Exegesis Volume 07 Issue #009

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From: "Roger L. Satterlee"
Subject: [e] Re: exegesis Digest V7 #8

Exegesis Digest Sat, 26 Jan 2002

From: "Roger L. Satterlee"
Subject: [e] Re: exegesis Digest V7 #8
Date: Sat, 26 Jan 2002 10:14:57 -0500

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From: "Listar"
To: "exegesis digest users" Sent: Saturday, January 26, 2002 2:00 AM
Subject: exegesis Digest V7 #8

 > >exegesis Digest Fri, 25 Jan 2002 Volume: 07 Issue: 008
 > >
 > >In This Issue:
 > >#1: From: L:Smerillo
 > >Subject: [e] Re: exegesis Digest V7 #7
 > >
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 > >
 > >Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2002 08:15:34 +0100
 > >From: L:Smerillo
 > >Subject: [e] Re: exegesis Digest V7 #7
 > >
 > >Sorry, I can not follow any of this. It seems to me ridiculous to talk
 > >about a chart of "Homer," when there is no one "Homer" as I pointed out
 > >before.
 > >
 > >Nor do we have any definite date for the birth of Plato.
 > >
 > >The emphasis on ships and the sea is the result of reality, not the Moon
 > >or Saturn: Greece is a land of islands and seas: ships and the sea are a
 > >vital part of that oeconomic social setting. 'Black ships" refers to the
 > >covering of pitch to water seal the ships. The sea is also described as
 > >'wine dark' this means its colour is in the range of the blue, purple
 > >part of the spectrum, which also includes red as a 'dark' colour.
 > >Ancient terminology for colour was very different than our own, and
 > >drawing conclusions or speculations on the basis of a misprism of the
 > >ancient literary evidence by applying modern standards is unsound.
 > >
 > >feliciter,
 > >
 > >Lorenzo Smerillo
 > >
 > >

Yes, Lorenzo, you have all you facts in order...however what makes them come out in the specific, individual, manner that best expresses the presence of Lorenzo Smerillo, has much more to do with the nature of human beings and personality characteristics than the cultural norms of one's day, and so forth. I think that the part of modern man that participates in the art of creating his thoughts and his manner of expressing them is perhaps timeless and quite unchanged by cultural norms. All of our dry statements of observable facts are tainted with the poetry of the mind's communicating arts..:) One's biases for usage and emphasis, etc., abound and they are much more informative than problematic. "Dry" means without the "water" of emotions, it doesn't mean soulless..:)

Well, I know that postmodern deconstruction gets a bad rap in general, but astrologers deconstruct *facts* all the time...they use planets in aspects to replace the words of their clients' personal stories...they then reverse the process to make predictions--still another kind of story full of poetic baggage...:) All I'm saying is that the natal chart of a moment (Homer ~800BC) and a natal chart of a person, have no distinguishing differences in the eyes of the psyche. This, because the psyche participates in Nature...is not confined to one's culture. With astrologers, the difference between words themselves is much more a matter of noting the planet symbols evoked than a matter of measuring the objectivity of the speaker.



Thanks, Rog


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