Citizens of the Cosmos: Life’s Unfolding from Conception through Death to Rebirth
In this sequel to the bestselling Meditations on the Signs of the Zodiac, Beredene Jocelyn sheds valuable new light on the cosmic meaning of existence by charting life’s passages in concert with planetary laws. With compassion, authority, and a deep knowledge of spiritual science, the author explores in clear detail such subjects as life’s year-by-year unfolding through the stages of child development and adult life, as well as thanatology (the science of death and dying) and the process of passing through the journey from death to rebirth.
Beredene Jocelyn presents a far-reaching, holistic perspective on the place of human beings in the universal order—a major effort that recalls the immense achievement in the spiritual research of Rudolf Steiner.
Citizens of the Cosmos meets the growing urgent need for spiritual wisdom and individual responsibility. It will appeal not only to general readers, regardless of occupation or life status, but will be especially relevant for all those interested in spiritual values and our human place in the cosmos.
C O N T E N T S:
Preface by Rick Jacobs
1. Citizens of the Cosmos—Unknowingly or Knowingly
2. Changing Consciousness and Changing World-pictures
3. Planetary Laws—The Key to Life’s Unfolding
PART I: LIFE’S UNFOLDING FROM CONCEPTION TO DEATH
4. Earthlife Begins 0–7
5. The Moon Cycle 7–14
6. The Venus Cycle 14–21
7. The Three Seven-year Sun Cycles 21–42
8. The Mars Cycle 42–49
9. The Jupiter Cycle 49–56
10. The Saturn Cycle 56–63
11. The Uranus Cycle 63–70
12. The Neptune Cycle 70–77
13. The Pluto Cycle, beyond the Norm—Conscience, Transformation
14. The Portal of Death
PART II: OUR JOURNEY THROUGH THE COSMOS BETWEEN DEATH AND REBIRTH
15. Overcoming Barriers to Spiritual Understanding
16. At the Departure Gate
17. The Inner Planetary Spheres—Moon, Mercury, Venus
18. The Sun Sphere
19. The Outer Planetary Spheres—Mars, Jupiter, Saturn—and the Zodiac
20. The Descent from the Zodiac through the Planetary Spheres
Epilogue: Conscientious Citizens of the Cosmos
About the Author
Beredene Jocelyn was married to John Jocelyn, author of Meditations on the Signs of the Zodiac. Beredene was the leader of several anthroposophic study groups in the New York City area, and throughout her life worked hard to bring Anthroposophy into the world. She wrote several books and edited and promoted a monthly newsletter, which she mailed to thousands of readers.