Inner Escapade

Henri Rousseau
Henri Rousseau

Greetings Friends – This weekend I am working on having a way-out adventure on the frontier, while never leaving the yard – A paradoxical panoramic pandemonium? Yes, but that’s the magic & mystery of this unusual opportunity we have before us. Don’t just take my word for it, meditate on how you could wander free on the outskirts of everything you know, even if you feel as stable & secure as an emperor with new clothes, in your big screen castle. Come on – Step out with me, on a far-flung escapade, while drawing deeply from the Mother-lode in the backyard. Let’s enjoy the pleasures of unexplored territory as we excavate the power of the familiar.

Mind menders: how psychedelic drugs rebuild broken brains | New Scientist
Sammy Kahn

While we’re at it, we might want to examine how we are being thought into. Did we conjure that mind-morsel, or was it planted there when we weren’t paying attention…?

Tip of the Hat" by Michael Smith | Project Onward
Michael Smith

How about a tip-a-the hat, to lucid logic, impeccable objectivity, & cool, clean, common sense!?! You get the idea – let’s mix in some simple reason, a pinch of compassionate irony, loving satire, & an over heaping dollop of discernment into the stone soup; then we’ll be sure to generate lots of wild karma in balanced sweet splendor.

How to Be Open-Minded
Lucy Hank

By believing passionately in something that still does not exist, we create it. If it remains absent we have not wanted it bad enough.” ~Nikos Kazantzakis

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Camille Chew

23 October 2020 – “Speaking with the Stars”: The ‘First Quarter Moon‘ will be visible all evening, left of Jupiter & Saturn, in the constellation Capricornus, setting shortly after midnight.

Astronomical chart of the constellations of Ursa Major and Ursa, Stock  Photo, Picture And Rights Managed Image. Pic. MEV-10935575 | agefotostock

As night falls, Ursa Major sits with her paws on the ground, making the Big Dipper asterism, which comprises the tail & hindquarters of the bear, appear upright. Above it is the Little Dipper, the backside of Ursa Minor, which appears upside-down so that imaginary water pouring from the Little Dipper would land in the upturned bowl of its bigger counterpart.

Constellations | Ursa major, Constellations, North star

The very end of the Little Dipper’s handle (and the Little Bear’s tail) is Polaris, the North Star. It’s the only star in the northern sky that appears not to move as Earth turns on its axis.

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Paintings by Rudolf Steiner
~Rudolf Steiner

Rudolf Steiner’s Lectures on this day

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY – You tell me…What happened in history today, that YOU think made an impact on world karma?

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Day 11 – Watercolor a day – Skejo Studios
~hag

POD (Poem Of the Day)

~I festoon the grey day
With laser eyes & fierce cackles that call the wind to deliver me
Like a seed blown home
To fertile caverns…
I smell change a-coming
Shapes turning leaves into souls
Sheathed in paper hats torn from the mundane head
Born anew into the eternal flesh
Of freedoms reign
~hag

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31 October, 1 pm – 3 pm CT ​​​​​​​

‘Soul to Soul’ on-line Festival

with the Central Regional Council

& Special Guests

Soul to Soul’ Festival with the Central Regional Council & Special Guests 1pm – 3pm CDT (2pm – 4pm EDT) All Hallows Eve, Saturday October 31st, 2020

Every culture has a festival celebrating their Beloved Dead. For deep in our bones we know that those who have passed through the gates of death want to work with us on the physical world, reminding us that everything physical is an outer expression of spirit.

During this time of year the veils between the worlds are thin, and the spiritual realm beckons. Having put the iron will of Michael to work in our thinking, we now have the courage to look beyond the veil of the material world into the spirit realm, the place of our beginning and our ending, only to begin again and yet again…for every ending is a new beginning.

We will open with some poetry and music played by Carol Kelly, followed by an enactment of an original script by Hazel Archer-Ginsberg, based on indications from Spiritual Science.

We will go into small breakout groups to explore the theme: “Who do you want to be in the new year”.

Eurhythmy Prayer & Halleluiah + more TBA

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All Souls Election Night Vigil

7 pm – 9 pm CT. Tuesday 3 November 2020

(new zoom codes)

In-person at Elderberries Chicago & online

Through Social Sculpture, we will hold space with each other, connect with our Angel, the ‘so called dead’, the Being of America…etc…to bring healing on both sides of the Threshold, during Election Night 2020, & on into the future which we are committing to consciously co-create.

Welcome – Anne Nicholson

Verse – Deborah Rogers

Why an All Souls Election Night Vigil? – Hazel Archer-Ginsberg

Metamorphosis – Lucien Dante Lazar. Through a 5-point artistic metamorphosis that will weave throughout the evening we will rise in our thinking, & engage our will, to work with the beings of color, form & gesture from point to periphery.   

Intermingling: Initiatives for NOW – The 3-Fold Social Order & ALIANT Alliance – Elderberries  + ALL = The Art of Goethean Conversation

Break-Out Session – groups of 3 for 15 minutes

Michael-Star Movement – Lucien + Nancy Melvin + ALL

Verse – Elizabeth Kelly

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New date, time, zoom codes & Special Guest

Saturday 7 November 2020,

In-person & On-line

3 pm – 5 pm CT

‘Connections Revealed’

with Lelan Harris, Mary Ruud & Hazel Archer

The Connection Between Epidemics, the Souls of the Dead, & the Spiritual World – Leading thoughts by Hazel Archer-Ginsberg based on Spiritual Scientific research & indications from Rudolf Steiner

Inspirations by Lelan Harris – the executive director of Wise Cosmos Educational Initiative (WiseCosmos.org).  Lelan is a healer, teacher, and leader with over 40 years of experience in vocational roles such as pastor, professor, and Waldorf school administrator.  He offers developmental mentoring, spiritual training, and energy healing in order to raise up new generations of leaders in service at all levels to humanity, Earth, and cosmos.

Group Eurythmy with Mary Ruud

Break out Sessions

3 pm – 5 pm CT Sat. 7 Nov. 2020

In-person at Elderberries Biodynamic Outpost & 3 fold Cultural Hub, in conjunction with the Rudolf Steiner Branch Chicago, 4249-51 N. Lincoln Ave.

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10 thoughts on “Inner Escapade

  1. Dear Hazel,

    You wrote:

    “Just like Judas, perhaps Thomas had his role to play & that was why he wasn’t there…”

    Exactly. No one else was not there when Christ first appeared after the resurrection, except Judas and Thomas, and we know what the fate of Judas was to be. The Gospel of Matthew is particularly clear about what would befall Judas. From ch. 27:

    3 Then when Judas, who had betrayed Him, saw that He had been condemned, he felt remorse and returned the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders, 4 saying, “I have sinned by betraying innocent blood.” But they said, “What is that to us? You shall see to it yourself!” 5 And he threw the pieces of silver into the temple sanctuary and left; and he went away and hanged himself. 6 The chief priests took the pieces of silver and said, “It is not lawful to put them in the temple treasury, since it is money paid for blood.” 7 And they conferred together and with the money bought the Potter’s Field as a burial place for strangers. 8 For this reason that field has been called the Field of Blood to this day. 9 Then that which was spoken through Jeremiah the prophet was fulfilled: “And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of the One whose price had been set by the sons of Israel; 10 and they gave them for the Potter’s Field, just as the Lord directed me.”

    Acts of the Apostles, chapter 1, gives further evidence of the suicide of Judas, and it implicates an assistance because Judas first impaled himself at the site that became known as, “Hakeldama”; the field of blood.

    15 At this time Peter stood up among the brothers and sisters (a group of about 120 people was there together), and said, 16 “Brothers, the Scripture had to be fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit foretold by the mouth of David concerning Judas, who became a guide to those who arrested Jesus. 17 For he was counted among us and received his share in this ministry.” 18 Now this man acquired a field with the price of his wickedness, and falling headlong, he burst open in the middle and all his intestines gushed out. 19 And it became known to all the residents of Jerusalem; as a result that field was called Hakeldama in their own language, that is, Field of Blood.) 20 “For it is written in the book of Psalms:
    ‘May his residence be made desolate,
    And may there be none living in it’;

    15 [q]At this time Peter stood up among the brothers and sisters (a group of about 120 [r]people was there together), and said, 16 “[s]Brothers, the Scripture had to be fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit foretold by the mouth of David concerning Judas, who became a guide to those who arrested Jesus. 17 For he was counted among us and received his share in this ministry.” 18 (Now this man acquired a field with the price of his wickedness, and falling headlong, he burst open in the middle and all his intestines gushed out. 19 And it became known to all the residents of Jerusalem; as a result that field was called Hakeldama in their own language, that is, Field of Blood.) 20 “For it is written in the book of Psalms:

    ‘May his residence be made desolate,
    And may there be none living in it’;

  2. Hi Hazel,

    You mentioned something else which is important, concerning Thomas. This has also been an item of deep consideration, going back even further than the two Jesus’s at the empty tomb. In fact, it was in the summer of 1998, at the time of Saint John’s, that I was considering what the Logos means. All I had at the time of my consideration was the first 18 verses of the Gospel of St. John, and so I reviewed them. Then, out of nowhere, a question appeared: “Why was Thomas not there when Christ first appeared to the disciples? ” Why wasn’t he present when the disciples received the Christ in the Upper Room on the evening of the first day? Let us look at what is said about this, and why Thomas had so much objection to it when he heard about it:

    Jesus among His Disciples

    19 So when it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and when the doors were shut where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in their midst and said to them, “Peace be with you.” 20 And when He had said this, He showed them both His hands and His side. The disciples then rejoiced when they saw the Lord. 21 So Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you; as the Father has sent Me, I also send you.” 22 And when He had said this, He breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. 23 If you forgive the sins of any, their sins have been forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they have been retained.”

    24 But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came. 25 So the other disciples were saying to him, “We have seen the Lord!” But he said to them, “Unless I see in His hands the imprint of the nails, and put my finger into the place of the nails, and put my hand into His side, I will not believe.”

    26 After eight days His disciples were again inside, and Thomas with them. Jesus came, the doors having been shut, and stood in their midst and said, “Peace be with you.” 27 Then He said to Thomas, “Reach here with your finger, and see My hands; and reach here your hand and put it into My side; and do not be unbelieving, but believing.” 28 Thomas answered and said to Him, “My Lord and my God!” 29 Jesus said to him, “Because you have seen Me, have you believed? Blessed are they who did not see, and yet believed.”

    Hazel, you had said, “And since it was still coalescing couldn’t be touched yet, not until Thomas puts his finger in the wound…” Coalescing is a very scientific word. Why have you used it? Why have I wondered all these years about why Thomas was not there when Christ first appeared.

    It sounds and looks and seems that something really miraculous took place on the eighth day after the first appearance. Eight relates to the sounding of the octave, which you have given a recently glorious explanation.

    1. “Peace be with you; as the Father has sent Me, I also send you.” 22 And when He had said this, He breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. 23 If you forgive the sins of any, their sins have been forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they have been retained.” Not everyone was ready to receive this 1st blush of the Holy Spirit.
      It is an alchemical process & each of us is at a different stage.
      The # 8 – the leminscate – the symbol of infinity

      1. I see. But the gospel has to be taken quite literally here when it states:

        24 But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came. 25 So the other disciples were saying to him, “We have seen the Lord!” But he said to them, “Unless I see in His hands the imprint of the nails, and put my finger into the place of the nails, and put my hand into His side, I will not believe.”

        Thus, Thomas was actually not there to receive the Holy Spirit in the presence of the Christ. So, where was he? I am probably singularly alone in pondering this mystery for the last 22 years. For two thousand years this mystery of the absence of Thomas has been a riddle largely because no one has ever looked into the matter with supersensible perception. Even Rudolf Steiner never addressed it.

        Yet, it can be adduced now that Thomas was not there when Christ first appeared because he was helping his brother, Judas Iscariot, commit suicide. Yes, the death of Judas was an assisted suicide aided by Thomas. Judas impaled himself, and then Thomas hanged him. Thus, he was personally very distraught when the other disciples told him the good news. He really needed the proofs by this time.

        The only clue that Steiner ever gave about this was when he told of how the disciples had formerly been the Maccabees; the five sons of the Maccabean father, and the seven sons of the mother. Thomas and Judas were related by virtue of their prior life together as Maccabees.

  3. Yes, of course we need to think outside the box, and also actually read the lines. I submitted John 20 for a reason. It is a very unusual occurrence, and I have analyzed it over and over for the last nine years. What does it tell? It is actually telling of how Mary meets not one, but two Jesus’s at the empty tomb. The first Jesus she does not recognize, calling him “Sir”, and thinking he is the gardener. This is very mysterious. Then, she hears a familiar voice, “Mary”, and she turns again, and says, “Rabboni!”. Question: Why does she turn twice?

    Then, Jesus says, “stop clinging to me, for I have not yet risen to my father”. So, who could this Jesus be? What could the act of clinging between these two mean?

    Now, the only clue, outside supersensible investigation, is given in one particular place in Acts of the Apostles. In the chapter concerning Peter’s imprisonment, and miraculous release from chains by the angel of the Lord, he does the following after the angel departs:

    11 When Peter came to himself, he said, “Now I know for sure that the Lord has sent forth His angel and rescued me from the hand of Herod and from all that the Jewish people were expecting.” 12 And when he realized this, he went to the house of Mary, the mother of John who was also called Mark, where many were gathered together and were praying. 13 When he knocked at the door of the gate, a servant-girl named Rhoda came to answer. 14 When she recognized Peter’s voice, because of her joy she did not open the gate, but ran in and announced that Peter was standing in front of the gate. 15 They said to her, “You are out of your mind!” But she kept insisting that it was so. They kept saying, “It is his angel.” 16 But Peter continued knocking; and when they had opened the door, they saw him and were amazed. 17 But motioning to them with his hand to be silent, he described to them how the Lord had led him out of the prison. And he said, “Report these things to James and the brethren.” Then he left and went to another place.
    Acts of the Apostles, ch. 12

    Now, it can be shown that this is the very Mary who was at empty tomb, and now has a child, John Mark. Peter goes to the home of Mary there in Jerusalem because she represents the bulwark of Christian worship, and they gather at her place, just as prophesied would occur based on the anointing of Christ with the perfumed ointment out of the alabaster flask. Thus, she was to be memorialized because of this act, and became the gathering place. She now has a son, John Mark, who at the time was off with Paul and Barnabas in conducting Paul’s first missionary journey.

    So, she calls John Mark telepathically, and says, “Peter has miraculously been saved, and he is looking for you.” That is why John Mark returns home suddenly. This is also demonstrative of the telepathic power that Mary had shared with her sister, Martha, and also with Christ. The preparing of their brother Lazarus for burial could not have taken place without instructions from Christ.

    Peter, of course, is looking for John Mark in order to take down his testimony , which would become the Gospel of Mark, which is actually the Gospel of Peter, transmitted to Mark. So, Mark returns home in order to become the disciple of Peter in the writing of this gospel.

    Thus, the parentage of John Mark is mysterious in its own right, and can only be adduced with the power of supersensible parameters. It has never been explained before, but this is a good opportunity to do so. Hazel has the one and only place where this kind of congregation gathers in this kind of spirit. She is a kind of Mary Magdalene in her own right. Or maybe ………

    1. I got shivers when I read: “two Jesus’s at the empty tomb”. Wow brother you blow my mind. Before this I had only thought of the 2 angels as perhaps representing the sheaths of Jesus Christ.
      The gardener reference I have often thought of as the beginning of the developing new etheric body, not being recognizable because Christ was now transforming into the gardener for the New Jerusalem – And since it was still coalescing couldn’t be touched yet, not until Thomas puts his finger in the wound…

      St. Peter in Chains, whose feast day we have often celebrated, is indeed a interesting mystery. As is the parentage of this who you are calling John Mark…
      I will have to take this into my sleep…

      1. Zarathustra became the Master Jesus after leaving the sheaths of Jesus of Nazareth just before the Baptism. Thus, when Christ incarnated, He first realized: “Someone has been here”. And Zarathustra was determined to remain and be eyewitness to the activities of Ahura-Mazdao, now residing on Earth.

        The only place that I know of that Rudolf Steiner ever spoke of the “Master Jesus”, and how he became thus, is contained here in lecture seven of GA 114:

        https://wn.rsarchive.org/Lectures/GA114/English/RSP1964/19090921p01.html

        One other source can be found in The Fifth Gospel, concerning Zarathustra receiving back something left and retained by the Mother until her return to earth with the Baptism. This made for the indomitable and eternal Etheric Body of the One who would first be designated as, “the gardener”. This is who Mary Magdalene first perceived at the empty tomb.

  4. Hi Hazel,

    I want to offer something from your panoply from Friday, which is seemingly owing to being Venus day. This is a good day to muse upon being a muse in support of the mother lode. I only guess upon this because I also seek to hear these musings as indicative of important summonings. I , too, feel these as an important event coming on. Days of past history really melt into the meaningless, as you suggest, although important to reflect on with the intellectual soul.

    Now, this passage seems important, and you cited it: “By believing passionately in something that still does not exist, we create it. If it remains absent we have not wanted it bad enough.” ~Nikos Kazantzakis

    I love this, and why did you choose it? Was it the author? Yes, he wrote a book about a very controversial subject. Yet, was it true? What if it was true? Did it make a difference to anything going on today? What if it can be shown that it was true, and yet Kazantzakis remained below the threshold of consciousness needed to fully understand how it actually took place? This is the seed-force of his book, “The Last Temptation of Christ.”

    And yet, as you know Hazel, only spiritual science can reveal the true facts, and this also includes those like Nikos Kazantzakis, who wrote this book, which was made into a major motion picture. He obviously had a feeling about how Mary Magdalene’s love for Jesus could be seen as becoming intimate, and causing the creation of a child.

    Yet, where would this creation of a child take place? I say it could have only occurred here, while Nikos Kazantzakis sees his own much larger and dramatic production over the whole drama of the Christ Event over three years.

    Here is where it could have only taken place, and thanks to the writer of the Gospel of John for telling it as the eyewitness:

    The Empty Tomb
    20 Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene came early to the tomb, while it was still dark, and saw the stone already taken away from the tomb. 2 So she ran and came to Simon Peter and to the other disciple whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have taken away the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid Him.” 3 So Peter and the other disciple went forth, and they were going to the tomb. 4 The two were running together; and the other disciple ran ahead faster than Peter and came to the tomb first; 5 and stooping and looking in, he saw the linen wrappings lying there; but he did not go in. 6 And so Simon Peter also came, following him, and entered the tomb; and he saw the linen wrappings lying there, 7 and the face-cloth which had been on His head, not lying with the linen wrappings, but rolled up in a place by itself. 8 So the other disciple who had first come to the tomb then also entered, and he saw and believed. 9 For as yet they did not understand the Scripture, that He must rise again from the dead. 10 So the disciples went away again to their own homes.

    11 But Mary was standing outside the tomb weeping; and so, as she wept, she stooped and looked into the tomb; 12 and she saw two angels in white sitting, one at the head and one at the feet, where the body of Jesus had been lying. 13 And they said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?” She said to them, “Because they have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid Him.” 14 When she had said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, and did not know that it was Jesus. 15 Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you seeking?” Supposing Him to be the gardener, she said to Him, “Sir, if you have carried Him away, tell me where you have laid Him, and I will take Him away.” 16 Jesus said to her, “Mary!” She turned and said to Him in Hebrew, “Rabboni!” (which means, Teacher). 17 Jesus said to her, “Stop clinging to Me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father; but go to My brethren and say to them, ‘I ascend to My Father and your Father, and My God and your God.’” 18 Mary Magdalene came, announcing to the disciples, “I have seen the Lord,” and that He had said these things to her.

    1. I love this word panoply!
      that movie “The Last Temptation of Christ.” made a great impression on me. I did not of course take it literally, but showed that we need to think outside the box of dogma & read between the lines of the bible & live into the supersensible truth of Christ’s incarnation.

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