Henry Miller: born on 26 December 1891 in New York, with Sun in Capricorn, Moon in Scorpio and Ascendant in Aries, is one of the most controversial writers of the previous century. Most of his works were banned in the United States for obscenity and were smuggled underground for decades. His classics Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn describe Miller’s lives and loves as an expatriate in Paris. While in Paris, Miller also had a love affair with Anais Nin, which was documented by the latter in her diaries. Later Miller settled in Big Sur (California), becoming the prophet of an artists colony. Please find below some quotes:
Whenever a taboo is broken, something good happens, something vitalizing. Taboos after all are only hangovers, the product of diseased minds, you might say, of fearsome people who hadn’t the courage to live and who under the guise of morality and religion have imposed these things upon us.
Whatever there be of progress in life comes not through adaptation but through daring.
Whatever I do is done out of sheer joy; I drop my fruits like a ripe tree. What the general reader or the critic makes of them is not my concern.
The ordinary man is involved in action, the hero acts. An immense difference.
The real leader has no need to lead – he is content to point the way.
Instead of asking – “How much damage will the work in question bring about?” why not ask – “How much good? How much joy?”
Moralities, ethics, laws, customs, beliefs, doctrines – these are of trifling import. All that matters is that the miraculous become the norm.
No matter how vast, how total, the failure of man here on earth, the work of man will be resumed elsewhere. War leaders talk of resuming operations on this front and that, but man’s front embraces the whole universe.
No one asks you to throw Mozart out of the window. Keep Mozart. Cherish him. Keep Moses too, and Buddha and Lao Tzu and Christ. Keep them in your heart. But make room for the others, the coming ones, the ones who are already scratching on the window-panes.
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Frederick II (26 December 1194 – 13 December 1250), (10.3.6) Gnostic Saints of Ecclesia Gnostica Catholica, was one of the most powerful Holy Roman Emperors of the Middle Ages and head of the House of Hohenstaufen. His political and cultural ambitions, based in Sicily and stretching through Italy to Germany, and even to Jerusalem, were enormous. However, his enemies, especially the popes, prevailed, and his dynasty collapsed soon after his death. The Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II, known as Stupor Mundi (the amazement of the world) for his epic multi-dimensional deeds, was born in Jesi (Italy) on 26 December 1194, (10.3.6) with Sun in Capricorn conjunct with Saturn (Saturn Alien Power), Moon in Gemini and Ascendant probably in Virgo. He is a major exemplification of the enlightened Capricorn, with the capacity to transfer, give shape and build in the third dimensional reality what exists in the multidimensional realms. Wherever he went, Frederick built castles, palaces, churches, while also being the patron of poets, artist, scientists and shamans, and funding their work. Most of his buildings are in Southern Italy and Apulia. The most famous of such buildings is Castel del Monte, a massive 13th century multi-dimensional equilateral eight-sided esoteric and initiatory castle and preferred residence. The castle is a major multidimensional temple, with a special emphasis on release and Scorpio (eight sides, eight rooms on each floor, eight eight-sided towers, and eight medieval sophisticated toilets). The shape of the castle is a bible of esoteric, astrological and geometric interpretations. He often made most outrageous statements on religion and morality, and as a result was excommunicated on various occasions. He openly supported and practiced non-ordinary extravagant sexual practices.
Andrew Michael Graham-Dixon (born 26 December 1960) is a British art historian and broadcaster. (see: Andrea Barrowclough)
Johann Georg Pisendel, German musician (26 December 1687-d. 1755)
Thomas Gray, English writer (26 December 1716-d. 1771)
Jean François de Saint-Lambert, French poet (26 December 1716-d. 1803)
Friedrich Melchior, baron von Grimm, German writer (26 December 1723-d. 1807)
E. D. E. N. Southworth, American novelist (26 December 1819-d. 1899)
René Bazin, (10.8.4) French novelist (26 December 1853-d. 1932)
Charles Pathé, (10.4.9) French pioneer of film and record industries (26 December 1863-d. 1957)
Norman Angell, British politician, Nobel laureate (26 December 1872-d. 1967)
Maurice Utrillo, (10.9.2) French artist (26 December 1883-d. 1955)
Henry Miller, American writer (26 December 1891-d. 1980)
Jean Toomer, American writer (26 December 1894-d. 1967)
Anatoli Lvovich Kaplan, Russian painter (26 December 1902-d. 1980)
Imperio Argentina, Argentine actress and singer (26 December 1906-d. 2003)
Richard Widmark, (10.2.1) American actor (26 December 1914-d. 2008)
Gina Pellón, Cuban painter 26 December 1926
Régine, (10.8.6) French singer and nightclub owner 26 December 1929
Jean Ferrat, (10.12.12) French singer and songwriter 26 December 1930
Fred Schepisi, Australian film director 26 December 1939
Daniel Schmid, Swiss film director (26 December 1941-d. 2006)
Henning Schmitz, German musician (Kraftwerk) 26 December 1953
Steve Steen, English actor 26 December 1954
Elizabeth Kostova, (10.7) American author 26 December 1964
Sandra Taylor, American model and actress 26 December 1966
Jay Yuenger, American musician and producer 26 December 1966
Jared Leto, (10.1.1) American actor and singer (30 Seconds to Mars) 26 December 1971
Jonathan M. Parisen, American film director 26 December 1971
Shane Meadows, British filmmaker 26 December 1972
Robert Muchamore, English children’s author 26 December 1972
Chris Daughtry, (10.1) American singer 26 December 1979