Re: The Sun & The Moon
- It is important to understand that no Venus Transits occurred in the
20th century. The last to occur before 2004 and 2012, were in 1874
and 1882, when Steiner was a kid studying Kant under the table, and
then bringing Goethe's science from the days of Theophrastus forward
in 1882. Yes, Theophrastus from Goethe. Ring a bell anyone?
Also, only the first english edition of "Spiritual Hierarchies" from
1928 contains the revision spoken about before. The 1960 and 1997
editions give no reference to the so-called "insert" to the 1928
ediiton to be found on the Rudolf Steiner Archive.
For those wondering what this means, it means that in the first
edition of the lecture course: The Spiritual Beings, and Their
Reflection in the Physical World, that it is expressed in a certain
inserted passage that the Aquarius Age has begun since 1882. And
this is false. This age won't begin for another 500 years, or so.
So where this insert came from, who knows. James Stewart says he
scans only the original sources. I expressed the fact that the
second and third english editions do not contain this reference.
The below description of the epochal periods is correct as far as
Steiner gave evidence time and time again.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "carynlouise24"
> Last year Dan wrote an interesting piece on the `time lag' which
> corresponds to the two streams of the Sun and the Moon. Reading
> Jocelyn's Cancer and if those whom have this book will note thatthe
> symbol of Cancer unfolded represents a spiral in which before theto be
> leap of metamorphosis there is a `gap' in the middle.
> Dan wrote:
> However, there is a time lag of approximately 1,200 years (1,199
> exact) between each "Astrological Age" in the heavens and itswhich
> respective Cultural Age on Earth, so that the seven respective
> Cultural Ages of the post-Atlantean Epoch are as follows:
> Cultural Age Dates Civilization
> Cancer 7227-5067 Indian
> Gemini 5067-2907 Persian
> Taurus 2907- 747 B.C. Chaldo-Egyptian
> Aries 747-1414 A.D. Greco-Roman
> Pisces 1414-3574 European
> Aquarius 3574-5734 Russian-Slavonic
> Capricorn 5734-7894 American
> This time lag is explained by the fact that transformation to a new
> state of consciousness is not effected instantaneously. Rather, it
> proceeds initially in subconscious strata as a cultural impulse
> manifests in a new Cultural Age only when it has reached a certainheavens
> level. The time lag is an expression of the time taken for the
> transformation of consciousness to take effect.
> This time lag is determined by a remarkable phenomenon in the
> that Powell identifies as "the Venus Pentagram," which makes a
> complete rotation of the sidereal zodiac in 1,199 years.