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Star Wisdom Series

Journal for Star Wisdom 2012

November 2011
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  • Publisher
  • Published
    20th November 2011
  • ISBN 9780880106528
  • Language English
  • Pages 250 pp.
  • Size 8.25" x 11"

The Journal for Star Wisdom 2012 is a special edition that addresses directly the challenges facing humanity in our time. It includes articles of interest on star wisdom (Astrosophy), as well as a guide to the correspondences between stellar configurations during the life of Christ and those of today. This guide comprises a complete sidereal ephemeris of geocentric and heliocentric planetary positions and an aspectarian for each day through the year. Published yearly, new editions are available beginning in October or November for the coming year.

According to Rudolf Steiner, every step taken by Christ during his ministry between the baptism in the Jordan and the resurrection was in harmony with—and an expression of—the cosmos. Journal for Star Wisdom is concerned with the heavenly correspondences during the life of Christ and is intended to help provide a foundation for Cosmic Christianity's cosmic dimension, which has been largely absent from mainstream Christianity during its two-millennium history.

Readers are invited to contemplate the current movements of the Sun, Moon, and planets against the background of the zodiacal constellations (sidereal signs) in relation to corresponding stellar events during the life of Christ. In this way, it becomes possible to open oneself to attune to the life of Christ in the etheric cosmos.

The main focus of this year's journal is the significant year of 2012 as a pivotal year in the history of humanity and the Earth.


  • "The Rose of the World (Rosa Mira)"
    by Daniel Andreev
  • "Editorial Foreword"
    by William Bento and Robert Powell
  • "Working with the Journal for Star Wisdom"
  • "2012: Prophecy Phenomena Hope"
    by Robert Powell
  • "Ensouling Star Wisdom"
    by William Bento
  • "The Venus Eclipse of the Sun, 2012"
    by David Tresemer
  • "Joan of Arc: A Forerunner of Our Age"
    by Wain Farrants
  • "Kaspar Hauser: The Child of Europe"
    by Wain Farrants
  • "World Transits 2000-2020: An Overview"
    by Richard Tarnas
  • "My Path to Astrosophy"
    by Robert Schiappacasse
  • "Anthroposophic Foundations for a Renewal of Astrology"
    by Brian Gray
  • "The Two Become One: Possession or Enlightenment?"
    by Claudia McLaren Lainson
  • "Working With the Journal for Star Wisdom Star Calender"
    by Robert Powell
  • Symbols Used in Charts / Time
  • "Commentaries and Ephemerides," January-December 2012
    by Claudia McLaren Lainson
  • Monthly Astronomical Sky Watch:
    Monthly Preview of Planets Visible in the Evening Sky

    by Sally Nurney
  • Glossary
  • References

William Bento

William Bento, PhD, worked in the field of human development for more than thirty years. He was a recognized pioneer and a published author in psychosophy (soul wisdom) and astrosophy (star wisdom), and traveled extensively as a speaker, teacher, and consultant. Dr. Bento was the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at Rudolf Steiner College in Fair Oaks, California, and worked as a transpersonal clinical psychologist at the Center for Living Health in Gold River, California. He also guided social therapy seminars for Camphill Communities for more than twenty years. Dr. Bento was also the author of Holy Nights Journal and Meditation Cards & Booklet on the Eightfold Path and a frequent contributor to Journal for Star Wisdom. He died June 5, 2015.

David Tresemer

David Tresemer, PhD, has a doctorate in psychology, and is associate professor of psychology at Rudolf Steiner College for the certificate program in Counseling Psychology, with concentration in Anthroposophic Psychology. He has written in many areas, ranging from The Scythe Book: Mowing Hay, Cutting Weeds, and Harvesting Small Grains with Hand Tools to a book about mythic theater, War in Heaven: Accessing Myth Through Drama, and a book on astrology-seen-intelligently, Star Wisdom and Rudolf Steiner: A Life Seen through the Oracle of the Solar Cross, as well as The Venus Eclipse of the Sun. David’s has also written numerous articles on the connection of celestial events to human experience.

Wain Farrants

Wain Farrants discovered astrology (both tropical and sidereal) and Anthroposophy during his first years at the University of Toronto. After completing a BSc in psychology and mathematics, he spent more than three years teaching math at a secondary school in Mochudi, Botswana. Later, he traveled to England, where he became a biodynamic gardener in a Camphill Community for disabled adults in the North York Moors National Park. After a few years there, he assumed responsibility for the Botton Village Bookshop. He edited and coedited numerous books by Karl König, Peter Roth, Baruch Urieli, Peter Tradowsky, and Andrea Damico Gibson, and contributed a number of articles to the Christian Star Calendar. He also had considerable experience of a wide variety of orthodox, complementary medical, and alternative therapies. Wain died January 19, 2014, at the age of 65.

Richard Tarnas

Richard Tarnas is a professor of philosophy and cultural history at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS,)San Francisco, and the founding director of its graduate program in Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness. He also lectures on archetypal studies and depth psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute, Santa Barbara. A graduate of Harvard and a former director of programs at Esalen Institute, he is the author of The Passion of the Western Mind, a history of the Western worldview from the ancient Greeks to the postmodern culture, which became both a bestseller and a required text in many universities. His most recent book, Cosmos and Psyche: Intimations of a New World View, received the Book of the Year Prize from the Scientific and Medical Network in the UK.

Robert Schiappacasse

Robert Schiappacasse has been a student of Rudolf Steiner's Anthroposophy for more than thirty years. He developed a deep interest humanity's relationship to the world of the stars and, in 1977, began studies with Willi Sucher, a pioneer researcher in the field of Astrosophy, or star wisdom. He presents at conferences and workshops on star wisdom themes and other anthroposophic topics. He is coauthor with David Tresemer and William Bento of the book Signs in the Heavens: A message for our Time, about the comets Hyakutake and Hale-Bopp and their crossing of the mysterious and ominous star Algol at the end of the twentieth century. Robert most recently worked with David Tresemer on the Book Star Wisdom and Rudolf Steiner: A life Seen through the Oracle of the Solar Cross. He also coauthored articles with David Tresemer, including “The Chain Reaction Experiment”; “The Signature of Saturn in Christ Jesus’ Life”; and “The Signature of Pluto in the Events of Christ Jesus’ Life.”

Brian Gray

Brian Gray trained as an architect and has taught at Rudolf Steiner College in Fair Oaks, California, since 1981. He has taught classes to aspiring teachers in Waldorf schools around the world on such topics as the creation of the world and cosmic warmth from a spiritual perspective, sacred architecture, and the constitution of the human being, as well as various aspects of star wisdom (Astrosophy) related to biography, life cycles, karma, and reincarnation. A student of astrology since 1967, Brian has interpreted astrological charts for thousands of people and offers regular classes in observation of the stars and in Esoteric Christianity. He has discovered hidden astrological keys in several important works of literature, from the Parzival story of the Grail Knights to many parts of the Bible. He is the author of an upcoming “astrobiography” of Rudolf Steiner, Unfolding Destiny. He also teaches courses in the San Francisco and Los Altos extension programs of Rudolf Steiner College.

Sally Nurney

Sally Nurney has been interested in astrology all her life, beginning her research with her “Sun sign” in elementary school. After several years of travel and exploration, she arrived at The StarHouse in Boulder, Colorado, in 1997 and quickly transitioned to the Sidereal perspective of reading the stars. Along with her studies in the Path of the Ceremonial Arts, she has deepened her direct understanding of the stars through research with David Tresemer at The StarHouse and study with Brian Gray at the Rudolf Steiner College in Fair Oaks California. She currently lives in the Rocky Mountain foothills near the StarHouse of Boulder.