Feast Day of Archangel Uriel

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“The teachers in the Mysteries said: “Every year at Midsummer, a solemn offering must be made to the Upper Gods in gratitude for the thoughts they vouchsafe to humanity; for if this is not done, it is all too easy for the Luciferic powers to invade man’s thinking and he is then permeated by these powers.

He can avoid this if every Summer he is mindful of how the Upper Gods have given him these thoughts, and at the Midsummer season lets his thoughts flow back again, as it were, to the Gods.” In this way the men of olden times tried to safeguard themselves from Luciferic influences.

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The leaders of the Mysteries called together their pupils and enacted that solemn rite at the culmination of which the thoughts that had been revealed by the Upper Gods were now offered up to them in upward-streaming feelings.

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The external rite consisted in solemn words being spoken into rising smoke which was thus set into waves. This act was merely meant to signify that the offering made by man’s inmost soul to the Upper Gods was being inscribed into an outer medium — the rising smoke — through form-creating words.

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The words of the prayer inscribed into the rising smoke the feelings which the soul desired to send upwards to the Gods as an offering for the thoughts they had revealed.” 

~Rudolf Steiner, The Spiritual Communion of Mankind 

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“…Now, man must learn to know the etheric and astral elements outside himself. This he can do only through the reverent deepening of spiritual science

This is what Anthroposophy intends when it speaks of a renewal of the festivals

We must come once more to an inner understanding of what the cycle of the year can mean to humanity in this connection; it can then be something even loftier than it was for man long ago”…~Rudolf Steiner, The Cycle of the Year as Breathing-Process of the Earth

Until soon

Blessings and Peace ~Hazel Archer Ginsberg


felted eclipse by Susan Bellter

Friday 19 June 2020 – Front Range Anthroposophical Café presents:

Summer Solstice ‘Ring of Fire’ with Hazel Archer-Ginsberg 

  • What is the Spiritual Significance of a Solar Eclipse on Summer Solstice?
  • How do we stand wakefully within the sublime mysteries of the Summer-Tide, to consciously embody ‘the spiritual wisdom of the gods’?

Together we will work to strengthen our true “I”, enlivening our will forces.

We look forward to seeing you on Friday 19 June 2020 shortly before 7 PM (Mountain time.) Here is the link to our Anthroposophical Café and all you need to do to join us is click on it: https://zoom.us/j/294724669.

Warmly, Karen vann Vuuren, Tom Altgelt, Jamie York, and our growing circle of Café Friends – It’s better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.

Waning Moon approaching Venus low in the dawn, June 17-19, 2020

Rudolf Steiner’s Lectures on this day


Near the Solstice, the twilight lingers well past 9 o’clock.

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18 June 2020 – “Speaking with the Stars”: In Friday’s dawn,look very low to the northeast to catch the thin crescent Moon paired with Venus. And for New England, NY, & parts of eastern Canada, Bella Luna will occult Venus after the Moon rises during dawn. This is the ‘old’ waning crescent moon with Venus the goddess of love hidden behind it, in what is referred to as an “occultation”- a sort of mini eclipse. Venus, which Spiritual Science calls ‘occult Mercury’, has just switched over to being the ‘Morning Star’ & now is having this moment of occultation with Bella Luna who will be hidden by the light of the rising Sun in the East, on her way to becoming a New Moon, eclipsing the Sun Saturday (The Summer Solstice) night, Sunday morning (Father’s Day) hmmm

Daniel Moreau

Feast Day of Archangel Uriel

Crater creator

1178 – Five Canterbury monks see the  Giordano Bruno crater  being formed. It is believed that the current oscillations of the Moon’s distance from the Earth are a result of this collision

1812 – War of 1812 began when the U.S. declares war on Great Britain, Canada, & Ireland

1815 –The Battle of Waterloo results in the defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte

Museum « Musée Wiertz Museum » – Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium

1865 – Deathday of Antonie Wierz – Belgian romantic painter & sculptor

Ingrid Foster Author on Twitter: "Women, vote today and make an old woman  proud - Thank you, Susan B Anthony , Elizabeth Cady Stanton and all the  Suffragettes for marching, protesting, and

1873 – Susan B. Anthony is fined $100 for attempting to vote

The Surprising Empress | ChinaFile

1900 – Empress Dowager Cixi of China orders all foreigners killed, including foreign diplomats & their families

Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia - Wikipedia

1901 – Birthday of Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna Romanov of Russia

1916 – Death day of Helmuth von Moltke, said by Steiner to have been Pope Nicholas I.

RS art 9, 21, 24

1924 – Rudolf Steiner travels to Koberwitz & Lauenstein to give the curative pedagogy lectures

18 | June | 2018 | Reverse Ritual

1929 – Deathday of Michael Bauer – German teacher, author , lecturer, president after Carl Unger of the Anthroposophical Society

Appeal of June 18, 1940 - Consulat Général de France à Boston

1940 – Appeal of 18 June by Charles de Gaulle

Enemy of Marijuana – Richard Nixon | Loopy Lettuce

1971 – President Richard Nixon declares that illegal drugs are “public enemy number one”, which becomes popularized as the “War on Drugs“.

OurPresidents on Twitter: "President Jimmy Carter and General Secretary Leonid  Brezhnev signed the SALT II strategic arms limitation treaty between the  U.S. and the U.S.S.R. #OTD, June 18, 1979. @CarterLibrary:  https://t.co/g7435qZr7c ?:

1979 – In Vienna, President Jimmy Carter & Leonid Brezhnev signed the Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty (SALT)

On this day in Florida history - June 18, 1983 - Sally Ride becomes first  American woman in space - Florida History Network - Your one-stop source  for celebrating and preserving Florida's past, today

1983 –Astronaut Sally Ride becomes the first American woman in space


Catherine Molland


~even now
in the long pause of possibility
quiet beneath its shell
there arises a wild song –
oblong eggs waiting
to be cracked open…


Friday 26 June & Sunday 28 June, 2020 – Goethe’s Primordial Plant: Urpflanze Magic Art Workshop with Victoria Martin – Create your own Totem Plant Portrait on 8 x 32 Archival Paper.

$15 – $25 includes Tuition & All materials. Space is limited to 10, so please reserve your spot.

Friday 26 – Doors open 4:30pm, Lecture, Demo & Art Making: 5 pm – 6:30 pm, Critique & Soiree 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Sunday 28 – Doors open: 2:30pm, Lecture, Demo & Art Making: 3 pm – 4:30 pm, Critique & Soiree: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Please bring Paleo Snacks to share. RSVP Contact viccimartin@gmail.com or call 312-961-3380.

~Rudolf Steiner Branch of Chicago Festivals & Programs Coordinator Hazel Archer-Ginsberg


at Elderberries 3-Fold Bio-dynamic Outpost & Cultrual Hub 4251 N. Lincolon Ave. Chicago, IL. 60618

…the human voice needs no training, it is already there, finished and perfect as an entity. What the voice is waiting for is liberation. We should speak of freeing the voice, or better yet uncovering the voice, and not voice-training. ~ Valborg Werbeck-Svärdström, creator of the Werbeck Singing Method

Details TBA. for more info. contact Frank Agrama


8 days of exploration & experiencial learning all over Chicagoland, starting at at Elderberries 3-Fold Bio-dynamic Outpost & Cultrual Hub 4251 N. Lincolon Ave. Chicago, IL. 60618

for more info. contact Ultra-Violet Archer, or Frank Agrama

Details TBA

Co-sponsored in part by The Rudolf Steiner Branch Chicago

Hazel Archer-Ginsberg, Festival & Program Coordinator


Questions of Courage 2020 in Chicago – August 20-23 Elderberries Biodynamic Outpost and 3Fold Cultural Hub 4251 N. Lincolon Ave. Chicago, IL. 60618

August 20: Check-in, share conversation, build the ground for the journey together.

August 21-22: Travel to Wisconsin Move together towards the land, link up with Farmer John and Haidy Angelic Organics Biodynamic Farm, and also with Dana and Phil Burns at Healing Traditions and Alizur farm. Connect with the land, plants, animals, and one another, through creative explorations and “roughin’ it” type amendments. Sleep under the stars or indoors.

August 23: Return to Chicago Enter back into the metropolitan context, into the social questions of urban life, and close the gathering together at Elderberries, setting the ground for future work out of questions of courage that are present.

Other locations and collaborators are currently in dialogue, and will be updated here.

The gathering is essentially about stepping into the living natural element, step by step, making an integral connection, with one another, ourselves, and the elements that support us here on the Earth…”

registration: https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSdY7KXHkjUPV2h9UD…/viewform

Thank you Elderberries for giving us an anchor to build our heartland gathering around!

Elderberries Biodynamic Outpost + Threefold Cultural Hub, 4251 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL 60618

August 27-30, HOW WE WILL 2020

At Elderberries 3-fold Bio-Dynamic Outpost

for more info. contact Frank Agrama or Dottie Zold

Details TBA

Co-sponsored in part by The Rudolf Steiner Branch Chicago

Hazel Archer-Ginsberg, Festival & Program Coordinator

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