Haiku’s, ants & worms
Buddha-like the Moon sitting
All have the same face
On Buddha’s birthday
Spring rain beneath a full moon,
On Buddha’s deathday
Enlightenment in the Lake
The Buddha (whose name means: *The Awakened One* or *One who Knows*) is regarded as the ninth incarnation of Lord Vishnu. He was born in 563 BC on the Full Moon of May in Vaisakh. Traditionally, Buddha’s Birthday is known as Wesak or Visakah Puja (Buddhas Day).
Wesak, the major Buddhist festival of the year, celebrates the birth, enlightenment and death of the Buddha on one and the same day, when the Sun is in Taurus, and the Moon in Scorpio.
The Full Moon in May is a mystically auspicious time – This ‘Buddha Moon’ is considered to be the greatest moment of spiritual contact for the entire year. Great polarities are said to be synthesized and consequently united at this festival. Hope is revived in the world, and great seeds of beauty, truth, and goodness are planted within us — qualities needed for the unity of humankind.
Ancient Wisdom asserts that there will be a new coming of the World Avatar and those beings who assist them. But the reality set forth and embedded within this festival, is that WE, as a living unit called humanity, are to be that World Avatar, when we can live as “Christ in me”…
The Wesak Festival provides us each year with a reception of the tools of love and wisdom, to fulfill this ancient prophecy. What all the higher beings have done, we can do also, taking up our responsibility as the 10th hierarchy to radiate the Christ Impulse out to all the kingdoms of Earth -becoming like little suns – emanating rays from the very core of our “I”, through the vehicle of our bodies, from our purified hearts, and specifically from our forehead, where our third eye is located. This is the Bulls Eye of Taurus – the Sun of May – and the mystery of the transformative Scorpio Moon.
The Full Buddha Moon is exact at 4:14pm CST, on May 21st 2016, we will see it rise over the Great Inland Sea of Chicago at 7:59pm, and it will set on May 22 at 6:15am.
~Hazel Archer Ginsberg
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Lemniscate Arts Presents: Opening the Realm of New Mystery Drama –
“The Working of the Spirit” –
Hilary – Marke Levene
Felix – Hazel Archer Ginsberg
Felicia – Kim Synder-Vine
Beate Truegood – Barbara Richardson
Trutman/Romanus – Ed Schuldt
Nicholas Findig – Denise McCauley
Johannes – Seamus Maynard
Capesius – Matthew Dexter
Maria – Peneolpe Lait
Angel – Seamus Maynard
Double – Xavier Curry
Lucifer – Ariane Grossi
Astrid – Meaghens Witri
Philia – Denise McCauley
Luna- Kim Synder-Vine
Other Philia – Hazel Archer Ginsberg
Beneditictus – Duncan MacIntosh
Strader – Glen Williamson
Arhriman – Michael Burton
Theodora– Barbara Richardson
Gairmanus Bell – Hazel Archer Ginsberg
Nurse – Christa MacBeth
Guardian – Meaghens Witri
2 Readers Theater performances: Saturday May 21 and Sunday May 22, 2016. 10:30am to 6:30pm – Each day is a staged reading in full, with breaks, of the new drama.
Estimated breakdown of Scenes:
Start: 10:30am -Scenes 1-2
Noon – 15 minute break
12:15-12:45pm – Sc. 3,4,5
1-2 – Lunch
2-3:30pm – Sc. 6,7,8,9
3:30-3:45pm – Sc. 10,11
4:45-5pm – Break
5-6:30pm – Sc. 12,13,14
Folks are invited to come & go as they like, but if you plan to enter sometime in the middle, please buy your tickets on-line ahead of time.
Contribution $15.00 – $45.00 per presentation – Get your tickets now at www.workingofthespirit.org
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2 thoughts on “Wesak Mystery Drama”
I so appreciate these works that you offer, thank you.
We have a Buddhist Temple down the street from us, & they always have an amazing festival for Wesak. They decorate the garden & have activities.
I have always loved pomp & circumstance.
Thanks for your kind words Katherine