Greetings friends – Today brings a 10:10 Testament:
After tuning into the 10:10 How To many folks shared how they approach co-creating the egregore. Quite a few like to make a sacred space 1st. Some by acknowledging the elemental forces; others thru calming their breath, making a circle of protection, or by lighting a candle.
Some of us are visualizing working directly with the Spiritual Beings of the season. Most everyone reports picturing all of us shining together to make the earth glow with our positive intentions & common light.
It’s true, the human being is meant to become a co-worker with spiritual beings -a participate in Divine spiritual activity.
When we strive to ‘know thyself’, we see our reflection everywhere in the world – our neighbor, the stars, the clouds, the kingdoms of nature. Within us, we are called to strengthen & balance our world of soul. These 2 worlds belong to one another -& only thru their mutual interaction does evolution proceed.
Outside – in space, the infinite world is unfolding. Within – our soul-world must also be revealed to our consciousness. We do not always notice that what lives within us shoots forth & blends with what is outside in the world at large, we are not always aware that we are the stage on which this union is carried out.
All ‘magic’ is based on this – Which can be defined as: ‘the Art & Science of causing Change to occur in conformity with Will’.
Of course, it is necessary that we strive to be morally mature, so that what is not purified within us shouldn’t get mixed up with what is in the world without thought of the consequences & the right soul mood of service. Then we can participate in a selfless way with Divine spiritual activity. This is the right hand path of magic. This is where freedom enters. With this we become free human beings.
We have to regard the whole universe not only as a stage, but as a field for co-operation. We start to see how we can live into the meaning of life. To know that Christ is the meaning of life
More & More the world is divided into two opposing camps & we must stand in the middle, in order to bring them together. How can we become united? – How can the Christ be awakened in the consciousness of humanity?
We must begin to grasp the great responsibility we have – then we can start to know – that thru our striving we are pollinating seeds – We are broadcasting seeds that spring up for the spiritual worlds, kernels that would not be able to develop without our human will.
Can we see that: Our inner world becomes the outer world – & The outer world becomes our inner world..?
To unite the Christic impulse with what is external – to make inward what is external – brings healing & balance — these are the 2 directions in which humanity makes progress in evolution.
Dear friends, This is an affirmation of our work with the 10:10 Thought-Seed – that we are called to be co-workers with the Spiritual world to unfold our highest destiny. These thoughts are confirmed & inspired by the following lecture from Rudolf Steiner:
“We can now estimate what it means when, directing our gaze into vastness of space we say: It is Divinity that fills it, and Divinity is that which must be united with the Earth-seed. “In me is the meaning of life!” — man may exclaim. The gods have set before them certain aims; but they have also chosen the stage on which these aims are to be carried out. The souls of men are the stage. Therefore, if the human soul looks but deeply enough into itself, and does not only try to solve problems in the vastness of space, it finds within itself the stage where gods are accomplishing their deeds — and man himself is taking part in them. That is what I tried to express in the words which can be found in my Mystery Play, The Soul’s Probation how in man’s inner being the gods work, how the meaning of the world finds expression in the soul of man and how the meaning of the world will live on in the soul of man. What is the meaning of life? It is, that this meaning lives in man himself. This I tried to express in the words which the soul addresses to itself:
“Within thy thinking cosmic thought doth live,
Within thy feeling cosmic forces play,
Within thy will do cosmic beings work;
Abandon thou thyself to cosmic thought,
Experience thyself through cosmic force,
Create thyself anew from cosmic will.
End not at last in cosmic distances,
By fantasies of dreamy thought beguiled.
Do thou begin in farthest spirit-realms
And end in the recesses of thy soul.
The plan Divine then shalt thou recognise
When thou hast realised thy Self in thee.”
That, my dear friends, is the meaning of life, as man must understand it at present…It is of the essence of real love that it is also an equilibrium of polarities. At the point where anthroposophical thoughts find entrance to a soul, the other pole is stimulated and agreement found. It is this that can work like an anthroposophical “Music of the Spheres.” When we work thus in harmony with the spiritual world, when we really are living anthroposophical life, we also live united in this life…
Such spiritual subjects are an expression of the Spirit of Love and are consecrated to the Spirit of Love amongst true anthroposophists. This love, through the touchstone we possess, will be instrumental in the exchange of our spiritual content; it will be something through which we not only receive, but through which we are also stimulated more and more to anthroposophical efforts. In this way Anthroposophy will become a means of spreading a love that touches the inmost depths of the human soul. Such love lives on. For as members of the Anthroposophical Movement, we have something that causes the love of those who are separated in space to endure until Karma again unites us on the physical plane. So we remain united and find the true cause for remaining so in the fact that with all the best in our souls, with the best of our spiritual powers, we have together risen to Divine spiritual heights. In this way, we also desire, my dear friends, to continue to be united with one another.” ~ Rudolf Steiner, On the Meaning of Life, LECTURE 2 ‘Human Participation in Evolution’ 24th May, 1912
Dear friends, During this 3rd week of Advent, while facing the Air Trail, we can ground our thoughts in the 10:10 Thought-Seed
see you there
15 December 2021 – “Speaking with the Stars”: It’s the comet Leonard’s time to shine with the Planetary beings of Jupiter, Saturn & Venus (Occult Mercury)
POD (Poem Of the Day)
~Celestial fire descend
Burnish bright as copper our diamond mind
Carry the ideals of Archangels into our body
So we may uplift the sky, rend the veil & reveal the temple true…
Rudolf Steiner’s Lectures on this day
Holiday Market at the Rudolf Steiner Branch
4249 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago
18 December 2021 – from 11 am – 4 pm
Handcrafted gifts, décor & toys
Featuring Live Music, Puppetry & Candle Dipping!!!
If you would like to be a vendor contact Elizabeth Kelly
Thursday 23 December 2021 – The Eve of the Eve –
11 am PT / 12 pm MT / 1 pm CT / 2 pm ET / 7 pm UTC
A Christmas Festival with Christian Community Priest Rev. Jeana Lee,
Movement with Lucien Dante Lazar
‘Divine Love and the Holy Child Within’
This will be a hybrid in-person & Zoom event
Featuring our 2 camera technology with Mary Spalding
Doors open at 12:30 pm (Zoom Room open 12:45 pm for Social time)
Snacks to Share Encouraged
Suggested donation $15.00 –
At the door or via the Rudolf Steiner Branch PayPal donation site –
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The Festival will be recorded
Time: Dec 23, 2021 01:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
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The Epic of Gilgamesh
Storytelling during the Holy Nights 2021-2022
Hosted by the Anthroposophical Society in America
”The purpose of a story is to be an ax that breaks up the ice within us.”
~ Franz Kafka
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All around the world the season of midwinter is the traditional time for community bonding through storytelling. In laying the groundwork for the 100-year anniversary of the Christmas Conference, we bring the ancient Sumerian saga “The Epic of Gilgamesh” to life. Rudolf Steiner explored this story in Occult History during the Holy Nights of 1910; and again with the lectures “World History in the Light of Anthroposophy” given during those fateful Holy Nights in 1923 for the re-founding of the Society.
The Epic of Gilgamesh is perhaps the oldest written tale on Earth. The Sumerian version dates from around 3000 B.C. Later it was compiled from 12 clay tablets written in Akkadian cuneiform.
It is the “Hero’s Journey” of human evolution, a story of friendship, and a quest for the meaning of life – revealing Steiner’s core mission of bringing karma and reincarnation to the west.
Myths, fairytales, historical epics, and sagas open us up to powerful archetypes behind the human condition, revealing clues to ourselves – from the past, the present, and the future. What will we uncover about ourselves and each other during this year’s Holy Nights adventure in storytelling?
Tune in for any or all of the episodes of this dramatic reading, re-worked by Hazel Archer from various translations, and featuring friends from around the world.
What: The Epic of Gilgamesh: Story Telling during the Holy Nights hosted by the ASA, Hazel Archer, and friends.
Time: 22 minutes daily at 9 am PT / 10 am MT / 11 am CT / 12 pm ET / 5 pm UTC
Dates: December 24, 2021- January 5, 2022 for 13 consecutive days
Can’t join us live? No problem. Each gathering will be recorded and posted on our Holy Nights page (link will be emailed upon registration).
How: Register Here! Then check your email for confirmation with the Zoom registration link.
Cost: This event is free with suggested donations of $25, $50, $100
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Eurythmy for the Holy Nights with Jan Ranck
‘Tuning to the Stars’:
Sacred Geometry, the Planets and the Zodiac
LIVE IN-PERSON 26-30 Dec. 2021
at the Rudolf Steiner Branch Chicago 4 pm – 5 pm
And at 7pm on 31 Dec. as part of our Annual NYE Gathering (details below)
$100 for all 6 sessions, or $22 for each individual session.
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* Jan Ranck – Born in the USA, Jan Ranck studied music and comparative arts at Indiana University in Bloomington. She accompanied the London Stage Group on their 1976 USA tour and went on to study eurythmy at the Eurythmeum in Dornach with Lea van der Pals, where she subsequently taught. In 1984 she joined the faculty of The London School of Eurythmy. She left there to complete her eurythmy therapy training in Stuttgart in 1989, moving afterward to Israel, where she founded and directed the Jerusalem Eurythmy Ensemble (1990) and the Jerusalem Academy of Eurythmy (1992) and was an instructor in the Jerusalem Waldorf Teacher Bachelor Program in David Yellin Academic College from 1999. Jan has held Master Classes at various venues worldwide, including the Goetheanum and the MA Program in Eurythmy held at Emerson College and Spring Valley. She is the representative for Israel in the International Eurythmy Therapy Forum.
Friday 31 December 2021
Doors open at 6:30 pm
Join us for our Annual NYE Conscious Community Gathering –
The Theme for 2022 is Cabaret – a Cultural Sharing!
All are invited to take the stage with an offering.
Circles Edge & other Waldorf alum will also perform
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7 – 8 pm – Holy Nights Eurythmy with Jan Ranck (separate fee $22 see above)
8 pm – Potluck Social
8:30 pm – Circles Edge & Friends warm the stage & host the open mic
10:10 pm – Thought-Seed Circle
10:30 pm – Clean-up…;)
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8 thoughts on “Inside/Outside”
Hi Hazel. You’re onto a wonderfully massive thought here in today’s post – this “equilibrium” between the two polarities – between the microcosm and the macrocosm, between darkness and light, between night and day. And you’re absolutely correct in saying that Christ is the meaning of life, and that knowing Self is key, or as Steiner puts it: “The plan Divine then shalt thou recognise
When thou hast realised thy Self in thee.”
This is a thought that draws very close to us at this time of year, when contemplating all of the truths around such thoughts as this from John’s Gospel: “And the Word became flesh…” As we live into the understanding of what that means for us individually, we begin to better comprehend what Steiner calls “the plan Divine”.
Yes, & we are all have a part to play in this divine plan whose blueprint we must unfold
If the “Word was made flesh and dwelt among us” two thousand years ago, what does it mean when the ‘Word’ returns to dwell in the human etheric body beginning in the 20th century. This is the second Advent, which some of us behold as a very real experience. Tradition has it that this Second Advent means the time of the end of the world and Judgment Day. But, according to anthroposophical indications, there will be two further Advents to occur involving the Astral Body, and then the Ego before it all comes to a close with the end-times that stand to complete earth evolution, and bring on Future Jupiter as the Fifth Sphere.
Steiner had a very unique interpretation of the 24 Elders of the Book of Revelation. Today, we live at a time in which the future is being built in terms of forming the embryos of future Jupiter, Venus, and Vulcan. This requires a huge amount of youthful forces in order to accommodate. Thus, the 24 Elders of old must be replaced by the 24 Youngers of the new. This is the future. One who has experienced the Christ in the etheric body comes to see this as a concrete realization. Molding the Youth Movement in Chicago has been an important initiative for you, Hazel, and I applaud your foresight. You are not on the General Council for nothing.
I agree that it is the youth that we need…Will they answer the call?
Well, they better. Steiner gave confirmation to a group seeking to bring youthful impulses into anthroposophy in October 1922, just after completing the course on “The Younger Generation”, GA 217. Thus was born the Esoteric Youth Circle at that time.
Today we have the very important moment, which has been going on for some time now, in which those engaged in Anthroposophy are seeing the emergence of the 24 Youngers in replacement of the 24 Elders, who are described in the Book of Revelation in relation to the 2nd Occult Seal picture. As such, these 24 Elders are described as constituting all that had previously evolved in terms of Ancient Saturn, Sun, and Moon. Add the first three epochs of Earth, and we get 24. Here is the arithmetic formula: 7 + 7 + 7 + 3 = 24. This brings us to the Atlantean Epoch, or fourth, and this is where human evolution becomes a matter of racial development, which then passes over to the cultural periods of amalgamation of the races into the common stream of Universal Human.
So, by now, the post-atlantean cultural epochs have passed over to the fifth main epoch, which is where we are standing today. Thus, the advent of the fifth, sixth, and seventh epochs will bring Earth evolution to a close, and then bring forth Future Jupiter, Venus, and Vulcan. This brings forth the new formulation: 3 + 7 +7 +7 = 24.
This is really what constitutes the END; full Self-Realization as long as these Younger Forces hold true. Chicago is my kind of town if this is what is going on in Hazel’s domain. Gaining perspective on it only helps the cause.
It’s ironic that now the Esoteric Youth Circle is a bunch of old folks…
The Young people need to be empowered to become their own leaders
Yes, but many are still young at heart. That is why they can still write this stuff. The Youth need direction, that is true. Maybe a return to basic essentials will help. Reading the above installment might be useful in bringing a question, or other consideration. Mere words need to be restored to their Cosmic equivalence. What else does it take? At least the future has a chance under this rationale. It takes foresight and responsibility to carry it out.