Historians debate when or even if the postmodern world began. Specifically, we know we are experiencing a cultural trend that is no longer ‘modern’, but when did modernism end? What is this ‘postmodernism’ that took its place and when did the shift begin? Using the outer planets as our indicators, we may have to broaden our definition of ‘modern’ and ‘postmodern’ and re-think our cultural time-frame.
We understand that modernism began as a strong shift toward a non-religious worldview that had its roots in Renaissance Humanism. That humanism ultimately led to various cultural revolutions—political, scientific and industrial. These revolutions have led us to the various postmodern political, scientific, industrial, artistic and existential crises our world faces today.
Examining both the structure of astrological time using precession and historical periods as well as the important conjunctions of the outer planets, Tony Dickey and Gary Lorentzen bring some astrological clarity to historical periodicity and the confusion over the relationship of modernism and postmodernism to astrological explanations of modern historical events and trends. This presentation builds on the work of Barbault, Palden Jenkins, Rick Tarnas and others. They will present a holistic view of past present and future, utilizing synodic pairs of the planets Jupiter through Pluto. How we got to this critical period and what lies ahead will make sense to you in a way easy to grasp, yet leave you with the profound insight astrology offers.