Sunday, March 8, 2009

Setting The Boundaries

Just barely into this venture and here I am setting boundaries...

Not to worry though because the most important boundary in astrology is the Universe.

Next would come our home galaxy, the Milky Way.

Then, our solar system. Sadly, far too many people think the boundaries of astrology end here.

In my book, which I hope you'll download and read (free), I begin by putting the reader in a spaceship coming back from "somewhere" and dealing with one of the outer "boundaries" of our solar system.

In that first chapter, Xena and the Hordes, I mention this idea:

"This is where astrology begins. Further out, between the stars, is the space that symbolizes 'contact' with 'other souls' that inhabit a purely spiritual dimension. Once inside the atmosphere of the Sun, we’re dealing with aspects of ourselves that relate to life on a very solid earth, even though Xena and the Hordes are aspects of our minds that we rarely think about."

In that chapter, I'm dealing with what are called "archetypes"—psychological energies that we all have to deal with, sometimes creatively but most often (due only to lack of experience) in a manner that causes us grief and unnecessary pain.

One person I respect in regard to explaining the "deeper" parts of ourselves is Carl Jung. And, since any valuable practice of astrology needs a solid psychology behind it, I'll give Carl a chance to say something about this realm:

"Anyone who wants to know the human psyche will learn next to nothing from experimental psychology. He would be better advised to put away his scholar's gown, bid farewell to his study, and wander with human heart through the world. There, in the horrors of prisons, lunatic asylums and hospitals, in drab suburban pubs, in brothels and gambling-hells, in the salons of the elegant, the Stock Exchanges, Socialist meetings, churches, revivalist gatherings and ecstatic sects, through love and hate, through the experience of passion in every form in his own body, he would reap richer stores of knowledge than text-books a foot thick could give him, and he will know how to doctor the sick with real knowledge of the human soul."

Your feelings and thoughts?

4 comments:

ravenscawl said...

I like the new look on you. Hope you are well my friend!! I do miss our chats

~kem

Alexander M Zoltai said...

So very glad you found me on my new blog (the "old" one is still alive and kickin'...).

I miss our chats, too.

Let's do that here (or there), soon!!!

~ Alex

Mats i det blÄ said...

Hi Alex!

What a great voyage! I downloaded your "Repair Manual" and it is just wonderful! I very much enjoy reading it. You have a great gift for telling these things in a clear and exciting manner! Your method of horoscope interpretation seems very interesting.

I have an Astrology blog and website myself. However it is in Swedish. I call it "The Galactic Gondola - Astrology as Poetry and Science", and although the language may be foreign, perhaps you can still get the general idea if you take a look at it: http://www.starsandherbs.se/galaktiskagondolen/index.htm (the website)
http://gondolbloggen.blogspot.com/ (the blog)

Happy to say, in the light of your Manual, I still find my astrology in a fairly good repair, although of course it may need some minor repairs :-)

We seem to agree on most issues. I appreciate your emphasis on planetary cycles and how we, as inhabitants of the Solar System, participate in and mirror its various rhythms and cycles. You are truly gifted when it comes to explaining these things in a clear language!

I also agree with you on the issue of astrology and prediction. In fact I have a blog entry called, when translated into English: "Who says astrology should predict the future?" http://gondolbloggen.blogspot.com/2009/02/vem-har-sagt-att-astrologi-ska.html

Interestingly I was born on April 11, 1946 (at 04:20 am in Stockholm, Sweden) so our natal charts are pretty close (though the house positions are a bit different).

Thanks a lot for your "Astrological Repair Manual" which I like a lot! I´ll keep reading your blog and probably make a comment or two every now and then.

Sincerely, Mats

Alexander M Zoltai said...

Mats,

Thank you for the juicy comment!!

So glad to meet someone who mostly agrees with me ;-)

My beliefs come from empirical use of astrology on the front-lines of humanity so your agreeing with my theories makes you an astrological soldier, eh?

I *truly* do wish I could read Swedish...

The site and blog are beautifully designed!!

Do visit here often, your opinions are to be honored!!!

~ Alex

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