Tarnas, Richard – Creating the Future: The Liberating and Weighty Privilege of Astrological Knowledge

Virtually everyone at this conference lives in possession of an extraordinary privilege. We live in the vast civilization of the modern age that now encompasses the world, and are members of a minuscule elite that has somehow – whether through karma or grace or great personal good fortune – been initiated into the astrological mystery. With its disclosure of a cosmos of larger meanings and purposes in which we participate, astrology represents a kind of divine knowledge. Yet astrology also brings certain burdens and challenges, and recognizing these is crucial not only for our personal lives but for astrology’s future in the emerging civilization.