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Images of the Zodiac: Contemplating Pisces

Johfra Bosschart, “Pisces” One of the best novels I have read in my whole life is without any shadow of a doubt Gould’s Book of Fish: A Novel in 12 Fish by Richard Flanagan. Its narrator, William Buelow Gould, is … Continue reading

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Images of the Zodiac: Contemplating Aquarius

Johfra Bosschart, Aquarius 1.“And the pool was filled with water out of sunlight, And the lotus rose, quietly, quietly, The surface glittered out of heart of light.” T.S.Eliot, “Burnt Norton” 2.“Praise to the jewel in the lotus.” (Om mani padme … Continue reading

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Images of the Zodiac: Contemplating Sagittarius

Johfra Bosschart, Sagittarius 1.“The right art,” cried the Master, “is purposeless, aimless! The more obstinately you try to learn how to shoot the arrow for the sake of hitting the goal, the less you will succeed in the one and … Continue reading

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Images of the Zodiac: Contemplating Scorpio

Johfra Bosschart, Scorpio There has been so much Scorpionic energy this month that it has been very hard for me to translate all that subconscious, emotional intensity and tension into language. Also in my personal astrological line-up, Scorpionic energy abounds … Continue reading

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Images of the Zodiac: Contemplating Libra

Johfra Bosschart, Libra  “…to know how to think with emotions and to feel with intellect…” Fernando Pessoa “Let your judgements have their own quiet, undisturbed development, which must, like all progress, come from deep within, and cannot in any way … Continue reading

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Light and Matter: the Perseid Meteor Shower

I am going to watch the Perseid meteor shower tonight. They are very fast moving meteors and they radiate from the constellation Perseus, and Perseus happens to be one of my beloved Greek heroes. The birth of Perseus appears to … Continue reading

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Images of the Zodiac: Contemplating Leo

Johfra Bosschart, Leo The whole scene is bathed in golden light of the most beautiful shade of gold. The landscape is regal and luxuriant – the intricate golden frame, the majestic palms, the erect cypresses, wonderful sunflowers, citrus bushes and … Continue reading

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The Sage Travels All Day Yet Never Leaves His Inner Treasure

My destination is no longer a place, rather a new way of seeing. Marcel Proust During my recent travels I had the opportunity to visit a planetarium in the birthplace of Nicolaus Copernicus in Torun, Poland. I was compelled to … Continue reading

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Images of the Zodiac: Contemplating Cancer

It is 1975, a glorious spring in Istanbul. Kemal, member of one of the city’s wealthiest families, is about to become engaged to Sibel, daughter of another prominent family, when he encounters Füsun, a beautiful shop assistant and a distant … Continue reading

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Images of the Zodiac: Contemplating Taurus

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