Ever Birthing

  1. Tell us a little bit about yourself?

My arms form the shuttle of the loom. My heart opens, fills with light. My hair drips as I rise new from the sea. Beads of crystal algae surround me. Is my face radiant? Does it glow like the Sun on the horizon? The god within shows Herself, the soul walks out, the mind of fire burns. Are my eyes shining? Do you see in them the beauty of your true reflection? Love? Are they filled with the radiance of sky – a gold Sun – a silver Moon? My ears are open. I know the hum of day & the hush of night. I sing it. My heart opens, the way. Are my lips shining? Do they dance over these words? Can you hear the name of light? Air breathes me, Fire brands me, a wave of Water forms me – thru dark mountains in the Earth of my limbs – the book of the law – that I cultivate – a fertile treasure for all. My teeth are pillars of bone baring the truth of the ancestors. May words of Peace pass over them. Words of magic burst in the air becoming swallows. I am filled with wonder & shadow. My tongue is aflame. Love grows in me. Today, Awaken is my mantra.

  1. What gifts do you bring to the larger community?

The truth of what we call our knowing is both light & dark. We are always dying & waking. Our Self unseen wishes to rise & speak, dance & Be. Time reaches in both directions, knotted in the golden orb of the moment. The cycle of the Seasons are a gift, an ancient form of evolutionary flow, a rhythmic formula for empowerment & grace. Together we remember sacred space & co-create connection, opening the way for transformation & celebration.

  1. What or who inspires you the most?

The music of the spheres

  1. What do you want people to know about the events you create?

The journey of the Divine in you is deep & wide. Where ever your foot meets the path
you will gain momentum. When the calling becomes a commitment, the initiation awaits.


12 July 2022 – “Speaking with the Stars”: On this eve of the Full Thunder/Buck Moon, Bella Luna shines in the handle of the Sagittarius Teapot tonight.

Rudolf Steiner’s Lectures on this day (RSarchives) 

Sir Edward Burne Jones
Annual General Meeting with the Central Regional Council of the Anthroposophical Society in America
Saturday, July 16 in person at the Rudolf Steiner House in Ann Arbor & on zoom
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm PT / 5:30-6:30 CT / 6:30-7:30 pm ET /

We hope all ASA members in the Central Region can attend the AGM portion.
We will be bidding farewell to Alberto Loya, dedicated CRC member since 2009,
& welcoming Mary Mertz onto the Council, as well as giving reports on 2020 and 2021.

Before the AGM, on Saturday afternoon, ALL members & Friends are warmly invited to Join us for:
Deepening the Grail: Our Parzival Quest and Question –
An Experiential Workshop with The Central Regional Council
In-person at the Rudolf Steiner House in Ann Arbor & on Zoom
 11:00 am – 2:00 pm PT / 1:00 – 4:00 pm Central / 2:00 – 5:00 pm Eastern /

NO COST for attendees 

The Parzival Quest is calling to humanity at this time of the Consciousness Soul.
Explore aspects of this Quest through narrative, biography work and movement,
including techniques developed by artist and devout anthroposophist Michael Chekhov,
with Lisa Dalton and the CRC crew.

Then be our guests for supper, and join us for the Central Region’s Annual General meeting.

Doors & Zoom Room open at 1:45 pm ET (all times are Eastern Time) –
2:00 pm – Welcome, singing, Chekhov movement, biography work

3:30 – 3:45 – Break
3:45 – 5:00 – Our Parzival Quest and Question
5:00 – Catered Dinner at the Rudolf Steiner House in Ann Arbor
6:30 – 7:30 PM ET –  Annual Meeting – bring a memory of Alberto to share!

The CRC: Hazel Archer-Ginsberg, Lisa Dalton, Alberto Loya, working with Mary Mertz, and Michael Gratsch
Please RSVP  to Mary Mertz mary.mcginnis@juno.com
Let us know whether you’ll be attending in person or via Zoom.
To inquire about accommodations at the Rudolf Steiner House,
contact Cynthia Chelius cynthia@anthroposophy.org

Zoom meeting info (please note — passcode required)

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 864 4990 5249
Passcode: 923117

Roots and Renewal – An online series hosted by the Regional Councils of the Anthroposophical Society in America 

Join us for an exciting series where we will turn our attention toward the 100-year renewal and celebration of anthroposophy. On July 21 we will kick off the series and begin to mark significant milestones of this 100-year jubilee! We hope you will join the Eastern, Central, and Western Regional Councils as they host this engaging program. 

What: An online series marking significant milestones in the 100-year renewal of anthroposophy 

Where: Online through Zoom. Recordings will be shared via email. 

When: July 21, 2022 at 3pm PT/ 4pm MT/ 5pm CT/ 6pm ET

Future dates are September 16 and October 16, 2022 *More details below

Contribution: Free! All donations are gratefully accepted to support the work of the regional councils. 

Click here to register! 

SESSION 1: From Artemis to the Representative of Humanity and Beyond

July 21, 2022 at 3pm PT/ 4pm MT/ 5pm CT/ 6pm ET

Join the Regional Councils of the ASA to explore the connections between the burning of the Temple of Ephesus, the birth of Alexander the Great on 21 July 356 BC., and the burning of the 1st Goetheanum 100 years ago in 1922. This session will be enlivened with group eurythmy, singing, and break-out sessions. This session will be recorded and emailed after the live presentation. 

We will be working with a compilation of Rudolf Steiner’s insights from these lectures: 

+ World History in the Light of Anthroposophy – And as a Foundation for Knowledge of the Human Spirit,  GA 233: Lecture IV, 27 December 1923 ~ Lecture V, 28 December 1923 ~ Lecture VIII, 31 December 1923, Dornach  + The Easter Festival In Relation to the Mysteries, GA 233A, lecture IV. The Mysteries of Ephesus. The Aristotelian Categories, 22nd April, 1924, Dornach.

Click here to register today!

*More Detail TBA for SESSION 2 and 3!

SESSION 2100 years with the ‘Movement for Religious Renewal’ 16 September 1922 – 2022 

A panel of Christian Community Priests from the Regions, including Rev. Craig Wiggins

September 16, 2022 at 3pm PT/ 4pm MT/ 5pm CT/ 6pm ET

SESSION 3The Founding of ‘The Esoteric Youth Group’ 16 October 1922 – 2022

A snapshot into the biographies of the original members of the Circle. From The Esoteric School – Esoteric Lessons 1913-1923, in the collected works of Rudolf Steiner

October 16, 2022 at 3pm PT/ 4pm MT/ 5pm CT/ 6pm ET

“You know that among the many clichés which became current in the nineteenth century, it was said that the great pioneer of the nineteenth century closed his life by calling out to posterity: “More light!” As a matter of fact Goethe did not say “More light!” He lay on his couch breathing with difficulty and said: “Open the shutters!” That is the truth. The other is the cliché that has connected itself with it. The words Goethe really spoke are perhaps far more apt than the mere phrase “More light”. The state of things at the end of the nineteenth century does indeed arouse the feeling that our predecessors have closed the shutters. Then came the younger generation; they felt cramped; they felt that the shutters which the older generation had closed so tightly must be opened. Yes, my dear friends, I assure you that although I am old, I shall tell you more of how we can now attempt to open the shutters again.” ~ Rudolf Steiner – GA 217 – THE YOUNGER GENERATION – Lecture 1 – Dornach, 3 October 1922

Music Workshop Introducing: New Impulses in Music

When: August 5 & 6 – 2022
Friday night @ 6:30 – 9:00 and Saturday @ 9:30 -12:00 and @ 2:00 – 4:30

Where: New Vision Church: https://newvisionbic.org/aboutus/N14W27995
On Silvernail Rd. Pewaukee (just south of I-94 / at the SS EXIT)

About our instructor: Veronika Roemer

In her own words she says “Music speaks to our souls, and through its three basic elements of melody, harmony, and rhythm, it speaks directly to our three soul forces of thinking, feeling, and willing. When making music, we are always encountering all three of these forces in an interweaving, harmonious process. Music is nourishment for our souls.” In this workshop she will be introducing participants to these instruments and illustrating the following characteristics that make them essential “for our time”. In short, she will show how

• the “sound quality brings healing to the inner ear” and helps the listener reconnect to their inner musician.
• the “technical ease of the instruments” makes them accessible to everyone.
• the “movements in space make musical realities visible, like the movement from tone to tone, or of one chord to the next.”
• the “group processes reconnect people. Because connections are built through music and not talking, the social aspects of the group processes are more subtle offering an extra bonus to the musical work”. Finally, music lifts the mood and allows people to laugh and enjoy themselves and others.

Veronika has extensive training and experience. Her initial training was gained at the Musikakademie in Basel and Musikhochschule in Zurich Switzerland inclusive of orchestral and string quartet performance in Europe followed by a student Foundation year at Emerson College and five additional years teaching and instructing for them as faculty. She also has multiple years of study and instruction at the Dorian School of Music Therapy. From 1998-2013 she was a resident and co-worker at Camphill Village Kimberton Hills developing a music program for adults with developmental disabilities continuing as an instructor for the group through 2021 as well as instructing for the Camphill Academy at Beaver Run and at the Kimberton Waldorf School. Currently she is a founding faculty member for the SunGate Educational Community and active member of the Lyre Association of North America. Wherever she goes she is happiest to be making music with people.

Veronika is returning to visit us in Wisconsin where she lived (in Wales) from 1990-1998 and had a connection to the Prairie Hill Waldorf School. At that time she began her family of five children and was the founding mother of the Rafael Foundation for New Impulses in Music and a local lyre group.

In each workshop session we will sing, play various instruments such as bordun lyres, wood, and metal instruments, do rhythm games and more.

We are delighted to have Veronika return to present these workshops and hope that you can attend. Come for one or come for all!

For more information or to RSVP contact:
Gail Sauter- Rafael Foundation for New Impulses in Music
262-391-8939 or sauterg96@gmail.com

Renewing the Mysteries:The Founding of The Christian Community
& the Burning of the First Goetheanum

Spring Valley, NY – August 8-13, 2022
REGISTER NOW!* lectures * artistic workshops * conversation * evening performances
I will be offering a program on Tuesday 9 August for the Free Initiative 2:30 -3:30 pm ET
Many anthroposophists have understood the 1923/24 Christmas Foundation Conference as constituting a renewal of the Mysteries. Nine months after the Christmas Conference, speaking to the priests of the Christian Community, Rudolf Steiner pointed to a sequence from the founding of the Christian Community in September 1922 to the burning of the Goetheanum at the end of that year to the Christmas Conference.In this 100th anniversary year of both the founding of the Christian Community and the burning of the Goetheanum, can an exploration of these events help us to understand the nature of the New Mysteries?

The keynote speaker is Daniel Hafner, priest of the Christian Community. He will address this theme with a particular focus on the colored windows of the First Goetheanum.

The Act of Consecration of Man will be celebrated during the week and there will also be a Class Lesson for members of the School of Spiritual Science.

Venue: SPRING VALLEY, NY, Threefold Community, and The Christian Community

*REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND THIS EVENT: A conference on the scale currently planned requires that a minimum number of participants register by July 20th.

INFO OR QUERIES: Rev. Paul Newton paulknewton@msn.com
(845) 517-4101

Sponsored by The Christian Community Spring Valley Area and the Threefold Branch of the Anthroposophical Society

8 thoughts on “Ever Birthing

  1. Dearest Hazel – “open the shutters” and share with us your knowledge, but veil the beauty, else more sons of God may fall, mistaking you for God. Such inspiring and original thoughts you’ve awakened us with. How can we help but feel the Love that encourages us on our journey on the path, from calling to commitment, and on to initiation? You are so full of gifts for the community. I bid you strength on your upward journey towards the Light, and don’t forget to rest along the way – we all need to regain strength, for it’s a long and tiring climb encumbered with this garment of flesh and bones.

    1. haha – yes, the veil, I often think on this, how it can be like a protective shield – how it can be a container holding the mystery in sacredness – Can we bear the naked truth even when it hurts, just as light can conceal with its brightness, the darkness also can shake us to the core – it’s all there – the yin to the yang the fine line in the center where freedom wills to be free…the climb & the repose – the heights & the depths – I’m all in

      1. A wonderful insight you’ve given there, about how the Light can conceal with its brightness. Have never considered such a possibility, but it’s true. Infinite force of any kind can overwhelm the finite receptor of that force, rendering the receptive organ useless. I’m sure Saul/Paul must have felt that way when blinded by the Light. But God knows what we have need of, and in that instance, Saul/Paul needed a blinding bolt of Light. Moses also had to wear a veil after meeting face to face with God – his assimilated brightness was too much for the Israelites to bear.

        1. Ah Yes, Moses, I had forgotten that piece…
          I was just reading the native American story of the Peacemaker & how when the cannibal sees the Peacemakers reflection in the stew pot water he thinks if that is me then I am a bright & noble soul & must mend my ways…

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