Maria Sophia holding the Center

6 June 2019 – “Speaking with the Stars”: Move from Arcturus to Vega, look for Corona Borealis with Alphecca as its one moderately bright star.

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Two thirds of the way from Arcturus to Vega is the dim Keystone of Hercules.


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Rudolf Steiner’s Lectures on this day 


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331 – According to Rudolf Steiner’s Calendar of the Soul, today is the birthday of Julian the Apostate. This individuality is spoken about many times by Steiner. Most notably in the Easter Paradox lecture of 23 April 1924: “By Roman times the Star Wisdom had been lost. The Roman Emperor Julian the “Apostate” tried to re-introduce it, but it was not meant to be, & he was murdered. The advent of Christ brought the ancient Star Religion to life again- but in a new form- teaching that the Sun God now had his place on the Earth, accessible to all humanity, not just the initiates.  But those in power denounced this as superstition. People were only expected to believe in the external, historical life of Jesus in Palestine. Consequently the Church became the supreme authority in how & what people should think, which ignored the whole cosmic setting of the Easter event.”

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In the Karmic Relationship lecture Vol. 4 lecture 6 he speaks about his other incarnations as Herzeloyde, & Tycho Brahe.

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1861 – Deathday of Camillo of Cavour, an Italian statesman & a leading figure in the movement toward Italian unification, throughout the Second Italian War of Independence & Garibaldi’s campaigns. After the declaration of a united Kingdom of Italy, Cavour took office as the first Prime Minister of Italy; he died after only three months in office.

Cavour put forth several economic reforms in his native region of Piedmont in his earlier years, & founded the political newspaper Il Risorgimento.

In Karmic Relations vol. 1 lecture 4 Steiner speaks of him as an initiate from Alsace.

1882 – More than 100,000 inhabitants of Bombay are killed when a cyclone in the Arabian Sea pushes huge waves into the harbor

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1889 – The Great Seattle Fire destroys all of downtown Seattle.

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1892 – The Chicago “L” commuter rail system begins operation

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1934 – New Deal: The U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Securities Act of 1933 into law, establishing the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission

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1944 – D-Day -155,000 Allied troops land on the beaches of Normandy in France, beginning the liberation of Western Europe from Nazi control during World War II.

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1961 – Deathday of Carl Jung, Swiss psychiatrist & psychotherapist

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1968 – Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy, Democratic Party senator from New York, brother of 35th President John F. Kennedy, dies from gunshot wounds inflicted on June 5

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1982 – The Lebanon War begins. Forces under Israeli Defense Minister Ariel Sharon invade southern Lebanon

2002 –A near-Earth asteroid estimated at ten meters in diameter explodes over the Mediterranean Sea between Greece & Libya; estimated to have a force of 26 kilotons, more powerful than the Nagasaki atomic bomb

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1875 – Birthday of Thomas Mann, German novelist, short story writer, social critic, philanthropist, essayist, & the 1929 Nobel Prize in Literature laureate. His highly symbolic & ironic epic novels are noted for their insight into the psychology of the artist & the intellectual. His analysis & critique of the German soul used modernized German & Biblical stories, as well as the ideas of Goethe, Nietzsche & Schopenhauer.

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POD (Poem Of the Day)

~The Hive hums
Wings grow out of the ether of my bones
In anticipation of the rite
Steeped in royal jelly
I contemplate the hexagramma mysticum
& prepare to dance the lemnisus infinitorum…

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In preparing for the Ecclesiastical Whitsun:

The imagination living in me as I get ready to take my presentations on road, is of Mother Mary, as the central point, the Heart of the Heart of humanity – the pivotal 13th position holding the circle together – the Virgin Maria Sophia.


Food For Thought @ Elderberries Sunday 9 June 2019, 6 pm – 8 pm

You’re invited to the first ever FOOD FOR THOUGHT – an evening for inter-generational connection and community re-forming with food and live music!


Sunday, June 9th, 6-8 pm, Elderberries Chicago 4251 N. Lincoln Ave

As our community grows and changes, we invite you to come reconnect and reflect on how we will continue to create meaningful relationships. Join us in a space striving to become a community cultural hub for social and creative experiences that are inclusive, wholesome and healing. Elderberries 3Fold Cafe needs our support to raise the rent and carry this mission forward into reality — will you stand with us, as a growing generation, and as a community in transition?



The ‘Easter Paradox’ Workshop

The 2nd Coming leading to a “World Whitsun”

Eurythmy: A – I stand for myself, U- I stand for humanity, M – I stand for Life

Social Sculpture: Are you an ‘Autumn Person’ or a ‘Spring-time Person’? Through Art, the bridge between science & spirit, we warm the ‘I’, to open the heart, in support of healthy community.

What are my gifts-What are my tools? How can I place them in right relationship within the social realm? How can I hone them to strengthen and enhance the world? Leading Thoughts original art-collage projections with Hazel Archer-Ginsberg

Enter the Labyrinth of Vitae Sophia – Human hearts, once warmed, can rise up to meet the source of wisdom, like flowers turning toward the sun.  

Eurythmy: Living into the Foundation Stone of Love  – How can we take our individual Inner Whitsun & expand it, into what Steiner calls the “World Festival of Knowledge” a path leading from ‘Sprit Recollection’, to ‘Sprit Sensing’, to ‘Sprit Beholding’?

Read a compilation of research into this year’s interesting ‘Easter Paradox’ – A Cosmic Wake Up Call: The Easter Paradox of 2019

10 am – 1 pm Saturday 8 June 2019 -4804 Sewanee Road, Nashville, TN 37220. for more info. contact Cathy Green


‘Preparation, Illumination & Initiation’ – The Rosy Cross

Incorporating ‘The Golden Legend’, & the Plant vs. Human Kingdoms, To enliven our work with ‘The Rose Cross Meditation’.

Using our head, hands & heart we will enact this powerful Rosicrucian tool given to us by Rudolf Steiner, as a soul path of initiation, using imaginative cognition to build spiritual etheric forces; a Metamorphoses of Self & of World.

Friday 7 June 2019, 7-9pm 4804 Sewanee Road, Nashville, TN


Sunday, June 9, 2019Bonnie and Bill Rogers’ house 12:00pm – 1:00pm Pot Luck lunch1:00pm – 5:00pm Presentation

Hazel Archer-Ginsberg – Founder of Reverse Ritual Understanding Anthroposophy through the Rhythms of the Year. Essayist, Lecturer, Poet, Trans-denominational Minister, Anthroposopher, working as the Festivals Coordinator & Council Member of the Chicago Rudolf Steiner Branch, The Traveling Speakers Program, & the Central Regional Council of the Anthroposophical Society.

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2 thoughts on “Maria Sophia holding the Center

  1. Dear Hazel,

    Rudolf Steiner gave a very important lecture concerning the Ecclesiastical Whitsun of 1924 just three days before going to Koberwitz, Poland, in order to give the Agriculture Course. Herein, I think he gives the finest delineation of what Pentecost represents in world evolution. He says that it comes from a realm beyond the etheric, and the astral. He calls it, “the realm of the spirit-selfhood”, and which is descending in much the same way as what occurred when the disciples of Christ experienced the ‘fiery tongues’ on the very first Pentecost.

    So, he equates Christmas with birth (etheric), Easter with death (astral), and Pentecost with eternity (ego). This makes sense because it leads to the festivals for the second half of the year, beginning with Saint John at the summer solstice, and then Michaelmas at the autumn equinox, and then a rather mysterious festival in November, which still remains largely undefined.

    Thus, in certain respects it can be shown:

    Saint John equates to Christmas
    Michaelmas equates to Easter
    And this mysterious third festival in November equates to Pentecost somehow.

    So, the question is “how”.


    1. Yes. And the ‘mysterious’ festival of November is All Souls, which takes the impulse of Michaelmas to open the veil between the worlds, so that we can re-member our connection with the human beings who are now our allies on the other side of the threshold, spiritual beings wanting to work with us

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