Dispelling

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The Perseid meteor showers are starting to launch – heralding the season of Michael. These shooting stars awaken us. This dose of cosmic iron is the perfect medicine for our current corona crisis. But we must take it in consciously to strengthen our Michaelic impulse for the spiritual battle ahead.

Perseus: what's in a name? - OpenLearn - Open University
Edward Burne-Jones

 “…And when in high summer, from a particular constellation, meteors fall in great showers of cosmic iron, then this cosmic iron, which carries an enormously powerful healing force, is the weapon which the gods bring to bear against Ahriman, as dragon-like he tries to coil round the shining forms of men. The force which falls on the earth in the meteoric iron is indeed a cosmic force whereby the higher gods endeavour to gain a victory over the Ahrimanic powers, when autumn comes on. And this majestic display in cosmic space, when the August meteor showers stream down into the human shining in the astral light, has its counterpart — so gentle and apparently so small — in a change that occurs in the human blood. This human blood, which is in truth not such a material thing as present-day science imagines, but is permeated throughout by impulses from soul and spirit, is rayed through by the force which is carried as iron into the blood and wages war there on anxiety, fear and hate. The processes which are set going in every blood-corpuscle when the force of iron shoots into it are the same, on a minute human scale, as those which take place when meteors fall in a shining stream through the air. This permeation of human blood by the anxiety-dispelling force of iron is a meteoric activity. The effect of the raying in of the iron is to drive fear and anxiety out of the blood.

WE (World English): Perseus & Andromeda by Sir Edward Burne-Jones
Edward Burne-Jones

And so, as the gods with their meteors wage war on the being who would like to radiate fear over all the earth through his coiling serpent-form, and while they cause iron to stream radiantly into this fear-tainted atmosphere, which reaches its peak when autumn approaches or when summer wanes — so the same process occurs inwardly in man, when his blood is permeated with iron.

We can understand these things only if we understand their inner spiritual significance…” ~ Rudolf Steiner, The Four Seasons and the Archangels Lecture I: The Michael Imagination http://wn.rsarchive.org/Lectures/GA229/English/RSP1968/19231005p01.html

Perseus and Andromeda Poster by Gustave Moreau
Gustave Moreau

Perseus, the radiant point of this shower, is a starry imagination of Michael.  He stands with sword of iron raised in one hand & in the other the decapitated head of Medusa with her serpent hair, & eyes that turn all who gaze upon her to stone.  Perseus has rescued Andromeda, the chained princess, from the approaching sea monster Cetus. From the forehead of Andromeda springs the constellation Pegasus, the winged intelligence.  This entire narrative contains deep imaginations of the work of Michael in the human being rescuing the threatened human soul from the destructive forces rising from the unconscious, & from the outmoded past, seen in the imagination of the sea monster – & also representing  the deadening forces of Ahriman’s cold intellect in the gaze of Medusa.

The Michael Mystery : Dr Rudolf Steiner : 9781621481225

A study of ‘The Michael Mystery’ by Steiner can be a helping guide during this time.  In it he gives us our task: “Hearts must begin to have thoughts; that is the new way of thinking – with the heart.”  It is Michael’s intention that in the future, intelligence will flow thru human hearts, & with ‘Spirit Recalling’, reconnect to the same divine spiritual forces that created the human in the beginning of time.

Manuscript Miniatures: BL Harley 4431 The Book of the Queen
BL Harley

If we look for, or even use our imaginative cognition to picture inwardly this cosmic offering, we can carry the thought of Michael/Perseus in our heart-thinking, to consciously align with our Time-Spirit.

Perseus Art | Fine Art America
Tory Feldonen

And let us make the intention to be awake to the power of the Christ-Sun in the Earth; & the enlivening impulse of Anthroposophia within; which through our thinking hearts becomes enlightened by Wisdom, helping us overcome the darkness with love.

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Terry Ria

Rudolf Steiner’s Lectures on this day

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

Rabindranath Tagore : Multifaceted bard of India - inspiring lives ...

1941 – Death Day of Rabindranath Tagore, a Bengali poet, writer, music composer, & painter from the Indian subcontinent. He reshaped Bengali literature & music, as well as Indian art with Contextual Modernism in the late 19th & early 20th centuries. He became the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913. Tagore’s poetic songs were viewed as spiritual & mercurial. He is sometimes referred to as “the Bard of Bengal”

Tagore Bibliography

The Gardener

Who are you, reader, reading my poems a hundred years hence?
I cannot send you one single flower from this wealth of the spring, one single streak of gold from yonder clouds.
Open your doors and look abroad.
From your blossoming garden gather fragrant memories of the vanished flowers of an hundred years before.
In the joy of your heart may you feel the living joy that sang one spring morning, sending its glad voice across a hundred years’
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They begin the journey TOMORROW. If you want to see them off, come by the Elderberries Biodynamic Outpost 4251 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL. 60618 – at 10 AM, bring some food to share for the breakfast feast, or snacks they can take on the road.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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August 27-30 How We Will 2020: 3-Folding our Cultural Revolution is continuing its journey of transforming our ideals into action. The theme this year is Forming Curative Communities: actively uniting with one another in the emerging economic, political/rights and social/cultural/spiritual forms seeking to reshape the ills plaguing humanity into a healthy social organism for our time. Please join us if you’d like to hear from, and collaborate with those on the front lines inspired out of the fruits of Rudolf Steiner’s work: can your own hopes for the world find a way to connect with others striving to do the good as our friend Bernard Lievegoed was wont to say? Our own hero Ella Baker shares: ‘we must not stop until we can get people to recognize that they themselves have to make the struggle for freedom and human dignity everyday, in the year, every year, until they win it.’

Invitation and Registration are now open:How We Will 2020

Michaela Gloeckler of the Medical Section in Dornach and cofounder of Allianz ELIANT brings the Archetypal Picture of Ita Wegman and the Young Doctors and their courageous movement for a Michaelic renewal of civilization as a World War II raged all around them. 



Bart Eddy of Brightmoor Makers and Sunbridge will speak to what it takes to initiate our ideals into action that are inspired by the our higher natures and our wish to serve others in our time. His ‘brought down to earth visioning’, is serving the youth in one of the poorest parts in Detroit where entrepreneurs for the good are in training, not only learning to support their own livelihoods but also empowering change in their communities where devastating health and environmental issues abound: his inspired ideas for our time keep unfolding new forms for these youth! 



Kait Ziegler of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, and Repairers of the Breach, working with Reverends William Barber and Liz Theoharis, and a small beyond dedicated team, will share on this ‘turning inside out’ and what it takes to organize for social change along side of four pillars: Racism, Poverty, Ecological Devastation and the War/Prison Economy which requires a new narrative above all and a capacity to work with those who have very divergent views in the activist community. John Bloom of Rudolf Steiner Finance and General Secretary of the Anthropsophical Society will offer a conversation Toward Justice and Freedom and Capital, Money, Spirit and Matter.



Nicanor Perlas, a long time advocate for social change in the Philippines and youth mentor, will shape a conversation around ‘The Future will be what we Fight For’. His country continues to be on lockdown where they are not allowed to go outside their houses even for food and whose president recently said that he ‘would work with the military to distribute the vaccine’.



Laura Summer of Free Columbia, an art and education initiative in Philmont New York, will present on New Forms Around Art – Art Dispersal and Local Grants to increase diversity in diverse communities. Art Accessible to 100% of the People! 


Naim EdwardsSeneca GonzalezMelody BrinkKristin BuckbeeAkil BellMonika PudelkoJoan JaeckelPatrice MaynardHazel Archer-Ginsberg

Dottie Zold and Frank Agrama of the Elderberries community and newly formed Circles for a Renewal of Culture non profit, will invite an open conversation as to how it is that the Steiner students here in our country and around the world can be good advocates for emergent healing forms, where the essence of what is human is at the center of our concerns. This threefold social form has yet to be realized and yet we see all around us new forms coming into being. What do the Steiner students have to contribute to the conversation of human rights in these three realms and do we have the will to unite together for the common good of humanity? Can we organize for the future needs out of the fruits of Rudolf Steiner’s work in the world? Do we have the will for this? If so can we make a beginning at organizing and shaping our actions now?


 

Invitation and Registration are now open:How We Will 2020

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Michael: His Mission & Ours! Michaelmas Festival Sept. 27-29, 2020

Save the Date for Our Michaelmas Festival & Yourth Gathering Sunday 27 September 2 pm – 4 pm, Monday 28 Sept. & Tuesday 29 Sept.  

Sponsered by: The Rudolf Steiner Branch, Elderrberries Biodynamic Outpost & 3-Fold Cultural Hub, & Angelic Organics  Biodymanic Farm

In person & online presentations

Details TBA

contact Dottie Zold or Festivals coordinator Hazel Archer-Ginsberg

6 thoughts on “Dispelling

  1. Hazel, wouldn’t the better representation for Michaelmas be the oft repeated one in which Jahve, the unnameable Tetragramaton of YHWH, takes the name of Michael, who bears His countenance? This would also suffice for our present era, in which Michael bears the countenance of Christ.

    Looking at Genesis, chapters 1 & 2, God creates the heavens and the earth, and all that comes with it. In other words, the primal creation in the Mind of God, the prime mover; the uncreated creator. Only when we come to chapter 2 do we hear of a Lord God Who creates the earth and heaven. This is Jahve, whose task is to create the material manifestation of this earthly embodiment. Thus, the sacred and unnameable name goes to this Being, and Michael is called to bear this name, which is a good choice for obvious reasons.

    I have to admit that I never heard of Markduk-Michael before, and Steiner only mentions this one time as far as I know, i.e., in the first lecture of “True and False Paths in Spiritual Investigation”. A more exoteric interpretation would indeed have Marduk being one of the false gods that Jahve warned the Hebrews about, and would eventually get them caught up in a 400 year captivity to the Egyptians. Even Jacob’s uncle, Laban, had one of these in his closet of “household saints”, who he pulled out to worship in order to bring forth the best crop.

  2. Nice description of the Perseids here:

    https://www.usno.navy.mil/USNO/tours-events/sky-this-week/the-sky-this-week-2020-august-4-11

    Perseus is also known as “The Sun Hero” of the venerable Mithras Mystery, who saves Andromeda, the daughter of Cepheus and Cassiopeia, and then marries her. Cepheus is the king of old Ethiopia, which is the remnant of Lemuria that drifted into the northeastern corner of the African continent, and where the cradle of humanity has been traced by modern-day anthropologists. As such, when Cepheus died, he was installed as a constellation in the northern hemisphere, in the complete form of a Bull. He thus becomes a ‘family man’, and marries Cassiopeia, and wherein they have a daughter, Andromeda, who is saved by the great ‘Sun Hero’, Perseus.

    Perseus becomes Mithras in the further act of slaying the so-called ‘divine bull of heaven’, which is his own father-in-law, Cepheus, through the act depicted in the Tauroctony, which is the central component of the various Mithras cults. It depicts Perseus/Mithras striding Cepheus, and driving a sword with the left arm into the jugular of the Bull. Thus, the sun forces beheld by Perseus interpenetrate the sacrificial forces of Cepheus, the Bull, and the foundation for the great feet-to-head development of Mankind begins.

    Cepheus would reincarnate as Abraham, the progenitor of the Hebrew cultural stream, and then some two thousand years later as Simon, brother of Andrew, who is taken to Christ as indicated in the Gospel of John, chapter 1. Christ says, “Simon, son of John, I will name you Cepheus”. This is an homage that would get clarified over the three years that Christ walked the earth, and gain a certain recognition, especially in the Gospel of Matthew, chapter 16, and then, of course, the last chapter of the Gospel of John, wherein Peter is resolved of his three denials with loving care, and told something of how he came to be the person that he is, and how one day he will be taken against his will, but it will be, “to the glory of God.” As such, he becomes the announced successor to Christ for the further work of the early church, and its apostleship on earth.

    Now, in chapter 12 of Acts, we have an event that is described as Peter being taken against his will by the force of Herod Agrippa I. This is what the Christ had foreseen from before, on the Sea of Tiberius. Christ had also said that it would be, “to the glory of God”, and this is demonstrated by the miraculous release from chains. Peter is taken right up from out of his physical body, and lives entirely in his strengthened etheric body. He becomes the Supersensible Peter.

      1. Without the sun forces streaming down through the act of Mithras slaying the bull nature, the false god Marduk, of Babylonian origin, would have ruled as the symbol of man’s terrestrial existence. The true Mithras is actually Christ. That is why the Hebrews were admonished not to worship the graven image of the false gods, but to look up to the one invisible god of these chosen people.

        1. hmmm…
          perhaps the exoteric mythology has Marduk as a ‘false’ god, but Steiner speaks about this being as the son of EA or Sophia
          who slayed Tiamat dividing the dragons body into heaven & earth.
          I will actually be doing a pageant around this for Michaelmas this year…

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