Open enrollment period: October 01, 2023 through December 25, 2023.
The Sophia Institute Holy Nights Journal has been inspired by several individuals and the work of the late Willi Sucher and William Bento in particular. Sucher and Bento dedicated much of their life’s work to the research into Astrosophy and the wisdom of the stars. Astrosophy concerns itself with the new relationship of the human being to the stars, was pioneered by Willi Sucher and is based on the understanding of the world and humanity as represented in the work of Rudolf Steiner, called Anthroposophy. For more than 65 years, Willi Sucher strove to understand humanity’s new relationships to the stars. His work was inspired by Anthroposophy, which was his lifetime study and path of spiritual development. The “lightning-bolt” that galvanized his intense interest in developing a vision of the human being’s new relationship to the stars was a statement by Rudolf Steiner that the asterogram at one’s death is more significant than a birth chart in understanding the significance of an individual life as it affected that individual’s further evolution. Willi Sucher combined meticulous mathematical calculations and a fully scientific approach with a personal path of meditation and spiritual development to bring a high level of intuition and inspiration to his work. William Bento, PhD had created many different relationships with many clients as a psychologist, a mentor, and one who consulted the workings of the heavens including Astrosophy and anthroposophic psychology which evolved into Psychosophy. William Bento was instrumental and participated in creating Holy Nights Journals for many years. More recently Mary Stewart Adams has been taking up the work with star wisdom, Astrosophy and the Holy Nights, and has led groups working with the Holy Nights under the auspices of the Anthroposophical Society in the United States.
The focus of the 2023/2024 online Holy Nights Journal is the following.
The Gospel of St. Luke Lectures 6 through 10 --- Lectures given by Rudolf Steiner (GA144)
In these lectures on the Luke Gospel, Steiner provides the solution to the riddle of the irreconcilable contradictions in the accounts of the genealogy and childhood of Jesus in Matthew and Luke when he unveils for the first time the secret of the two Jesus children. He also describes the workings of Zarathustra, the relation between the Buddha and Jesus child, and more. The translation of these lectures has been made from shorthand reports unrevised by the lecturer and published as Volume No. 114 in the Complete Centenary Edition of the works of Rudolf Steiner.
Enrollment for the 2023/2024 online Holy Nights Journal will begin October 01, 2023. Open enrollment period: October 01, 2023 through December 25, 2023.