The PHASER Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit, tax-exempt entity created for the dual purpose of research and education. It may be described as an independent "think tank" having no allegiances or affiliations either academic or professional. Its mission is to address deep and difficult problems that have been ignored, rejected, forgotten, abandoned, or have simply gone unrecognized by academia and other research institutions. Such problems are often interdisciplinary or metadisciplinary in nature, and usually require a fresh confrontation with first principles, not only for their solution, but even for their precise formulation.
Typical of the problems marked out for investigation by PHASER is the Problem
of Astrology. Astrology is obviously a major incongruity in modern consciousness
and its persistence into modern times is a puzzle. The typical modern thinker's
automatic, vigorous, and contemptuous rejection of this ancient discipline
says more about modern thought than it does about astrology's own intrinsic
merits. Astrology was taken seriously by many fine minds in the past, and
has been a major force in all ancient cultures, leaving its imprint on their
arts, artifacts, religions, and sciences well past the threshold of modern
times. Historical considerations alone would entitle it to more than an
unceremonious consignment to the trash heap of ancient superstitions. However,
the most important reason to look seriously at astrology may be that it
presents modern thought with a rare and golden opportunity to contemplate
its own shadow and to consider its own contours anew.
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