Velsum @ White Feather Ranch

Greetings Friends on this Christmas Eve – Adam & Eve’s Day –

I wanted to share this gift before I sign off for the Holy Nights. Save the Date & make your plans Now to be part of this Sacred Passage.

Velsum Voices Presents: New Nightingale, New Rose

Saturday, 28 January 2023, at 2 pm PT 

A Benefit Concert to support Nancy Jewel Poer and the community events at White Feather Ranch

In the Peace Garden at White Feather Ranch, Placerville, CA

Come join us for Velsum’s West Coast Debut! All Ages ~ All Love Donations Appreciated

Dress in warm clothes for a hearty heart-filled afternoon of music and celebration. We will have an outdoor fire. If it is too chilly we can meet in the Ranch House. Pack your own picnic lunch or dinner.

Can’t make the concert? You can still Donate to White Feather Publishing 

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Velsum‘ is a musical initiative formed through Lucien Dante Lazar and Ultra-Violet Archer. Celebrating harmony, rhythm, prayer, and the human voice, Velsum’s songs are inspired to develop our human capacity for Love and Logic. Each song is permeated with a sincere interest in the other, the self, the world, and the cosmos. Velsum’s music is a product of listening – we hope that by listening to these songs, you feel heard!

Lucien and Ultra met as children at the Chicago Waldorf School, and became friends and collaborators as young adults. They now write, record and perform original music through the initiative Velsum. They debuted the show ‘New Nightingale, New Rose’ last winter at Angelic Organics Farm, and have performed it throughout the Midwest. Through weaving harmonies, poetic recitations, and movement, ‘New Nightingale, New Rose’ invites the audience on a quest for love and wisdom.  A joyful experience awaits young and old!      Here is a short video clip of Velsum, and here you can find their link to all links!

Ultra-Violet Archer – (b. Chicago, IL, 1999) is a songwriter and music producer, exploring music as a tool for healing and storytelling. After studying at Oberlin College & Conservatory and spending a year in Järna, Sweden, at the International Youth initiative Program, she currently studies music at Columbia College Chicago. She strives to make music that invites people to honor the parts of themselves they feel but can’t yet put into words.

Lucien Dante Lazar (b. Chicago, IL, 1994) is an interdisciplinary artist whose praxis is founded in the intersections of art, science, and spirituality. He received his BA from Bard College (2016), his MFA from California College of the Arts (2020), and is currently working on his PhD in the Philosophy, Cosmology and Consciousness program at California Institute of Integral Studies. His dissertation will concern the pedagogy of spiritual development through the diversity of the arts.

5 thoughts on “Velsum @ White Feather Ranch

  1. Hi Hazel,

    I am anticipating your return here soon, but I wanted to say another word about the idea of a Fifth Advent Sunday, and the lighting of a white candle in the midst of the other four on December 25th. When Mary Magdalene and the stepmother went to the tomb on the first day of the week after the crucifixion, according to the Gospel of Mark, they found the stone cast aside and a young man in a white robe spoke to them. This is all the reason for a fifth Sunday, and a white candle added in the midst:

    The Resurrection

    16 When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, bought spices, so that they might come and anoint Him. 2 Very early on the first day of the week, they came to the tomb when the sun had risen. 3 They were saying to one another, “Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance of the tomb?” 4 Looking up, they saw that the stone had been rolled away, although it was extremely large. 5 Entering the tomb, they saw a young man sitting at the right, wearing a white robe; and they were amazed. 6 And he said to them, “Do not be amazed; you are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who has been crucified. He has risen; He is not here; behold, here is the place where they laid Him. 7 But go, tell His disciples and Peter, ‘He is going ahead of you to Galilee; there you will see Him, just as He told you.’” 8 They went out and fled from the tomb, for trembling and astonishment had gripped them; and they said nothing to anyone, for they were afraid.

    And this from the end of chapter fourteen:

    51 A young man was following Him, wearing nothing but a linen sheet over his naked body; and they seized him. 52 But he pulled free of the linen sheet and escaped naked.

  2. Hi Hazel,

    I am thinking that on this Fifth Advent Sunday, which celebrates Christmas this year on the 25th of December, that we should light a White Candle in order to honor what was prophesied at a certain place in the Book of Revelation, and truly exists today as an experiential fact. The Letter to the Community of Sardis explains what is now ours to behold and to have in this Consciousness Soul Age:

    Message to Sardis

    3 “To the angel of the church in Sardis write:

    He who has the seven Spirits of God and the seven stars, says this: ‘I know your deeds, that you have a name that you are alive, but you are dead. 2 Wake up, and strengthen the things that remain, which were about to die; for I have not found your deeds completed in the sight of My God. 3 So remember what you have received and heard; and keep it, and repent. Therefore if you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what hour I will come to you. 4 But you have a few people in Sardis who have not soiled their garments; and they will walk with Me in white, for they are worthy. 5 He who overcomes will thus be clothed in white garments; and I will not erase his name from the book of life, and I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels. 6 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.’

    Rudolf Steiner would elaborate this further, and wherein the Seven Spirits of God and the seven stars depicts a spiritual-evolutionary system that must be known with the same exactitude as what is felt and willed:

    “And now we have come to our own epoch, the one to which we belong and have to ask: Is this Revelation fulfilled right into our own age? Were it to be fulfilled, he who has spoken through the four preceding ages would have to speak to us, and we should have to learn to understand his voice and become familiar with our task for the spiritual life. If there is to be a spiritual movement and if it is to understand the mysteries of the universe, then, in so far as it is to agree with the Revelation of John, it must fulfil what the speaker, this great Inspirer, demands of this age. What does he demand and who is he? Can we know him? Let us try. (Rev. iii. 1): “And unto the Angel of the Church in Sardis write.” (We must feel that we ourselves are spoken to here.) “These things saith he that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars.” What are the seven Spirits and the seven stars?

    In accordance with the concept of the writer of the Apocalypse, man as we know him is an outer expression of the seven human principles we have enumerated. These are the principle of the physical body, of which the external physical body is the expression, the principle of the life body whose expression is the etheric body, the principle of the astral body. This last when transformed yields Spirit Self, the transformed etheric body, Life Spirit, and the transformed physical body, Spirit Man; in the centre is the “I”-principle. These are the seven spiritual constituents in which the divine nature of man is displayed as in the members of a leader. According to the technical expression used in occultism these seven principles are called the seven Spirits of God in man. And the seven stars are those from which we understand what man is to-day and what he is to become in the future. The consecutive stars of the incarnations of the earth, Saturn, Sun, Moon, Earth, Jupiter, Venus and Vulcan, are the seven stars which make the evolution of man comprehensible. Saturn gave to man the plan for his physical body, the Sun that of his etheric body, the Moon that of his astral body, and the Earth has given him the “I” or Ego. The next three — Jupiter, Venus and Vulcan — develop the spiritual being of man. If we understand the call of the spirit who has these seven stars and the seven Spirits of God, the sevenfold nature of man in his hand, then we shall be studying Anthroposophy in the sense of the writer of the Apocalypse. To study Anthroposophy is to know that the writer is here referring to the fifth age of human evolution in the post-Atlantean epoch, to know that in our age, when man has descended most deeply into matter, we are again to ascend to spiritual life by following the great individuality who gives for our guidance the seven Spirits of God and the seven stars, in order that we may rightly proceed on our path”.

    Thus, the Fifth Advent Candle is the one that denotes the attainment of Gnostic Being, which has been guaranteed through the Christic-Human sacrifice since Golgotha. The Earth bears the Cup for all time in a continuous transformative process we experience from day to day in this very age.

      translated (with added titles) by Roy Sadler
      The Spirit Child
      I feel the Spirit Child set free
      from spell in womb of soul;
      in heart’s bright radiance
      from seed of holy Cosmic Word
      the heaven’s fruit of hope
      is growing into farthest worlds
      rejoicing from my being’s ground of God.

      NEW YEAR
      The Chalice of the Sense of Self
      Devoted to the spirit’s revelation
      I win the light of Cosmic Being;
      thought’s clarifying power grows
      to give me who I am
      and waking in me
      from thinking’s power Selfhood’s feeling flows

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