17 January


The Torment of Saint Anthony by MIchelangelo

Saint Anthony of Egypt

Saint Anthony of Egypt: (c. 251–356), also known as Saint Anthony, Anthony the Abbot, Anthony the Great, Anthony of the Desert, Anthony the Anchorite, Abba Antonius and Father of All Monks, was a Christian saint from Egypt and prominent leader among the Desert Fathers. He is the first known ascetic going into the wilderness. Celebrated in many churches on his feast days: 30 January in the Eastern Orthodox Church and the Coptic Orthodox Church; 17 January in the Roman Catholic Church and the Coptic Catholic Church. Anthony is appealed to against infectious diseases, particularly skin diseases. “Saint Anthony’s fire” has described different afflictions including ergotism, erysipelas and shingles. The saint, and in particular the date of his feast, plays a relevant role in the Provisional Order. He was particularly skilful at releasing demons and Graha. Saint Anthony of Egypt is a Provordo Feast, which also celebrates the production of Drumming for the Astroshamanic Voyage (recorded at Findhorn on 17 January 2002).


Celebrities born today:

Anne Brontë, (10.11) British author (17 January 1820-d. 1849), The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

Sir Compton Mackenzie, Scottish novelist (17 January 1883-d. 1972),  the Hebridean Whisky Galore (1947) and the Highland The Monarch of the Glen (1941),

Ola Raknes, Norwegian psychoanalyst and philologist (17 January 1887-d. 1975)

Steve Earle, American musician 17 January 1955

Simone Simons, Dutch singer (Epica) 17 January 1985

Gospel of Thomas: (9) Jesus said, “Now the sower went out, took a handful (of seeds), and scattered them. Some fell on the road; the birds came and gathered them up. Others fell on the rock, did not take root in the soil, and did not produce ears. And others fell on thorns; they choked the seed(s) and worms ate them. And others fell on the good soil and it produced good fruit: it bore sixty per measure and a hundred and twenty per measure.”

ACIM: I see no neutral things.

Concise Epitome: 3.1 It is the Last Frontier. (Esso designa l’Ultima Frontiera.)