In Memory of Andrew Lorand and Dr. Basil Williams
Andrew's presentation at a BDANC quarterly meeting continues to radiate within my memory! My email correspondence with Dr. Basil Williams in the early formation of "Bridging Biodynamic Agriculture and Anthroposophical Medicine" left a wonderful impression on me!
Date: 9/20/2017 12:27:54 AM ( 31 d ) ... viewed 170 times
As of September 19, 2017 -
Just moments before discovering the following I had saved a page from the BDA site into a folder where I saw an earlier article file of Dr. Basil Williams. Now that I am writing this I intend to review his article/s.
"Dr. Basil Williams, a long-time supporter and member of the Biodynamic Association, passed away on July 16, 2017. He was a founding participant in the "Bridging Biodynamic Agriculture and Anthroposophical Medicine" learning community, which was formed to explore connections between these two holistic approaches to healing the land and healing human beings, both developed by Dr. Rudolf Steiner. Dr. Williams presented in a workshop on this topic at the 2014 North American Biodynamic Conference, "Farming for Health," and shared his wisdom with many other groups as well.
Read more about Dr. Williams' life and relationship to biodynamics and anthroposophy. We welcome contributions."
In Memory of Andrew Lorand
By Robert Karp: "With the passing of Andrew Christopher Lorand, I feel that a mighty and fiery spirit has left the earth and moved his field of action to the spiritual world where I am confident he will continue glow forth and shine fresh impulses into the biodynamic community and beyond. Andrew was an important mentor, colleague and friend to me and so many in the biodynamic community. Read more memories of Andrew and selected articles from the Biodynamics journal. We welcome further contributions."
All of this is making a profound impression on me now and while I am writing this exactly as the New Moon has just begun at Virgo 27 degrees! In other words all of the above was entered in the very final minutes of the Dark Moon! I find the timing of this really astonishing! I can't help but continue to give my attention here and become more aware of the significance of all of this.
I knew of Andrew's passing about a couple months ago and was open to the possibility of attending the memorial about a month ago. However this is the first time that I am hearing of Dr. Basil Williams crossing.
September 20, 2017 - 2:15 AM (Pacific) Moon at 29 Virgo:
In the Sabian Symbols this degree's position is read at: VIRGO 30°:
TOTALLY INTENT UPON COMPLETING AN IMMEDIATE TASK, A MAN IS DEAF TO ANY ALLUREMENT.
KEYNOTE: The total concentration required for reaching any spiritual goal.
"This is the final symbol of the first half of the cycle. In the year cycle the fall equinox is now at hand; autumn begins. Through spring and summer many ways and byways have been experienced. The last message of this hemicycle of "Individualization" is that on all decisive occasions what must be done has to be done so intently that no outer voices can penetrate the mind, still less the soul. The neophyte stands at the gates of the sacred Pyramid. There is only one step he can take — ahead, or he is lost.
This is the culminating step, the decision that results from a myriad of small choices. Still a shadow of hesitation can remain. Attention may be distracted from the Now by a voice from the past, glamorizing some old memory. The outer doors of perception and thought must be closed, so the soul can complete its CONQUEST OF ILLUSION."
We are at the threshold of the "Fall Equinox" now!
 The New Moon in Virgo is at 27 degrees 27 minutes.
This Virgo degree is in the 6th Line of the 6th Hexagram/Solar Plexus Gate 6/6th Gene Key.
"EARTH and WATER energies predominate. With 5 planets in Virgo, this is a time to reconnect with our precious Mother Earth. Earth and Water signs are feminine, softer energies. It's about being receptive rather than proactive. See if you can listen to the wind, the leaves rustling, the birds singing...... The Earth is giving you bounty every single moment. Become aware of the richness and abundance all around you. Virgo is connected with healing. Pluto in Capricorn encourages you to look to the past, your ancestors, the old knowledge that has great wisdom in it. ... Mercury, ruler of Virgo is trine to Pluto bringing opportunities for transformational thinking and seeing your world from a completely new perspective. With a huge amount of planetary activity coming up between now and 2020 in Capricorn, this is a time to slow down, to tune into the Earth, to be in nature, with animals, to live in the present moment. Get in touch with what you are feeling RIGHT NOW. Can you feel your physical body? What is it telling you? This is such an opening for healing - as you heal yourself, you heal others through your change in your vibration. Take advantage of this New Moon by doing anything that grounds you, - paddling in a stream, admiring a flower, looking at your food and smelling it, taking your time when you eat... "
This is an auspicious moment! I am grateful to be aware of it now!
The Sabian Symbol is read at:
VIRGO 28°: A BALDHEADED MAN WHO HAS SEIZED POWER.
KEYNOTE: The sheer power of personality in times that call for decision.
"Whether at the religious or at the socio-political and cultural level there comes a time when obsolescent patterns of order and cultural refinement have to be radically and relentlessly challenged. Catabolic personages emerge to seize power and dictate decisions that alter the structures of society; or within an individual life, an intense urge for cathartic changes mobilizes the will, and traumatic decisions are made. At such times, the issue has to be met and, ruthless as the power may appear, it must be accepted.
At this third stage of the thirty-sixth sequence we face the un-postponable necessity for decision and transformation. Existence is motion. No static formation, however beautiful and inspiring, can remain long unchallenged. Everything bows to THE POWER OF THE WILL — divine, executively human, or Satanic."
 "My reply sent @ 2:19 PM on Friday, April 24, 2015
What a gift this is!
I'd like to share this with others. Before I do I'd like to know your thoughts regarding posting any or all of it and/or distribution in any form.
On 04/24/2015 06:28, Basil Williams wrote:
> Hi Chef Jemichel,
> Thank you for your interest in microbiome for health. I hope you will enjoy the paper.
> Warmest Regards,
> On Apr 23, 2015, at 2:01 AM, chef wrote:
>> Greetings Doctor!
>> Thank you very much for your offer at:
>> May I have one booklet of the following title?:
>> The Importance Of A Normal Microbiome For Human Health.
>> Have a fabulous rest of your week!
>> ~Chef Jemichel"
Since that time I included blogs on the theme of "the importance of a normal microbiome for human health". Writing this now underscores my intent to re-read Basil's article. What is "a normal microbiome for human health" with emphasis on "normal". Does a "normal microbiome" exist among Americans?
 Gate 6 is "Conflict: The Gate of Friction" - Feeling, Emoting, and Sensitivity
It is activated now by both transiting Sun and Moon!
"The fundamental design component of progress. The law that growth cannot exist without friction. The energy for producing life itself.
Line 6 - The Peacemaker
The discipline and integrity of a superior force to unilaterally cease conflict to permit surrender and survival of its foe.
Exaltation: The highest form of reason is that life is sacred. The emotional power to end conflict tempered by feelings and sensitivity to others.
Detriment: The peacemaker whose actions are just but whose terms are unacceptable. The emotional power to end conflict but only after one's conditions have been satisfied."
I have this gate activated in my natal Human Design with Design Saturn at Line 4.
The 6th Gene Key -
“The 6th Shadow of Conflict is the single most influential Gene Key in regard to the issue of human communication. At its highest potential, the 6th Gene Key is the archetype of peace on earth, whilst at its lowest potential it is the root cause of all human conflict. This conflict stems from the human emotional system and our inability to handle the voltage of extreme emotional states…As the 6th Gift enters into human relationships, the emotional barriers begin to break down between people.”
This Gene Key is one of four in a Codon Ring called "The Ring of Alchemy" also consisting of the 40th, 47th and 64th Gene Keys. I have Heart Center Hexagram/Gate 40 activated with Personality Lunar South Node and the Crown Center Hexagram/Gate 64 with Personality Mercury and Design South Node.
 The Ring of Alchemy -
“This very powerful genetic grouping, known as the Ring of Alchemy, plays a pivotal role in the transformation of the human species. Each of these four Gene Keys will transmute your DNA so that there is no longer any interference in your physical body. (The unimpeded flow of energy in the body is “optimal health”!)
This is a very powerful genetic grouping; the 6th Gift is breaking down the barriers in human relationships, the 40th Gift is forging this new openness into our communities, the 47th Gift is allowing us to transform our old ways and the 64th Gift is opening us to a fresh set of possibilities for living in a new way. This is the job of this codon ring, to activate a process of karmic release that allows your highest subtle bodies can manifest directly through your physical body. By transforming our old ways and opening us up to fresh set of possibilities, these deep alchemical processes will gradually bring peace to earth.”:
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