Festivals in the Southern Hemisphere

Insights into Cosmic and Seasonal Aspects of the Whole Earth

By Martin Samson

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Considers the issues around celebrating Christian festivals with imagery and symbolism drawn from northern hemisphere festivals, in the southern hemisphere.

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Many of the Christian festivals traditionally draw imagery and symbolism from the northern hemisphere seasons. Christmas is often described as a light in the darkness of winter, and Easter reflects the new life emerging in spring. Rudolf Steiner also offered various descriptions of the relation of the festivals to seasons.


This has led some to suggest that Christian festivals in the southern hemisphere should be celebrated at opposite times of the year: for example, celebrating Christmas in June, or Easter in September. Is that really what Steiner was suggesting?


This insightful book thoroughly reviews all of Steiner's words on the subject, as well as the writings of other anthroposophical thinkers. Steiner shared cosmic, spiritual imaginations for the northern hemisphere, and in this book Martin Samson develops a useful equivalent guide for the southern hemisphere, as well as closely studying the liturgy of The Christian Community and its seasonal prayers.


From his research, he concludes that the essence of Christian festivals works at the same time for the whole earth, but take on subtly different nuances through the opposite seasons.

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Format Paperback
Imprint Floris Books
Publication Date 18 Feb 2016
ISBN 9781782502470
Number of Pages 192

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