Fred Rogers – 2018’s Favorite Person

Posted on Sep 27, 2018 in Articles & Profiles, Featured, Profiles | 0 comments

This year we have heard and read much about life and work of Fred Rogers, much nostalgically, contrasting his message of kindness and positive regard with our era of toxic politics, policy, and mass media. I add the adjectives “effective” and “significant” to describe him, for his was a positive message that helped make a difference. Many wish for a return to Rogers’ values thought to be in present decline.

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Marsilio Ficino: Renaissance Luminary Revived for the Modern Astrologer

Posted on Jun 26, 2018 in Articles & Profiles, Featured, Profiles | 4 comments

He was one of the pioneers of the early Italian Renaissance and used traditional astrology in surprising and innovative ways, bringing astrology together with a neoplatonic worldview, natural magic, and an emphasis on healthy body and soul. It’s a pleasure to be teaching about him this summer.

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Dorothy Day: Untimely Prophet

Posted on May 25, 2018 in Articles, Articles & Profiles, Featured, Profiles | 2 comments

Many of my readers either have not heard of Dorothy Day, or perhaps confuse her with a movie actress from the 1950’s, or, better, know she was somehow involved in charity and maybe Catholicism. This would be a good start, especially now, during a time when her influence seems to be at a low ebb.

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November brings latest incarnation of “Recurring and Evolving Soul in Astrology”

Posted on Mar 20, 2018 in Events, Featured, Profiles | 1 comment

A discerning look at karma, reincarnation, and the astrology that has attempted to address them. Focus is on applying astrological technique to help people understand their present lives in the context of multiple lifetimes.

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Alan Watts (1915-1973): One World, One Moment

Posted on Mar 15, 2018 in Articles & Profiles, Featured, Profiles | 0 comments

In response to a student who disparaged his former spiritual mentor, Suzuki Roshi responded sharply, “You completely miss the point about Alan Watts! You should notice what he has done. He is a great bodhisattva.”

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