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Cosmic Christianity and the Changing Countenance of Cosmology
(ISBN 0-880-10-369-8) - 220 pages
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“…One of the first books written by Rudolf Steiner was “Knowledge of the Higher Worlds,” and about 12 years before that he published The Philosophy of Spiritual Activity, or The Philosophy of Freedom. His intent with these publications and all the activities that followed was to show ways that would eventually lead to a scientific breakthrough to spiritual perception, to a new awareness of the higher worlds, which are closed to the physical senses. Thus we can rise to new levels of experience and of capacities by which we can master our life on this planet in a constructive and positive fashion. …the significance of the 20th century has been made manifest by Rudolf Steiner’s life-work: a humanity standing at the crossroads of spiritual freedom, a freedom that it must learn to employ in order, in the however distant future, to rise to the ranks of the creative powers of the universe.”
Isis Sophia I, Introducing Astrosophy
(ISBN 1-888686-01-4) - 248 pages
“…modern clairvoyance recognizes the fact that we cannot speak of an “influence” of the stars upon the human being any longer—they have become silent. Still modern clairvoyance recognizes another important fact: human beings enter the physical world …in such a way that a harmony is established between their destinies and the course of the stars. …Human beings will imprint their spiritual essence more and more into the world of the stars, and thus they will even create a new universe in remote ages to come; but they have to start this evolution during the present age.”
Isis Sophia II, Outline of a New Star Wisdom
(ISBN 1-888686-00-6) – 255 pages
“…Skills are not given to us from the outset, we must acquire them. The eventual ability to ‘use our stars’ properly must be prepared already in childhood during the educational years, not by making the child study the stars in the strict sense, but by evolving the dormant creative capacities of the child. Later in life, in the years of independence, this working with the stars can become a scientific capacity. With such perspectives, we can see the fulfillment of a new Astrosophy.”
Isis Sophia III, Our Relationship With the Stars
(Formerly: Man and the Stars)
(ISBN 1-888686-02-2) – 270 pages
“…The question of whether we are dominated by the movements of the stars, thus, finds a relatively simple answer. To the degree that we develop moral imagination, new ideas, and spiritual activity, [is the degree in which] we are the masters of the stars. If we do not cultivate our slumbering spiritual faculties, then we will be subjected to the domination of the cosmic world that only confronts us with the deflection of our own failures.”
Practical Approach I - Star Journals One Toward A New Astrosophy
(ISBN 1-888686-04-9) – 204 pages
“In the many years of astrological investigation, we have come to the conclusion that, unless definite and precise questions are formulated, a chart can become a veritable ocean of facts in which the mind of the investigator can easily be drowned and lose all capacity of useful interpretation. An incarnation asterogram is a part of the great cosmos; it cannot possibly be exhausted by the human mind. But we can approach it with well-formulated questions and problems and expect relevant and productive answers.”
Practical Approach II - Star Journals Two Toward a New Astrosophy
(ISBN 1-888686-05-7) - 202 pages
“…as we move toward the end of the 20th century, the principal question that must arise is: What is the meaning of past history, both in a personal and in a humanity sense, [as it is] being woven as karma into the present? This is the fundamental question concerning all astrology also. It simply means that we are not designed to live only our small, narrow existence. We live to fulfill tasks that concern the whole Earth and even the cosmos. By constantly battling and making decisions in facing the challenges of existence, we insert ourselves into the greater processes of cosmic evolution. In addition to this, we have reached a point in history where we must learn to formulate and practice the decisions out of our own inner resources of spiritual activity and from a deeper insight than the intellect only.”
Practical Approach III - Letters Toward a New Astrosophy
(ISBN 1-888686-06-5) – 284 pages
“…each incarnation complex of a starry nature is an “individuality” in itself and must be interpreted and handled individually. Nevertheless, the general picture can give us a beginning, and by persistent study and practice one can gradually grow into a kind of perception that comes close to what one may very cautiously call an intuitive awareness. One will then realize the significance of a statement of Rudolf Steiner’s that a true astrology will require the development of the highest spiritual capacities of cognition that we of the present age can possibly attain. One will then also become aware of the sublime nature of a true astrology, which should not be misused for superficial, insincere, and dilettante purposes, but which is a helping hand for profound spiritual research and accomplishment. It is not a “profession” in an ordinary sense; it is a “vocation” of humanity and world significance…”
Drama of the Universe
(ISBN 1-888686-07-3) - 191 pages
“…As long as we are part of the solar universe, we must accept existence on the general conditions of this cosmos. However, the picture looks totally different as soon as human existence becomes a question of consciously, even self-consciously, partaking in the cosmic process. Seen from this angle, freedom could be defined as decision to integrate oneself in the ultimate purpose of the solar process, which may even lie outside the absolute orbit of the present solar universe. The opposite — dependence — would be identification of the ‘self’ with the process of the solar system, not the purpose. It would still be dependence, even if one recognized intelligence or ‘Intelligences’ as the cause of the process.”
Living Universe - Studies in Astrosophy
(ISBN 1-888686-03-0) – 196 pages
“…Precisely herein is the secret of the new relation between ourselves and the world of the stars. Through the very fact of our descent into incarnation, we are indeed connected with the world of the stars, and yet we are no longer absolutely dependent on that world. On the contrary, in our age and in the future, we are called upon to take the world of stars, which as an individual we belong to, with us into our earthly deeds, into our earthly feeling and thinking. The transmutation which then takes place all through our earthly life, if we are a person of spiritual striving, thereby becomes a transmutation not only of ourselves but even of the world of stars.”
“…the truest astrology is that which is able to confront the stars with strong and world-embracing individuality. Then it will no longer be a question of trying to decipher our own personal destiny as written in the stars; but in the strength of our thinking, feeling, and willing, we will be trying to bear our individual share of the destiny and riddle of the stars themselves.”
-Willi Sucher (From “Thoughts on the Future of Astrology)
Cosmology Course I
(ISBN 1-888686-08-1) – 183 pages
The remarkable contents of this booklet were gathered from notes and/or recordings of lectures that Willi Sucher gave as a series of lectures to members of the Anthroposophical Society in 1954-55. They were not revised or edited by Willi, although he added a few clarifications to the lectures from 4 February to 18 February 1955. Even though some of the notes were marked “very incomplete”, they also contain mature insights that students of astrosophy-anthroposophy (or self-knowledge) will find valuable for themselves or in relation to the body of astrosophy as a whole, and they were therefore included.
The first group of lectures is called Cosmology Course. They were interrupted during Christmas 1954 by the group of lectures following these called Christmas and the Cosmic Rhythms. The Christmas group was separated out in an effort to maintain an uninterrupted flow of the subject matter in the cosmology course lectures.
These lectures were given to a group who were well acquainted with anthroposophy and thus are published for the serious student of anthroposophical knowledge. It is therefore presumed that the reader is familiar with the basic books by Rudolf Steiner, as well as the author’s previous publications, which are listed at the end of this
We recognize that the vast work developed by Willi Sucher is a profound leap forward in the current approach to an understanding of the starry world. We publish these lectures in confident trust that greater numbers of people in coming years will recognize his significant contributions, not only in his books, but in the entire body of his research.