Sunday, 7 October 2018

The Richard Tarnas' Athens - Greece "Astro - Scholar evening" talk!




The friends of the "Babel Astro-Scholar evenings" are very happy to host next Tuesday (via internet) the world-leading Astrologer (with a capital "A") Richard Tarnas!

Richard Tarnas is a professor of philosophy and cultural history at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, where he founded the graduate program in Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness. He also lectures on archetypal studies and depth psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, and is on the Board of Governors of the C. G. Jung Institute of San Francisco. A graduate of Harvard University and Saybrook Institute, he is the author of The Passion of the Western Mind and Cosmos and Psyche: An Intimation of a New World View. His “World Transits 2000-2020: An Overview,” focused especially on the years 2008-12, can be read at www.Archaijournal.org.

In order to get more acquainted with Richard Tarnas' astrological worldview we are quoting here an excerpt from an article he wrote for the prestigious "Mountain Astrologer" magazine!


""I believe that the astonishingly consistent and nuanced reality of the planetary correlations with the archetypal dynamics of human life is one of the most compelling intimations we have that we live in a meaning-laden and purposeful universe — a cosmos that is coherent with our deepest spiritual and moral aspirations. Recognition of these correlations can help us to become more consciously co-creative participants in a cosmic unfolding. All of this points to yet another level of archetypal understanding: what Plato would call the Idea of the Good informing the cosmos, what Hegel would call the World Spirit realizing itself through history, and what Jung might describe as the Self archetype operating within the collective evolution of humankind itself.


Much like a life-changing spiritual awakening produced by a powerful synchronicity, it is possible that a collective encounter with the growing body of rigorously researched and skillfully presented astrological correlations could help to awaken the modern mind from its disenchanted cosmological condition. Astrology could then serve as a great catalyst of humanity’s evolution of consciousness at this pivotal moment in our history, reframing the larger Copernican revolution as part of a long, birth-panged initiation of humanity and the Earth into the larger cosmic community of being. In this sense, astrology itself might be seen mythically as a form of Promethean fire bestowed from the heavens, helping to liberate humankind from the collapsing modern matrix it has clearly outgrown.""

So, if you are by chance in Athens or around come over and honor (and be honored by) Richard Tarnas, on Tuesday October 9th,  9 pm (Athens time) at the "BABEL" artspace (87, Vas. Sofias str., Marousi).

Moderator: Thomas Gazis. Free entrance.

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