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
(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
FULL 3-DAY WORKSHOP $175
EARLY-BIRD REGISTRATION - $125 (EXTENDED THROUGH FEBRUARY 17ST)
FRIDAY NIGHT LECTURE ONLY - $25
Meals and Lodging are not included.
Location: Santa Fe Waldorf School - 26 Puesta Del Sol, Santa Fe, NM 87508 [Map]
“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.”
THE ESSENCE OF ANTHROPOSOPHY - FEBRUARY 3, 1913