Astrology: I worked out how astrology works. Cybernetics works like a conductor with his orchestra—the conductor always has to be ahead of the orchestra so there’s a rhythm. In the same way, any cybernetic system, to which an orchestra is akin, requires a higher form of energy-information in order to operate. Okay—so where does the energy-information come from for DNA, the most complex thing on earth? The stars.
The stars are the equivalent to the conductor in the cybernetic orchestra that is our world—and this is why astrology works. Astrology keys into the conductor—the rhythm that provides the means by which everything on earth is kept in harmony. Evolution is directed—from the stars. Just like people always said—just like I have said for some time—the stars are the gods; perhaps the manifestations I see, the star-entities, represent instantiation of the energy from the stars.
So, you see, science and religion can be reconciled—because DNA is so complex and energy-intensive that it needs something with more energy and complexity to “conduct” it; and, of course, to keep with the analogy, you can’t really say where the conductor begins and the orchestra ends—because the conductor is both separate from and part of the orchestra at the same time, he leads and he follows (which is real leadership, where you are both lower and higher than the people you lead at the same time). This explains why it is so difficult to see what is popularly known as “God”.
I realised this is so because I remembered a book recommended by Colin Wilson called The Intelligent Universe (1975)—Wilson provided the introduction. It was by an early cybernetician called David Foster—he produced a book called Modern Automation (that isn’t so modern now) and he spent his life organising early cybernetic systems in factories. He made the orchestra analogy above—and both he and Wilson linked it to the stars, but not to astrology.
It’s reliable because Foster spent his life outside academia building actual cybernetic systems in factories—and everyone hated Wilson and called him a “fascist” (well, because he was—it probably didn’t help that he favourably reviewed a book called Did Six Million Really Die?; but, really, all he was saying was that we should ask questions—he didn’t endorse the book’s thesis per se).
Wilson moved down to Cornwall and did various occult things, here and there—nothing bad, he was a very amiable man; everyone hated him because he didn’t go to university and was self-taught and worked things out for himself (and wasn’t a trendy intellectual leftist). He looks a bit like my paternal grandfather—because they were both from the same city, Leicester.
Well, there you are, the stars are the gods—evolution is guided and Paley’s “watchmaker” argument isn’t so far off, whereas the Dawkins “random chance” thesis is just incorrect. Foster had another idea he called “Religious Thermodynamics”—it was about “zero-entropy” and the idea that God (the Godhead, to be technical) made a space in its mind to create everything in existence. So everything came out of nothing—it’s an old theological idea, God recuses himself to create.
So pray to the stars, because the stars are the gods and guide evolution here on earth—and you should pray to the sun as well (it is our closest star—perhaps Akhenaten was onto something with that idea; although to be closest doesn’t necessarily mean to be the most powerful…).
You know, it’s funny, come to think of it, when I was at school I used to say I was interested in astronomy and this other boy, who was kind to me, used to say “Rrrrr…astrolrrogy” to me—well, I’m not entirely sure that he wasn’t onto something with that, because it’s more astrology that I’m interested in. And, strange to say, a few years later I was talking to another friend who was more scientific and I said, “I’m interested in astronomy, but not scientifically—just as an artistic thing,” or words like that—I don’t know where that came from, I didn’t think it consciously really. Consciously, I thought my interest was scientific.
This also explains why the astrological ages work, because we’re not only guided as individuals but as civilisations. That’s the problem with Hollywood and so on—these institutions keep you from the stars, they promote the false stars to you. It’s the problem with Christianity and Islam too, they do away with the stars and ask you to worship a notional god that, in the end, nobody believes in—really, you should just go outside, pick out the star you feel an intuitive connection with, and pray to it. “Star light, star bright—first star I see tonight…”
That’s why the stars will grant you your wishes, if you ask them nicely. “Twinkle, twinkle little star—how I wonder what you are, up above the sky so high, like a diamond in the sky.” Well, the stars are the higher information system in the cybernetic loop, if you want to put it in profane terms—like you wanted to automate the Mr. Whippy ice cream factory. If people actually paid attention to the stars, the real stars, the earth would be harmony and we would be much closer to the Golden Age—instead of the current age of greed, selfishness, and ugliness.
Of course, you can’t skip the cycle of the ages—and the Golden Age, the Age of Leo, remains about five astrological ages away (depends how you measure these things—so many calendars, so many symbols…).
So, as it turns out, far from being “unscientific” astrology is “the master science”—it’s the science whereby we interpret the higher signals that guide all activity on earth. If you don’t pay attention to astrology, you’re not paying attention to the conductor—and hence everything is out of harmony at the moment (the world certainly looks disharmonious to me, anyway…).