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Discovering Eris: The Symbolism and Significance of a New Planetary Archetype Kindle Edition
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Le Grice reaches the conclusion that Eris (named after the Greek goddess of strife) represent Heraclitean strife and conflict between opposites, something the author regards as the fundamental fact of existence and the ultimate driving force behind evolution. Eris was discovered shortly after terrorism (in the form of 9/11) and climate change became widely recognized problems, both being examples of strife threatening our civilization (itself the result of strife between Nature and Man), and hence calling out for a resolution...or else! Note that the author regards climate change as strife caused by Mother Nature, apparently a kind of semi-conscious "revenge of Gaia".Thus, Eris is both a harbinger of death and destruction, and a challenge to humanity to mend its ways, and hence turn strife into a force for higher good. The Eris archetype also works on the level of the individual, as both the ultimate ground of personal evolution and the ultimate goal of individuation on a higher level.
While Le Grice is pretty "esoteric" compared to your friendly neighborhood astrologer, he also makes a couple of nods in that direction. In astrology, every zodiac sign has a planetary ruler. Where does Eris fit? The most obvious choice would be Scorpio, but that sign is already occupied by Pluto (and, traditionally, Mars).Read more ›
I had already much enjoyed "The Archetypal Cosmos", by the same author.
This time, Keiron Le Grice guides us into the discovery of a new dwarf planet (like Pluto), Eris, goddess of strife, feud and discord.
His book his both amazingly clear and extremely rich : KLG taps into mythology, astrology, philosophy and much more, to write a book of a unique depth and scope, that goes much further than just shedding light on a new planet, or explaining what the astrological significance of this planet might be.
This book is an absolute MUST READ for any astrologer, on the one hand, but also for many people interested in archetypes, in mythology, or - more generally speaking - in better understanding mankind, our present collective predicament and what we might learn from the stars.
I can't recommend it enough !
Were I to write this comment in my mother tongue (French), I would go much greater length to explain in details all you can expect to find in these pages, but I do hope that these few lines will be enough to trigger other readers' interest.
The conclusions he reaches are well reasoned but reassuringly tentative, acknowledging that mapping a new archetype is the start of a long process of research.
The book begins with a brief and clear introduction to the principles of archetypes, astrology and the synchronicity between planetary positions and global currents and events. There is discussion as to why these theories should be taken seriously and consideration of psychological theorists such as Jung and Washburn. A detailed exploration of themes associated with Eris examines myth and Eris world transits with other planets.
Eris seems to hold an archetypal meaning of strife, opposition and discord, which can be understood on a number of different levels but holds the promise of a working through and processing of these principles towards a more whole and harmonious version of ourselves and indeed humanity.
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