23 January

“You don’t have a soul, Doctor. You are a soul. You have a body, temporarily.”

Walter M. Miller, Jr., American science fiction Catholic writer (23 January 1923-d. 1996)  A Canticle for Leibowitz


Marija Gimbutas (11.4) Sun in Aquarius, Moon in Cancer, (Vilnius, January 23, 1921 – February 2, 1994), was a Lithuanian-American archaeologist known for her research into the Neolithic and Bronze Age cultures. Her conclusions that Neolithic sites across Europe pointed to long-term stable egalitarian societies with women at the center materially and spiritually became a keystone of the matriarchal studies movement and the Goddess movement.

Stendhal, (11.6.8) Sun Aquarius, Moon Virgo, Ascendant Scorpio, French writer (23 January 1783-d. 1842). He developed the concept of Crystallization, which describes the process, in which unattractive characteristics of a new love are transformed into perceptual diamonds of shimmering beauty. Stendhal compares the “birth of love” in a new relationship as a trip to Rome from Bologna. In the analogy Bologna is indifference and Rome perfect love. “When we are in Bologna, we are entirely indifferent; we are not concerned to admire in any particular way the person with whom we shall perhaps one day be madly in love with; even less is our imagination inclined to overrate their worth.” Another term related with the writer is Stendhal syndrome, an altered state of consciousness causing rapid heartbeat, dizziness, fainting, confusion and visions when an individual is exposed to beautiful art.

Lynne McTaggart (11.5) born 23 January 1951, in New York City, American lecturer, journalist, author, and publisher. She is the author of six books, including The Intention Experiment and The Field. According to her author profile, she is a spokesperson “on consciousness, the new physics, and the practices of conventional and alternative medicine.” McTaggart is an anti-vaccinationist. She promotes this belief in her book What Doctors Don’t Tell You and in other publications.

Édouard Manet, (11.7.5) Sun in Aquarius, Moon in Libra and Ascendant in Leo, French artist (23 January 1832 – died 1883). His early masterworks, The Luncheon on the Grass (Le déjeuner sur l’herbe) and Olympia caused great controversies.

Sergei Eisenstein, (11.11) Russian film director (23 January 1898-d. 1948)

Jeanne Moreau, (11.11.2) French actress 23 January 1928

Rutger Hauer, (11.10.5) Dutch actor 23 January 1944

Anita Pointer, (11.3) American singer (Pointer Sisters) 23 January 1948

Robin Zander, (11.2.8) American singer (Cheap Trick) 23 January 1953


Gospel of Thomas: (15) Jesus said, “When you see one who was not born of woman, prostrate yourselves on your faces and worship him. That one is your father.”

ACIM: 23. I can escape from the world I see by giving up attack thoughts.

Concise Epitome: 3.7 For uncountable cycles of ages, the collective consciousness of Handor had exchanged light with the Centre of the Sphere. Then, the Peak was achieved and Handor could shine as an emanation of Light itself. (Nel procedere di nutrite successioni di ere, la coscienza collettiva di Handor aveva barattato energia con il Centro della Sfera di Luce, addivenendo infine anch’essa parte integrante di codesto Centro.)