Ancient Astronomy & Cosmology : Sun Temple of Konark

From the Cult of  Apollo to Plato’s Phaedran Charioteer to the Egyptians and Hindus the Solar Chariot drawn by seven horses  has been a central metaphor not just of the passage of the Sun, but of Cosmic harmony itself. This entire temple is layered with cosmic symbolism . The temples is oriented on the East […]

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Hermes : Magician & Psychopomp

Among the many joys of practising traditional astrology, is the opportunity to fully explore the inner planets. When the going gets deep, the shallow resort to ‘higher octave” delusions. The formula seems to be if it’s deep, make sure it’s as far away from the Sun as possible which strikes me as perverse. Being personal […]

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Botticelli -I Segreti della Primavera

I have often referred to the works of Botticelli in relation to Neo Platonism and The Hermetic Philosophy, particularly The Primeva, The Three Graces and Birth of Venus – These masterpieces were painted under the tutelage of Marsilio Ficino

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