“I will unite
The Knowledge of my Soul
With Fire of the flower’s fragrance;
I will bestir
The Life of my Soul
On the glistening drop of leafy morning;
I will make strong
The Being of my Soul
With the all hardening Salt
Whereby the Earth with loving care
Nurtures the root.“
~Rudolf Steiner, January 5 1924
May 19, 2021 – “Speaking with the Stars”
Rudolf Steiner’s Lectures on this day (Help support the RSarchives!)
ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY (resourses include The original Calendar of the Soul by Rudolf Steiner, Wikipedia, Skyandtelescope.org)
1895 – Birthday of Emil Bock, Priest & co-founder of the Christian Community, anthroposophist and writer. In 1914 he began a study of languages at the University of Bonn . However, the same year he enlisted as a volunteer in the First World War and was sent to the front in Flanders , where he was wounded. In 1916, he met the theologian Friedrich Rittelmeyer , and from 1918 he studied Protestant theology in Berlin, and graduated in 1921. In June of the same year Bock met Rudolf Steiner and became one of the founders of the Christian Community in Switzerland.
Right at the moment of the rise of one of the most destructive, anti-human powers the world has ever seen, the Seminary of The Christian Community opened the doors of its first building dedicated to the training of priests in the movement for religious renewal. As Adolf Hitler proclaimed himself the “Führer”students gathered daily to hear words spoken in the sanctuary, from the altar, from the true “helfende Führer” (helping guide). Banned by the Nazi’s in 1941, Emil Bock – one of the founding priests and main teachers at the seminary – worked on a whole new translation of the New Testament while in the prison camp in Welzheim, including Paul’s letter to the Thessalonians and the Letter to the Hebrews. This spiritual work, completed under the pressures of a time of terrible catastrophe and real evil, became a powerful force that emerged above-ground at the end of the war in 1945. Bock was released from the concentration camp in 1942, but was under surveillance for the rest of the war. After the war, Bock was instrumental in the rebuilding of the community.
On November 1, 1950, Pius XII proclaimed the Dogma of the Assumption–Mary’s bodily assumption into heaven–which sent shock waves throughout the Christian world. C.G. Jung, for example, wrote his Answer to Job in response. Emil Bock’s response was the ‘Threefold Mary’ lectures, which answer some of the issues and broaden the scope to include not only the Mary-Sophia mystery in human history, but also the meaning of the feminine element in the evolution of consciousness. ~anthrowiki, christiancommunity
“The Mary mystery has meaning for all humankind, and a renewed Christian understanding of the human being in the fullest sense will be able to fathom it“. ~Emil Bock
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Sangraal: A Pentecost Pilgrimage & Whitsun Festival with the Central Regional Council an experiential ‘Pageant’ written by Hazel Archer, taking us on a Quest from The Cauldron of Ceridwen, to The Holy Grail, & into The Sacred Vessel of the Sophia.
with Special Guests: Mary Mertz, Camille Vettraino. Eurythmy with Elizabeth Carlson, & Music with Ultra-Violet Archer
Join us on Whitsunday 23 May 2021, at 11 am PT / 12 noon MT / 1 pm – 2:30 pm CT / 2 pm ET / 8 pm CET
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Bio – Elizabeth Carlson – I was born and grew up in upstate [Woodstock] New York. I completed the eurythmy training at Eurythmy School Zuccoli in Dornach, age 24, and studied again later at Eurythmeum Stuttgart for two years. I have worked in Waldorf education since, in eurythmy, (in USA, SA and UK) for 16 yrs, in Early Years for five years, and intermittently in care for the elderly and learning disabled. I completed an MA in eurythmy (education) with Alanus University (Germany, but in the UK) in 2016. I have lived in the UK, presently in Cardiff, Wales, since 1992. My son is 26.
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Bandcamp has all the lyrics & you can ‘buy’ the album to show support for ‘In Case of Emergence’ by ‘Circles Edge’ her new band with Morgan Vallet
After working with Karma & Reincarnation for 3 years the CRC has chosen a new Theme: ‘The Mysteries of the Holy Grail, from Arthur and Parzival to Modern Initiation’
You are also invited to get the Book & Join us for study sessions through out the year as well. contact Alberto Loya firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
We are She – She are We – Embodying Love in Wisdom with Hazel & Ultra-Violet Archer
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Invitation to a Summer Practice and Research Group
You are invited to join with a group of friends as we explore Rudolf Steiner’s 6 Essential Exercises alongside the Eightfold / Daily Exercise Path.
We will have a daily 15-minute Zoom meeting for 6 weeks. Beginning on Saturday June 12, 2021 and ending on July 24, 2021. This group will meet every day for 42 days, for 15 minutes each day.
9 am ET / 10 am MT / 11 amCT / 12 ET / 5 pm BST / 6 pm CET
The schedule each day (based on Eastern Time (ET) Please check your time zone):
12:00 Thought of the Day for the Six Basic Exercise (changes weekly)
12:05 5-minute Individual Practice Space
12:10 Thought of the Day for the Daily Exercises (8FoldPath)
12:15 Close the space
Everyone is invited to participate. Come when you can and will. Free of charge.
We intend to stay as close to time as possible. Saturdays after the close of the call, there will be an optional conversation space hosted by Elderberries. Visit our padlet for updates: https://padlet.com/programs4/6BE
This is a practice group AND a research group. We are experimenting with weaving our attention with weekly rhythm of the 6BE and the daily rhythm of Eightfold Path/ Daily Exercises. You are encouraged to bring a journal to make notes and keep track of your progress.
Week One: Clear Thinking
Week Two: Control of Will
Week Three: Equanimity
Week Four: Positivity
Week Five: Open Mindedness
Week Six: Harmony
Saturdays: Right Opinion
Sundays: Right Judgement
Mondays: Right Word
Tuesdays: Right Deed
Wednesdays: Right Standpoint
Thursdays: To Become Habit
Fridays: Right Memory
Thinking artistically is fun!
One playful way to think of this group is that we will cultivate a summer garden. With your attention and devotion each week, you might grow a seven petaled daisy:
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I find it very interesting to consider how the decree of Pius XII on November 1, 1950, to declare the Assumption of the Holy Mother into Heaven shocked the world! It was, indeed, an audacious act by a Pope seeking to heal his own wounds as the alleged accomplice of Hitler in World War II. Yet, if we consider Emil Bock’s response coming at Christmas 1950, in relation to the “Threefold Mary”, we need to look again at the source event that occurred at the moment that Christ looked down from the Cross on Golgotha, and beheld these three women. Let us look.
“But standing by the cross of Jesus were His mother, and His mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalene. 26 When Jesus then saw His mother, and the disciple whom He loved standing nearby, He said to His mother, “Woman, behold, your son!” 27 Then He said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother!” From that hour the disciple took her into his own household.”
“Let us now consider another scene in this Gospel. In (John 19:25), we read: “Now there stood by the cross of Jesus, His mother, and His mothers sister, Mary the wife of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalene.” If we wish to understand this Gospel it is necessary to know who these three women are. We do not usually give two sisters the same name; neither was it the custom in former times. The passage we have quoted proves that, according to St. John’s Gospel, the mother of Jesus was not called Mary. If we search through the whole of this Gospel we nowhere find it said that the mother of Jesus was called Mary. In the scene of the Marriage of Cana, for example, Chapter 2, we only read, “the mother of Jesus was there.” In these words something important is indicated, something we only understand when we know how the writer of this Gospel uses his words. What does the expression “the mother of Jesus” mean? We have seen that man consists of physical, etheric and astral bodies. We must not consider the transition of the astral body to the Spirit Self so simply. The Ego transforms the astral body very slowly and gradually into sentient soul, intellectual soul and spiritual soul. The Ego goes on working and only when it has developed the spiritual soul is it able so to purify it that Spirit Self can arise in it. The following diagram represents the constitution of man.”
So, what do we have here? We have a matter of great consideration. The Mother of Jesus enters the household of the Beloved Disciple, and the two other Mary’s join forces in worshiping the empty tomb. It only grows exponentially from here.