Dear friends –
We rest on the Sabbath, Saturn-day – In Christo Morimur.
Picture the Garden of Gethsemane as the midpoint of the earth, the epicenter of the cosmos. Imagine that between the rocky hill of Golgotha – part of the lunar Mount Moriah, & it’s polar opposite the Solar Mount Zion, the body of Christ was laid to rest.
It was a new tomb provided by Joseph of Arimathea, & yet it was truly the oldest Tomb – formerly a primal fissure, a gorge splitting Jerusalem in two, Called by some Adam’s Grave –known as the gate to the underworld. The eclipse & earthquakes of Good Friday through Holy Saturday tore open the original fissure. The veil of the Temple was “rent in twain”.
Steiner tells us that eclipses & earthquakes can be seen as messages of unrest from the adversarial powers within the earth, stirred by human compulsions.
On Holy Saturday, vistas open into the interior of the earth. “He was lowered into the grave of the earth’, & so it was, that
The Christ went into the Earth’s Interior; His blood becoming the medicine for our continued evolution.
The darkness of Saturn is lit up from within by the Resurrected Sun. The Easter garden begins to bloom, so that our soul can behold, like the Magdalana before us, The Risen One as the gardener of the New Jerusalem.
The Tomb becomes the altar, a sacred place to commune with the gods, with the souls of the departed as our intermediaries.
The tomb becomes the Round table, & the Parsifal question leads us to find Christ in the etheric.
Before the mystery of Golgotha, the task of evolution was that the cosmos would become human, after this turning point, the human becomes cosmos -The New Sun -The imperishable Resurrection-Body uniting with the Cosmic- Sophia.
A Cosmic Recapitulation of the Mystery of Golgotha
5 April 2015, Easter Sunday 2-4pmat the branch
Midwest Eurythmy Group Performanceof:
The Calendar of the Soul Verse for Easterwith speech artist Christa Macbeth
And the Hallelujah
Group Study of Emil Bock’s “Holy Week” forEaster Joy
The Legend of Shambhalla by Richard Dancey
Singing “Now the Green Blade Riseth”
Group Eurythmy: Hallelujah in the 7-pointed Star –
which Rudolf Steiner called: The ‘Lamb of God Heptagram’ with Johanna Rode
Pot-Luck to Share Encouraged
All Donations go to the Midwest Eurythmy Group
For more info Contact Festivals Coordinator Hazel Archer Ginsberg
“The Harmony of the Universe at the Moment of the Mystery of Golgotha “
“The moment of the (original) Mystery of Golgotha, that is, the time from the 3rd to the 5th of April 33 AD, displays a unique situation in the cosmos.
During those days there existed a harmony throughout the heavens, right down to the Earth, which did not exist before and will not return (if at all) for 26,000 years.”
The essence of this essay on Golgotha is that the ‘3 Zodiacs’ were aligned:
- The Constellations (the fixed Stars or astral body of the cosmos – World Soul)
- The Signs (associated with the seasons, with the yearly rhythms of life in nature – an image of the etheric, or life forces, in the universe)
- The Houses (that which radiates as space segments from the geographical point where one stands – an image of the physical body)
“At the time of the Mystery of Golgotha, particularly on Easter Sunday just before sunrise, these space sectors were oriented into space in perfect harmony.
This wonderful harmony of the three Zodiacs, between heaven and Earth, is a vivid symbol, or image of the resurrection body that was then re-established.
The disharmony before was connected with the ‘Fall’ of humanity, and with the corruption of the spirit body. The ‘Fall’ in Paradise did not mean that only Adam and Eve went through
those experiences, the entire universe was affected and changed in that moment. The position of the Earth was changed.
We are faced in our work with the difference between the geocentric and heliocentric world conceptions. Rudolf Steiner, on the basis of his spiritual investigations,
pointed out that in the medieval Rosicrucian schools the pupil was first introduced to the geocentric view. Then, when the pupil had learned this, he was told that this is how it should be,
but that it is not so on account of the ‘Fall.’ The Earth had thereby lost its central position.
That which happened in Paradise affected the entire Earth and therefore the possibility of disharmony entered cosmic history.
However, on that Sunday morning, 5 April 33 AD, just before sunrise, the original harmony was re-established.
The cosmos was jubilant about what happened when the Christ rose from
the grave of the Earth. At the same time it was the hope of all future Earth existence and of all future humanity. ”
~Summary & excerpt from Astrosopher Willi Sucher‘s Cosmic Christianity pg.82