Marshall McLuhan in what looks like a campus discussion in the 1970s.

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Here is my introduction to Cosmophilia: You Belong Here, the 2015 annual edition of Planet Waves, which is now available at the best pre-order discount rate. I describe the Planet Waves annual edition at the beginning of the program.

In tonight’s edition of Planet Waves FM, I consider Mars passing through the Narcissus-Pluto-Uranus alignment — which is another way of saying where individual nature meets collective nature. Experience is not really personal. It’s not really impersonal. There is a third possibility, a shared space where consciousness actually resides. I also consider Venus conjunct Saturn and what this has to say about emotional boundaries as well as financial values.

In the second segment I consider some of the ideas of Marshal McLuhan, a 20th century Canadian philosopher who invented media analysis. He showed us that the media is an environment that subsumes society and every individual in it. I read from a rare McLuhan book and also describe some of the features in his natal chart. Note, this is a noon chart as his birth time is unavailable at the moment.

Our musical guest is the eminent jazz guitarist Frank Vignola.

As promised, here is that scene from Annie Hall where McLuhan makes a cameo appearance.

At the beginning of the program, I mention that Planet Waves FM is made possible by our Core Community members. Here is what we offer to those who take advantage of our services.. If you’re considering becoming a member of Planet Waves but are unsure about it, you can read about why I chose to join Channel Thirteen, my local public television station.