Tag: Wanda Smit

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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Gifts for Mankind: The Picaresque Bible from Cervantes.

Published over 400 years ago, Don Quixote – a satire of the romance of chivalry – has been translated into over 140 languages and dialects, making it the most-translated book in the world after the bible. Its writer, Miguel de Cervantes, is widely regarded as the greatest writer in the Spanish language who gave human

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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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The Eyes of Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf was one of the most important 20th-century modernist writers and, like James Joyce, a pioneer in the use of stream of consciousness as a narrative device. At age 59, she put an end to this flow of consciousness by drowning herself in a deep stream, the Ouse River. She had had enough of all the suffering her

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The Authors: Wanda Smit

Wanda Smit answers Joyce Hopewell’s questionnaire, which aims to elicit what motivates people to write books about astrological psychology. Wanda is author of the ebook One Cosmic Day, and numerous posts on this blog. 1) What inspired you to write this book? While I was studying the module dealing with Age Point Progression, I wanted

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Doris Lessing. Nobel Prize-Winning African Escapee.

Africa is not known for its intellect, but for its underground riches. No wonder Doris Lessing had to escape from Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) and go to the UK when her Age Point was moving into the 6th house of work. Writing was her work, but she got no recognition for it in Africa. In

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Gifts for Mankind: Radioactivity from Madame Curie.

  Marie Curie, a Polish and naturalised-French physicist and chemist pioneered research in radioactivity. Her achievements included the development of the theory of radioactivity (a term she coined) and the discovery of two elements: Polonium (named after her beloved fatherland) and Radium. Her discovery of radioactivity would later lead to the treatment of cancer with radiation. She literally gave her life to science: she died

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Gifts for Mankind: Petra, from John Lewis Burckhardt.

Johann Ludwig (also known as John Lewis, Jean Louis) Burckhardt was a Swiss traveller, geographer and orientalist, best known for discovering the ruins of the ancient city of Petra in Jordan. Born in Lausanne, Switzerland on 29 November 1784. There is no birth time so I have set it at midday. The Man and his Mask The chart has two

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James Joyce. Stream of Consciousness.

James Joyce was an Irish novelist, short story writer and poet who is regarded as the first modernist English writer. He wrote in a great variety of literary styles such as interior monologues, but most famously in what is called stream of consciousness. He is best known for Ulysses. His other well-known works are Dubliners, Portrait

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Walking the Maze of Borges’s Consciousness

In this article, Jorge Luis Borges takes us on a walk through the maze of his consciousness. As a master of the fantastical, his interpretation of his consiousness might not always meet the demands of reality. [See also previous post on Borges.] Here is my chart on which you can get an insight into aspects

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Bookish Borges.

Jorge Luis Borges was an Argentine short-story writer, essayist, poet and translator, and also a key figure in Spanish-language literature Even though his hundreds of short stories are based on fact, he would often change fact into the fantastical with themes such as dreams, labyrinths, libraries, mirrors, fictional writers, thrillers, philosophy and religion. His works contributed to both philosophical

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Franz Kafka

Kfor Kafkaesque. Just like the word ‘Orwellian’ is part of our vocabulary, so is ‘Kafkaesque’, but where Orwell names the threat to humanity – Big Brother or the Thought Police – Kafka’s is faceless. ‘Kafkaesque’ could mean (but not only mean): weird, mysterious, tortuously bureaucratic, nightmarish, horrible, apprehensive or anxious. Franz Kafka was a Jewish Bohemian

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George Orwell. The Talent behind Nineteen Eighty-Four.

George Orwell, pseudonym for Eric Blair, was an English novelist, essayist, and critic famous for his novels, Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four, which was turned into a disturbing film in 1984.  It is a profound anti-utopian novel that examines the dangers of totalitarian rule. Introduction When I read Nineteen Eighty-Four for the first time in the Seventies, it filled me with a sense

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Gifts for Mankind. Troy and Mycenae – from Heinrich Schliemannn

There is no exact birth time for Heinrich Schliemann, the man considered the father of Archaeology after his groundbreaking excavations at Troy, Mycenae and Tiryns. I have set his birth time at midnight, based on several events that coincided with the progression of his Age Point: the death of his mother; the end of his

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Anaἲs Nin. A veiled Eros.

Known as a diarist, novelist and writer of erotica, Anaἲs Nin was a woman of many faces. In her diaries of 35 000 pages, kept over 55 years, we see a daughter hurt by her father, a woman married to a banker, a bigamist later in life when she had two husbands, a femme fatale, a

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