The Convergence was an amazing blend of Head, Hands & Heart – a True modern Rosicrucian experience of Art, Science & Spirit – something for everyone. It was very full, especially the Saturday program which went from 8:30 am till almost 11 pm.
Many folks commented that the Soul Journey would be even more potent as a stand-alone weekend retreat…Something to think about – Let me know if you would like to co-create that with me to bring it to your community…(I still have a few ‘scripts’ available or a PDF if you prefer)
‘Weaving Color’ followed the Soul Journey, another time to explore the Self artistically, as well as continuing the Dante theme by ‘Invoking Natura: Sensing the Cosmic within the Earthly’ with pastels, a favorite medium of artist Helen-Ann Ireland. Many folks went outside to let the natural world be their source of inspiration. ‘Weaving Stories’ with Tess Parker followed, a chance to go into small triads to share milestones in our biography relating to The Sophia.
After a dinner on our own, the ‘Weaving Community’ Sharing Stage was a big hit, hosted by Lucien & Ultra; warming the space with their amazing original acapella harmonies – opening the way for so many diverse offerings from the community. Even though it had been a long day no one wanted to leave because the acts were such a blast; from comedic singing with Dick Halford, to storytelling with Farmer John Peterson, to a Shakespeare sonnet by John-Scott Legg & so much more. A cornucopia of talent, warm heartedly presented & received by all.
Orthodox Easter Sunday gave us the most precious gift in the 8 am ‘Weaving Light’ session. All the light was blocked out & the ingenious creation made by Helena Hurrell & Lisa Edge was set in front of a window. When the drape was removed we were bathed in the natural warmth & harmony of the metal gold infused glass sculpture that transferred the sunlight to us in a powerful color light therapy experience, inspired by the glass windows at the Goetheanum. WOW. I can still see it in my mind’s eye & feel it working in my etheric heart.
Michele Mariscal’s Heart math was the perfect opening for Carrie Schuchardt’s ‘Weaving Fire’ lecture which brought elements of the past thru the Celtic triple Goddess Brigid to the Nagasaki Madonna – The ‘Wounded Madonna’ was returned to the Urakami Cathedral in Nagasaki City on Easter day, the 23rd of April 2000, inspiring Carrie & all the lives she touches at the House of Peace to this day.
After another delicious meal provided by the hotel restaurant, we gathered for the ‘Weaving Water & Wholeness’ closing ceremony lead by Joyce Reilly from indications given to her from Michael Lipson. We moved water, adding salt, & gathered the ‘Soil Stir’ from our opening with Angela Foster to take home in little handmade envelopes along with a paper rose inscribed with the foundation Stone Meditation – Bringing the potency of Sophia Rising back home to our prospective spirits of place. And so it is that Anthroposophia is ever rising from the center to the periphery & on & on…
29 April 2022 – “Speaking with the Stars”: Tomorrow’s New Moon on April 30th (exact at 3:30 p.m. CDT) brings a partial solar eclipse in Taurus where Venus (occult Mercury) is standing strong. Steiner speaks about an eclipse of the Sun as allowing our unconscious will forces, which are usually mediated by the Beings of the Sun to flow out in an abnormal way into the Universe affecting especially our beloved dead. So being forewarned we can hold the light of the 2nd hierarchy in our sun-filled hearts holding the Michaelic sword of keen thinking & the shield of protection & discernment during this time.
1:45 p.m. CDT the eclipse begins. The maximum eclipse happens a couple of hours later, at 3:41 p.m. CDT. The eclipse will end at 5:37 p.m. CDT. We won’t see it here, but we can still hold the intention to hold the light…
Wednesday May 4th 7 pm PDT on ZOOM for the Sacramento Faust Branch
From Necessity to Freedom – The Evolution of Human Consciousness
From the vaporous cleft of Mount Parnassus, and the birth place of Greek Philosophy, to Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel, and the Holy Grail – From Prophesy to Warning, from Fate to Karma, From Destiny to Free Will.
Hazel Archer-Ginsberg – Founder of Reverse Ritual: Understanding Anthroposophy through the Rhythms of the Year & the ‘I Think Speech’ Podcast. Trans-denominational Minister, Essayist, Lecturer, Poet, Anthroposopher – working as the Cultural Events & Festivals Coordinator of the Chicago Rudolf Steiner Branch, & as the Central Regional Council representative on the General Council of the Anthroposophical Society in America. Past Video Recordings
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Let Freedom Ring – Reclaiming the Wisdom of Columbia – Folk Soul of America
with Hazel Archer-Ginsberg for the Greater Washington DC. Branch
Saturday 14 May 2022 – ZOOM & other Details coming soon
2 thoughts on “Ever Weaving”
Hi Hazel. With the war in Ukraine. I have thought a lot about the foundation stone and what did Rudolf Steiner mean by “let from the East be fired what through the West is forming “. I appreciate your inclusion of orthodox Easter for us to be aware the Eastertide season is a longer event. Than the West is awake to . My conclusions are we must awake to the Spiritual gifts of the East to transform our thinking . Your wrote so beautifully again today thank you
Here is a nifty tool for seeing where the planets are in the constellations:
If you select ‘Mercury’, it does indeed rise in Taurus on April 30, 2022, where the partial solar eclipse also occurs. This helps confirm Steiner’s sidereal dates for the Sun’s appearance in the 12 signs, and wherein the Sun reaches Taurus for a 45 day sojourn. May 1 to June 15, and then goes into Gemini. Mercury, as such, is occult Venus, whereas if you select ‘Venus’, which is about to engage a close conjunction with Jupiter this very day of the partial solar eclipse, this is occult Mercury.
Maybe some day we can put this back in proper order. Steiner spoke in places about the need for a Ptolemaic reversal at some point and wherein Humanity again takes up the central position as “Lords of the Earth”.