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Who was Dane Rudhyar?

Dane Rudhyar, born Daniel Chennevière, was a French-born American author, modernist composer and humanistic astrologer. He was a pioneer of modern transpersonal astrology.

Born March 23, 1895
Died September 13, 1985
Aged 90 years old

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Best 14 Quotes by Dane Rudhyar

“Cyclic knowledge is mind — knowledge — however vast and encompassing the mind may be. It is structural knowledge. It is only one mode of knowing; but this mode is all-important in situations where disorder, confusion, and emotional biases prevail. It does not take the place of direct experience, whether at the personal or the spiritual level; but it enables the experiencer to place his experience in a frame of reference which reveals their eonic significance — i.e. the function they occupy within the entire life-span.”

“Everything is known through its opposite.”

“From a process-oriented point of view, we can best understand the birth-chart—the map of the heavens drawn for the exact time and place of a person's first breath—if we picture it as a stop-motion snapshot of a moment in the flow of the life of the cosmos. It is, as it were, a slice of celestial space-time as seen from planet Earth. The whole past of celestial motion is behind and implied in the particular planetary, zodiacal, house and aspect pattern appearing at the moment of our birth. And implied in both its totality and each of its parts is dynamic momentum, that is, an inexorable continuation of motion toward a future unfoldment. A birth-chart is thus a celestial statement of where the universe 'is', and therefore what it needs next, at the moment of our birth.”

“Man can only become what he is able to consciously imagine.”

“The zodiac sign on the #‎ Ascendant normally tells us much concerning the dharma of the individual – that is, the central potentiality which the person should seek consciously to actualize as a vessel or lens through which the Divine may act.”

“The Birth-chart has to be understood as the archetype or seed-pattern of one's individual being – as the 'symbolic' form of one's individuality, and therefore also of one's destiny, for the two are identical.”

“The essential purpose of astrology is not so much to tell us what we will meet on our road, as it is to suggest how to meet it – and the basic reason for the meeting. Which quality in us, which type of strength is needed to go through any specific phase of our total unfoldment as an individual person.”

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“The goal of astrology is the alchemy of personality. It is to transform chaos into cosmos, collective human nature into individual and creative personality.”

“The Gong is a brotherhood of tones perfectly united and blended, a cosmic entity. In it the law of cohesion manifests fully. It is a mass of atoms and molecules; it is a host of tones, of cosmic lives. It is a concentric organic body. Through which the energy of sound flows uninterrupted.”

“The Self awakens only as he contacts the Earth.”

“The symbolic personage who focuses upon himself a social drama and the martyr may well be born during these days preceding the new moon. They are the incorporation of the need of their collectivity for a new birth of spirit. They call down the creative spirit; they summon forth the future-even if it be through their own death”

“The‎ Divine incarnates only in the individual - He or It overshadows the group. The supreme responsibility always lies with the individual. At the exact moment, in the most definite manner Destiny acts and speaks though the individual.”

“When you don’t follow your nature there is a hole in the universe where you were supposed to be.”

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“Astrology is a language. If you understand this language, the sky speaks to you.”

A Handbook for the Humanistic Astrologer

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