James Hillman. Putting Beauty back into Psychology.

James Hillman was an American psychologist from Atlantic City who first studied at and then guided studies for the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich. He is the founder of Archetypal Psychology and retired into private practice, writing, publishing and travelling to lecture until his death in 2011 at his home in Connecticut. Where Jung put the soul back into psychology after Freud…

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Takis, Sculptor of Magnetism, Sound and Light, 25 October 1925 to 9 August 2019

A major exhibition of multi-media sculptures by Takis—nickname of Panayiotis Vassilakis—began at Tate Modern on 3 July and continues until 27 October 2019. Self-educated Takis, who left war-torn Greece to join artists and intellectuals in Paris in 1954, was a bold and original voice of the 1960s. He frequently visited London, had a studio in…

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Some Reflections on the Origins, Values and Techniques of Huber Astrology in the Context of Sufi Cosmology

Having recently been introduced to the work of Sufi master, Muhyiddin Ibn ‘Arabi (1165-1240), I read an interpretation of his treatise, The Orbits of the Stars—written in eleven days, in 1298, two years before he left Andalusia, where he was born, headed East to Mecca and, after travelling widely, eventually settled in Damascus. Mystical Astrology…

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Voltaire. The Daredevil Philosopher.

“Depth, genius imagination, taste, reason, sensibility, philosophy, elevation, originality…” These are 9 of the more than 40 words with which the German genius Goethe described Voltaire who was a witty French Enlightenment writer, historian and philosopher famous for his criticism – in the early 18th Century already – of Christianity, especially the Roman Catholic Church, and the lack of freedom of…

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The Master of Magic Realism. Gabriel Garcia Márquez.

Gabriel García Márquez was a Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist, known affectionately as Gabo throughout Latin America. He is considered one of the most significant authors of the 20th century and one of the best in the Spanish language, second only to Cervantes. In 1982 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.   The chart could be a bald,…

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