October 12th, 2012

Kathryn Kuhlman: High Priestess for the Trinity

I’m a devout Kathryn Kuhlman fan, her early sermons from the 60s and 70s are hypnotic, eerie — spellbinding.

The above video, from the moment it materializes, rivets and dazzles. It appears to be transmitted from not only another time but another planet. Planet KK! I watch it over and over again. It moves me — and I’m not a conventional Christian. But Kathryn could make me a True Believer!

If only evangelical preachers were this infused with the Holy Ghost today.

Unequivocally, Kuhlman compels that I feel presence; hers, mine, the room’s — the Totality’s. Her command of voice, body language, expression — and all that’s unseen in the space around her, is magical, pagan. Added bonus: There’s never any mention of money.

KK was the genuine deal, a high priestess for the Christian trinity. I love my friend Brian Fisher‘s description: “… a hybrid Sara Bernhardt and Kate Hepburn.” With a bit of Martha Graham, I’d add.

Intriguing that Kuhlman was a Taurus, as one of the zodiac’s two signs related to libido, Kulhman’s sexuality infused her religious devotion and fueled her efforts to touch others in a transcendental way.

But this wasn’t a languid sort of erotic ardor, akin to Bernini‘s Ecstasy of Saint Teresa. No, all chakras were spinning on high octane love juice when Kathryn’s flick was switched.

When bulls find spirituality (which usually bores or confounds them) it’s an all or nothing commitment. GET OUT OF THE THEIR WAY — THE POWER OF CHRIST COMPELS THEM!

Kulhman’s Moon/Venus conjunction in Aries brought a phallic heat to her feminine side too, taking command in an arena exclusive to men back in the day.

Though that pairing of feminine planets, placed in her 7th house, was disastrous for her love life. When Venus and the Moon entangle in Aries often the central love object is oneself. So imagine what happens when that self becomes imbued with the Holy Ghost! How could a mere human possibly compete?

The sharpest astrological marker in Kuhlman’s horoscope is Saturn in Pisces (related to unyielding faith and good old fashioned fear of god). This supports my developing notion that Saturn (along with the Sun) offers the clearest clue to one’s life path, the most compelling interest (or hesitation). And once engaged: the deepest reservoir of personal power.

Glory be!



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  • http://www.starsofwonder.com Wonder

    Being Saturnine myself I am biased towards your notion that Saturn offers the clearest clue to one’s life path… Interesting that in Kuhlman’s chart Saturn had just set in a day chart. Using whole sign houses this suggests her fifth (sex/romance) and sixth (work/daily routine) houses (being ruled by Saturn) were not as fulfilling as she might have wished, but that she would forever be pursuing their ends, as one pursues the light at dusk.

    With Saturn in the 7th (marriage/business partnership) this pursuit would have been deeply personal, with extreme intensity. You can feel it coming off her in waves, even from so long ago in the video you’ve posted. I really do feel as if she is talking directly to me – WOW. What a powerhouse. Thanks for the introduction, she’s haunting!

  • http://www.frederickwoodruff.com Frederick Woodruff

    Yes Wonder, you cut to the chase re her potency: “I really do feel as if she is talking directly to me.”

    As a writer I feel it’s important to find that same voice. There’s an incantation-like quality to it, but ALSO a sincere effort to be clear, direct and enthuse. When I study what she says there is brevity and a potency behind the words that couldn’t have been feigned, that particular Logos was moving directly from her solar-plexus, up and out! Potent stuff!

    Whole sign system moves the Venus/Moon into the eighth which amplifies the libidinal element I mention related to her Taurus Sun.

    Thank you for your comment.

    FW

  • http://www.starsofwonder.com Wonder

    Using traditional methods the eighth house is not related to sex or libido, but Venus certainly is, and with Venus in the 8th (traditionally death/money from death) you would certainly expect to see a primal expression of sex – especially in a Cardinal sign.

    Using whole signs you also get Leo in the twelfth, which certainly ties up all sorts of self-expression and creativity with the experience of loss, sorrows, and transcendence. I think there is also the experience of listening to something far away with the 12th – we wouldn’t experience sorrows or loss there in quite the same way if we weren’t so attached to our visions that no one else can see. Relative to her Sun, which rules her twelfth from its place of joy in the 9th (Philosophy/Religion/Spirituality) I would expect to see a glowing and resplendent experience of both her God and what it is to lose herself to Him. Her twelfth house becomes hallowed out, uncustomarily joyful.

    I love what you say about her voice and why it is so potent. I also aspire to finding something similar in myself. In particular I like the idea of “incantation.” To distill the essence of my subject until my cadence is close to ritual, invoking more than mere facts out of my personal truths.

  • Jared

    Ok, this was AWESOME! I am totally going to use this in my theatre practice and teaching! She’s a brilliant example of the school of elocution, that branch of public speaking and performance that was so dominant through the mid-19th century and onward into the 20th. We’re learning about this in school, but it’s a perfect example of how elocution wasn’t just about speaking clearly, but conveying the meaning of a text through use of the 3 P’s: Pitch, Pause, and Punch. It’s pure rhetoric, and you’re right, Frederick, when it’s done right, it is utterly hypnotizing and spellbinding! Speaking astrologically, I also wonder what’s to be made of Pluto coming up on the MC from behind it. Didn’t Gauqelin (spelling?) state that there was importance of planets coming up to the MC from the 9th house side? But the Jupiter-Neptune conjunction in the 10th house is also very telling to me in terms of her spiritual power. That Jovian exaltation of the Neptunian spiritual impulse seems to have a great resonance with how the world saw her, with what she contributed to the world. That Piscean theme seems to be repeated, both with the Saturn in Pisces and the Jupiter/Neptune in the 10th. But, wow! Thank you for sharing this! I am totally going to have all of the students in the production I’m working on watch this to get a sense of how to deliver text in a musical way!

  • Brian

    Hate to rain on the parade but that lady is crazy … Nobody truly knows who Jesus was or what he did, or didn’t do. It’s hearsay and superstition at best, unless you were there, which apparently I was with a 26 degree Pisces Moon and 10 Neptune aspects in my chart(!) and three out of body (one was a “Christ” experience) experiences in this life. Thank god (no pun) I have a Virgo NN conjunct Pluto in my 1st house along with Mars and Uranus in the 1st … on second thought … yeah, Ok, it’s not fun but it’s been necessary!

  • Brian

    I feel the need to expound a bit. I grew up with “religion” and have studied and watched several different versions of man’s invention on display and find it all (religion) lacking. Looking at her chart I see the Neptune-Jupiter in her 10th and find illusion fueled by righteous Jupiter’s excess opposed by Mars-Uranus in Capricorn (ambitious unconventionality) and a self centered Moon-Venus in Aries squaring that (discord between the masculine-feminine). Passion? Yes. Self-centered aggrandizement? Yep. With an 8th house Taurus Sun, Moon-Venus in Aries in the 7th square Mars-Uranus I am assuming she funnelled her suppressed sexual energy into a religious experience with God/Jesus. Does this sound judgmental? Perhaps it is, yet I have suffered the judgement of judgers and feel that an expression of what I have experienced to be necessary. This is my perception/experience related to the video (and her chart to a lesser degree). No disrespect intended to the author of the blog or other commentators.

  • Brian

    Ok, one more post here as this is a fairly serious issue with me (can you tell? hehe) At the 2:00 minute mark in the video I can see her “rapture” (as in spiritual ecstasy/delight) and it feels ernest and unadulterated. I recognize that place having been there many times myself. I know our “personalities” can get in the way of our spirits quite a bit but religious dialog/dogma/ cr*p tends to bring up issues for me.

  • frederickwoodruff

    Brian

    Appreciate your comments. This post has done what I hope all my posts do, stimulate thought and feeling simultaneously. Something Kuhlman was also able to conjure.

    I don’t consider her crazy. Just a true believer. There is a difference.

    Frederick