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Astronomy and Spiritual Science

The Astronomical Letters of Elisabeth Vreede


Elisabeth Vreede Translated by Anne Riegel and Ronald Koetzsch Foreword by Norman Davidson

420 pp.  
6" x 9"

SteinerBooks

Paperback

$45.00
Published:  December 2007

978-0-88010-588-0


This collection of the astronomical writings by Dr. Elisabeth Vreede is a fascinating compendium of scientific and spiritual knowledge. Between September 1927 and August 1930, Dr. Vreede wrote a monthly “letter,” available by subscription, about both modern astronomy and classical astrology in the light of spiritual science.

These letters include clear explanations of the fundamentals of astronomy and discussions on the role of astrology in the modern world. They also include inspiring presentations of a worldview that sees the stars, planets, and all physical phenomena as manifestations of spiritual beings and spiritual activities.

“A most intriguing study, particularly for faithful astrology followers ... a unique and invaluable addition to metaphysical studies reading lists and reference collections.” —Midwest Book Review

CONTENTS:

  • Foreword by Norman Davidson
  • Introduction

  • YEAR ONE September 1927–August 1928

    • Letter 1 Astronomy and Anthroposophy
    • Letter 2 Concerning Rhythms and Constellations
    • Letter 3 On the Diurnal Movement of the Stars
    • Letter 4 The Annual Movement of the Sun
    • Letter 5 On the Annual Movement of the Sun and Stars
    • Letter 6 Concerning Our Planetary System
    • Letter 7 Concerning the Movements of Venus and Mercury: The Easter Festival
    • Letter 8 More About the Planetary World
    • Letter 9 Eclipses of the Sun and Moon: Whitsuntide [Pentecost]
    • Letter 10 More About Eclipses: The Saros Period
    • Letter 11 The Precession of the Equinoxes
    • Letter 12 More About the Precession of the Equinoxes: Nutation

  • YEAR TWO September 1928 –August 1929

    • Letter 1 When Mercury Stood in Libra: The Writing of the Stars
    • Letter 2 The Nature of Astrology
    • Letter 3 More About Astrology in the Light of Spiritual Science
    • Letter 4 Isis-Sophia
    • Letters 5-7 The Life Between Death and Rebirth in the Light of Astrology
    • Letter 8 The Horoscope
    • Letter 9 The Future of Astrology: The Life of Christ Viewed in Terms of Astrology
    • Letters 10-11 Comets
    • Letter 12 Comets III: Shooting Stars and Meteors

  • YEAR THREE September 1929 –August 1930

    • Letter 1 Comets IV: Shooting Stars and Meteors—Cosmic Iron
    • Letter 2 The World of the Stars I: Planets and Fixed Stars
    • Letter 3 The World of the Stars II: The Spiritual Beings in the Stars
    • Letter 4 The World of the Stars III: The Human Being and the Stars
    • Letter 5 The World of the Stars IV: Plants and Stars
    • Letter 6 The World of the Stars V: Nebulae
    • Letter 7 The World of the Stars VI: Nebulae and Variable Stars
    • Letter 8 The World of the Stars VII: New Stars
    • Letter 9 The Copernican System
    • Letter 10 Copernicus, Kepler, and Their Systems: The Movement of the Apsides I
    • Letter 11 The Movement of the Apsides II: Glacial Epochs
    • Letter 12 The World Ages

  • Notes on the Text
  • Index


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