Rudolf Steiner ~ A Festivals Life
February 24 @ 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm
New Image of the Zodiac for Aquarius. The Sun moved in front of Aquarius stars at the time of Rudolf Steiner’s birth.
Throughout his life, Rudolf Steiner laid particular emphasis on the role the festivals play in developing a community of the spirit, stating that “humanity must now try to create vessels in which the beings of higher worlds can pour themselves” and that “when people strive once more to fill the course of the year with spiritual understanding for the festival seasons, it (the year) will be imbued with real cosmic significance. Within earthly existence, human beings will learn to accompany and experience cosmic existence.” [quotes from Whitsun, the Festival of United Soul Endeavor, Cologne, June 7, 1908 and The Whitsun Mystery and its Connection with the Ascension, Dornach, May 7, 1923.]
Rudolf Steiner’s own life is a majestic demonstration of what it is to “accompany and experience cosmic existence,” especially when viewed through the festival cycles to which he aligned specific activities and lectures. The festivals connected to Rudolf Steiner’s birth and his death also stand as a sublime revelation of his mission, and will inform this year’s Great Lakes Branch of the Anthroposophical Society in America’s celebration of the 158th anniversary of his birth. Mary Stewart Adams will lead us through a celebratory and interactive consideration of Rudolf Steiner’s birth (late February 1861), as it is related to the festival cycle of the year, and as it was expressed in his death 64 years later, also during the Lenten season (March 30, 1925).
Mary Stewart Adams is a member of the School for Spiritual Science and a longtime researcher in star wisdom as it is informed by Anthroposophy. Here is a link to a lecture given by Mary in November in New York City, Finding Light in the Sacred Dark: