“…The hatred and antipathy in the world today can indeed be followed by international love with healing in its wings. This is indeed possible. But we are living in an age when all that is possible must be consciously, deliberately and freely striven for by human beings. There must be knowledge of the conditions requisite for uniting the peoples of the Earth, in order that, as a result of this knowledge, each individual people may help to make the waves of love follow those of hatred.
Human love alone has power to heal the wounds of hatred. If humankind has no wish for this love, chaos will remain. That is the terrible alternative now facing human beings who have knowledge. Those who realize its terrors know that the souls of men dare not sleep, for otherwise, as a result of the powerlessness caused by the sleep into which the souls of the peoples have fallen, the healing waves of love will not be able to flow over the waves of hatred.
Human beings who realize this will acquire the kind of knowledge that flows from a spiritual conception of the relationships between the peoples. They will take this knowledge into their feeling — love for humanity will be born. They will take this knowledge into their will – deeds for humanity will be accomplished.
The evolution of the age, with all the terrible paralysis that is appearing at the present time, places a solemn duty before the soul: to gather together all that can unite humankind in love and array it in opposition to the destructive elements that have made their appearance in recent times. This quest for loving unification, for unifying love is not merely a vague feeling. To those who understand the conditions of life today, it is the very highest duty of the human being.” ~Rudolf Steiner, ‘The Peoples of the Earth in the Light of Anthroposophy’, Stuttgart, March 10th, 1920 http://wn.rsarchive.org/Lectures/19200310p01.html
POD (Poem Of the Day)
~the power of the green shoot parts the earth does it rise on it’s tender stalk by will or does some force of love mold them drive them up…? in the seed lies the will to become & the greater will gives form… with the seed i rise… ~hag
“The Persephone Project is a beautiful combination of circus, science, and myth, created in a way that is responsive to its setting. The audience was swept up in the visual storytelling as we followed the familiar tale of Persephone, woven through with the truths of our new climate reality. Being outside as we heard this story only emphasized the way our natural environment deeply impacts our emotions, and reminds us how profound our connection to place really is. The multigenerational cast embodied the truth of our fight against climate change—we will have to reach across social divides, find wisdom in many places, and come together to understand how our world is changing, and to preserve our world for generations to come.” ~Chloe Johnston
The Sixth Festival – a brand new festival of all kinds of events gathering us around our common concerns and common solutions to multiply our collective power to build a better future and reverse the climate emergency.
The Persephoone Project uses the tools of the theater to create spectacular events that support community, environmental justice, and climate change activism. Through participatory pageants using story, song, drums, dance, costume, choreography, and beauty, the Persephone Project weaves together mythic tales and true stories of conservation. We invite people of all ages to create these ceremonies of place, and join in chorus with nature to address the environmental issues of today.
3 May 2021 – “Speaking with the Stars”: As the Eta Aquariid meteor shower picks up steam these next several mornings – watch for the Bella Luna to sweep past the ringed planet Saturn and then the giant planet Jupiter. On May 3, the moon passes south of Saturn, to stage a conjunction, only a few hours before the moon reaches its half-illuminated last quarter phase. A little over one day after the moon-Saturn conjunction, the moon will sweep due south of the king planet Jupiter.
ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY (From the Calendar of the Soul by Rudolf Steiner & Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
St. Helen of Constantinople an early Christian, was the mother of Roman emperor Constantine the Great, who issued the Edict of Milan in 313 which guaranteed religious tolerance for Christians. In the year 324, Constantine sent Helena on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land in search of the “Holy Sepulcher” and “The True Cross.” On this pilgrimage, it was said that Helena “followed in the footsteps of Jesus,” by performing many acts of kindness and good works. After weeks of traveling, she finally made it to Jerusalem which was still being rebuilt following the destruction caused by Titus in 70 AD. Emperor Hadrian had built during the 130s AD a temple to Jupiter. Helena ordered the temple torn down and, according to the legend that arose at the end of the 4th century, begin excavating. Helena said it was then, “with sweet smelling dust and a flash of lightning” that she pointed to the place where she instructed them to started digging. Finally, they uncovered three crosses, one thought to belong to Jesus Christ, and the others belonging to the two thieves that died alongside Him. To test and see which one of these crosses truly belonged to Jesus Christ, they brought leper at the outskirts of Jerusalem, and instructed him to touch each of the crosses. When he touched the third and final cross, the leper was instantly healed. The cross was then carried back to Constantinople, while part of the cross was placed in the hands of the bishop of Jerusalem. As the years passed, fragments of “The True Cross” were placed in the care of many Catholic churches around the world.
When visiting the Holy Sepulcher, pilgrims can descend the 29 steep steps to the underground Armenian Chapel of St Helena. This was the crypt of the Emperor Constantine’s 4th-century basilica and is therefore the oldest complete part of the entire building. Near that chapel, another steep staircase leads to the Franciscan Chapel of the Finding of the Cross. This rough-walled area has been built within part of the ancient quarry, apparently later converted into a cistern for water storage. In British folklore there are at least twenty-five holy wells in the UK dedicated to a Saint Helen. ~holylandpilgrimages.org, Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
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The term anthroposophy should really be understood as synonymous with Sophia, meaning the content of consciousness, the soul attitude and experience that make a person a full-fledged human being. The right interpretations of anthroposophy is not “the wisdom of man,” but rather “the consciousness of one’s humanity.”-Rudolf Steiner, Awakening to Community