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The counterculture astrology of Gavin Arthur
26-07-2019, 08:52 PM
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The counterculture astrology of Gavin Arthur
SAN FRANCISCO – Few people have heard of Gavin Arthur (1901–1972). Yet, he played a central role in modern astrology, the counterculture, and radical gay spirituality. He cast the horoscope that determined the date for the Human Be-In of 1967.

An early advocate for gay liberation, Arthur was part of a chain linking Allen Ginsberg, Neal Cassidy, Edward Carpenter, and Walt Whitman. His grandfather was Chester A. Arthur, President of the US (1881-1885). Recently, The Wild Hunt spoke with Joey Cain, an independent gay historian and curator about his research into the life of Gavin Arthur.

Besides what is described below, Gavin Arthur had a fascinating life that touched on many critical events. He traveled to Europe to take part in the Irish War of Independence (1918-1921). He founded an artist colony. In 1930, he acted in a film about an interracial, mixed gender love affair, “Borderline.” That film marked Paul Robeson’s film debut. He became friends with Neal Cassady, the model for Dean Moriarty, in Jack Kerouac’s “On the Road.” Gavin Arthur should be better known.

Cain described Arthur’s world as one of constant flux. “The occult and the neopagan community all flowed into one another. The hippies, the sex radicals, the psychedelic cultural radicals, and even the left wing” mixed together. Cain stressed the excitement of that period, “Where things are just pouring in, you’re not going deeply into anything because all this new stuff is coming at you.” In Arthur’s world Pagans, Yogis, Sufi Muslims, and Occultists mingled and energized each other.

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