Insights into the cosmic ground of philosophical Imagination
The human soul is described in the esoteric tradition as a twelve-petalled lotus. This book introduces the zodiac as the twelvefold prototype of the soul, and the signs as twelve types of soul consciousness and human experience.
The mirroring of zodiac and soul opens a field of reciprocal illumination between astrological archetypes and philosophical world views. This mutual revelation is what the author pursues in the spiritual imagination and life experience of three thinkers: the philosopher Heidegger, the mystical scientist Teilhard de Chardin and the military and political leader Eisenhower. Emerging from their lifeworks, conceptual constellations flesh out a zodiacal signature dominant in their natal sky, offering unique insights into the soul of the sign and the inner sky of the human mind.
The experience of the World Wars, vital for the three thinkers, precipitates the archetypal exploration on the historical stage and reveals the remarkable relevance of the theme of soul to our times, as it unveils the inner side of the world events of the last hundred years: the birth of a planetary self.
Drawing upon Western and Eastern sources of wisdom, mythology and alchemy, this book brings forth a comprehensive grasp of the nature and evolution of the human soul, from its birth on the earth to its achieved fullness in the great representatives of humankind.
EXALTATIONS OF THE PLANETS
Initially published in the Journal for Esoteric Psychology, these seven meditative studies on the planets draw from esoteric sciences and mythological wisdom to reach deeper into the planetary archetypes through the lens of their traditional exaltations.