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Mira Xwendel

Greetings Friends – Today on this Walpurgis Night, as we stand on the Eve of Beltane – hearlding the lusty month of May – picture at the same time, Pluto, god of the underworld, going into retrograde.

Here we see how the mysteries of birth & death bring us to the same portal seen from different sides.


Also at this time, right before the Festival of Ascension, the ‘Fae’ are powerfully surging & stiring in the essence of their various elements.

These spirit-beings are of an ethereal nature – betwixt the human being & the Angels, inhabiting the formative forces of our etheric world – Energy beings of ‘force’ rather than ‘form.’

Their energies are especially potent & accessible during the magical Cross-Quarter times.


Perhaps you have noticed that a new awareness of the Gnomes, Undines, Sylphs & Salamanders, is returning..? People are awakening to the reality of worlds beyond the limit of the body-based senses –

And more & more folks are feeling the call to cultivate relationships with these elemental beings.

Spiritual Science tells us that it is one of humanities great tasks; & anyone who refuses to be deadened by the materialistic world-view can reconnect with these essential sprites who share our Earth home.


When we ignore, or even worse, pollute, degrade or lay waste to the Earth, Water, Air, or abuse the warmth element, we are destroying their world, too. We tear apart the exquisitely woven tapestry of all creation, allowing the adversarial forces to take over these beings.


This Beltane season, perhaps you might make an intention to reclaim & commune with these elemental beings..?

It can begin with a simple walk in Nature.


As you notice your feet on the earth, taking in everything around you, consciously inhale Sunlight – & with the exhale create an imagination of a wave of pure light raying down into the soil beneath your feet – into the many interwoven roots – all the way down thru the 9 inner layers to the center of the Earth…

Feel the Christic counterforce from Shambhala pulling up again like sap rising to refill your loving cup.

Be the conduit for a wave of golden light – let it flow thru you, up from the depths – down from the heights – Be a holy human chalice overflowing with selfless Sun & perfect Starlight pouring healing into all life


Perhaps you might – Look around – & notice 3 natural things that are calling out to you.

Send a vortex of light from the Sun thru your heart – & connect with what calls, in just the right way that each living thing needs.


Now extend that connection to everything & everyone around you. 

Rest…& be at peace in this feeling of oneness.


You might ask for a message from the Elemental realm…

Open your soul forces to receive impressions that may come to you.

The response may manifest as a feeling, or a movement of light, a sparkling out of the corner of your eye, a joyful rising within; or a call for help…It may come as words or images in your mind’s eye.

Be open for signs from the mineral, plant, or animal kingdom; bird or insect movements, wind, or sounds that may carry a message for you.

Send back peace, & love & gratitude…


It helps to be consistent – to reach out & connect thruout the seasons.

Be a spiritual scientific researcher & document your impressions, which can reveal hidden patterns.

What is the communication like in the mornings, at high-noon, at sunset or midnight…?

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Kelba Nealy

The elemental beings need us to demonstrate that we are committed to cultivating a dialogue, a conscious conversation – then trust develops, & a relationship emerges…

Then friends, Let’s share our stories around the Beltane fire & watch the sparks rise within our own formative forces – & in all worlds…

Beltane Blessings


30 April 2023 – “Speaking with the stars”: Tomorrow on Beltane, Mercury the messenger of the gods, will be passing between the Earth and the Sun as seen from the Earth, called inferior conjunction. Mercury will be shifting from the evening sky to the morning sky and will begin emerging from the glow of dawn on the east-northeastern horizon about 10 days later.

(with added titles) by Roy Sadler
The Marriage Gift
I feel the essence of my being,
so speaks perceptive feeling
that in the sunlit world
unites with floods of light;
it warms the clear mind
and marries Man and World.

The mirror verse
The Passiontide Hope
‘I feel the force of Cosmic Being’,
so speaks clear thinking,
recalling its own spirit’s growth
in world nights’ darkness,
and bowing to the dawning cosmic day
with inner rays of hope.

Rudolf Steiner’s Lectures on this day (so thankful for

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY (From the Calendar of the Soul by Rudolf Steiner & Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

Fritz Roeber

Walpurgis Night, In Germanic folklore Walpurgisnacht, also called Hexennacht, literally “Witches’ Night” – the eve of the feast day of Saint Walpurga, an 8th-century abbess in Francia.  In Goethe’s Faust we see 2 scenes: ‘Romantic Walpurgis Night’ the night of a witches’ meeting on the Brocken, the highest peak in the Harz Mountains, a range of wooded hills in central Germany; and later in Part 2 a ‘Classical Walpurgis Night’ is featured.

65 – Seneca, teacher of Nero, murdered

1789 – On the balcony of Federal Hall on Wall Street in New York City, George Washington takes the oath of office to become the first elected President of the United States.

1877 – Birthday of Alice B. Toklas, an American-born member of the Parisian avant-garde of the early 20th century. Life partner of American writer Gertrude Stein

1885 – The Niagara Reservation becomes New York’s first state park, ensuring that Niagara Falls will not be devoted solely to industrial & commercial use

1939 – The 1939-40 New York World’s Fair opens

1945 – Adolf Hitler commits suicide

1963 – The Bristol Bus Boycott is held to protest the Company’s refusal to employ Black or Asian bus crews, drawing national attention to racial discrimination in the United Kingdom


The Mystery of Ascension with Hazel Archer-Ginsberg

This course is available on Zoom. You will be emailed a Zoom link closer to the time of the class. The course will be recorded and you will receive a link to watch it. Go to the Infinity Foundation web site to enroll

Course Number 231154 / Zoom
Date: Thursday, May 11
Time 7:00 – 8:30 PM CST
Cost $33/23 payment 10 days in advance

Gerald Shepherd

When we tune into the Cycle of the Seasons, we experience that as the Earth breathes out in the Springtime, the beings of nature reach upwards towards the heights. The longing of the human soul also strives to meet this mood of ascension, which attunes all life to the cosmic expanses.

Together we will gain insights in how to rise up to our Higher Self by participating in this harmonizing spring-dialogue between the worlds.

This reconnection between heaven & earth was prefigured in the story of Jacob’s ladder from the Old Testament. Through his dream of the ‘stairway to heaven’, Jacob gave us a prophecy in the picture of a golden ladder on which choirs of Angels traverse between the ‘Above & Below’. The Mystery of the Ascension of Christ, 40 days after the Resurrection at Easter, fulfilled Jacob’s Prophecy. Christ as the Being of Love became the living bridge connecting us to the eternal.

Through this workshop we will learn how humanity will also be transfigured in the fullness of time. The company of the Angelic Hierarchies wait for us, their younger siblings, to ascend, first of all in our thinking, to meet them in fellowship, as they work all the while by our sides.

40 Days after The Resurrection = Ascension Festival

Community Bonfire, Pot-Luck, & Prep Stir

Ascension Thursday 18 May 2023

6 – 8 pm at the home of Hazel & Chuck Ginsberg

Please bring food & drink to share –


Nancy Poer

~Vitae Sophia~A Whitsun Festival of United Soul Endeavor 

with Hazel Archer-Ginsberg, & Velsum Voices Lucien Dante Lazar & Ultra-Violet Archer

1 – 2:30 pm Central Time Saturday 27 May 2023 on zoom

RSVP for code

We are called to redeem the ether spheres to create an Ecclesia, a chalice for The Sophia. Then the spirit flame can spread out to become what Steiner called a “World Whitsun”, which began in earnest at the Christmas Conference. The Whitsun Festival highlights one of the greatest challenges of being human: placing our individual gifts, in right relationship within the social realm. This challenge is especially strong now during this ‘pandemic’. Our groups striving to know Spiritual Science must work together as a community, to have the possibility to create a new culture where a sacrament is possible in every encounter. Our individual strength is enhanced by weaving our gifts together, kindling our social world in conscious community.

50 Days after The Resurrection = Our Pentecost Festival

Community Bonfire, Pot-Luck, & Prep Stir

Whitsunday 28 May 2023

5 – 7 pm at the home of Hazel & Chuck Ginsberg

Please bring food & drink to share –


Find a collection of the many RECORDINGS of Presentations, Programs & Festivals HERE

2 thoughts on “Interwoven

  1. Hi Hazel,

    In certain respects, I have been waiting for this day of the passage from April to May. We know that the Vernal Equinox occurs some 40 days before the second Cross Quarter day of Beltane, and this day also sees the passage of the Sun from Aries to Taurus, where occult Mercury also resides. So, we have a nice setup.

    Steiner likely draws his best representation of what this means in his last lecture from GA 103, and wherein the Virgin Sophia and the Holy Spirit are described. He draws special attention to the process known in the Mysteries as “Katharsis”, or Purification. This process is where the dormant astral organs are defined over time, and lead to the further act of “Photismos”, or Illumination. In our modern times, this has all changed, but Steiner makes his presentation very clear here by telling how his book, “The Philosophy of Freedom”, has to be read. And, if done so in accordance, it can lead to this very process of Katharsis. As well, this can be extended to his other major work of transformation, “Knowledge of the Higher Worlds and Its Attainment”, which has the same effect.

    Yet, it is also possible for maybe just a few to experience a kind of recapitulation of what Moses actually experienced at Mount Sinai, and wherein he was spoken to by “Ejeh asher ejeh”, and yet, this time, the words speak: “You are so worthy, and you always have been”. This was the Etheric Christ experience of May 5, 1980, and where I was told to straighten up and look up into the sky and the clouds.

    The Return of Christ

    25 “There will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth dismay among nations, in perplexity at the roaring of the sea and the waves, 26 men fainting from fear and the expectation of the things which are coming upon the world; for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. 27 Then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. 28 But when these things begin to take place, straighten up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.” Luke 21

    1. Yes, every step is a milestone.
      We must be willing to stand in these Cathartic trials which are ever testing us.

      “…By means of all that he receives during katharsis, the pupil cleanses and purifies his astral body so that it is transformed into the Virgin Sophia. And when the Virgin Sophia encounters the Cosmic Ego, the Universal Ego which causes illumination, the pupil is surrounded by light, spiritual light.
      This second power that approaches the Virgin Sophia, is called in esoteric Christianity — is also so called today — the “Holy Spirit.” Therefore according to esoteric Christianity, it is correct to say that through his processes of initiation the Christian esotericist attains the purification and cleansing of his astral body; he makes his astral body into the Virgin Sophia and is illuminated from above — if you wish, you may call it overshadowed — by the “Holy Spirit,” by the Cosmic, Universal Ego…
      His personal ego has been eclipsed, which means that at such moments it has become impersonal and it is the Cosmic Universal Ego that is using his ego as its instrument through which to speak.”

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