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Ptolemaic Clarity

Francene Hart

~i am the mud
between the toes of the Beloved…
make of me a poultice for the healing,
that from our commingling
the lotus may take root –
…a strong foundation
for the blossoming…

~hag

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Today 3 June 2020 Venus (which Steiner calls occult or Ptolemaic Mercury – see references below) meets Mars, hidden behind the glare the Sun – Healing Love, squaring up with the god of war, in the fiery warmth of the solar logos…What does this dance portend? And how can we join the conversation?

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The famous unveiling of the open secret of the Copernican reversal of Mercury & Venus occurred in the 3rd lecture of ‘The Apocalypse of St. John’, by Rudolf Steiner, on 20 June 1908:“Here I come to a point where a little secret, so to say, must be unveiled, one which may only be divulged at this point. In truth if we wish to speak esoterically, as the writer of the apocalypse has done, we must speak of Mercury as the morning star. By the morning star John meant Mercury: I have given the direction towards thine `I’, to the morning star, to Mercury. – You may still find in certain books of the Middle ages, which describe the true state of affairs, that the stars of our planetary system are enumerated thus: Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, and then Earth is followed not as it is now by Venus, Mercury, but by the reverse, Mercury, Venus.” This reversal mentioned again on 5 September, 1908, in Egyptian Myths and Mysteries, Experiences of Initiation, Mysteries of the Planets, LECTURE 4 – The Experiences of Initiation. The Mysteries of the Planets. The Descent of the Primeval Word:  “Here I would like to add one thing, because misunderstandings have crept into the naming of the planets. In all occult nomenclature, what astronomers call Venus is called Mercury, and vice versa. Astronomers know nothing of the mysteries behind this, because in the past it was not desired that the esoteric names should be revealed. This happened in order to conceal certain things.”

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The first scientifically important use of this reversal occurs in April 1909 in the cycle called ‘The Spiritual Hierarchies and Their Reflection in the Physical World’: “You must picture the earth as the starting point and around it a sphere of influence reaching up to the moon. This is followed by a realm reaching up to Mercury, then one to Venus, and then one up to the sun. Now you may be astonished at the sequence of the planets as I have given it here. You might think that if this is the earth and this is the sun, that I should draw Mercury in the immediate vicinity of the sun, and then Venus. But that is not correct. The names of these two planets have been interchanged by a later astronomy. What is called Mercury today was known in ancient teachings as Venus, and the planet referred to as Venus nowadays was always known as Mercury. We cannot rightly understand what is said about Venus and Mercury in ancient writings if we assume them to refer to the present planets of these names. At the time when the world system was turned topsy-turvy, when the earth was robbed of its central position, not only the perspective was completely altered, but the opportunity was taken of interchanging the names of Mercury and Venus.”

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In the 1910 cycle available as ‘Macrocosm and Microcosm’, referring to the application of the many facts he is presenting, Steiner says, “The moon revolves around the Earth and the planets usually called Mercury and Venus are nearer to the Sun and revolve around it. I emphasize here that in the course of time a change has taken place in the names of these two planets. The planet that is called Mercury to-day was formerly Venus, and the planet called Venus today was formerly called Mercury. Therefore you should think of these designations reversed, so that they do not correspond with current astronomical designations. The planet lying nearer the Sun must be known as Venus and the planet lying farther away from the Sun must be known as Mercury.

In the 12 June 1910, lecture Steiner uses the term: `Ptolemaic’ Venus & Mercury’ as opposed to the Copernican.

In ‘The Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and the Kingdoms of Nature’, April 1912: “Thus these normally developed Spirits of Motion so work down from the planets that they succeed one another in the process of human evolution, and reveal themselves in the great civilization impulses in the evolution of the earth which reach out beyond the sphere of the Spirits of the Age. Thus, for example, from that Spirit of Motion who worked down from the planet which present-day astronomy calls Venus, and which ancient astronomy called Mercury (for these two names have been exchanged), from that Spirit of Motion came originally the impulse of the civilisation which was expressed in Buddhism.”

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Steiner then relates that: “If we observe the planet Saturn in our system we find that the life stream which permeates the earth directly from him is connected with the substance we call lead: so we have a basic substance which is inwardly animated by Saturn. From Jupiter we get tin as the main substance; from Mars, iron; and in the occult sense, from Venus, copper. With regard to Mercury we must take into consideration that he was later confused with Venus. The life activity (in the sense of true occult nomenclature) produced creatively by Mercury, on account of its greater proximity when it penetrated the earth-organism, bears a still greater resemblance to the planet itself, for Mercury stands nearer the earth than the other planets. Therefor the substance has been given the same name as the cosmic body itself, namely, mercury or quick-silver.”

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On 11 June, 1912, in ‘Man in the Light of Occultism, Theosophy and Philosophy’, Steiner calls the “… astronomical Venus, the traditional, Ptolemaic Mercury… employing therefore in this case not the old terminology which was altered by Kepler . . . ”

On 3 Nov. 18 Nov. & 15 & 22 Dec. 1912, the use of the Ptolemaic or occult Venus is again specified to be the astronomical Mercury.

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In the lecture cycle ‘Ancient Myths‘ on 8 Jan. 1918, Steiner uses the Ptolemaic sequence to specify planet-Zodiac sign relationships.

From ‘Materialism and the Task of Anthroposophy’:  “Just as this ancient astronomy was subsequently obscured after the fourth century and physical astronomy took the place of the old etheric astronomy in the fifteenth century”.

In ‘Health and Illness, Vol. II’:  “..and it was only twenty-five to thirty-five hundred years ago that people looked upon the planets in a completely different scientific way.

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Dear friends – May we be willing to change our way of thinking to receive the true messages coming from the spiritual beings of the Cosmos rightly

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ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

“Greek philosophy beautifully compared the human soul with a bee. The world of colour and light offers the soul honey which it brings with it into the higher world. The soul must spiritualize sense experience and carry it up into higher worlds.” ~Rudolf Steiner 1906

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545 – Deathday of Saint Clotilde – patron saint of Les Andelys, Normandy. Wife of the Frankish king Clovis I, & princess of the kingdom of Burgundy. In 511, the Queen founded a convent for young girls. The natural spring there is known for healing skin diseases. Queen Clotilde’s cult made her the patron of queens, widows, brides & even those in exile. In Normandy she was venerated as guarding the lame & those who suffered violent death from ill-tempered husbands.

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1924 – Deathday of Franz Kafka a German novelist & short story writer, widely regarded as one of the major figures of 20th-century literature. His work, which fuses elements of realism & the fantastic, typically features isolated protagonists faced by bizarre or surrealistic predicaments & incomprehensible social-bureaucratic powers, & has been interpreted as exploring themes of alienation, existential anxiety, guilt, & absurdity. His best known works include “Die Verwandlung” (“The Metamorphosis”), Der Process (The Trial), & Das Schloss (The Castle). The term Kafkaesque has entered the English language to describe situations like those in his writing.

Kafka was born into a middle-class, German-speaking Jewish family in Prague, the capital of the Kingdom of Bohemia, then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, today part of the Czech Republic. He trained as a lawyer, & after completing his legal education he was employed with an insurance company, forcing him to relegate writing to his spare time. Over the course of his life, Kafka wrote hundreds of letters to family & close friends, including his father, with whom he had a strained & formal relationship. He became engaged to several women but never married. He died in 1924 at the age of 40 from tuberculosis.

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1943 – The founding of the Nachlassverein by Marie Steiner

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1989 – Deathday of Ayatollah  Khomeini, Iranian religious leader & politician

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MANIFESTATIONS OF KARMA: June 3rd, 2020 Zoom Meeting with the Central Regional Council 7:15 pm – 8:30 pm CDT
He who observes human life carefully — not simply in a superficial way — may find remarkable connections in it. Unfortunately, the phenomena of human life are at present observed for only short periods of time, hardly even for a few years; people are not accustomed to connect what has happened after a long period of time, with what may have happened previously as the cause. There are very few at the present day who study the beginning and the end of a man’s life in their relationship to each other; nevertheless this relationship is extraordinarily instructive.” ~Rudolf Steiner, Manifestations of Karma

Chapter 1, “The Nature and Significance of Karma in the Personal and Individual, and in Humanity, the Earth and the Universe, Hamburg, 16 May, 1910 … focus of the June 3 meeting.

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Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kclU2SSTFIf you have questions, please contact Alberto Loya aloyavaca@peoplepc.com Agenda for our Study Call 

7:15 Welcome and Introductions
7:18 Verse
7:25 Study led by five volunteers
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Marianne – first section
Travis – second section
Lisa – third section
Alberto – fourth section
Hazel – fifth section
8:05 Conversation
8:28 Close with verse

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Friday 19 June 2020 – Front Range Anthroposophical Café presents:

The New Mysteries of St. Johns-Tide with Hazel Archer-Ginsberg 

To pass the test of Summer we will explore many questions:

  • How do we stand wakefully within the sublime mysteries of the Summer-Tide, to consciously embody ‘the spiritual wisdom of the gods’?
  • Who is the mysterious Archangel of Summer?
  • Who is John the Baptist? What do his sayings “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.” And “He must increase, but I must decrease.” really mean?
  • What is the secret to healing the ‘soul-fever’ so prevalent in society today?
  • What is the mystery of the Dragon-fly, & other elemental beings?
  • How can we understand the ‘Cycle of the Year as Breathing Process of the Earth’?

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.

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Universal “I AM”

The Tuesday (Mars day) of PentecostThe festival of the Word, a new Language of the Sophia-Logos, holding the ideal of Free Speech!  Our day star Sun is speaking thru the  stars of the Bull at this time, that region of the Zodiac connected to the human Larynx, giving us the capacity for self-expression.

The current World events must be given voice. Pentecost is the festival of NOW, highlighting the challenging relationships of self & community. –  Offering us an opportunity to transcend race. How do we work as individuals to transform our ingrained sympathies & antipathies? How do we purify our astral nature in order to make ourselves into a vessel worthy to receive the Holy Spirit, giving us the possibility of manifesting the ‘Spirit Self’, the True Self which will provide the capacity to create new social forms..?

Thinking of Pentecost as being 50 days after Easter, & in looking at the # 5, we see the 4 bodies of the human being: physical, etheric, astral & “I” – given a 5th dimension – a new spiritual aspect is added: The Spirit-Self, the Higher Ego.

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The pentagram is the symbol of the true human being, (the inverted pentagram is a symbol of black magic – that which seeks to destroy this higher human being).   The numbers 4 & 5 raised to the 10th power, indicate a process taking place at a higher spiritual level, which is how the events described in 40 days = Ascension & 50 days = Pentecost,  are meant to be understood, both as historical events of Christ’s union with the earth, but also as initiatory events taking place on a higher plane for humanity.

Rudolf Steiner defines the 10 days between Ascension & Pentecost as a time of deep sadness, grief & loss for the apostles. He describes it as ‘a sorrow such as cannot be compared with any other sorrow on earth’ –A kind of death experience on a spiritual level. And just like in the old mystery traditions, after the time of catharsis & preparation, there is a mystical death; so here too there is a kind of loss & experience of death. The #10 is the number of completion.

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Steiner points out: All real knowledge, all knowledge that can truly be called great is born from pain, from inner travail…And out of this pain, out of this infinite sorrow, there sprang what we call the Mystery of Pentecost…Having lost sight of the Christ in external clairvoyant vision (the 40 days with the Resurrected Christ), the disciples found it again in their inmost being…found it through sorrow, through pain.  (May 17, 1923, Christiana)

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Here we have a great reversal. In ancient times the human being experienced the True Self, the Higher I AM, in the cosmos outside of them, in the Sun sphere, thru initiation, by leaving the body. 

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Even in with Lazarus, the first Christian initiation performed on Earth, in public, by the Christ, Lazarus was “called forth” by Christ as the hierophant from without.

Pentecost inaugurates a new age, when human beings thru a personal path of self-guided catharsis comes to an awakening of the Higher I AM in “their inmost being” as a force of transformative power, which is the force of love.

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The Greek word for grace is, “charis”, which means the free love from God.  In ancient Greek, there are several words for love:  eros – romantic love; philia – brotherly/family love; agape – divine love, or love of the human for the divine. 

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One other word for love is charis.  Charis is higher than agape, because it is the love of the Divine for the human being. This is the highest form of love.

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In the 12th of Steiner’s lectures on the ‘Gospel of John’, which he describes as the most spiritual perspective given by the writers of the gospels, he speaks of how John never uses the name Mary, but always says: “the mother of Jesus”.  He equates this with the ‘Virgin Sophia’ – the purified astral body.  It is this Virgin Sophia = the Mother of Jesus, who is “in their midst” at Pentecost. 

The story goes on to say that they were all together in one place, using the word which is often translated as house, but in Greek it means “a shared, common place”, a community place.   Into this community place, with the Virgin Sophia in their midst, came the Holy Spirit, the Universal Ego, the true I AM, which can then speak out of this purified astral body. 

This Holy Spirit came with a rushing of wind & flames that individualized onto each of the disciples, & “stayed upon each of them”(this is the same term used at the Baptism of Jesus) They then began to speak a new language “as the

Holy Spirit gave them utterance.”  This was a speaking, which transcended earthly languages, for everyone understood & were amazed.

In this same lecture from the Gospel of John cycle, Steiner addresses this question: a person thus illuminated, who has received the Holy Spirit into himself, speaks in a different manner.  How does he speak? …he is not expressing ‘his’ own opinion. His views do not come into consideration.  His personal (earthly) ego has been eclipsed which means that…it has become impersonal and it is the Cosmic Universal Ego’.

He continues this Pentecostal theme in a lecture on Whitsunday, 1910: ‘This Holy Spirit enables us to become free human souls.  As the Spirit of Freedom, it streamed out through the first disciples…in the first Pentecostal festival….We can become free only when we find ourselves again in spirit and out of the spirit become master over the spirit within ourselves. Our true spirit is the universal human spirit, which we recognize as the Pentecostal power of the Holy Spirit.. which we must bring to birth in ourselves and allow to become manifest…This will bring to life in our souls something which overleaps all boundaries separating the different parts of humanity’.

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This brings us back to the great call of our current time of Pentecost – which is the great social question of our time: the individual in relation to the whole, the community. 

Today we face immense questions about the future of humanity, with division, polarization, lack of understanding & failed communication, creating the social problems of our time. 

Only by a social & personal catharsis which can allow for the true spirit of freedom, the true I AM, to eclipse our small personal egotism & the lower impulses of our nature, can a new community & new language of universal sister/brotherhood be created. 

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Only out of the spiritual recognition of the universal Human Being, will the ideas & applications of a new approach to fraternity in economics; equality in human rights; & freedom in the cultural/spiritual life, be accomplished. 

May we strive to serve this goal out of the spirit of The Sophia.

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Cassiopeia at its lowest

2 June 2020 – “Speaking with the Stars”: At inferior conjunction, Venus moves between Earth & Sun. This facilitates Venus in becoming the morning star, after her hidden journey into the Solar Logos.

Venus at inferior conjunction, June 3, 2020
2020, June 3: Venus passes between Earth and Sun – inferior conjunction – and begins to move into the morning sky when it rises before sunrise.

When we see the Sun in the south, our clocks read noon. The opposite direction is midnight. We do not see the sun in the sky at midnight, & Venus too will be hidden.

The line then divides the morning sky from the evening sky. Venus is moving toward the morning as she revolves around the Sun faster than Earth.

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Rudolf Steiner’s Lectures on this day 

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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“The Master said, “A true teacher is one who, keeping the past alive, is also able to understand the present.” (Analects 2.11)” ~Confucius

455 – Sack of Rome

1098 – First Crusade: The first Siege of Antioch ends as Crusader forces take the city; the second siege began five days later.

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1692 – Bridget Bishop is the first person to go to trial in the Salem witch trials in Salem, Massachusetts; she was found guilty and later hanged

1882 – Deathday of Giuseppe Garibaldi, Italian general & politician. Spoken of as a high initiate in the Hibernian Mysteries in ‘Karmic Relationships’ Vol 1, lec. 11 by Rudolf Steiner (June 2nd is also Festa della Repubblica -The Italian National Republic Day)

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1922 – Start of the West-East Congress in Vienna, opened by Ludwig Polzer-Hoditz. At this conference Rudolf Steiner gave his last lecture on Threefolding (1917 – 1922)

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The Holy Spirit Within Painting by Sister Rebecca Shinas
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POD (Poem Of the Day)

~i am a form in the flame
seen only if one gazes long into the fire…
clouds of smoke tear like a shroud & i see the shine of other hidden ones,
faces aglow with heat
flashing like lightning, speaking with thunder…
rising in the smoke
the scent of my prayer
an incense of hope & wonder…
~hag

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MANIFESTATIONS OF KARMA: June 3rd, 2020 Zoom Meeting with the Central Regional Council 7:15 pm – 8:30 pm CDT
He who observes human life carefully — not simply in a superficial way — may find remarkable connections in it. Unfortunately, the phenomena of human life are at present observed for only short periods of time, hardly even for a few years; people are not accustomed to connect what has happened after a long period of time, with what may have happened previously as the cause. There are very few at the present day who study the beginning and the end of a man’s life in their relationship to each other; nevertheless this relationship is extraordinarily instructive.” ~Rudolf Steiner, Manifestations of Karma

Chapter 1, “The Nature and Significance of Karma in the Personal and Individual, and in Humanity, the Earth and the Universe, Hamburg, 16 May, 1910 … focus of the June 3 meeting.

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Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kclU2SSTFIf you have questions, please contact Alberto Loya aloyavaca@peoplepc.com 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
Marianne – first section
Travis – second section
Lisa – third section
Alberto – fourth section
Hazel – fifth section
8:05 Conversation
8:28 Close with verse

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Friday 19 June 2020 – Front Range Anthroposophical Café presents:

The New Mysteries of St. Johns-Tide with Hazel Archer-Ginsberg 

To pass the test of Summer we will explore many questions:

  • How do we stand wakefully within the sublime mysteries of the Summer-Tide, to consciously embody ‘the spiritual wisdom of the gods’?
  • Who is the mysterious Archangel of Summer?
  • Who is John the Baptist? What do his sayings “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.” And “He must increase, but I must decrease.” really mean?
  • What is the secret to healing the ‘soul-fever’ so prevalent in society today?
  • What is the mystery of the Dragon-fly, & other elemental beings?
  • How can we understand the ‘Cycle of the Year as Breathing Process of the Earth’?

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.

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Comet Connection

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Comet Swan Happening NOW: Rudolf Steiner tells us that comets are governed by the Cherubim & the Seraphim, sent into our solar system on a “god-willed mission.” Their task is to purify the astral realm, & to bring a positive impulse into human evolution. “The comet will encounter the Earth just at the time when great possibilities in spiritual life as well as great darkness will lie open to humanity!”

“Something of an elemental nature, something that stirs up, and, in a certain condition, is necessary in order to rightly maintain the progress of evolution in the cosmos — that is the nature of the comets” (Rudolf Steiner, March 5, 1910).

Rudolf Steiner points out that the nucleus of the comet is quite different from the tail. The nucleus attracts & collects harmful, astral substance, which densifies around the nucleus as it progresses further into our physical universe, taking on material form, this is what we see, but it is working even when we can’t see it; then it carries this harmful astral substance out of our planetary system. This astral substance is transformed by the comet, & what streams out from the tail is completely changed as a result.

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The word Apocalypse means Revelation.  Comets bring a Revelation, a new impulse of growth. This can incite fear & foreboding. Anything new & unknown is often resisted, sometimes with terrible force & violence. The old is clung to, spiritual progress & evolution, are fiercely opposed especially by the adversarial beings seeking an enslaved world order, not the one that progresses humanity towards their spiritual goals.

Rudolf Steiner tells us in ‘The Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature’ – 10 lectures given in Helsinki, 3–14 April, 1912, that the appearance of comets creates “…fine organs that are suited to the progressive evolution of the ego…” And the comet signifies that the ego “…acquires new physical and etheric organs for this progressed ego to make use of…”

So what does the Swan Comet signify? Is it enabling the development of specific “fine organs” that will lead to the natural clairvoyance – the new thinking needed in our time to move forward in evolution out of the materialistic age?

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And what kind of opposition might we expect from this? What forms will it take in humanity in the activity of the opposing spiritual beings? Does the coronavirus pandemic have any relation to these comets? Is the pandemic a medical question only, or is it an initiation question with some biological component as a catalyst? There is an interesting parallel between what modern science says about comets & about viruses, which is worth further research & consideration. Looking at the question of the “purpose” of corona virus, we need to consider a deeper spiritual relationship. If behind all material processes, there is consciousness at work, is this pandemic an earthly shadow, or mirror of this comet activity (as above, so below)? Is the death & fear it brings, in a larger scheme, a veil hiding a new mission on the Earth?

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These cosmic events include the rare meeting of Saturn, Jupiter, & Pluto, with several planetary configurations around that triad, & the approaching Great Conjunction at Winter Solstice 2020, which carries the theme of a ‘new annunciation’. Could it be that with his great light we are seeing a great shadow, & that opposition will arise ever more strongly to preserve the past, to hold back evolution towards its goals?

This Great Conjunction enters the stars of Capricorn. It will remain in Capricorn for its next three cycles after 2020 (3 x 60 years), meaning that this Great Conjunction will repeat in Capricorn, carrying the great annunciation theme in this constellation, until 2199, when it is on the boundary into Aquarius, the stars of the new Age.

Capricorn is the constellation of initiation. It is also the constellation that carries the memory, &, therefore, the dynamics of the great War in Heaven.

The battle into the future will be for the creation of the cosmos of love. The planetary events during this time – the current comets, & the pandemic are all stages in a great transition, which Steiner describes in relation to comets, as a “certain condition necessary in order to rightly maintain the progress of evolution in the cosmos,” to lead us into the 6th Cultural Age.

In this sense, every change or transition in earthly life, as in human life, is accompanied by struggle, tribulation, even death in some form… or by catharsis. For what is catharsis but the painful death of the old in us & in the world in order to make way for the new to be born? Catharsis is as old as initiation itself, & a necessary part of it. The old self must die in order for the new higher self to be born. This is the path of spiritual development, the transformation of the lower astral nature into the pure vessel for the birth of The Sophia in us. It is the path of “not I, but Christ in me.” It is the new initiation.

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If we look now at the spiritual nature of the constellations, thru which comet Swan passes, it will shed some light on the nature of what it is bringing us. Swan was first noticed near Fomalhaut, which swims under the water poured out by Aquarius. Aquarius is the constellation of our future age, the 6th Cultural Age, when the vernal point will enter this constellation, in which humanity should develop the Spirit Self. Aquarius pours out the cosmic living water of the divine world, the etheric life.

It then passes into Pisces, the stars of our current age, where our tasks are to develop sister/brotherhood with our earthly world, & our fellow human beings, as well as with the divine world.

Then it moves just into Aries, which is connected to thinking & the ego being, &, to the “reversal” of thinking that no longer descends into the brain, but begins the upward development to the new thinking, or as Willi Sucher calls it, clair-thinking.

It then moves into Perseus, that figure who is a representative of Michael, who slays Medusa, the thinking that turns the human being to stone, & slays Cetus, the sea monster, the old atavistic clairvoyance. Perhaps these mythological creatures are images of Ahriman (stone gaze) & Lucifer (sea monster).

The entire story of Perseus is spread out above the path of Swan in the added constellations of Andromeda & Pegasus, above Aries & Pisces. Andromeda, the human soul, is saved by Perseus, & from Andromeda arises Pegasus, the white winged intelligence, the new thinking. The star in the wing of Pegasus is the same star as in the forehead of Andromeda.

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As Swan comet reaches its pinnacle, nearest the Sun at perihelion, it moves from Perseus into Auriga, the Sun Charioteer, near the star Capella. Auriga forms the shape of a pentagon in the heavens. It tells the story of the chthonic son of Hephaestus (the lame god), & in other versions the son of Hermes/Mercury, who built & drove the chariot of the Sun.

Auriga (constellation) - Wikiwand

The star Capella in Auriga in Hindu mythology is associated with the heart of Brahma. In Greek mythology, it is associated with the goat that suckled Zeus, as well as the horn of the goat that was transformed into the Cornucopia, the horn of plenty, of abundant life.

The Celestial Charioteer: Helios - Kevin Kihn - Paintings & Prints ...

All of these imaginations are rich in content! So Comet Swan traverses the heavens thru these constellations, which all in some way point to the new faculties, & future of the human being – to our becoming the Sun Charioteer, which can be likened to the development of a ‘Solar Ego’ – the Christ-in-me who drives the Sun Chariot thru the ethers, uniting the earth once again with the Spirit of Sun.

May we take up the reigns with clear sight, an open heart & steady hands.

`hag – compiled from the research of Astrosopher Jonathan Hilton

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Eternal Life and the Throne of God - Solar Wind

Rudolf Steiner’s Lectures on this day

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

27 May 2020

Nicolas Regnier Penitent Mary Magdalene Oil Painting Reproductions ...
Nicolas Regnier

Birthday of Mary Magdalene – According to T.H. Meyer & ‘The Present Age’

Sandro Botticelli

1265 – Birthday of Dante thought to be reincarnated as King John of Saxony. Beyond his political work, John was busy with literature. Under the pseudonym Philalethes he translated to German Dante’s Divine Comedy

John Calvin Painting by German School


1564 – Deathday of John Calvin an influential French theologian & pastor during the Protestant Reformation, called Calvinism, influenced by the Augustinian tradition. The aim of Calvin’s political theory was to safeguard the rights and freedoms of ordinary people.

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Irek Szelag

1840 – Deathday of Paganini an Italian violinist, violist, guitarist, & composer – the most celebrated violin virtuoso of his time.


1907 – Bubonic plague breaks out in San Francisco

Rachel Carson — Groundbreaking Girls
Marla Martin

1907 – Birthday of Rachel Carson, American biologist, environmentalist, and author

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1933 – The Century of Progress World’s Fair opens in Chicago

FDR – History First


1941 – World War II: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaims an “unlimited national emergency”
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POD

1 Tree, 4 Seasons, Sun And Moon Painting by 3 Hearts
Sandy Vernc

~I follow the path to the Sun
Moment by moment, season to season
But to travel East is to grieve in darkness.
I find my star radiating from the Earth Heart
Shining in the rainbow clouds
Working in my skin.
And so I reflect with the Moon, cycle by cycle
Toting fertile moisture in the mix
My skeleton filling with the resurrection
Knowing
I shall not fall to forgetfulness.

~hag

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Candle Illuminates Flowers Painting by Derek Gollaher

Friends, when we gather to redeem the ether spaces & co-create our Whitsun Fest together 31 May 2020, please consider lighting a candle, or placing a plant, or fresh cut flowers next to your computer, to help strengthen the life-forces during our Zoom gathering.

Rudolf Steiner

~Vitae Sophia~ A Whitsun Festival of United Soul Endeavor with Hazel Archer-Ginsberg

During our time together we will work with the Whitsun imagination to creatively explore how we may engage in the lifting out of the ‘me’ into the ‘we’, out of opinion into wisdom; warming the I, to open the heart, in support of healthy community – to find the ‘we’ in ‘me’. We will endeavor to strengthen our individual soul forces to give birth to Anthroposophia & collectively open the portal into the Spirit worlds.

 Online Whitsunday, 31 May 2020 from 9 am – 10:15 am CDT (7 am – 8:15 am Pacific, 8 am – 9:15 am Mountain, 10 am–11:15 am EDT, ) Zoom Call

*Join Zoom Meeting on computer https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85927907854 

Meeting ID: 859 2790 7854

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Hazel Archer-Ginsberg – Founder of Reverse Ritual Understanding Anthroposophy through the Rhythms of the Year. Essayist, Lecturer, Poet, Trans-denominational Minister, ‘Anthroposopher’, working as the Festivals Coordinator of the Chicago Rudolf Steiner Branch, The Traveling Speakers Program, & the Central Regional Council of the Anthroposophical Society.

Sponsored by the Anthroposophical Society in New Hampshire

For more info. contact deb@anthroposophy.org

Vitality

Sandie Gustus
Sandie Gustus

There is not only one health, but there are as many healths as there are human beings. We must incorporate that in our attitude if we want to see the issues of health and illness in the right light. We must incorporate in our attitude that the human being is an individual being that every human being is different from the other, and that that which is salutary to the one is noxious and disease causing to the other, that it completely depends on his individual state“.

~Rudolf Steiner – GA 57 – Where and How Does One Find the Spirit?: Lecture VIII: Issues of Health in the Light of Spiritual Science – Berlin, 14th January, 1909

From the book “Devil’s Letters to His Nephew”, by C. S. Lewis, published in 1942 in the time of the Nazi’s:
“…And how did you manage to bring so many souls to hell back then?
Because of fear.
Oh, yeah. Excellent strategy; old and always current. But what were they afraid of? Fear of being tortured? Fear of war? Hunger?
No. Afraid of getting sick.
But then, no one else got sick back then?
Yes, they got sick.
No one else died?
Yes, they died.
But there was no cure for the disease?
There was.
Then I don’t understand.
As no one else believed and taught about eternal life and eternal death, they thought they only had one life, and they clung to it with all their might, even if it cost them their affection (they did not embrace or greet, they had no human contact for days and days); their money (they lost their jobs, spent all their savings, and still thought it lucky being prevented from earning bread! ); their intelligence (one day the press said one thing and the next day contradicted themselves, and yet they believed it all! ); their freedom (they didn’t leave their house, they didn’t walk, they didn’t visit their dying relatives… It was a great concentration camp for volunteer prisoners!!!). They accepted everything, everything, as long as they could grasp their miserable lives one more day. They no longer had the slightest idea that He, and only Him, is the one who gives life and ends it. It was like this, as easy as it had ever been “.

“My Dear Wormwood, Plagues are a most effective weapon given to us by our father below. Normally, Christians are quite comfortable in receiving the dreaded sacraments and gathering in their prayers and other heinous Arts. But if you can stir up a hysteria by means of a plague so that they cut themselves off from our enemy’s gifts to them, the torment of isolation will drive them to despair and season them quite deliciously much to our delight.

Get them to forget about their usual practices of prayer, fasting and alms giving and encourage them to become gluttons, slanderers, and lose all regard for their neighbor thinking only about themselves and their immediate needs. Storing up treasures which we can send moth and rust to destroy further sweetening their torment.

If you can, help them to redefine their usual words like “church” and “fellowship” and “ministry” so that they feel comfortable cutting themselves off from our enemy’s care and they can be tempted all the more.

Yes, Wormwood, a plague is a tried and true method of taking their eyes off our enemy and getting them to worship their own bodies. A most desirable position for we tempters. Never let a good crisis go to waste!

Your Affectionate Uncle, Screwtape”

~C.S Lewis “The Screwtape Letters” (1942)

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Joan Proudman

POD (Poem Of the Day)

~In the wind I hear what I see –
A low hum of vitality
The bell of flowers singing…
With the bright blade of spirit I turned new ground,
Planted seed & watched,
Beneath my hand things happened –
Grain & fruit
In time I will rise & ripen

~hag

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25 May 2020 – “Speaking with the Stars”: Look west for the crescent Moon after dusk. About a fist at arm’s length above it are Pollux & Castor, the Gemini “twins.” They’re not identical twins. Pollux, on the left, is slightly brighter & tinted pale orange.

Vega is the brightest star in the northeast after dark. Look upper left of it for Eltanin, the nose of Draco the Dragon. Closer above & upper left of Eltanin are the 3 fainter stars of Draco’s stick-figure head, also called the Lozenge. Draco always points his nose to Vega, no matter the season or how they’re oriented. He seems curious about it. Dragons are supposed to have a thing for jewels. . . .

The faintest star of Draco’s head, opposite Eltanin, is Nu Draconis. They await your attention higher & higher overhead as the night progresses.

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Randell Langley

Rudolf Steiner’s Lectures on this day

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

On This Day In History: First Recorded Passage Of Halley's Comet ...

240 BC – First recorded perihelion passage of Halley’s Comet.

Matthias Stomer

1085 – Death-day of Gregor VII – One of the great reforming popes, best known for the ‘Investiture Controversy’, attacking the practice of simony (trafficking for money in “spiritual things”- named after Simon Magus, who is described in Acts 8:9–24 as offering Peter & John, payment in exchange for their empowering him to impart the Holy Spirit to anyone he laid hands on) & his dispute with Henry IV. In Rudolf Steiner’s Karma Lectures Vol. I/12 he was revealed as Haeckel in a previous life.

A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson — Fascinating Womanhood

1803 – Birthday of Ralph Waldo Emerson an American essayist, lecturer, & poet who led the Transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century. He was seen as a champion of individualism.

Edward Bulwer-Lytton Quotes

1803- Birthday of Edward Bulwer-Lytton an English novelist, poet, playwright, & politician. Theosophists Annie Besant & especially Helena Blavatsky incorporated his thoughts & ideas, from: ‘The Last Days of Pompeii’, ‘Vril’, ‘The Power of the Coming Race’ & my fav. ‘Zanoni’, in her own books.

He coined the phrases “the great unwashed”,”pursuit of the almighty dollar”, “the pen is mightier than the sword”, “dweller on the threshold”, as well as the well-known opening line “It was a dark and stormy night”.

One must have chaos within oneself, if one is to be a dancing star ...

1904 – Birthday of Wilhelm Jordan a German writer & politician, seen as “a precursor of Nietzsche and pioneer of Darwin in Germany”; Known for his books ‘mysterium’ Demiurgos & his translation of the Edda.

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David Newbatt

“…Like an evening vapor after the sunset…”
Ascension Festival with the Central Regional Council

Links to the video recording & resources offered on Thursday, May 21, 2020

‘Ascension comes as the blossoming world is reaching fullness. Trees and plants, stirring upward in growth, touched by the warmth and light from above embody heaven’s blessing in color and fragrance. The whole of nature reaches upward towards the heights.

The longing of the human soul strives also, upward, in unison with nature, seeking the touch of world-warmth from the sun. This mood of Ascension attunes all of life to the cosmic expanses’.

Thank you for joining us, on this artistic exploration of Ascension.

Special THANK YOU to Geoff Norris, Nancy Melvin and Mary Ruud for their contributions!

The Central Regional Council of the Anthroposophical Society in America invites you to view the videos and materials used throughout this conference. 

Ascension Festival
   The link to the video is here
   The link to the script is here
   The link to the images is here
   
For more info. contact Alberto Loya aloyavaca@peoplepc.com

May Hope Spring Eternal –

The CRC – Marianne Fieber, Alberto Loya, Hazel Archer-Ginsberg, Lisa Dalton

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Joan Proudman
joanproudmanart.com

~Vitae Sophia~ A Whitsun Festival of United Soul Endeavor with Hazel Archer-Ginsberg

 Online Whitsunday, 31 May 2020 from 10 am–11:15 am EDT Zoom Call*

Through leading thoughts and conversation we are called to redeem the ether spheres to create an Ecclesia, a chalice for The Sophia. Then the spirit flame can spread out to become what Steiner called a “World Whitsun”, which began in earnest at the Christmas Conference. The Whitsun Festival highlights one of the greatest challenges of being human: placing our individual gifts, in right relationship within the social realm. This challenge is especially strong now during this ‘pandemic’. Our groups striving to know Spiritual Science must work together as a community, to have the possibility to create a new culture where a sacrament is possible in every encounter. Our individual strength is enhanced by weaving our gifts together, kindling our social world in conscious community.

*Join Zoom Meeting on computer https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85927907854 

Meeting ID: 859 2790 7854

or Dial in by phone: Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kbEIk8kgk1 Meeting ID: 859 2790 7854

Hazel Archer-Ginsberg – Founder of Reverse Ritual Understanding Anthroposophy through the Rhythms of the Year. Essayist, Lecturer, Poet, Trans-denominational Minister, ‘Anthroposopher’, working as the Festivals Coordinator of the Chicago Rudolf Steiner Branch, The Traveling Speakers Program, & the Central Regional Council of the Anthroposophical Society.

Sponsored by the Anthroposophical Society in New Hampshire

For more info. contact deb@anthroposophy.org

Rise Up

Annael

The festival of Ascension is a mystery not only of the forces of the macro-cosmic kingdom of the Son, into Earth-existence, but also the connection that opens us to the forces proceeding from the sphere of the Father.

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The gospel of mark tells us: ‘Then the Lord, after He had spoken to them, was taken up into the heavenly spheres & sat down at the right hand of the World-Father as the fulfiller of His deeds’. 

As a result of the conversations over the 40 days with the presence of The Risen Christ, the apostles were able to receive the primal sources of a new imaginative clairvoyance – removing the veil hiding the true image of death which is really a facet of the Father-God in the aspect of Creator – what is born must die, but thru Christ death becomes life.

The scene of the ascension brought to manifestation the inner content of death as a revelation of man’s higher, imaginative consciousness, which has its source in the kingdom of the divine Father.

Ascension Day [Eastertide 2018] — Tamara Hill Murphy | A ...
Tamara Hill Murphey

According to the 5th gospel, the Ascension was for Christ Himself an event which is comparable only with death in human life, where the human becomes a fully spiritual being again.  –  At that moment the true meaning of death was made manifest to the apostles, they beheld it with their own eyes to be a process of union with the world of the Divine.

Ascension" New Original Abstract 24" x 36" Painting Print Unframed ...
Fredrick Jenttop

From that ‘turning point of time’ onward, Rudolf Steiner tells us that, one of the 1st experiences of every human being after death, is a contemplation of Christ’s Ascension, which can reveal to the person’s soul, the true picture of death & its connection to the spiritual world that lies closest to the earth, & with the highest sphere of the Father. 

Mondernist paintings by Teofan Sokerov in the Patriarchal … | Flickr
Teofan Sokerov

For the person who on earth worked to understand the mystery of Golgotha, this picture of the ascension after death becomes an affirmation, but for the soul that has not worked towards true spiritual knowledge, it is a picture of reproach.  Helping us seek in freedom to understand this mystery in our next life.

Nico Westerdale - About Me
Nico Westerdale

Rudolf Steiner tells us: ‘It is the Christ-impulse that works on after death; it is this impulse under whose influence man frees himself from the Moon-sphere, penetrates the starry Sun-sphere & from the impulses given to him by beings of the starry world, is there able to work upon the forming of the physical organism for his next earthly life’. Dornach 15 Sept. 1922

Nietta Sombart

Christ takes our Moon-Karma upon Himself, enabling our soul to find the path of the true Ascension, which leads to the world of the fixed stars.

In the scene of the Ascension we have an indication of the all-encompassing influence of the Christ Being, as the Lord of Karma, upon the life of the human soul after death. 

Tonight: more layers will be reveled

Until soon

~Hazel Archer Ginsberg

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“…Like an evening vapor after the sunset…”
A FREE Live online Ascension Festival with the Central Regional Council
May 21, 2020 7 pm – 8:15 pm CDT (8pm – 9:15pm EDT)
 
Ascension Thursday – May 21, 2020
7pm – 8:15pm CDT 

Join the Central Regional Council and special guests Geoffrey Norris, Mary Ruud and Nancy Melvin on an artistic exploration of the Mystery of Ascension.  We will offer leading thoughts, intermingled with poetry and Eurythmy, to be followed by open conversation.

In the clouds, between the depths of earth and heavenly heights, in the sphere of the etheric realm, we see the primal image of metamorphosis.

Is this global pandemic entreating us to ‘Practice Spirit Beholding‘ to awaken to the etheric realm we all share in common with the earth?

We can ‘Practice Spirit Recalling‘ to remember we received our etheric body on Old Sun.

In practicing ‘Spirit-Sensing‘ we may feel perhaps the Coronavirus is an admonition for us to reconnect to the sun-forces now imbued with The Etheric Christ, waiting to be recognized and engaged in the current evolving conditions.

This is an invitation for all of humanity to rise to a higher stage of initiation – a global Coronation.

The fulfillment of the secret promise of the Ascension is the Second Coming.  Will we choose to participate?

FREE – ALL are Welcome – find below Zoom Call details.
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:Option 1.  Click link below if you wish to connect through your computer (a headset is recommended)
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Option 2.  Call in using your telephone.
United States: +1 (346) 248 7799  or +1 (312) 626 6799
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Option 3. You can use a combination of Options 1 and 2 (computer and phone). If you use the phone, please turn off the audio on your computer to prevent audio feedback.

For more info. contact Alberto Loya aloyavaca@peoplepc.com

May Hope Spring Eternal –

The CRC – Marianne Fieber, Alberto Loya, Hazel Archer-Ginsberg, Lisa Dalton
EurythmystMary Ruud
Speech Artists: Geoffrey Norris and Nancy Melvin
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June Sailo

Rudolf Steiner’s Lectures on this day

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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21 May 2020 – “Speaking with the Stars”: The Eve of the New Moon. Mercury cozys up to Venus in conjunction overnight. The best time to view the pair is immediately after sunset. Look Northwest. It’s one your last chances to view Venus for a while; she will continue her journey into the underworld, out of view earlier & earlier each night, while Mercury will begin to climb higher.

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Gerald Shepherd

Rudolf Steiner’s Lectures on this day 

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

The Ascension of Jesus — Nathan Mark Phillips
Nathan Mark Phillips

Ascension Thursday 2020

El Greco

Birthday of Mary Magdalene, sister of Martha & Lazarus.The Gospels of Luke & Mark say 7 demons were cast out of her by Jesus. She became one of Jesus’ most celebrated disciples. Within the four Gospels she is named at least 12 times, more than most of the apostles. She is most prominent in the narrative of the crucifixion of Jesus, John 19:25–26 notes that she stood by the cross, near the Virgin Mary & the Apostle whom Jesus loved. According to all 4 Gospels,[Matthew 28:1–8] [Mark 16:9–10] [Luke 24:10] [John 20:18] she was, either alone or as a member of a group of women, the 1st to testify to the resurrection of Jesus. John 20 & Mark 16:9 specifically name her as the first person to see Jesus after his resurrection.

“…As the Spiritual Soul is the principle in which the Spirit Self develops, this principle is called the “mother of Christ,” or, in the occult schools, the “Virgin Sophia.” Through the fertilisation of the Virgin Sophia the Christ could be born in Jesus of Nazareth. In the occult school of Dionysius, the Intellectual Soul was called “Mary,” and the Sentient Soul “Mary Magdalene.” ~Rudolf Steiner, Gospel of John (Basle): Lecture V

Andrea Schimboeck

1265 – Birthday of Dante – according to Rudolf Steiner “…Dante became a seer at the age of thirty-five”. “…All leaders of mankind, who were aware of how the higher spiritual life of man arises out of his lower nature, have comprehended the significance of Easter. Dante therefore described his awakening — in his Divine Comedia — as taking place on Good Friday.”

“…Dante had a friend and teacher Brunetto Latini, who, as I think you will recognise from what we shall presently say, may be described as an Initiate in the true sense of the word.

“…When you follow the teaching of the Templars, there at the heart of it is a kind of reverence for something of a feminine nature. This femininity was known as the Divine Sophia, the Heavenly Wisdom. Manas is the fifth principle. the spiritual self of man, that must be developed, for which a temple must be built. And, just as the pentagon at the entrance to Solomon’s Temple characterises the fivefold human being, this female principle similarly typifies the wisdom of the Middle Ages, This wisdom is exactly what Dante sought to personify in his Beatrice. Only from this viewpoint can Dante’s Divine Comedy be understood. Hence you find Dante, too, using the same symbols as those which find expression in the Templars, the Christian knights, the Knights of the Grail, and so on. Everything which is to happen [in the future] was indeed long since prepared for by the great initiates, who foretell future events, in the same way as in the Apocalypse, so that souls will be prepared for these events.” ~ Rudolf Steiner, The Temple Legend

Mimno Frassineti

1860 – Giuseppe Garibaldi begins his attack on Palermo, Sicily, as part of the Italian unification

1907 – Bubonic plague breaks out in San Francisco

1941 – World War II: The German battleship Bismarck is sunk in the North Atlantic killing over 2,100 men

1941 – World War II: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaims an “unlimited national emergency”

2006 – The 6.4 Mw Yogyakarta earthquake shakes central Java leaving more than 5,700 dead & 37,000 injured.

2016 – Barack Obama is the first president of United States to visit Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park & meet Hibakusha.

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Veil Paintings | Kristin Lee Hager Art
Kristin Lee Hager

POD (Poem Of the Day)

~Steller is the golden seed from which the corn arises,
Earthly is the Sun on the hill from which springs god’s day…
My body nourishes some unfolding time & purpose
My heart lifts like the Moon
& power quivers on the water…
I shine bronze & gold
& silver in the mirror of the unveiled Isis…
Today
The fixed stars & the circling planets are glad

~hag

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