The Book is Open

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Greetings Friends on this ‘The Ides of March’ 2020 – “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way –*“

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We can certainly agree that these are interesting times, & dear friends, we have signed up to be here in this life. So, yes, we are being called to raise our vibrations to meet every challenge, every opportunity. We know from Spiritual Science that ill health is brought about not only by human actions, but by our thoughts & feelings, which create conditions & circumstances for dis-ease. Sickness can be seen as an expression of the soul-spiritual state of the social organism of humanity. In this age of the ‘Consciousness Soul’, we are global citizens, teetering between individuation with its ‘social distancing’ & conscious community.

In times of crisis it is important to use critical thinking, which takes into account not only the materialistic science but spiritual science as well – asking questions, questioning answers…

Many folks are questioning the connection that the ‘Spanish flu’ of 1917-18 had with the 1st World War, the war that beget all wars. At that time, materialistic science gave us new fields of technology – high powered machine guns, nerve gas & radio waves pervaded the atmosphere for the 1st time – These developments were also wrapped up with fraudulent politics propagating divisive ideologies.

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Dr. Rudolf Steiner revealed the link between the formation of viruses & bacteria & what could be called ‘the god Mammon’ – showing a prophetic connection that we can see in the world today between god-like corporations like the insurance & ‘healthcare’ industry & pharmaceutical companies who make billions from illnesses. But are we as a society so asleep, so hypnotized & indoctrinated by our screens that we don’t see this connection, or our own responsibility in the link with the increasing number of ‘natural catastrophes’ worldwide?

Theories by folks in the know like Dr. Francis Boyle, the man who was once responsible for pushing through legislation for biological weapons, who is now trying to give us a look into the inner workings of the pentagon, are labeled ‘conspiracy’, which is a catch phrase denoting crazy. But the word conspiracy actually means:  ‘a secret plan by a group to do something unlawful or harmful’. Why do we want to discredit or kill the messenger? Dr. Boyle who helped make biological weapons, says that coronavirus is a weaponized biological agent of global warfare that came out of a biowarfare lab.

Many respected doctors like Thomas Cowan & Dietrich Klinghardt are trying to alert us to the fact that there is a connection between coronavirus & places where there has been a recent rollout of 5G, like Wuhan, China & Milan, Italy. Here in the states, at Washington’s Evergreen Hospital in Kirkland, one of the 1st places in the US tricked out with 5G, there have been 6 confirmed deaths from the virus of patients who were in the hospital for other reasons.

Perhaps this ‘pandemic’ will raise our awareness of the health dangers of 5G? Maybe it will wake us up to the need to improve the US health system? It may help us think twice about our carbon footprint when we are deciding whether or not to fly? Can we enact measures to create new climate policies, like demanding subsidies be removed for corporate polluters?

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Can this become the impetus to finally develop brotherhood in the economic realm, as seen in the example of the NBA’s Mark Cuban, who vows to pay the arena workers, from security to concessions & beyond, during the lock down.

And what about our own personal self-sacrifice? Every one hated Jimmy Carter when he asked folks to cut down on gas. But as individuals we need to do our part to address the climate crisis through our personal choices. Let’s put our money where our mouth is, supporting practices like bio-dynamics that heal & spiritualize not only our own health but the health of the earth.

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How telling is it that there is a plague of locusts in Africa right now! When will we stop thinking something happening ’over there’ doesn’t absolutely effect everyone on the planet?

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We are being called to develop tolerance, & interest in the other, fostering the energies of compassion & empathy to develop love, so that we cannot rest until help is given to everyone who is suffering. This kind of thinking opens us up to include not only this current health crisis, but all the worldwide issues like hunger & human rights abuse.

Besides the basic physical things already mentioned by many, let us practice ‘soul hygiene’, by doing constructive things like the Hallelujah in Eurythmy, (or Hope U, Love A, & Ah Ha Wonder) & The Foundation Stone Meditation at Sunrise (including the energy of the Sun gives us an extra boost) every day, to create a high spiritual vibration of Love & Light – Please join us for the healing of all.

~hag

*From, ‘A Tale of Two Cities’ (1859) by Charles Dickens.

Simple Hallelujah

The 5 panels of the Foundation Stone Meditation:

Human Soul!
You live within the limbs
Which bear you through the world of space
Into the spirit’s ocean-being:
Practice SPIRIT-RECALLING
In depths of soul,
Where in the wielding
World-Creator-Being
Your own I
Comes into being
In the I of God
And you will truly LIVE
In human world-all being.

For the Father-Spirit of the heights holds sway
In depths of worlds begetting life.
Spirits of Strength: Seraphim, Cherubim, Thrones
Let ring forth from the heights
What in the depths is echoed,
Speaking: Ex deo nascimur –
Out of the Godhead we are born.

This is heard by the spirits of the elements
In east, west, north, south:
May human beings hear it!

Human Soul!
You live within the beat of heart and lung
Which leads you through the rhythms of time
Into the feeling of your own soul-being:
Practice SPIRIT-SENSING
In balance of the soul,
Where the surging deeds
Of world-evolving
Unite your own I
With the I of the world;
And you will truly FEEL,
In human soul’s creating.
For the Christ-will encircling us holds sway,
In world rhythms, bestowing
Grace upon souls.
Spirits of Light: Kyriotetes, Dynamis, Exusiai
Let from the east be enkindled
What through the west takes on form;
Speaking: In Christo morimur –
In Christ death becomes life.

This is heard by the spirits of the elements
In east, west, north, south:
May human beings hear it!

Human Soul!
You live within the resting head
Which from the grounds of eternity
Unlocks for you world-thoughts:
Practice SPIRIT-BEHOLDING
In stillness of thought,
Where the eternal goals of the gods
Bestow the light of cosmic being
On your own I
For free and active willing
And you will truly THINK
In human spirit depths.

For the Spirit’s world-thoughts
Hold sway
In cosmic being, imploring light.
Spirits of Soul: Archai, Archangeloi, Angeloi
Let from the depths be entreated
What in the heights will be heard,
Speaking: Per spiritum sanctum reviviscimus
In the spirit’s cosmic thoughts the soul awakens.

This is heard by the spirits of the elements
In east, west, north, south:
May human beings hear it

At the turning point of time
The cosmic spirit-light of the world
Entered the stream of earth existence.
Darkness of night had ceased its reign;
Day-radiant light
Shone forth in human souls:
Light
That gives warmth
To simple shepherd’s hearts;
Light
That enlightens
The wise heads of kings.

Light divine,
Christ-Sun,
Warm
Our hearts;
Enlighten
Our heads;
That good may become
What from our hearts
We are founding,
What from our heads
We direct,
With Single purpose
And focused willing
~By Rudolf Steiner, Translation by Hazel Archer Ginsberg

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Patrice Lime

POD (Poem Of the Day

~In the beginning & at the end
The book is opened
And we see what we must
Remember.
We are made of god-stuff
The explosion of stars
Waves of light
Molded into form
Secrets writ large on the scroll of each soul
The laws of creation
Death & change inscribed in the blood
A Sun-seed ever expanding
In eternal thoughts
That led to love…
But where is Wisdom?

~hag

Jake Baddeley

The ‘Merry Prep-Stirs of Chicago’ invite you to stir it up with us on the Vernal Equinox 19 March 2020 (the earliest date for the Equinox in 124 years) we will gather at 7 pm together with the Thursday Study Group at the Rudolf Steiner Branch of the Anthroposophical Society in America – Chicago while reading Steiner. At this years Fellowship of Prep makers Gathering, I was gifted the 500 & 501 preps by Lloyd Nelson. We will also work with these at Sunrise on Easter Sunday at the “Magic Hedge” by Montrose Beach. contact Hazel or Brita Finlayson for Details.

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Greetings friends – Our Easter Retreat ‘KNOW THYSELF – Karma and Anthroposophic Psychology’ – a combined effort of the CRC & AAP is POSTPONED.

We will continue to evaluate the world situation & will revisit this potent working in late Summer or early Autumn. 

If you have registered already, you can roll that over & it will be honored when the event goes forward later this year. Or if you would like a refund, contact Alberto Loya aloyavaca@peoplepc.com

We will use our next CRC Zoom Meeting to explore together the spiritual psychology & karma of epidemics.

April 8th 2020, 7:15 pm CST

Let us stand together with courage in this now, as we look to our future with equanimity, holding all that comes before us as being guided by a divine directive waiting to be revealed by our patient spiritual investigation.

Yours in service ~The CRC team: Marianne Fieber, Alberto Loya, Hazel Archer-Ginsberg, David Howerton, Lisa Dalton

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Sacred Gateway: Conscious Living, Conscious Dying, and the Journey Beyond

Festivals for the Dead, the Unborn, and the evolution of Earth – Then and Now. with Hazel Archer-Ginsberg

Explore the ancient origins of the many cultural expressions that work with, celebrate, & honor our beloved dead. Prepare the way for the Unborn, and for the future of humanity. Become inspired to Renew or Create your own Tradition. Through Spiritual Science learn to find your destiny, and meet your karma. Prepare for your own conscious crossing into the journey between death and rebirth, by asking questions like: Who have I been? Who am I now? Where am I going…? Who do I want to become?

THIS EVENT WILL NOW BE HELD ONLINE APRIL 17-19.  STAY TUNED FOR NEW REGISTRATION INFORMATION! 

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Our dear Dr. Steiner said: ‘It is not the Christ we lack, but the knowledge of Christ, the Sophia of Christ, the Isis of Christ we are lacking.’ In ‘Ancient Myths and the New Isis Mystery: Their Meaning and Connection with Evolution’ Lecture 3; given in Dornach, 6 January 1918, by Rudolf Steiner; we hear how the power of ‘The Word, the power of The Logos’, must be resurrected through our striving to activate the Wisdom of Anthroposophia within each of us. Join Hazel Archer-Ginsberg for a powerful presentation Lifting the Veil of the New Isis-Sophia, to bring Light to Love.

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~Vitae Sophia~A Whitsun Festival of United Soul Endeavor with Hazel Archer-Ginsberg

Saturday, 30 May, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm Groh Farm, 135 Temple Rd, Wilton, NH

Eurythmy: AUM = A – I stand for myself, U- I stand for humanity, M – I stand for Life

Social Sculpture: Steiner’s ‘Blue Dot Exercise’– Through Art, the bridge between science & spirit, we warm the ‘I’, to open the heart, in support of healthy community.

What are my gifts-What are my tools? How can I place them in right relationship within the social realm? How can I hone them to strengthen and enhance the world?

Living into the Foundation Stone of Love – How can we take our individual Inner Whitsun & expand it, into what Steiner calls the “World Festival of Knowledge” a path leading from ‘Sprit Recollection’, to ‘Sprit Sensing’, to ‘Sprit Beholding’?

Enter the Labyrinth of ‘Vitae Sophia’ – Human hearts, once warmed, can rise up to meet the source of wisdom, like flowers turning toward the sun.  

$30 suggested donation at the door, with potluck lunch to follow
(please bring a dish to share) RSVP deb@anthroposophy.org Sponsored by the Anthroposophical Society in New Hampshire

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Also part of the tour 

3 June 2020 – a Round Table Discussion 7 pm – 9 pm on ‘The Sophia’ with John Bloom, Joan Sleigh, Hazel Archer-Ginsberg & Carrie Schuchardt  at The House of Peace in Ipswich, MA. 

Hazel Archer-Ginsberg – Founder of Reverse Ritual Understanding Anthroposophy through the Rhythms of the Year.Essayist, Lecturer, Poet, Trans-denominational Minister, ‘Anthroposopher’, working as the Festivals Coordinator of the Chicago Rudolf Steiner Branch, The Traveling Speakers Program, & the Central Regional Council of the Anthroposophical Society.

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4 thoughts on “The Book is Open

  1. Glad you mentioned 5G and Dr. Boyle. Also, you repeated one paragraph – you might want to edit that out.

    1. I think it’s good to ask questions ^ look at things between the lines.
      Thanks for the heads up on the repeated paragraph.

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