By debramoolenaar

I'm an existential astrology coach (and a novelist too)

A Study in Existential Philosophy (Part 4)

My summer reading:  Willem Barrett’s 1959 classic, Irrational Man, A Study in Existential Philosophy. As Hellenist reason takes hold of Western culture, Christianity comes on the scene, and with it, new concerns and questions. Faith vs. Reason In the first century, Saint Paul, the Apostle, asserted that the faith he preached was foolishness to the…

What might we expect this weekend?

Put disruption together with leadership figures and messages as well as crisis, fear, and uncertainty and at least we know what to expect. The next step is to figure out how to identify the silver lining inherent in the cloud and make the best use of it for everyone involved with some tips from experts from crisis management.

Happy Easter

The energy of this long Easter weekend is predominately that of the Sun in Aries making a challenging square aspect to Pluto, the Lord of transfiguration, death and rebirth. If ever there was time a time to get in touch with how your ego (shadow side of the Sun) stifles your connection with your higher Self, it’s this Easter.

What is Truth – Take 2?!

This is the second of a series of three mini-essays written for a course exploring various philosophical theories of ‘truth’: For William James, turn-of-the-last-century adherent of Pragmatism, ‘truth’ was a working hypothesis; if something ‘works’ to enable us to move forward in our search for ‘truth’, then accept it as ‘true’ (for now). By contrast,…

What is Truth?

This is the first of a series of three mini-essays written for a course exploring various philosophical theories of ‘truth’: The correspondence theory holds that a truth bearer such as a sentence, is ‘true’ if it can be shown to correspond to some verifiable ‘fact’ (i.e. concrete, empirical evidence) regarding some (often physical) reality. Undeniably,…