|Exegesis Volume 3 Issue #43
Exegesis Digest Tue, 12 May 1998
Date: Mon, 11 May 1998 20:28:27 -0400 (EDT)
From: mary downing
Subject: Re: Exegesis Digest V3 #42
To Jan Tunney
I very well know that your psychological thrust is based on good material derived from careful observation of childhood development. Again, I applaud that. However, to me "astrology" mirrors a force in the environment that has been neither defined, recognized or studied. That is a fundamentally different perch from which to form a perspective.
In short, I think there is a real measurable "force" that influences us -- most likely on a molecular level. There is incredible evidence in nature to support that concept. It's hard to believe that the only reason one would find squid's mating cycles interesting is that they benefit mankind in some way. Of course, if I were a fried calamari fan I might feel differently about that. Art for art's sake, etc.
To Bill Tallman
Yes, I understand where you're coming from regarding testing everything until you have a tool kit that works. Had to do that too.
Which is the reason I'm so nervous about certification and other attempts to homogenize astrology. Most of it doesn't work very well. It works enough to be seductive; which is I believe why few astrologers practice prediction. If you do, you learn early on what is reliable and what isn't and limit your activities to paying techniques. You also, though, find truly extraordinary connections that defy pure chance; and they don't always relate to people. They shock me.
It took me a long time to "know" that astrology was true -- and you must feel that gut certainty before you go looking for what it really is. The higher up the food chain you get, the more variation you find. Individuals operate with so many societal constraints that they are, truly, difficult to predict unless you have a handle on that individual personally (through interview and probing in my case). Earthquakes and hurricanes are much more predictable, and groups are beautiful! Cities and corporations respond regularly in a given fashion.
Perhaps we can develop a system for testing techniques and recording data that will give us a cumulative effect for all kinds of things. That's to some extent happening now with the declination revival, but it's very unfocused as one would expect.
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