For some, astrology is a science, no less mathematically rigorous and empirically grounded than astronomy. For others, astrology is more of an art, with subjective interpretation and poetic expression playing essential roles. The beliefs and practices of astrology lead still others to view it as a religion or spiritual discipline.
In this presentation, Becca and Matt will engage in a philosophical and practical dialogue about the nature of the astrological discipline, its controversial status in intellectual and popular cultures, and how the language we use to describe it affects our understanding of what astrology can tell us about our world.
Becca and Matthew will be joining us remotely from their home in California.
The meeting is free to MAAS members, $15 for non-members. The door opens at 7:00 PM to allow for conversation and browsing the MAAS astrological library. The lecture begins at 7:30 PM.
- You may attend remotely via GoToMeeting, this is also free for MAAS members. Simply email firstname.lastname@example.org no later than June 17 to be sent a link.
- Non-members may also attend remotely via GoToMeeting for $18. Please pay through PayPal no later than September 17 to be sent a link.
Becca and Matthew’s lecture will be followed on Saturday, September 22, by a there hour virtual workshop that will engage the audience in a few deep time and inner space meditations with the aim of integrating the scientific, artistic, and religious dimensions of astrological practice explored in their Thursday evening presentation. There will also be ample time for continued dialogue on these themes.
Time: 12pm-3pm EST (11am–2pm CST, 10am-1pm MST, 9am-12pm PST)
Becca Tarnas and Matthew Segall
Becca S. Tarnas, Ph.D. is an archetypal astrologer and editor of Archai: The Journal of Archetypal Cosmology. She received her doctorate in Philosophy and Religion from the California Institute of Integral Studies, with her dissertation titled The Back of Beyond: The Red Books of C.G. Jung and J.R.R. Tolkien. Her research interests include depth psychology, literature, philosophy, and the ecological imagination. She is currently teaching in the Jungian Psychology and Archetypal Studies program at Pacifica Graduate Institute.
Matthew T. Segall, Ph.D. is an assistant professor in the Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness program at California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, CA. He teaches courses on German Idealism and organic philosophy and has published on a wide range of topics including metaphysics, the philosophy of science, the evolution of religion, and psychedelics. He blogs regularly at footnotes2plato.com.