Dear friends – I posted the lecture by Steiner on the Geographic Double from my offering American Magnetism in another part of cyber-space, & it got all kinds of wacky responses. Old Vikings declaring that Steiner was wrong since there was no ‘evidence’ that ships came to America from Norway before the history books say; or on the other extreme saying the Norwegians took this journey on the astral plane. The gentleman’s proof being that he himself has often does so…Everyone completely ignoring the whole point of the lecture: That the Ahrimanic Double is strongest in America.
Meanwhile around the breakfast table my husband CG said it seemed to him that the Ahrimanic double possessed the Europeans when they finally did come to America driving them to commit genocide on the Native Americans in the name of commerce & white supremacy.
This feels like where the real discussion should go.
The spiritual powers kept a veil over those destructive forces, which the Native Americans were not susceptible to, but which the Europeans were vulnerable to, for as long as possible, but when the Church wanted to have access to the abundant resources across the sea the conquers were released consequences be dammed.
Friends, to practice Spiritual Science means we have to be awake to our personal tendencies toward the Ahrimanic denial of spirit -I have to see it to believe it- & the flights of Luciferic fancy, which declares everything is only spirit. May we meet each other on the middle ground where the Christ can live among us…
6 July 2021 – “Speaking with the Stars”: On the mornings of July 5 to 8, 2021, watch for the waning crescent moon to travel in front of the constellation Taurus the Bull. You’ll see the moon’s position change from day to day as it sweeps closer and closer to the sunrise.
The shrinking crescent first sweeps by the Pleiades star cluster (aka the
Seven Sisters). Then Bella Luna will pass the bright red star Aldebaran (Eye of the Bull in Taurus). It’s part of a V-shaped star grouping that forms the Bull’s face. This pattern is called the Hyades.
Finally, a very slim crescent will pass the bright yet elusive planet Mercury (occult Venus)
International Kissing Day
Feast Day of the 1st Prophet – Isaiah 7:14 “Therefore the Lord shall give you by itself a sign; Behold, a virgin shall be with child and will bear a son and shall call his name Immanuel”
Feast Day of Saint Romulus of Fiesole. Like the Romulus of ancient Roman legend, the story goes he was also abandoned, suckled by a wolf, & captured, raised & baptized by Saint Peter
1415 – Deathday of Jan Hus, considered the first Church reformer, since he lived before Luther, Calvin & Zwingli. Hus was a key predecessor to Protestantism. He was burned at the stake for heresy on this day.
1535 – Sir Thomas More is executed for treason against King Henry VIII of England
1887 – Birthday of Marc Chagall, Belarusian-French painter & poet
1892 – 3,800 striking steelworkers engage in a day-long battle with Pinkerton agents during the Homestead Strike, leaving ten dead & dozens wounded
1907 – Birthday of Frida Kahlo
1917 – World War I: Arabian troops led by Lawrence of Arabia capture Aqaba from the Ottoman Empire during the Arab Revolt
1935 – Birthday of the 14th Dalai Lama
1944 – Jackie Robinson refuses to move to the back of a bus, leading to a court-martial
1957 – John Lennon & Paul McCartney meet for the first time, as teenagers at Woolton Fete, three years before forming the Beatles
1962 – Deathday of William Faulkner, Nobel Prize laureate
1962 – As a part of Operation Plowshare, the Sedan nuclear test takes place
1971 – Deathday of Louis Armstrong
1988 – The Piper Alpha drilling platform in the North Sea is destroyed by explosions & fires. 167 oil workers are killed
POD (Poem Of the Day)
~beware the right tool in the wrong hands…
use the keen sword of discretion, wise choice & good judgement
to reclaim the wand of power
& whittle the world right…
Monday 12 July 2021 from 7 – 10 pm
The Chicago Chapter of ‘Merry Prep-stirs’ will meet to work with BD 500, practicing the Spiritual Science of Biodynamics so that ‘The Earth May Be Healed’.
Bon-Fire & Pot-Luck Social Gathering
on the occasion of Hazel’s natal return & the Conjunction of Venus and Mars
Please Bring Food & Drink, a song, poem or Question to Share in Community
RSVP by 10 July 2021 for address & directions to the Homestead of Hazel, Ultra-Violet Archer & Chuck Ginsberg
“And so we picture, from below upwards, in bluish, blackish shades the force of gravity, to which an upward impulse is given by the gnomes; and flitting all around the plant…[is] the undine power that blends and disperses substances as the plant grows upwards. From above downwards, from the sylphs, light is made to leave its imprint in the plant and molds and creates the form which descends as an ideal form and is taken up by the material womb of the earth; moreover fire spirits flit around the plant and concentrate cosmic warmth in tiny seed points. This is sent down to the gnomes together with the seed power, so that down there they can cause the plants to arise out of fire and life.” ~Rudolf Steiner, HARMONY OF THE CREATIVE WORD
Conjunction (appulse) between Venus (occult Mercury) & Mars on 12 July 2021
6 thoughts on “Middle Ground”
The upcoming conjunction between Mars and Mercury on July 12th will be very similar to the much anticipated conjunction of Saturn and Jupiter on the Winter Solstice, December 21, 2020. You used a word that I had to look up, and just did. It is “appulse”, which I had never heard of before. It is astounding to hear this definition:
“Appulse is the least apparent distance between one celestial object and another, as seen from a third body during a given period. … An appulse is an apparent phenomenon caused by perspective only; the two objects involved are not near in physical space.”
You see, this explains something to me. After many weeks of observing the approach of Jupiter to Saturn with binoculars, in the lead-up to the so-called, “Great Conjunction”, I was left wondering how it could actually happen on 12/21/20. According to physical sight and observation, these two planets were still an inch apart, and I can attest to that fact. Then, suddenly, Jupiter appeared on the front end, having advanced in front of Saturn. This is the appulse you are referring to.
With Mars and Mercury, we can expect the same occurrence, but with Mercury advancing past Mars, we have the symbol of the new directional force we need. And on your birthday. Let’s consider what this will mean.
Yes, what does it mean…???
Well, from the standpoint of the definition of “appulse”, the planets do not exist in physical space. They are apparitions to our observing eyes, and entirely spiritual entities. Of course, Spiritual Science backs this up with a course like GA 110: The Spiritual Hierarchies and Their Reflection in the Physical World.
Mercury will pass Mars due to its faster speed of revolution and head right into Leo by the close of July.
I had occasion to take it to our European friends a few years ago around the time of the Brexit conflict for separation from the EU, c. 2017, which of course, is still going on now, as we speak. The concern takes Steiner’s “Geographic Medicine” to a whole new level.
You see, Steiner reveals something of really profound significance in a lecture he gave in January 1921, some three years after GM. It is entitled: “The Past incarnations of the People of Today”. In this lecture, he reveals something important about the present-day Europeans. I admit that the people I spoke to were not very receptive of this idea, but if you consider the present chaos in Europe, it totally makes sense. Here is the excerpt:
“Where were the souls of the greater part of the population of Western Europe, of Middle Europe and far over towards Russia in their earlier life on earth? If we investigate this problem conscientiously with the methods of Spiritual Science, the fact emerges that we are here concerned with souls whose life in the spiritual world since their last death and their present birth has been of comparatively short duration. Our investigation leads us over to the West, to lands in which, after the discovery of America, large numbers of Europeans founded colonies and exterminated or at all events kept the original population in a state of subjection. We are led back to the centuries of the conquests of America and to souls incarnated at the time of these conquests in bodies of the American Indian race.
Now you will not be able to understand what I have to tell you unless you have a true picture in your minds of the nature of these Indian peoples who were gradually exterminated by the colonists from Europe. They were not, of course, cultured people in the sense in which we think of culture today. But there was a certain quality in these souls which expressed itself in a universal, pantheistic form of religion. Their hearts were turned in aspiration to a great Spiritual Being and their religion was thoroughly monotheistic. I am speaking here of the leading stock, not of the more degenerate branches. These people had a living and vivid experience of one great Spirit Universal behind the world of nature and the deeds of men. We must try to understand this mood of soul and altogether get rid of the preconceived notion that these Indian peoples were the half animal savages which they are generally supposed to have been.”
So, Steiner goes on to indicate that these decimated American Indians reincarnated rather quickly as the present-day Europeans. As anyone can see, modern Europe still strives to be separate nations, rather than united, which is a trait seen with the native Americans when the colonists first came across the pond in the 17th century.
Chuck might even be please to hear that “turn about is fair play” with this kind of scenario 🙂
Thank you Steve, for bringing this lecture which I couldn’t remeber the title of when i was searching…
You are right about the folks these days not being receptive, they have been downright dismissive & sexist…
I will share this with them