78 On Ideas
Two people under the same circumstances can and do develop ideas that are identical without being connected to each other.
This demonstrates that ideas and concepts have an existence independent of individuals, but it also demonstrates that an individual can attune himself to ideas by creating the right conditions for those ideas to emerge.
Much of this is touched on by the practical use of astrology, something that most would-be astrologers fail to understand in any way.
The encouragement of certain conditions in key people can thus lead to the emergence of ideas that can transform entire cultures or societies.