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Thomas Kainaroi.

Thought O Day (TOD)

My friends – We will soon be dealing with a challenge we have never faced before, or maybe we have (the great flood comes to mind) but not in this way. We are being asked: How do we synchronize two major archetypes – the Lover & the Warrior.

Love Warrior Painting by Christie Lee
Kali Mann

As always, it will be a daunting task, a trail of initiation, if you choose to accept it.

We are being asked to cultivate the tender, considerate, impulses of the inner Lover, while simultaneously feeding the fiery discipline of our Righteous Warrior-Self, as we approach what appears to be an abyss (or is it a portal – a Threshold into a new reality?)

Panni Bharti

So it’s extremely important that the Wisdom of the ‘Dark Night of the Soul’ gets across. If we understand the necessity for this crucifixion, & understand that it is a preparation for a resurrection – an empowerment toward New Life, then we will be equipped to go through it, without too much fear, trusting in the logic of the Divine Transformation.

The power that is ‘doing this to us’ is coming towards us with both a quality of terrifying destruction & extreme grace. The destruction is, in fact, a form of that extreme grace – IF what we build out of it is moral. It is quite clear that humanity is now terminally ill, & can only be transfigured by a totally shocking revelation of our shadow side, which only appears to come from outside us. And this is what we’re living through, these shadow sides exploding in every direction because we have done nothing but betray the sacred in us.

Alphonse Maria Mucha

Those who turn to Wisdom, illuminating the intellect with the new forces of the etheric heart that are striving to be born through the Anthroposophia within us; those who cultivate the Light of Michaelic thinking; those who realize the truth behind the illness, will be given extraordinary protection, strength, & revelation.

We will be empowered in the core of ourselves to become what we must now become–a spiritual revolutionary, devoting our entire life & all our spiritual resources to the preservation of the planet, for the highest good of all.

Finding the Divine Feminine, in whatever form you want to find her, realizing the great task that she’s here to assist us with, will calm & guide us, to forge forward in the work ahead.

Megan Kasper

Let us learn the secret language of light again. Also the letters of the dark. Re-member the flight patterns of birds, the syllables of wolf howl & bird song, the moving pantomime of branch & leaf, valleys & peaks of whale calls, the long sentences of ants moving in unison, the forming & re-forming of clouds, the codices of stars. Let us, reconstitute the world, sign by sign & melody by melody.

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Marulyn Wells

Let us sing the world back into the very Heart of the Holy Name of God.

~hag

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Jacob Ashby

6 April 2020 – “Speaking with the Stars”: a few hours before sunrise, look for Jupiter, Saturn, & Mars marching upward in the southeastern sky. These 3 Sacred outer world planets are gearing up for a major convocation as Pluto slowly approachs its aphelion, the farthest point in its orbit from the Sun.

2020 Cosmic Alchemy – Earth & Sky Alchemy
Darla Makell

Read an astounding Astrosophy report by Jonathan Hilton: The Corona World: Part I We Are In This Together! Earth, Pluto, Saturn, Jupiter in 2020

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Iris Bertew

What is to be the starting force & impulse for events in social & ethical life must come out of the spiritual world.” ~Rudolf Steiner, New Spiritual Impulses in History” Dornach 16 December, 1917

Sam Brown

Rudolf Steiner’s Lectures on this day

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

582- Death & Feast Day of Eutychius of Constantinople, Toward the end of his life, Eutychius maintained an opinion that after the resurrection the body will be “more subtle than air” & no longer a tangible thing. This was considered heretical, because it was taken as a denial of the doctrine of physical, corporeal resurrection.

Henry Nelson O’Neil

1520 – Deathday of Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino, known as Raphael. He died on Good Friday. He was also born on Good Friday in 1483.

It must seem strange that Raphael was the same person as a thorny character like John the Baptist. How could it happen that this thorny man, who had to pave the way for the Mystery of Golgotha in such a violent way, reappeared as the gentle, pliable, charming Raphael? But look at this. Raphael’s father, Giovanni Santi, died when Raphael was eleven. He was a painter. He was not a great painter so far as external achievements go, but he had great ideas in his head, although he could not put them on camas because he had no technical skill. He was also a poet. There was a great deal of fantasy in him, but the physical capacities simply were not there. He went early through the portal of death, and then his forces worked into his son. In Raphael’s hands and imagination worked all that his father could send into the physical world. One can say that the old Giovanni Santi was a painter without hands in the supersensible world, for in a wonderful karmic relationship he supplied, in combination with the Christ-filled individuality of the Baptist, what came to expression in Raphael. The supersensible world had to work with the physical world to achieve this result. It shows how the so-called dead are able to influence those who have been left behind…” ~ Rudolf Steiner, On the Relationship with the Dead, 23 April 1913

Raphael, as we know from was  an Italian painter & architect of the High Renaissance. Raphael was enormously productive, running an unusually large workshop &, despite his death at 37, leaving a large body of work. Many of his works are found in the Vatican Palace. From 1517 until his death, Raphael lived in the Palazzo Caprini in the Borgo, in rather grand style in a palace designed by Bramante. He never married, & was thought to be bi-sexual. He is said to have had many affairs, but a permanent fixture in his life in Rome was “La Fornarina”, Margherita Luti, the daughter of a baker (fornaro) named Francesco Luti from Siena.

The story goes that Raphael’s premature death on Good Friday, which was also his 37th birthday, was caused by a night of excessive sex with Luti, after which he fell into a fever &, not telling his doctors that this was its cause, was given the wrong cure, which killed him. At his request, Raphael was buried in the Pantheon.

His funeral was extremely grand, attended by large crowds. The inscription in his marble sarcophagus, an elegiac distich written by Pietro Bembo, reads: “Ille hic est Raffael, timuit quo sospite vinci, rerum magna parens et moriente mori”, meaning: “Here lies that famous Raphael by whom Nature feared to be conquered while he lived, and when he was dying, feared herself to die.”

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Rudolf Steiner speaks about him in his various incarnations, in ‘The Last Address’ – The Individuality of Elias, John, Raphael, Novalis. Dornach, Michaelmas Eve, 1924, GA 238

Lucas Cranach the Elder

1472 –Birthday of Lucas Cranach the Elder, a German Renaissance painter & printmaker

1869 – Celluloid is patented

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1896 – In Athens, the opening of the first modern Olympic Games is celebrated, 1,500 years after the original games are banned by Roman emperor Theodosius I

1930 – Gandhi raises a lump of mud and salt and declares, “With this, I am shaking the foundations of the British Empire,” beginning the Salt Satyagraha

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1965 – Launch of Early Bird, the first commercial communications satellite to be placed in geosynchronous orbit

1971 – Deathday of Igor Stravinsky, Russian-American pianist, composer, & conductor

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1992 – Deathday of Isaac Asimov, American science fiction writer

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2008 – The 2008 Egyptian general strike starts led by Egyptian workers later to be adopted by April 6 Youth Movement & Egyptian activists

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2015 – Deathday of Ray Charles

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Greetings friends – The Central Regional Council welcomes you to a Zoom Study Group Meeting on the Karma of Epidemics 

April 8th 2020, 7:15 pm CST 

“Imagine a people which was composed entirely of liars, the astral plane would be populated solely by the corresponding demons and these demons would be able to express themselves in a constitutional tendency to epidemics. Thus there is a certain species of bacilli who are the carriers of infectious diseases; these beings are the progeny of the lies told by human beings; they are nothing else than physically embodied demons generated by lies.” (GA 99 – L.6)

Please familarize yourself with the lecture if possible to contrbute to the discussion.
Theosophy of the Rosicrucian
The Law of Destiny
Schmidt Number: S-1539
Lecture VI
https://wn.rsarchive.org/GA/GA0099/19070530p01.html

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Let us stand together with courage in this now, as we look to our future with equanimity, holding all that comes before us as being guided by a divine directive waiting to be revealed by our patient spiritual investigation.

Many of us are doing constructive things like the Hallelujah in Eurythmy, & other hygienic exercises, along with The Foundation Stone Meditation or Rhythms at Sunrise (or anytime) every morning to create a high vibration of Love & Light – Please join us for the healing of all.

Yours in service ~The CRC team: Marianne Fieber, Alberto Loya, Hazel Archer-Ginsberg, David Howerton, Lisa Dalton
For more info. contact Hazel Archer-Ginsberg

Practice Buddy

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Maxi Markel

Dear Friends – My beloved ‘practice buddy’ (Thanks Patrick Kennedy for this phrase)  Angela Foster & I had a check-in with the need to express the anxiety that is living in the world & in us – an attack on our soul forces.

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We placed Michael in a leminscate between us, activating the sword of discernment, & picturing his shield as a rib cage around our heart.

The eurythmy gesture for the constellation of Cancer, which houses the Bee Hive Cluster & rules the rib cage, came to mind. 

Krzysztof Kacperek

Remembering that we are in the Season of Lent, we handed over everything that was too overwhelming to carry, into the arms of Mother Mary, in an imagination that these unredeemed astral attacks could be transformed, passing from Her hands into the Sacred Heart of Christ, transformed by the Holy Spirit, & held by the ‘Father Ground of the World’ as a healing impulse in the ‘Depths of Worlds Begetting Life’.

Then later, at 2nd breakfast, with my husband,-my other practice buddy, we talked about how the adversarial powers are working really hard. They are highly intelligent, & have a systematic, long term plan.

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So what about us?

Of course on a personal level we know we need to work on our own individual inner development thru the basic exercises etc…But, what about the Anthroposophical Society as a World-Wide Movement?

Can we, as an association of members, create some sort of Michaelic plan?

Kilian- Voss

It’s great that many of us are stepping up our Eurythmy & Meditation practice, offering these up to the world. And, yes, we are really good at ‘Spirit-Recalling’, remembering the past – folks are gearing up for the 100 year anniversary of the laying of the New Foundation Stone at the Christmas Conference in 1923-24, right now.

Many of us strive to focus in with Spirit-Sensing’ – aligning with “World rhythms bestowing grace upon souls’ – Working to bring awareness of the etheric Christ encircling us.

Peter & Birgitte Fich Christiansen

And I believe the impulse for a ‘Sophia Conference’ in 2022 is truly what is needed as a herald to our future ‘Spirit-Beholding’. The dimension of Wisdom is so needed if we are to light the way to the New Isis & our incarnation with the Maitreya Buddha, to embody Manichaeism in order to redeem evil.

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Barbara Cadario

Of course the elephant in the room in dealing with the AS (Anthroposophical Society) still trumpets with the residue of the mismanagement of the Society after Steiner’s death (which BTW had to do, in part, with trying to compromise under the pressures of political Nazi authorities) Recently much healing within the AS has taken a leap with the official acknowledgement of the oustings & the ‘reinstating’ of key members like Ita Wegman & Elizabeth Vreed.

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Justin Singh

But, can each of us honestly say we have rooted out the residue of divisiveness lurking within, expressed thru antipathies & misplaced sympathies, jealousies,  our refusal to see the other as a karmic mirror, our aversion to those in the ‘other stream’ that think differently than us…

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Barely Mantz

Friends, ‘The door is open’, we are being called to take action. How can we work together to create true unity with all that we have been given thru Rudolf Steiner & Anthroposophy?

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Will we, as a collective, respond to the necessity coming from all worlds?

We must be the 1st responders, we must stand on the front lines & put our Spiritual World-View into Practice – creating a chalice that offers the healing medicine, in Love & freedom.

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Ariana Heaertsong

Here is the daily Rhythm of the Foundation Stone for Saturday:

Moon passing Venus at dusk, March 26-28, 2020

28 March 2019 – “Speaking with the Stars”: The waxing crescent Moon shines to the left of Venus in twilight. As night deepens, you’ll find them forming a triangle with the fingertip-sized Pleiades over them.

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Because philosophy arises from awe, a philosopher is bound in his way to be a lover of myths and poetic fables. Poets and philosophers are alike in being big with wonder.” ~ Thomas Aquinas

Rudolf Steiner’s Lectures on this day

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

1483 – Birthday of Raphael,(Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino) Italian painter & architect. In Rudolf Steiner’s last address he speaks about this individualities’ previous lives as the 1st man: Adam, The prophet Elijah &John the Baptist

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1515 – Birthday of St. Teresa of Ávila, From the Pastoral Medicine lecture #5: “In the case with such personalities as St. Teresa there is continuous healing coming from the spirit. When we study these individuals, we find that as a first stage the ego organization separates from the rest of the human organism. It then draws the astral body closely to it, in a certain sense away from the physical-etheric organism. This is in the waking state. What is the consequence of this? You can easily see that this puts the individual into a kind of dream condition. From a spiritual-scientific point of view the ego, by drawing the astral body to itself, is not allowing it to enter the physical and etheric bodies completely, and this brings about a kind of dream condition. But because of the special karmic density, both ego and astral body are strong, and they bring into the dream condition receptivity for the perception of the spiritual world. Dream is transformed into a state in which the individual is really able to see into the spiritual world and to feel the presence of spiritual beings.” ~Rudolf Steiner

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1592 – Birthday of John Amos Comenius, Czech bishop Pansophia educator. Rudolf Steiner speaks of him as an adviser to Harun-al-Rashid in the Karmic Relationships Vol. 6 lecture 8. “…Haroun al Raschid and his wise Counsellor passed through the gate of death. But after their life between death and rebirth they continued to pursue their earthly aims in remarkable ways. It was their aim to introduce Arabian modes of thinking into the European world with the help of the rudiments of the Intelligence now spreading in Europe. And so after Haroun al Raschid had passed through the gate of death, while his soul was traversing spiritual, starry worlds, we see his gaze directed unswervingly from Baghdad across Asia Minor, to Greece, Rome, Spain, France and then northwards to England. Throughout this life between death and rebirth his attention was directed to the South and West of Europe. And then Haroun al Raschid appeared again in a new incarnation — becoming Lord Bacon of Verulam. Bacon himself is the reincarnated Haroun al Raschid who in the intervening time between death and rebirth had worked as I have just described.

But the other, the one who had been his wise Counsellor, chose a different direction — from Baghdad across the Black Sea, through Russia and then into Middle Europe. The two individualities took different paths and directions. Haroun al Raschid passed to his next earthly goal as Lord Bacon of Verulam; the wise Counsellor during his life between death and a new birth did not divert his gaze from the sphere where influences from the East can be increasingly potent, and he appeared again as Amos Comenius (Komenski), the great educational reformer and author of “Pan-Sophia.” And from the interworking of these two individualities who had once been together at the Court in Baghdad there subsequently arose in Europe something which unfolded — more or less at a distance from Christianity — in the form of Arabism derived from influences of that past time when the Intelligence had first fallen away from Michael on the Sun.

Here we have indicated something that lies as sub-strata of the soil into which we to-day have to sow the seeds of Anthroposophy. We must ponder deeply over the inner and spiritual reality behind these things”.

1749 – Birthday of Laplace, a French scholar whose work was important to the development of engineering, mathematics, statistics, physics & astronomy. He summarized & extended the work of his predecessors in his five-volume Mécanique Céleste (Celestial Mechanics) (1799–1825). He restated & developed the nebular hypothesis of the origin of the Solar System and was one of the first scientists to postulate the existence of black holes and the notion of gravitational collapse. Sometimes referred to as the French Newton or Newton of France, he has been described as possessing a phenomenal natural mathematical faculty superior to that of any of his contemporaries. He was Napoleon’s examiner when Napoleon attended the École Militaire in Paris in 1784.

Rudolf Steiner speaks of him in Karmic Relationships: Volume I Lecture 10, as being in the court of Mamun in Baghdad in the period from 813 to 833, cultivating astrological-astronomical knowledge. Laplace in that incarnation was a brilliant personality in whom Mamun placed deep confidence & to whom appeal was always made when it was a question of reading the portents of the stars. Steiner also connects Laplace with Kant in several lectures.

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1941 – DeathDay of Virginia Woolf, English novelist, essayist, short story writer.

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1943 – DeathDay of Sergei Rachmaninoff, Russian pianist, composer, & conductor

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1985 – Deathday of Marc Chagall, Russian-French painter & poet

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1994 – DeathDay of Eugène Ionesco, Romanian-French playwright & critic

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POD (Poem Of the Day)]

~This is the hour
The passion & the power
This is the hour
The chalice & the tower

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I to I

Lily Velture

What would it be to cultivate the imagination, that all the upheaval, the plagues & ‘natural’ disasters, that we are experiencing now are, in spiritual reality, the travails of the Being of Mother Earth, striving to slough off outworn Maya, to give birth to a new etheric body where ‘Christ-in-me’ holds sway? Fresh formative forces which must 1st grow & flourish in human hearts – Hearts willing to have cosmic thoughts. Hearts willing to evolve a 5th chamber – a womb for love & wisdom, offered up in freedom…?

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We are so blessed to have Mary Ruud, our local curative eurythmist, giving us weekly seminars every Wednesday night, working with the planets, the zodiac & gestures for healing during this time. She says the gesture for I (E) helps ‘oppose fear of the environment’ & ‘strengthens the lungs.  For health we all need to breathe out, to let go. In addition the gestures L, L, L, Ah, O, M – increases our breathing capacity.

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I have been working since 2 Easter’s ago with Hope U -which Steiner says ‘warms the breathing’; Love A – good for circulation. Steiner says ‘Fill yourself with the feeling of Love’ streaming thru the blood; & Ah-Ha Wonder, promoting a sense of devotion, reverence & awe. Steiner says this gesture builds our resistance to illness.

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Tone wise, Mary also gave us the ‘Spiritual Intermezzo’ the 7th, 6th, 3rd, 2nd, done with the gestures for TAU to make the etheric body flexible.

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Mary Ruud will hold a zoom eurythmy class every Wednesday evening from 7 – 8 pm CST. – URL: https://zoom.us/j/312499990 – By phone: 1-312-626-6799, Meeting ID: 312-499-990

Dear Friends, forgive this post coming so late in the day, I am feverishly working on a pageant for Easter Sunday & my presentation for the Sacred Gateway, where I will present my vast research exploring what Spiritual Science has to say about the connection between ourselves, those across the threshold, & the causes of viral epidemics on earth. So in the session on Saturday April 18th, we will grapple with How to find the karmic connections that shape current events. Our work with those on the ‘Other-side’ will give us answers about the causes & purpose of illness & the ways of healing ourselves, our beloved dead, & Mother Earth.

But for now here are the rhythms of the Foundation Stone Meditation for Thursday:

Here is are some very important insights: What is the Social – Healing – Gesture Needed? By Dr. Ali Givens and Michael Givens

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Greetings friends – The Central Regional Council will sponsor a Zoom Study Group Meeting for April 8th on the Karma of Epidemics (details below)

ALL are welcome to join us. April 8th 2020, 7:15 pm CST (see audio conference details below)

“Imagine a people which was composed entirely of liars, the astral plane would be populated solely by the corresponding demons and these demons would be able to express themselves in a constitutional tendency to epidemics. Thus there is a certain species of bacilli who are the carriers of infectious diseases; these beings are the progeny of the lies told by human beings; they are nothing else than physically embodied demons generated by lies.” (GA 99 – L.6)

Theosophy of the Rosicrucian – The Law of Destiny – Schmidt Number: S-1539
Lecture VI https://wn.rsarchive.org/GA/GA0099/19070530p01.html

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Let us stand together with courage in this now, as we look to our future with equanimity, holding all that comes before us as being guided by a divine directive waiting to be revealed by our patient spiritual investigation.

Many of us are doing constructive things like the Hallelujah in Eurythmy, & The Foundation Stone Meditation at Sunrise (or anytime) every morning to create a high vibration of Love & Light – Please join us for the healing of all.

Yours in service ~The CRC team: Marianne Fieber, Alberto Loya, Hazel Archer-Ginsberg, David Howerton, Lisa Dalton

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Ara Isaakyan

‘The Three Days’, an On-Line Easter Festival with the Central Reginal Council

Good Friday, Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday, all three days: April 9-12, 2020 from 3 pm – 4:15 pm CDT

We will be taking up indications from Emil Bock’s ‘The Three Years” to artistically explore the Spiritual Science of ‘The Paschal Triduum’: Following the Cosmic Sun on the ultimate path of initiation, from the Free-Will Sacrifice, through the Conquering of Death, into the Resurrection of the New Sun.

How can we as human beings in community bring a practical understanding to these mysteries?

Join us as we strive to gain the forces needed to do our part in furthering this impulse in world evolution.

FREE – ALL are Welcome – Zoom Call and other details to follow

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

May Hope Spring Eternal –

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

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The Sacred Gateway: Conscious Living, Conscious Dying, and the Journey Beyond – ONLINE APRIL 17-19, 2020 

Bring a new consciousness to your own life and death

  • Support those who are crossing and who have crossed over 
  • Expand your practice and knowledge of working with the dying
  • Learn more about the soul’s journey from death to new life 

Through interactive workshops, biography work, keynote discussions with Rev. Patrick Kennedy and Dr. Melinda Toney,  workshops with Hazel Archer-Ginsberg, Sandra LaGrega Jennifer Fox, and more, as well as experiential and artistic activities, we will consciously explore the spiritual and practical aspect of human life and death. 

Conference Fees:

  • $200 Supporter ~ Live Event + Recordings and Resources, plus Two Sacred Gateway Webinar Series (You can see those by clicking here and here) + One Recorded Online Community Gathering ($80 value), Podcast Links. This level fully supports this conference and other events like it!
  • $150 Resource Package ~ Live Event + Recordings and Resources, plus Two Sacred Gateway Webinar Series (You can see those by clicking here and here) + One Recorded Online Community Gathering ($80 value), and Podcast Links 
  • $95 Regular Rate ~ Live Event + Recordings and Resources 
  • $45 Youth Rate (Age 35 and under) ~ Live Event + Recordings and Resources
  • $45 Keynotes Only ~ Live Keynotes + Recordings 
    Financial Assistance Available (Email programs@anthroposophy.org) 

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Conference Schedule

All start times in Eastern Standard Time 
(Note: Workshops Subject to Additions/Minor Changes)

Friday, April 17

7:30pm-9pm Conference Opening and Keynote

True Living is Dying: The Life-Giving Power of Death Keynote Discussion and Q&A with Rev. Patrick Kennedy 

Saturday April 18 

11:00-11:45am Welcome, Introductions and Biography Work

11:45am-1:15pm Two-Day Themed Workshops (Choose one theme and attend Saturday, and Sunday) 

  • From Loss to Connection Through ]Reading for the Dead and Writing with Marianne Dietzel and Maureen Flannery
  • The Lemniscate Journey: Exploring the Relationships in Our Lives from Birth to Death and Death to Rebirth Through Biography and Social Art with Sandra LaGrega and Jennifer Fox
  • Giving Way to Grace: Chrysalis Emerging from Conscious Living and Conscious Dying with Melinda Toney, MD, Carole Shoaf End-Of-Life Doula and Katherine Blackburn, End-Of-Life Doula and Esoteric Christian Minister
  • Saturday April 18th, 11:45am-1:15pm – Festivals for the Dead, the Unborn, and the evolution of Earth – Then and Now. with Hazel Archer-Ginsberg. How do we look at the karmic connections that shape current events? Our work with those on the ‘Other-side of the Threshold’ can give us clues about the causes and purpose of epidemics and the ways of healing ourselves, our beloved dead and the Earth.

1:15-1:30pm Break

1:30-2:30pm Vigil Room In Our Hearts 

2:30-3:00pm Break

 3:00-4:30pm Topic Workshops

  • The Soul’s Journey Through the Spheres After Death with Mary Stewart Adams 
  • Acknowledging the End with Jolie Luba
  • After Deathcare as a Healing Art with Tischia Bluske

4:30-5:00pm Break

5:00-6:00pm Death & Healing Keynote Conversation with Dr. Melinda Toney 

6:15- 7:00pm Group Reflections and Closing

Sunday, April 19 

11:00-11:45am Welcome, Introductions and Biography Work

11:45-12:45 Consecrating our Dying Keynote with Patrick Kennedy

12:45-1:15 Break

1:15-2:30 Two-Day Themed Workshops

  • From Loss to Connection Through the Arts: Reading, Writing and Drawing with Marianne Dietzel and Maureen Flannery
  • The Lemniscate Journey: Exploring the Relationships in Our Lives from Birth to Death and Death to Rebirth Through Biography and Social Art with Sandra LaGrega and Jennifer Fox
  • Giving Way to Grace: Chrysalis Emerging from Conscious Living and Conscious Dying with Melinda Toney, MD, Carole Shoaf End-Of-Life Doula and Katherine Blackburn, End-Of-Life Doula and Esoteric Christian Minister
  • Sunday April 19th, 1:15 pm – 2:30 pm – Festivals for the Dead, the Unborn, and the evolution of Earth – Then and Now. with Hazel Archer-Ginsberg. Explore the many cultural expressions that work with, and celebrate our beloved dead. Prepare the way for the Unborn, and for the future of humanity. Become inspired to Renew or Create your own Tradition. Learn to find your destiny, and meet your karma. Prepare for your own conscious crossing into the journey between death and rebirth, by asking questions like: Where did I come from? What did I come into to this life to do? Who is with me on this journey?

2:30-2:45pm Break

2:45-3:30pm Green Burial Exploration and Conference Closing

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Our dear Dr. Steiner said: ‘It is not the Christ we lack, but the knowledge of Christ, the Sophia of Christ, the Isis of Christ we are lacking.’ In ‘Ancient Myths and the New Isis Mystery: Their Meaning and Connection with Evolution’ Lecture 3; given in Dornach, 6 January 1918, by Rudolf Steiner; we hear how the power of ‘The Word, the power of The Logos’, must be resurrected through our striving to activate the Wisdom of Anthroposophia within each of us. Join Hazel Archer-Ginsberg for a powerful presentation Lifting the Veil of the New Isis-Sophia, to bring Light to Love.

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

Saturday, 30 May, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm Groh Farm, 135 Temple Rd, Wilton, NH

Eurythmy: AUM = A – I stand for myself, U- I stand for humanity, M – I stand for Life

Social Sculpture: Steiner’s ‘Blue Dot Exercise’– Through Art, the bridge between science & spirit, we warm the ‘I’, to open the heart, in support of healthy community.

What are my gifts-What are my tools? How can I place them in right relationship within the social realm? How can I hone them to strengthen and enhance the world?

Living into the Foundation Stone of Love – How can we take our individual Inner Whitsun & expand it, into what Steiner calls the “World Festival of Knowledge” a path leading from ‘Sprit Recollection’, to ‘Sprit Sensing’, to ‘Sprit Beholding’?

Enter the Labyrinth of ‘Vitae Sophia’ – Human hearts, once warmed, can rise up to meet the source of wisdom, like flowers turning toward the sun.  

$30 suggested donation at the door, with potluck lunch to follow
(please bring a dish to share) RSVP deb@anthroposophy.org Sponsored by the Anthroposophical Society in New Hampshire

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.

Whitsun 2020 Vitae Sophia

as part of the tour 

3 June 2020 – a Round Table Discussion 7 pm – 9 pm on ‘The Sophia’ with John Bloom, Joan Sleigh, Hazel Archer-Ginsberg & Carrie Schuchardt  at The House of Peace in Ipswich, MA. 

Éire go Brách

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Éire go Brách (literally meaning “Ireland till the end of time”)
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Traditions abound on St. Patrick’s Day, include the wearing of the green, & watching for leprechauns or otherwise communing with the nature elementals. St. Patrick’s Day originated, of course, in Ireland where it started out as a holy feast day & later as a symbol of Irish Nationalism. In America, St. Patrick’s Day was 1st celebrated as a holiday in 1737 in Boston. Even then, it was considered to be a secular holiday. Because of the influx of Irish immigrants into the United States, there are now actually more people of Irish descent in the U.S. than there are in Ireland. Due to this fact perhaps, the holiday has become more important in this country than it is in Ireland.

The story of St. Patrick tells us that he was born in Scotland around 373 AD. Most historians believe that his name was actually Maewyn, although he used the Roman name, Patricius or Patrick. His parents could be considered ‘pagan’ as they were ‘peasants’ = people of the land. While he was with his family in Wales, he was kidnapped & sold into slavery in Ireland. Some stories say he was 6 years old, some say 16.

Eventually he escaped his captors & fled to Gaul or France. It would appear that Patrick found his new faith of Christianity while in France. He claimed that God had given him visions, calling him to return to Ireland to convert the Irish from Paganism to Christianity. Patrick began to preach Christianity, denouncing Druidism in particular. Because of the politics at that time, & the power of the Druids in Ireland, Patrick was repeatedly put off.

So he began to incorporate pagan rituals, myths & beliefs into his Christian preaching. By the time of his death, he has merged many elements of Paganism & Christianity & set up monasteries staffed by Irish clergy trained in this blended wisdom.

His death on March 17, 461 AD, became a holy holiday in Ireland about a 1000 years later, & then it morphed into being an Irish national day of pride.

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It is the tiny 3 leaf shamrock which ties together St. Patrick & the Goddess Brigid. Patrick used the shamrock to explain the Trinity. Yet, the 3 leaf shamrock had already long been a sacred plant to the Celts. It was believed that the shamrock symbolized the power of the Triple Goddess Brigid. As the Goddess of healing, Poetry & smith craft, a sacred fire was kept burning in her temple in Kildare to honor these 3 sacred gifts to the Irish. It was the Goddess Brigit who, after the long Irish winter, would bring back the spring & the lush fields of blooming shamrocks. At a later date, when the Catholic Church named Brigid as a Christian St. they built a convent over her shrine in Kildare. They also established a ritual called “The Day of the Christian Bonfire of the Celts.”

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This ritual was celebrated on the same day that the Druids had for many centuries set bonfires throughout the country in honor of the Goddess Brigid (around Feb 2= Imbolc). Catholic tradition also required that St. Brigid was to be venerated by the Irish, in the same manner that the Virgin Mary was throughout Europe. She was referred to as the mystic mother & bride of St. Patrick. So, when St. Patrick died on March 17, it became a celebration of honor to Brigid as well.

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St. Patrick was perhaps best known for driving the snakes out of Ireland. The fascinating thing about his feat is that, according to biologists, there have never been any snakes in Ireland as an indigenous species. Many scholars today believe this to be a symbol of Christianity driving out Paganism. One of the symbols of the Druids was the snake, but I see it as a symbol of transformation. My friends, the 1 thing we can always count on is: Change! May we all transform with grace.

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Judith Shaw

17 March 2020 – “Speaking with the Stars”: Spot the 2 Dog Star clusters under Sirius again tonight right after dark, high in the south. And in the early dawn of Wednesday the 18th Bella Luna forms a tight triangle with Jupiter & Mars over them!

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Rudolf Steiner’s Lectures on this day

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

763 – Birthday of Harun al-Rashid

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180 – Deathday of Marcus Aurelius

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An interesting perspective on the Virus, shared to me by my dear Bill Rogers in TN, by Tomasz Kozera: I’ve read the open letter from Medical Section of Goetheanum advising about dealing with coronavirus. It says that the cases of disease need to be treated in the calm, reasonable way. In case of fever, wash your hands, stay home, limit contacts, except for the contact with your doctor. You can use Meteoreisen but we have no certainty it helps. Those are very reasonable advices, certainly worth to follow. And certainly, all the medical indications in these dramatic days need to be absolutely observed.

It’s perfectly clear however that there is still one crucial element about this disease unnoticed as aI think, which is quite obvious, though one needs to make some deeper intuitive effort to realise the entire significance of it. Coronavirus attacks lungs, the breathing system. It makes lungs calcified and concreted so that they cannot breathe anymore.

Breathing in and breathing out we exchange the airy substance with the universe. This is the constant exchange between the individual and universal. It proves in the most evident way that the individuality is the inherent part of the universe. Independent human being, detached from the world of nature and universe is the mere illusion. Why then do people behave and think like this communion of individual and universal were irrelevant?

This is the karma of materialism. When people alienate themselves from the nature and universe in their thinking and deeds, this alienation strikes back. The nature wants to say: If you people do not want to keep the inner communion of your soul and spirit with the nature and universe, this communion becomes impossible also on the bodily and biological level. This is the consequence, if you alienate yourself in your soul, the time comes when your body alienates from the nature, too. This is no coincidence, that the pandemics came soon after the fires in Australia, caused by the global warming inflicted by the human material activity and consumption, hostile to the world of nature (no matter what big corporations and oil companies propaganda says like there would be no human responsibility for the nature and its wellbeing). The fires significantly polluted the global airy substance, now the breathing becomes harder and the virus works to make it harder. The sufferings of the billion burned down animals are back on humanity.

We are not helpless however, spiritual forces of light and life are intensively active these days. There are ways to redeem the sins of humanity against nature and to restore the harmony between human beings and nature. Uniting with Christ forces of life in the spirit is not only the help we may rightly expect for ourselves, but also the inner responsibility to seek rescue for the world.
Realising and contemplating the close bounds of the individual self with the universal self is the way to bring the harmony on the level of life. When we think of ourselves as the part of all embracing universal self, we enter into the inner communion with the world of nature and universe. The body of nature is the body of Christ, when in our thoughts and feelings we unite with the world of nature, we unite with Christ. We are then no longer hostile to the nature and the nature is no longer hostile to us. The viruses then no longer have favorable conditions in our body, because the life forces of the universe and of Christ permeate the body with the forces of light, preventing it from hardening and alienating from the etheric substances of nature.

Here is the meditation on the individual and universal self, based on my recent spiritual considerations:
In the primeval times of evolution
In the living activity of cosmic dream
The individual self united with the universal self
Manifesting its being in the eternal being of the Sun
Radiating the forces of light and life in space
In the ethereal singing of planetary spheres
The individual self descended into the world of nature from the cosmic heights
To find her inner being in the stream of earthly evolution
In the transient being in the world of space and time
Christ descended into the stream of earthly evolution
To unite with the human being in the world of transience
To create anew the communion of the human soul with the cosmic soul
Christ, through your Death and Resurrection you redeemed the individual human soul
Make the intimate communion of individual and cosmic being resurrect in my Self
So that my soul may unite with the eternal being of universe
Within the ethereal singing of planetary spheres
So that my body may become one with the vast body of nature
In the mutual offering of the substances
In the sacred communion of the individual Self and the Self of the universe.

May the Christ forces of life and light permeate and protect you in these difficult days.

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Greetings friends – The Central Regional Council has just scheduled a Zoom Study Group Meeting for April 8th on the Karma of Epidemics (details below) ALL are welcome to join us.


Our Easter Retreat ‘KNOW THYSELF – Karma and Anthroposophic Psychology’ – a combined effort of the CRC & AAP is POSTPONED.

We will continue to evaluate the world situation & will revisit this potent working in late Summer or early Autumn.

If you have registered already, we will process refunds beginning this week. Let Alberto Loya (aloyavaca@peoplepc.com) know if you prefer to re-use your registration fee for the re-scheduled event.

We will use our next CRC Zoom Meeting to explore together the spiritual psychology & karma of epidemics.

April 8th 2020, 7:15 pm CST (see audio conference details below)

“Imagine a people which was composed entirely of liars, the astral plane would be populated solely by the corresponding demons and these demons would be able to express themselves in a constitutional tendency to epidemics. Thus there is a certain species of bacilli who are the carriers of infectious diseases; these beings are the progeny of the lies told by human beings; they are nothing else than physically embodied demons generated by lies.” (GA 99 – L.6)

Theosophy of the Rosicrucian – The Law of Destiny – Schmidt Number: S-1539
Lecture VI https://wn.rsarchive.org/GA/GA0099/19070530p01.html

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Let us stand together with courage in this now, as we look to our future with equanimity, holding all that comes before us as being guided by a divine directive waiting to be revealed by our patient spiritual investigation.

Many of us are doing constructive things like the Hallelujah in Eurythmy, & The Foundation Stone Meditation at Sunrise (or anytime) every morning to create a high vibration of Love & Light – Please join us for the healing of all.

Yours in service ~The CRC team: Marianne Fieber, Alberto Loya, Hazel Archer-Ginsberg, David Howerton, Lisa Dalton

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The Sacred Gateway: Online Conference

Conscious Living, Conscious Dying,
and the Journey Beyond

ONLINE
APRIL 17-19, 2020 

Bring a new consciousness to your own life and death

  • Support those who are crossing and who have crossed over 
  • Expand your practice and knowledge of working with the dying
  • Learn more about the soul’s journey from death to new life 

Through interactive workshops, biogrpahy work, keynote discussions with Rev. Patrick Kennedy and Dr. Melinda Toney,  workshops with Hazel Archer-Ginsberg, Sandra LaGrega and Jennifer Fox, and more, as well as experiential and artistic activities, we will consciously explore the spiritual and practical aspect of human life and death. 

Conference Fees:

  • $200 Supporter Level/Group Rate (3+ People) Includes Conference Live Links and Recordings, Two Sacred Gateway Webinar Series ($80 value), Resources & Podcast Links and supports this conference and other events like it! 
  • $150 Registration and Resource Package ~ Includes Conference Live Links and Recordings, Two Sacred Gateway Webinar Series ($80 value), Resources & Podcast Links 
  • $95 Regular Rate  Includes the entire Live Event + Recordings and Resources 
  • $45 Youth Rate (Age 35 and under) Includes the entire Live Event + Recordings and Resources
  • $45 Keynotes Only Live Keynotes + Recordings 

Click Here to Join the ASA!


Conference Schedule

All start times in Eastern Standard Time 
(Note: Workshops Subject to Additions/Minor Changes)

Friday, April 17

7:30pm-9pm Conference Opening and Keynote

True Living is Dying: The Life-Giving Power of Death Keynote Discussion and Q&A with Rev. Patrick Kennedy 

Saturday April 18 

11:00-11:45am Welcome, Introductions and Biography Work

11:45am-1:15pm Two-Day Themed Workshops (Choose one theme and attend Saturday, and Sunday) 

  • From Loss to Connection Through the Arts: Reading, Writing and Drawing with Marianne Dietzel and Maureen Flannery
  • The Lemniscate Journey: Exploring the Relationships in Our Lives from Birth to Death and Death to Rebirth Through Biography and Social Art with Sandra LaGrega and Jennifer Fox
  • Giving Way to Grace: Chrysalis Emerging from Conscious Living and Conscious Dying with Melinda Toney, MD, Carole Shoaf End-Of-Life Doula and Katherine Blackburn, End-Of-Life Doula and Esoteric Christian Minister
  • Festivals for the Dead, the Unborn, and the evolution of Earth – Then and Now. with Hazel Archer-Ginsberg. How do we look at the karmic connections that shape current events? Our work with those on the ‘Other-side of the Threshold’ can give us clues.

1:15-1:30pm Break

1:30-2:30pm Vigil Room Experience  

2:30-3:00pm Break

 3:00-4:30pm Topic Workshops

  • Acknowledging the End with Jolie Luba
  • After Deathcare as a Healing Art with Tischia Bluske

4:30-5:00pm Break

5:00-6:00pm Death & Healing Keynote Conversation with Dr. Melinda Toney 

6:15- 7:00pm Group Reflections and Closing

Sunday, April 19 

11:00-11:45am Welcome, Introductions and Biography Work

11:45-12:45 Consecrating our Dying Keynote with Patrick Kennedy

12:45-1:15 Break

1:15-2:30 Two-Day Themed Workshops

  • From Loss to Connection Through the Arts: Reading, Writing and Drawing with Marianne Dietzel and Maureen Flannery
  • The Lemniscate Journey: Exploring the Relationships in Our Lives from Birth to Death and Death to Rebirth Through Biography and Social Art with Sandra LaGrega and Jennifer Fox
  • Giving Way to Grace: Chrysalis Emerging from Conscious Living and Conscious Dying with Melinda Toney, MD, Carole Shoaf End-Of-Life Doula and Katherine Blackburn, End-Of-Life Doula and Esoteric Christian Minister
  • Festivals for the Dead, the Unborn, and the evolution of Earth – Then and Now. with Hazel Archer-Ginsberg. Explore the ancient origins of the many cultural expressions that work with, celebrate, & honor our beloved dead. Prepare the way for the Unborn, and for the future of humanity. Become inspired to Renew or Create your own Tradition. Through Spiritual Science learn to find your destiny, and meet your karma. Prepare for your own conscious crossing into the journey between death and rebirth, by asking questions like: Who have I been? Who am I now? Who do I want to become?

2:30-2:45pm Break

2:45-3:30pm Green Burial Exploration and Conference Closing

Full Conference
$200 Supporter
$150 Resource Package (Includes 3 Webinar Series $80 value, Podcast Links and Conference Live Links and Recordings)
$95 Standard ASA Member Rate
$45 Youth Rate


CLICK HERE TO REGISTER! 

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Our dear Dr. Steiner said: ‘It is not the Christ we lack, but the knowledge of Christ, the Sophia of Christ, the Isis of Christ we are lacking.’ In ‘Ancient Myths and the New Isis Mystery: Their Meaning and Connection with Evolution’ Lecture 3; given in Dornach, 6 January 1918, by Rudolf Steiner; we hear how the power of ‘The Word, the power of The Logos’, must be resurrected through our striving to activate the Wisdom of Anthroposophia within each of us. Join Hazel Archer-Ginsberg for a powerful presentation Lifting the Veil of the New Isis-Sophia, to bring Light to Love.

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

Saturday, 30 May, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm Groh Farm, 135 Temple Rd, Wilton, NH

Eurythmy: AUM = A – I stand for myself, U- I stand for humanity, M – I stand for Life

Social Sculpture: Steiner’s ‘Blue Dot Exercise’– Through Art, the bridge between science & spirit, we warm the ‘I’, to open the heart, in support of healthy community.

What are my gifts-What are my tools? How can I place them in right relationship within the social realm? How can I hone them to strengthen and enhance the world?

Living into the Foundation Stone of Love – How can we take our individual Inner Whitsun & expand it, into what Steiner calls the “World Festival of Knowledge” a path leading from ‘Sprit Recollection’, to ‘Sprit Sensing’, to ‘Sprit Beholding’?

Enter the Labyrinth of ‘Vitae Sophia’ – Human hearts, once warmed, can rise up to meet the source of wisdom, like flowers turning toward the sun.  

$30 suggested donation at the door, with potluck lunch to follow
(please bring a dish to share) RSVP deb@anthroposophy.org Sponsored by the Anthroposophical Society in New Hampshire

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Also part of the tour 

3 June 2020 – a Round Table Discussion 7 pm – 9 pm on ‘The Sophia’ with John Bloom, Joan Sleigh, Hazel Archer-Ginsberg & Carrie Schuchardt  at The House of Peace in Ipswich, MA. 

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.

Whitsun 2020 Vitae Sophia

The Book is Open

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Greetings Friends on this ‘The Ides of March’ 2020 – “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way –*“

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We can certainly agree that these are interesting times, & dear friends, we have signed up to be here in this life. So, yes, we are being called to raise our vibrations to meet every challenge, every opportunity. We know from Spiritual Science that ill health is brought about not only by human actions, but by our thoughts & feelings, which create conditions & circumstances for dis-ease. Sickness can be seen as an expression of the soul-spiritual state of the social organism of humanity. In this age of the ‘Consciousness Soul’, we are global citizens, teetering between individuation with its ‘social distancing’ & conscious community.

In times of crisis it is important to use critical thinking, which takes into account not only the materialistic science but spiritual science as well – asking questions, questioning answers…

Many folks are questioning the connection that the ‘Spanish flu’ of 1917-18 had with the 1st World War, the war that beget all wars. At that time, materialistic science gave us new fields of technology – high powered machine guns, nerve gas & radio waves pervaded the atmosphere for the 1st time – These developments were also wrapped up with fraudulent politics propagating divisive ideologies.

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Dr. Rudolf Steiner revealed the link between the formation of viruses & bacteria & what could be called ‘the god Mammon’ – showing a prophetic connection that we can see in the world today between god-like corporations like the insurance & ‘healthcare’ industry & pharmaceutical companies who make billions from illnesses. But are we as a society so asleep, so hypnotized & indoctrinated by our screens that we don’t see this connection, or our own responsibility in the link with the increasing number of ‘natural catastrophes’ worldwide?

Theories by folks in the know like Dr. Francis Boyle, the man who was once responsible for pushing through legislation for biological weapons, who is now trying to give us a look into the inner workings of the pentagon, are labeled ‘conspiracy’, which is a catch phrase denoting crazy. But the word conspiracy actually means:  ‘a secret plan by a group to do something unlawful or harmful’. Why do we want to discredit or kill the messenger? Dr. Boyle who helped make biological weapons, says that coronavirus is a weaponized biological agent of global warfare that came out of a biowarfare lab.

Many respected doctors like Thomas Cowan & Dietrich Klinghardt are trying to alert us to the fact that there is a connection between coronavirus & places where there has been a recent rollout of 5G, like Wuhan, China & Milan, Italy. Here in the states, at Washington’s Evergreen Hospital in Kirkland, one of the 1st places in the US tricked out with 5G, there have been 6 confirmed deaths from the virus of patients who were in the hospital for other reasons.

Perhaps this ‘pandemic’ will raise our awareness of the health dangers of 5G? Maybe it will wake us up to the need to improve the US health system? It may help us think twice about our carbon footprint when we are deciding whether or not to fly? Can we enact measures to create new climate policies, like demanding subsidies be removed for corporate polluters?

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Can this become the impetus to finally develop brotherhood in the economic realm, as seen in the example of the NBA’s Mark Cuban, who vows to pay the arena workers, from security to concessions & beyond, during the lock down.

And what about our own personal self-sacrifice? Every one hated Jimmy Carter when he asked folks to cut down on gas. But as individuals we need to do our part to address the climate crisis through our personal choices. Let’s put our money where our mouth is, supporting practices like bio-dynamics that heal & spiritualize not only our own health but the health of the earth.

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How telling is it that there is a plague of locusts in Africa right now! When will we stop thinking something happening ’over there’ doesn’t absolutely effect everyone on the planet?

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We are being called to develop tolerance, & interest in the other, fostering the energies of compassion & empathy to develop love, so that we cannot rest until help is given to everyone who is suffering. This kind of thinking opens us up to include not only this current health crisis, but all the worldwide issues like hunger & human rights abuse.

Besides the basic physical things already mentioned by many, let us practice ‘soul hygiene’, by doing constructive things like the Hallelujah in Eurythmy, (or Hope U, Love A, & Ah Ha Wonder) & The Foundation Stone Meditation at Sunrise (including the energy of the Sun gives us an extra boost) every day, to create a high spiritual vibration of Love & Light – Please join us for the healing of all.

~hag

*From, ‘A Tale of Two Cities’ (1859) by Charles Dickens.

Simple Hallelujah

The 5 panels of the Foundation Stone Meditation:

Human Soul!
You live within the limbs
Which bear you through the world of space
Into the spirit’s ocean-being:
Practice SPIRIT-RECALLING
In depths of soul,
Where in the wielding
World-Creator-Being
Your own I
Comes into being
In the I of God
And you will truly LIVE
In human world-all being.

For the Father-Spirit of the heights holds sway
In depths of worlds begetting life.
Spirits of Strength: Seraphim, Cherubim, Thrones
Let ring forth from the heights
What in the depths is echoed,
Speaking: Ex deo nascimur –
Out of the Godhead we are born.

This is heard by the spirits of the elements
In east, west, north, south:
May human beings hear it!

Human Soul!
You live within the beat of heart and lung
Which leads you through the rhythms of time
Into the feeling of your own soul-being:
Practice SPIRIT-SENSING
In balance of the soul,
Where the surging deeds
Of world-evolving
Unite your own I
With the I of the world;
And you will truly FEEL,
In human soul’s creating.
For the Christ-will encircling us holds sway,
In world rhythms, bestowing
Grace upon souls.
Spirits of Light: Kyriotetes, Dynamis, Exusiai
Let from the east be enkindled
What through the west takes on form;
Speaking: In Christo morimur –
In Christ death becomes life.

This is heard by the spirits of the elements
In east, west, north, south:
May human beings hear it!

Human Soul!
You live within the resting head
Which from the grounds of eternity
Unlocks for you world-thoughts:
Practice SPIRIT-BEHOLDING
In stillness of thought,
Where the eternal goals of the gods
Bestow the light of cosmic being
On your own I
For free and active willing
And you will truly THINK
In human spirit depths.

For the Spirit’s world-thoughts
Hold sway
In cosmic being, imploring light.
Spirits of Soul: Archai, Archangeloi, Angeloi
Let from the depths be entreated
What in the heights will be heard,
Speaking: Per spiritum sanctum reviviscimus
In the spirit’s cosmic thoughts the soul awakens.

This is heard by the spirits of the elements
In east, west, north, south:
May human beings hear it

At the turning point of time
The cosmic spirit-light of the world
Entered the stream of earth existence.
Darkness of night had ceased its reign;
Day-radiant light
Shone forth in human souls:
Light
That gives warmth
To simple shepherd’s hearts;
Light
That enlightens
The wise heads of kings.

Light divine,
Christ-Sun,
Warm
Our hearts;
Enlighten
Our heads;
That good may become
What from our hearts
We are founding,
What from our heads
We direct,
With Single purpose
And focused willing
~By Rudolf Steiner, Translation by Hazel Archer Ginsberg

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Patrice Lime

POD (Poem Of the Day

~In the beginning & at the end
The book is opened
And we see what we must
Remember.
We are made of god-stuff
The explosion of stars
Waves of light
Molded into form
Secrets writ large on the scroll of each soul
The laws of creation
Death & change inscribed in the blood
A Sun-seed ever expanding
In eternal thoughts
That led to love…
But where is Wisdom?

~hag

Jake Baddeley

The ‘Merry Prep-Stirs of Chicago’ invite you to stir it up with us on the Vernal Equinox 19 March 2020 (the earliest date for the Equinox in 124 years) we will gather at 7 pm together with the Thursday Study Group at the Rudolf Steiner Branch of the Anthroposophical Society in America – Chicago while reading Steiner. At this years Fellowship of Prep makers Gathering, I was gifted the 500 & 501 preps by Lloyd Nelson. We will also work with these at Sunrise on Easter Sunday at the “Magic Hedge” by Montrose Beach. contact Hazel or Brita Finlayson for Details.

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Greetings friends – Our Easter Retreat ‘KNOW THYSELF – Karma and Anthroposophic Psychology’ – a combined effort of the CRC & AAP is POSTPONED.

We will continue to evaluate the world situation & will revisit this potent working in late Summer or early Autumn. 

If you have registered already, you can roll that over & it will be honored when the event goes forward later this year. Or if you would like a refund, contact Alberto Loya aloyavaca@peoplepc.com

We will use our next CRC Zoom Meeting to explore together the spiritual psychology & karma of epidemics.

April 8th 2020, 7:15 pm CST

Let us stand together with courage in this now, as we look to our future with equanimity, holding all that comes before us as being guided by a divine directive waiting to be revealed by our patient spiritual investigation.

Yours in service ~The CRC team: Marianne Fieber, Alberto Loya, Hazel Archer-Ginsberg, David Howerton, Lisa Dalton

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Sacred Gateway: Conscious Living, Conscious Dying, and the Journey Beyond

Festivals for the Dead, the Unborn, and the evolution of Earth – Then and Now. with Hazel Archer-Ginsberg

Explore the ancient origins of the many cultural expressions that work with, celebrate, & honor our beloved dead. Prepare the way for the Unborn, and for the future of humanity. Become inspired to Renew or Create your own Tradition. Through Spiritual Science learn to find your destiny, and meet your karma. Prepare for your own conscious crossing into the journey between death and rebirth, by asking questions like: Who have I been? Who am I now? Where am I going…? Who do I want to become?

THIS EVENT WILL NOW BE HELD ONLINE APRIL 17-19.  STAY TUNED FOR NEW REGISTRATION INFORMATION! 

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Our dear Dr. Steiner said: ‘It is not the Christ we lack, but the knowledge of Christ, the Sophia of Christ, the Isis of Christ we are lacking.’ In ‘Ancient Myths and the New Isis Mystery: Their Meaning and Connection with Evolution’ Lecture 3; given in Dornach, 6 January 1918, by Rudolf Steiner; we hear how the power of ‘The Word, the power of The Logos’, must be resurrected through our striving to activate the Wisdom of Anthroposophia within each of us. Join Hazel Archer-Ginsberg for a powerful presentation Lifting the Veil of the New Isis-Sophia, to bring Light to Love.

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

Saturday, 30 May, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm Groh Farm, 135 Temple Rd, Wilton, NH

Eurythmy: AUM = A – I stand for myself, U- I stand for humanity, M – I stand for Life

Social Sculpture: Steiner’s ‘Blue Dot Exercise’– Through Art, the bridge between science & spirit, we warm the ‘I’, to open the heart, in support of healthy community.

What are my gifts-What are my tools? How can I place them in right relationship within the social realm? How can I hone them to strengthen and enhance the world?

Living into the Foundation Stone of Love – How can we take our individual Inner Whitsun & expand it, into what Steiner calls the “World Festival of Knowledge” a path leading from ‘Sprit Recollection’, to ‘Sprit Sensing’, to ‘Sprit Beholding’?

Enter the Labyrinth of ‘Vitae Sophia’ – Human hearts, once warmed, can rise up to meet the source of wisdom, like flowers turning toward the sun.  

$30 suggested donation at the door, with potluck lunch to follow
(please bring a dish to share) RSVP deb@anthroposophy.org Sponsored by the Anthroposophical Society in New Hampshire

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Also part of the tour 

3 June 2020 – a Round Table Discussion 7 pm – 9 pm on ‘The Sophia’ with John Bloom, Joan Sleigh, Hazel Archer-Ginsberg & Carrie Schuchardt  at The House of Peace in Ipswich, MA. 

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.

Whitsun 2020 Vitae Sophia