Summer Greetings Friends –
I have been having some awful technical problems, not being able to publish posts. It’s been hit & miss, mostly miss, so if there is anyone out there that might be able to help, please contact me, so I can get back into the flow. Thanks for your patience as I work this thru.
18 June 2018 – Astro-Weather: Catch a peek at Mercury in this week’s early evening sky. The innermost planet stands high in the west-northwest a half-hour after sunset .
Just before dawn on Thursday 21 June 2018, our Day-Star Sun stands still – as it reaches its highest & most Northern point in our sky, fulfilling the meaning of Solstice.
At the same time, Venus & Mars stand on either side of the Earth in the exquisite tension of lovers in opposition, empowering their ancient connection. Mercury & Jupiter look on, encouraging their communication & expansion.
Venus, the Goddess of Love & Beauty stands as the ‘Evening Star’ in the West, working from the region of the Beehive Cluster in the Constellation of Cancer – the breast of the universe – the womb-gate of humanity.
Mars, the warrior; rises in the East at dawn, striving in the Constellation of Capricorn – the portal of initiation, opposite to the sign of Cancer.
This powerful configuration, of these primordial paramours, embraces us all in the cosmic out-breath of Summer that reaches the height of light. Our human souls surrender to this revelation, to be reborn in cosmic thinking.
101 years ago, In June Rudolf Steiner spoke for the 1st time about Three-Folding…Are we ready to carry this seed to the next stage…?
“Understanding of the world as it actually is, has the ability to bring spiritual knowledge right down into the practical life of humanity, into the stubborn spheres of technical industry & economics, as well as into the thinking, the moral life & the actions of the human being – this is one side of Rudolf Steiner’s challenge. The other is the development of the inner life of soul which generates love for human beings and the wisdom to promote their spiritual & social wellbeing…The inspirer of the 20th century has lived among us, & lives among us still. Is it not for us to work as laborers unto harvest?” ~D.N. Dunlop, “Rudolf Steiner and the fulfillment of the Quest.
ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY
“What is presented here can be useful to those who wish to follow the path of humankind’s spiritual development” ~Rudolf Steiner about the Calendar of the Soul
Feast Day of the 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.
1429 – French forces under the leadership of Joan of Arc defeat the main English army under Sir John Fastolf at the Battle of Patay. This turns the tide of the Hundred Years’ War.
1812 – The United States declaration of war upon the United Kingdom is signed by President James Madison.
1815 – The Battle of Waterloo results in the defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte forcing him to abdicate the throne of France for the second & last time.
1873 – Susan B. Anthony is fined $100 for attempting to vote in the 1872 presidential election.
1901 – Birthday of Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia
1916 – Deathday of Helmuth von Moltke, nephew of Generalfeldmarschall (Field Marshal) Helmuth Karl Bernhard von Moltke, served as the Chief of the German General Staff from 1906 to 1914. See “Light for the New Millennium: Rudolf Steiner’s Association with Helmuth & Eliza von Moltke” This collection of letters and documents deals with themes that are of tremendous significance for our time: especially karma and reincarnation; life after death; the workings of evil; the destiny of Europe; and the hidden causes of the First World War. It also tells the story of the meeting of two great men: Rudolf Steiner and Helmuth von Moltke (1848-1916), Chief of the general staff of the German army during the outbreak of the First World War, who was dismissed from his post in 1914 following disagreements with the Kaiser.
Moltke first came into contact with Steiner through his wife Eliza. Steiner’s connection to Moltke included personal meetings, letters, and clairvoyant messages after the General’s death. These communications are reproduced here in full, along with a key interview with Rudolf Steiner for Le Matin and commentaries and essays by Jürgen von Grone, Jens Heisterkamp, Johannes Tautz and T. H. Meyer.
See also Helmuth Von Moltke and the Origins of the First World War By Annika Mombauer
1924 – Rudolf Steiner travels to Koberwitz & Lauenstein to give the curative Pedagogy
1928 – Aviator Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly in an aircraft across the Atlantic Ocean
1929 – Deathday of Michael Bauer, German teacher, author, theologian & anthroposopher. In 1914, the Anthroposophical Society is founded in Cologne, Germany, with about 3,000 members. Michael Bauer was on the Executive Council with Marie von Sivers, & Carl Unger.
at that light,
and grasped it,
and brought it up to the sun.
I laid hold up on it,
and will not let it go.”
~Makeda, Queen of Sheba, c 1000 BC
St. John’s Festival: Cosmic Rapture Grounded in Jubilant Hearts
Art Projections & Discourse with Hazel Archer-Ginsberg
Sunday 24 June 2018, 2– 4 pm at the Rudolf Steiner Branch of the Anthroposophical Society in America – Chicago
ALSO: at the Nashville Branch 3 July 2018 – 4804 Sewanne Road Nashville TN
Pot Luck Dinner: 6 pm
Please RSVP. Barbara Bittles
And then in Maryville, TN on Sunday 8 June 2018 (details TBA)
Come join our Initiatory Workshop to discover the New Mysteries of St. Johns-Tide.
To pass the test of Summer we will explore many questions:
* How do we stand wakefully within the sublime mysteries of the Summer-Tide, to consciously embody ‘the spiritual wisdom of the gods’?
* Who is the mysterious Archangel of Summer?
* Who is John the Baptist? What do his sayings “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.” And “He must increase, but I must decrease.” really mean?
* What is the secret to healing the ‘soul-fever’ so prevalent in society today?
* What is the mystery of the Dragon-fly, & other elemental beings?
* How can we understand the ‘Cycle of the Year as Breathing Process of the Earth’?
Together we will work to strengthen our true “I”, enlivening our will forces with various social-artistic exercises:
Singing with Ultra-Violet Archer https://itunes.apple.com/…/beyond-blue-and-red-ep/1357968825
Questions to the Universe
$10 Donation & Snacks to Share Encouraged
For more info. contact Hazel
“When the trees melt away in a sun soaked cotton dream”
25 June 2018 ~MORAL MONDAY CHICAGO: 7 pm – 9 pm
Art Exhibit with Musical Performances from the Youth
at Elderberries Chicago 4251 N. Lincoln Ave.
Illustrations by Grace Kahn, & Sophia Karris
New works by Shanti Rogers, Art booth by Liz Rosu-Rosenberg
Songs from “Beyond Blue and Red” by Ultra-Violet Archer
$10 Donation – MORE or less (Youth under 21 FREE)
Rudolf Steiner Branch of The Anthroposophical Society, 4249 North Lincoln Avenue. Chicago, IL 60618 (map) Check out our Web site! Chicago, IL (Anthroposophical Society in America)