To judge the current attitude to myth, we also have the chronological list embodied in the Parian Marble (264-263), which, as we have seen (pp. 14-15 above), makes no distinction whatsoever between myth and history, attributing specific dates to both with equal confidence, and in fact spends more time on the Age of Heroes than on recent, equally famous and indubitably actual events… The Parian Marble uses chronological specificity as a guarantee of truth…
The Sabian Symbols—An Astrological Mandala Dane Rudhyar
SCENE FIFTEEN: COMMUNION
(Scorpio 1° to Scorpio 15°)
SECOND LEVEL: EMOTIONAL/CULTURAL
PHASE 216 (SCORPIO 6°): THE GOLD RUSH TEARS MEN AWAY FROM THEIR NATIVE SOIL.
KEYNOTE: The passionate search for new values which, at any level, promise a more abundant life.
The greatness of man is that he can always be greater; likewise, at a national level, man's "greed" can more easily be aroused by whatever promises more wealth, more power, and ever-greater achievements at all levels, spiritual as well as material. Beyond this arousal of greed is the deep-seated desire to play a more important or spectacular role in one's society or community. Greed is the perverse intensification of the social sense, just as lust is the perverse intensification of the longing for love. Always at this Scorpio level the yearning is for an ever more intense and all-absorbing union with a person or a community — a yearning which motivates a search for more effectual means to achieve as total a feeling experience as is possible.
This is the first stage of the forty-fourth sequence of symbolic phases in the cycle of existence. It dramatizes the capacity in man to tear himself away from the known and the familiar, gambling everything on a vision or dream. A Keyword could be AVIDITY.