|Exegesis Volume 5 Issue #66
Exegesis Digest Sat, 14 Oct 2000
Date: Fri, 13 Oct 2000 12:29:00 -0500
From: RAB WILKIE
Subject: Re: Theory & relevance
BS Astrology will be rehabilitated when it is perceived to be of value BS again. //
I think we're missing the boat and putting the cart before the horse (!) if we think that a better astrological viewpoint, theory, or method will make it more valuable or acceptable. Such things are called for only *after* something has been found relevant and useful. Astrology hasn't.
At present, astrology is an antique amusement shot through with holes made by futurist fantasies and intergalactic aliens, all of which remain completely peripheral, or paraperipheral, to mainstream activities. (Lacking sobriety, it may be a hoot at parties but is exiled from boardrooms classrooms, and cockpits. And penalized whenever expedient).
For astrology to become useful, it must engage itself with humanity's most vital interests, concerns, and endeavours, and prove itself essential as a substantive benefactor. Most people are not hankering for new theories and explanations of life and the universe. This is a specialist preoccupation of people who live in their heads and who often cannot wiggle their toes. (At least individually). Rather, most people just want things that work better, like faster & cheaper technology, and governments.
BS I can't imagine arguments making any difference to the BS non-astrology world.
Agreed. Arguments are secondary, and come seriously into play only after the fact -- as a result of innovation and its effects.
BS I am more interested in rehabilitating it within BS the community of astrologers.
Some astrologers have been doing little else over the past century or so, and what good has this done? Just strengthened the clique & and made it more comfortable.
BS I wouldn't invest too much energy in creating a unified front.//
Agreed. It makes much more sense to leave the nest. Or the Piscean cemetary. Let the dead bury the dead.
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