Meditations on Astrology

"Here vigour failed the lofty fantasy: But now was turning my desire and will, even as a wheel that equally is moved, The love which moves the sun and the other stars." Dante's last line in Paradise Last December, shortly after my mother passed away, I signed up for Adam Elenbaas's Hellenistic Astrology course*. How …

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Story and Fate

You can say the human heart is only make believe And I am only fighting fire with fire But you are still a victim Of the accidents you leave As sure as I'm a victim of desire Billy Joel In his book, Healing Fiction, James Hillman compares the ideas of Jung, Adler and Freud as …

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Soul Possession

It's easy to see how the capitalism of an economy structures the dynamics between people and sociopolitical relationships within a culture, particularly with an emphasis on people and resources in service of production and economic growth, rather than an economy in service of the people. When understood as one of the dynamics driving, not only …

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Zeus and Hera: Images of a Divine Syzygy

Zeus "He was a sky god, associated with wind, rain, thunder, and lightning, and was the master of spiritual phenomena, since it was the spirit realm that was signified by the sky and the manifestations of the weather. He was a carrier of justice and judgment, an embodiment of law and the punisher of transgression …

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Wholeness, Fragmentation and Dionysus

David Bohm's book, "Wholeness and the Implicate Order," explores the problem of fragmentation in human thought and consciousness. Along with a very thorough analysis of why the problem of fragmentation exists, he also provides suggestions for undoing what he calls "habits of thought" which limit our ability to perceive wholes, or to even be aware …

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