Essays by Richard Tarnas
"Introduction to Archetypal Astrology"
This introduction was originally written in 1987 as a summary of general background information for clients to read before they received an individual natal chart and transit analysis.
Epilogue from The Passion of the Western Mind
This epilogue was originally a paper entitled "From an Archetypal Point of View," delivered at the "Philosophy and the Human Future" conference in Cambridge University, Cambridge, England, in August 1989, at the final meeting of the Esalen Re-Visioning Philosophy project.
"Two Suitors: A Parable"
This chapter is an excerpt from Cosmos and Psyche: Intimations of a New World View.
"James Hillman Memorial Tribute"
A brief summary of James Hillman's work delivered May 4, 2013 in New York at the Society for Ethical Culture to remember and honor his legacy.
"World Transits 2000-2020: An Overview"
This overview was published in Archai: The Journal of Archetypal Cosmology in 2010. It is an update of the chapter "Observations on Future Planetary Alignments" from the end of Cosmos and Psyche, which was written in 2005.
"Is the Modern Psyche Undergoing a Rite of Passage?"
This essay was published in several journals and anthologies, and was based on a number of lectures Professor Tarnas gave in the late 1990s.
Foreword to Jorge Ferrer's Revisioning Transpersonal Theory: A Participatory Vision of Human Spirituality
Richard Tarnas wrote this prose poem in October 1978 as a tribute to the place and community where he lived for ten years.