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The Turning Point: Star Wisdom, Vol. 5: With Monthly Ephemerides and Commentary for 2023 (Paperback)
"Since the Mystery of Golgotha took place, many people can proclaim the name of Christ, and from the twentieth century on there will be a constantly increasing number of people who can communicate the knowledge of the Christ being given in spiritual science. Twice already, Christ has been crucified: the first time physically in the physical world at the beginning of our era, and a second time in the nineteenth century spiritually.... One could say that humanity experienced the resurrection of the Christ being's body then; from the twentieth century on, it will experience the resurrection of Christ consciousness." -- Rudolf Steiner (Approaching the Mystery of Golgotha, May 2, 1913)
Star Wisdom, volume 5, 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 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. 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.
This year's edition of Star Wisdom focuses on the year 2023 as the 100th-year commemoration of Rudolf Steiner laying the Foundation Stone Meditation at the founding of the General Anthroposophical Society during the Christmas Conference in 1923--a "turning point of time." Additionally, this edition looks to the year 2023 in the light of its potential for being a turning point in today's cultural crisis, as indicated by the position of Neptune on the cusp of Aquarius and Pisces.
Articles in this volume begin with Steffen Hartmann and "Rudolf Steiner's Michael Prophecy and the Years 2012 to 2033," originally published in his book of the same title. Following is Robert Powell's article "The 33⅓-year Rhythm" and its cosmic and human significance. Also from Robert Powell is his "Astronomia Nove" in the continuing series of articles "Classics in Astrosophy," which also features a section by a pioneer of Astrosophy, Willi Sucher.
Krisztina Cseri returns in this volume with part 3 of her "Rudolf Steiner and the Christmas Conference: Astrological Aspects of the Laying of the Foundation Stone," followed by "Conversations about Time and Space" by Natalia Haarahiltunen. And the third article by Robert Powell is "The Staff of Mercury and the Significance of the Period 39 Hours from Christ's Death on the Cross to His Ressurection."
Also featured is the article "Asclepias," which takes a fresh look at biodynamics and the environment from cosmic, biological, and ancient Greek perspectives.
Joel Matthew Park returns with part II of "The Sacrifices of Jesus and Christ," followed by "On Christianizing the Chakras," by Norm D. Feather.
Joel also produced the "Commentaries and Ephemerides" this year, accompanied by extensive quotations from the visionary Anne Catherine Emmerich.