On Moby Dick

Such powerful patterning, working at so many levels of the human and natural worlds, strongly intimates the possibility that an anima mundi, an archetypally informed depth of interiority, lies within “all things” — in the depths of the human psyche and in the depths of nature. Richard Tarnas, from his book¬†Cosmos and Psyche (2006), discussing “the extraordinary synchronistic patterning in which two … events, Melville’s birth and¬†Moby Dick’s publication, coincided with the successive Saturn-Pluto and Uranus-Pluto alignments so precisely.” I really like the way that Tarnas ends the discussion from which this quote was taken: Elemental forces of meaning and … Continue reading On Moby Dick