To Know by Heart

Angela Foster

Summer Practice & Research Group – 6 Essential Exercises & Eightfold Path

9:00 – 9:15 am PT / 10 am MT / 11 am CT / noon ET / 5 pm UTC / 6 pm CET

Free Daily 15-minute Zoom for 42 days (6 weeks, ending July 24.)

You are invited to join with a group of friends as we explore Rudolf Steiner’s 6 Essential Exercises alongside the Eightfold / Daily Exercise Path.

This is a practice group AND a research group. We are experimenting with weaving our attention with weekly rhythm of the 6BE and the daily rhythm of Eightfold Path/ Daily Exercises. You are encouraged to bring a journal to make notes and keep track of your progress.

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Saturdays: Dottie & Frank
Sundays: Michele & Rose
Mondays: Neelima & Jolie
Tuesdays: Joan & Matt
Wednesdays: Verlyn & Angela
Thursdays: Christine B & Timothy
Fridays: Sally Greenberg & Hazel Archer

Friday is sacred to Venus, the Goddess of Love, & you can see here some other correspondences:

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Sally & I will be bringing some leading thoughts this week linking Thinking from the 6 Essential Exercises with Memory from the Weekday exercises, so that in your practice & research time you might choose to bring the 8-fold path to the 6BE’

Friday’s on the 8-fold path brings us to Right Memory: And it just so happened that the study the General Council was working on during our recent retreat, had the perfect quote for today:  Thank you Dr. Steiner, for always bringing those synchronicities. This quote is from ‘Anthroposophy, An Introduction’, given a year before he died. These 9 lectures are a kind of recapitulation, a deepening of concepts he gave 21 years earlier in his seminal books ‘Theosophy’, & ‘How to Know Higher Worlds’.

Thinking, feeling and willing live in our soul, but over and above these we have something very special, namely: memory./ We do not only think about what is at present around us; our inner life contains fragments of what we have experienced, and these re-arise as thoughts. People think that we form a thought from our experience, & that this thought descends somewhere, to rest as it were in some chest or box, and to re-appear when remembered. Either it bobs up of its own accord, or has to be fetched. This sort of thing is the very model of confused thinking. While we are perceiving — experiencing — anything – something is continually going on beneath our thinking. Our perceptions enter our life body.

This goes on while we are thinking about the experience – an ‘impression’ is made. It is not thought that is preserved somewhere or other as in a casket – A thought is always in the present moment. The act of memory, comes from the impressions made on the formative forces of our etheric body.

Sally – Raising the Soul Practical Exercises for Personal Development by Warren Lee Cohen Pages 38-41 – “I thought a thought, But the thought I thought I thought was not the thought Ithought I thought I thought,If the thought I thought I thought, had been the thought I thought, I thought,I would not have been thinking so much.”  -Tongue twister pg 33

An ending thought from Steiner, that again brings thinking & memory together: “We must look at our memories with clear thinking if we want to get beyond the transient life. Our True Self lives behind them: the Self that is given us again from out of the spiritual world, that we may find our way, from time, to eternity.”

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Sunday 20 June 2021 – Summer Solstice / Father’s Day
Bon-Fire & Prep-Stir Social Gathering
7 pm CT Pot-Luck Dinner at the Home of Hazel Archer & Chuck Ginsberg
Please Bring Food & Drink, a song, poem or Question to Share in Community

This is an offical Merry Prepstir synchronized application,
linking us to Biodynamic workers around the world,
so that ‘The Earth May Be Healed’.
We will be working with BD 500 Horn Manure. 

RSVP by 19 June 2021 for address & directions

‘Preparing the Way’ an experiential St. John’s-Tide Festival
23 June 2021, Doors open at 5:30 pm with a Potluck 
Program from  7 – 8:30 pm
In-person at the Rudolf Steiner Branch 4248 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, 60618

Singing – Elizabeth Kelly
Group discussion – Hazel Archer
Spatial Dynamics – Deborah Rogers
Art – Mary Spalding

For more info. contact Cultural Events & Festivals Coordinator Hazel Archer


St. John the Baptist and Uriel the Archangel of Summer –

An Experiential online Festival with Geoff Norris, Elizabeth Carlson, Lisa Dalton, Lucien Dante Lazar, Hazel Archer

Sunday 27 June 2021 on Zoom:
Noon – 1:30 pm PT / 1 – 2:30 pm MT / 2 pm – 3:30 pm CT / 3 – 4:30 pm ET /
8 – 9:30 pm London Time / 9 – 10:30 pm CET

Metanoia –  Can you hear the voice of conscience? – Make straight the path, for at the fullness of Summer, the light is so bright that it leaves no room for the shadow, a time to remember what St. John said “Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

Musicial Performance by Lucien Dante Lazar

Speech – Geoffrey Norris

Eurythmy- Elizabeth Carlson

Living into St. John’s-Tide – Lisa Dalton

Leading Thoughts – Hazel Archer

Hazel Archer is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: St. John’s
Time: Jun 27, 2021 02:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 705 293 1041
Passcode: Uriel

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For more info. contact Cultural Events & Festivals Coordinator Hazel Archer

18 June 2021 – “Speaking with the Stars” – Near the Solstice, the twilight lingers well past 9 o’clock. An hour after sunset, the bright red star Antares, located in Scorprius, is visible above the southern horizon.

Pin by Mattie Griffin on art my heart | Archangel uriel, Archangels, Uriel

Feast Day of Archangel Uriel

1178 – Five Canterbury monks see the  Giordano Bruno crater  being formed. It is believed that the current oscillations of the Moon’s distance from the Earth are a result of this collision

1812 – War of 1812 began when the U.S. declares war on Great Britain, Canada, & Ireland

1815 –The Battle of Waterloo results in the defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte

1865 – Deathday of Antonie Wierz – Belgian romantic painter & sculptor

1873 – Susan B. Anthony is fined $100 for attempting to vote

1900 – Empress Dowager Cixi of China orders all foreigners killed, including foreign diplomats & their families

1901 – Birthday of Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna Romanov of Russia

1916 – Death day of Helmuth von Moltke, said by Steiner to have been Pope Nicholas I.

1924 – Rudolf Steiner travels to Koberwitz & Lauenstein to give the curative pedagogy lectures

1929 – Deathday of Michael Bauer – German teacher, author , lecturer, president after Carl Unger of the Anthroposophical Society

1940 – Appeal of 18 June by Charles de Gaulle

1971 – President Richard Nixon declares that illegal drugs are “public enemy number one”, which becomes popularized as the “War on Drugs“.

1979 – In Vienna, President Jimmy Carter & Leonid Brezhnev signed the Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty (SALT)

1983 –Astronaut Sally Ride becomes the first American woman in space

When the trees melt away in a sun soaked cotton dream” | Reverse Ritual

from Rudolf Steiner’s work with the Buddha’s 8-fold Path to enlightenment:


Strive to learn as much as possible. Nothing passes us without giving us occasion to accumulate the experience which is of value for our lives.

If one has performed anything wrongly or imperfectly, this can be an incentive for repeating the performance later on rightly and perfectly.

One will not do anything without looking back on experience from which one can derive help in one’s decisions and affairs. One can learn a great deal from everybody, also from children. Remember in the right way, experiences one has had.This is called the ‘Right Memory’.

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