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Soul Bridges to the Stars

Written by Sven Eberlein

Elements & Evolution
The Spiritual Landscape of Astrology
Eric Meyers, M.A.

I’ve been following Eric Meyers’ writings for years, and if ever there were an advertising campaign for “Think Big,” I’d put his name on the billboards. While it’s probably fair to say that astrologers as a whole aren’t exactly the epitome of a mainstream world view, Eric is the kind of visionary who’s constantly yanking on the astrology community’s pant leg, saying “come on, guys, let’s stop regurgitating what we already know and take this a few steps further!”

Elements & Evolution really is the double-dog-dare-you to move beyond astrology as a fun but benign little personality test and look at no less than the unfiltered potential it holds: an understanding of consciousness, soul, god, all there is — whatever you’d like to call it. Inviting in those who may just be “astro-curious,” it starts out with a review of the archetypal significance of the four elements — fire, earth, air, and water — before launching into the metaphysical parts of the book which he terms cyclical and progressive evolution. From quantum physics and biochemistry to archetypes and universal symbolisms, literally no rock is left unturned to explain how pretty much any theory or explanation for the mystery of the universe can be hosted on the astrology server.

This, of course, shouldn’t come as a shock. After all, you don’t need to be a rocket scientist to wrap your brain around the idea that astrology would have an inside track to the meaning of life and the universe. But as many astrologers, mocked and marginalized by a society praying at the altar of empirical evidence, have instinctively retreated into distant corners of public discourse, it has created a huge void in our deeper understanding of silly little things like the human soul or evolution of consciousness. It’s a void I see Eric stepping into, and if all the talk about 2012 and elevated levels of consciousness are worth their salt, then I can’t help but think that this book will get a lot more views in the years to come.

As an astrologer who usually stays in the closet at social functions for fear of being browbeaten by one of those unyielding and overzealous left brain-types who thrive on shrinking the parameter of discussion just to prove you wrong, I’d love to carry Eric in my pocket some time. I’m not saying this because I’m craving one-upmanship or want to pit astrology against natural sciences. Just the opposite: I truly think that Eric holds some of the keys to bridging the divide between mind and soul that has caused humanity so much confusion in our mentally dualistic and psychically fragmented world. His ability to use his tremendous intellect to make sense of things that by nature are designed not to make sense is a great offering to a world in transition. It’s up to us to receive it.

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  • I see Liz Greene, Sue Tomkins, Robert Ohotto, Rick Tarnas as other pioneers in this area– recognizing that astrology does reflect patterns of which we also are a part. We ebb and flow like the tides, wax and wane like the moon– and it is good to recognize and develop insight into these patterns…

    • Absolutely, plus Steven Forrest whose new Book of the Moon is very groundbreaking as well. The more of these amazing astrologers keep putting out their fantastic work, the more likely there’ll be more crossover into mainstream culture. I love the imagery of us ebbing and flowing like the tides, it feels very much exactly like that’s what we do, both inside and out.

    • Thanks Pam. I think in its highest manifestation astrology is a bit like poetry, one of the finest vehicles to take us humans to our own heart.