Calcination

There are seven operations in the process of alchemy, the first of which is calcination. This is the process of burning through the dross of the ego we have built up over the course of our lives, so that our true self may be released and expressed. This is not an easy experience to goContinue reading “Calcination”

Richard Tarnas on the Planets in 2021

Last week I had the privilege of attending an online talk led by Richard Tarnas, author of Cosmos and Psyche, on the astrology of 2021. It truly an honor to be in the presence of a man who is widely recognized as one of the great minds of our time. During his presentation, Tarnas choseContinue reading “Richard Tarnas on the Planets in 2021”

The Maze & the Labyrinth

Many of us consider a maze and a labyrinth to be one and the same thing, but there is actually a subtle difference. LABYRINTH is the term used when there is only one fixed, or unicursal, path to the center. A MAZE, on the other hand, refers to a multicursal path that may contain deadContinue reading “The Maze & the Labyrinth”

The Age of Horus

On December 21, 2020, a Great Conjunction between Jupiter and Saturn occurred at 0 degrees of Aquarius. For some, this marked the official beginning of the Age of Aquarius. However, others debate this and assert other dates as being the true beginning of the age and the resetting of the cosmic clock. Regardless of theContinue reading “The Age of Horus”

The Sophists

The Sophists were among the first teachers and theorists of rhetoric in Ancient Greece. They made their living traveling from city to city, teaching the citizens the art of argumentation. Having experienced a wide variety of local habits and customs during their travels, they saw truth as being relative in nature. They rejected any ideaContinue reading “The Sophists”

Total Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius

Today there was a Total Solar Eclipse earlier around 8am this morning. Eclipses usually signal a powerful and even disruptive beginning or end. It’s effects can often be felt for the next 6 months, until the beginning of the next cycle. This eclipse is conjunct the South Node in Sagittarius. The South Node signifies whatContinue reading “Total Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius”

The Caduceus, or “Staff of Hermes”

The Caduceus is one of the most well-known symbols in the world today. However, the true story and significance of this symbol remains obscured to the vast majority. Most of us will recognize the Caduceus as a symbol belonging to the medical community. If asked, most would likely say that this symbol was adopted byContinue reading “The Caduceus, or “Staff of Hermes””

What is Rhetoric?

According to Aristotle, rhetoric “is the art of discovering in any particular case all of the available means of persuasion.” Most modern and contemporary definitions tend to take this classical definition of rhetoric as their starting point. For example, Kenneth Burke, one of the 20th century’s greatest rhetorical theorists, gave this explanation of rhetoric: “itContinue reading “What is Rhetoric?”

VITRIOL

I’ve been thinking often about the past. That is nothing new. But what is new are the things that are coming up for me. So many long-forgotten memories are coming to the surface. So many feelings and events and versions of me that I have mostly been avoiding. The past is so painful, I’ve justContinue reading “VITRIOL”

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