Tarnas, Richard – The Astrological Community as a ‘Heroic’ Community

In a time of such critical and rapid historical change as ours, what is the role of ‘heroic’ communities: communities consciously oriented toward a vision of the cosmos and a framework of values which in some manner fundamentally challenge that of the larger mainstream society? In particular, what do our local and international astrological communities offer to our civilizational crisis, and what challenges must they meet to succeed in this quest? For individuals cannot do this on their own: we need communities to sustain the enormous act of the intellectual and spiritual imagination required to participate in the reawakening of meaningful cosmos in our civilization.