I have to say that Sirius is my favorite star! The way it scintillates has to be a kind of cosmic code. Even when I was a child it spoke to me. I have had many dreams over the years knowing they came from this place in space. I remembering reading something Steiner said about how besides those human beings known as Adam & Eve, most of us left Earth during the tumultuous early times when the planet was still so very hostile, & went to dwell on other planets or stars. (Can any one share that reference?) This definitely rings true for me. (I often still have a hard time being an Earthling).
As a young woman Doris Lessing’s science fiction series ‘Canopus in Argos‘ where Beings from Sirius come to help us remember our cosmic origins, made a deep impression. Truly formative, It really rang true, that yes, sometimes we forget who we really are, & the stars are there to remind us.
Right now this special star rises over the southeastern horizon after midnight; & at dawn we can see its brilliance adorning the southern part of the sky. This morning at 5:30 am we were communing, & wow, Sirius is seriously the brightest star of the whole sky. Even the city lights can’t interfere with its beaming message.
Sopdet or Sothis is the ancient Egyptian name of the star Sirius & its personification as an Egyptian goddess, conflated with Isis as a goddess & Anubis as a god. It’s easy to follow Orion to find Sirius: the starry belt of the mythological hunter points at this dazzling star, whose name means “glowing triangle or “Sharp One. ” Being the brightest star in the constellation Canis Major (which was traditionally associated with Orion’s dog), Sirius is also known as the “Dog Star”. During the dog days of summer the Nile rises with Sirius to feed the fertile bank & bring life to the desert.
During the early period of Egyptian civilization, this heliacal rising of the bright star preceded the annual flooding of the Nile. It was therefore used for the solar calendar which largely superseded the original lunar calendar in the 3rd millennium BC. & became central to cultural depictions of the year & to the celebrations of Wep Renpet the Egyptian New Year (starting around the beginning of August ie. ‘The dog days’) And Sopdet or Sothis was venerated as a goddess of the fertility brought to the soil by the flooding.
Sopdet is the consort of Sah, the personified constellation of Orion near Sirius. Their child Venus was the hawk god Sopdu, “Lord of the East”. As the “bringer of the New Year & the Nile flood”, she was associated with Osiris from an early date, & by the Ptolemaic period Sah & Sopdet almost solely appeared in forms conflated with Osiris & Isis.
She was depicted as a woman with a five-pointed star upon her head, usually with a horned hedjet. In the Ptolemaic & Roman period, the European notion of the “Dog Star” caused her to sometimes be represented as a large dog or as a woman riding one sidesaddle.
During the Old Kingdom, she was also an important ‘psychopomp’ working in the guise of Anubis, guiding deceased pharaohs thru the Egyptian underworld.
From the Middle Kingdom, Sopdet sometimes appeared as a god who held up part of Nut (the sky or firmament) with Hathor. In Greco-Roman Egypt, the male Sopdet was conflated with the dog-headed Anubis.
The Dogon Tribe from Mali, West Africa honor their connection to their Star Ancestors from Sirius.
Sothis brings her light here to this side of the globe during Autumn & Winter…So friends, make it your intention to tune into the message of Sirius thru its shimmering rainbow of light, then let me know what you talked about. Maybe I’ll be in the conversation with you, reminding each other of our divine origins…
28 October 2020 – “Speaking with the Stars”: The waxing gibbous Moon shines in the southeast after dark. Way to her left is fire-colored Mars. A little farther to the Moon’s lower right, you’ll find Fomalhaut. And somewhat closer below the Moon is Beta Ceti. A sky landmark to remember: Once you find the Great Square of Pegasus (high above the Moon tonight), its east & west sides always point down to Beta Ceti & Fomalhaut.
POD (Poem Of the Day)
~Hail claw in my heart,
Talon of the Hawk,
Bearer of yesterday & tomorrow…
Hail star in darkness,
White spider legs dancing on a web of night,
I’ve made my home within…
The bitter herb I drank killed & cleansed & freed me,
I am new…
On Halloween this year we will experience a Harvest Blue Moon. During the All Hallows season, the veil between the world of the living & realm of the dead is thin. Is there a message you long to send over to the other side? An omen you’re yearning to receive from the Great Beyond? One of your dead relatives may be hoping to slip you a sign if you are open to receive it. You could also catch a glimpse of yourself as you were in the distant past — or will be in the far future.
31 October, 1 pm – 3 pm CT
‘Soul to Soul’ on-line Festival
with the Central Regional Council
& Special Guests
Soul to Soul’ Festival with the Central Regional Council & Special Guests 1pm – 3pm CDT (2pm – 4pm EDT) All Hallows Eve, Saturday October 31st, 2020
Every culture has a festival celebrating their Beloved Dead. For deep in our bones we know that those who have passed through the gates of death want to work with us on the physical world, reminding us that everything physical is an outer expression of spirit.
During this time of year the veils between the worlds are thin, and the spiritual realm beckons. Having put the iron will of Michael to work in our thinking, we now have the courage to look beyond the veil of the material world into the spirit realm, the place of our beginning and our ending, only to begin again and yet again…for every ending is a new beginning.
We will open with some poetry and music played by Carol Kelly, followed by an enactment of an original script by Hazel Archer-Ginsberg, based on indications from Spiritual Science.
We will go into small breakout groups to explore the theme: “Who do you want to be in the new year”.
Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89715703794
Meeting ID: 897 1570 3794
If you have questions, please contact Alberto Loya firstname.lastname@example.org
The CRC – Marianne Fieber, Alberto Loya, Hazel Archer-Ginsberg, Lisa Dalton
All Souls Election Night Vigil
7 pm – 9 pm CT. Tuesday 3 November 2020
In-person at Elderberries Chicago & online
Through Social Sculpture, we will hold space with each other, connect with our Angel, the ‘so called dead’, the Being of America…etc…to bring healing on both sides of the Threshold, during Election Night 2020, & on into the future which we are committing to consciously co-create.
Welcome – Anne Nicholson
Verse – Deborah Rogers
Why an All Souls Election Night Vigil? – Hazel Archer-Ginsberg
Metamorphosis – Lucien Dante Lazar. Through a 5-point artistic metamorphosis that will weave throughout the evening we will rise in our thinking, & engage our will, to work with the beings of color, form & gesture from point to periphery.
Intermingling: Initiatives for NOW – The 3-Fold Social Order & ALIANT Alliance – Elderberries + ALL = The Art of Goethean Conversation
Break-Out Session – groups of 3 for 15 minutes
Michael-Star Movement – Lucien + Nancy Melvin + ALL
Verse – Elizabeth Kelly
In-person at Elderberries Chicago & online
Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/7052931041 Meeting ID: 705 293 1041
Saturday 7 November 2020,
In-person & On-line
3 pm – 5 pm CT
with Lelan Harris, Mary Ruud & Hazel Archer
The Connection Between Epidemics, the Souls of the Dead, & the Spiritual World – Leading thoughts by Hazel Archer-Ginsberg based on Spiritual Scientific research & indications from Rudolf Steiner
Inspirations by Lelan Harris – the executive director of Wise Cosmos Educational Initiative (WiseCosmos.org). Lelan is a healer, teacher, and leader with over 40 years of experience in vocational roles such as pastor, professor, and Waldorf school administrator. He offers developmental mentoring, spiritual training, and energy healing in order to raise up new generations of leaders in service at all levels to humanity, Earth, and cosmos.
Group Eurythmy with Mary Ruud
& Break out Sessions
In-person at Elderberries Biodynamic Outpost & 3 fold Cultural Hub, in conjunction with the Rudolf Steiner Branch Chicago, 4249-51 N. Lincoln Ave.
Online hosted by Anne Nicholson on Zoom
https://zoom.us/j/7052931041 Meeting ID: 705 293 1041