Welcome to this sharing of my spiritual research into the ‘New Mysteries’ of 'The Word'. May we rise in our thinking to meet the science of Love through Wisdom, in the true communion of the Reverse Ritual.reverseritual.com/
Dear friends, To really live into the 3rdof the 6 basic exercises, which is about equanimity or the capacity to remain balanced & calm rather than reactive, we can tune into our breathing, our rhythmic system. In the 2nd panel of the Foundation Stone Meditation Rudolf Steiner tells us when we live into the beat of heart & lung we are supported thru the rhythms of time. They say time heals all wounds. We find our stability within the fluctuation, which reveals the true feeling of our own soul-being. When we practice Spirit Mindfulness, which is to observe the spirit behind mind, beyond matter, listening to the riddle it poses & the awareness it awakens, this brings us a steadiness of Soul, a balance of earth & spirit.
When we unite our own 'I' our consciousness, with the 'I' or consciousness of the world, this weaving in our souls allows us to use our feeling life creatively. Emotion comes from motion; if the motion gets bent out of shape, we can change the shape to change the emotion. We can work with the feeling. Cultivate it - to change the atmosphere - to become steady -To feel deeper. Instead of being buffeted by the ‘surging deeds of world evolving’ we can take the reins of our emotion & steer it where we want to go - into a unity.
Open the I to the Sky
Let the clouds reveal their secrets
Speak your heart to the Sun
In the light of the new Damascus
That the Comforter Come, again & yet again -
Vibrating in the Etherized Blood of Right-Mindfulness
In Wisdom’s Word beckoning.
The recording of 'Reclaiming the Spirit of America' https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-K-0SnCuVkSxiIbfJierJA
Dorothy was right: There’s no place like home. As we journey thru life―dodging the occasional wicked witch―the ‘Spirit of Place’, which perhaps drew us to our home, creates a definite ambiance that we live with. But do we recognize it? Do we honor it, & seek to know its nature? If we strive to cultivate a relationship with our Spirit of Place, we might even discover a Munchkin or two, over the rainbow or just across the threshold, but we have to open the door of our black & white life & step into the reality of technicolor.
Sunday 24 January 2021 – Reclaiming the Wisdom of America –
2–4 pm CST – An interactive Zoom Presentation with
Hazel Archer-Ginsberg, Rosemary McMullen, Anne Nicholson,
Stewart Lundy, Sally Greenberg, Anne Dale
* Anne Nicholson, Social Scientist & tech guru is our Host
* Sally Greenberg – Opening Verse: Walt Whitman-Leaves of Grass
* Hazel Archer will explore the concept of Columbia as the Folk Spirit of America, as seen from the perspective of the Native Peoples’, as well as the Founding Fathers. How do we renew this for our age of the consciousness soul, as a preparation for the unveiling of the New Isis-Sophia in the 7th epoch – to fulfill the true destiny of America?
* Stewart Lundy of Perennial Roots Farm brings the connection of Bio-dynamics
* Rosemary McMullen sets the scene for the ancestors – ‘Land Acknowledgement’, as a way for each participant to look at their current placement in America. A look also at how The 3 Realms of Culture, Rights, Economy, becomes 4-fold when we bring in the element of Ecology.
* Artistic gesture: The Spirit of Place
* Sally Greenberg & Anne Dale: a contemplation of the expression of our Civil Responsibility that recommits us to our core values, to one another, & to the Spirit of Place & Time.
* Breakout Groups: Social Sharing – What do you see is wanting to come into being in America? How will you contribute to it? Each will share their artistic creation in relation to these questions to see if something new arises.
* Anne Nicholson: Plenary- Closing
* Sally Greenberg–Ending Verse: Alice Walker-America
We are bringing Anthroposophy to the People! Our presentation will be screened along with many other offerings from around the country in conjunction with ‘The People’s Inauguration’.
Time: Jan 24, 2021 02:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
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"To meditate is to become a stage where the eternal and transitory meet, so that our actions can become those of the eternal, for which we are but mediators; we are the eyes and the hands of the primal spirit, who sees and creates through us. Out of the spirit, then, let us create a better world” ~Rudolf Steiner
To fear the wolf is to miss the opportunity to tap into its essence, which can be turned to the good. Many conservationists say reintroducing the wolf into the wild brings a better balance to the ecosystem. If we try to suppress these impulses they just come out sideways, & we get the wolf in sheep’s clothing, which in my thinking is much more lethal. How can we let the howl of the wolf alert us to the fact that the checks & balances are needing adjustment. How can the howl be heard, so that the call for freedom can be transformed from an unconscious selfish impulse, where the pack runs in for the kill; channeled instead into a call for a true freedom which serves the good of all.
Sunday 24 January 2021 – Reclaiming the Wisdom of America – 2 – 4 pm CST – An interactive Zoom Presentation with
Hazel Archer-Ginsberg, Rosemary McMullen, Anne Nicholson, Sally Greenberg, Anne Dale, Stewart Lundy in conjunction with ‘The People’s Inauguration’
Anne Nicholson: Social Scientist & tech guru is our Host
Sally Greenberg – Opening Verse: Walt Whitman-Leaves of Grass
Hazel Archer will explore the concept of Columbia as the Folk Spirit of America & what that means in this age of the consciousness soul.
Mary Maruca & Stewart Lundy of Perennial Roots Farm brings the connection to Bio-dynamics
Rosemary McMullen sets the scene for the ancestors-Land Acknowledgement, as a way for each participant to look at their current placement in America. The 3 Realms of Culture, Rights, Economy, becomes 4-fold when we bring in the element of Ecology.
Artistic gesture: The Spirit of Place
Sally Greenberg & Anne Dale: a contemplation of the expression of our Civil Responsibility that recommits us to our core values, to one another, & to the Spirit of Place & Time.
Breakout Groups: Social Sharing – What do you see is wanting to come into being in America? How will you contribute to it? Each will share their artistic creation in relation to these questions to see if something new arises.
Anne Nicholson: Plenary- Closing
Sally Greenberg–Ending Verse: Alice Walker-America
Dear Friends, In the coming months, we will encounter events that require us to revise our understandings about the very nature of reality. Our imaginations will have to be ingenious & our hearts alert in order to keep up with the outlandish changes.
To locate truth amidst relentless waves of propaganda, we'll have to be fiercely disciplined & tenderly hate-free. Unclutched by fear. To avoid being infected by popular delusions, we'll have to cultivate compassionate lucidity, humble courage, & a determination to rouse our will.
We are primed to commune much more intimately with the hidden source of power that fuels life. We are close to meeting the requirements defined by visionary poet William Blake who wrote: "Unless the eye catch fire, God will not be seen. Unless the ear catch fire, God will not be heard. Unless the tongue catch fire, God will not be named. Unless the heart catch fire, God will not be loved. Unless the mind catch fire, God will not be known."
Let’s catch fire, to enkindle a passion to know god in all her forms. And to nurture our home fires that we must keep ever burning, as well as the communal fire that we must gather around & feed with our very breath.
today is the 15th January 2021, Martin Luther King Jr’s Birthday – he would have been 92. I want to dedicate this ‘I Think Speech’ podcast to the inspiring human being who works with us from the Spiritual world for Justice & peace.
We are the sleeping giant - The buried god - Wake up in the dream. Practice lucid tolerance to banish intolerance. Read between the lies. To question is to answer. Friends, there are no innocent by-standers. There is no us & them. The dragon & the frontlines are in us all. And truth is a triple-edged sword that we must fashion. From Equity, comes Solidarity, which forges Freedom.
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”
“But I know, somehow, that only when it is dark enough can you see the stars.”
“Faith is taking the first step even when you can't see the whole staircase.”
“There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because conscience tells him it is right.”
~hag, with you on the frontlines
"...Let us suppose that a great number of people, because of uncharitableness, had been impelled to absorb certain infectious germs, so that they succumbed to an epidemic. Let us further suppose we were in a position to protect them from this epidemic. We should in such a case preserve the physical body from the effects of uncharitableness, but we have not removed the inner tendency towards uncharitableness. If we want to bring a true healing, we must also undertake the duty of influencing the soul in such a way as to remove from it the tendency towards a lack of charity, or the disease will go deeper into the soul..." ~ Rudolf Steiner, Manifestations of Karma, LECTURE 8,
Of what we call our knowing
Is both light & dark…
Humans are always dying & waking…
The rhythm between, we call life…
Some miracle is about
~Behold the eye that holds you...
Without hands it made life...
You will be Her hands...
Sing & She will sing thru you...
Your work is Her will...if what you make,
Your body, your love, your peace - is good, it will endure...
When the eye opens wink back...
I am ever searching for the spiritual significance behind world events. I have been thinking about how the corona crisis has made us catch our breath – has literally stopped our breath & endangered our collective heart. And seeks to modify our very humanness by altering the RNA in our blood.
Finding the connections between ourselves & the world situation, let us breathe deep into our lungs knowing that with this & every breath we take in spiritual life forces that stimulate the warmth & life in our blood, enabling us to be, to think, to feel./ Then when we breathe out - into the world - we are filling the atmosphere with the concepts of our being, of our thoughts & feeling life. Are we sharing into the ethers enlivened life forces of light, love & warmth? - Or are we breathing out fearful death forces, cold hard unconscious darkness…?
Rudolf Steiner says “We think we see with our eyes, but we don't literally see with these outer organs. They are a kind of microscope, or telescope, or camera, a fairly dead body in us. We see by means of it, with etheric activity.” He explains that we perceive colors as the result of etheric activity. If we look at green & afterwards at a white sheet of paper, we see it’s reversal as red. (hmm the Christmas colors, go ahead after the call get out your crayons & give it a try) This seeing is due to the continuation of the etheric activity of the eye, which answers to the impressions of colors. We see a balance. We never see an actual color as it is, but always a balance. We produce complementary colors thru the etheric activity of our eye; & what we see - the final physical effect, is a balance, even if we are not consciously aware of it. But when we do make it our intention to be conscious, we became co-creators of this new etheric sight.
POD (Poem Of the Day)
~Today I invoke:
The Lady of the pyre –
Lady of the heat who burns up transgression
Her flame is sharp, Her fingers are orange sparks
She speaks with a tongue of far-reaching flame
Her hands are quick; She burns flesh into ash & light
She is beyond necessity,
She is the power of Freedom reborn…
Today I am Hers…
“For if it were impossible for man to sink into the abyss of evil, he would not have been able to attain what on the one hand we call love and on the other freedom; since to the occultist freedom is inseparably connected with the idea of love.
It would be impossible for man to develop either love or freedom without the possibility of sailing down into the abyss. A man unable, of his own free decision, to choose good or evil, would be a being who would only be led on a puppets-string to a good which must be attained of necessity and who had no power to choose the good of his own fully purified will, by the love which springs from freedom.
If it were impossible for man to follow in the trail of the monster with the two horns, it would also be impossible for him to follow God out of his own individual love.
It was in accordance with a wise Providence to give the possibility of freedom to the humanity which has been developing through our planetary system, and this possibility of freedom could be given on no other condition than that man himself has to make the free choice between good and evil.“ ~Rudolf Steiner, The Apocalypse of St. John, Lecture XII https://wn.rsarchive.org/GA/GA0104/19080630p01.html
January 11, 2021
Friends, we will continue to experience upheaval until we decide to take up our true birth right as human beings, to envision & work for: unselfish Freedom, Equity & Solidary under the guidance of Columbia, the divine feminine quality of Peace, in collaboration with the Cosmopolitan Spirit of our Age, Michael, who asks us to transform our thinking into a Universal Will for Good.
Let the freedom dove fly. Shout unity to the sky. Let war & greed die. Claim justice on high.
The only revolution that can work is a complete revolution in our thinking, feeling & willing. Otherwise we are just being played between 2 adversarial forces.
We can generate the great strength we need to offer a conscious resistance to these inflaming & hardening forces by approaching the spirit, not only thru the inner powers of revelation & faith, like in the case of Joan of Arc; but by concentrating our powers of understanding on what spiritual science has to give, starting with common sense; which gives us the moral foundation that opens us to divinely inspired wisdom, filling us with light. And when we take ahold of ourselves with this attitude, we can consciously work with what Michael, the Spirit of our Age, has to give us now in our time –
Meeting every test & trail with a conscious heart-thinking, motivated by the wisdom of love.
In the opening verse Steiner reminds us:
Spirit fruits will come to grow,
If, souls with knowledge of the spirit,
Turn their mind to spirit realms.
And so dear friends, as we remember the deeds of Joan of Arc, especially during this season of Epiphany, we are also reminded of our current task, to name & tame the modern beasts, to take our will forces in hand, to flip evil on its head, to reverse it, so that it serves the good - Like dear Greta Thunberg & many, many, people young & old, who have dedicated themselves to be Spiritual Warriors for Peace, & the light of truth. See you in the 10:10. Blessings dear ones, thank you for being part of this Spiritual Revolution.
January 6th is The Feast of Epiphany, In Greek: epi-phanos which means shining forth, manifestation, striking appearance or vision of The Divine.
There are many traditions & celebrations associated with this auspicious day: The Festival of Osiris; The Feast of the Magi; The baptism in the Jordan; The marriage at Cana; In the middle ages: 12th night, featuring 'The Lord of Misrule'; In Ireland: Oiche Nollaig na mBan - Women’s Christmas; The Feast of la Bafana; The Chalking of the Door: 20+K+M+B+21...
Wednesday 6 January 2021, 2 pm – 4 pm CST
Joan’s Epiphany ‘What Joan of Arc Calls for Today’
In-Person at Elderberries Bio-dynamic Outpost
& online Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/7052931041
Meeting ID: 705 293 1041
As a celebration of the Birthday of Joan of Arc
We welcome special Guest Nancy Jewel Poer,
who will be premiering her Magnum Opus:
JOAN OF ARC – HER GIFTS FOR OUR TIME,
a film featuring Kai Migliaccio & Jospeh Seserman
We will also explore ‘The Destinies of Individuals and of Nations’, Lecture 5, ‘The Nature of the Christ Impulse and the Michaelic Sprit Serving It’
by Rudolf Steiner, with Hazel Archer-Ginsberg
Social Sculpture: Singing Through Joan of Arc “The Passage”
with Luicen Dante Lazar, + An Artistic exploration
Group Eurythmy with Mary Ruud
$ 10 donation at the door or http://donate.rschicago.org/
Enter on the branch side 4249 N. Lincoln
& proceed thru the Schreinerei into the Elderberries Space
Pot luck afterward in the Schreinerei – Please Bring Food to Share
For more info. contact Hazel Archer firstname.lastname@example.org
Our journey, taking us on the path from Jesus to Christ, is a divine archetype that every human being may follow thru the 12 regions of the Zodiac - & beyond, into the compass of the Holy Spirit & now on the Eve of Epiphany, we get a glimpse into the sphere of the Mystic Lamb./ We started in the feet with Pisces & the incarnation into the human realm on Christmas Eve –& now we have arrived at Aries, ruling the head – a glimpse of our reunion with the godhead. This is the prototype for our microcosmic metamorphosis from matter to spirit – a model for spiritualizing ourselves & the Earth. Let us receive this day the gifts of the ‘Three Kings’
Congratulations Dear Holy Nights traveler - you have made it beyond the threshold – past the 9 Angelic realms, into the Sphere of the Holy Spirit!
O Holy Sophia, Holy Wisdom, Holy Joy, hidden for so long
Come forth and reveal yourself in the world and in our souls!
Help us to see with a loving eye
Help us to hear with wit and intuition
Show us how to be natural and kind
Show us how to find ourselves in one another
Lead us from who we think we are to who we really are.
Let us learn from the flowers that we need not strive so hard.
Teach us to allow that Light from within
To unfold us, as a gift, like your lily, or the Rose.
~Alice O Howell
We are all meant to be mothers of God, for God is always needing to be born.” ~Meister Eckhart
In her coming, all good things came to me,
and from her hands riches not to be numbered.
All these I delighted in, since Sophia brings them,
but as yet I did not know She was their mother. ~Book of Wisdom (7: 11-12)
Explore the connections between Cain & Abel; Seth & The "Golden Legend"; Melchior; the Spiral of Theodorus; & John the Baptist, - with the Constellation of Cancer, The Crab (ruling the ribcage) This is the Sphere of the Cherubim -The Spirits of Harmony.
See you in the spiraling vortex.
Let us rub the sleep from our eyes, & decide we are done with letting the blind lead the blind. May we gain 2020 insight to unmask New Revelations for 2021, co-creating the dawning of a New Sun.
The Hidden Holy Night. What does that mean & how can we make the most of this cosmic & earthly opportunity? These are the questions we will grapple with today.
“Behold the Sun
At the midnight hour;
Build with stones in the lifeless ground,
Thus in decay and in the night of Death
Find the Creation's new beginning,
Young morning's strength;
Glory in the heights the eternal Word of Gods;
Shelter in the depths the Powers of Peace.
In darkness dwelling, create a Sun.
In matter weaving, know the joy of Spirit”!
Here we contemplate the imagination of the Heavenly Virgin- an indication of the cosmic being of The Divine Sophia - the Archetypical Wisdom of the World - depicted in the 12th chapter of the Apocalypse of St John.
In Libra we come to the center of the Zodiac, the balance between the below - those lower signs we have just traversed, considered the ‘dark signs’ where humanity still needs work; & the above - the upper zodiac, referred to as the ascended signs, where we are headed in our evolution.
The Sphere of the Dynamis, the Spirits of Movement, part of the 2ndHierarchy of Angelic beings dwelling in the Sun, bring the entire solar system into a state of mutual equilibrium. The reciprocal balance of the individual planets under their guidance finds a living expression in what Pythagoras called the ‘Music of the Spheres’./ Perhaps we can choose to take the time to listen in & sing along today, eh?
In Leonardo da Vini’s Last Supper, we see a picture of these 2 polarities in the nature of Judas & John the Evangelist within the Circle of personalities around The Christ, a reflection of the zodiac.
a quote from the great Rosicrucian initiate Rudolf Steiner “… These Holy Nights stand as though established out of the wise, hidden depths of the human soul, as if to say: Yes, experience the Christmas Festival in all its profoundness; & then plunge during the Holy Nights into the Mysteries of the Cosmos; - from where the being of love descended to the earth”
Today December 27this the Feast of St. John, writer of the Gospel & the book of Revelation, it’s also the Birthday of astronomer Johannes Kepler, & the Deathday of Marie Steiner von Sivers – wife of Rudolf Steiner & one of his closest colleagues.
Boxing day, The Feast of St. Stephan, Mummers day, The 1st day of Kwanzaa, & the 3rd of the 13 Holy Nights: Here we work with the Constellation of Capricorn, (ruling the knees & bones) associated with The Sphere of the Archangels, also called the Fire-Spirits, or Folk Spirits.
"The Christmas mystery must be found anew. We must become as devout with Nature as the shepherds were devout in their hearts. We must become as wise in our inner intuition as the Magi had become in their observation of the planets and stars in space and time." ~ Rudolf Steiner quote from the Search for the New Isis
Each of the 12 days & 13 nights – From the Eve of the Sacred Birth, to the Eve of Epiphany, can be seen as a microcosmic experience of the macrocosm, allowing us to approach the sublime gesture of the divine spiritual beings, whose outer vestments are the constellations of the zodiac – while simultaneously contemplating the events in our own lives, in order to uncover the golden threads connecting us to each other, as well as to the goals of Earth evolution, & to the divine spiritual nature that comes to birth again & again at this darkest time of year.
This sacred ‘Time out of Time’ provides an opportunity to contemplate, not only the great journey of the Cosmic Christ thru the zodiac into the body of Jesus; but also the path of Jesus to Christ; as well the evolution of every Human Being as a Star unfolding in an Earthly biography – for we as human beings are following both paths.
These 2 gate keepers of our universe, carry the divine plan of The Trinity & the Sophia, the architects of human evolution. Their conjunction can be seen as a kind of ‘cosmic conference’. And we, the whole of humanity, are being called to attend this confab.
I often find that I need a little help to be able to “Think Light”. So sometimes I like to use these Steiner verses as a lead in:
In purest outpoured light
Shimmers the godhead of the World
In purest love toward all that lives
Outpours the godhood of my soul
I rest within the godhead of the world
There shall I find myself
Within the godhead of the world
(Repeat, knowing you are shimmering along with the godhead)
Or this verse:
More radiant than the sun
Purer than the snow
Subtler than the ether
Is the Self
The spirit within my heart
I am that Self
That Self am I
When I have sufficiently infused my thinking with light I speak, the ‘Key-call’ - the verse which I think of as the anchor for our Thought-seed:
“When I think light, my soul shines,
When my soul shines, the earth is a star,
When the earth is a star, then I am, a true human being”.
I am a true human being
When the earth is a star
The earth is a star
When my soul shines
My soul shines
When I think light.
Every day 10:10 AM &/or PM
“When I think light, my soul shines,
When my soul shines, the earth is a star,
When the earth is a star, then I am, a true human being”.
I am a true human being
When the earth is a star
The earth is a star
When my soul shines
My soul shines
When I think light
Let's reclaim, & put to work, this ancient term egregore, from the Greek word meaning “Watcher” – a thought-form created by will and visualization. And when intentionally created, this energy becomes a kind of entity with the power to help and influence.