Discovering Eris: The Symbolism and Significance of a New Planetary Archetype

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Floris Books, 22.03.2012 - 160 Seiten
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In astrology, each planet in our solar system is symbolically associated with specific archetypes, characteristics, themes and patterns in human experience. The discovery in 2005 of Eris -- a dwarf planet beyond Pluto -- was therefore an event of great significance for astrology as well as astronomy. In this unique book, Keiron Le Grice considers the astrological significance of Eris. How, he asks, can we determine Eris's meaning? What archetypal themes is it associated with? In what ways might the myths of Eris, the Greek goddess of strife, be relevant to the astrological meaning? What can Eris's discovery tell us about the evolutionary challenges we now face? Drawing on a wide variety of perspectives -- including mythology, ecology, religion, history, philosophy and Jungian psychology -- Le Grice carefully constructs a multi-faceted picture of Eris's possible meaning, helping to illuminate the unprecedented events of our time and providing clues to our possible future directions.
 

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Title Page
Introduction
Synchronistic Correspondences with Historical Events
The Evolutionary Emergence of an Archetypal Principle
Mythic Associations with the Planets Name
Sources and Parallels in Philosophy Religion History and Science
Eris and Astrological Theory
Conclusion
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Keiron Le Grice is founder and co-editor of Archai: The Journal of Archetypal Cosmology. He holds doctoral and master's degrees in philosophy and religion from the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, where he is adjunct faculty in the Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness postgraduate programme. In 2006, he was awarded the inaugural Joseph Campbell Research Grant by the Joseph Campbell Foundation in association with the Pacifica Graduate Institute, Santa Barbara for furthering the ideas of C.G. Jung, Joseph Campbell, and James Hillman. Originally from Nottinghamshire, England, he currently divides his time between San Francisco and South Wales. He is the author of The Archetypal Cosmos: Rediscovering the Gods in Myth, Science and Astrology.

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