Jane Roberts was an author, her husband a painter, both living in upper-west New York state in the U.S. They were like many young couples in their efforts to make a living while following their primary interests. In the 1960s an aspiring author and a artist had difficulties in finding work in a small town such as Elmira. Yet, despite their modest existance, these two would have a most dramatic impact on shaping the “new age” philosophies that would mark the last half of the twentieth century. It all started near the time the couple proposed a book to a publisher on ‘ESP.’
It turned out that Jane would develop into a medium, channeling information from a non-living entity who called himself Seth. Seth provided revelatory material on many subjects, but primarily on the real nature of the universe and our place within it. During her years of speaking for Seth, all dutifully copied down by her husband, Robert Butts, Jane stated the following: “. . . horoscopes that readers have cast for us . . . seldom show much correlation . . .—nor will one persons charts for us agree with those prepared by others. . . . astrology, as its presently practiced, is too limited in conception.” From her book, The Unknown Reality, Volume 11, note 3 from Session 729.
I will begin a series of postings exploring ‘Astrology’ relative to the Seth Material. Jane had written some three dozen books prior to her passing in the1980s. There will be plenty of material to demonstrate just how well, or poorly, astrology mirrors her life. We, as astrologers, will take up her challenge. In the meantime, we will examine the role of Return and Cyclic charting. This will be fun. As always, we may interupt our series to explore current issues of interest as they arise in the news. Dave.