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Star Wisdom Series

Journal for Star Wisdom 2014

Paperback
September 2013
9781584201496
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  • Publisher
    Lindisfarne Books
  • Published
    10th September 2013
  • ISBN 9781584201496
  • Language English
  • Pages 236 pp.
  • Size 8.25" x 11"
$25.00

Journal for Star Wisdom 2014 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. This 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 October or 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. Journal for Star Wisdom 2014 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.

This year’s journal presents an article by Robert Powell on the ancient prophecy concerning the coming of the Kalki Avatar and an article by Estelle Isaacson about the Bodhisattva who will become the Maitreya Buddha. David Tresemer provides four articles. The first examines corporate personhood and another is part 2 of his “Finding Jerusalem” series. He also takes a look at the controversial theme of the zodiac in “Zodiacs and Calendars”; finally, with Robert Schiappacsse, he wrote a short contribution on the Renaissance personalities Marsilio Ficino and Pico della Mirandola. William Bento’s article “Reuniting Psyche with Astro-Logos” offers important perspectives on the integration of cosmology with transpersonal psychology/anthroposophic psychology. There is also an article by Paul Marx, which looks at the evolutionary streams accompanying Christ’s descent into incarnation. Brian Gray contributed the article “Where on Earth is the Zodiac?” concerning his research into the relationship between the starry heavens and the earthly globe.

The monthly commentaries for the year 2014 by Claudia McLaren Lainson are preceded by her article on Kashyapa in the light of Pentecost. Her commentaries are supported by monthly astronomical previews provided by Sally Nurney, which offer opportunities to physically observe and experience the stellar configurations during the year of 2014. This direct interaction between the human being on earth and the heavenly beings of the stars develops the capacity to receive their wisdom-filled teachings.

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.

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.

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.”

Paul Marx

Paul Marx, Ph.D., is a retired chemist whose interest in the Exodus story was sparked by a trip to Egypt in 1959 and travel through Goshen where the Israelites spent their Egyptian Sojourn. It was given further impetus through correspondence with Willi Sucher, a pioneer in Astrosophy. Paul's other interest is working with Nick Thomas whose book, Science Between Space and Counterspace, establishes a new scientific paradigm.

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.