Archangel Michael, is the spirit of our times.  The mood of our times is anxiety and Michael is the spiritual model and teacher of the courage, calmness and clarity that overcomes the mood of anxiety. If you are challenged by demons of confusion, overwhelm, uncertainty, fear, Michael’s spiritual sword can pierce your soul, filling it with light and strength.  This is a sword that brings grace, transformation and balance to your thoughts and actions.

Michael’s sword can appear in life in many forms.  I think Tolkien’s Lord of the Ring’s Trilogy is filled with the inspiration of Michael which is why I find myself rereading it every few years.  Certain music enters my soul bringing the sounds of courage to my soul such as Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and the Ode to Joy.   I feel the sword in the willingness of my clients to face and heal the traumas of a painful childhood. I find it in the compassion and encouragement coming from my friends when I stand on the edge of an inner threshold needing to make a choice that will change my life. 

Where do you feel the force of Michael entering your soul? 

Here is a powerful meditation verse to work with on Michaelmas 
and anytime you feel the mood of anxiety overtaking your soul.  
For the Michael Age
by Rudolf Steiner

We must eradicate from the Soul

All fear and terror of what comes towards us

From out of the future,

And we must acquire serenity

In all feelings and sensations about the future.

We must look forward

With complete equanimity to everything that may come,

And we must think only that whatever comes

Is given to us by a world directive full of wisdom.

It is part of what we must learn in this age:

Namely to live out of pure trust

Without any security in existence,

Trust in the ever-present help of the Spiritual World.

Truly, nothing else will do

If our courage is not to fail us.

And we must seek this awakening within ourselves

Every morning and every evening.


A few weeks ago I was researching gem elixirs on the web and I found an unusual one made from a meteorite.  At the time of Michaelmas, September 29, there are many iron meteorites falling to earth.  As I read the description of this essence and the story of the keris, I felt the image of Michael.  I have copied it below and included a photo of a keris and its scabbard. 

Meteorite Gem Elixir

A journalist friend made us aware of Kosta Danaos’ book The Magus of Java – a personal account of the Greek Martial Artist’s journey of finding and studying under a Chinese Taoist master on the island of Java. A chapter of this book is dedicated to telling the story of the authentic Javanese Keris, a particular bladed weapon that many Javanese consider to be magical. Kosta delights the reader with his first-person narrative of a demonstration of spinning and moving kerises he witnesses. In Kosta’s sequel to The Magus of Java, his teacher explains: “a real keris must be forged from a meteorite!” In response to Kosta’s question why this is so, the Sifu explains: “Because only a meteorite can contain the yin energy of the talisman. Any keris that truly has power has been forged from a stone that has fallen from the sky.” We were, of course, intrigued. If this explanation holds true, we should get some highly unique performance from an elixir made of such an iron-nickel meteorite as is used for forging a keris! And so we set out to acquire a meteorite from a private collection, only to dissolve the beauty in sulfuric acid…and to produce one of the most remarkable elixirs we’ve ever made.

For Personal Transformation: Meteorite energizes and warms the third eye and upper tan tien. It enables the recognition and change of unwanted thought patterns and strengthens one’s willpower.

For Medicinal Purposes: Meteorite affects particularly the brain and the hypothalamus, assisting in overcoming mental fatigue. Meteorite has a relaxing effect on tension or cramps of the digestive system and to a lesser degree of muscle tissue while at the same time it is highly energizing. Meteorite is a choice preparation for those athletes who want simultaneously alertness, relaxedness and a toned and primed-for-action mind and body.