Re: [anthroposophy] circle/vessel/Grail Cup
- Hello Elaine, I'm glad that you liked the painting by Rossetti. It was
submitted by another individual in another e-group (esoteric-images
e-group). I thought it was somewhat fitting for the poem that you had
submitted earlier. I sent an e-mail to that individual asking about the
object that the dove (Holy Spirit) is holding in its beak. If and when I
receive a reply I will pass it on to you. Thanks, [rick distasi].
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From: elaine upton <elaineupton@...>
Sent: Tuesday, October 31, 2000 6:28 AM
Subject: Re: [anthroposophy] circle/vessel/Grail Cup
> Hello sarah, richard, all,
> Thanks for reading, sarah.
> And richard, thanks for the painting by Rosetti! I am not familiar with
> painting. What is it that is above the woman's head, something gold,
> out of the mouth of the bird? It's not clear on my screen.
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>It is the Circle, the Vessel, the WombDear Elaine,
>that enfolds us, holds us,empties us,
>creates us, creates us.
Thank you for sharing your poetry with us.
I remember a couple of years back, when I was at a "Steiner"
get-together, some folk were annoyed when others performed a circle
dance. These critics thought this was just not "Steiner."
The people at this school were of the New Age/"native peoples" type -
which is pretty standard I believe. I guess parents like this see
Waldorf as the closest thing to their views.
Anyways, a lot of what has become "Waldorf" is not derived from Dr.
I was able to point out a lecture where RS talked about the attraction
of the circle and dancing in circles.
Some time ago posted a description of the founding of the Order of the
Garter. It's purpose was one of honouring the "discuss" as you have
presented in poetic form.
Talking of circles and things, there is the expression "widdershins" to
describe a circle which is formed against anti-clockwise against the
Sun. Thus it was common custom to stir a Christmas cake "sunwise" for
As you know, water whirlpools in a different direction down here (or up
here depending on how you look at it). So things are quite back to front
Our clocks move clockwise only because that is how the old sundials
"moved"- so I heard today. Is that the way it is Elaine? The shadow of a
sundial in my part of the world moves anticlockwise- it dances in a
different direction. Perhaps we should use anticlockwise clocks in
honour of this.