Friday the 13th March 2020 – “Speaking with the Stars”: Right after dark at this time of year, 5 carnivore constellations stand upright in a row (emerging from hibernation?), from the northeast to south. They’re all seen in profile with their noses pointed up & their feet to the right. They are Ursa Major the Big Bear in the northeast (with the Big Dipper as its brightest part), Leo the Lion in the east, Hydra the Sea Serpent in the southeast, Canis Minor the Little Dog higher in the south-southeast, & bright Canis Major the Big Dog in the south.
A few days ago on 3/11 (interesting date) it was the anniversary of The 1918 influenza pandemic, known as the ‘Spanish Flu. Analysis of medical journals from the period of the pandemic found that the viral infection was no more aggressive than previous influenza strains. Instead, malnourishment, overcrowded medical camps, hospitals, & poor hygiene promoted bacterial superinfection. This superinfection killed most of the victims, typically after a somewhat prolonged death bed.
Considering this historic fact it is interesting to note that on this date 3/11/2020, it was ‘officially’ announced that the corona virus is a ‘pandemic’.
Nutshell compiled from resources below: Viruses come from from the animal kingdom, when the human astral realm is imbalance. “We are currently inflicting unspeakable suffering on animals: from mass slaughter, to experiments with laboratory animals, which leads to pain. Can this suffering lead to consequences that change viruses that are native to the animal organism to the human being?”
Whenever humanity brings an imbalance, illness arises; but nature can always provide a remedy. Our beloved ones in the spiritual world can help us find these remedies.
What else can we do? Avoid alcohol, moderate sugar & maintain a rhythm of life with sufficient sleep & an active relationship with the sun. Potentized phosphorus & potentiated meteor iron in the morning can also support the immune system as light substances.
What weakens the lungs? Two things: lack of relationship with the earth and the sun & social tensions. We must not run away from the other, we must balance social tensions.
Medicine has promoted the belief that vaccinations can protect us against all types of infection. That is a mistake. Vaccination only offers a protection rate of 10 to 30 percent. Careful hand washing & hygiene when blowing your nose & coughing are also effective – without possible side effects. It’s also an important step to let go of a fearful, defensive picture of the environment & your own body & ask what you can do, trusting your own immune system. Sending the light of hope to the world.
All life is One Being. Matter is woven Light. Soul is cultured Love. When there is imbalance humanity is called to bring light to darkness & love to fear, hatred & doubt.
From the Goetheanum except: “…where do these obviously new viruses come from and why did they arise? Interestingly, many of the viruses come from the animal kingdom. The Corona virus probably from the Javanese bat. Why are viruses from the animal kingdom becoming dangerous for humans? We are currently inflicting unspeakable suffering on animals: mass slaughter right up to experiments with laboratory animals lead to pain to which the animal world is helplessly at the mercy. Can this suffering lead to consequences that change viruses that are native to the animal organism? We are used to looking only at the physical level and mostly seeing it separately from the mental level. Research on the intestinal flora, the microbiome, which includes not only bacteria but also viruses, proves the opposite. This raises not only the microbiological question about the origin of the virus, but also the moral question of how to deal with the animal world. Rudolf Steiner pointed out these connections more than 100 years ago. Today it is up to us to investigate these relationships and to ask deeper questions in addition to scientific analysis.
What can we do?
There are now a number of measures in personal behavior that support the organism in coping with the disease. This includes avoiding alcohol, moderate sugar consumption and maintaining a rhythm of life with sufficient sleep and an active relationship with the sun. What our immune system often suffers from is the lack of sunlight, a deficiency that has the greatest impact in March. This is due to the lack of sun over the winter months and reminds us that it is extremely worthwhile to go outside every day and in winter if possible, and thus to connect with the periphery, elementarily with the cosmos. Rudolf Steiner went into the foundation of anthroposophic medicine, Even before vitamin D was discovered, tuberculosis described it in detail. It applies to the immune system that vitamin D tablets can only replace the absorption of sunlight to a limited extent. Potentized phosphorus and correspondingly potentiated meteor iron in the morning can also support the immune system as light substances. For those who are older and perhaps have to do with cardiovascular diseases, anthroposophical basic means for the cardiovascular system, regular walking and adequate sleep are also recommended. Those who sleep less than six hours are much more susceptible to such infections.
A healthy breath to fellow human beings
If there is an illness, then the patient is now kept in quarantine, although minor cases can now also be treated at home. What seems important to me is the fact that anthroposophic medicine has decades of experience in treating viral and bacterial pneumonia without antibiotics with anthroposophic medicines and external applications that can be extremely effective. The medical section of the medical section has developed a corresponding therapy scheme and made it available to international medical colleagues.
What weakens the lungs Two things: lack of relationship with the earth and the sun and social tensions. It is therefore advisable to protect your own lungs, this respiratory organ, from the inside and outside by trying to balance social tensions. In my view, those who are in unresolved social conflicts are at greater risk here. Medicine has promoted the belief that vaccinations can protect you against all types of infection. That is a mistake. Even flu vaccination only offers a protection rate of 10 to 30 percent; Careful hand washing and hygiene when blowing your nose and coughing are also effective – without possible side effects. So it’s an important step to let go of this fearful, defensive picture of the environment and your own body and ask what you can do yourself.
From Rudolf Steiner: “…nature which causes us to rejoice has within it at the same time the mighty healer for all the damage man can cause himself. Somewhere in nature the remedy is concealed. It is a question, not only of understanding the language of the healer, but also of obeying it and really carrying it out. Today it is in most cases impossible for us to hear the voice of healing nature because our misunderstanding of light, and the darkness which has penetrated into knowledge has in many respects brought about conditions preventing us from hearing.
Here again we see a remarkable connection which allows us to perceive the whole great world, inclusive of mankind, as One Being. In the sayings: ‘Matter is woven light,’ and ‘the soul is in some way or other diluted love,’ are to be found the keys of innumerable secrets of earth existence. Thus we have shown nothing less than that we, if in any way we alter the direction of karma, unite ourselves in one or the other case with the elements composing our earth existence: on the one side with light which has become matter — and on the other side with love which has become soul. We either draw the remedies out of our surroundings, out of the condensed light, or out of our own soul by the healing loving act, the sacrificial act, and we then heal with the soul-forces obtained from love. We unite ourselves with what is most deeply justified upon the earth, when, on the one hand, we unite ourselves with light and on the other with love. All earth conditions are in some way conditions of balance between light and love and everything unhealthy is a disturbance of that balance. If the disturbance is in love, we can then help by unfolding the forces of love; and if the disturbance is in light, we can then help by somehow providing for ourselves, out of the universe, that light which is able to dissolve the darkness within us.
These are the fundamental ways of help, and we see again how everything depends upon the balance of opposites. Light and love are polar opposites and on their being interwoven depend ultimately all the psychic and material processes of our life.
In this connection I should like to note that just in such times as our own, a characteristic in many people is that they completely forget, and pay no attention to, that which one may call ‘the consciousness of a super-sensible world.’ They pay no attention whatever to the fact that there is a spiritual world, and they therefore turn away their thoughts from it. In such an age — or in all such ages — there is always in certain respects a counterpart to be found. I should like to show you this in a very simple manner.
When there are people upon the physical plane who are so absorbed in the physical that they completely forget the spiritual, then a contrary tendency appears among those souls who are living in the spiritual world between death and a new birth — a tendency which works over from the physical into the spiritual plane — impelling them to occupy themselves with the influences which act out of the spiritual world into the physical. It is this which brings about in the physical world the intervention by souls who are still in that state before birth. These souls work down into the physical world according to the means which offer and they are able to work indirectly through persons who are more sensitive to such influence from the spiritual world.
The dead are anxious show in a palpable manner that there is indeed a spiritual world.
This is intended to illustrate how in the world and in world affairs we see continual disturbances of the balance, and then again the efforts for the restoring of the balance.
This continual disturbance and restoration of the balance between the two elements of light and love is fundamental for us; and in human karma, from incarnation to incarnation, both work to restore the disturbed condition. Karma, working its serpentine way through incarnations is just such a disturbed balance, until man, after all his incarnations, shall at last create the final balance which can be reached upon earth. Having fulfilled his mission on earth, he evolves then into a new planetary form.
I have not shrunk from touching to-day upon those mysteries for which our modern science will not for a long time be ripe: Matter is in reality woven light, and that which belongs to the soul is in some way or other refined love. These are ancient occult sayings, but they are sayings which will for all time remain true and will prove fruitful for human evolution, not only for knowledge, but also for human work and action. ~ Manifestations of Karma, LECTURE 10, FREE WILL AND KARMA IN THE FUTURE OF HUMAN EVOLUTION by Rudolf Steiner
POD (Poem Of the Day)
~Even now in the long pause of possibility
Rumbling beneath its shell
There rises a wild honking
That awakens the calling of Light
& the will to Love
Friday the 13th
What is at the root of “triskadekaphobia” (the fear of the number 13)?
Well it could be because all numbers have their own cosmic vibration, & “13” is considered an unstable number. From the time when humans first used numbers to measure things, the number 12 has represented a common cosmic standard. There are 12 months of the year, 12 hours on the clock, 12 signs of the Zodiac, 12 Tribes of Israel, 12 Apostles, 12 Knights of the Round Table & so on. The number 13 represents disruption to the established order.
The modern basis for the aura that surrounds Friday the 13th stems from Friday October the 13th, 1307. On this date, the Pope of the church in Rome, in Conjunction with the King of France, carried out a secret death warrant against “the Knights Templar”. The Templars were terminated as heretics, never again to hold the power & riches that they had stewarded for so long. Their Grand Master, Jacques DeMolay, was arrested & killed on that Friday the 13th.
But In pre-Christian societies, reliance on a lunar calendar meant that Friday the 13th would coincide with the Full Moon or New Moon. It was a day to honor the goddesses & planet Venus in a day-long love-fest! Friday the 13th symbolized a day for everyone to let go, party, & sacrifice routine. Such breaks in the usual order allowed for the restoration of balance & harmony.
The Scandinavian belief that the number 13 signified bad luck sprang from their mythological 12 demigods, who were joined by a 13th demigod, Loki, a cruel trickster who brought upon humans great misfortune.
The number 13, in the Christian faith, is the number of people at the Last Supper, with the 13th guest at the table being the traitor, Judas.
Whether or not a person considers Friday the 13th as unlucky, belief in superstitions offers a sense of control in stressful situations. Today’s beliefs may very well be tomorrows superstitions.
Take a cue from our forebears. They saw the number 13 as a lucky omen, a time to make a fresh beginning, seeking new roads to success & satisfaction, as we open our heart & mind to new opportunities, luck & love!But just to be safe, don’t step on a crack!
KNOW THYSELF – Karma and Anthroposophic Psychology
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Sacred Gateway: Conscious Living, Conscious Dying, and the Journey Beyond
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~Vitae Sophia~A Whitsun Festival of United Soul Endeavor with Hazel Archer-Ginsberg
Saturday, 30 May, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm Groh Farm, 135 Temple Rd, Wilton, NH
Eurythmy: AUM = A – I stand for myself, U- I stand for humanity, M – I stand for Life
Social Sculpture: Steiner’s ‘Blue Dot Exercise’– 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?
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’?
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.
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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 of the Chicago Rudolf Steiner Branch, The Traveling Speakers Program, & the Central Regional Council of the Anthroposophical Society.
Our dear Dr. Steiner said: ‘It is not the Christ we lack, but the knowledge of Christ, the Sophia of Christ, the Isis of Christ we are lacking.’ In ‘Ancient Myths and the New Isis Mystery: Their Meaning and Connection with Evolution’ Lecture 3; given in Dornach, 6 January 1918, by Rudolf Steiner; we hear how the power of ‘The Word, the power of The Logos’, must be resurrected through our striving to activate the Wisdom of Anthroposophia within each of us. Join Hazel Archer-Ginsberg for a powerful presentation Lifting the Veil of the New Isis-Sophia, to bring Light to Love.