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Cosmic Cycles, Earthly Rhythms at the Center for Anthroposophy
July 3, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - July 8, 2022 @ 1:00 pm
I will present this session during Week II of the Center for Anthroposophy’s Summer Renewal Course, which provides “professional development experiences imbued with inspirations for teaching through active engagement with Anthroposophy.” And further: “Renewal courses are open to independent and public Waldorf teachers and administrators, as well as parents, trustees, artists, and thinkers seeking to enrich and deepen their lives through Anthroposophy.”
Cosmic Cycles, Earthly Rhythms with Mary Stewart Adams
The descent from eternal ideas borne of communion with the gods to the single earthly life is uniquely shaped by humanity’s developing sense of the universe and our place within it. Using great literature as our research manual, we will plumb the depths of the soul to find our way to the stars, engaging with the astronomical thoughts contemporaneous to the master works of Homer, Dante, Tennyson, Eliot, Dylan (Bob) and a few others. The intent is to unveil the consequence of our ideas regarding our place in the cosmos, as individuals, as a culture, and as a humanity, 100 years after Rudolf Steiner described a ripening capacity to know we are speaking to the stars.
No prior knowledge of these poets or the stars is required, just a healthy enthusiasm and a willingness to see great images into the cosmos. In addition to lecture and discussion-style format, participants will be led through artistic engagement with the content that includes the geography of biography, the soul in the spheres, mapping the night sky, and stargazing, to instill and restore a healthy sense of being human at this moment in history.