Richard Tarnas

Archetypal Cosmology: A Brief Account

Richard Tarnas is author of the two volume masterpiece Passion of the Western Mind: Understanding the Ideas that have shaped our World View and Cosmos and Psyche: Intimations of a New World View.

He is the founding director of the Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness program at the California Institute of Integral Studies. He is also one of the leading thinkers in Jungian psychology, participatory theory, transpersonal psychology, cultural history, the evolution of consciousness, and archetypal cosmology.

Stanislav Grof

Field of consciousness studies

Stanislav Grof has been a pioneering researcher in the field of consciousness studies for the past 60 years. He was one of the leading LSD researchers from 1956-1971 and developed psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy and Holotropic Breathwork. He also developed a psychological cartography of the perinatal and transpersonal dimensions of the psyche and is co-founder of the field of transpersonal psychology. He is one of the wisest and most compassionate human beings I have had the blessing to learn from.

Archai Journal

The Archai Journal is dedicated to furthering the research orientation and methodology

The Archai Journal is dedicated to furthering the research orientation and methodology established by Richard Tarnas in Cosmos and Psyche: Intimations of a New World View, and represents the most significant work in the field of archetypal cosmology since the publishing of Cosmos and Psyche. You will find many relevant articles to help you in your cosmological pursuits in the Archai Journal: The Journal of Archetypal Cosmology

youtube channel

Archetypal View YouTube channel

I created the Archetypal View YouTube channel to host videos in support of the discipline of archetypal cosmology. It is an ever-growing channel you will find to be a valuable resource in your continuing archetypal studies.

other resources

Consultation Resources


Here is the link to the questionnaire you will need to download, complete, and return two days prior to the 90-minute session.

Introduction to Archetypal Astrology

Richard Tarnas’s “Introduction to Archetypal Astrology”, will help you become familiar with the terminology and concepts.

Cosmos and Psyche

For a more expansive treatment of the planetary archetypes, you can access the ‘Archetypal Principles’ and ‘The Planets’, chapters here.