Death Poem for S.O.P

Dear friends – I have been having tech difficulties for the last week on the RR web site, not able to post. I paid to upgrade on my server, & that still didn’t work…grrr…but now I hope this will publish…Work Arhiman, Work! As you know these posts are often quite timely having to do with the aura of the day. Here is what I wrote for 26 July 2022:

As I was waking this morning, on this 8th Anniversary of the death of Sergei O. Prokofieff, I was remembering a dream that I followed all night. Rev. Craig Wiggins & I were in an ornate room with wood paneling, it was very cold. We snuggled up under a bear-skin blanket on a large four-poster bed looking at an old book.  Craig was translating it. I’m not sure what language it was in, but it had many Rosicrucian type etchings – symbolic images that spoke volumes. I wish I was an artist & could render those powerful alchemical imaginations that are imprinted in my minds eye.  They had something to do with Sergei – his biography – his past & future lives..?

Shiloph Sophia

POD (Poem Of the Day)

~My song raps itself around
The belly of the New Sophia
Pulsing in union with The Logos
In rhythm with the Sun streaming
In the All-Space of the Fixed Stars
Forming fresh consonants
Into the aura of imaginations
That inform my soul thru rolling vowels
Of planetary bodies
That sing their echo into my open ear…

Sergei Olegovitch Prokofieff
16 January 1954 – † 26 July 2014

Sergei O. Prokofieff was the 1st to confirm my connection with the New Isis. And his dedication to the 1st Class Lessons birthed in me a true knowing. He opened for me the living reality of the ‘New Mysteries’, revealing the relationship of the Christ-Sophia in this Michael age, with Rudolf Steiner & Christian Rosenkreutz, which we as human beings are called to explore & develop. “The Cycle of the Year as a Path of Initiation – A Esoteric Study of the Festivals” is my Bible – my calling, my life’s work. “The Occult Significance of Forgiveness” changed my life (I am of course still striving here) And the massive work “May Human Beings Hear It” which convinced me to dedicate myself to the Foundation Stone Meditation, has kept me involved in the Anthroposophical Society, when the human failings & karmic knots would have driven me away; pointing up the living reality of the Christmas Conference, which I feel a personal & collective responsibility to fulfill.

My heart spills over with gratitude for this true initiate, this true anthroposopher, this true human being, who continues to be my mentor from across the Threshold.

Anthroposophia seeks to become a new group-soul for that part of humankind which is united within the General Anthroposophical Society founded by Rudolf Steiner at the Christmas Conference of 1923-24, thereby representing a kind of archetype for the whole of future evolution & at the same time initiating that universally human process which Rudolf Steiner described in the following words: ‘When people gather together in voluntary associations, they group themselves around focal points. The feelings that stream together at such a focal point now gives Beings the opportunity to work as a kind of group-soul, though in a completely different sense from the former unconscious group-souls. All previous group-souls were beings who made man unfree. These New Beings, however, are wholly compatible with the freedom & preservation of human individuality’.

Anthroposophia would seek to become the 1st of these Beings in our time. However, whether this is possible depends not on this Being alone, but also on human beings.

Thus by uniting with one another in the General Anthroposophical Society out of a love for Anthroposophia & a wish to serve her as a real, living Being, anthroposophist’s throughout the world have the task of together creating on Earth something akin to an all embracing soul-chalice into which this supersensible Being, the youngest member of the heavenly Sophia, can descend. And this means none other than the beginning of the incarnation of the heavenly Sophia on Earth. (this will come about in the 7th epoch, but of which we must prepare now)

Only from this grandiose perspective can we really understand the inner significance of the deed wrought by Rudolf Steiner at the Christmas Conference, a deed which represents the high-point & culmination of the entire 21 year development of the anthroposophical movement (1902-23) – a ‘Turning Point of Time’ – For it signified the birth on Earth of her ego in the sheaths of the General Anthroposophical Society. In this way the foundation was laid, or-one could say-the possibility created, for the further working of Anthroposophia in the midst as a New Group-Soul.” ~Sergei O. Prokofieff, “The Heavenly Sophia and the Being Anthroposophia

May we take up this task to give birth to Anthroposophia, this Being of Human Wisdom, within ourselves, to serve the world.

Sergei Olegovitch was the grandson of the composer Sergei Prokofiev. Born in Moscow, he studied fine arts & painting at the Moscow School of Art. He encountered anthroposophy in his youth, & soon made the decision to devote his life to it. Prokofieff, wrote his first book, Rudolf Steiner and the Founding of the New Mysteries, while living in Soviet Russia. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, he was a co-founder of the Anthroposophical Society in Russia. At Easter 2001, he became a member of the Executive Council of the General Anthroposophical Society in Dornach, Switzerland. Prokofieff was a prolific author; at the core of his work is an attempt to develop a deepened understanding for Christianity on the basis of Rudolf Steiner’s spiritual-scientific research. Prokofieff left us a treasure trove of Works

Thank you dear Sergei for your continued inspiration.  


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Music Workshop Introducing: New Impulses in Music

When: August 5 & 6 – 2022

Friday night @ 6:30 – 9:00***** and *****Saturday @ 9:30 -12:00 and @ 2:00 – 4:30

Where: New Vision Church:

On Silvernail Rd. Pewaukee (just south of I-94 / at the SS EXIT)

About our instructor: Veronika Roemer

In her own words she says “Music speaks to our souls, and through its three basic elements of melody, harmony, and rhythm, it speaks directly to our three soul forces of thinking, feeling, and willing. When making music, we are always encountering all three of these forces in an interweaving, harmonious process. Music is nourishment for our souls.” In this workshop she will be introducing participants to these instruments and illustrating the following characteristics that make them essential “for our time”. In short, she will show how

  • the “sound quality brings healing to the inner ear” and helps the listener reconnect to their inner musician.
  • the “technical ease of the instruments” makes them accessible to everyone. 
  • the movements in space make musical realities visible, like the movement from tone to tone, or of one chord to the next.”
  • the group processes reconnect people. Because connections are built through music and not talking, the social aspects of the group processes are more subtle offering an extra bonus to the musical work”. Finally, music lifts the mood and allows people to laugh and enjoy themselves and others.

Veronika has extensive training and experience. Her initial training was gained at the Musikakademie in Basel and Musikhochschule in Zurich Switzerland inclusive of orchestral and string quartet performance in Europe followed by a student Foundation year at Emerson College and five additional years teaching and instructing for them as faculty. She also has multiple years of study and instruction at the Dorian School of Music Therapy. From 1998-2013 she was a resident and co-worker at Camphill Village Kimberton Hills developing a music program for adults with developmental disabilities continuing as an instructor for the group through 2021 as well as instructing for the Camphill Academy at Beaver Run and at the Kimberton Waldorf School. Currently she is a founding faculty member for the SunGate Educational Community and active member of the Lyre Association of North America. Wherever she goes she is happiest to be making music with people.

Veronika is returning to visit us in Wisconsin where she lived (in Wales) from 1990-1998 and had a connection to the Prairie Hill Waldorf School. At that time she began her family of five children and was the founding mother of the Rafael Foundation for New Impulses in Music and a local lyre group.

In each workshop session we will sing, play various instruments such as bordun lyres, wood, and metal instruments, do rhythm games and more.

We are delighted to have Veronika return to present these workshops and hope that you can attend. Come for one or come for all!

For more information or to RSVP contact: Gail Sauter- Rafael Foundation for New Impulses in Music 262-391-8939 or

David Newbatt

Renewing the Mysteries: The Founding of The Christian Community
& the Burning of the First Goetheanum
Spring Valley, NY – August 8-13, 2022
REGISTER NOW!* lectures * artistic workshops * conversation * evening performances
Hazel Archer-Ginsberg will be offering a program on Tuesday 9 August for the Free Initiative 2:30 -3:30 pm ET – ‘From The Jealousy of the Gods & Man to Artemis & the New Isis’
Many anthroposophists have understood the 1923/24 Christmas Foundation Conference as constituting a renewal of the Mysteries. Nine months after the Christmas Conference, speaking to the priests of the Christian Community, Rudolf Steiner pointed to a sequence from the founding of the Christian Community in September 1922 to the burning of the Goetheanum at the end of that year to the Christmas Conference.In this 100th anniversary year of both the founding of the Christian Community and the burning of the Goetheanum, can an exploration of these events help us to understand the nature of the New Mysteries?

The keynote speaker is Daniel Hafner, priest of the Christian Community. He will address this theme with a particular focus on the colored windows of the First Goetheanum.

The Act of Consecration of Man will be celebrated during the week and there will also be a Class Lesson for members of the School of Spiritual Science.

Venue: SPRING VALLEY, NY, Threefold Community, and The Christian Community

*REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND THIS EVENT: A conference on the scale currently planned requires that a minimum number of participants register by July 20th.

INFO OR QUERIES: Rev. Paul Newton
(845) 517-4101

Sponsored by The Christian Community Spring Valley Area and the Threefold Branch of the Anthroposophical Society

7 thoughts on “Death Poem for S.O.P

  1. I appreciate those who openly, and regularly give voice to the love and indebtedness they know for their mentors. So thank-you Hazel. For me, it was a man named Lloyd Arthur Meeker (Uranda). He began a movement in 1932, The Emissaries of Divine Light, a group I became aware of as a teenager; I was drawn to the emphasis on spiritual expression through practical living, i.e. communal living, natural farming and healing. Though Uranda died in a plane crash in 1954, his ‘focus’ was successfully carried forward by Martin Cecil until his passing, then again by Michael Cecil, Martin’s son. (Michael let this focus go in the late 1990’s.) I continue to be ever grateful for their leadership in my life.

    1. Hi Rod –
      Unfortunity I was never able in this life to commune like you did with your mentor. But I try & cultivate the communion beyond the threshold as much as I can.
      My daughter is bery much interested in communal living. Its there a web site about the movement you can share?

      1. Hazel, yes, I do feel especially blessed to have been able to work for and learn from Martin Cecil; as well, blessed to still have Michael as a true friend.
        As for a successful communal living group now . . . I wish I knew of one. The remnants of what Uranda, Martin and Michael established exist at Sunrise Ranch in Colorado –
        I can’t vouch for those living there now, or how successful the community experience is.
        My communal experience, 20 years (12 of those with Martin, Michael and 120 others, in 100 Mile House, BC, Canada) was heavenly.

  2. Sounds to me like he (S.O.P.) was a bit ahead of his time, if he was seeking a renewal of Christianity in Russia – either that, or Russia is stuck in their past and aren’t advancing as quickly as they should. Russia did have the folk-soul to be the hope of the world at one time; whether Putin has driven that out or not remains to be seen. We saw hopes of Russia advancing recently, but then Putin happened. Time will tell why.

    P.S. Tried to send you a Love Gift on Paypal, but am unable to access my account (I have no phone number, so can’t log in). I need to get this sorted out with them, but have to wait for them to contact me?? since they won’t allow me to log in. Oh, Ahriman, as you say!!! release your grip on technology. I refuse to get a phone to use Paypal.

    1. haha, Yes the tech thing has us jumping thru all kinds of hoops & we must draw the line – putting to work for us not enslave us…

      Yes Prokofieff was on the modern Rosicrucian Path big time – still is – & many folks did not understand him when he was alive. I am surprised I haven’t gotten the usual haters responding to this post. Perhaps his light is too bright for some. True he is reminding us what the Christened Russian folk soul can & will be. This impulse is bigger than tyrants & nationalism. But there is most certainly a push to prevent the 6th Cultural epoch from flourishing on many levels – masking the freedom of the people, confusing the issues with distractions – playing politics side against side – all smoke & mirrors. SOP was able to see past these things to bring us the essence of our highest human evolution, leaving a legacy in his writings.

  3. Dear Hazel,
    I so enjoy reading your posts. I intend to make a love donation but I do not use PayPal. What other means of payment do you accept?

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