(previously published as Anthroposophy and Astrology)
The Astronomical Letters of Elizabeth Vreede
Astronomy and Spiritual Science collects writings on astronomy by Dr. Elizabeth Vreede and is a fascinating compendium of scientific and spiritual knowledge. Between September 1927 and August 1930, Dr. Vreede wrote a monthly “letter”, available by subscription, about both modern astronomy and classical astrology in the light of spiritual science. These letters include clear explanations of the fundamentals of astronomy and discussions of the role of astrology in the modern world. They also include inspiring presentations of a worldview that sees the stars, planets, and in fact all physical phenomena as manifestations of spiritual beings and spiritual activities.
Among the many topics Dr. Vreede considers are the role of nutation, precession, and other movements of the Earth in human evolution and life; the comets; the relations of the heavenly bodies to spiritual beings; horoscopes; solar and lunar eclipses; and the deeper meaning of the Christian holidays such as Easter and Whitsun.
“A most intriguing study, particularly for faithful astrology followers... a unique and invaluable addition to metaphysical studies reading lists and reference collections.” - Midwest Book Review
March 2008; Trans: Anne Riegel and Ronald Koetzsch; SB; 420pp; 15 x 23 cm; pb;