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Encountering the Celestial Goddess Anthroposophia
March 20, 2020 @ 9:00 am - March 22, 2020 @ 2:00 pm
This weekend workshop will take an alternative format, the details of which will be posted soon, so stay tuned!
A Weekend Workshop with Star Lore Historian Mary Stewart Adams, in preparation for the Great Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn, and the 100th anniversary of the Christmas Conference of the Anthroposophical Society.
At Winter Solstice 2020, the planets Jupiter and Saturn will come to their once-every-20 years Great Conjunction, a rare celestial event celebrated by artists and scientists through the ages as an auspicious hallmark of the time, heralding both karmic fulfillment and unique opportunity.
Our gathering the weekend of March 20-22 is planned so that it takes place in the balanced wake of Spring Equinox, exactly nine months ahead of the Great Conjunction. The inner planets Mercury and Venus will reach greatest elongation from the Sun at this time, as though creating a chalice into which the Crescent Moon will pour the forces it is gathering from the outer planets Mars, Jupiter and Saturn, as it wanes past them in the morning sky ~ all of it an annunciation of the spiritual new year with which we seek to engage.
Through lecture, artistic activity, and social astronomy, our weekend workshop is designed to enliven our awareness of the spiritual being that speaks through such celestial events, as described in Rudolf Steiner’s verse “The Stars Spoke Once to Man”. We will use the verse as our framework for exploring how ancient cultures experienced the speaking of the stars through the astro-logos, to the silencing of this star word through the astro-nomia of the scientific revolution, to the role played by the human being in awakening an astro-sophia in contemporary culture, as it was introduced by Rudolf Steiner at the beginning of the 20th century.