FROM DECEMBER 24, 2023, THROUGH JANUARY 6, 2024
The online Holy Nights Journal is meant to help us to connect with the cosmic rhythm and the yearly rhythm during the time of the holy nights between the Christmas festival and Epiphany. The online Holy Nights Journal can be used as a guide during the 12 days and 13 nights between December 24 and January 06 to practice to live with a consciousness that connects in a meaningful way with the higher truths in the universe and concerning our own life. We are encouraged to turn inward and towards a contemplation of the deeper meaning of our lives and of our own particular and unique biography.
The Sophia Institute’s 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.