The Eclipses, Slutty Sunday and The Doors

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The Eclipses, Slutty Sunday and The Doors

Tonight’s Planet Waves FM visits the astrology between the eclipses, which includes Mercury stationing retrograde, many aspects involving asteroid goddesses (especially Mercury conjunct Vesta). We visit the Slutty Sunday party at Oasis in midtown Manhattan, and hear from The Doors — B-sides from LA Woman.

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The Doors circa 1970 — left to right, Jim, Ray, John and Robbie. Not shown is Jerry Scheff, who plays bass throughout LA Woman (and who was the bass player for Elvis Presley at the time, and who later worked with Elvis Costello. Go figure).

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Here’s a very short letter so we can move the program on time. Tonight’s Planet Waves FM visits the astrology between the eclipses, which includes Mercury stationing retrograde, and many aspects involving asteroid goddesses (especially Mercury conjunct Vesta). We visit the Slutty Sunday party at Oasis in midtown Manhattan, and hear from The Doors — B-sides from LA Woman.

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6 thoughts on “The Eclipses, Slutty Sunday and The Doors

  1. Amanda PainterAmanda Painter

    As I was listening to your question about why so few people get up to dance when totally groovy music is playing, I wondered about the structure of the environment as a factor. For sure, fear of embarrassment is the big one. But I also would say that seeing a totally killer band in a formal concert hall with long rows of seats is not very conducive to dancing. Not only because there is not space for it, but also because there’s a much greater level of inertia to overcome when one is already seated. And if you’re seated in the middle of a rather long row filled with other sitting people, it takes WAY more determination — as well as self-confidence or carefree-ness — to disrupt that very structured environment to go with the compelling flow of the music.

    On the other hand, if you’re standing with a crowd of people in a dark club, or out in the middle of a massive field (a la Woodstock or any outdoor festival), then the environmental structure is providing much less of an obstacle to dancing. In fact, it could even be said to encourage it. At that point, it’s easier to point to fear of embarrassment as the only real thing stopping someone from moving to the music.

    Anyway, I was trying to see how that idea could extend into your eclipse analogy. I suspect a person might be more likely to “get up and dance” to whatever rhythm eclipses offer if they live in a social environment/structure where there’s room for it; where they don’t have to act counter to significant material and social barriers.

    Also, I suspect that if a person’s self-concept is less rigid or less “formal” — that is, if it tends to be more fluid, or they’re aware of how it’s evolved many times already and still can — then that person has an easier time dancing to eclipse music. Because they’re already standing in that metaphorical field or whatever.

    Obviously it’s not impossible to dance to “eclipse music” or “astrological music” if you have a pretty rigid sense of what is possible, or if you live in a highly structured or formal social context. But I imagine it feels like a much, much bigger risk. A person might not even realize it’s actually possible… at least, not until they see someone else doing it. :)

    1. pam

      Or you live in a conventional environment and slip out into the company of trees during important moments of your life – aligning with the eclipse being one of them

  2. Ramona

    Eric, thought you might enjoy this, as you and pw staff writers have discussed these concepts through the years. Maybe you already know this story?

    Recently listened to an interview with Richard Tarnas. He was answering a question relating to the Saturn-Pluto alignment in 1981-1984, the ‘evil empire’ days of Reagan against Soviet Union with the threat of nuclear attack and the upcoming Saturn-Pluto alignment in 2018-2020.

    In the early eighties at Esalen (Big Sur, California, on the west coast) where Tarnas was living, apparently they held track two diplomacy. Members of the Kremlin and the US state departments met ‘off-line’, relating to each other as human beings. They did breath work with Stan Grof and they took hot baths together, where if you are naked in the hot-tub, some of your armoring just shifts…

    Tarnas reported that the participants later wrote that these meetings had an effect, opening avenues of trust, moving through these highly polarized centers of power.

    Go forth and meet up for community dinners and hot-baths! Changing international relations one splash at a time. Dialogue creating a common mind where people can trust each other.

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