The Archetypal in Astrology

According to Richard Tarnas, the archetypal is the spiritual and energetic. It was originally experienced by human people as “Gods” and “Goddesses,” and described in terms of mythologies. The archetypal is about the essences and qualities that transcend the human. These ideas were later expounded upon in Ancient Greece, with the philosophies of Plato andContinue reading “The Archetypal in Astrology”

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 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””

The Second Riddle of the Sphinx

Most people are familiar with the story of Oedipus Rex, the ill-fated king who murdered his own father and married and bore children with his own mother. Freud famously interpreted this as a tale which shows man’s secret, repressed desires to kill his father and take his place as lover to his mother. This fitsContinue reading “The Second Riddle of the Sphinx”

Who is Thoth?

Known as the “Father of Alchemy,” Thoth is the Egyptian God of wisdom, writing, science, magic, art and judgement. Considered “the divine intermediary between spirit and matter,” he is also the God of the dead. In the myth of Osiris, it was Thoth who gave Isis the words she used to resurrect him after sheContinue reading “Who is Thoth?”

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