Speaking to the Stars: An Introduction to Astrosophy
A New Star Wisdom developed by Willi Sucher from the insights of Rudolf Steiner
“…the great paradox is that the loss of direct spiritual perception of the gods was necessary in evolution so that human beings could fulfill their great task in world evolution. According to Rudolf Steiner, this task is that we become beings of freedom and of the love that is born out of that freedom. This means that the experience of separation from the divine, unique to humanity among all beings, has the possibility, not the predetermination, to establish something new in the cosmos: a rank of beings who freely choose to participate with the divine plan out of the love born from that freedom.” (from the book)
Based on the author’s comprehensive video course on star wisdom (astrosophy), this book presents a thorough introduction to star wisdom as inaugurated by the spiritual philosopher Rudolf Steiner and the pioneer of astrosophy Willi Sucher, whose work and methods Jonathan Hilton has studied, practiced, and developed for many years.
Beginning with the basics, Hilton takes the reader through an introductory course on astrosophy—from understanding and working with the zodiac and planetary spheres to actual chart construction and to the spiritual significance and deeper meaning behind practical astrosophy and its potential for one’s own inner development. In the process, he also brings a historical perspective and carefully draws important distinctions between today’s popular astrology and the esoteric basis for an approach to star wisdom as viewed and developed through spiritual science.
Also included in this course on astrosophy are numerous statements from the works of Rudolf Steiner on our human relationship to the stars, zodiac, and cosmos.
This is an essential guide for anyone who wants to begin a study of this discipline and spiritual path through the stars.
Liberally illustrated with more than seventy color and black-and-white images.
C O N T E N T S:
About this Book
Biography of Willi Sucher
Introduction to Astrosophy
1. Cosmic Intelligences and the Three Fundamentals
2. The Zodiac
3. The Planetary Spheres
4. Christ and the Stars
5. Charts Construction
6. Heliocentric Astrosophy
7. The Future Lemniscate Perspective
Appendix I: Selected Quotations by Rudolf Steiner on the Stars
Appendix II: Suggested Reading by Rudolf Steiner
Appendix III: Willi Sucher’s Books Indexed by Subject
Appendix IV: Willi Sucher’s Books Indexed by Title
Appendix V: Books by Willi Sucher
About the Author
Jonathan Hilton met Willi Sucher at a workshop in Meadow Vista, California, in 1976. Jonathan requested private study with him, and the following year went to live and study in his home for a month. They continued their study and correspondence until Sucher’s death in 1985. Jonathan served on the Board of the Astrosophy Research Center from 1992 to 2018 and served twice as President of the New York City Anthroposophical Society. Since retiring from his career as Executive Director of a nonprofit providing therapeutic arts programs for trauma survivors, he has been able to dedicate much of his time to the work of astrosophy. Visit his website, astrosophy.com.
Karola T. (verified owner) –
I purchased the book “Speaking to the Stars” at the Rudolf Steiner Bookstore. It was a great online experience made easy and efficient.