Food for Thought

~Jeani-Rose Atchison

10:10 Testament – Fuel for our Thought-Seed Egregore:

To direct our consciousness with intent is a magical act…the simple things we do every day can become powerful acts of purpose when our will gives them intention…Our bodies are incredible magical tools, making manifest our focused intent, co-creating with the creator our ultimate reality…we will be using our bodies quite a bit, in this life, for various forms of expression…so let’s tune into the temple of our bodies…To make our will conscious…

Gen Amistad

We can start by taking a deep breath together…Connecting our consciousness, to each other, thru our shared breath, which spreads like roots thru our feet to ground us into the power at the core of our planet…There is a lot of energy inside the belly of the mother…We can, if we use our will, pull it up, into the magical tool of our body, up thru our feet…& as the magnetic power at the core of our earth moves up, our legs, & vibrates into our spine…Feel it attracting the forces above our head like a magnet, pulling down, the energies of all the planets…As we become a conduit, a channel to the forces of the above & the below…

Bente Cathelbound

Open to receive the power of our Day-Star-Sun as it pours into the top of our heads…& the abundant potential of the Full Moon Tides available to us now…Waiting to be programmed by each of us…& as the above & the below meet in our center…Feel it pulsing in your heart…

Varja Jeeves

Then let it expand out from our hearts…To set the energy spinning in the circle of all life…Joining us together as a human community…Spiraling the energy each in our own way, with our own expression of will to make sacred space…A safe haven…A Sanctuary…where there is no judgment…No right or wrong dance step…

Vicki Reed

Every connecting breath, a nurturing refuge, our own inner sanctum…Fostering the expression of compassion & unconditional love for ourselves, each other & our  Mother Earth, striving thru us to become a sacred Star…

Ben Mentele

To fully reveal the essence of our soul, our bodies too must be able to receive & speak the language of the Divine Spirit…Infusing our flesh & bones…Every cell & organ of our body…The very RNA & DNA, with its vitality…Spiritualizing our blood…Immersing our being in the essence of Spirit to Celebrate the Body as the Soul in Action…Living like we mean it…To co-create a life of Peace & Power, & healing Joy…

Holly Hudley

Do we have Sanctuary!?!…Then the circle is complete…Yet always open & ever growing & forever changing…Taking us away from the constraints of clock time…Into the Eternal Time of the Here & Now…Where we are the circle dancing the universe…Blessed be…


Jess Puerser

3 June 2023 – “Speaking with the stars”: Full Strawberry Honey-Moon (exact at 10:43 pm CDT). Look for orange Antares to Bella Luna’s upper right this evening.

Rudolf Steiner’s Lectures on this day (RSarchives) 

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

Greek philosophy beautifully compared the human soul with a bee. The world of colour and light offers the soul honey which it brings with it into the higher world. The soul must spiritualize sense experience and carry it up into higher worlds.” ~Rudolf Steiner 1906

545 – Deathday of Saint Clotilde – patron saint of Les Andelys, Normandy. Wife of the Frankish king Clovis I, & princess of the kingdom of Burgundy. In 511, the Queen founded a convent for young girls. The natural spring there is known for healing skin diseases.Queen Clotilde’s cult made her the patron of queens, widows, brides & even those in exile. In Normandy she was venerated as guarding the lame & those who suffered violent death from ill-tempered husbands.

1924 – Deathday of Franz Kafka a German novelist & short story writer, widely regarded as one of the major figures of 20th-century literature. His work, which fuses elements of realism & the fantastic, typically features isolated protagonists faced by bizarre or surrealistic predicaments & incomprehensible social-bureaucratic powers, & has been interpreted as exploring themes of alienation, existential anxiety, guilt, & absurdity. His best known works include “Die Verwandlung” (“The Metamorphosis”), Der Process (The Trial), & Das Schloss (The Castle). The term Kafkaesque has entered the English language to describe situations like those in his writing. Kafka was born into a middle-class, German-speaking Jewish family in Prague, the capital of the Kingdom of Bohemia, then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, today part of the Czech Republic. He trained as a lawyer, & after completing his legal education he was employed with an insurance company, forcing him to relegate writing to his spare time. Over the course of his life, Kafka wrote hundreds of letters to family & close friends, including his father, with whom he had a strained & formal relationship. He became engaged to several women but never married. He died in 1924 at the age of 40 from tuberculosis.

1943 – The founding of the Nachlassverein by Marie Steiner

1989 – Deathday of Ayatollah  Khomeini, Iranian religious leader & politician

2013 – The trial of United States Army private Chelsea Manning for leaking classified material to WikiLeaks begins in Fort Meade, Maryland

~Kindling Radiance~

A Community Festival Gathering Celebrating St. John’s-Tide

Saturday, June 24, 2023 at Zinniker Farm

5:30 pm Potluck – Please bring food & drink to share

Artistic Offerings – Poem, Song… Express yourself!

7 – 9 pm – Bonfire Drum Circle w/ Hazel & Ultra-Violet Archer

Show support for Zinniker Farm – $15 more or less Love Donation

Co-hosted by The Christian Community of Southeast WI. & Chicago & &

>>> RSVP Subject: St. John’s

4 thoughts on “Food for Thought

  1. Hi Hazel,

    You mention the death day of Franz Kafka on June 3, 1924, and this reminds of the occasion in which Kafka met Rudolf Steiner in 1911, and seeking the aid of the occult physician. He was attending lectures in Prague, and had requested a private interview in order to convey some of his frustrations, doubts, and fears to Steiner. Steiner, in his thorough but quiet way, looked him over and detected the underlying condition for the tuberculosis that would eventually take his life at the age of 40. Kafka had recorded this meeting in his diary. Here was the lecture-course:

    Between March 19 and 28, 1911, Kafka (1883-1924) attended several lectures given by Rudolf Steiner (1861–1925) at the invitation of the Prague chapter of the Theosophical Society. After the end of his lecture series, Steiner remained in Prague for two more days, which were reserved for personal conversations at the Hotel Victoria, where he was staying. The audience that Kafka describes in the following diary entry probably took place on March 29. In the “prepared speech” Kafka presents to Steiner, the twenty-seven-year-old writer seems to be responding to Steiner’s description, in one of the lectures on “Occult Physiology,” of a “mystical immersion in the self, as well as the reverse, the lifting of oneself out of one’s own consciousness.”

    My visit to Dr. Steiner.

    “A woman is already waiting (upstairs on the 3rd floor of the Viktoria Hotel on Jungmannsstrasse) but implores me to go in before her. We wait. The secretary comes and holds out hope to us. Glancing down a corridor, I see him. A moment later he comes toward us with arms half spread. The woman declares that I was here first. Now I walk behind him as he leads me into his room. His black frock coat, which on lecture evenings appears polished, (not polished, but only shiny due to its pure black) is now in the light of day (3 o’clock in the afternoon) dusty and even stained especially on the back and shoulders. In his room I try to show my humility, which I cannot feel, by looking for a ridiculous place for my hat; I put it on a small wooden stand for lacing boots. Table in the middle, I sit facing the window, he on the left side of the table. On the table some papers with a few drawings, which recall those from the lectures on occult physiology. A magazine Annalen für Naturphilosophie covers a small pile of books, which seem to be lying around elsewhere too. Only you can’t look around, because he keeps trying to hold you with his gaze. But whenever he doesn’t do so, you have to watch out for the return of the gaze. He begins with a few loose sentences: So you’re Dr. Kafka? Have you been interested in theosophy long? But I press forward with my prepared speech: I feel a large part of my being striving toward theosophy, but at the same time I have the utmost fear of it. I’m afraid, namely, that it will bring about a new confusion, which would be very bad for me since my present unhappiness itself consists of nothing but confusion. This confusion lies in the following: My happiness, my abilities and any possibility of being in some way useful have always resided in the literary realm. And here I have, to be sure, experienced states (not many) that are in my opinion very close to the clairvoyant states described by you Herr Doktor, in which I dwelled completely in every idea, but also filled every idea and in which I felt myself not only at my own limits, but at the limits of the human in general. Only the calm of enthusiasm, which is probably peculiar to the clairvoyant, was still missing from those states, even if not entirely. I conclude this from the fact that I have not written the best of my works in those states.—I cannot now devote myself fully to this literary realm, as would be necessary, and indeed for various reasons. Leaving aside my family circumstances, I couldn’t live off literature if for no other reason than the slow emergence of my works and their special character; moreover, my health and my character also hinder me from devoting myself to what is in the most favorable case an uncertain life. I have therefore become an official in a social insurance institute. Now these two professions could never tolerate each other and permit a shared happiness. The least happiness in one becomes a great unhappiness in the other. If I have written something good one evening, I am aflame the next day in the office and can accomplish nothing. This back-and-forth keeps getting worse. In the office I outwardly live up to my duties, but not my inner duties and every unfulfilled inner duty turns into an unhappiness that never leaves me. And to these two never-to-be-balanced endeavors am I now to add theosophy as a third? Won’t it disturb both sides and itself be disturbed by both? Will I, already at present such an unhappy person be able to bring the 3 to a conclusion? I have come Herr Doktor to ask you this, for I sense that, if you consider me capable of it, I could actually take it on.

    He listened very attentively, without appearing to observe me at all, completely devoted to my words. He nodded from time to time, which he seems to consider an aid to strong concentration. At first a quiet head cold bothered him, his nose was running, he kept working the handkerchief deep into his nose, one finger at each nostril.”

      1. This incident is immortalized in Saul Bellow’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel, Humboldt’s Gift, from 1975.

        Of course, while Kafka only makes a brief remark about Steiner having a cold and using the hanky, Bellow makes the whole scene into a caricature of the occult Steiner having a mortal affliction. This novel is where the meeting between Steiner and Kafka becomes famous. Prior to that, it was little more than a diary entry. Yes, it is very well worth reading Kafka’s remembrance.

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