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Toward An American Revolution

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[Play New Edition Here.] And...madness is unfolding by the hour with the Trump campaign/administration's ties to Russia coming out into the open. We now know that campaign chairman Paul Manafort, Donald Trump Jr., and the kid whose name I forgot -- Jared Kushner -- all met with a representative of the Kremlin to talk about dirt on Hillary Clinton.

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Today's music is soulful ear candy, by Jason Rowe -- in his brief incarnation as Jai. You may purchase this incredible album here.
Yet watching this slow-motion train wreck does not help us heal the world. The chaos that's leading to it is coming from somewhere, or something, and in tonight's edition [play episode here], I try to get at just what that something is.

I advocate for local civic involvement, and learning how to stand up to authority on the most rudimentary level, starting with one's parents.

I go over the astrology leading up to the Aug. 21, 2017, total solar eclipse, including looking at the July 23 New Moon in Leo.

Along the way, I mention the prank Andrew McLuhan has been experimenting with -- making up fake quotes by his grandfather, media theory pioneer Marshall McLuhan -- and seeing who notices. He's established a Twitter feed and is looking for playmates.

The essence of the joke is that all of the fake quotes come from page 158 of a 1962 book called The Gutenberg Galaxy. The quotes are sheer poetry, and mock Marshall McLuhan in a way that only his grandson possibly could, to wit: "The computer will eventually replace the commuter," or, "The next major medium, whatever it is, will bring people closer together and farther apart than ever before," or, "With electric media, truth plays second fiddle to fantasy, reality is augmented, and yesterday is tomorrow's today."

In the third segment, I talk about a project that Chiron Return, Inc. (publisher of Planet Waves FM) is involved with: scanning and publishing 153,000 pages of documents from the files of Monsanto, GE, Westinghouse, Dow Chemical, IBT Labs and many other sources.

And in the last segment, Tantra Corner is devoted to this article from The Onion.

Remember -- last month, your donations paid for Planet Waves FM. We are a nonprofit community radio station serving the greater metropolitan internet. You may support our efforts here. All donations are fully tax-deductible. Thank you for your generosity.

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Just in time for the Great American Eclipse of Aug. 21, 2017, you'll have access to a helpful, excellent video astrology reading. These will be done by sign and rising sign; each reading is about half an hour. You can pre-order now for the best price: $66 for all 12 signs. The price for all 12 will gradually increase in $11 increments over the next few weeks, capping out at $111 once we publish.

I've been a devoted student of eclipses since beginning astrology. Here's some of my earlier writing, published before the grand cross and total solar eclipse of Aug. 11, 1999. These few paragraphs below will give you a feeling for just how significant eclipses are. This one is one of the most important in American history, which I've covered here.
Eclipses are astrology we can't deny. If there is a conjunction between Saturn and Uranus, it's invisible, and while many people may experience changes, only astrologers and their merry bands of readers and students know what's happening. Yet when the Sun vanishes, you can be sure that normal activity will come to a stop.

Our busy world will pause, and everyone, from herbicide activists nestled in the hills of Oregon to rock stars in Nashville, will stand in the silent shadow of the cosmic order with the astonishment of small children coursing in their hearts.

This doesn't happen often, and you can imagine the awesome power of so many people embraced in a kind of simultaneous, captive meditation as everything around them momentarily ceases to be normal. Call it a reality lapse, only it's one into which the real reality can flow very easily.

In terms of their astrological meaning, eclipses of the Sun follow this image of collective awareness and radical break of continuity. Whether you can see the eclipse does not matter; part of the miracle of astrology is it works anyway. As many of us are discovering personally, eclipses are expanded moments of often uncontrollable, unpredictable change. They also bring the civilization and its communities together, usually through important collective events and the media.

Eclipses are evolutionary gateways, which is another way of saying that when they show up, we do a lot of growing in a short time. Delays are compensated. Old accounts can be wiped clean. While each is unique, eclipses often feel like being shot through a funnel of space-time, and we emerge somewhere different than where we entered. The key to making the best use of them is to move with the energy, not cling to anything or anyone too tightly, and to stay open.

Literally, breathe, communicate, feel, love, observe and receive. Remember your intentions. The sense of panic that sometimes accompanies them yields nicely to awareness and revelation, mental conditions that are more natural than we often realize.

Planet Waves FM (ISSN 1933-9135) is published each Tuesday evening in Kingston, New York, by Chiron Return, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. Host and Producer: Eric Francis Coppolino. Web Developer: Anatoly Ryzhenko. Astrology Editor: Amanda Painter. Astrology Fact Checker: Len Wallick. Copy Editor and Fact Checker: Jessica Keet. Eric's Assistant: Ellen Dockery. Client Services: Amy Elliott. Media Consultant: Andrew Ellis Marshall McLuhan. Music Director: Daniel Sternstein. Bass and Drums: Daniel Grimsland. Additional Research, Writing and Opinions: Amy Jacobs, Cindy Ragusa and Carol van Strum.

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