A Catalpa Tree On West Twelfth Street - Rattlebag and Rhubarb
Josie Halford

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…


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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

Cuentos reunidos” de Saul Bellow | Radio Sefarad

1915 – Birthday of Saul Bellow, Canadian-American author & playwright, Nobel Prize laureate

Happy 50th Birthday, Equal Pay Act: A Brief History and Future of the  Gender Wage Gap – Brain Pickings

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.

Apple II Personal Computer | National Museum of American History

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

Andrea Realpe

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…

Angela Foster

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.

Zoom Link 


William Wolff

‘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

Sea Cooke

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
Passcode: Uriel

Find your local number:

For more info. contact Cultural Events & Festivals Coordinator Hazel Archer

7 thoughts on “pause

  1. Hi Hazel. Just wanted to confirm about this: Daily 15-minute Zoom for 42 days (6 weeks). I’m assuming this is to all readers here? Also, I’m exactly 12 hours ahead. Is this more advised (and effective) as a morning meeting? Many thanks in advance!

    1. It is for one & all. We had other folkd from the Phillipines ect.
      Join the experiment & try it for yourself, we are our own researchers after all

      1. Hazel offers many outstanding programs for group and individual development. Her new position within ASiA is a natural because of her devotion to the cause. She deserved to be on the board long ago.

        Kyle, in synchronizing watches, I see that we are maybe 14 hours apart, my being in the Pacific Time Zone here in Washington state. Hazel works from the center out to the periphery, based on her karma. I have worked all my life from the periphery toward the center, also based on karma. You seem to be someone quite centered in the middle, which is extremely attractive for both of us. Maverick is an awesome dude, and has written to me privately, but I feel somehow that I kind of let him down with my emphasis on gnosis over faith.

        We can talk anytime, 24/7; I am used to it by now over many years in talking to the Europeans on their blogs. I have recently been scolded for writing too much on blog we are both familiar with, and so, I can only offer my address for your insightful comments and interest: sardisian01@gmail. com

        Kind regards from the periphery,


  2. Hi Hazel,

    As a new council member, please inform us of what you find out over the next four days. Must we anticipatingly wait? Your audience is already here. Sounds good.

    Yet, what will tomorrow bring? Tell us. If it is about what anthroposophy means in this day and age, then we already know that. So, what is your indoctrination about? Bells and whistles, we don’t need. So, tell us about your advancement into the hierarchy?

    Regards, Steve

  3. Hi Hazel,
    Congratulations to your position at the general counsel! I’m very grateful you are doing this and excited about the things you share.

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