The Sacrifice Received

Thank God For Good Friday And Easter Sunday Painting by Carl Deaville
Carl Deaville

Blessings on this GOOD FRIDAY 2021. Listen to an esoteric retelling of this part of the journey of Holy Week on the ‘I Think Speech‘ podcast

Sun Cross Earth Space Art Spray Paint Art Christian Art | Etsy

TODAY at 10 am CT Join Sally Greenberg as she brings connections between Good Friday & the healing of the Earth thru Biodynamics. We will explore Steiner’s weekday excercise: Right Memory, & create an essence container or seed for love.

“Christ joined his Karma with the earth out of the love of humanity and now Christ’s love is part of our etheric bodies and in the earth.

Steiner joined his karma with Anthroposophy out of love for the Anthroposophist and now we have Steiners legacy helping us to perceive the Christ.

In break out rooms we can share our pic of what we love OR talk about what it means to us that Christ is in the etheric. What daily practice is helping to develop spiritual organs of perception of Christ in the etheric?”

Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 956 3344 4828 – Passcode: bee

Dial by your location Find your local number: Meeting ID: 956 3344 4828 – Passcode: 425730


2 April 2021 – “Speaking with the Stars”: Follow the arc to Arcturus, and drive a spike to Spica. Scouts learn this phrase. Grandparents teach it to kids. It’s one of the first sky tools many learn to use in astronomy. Find the Big Dipper asterism in the northeastern sky in the evening sky this month, around 8 pm CT. Arcturus is the brightest star in the constellation Boötes the Herdsman. This star is known in skylore as the Bear Guard.

Sun Bear Star Tree Painting by Faith Nolton
Faith Nolton

POD (Poem Of the day)

~In a willow I made my nest of snow bells & snakes
I am calling in eternity
Where I live forever in the fire spun from my own wings
I’ll suffer burns that burn to heal
I destroy & create myself like the Sun that rises burning in the East
& dies burning in the west…


The mystery of icon-preserving bees

“Human Bee-ing at Easter Time”

Easter Sunday 4 April 2021, at 12 pm PT/1 pm MT/ 2 pm CT/ 3pm ET / 7 UT / 8 pm CET
in person at the Rudolf Steiner Branch Chicago & online

What can the bees teach us about consciously engaging with the Earth and deepening our inner festival life? And how does this inner festival life affect the beings all around us?

Let us discover the tasks of our time and journey with the Bee into her connection to the Earth, the Cosmos, and the Human Soul… during the Easter expansion.

This small ceremony will include artistic and meditative activity. Please have ready: some real honey and a spoon, a beeswax candle and matches, paper and colored pencils.

Zoom Host – Lisa Dalton

Group Eurythmy with Mary Ruud

Dottie Zold – On the Buddha’s 8-Fold Path

Logo for the Emerald Ark Sanctuary

Keynote with Ines Katharina Kinchen who makes her home at the , a small biodynamic initiative nestled in the in the Appalachian Mountains of eastern Tennessee, surrounded by the Cherokee National Forest. Here she lives with her son Marquise, tends to the bees, the animals and the land, and facilitates workshops.

Ines is a Resonance Medicine practitioner, a kindergarten teacher at the Asheville Waldorf School, and the founder of the Honeybee Habitat Project.

‘Rock Spring Wonder’ ( Felicia’s fairytale from the Mystery Drama) in Eurythmy with Mary Ruud

Potluck Social Time in the Schreinerei – Please bring food & drink to share

$10 Suggested Donation (can’t make it? or joining us online? please consider supporting this event, Thank you)

Hazel Archer is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Easter Festival for the Elementals

Time: Apr 4, 2021 02:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting 
Meeting ID: 705 293 1041 – Passcode: Easter

Dial by your location – Meeting ID: 705 293 1041 – Passcode: 776400 – Find your local number:

For more info. or to volunteer to host one of the days contact Hazel Archer

Events & Festivals Committee of the Rudolf Steiner Branch

of The Anthroposophical Society, 4249 North Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL 60618 (map 

5 thoughts on “The Sacrifice Received

  1. Thank you so much Hazel,
    What would we do without you?
    As pictures are worth a thousand words, in each blog you send your words together with these images express volumes every time.

    I knew April 6th was a significant day, but had forgotten that Raphael was born and died on this day. I looked for Joan of Arc who was born on 4/6, but I don’t see her… ? Just an impression, but it seems to me you two have a lot in common.

    A short aside: I chose St. Francis as my confirmation Saint at 13 or 14 years of age, but the Catholic sisters told me I needed to pick a female saint. That was easy. “St. Jeanne d’Arc!” The gentle saint and patron of animals and the saint of immense courage (heart) and bravery. To me the best of both – the two together!

    Blessings on your continued work dear Hazel,

    1. Greetings dear Patricia –
      Thank you for reaching out & for your kind supportive words!

      Our dear Joan was born on Epiphany 6 January 1412 & died 30 May 1431.
      perhaps she came up for you since she, like Christ, died for us.

      Blessings as we make our way thru the 3-fold Spring feasts from Easter, to Ascension, to Whitsun

  2. Hello, Hazel, Margarete Walsh here, from AA, MI.
    I would like to express my deep gratitude to you and all who have participated in this past Holy Week’s session. – The wealth of insight, compassion, fellowship has been an incredible gift. Thank you.
    And a little note: Working with Herbert Hahn’s verse was particularly touching to me. I used to speak it with my Gr. 8 students as the opening verse in my German classes(RS School of AA). You may know that in the original each stanza begins with “Erst”- ‘Only when I think…’, or ‘Once I think..’. Including this adverb adds more urgency, greater definition to this wonderful process. So this just fyi.
    Blessings on your Easter! Warmly,

    1. Hi Margarete –
      So great to hear from you, Thank you so much for tuning in & being part of the Holy Week community.
      Yes, when I was first thinking about doing a thought-seed around the earth as a Sun, when I brought the idea to my Karma study group, my friend Elisabeth Swisher who is a native German speaker, immediately thought of the Hahn verse.

      We started using it as the anchor. Our Study group stops reading at 10:10 to do a little visualization & then speak the verse. Elisabeth always did if for us in German.

      Right off the bat the rest of the group wanted to take out the Only if, because they felt that held up the the picture that it is already happening thru our thinking.

      It’s nice to be reminded after all this time about the original.


  3. Dear Hazel,

    You know how much I appreciate all that you do. If it weren’t for you, this kind of work would be expended in other directions. Now, here in the early morning hours after the last supper, and the Christ testimony to His disciples, He goes out into the ravine; the winter torrent. This is where Jesus prays to remove the cup. But, what is this?

    Then, John 18 says that a disciple known to the high priest is allowed into the inner chamber. Who would this be? Scholars ever since have wondered who this disciple was that was known to the high priest. Was it possibly Lazarus who was raised that was known to the high priest? Likely so.

    Yet, it was the Christ who had to defend himself before the Sanhedrin; Annas and Caiaphas, and this is where the most proving evidence is given. The physical abuse begins.

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