Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Astro-Theology Series (Manly Hall Lectures)

This is going to be a series of posts using the Manly Hall lectures on Astro-Theology in which he traces the soul's journey through the astrological signs.

In the introduction to this lecture, Hall says that before the soul enters into a body, each of the signs of the zodiac or each of the archetypes, bestows upon the soul a gift.  The purpose of life is to learn to use all these gifts, but not to overuse them, so that when it is time for the soul to return to its source, each gift can be returned to the cosmos because it has been integrated into that soul.

Aries, being the first sign of the zodiac, ushers in spring with the vernal equinox.  The gift that the ram bestows is courage without combativeness, strength without ambition.  Greatness, yet humility.

Man must learn to achieve without destroying.

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