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Star Wisdom Series

Journal for Star Wisdom 2010

Paperback
November 2009
9780880107136
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  • Publisher
    SteinerBooks
  • Published
    15th November 2009
  • ISBN 9780880107136
  • Language English
  • Pages 108 pp.
  • Size 8.25" x 11"
$20.00

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.

C O N T E N T S:

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, Robert Schiappacasse, 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” —Galileo and Joseph Haydn

Daniel Andreev

Daniel Andreev (1906–1959) was born in Berlin. His father was the well-known Russian writer Leonid Andreev. His mother Alexandra Veligorsky died during childbirth. Daniel's father, overcome with grief, gave up Andreev to Alexandra's sister Elizabeth Dobrov, who lived in Moscow. It was a critical event in Daniel Andreev's life, for in contrast to many of the Russian intelligentsia at the time, the maintained its Russian Orthodox faith. Daniel's childhood included contact with persons as his godfather Maxim Gorky. Daniel was conscripted as a noncombatant in the Soviet Army in 1942, and after the war he returned to writing fiction and poetry. Daniel Andreev was arrested in 1947, along with his wife and many of his relatives and friends, and sentenced to twenty-five years in prison, while his wife received twenty-five years of labor camp. All of previous writing was destroyed. With the rise of Khrushchev, Andreev's case was reviwed and his sentence reduced to ten years. He was released to his waiting wife in 1957, his health ruined following a heart attack in prison. While in prison, he had written the first drafts of The Rose of the World and Russian Gods (a collection of poetry), as well as The Iron Mystery, a play in verse. Andreev spent the last two years of his life finishing his work on these works. Andreev's wife Alla, realizing the negative reception the books would get from the Soviet authorities, hid them until the mid-seventies, but didn't publish them until Gorbachev and glasnost. The first edition of The Rose of the World (100,000 copies) quickly sold out, and since then several editions have been equally popular in Russia.

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.

Claudia McLaren Lainson

CLAUDIA McLAREN LAINSON is a teacher and Therapeutic Educator. She has been working in the field of Anthroposophy since 1982, when she founded her first Waldorf program in Boulder, Colorado. She lectures nationallyis the founder of Windrose Farm and Academy near Boulder. Claudia most recently founded the School for the Sophia Mysteries at Windrose. She is the author of The Circle of Twelve and the Legacy of Valentin Tomberg.

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.

Robert A. Powell

Robert A. Powell, PhD, is an internationally known lecturer, author, eurythmist, and movement therapist. He is founder of the Choreocosmos School of Cosmic and Sacred Dance, and cofounder of the Sophia Foundation of North America. He received his doctorate for his thesis The History of the Zodiac, available as a book from Sophia Academic Press. He is the author and coauthor of numerous work, including The Sophia Teachings (a six-tape series), as well as numerous books on star wisdom (Astrosophy), the divine feminine (Sophia), the Christian Mysteries, and sacred movement. He has also been a contributing editor of the annual journal Star Wisdom. He translated the spiritual classic Meditations on the Tarot and co-translated Valentin Tomberg’s Lazarus, Come Forth! Robert teaches a gentle form of healing movement: the sacred dance of eurythmy, as well as the Cosmic Dances of the Planets and signs of the zodiac. Through the Sophia Grail Circle, Robert facilitates sacred celebrations dedicated to the Divine Feminine. He has also offered numerous workshops in Europe and Australia, and with Karen Rivers, cofounder of the Sophia Foundation, and has led pilgrimages to the world’s sacred sites since 1996.