10 June 2021 – The catalpa trees are sending their flowering fragrance into the morning air, as the dragon takes a bite out of the Sun. The birds pause, & listen, in the dusky light, to a human song, full of dissonance & longing, a deep mourning- rumbling moan, a forgotten resonance, a cry for help…
‘This little light of mine…’ spirals out from the warmth of my heart begotten from the pain of empathy – in the retort of my vibrating throat I transform it into healing rays of recognition, entraining my tender teeth, pitching love & light out of the top of my head. The hierarchies join me in the Halleluiah as a new sun dawns.
FYI: Dear friends, as a neophyte memeber of the General Council of the Anthroposophical Society in America I will be attending my 1st council retreat, so for the next 4 days I will be away from my usual duties…
Rudolf Steiner’s Lectures on this day(RSarchives)
ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY (Rudolf Steiner’s original Calendar of the Soul, Anthrowiki, Wikipedia Commons, Alchetron, The Free Social Encyclopedia)
40 AD – Birthday of Apollonius of Tyana, a Greek Neopythagorean philosopher, around the time of Jesus.
671 – Emperor Tenji of Japan introduces a water clock (clepsydra) called Rokoku.
1190 –Frederick I Barbarossa drowns in the river Saleph while leading an army to Jerusalem
1786 – A landslide dam on the Dadu River created by an earthquake ten days earlier collapses, killing 100,000 in the Sichuan province of China
1886 – Mount Tarawera in New Zealand erupts, killing 1,530 people & burying the famous Pink & White Terraces. Eruptions continue for 3 months creating a large, fissure across the mountain peak
1898 – Spanish–American War: U.S. Marines land on the island of Cuba
1915 – Birthday of Saul Bellow, Canadian-American author & playwright, Nobel Prize laureate
1963 – Equal Pay Act of 1963 aimed at abolishing wage disparity based on sex (see Gender pay gap) was signed into law by John F. Kennedy as part of his New Frontier Program
1964 – United States Senate breaks a 83-day filibuster against the Civil Rights Act of 1964, leading to the bill’s passage.
1977 – The Apple II, one of the first personal computers, goes on sale
2002 – The first direct electronic communication experiment between the nervous systems of two humans is carried out by Kevin Warwick in the United Kingdom
POD (Poem Of the Day)
~The moist wind is my skin
I cannot divide heaven from you, you from me, me from myself…
We are 2 eyes aligned in a single vision…
Summer Practice & Research Group – 6 Essential Exercises & Eightfold Path
Beginning Saturday June 12 and ending July 24.
9:00 – 9:15 am PT / 10 am MT / 11 am CT / noon ET / 5 pm UTC / 6 pm CET
Daily 15-minute Zoom for 42 days (6 weeks)
You are invited to join with a group of friends as we explore Rudolf Steiner’s 6 Essential Exercises alongside the Eightfold / Daily Exercise Path.
This is a practice group AND a research group. We are experimenting with weaving our attention with weekly rhythm of the 6BE and the daily rhythm of Eightfold Path/ Daily Exercises. You are encouraged to bring a journal to make notes and keep track of your progress.
‘Preparing the Way’ an experiential St. John’s-Tide Festival
23 June 2021, Doors open at 5:30 pm with a Potluck -Program from 7-8:30 pm
In-person at the Rudolf Steiner Branch 4248 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, 60618
The program is evolving – There is a possibility that world-renowned eurythmist Jan Ranck from the Jerusalem Academy of Eurythmy will lead us in group eurythmy (TBA)
Other activities may include:
Art – Mary Spalding
Spacial Dynamics – Deborah Rogers
Singing – Elizabeth Kelly
Group discussion – Hazel Archer
If Jan Ranck is leading – $20 pre-pay online or $30 at the door (no one turned away for lack of funds)
For more info. contact Cultural Events & Festivals Coordinator Hazel Archer
St. John the Baptist and Uriel the Archangel of Summer –
An Experiential Festival with Geoff Norris, Elizabeth Carlson, Lisa Dalton, Hazel Archer
Sunday 27 June 2021 on Zoom: Noon – 1:30 pm PT / 1 – 2:30 pm MT / 2 pm – 3:30 pm CT / 3 – 4:30 pm ET / 8 – 9:30 pm London Time / 9 – 10:30 pm CET
Metanoia – Can you hear the voice of conscience? – Make straight the path, for at the fullness of Summer, the light is so bright that it leaves no room for the shadow, a time to remember what St. John said “Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
Musicial Performance by Lucien Dante Lazar
Speech – Geoffrey Norris
Eurythmy- Elizabeth Carlson
Living into St. John’s-Tide – Lisa Dalton
Leading Thoughts – Hazel Archer
Hazel Archer is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: St. John’s
Time: Jun 27, 2021 02:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 705 293 1041
Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/a961qZZhF
For more info. contact Cultural Events & Festivals Coordinator Hazel Archer Hazel@reverseritual.com