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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5 Week Course on The Astrology of Marsilio Ficino

Posted on Jun 6, 2018 in Events, Featured | 0 comments

Online, Kepler College–Five Thursdays July 12-August 9–8-10 PM Eastern Time, 5-7 PM Pacific
Book 3 of his Three Books on Life, “On Obtaining Life from the Heavens” uses astrology to help cultivate the good life here and now. ic Time

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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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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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Margaret Sanger: Social Progress and the Very Long Road

Posted on Jan 10, 2018 in Articles & Profiles, Featured, Profiles, Uncategorized | 1 comment

Margare Sanger demonstrated how one can make a difference in our world: through a clear humanitarian vision, an ability to create and exploit opportunities that present themselves, and a flexible approach that eventually wins the day.

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