In the Place of Bad Spirit

Part I Ancient astrology has resurged in the last 5-10 years or so largely in thanks to the commitment and hard work of several astrologers, including Demetra George and Chris Brennan. Old texts are being recovered and translated into English from the Greek, Latin, Arabic, Sanskrit, and Persian. Ancient, or rather Hellenistic astrology is the product of the marriage between the Babylonian and...

Reflections – 20 May 2015

During my freshman year of high school, we read many of the Greek classics. Tragedies were never my favorite, far preferring the comedies. Yet, these past weeks have reminded me of the importance of recognizing our shared, messy, heartrending, and often tragic humanity. My father in law passed away this morning. His death was not unexpected. He was afforded a rare gift; he died exactly how he...

Scenes From a Memorial Service

Driving home from Sacramento, I have The Beta Band's The Three EP's playing as loud as I can stand it. It's late at night and the weather is unusually warm for March. This is the definition of my life | Lying in bed in the sunlight | Choking on the vitamin tablet | The doctor gave in the hope of saving me | In the hope of saving me My husband and I pull into the small lot and I wonder aloud how...