Exegesis Volume 08 Issue #010

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From: "Dennis Frank"
Subject: [e] Re: exegesis Digest V8 #8

From: "Joan Griffith"
Subject: [e] Re: exegesis Digest V8 #9--summary

Exegesis Digest Tue, 05 Aug 2003

From: "Dennis Frank"
Subject: [e] Re: exegesis Digest V8 #8
Date: Tue, 5 Aug 2003 21:47:48 +1200

 > >Dennis,
 > >Very interesting, although you forgot to mention that astrology does not
 > >work.
 > >
 > >Joan
 > >After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is
 > >music. -- Aldous Huxley

If I believed that I certainly would not waste time writing about it!

Nor do I believe that it does work. Who would want to live in such a black & white universe? Dualist thought breeds simple-minded people. Right or wrong, good or evil, the dualist cannot resist dividing everything into 2 categories. The idea that a tool may or may not work depending on who uses it, and who judges the result of that use, is way too complicated for the dualist to handle.

As for astrology, same applies to other tools, other arts. Music works for some, not others - and some music seems trash to anyone.

Why assume that what is true for one person is true for everyone else? Psychologists call this attitude `projection'. Projecting one's values & beliefs onto others is not as prevalent as it used to be - another positive consequence of postmodern pluralism. The belief that the world shares one's judgements was fairly common back in the '50s, I seem to recall.



From: "Joan Griffith"
Subject: [e] Re: exegesis Digest V8 #9--summary
Date: Tue, 05 Aug 2003 09:03:01 -0400

Hi all, Yes, I tested astrology. If it depends on the astrologer, then there are a lot of very bad ones. However, historical and alchemical aspects are interesting.

I am very interested in the archetypes. I don't think I have seen that discussion here. This list has been very quiet. I have heard the zodiac relates to archetypes in the form of the sons of Jacob (the 12 tribes of Israel) and to the 12 apostles. Likely there are additional postulates. In addition, would you define "postmodern"?

Hi Patrice, I enjoy your website quite a lot.

And finally, I do have a list, where we discuss all sorts of things, but the main focus is calendars, myth, astronomy, and time history. And the occasional astrologer chimes in. FYI, in view of the interesting semiotics, here is an article relating time and physics. If our view of time changes, could that change things associated with time? I just read somewhere that time evolved into the present linear model, but I can't quite perceive how another view would work. http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2003-07/icc-gwi072703.php

Joan Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart. - Marcus Aurelius

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