We in the Northern Hemisphere find ourselves in the heart of the darkest time of year, the Solstice—from the Latin solstitium, when the Sun stands still. Tonight we enter the longest night, when the stars are visible across the sky for the greatest number of hours each year.
At this time when the stars are longest open to our gaze, we are pleased to announce the return of Archai: The Journal of Archetypal Cosmology. Founded in 2008, Archai is an academic journal originally edited by Keiron Le Grice, Rod O’Neal, and Bill Streett—all alumni of PCC. Four issues of the journal were published from 2009 to 2012, defining the discipline of archetypal cosmology and the theoretical foundations of the subject. Keiron, Rod, and Bill have decided to step back from their editorial duties to focus on other commitments, and we would like to acknowledge the great service they have given to the discipline of archetypal cosmology.
Earlier this year Archai was passed on to two new editors, Grant Maxwell and Becca Tarnas, who have been in the process of bringing into print the journal’s next installment, Saturn and the Theoretical Foundations of an Emerging Discipline. Issue 5, to be published in early 2016 will feature an array of voices from the field of archetypal cosmology including Richard Tarnas, Jessica Garfield-Kabbara, Delia Shargel, and Drew Dellinger, among several others.
In anticipation of the forthcoming publication, we are delighted to share with you Archai’s new website, Archai.org, which will feature the regular publication of articles from the journal’s archive, as well as access to purchase Issue 5 in both print and eBook format. We encourage you to follow the website for regular articles and updates, and to join us on Facebook for further information and dialogue.
We will be hosting a launch event for Issue 5 in early 2016 at which our authors and editorial team will participate in a panel discussion to share their work and to invite future collaboration.