human being by the cosmos. By being receptive to them we strengthen our connection to cosmos and Self.

We will briefly explore the dynamics of the year, then look at what qualities of soul we need to develop as we move into spring and summer, most particularly from Easter to Ascension and Whitsun. We will look at the verses of the calendar in conjunction with the artistic renditions of Anne Stockton and Karl König, drawn for each of the verses.

We will ask ourselves: How can we live into and grow from this time of the year? How can we deepen our inner relationship to the event of Ascension? What can we receive and what can we give?

Luigi Morelli – Cultures have been a great part of my upbringing, since I’m American born, part Italian, part Peruvian, mostly grew up in Belgium, and have lived the longest in the US. I have long had a passion for social change from a cultural perspective. Professionally this has brought me to working with the developmentally disabled in the intentional, holistic, communities of Camphill International and L’Arche International, and also in the mainstream. Being a founding member of the Wavecrest L’Arche Community in Los Angeles was a memorable experience. I have lived in intentional cohousing for the last ten years; first in Ecovillage Ithaca, now at Headwaters Cohousing in Cabot, in both places actively involved in community building and process facilitation.

Since 1999 I have found a vocation in researching/writing both about American history and/or about cultural/spiritual change, which you can find at www.millenniumculmination.net. Only of late have I started writing on meditative material I have used for years, publishing an essay on the Foundation Stone Meditation (also onsite) and one upcoming on the Calendar of the Soul. I love outdoors in many forms, gardening, hiking, skiing, love singing and playing flute, and enjoy most kinds of social events.

Geoffrey Norris was born in Durban, South Africa on 07/09/1951. After extensive performing with the Rock Musical “Hair “in Southern Africa, Portugal and Spain in the early 70’s he continued his theatrical training at the London School of Speech Formation and Dramatic Art, graduating in 1978. He is an actor, storyteller and teacher of voice, movement and drama and has given courses and workshops worldwide integrating the approaches of Rudolf Steiner, Michael Chekhov, Viola Spolin (and others, his own included).and has performed extensively throughout Britain, Eire, Continental Europe, Scandinavia, Israel, Southern Africa, The United States, Canada, China, Taiwan, Japan, and New Zealand. He is a master teacher of Steiner Speech Drama and Movement, with over 46 years of experience in the field. www.speechanddramastudio.com

Norris’s “Noble Art of the Word” puts to shame our modern actors, who fear to bring colour to poetic, rhythmic language, making it monochromatic dull prose. May they learn from one of the best examples.
Theatre Critic – Olsztyn

Celebrating Pentecost King Arthur Style – The Golden Echo

Sangreal: A Pentecost Pilgrimage & Whitsun Festival with the Central Regional Council

After working with Karma & Reincarnation for 3 years the CRC has chossen a new Theme: ‘The Mysteries of the Holy Grail, from Arthur and Parzival to Modern Initiation’

Join us on Whitsunday 23 May 2021, at 11 am PT / 12 noon MT / 1 pm – 2:30 pm CT / 2 pm ET / 8 pm CET

Details coming soon

You are invited to get the Book & Join us for study sessions through out the year as well.

Shift

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These are the darkest days, the longest nights, fraught with internal midnights – when it’s easy to forget the bright Chrystal radiance of the newborn Sun – that is yet to come.

Yet, when we have the valor to embrace our darkest spaces -the fierce onslaught of restless tossing – we will deepen into the boundless birthing. Softening until we are ripe, like pomegranates that seep & pulse ruby red – an opening of the dark wound to light. May grace chime in our bell-hollows, so that Night herself can become the conduit to the new.

Yes, the Great Shift is happening, ready or not, here I come. Closer & closer to the blending of the light, out pictured as a cosmic conversation in the sunset sky. Come on, uncover your head & go out into the night, to hula-hoop the rings of Saturn round glad hips, while balancing Jupiter on your held-high-head as a benevolent crown. Align the solar system in your spine & pass thru the star portal of your ticklish bellybutton. Drink it all in – the Milky Way is spilling from your pineal gland to activate your inner eye. And the Helpers enter with your next inhalation. Breathe them in, & sing them out, in a frosty becoming.  The Christmas Star is meant to retune your mind to your heart – Together we shift & glow…

~hag

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Time to Catch Mercury Now | My Dark Sky

19 December 2020 -“Speaking with the Stars”: After reaching aphelion (the farthest point from the Sun in its orbit) Mercury (occult Venus) reaches superior conjunction tonight at 9 pm CST. This means the Love Messenger of the gods is on the opposite side of the Sun from Earth, which puts it out of view for the rest of the year. They will reappear in the evening sky to reveal their secrets for the new year next month.

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Rudolf Steiner’s Lectures on this day

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POD (Poem Of the Day)

~My listening tongue
My screaming ear
The triple eye
Speaks…

~hag

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Sunday 20 December 2020, 2 pm – 3pm CT

‘Awakening to the Light in the Darkness’: A Christmas Contemplation with Rev. Craig Wiggins. In-Person at The Rudolf Steiner Branch Chicago & online

Lucien Dante Lazar will open & close the program with some live piano music

And Mary Ruud will lead us in some Group Eurythmy to cap the evening

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The Great Conjunction: Jupiter and Saturn Align in Aquarius December 2020 -  Forever Conscious

Monday 21 December Winter Solstice Grand Conjunction of Jupiter & Saturn,

Biodynamic Prep-Stir 5 pm – 6:30 pm CST

at Elderberries Biodynamic Outpost & Cultural Hub 4252 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago

Christmas Star:” Saturn-Jupiter Great Conjunction 2020

All are welcome to bring festive food & drink to share

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Wednesday 23 December 2020 – 7:15 pm – 8:30 pm CT

Unwrapping our Cosmic Gift: Thoughts on the Christmas Conference 1923

with the Central Regional Council. Themes inspired by Prokofieff’s book: May Human Beings Hear it! include: Turning Points of Time; Christ, Sophia and Michael; Foundation Stone Meditation.Two Turning Points in Time – The Mystery of Wisdom, and The Mystery of Will

In 1923/24, during the Christmas ConferenceRudolf Steiner presented humanity with the Foundation Stone Meditation: an amazingly rich imagination, planted in our hearts and shining brightly like a guiding star.  Steiner also gave us many other gifts during that time which we will ponder in our hearts.

Leading thoughts, verses, songs and imaginations will be woven together in this artistic offering before the Holy Nights.

Special guestLucien Dante Lazar will provide a sprinkle of musical interludes throughout our event.

We will be joined by our old friend Dennis Dietzel in this performance.

We will go into small breakout groups to explore the theme: “How does the Foundation Stone Meditation speak to you?”

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May this Advent Season permeate our hearts with Love and Joy – The CRC – Marianne Fieber, Alberto Loya, Hazel Archer-Ginsberg, Lisa Dalton

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‘A Rose By Any Other Name’:

ASA Online Holy Nights 2020/2021

“The light of Christmas should shine as a light of peace, a light that brings peace outside only because first of all it sheds an inner peace into the hearts of human beings.” 
-Rudolf Steiner, The Search for the New Isis, Divine Sophia, December 24, 1920

We are approaching a new season where we enkindle an inner light that shines into the darkness of winter. Where meaning for the year ahead can be cultivated, and reflection on the year past can bring new insights. 

Last year many of you joined us each night to bring beauty and connection into the holiday season.  This year you are invited to join us again for a time of contemplation and community during the  ASA Online Holy Nights. 

Each 30 minute gathering will open with a meditative time with the new zodiac image and the virtue of the day, plus an artistic/writing prompt. Then a short offering will be shared about this special time of year as related to the Divine Feminine.   

What: ASA Online Holy Nights Seed: A Rose By Any Other Name hosted by the ASA Sophia Group and friends around the country. 

When: 9-9:30am Pacific / 11 am – 11:30 am Central / 12-12:30pm Eastern on December 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 and January 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 (Note: No meeting on December 31). Can’t join us live? No problem. Each gathering will be recorded and posted on our Holy Nights page.

HowRegister Here. Then check your email for a confirmation with the Zoom registration link. 

Cost: Your donations help us create events like this one! This event is free with suggested donations of $25, $50, $100/ /

Schedule of Presenters

12/24 Angela Foster

12/25 Laura Scappaticci 

12/26 Joyce Reilly 

Sunday 12/27 Hazel Archer-Ginsberg

12/28 Jordan Walker and Stefan Ambrose 

Tuesday 12/29 Ultra-Violet Archer

12/30 Deb Abrahams-Dematte 

12/31 No Meeting

1/1 Lelan Harris 

1/2 Tess Parker 

1/3 Claudia Knudson

1/4 Jolie Luba 

1/5 Timothy Kennedy 

Special Recording Notes: This gathering will be recorded each day and include all content and live attendees in the video.

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The Festivals Committee for the Rudolf Steiner Branch in Chicago invites you to Holy Nights December 24, 2020, through January 5, 2021 

*Please note–No meeting December 29th and 31st. See special offerings below for these dates. 

The Fifth Gospel by Rudolf Steiner – Each evening we will study together 

on Zoom from 7 pm – 8 pm CST

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On Tuesday, December 29th, 6 pm – 8:30 pm CST, 

we will join Anthroposophy Atlanta for a reading of Goethe’s fairy tale, The Green Snake and the Beautiful Lily 

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New Year’s Eve, there will be NO zoom call

Masked ball Painting by Marcel Garbi | Saatchi Art

Thursday 31 December 2020-21 Our Annual Conscious NYE Gathering 6 pm-10:10 pm CT

In-Person at Elderberries Bio-dynamic Outpost & The Rudolf Steiner Branch Chicago

6 pm Potluck and artistic mask making with Lucien Dante Lazar

7:30 – 9:30 Live Music with Jutta and the High Dukes 

10:10 pm Project Thought-Seed 

The evening ends at 10:30 pm

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Nancy Poer

Wednesday 6 January 2021, 2 pm – 4 pm CT

Joan’s Epiphany ‘What Joan of Arc Calls for Today’

In-Person at Elderberries Bio-dynamic Outpost & The Rudolf Steiner Branch Chicago & online Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/7052931041 Meeting ID: 705 293 1041

Today on the Birthday of Joan of Arc we welcome special Guest Nancy Poer

We will also explore ‘The Destinies of Individuals and of Nations’, Lecture 5, ‘The Nature of the Christ Impulse and the Michaelic Sprit Serving It’ by Rudolf Steiner with Leading Thoughts by Hazel Archer-Ginsberg

Social Sculpture: “The Passage” with Luicen Dante Lazar,

+ An Artistic exploration, Singing & Eurythmy

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