Encountering the Celestial Goddess Anthroposophia [March 20-22, Santa Fe (NM) Waldorf School]

WORKSHOP PRESENTER: MARY STEWART ADAMS

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.


MARCH 20-22, 2020
SANTA FE WALDORF SCHOOL
26 PUESTA DEL SOL, SANTA FE, NM

 Workshop Schedule

(Schedule is subject to change.)

Friday evening, March 20

7:00 - 8:30 PM PUBLIC LECTURE

Understanding the Seasonal Star Picture in Relation to the Great Conjunction

Saturday, March 21

5:30 - 6:30 AM PRE-DAWN STARGAZING - (WEATHER PERMITTING)

The morning sky is where all the activity will be!

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM MORNING SESSION - THE ASTRO-LOGOS

The Celestial Goddess from ancient cultures (18th c. BC) up to the scientific revolution (15th c. AD)

Format will include lecture, artistic activity and eurythmy

12:00 - 2:00 PM LUNCH - ON YOUR OWN

2:00 - 4:30 PM AFTERNOON SESSION - THE ASTRO-NOMIA

How the Celestial Goddess that spoke through the astro-logos was slain by the celestial mechanics of the scientific revolution, and its consequence in human culture

Format will include lecture, artistic activity, and eurythmy

4:30 = 6:30 PM DINNER - ON YOUR OWN

6:30 - 7:30 PM EVENING SESSION

Sunday, March 22

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM MORNING SESSION - THE ASTRO-SOPHIA

Restoring the mythic grandeur of being human and knowing the stars as preparation for the great conjunction


MARY STEWART ADAMS

Mary Stewart Adams is a Star Lore Historian and host of the weekly public radio segment the Storyteller’s Night Sky, and who, as a global advocate for starry skies, led the team that established the 9th International Dark Sky Park in the world in 2011 at the Headlands, in her home state of Michigan.

Mary has received numerous honors for her work advocating for dark skies, combining her extensive knowledge of ancient mythologies with the research and ideas of contemporary astronomy, as a contribution to the new star wisdom of astrosophy. She travels extensively teaching her humanities-based approach to understanding the celestial world around us, and as a member of the Anthroposphical Society, she presents regularly throughout the community. You can find more information about Mary on her website www.storytellersnightsky.com, on her Storyteller’s Night Sky Facebook page, and on Instagram @starmares


Registration

FULL 3-DAY WORKSHOP $175

EARLY-BIRD REGISTRATION - $125 (EXTENDED THROUGH FEBRUARY 17ST)

FRIDAY NIGHT LECTURE ONLY - $25

Meals and Lodging are not included.

REGISTER HERE


Location: Santa Fe Waldorf School - 26 Puesta Del Sol, Santa Fe, NM 87508 [Map]

More details including Transportation and Lodging


“What we receive through Anthroposophy is the essence of ourselves, which first floated towards the human being in the form of a celestial goddess with whom he was able to come into relation, which lived on as Sophia and Philosophia, and which the human being will again bring forth out of himself, putting it before him as the fruit of true self knowledge in Anthroposophy.”

~RUDOLF STEINER
THE ESSENCE OF ANTHROPOSOPHY - FEBRUARY 3, 1913