The Testament of Astrology ~3~

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Dr. Oskar Adler was a key influence in the cultural life of pre-WWII Vienna, Austria. A physician, musician and metaphysical scholar, The Testament of Astrology is a course in cosmic esoteric wisdom. Adler also wrote, A Critique of Pure Music. A full biography of Dr. Adler is also available, by Amy Shapiro: Dr. Oskar Adler: A Complete Man. Learn more about Dr. Adler at

The Testament of Astrology ~3~

Sequence Three: The World of the Planets and Man

Authored by Dr. Oskar Adler
Edited by Amy Shapiro M. Ed.
Translated by Zdenka Orenstein

The World of the Planets and Man offers 21 lectures in two Parts ...

Part One: the experience of world rhythm as messenger between time and eternity: planets as mediators between Zodiac and man; Pythagorean triangle and music of the spheres; the numbers 3, 7 and 12, Caduceus and Rosicrucian cosmogony, Geocentric & heliocentric perspectives; the planets' polarity and sexuality; dignities, the 7 holy planets, phoenix; teachings of Ptolemy, planetary symbols; the individual in the concert of the stars; Sun and Moon as poles of Self, eclipses, 24 quarter-moon positions; "burden of the cross"; natal Moon in each sign, relative to Sun positions.

Part Two: Mercury through Pluto; planetary dignities, in elements, signs and in aspect to each planet; the outer planets' challenges; transcending and imminent planets; music as analogy for planets' "tones;" the cosmic school of life in 7-year periods related to Saturn and Uranus; eternity-background of Neptune, interplay of "Self-concentration and Self-immolation." Mercury related to "Hermes Trismegistos and Smaragdine Tablet; copula between subject and object, perception expressed in logic, inductive, deductive, artistic and moral reasoning. Venus juxtaposed with Mars, Jupiter juxtaposed and in contrast with Saturn; the meanings of Uranus, Neptune and Pluto; why Uranus carries "dangers" for immature souls, ego-stability and Self-relation. Neptune, as the cosmic and transcendental experience of the Self; the planet of "Meta" is expressed in 4 forms; meta-ethics (Fire), metaphysics (Earth), meta-logics (Air) and meta-psychics (Water) signs; Uranus-Neptune aspects and the qualities of generations. The Pluto-Janus connection, Self-development and evolution.

Publication Date:
1463607520 / 9781463607524
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US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Body, Mind & Spirit / Astrology / General

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