|Exegesis Volume 5 Issue #4
Exegesis Digest Tue, 18 Jan 2000
Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2000 19:01:43 -0800
From: "William D. Tallman"
Subject: Re: Exegesis Digest V5 #3
> A couple of British astrologers published a book a few years ago in which
> they had compiled a number of such key eureka moments in the history of
> science, but I can't recall the title and have yet to access it. The
> Uranian flash of intuition doesn't just happen to scientists making
> discoveries, of course, but accurate data of such moments would certainly be
> a high-quality database. Neptune is also involved, since some of these
> realisations have been catalysed by dreams and reveries. The
> trans-Saturnian nature of the psychic processes is evidenced by their
> out-of-bounds character, transcending the accepted reality and the norms of
The "eureka moment", as exemplified (perhaps) by Kekule, is a key part of the scientific process. Most working scientists will readily agree with this, although it appears that academics are more reluctant to do so. The academics, who have to teach the material of the given discipline, are inclined to emphasize the "book" process, where insights are achieved by rigorous use of logic and the appropriate principles of analysis. The working scientist, for whom this material is a part of the mass of required expertise that has already been proven by experience, is quite aware that the analysis processes also proceed "behind the scene", if you will, in what is popularly called the subconscious mind. When a meaningful result is achieved, it can be couched in any manner that is appropriate to the subconscious venue, and can be presented in a dream state or in a day-dream stream-of-consciousness experience.
Dennis' idea of creating a data-base here is an interesting notion, I think. I would suggest that, where possible, as complete a description of the experience as might be available should be the substance of analytical interest. One might suspect that the key to understanding various aspects of the EM (eureka moment) may be grasped in this process; that would be very valuable, both in understanding the specific nature of the EM, and the general nature of brain/mind data processing as well.
The astrological description Dennis ascribes here is fairly traditional to the modern post-Rudhyar astrologer, I would imagine, but he makes interesting observations as well: transSaturnian planetary function is somehow intrinsically of an out-of-bounds nature, presumably with the implied context of boundaries as of an intellectual nature, i.e., paradigms, etc.. Although that is generally acknowledged as a matter of generational development, the idea here is that everyone engages in such activity in some area(s) of their lives. Presumably, some investigation of this process as defined here might provide anyone so inclined with some personal insight into the nature of their own psychic/intuitive facilities and abilities.
Dunno if this is what Dennis had in mind, but it's what occurred to me as I read his post.
Good material, Dennis, thank you. And though I did not comment thereon, your last post provided food for thought as well.
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