The Rose Window
Stained Glass Windows of the Zodiac
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The Rose Window is a not-for-profit company created to support a unique set of stained glass window/panels. This stunning set of Zodiac stained glass panels is the original creation of Dr. Douglas Baker, the astrologer’s teacher, in the late 1960s. After requesting ideas of several artists he chose one set of designs. They were created by a famous, stained glass fabricator in London which also created windows for many of the cathedrals in Europe. This set of stained glass windows are built of the same old and irreplaceable glass that is used in Westminster Abbey. The design incorporates the specific Ray (Esoteric Psychology) colors related to the particular signs of the Zodiac.
Dr. Baker believed that when the windows came together, they created a mandala – a mandala which incorporated everything in the Universe since indeed they incorporate all Seven Rays and all Signs and Planets of the Zodiac.
His dream was to create a “Temple of Jupiter” in which the windows would factor as the main energetic component and in which major Wisdom Tradition teachings would be carried out. Unfortunately, he died in 2011 before that dream could be carried out.
Besides incorporating Ray and Sign colors and the Archetypes typically associated with each Sign, these panels also show both the exoteric (traditional) planetary rulers and the Esoteric planetary rulers. They are truly unique in the world.
In 2015 a set of display stands were created for the panels so that they could safely be put on display. These stands were lovingly created by a member of the sacred Taos Pueblo, in New Mexico which is over 1,000 years old. The stands are wonderful but they are also large and difficult to transport. Once the windows find a permanent home, these will likely be the perfect stands for them. But the panels are now being offered for display to museums around the country, so for easier transportation, another set of stainless steel stands which can be broken down and easily stashed in a trailer have been designed by a stained glass expert. We hope to have these created by October 2021 when the windows will be displayed for the first time.