A presentation given at the California Institute of Integral Studies in April 2013, at the Cosmology of Love Conference.
The journey into the underworld is perilous, for here we encounter one of the darkest and most destructive forces in the psyche, shame. The courage that it takes to face this dark monster is one of the most heroic and rewarding acts known to humankind, for it is in the deepest cave that we find what we are looking for: Love. From a depth perspective, one can see that in order to whole-heartedly share our gifts with this world, the heroine or hero must descend into the underworld to discover the treasure or boon. This is a journey guided by the reclamation of one’s Creative Power, thereby re-connecting with the wisdom of the Self. It seems that this quest can only be truly accomplished through the courageous act of self-love; liberating the awareness and deep acceptance of one’s true nature.
This lecture, given at the California Institute of Integral Studies in 2015, is an excerpt from a course titled: Initiation to Archetypal Astrology: Working with the Fundamentals. Chiron is the archetype of the wounded healer. By understanding the nature of Chiron and the placement of Chiron in one’s birth chart, one can begin the journey toward healing some of one’s deepest wounds.
From 2014-2017 the planets Saturn and Neptune will be in a 90 degree square to one another informing and permeating the collective psyche during this radical and revolutionary time. This presentation given at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California in October 2014 explores the archetypal meaning and significance of this planetary combination in our times.