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  • Joseph Proskauer
    Thank you, Brother. Timely for me. Joe Proskauer Four more selections: See the small and develop clear vision. . . . Use the outer light to return to the
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      Thank you, Brother. 
      Timely for me. 
          Joe Proskauer
      Four more selections: 


      See the small and develop clear vision.  .  .  .

      Use the outer light to return to the inner light, and save yourself from harm.         


                                                      Lao-tzu (c. 600 BC)



      As from the power of sacred lays

                  The spheres began to move,

      And sung the great creator’s praise

                  To all the Blest above; 

      So when the last and dreadful hour

      This crumbling pageant shall devour,

      The trumpet shall be heard on high,

      The dead shall live, the living die,

      And Music shall untune the sky! 


                                                                              John Dryden (1631-1700)

                                                                              Grand Chorus from A Song for St. Cecilia’s Day, 1687



      The stars spake once to Man. 

      It is world-destiny

      That they are silent now. 

      To be aware of the silence

      Can become pain for earthly Man. 


      But in the deepening silence

      There grows and ripens

      What Man speaks to the stars.              

      To be aware of the speaking                   

      Can become strength for Spirit-Man.                             


                                                                              Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925)  



                                                      Heed the seasons,

                                                      Heed Nature;

                                                      Nature has the key to the festivals on earth. 

                                                      The festivals in heaven

                                                      Are of another kind. 

                                                      Some day all of humanity will be invited to 

                                                          participate in them.  


                                                                               from Turning:  Words heard from within

                                                                                                      (by Claire Batchford)


      ----- Original Message -----
      From: Br. Ron
      Sent: Wednesday, December 29, 2004 10:04 AM
      Subject: [steiner] If God is Music...

      ....then Heaven is simply the mastery of good timing.
      Timing is all about the refinement of culture.
      (The word is 'appropriateness.')

      But, even the Barbarians knew that when their drums were
      they were closest to their Deities.

      Does this mean that Evil is 'bad timing?'

      Perhaps not. I'm told that Evil is but the DESIRE for
      bad timing.

      Oh Sun of God, let me be Merciful when your Logos calls for Mercy
      (but not one second longer) Let me be Severe when severity
      is called for....(but not one second longer)

      Let me strike the skin at Life's 'down beat' and refrain
      from action at the 'off beat' and so avoid the victory of Chaos
      over Harmony.

      Above all, let me listen carefully to my own Inner Conductor
      who has penned the Score of this incredible
      Symphony of the Spheres.
      In 2005, I pray our collective 'Tree of Life' will blossom
      with a timely ascent through the different Spheres.
      I pray we might carefully follow the baton of the Christic Solar Impulse
      so that Beauty and Universal Joy might reign amongst ourselves
      .....and our loved ones.

      Br. Ron
      By the way,  The I Ching puts it this way:
      Hexagram 11. Peace  (T'ai)

      "The stream of (cosmic) energy must be regulated by the ruler of men.
      It is done by a process of division. Thus men divide the uniform flow
      of time into the seasons and mark off infinite space by the points of the compass.
      This is done by adjusting products to the right time and the right place,
      which increases the natural yield. This controlling and furthering activity of man in
      his relation to Nature is the work on Nature that rewards him."
      Western scripture explains this rhythmic process in Ecclesiastes 3:
      "To everything there is a season,
      and a time to every purpose under the heaven:"
      " A time to be born, and a time to die;
      a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;"
      "A time to kill, and a time to heal;
      a time to break down, and a time to build up"


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