URGENT ACTION ITEM: Your rights to make your own choice around medical procedures, treatment, test, injection, etc. have, since 1977, been protected by law in the State of Illinois. But on Thursday, 10/28/2021, that may end if the law is changed in a vote by lawmakers in Springfield. The time is NOW to speak up for your rights. This is not about Republicans or Democrats; it is not about what you believe about COVID 19. This is about our rights as individuals to choose the medical services we will receive – or have the State decide for us. The most effective thing you can do now is contact your state representative and state senator – they will be voting on this issue tomorrow. Let whoever answers the phone know that you are a constituent and how you feel about your rights being taken away, and that you will be paying attention to how your lawmaker votes tomorrow. If you need help finding the phone number and email of your lawmakers, use this link to enter your address: https://standforhealthfreedom.com/find-your-legislator/
Friends, I have to say that Sirius is my favorite star! The way it scintillates has to be a kind of cosmic code. Even when I was a child it spoke to me. I have had many dreams over the years knowing they came from this place in space. I remembering reading something Steiner said about how besides those human beings known as Adam & Eve, most of us left Earth during the tumultuous early times when the planet was still so very hostile, & went to dwell on other planets or stars. (Can any one share that reference?) This definitely rings true for me. (I often still have a hard time being an Earthling).
As a young woman Doris Lessing’s science fiction series ‘Canopus in Argos‘ where Beings from Sirius come to help us remember our cosmic origins, made a deep impression. Truly formative, It really rang true, that yes, sometimes we forget who we really are, & the stars are there to remind us.
Right now this special star rises over the southeastern horizon after midnight; & at dawn we can see its brilliance adorning the southern part of the sky. This morning at 5:30 am we were communing, & wow, Sirius is seriously the brightest star of the whole sky. Even the city lights can’t interfere with its beaming message.
Sopdet or Sothis is the ancient Egyptian name of the star Sirius & its personification as an Egyptian goddess, conflated with Isis as a goddess & Anubis as a god. It’s easy to follow Orion to find Sirius: the starry belt of the mythological hunter points at this dazzling star, whose name means “glowing triangle or “Sharp One. ” Being the brightest star in the constellation Canis Major (which was traditionally associated with Orion’s dog), Sirius is also known as the “Dog Star”. During the dog days of summer the Nile rises with Sirius to feed the fertile bank & bring life to the desert.
During the early period of Egyptian civilization, this heliacal rising of the bright star preceded the annual flooding of the Nile. It was therefore used for the solar calendar which largely superseded the original lunar calendar in the 3rd millennium BC. & became central to cultural depictions of the year & to the celebrations of Wep Renpet the Egyptian New Year (starting around the beginning of August ie. ‘The dog days’) And Sopdet or Sothis was venerated as a goddess of the fertility brought to the soil by the flooding.
Sopdet is the consort of Sah, the personified constellation of Orion near Sirius. Their child Venus was the hawk god Sopdu, “Lord of the East”. As the “bringer of the New Year & the Nile flood”, she was associated with Osiris from an early date, & by the Ptolemaic period Sah & Sopdet almost solely appeared in forms conflated with Osiris & Isis.
She was depicted as a woman with a five-pointed star upon her head, usually with a horned hedjet. In the Ptolemaic & Roman period, the European notion of the “Dog Star” caused her to sometimes be represented as a large dog or as a woman riding one sidesaddle.
During the Old Kingdom, she was also an important ‘psychopomp’ working in the guise of Anubis, guiding deceased pharaohs thru the Egyptian underworld.
From the Middle Kingdom, Sopdet sometimes appeared as a god who held up part of Nut (the sky or firmament) with Hathor. In Greco-Roman Egypt, the male Sopdet was conflated with the dog-headed Anubis.
The Dogon Tribe from Mali, West Africa honor their connection to their Star Ancestors from Sirius.
Sothis brings her light here to this side of the globe during Autumn & Winter…So friends, make it your intention to tune into the message of Sirius thru its shimmering rainbow of light, then let me know what you talked about. Maybe I’ll be in the conversation with you, reminding each other of our divine origins…
28 October 2021 – “Speaking with the Stars”: Last-quarter Moon (exact at 3:05 p.m. CT) rises around midnight, in Cancer far below Castor and Pollux. Once Bella Luna is up, the night is late enough that we’ll get a fine preview of the winter evening sky. Spot Procyon two or three fists at arm’s length right of the Moon, and brilliant Sirius the same distance right of Procyon. High over Sirius is Orion; high over Orion is Taurus with Aldebaran, the Hyades, and the Pleiades.
The later you look, the steeper the Jupiter-Saturn line tilts. And, by late evening you’ll find stars Alpha and Beta Capricorni almost directly to Saturn’s right, rather than upper right of it as in early evening.
~i make my changes in secret
like an insect in its chrysalis
like a lead mountain into gold
the mummy molding into ripeness
sanity staring into madness…
my transformation is
intellect, will, purpose & desire directed by love…
i die to let the visible become invisible…
Thank you to all who resonated & responded to the call to be part of the Family Farm Initiative. Can you show your love – Can you spare a few $ every month to support ZINNIKER the oldest Biodynamic farm in America?
All Hallows Eve Gathering
to honor our Beloved Ones across the Threshold
& to strengthen our work on this side of the veil.
31 October 5 pm Potluck – Please bring food & drink to share
& dress up as who you want to be in the New Year…
- Sunset ritual with Rev. Jeana Lee, Rev. Victoria Capon.
- Prep-stir for the elemental world with ~hag
- Bonfire by CG
At the home of Hazel & Chuck Ginsberg RSVP
|Thank you to all who participated in the ‘Building the Temple of the Heart‘ Fall Conference of the Anthroposophical Society in America, co-sponsored by the Central Regional Council.
Here’s a review from John Beck in Being more consciously Human
All are welcome to join us in The Holy Grail Study Group with the CRC
Mysteries of the Holy Grail – from Arthur and Parzival to Modern Initiation
November 3, 2021 – 7:15 pm Central (8:15 pm Eastern)
“Where, then, is the Grail, which today bears the name of Parzival? Where can it be found? In the course of my research it had become apparent that the name must be sought in the stellar script. And then, in a day which I must regard as specially significant for me, I was shown where the gold-gleaming vessel is to be found in reality, so that through it – through its symbolical expression in the stellar script – we are led to the secret of the Grail. And then I saw in the stellar script something that anyone can see – only he will not immediately discern the secret. For one day, while I was observing the gold-gleaming sickle of the moon in inner vision, as this appears in the heavens, with the dark moon like a great disk dimly visible within it, it dawned on me: with physical sight one could see the gold-gleaming moon – ganganda greida, the journeying viaticum – and within it the large host, the dark, wafer-like disc. This is not to be seen if one merely glances superficially at the moon, but it is evident if one looks closely – and there, in wonderful letters of the occult script, was the name Parzival!”~Rudolf Steiner, The Mysteries of the Holy Grail, Chapter 5, “Seeking for Signs of Parzival”, excerpts from Steiner’s lectures given at Leipzig on 1 January 1914 … focus of the November 3 meeting.
These chapters from the book can be found online at the CRC’s website by clicking this link
A transcript of the 1914 Torquay lectures can be found on the RS Archive by clicking this link
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There is a knighthood of the 21st century whose riders do not ride through the darkness of physical forests as of old, but through the forest of darkened minds. They are armed with a spiritual armor and an inner sun makes them radiant. Out of them shines healing, healing that flows from the knowledge of the human being as a spiritual being. They must create inner order, inner justice, peace and conviction in the darkness of our time. ~Karl Konig
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