Moving Thru

Lament of Mary Magdalene at the tomb ~JOSE LUIS CASTRILLO

Greetings friends – All the while, as we experience the darkness before the dawn during Passion-Tide  – “my Self lies lamenting on the ground” – we can also feel the stirring of transformative healing in the catharsis of our faithful endeavoring.   


The ‘Great Physician’ is felt in the presence of the Healing Spirit – Rising from the caduceus of The Archangel Raphael – Pulsing out into the world every Spring.

These health giving powers redeem great evil. The hardening, or the dissolving of our breathing, the forces which make for illness, can be a catalyst for catharsis & change, when we meet them in Christened consciousness.

If we allow this active imagination of the Archangel of Spring to arise in our thinking, it can lead directly to a way of life that engenders a Living Ritual – embracing The Holy Spirit, which must be cultivated & preserved on Earth – thru our human being.


Inspired from Rudolf Steiner’s The Breathing Process of the Earth

This weekend thru our exploration of the Categories of Aristotle with Claudia Fontana & our working with the Evolutionary Sequence in Eurythmy we were fortified!

This cultural program was conceived as an opening to the Spring Festivals. Then as Claudia was leading us thru forms to poems by Novalis about the Sophia, I realized that we were gathering for the Eurythmy workshop on The Feast of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary which is also the deathday of Novalis – So perfect!

photo by pianist Jonathan Hadley

Thanks to Claudia & to all who took part in the journey in all worlds.

translated with added titles by Roy Sadler

Cleanse The Temple
The senses’ wealth
is pouring into human inwardness;
the Cosmic Spirit finds itself
in human eyes,
which must, reflecting it,
revitalise their seeing.

Eleanor Merry in her Calendar of the Soul beautifully expresses, “The sense-organs will become transmitters of Spiritual Light from Earth to Heaven.” Karl König notes that in this period before Easter, it is a deeply moving experience for the soul to recognize that the Cosmic Spirit seeks for and finds the human; in the period after Easter, it will be the human beings’s turn to rediscover the Spirit ruling in the world.

the mirror verse
Arising into senses’ all-enwoven outwardness
thought’s power sheds its separate strand;
the worlds of spirit find again
their human offspring,
whose soul must find her seed in them
but in herself the fruit.

26 March 2023 – “Speaking with the Stars”

Rudolf Steiner’s Lectures on this day


1827 – Death-Day of Ludwig van Beethoven, German pianist & composer

1830 – The Book of Mormon is published in Palmyra, New York.

1856 – Birthday of Fritz Lemmermayer, an Austrian writer, journalist & closest childhood friend of Rudolf Steiner in Vienna. Fritz was a passionate anti-materialist, he wanted to devote his life to the creation & maintenance of spiritual values. In 1883 he completed his novel “The Alchemist”. Rudolf Steiner met Lemmermayer again in 1886 in the circle of the poet Marie Eugenie delle Grazie.  An extensive correspondence attests to the close friendship between the two (see GA 38).

Steiner says: Fritz Lemmermayer, with whom I was later on terms of intimate friendship, I came to know at one of delle Grazie’s afternoons. A highly noteworthy man. Whatever interested him he expressed with inwardly measured dignity. In his outward appearance he resembled equally the musician Rubinstein and the actor Lewinsky. With Hebbel he developed almost a cult. He had definite views on art and life born out of the sagacious understanding of the heart, and these were unusually fixed. He had written the interesting and profound romance, Der Alchemist(3), and much besides that was characterized by beauty and depth. He knew how to consider the least things in life from the view-point of the most vital. I recall how I once saw him in his charming little room in a side-street in Vienna together with other friends. He had planned his meal: two soft-boiled eggs, to be cooked in an instantaneous boiler, together with bread. He remarked with much emphasis while the water was heating to boil the eggs for us: “This will be delicious!” In a later phase of my life I shall again have occasion to speak of him ~Rudolf Steiner, The Story of My Life, Chapter VII Lemmermayer & Steiner joined the ranks of the Viennese artist circle in the house of the protestant priest Alfred Formey. In 1891 Lemmermayer was vice president of Schrifstellerbundes Iduna , named after Iduna , the Norse goddess of youth & immortality a counterweight against the currents of naturalism. Lemmermayer  became a member of the Anthroposophical Society  in 1920. He Steiner on many trips through Austria, Germany, Switzerland, France, Holland & England.  This led to his 1929 published memories,  where he spoke about Rudolf Steiner, Robert Hamerling & other personalities of the Austrian intellectual life of the 80s. In addition, Lemmermayer published in the weekly ” Das Goetheanum “.

1874 – Birthday of Robert Frost, American poet & playwright

1892 – Deathday of Walt Whitman

1902 – Deathday of Cecil Rhodes – British imperialist & mining magnate

1979 – Anwar al-Sadat, Menachem Begin & Jimmy Carter (I love you JC) sign the Egypt–Israel Peace Treaty in Washington, D.C

Juan de Flandes

“Lazarus – Come Forth” – Through The Word & Eurythmy

w/ Rev. Jeana Lee, Mary Ruud & Hazel Archer-Ginsberg

Starting at Sundown Friday 31 March 2023
7 pm – 8:30 pm CT at the Christian Community 2135 W. Wilson

Leading Thoughts & Close of Day with Rev. Jeana Lee

Continuing on Lazarus Saturday 1 April 2023
10 am – 12 noon CT
at the Rudolf Steiner Branch Chicago 4249 N. Lincoln Ave

Night School Check-in w/ Hazel Archer – Eurythmy w/ Mary Ruud

$10 more or less or pay what you will
Please bring a potluck dish to share for the luncheon after the Festival

For more info. contact Cultural Events & Festivals Coordinator

Mary Magdalene & the Women at the Tomb – A Festival of Recogniton

with Hazel Archer-Ginsberg,

Song-Circle with Velsum, 

Holy Saturday 8 April 2023

1 pm – 3pm CT hybrid event in-person at the Rudolf Steiner Branch Chicago & on zoom

Meeting ID: 705 017 4041

For more Info. contact Cultural Events & Festivals Coordinator
Rudolf Steiner Branch 4249 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL 60618 (map)


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

For more info contact Aline Hanle

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.

Nancy Poer

~Vitae Sophia~A Whitsun Festival of United Soul Endeavor 

with Hazel Archer-Ginsberg, Velsum Voices & Eurythmy

1- 3 pm CT – Saturday 27 May 2023 a Hybrid event in person* & on zoom

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.

Zoom: Meeting ID: 836 6336 6670 / Passcode: 397593

For more Info. contact Cultural Events & Festivals Coordinator
*Rudolf Steiner Branch 4249 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL 60618 (

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

12 thoughts on “Moving Thru

  1. March 26th is the fifth Lenten Sunday since February 26th, which was four days after Ash Wednesday. So, we definitely are “Moving Thru”, which would be characteristic of this period of time in particular. This coming week wraps up the time in which Christ took the disciples to the wilderness area around the city of Ephraim. This was because His life was threatened due to the raising of Lazarus, and He needed some time to rest in solitude with His chosen Twelve. Of course, this brings up interesting parameters, and the first one concerns the Maccabees. Christ informs His Twelve that they are the reincarnated Maccabees, and He has reversed their order. Thus, he indicates that, “the last will become first, and the first last”, which is owing to a certain necessary reordering for the purpose of bringing the Seven over the Five again, which is the true order of the human Astral Body, and placing the Chakras properly over the five organs of sense perception, which is symbolized by the victory of the five sons of Mattathias Maccabee. This is offset by the defeat of the seven sons of the Mother Maccabee, which symbolizes the fact that by 165 BC, when the Maccabean Revolt took place, sense perception was valued more than spiritual perception. Christ came to reverse this, and that is why He had to reverse the order of the Twelve. He even told them what he had done.

    This was the Ephraim experience for some 40 days before the return to Bethany on the way to Jerusalem for Palm Sunday, which is week six in our Lenten concentration. Hazel, you gave a very perceptive indication of this when you acknowledged that Joshua was from the Tribe of Ephraim. He was all about the Astral Body taking the lead with its Chakras, and he did “fit the Battle of Jericho”. Thus, Christ is honoring Joshua when He takes the disciples to Ephraim.

    1. True very right,Ephraim..good information..thank you,
      Battle of Jericho contains greatest mystery e.g. lost myth Aztec..
      it is mentioned in hathayoga pradipika yoga book ch 5 verse 1 editions before 1978,many verses in Holy Blble too!!
      and with time it became 4 ch.only scholars removing them..we are reading updated versions many things missing..many myths gone with wind latest Mayan lost myth.
      In yoga Inverted headstand sirsasana pose is said to be the king of all poses,which
      I Re added it since @past 2 years following Holy Bible..and it did miracle..upside down gen 3 15,solved.earlier was not aware of such benefits..
      gen 3 15/Hinduism halahala problem solved!! this was kept hidden by earlier shamans../or medical practitioners..
      I am not aware of Hippocrates medical oaths..
      once again thanking you best regards,mkyogi

      1. n.b.simultaneously hips =pelvis with neck=throat..for anima and animus in one!
        all happens automatically requires awareness disciplinary yoga..
        DNA Male has X and Y female has Y DNA caduceus..regards,mkyogi

    2. Greetings,
      another feather on your crown!thank you,
      “Christ came to reverse this, and that is why He had to reverse the order of the Twelve. He even told them what he had done.”
      this can be interpreted as throat=Neck.tailbone=sacrum.a complex yoga lord Shiva and bull!
      Mithra myth showing bull!! which is awakening inner feminine Anima in yoga term..Anima/Animus male =female.
      we humans have fused spine thus we cant be god/goddess,this is compromise
      as anima/ animus heart chakra has 12 petals in yoga..central as diaphragm?
      ascending/ descending aortas plus heart thus 3 hearts..

      your views added to me new patterns in yoga e.g.reversing chakras nos..
      thank you,such a complex subject I practice with out labels..many interpretation/confusions surprisingly entire body is infinite in all directions heart too have eternity(Ecclesiastes) where to stop?how to find where I stand?
      more and more struggling to remain at same level..proportional to food/medicines/relativity of time same thing never works again similar to chess game we are changing every moment is also adds,skin/ skeleton sag further due to ageing.
      sail on as long today!
      palms together namaste,mkyogi

      1. Cepheus as King of Old Ethiopia after death becomes installed in the constellations of the Northern Hemisphere as the “family man” constellation depicted in the form of the Bull. He marries Cassiopeia; has a daughter, Andromeda, who is saved by Perseus, the Sun Hero. Then, Cepheus sacrifices himself to Perseus, and becomes the Mithras Bull.

        This is what Christ is referring to when He names Simon, brother of Andrew, as Cepheus, and why all roads lead to Galilee, where the fishermen live now at Capernaum. From chapter 1 of the Gospel of John:

        43 The next day He purposed to go into Galilee, and He found Philip. And Jesus said to him, “Follow Me.” 44 Now Philip was from Bethsaida, of the city of Andrew and Peter. 45 Philip found Nathanael and said to him, “We have found Him of whom Moses in the Law and also the Prophets wrote—Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.” 46 Nathanael said to him, “Can any good thing come out of Nazareth?” Philip said to him, “Come and see.” 47 Jesus saw Nathanael coming to Him, and said of him, “Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom there is no deceit!” 48 Nathanael said to Him, “How do You know me?” Jesus answered and said to him, “Before Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you.” 49 Nathanael answered Him, “Rabbi, You are the Son of God; You are the King of Israel.” 50 Jesus answered and said to him, “Because I said to you that I saw you under the fig tree, do you believe? You will see greater things than these.” 51 And He said to him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, you will see the heavens opened and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man.”

  2. n.b. the skill is in lowering the raised it passes through all glands,must be done within medical norms.otherwise becomes life threatening .e.g.locomotive turntable..there are many dualities too eyes=retina opening old age related
    sinus nose for heart,chin /neck..etc..Inconvenience please be regretted..

  3. Greetings,

    Sky to earth connection is also equally needed for to/fro infinite journey,
    Gen 3 15 must be satisfied..Saint peter cross is upside birthing!!/born again?
    Gen 1 1 2
    In the beginning God created the sky and the earth. The earth was empty and had no form. Darkness covered the ocean, and God’s Spirit was moving over the water.

    In my experience god made a mistake creating human having ability to to/fro infinite
    connections as prana and between we breathe to be alive!!
    where to stop? person cant die cant live..Mark 16 18
    they will pick up snakes with their hands; and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all; they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well.”
    1 Cor1 28
    God chose things despised by the world, things counted as nothing at all, and used them to bring to nothing what the world considers important.
    modern medical science has set norms for health /sickness,civilized human did and medical world..suspended animation,living 1000 years FDA gave approval for human trials..suspended animation a wonderful word..
    palms together namaste,mkyogi

    1. Father God created in Seven days, and then the Lord God created in Five more days, Genesis 2:4, which forms 12 days of Creation overall. First evolutionary cycle ends with chapter three, and the expulsion of Adam and Eve.

      Peter is 13th in the center of the Twelve Disciples. He is named Cepheus by Christ when first meeting. This means “King of Old Ethiopia”, which is the last of Lemuria, and drifted into the African continent at the northeastern portion. Cradle of the human race, according to modern anthropologists.

      Upside down crucifixion of Peter, immortalized in the painting of Caravaggio, really means the supersensible escape from the chains of Herod Agrippa I, and seeking out Mary to tell her, and she sends a message to her son to come home right away. John Mark.

      Most important. Christ reverses Chakras to proper order over five sense perceptibles. Maccabbees are reordered and the Seven gain prominence over the five. Remember, they were sacrificed in order to gain the victory of the five. Jewish power center was formed under Judas Maccabeus, who reincarnated as Judas Iscariot, the betrayer of Christ. Christ experiences persecution by the scribes and Pharisees over the three years, and is crucified by the Caiaphas plot, John 11:

      Conspiracy to Kill Jesus

      47 Therefore the chief priests and the Pharisees convened a council, and were saying, “What are we doing? For this man is performing many signs. 48 If we let Him go on like this, all men will believe in Him, and the Romans will come and take away both our place and our nation.” 49 But one of them, Caiaphas, who was high priest that year, said to them, “You know nothing at all, 50 nor do you take into account that it is expedient for you that one man die for the people, and that the whole nation not perish.” 51 Now he did not say this on his own initiative, but being high priest that year, he prophesied that Jesus was going to die for the nation, 52 and not for the nation only, but in order that He might also gather together into one the children of God who are scattered abroad. 53 So from that day on they planned together to kill Him.

      54 Therefore Jesus no longer continued to walk publicly among the Jews, but went away from there to the country near the wilderness, into a city called Ephraim; and there He stayed with the disciples.

        1. Of course. But there are those that are designated as “The 13th”. We have Christ in the center of the Twelve Buddhas; Arthur and Guinevere in the center of the Twelve Knights of the Round Table; Christian Rosenkreutz in the center of the College of Twelve; and Simon/Cephas in the center of the Twelve Disciples/Apostles. His legacy goes way back, and Christ recognized this when He first met him. From the Gospel of John, chapter 1:

          40 One of the two who heard John speak and followed Him, was Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother. 41 He found first his own brother Simon and said to him, “We have found the Messiah” (which translated means Christ). 42 He brought him to Jesus. Jesus looked at him and said, “You are Simon the son of John; you shall be called Cephas” (which is translated Peter).

      1. Greetings,
        “Most important. Christ reverses Chakras to proper order over five sense perceptibles. Maccabbees are reordered and the Seven gain prominence over the five. Remember, they were sacrificed in order to gain the victory of the five. ”
        may be the skull which represents five senses..
        we are what we eat, we breathe to be alive..blood purification..related.
        ears /nose/ throat ENT specialization,
        and eyes/nose eye specialization.reproduction..?and throat/neck..
        wrongly interpreted as sex to super consciousness..

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