|Exegesis Volume 4 Issue #16
Exegesis Digest Mon, 22 Feb 1999
Date: Sun, 21 Feb 1999 10:05:58 -0500
From: "Roger L. Satterlee"
Subject: Re: Exegesis Digest V4 #15
> Date: Fri, 19 Feb 1999 17:28:23 -0800
> From: "William D. Tallman"
> To: Exegesis
> Subject: Re: Exegesis Digest V4 #14
> < snip > "[..]So now I'm going to drop the unmentionable astrological bomb squarely in the middle of the discussion: whether we like it or not, the primary historical purpose of the practice of astrology was for *prediction*. The assumption was that the correspondence between celestial and terrestrial phenomena was dependable enough that something of the future could be predicted.
< snip >
William, I think your "bomb" is a dud. And, too much emphasis on Cartesian cleverness makes man ill...like the otherwise desirable salt in one's food. As archetypal psychologist, James Hillman, says, we bridge the gap from invisible to visible by using Math, Music, and Myth. You want to use Math...fine; I want to use all of these...I am moved by astrology to ask to see the myth of your individualism in the form of your chart. Surely you can see the role of the "fortunate accident" of the emphasis on intangible synchronicity in mine: http://www.geocities.com/Athens/7406/rog_chrt.gif
It seems my purpose to advocate an abandonment of authoritarian quantities and the acceptance of the invisible numbers themselves for intellectual qualities that they are...naked emperors rapidly changing their garb as if to impress me with a ever expanding wardrobe, which my heart cannot see.
Astrology is spawned by the desire to be a something of a wizard...The totally dependent creature that is a any prediction has always been an attempt to objectify that desire....astrological predictions can never been weaned, and these suck at the ego for life sustaining milk ...more often than not we indulge predictions only a mother could love. Intuitions are brilliant, vast, immediate, illuminations which are read by the intellect totally wrong 50% of the time.
Knowing I am an irrational being seems more important than attempting to prove that I am perfectly rational. I think to insist on Cartesian mechanisms, the physics of causes and such, is a labor which expresses the preference of the individual so inclined...it like everything else seems a "way" or "path" where to going is the goal, and the process is an end in itself.
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