Welcome to Archai, an academic journal that explores significant correlations between cyclical alignments of the planets and the archetypal patterns of human experience.
Combining rigorous astrological methodology with the archetypal perspective emerging from modern depth psychology, archetypal cosmology is
concerned with the analysis of the
shifting patterns and cycles of world
history, culture, art, and individual
biography. Beyond this, archetypal
cosmology examines the theoretical basis
for these correlations and their
implications for the wider world view.
The Archai journal is available both in book format and as PDF through this website.
Free Article Downloads
Each issue of the Archai journal is available to purchase through this website. Two articles from the current issue are available for free download:
- An Archetypal Glimpse into Teilhard's Evolutionary Vision by Becca Tarnas
- In the Sky: World Transits 2007-2012 by Keiron
Le Grice, Grant Maxwell, and Bill Streett
For other articles available for free download, see the Archive page.
Call for Submissions
Archai is now accepting submissions for our fifth issue, Archetypal Women. We welcome articles that focus on the archetypal astrological analysis of prominent female figures in the arts, science, literature, sport, or any other field of endeavor. Read more »
Archai editor Rod O'Neal will be presenting his lecture "Queer Liberation and the Stars: From Sappho to Stonewall through an Astrological Lens" on November 5th in San Francisco. View the flyer for more information.
Current Issue: 2012
Death, Rebirth, and Revolution: Archetypal Dynamics and Personal Experience
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Archetypal astrology is concerned with the great universal themes and perennial experiences of human life, providing a cosmological context and archetypal framework that can be especially valuable amidst times of volatile change and uncertainty such as our own. Three such themes, forming a primary focus of this issue of Archai, are those of death, rebirth, and revolution—each powerfully constellated in current world affairs, reflecting experiences specifically associated with the Saturn-Uranus-Pluto T-square, the dominant world-transit alignment of recent years.
In this issue, leading figures in the field—including Richard Tarnas, Stanislav Grof, and Rod O'Neal—address topics such as the archetypal dynamics of astrology, personal encounters with the death-rebirth process in holotropic states of consciousness, and schisms and reformations within the Anglican church. This issue also includes an in-depth archetypal analysis of recent world events, such as the revolutionary uprisings of the Arab Spring, the Occupy Movement, and some of the major political, economic, artistic, and technological developments of the 2007-2012 period. Other articles explore the ideas and creative works of figures as diverse as Plato, C. G. Jung, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, Leonard Susskind, and Jim Henson.