Scorpio, Capricorn, and the World According to McLuhan

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 " target="_blank" rel="noopener">scene from Annie Hall where McLuhan makes a cameo appearance.

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