Paledeo Beleneka

Dear freinds – I greet you on this eve of Pentecost. I will be celebrating Whitsun in Viroqua WI. at the ‘Turning Place’ this year so I wanted to touch in before the trip.

Working with the Whitsun imagination empowers us to creatively explore how we can engage in the lifting out of the ‘me’ into the ‘we’, out of opinion into wisdom; warming the “I”, to open the heart, in support of healthy community. Can we endeavor to strengthen our individual soul forces, to collectively open the portal into the Spirit worlds?

As Steiner’s Whitsun verse states: “This portal’s key the Soul may fashion If she herself grow strong within the strife” …

We can create an Ecclesia, a vessel, a chalice, a sheath for the Spirit. Then the spirit flame can spread out to become what Steiner called a “World Whitsun”, which began in earnest at the Christmas conference, where the reversed Whitsun, was born, the idea of moving the spirit that has flowed thru the head – into the heart, transforming it into wisdom to redeem our intelligence, & then back out as a gift to humanity – transforming the larynx along the way.

Our work is to take our individual Inner Whitsun & expand it, into what Steiner calls the “World Festival of Knowledge” – a path leading from ‘Sprit Recollection’, to ‘Sprit Sensing’, to ‘Sprit Beholding’.

In this sense the Christmas Conference, in all its spiritual reality reveals itself as the true Whitsun for anthroposophers – Those who strive to take into their souls the Wisdom of the Holy Spirit concerning the human being – Anthropos-Sophia, which is the knowledge of the grail held aloft by Michael in this present age of the consciousness soul.

Let’s think about it. The foundation stone was formed by Rudolf Steiner at the Christmas conference out of the Father-forces rising from the depths – gravity, unconscious will; as well as the Son-forces working in the periphery-warmth, creative love; with the Spirit-forces descending from the heights- consciousness, wisdom.

Thru Steiner’s profound mystery deed, an altogether new relationship of the macrocosmic forces working within the human being = the thoughts of the Spirit revealed in the human head- Christ working in the heart- & the will of the Father fulfilled in the deeds of the limbs, was made openly manifest.

When Steiner took on the karma of the society he gave the Michaelic impulse the possibility of flowing directly into the earth sphere & into those active in the Anthroposophical society.

Here we see a direct relationship with the original Pentecost, which was the 3rd & final stage of Christ the Sun Being’s union with the stream of Earthly Being, & the mission of Anthroposophy, as the Proclamation of World Pentecost.

Yes, we live in a potent time, when divergent karmic streams have the possibility of coming together-‘That Good May Become,’ a time when, some say, the Platonists of the School of Chartres & the Aristotelian-Dominicans, The Arthur & Grail streams with true Rosicrucianism, meet the new Michaelic Grail imagination arising in the human soul. A renewed chalice whose substance is Love, whose form is Imagination & whose light of thought which radiates, is redeemed Michaelic Intelligence.

This transforms the stone of the wise, into the dodecahedral foundation stone of love. For Michael frees thoughts from the realm of the head, opening a path to the heart, bringing forth that shining, raying-out of the divine chalice, that celestial light of redeemed intelligence, which like the radiance of the Spiritual Sun, can unite into a single whole the Spiritual substance of Divine love & human love, in the Holy Grail that was set into our souls at the Christmas conference. Calling ever & again for a renewal of the spiritual quest.

See you at the ‘Turning Place’


4 June 2022 – “Speaking with the Stars”

Rudolf Steiner’s Lectures on this day(RSarchives) 

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY (Rudolf Steiner’s orginal Calendar of the Soul, Anthrowiki, Wikipedia Commons)

1647 – Deathday of  Canonicus, Grand Chief Sachem of the Narragansett Indian Tribe at the time of the Pilgrims landing in Plymouth.

1896 – Henry Ford completes the Ford Quadricycle, his first gasoline-powered automobile, & gives it a successful test run

1913 – Emily Davison, a suffragette protesting for women’s rights is trampled by King George V’s horse.

1919 – Women’s rights: The U.S. Congress approves the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which guarantees suffrage to women, & sends it to the U.S. states for ratification.

1939 – The MS St. Louis, a ship carrying 963 Jewish refugees, is denied permission to land in Florida, after already being turned away from Cuba. Forced to return to Europe, its passengers later die in Nazi concentration camps.

1975 – The Governor of California Jerry Brown signs the California Agricultural Labor Relations Act into law, the first law in the U.S. giving farmworkers collective bargaining rights

1989 – The Tiananmen Square protests are violently ended in Beijing by the People’s Liberation Army, with at least 241 dead.

Ellie Clare

my heart is a furrowed field
that the Sun rolls over
beating out the fallowness
with never-ending beams
infusing my will to receive…

8 thoughts on “Ecclesia

  1. Hi Hazel, is this Whitsun celebration at Turning Place open to the public? I tried to find information on it, but it is not listed. Thanks!

    1. Hi Kyle – Are you in the area?
      This is the flyer:
      Dear friends,
      Summer is coming! We are excited to invite you to an open house/sharing time on June 5th at noon in The Turning Place, 202 Landmark Center to learn about a new initiative and to connect with other people interested in Anthroposophy. The Turning Place is a center to hold our library and meetings, and activities related to Spiritual Science and its fruits.
      During the past two years groups have hosted festival celebrations, First Class Lessons, study groups and the Christian Community affiliate holds Sunday devotional gatherings and periodic priest visits. While we haven’t sponsored a conference or a speaker for some time, a group of us has been discussing and taking preparatory steps to form a local Branch of the Anthroposophical Society – a topic that has been percolating in the community for about 20 years. Over the years many of our members have moved away, and each time the initiative languished only to be picked up again when a group re-formed.
      Now a group wishes to awaken and realize this initiative of creating a branch. We imagine strengthening collaboration, communication, and cultural spiritual community centered on Anthroposophy. We also feel that a strong Branch and Carrying Group could help create a visible center so new people to the area can find us. With the increase in people and activities a monthly Branch meeting can provide a container as we strive to coordinate and harmonize our initiatives. Among the many anthroposophical activities in our area there are study groups, artistic groups, individuals working on their research and special topics, the Christian Community, the School of Spiritual Science and the Viroqua Biodynamic Group. This impulse to form a branch also reflects our desire to stand for Anthroposophy more strongly in the world.
      The past two years has shown us the need for the Anthroposophical worldview; many people are seeking an anchor and compass in their lives as well as stronger community. We hope you will join us as we discuss the possibilities and visit with each other. Thank you and we look forward to our conversation!
      Mary Christenson, Anne-Marie Fryer, Dawn Hundt, Robert Karp, Karen Mattison, Brian Wickert, Cele Wolf

      1. This is great, thanks for the info! I’m not in the area, but somewhat close (Minneapolis). Certainly would love to see what is happening around the area Viroqua and the driftless area has come up in several conversations recently, so must be some synchronicities at play. Wonderful!

        1. Yes, CG & I plan to do alot of hiking in the driftless region while we are there…
          Thoreau College is also having their graduation ceremonies on 8 June, so we will stay for that.
          Ultra & Lucien will be singing as part of the celebration.

        2. We also plan to drive up to La Crosse where the Shrine to the Gudalupe is. That is just across the river from Minneapolis. Maybe you want to meet us there? UVA & Lucien & CG & I will be there Tues. 7 June in the afternoon.
          Email me & I will share my cell if you want to meet up…

          1. It would be wonderful to see Kyle J. meet up with you guys. He is my buddy from Minnesota. I did not know until just now how close Minnesota is to this region called, “the driftless”. Knowing him to some extent, I can see why he would be interested. Hopefully, he can sneak out of the office for a day or two in order to meet up. I know about Viroqua as a secret anthroposophical community in America for some time now. Enjoy!


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