Dissolve the nail

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There are so many ways to look at life; it can be super simple or profoundly complicated. Today I was thinking, that the way to thrive is by becoming a mix between a mish-mash & a medley – part hodgepodge & part amalgamation of all the finest virtues our collective experience has garnered.

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The best elixir will result from embracing the simple AND the complicated, mixing several different potions derived from our highest intentions & letting it ferment into a potentized medicine, which will only work from the inside out.

Yes, our strongest impact, our true cure, will come from blending our most diverse effects together to create a freshly refined reality, where the human being is Holy.  

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When you think about it, the human being is a divine wonder. Our bodies, for one thing, are miraculous, able to adapt & recreate itself every 7 years. In fact it’s mind blowing to try to even contemplate the metabolic system. I marvel at the fact that the hydrochloric acid in our digestive system is so corrosive it can dissolve a nail. In other words, we contain within us the power to dematerialize solid metal.

Why is it so hard, then, for us to conceive of the possibility that we can vaporize a virus with our immaculately conceived immune systems, or stand up to those that would enslave us?

Friends, the power of the highest hierarchies live in our limbs, waiting for us to active them with our will to reclaim our divine birthright as spiritual beings.

Alchemy and the Hermetic Tradition - Mircea Eliade and Carl Jung

What would it be like to imagine that all the fear & doubt & hatred designed to confuse us & make us forget who we really are, are really just rusty nails – & that we are dropping them into a vat of spiritually charged hydrochloric acid. Ha – if we come back every day & revisit this vision – we can watch the nails steadily dissolve. As they yield to our power, we tame & embrace their forces, extracting the iron to fortify our resolve for r-evolution.  



Wed. 2 December 2020 – 7:15 pm – 8:30 pm CT The Karma Project

The Karma Project
Manifestations of Karma Study Group
December 2, 2020 – 7:15 pm Central (8:15 pm Eastern)

… We have now learned that it is possible to seek out accidents or other causes of illness due to karmic effects. In due course we will deal with the details of such processes, such as the way in which the forces in deeper levels of consciousness work within the human being, or to what extent our ordinary consciousness may avoid such accidents. We can understand that someone who goes to a place  where he may succumb to an infection will have been driven there under the influence of a certain level of consciousness; in like manner we must be able to understand how it is that human beings take certain measures to render such infections less and less effective; in other words, that through our ordinary consciousness we are able to avert certain consequences by means of hygiene.

~Rudolf Steiner, Manifestations of KarmaChapter 6Karma in Relation to Accidents”, Hamburg, 21 May, 1910 … focus of the December 2 meeting.

The lecture can be found online at the RS Archive (eLib) by clicking this link: https://wn.rsarchive.org/Lectures/GA120/English/RSP1984/19100521p01.html

The Central Regional Council of the Anthroposophical Society in America invites you to join our ongoing  study conversation.  The study has been divided among four volunteers who will summarize their section to rebuild it as a foundation for our conversation. Please familiarize yourself with the lecture if possible so you will feel comfortable sharing your reflections and thoughts with the group.

This collection of lectures has been republished by Rudolf Steiner Press under the title: “Manifestations of Karma.”  This book is a translation from German of Die Offenbarung des Karma (Ga 120), published in English by Rudolf Steiner Press in 1996.

This will be a “Zoom” conference call allowing us an opportunity to see one another while conversing (or audio only if you prefer).  To connect to the audio/video-conference:

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If you have questions, please contact Alberto Loya aloyavaca@utexas.edu
Agenda for our Study Call
7:15  Welcome and Introductions        
7:18  Verse
7:25  Study led by five volunteers
Note: CRC team will ID volunteers
          Laura – pg. 106 to 110
          Ana – pg. 111 to 115
          Camille – pg. 116 to 120
          Alberto – pg. 121 to end
8:05  Conversation
8:28  Close with verse

Holy Nights 2020-21 “A Rose By Any Other Name…” The many faces of The Sophia


24 December 2020 – 5 January 2021

International online gathering on the Theme of the Divine Feminine. 

Hosted by Laura Scappaticci & Tess Parker, featuring the Sophia Working Group

Everyday 9 am – 9:30 am PT, 10 am – 10:30 am MT, 11 am – 11:30 am CT, 12 pm – 12:30 pm

Sunday 27 December 2020: The Alchemical Marriage of Christos-Sophia – Presented by Hazel Archer Ginsberg

Tuesday 29 December – The Full Moon: Presenter: Ultra-Violet Archer calling in from YIP in Sweden

More details to follow

Our Annual Conscious NYE gathering 8 pm 1 am

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In-Person at Elderberries Bio-dynamic Outpost & Cultural Hub & The Rudolf Steiner Branch Chicago 4249-51 N. Lincoln Ave. 60613

This Years Theme is a Masked Ball – 

Live Music, Folk Dancing, Potluck, Mask-making with Lucien Dante Lazar, more TBA

$20 per person

Stay tuned for details

Joan’s Epiphany 6 January 2021 ‘What Joan of Arc Calls for Today’ 2 pm – 4 pm CT


In-person at Elderberries Chicago & online

Today on the Birthday of Joan of Arc we welcome special Guest Nancy Poer

We will also explore ‘The Destinies of Individuals and of Nations, Lecture 5, The Nature of the Christ Impulse and the Michaelic Sprit Serving It by Rudolf Steiner with Leading Thoughts by Hazel Archer-Ginsberg

Social Sculpture: “The Passage” with Luicen Dante Lazar – Eurythmy

Singing & Eurythmy

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4 thoughts on “Dissolve the nail

  1. Hazel
    Thank you. Powerful.
    Know I will be present with seeding new thought forms, from way down South in Cape Town

    1. Thank you for adding your spirit spark to the mix.
      I will picture you sending your light out from table Mountain!
      (My daughter was in Cape Town a few times with her choir)

  2. Hi Hazel,

    I listened to your new podcast about Dion Fortune and your proposed Thought Experiment and I was quite inspired. I am a long-time reader of Dion Fortune and anthroposophist and I’ve long believed that we need to seek effective methods of white magic to counter what we are facing today in the form of social and psychological manipulation. Dion Fortune wrote the following in her wonderful book, “The Magic Battle of Britain”: “All who care to take the work seriously can be of help in this task and participate in its experiences. They can all form facets of the Diamond Sceptre, helping with the transmission of the spiritual influences thus invoked. Once the link is made, the power is soon flowing spontaneously. Knowledge is needed to pick up the force and to direct it, and this knowledge is supplied by the leader of a group, but none who are sincerely dedicated to the love and service of man and God need feel that they are without value in the work. Naturally, the more knowledge and trained mind-power there is, the better, but devotion and deep spiritual feeling contribute to the work something for which knowledge alone is no substitute. Those who have the knowledge necessary for the work need the help of those who have the devotion for its carrying out. Therefore all who so desire can co-operate in a spirit of devotion, and those who are able to go further can have an opportunity to do so.”

    I particularly like where she said “… devotion and deep spiritual feeling contribute to the work something for which knowledge alone is no substitute.” I strongly support the creation of egregores that can work as a counterforce to the adversarial forces working in the world. I will certainly be joining in with the daily meditation.

    1. Greetings Boyd – Yes, we have more power than we realize when we join our thoughts together, which then creates a grail for the Spiritual Beings to fill.

      Here’s another quote from Dion Fortune: “a higher group-mind, or egregore, was formed, in order to “build up thought-forms upon the astral which shall serve as channels for the spiritual force…that each individual member of the group is then filled with the force in such measure as he is capable of receiving.”

      Dion Fortune, also discussed the phenomenon of the group mind when it is in a frenzy typical of a Hitler speech: “But however potent the personality, however vast the resources, however popular the catch-phrases, if the movement is contrary to cosmic law it is only a matter of time till the whole group rushes madly down a steep slope into the sea. For in such a case it is the very momentum that is worked up which is the cause of its destruction. Give a false movement enough rope and it will always hang itself, falling by its own weight when that has grown sufficiently top-heavy to overbalance it”

      The adversarial Beings cannot succeed. We must remember that & act on our convictions.

      Thanks for applying your good will

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