Just for your interest, I don't believe in ordering of these inferior and shadow functions. But that's neither here nor there... how does it relate to astrology?
You want me to dissect the essay? Is that it?You said
But it's not okay to say a theory is true despite all the evidence against such theory.
You have not read all the evidence. You have only read the work of people who are not astrologers.
Here's a link you may find interesting.
Planet Waves: Holographic Astrology by Eric Francis
Finished reading it.
They've provided no evidence that indicates astrology is real. Sure they tried to throw in fancy terminology and theories... Einstein's theory of relativity, hologram effect, chaos theories, etc. But there's no prove of how astrology relates to any of these things.
Allow me to give examples.
"Astrologers do not just use 'real time', but also use models of time and different images of time to assess the qualities of the past, the present and the future. Often these different methods of examining time provide startlingly similar information, but have the advantage of giving a diversity of viewpoints."
How? Explain how space-time relates to astrology charts. What different methods? Does not say.
Astrology as holograph
This only works under the assumption that synchronicity works. contrary to what the author says, Jung and others has never demonstrated such exists... the archetypes? It's unfalsifiable theories. Nobody has been able to show the collective unconscious exists. Archetypes as we know it are mostly socially learned. That's what science has shown.
"In astrology, space has never existed without time, and vice versa. Astrology also uses space as time, tracking large and small cycles with the movements of celestial bodies."
Doesn't matter what astrologists believe in. Tracking movement of planets is one thing, relating it to people and personality is another. Where is the link? Not there unless you can demonstrate synchronicity. Any evidence you can provide to show that it exists? The link of personality to planetary movements?
Mass-energy conversion ( might as well use the correct term, if you want to make it sound scientific)
"Astrology has always viewed 'matter' -- that is, planets -- as energetic forces, recognizing that the patterns of their material movements represent, depict or cause movements of energy or events in the 'physical' world. Whatever the causative element is, the connection between the energy of a seemingly dead or unconscious thing, a planet, and events or experiences in the field of consciousness, is a fact implicit in astrology. Relativity has shown us that matter contains unexpectedly large amounts of energy (E=MC2), which may account for why relatively small planets can be seen to have such tremendous impact. They contain enormous energy, and are in motion."
Again, your view point is irrelevant. Only what you demonstrate matters. (As according to our previously agreed upon definition on what works and what doesn't). "Relatively small planets?" Why these relative small planets? Why take planets when you can take stars? They're much bigger... shouldn't they have more influence? Or does distance have more to do with things?
Take physics? Force of attraction is proportional to mass and inversely proportional to distance squared? Forces of the planets are a person is TINY due to the distance involved. Besides how does attraction have anything to do with personality? Again, the link is not explained. Energy must be directed to cause an effect. How is this directed to influence behavior?
"But Astrology has always recognized this, treating planets at different times as particles (for example, in the natal chart) and as wave forms (in transit or progression). But they are the same planet."
Again, it's not how you treat them... it's what you do with them that matters. What is astrology doing with these planet as particles or waves? Doesn't say.
"Planetary movements are a complex pattern of nature. Either the movements of the planets are meaningless, or they possess some intelligent order and are thus meaningful in the realm of consciousness. There is no middle ground."
Error in logic. Movement of any object follows the laws of physics. I think we can all agree to that. But do the laws follow some intelligent order? And this intelligence is conscious? You don't have proof for that. It does not follow if A is false that B is correct when B does not encompasses all of which is not A. Also why can't patterns randomly occur? A pattern can be anything... even if a group of particles are evenly distributed within some space. And that's what entropy does. Entropy = randomness?
Fractals (its use of in astrology)
"Astrology uses fractalization in a variety of ways, for example, in the technique known as progressions, in which the 39th year of life is studied by looking at the astrology of the 39th day. This is based on the idea that life is made of patterns, and that the patterns can be understood."
Use of mathematical procedures does not make the basic premise true. Sure life can make patterns and you can understand these patterns, but the link between patterns to personality needs to be proven.
"Because astrology has worked in and with spacetime since its inception, it is a multidimensional art. Astrology takes a more complex view of time, the fourth dimension, than the simple one-strand chronological view taken by society and its train schedules. Astrology works in more sophisticated, nonlinear patterns of time, plotting large numbers of events using sophisticated methods of documentation and analysis. As well, astrology uses fractal patterns of time (in the analysis of progressions and patterns of fragments of the outer-planet orbits, for example), and also studies the course of history, searching for patterns and noting correlations between celestial events and world events and world climate. Hence, the study of astrology gives us a picture of time that is beyond linear time, providing a more accurate, and documentable, picture of the fourth dimension."
I don't care how you plot them pretty graphs... I care about the results. How does your chart relate to personality? No linkage provided.
"Astrology works in the field of consciousness -- a field that has been remarkably left abandoned my science, which, depending, as it does on linear and empirical methods of thought, is ill-equipped work in the emotional, often irrational human realm."
Irrelevant info. HOW does planets relate to consciousness. Planets are conscious? Where's the link? Saying empirical methods cannot deal with irrational emotions is turn astrology into unfalsifiable pseudoscience. Throw me "because god exists" argument turns me off.
"Could it be that all of these properties of the cosmos, and of astrology, point to another, larger reality? Could we be plotting patterns in higher dimensions that will form a picture, like dots in a two-dimensional field can be connected to form an image? And what are the implications for counseling and solving problems, and creating visions, in the field of consciousness and experience, the topographic ocean we call life?"
Plotting patterns is one thing, relating it to people and specifically personality is another. Again, where is this proof you're showing me? I don't see it.