Welcome to Urania Trust

Throughout human history men and women have been absorbed in exploring and trying to understand the relationship between each individual and the whole of creation.

This quest can be approached through the gateways of religious mysticism, theoretical physics, astrology, art, astronomy, transpersonal psychology, philosophy, sacred geometry, gaia theory etc.

The aim of the Urania Trust, as set out in its trust deed, is “to further the advancement of education by the teaching of the relationship between main’s knowledge of, beliefs about, the heavens and every aspect of his art science philosophy and religion.”

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Suggested Articles

Platonic Philosophy, Part 3: Psychology

This moves us on to a consideration of the psychology of Plato. What is the soul according to Plato and his tradition? We need to go back to the simplest terms here: psyche in Greek means breath – the signal of life: our earthly life is traditionally measured from the first breath to our last. So for the Greek psyche is the life giver, the thing which makes otherwise inanimate matter live. It is even more obvious in the Latin, for anima is what animates matter...

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Astrology and Shakespeare, Part 1

When the topic of Shakespeare and astrology arises, generally people rummage around in his plays looking at various characters’ speeches to determine Shakespeare’s attitude to or “belief” in astrology. Favourites are Ulysses’ paean to order in Troilus and Cressida or, in contrast, Edmund the Bastard’s refutation of any stellar influence at his birth in King Lear. But the astrological model provides a much grander underlying archetypal structure for many of his plays. This paper brings together great literature, esoteric thought, and spiritual philosophy...

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Charles Jayne (1911-1985)

Charles used to say that that one needed to study astronomy in order to truly understand astrology. He was interested in the astronomical structure of astrology. Astronomy was the physical side of the spiritual. He believed that the spiritual world is reflected in the physical. Charles felt that the physical universe is but the shadow of God. He blended technical proficiency (he did not spare words when he saw inaccurate work) with spiritual insight.

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