Essays

Over the last several years I have written a number of essays on Archetypal Cosmology, as well as some analyses of the birth charts of certain prominent individuals. If you are interested in exploring more of my writings, as well as some of my other artistic endeavors, please visit my website BeccaTarnas.com.

Essays on Archetypal Cosmology

Iridescent Infinity: Participatory Theory and Archetypal Cosmology
• This essay was published in Issue 5 of Archai: The Journal of Archetypal Cosmology. It was first written for the course “Contemporary Transpersonal Theory” taught by Jorge Ferrer and Jacob Sherman at the California Institute of Integral Studies in the spring of 2012.

The Phenomenology of Astrology
• This phenomenological exploration was published in the Fall 2016 issue of Immanence: The Journal of Applied Mythology, Legend, and Folktale. It was first written for the course “Merleau Ponty: The Body and the Earth” taught by Don Johnson at the California Institute of Integral Studies in the fall of 2013.

Archetypal Ecology: Drought in a Rhythmic Cosmos
• The archetypes are present not only in the human psyche but in global ecological events. This essay was written for the course “Ecology in a Time of Planetary Crisis” taught by Elizabeth Allison at the California Institute of Integral Studies in the spring of 2015. A presentation on the same topic was given May 15, 2015 for the conference “Embodying Astrology in an Archetypal Cosmos,” which can be seen here.

Astrological Biographies

An Archetypal Glimpse into Teilhard’s Evolutionary Vision
• This essay has been published in Issue 4 of Archai: The Journal of Archetypal Cosmology. It was first written for the course “The Wisdom of Teilhard de Chardin and Thomas Berry” taught by Brian Swimme and Robert McDermott at the California Institute of Integral Studies in the fall of 2011.

Mary Wollstonecraft: Voice of Women’s Liberation
• A look at the birth chart of Mary Wollstonecraft through her book Vindication of the Rights of Woman.

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley: Unveiling the Modern Shadow
• A look at the birth chart of Mary Shelley through her books Frankenstein, The Dream, The Heir of MandolfoThis essay was published by Kepler College in summer 2013.

Jane Austen: A Stroll Through Mansfield Park
• A look at the birth chart of Jane Austen through her book Mansfield Park.

Bearing the Passionate Soul: An Astrological Analysis of Rainer Maria Rilke
• This essay was written for the course “Rilke: Imagination & Individuation” taught by Daniel Polikoff at the California Institute of Integral Studies in the fall of 2014.

A Review of “Planet Narnia”: Finding the Hidden Gods
• This review of Michael Ward’s book Planet Narnia contains an exploration of C. S. Lewis’s natal chart.

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