This is a rich and utterly wonderful exploration of Chiron – the gentle wise Centaur, mentor and healer. Carl Kerenyi called him “the inventor of the art of healing.” He resided in his cave on Mount Pelion, a wondrous area abundant in healing plants and herbs. He was a mentor to a number of eminent heroes and he is an archetype that guides our souls to heroic greatness. The symbolism of linden tree is explained beautifully by the author; I was especially touched by this part because there is a huge linden tree right in front of my window.
CHIRON: A DISCARDED GREEK GOD REDISCOVERED © Copyright by Hilary Bond PhD.
Chiron, a possible comet or planetoid in our solar system, with an amazing elliptical orbit; which travels between Saturn and Uranus; but also can be found as close to us as Jupiter and as far out as Neptune; was rediscovered on November 1st, 1977 by Charles Kowal. Kowal immediately called Chiron a “maverick”, because of this elliptical orbit. Zane Stein, Barbara Hand Clow and Melanie Reinhart are the best known of the first researching astrologers, who sought to analyse this steadfast, healing, mentoring Greek God. The immortal Chiron’s major concern, in his myths, is to accomplish his own brand of mentoring (with unfailing success), equipping heroes with the strength and abilities needed for their lives ahead. I too have been interested in Chiron since his rediscovery, as I have Chiron dominating my chart. In this article…
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