Graduate Studies

A great deal of research contributing to the emerging field of archetypal cosmology is currently being done at institutions in California. Richard Tarnas, author of  Cosmos and Psyche: Intimations of a New World View, is the founding director of the Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness Program at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, where Becca Tarnas is on the faculty. The program offers several courses on archetypal cosmology. Keiron Le Grice, a founding editor of Archai and author of The Archetypal Cosmos, serves as co-chair of the Jungian and Archetypal Studies specialization in the Depth Psychology program at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara and affiliated core faculty in the Psychology, Religion, and Consciousness online program. Archetypal cosmology features in the curricula of both programs.

Books on Archetypal Cosmology

Cosmos and Psyche: Intimations of a New World View by Richard Tarnas
Prometheus the Awakener: An Essay on the Archetypal Meaning of the Planet Uranus by Richard Tarnas
The Archetypal Cosmos: Rediscovering the Gods in Myth, Science and Astrology by Keiron Le Grice
Discovering Eris: The Symbolism and Significance of a New Planetary Archetype by Keiron Le Grice
Archetypal Cosmology and Depth Psychology: Selected Essays by Keiron Le Grice
Coming Home: The Birth and Transformation of the Planetary Era by Sean Kelly
Integration and Difference: Constructing a Mythical Dialectic by Grant Maxwell
Psyche and Singularity: Jungian Psychology and Holographic String Theory by Timothy Desmond


Archai is published by Archai Press, an imprint of ITAS Publications.

Astrological Calculations

For those interested in calculating transits and natal charts we recommend Solar Fire astrological software for PC computers, and Astro Gold for Mac computers and handheld devices.

For an app based completely on the principles of archetypal cosmology, Archetypal Explorer shows personal and world transits as wave-forms across time, indicating when transits are moving into and out of the orb of influence. A subscription to the website will provide the user with weekly transit reports accompanied by Richard Tarnas’s descriptions of the archetypal influences.

Birth Data

The Astro-Databank Wiki Project houses thousands of birth charts of famous individuals.