How Astrology Works: Four Hypotheses

April 25-27, 1997

Robert Schmidt approaches the problem of astrology from four different angles: from a (rehabilitated) scientific model, from a grammatical model, a philosophical model, and an historic framework. He then leads the listeners back to consider the initial and original experience of astrology.

Hypothesis of temporal fields. Fields existing in medium vs fields as primary relativity. Fields as form imposed on manifold. Discrete and continuous magnitudes. 'Or' as temporal and 'And' as spacial. Intensification of consciousness as analog to extension in space. Planets as consciousnesses. Alternative to Kant's view on matter involving Same and Dyad. Familiarization. Aristotle's four kinds of opposites. Case relationships - falling/ptotis - as the way planets related to signs. Houses as 'cases' relative to Ascendant. Heidegger's four basic problems of phenomenology. Appropriation / familiarization relation of Being to man, signs to planets. Difference between standing forth of zoidion and a non-living thing. Essence/existence problem. How is familiarization? Is there something such as Logos prior to Same/Other? Being recedes leaving gifts (est Gibt). Historic principle addressing astrology. Ritualistic connection between events. Cause/effect related to ritual. Articulating original experience of the heavens.

How Astrology Works: Four Hypotheses

12 hours of audio

    1. About the PHASE Lecture Series

    1. How Astrology Works: Four Hypotheses

    2. Four Hypotheses 1A

    3. Four Hypotheses 2A

    4. Four Hypotheses 1B

    5. Four Hypotheses 2B

    6. Four Hypotheses 3A

    7. Four Hypotheses 3B

    8. Four Hypotheses 4A

    9. Four Hypotheses 4B

    10. Four Hypotheses 5A

    11. Four Hypotheses 5B

    12. Four Hypotheses 6A

    13. Four Hypotheses 6B

    14. Four Hypotheses 7A

    15. Four Hypotheses 7B

    16. Four Hypotheses 8A

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