27 February

images“We are dominated by whatever our self identifies with. We can dominate, direct and employ what we disidentify from.”

Roberto Assagioli: born with Sun in Pisces, Moon in Virgo and Ascendant in Cancer, (Venice, February 27, 1888 – Capolona d’Arezzo, August 23, 1974) he is the founder of Psychosynthesis and the first Western psychologist to define an overall map of the human psyche incorporating spirituality. Assagioli describes psychosynthesis as an inclusive approach to the psyche which began from the premise that the whole is. It follows that we do not make ourselves whole, we are already whole. Hence rather than stubbornly dealing with our separated identities, trying to disentangle ourselves from the capriciousness of the ordinary reality, Assagioli invites to shift the attention to the core wholeness of who we in actual fact are. His approach focuses on reawakening our true potential and is based on a deep trust regarding the capacities of the human psyche. In developing his method Assagioli drew abundantly from astrology, esoteric psychology, the work of Alice Bailey and shamanism. One of Assagioli’s techniques involves the connection with an Inner Guide with whom the patient connects in order to receive direct guidance. In this context the therapist simply operates as a facilitator with the client asking the questions as well as receiving the answers from the Inner Guide, who is indeed the client’s Higher Self. This allows the clients to retrieve and reawaken their power, to be autonomous and not dependent on an outer authority, to tap into their inner resources and unfold them. Assagioli was also very pragmatic and realised that several patients were not able to connect with the Inner Guide. In these cases he employed techniques to strengthen the personal will, as a way of accessing the spiritual will.

 

 

Rudolf Steiner: born on 27 February 1861, with Sun in Pisces, Moon in Virgo and Ascendant in Scorpio (12.6.8), died 30 March 1925. Steiner is the founder of Anthroposophy, which he describes as a path for spiritual growth on four levels of human nature: the senses, imagination, inspiration, and intuition. From his early childhood he possessed non-ordinary awareness, connecting with dead relatives and perceiving energy forms in plants. Steiner decided not to speak publicly about his non-ordinary experiences until he was forty. He claimed to be able to access the Akashic Records, which contain the documentation on all multidimensional aspects of humanity and the planet. Similarly to the Gnostics Steiner affirmed that mankind lost their multidimensional and spiritual awareness following the descent into the material plane. Drawing from his Scorpio Ascendant, Steiner was in constant fight with inner demons and grahic forces. He vividly described non-ordinary realms and beings, distinguishing those who support humans to evolve spiritually from others who are interested to oppose this process. Steiner created the Waldorf School Movement (an alternative system of education) and eurythmy (the art of moving the body to express the inner meanings of music and speech). He wrote more than 350 volumes on a large variety of subjects.

A healthy social life is found only, when in the mirror of each soul the whole community finds its reflection, and when in the whole community the virtue of each one is living.

All of nature begins to whisper its secrets to us through its sounds. Sounds that were previously incomprehensible to our soul now become the meaningful language of nature. 

May my soul bloom in love for all existence.

What is necessary to keep providing good care to nature has completely fallen into ignorance during the materialism era.

 

Julian Jaynes (12.3) Sun Pisces, Moon Gemini (February 27, 1920 – November 21, 1997) American psychologist,  neurologist, best known for his book The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind (1976), in which he claims that humans were once directly connected to auditory and visual messages emanating from higher authorities identified as gods. They did not have a private mind identified with an ego I and operated as the operative force of gods, with whom they were at one. This mentality, which Jaynes defines as the bicameral mind, was based on two sides: executive (god) and follower (human) or right and left brain. In this context the corpus callosum, which is the bridge between the two brain’s hemispheres, was the means that allowed the gods, abiding in one hemisphere, to give their orders to the other hemisphere. Using Homer’s Iliad as a model, Jaynes refers to those heroes continually receiving orders and advice from various deities, which he regards as an accurate description of how people really experienced the world in those times. The characters of The Iliad do not have the interior monologue typical of the current human configuration. Their decisions and acts develop in  non-ordinary reality and then are revealed in the ordinary reality by spirits, gods or visions. The same process applies to all major ancient literature texts.

“The language of men was involved with only one hemisphere in order to leave the other free for the language of the gods.”

 

 

Lawrence Durrell (12.3) 27 February 1912 – 7 November 1990, British novelist, poet, travel writer,

“There is no pain compared to that of loving a woman who makes her body accessible to one and yet who is incapable of delivering her true self — because she does not know where to find it.”

“What are stars but points in the body of God where we insert the healing needles of our terror and longing?”

“History is an endless repetition of the wrong way of living”

“Life is like a cucumber. One minute it’s in your hand, the next it’s up you ass.”

 

Irwin Shaw (12.9) Sun in Pisces, Moon in Sagittarius, born February 27, 1913, prolific American playwright, screenwriter, novelist, and short-story author.

Dexter Gordon (12.4) Sun in Pisces, Moon in Cancer, born  February 27, 1923 in Los Angeles, American jazz tenor saxophonist and actor (Round Midnight, Warner Bros, 1986).

Guy Mitchell (12.10) Sun in Pisces, Moon in Capricorn, born February 27, 1927 in   Detroit, Michigan,  American pop singer.

Elizabeth Taylor (12.8.9) Sun in Pisces, Moon in Scorpio, Ascendant in Sagittarius, born February 27, 1932 in Hampstead Garden Suburb, London,England,  British-American actress.

Joanne Woodward (12.11.10) Sun in Pisces, Moon in Aquarius, Ascendant in Capricorn, born  February 27, 1930 in  Thomasville, Georgia,  American actress, television and theatrical producer, and widow of Paul Newman.

Vincent Gabriel Fourcade (12.5) Sun in Pisces, Moon in Leo, born  February 27, 1934, French interior designer and the business and life partner of Robert Denning. “Outrageous luxury is what our clients want,” he once said.

David Thomas Ackles (12.5) Sun in Pisces, Moon in Leo, born February 27, 1937 in    Rock Island, Illinois, United States,  American singer-songwriter.

Jake Thackray (12.11.8) Sun in Pisces, Moon in Aquarius, Ascendant in Scorpio, born February 27,  1938 in, West Yorkshire, England, English singer-songwriter, poet and journalist

Morten Johannes Lauridsen (12.9) Sun in Pisces, Moon in Sagittarius, born February 27, 1943 in    in Colfax, Washington,  American composer.

Mal (Paul Bradley Couling) born 1944 in Llanfrechfa, Anglo-Italian singer.

Alan Harvey Guth (12.2.3) Sun in Pisces, Moon in Taurus, Ascendant in Gemini, born February 27, 1947 in New Brunswick, New Jersey, American theoretical physicist and cosmologist.

Joakim Sundström (12.10) Sun in Pisces, Moon in Capricorn, February 27, 1965 in the Baltic city of Gävle in Sweden, Swedish sound editor, sound designer and musician.

Michael A. Burstein American writer of science fiction.

Derren Victor Brown (12.1) Sun in Pisces, Moon in Aries, born 27 February 1971, English illusionist, mentalist, painter, writer.

Filippo Timi (12.2) Sun in Pisces, Moon in Taurus, born 27 February 1974 in Perugia, Italian actor and writer.

 

ACIM: 58. (36) My holiness envelops everything I see. (37) My holiness blesses the world. (38) There is nothing my holiness cannot do. (39) My holiness is my salvation. (40) I am blessed as a Son of God.

Roman Calendar: The Equirria, festival of Mars, celebrants held horse races and drove a scapegoat out of the city of Rome, expelling the old and bringing in the new.

Indian Calendar: Feast of Meera, mystical singer and devotee of Lord Krishna from Rajasthan and one of the most significant figures of the Sant tradition of the Vaishnava bhakti movement.

Christian Saints: Feria. Honorine, Leander, Saint Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows

Gospel of Thomas: (50) Jesus said, “If they say to you, ‘Where did you come from?’, say to them, ‘We came from the light, the place where the light came into being on its own accord and established itself and became manifest through their image.’ If they say to you, ‘Is it you?’, say, ‘We are its children, we are the elect of the living father.’ If they ask you, ‘What is the sign of your father in you?’, say to them, ‘It is movement and repose.'”

Concise Epitome: 6.9 The circle that managed to hold darkness longer, was the victorious one, and had the honour to sing, wave and offer gifts to the opposite circle, while the function of the third squad again it is not possible to explain. (Quando un cerchio che riusciva a reggere più a lungo la custodia e la riproduzione del buio, era quello vittorioso e aveva in seguito l’onore di cantare, ondeggiare e offrire regalie all’altro cerchio, mentre la funzione del terzo cerchio nuovamente non è dato esemplificare).