Re: Seven Planets/Liberal Arts/Deadly Sins
- The Planet Saturn and Astronomica
The planet Saturn is associated with the Liberal Art of
Astronomica, the art of expressing theologicsl and comological
views. Overcoming abstractions often connected to the study of
the starry sky is quite a pressing need in our time. The revival of
the archetypal-mythological imagery in our culture is but a step to
re-enlivening our relationship to the heavens.
Astronomica speaks, "Moreover, matters which over the vast
span of ages have been reposited in the sanctums of Eqyptian
priest, I was keeping secret, not wishing to divulge and profane
them. In fact, for almost forty thousand years, I kept myself in
seclusion there, in reverent observation...after a long lapse of
time. No wordly allurements, no vain glorious speculations of
philosophers had known that I was in Greece destined not to be
kept hidden by a philosopher's cloak, but to be divulged to all."
Cosmopolitan attitudes of a global nature are undergoing
transformations toward the awareness of cosmic citizenship.
Spiritual world views of the ancients are arising in many different
fields of endeavor. From physics to psychology the image of the
universe and the humsn being are being re-examined. The great
obstacle to their renaissance of cosmology lies in the Deadly Sin
associated with the planet Saturn; Sloth, Laziness, or Apathy.
This tendency is accentuated by our growing reliance on experts
in the field. Activating our own will to pursue the mysteries of Life
is the free deed that must precede understanding the cosmic
dimension of our existence.
From: Star Wisdom for the Holy Nights by William Bento