Prepare

Hubbub #8 - JP Gallery
Jennifer Perlmutter

Dear friends in all the hubbub around HWW I forgot to share Roy Sadler’s good thoughts & translation of the Calendar of the Soul for last week:

‘Dear Hazel,
I trust you and your dear friends have had an enlightening weekend.
May its thunder wave on into new opportunities for all of you.
With a long interest in Isis, your quest to unravel her mysteries led me
yesterday to read on the rsarchive Steiner’s 1917-18 Christmas & Epiphany
lectures. Wonderful! And it came to me at about 10.30pm GMT
at the time you were Lifting the veil on Isis and Sophia that maybe
they could be revealed in this week’s Soul Calendar verse
(in a turning point within it I was anyway not sure how to make).
Could this be a 21st century translation for the future of our spirit
and how we will endow it in ourselves?’

Isis - Aset Painting by Diveena Seshetta
Diveena Seshetta

v22
The light from far and wide
lives on with inner power,
becomes the light of soul
and shines in depths of spirit
to free the fruits of Isis, mother of Sophia,
that from her cosmic self the human self
will ripen in the course of time.

La compassion d'Isis by Gilles Chambon, 2018 | Painting | Artsper (731802)
Gilles Chambon

and its mirror verse
at Allhallowtide
v31
The light from spirit depths
strives outwards like the sun,
becomes life’s strength of will
and shines in senses’ dullness
to free the energy that ripens
creative powers in the work
the human soul initiates.

with heartfelt wishes
for How We Will,
Roy Sadler

Isis, Painting
Kelly Well

v23
In autumn haze
the senses’ lure fades;
a mist arising veils
the light’s revealing.
In widths of space I see
the autumn landscape fall asleep.
The summer’s yielded me her being
for me to reap.

Goddess Isis the Seer Classic Round Sticker | Zazzle.com
Cassy Cenletz

and it’s mirror verse in the last week of October,
v30
In sunlight of my soul
the fruit of thought matures;
all feeling turns to sureness
of self-awareness.
In joy to sense
the autumn’s rousing of the spirit;
within me will the winter wake
the summer of the soul.

With my best wishes for your safe circle, and for my own and for everyone’s, and for our ability to embrace the mirror of each other and also strive to free the fruits of Isis and find the strength of will to work for our beleaguered world.
~Roy

6 September 2020 – “Speaking with the Stars“: The waning gibbous Moon rises at the end of twilight. Once she’s up, watch for fiery Mars, about a fist-width to the Moon’s lower left. Mars will come up about 30 or 40 minutes after Bella Luna. Over the Moon is the Great Square of Pegasus, balanced on one corner. The whole scene climbs higher as evening grows late

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Susan Clare

POD (Poem Of the Day)

~The river flows on
Tall, thin reeds rock against the current
& the wet wind, like a woman, envelops me…
~hag

River reed beds (Snape, Suffolk), 2014 by Ruth McCabe | Abstract watercolor  art, Landscape art, Watercolor paintings easy
Ruth Macabe

We are never real historians, but always near poets, and our emotion is perhaps nothing but an expression of a poetry that was lost. ~ Gaston Bachelard

Rudolf Steiner’s Lectures on this day

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

Platonism - Wikiwand

Deathday of Albinus a Platonist philosopher, who lived at Smyrna, pupil of Gaius the Platonist & teacher of Galen.  A short tract by him, entitled Introduction to Plato’s dialogues, has survived. After explaining the nature of the Dialogue, which he compares to a Drama, he  goes on to divide the Dialogues of Plato into four classes, logical, critical, physical, ethical, & mentions another division of them into Tetralogies, according to their subjects. He advises that the Alcibiades, Phaedo, Republic, & Timaeus, should be read in a series

Saint of the Day – 6 September – St Magnus of Füssen – AnaStpaul

1080 – Deathday of Magnus of Füssen, a missionary saint in southern Germany, also known as the Apostle of the Allgäu, a contemporary of Saint Gall & Saint Boniface

Picture Of Ferdinand Magellan The Solo Ship Victoria

1522 – The Victoria, the only surviving ship of Ferdinand Magellan’s expedition, returns to Spain, becoming the first ship to circumnavigate the world

Moses Mendelssohn: Personally observant progenitor of Reform Judaism |  Jewish Website

1729 – Birthday of Moses Mendelssohn, a creative & eclectic thinker whose writings on metaphysics & aesthetics, political theory & theology, together with his Jewish heritage, placed him at the focal point of the German Enlightenment for over three decades

Emerson-Thoreau

1847 – Henry David Thoreau leaves Walden Pond & moves in with Ralph Waldo Emerson & his family in Concord, Massachusetts

Jane Addams: the activist who set a foundation for modern social work |  Personal Investments | The Guardian

1860 – Birthday of Jane Addams, sociologist & author, Nobel Prize laureate – I have a soft spot for this powerful lady – I went to Jane Addams Jr. High & the Hull House museum is close to where I live in Chicago. Jane Addams life’s work still resonates in a big way today. Social worker, suffragette & activist are just some of the titles that apply to her. In 1889, Jane founded a social settlement called Hull House, which supported thousands of people each week – mainly immigrants, the poor & the dispossessed. It became a model for similar communities in the future.

Flashback: At a time when immigrants were feared, Chicago's Hull House  nurtured the lives of the foreign-born - Chicago Tribune

Jane studied medicine as a young adult but decided that wasn’t her calling. She was inspired during a trip to London when she visited the world’s first settlement house, Toynbee Hall. Within months, she opened the doors to a similar facility in her hometown of Chicago.

Set up Hull Houses for 2013 - Chicago Tribune

Originally conceived to give immigrants & the poor access to the arts, Hull House evolved according to the community’s needs. Along the way, Jane also challenged corrupt local officials, investigated health issues and lobbied against unfair laws.

Catching Up With History at Jane Addams' Hull-House

Jane was way ahead of her time, a person who was making inquiries & putting her money where her mouth was into figuring out enormous social problems. She made a lot of progress in ways that are still really resonant. The legacy started at Hull House lives on, from juvenile courts & labor laws to playgrounds & public sanitation. The Mother of Social Work set a standard for how to help others.

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Daniel Mirante

Preparing for Michaelmas:

I watch the shadows lengthen. The angle of the sun, like the lance of Michael, a sunlit spear piercing awake my sleepy summer eyes, banishing the sulphur, activating the iron in my blood. Am I ready to do battle with the dragon within?

If spiritual science is allowed to live in us & extend its transforming influence to our heart-space, what enters us as thoughts, is then changed, into the substance of light, into the purest light of thought. And in the living enthusiasm of the heart, this light of thought then rays out from our hearts into the macrocosm, as light of the redeemed intelligence of Michael; as enlivened human thought, which can be re-united with the world-thoughts of the gods.

Heart-Thinking is the essence of Michaelmas, as the festival of Enlightenment; where we can learn to experience an unfolding of our inner initiative & a free, strong, courageous will, opposing our love of ease. Yes, it’s easy this time of year, to want to get cozy on the couch, to snuggle up with the dragon, flipping thru the channels, fighting over the remote…

But it is our job to strive to complete the never ending story, with the new Michaelic mysteries put forth by Rudolf Steiner, a true emissary of Michael, teaching us to count the human being as the 10th hierarchy. And so, work we must, as we stand once more on the edge of autumn.

See you there…

~Hazel Archer Ginsberg

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Umbra Perchiazzi

The Central Regional Council Invites ALL to our Michaelmas Festival:

‘Courage Born of Wisdom’

Wednesday 23 September 2020 –On ZOOM – 7:15 pm CDT – 8:30 pm

CRC performs a telling of a tale from ancient Chaldea where EA gives birth to Marduk, precursor to Michael.

Wisdom, Proverbs 9:1-6
Proverbs 24: 1-9

then “Wisdom Built herself a house*”…7 members of the various sections of the Anthroposophical Society will stand as Wisdom’s 7 Pillars to share how Courage was born from Wisdom leading to their work in the world.

Medical Section –Drs. Molly & Quentin McMullen
Social Science Section – Doug Wylie
Youth – Stephan Ambrose
BD – Rand Carter
Pedagogical –Michael Holdrege
3-Folding – Dorothy Hinkle-Uhlig
Eurythmy – Barbara Richardson

St. Michael Archangel | Archangel michael, Jesus christ images ...

with a closing about the connection between Michael, The Christ & Anthroposophia!

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Personal Recollections of Joan Of Arc, by Mark Twain

Our annual Michaelmas Festival & Youth Gathering  27 Sept. 2020 – 2 pm – 4 pm CDT

Joan d’Arc – PURIFYING FIRE: The Power behind the Will – 2 pm – 4 pm CDT

In person & online presentations 

This years theme will be an exploration of the connection between Joan d’Arc & the Archangel Michael…

with special guests: Angela Foster from Atlanta & Mary Spalding

Including a performance of ‘The Passage” by Lucian Dante Lazar

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Michaelmas Saturday, 9/26 @2-4pm  https://zoom.us/j/97955920156

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Sponsored by: The Rudolf Steiner Branch, Elderberries Biodynamic Outpost & 3-Fold Cultural Hub

for more info. contact Festivals coordinator Hazel Archer-Ginsberg

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7 thoughts on “Prepare

  1. Hazel, you had something that closes out this essay on ‘Prepare’. You wrote:

    “But it is our job to strive to complete the never ending story, with the new Michaelic mysteries put forth by Rudolf Steiner, a true emissary of Michael, teaching us to count the human being as the 10th hierarchy. And so, work we must, as we stand once more on the edge of autumn.”

    This is very appealing because of what Rudolf Steiner says at the end of his last short lecture on 28 September 1924. This lecture remains a kind of enigma for a number of reasons. Every sentence is filled with meaning, as if Steiner wants those in his listening audience to realize and identify with the fact that he is, and has been a part of this stream from the beginning. Take this paragraph, which is close to the conclusion.

    “And so, we see in Novalis a radiant and splendid forerunner of that Michael stream which is now to lead you all, my dear friends, while you live; and then, after you have gone through the gate of death, you will find in the spiritual super-sensible worlds all those others — among them also the being of whom I have been speaking to you today — all those with whom you are to prepare the work that shall be accomplished at the end of the century, and that shall lead mankind past the great crisis in which it is involved.”

    https://wn.rsarchive.org/Lectures/InEJRN_index.html

    1. Yes, our dear Doctor has given us many clues as to our work!
      Especially at the end of his last incarnation which we must implement today.

  2. Steiner does not refer to Isis at all in verse 22 of the CoS. If we compare the Sadler version here with Steiner’s English, and also the German original, it does not mention Isis at all.

    The light from far and wide
    lives on with inner power,
    becomes the light of soul
    and shines in depths of spirit
    to free the fruits of Isis, mother of Sophia,
    that from her cosmic self the human self
    will ripen in the course of time.

    The light from world-wide spaces
    Works on within with living power;
    Transformed to light of soul
    It shines into the spirit depths
    To bring to birth the fruits
    Whereby out of the self of worlds
    The human self in course of time shall ripen.

    Das Licht aus Weltenweiten,
    Im Innern lebt es kräftig fort:
    Es wird zum Seelenlichte
    Und leuchtet in die Geistestiefen,
    Um Früchte zu entbinden,
    Die Menschenselbst aus Weltenselbst
    Im Zeitenlaufe reifen lassen.

    So, I think that the one thing that will prove to be important here is that on 7 September 1908, Steiner carefully described how Osiris was ceased and cut up by Typhon, his own brother, into fourteen pieces, and locked in a chest. It was only Isis who came to release him and gather the pieces. They would eventually beget a son, Horus. This is good stuff from the occultism that Steiner saw as the saving grace in our day and age.

    https://wn.rsarchive.org/Lectures/GA106/English/AP1971/19080907p01.html

    1. Yes to take the step into the future and Name Isis is a bold interpretation/inspiration by Sadler, & how interesting that as you say there is this connection in time with the old myth.
      It is powerful to me for us to be open to what the spiritual world wants us to bring in anew.

      1. Hazel, may the force be with us. Our fifth cultural epoch contains many challenges, threats and fears that have to be overcome and won through courage and the effective wielding of Michael’s sword and His shield. This message to Sardis, which reflects our time, has worked inspiringly in my life for many years, ref. Revelation, ch. 3

        Message to Sardis – 3

        “To the angel of the church in Sardis write:
        He who has the seven Spirits of God and the seven stars, says this: ‘I know your deeds, that you have a name that you are alive, but you are dead. 2 Wake up, and strengthen the things that remain, which were about to die; for I have not found your deeds completed in the sight of My God. 3 So remember what you have received and heard; and keep it, and repent. Therefore if you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what hour I will come to you. 4 But you have a few people in Sardis who have not soiled their garments; and they will walk with Me in white, for they are worthy. 5 He who overcomes will thus be clothed in white garments; and I will not erase his name from the book of life, and I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels. 6 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.’

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