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Star Wisdom Series

Journal for Star Wisdom 2010

November 2009
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  • Published
    15th November 2009
  • ISBN 9780880107136
  • Language English
  • Pages 108 pp.
  • Size 8.25" x 11"

The Journal for Star Wisdom includes articles of interest concerning star wisdom (Astrosophy), as well as a guide to the correspondences between stellar configurations during the life of Christ and those of today. The guide comprises a complete sidereal ephemeris and aspectarian, geocentric and heliocentric, for each day throughout the year. Published yearly, new editions are available beginning in November for the coming new 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. The Journal for Star Wisdom is concerned with these heavenly correspondences during the life of Christ. It is intended to help provide a foundation for cosmic Christianity, the cosmic dimension of Christianity. It is this dimension that has been missing from Christianity in its two-thousand-year history.

Readers can begin on this path by contemplating the movements of the Sun, Moon, and planets against the background of the zodiacal constellations (sidereal signs) today in relation to corresponding stellar events during the life of Christ. In this way, the possibility is opened for attuning, in a living way, to the life of Christ in the etheric cosmos.


  • Preface
  • “The Rose of the World” by Daniel Andreev
  • Editorial Foreword by Robert Powell
  • “World Pentecost” by Robert Powell
  • “Sun on the Galactic Center” by David Tresemer
  • “Kyot and the Stellar Script of Parsifal” by Ellen Schalk
  • “Signature of Jupiter in the Events of Christ Jesus’ Life” by David Tresemer, with Robert Schiappacasse, and William Bento
  • “Contemplations on the Jupiter–Uranus Conjunction” by William Bento
  • “Commentaries and Ephemerides: January–December 2010” by William Bento, David Tresemer, Claudia McLaren Lainson, and Sally Nurney
  • Epitaph: “Though My Soul May Set in Darkness” — words attributed to Galileo; music by Joseph Haydn

Peter Treadgold (1943-2005) was the creator of Astro and Astrofire, the computer programs he designed and wrote for research into Astrosophy. The programs are used by many researchers around the world, and Astrofire is a particularly far-reaching creation, opening up extraordinary possibilities for research. It contains a database of birth and death dates of historical personalities, as well as a star catalog with more than 4,000 stars. It is this program by means of which the monthly ephemeris pages are produced for the Journal for Star Wisdom. Read more about "Astrofire" at the Sophia Foundation website.

Dear Jonathan,

Thank you for sharing your perspective. As so often happens, when encountering different points of view, we are asked to rethink our own. Your letter has asked just that. In taking in your opinions and investigating our differences, I have found an even deeper alignment with the mission of the Starfire group and the Journal for Star Wisdom.

Those in the Starfire group who were students of Willi Sucher have shared the fruits gathered from their personal relationships with him. This has deepened my understanding of our collective mission. So many of you were gifted with Willi's noble example: to leave others in freedom and by all means to continue doing research. Willi's statement that he had “only scratched the surface” leaves all his students with a great deal of work yet to be done.

I am grateful for your willingness to express your point of view. Together we strengthen the possibilities so endless in scope. It is my experience that differences create a chaos into which higher truths may reveal themselves. This, of course, demands that our egos remain free of attachments. If truth is our common aim, we are walking with Christ. I believe that is what Willi, above all else, would be asking of his students.

It is my prayer that our differences are grasped as opportunities lest we fall into the divisiveness that entombs greatness.

Claudia McLaren Lainson

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.

Ellen Schalk

Ellen Schalk was born in Stuttgart shortly before the Nazis came to power in Germany. As a teenager, she experienced the ravages wrought by World War II, after which she studied mathematics, geography, and geology at the Technical College in Stuttgart, where she encountered Anthroposophy. Later, through her anthroposophic studies, met Ernst Bindel, whom Rudolf Steiner had asked to teach mathematics at the original Waldorf school in Stuttgart. In 1961, Ernst Bindel invited Ms. Schalk to teach mathematics at the Waldorf school, where she became a teacher. On sabbatical leave from the school in 1976, she met Werner Greub and became interested in his research into the historical and geographical background of the Grail events, which he later published in his book Wolfram von Eschenbach and the Reality of the Grail. Through her studies, and with the encouragement of Werner Greub, she penetrated deeper into the mysteries of the stellar script of the Parsifal story. Today, she lives in a retirement home in Stuttgart and loves to play piano and flute, and occasionally plays the organ for special occasions at the Christian Community church.

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.”

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.

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.