Greetings friends – I am just now coming back – with the 4th Quarter Moon & the building up of the Perseid Meteor showers – fresh from Seminar 4 of the Association for Anthroposophic Psychology (AAP) where the theme was dealing with the 3rd Septennial – age 14-21 asking: Who Am I ? – The Search for Identity & Authenticity.

When Home Won't Let You Stay: Migration through Contemporary Art |  ICA/Boston - YouTube

And Hallelujah – Because the border restrictions imposed by the Corona crisis finally loosened in May, Dr. James Dyson, Simon Kuttner, & Zheni Nasi were able to join us in person for the 1st time! – Bringing a distinctly glorious soul-shift in the state of our communion this go-round.

Talented 16-Year-Old Artist Turns Her Wildest Dreams Into Paintings | Bored  Panda

I will no doubt be unpacking our deep dive into the polarities that get sparked during the teenage years, on the micro & macro levels – with all its astral dynamics, as the digestion proceeds.

Catherine Fraser | Cowichan Artisans

For now, I’ll just share this echo: Having gathered at Camphill Kimberton on the Full Thunder-Buck Moon during the Cross-Quarter Time of the 2nd Harvest, between the Summer Solstice & The Autumn Equinox – with the local biodynamic sweet corn plumb & golden, I could sense the ‘Spirit of Place’ standing strongly with the guiding Spirit behind AAP, vibrating thru us all.

10. Mood Swings - Biffno in 2023 | Mood swings art, Surreal art, Emotional  art

And as we contemplated together the essence of adolescence – it seemed to me that in looking at the macro level of human evolution, that perhaps society at large is stuck in those teenage years – a reactive raging
turmoil – the result of a lack of identity – of not yet being able to fully achieve a connection to the Higher “I”…  

James Dyson painted a gripping picture of the Youth Movement he was part of – How in 1970, over 400 young people came together for a conference in Spring Valley. Michael Babitch, the long time Camphiller I was staying with was also at this seminal gathering, fresh from the Peace Corp.

Sparked by the success & growing interest within the Youth Movement at that time, James then went on to work with a team of young people to bring a conference to the Goetheanum in 1973. He spoke about the rigidity of the Elders there, & the many obstacles they faced. And yet over 1000 young people from all over the world came together in the light of Anthroposophy!  

Was this the longed for ‘Culmination’ that Steiner spoke about?

Reach For the Stars Painting by Linda Carmel - Pixels

James & so many others in that volatile time were helped to find their star by finding each other. Many of those earnest young people went on to become practitioners of Anthroposophical Initiates in the world.

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It reminded me of what Steiner said at the end of the Christmas Conference – 8:30 pm on 1 January, 1924 in The Responsibility Incumbent on Us“And so, my dear friends, bear out with you into the world your warm hearts in whose soil you have laid the Foundation Stone for the Anthroposophical Society, bear out with you your warm hearts in order to do work in the world that is strong in healing. Help will come to you because your heads will be enlightened by what you all now want to be able to direct in conscious willing. Let us today make this resolve with all our strength. And we shall see that if we show ourselves to be worthy, then a good star will shine over that which is willed from here. My dear friends, follow this good star. We shall see whither the gods shall lead us through the light of this star.

Light Divine
Warm thou
Our hearts,

Our heads!

Goetheanum - Wikipedia

Many questions arose about whether this Responsibility Incumbent on Us was heeded. Has Dornach become simply a place holder, a memorial – at worst a mausoleum…? –

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Or is it perhaps a sheath – an inverted chalice over the etheric essence of the 1st Goetheanum – a protective Michaelic Sheild – a concrete cradle, like the moon, holding the host of the etheric substance of ‘The Word’ released by the sacrificial fire to flow into & permeate the cosmic ethers..?

Other Artwork by Rudolf Steiner

Are we willing & able to do the hard work of not only reading the Cosmic Script, but actually putting what has been inscribed in the ethers into practice in our lives, thru the purifying of our soul forces, for the highest human evolution…?

Why cows have horns

The years of biodynamic farming on the Dornach hill gives the land a spiritual glow; & the ancient Hermitage still seems to have some juice – At best – can the Goetheanum become a guiding light to the future…?

It’s up to us – & yes, ‘the Ordering of Space & the Course of Time’ will tell –

Mercury, as evening star, stood in the sign of Libra, the balance.” |  Reverse Ritual

What I do know is – that it’s 100 years since the re-founding – And these are the kind of questions we must be asking.

Christian Rosenkreutz Drawing by Elena Soldatkina - Fine Art America

And of course, as we have discussed many times here on RR – it is a Rosicrucian law that after 100 years ‘the Tomb of Christian Rosenkreutz is opened’. This imagination reveals a deep occult truth – The seeds that were planted by the great Christian Initiates that were not able to bear fruit in the last century, can now rise from the grave to become not only a Resurrection, but a furthering, & a Renewal – an opportunity to meet “I” to “I” to enact the New Mysteries of Love & Freedom.

Christian Rosenkreuz | ReverbNation

And what became clear to me sitting in our circle of 50 earnest souls, is that the Association for Anthroposophic Psychology is a true guiding light, a practical, experientially based Mystery School for our time – chalk full of all the pushes & pullings that are the key notes of initiation – The not so beautiful karmic realtionships, that so sorely test us, & the intense trials that inner development brings…

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Dear friends, together we can stand with the ‘Representative of Humanity’ spared by the flames of jealousy, to unveil the New Isis = to live into the truth that: “Love is the result of Wisdom that has been reborn in the I” – ever cultivating Anthroposophia within ourselves as we ‘Awaken to Community’ – To fulfill ‘the Mystery of the “I” giving back to the Gods’, in the co-creation of a New Golden Civilization – “I” into it”.


8 August 2023 – “Speaking with the Stars”: Early tomorrow morning, the waning crescent moon will pass the dipper-shaped Pleiades star cluster, aka the Seven Sisters. And on Thursday, the even thinner moon will be close to bright orange star Aldebaran, fiery Eye of the Bull in the constellation Taurus. 

Ripening on the Vine Painting by Ramona Kraemer-Dobson - Pixels

Rudolf Steiner’s Lectures on this day


The vision of St. Dominic receiving the Rosary from the Virgin by Bernardo Cavallino

1170 – Saint Dominic, founder of the Dominicans

1576 – The cornerstone for Tycho Brahe’s Uraniborg observatory is laid on the island of Hven.

1876 – Thomas Edison receives a patent for his mimeograph.

1879 – Deathday of Immanuel Hermann Fichte, German philosopher and academic

1908 – Wilbur Wright makes his first flight at a racecourse at Le Mans, France. It is the Wright Brothers’ first public flight.

1929 – The German airship Graf Zeppelin begins a round-the-world flight.

1946 – First flight of the Convair B-36, the world’s first mass-produced nuclear weapon delivery vehicle, the heaviest mass-produced piston-engined aircraft, with the longest wingspan of any military aircraft, and the first bomber with intercontinental range.

1974 – President Richard Nixon, in a nationwide television address, announces his resignation from the office of the President of the United States effective noon the next day.


Lily Fortenou

(with added titles) by Roy Sadler
Can I Imagine My Soul’s Need?
Can I make wide my soul
that she unite with seed
of Cosmic Word conceived?
I feel my foresight asking me
to find the strangth my soul will need
to form her spirit garment worthily.

This is the Soul Calendar’s first question verse
and its mirror is the only other one.

Can True Being Inspire Me?
Can I experience true being
that it may find itself anew
in soul’s creative urge?
I feel a power trusting me
to make my Self with modesty
a member of the Cosmic Self.


Sunday 13 August 2023

Prep-Stir – Potluck – Bonfire

To celebrate The 2nd Harvest = Lammas

The Perseid Meteor Showers, Venus/Sun Conjunction

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

And a bon voyage Blessing for Ultra-Violet Archer

7 – 9 pm

at the Lucchesi-Archer-Ginsberg domicile

Please Bring Food & Drink to share,

& a jar for the prep


6 thoughts on “Identity

  1. Dear Hazel,

    It is, indeed, interesting to look again at this St. John Imagination, especially as it refers to Archangel Uriel’s gaze into the depths of the earth. “For the Father Spirit of the Heights Doth Reign in the Depths of the World, Begetting Being.” As well, “Let From the Heights Ring Forth What In The Depths its Echo Doth Find.” This speak to the first foundation stone meditation, and its “Ex Deo Nascimir”. And yet, indeed, where is the Mother?

    “But standing by the cross of Jesus were His mother, and His mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, 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.” John 19

    Now, if we consider the Book of Revelation, written when the elderly John was living on the island of Patmos, it seems to need all that can be dredged up from the depths of the earth in order to form its crystal ideas and associated imagery. It has even been said that John was transported to Ephesus for the words and imagery. And the Mother was there, in his household, where the new Sonship was formed by Christ.

    Of course, we know that the Mother of Jesus returned to earth as a spiritual being who incorporated into the stepmother, Mary. Thus, her entry into the household of the “beloved disciple” was an entry into the astral body of this disciple, which enhanced it immeasurably.

  2. You finished your address by speaking of community: “I becomes It”. I think you attended a conference recently where, I was told, Dr. Dyson mentioned that the last word in KOHW was “collaboration”. That’ll probably be key to whether the Goetheanum becomes a “mausoleum” or not. I have a saying on my desk: “Form endures when substance is gone.” Empty churches and cathedrals are dealing with this problem; so are some forms that were constructed for the advancement of spiritual life.

    1. Yes, that last saying is part of a 7 fold path of initiation:
      The It –
      To It –
      In It –
      I –
      Of the I
      Out of me
      Into It

      It’s true, collaboration is the key to bringing the Consciousness Soul into a further evolution
      So that we don’t just pay lip service to an empthy facsade

      1. Of course. An empty facade would be a mausoleum. Glad you are back, Hazel. Maybe we can process further over the next few days. Lammas is when the Raphael forces have been fully extended into the Summer period. The Earth sleeps while we engage the midsummer’s night dream, which is appropriate for a kind of nature initiation in which a kind of clairvoyant consciousness arises without the Self, which waits for the next season.

        Age fourteen to twenty-one begets the first Sun Triad. Age 63 leads to the higher Sun Triad. Did you go over that with Dyson and his colleagues? You are the one, and my own personal experience with the Perseid Meteor shower in August is designed to convey how much Lammas means. Even a liberation from chains is involved, and how much Peter came to help Paul in the further course of Christianity.

        1. No actually we didn’t speak about the Sun Triad. I think the AAP work could benifit from more of a biography perspective in that way…
          What can you offer?

          1. My biography is oriented around triadic relationships in terms of: Being, Becoming, Beholding. Birth to age 21 constitutes the Moon Triad; 21 to 42 is the Sun Triad; and 42 to 63 is the Saturn Triad. Of course, these triads also involve discrete seven-year periods of growth and development in terms of Body, Soul, and Spirit. Being development involves Physical Body (0-7 yrs.), Etheric Body (7-14 yrs.), and Astral Body (14-21 yrs.) Educationally speaking, these are the formative periods of: Imitation, Emulation, and Cognitive Assimilation. Becoming development involves the Soul. Sentient Soul from 21-28, Intellectual Soul from 28-35, and Consciousness Soul from 35-42. This process brings about the expansion of the Egoic Self. Beholding development is a process involving the three outer planets: Mars from 42-49, Jupiter from 49-56, and Saturn from 56-63. Thus, having traveled through the outer planets in this third triad, we enter the Sun again on a higher level for the next three seven-year periods: 63-70, 70-77, 77-84. This makes for 12 periods in all, divided between Being, Becoming, and Beholding.

            This is totally related to Anthroposophical Psychology, and when enumerated it also leads to conscious perception as the living participant in experience. Discrete experiences involving the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit can also be detailed within this schema, and for me, it was in early May of 1980 that I experienced Christ in the Etheric Body. I know what it is to experience Transubstantiation and Communion. It is permanent, and totally Aperspectival. The World becomes Transparent, and all relationships are “seen through”, with no barriers. This occurred in 1980 at the first Saturn Revolution, which is 29.5 years of age.
            Thanks for the opportunity to speak a little about biography. It is cathartic.

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