Wednesday, September 11, 2019

7 pm – 9 pm

138 West 15th Street, NYC (between 6th and 7th avenues)

A monthly lecture series. $20 suggested fee.

World Breathing through the Zodiac, Planets, and Earth

 

DAVID T. ANDERSON

Substances are potentized in the periphery of the cosmos when they are exhaled. As they condense through the planets to the Earth, they materialize and become palpable physical substances in the atomic realm. The Zodiac and Planets are a pathway for the creation of substance. The mineral being is lodged in the Father God realm and proceeds from there. The metallic being is centered in the rhythms of the Son God. The atomic element realm is an activity of the Spirit God.

Through an in-depth study in a series of 10 lectures, we will discover how the human being is related to the entire cosmos and how he can again unite spiritually with it, and how physical substance can be redeemed through the human being’s spiritual activity.

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The four main source books used are:

I. Apocalypse, the Transformation of Earth by Friedrich Benesch
II. The Nature of Substance: Spirit and Matter by Rudolf Hauschka
III. The Secrets of Metals by Wilhelm Pelikan
IV. The Living Earth: The Organic Origin of Rocks and Minerals by Walther Cloos

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The lecture series schedule:

I. Apocalypse, the Transformation of Earth by Friedrich Benesch

Lecture 1. September 11. The description of the Father god in the Apocalypse as a mineral being. The new Jerusalem as future Jupiter.

Lecture 2. October 16. Minerals. Supra-nature, Nature, and Sub-nature. Water, crystal, Jasper.

Lecture 3. November 13. The 12 precious stones. Gold, pearl, wood. 12 tribes, 12 apostles.

II. The Nature of Substance: Spirit and Matter by Rudolf Hauschka

Lecture 4. December 18. The three crosses in the zodiac. The atmospheric cross and the meteorological organs. The oceanic cross. The mineral cross.

Lecture 5. January 15. The relation between the zodiac-minerals and the planet-metals. The cosmic word and the Ephesian Mysteries.

III. The Secrets of Metals by Wilhelm Pelikan

Lecture 6. February 12. Metal-earth and world process. Lead, tin.

Lecture 7. March 11. Iron, gold, copper.

Lecture 8. April 15. Quicksilver, silver, zinc. Aluminum, nickel, cobalt, antimony, sulphur.

IV. The Living Earth: The Organic Origin of Rocks and Minerals by Walther Cloos

Lecture 9. May 13. Types of rocks, the solidification of the former kingdoms of nature, mineral-plant, plant-animal, schists as former world plants, limestone as former animals, salt and the human being, oil, sedimentary rocks.

Lecture 10. June 10. Volcanism, radioactivity, meteors and comets, minerals. Metals, world embryo(Adam Kadmon), cosmic development and the preparation for future Jupiter.

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Books studied are usually available at our bookstore. Email the Rudolf Steiner Bookstore manager Kelly Beekman at rsbookstore (at) asnyc.org.

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David Taulbee Anderson has taught drawing and painting around the world. He has an MA in Art and certificates from Emerson College (Waldorf education), and the Wagner School at the Goetheanum (teaching painting).