“I Think Speech” Podcast for Easter Sunday
“Anthroposophy itself must become like an inner festival of Resurrection for the human soul. It must bring an Easter mood into the human being’s world-conception.” – Rudolf Steiner, The Easter Festival in relation to the Mysteries.
Easter Salutations – I apologize for the tech difficulties around the Mary Magdalene zoom presentation – so frustrating, I know.
We did record the live event. Here is the link
Thank you for your interest & kind understanding…
PS. If anyone wants to volunteer to help with hosting the tech for my future zoom events,
please contact me Hazel@ReverseRitual.com
Blessings as we move thru the Resurrection into the Mystery of the 40 days until Ascension.
“A jubilant breath pervades the prayers of Easter, expressing itself twice, as with inward necessity, in the word “rejoice”…First, the breathing soul-sphere of the whole planet rejoices, that renewed cosmic sphere of sunlit clouds, air and wind into which the earth grows in Spring; then, the inward life of man, touched by the Risen Christ, rejoices too. We recognize the wide span of the soul at Easter: it comprises the outward and the inward world, macrocosm and microcosm.” – excerpt from “The Three Years” by Emil Bock.
RUDOLF STEINER’S CALENDAR OF THE SOUL
translated with added titles by Roy Sadler
Communion In The Body
When drawn from depths of soul
the spirit is communing with the beauty
arising from the springlife’s cosmic harmony,
then streaming from the heavens
life’s force invigorates the human body
and powerfully binds
the spirit’s being to the human presence.
From the soul’s inner being the spirit turned towards the springlife’s beauty in Holy Week. At Easter the world’s revelation awakens joy in the soul, releasing thought from an invigorated body to find our spiritual origin. A new year begins. The soul’s longing has been fulfilled and the spirit, the light of the world, is now speaking in us..
In Unison With Light
When streaming from the cosmic spheres
the sun to human sense is speaking
and joy from depths of soul
is with the light as one in seeing,
then drawn from sheath of self
thoughts rise to far horizons
and dimly bind
the human being to the spirit’s presence.
These two verses mirror each other more than any other pair.
9 April 2023 – “Speaking with the Stars” – This morning my beloved & I, with our sweet bird dog Winnifred J. Rabbit, attended the Easter Sunrise at the Great Inland Sea of Chicago, where waning Bella Luna was high in the South as the New Sun rose…Glorious – He is Risen – Risen In deed.
Rudolf Steiner’s Lectures on this day
ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY
Feast Day of of Mary Cleophas, who was at the crucifixion with Mary Magdalen & Mary-Sophia the Mother of Jesus
1241 –The Templars were called in to help defeat the Mongol Invasions. The Templars worked hard to preserve the integrity of Europe. 73 years later – a little over the span of a human life – they were exterminated by the same forces that worked in the Mongols Ghengis Kahn & Kublai Kahn.
1626 – The death day of Francis Bacon. In Karmic Relationships Steiner indicates that in a former life he was, Harun al Rashid.
“I have already spoken, here at Dornach too, of Lord Bacon of Verulam as the reincarnated Haroun al Raschid. We know how intense and determining an influence Bacon’s conceptions had on the whole succeeding evolution of the spiritual life, notably in its finer impulses and movements. Now the remarkable thing is this, that in Lord Bacon himself something took place which we may describe as a morbid elimination of old spirituality. For such spirituality he had after all possessed when he was Haroun al Raschid.
And thus we see, proceeding from the impulse of Lord Bacon, a whole world of daemonic beings. The world was literally filled supersensibly and sensibly with daemonic beings. (When I say “sensibly” I meant not, of course, visibly, but within the world of sense.)
Now it chiefly fell to the individuality of Alexander to wage war against these daemonic idols of Lord Bacon, Francis Bacon of Verulam. And similar activities, exceedingly important ones, were taking place on earth below. For otherwise the materialism of the 19th century would have broken in upon the world in a far more devastating way even than it did. Similar activities, taking place in the spiritual and in the physical world together, were allotted to the stream of Michael, until at length at the end of the 18th and the beginning of the 19th century there took place in super-sensible regions what I have already described as the enactment of a great and sublime super-sensible ritual and ceremony”.
The Mystery of Ascension with Hazel Archer-Ginsberg
This course is available on Zoom. You will be emailed a Zoom link closer to the time of the class. The course will be recorded and you will receive a link to watch it. Go to the Infinity Foundation web site to enroll
Course Number 231154 / Zoom
Date: Thursday, May 11
Time 7:00 – 8:30 PM CST
Cost $33/23 payment 10 days in advance
When we tune into the Cycle of the Seasons, we experience that as the Earth breathes out in the Springtime, the beings of nature reach upwards towards the heights. The longing of the human soul also strives to meet this mood of ascension, which attunes all life to the cosmic expanses.
Together we will gain insights in how to rise up to our Higher Self by participating in this harmonizing spring-dialogue between the worlds.
This reconnection between heaven & earth was prefigured in the story of Jacob’s ladder from the Old Testament. Through his dream of the ‘stairway to heaven’, Jacob gave us a prophecy in the picture of a golden ladder on which choirs of Angels traverse between the ‘Above & Below’. The Mystery of the Ascension of Christ, 40 days after the Resurrection at Easter, fulfilled Jacob’s Prophecy. Christ as the Being of Love became the living bridge connecting us to the eternal.
Through this workshop we will learn how humanity will also be transfigured in the fullness of time. The company of the Angelic Hierarchies wait for us, their younger siblings, to ascend, first of all in our thinking, to meet them in fellowship, as they work all the while by our sides.
~Vitae Sophia~A Whitsun Festival of United Soul Endeavor with Hazel Archer-Ginsberg, Velsum Voices & Eurythmy
Saturday 27 May 2023 on zoom
We are called to redeem the ether spheres to create an Ecclesia, a chalice for The Sophia. Then the spirit flame can spread out to become what Steiner called a “World Whitsun”, which began in earnest at the Christmas Conference. The Whitsun Festival highlights one of the greatest challenges of being human: placing our individual gifts, in right relationship within the social realm. This challenge is especially strong now during this ‘pandemic’. Our groups striving to know Spiritual Science must work together as a community, to have the possibility to create a new culture where a sacrament is possible in every encounter. Our individual strength is enhanced by weaving our gifts together, kindling our social world in conscious community.
Find a collection of the many RECORDINGS of Presentations, Programs & Festivals HERE
4 thoughts on “Easter Sunday”
Thank you for this post and all you bring.
Where would one get a copy of the icon of the Risen One and Mary M?
Christ is Risen!
Truly He is Risen!
Greetings Janet –
Thank you for your kind words & support!
I have found a few images of these twin souls out there.
I guess we need to create more.
Calling all artists to bring this connection out thru the power of art!
“9 April 2023 – “Speaking with the Stars” – This morning my beloved & I, with our sweet bird dog Winnifred J. Rabbit, attended the Easter Sunrise at the Great Inland Sea of Chicago, where waning Bella Luna was high in the South as the New Sun rose…Glorious – He is Risen – Risen In deed.” – Hazel
We know there is a mystery revealed in the Spiritual Sun when it courses through Scorpio to Pisces on the nighttime side. As such, John the Baptist knew that he was an Aquarius Initiate, who baptized in water. Yet, he also knew that One higher than he was coming, who baptizes with Fire and the Holy Spirit. This is the Pisces Initiate, who surprises John by arriving at the Jordan River, and John exclaims: “Behold the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world”. It is his own cousin, Jesus, and he then says, “and I did not recognize him”.
We also have a similar mystery on the daytime side, which accords with the Physical Sun, and wherein an Aries Initiate and a Taurus Initiate unite in work of a similar nature to John and Jesus. This relationship is uniquely identified here on the occasion of the finding of the empty tomb immortalized this day of Easter Sunday.
The Empty Tomb
20 Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene came early to the tomb, while it was still dark, and saw the stone already taken away from the tomb. 2 So she ran and came to Simon Peter and to the other disciple whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have taken away the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid Him.” 3 So Peter and the other disciple went forth, and they were going to the tomb. 4 The two were running together; and the other disciple ran ahead faster than Peter and came to the tomb first; 5 and stooping and looking in, he saw the linen wrappings lying there; but he did not go in. 6 And so Simon Peter also came, following him, and entered the tomb; and he saw the linen wrappings lying there, 7 and the face-cloth which had been on His head, not lying with the linen wrappings, but rolled up in a place by itself. 8 So the other disciple who had first come to the tomb then also entered, and *he saw and believed*. 9 For as yet they did not understand the Scripture, that He must rise again from the dead. 10 So the disciples went away again to their own homes.”
This Mystery has yet to be proclaimed to this very day. An Aries Initiate, and a Taurus Initiate arose together out of the three years that Christ walked the Earth in Palestine. The one outruns the other because he lives again out of the baptism of Fire and the Holy Spirit. The other, who is the Taurus Initiate, needs all the help he can get for the arduous times ahead.
“This Mystery has yet to be proclaimed to this very day. An Aries Initiate, and a Taurus Initiate arose together out of the three years that Christ walked the Earth in Palestine. The one outruns the other because he lives again out of the baptism of Fire and the Holy Spirit. The other, who is the Taurus Initiate, needs all the help he can get for the arduous times ahead.”
Of course, I am referring to Simon Peter, and the Raised Lazarus, who outruns Cepheus to the empty tomb. This is designed to set the parameter of the future work, and symbolizes the younger outrunning the elder in order to serve to direct the focus on Pentecost. World Pentecost needs to be established in our era, and these two were comrades in that endeavor. The first twelve chapters of Acts of the Apostles is the historical account. In the end, Peter is saved from imminent death in order to live again in resurrection, which is a testimony to Christ. Thus, as the supersensible Peter, he shifts focus in order to help Paul in the remaining chapters of Acts. John, who would go on to eventually retire to Patmos, was instrumental in accompanying Peter in these first twelve years of the Apostleship by giving him the power that he needed. As such, John the Evangelist sought no credit, and was a silent partner.