A Voice of Wisdom From the Past

“It has been Europe’s destiny. . . to provide the intellectual foundation for the emergence of new powers and new social ideals.  It seems to be America’s destiny to be the main field within which the two basic possibilities of use and management of those powers have to fight for supremacy.

“The fight is on, as perhaps never before and it need not be a violent fight in the streets, although our city streets every day spawns violence and crime.  The basic area of conflict is the mind of American men and women, even if this conflict is so often masked and distorted by emotional whirlpools and devotional glamour.  This conflict is inherent in the whole Western civilization and has been since the days of ancient Greece.  In a sense it is the conflict between individualism and holism, individual freedom and group participation, intellectual curiosity and soul-wisdom, Gemini and Sagittarius.”  The Astrology of America’s Destiny, A Birth Chart for the United States of America.” Dane Rudhyar

This book was published in 1974 after Watergate and describes what is still relevant 45 years later.  Dane Rudhyar was a great leader in the world of astrology.  This book has languished among my astrology books for several years, a second-hand copy I ran across and bought to “read later”.  I think it was the “Destiny” part that scared me a little but I finally dove in.  I’m glad I did.

The astrological community owes thanks to this author and astrologer who led the way to humanistic astrology.   

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