Cosmology Course I

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This book contains a Lecture Series given by Willi Sucher to Members at Rudolf Steiner House, London, England From: 1 October to 1 April 1955. Also included are single lectures, which were not revised or corrected by the author.


By Willi Sucher

This book contains a Lecture Series given by Willi Sucher to Members at Rudolf Steiner House, London, England From: 1 October to 1 April 1955. Also included are single lectures, which were not revised or corrected by the author.

The remarkable contents of this booklet were gathered from notes and/or recordings of lectures that Willi Sucher gave as a series of lectures to members of the Anthroposophical Society in 1954-55. They were not revised or edited by Willi, although he added a few clarifications to the lectures from 4 February to 18 February 1955. Even though some of the notes were marked “very incomplete”, they also contain mature insights that students of astrosophy-anthroposophy (or self-knowledge) will find valuable for themselves or in relation to the body of astrosophy as a whole, and they were therefore included.

The first group of lectures is called Cosmology Course. They were interrupted during Christmas 1954 by the group of lectures following these called Christmas and the Cosmic Rhythms. The Christmas group was separated out in an effort to maintain an uninterrupted flow of the subject matter in the cosmology course lectures.

These lectures were given to a group who were well acquainted with anthroposophy and thus are published for the serious student of anthroposophical knowledge. It is therefore presumed that the reader is familiar with the basic books by Rudolf Steiner, as well as the author's previous publications, which are listed at the end of this booklet.

We recognize that the vast work developed by Willi Sucher is a profound leap forward in the current approach to an understanding of the starry world. We publish these lectures in confident trust that greater numbers of people in coming years will recognize his significant contributions, not only in his books, but in the entire body of his research.

All rights reserved. These Books are for private use, study, and research only and are not to be reprinted for any other purpose without the written permission of the Astrosophy Research Center.


Thanks to a donation from Jonathan Hilton, this Lecture Series has been made available.

CONTENTS

 Cover Sheet  
Contents  
Introduction  
 
COSMOLOGY COURSE:
 
Lecture I: Return of King Arthur 1st October, 1954
Lecture II: Saturn - I 15th October, 1954
Lecture III: Saturn - II 22nd October, 1954
Lecture IV: Sun - I 29th October, 1954
Lecture V: Sun - II 5th November, 1954
Lecture VI: Moon 19th November, 1954
Lecture VII: Moon Node - I 26th November, 1954
Lecture VIII: Moon Node - II 3rd December, 1954
Lecture IX: Eclipses 10th December, 1954
Lecture X: Cosmology (continued) 4th February, 1955
Lecture XI: Mars 11th February, 1955
Lecture XII: Mars - Conjunctions and Loops 18th February, 1955
Lecture XIII: Mars and the Eightfold Path 25th February, 1955
Lecture XIV: Occult Mercury - Astronomical Venus 11th March, 1955
Lecture XV: Jupiter 18th March, 1955
Lecture XVI: Occult Venus in Relationship to Occult Mercury 25th March, 1955
Lecture XVII: The Planetary Aspects in 1955 1st April, 1955
 
CHRISTMAS AND THE COSMIC RHYTHMS:
 
Lecture I: Great Conjunctions 28th December, 1954
Lecture II: Shepherds - Spiritual Freedom 31st December, 1954
Lecture III: Kings - Brotherhood 4th January, 1955
Lecture IV: St. Paul - Equality 6th January, 1955
 
INDIVIDUAL LECTURES:
 
Lecture I: Turn of the Century - Saul/Paul
Lecture II: Christmas Season
 
AN INTRODUCTION BY RUDOLF STEINER:
 
Essay on Freedom