As above, so below is the foundation of all star wisdom. It was known in ancient times that there are correspondences between the macrocosm (heavenly realm) and the microcosm (human being) and the Earth. Astrogeographia is a modern form of that ancient star wisdom.
According to the astronomer Johannes Kepler, “There radiates into the Earth soul an image of the sense-perceptible zodiac and the whole firmament as a bond of sympathy between Heaven and Earth…. This imprint into the Earth soul through the sense-perceptible zodiac and the entire sphere of fixed stars is also confirmed through observation.”
And Steiner said in his course on astronomy, “We can conceive of the active heavenly sphere mirrored in the Earth.” The authors of Astrogeographia set out to determine the correspondences between the starry heavens and the earthly globe: As above, so below.
There are many books on the sacredness and the spirituality of our Earth. Few books, however, deal with the relationship between the Earth and the cosmos, which is the central theme for the research presented in this book. Its point of departure is the one-to-one correspondence between the encircling starry heavens—the celestial sphere—and the sphere of the earthly globe. David Bowden has not only worked out the mathematics of this one-to-one correspondence, but has also written a computer program that applies it in practice. Thus, a new science has been born—Astrogeographia—concerning the one-to-one correspondence between the earthly sphere and the celestial sphere.
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C O N T E N T S:
1. Alnitak and the Great Pyramid at Giza
2. The Bible of Astrology
3. Ptolemy’s Tetrabiblos: A Manual of Sidereal Astrology
4. The Foundations of Astrogeographia
5. The Prime Meridian and the Zero Parallel in Astrogeographia
6. Meridians in Astrogeographia
7. Orion on Earth
8. Mapping Astrogeographia for the Whole Earth
9. Astrogeographia: Further Reflections
10. Earth Chakras
Fiorenza Star Map
Astrogeographia Website: A Resource for Further Study
About the Authors
ROBERT POWELL, PhD, is an internationally known lecturer, author, eurythmist, and movement therapist. He is founder of the Choreocosmos School of Cosmic and Sacred Dance, and cofounder of the Sophia Foundation of North America. He received his doctorate for his thesis The History of the Zodiac, available as a book from Sophia Academic Press. He is the author and coauthor of numerous work, including The Sophia Teachings (a six-tape series), as well as numerous books on star wisdom (Astrosophy), the divine feminine (Sophia), the Christian Mysteries, and sacred movement. He has also been a contributing editor of the annual journal Star Wisdom. He translated the spiritual classic Meditations on the Tarot and co-translated Valentin Tomberg’s Lazarus, Come Forth! Robert teaches a gentle form of healing movement: the sacred dance of eurythmy, as well as the Cosmic Dances of the Planets and signs of the zodiac. Through the Sophia Grail Circle, Robert facilitates sacred celebrations dedicated to the Divine Feminine. He has also offered numerous workshops in Europe and Australia, and with Karen Rivers, cofounder of the Sophia Foundation, and has led pilgrimages to the world’s sacred sites since 1996.
DAVID BOWDEN is a high school teacher in Steiner Waldorf schools in Australia. He originally trained in electronics and telecommunications and is currently a researcher and teacher of projective geometry and the new Goethean physics.