Stephanie Georgieff's visit to Johannesburg
Stefanie Georgieff visited Johannesburg on her way to Namibia where where will be holding a two week excursion and retreat with a small group of people.
While in Johannesburg, Stephanie gave two talks at The Christian Community and one at the Anthroposophical Society.
Etheric Geography presented by Stephanie Georgieff
Report by John-Peter Gernaat
Stephanie Georgieff presented a talk on Friday 8 September 2023 on the etheric geography of Africa. Stephanie was visiting Johannesburg in transit to Namibia where she was to hold a two-week workshop and safari on the topic of the search for the Sacred Origins of Africa.
Stephanie pointed to the work of Rudolf Steiner on the understanding that the seven planets, as we here in Johannesburg know well, were recognised by the Ancient Sumerians – the Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn, gifted the earth with the seven base metals. This is an understanding that originated in the ancient world for which Rudolf Steiner presented an imagination of the formative processes. The sun gifted the earth with gold. There are ancient African traditions that connect the story of creation to the influence of the sun. Stephanie draws a correlation with the abundance of gold in southern Africa to the ancient wisdom of the sun connection to Africa.
Stephanie draws on the research and writings of Dean Liprini (https://sacredsitesfoundation.co.za/) who proposes that ancient peoples in the western Cape created a very large network of rock artifacts that align with the light of the rising and setting sun of the Solstices and the Equinoxes. Through this Stephanie proposes a further connection of the ancient African peoples to the sun and an understanding of the movements of the heavens above them.
Stephanie draws on the work by Robert Powell (Robert A. Powell, PhD, is an internationally known lecturer, author, eurythmist, and movement therapist) who connects the seven planets to the seven continents and assigns Jerusalem and Golgotha to the be the heart of the world. If one assigns chakra points to the earth, then Golgotha would be the heart chakra of the earth. Powell connects Golgotha with Africa and this makes Africa the heart chakra of the earth. The sun as the centre of the solar system can be connected with the heart chakra. Africa receives the most amount of sunshine hours of all the continents. The lion is connected with heart and with the spirituality of Africa.
Through these associations Stephanie refers to Africa as the Golden Heart of the world.
What arises for me is the question that, if the picture presented by Stephanie is true about the etheric geography of Africa, how does this work into the soul life of the inhabitants of Africa and how can we, as The Christian Community in Africa, connect with these Golden Heart soul forces to present ourselves as the movement in the renewal of religion for those whose religious connection is with these Golden Heart soul forces?
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