Category Archives: Speaking with the Stars

In Truth & Beauty

Travis Henry

“At the core of Rudolf Steiner’s Threefold Commonwealth is the quality of human relationships. And those relationships have three key facets. One is our capacity to recognize each other as unique spiritually free human beings who showed up on earth at this time with a purpose. Two is to understand that we have to find a way to create social equity in how we create our agreements, including contracts, policies, laws, and governance. Third is to be awake enough to others’ material needs that we find a way to meet those needs not by working for ourselves but rather by working on their behalf.” ~John Bloom https://secure.anthroposophy.org/…/viewOnlineEmail.jsp…

Chart: 4 positions of moon near planets on nearly horizontal line of ecliptic.
EarthSky

30 May 2021 – “Speaking with the Stars”: On the mornings of May 30 to June 2, 2021, watch for the threesome – Bella Luna, Saturn and Jupiter – along the path that the sun and moon travel across your sky. They’ll be visible just before dawn.

O & don’t forget to think outside the box – It’s Mercury Retrograde

The Gospel of St. John -

Rudolf Steiner’s Lectures on this day (RSarchives) The Gospel of St. John, Lecture 10, THE EFFECT OF THE CHRIST IMPULSE WITHIN HUMANKIND. Lecture 11, The Christian Initiation 30 May 1908

Joan of Arc - Maid of Heaven - Joan Burning Postcard | Joan of arc, Saint  joan of arc, St joan

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY (Rudolf Steiner’s orginal Calendar of the Soul, The Present Age magazine, Wikipedia Commons)

I turn to history not for lessons but to confront my experience with the experience of others and to win for myself a sense of responsibility for the state of the human conscience“. ~ Zbigniew Herbert  (Poet) 1924 – 1998

Jeanne dArc by François Nicolas Chifflart on artnet
Jeanne dArc by François Nicolas Chifflart

1431 – Deathday of Joan of Arc, French martyr & saint, burnt at the stake by the British under Duke of Bedford.

1593 – Deathday of Christopher Marlowe, English poet & playwright

Peter the Great (1672 - 1725) Biography - Life of a Tsar of Russia

1672 – Birthday of Peter the Great Czar of Russia.  He led a cultural revolution that replaced some of the traditionalist & medieval political systems with ones that were modern, scientific, based on The Enlightenment.

1778 – Deathday of Voltaire, French philosopher & author. Rudolf Steiner speaks of him as being a former pupil of the mysteries in Karmic Relationships Vol. 2.

1806 – Future U.S. President Andrew Jackson kills Charles Dickinson in a duel

1935 – Deathday of Daniel Nicol Dunlop , a Scottish entrepreneur, founder of the World Power Conference & other associations, a theosophist-turned-anthroposophist. Thought to have been a Templar in a former life. Dunlop saw Rudolf Steiner for the first time when he was still General Secretary of the German Section of the Theosophical Society, both of them expressed their intimate spiritual connection &respect for one another.  Dunlop started the anthroposophical “Human Freedom Group & anthroposophical Summer Schools. In 1928 he organized the first & only World Conference on Anthroposophy & in 1929 he was elected General Secretary of the Anthroposophical Society in Great Britain. He had a deep friendship with Eleanor Merry, who supported his work, especially after the death of his own wife, Eleanor in 1932. As a result of conflicts & power struggles within the General Anthroposophical Society, leading to its splintering in April 1935, Dunlop was expelled together with a number of other leading members. He died shortly afterwards of an appendicitis. Dunlop enlisted the help of fellow anthroposophist Walter Johannes Stein in the hope of founding a World Economic Organization, but his death prevented this.

Ludwig Graf Polzer-Hoditz - Sophia Institute

1936 – Ludwig Polzer-Hoditz resigns from the General Anthroposophical Society on the 1 year anniversary of his friend D.N. Dunlop’s death, in protest after many of his contemporizes were expelled from the Society.

Memorial Day, 1937

1937 – Memorial Day massacre: Chicago police shoot & kill 10 labor demonstrators

1989 –The 33-foot high “Goddess of Democracy” statue is unveiled in Tiananmen Square by student demonstrators

Allegory of Truth and Beauty Painting by Felix Fossey
Allegory of Truth and Beauty by Felix Fossey

A Pentathlon Chant
In Truth & Beauty I Stand
Athena Your Wisdom Lights My way
In Truth & Beauty I stand
Centered In Strength & Purpose
In Truth & Beauty I Stand
To Carry the Torch of Victory!
In Truth & Beauty I Stand
In-between Heaven & Earth I Am
In Truth & Beauty I Stand
Upright & Reverent I Wear the Crown
In Truth & Beauty I Stand
To Carry The Torch of Victory!
~hag

Sophia Community Circle – WEDNESDAY 2 JUNE 2021

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

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

St. John's Tide | Reverse Ritual

Sunday 27 June 2021 on Zoom 11 am – 12:30 pm PT / 12 – 1:30 pm MT / 1 pm -2:30 pm CT / 2 – 3:30 pm ET / 7 – 8:30 pm London Time / 8 – 9:30 pm CET

St. John the Baptist and Uriel the Archangel of Summer

A Festival for the Rudolf Steiner Branch of Chicago with the Central Regional Councilof the Anthroposophical Society in America.

Metanoia –  Can you hear the voice of conscience? – Make straight the path, for at the fullness of Summer, the light is so bright that it leaves no room for the shadow, a time to remember what St. John said “Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” For zoom details contact Cultural Events & Festivals Coordinator Hazel Archer Hazel@reverseritual.com

Night School session

Sakadawa Full Moon 2020 – Astro Dakini*s
astrodakini

Dear friends – What a powerful session in Night School – permeated with the energies of the eclipse of the Buddha Moon.

I was standing in a vast crater with a group of people dressed in white eurythmy gowns. My friend Johanna, who crossed the Threshold on Whitsun, looking full & vital, was there leading us in the Halleluiah. A strange kind of Light-Being was there singing; & what the tone conveyed to me was the feeling of levity. I knew that since we were in the spiritual world we couldn’t be affected by the lunar eclipse which brings the forces of the dragon into the sub-consciousness of earthly humans. And yet the song was also reminding us that when the solar eclipse comes in June – that will be the time to protect the dead – since the unbridled astral baggage from human & adversarial forces working on earth escapes into the cosmic realms. Those of us in the circle were to learn the song, in order to sing it from earth during the solar eclipse, so that the sound vibration can act as shield deflecting that contagion from those newly in the spiritual realm.

MoonGrahanYoga-1 - AstroUpay.com
Dan Sully

I woke up from the dream at the midpoint of the eclipse of the Buddha Moon around 4:30 am with the thought that the Wesak Festival – the high point of the spiritual year – when Buddha’s forces of enlightenment flow from the higher worlds into the mind of humanity – extends until the next Full Moon in June, therefore these energies will be there helping with the solar eclipse energy that will occur on June 10th at New Moon.

Wesak, which marks the birth, enlightenment & death of Gautama Buddha, is a living event. At the exact moment of the Taurus-Scorpio Full Moon, the Buddha is said to return to earth. We can create an imagination of the Christ standing before the Buddha receiving the wisdom of peace on behalf of all humanity – radiating out this blessing thru-out the earthly realms.

The Buddha known as ‘The great Revealer’, brings a calm clarity of thinking that helps us see the reality of our Oneness. Using dispassion & discernment helps to sweep away all that hinders recognition of this truth. Before we can truly see, we have to free ourselves from the many forms of illusion & desire that veils our sight.

Earth and Sun Energy Original Acrylic Painting Abstract | Etsy
Sue Schlen

A new world is now being conceived – & when the Bulls eye of the soul is opened, the seed of light which was planted on Holy Saturday starts to radiate from the Earth herself. The month of Wesak is a blessing that plays a crucial role in the generation of that light, thru us…

~hag

The sun, the earth, and the moon Painting by Mario Curis
Mario Curis

Here’s the Recording of Sangraal: A Pentecost Pilgrimage with the CRC, as well as other programs for your FREE viewing.

Today’s ‘I think Speech’ podcast

Sun Moon Earth Stars - Folk Art Paintings by Cheryl Bartley
Cheryl Bartley

Rudolf Steiner’s Lectures on this day

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

National Paper Airplane Day

604 – Deathday of St. Augustine of Canterbury

1293 – An earthquake strikes Kamakura, Kanagawa, Japan, killing about 30,000

1521 – Luther outlawed. Called for the burning of his books and called for his arrest. Frederick the Wise of Saxony protected Luther by hiding him in Wartburg Castle. Luther worked tirelessly on a complete translation of the Bible into German. Luther answering charges of heresy before the Diet of Worms in 1521.

1805 – Napoléon Bonaparte assumes the title of King of Italy and is crowned with the Iron Crown of Lombardy in Milan Cathedral, the gothic cathedral in Milan.

1828 – Kasper Hauser appears in Nuremberg on Whit Monday “The Child Of Europe”

1830 – The Indian Removal Act is passed by the U.S. Congress; it is signed into law by President Andrew Jackson two days later.

1896 – Nicholas II becomes the last Tsar of Imperial Russia.

1976 – Deathday of German Philosopher Martin Heidegger

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Earl Majeur

POD (Poem Of the Day)
~I have
Fallen face down upon the earth
To gain the powers of the stars

~hag

Sophia Community Circle – WEDNESDAY 2 JUNE 2021

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

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

Buddha & the Dragon

Diane Quinn

Dear Friends – Wednesday 26 May is Wesak* & the start of the eclipse season for 2021. Tonight, the silver disc of Bella Luna in her Full phase hovers huge in the heavens all night long, then as the birds begin to wake, her brilliant light will suddenly turn blood red, as she crosses Cauda Draconis – the Moon’s South Node or Dragon’s Tail, associated with misfortune & the need to pay for past debts – Cauda Draconis calls for us to heed our karma & to put an end to something that no longer serves…

Movie evening about Wesak | TS Adyar
Belliooeu Quuinerr

Here in Chicago the partial lunar eclipse can be seen starting at 3:30 am CT when we will be able to see the Super Flower Moon pass thru the darkest part of Earth’s shadow – catch her before she sets at 5:26 am CT  (it may be thundering & lightning here at the Great Inland Sea of Chicago, you may be sleeping, but we can still live into this image)

This cosmic & earthly event is happening while the world celebrates *Wesak, the biggest Buddhist festival of the year, which celebrates the ‘birth, enlightenment & death of the Buddha’ on one & the same day, traditionally when the Sun is in Taurus, & the Moon in Scorpio.

What does it mean that this year the coils of the Dragon wrap around the Buddha Moon?

The Buddha (whose name means: ‘The Awakened One’ or ‘One who Knows’) is regarded as the ninth incarnation of Lord Vishnu. He was born in 563 BC on the Full Moon of May in Vaisakh.

How to Celebrate Wesak – I AM University
TY Lin

The Full Moon in May is a mystically auspicious time – This ‘Buddha Moon’ is considered to be the greatest moment of spiritual contact for the entire year. Great polarities are said to be synthesized at this festival. Hope is revived in the world, & great seeds of beauty, truth, & goodness are planted within us – qualities needed for the unity of humankind.

Ancient Wisdom asserts that there will be a new coming of the World Avatar & those beings who assist them. But the reality set forth & embedded within this festival, is that WE, as a living unity called humanity, are to be that World Avatar, when we can live as “Christ in me”…

The Wesak Festival provides us each year with a reception of the tools of Love & Wisdom, to fulfill this ancient prophecy.

What all the higher beings have done, we can do also, taking up our responsibility as the 10th hierarchy to radiate the Christ Impulse out to all the kingdoms of Earth -becoming like little suns – emanating rays from the very core of our “I”, thru the vehicle of our bodies, from our purified hearts, & specifically from our forehead, where our third eye is located. This is the Bulls Eye of Taurus – the Sun of May – & the mystery of the transformative Scorpio Moon.

Strange Sculptures at Buddha Park in Vientiane, Laos
Buddha Park in Vientiane, Laos

And this year we will have to be extra vigilant – for we are called to meet Cauda Draconis. Rudolf Steinertells us:that when there is an eclipse of the moon, thoughts stream through darkness down upon the earth; and that such thoughts have a closer relationship with the subconscious life than with the conscious life of the human being. The old initiates often made use of a certain simile when speaking to their pupils. It is; of course, necessary to translate their words into modern language, but this is the gist of what they said: “Visionaries and dreamers love to go for rambles by moonlight, when the moon is full. There are, however, certain people who have no wish to receive the good thoughts coming to them from the cosmos, but who, on the contrary, are desirous of getting hold of evil, diabolical thoughts. Such people will choose the moment of a lunar eclipse for their nocturnal wanderings.” ~Human Questions and Cosmic Answers

Dara Lindy

Gautama Buddha once said: “Your mind is a powerful thing. When you filter it with positive thoughts, your life will start to change.”

Dear friends will you join me in bringing the energy of the Buddha into your thoughts tonight before bed & when you wake..? And for those that want to stand up to the dragon, know that I will be there with you before the Sun rises & the Moon sets.

Let your love flow outward through the universe, To its height, its depth, its broad extent, A limitless love, without hatred or enmity. Then as you stand or walk, Sit or lie down, As long as you are awake, Strive for this with a one-pointed mind; Your life will bring heaven to earth.” ~Gautama Buddha

~hag, from indications from Rudolf Steiner, The teachings of Buddha, Lucis Trust, & The Adler Planetarium

Here’s the Recording of Sangraal: A Pentecost Pilgrimage with the CRC, as well as other programs for your FREE viewing.

Today’s ‘I think Speech’ podcast

Manjushri Nagarakshasa – The Naga Deity | Buddhist art, Buddhism art, Tibet  art

Rudolf Steiner’s Lectures on this day (RSarchives)

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY (Rudolf Steiner’s orginal Calendar of the Soul, The Present Age magazine, Wikipedia)

What is Halley's Comet?

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

Gregor VII. (1020–1085) · geboren.am

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.

Ralph Waldo Emerson and the Transcendentalism Movement - SciHi BlogSciHi  Blog

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.

Quigley's Cabinet: The legacy of Edward Bulwer-Lytton

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”.

Porträt Wilhelm Jordan (1819 - 1904) | Europeana

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.

Sophia Community Circle – WEDNESDAY 2 JUNE 2021

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

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

Wind in the Nest

POD (Poem Of the Day)

~I call the Doves to come & nest in my hair
So that I may spit fire from my head.
All the while my heart beats like a bee tongue among the new roses.
As I await the Avatar Winds of Sophia
I warm my will & open
To receive
Wisdom into my bones
~hag

The Season of the Epiphany – Saint Charbel Church

Prepearing for Whitsun Contemplation

At the Turning Point of Time the ego or “I” of Zarathustra had to leave the body of Jesus right before the Baptism, to allow the Christ Being to enter; appearing 1st like a dove above the head of John the Baptist as the voice of the father god was heard. Only the “I” of the Nathan Jesus, which was pure, could bear the Christ, & only for 3 years.

Knowing this we may ask: How can The Christ live in us without driving out our “I” or completely extinguishing our individuality with its cosmic forces?

The Sacred and The Profane: Whitsuntide/Pentecost. Some secular and  religious calendrical celebrations. | People of Goda, the Clan of Tubal Cain

We are able to strive to live into the ideal of ‘Not I, but Christ in me’, only because Christ sent the Holy Spirit, which enables the human “I” to receive the Christ Being fully. Rudolf Steiner tells us: “Christ wanted to dwell amongst humankind, but He did not want to obscure the emerging ego-consciousness of human beings. He had done this once in Jesus, in whom from the Baptism onwards a consciousness of the Son lived in place of his ego-consciousness. But this was not something that was to take place in people of future times. In the case of such people the ego was to be able to rise up in full consciousness, and yet the Christ could dwell with them…so Christ sent that divine being who does not extinguish ego-consciousness, that humanity might be able to retain their ego-consciousness and have the Christ dwell within them.” (GA 214, 30 July 1922) 

Icon - Christ the Vine | Catholic art, Byzantine art, Painting

In the ‘Farewell Discourses’ from St. John’s Gospel, Christ Himself characterizes this coming of the Spirit of Truth: “But the Comforter, the Holy Spirit Whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and awaken your memory of all that I have said to you” (John 14:26)

In the 5th Gospel, Steiner talks about how for 40 days after the Resurrection, The Christ was able to provide secret teachings to the disciples about the mysteries of the spiritual world, together with its significance not only for the evolution of the human & earthly world, but also for the world of the gods. But that the disciples were in a sort of mystic state of mind, not fully conscious.

The ‘Farewell Discourses’, also tells us that the Holy Spirit comes to reach right into the inner being of the disciples in order to dwell there as Wisdom, leading to a clear & conscious understanding of these essential secrets of the Mystery of Golgotha.

Pentecost Paintings | Fine Art America
Jen Norton

And so it is that this promise comes to fulfillment 50 days after the Resurrection, on that 1st Whitsun morning, amidst the surging winds, that the disciples might become apostles, taking up their individual tasks; speaking from the heart -the language that all may understand.

60 The Holy Spirit & Pentecost in Art ideas | pentecost, holy spirit, art
Venta Carlson

As spirit-pupils in the School of Spiritual Science striving to make the content of the Michael School alive within us, bringing us to the Cosmic Realm of the Holy Spirit of Truth, the source of the Paraclete; we can achieve a reality where a renewed Whitsun is possible, now & in the times to come.

~hag

Good tango: what is it? – Argentinietiško tango pamokos

(Join our Whitsun ecclesia 23 May 2021, see zoom details below)

20 May 2021 – “Speaking with the Stars

Saturn in front of the constellation Capricornus and Jupiter in front of Aquarius in May 2021 morning sky.
Bumble Bee in Zinnia - Girl Next Door Honey
Ruth Darkstrom

Rudolf Steiner’s Lectures on this day (Help support the RSarchives!)

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY (resourses include The original Calendar of the Soul by Rudolf Steiner, Anthrowiki, Wikipedia, Skyandtelescope.org)

Anton Janša (1734 - 1773), Beekeeper - World bee day - YouTube

World Bee Day – Birthday in 1734 of Anton Janša, the pioneer of beekeeping.The purpose of this international day is to acknowledge the role of bees & other pollinators for our ecosytem

Arianism and the Council of Nicea - Catholicism.org

325 – The First Council of Nicaea is formally opened, starting the first ecumenical council of the Christian Church. Its main accomplishments were settlement of the Christological issue of the divine nature of God the Son & His relationship to God the Father, the construction of the first part of the Nicene Creed, & establishing uniform observance of the date of Easter, & the promulgation of early canon law.

1497 – John Cabot sets sail from Bristol, England, on his ship Matthew looking for a route to the west.

1498 – Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama discovers the sea route to India when he arrives at Calicuta India.

1570 – Cartographer Abraham Ortelius issues Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, the first modern atlas

Sonnets & Essays - GGCA English

1609 – Shakespeare’s sonnets are illicitly published in London, by Thomas Thorpe.

1631 – The city of Magdeburg in Germany is seized by forces of the Holy Roman Empire & most of its inhabitants massacred, in one of the bloodiest incidents of the Thirty Years’ War.

1645 – Yangzhou massacre: the 10-day massacre of 900,000 residents of the city of Yangzhou, part of the Transition from Ming to Qing.

1802 – By the Law of 20 May 1802, Napoleon Bonaparte reinstates slavery in the French colonies, revoking its abolition in the French Revolution.

1813 – Napoleon Bonaparte leads his French troops into the Battle of Bautzen in Saxony, Germany, against the combined armies of Russia and Prussia. The battle ends the next day with a French victory

Grevinna Elise von Moltke (Moltke-Huitfeldt af Bregentved), Comtesse af  Bregentved (1859 - 1932) - Genealogy

1859 – Birthday of Eliza von Moltke – wife of Helmuth Johannes Ludwig von Moltke,  Chief of the Great General Staff in command of the 1st Division of the Guard Corps for the Kaiser at the start of the world war. Eliza was a student o Rudolf Steiner & cured herself from a strangle disease thru meditations given by Steiner.  She wrote the’ “Post-mortem-Mitteilungen” after her husband commander Molke died from taking on the war guilt falsely heaped on him. The two volumes of these after death communications shed illuminating light on the events immediately before & during the First World War and on the person of the emperor. These communications were later published as: Light for the New Millennium: Rudolf Steiner’s Association with Helmuth & Eliza von Moltke –

Amazon.com: Light for the New Millennium: Rudolf Steiner's Association with  Helmuth & Eliza von Moltke (9781855840515): Steiner, Rudolf, Von Moltke,  Helmuth, Von Moltke, Eliza, Meyer, T. H., Davis, Jan: Books

“This collection of previously unpublished letters and documents deals with themes that are of tremendous significance for our time: the approaching new millennium; karma and reincarnation; life after death; the workings of evil; the destiny of Europe; and the hidden causes of the First World War. It also tells the story of the meeting of two great men: Rudolf Steiner and Helmuth von Moltke (1848-1916), Chief of the general staff of the German army during the outbreak of the First World War, who was dismissed from his post in 1914 following disagreements with the Kaiser.

Moltke first came into contact with Steiner through his wife Eliza, who was one of Steiner’s esoteric pupils. Steiner’s connection to Moltke included personal meetings, letters, and clairvoyant messages after the General’s death. These communications are reproduced here in full, along with a key interview with Rudolf Steiner…” ~Amazon books

1862 – U.S. President Abraham Lincoln signs the Homestead Act into law

1883 – Krakatoa begins to erupt; the volcano explodes three months later, killing more than 36,000 people.

1891 –The first public display of Thomas Edison’s prototype kinetoscope.

1902 – Cuba gains independence from the United States.

1940 –The first prisoners arrive at a new concentration camp at Auschwitz.

1956 – In Operation Redwing, the first United States airborne hydrogen bomb is dropped over Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean

1983 – First publications of the discovery of the HIV virus that causes AIDS in the journal Science by Luc Montagnier.

Tiananmen Square: How the 'Goddess of Democracy' became a symbol of  resistance - CNN Style

1989 – The Chinese authorities declare martial law in the face of pro-democracy demonstrations, setting the scene for the Tiananmen Square massacre.

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

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

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

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Eurythmy - an Art of Movement for Our Time
Eurythmy Association of Great Britain

Bio – Elizabeth Carlson – I was born and grew up in upstate [Woodstock] New York. I completed the eurythmy training at Eurythmy School Zuccoli in Dornach, age 24, and studied again later at Eurythmeum Stuttgart for two years. I have worked in Waldorf education since, in eurythmy, (in USA, SA and UK) for 16 yrs, in Early Years for five years, and intermittently in care for the elderly and learning disabled. I completed an MA in eurythmy (education) with Alanus University (Germany, but in the UK)  in 2016. I have lived in the UK, presently in Cardiff, Wales, since 1992. My son is 26.

Music by Ultra-Violet Archer – Here’s her solo stuff https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkdsh6zXYxE74LLlDiBE3uQ

The discography https://soundcloud.com/ultra-violet-archer

Bandcamp has all the lyrics & you can ‘buy’ the album to show support for ‘In Case of Emergence’ by ‘Circles Edge’ her new band with Morgan Vallet

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

Ayse Domeniconi

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

The Mysteries of the Holy Grail: From Arthur and Parzival to Modern  Initiation: Steiner, Rudolf, Barton, Matthew: 9781855842342: Amazon.com:  Books

You are also invited to get the Book & Join us for study sessions through out the year as well. contact Alberto Loya aloyavaca@utexas.edu for more info.

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Sophia Community Circle – WEDNESDAY 2 JUNE 2021

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

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

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Invitation to a Summer Practice and Research Group

You are invited to join with a group of friends as we explore Rudolf Steiner’s 6 Essential Exercises alongside the Eightfold / Daily Exercise Path.

We will have a daily 15-minute Zoom meeting for 6 weeks. Beginning on Saturday June 12, 2021 and ending on July 24, 2021. This group will meet every day for 42 days, for 15 minutes each day.

9 am ET / 10 am MT / 11 amCT / 12 ET / 5 pm BST / 6 pm CET

The schedule each day (based on Eastern Time (ET) Please check your time zone):

12:00 Thought of the Day for the Six Basic Exercise (changes weekly)

12:05 5-minute Individual Practice Space

12:10 Thought of the Day for the Daily Exercises (8FoldPath)

12:15 Close the space

Everyone is invited to participate. Come when you can and will. Free of charge.

We intend to stay as close to time as possible. Saturdays after the close of the call, there will be an optional conversation space hosted by Elderberries. Visit our padlet for updates: https://padlet.com/programs4/6BE

This is a practice group AND a research group. We are experimenting with weaving our attention with weekly rhythm of the 6BE and the daily rhythm of Eightfold Path/ Daily Exercises.  You are encouraged to bring a journal to make notes and keep track of your progress.

Week One: Clear Thinking

Week Two: Control of Will

Week Three: Equanimity

Week Four: Positivity

Week Five: Open Mindedness

Week Six: Harmony

Saturdays: Right Opinion

Sundays: Right Judgement

Mondays: Right Word

Tuesdays: Right Deed

Wednesdays: Right Standpoint

Thursdays: To Become Habit

Fridays: Right Memory

Thinking artistically is fun!

One playful way to think of this group is that we will cultivate a summer garden. With your attention and devotion each week, you might grow a seven petaled daisy:

The ARC is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting:

Topic: SixBasicExercises Practice Group

Time: This is a recurring meeting

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Global Christian Worship - Christ as Seed: Art by Jyoti Sahi (India)
Jyoti Sahi

~Cracked open
Will the seed
Laid into the void
Progress & grow?
The gods circle round
Hunting for ideas that lie dormant
Thoughts unexpressed
Spore’s that remain uncultivated
These they plant in the clay of another life
Better able to fill the void
With fertile fruit
~hag

Grade Five Botany | Botany, 5th grades, Botany lessons
5th grade botany in Waldorf School

“…If you want to grow a plant, you take a tiny seed and lay it in the soil. The whole plant, the whole life of the plant is compressed into this tiny seed. What comes out of this seed? First, the root. The life expands into the root. But then it contracts again and grows, still in a state of contraction, into a stem. Then it expands and the leaves come and then the blossom. Then there is again contraction into the seed and the seed waits until the following year. In the plant, therefore, we see a process of expansion — contraction; expansion — contraction.

Whenever the plant expands, it is the Sun which draws out the leaf or the blossom; whenever the plant contracts (in the seed or the stem) the contraction is due to the forces of the Moon. Between the leaves, the Moon is working. So that when we take a plant with spreading leaves and root, we can say, beginning with the seed: Moon — then Sun — again Moon — again Sun — again Moon, and so forth … with the Moon at the end of the process. In every plant we see Sun forces and Moon forces working in alternation. In a field of growing plants we behold the deeds of Sun and Moon” ~ Rudolf Steiner

May 18, 2021 – “Speaking with the Stars:” This evening Bella Luna hangs in western Leo, below the front of the Sickle. As soon as night is fully dark, look almost two fists at arm’s length below the Moon for the dim head of Hydra. ~Sky&Telescope

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Rudolf Steiner’s Lectures on this day (Help support the RSarchives!)

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY (resourses include The original Calendar of the Soul by Rudolf Steiner, Wikipedia, Skyandtelescope.org)

Omar Khayyam

1048 – Birthday of Omar Khayyám, Persian mathematician, astronomer, & poet

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1474 – Birth-day of Isabella d’Este, Regent in Mantua, (a city in Lombardy, Italy) one of the leading women of the Italian Renaissance, a major cultural & political figure. She was a patron of the arts, supporting Raphael, Mantegna, Titian, Leonardo da Vinci, as well as a leader of fashion, whose innovative style of dress was copied throughout Italy & at the French court. She was called: The “liberal & magnanimous Isabella” “supreme among women” “The First Lady of the world”.

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1860 – Abraham Lincoln wins the Republican Party presidential nomination.

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1896 – The United States Supreme Court rules in Plessy v. Ferguson that the “separate but equal” doctrine is constitutional

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1910 – The Earth passes through the tail of Comet Halley.

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1951 –United Nations Security Council Resolution 93, adopted after hearing a report that a “prearranged & planned attack ordered by Israel authorities” was “committed by Israel regular army forces against the Egyptian regular army” in the Gaza Strip on February 28, 1951.

The Council condemned this attack as a violation of the cease-fire previsions of UNSC Resolution 54 & as inconsistent with the obligations of the parties under the General Armistice Agreement between Egypt and Israel & under the United Nations Charter.

The Council again called upon Israel to take all necessary measures to prevent such actions & expressed its conviction that the maintenance of the General Armistice Agreement is threatened by any deliberate violation of it & that no progress towards the return of peace in Palestine can be made until both parties comply strictly with their obligations.

Global Christian Worship - Christ as Seed: Art by Jyoti Sahi (India)
Jyoti Sahi

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‘I Think Speech’ Podcast

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

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

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

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Eurythmy - an Art of Movement for Our Time
Eurythmy Association of Great Britain

Bio – Elizabeth Carlson – I was born and grew up in upstate [Woodstock] New York. I completed the eurythmy training at Eurythmy School Zuccoli in Dornach, age 24, and studied again later at Eurythmeum Stuttgart for two years. I have worked in Waldorf education since, in eurythmy, (in USA, SA and UK) for 16 yrs, in Early Years for five years, and intermittently in care for the elderly and learning disabled. I completed an MA in eurythmy (education) with Alanus University (Germany, but in the UK)  in 2016. I have lived in the UK, presently in Cardiff, Wales, since 1992. My son is 26.

Music by Ultra-Violet Archer – Here’s her solo stuff https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkdsh6zXYxE74LLlDiBE3uQ

The discography https://soundcloud.com/ultra-violet-archer

Bandcamp has all the lyrics & you can ‘buy’ the album to show support for ‘In Case of Emergence’ by ‘Circles Edge’ her new band with Morgan Vallet

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

Ayse Domeniconi

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

The Mysteries of the Holy Grail: From Arthur and Parzival to Modern  Initiation: Steiner, Rudolf, Barton, Matthew: 9781855842342: Amazon.com:  Books

You are also invited to get the Book & Join us for study sessions through out the year as well. contact Alberto Loya aloyavaca@utexas.edu for more info.

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Sophia Community Circle – WEDNESDAY 2 JUNE 2021

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

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