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EURYTHMY: AN EXPERIENCE OF CONTENTMENT, The Dance Thinker, Issue #15

HOPE AS AN ORGAN OF PERCEPTION

“It is precisely in physical life that we need hope, for everything is upheld by hope and without it nothing can be done. The forces of hope, therefore, are connected with our last sheath as human beings, with our physical body. What the forces of faith are for our astral body, and the love-forces for the etheric, the forces of hope are for the physical body. Thus a man who is unable to hope, a man always despondent about what he supposes the future may bring, will go through the world with this clearly visible in his physical appearance. Nothing makes for deep wrinkles, those deadening forces in the physical body, sooner than lack of hope.

Hope Faith Love Painting by Susan Cooke Pena
 Susan Cooke Pena

The inmost kernel of our being may be said to be sheathed in our faith-body or astral body, in our body of love or etheric body, and in our hope-body or physical body; and we comprehend the true significance of our physical body only when we bear in mind that, in reality, it is not sustained by external physical forces of attraction and repulsion — that is a materialistic idea — but has in it what, according to our concepts, we know as forces of hope. Our physical body is built up by hope, not by forces of attraction and repulsion. This very point can show that the new spiritual-scientific revelation gives us the truth.

Ayse Domeniconi

What then does Spiritual Science give us? By revealing the all-embracing laws of karma and reincarnation, it gives us something which permeates us with spiritual hope, just as does our awareness on the physical plane that the sun will rise to-morrow and that seeds will eventually grow into plants. It shows, if we understand karma, that our physical body, which will perish into dust when we have gone through the gate of death, can through the forces permeating us with hope be re-built for a new life. Spiritual Science fills men with the strongest forces of hope. Were this Spiritual Science, this new revelation for the present time, to be rejected, men naturally would return to earth in future all the same, for life on earth would not cease on account of people’s ignorance of its laws. Human beings would incarnate again; but there would be something very strange about these incarnations. Men would gradually become a race with bodies wrinkled and shriveled all over, earthly bodies which would finally be so crippled that people would be entirely incapacitated. To put it briefly, in future incarnations a condition of dying away, of withering up, would assail mankind if their consciousness, and from there the hidden depths of their being right down into the physical body, were not given fresh life through the power of hope.

Hope - Abstract Flower Art Poster by Ann Powell

This power of hope arises through the certainty of knowledge gained from the laws of karma and reincarnation. Already there is a tendency in human beings to produce withering bodies, which in future would become increasingly rickety even in the very bones. Marrow will be brought to the bones, forces of life to the nerves, by this new revelation, whose value will not reside merely in theories but in its life-giving forces — above all in those of hope.” ~ Rudolf Steiner, ‘Faith, Love, and Hope: The Third Revelation.’

"Under the Tree of Hope" - Painting by Allison Massari
Allison Massari

Rudolf Steiner’s Lectures on this day

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

Month of July: Facts, Quotes, and Trivia

July 1 is the 182nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 183 days remain until the end of the year.

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1 July 2020 – “Speaking with the Stars”: Mars rises around midnight tonight, & the red planet is a great morning target, shining in southwestern Pisces the Fish. The best time to view the Red Planet is in the hour before dawn, when it’s about above the southeastern horizon.

Jim Leasure

POD (Poem Of the Day)

~I speak the story
As I walk in the legend…
May I meet myself
In every tree & rock
Quickened by tendrils of light…
Holy & perfect is the search
Which lives by fire in the embrace of spirit…
Watch as I burst into flames
Scattering my ashes to feed the Earth

~hag

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Dear friends – Not being able to travel to present my Spiritual Research, I made a little page to share some recorded offerings. Please tune in & freely pass them on…Thanks…xox

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The Karma Project – Manifestations of Karma Study Group
July 1, 2020 – 7:15 pm Central
 (8:15 pm Eastern)

“Thus we see that there is a certain relationship between karma and the animal kingdom, although we must not confuse matters by likening what the animal experiences as its fate with human karma. But if we consider the whole earth development, and what had to come about for the sake of humanity and its evolution, we will see that we can indeed speak of a relationship between the karma of humanity and the animal kingdom.”
~Rudolf Steiner, Manifestations of Karma, Chapter 2, “Karma and the Animal Kingdom”, Hamburg, 17 May, 1910 … focus of the July 1 meeting.

The lecture can be found online at the RS Archive (eLib) by clicking this link: https://wn.rsarchive.org/Lectures/…/Hamburg/19100517p01.html

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

This collection of lectures has been republished by Rudolf Steiner Press under the title: “Manifestations of Karma.” This book is a translation from German of Die Offenbarung des Karma (Ga 120), published in English by Rudolf Steiner Press in 1996.

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

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Agenda for our Study Call

7:15 Welcome and Introductions
7:18 Verse
7:25 Study led by five volunteers
Note: CRC team will ID volunteers
Laura – pg. 26 to 29
Chris – pg. 29 to 34
Rosemary – pg. 34 to 38
Marianne – pg. 38 to 42
Alberto – pg. 42 to end
8:05 Conversation
8:28 Close with verse

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August 8-18 ‘Classroom Alive’ Youth Open-Source Learning in Chicago

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We’re starting up with Culture in our community – join young people here in Chicago for a 10 day walking journey – Classroom Alive Chicago!

Exploration & experiencial learning all over Chicagoland, starting at at Elderberries 3-Fold Bio-dynamic Outpost & Cultrual Hub 4251 N. Lincolon Ave. Chicago, IL. 60618

for more info. contact Ultra-Violet Archer, or Frank Agrama

Details TBA #ClassroomAliveChicago2020

Thank you for forwarding this flier for any interested young people –

Co-sponsored in part by The Rudolf Steiner Branch Chicago Hazel Archer-Ginsberg, Festival & Program Coordinator

August 20-23, 2020 Questions of Courage Youth Conference at Elderberries

Questions of Courage 2020 in Chicago – August 20-23 Elderberries Biodynamic Outpost and 3Fold Cultural Hub 4251 N. Lincolon Ave. Chicago, IL. 60618

August 20: Check-in, share conversation, build the ground for the journey together.

August 21-22: Travel to Wisconsin Move together towards the land, link up with Farmer John and Haidy Angelic Organics Biodynamic Farm, and also with Dana and Phil Burns at Healing Traditions and Alizur farm. Connect with the land, plants, animals, and one another, through creative explorations and “roughin’ it” type amendments. Sleep under the stars or indoors.

August 23: Return to Chicago Enter back into the metropolitan context, into the social questions of urban life, and close the gathering together at Elderberries, setting the ground for future work out of questions of courage that are present.

Other locations and collaborators are currently in dialogue, and will be updated here.

The gathering is essentially about stepping into the living natural element, step by step, making an integral connection, with one another, ourselves, and the elements that support us here on the Earth…”

registration: https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSdY7KXHkjUPV2h9UD…/viewform

Thank you Elderberries for giving us an anchor to build our heartland gathering around!

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August 27-30, HOW WE WILL 2020

At Elderberries 3-fold Bio-Dynamic Outpost

for more info. contact Frank Agrama or Dottie Zold

Details TBA Co-sponsored in part by The Rudolf Steiner Branch Chicago -Hazel Archer-Ginsberg, Festival & Program Coordinator

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Prepare the Way

Nativity of Saint John the Baptist,
Zechariah writing, “His name is John”.
Pontormo, on a desco da parto, c. 1526.

The Festival of St. John’s Tide starts on the fixed date of June 24, the birthday of John the Baptist

The name John is really a title, it represents the best of humanity, devoted to what is beyond the little self, alive to the revelation of the spirit brought by Christ. At the center of history, the summons of JB was to turn inward, & confront the lower self. St. John’s Day is a perfect time to re-assess & re-balance ourselves in this metanoia.

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In the prologue of the Gospel of St. John the Evangelist right after we hear the ‘Word’ in the beginning, John, the 1st Adam is proclaimed. This Gospel emphasizes the divine spark in humanity, & connects us to its supreme form as the Logos Himself. The ‘disciple whom Jesus Loved’ received the forces of the beheaded John the Baptist, at the rising of Lazarus, earning him the title John as well.

The Last Old Covenant Prophet: John the Baptist and Forerunner of Our Lord  and Saviour Jesus Christ | Baptism of christ, John the baptist, Orthodox  icons

Just as the Son of God who was buried in matter is born again in Jesus of Nazareth – So it is for every individual human being – there is a mighty experience, which may be called the birth of the higher self – The divine Ego is born of the striving human being. Awakening to Initiation is possible, & when it is taken up, life as we know it, opens to new dimensions.

When the human principle in Jesus of Nazareth had reached its highest development, & his body had become an expression of the spirit within him, he was ripe to receive the Christ in the Baptism by John. His body had unfolded its full power, like the radiant Sun at Midsummer.

ABSTRACT SUNSHINE OF HAPPINESS textural impasto palette knife oil painting  detail Ana Maria Edulescu Painting by Ana Maria Edulescu
Ana Maria Edulescu

This had been prophesied. The spirit was to be born out of the darkness, like the Sun which increases in power towards solstice, waxing strong until St. John’s day, & then begins move inward.

JB was able to behold the approach of Jesus of Nazareth, as the increase of the Sun, & say ‘I must decrease, as the Sun decreases after midsummer day.’ But The Christ as the spiritual Sun will increase, & ‘his Light will shine forth from out of the darkness.’

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Duccio

It was the Baptist’s mission to proclaim this: ‘He who was announced by the prophets of old, the Son of the spiritual realms, born of the spirit, behold, He hath appeared.’

John the Baptist is ever active since this turning point of time. He has lived many a life of renunciation, then, he came to prepare the way, thru baptism. And when we ‘make straight the path’, the inner spirit-light can shine forth ever more brightly, reflecting the Christ light.

This is how the universal Ego of humanity is reborn in freedom, & the condition fulfilled for the rebirth of the individual higher self in every human being.

This is the most vital event in the evolution of each individual human: the rebirth of the immortal being which can issue forth from the ordinary Ego. This is inseparable from the greatest of all events, the deed of Christ on Golgotha ‘As the meaning of the Earth‘.

Gustave Moreau

Dear friends, Be awakened! There are forces trying to distract us from this truth – working to prevent us from becoming divinely human. May we be alert to the signs, & vigilant in our striving to practice Spiritual Science.

Blessings and Peace ~Hazel Archer Ginsberg

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Rudolf Steiner’s Lectures on this day

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

Crescent Moon passing Regulus, June 24-25, 2020

24 June 2020 – “Speaking with the Stars”: The thickening crescent Moon moves past Regulus these next few evenings.

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Feast Day of John the Baptist. Rudolf Steiner revealed his other lives as Elijah, Raphael, Novalis in GA 120 & in the mYstery Dramas. Steiner also gave indications that he was the 1st Adam, & that he is an inspirer of John the Evangelist/Christian Rosenkrantz.

Battle of Bannockburn - Wikipedia

1314 – First War of Scottish Independence: The Battle of Bannockburn

The Mysterious Phenomenon of Dancing Plague ~ Psy Minds

1374 – A sudden outbreak of ‘St. John’s Dance’ causes people in the streets of Aachen, Germany, to experience hallucinations & begin to jump & twitch uncontrollably until they collapse from exhaustion

The History Press | Freemasonry: The first Masonic Grand Lodge

1717 – The first Freemasonic Grand Lodge is founded in London. Benjamin Franklin was a member.

6 Reasons Why Napoleon Invaded Russia

1812 –Napoleon invades Russia

Mary Pickford at the Op? | MuskokaRegion.com

1916 – Mary Pickford becomes the first female film star to sign a million-dollar contract

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1922 – Assassination of Walther Rathenau, a German statesman who served as Foreign Minister during the Weimar Republic.

1938 – A 450 metric ton meteor hits Chicora, Pennsylvania

1976 – Deathday of Rudolf Kreutzer entrepreneur, anthropsopher

2004 – In New York, capital punishment is declared unconstitutional

Lonesome George Was the Last Pinta Island Tortoise

2012 – Lonesome George, the last subspecies of the Galápagos tortoise, dies

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20 Brief Facts about the Life and Death of St. John the Baptist [+TEST] -  The Catalog of Good Deeds
Sergey Metelitsa

St. John’s Poem:
Hot horns of light
Frame the dreaded Forerunner…
Wild Pan the Baptist
With wort & rue in his pouch
Carob & raw honey on his breath,
Anoints the mistletoe
In the oak-grove.
The God has gone into the grain
The Sun is on the water
The edge of the rioting rose
Begins to melt
Its scent is heavy on the heat
Stealing the breath
From the hot mouth of God
Her infer-red ruby steams
The magnetic stains of light
To guide the Summer-Tide Soul
Into the labyrinth
Where the Oak King crests
And gives way
To the Dark Holly Twin

~hag

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Friday 26 June & Sunday 28 June, 2020 Goethe’s Primordial Plant Workshop with Victoria Martin 

Friday 26 June or Sunday 28 June, 2020 – Goethe’s Primordial Plant: Urpflanze Magic Art Workshop with Victoria Martin – Create your own Totem Plant Portrait on 8 x 32 Archival Canvas.

$15 – $25 (or pay what you will) includes Tuition & All Materials. Space is limited to 10, so please reserve your spot. Each session is a stand alone event.

Friday 26 – Doors open 4:30pm, Lecture, Demo & Art Making: 5 pm – 6:30 pm, Critique & Soiree 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Sunday 28 – Doors open: 2:30pm, Lecture, Demo & Art Making: 3 pm – 4:30 pm, Critique & Soiree: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Please bring Paleo Snacks to share. RSVP by Thursday June 25 Contact viccimartin@gmail.com or call 312-961-3380.

~Rudolf Steiner Branch of Chicago Festivals & Programs Coordinator Hazel Archer-Ginsberg

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Sat. 27 June 2020 Werbeck Singing workshop 9 am – 5 pm

9 am – 3:30 pm Sat. 27 June 2020 with Alicia Burns at Elderberries 3-Fold Bio-dynamic Outpost & Cultural Hub 4251 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL. 60618

$25-$65 or pay it forward

…the human voice needs no training, it is already there, finished and perfect as an entity. What the voice is waiting for is liberation. We should speak of freeing the voice, or better yet uncovering the voice, and not voice-training. ~ Valborg Werbeck-Svärdström, creator of the Werbeck Singing Method

Details TBA. for more info. contact Frank Agrama

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August 8-18 ‘Classroom Alive’ Youth Open-Source Learning in Chicago

We’re starting up with Culture in our community – join young people here in Chicago for a 10 day walking journey – Classroom Alive Chicago!

Exploration & experiencial learning all over Chicagoland, starting at at Elderberries 3-Fold Bio-dynamic Outpost & Cultrual Hub 4251 N. Lincolon Ave. Chicago, IL. 60618

for more info. contact Ultra-Violet Archer, or Frank Agrama

Details TBA #ClassroomAliveChicago2020

Thank you for forwarding this flier for any interested young people –

Co-sponsored in part by The Rudolf Steiner Branch Chicago Hazel Archer-Ginsberg, Festival & Program Coordinator

August 20-23, 2020 Questions of Courage Youth Conference at Elderberries

Questions of Courage 2020 in Chicago – August 20-23 Elderberries Biodynamic Outpost and 3Fold Cultural Hub 4251 N. Lincolon Ave. Chicago, IL. 60618

August 20: Check-in, share conversation, build the ground for the journey together.

August 21-22: Travel to Wisconsin Move together towards the land, link up with Farmer John and Haidy Angelic Organics Biodynamic Farm, and also with Dana and Phil Burns at Healing Traditions and Alizur farm. Connect with the land, plants, animals, and one another, through creative explorations and “roughin’ it” type amendments. Sleep under the stars or indoors.

August 23: Return to Chicago Enter back into the metropolitan context, into the social questions of urban life, and close the gathering together at Elderberries, setting the ground for future work out of questions of courage that are present.

Other locations and collaborators are currently in dialogue, and will be updated here.

The gathering is essentially about stepping into the living natural element, step by step, making an integral connection, with one another, ourselves, and the elements that support us here on the Earth…”

registration: https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSdY7KXHkjUPV2h9UD…/viewform

Thank you Elderberries for giving us an anchor to build our heartland gathering around!

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August 27-30, HOW WE WILL 2020

At Elderberries 3-fold Bio-Dynamic Outpost

for more info. contact Frank Agrama or Dottie Zold

Details TBA Co-sponsored in part by The Rudolf Steiner Branch Chicago -Hazel Archer-Ginsberg, Festival & Program Coordinator

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Hot / Cold

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Greetings friends – Thanks to all who tuned into the webinar last night about the Summer Solstice & the ‘Ring of Fire’. Here is the Link.  After taking our conversation into sleep, I awoke thinking about the ‘Primal Teachers’ who can still work with us from their fortress on the Moon, IF we rise in our thinking to meet them. As we discussed last night, these beings are especially lit up when they are in conjunction with the Sun at the time of New Moon. And with the advent of this Summer Solstice Solar eclipse we can connect with these ‘Moon Beings’ as we hold the light, in the dark.

Amid coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, Haryana cancels 'Solar Eclipse Fair' in  Kurukshetra - Check Surya Grahan timings in India | Culture News | Zee News

This image of the ‘Ring of Fire’ is reminiscent of the image of the Corona Virus. Can we explore the connection by opening to the wisdom of these primal teachers to help us see into the message writ large, not only in our world situation, but in the starry script – To read the Word of Truth that seeks to be inscribed into our hearts & minds thru our free will…?

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This solar eclipse is in Gemini as the ‘Sun Stands Still.’ Solstice officially comes in at 4:42 pm CDT 20 June 2020. The Eclipse starts at 10:33 pm CDT & goes till 4:44 am CDT 21 June 2020. The New Moon (also in Gemini) is coming between the Earth & the Sun – casting its shadow on our Day Star, blocking the light of the Sun from streaming to the Earth, which usually serves to mediate our  ‘unbridled impulses’ .

Rudolf Steiner describes solar eclipses as “safety valves… they serve the purpose of carrying out into space, in a Luciferic way, the evil that spreads over the Earth, in order that evil may work havoc in a wider, less concentrated sphere.”

Astrosopher Willi Sucher tells us: “Steiner said it was always known in ancient times that the beings moved in the opposite direction of the shadow. In times of Sun eclipses, the shadow of the Moon falls upon the Earth, and there is a movement from the Earth along this shadow-funnel out into the cosmos. Certain demonic beings, shadow beings, darkness beings, move from the Earth out into the cosmos, and create further havoc in the cosmos… It is of no use to be frightened; the best thing that we can do is to put positive thoughts out to meet it. These shadow beings create havoc as long as they are not checked by human awareness.”

Will the Sun's 'corona' in the June 21 solar eclipse kill 'coronavirus'?  Find out what science says - Orissa Post | DailyHunt

Looking at this clue from the cosmos, we can see this Ring of Fire as the opposite polarity to the coldness of separation, of isolation & social distancing; swinging us into the hot of rage of protests over the inhumane treatment of our black brothers & sisters. We must not get lost in the swing of the pendulum.

Is Covid-19 anxiety getting to you? Here's how to stay calm - The Economic  Times
Kim Linn

We have the continuing global experience of social isolation & separation created by the pandemic fear of death, setting the stage for medical fascism, “for your own good”. Then there arises this 2nd global experience triggered by the rage over the wrongful murder of George Floyd, & the oppression of human dignity it represents.

Sorokin's Pendulum Theory demonstrating the dynamics of sociocultural... |  Download Scientific Diagram

We are set into a polarity of fear & rage. Fear with the pandemic. Rage with the George Floyd protests.

The pandemic has shown how quickly & easily people will submit globally, in a matter of weeks, to the authoritative voice of ‘science’ & politics for “their own good.” It is shocking to see how quickly the entire world has fallen into lock-step behind the dark elite papacy of pseudoscience to control the population. Even intelligent reasonable alternative views on how best to address the pandemic are considered “dangerous” & blocked on social media. This, my friends, has happened before in world history.

It is important to be fully awake to observe events objectively. The question to ask is: What is the underlying deeper purpose & consequences of this restriction in social connection. Is there an intelligence behind this?

The same is true with the eruption of rage, & the truly righteous call for justice after the killing of George Floyd. On the one hand, we can see a growing awareness of the dignity & value of each human being, which can be a sign of a growing recognition of our shared humanity & an outcry against the unjust treatment, of black people, & all who are not able to realize the free unfolding of their potential.

Riots in England - The fire this time | Britain | The Economist

Yet, on the other hand, the rage can lead to increased hatred & division, a further separation that leads us away from a growing movement towards a world sister-brotherhood. Violence, hatred, & destruction fuel chaos, & chaos breeds fear. Fear & chaos pave the way for a justification of authoritarian control, again, for “your own protection”.

For most of humanity, the human being is seen as a blend of race, gender, career, family role, etc. This is how we experience ourselves in one particular place & time – the individualized garment of one incarnation.  It is not actually the whole ‘Self’- our eternal spiritual being, beyond space & time, which returns again & again into different individualized self-garments.

So, most folks, without an understanding of the Spirit, of karma & reincarnation-of the true nature of the “I”, are caught up in identifying with the garment the external forms of self-hood. We can see this now in the rise in “identity politics,” a kind of tribalism, where individuals feel they must find their self thru a group they can identify with.

Without recognition of the spiritual, this seems to be all we have. We fall back on genetics, biology, ethnicity, race, ancestry, gender, & nationalism… any number of tribal -biological factors to define our “self”.

universe Painting by Ia Saralidze | Saatchi Art
Sheri Bloom

But dear friends, the true “I” is universal. We all share in it together, & we must find it in each other. Only by recognizing the “I” as Spirit, can we ever really “change our thinking,” as the Baptist reminds us at this time of year. When we practice ‘Metanoia’, to ‘transform our hearts & minds’, we can know the truth  which sets us free. And this allows us to create new social forms for a “new normal.”

Hot & Cold - Ashton Rose Art - Paintings & Prints, People & Figures, Love &  Romance - ArtPal
Aston Rose

The hot & cold adversaries seek to undermine this core goal, in a myriad of ways. In every situation, we must stand in the balance, ever questioning: Is this attacking my spiritual freedom? Is this attacking my capacity for love?

How can we find our Spirit, our true Self, in the other, when there is this lock-down into isolation? Can we recognize that this is essentially an assault on our Spirit-I, preventing human communion?

When hot and cold tell lies – Four situations where hot feels cold or cold  feels hot | Neuroamer
Denver Pololk

Is the outrage & protest leading us to further division, hatred & tribalism, or is it leading us to a greater awareness & capacity for love for all human beings & our Mother Earth?

This is where our human choice, out of spiritual wakefulness, must take place.

A key can be found in the Foundation Stone Mediation, reminding us to always hold to the greater “mission” of our human becoming, that “Good May Become”. Only then can we become the hierarchy of freedom & love.

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Reflecting On The Beaumont Race Riot Of 1943 – Houston Public Media

1943 – The Detroit race riot breaks out & continues for three more days

Erziehungskunst – Waldorfpädagogik heute: Ein Waldorf-Europäer

1970 – Deathday of Herbert Hahn, an anthroposopher who joined the society in 1912.  In 1919 he was called by Rudolf Steiner to teach at the first Waldorf School in Stuttart, becoming a Class Teacher between 1921 & 1927 & finally History & German language teacher in the high school. Steiner entrusted him with the task of giving “free religion lessons” (for those children who did not belong to any of the denominations) & within this context he held the first “Sunday Service” in 1920. From 1931 until 1939 he taught at the Vrije School in The Hague.

During WW II he was deployed as interpreter. In 1943 he married his teaching colleague Maria Uhland. After the war, he returned to the Stuttgart Waldorf School, re-founded after the Nazi period & served as its unofficial director until his retirement in 1961.

Of his numerous works as an author especially his recollections of Rudolf Steiner, & his main work, Vom Genius Europas, his outline of an anthroposophical cultural psychology, was ground breaking. He was also one of the founding members of the Esoteric Youth Circle.

“Among the many presentations Rudolf Steiner gave concerning our being in modern culture & the world civilization, one very earnest appeal rises up as special in my memory. Rudolf Steiner warned us not to build up our initiatives & activities, which are directed toward great goals, on forms that exist in the outer world & are created out of routine. He said that these forms had grown old & brittle; they cannot be saved from perishing. We must see that we achieve a new basis & ground upon which we can move, borne by the spirit.

This comment, like all of the others he made in connection with the foundation of the community, was brought into a very large perspective. The largest perspective that opened up may well have been, as he said in view of the future of the community: “When this is founded, then you can think of it as determined for a wide-reaching working. It could, for instance, be the case that, at a given time, none of the members of the community are living on Earth; in the ordinary sense, the community would count as having died out. Yet, it will not be wiped out. With the 1st community members who reincarnate, the community returns to Earth.”

The final comment given, answers in a totally satisfying manner, a question that was often asked by those joining the community later. The question was whether the Esoteric Youth Group were not to be considered dissolved by the Christmas Conference.

Aside from the fact that Rudolf Steiner again confirmed & gave the call to the community thru a new, essential meeting during the Christmas Conference, what was said above removes any doubt. The indication of the carrying of the community impulse thru the incarnations speaks for itself. More precise is the idea that the founding of the Esoteric Youth Group community in October 1922, may be considered to be one of the preparatory steps for the Christmas Conference of 1923. And still more certain is that this community is given an inner obligation for the carrying thru of the great impulse of the Christmas Conference”. ~Herbert Hahn, Copenhagen-Charlottenlund August 12-14, 1963

1990 – The 7.4 Mw Manjil–Rudbar earthquake hits northern Iran with a maximum Mercalli intensity of X (Extreme), killing 35,000–50,000, & injuring 105,000

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The discovery of human consciousness | Part 2 - ShaiTubali.com
Sahri Tublai

POD (Poem Of the Day)

~I expand out
To my star-self
Like a wild reed
Brushing the clouds with seeds-
A solid stalk in the rising humidity
As light spews
Thru misting vapors
& the fruit of my striving ever ripens…
~hag

Feast Day of Archangel Uriel

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“The teachers in the Mysteries said: “Every year at Midsummer, a solemn offering must be made to the Upper Gods in gratitude for the thoughts they vouchsafe to humanity; for if this is not done, it is all too easy for the Luciferic powers to invade man’s thinking and he is then permeated by these powers.

He can avoid this if every Summer he is mindful of how the Upper Gods have given him these thoughts, and at the Midsummer season lets his thoughts flow back again, as it were, to the Gods.” In this way the men of olden times tried to safeguard themselves from Luciferic influences.

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The leaders of the Mysteries called together their pupils and enacted that solemn rite at the culmination of which the thoughts that had been revealed by the Upper Gods were now offered up to them in upward-streaming feelings.

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The external rite consisted in solemn words being spoken into rising smoke which was thus set into waves. This act was merely meant to signify that the offering made by man’s inmost soul to the Upper Gods was being inscribed into an outer medium — the rising smoke — through form-creating words.

collage by ~hag

The words of the prayer inscribed into the rising smoke the feelings which the soul desired to send upwards to the Gods as an offering for the thoughts they had revealed.” 

~Rudolf Steiner, The Spiritual Communion of Mankind 

collage by ~hag

“…Now, man must learn to know the etheric and astral elements outside himself. This he can do only through the reverent deepening of spiritual science

This is what Anthroposophy intends when it speaks of a renewal of the festivals

We must come once more to an inner understanding of what the cycle of the year can mean to humanity in this connection; it can then be something even loftier than it was for man long ago”…~Rudolf Steiner, The Cycle of the Year as Breathing-Process of the Earth

Until soon

Blessings and Peace ~Hazel Archer Ginsberg

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felted eclipse by Susan Bellter

Friday 19 June 2020 – Front Range Anthroposophical Café presents:

Summer Solstice ‘Ring of Fire’ with Hazel Archer-Ginsberg 

  • What is the Spiritual Significance of a Solar Eclipse on Summer Solstice?
  • How do we stand wakefully within the sublime mysteries of the Summer-Tide, to consciously embody ‘the spiritual wisdom of the gods’?

Together we will work to strengthen our true “I”, enlivening our will forces.

We look forward to seeing you on Friday 19 June 2020 shortly before 7 PM (Mountain time.) Here is the link to our Anthroposophical Café and all you need to do to join us is click on it: https://zoom.us/j/294724669.

Warmly, Karen vann Vuuren, Tom Altgelt, Jamie York, and our growing circle of Café Friends – It’s better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.

Waning Moon approaching Venus low in the dawn, June 17-19, 2020

Rudolf Steiner’s Lectures on this day

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

Near the Solstice, the twilight lingers well past 9 o’clock.

collage by ~hag

18 June 2020 – “Speaking with the Stars”: In Friday’s dawn,look very low to the northeast to catch the thin crescent Moon paired with Venus. And for New England, NY, & parts of eastern Canada, Bella Luna will occult Venus after the Moon rises during dawn. This is the ‘old’ waning crescent moon with Venus the goddess of love hidden behind it, in what is referred to as an “occultation”- a sort of mini eclipse. Venus, which Spiritual Science calls ‘occult Mercury’, has just switched over to being the ‘Morning Star’ & now is having this moment of occultation with Bella Luna who will be hidden by the light of the rising Sun in the East, on her way to becoming a New Moon, eclipsing the Sun Saturday (The Summer Solstice) night, Sunday morning (Father’s Day) hmmm

Daniel Moreau

Feast Day of Archangel Uriel

Crater creator

1178 – Five Canterbury monks see the  Giordano Bruno crater  being formed. It is believed that the current oscillations of the Moon’s distance from the Earth are a result of this collision

1812 – War of 1812 began when the U.S. declares war on Great Britain, Canada, & Ireland

1815 –The Battle of Waterloo results in the defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte

Museum « Musée Wiertz Museum » – Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium

1865 – Deathday of Antonie Wierz – Belgian romantic painter & sculptor

Ingrid Foster Author on Twitter: "Women, vote today and make an old woman  proud - Thank you, Susan B Anthony , Elizabeth Cady Stanton and all the  Suffragettes for marching, protesting, and

1873 – Susan B. Anthony is fined $100 for attempting to vote

The Surprising Empress | ChinaFile

1900 – Empress Dowager Cixi of China orders all foreigners killed, including foreign diplomats & their families

Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia - Wikipedia

1901 – Birthday of Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna Romanov of Russia

1916 – Death day of Helmuth von Moltke, said by Steiner to have been Pope Nicholas I.

RS art 9, 21, 24

1924 – Rudolf Steiner travels to Koberwitz & Lauenstein to give the curative pedagogy lectures

18 | June | 2018 | Reverse Ritual

1929 – Deathday of Michael Bauer – German teacher, author , lecturer, president after Carl Unger of the Anthroposophical Society

Appeal of June 18, 1940 - Consulat Général de France à Boston

1940 – Appeal of 18 June by Charles de Gaulle

Enemy of Marijuana – Richard Nixon | Loopy Lettuce

1971 – President Richard Nixon declares that illegal drugs are “public enemy number one”, which becomes popularized as the “War on Drugs“.

OurPresidents on Twitter: "President Jimmy Carter and General Secretary Leonid  Brezhnev signed the SALT II strategic arms limitation treaty between the  U.S. and the U.S.S.R. #OTD, June 18, 1979. @CarterLibrary:  https://t.co/g7435qZr7c 📷:

1979 – In Vienna, President Jimmy Carter & Leonid Brezhnev signed the Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty (SALT)

On this day in Florida history - June 18, 1983 - Sally Ride becomes first  American woman in space - Florida History Network - Your one-stop source  for celebrating and preserving Florida's past, today

1983 –Astronaut Sally Ride becomes the first American woman in space

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Catherine Molland

POD

~even now
in the long pause of possibility
quiet beneath its shell
there arises a wild song –
oblong eggs waiting
to be cracked open…
~hag

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Friday 26 June & Sunday 28 June, 2020 – Goethe’s Primordial Plant: Urpflanze Magic Art Workshop with Victoria Martin – Create your own Totem Plant Portrait on 8 x 32 Archival Paper.

$15 – $25 includes Tuition & All materials. Space is limited to 10, so please reserve your spot.

Friday 26 – Doors open 4:30pm, Lecture, Demo & Art Making: 5 pm – 6:30 pm, Critique & Soiree 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Sunday 28 – Doors open: 2:30pm, Lecture, Demo & Art Making: 3 pm – 4:30 pm, Critique & Soiree: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Please bring Paleo Snacks to share. RSVP Contact viccimartin@gmail.com or call 312-961-3380.

~Rudolf Steiner Branch of Chicago Festivals & Programs Coordinator Hazel Archer-Ginsberg

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at Elderberries 3-Fold Bio-dynamic Outpost & Cultrual Hub 4251 N. Lincolon Ave. Chicago, IL. 60618

…the human voice needs no training, it is already there, finished and perfect as an entity. What the voice is waiting for is liberation. We should speak of freeing the voice, or better yet uncovering the voice, and not voice-training. ~ Valborg Werbeck-Svärdström, creator of the Werbeck Singing Method

Details TBA. for more info. contact Frank Agrama

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8 days of exploration & experiencial learning all over Chicagoland, starting at at Elderberries 3-Fold Bio-dynamic Outpost & Cultrual Hub 4251 N. Lincolon Ave. Chicago, IL. 60618

for more info. contact Ultra-Violet Archer, or Frank Agrama

Details TBA

Co-sponsored in part by The Rudolf Steiner Branch Chicago

Hazel Archer-Ginsberg, Festival & Program Coordinator

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Questions of Courage 2020 in Chicago – August 20-23 Elderberries Biodynamic Outpost and 3Fold Cultural Hub 4251 N. Lincolon Ave. Chicago, IL. 60618

August 20: Check-in, share conversation, build the ground for the journey together.

August 21-22: Travel to Wisconsin Move together towards the land, link up with Farmer John and Haidy Angelic Organics Biodynamic Farm, and also with Dana and Phil Burns at Healing Traditions and Alizur farm. Connect with the land, plants, animals, and one another, through creative explorations and “roughin’ it” type amendments. Sleep under the stars or indoors.

August 23: Return to Chicago Enter back into the metropolitan context, into the social questions of urban life, and close the gathering together at Elderberries, setting the ground for future work out of questions of courage that are present.

Other locations and collaborators are currently in dialogue, and will be updated here.

The gathering is essentially about stepping into the living natural element, step by step, making an integral connection, with one another, ourselves, and the elements that support us here on the Earth…”

registration: https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSdY7KXHkjUPV2h9UD…/viewform

Thank you Elderberries for giving us an anchor to build our heartland gathering around!

Elderberries Biodynamic Outpost + Threefold Cultural Hub, 4251 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL 60618

August 27-30, HOW WE WILL 2020

At Elderberries 3-fold Bio-Dynamic Outpost

for more info. contact Frank Agrama or Dottie Zold

Details TBA

Co-sponsored in part by The Rudolf Steiner Branch Chicago

Hazel Archer-Ginsberg, Festival & Program Coordinator

“…hearts are sifted…”

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Photo & Obituary by Rand Carter

Hugh Jordan Courtney passed the threshold quietly in his sleep on June 15, 2020, at the noble age of 87 in Woolwine, Virginia. Hugh was a man of great feelings and high standards. He entered the world on Friday, July 8, 1932, in Cook County, IL. Little did anyone know at the time how much land this one man’s work would heal.

Hugh lived many lives. In an early version of himself, he was Lieutenant in the Navy. An intermediary form of himself manifested as a librarian. But his true vocation blossomed as a champion of the Earth and its redemption. For decades he crafted special herbal remedies to stimulate the renewal of exhausted farmland for the renewal of our common home and the furtherance of our spiritual development. He inherited his mantle from Josephine Porter who herself had received her initiation from the harbinger of biodynamics to North America, Ehrenfried Pfeiffer – an immediate student of the visionary spiritual leader, Rudolf Steiner. The strand connecting Steiner to Courtney is short and direct.

Hugh was a seasoned astronomer and astrologer as well as a member of the Anthroposophical Society in America for over 40 years.

Hugh met Josephine Porter on Sunday, August 8, 1976, during the Biodynamic Association Conference at Threefold Farm, Spring Valley, NY. One decade later Hugh founded the Josephine Porter Institute for Applied Biodynamics, (JPI), extending the legacy of his mentor. Hugh Courtney conceived of the “sequential spray” technique in 1988 for increasing rainfall on a farm. He was the author of the best selling introduction to biodynamic agriculture What is Biodynamics? (SteinerBooks 10/4/05) which integrates biodynamic agriculture within the framework of Rudolf Steiner’s greater cosmology.

In 2009 Hugh founded Earth Legacy Agriculture with his grandson Jeremiah to encourage more large-scale agriculture applications of Biodynamic Preparations to heal ever more land. He continued to research effective pest remedies for further developing the indications given by Rudolf Steiner.

During his time, Hugh mentoring provided us many more preparation makers including Lloyd Nelson, Larry Mabe, Pat Fraizer, Matias Baker, Florence Rewinski, Laura Riccardi Lyvers, Jason Harris, Bob Lehman, and Stewart Lundy, just to name a few.

Hugh is survived by his wife Elisabeth and her children as well as his Sibling: Don, Bill, & Lynn, his children: Mark, Elaine, Gwen & Blair, his Grandchildren: Shannon, Jessica, Jeremiah, Joshua, Zachariah, Juliana, & Michael and his Great Grandchildren: Zane, Tyler, Brielle, Liam, Ryder, Stella, Odin, Till, & Oaklyn.

His favorite saying was “God’s in charge.” And his work embodied this. Not only is there a plan, but he was actively participating in the divine plan and helping farmers and gardeners join in their sacred work as well.

With the discipline of a soldier, the guise of a farmer, and the fastidiousness of a librarian, Hugh established his spiritual home with practical anthroposophy. He may be gone, but his work is not finished.

The family requests no flowers. Donations can be made in the honor of Hugh Courtney by sending a check to the Christian Appalachian Project, Seed & Library Program, PO Box 55911 Lexington, Kentucky 40555-5911

Cremation and service to be announced.

Much thanks to Divine Orchestration, Elizabeth Courtney, Jeremiah Proctor, Stewart Lundy, Amy Hamilton, Lauri Wilson, Larry Mabe, Peter Blake, and Hazel Archer Ginsberg for making this obituary possible

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Archangel Uriel Peruvian Cuzco Art Handmade Oil on Canvas Religious Pa –  ArtnIndia
URIEL: Peru Bible

Part 5 in: A Summary of THE ST. JOHN IMAGINATION, from ~the Four Seasons and the Archangels, Lecture 4, by Rudolf Steiner

The vertices of an equilateral triangle are shrinking towards each other -  Mathematics Stack Exchange


“…The Heights become Mysteries, the Depths become Mysteries, and man himself becomes a Mystery within the Mysteries of the Cosmos. Right into his bony system he feels the crystal-forming power. But he feels also how this same power is in cosmic union with the living power of light in the heavens above. He feels how all that comes about through humankind as morality in these Mysteries of the Heights lives and weaves in these Mysteries of the Depths, and in the conjunction between the two. He feels himself no longer sundered from the world around him, but placed within it, united above with the shining Intelligence, in which he experiences, as in the womb of worlds, his own best thoughts.

Cannibal 150: Exposing the Canadian Windigo – Briarpatch Magazine
Batem Lomerzoski

All this, too, would have to sound forth in musical tones — tones which carry these motifs on their wings and make them part of human experience. For these motifs are there. They do not have to be sought out; they can be read from the cosmic activity of Uriel. Here it is that Imagination passes over into Inspiration.

Sacred Geometrical Patterns That Will Make You One with the World

The human being, however, lives in a certain sense as an embodied Inspiration, as a being brought into existence by Inspiration, in the Mysteries of the heights and depths and in the Mysteries of their conjunction. He lives in the Mysteries to which the Spirit-Father points upward; the Mysteries to which the Spirit-Mother points downwards, the Mysteries which are united by the fact that the Christ, though the working together of the Spirit-Father and the Spirit-Mother, stands directly before the human soul as the sustaining Cosmic Spirit.

Sacred Geometry Third Eye Sun and Moon Metatrons Cube Trippy Hippie  Original Wall Art Print Poster | Original wall art, Posters art prints,  Sacred geometry

That which is woven out of all these cosmic secrets I may put before you somewhat in the following way. It is as though the human being, placed in the midst of all that goes on in high summer, were to feel something like this. The first words endeavour to represent how the gaze of Uriel concentrates itself into Inspiration, united with the Spirit-tones of the whole choir:

The Real Truth about the Chakras

Schaue unser Weben
Das leuchtende Erregen
Das warmende Leben } The Heights
Lebe irdisch Erhaltendes
Und atmend Gestaltetes —
Als wesenhaft Waltendes } The Depths
Fühle dein Menschengebeine
Mit himmlischen Scheine
Im waltenden Weltenvereine } The Midst
The inner being of Man.

The Judgment Day
Kevin Demyuski

Here in these nine lines are the Mysteries of the Heights, the Mysteries of the Depths, and the Mysteries of the Midst, which are also those of the inner being of man. And then we have the whole gathered up as a cosmic statement of these Mysteries of the Heights, the Depths and the Midst, sounding out as though with organ and trumpet tones:

Es werden Stoffe verdichtet
Es werden Fehler gerichtet
Es werden Herzen gesichtet.

MAC announces 2019 Artist's Innovation Award recipients
Berturm Dallas

Here you have that which can permeate the human being at midsummer, supporting him, exalting him, confirming him — the St. John Imagination filled with Inspiration, the St. John Inspiration filled with Imagination — in these words:

Schaue unser Weben
Das leuchtende Erregen
Das warmende Leben } The Heights
Lebe irdisch Erhaltendes
Und atmend Gestaltetes —
Als wesenhaft Waltendes } The Depths
Fühle dein Menschengebeine
Mit himmlischen Scheine
Im waltenden Weltenvereine } The Midst
The inner being of Man.
Es werden Stoffe verdichtet
Es werden Fehler gerichtet
Es werden Herzen gesichtet.

Being Human Painting by Erin Kuzmeskus
Daniel Levenson

Behold our weaving, the kindling radiance, the warming life.
Live in the earth’s sustaining, and in the form-giving breathing,
with the power of true being.
Feel the limbs of man, from the heavens illuminated,
in the strength of worlds united.
Substances are densified, errors are judged and rectified,
hearts are sifted”
. ~Rudolf Steiner

Hearts on Fire Painting by Peter Neel | Saatchi Art
Peter Neel

Mysteries of the Height
The Behold of our weaving,
Te kindling radiance,
The warming life.

Mysteries of the depth
Live in the earth’s sustaining,
And in the form-giving breathing,
With the power of true being.

The mysteries of the Midst, (or of the inner being of man)
Feel the limbs of the human being,
From the heavens illuminated,
In the strength of worlds united.

Like a cosmic statement of these Mysteries of the Heights, the Depths and the Midst, sounding Out as though with organ and trumpet tones:
Substances are densified,
Errors are judged and rectified,
Hearts are sifted. (sifted or viewed)

~Translation from Robert Herold

Tomorrow: A look into the Will
Until soon
Blessings and Peace ~Hazel Archer Ginsberg

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~hag: A.J. Ponterelli

Dear Friends – I am making an attempt to bring some of my recent presentations together. You can view them here. (If anyone has any tech advise I could sure use it, Thanks)

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Friday 19 June 2020 – Front Range Anthroposophical Café presents:

RING of FIRE’ with Hazel Archer-Ginsberg 

  • What is the Spiritual Significance of a Solar Eclipse on Summer Solstice?
  • How do we stand wakefully within the sublime mysteries of the Summer-Tide, to consciously embody ‘the spiritual wisdom of the gods’?

We look forward to seeing you on Friday 19 June 2020 shortly before 6 pm (Pacific), 7 PM (Mountain) 8 pm (Central), 9 pm (Eastern).

Here is the link to our Anthroposophical Café and all you need to do to join us is click on it: https://zoom.us/j/294724669.

Warmly, Karen vann Vuuren, Tom Altgelt, Jamie York, and our growing circle of Café Friends – It’s better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.

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 7 pm Summer Solstice 20 June 2020 Bio-Dynamic Prep-Stir

The Merry Prep-Stirs of Chicago invite you to work with us just a few hours before the Solar eclipse on the longest day.

Bring whatever you want to eat & drink.For more info. contact Hazel Archer-Ginsberg

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ID 439 Human being - Mensch Painting by Stacho | Artmajeur
Samuel Stacho

Rudolf Steiner’s Lectures on this day

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

PanSTARRSPath

15 June 2020 – “Speaking with the Stars”: Comet PanSTARRS has passed out of the Big Dipper’s bowl to flirt with some stunning deep-sky objects. 

303 – St. Vitus Day. In the late Middle Ages, people in Germany & countries such as Latvia celebrated the feast of Vitus by dancing before his statue. This dancing became popular & the name “Saint Vitus Dance” was given to the neurological disorder Sydenham’s chorea. It also led to Vitus being considered the patron saint of dancers, actors, comedians, & epileptics. He is also said to protect against lightning strikes, animal attacks & oversleeping

Mary Ann Bernal: History Trivia - El Cid captures Valencia from the Moors

763 BC – Assyrians record a solar eclipse that is later used to fix the chronology of Mesopotamian history

Theophanu | A History of Italy

991 – Deathday of Theophanu, Byzantine Empress of the Holy Roman Empire

Background to Magna Carta | Tony Seed's Weblog

1215 –Magna Carta sealed by King John of England & barons. First drafted by the Archbishop of Canterbury to make peace between the unpopular King & a group of rebel barons, it promised the protection of church rights, protection for the barons from illegal imprisonment, access to swift justice, & limitations on feudal payments to the Crown, to be implemented through a council of 25 barons.

Margaret Jones was the first person to be executed for witchcraft in  Massachusetts from 1648 to 1663. Thirteen women and two men w… | Male  sketch, Witchcraft, Witch

1648 – Margaret Jones is hanged in Boston for witchcraft

1667 – The first human blood transfusion is administered by Dr. Jean-Baptiste Denys

File:West - Benjamin Franklin Drawing Electricity from the Sky (ca  1816).jpg - Wikimedia Commons

1752 – Benjamin Franklin proves that lightning is electricity

OTD in History… June 15, 1775, the Continental Congress votes George  Washington Commander in Chief of the Continental Army in the American  Revolution

1775 –George Washington is appointed commander-in-chief of the Continental Army

Up at a villa - Literary criticism - TLS

1816 – At the Villa Diodati in the village of Cologny, Switzerland, Lord Byron reads Fantasmagoriana to his four house guests — Percy Shelley, Mary Shelley, Claire Clairmont, & John Polidori — & challenges each guest to write a ghost story, which culminates in Mary Shelley writing the novel Frankenstein, John Polidori The Vampyre, & Byron the poem Darkness.

1896 – The deadliest tsunami in Japan’s history kills more than 22,000 people

1904 – A fire aboard the steamboat SS General Slocum in New York City’s East River kills 1,000

On June 15, 1985 Rembrandt's painting Danaë, which has resided in Hermitage  Museum, St Petersburg, Russia, was attacked by Bronius Maigys, a Soviet  national later judged insane; he threw sulfuric acid on

1985 – Rembrandt’s painting Danaë is attacked by Bronius Maigys, a Soviet national, later judged insane, who throws sulfuric acid on the canvas & cuts it twice with a knife

Filipino's Pinatubo photo named among greatest of all time | Global News

1991 – In the Philippines, Mount Pinatubo erupts in the second largest volcanic eruption of the 20th Century. In the end, over 800 people die

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Clark Levy

HAIKU
Cool against my lips
on a midsummer morning:
the stone Virgin’s cheek