From a philosopher whose magisterial history of Western thought was praised by Joseph Campbell and Huston Smith comes a brilliant new book that traces the connection between cosmic cycles and archetypal patterns of human experience. Drawing on years of research and on thinkers from Plato to Jung, Richard Tarnas explores the planetary correlations of epochal events like the French Revolution, the two world wars, and September 11. Whether read as astrology updated for the quantum age or as a contemporary classic of spirituality, Cosmos and Psyche is a work of immense sophistication, deep learning, and lasting importance.
Richard Tarnas was born in 1950 in Geneva, Switzerland, of American parents. He grew up in Michigan, where he studied Greek, Latin, and the classics under the Jesuits. In 1968 he entered Harvard, where he studied Western intellectual and cultural history and depth psychology, graduating with an A.B. cum laude in 1972. For ten years he lived and worked at Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California, studying with Joseph Campbell, Gregory Bateson, Huston Smith, James Hillman, and Stanislav Grof, and later served as director of programs and education. He received his Ph.D. from Saybrook Institute in 1976. From 1980 to 1990, he wrote The Passion of the Western Mind, a narrative history of Western thought which became a best seller and continues to be a widely used text in universities throughout the world. He is the founding director of the graduate program in Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, where he currently teaches. He gives many public lectures and workshops in the U.S. and abroad.
The Cult of Tara: Magic and Ritual in Tibet, by Stephan Beyer
"The real history of man is the history of religion." The truth of the famous dictum of Max Muller, the father of the History of Religions, is nowhere so obvious as in Tibet. Western students have observed that religion and magic pervade not only the forms of Tibetan art, politics, and society, but also every detail of ordinary human existence. And what is the all-pervading religion of Tibet? The Buddhism of that country has been described to us, of course, but that does not mean the question has been answered. The unique importance of Stephan Beyerís work is that it presents the vital material ignored or slighted by others: the living ritual of Tibetan Buddhists. The reader is made a witness to cultic proceedings through which the author guides him carefully. He does not force one to accept easy explanations nor does he direct one's attention only to aspects that can be counted on to please. He leads one step by step, without omitting anything, through entire rituals, and interprets whenever necessary without being unduly obtrusive. Oftentimes, as in the case of the many hymns to the goddess Tara, the superb translations speak directly to the reader, and it is indeed as if the reader himself were present at the ritual.
Using the methods of renowned reader Brigit Esselmont, Everyday Tarot blends mysticism with actionable self-help to create a method for building the life you want, using the ancient wisdom of Tarot.
This approachable guide, from the founder of the incredibly popular website Biddy Tarot, brings the allure and guidance of Tarot to contemporary, goal-focused readers through relatable exercises and an emphasis on intuition. Everyday Tarot takes a fresh approach to a timeless art, giving modern soul-seekers the tools they need to access their inner wisdom and create an inspired life, using the cards as their guide. This contemporary approach to Tarot is empowering, uplifting, powerful, and practical -- instead of seeking to tell the future, this method allows readers to unlock their full potential by connecting more deeply to their own instincts.
This unique book draws on the knowledge of Brigit Esselmont, the founder of Biddy Tarot. Her distinctive approach blends Tarot with personal growth, creating an actionable wellness practice that speaks to contemporary readers. Beginning with Esselmont's personal story of leaving behind a corporate career to pursue a more grounded, passionate life, this beautiful and useful volume explains how Tarot really works, with a focus on how we approach the cards and draw on our inner wisdom for guidance. Everyday Tarot moves through concrete areas of life (career, romantic relationships, major goals) and incorporates exercises and sample spreads, alongside a quick-start guide to reading the cards that reinforces big picture concepts and builds confidence as readers begin creating powerful and positive change.
Ethereal Visions: Illuminated Tarot Deck, by Matt Hughes
In creating Ethereal Visions Tarot Matt Hughes has drawn inspiration from the Art Nouveau movement, adopting its distinctive style and meticulous approach to craftsmanship. The artist has also created two additional cards to supplement the traditional Major Arcana. Every detailed image in the 80-card deck is hand drawn and colored. Each card is illuminated with gold foil stamping, to elegant effect. Includes a 48-page booklet. Matt Hughes is a self-taught artist who focuses on the aesthetic approaches referred to today as "The Golden Age of Illustration." His style combines inspiration from the Art Nouveau, Pre-Raphaelite and Symbolist movements, to produce an artistic expression uniquely his own.
This wholly unique oracle concept combines the majesty of dragons with the delicate beauty of butterfly wings. With its stylish Victorian borders and brilliant color palette, the art in this oracle draws the eye, the imagination, and the spirit into a reading. Empowering key words convey hope, love, beauty, comfort, encouragement, and more. The enchanted blossoms and their unique companions are ready to lift your spirits and help you discover the delights and positivity in your day-to-day life.
Boxed kit (5 x 6¾) includes a 44-card deck and a 108-page guidebook
"The Inner Sky" provides everyone with a "dynamic new astrology". It covers astrological basics: the planets, signs, houses, and aspects. It includes a chapter on putting it all together in interpreting a chart.
Seventy Eight Degrees of Wisdom, by Rachel Pollack
The bestselling tarot classic in a new edition with a new preface by the author.
When it was first published nearly 40-years-ago, Seventy-Eight Degrees of Wisdom was an instant classic and inspired generations of tarot students. Often referred to as the "bible of tarot books" it has now helped to launch the "tarot renaissance" we're seeing today. Drawing on mythology and esoteric traditions and delving deeply into the symbolism and ideas of each card, the book offers a modern psychological interpretation of the tarot archetypes rather than a system of esoteric symbolism.
This book provides:
A concise history of tarot, An introduction to common tarot spreads, A clear and endlessly useful reference for both beginning and advanced tarot students
The beloved literary iconoclast delivers a fresh twenty-first century primer on tarot that can be used with any deck.
While tarot has gone mainstream with a diverse range of tarot decks widely available, there has been no equally mainstream guide to the tarot—one that can be applied to any deck—until now. Infused with beloved iconoclastic author Michelle Tea’s unique insight, inviting pop sensibility, and wicked humor, Modern Tarot is a fascinating journey through the cards that teaches how to use this tradition to connect with our higher selves.
Whether you’re a committed seeker or a digital-age skeptic—or perhaps a little of both—Tea’s essential guide opens the power of tarot to you. Modern Tarot doesn’t require you to believe in the supernatural or narrowly focus on the tarot as a divination tool. Tea instead provides incisive descriptions of each of the 78 cards in the tarot system—each illustrated in the charmingly offbeat style of cartoonist Amanda Verwey—and introduces specially designed card-based rituals that can be used with any deck to guide you on a path toward radical growth and self-improvement.
Tea reveals how tarot offers moments of deep, transformative connection—an affirming, spiritual experience that is gentle, individual, and aspirational. Grounded in Tea’s twenty-five years of tarot wisdom and her abiding love of the cards, and featuring 78 black and white illustrations throughout, Modern Tarot is the ultimate introduction to the tradition of the tarot for millennial readers.
A yod is formed when two planets that are sextile also form an inconjunct to another planet. These planets are in different signs and modes and are deeply significant, for they usually symbolize patterns in families that have lasted for generations. This is what Hamaker-Zondag discovered when she started to research the inconjunct aspect as it related to a yod. Also included in this book is a complete discussion of how the energies of unaspected planets, and planets in duet (that only aspect each other) are expressed in a person's birth chart. Hamaker-Zondag says that people with a yod are often insecure, or have trouble expressing themselves, and there is an emphasis on stalemates or unusual situations. She analyzes the background and places it in a broader perspective, including how she works with elements, modes, orbs, and other astrological factors when interpreting this aspect. All in all, this is one of the most exciting books on aspect interpretation published in recent years!
The Wild Unknown Animal Spirit Deck and Guidebook, by Kim Krans
Hand drawn in Krans’s detailed and emotionally evocative style,The Wild Unknown Animal Spirit Deck and Guidebookis a work of art that explores the mysteries of the natural world and the animal kingdom. Krans’s powerful animal archetypes offer insight into relationships, personalities, behaviors and tendencies and can be used alone or alongsideThe Wild Unknown Tarotto add an additional layer of depth to readings.
The hand-lettered, fully illustrated guidebook offers grounded, easy to understand explanations of the cards, a detailed look at the many spreads, practices, and concepts that power the Animal Spirit deck, and deep insight into how each animal helps illuminate our contradictions, our complex natures, and the endless mystery of who we are.
The Wild Unknown Animal Spirit Deck and Guidebookcelebrates the hidden wisdom of the creatures that inhabit our world and beyond, and reveals how we are all connected in the complex and wondrous web of life.
The Transparent Tarot is unlike any Tarot method you have used before! A must-have for both readers and collectors, this highly innovative deck consists of simple yet striking images displayed on clear plastic, which are designed to be read in layers. This method creates a new dimension to Tarot, revealing combinations of images that can be used to unlock intuition and help discover hidden depths as you read. The book offers in-depth definitions of the cards, original spreads, and suggestions for methods which have never before been possible. Whether a Tarot expert or total beginner, The Transparent Tarot offers a fun, original, and insightful tool for divination, meditation, brainstorming, magic, and more!
In The Soul Speaks: The Therapeutic Potential of Astrology, psychosynthesis therapist and astrologer Mark Jones delivers a timely message about the therapeutic power of astrology. Based on over 10,000 hours of client work with individuals in astrology readings and long-term clinical work, The Soul Speaks offers a powerful synthesis of astrological and psychotherapeutic insight that will help the astrologer communicate a healing purpose in the most effective way. In this book, the beginner will find a treasure trove of counseling insight translated into clear terms. For the professional astrologer, this book offers clinical wisdom that has been adapted into the setting of the astrology reading. The Soul Speaks shows that by using a powerful blend of astrology with proven counseling skills, we can facilitate the greatest positive transformation in both ourselves and our clients, harnessing the truly unique gift that astrology offers the world as we help others articulate the soul's purpose.
"The Night Sky" presents scientific information that helps explain the accuracy of astrology without sacrificing a mystical sense of transendence. This wise and intriguing volume combines the best of historical research and logical argument with a finely honed appreciation for the wonders of the stars.
This lovely and important work from Howard Sasportas teaches us how to respond to the transits of Uranus,Neptune and Pluto with calmness and a knowledge that the more we work with them, the more worthwhile will be the end result.
Steven Forrest, author of the award-winning and critically acclaimed book on basic astrology, The Inner Sky, sequels that outstanding work with this dynamic text on predictive astrology. You'll find a brief review of the astrological basics (planets, houses, signs and aspects) and then, the heart of the book: TRANSITS--the current positions of the planets in the sky compared to one's birth chart. Outer planets are discussed in terms of their "teacher" or "trickster" potentials. Also addressed is the cycle of the houses and the tasks represented by each. PROGRESSIONS--a day symbolically equated to a year in one's life. Thorough explanations of progressed Moon through the houses and signs, and changing angles (Midheaven and Ascendant) are presented.THE ART OF SYNTHESIS--how to put it all together.APPENDIX: how to look up transits, how to calculate secondary progressions (or how to order them if you don't want to do the math). A glossary, suggestions for further reading, and an index are also included.
Humans have been meditating on the Moon since the beginning of our time on earth. As long as there has been anything we could call astrology, it has been central to all theories of celestial influence. But why do astrologers pay so little attention to its phases? In these pages, Steven Forrest, bestselling author of The Inner Sky, shows how we have been blinded to the lunar phases by a set of cultural attitudes now drifting into extinction. He demonstrates that our Celtic ancestors held the key to understanding lunar phase and he skillfully, clearly, and eloquently turns the key in that lock for us. Along the way, he also presents the latest research on the powerful but little used tools: the Out of Bounds Moon, lunar speed, and lunar parallax. You'll also find rare descriptions of the progressed lunation cycle, planetary phase angles and nodal phase. Discover the soul of the moon in this lucid explanation of the Moon's place in modern humanistic astrological counseling.
Follow master astrologer Steven Forrest on an astrological journey into the realm of both darkness and the powers that can transform it: the planetary body Pluto. Whether officially named a planet or not, astrologers everywhere agree that Pluto is a major force. With this groundbreaking work, Steven emerged as one of the foremost voices merging astrological practice with the most courageous forms of humanistic psychology. Upon its initial publication, DELL Horoscope magazine described him as "not only a premier astrologer, but also a wise man." Written with both the astrologer and the layperson in mind, his words convey practical and useful information that will help anyone navigate Pluto's labyrinthine passages. Along with detailed cookbook-style explanations of Pluto in the houses and signs, the reader will also find comprehensive information for working with transits and progressions. This book is your one-stop shop for all things Plutonian. But most of all, it's a beacon of light in some famously dark terrain, pointing the reader towards the transformative gifts Pluto can bear, if we choose to face our lives with consciousness and compassion. This revised second edition includes new Introduction and Afterword.
Neptune marks the border between the conventional planets and deep space. It is the window through which you peer into your own mystical vastness-and through which that luminous vastness peers back. This mysterious window has forever hypnotized humanity. Some of us-those who have truly cleaned the glass-are the precious mystics who light our paths. Others, flooded by imagery pouring up from the depths, are the treasured artists who inspire us. Legions more, overwhelmed by their own minds, have sought refuge, disappearing into whiskey bottles and video screens. In this powerful, practical book, best-selling astrologer Steven Forrest unveils a priceless secret buried in your own natal chart. As you come to understand Neptune's place in your life, a treasure map emerges-one that reveals your best pathway into higher states of consciousness, while warning you about delusions custom-designed to con you into squandering your own soul. Underlying every word is the core notion that everyone is different-that one-size-fits-all spiritual practices can only take us so far. In a nutshell, The Book of Neptune helps you clean the windowpane that stands between you and your own ultimate divinity.
In The Book of Fire, award-winning astrologer Steven Forrest offers a triumphant celebration of human resilience. Supported by all nine astrological "Fire" symbols, your spirit can survive anything - and still go dancing the next day. Regardless of your Sun Sign, the healing magic starts with mastering the paths of Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius. It continues as you learn to embrace Mars, Jupiter, and the Sun itself. Your resilience finally blossoms in the three Fire houses: the first, fifth, and ninth.Together, these nine powerful words in astrology's rich vocabulary are the Life-Givers. With them on your side, you can eat the Devil for breakfast and spit him out before lunch.
In The Book of Earth, award-winning astrologer Steven Forrest continues his epochal Elements Series which he began with The Book of Fire. In this second volume, he offers nothing less than a manual for turning dreams into reality. Regardless of your Sun Sign, the magical art of transmuting aspiration to biographical fact starts with mastering the higher purposes and potentials of Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn. It continues as you learn to forge working alliances with their planetary rulers - Venus, Mercury, and Saturn. Finally, the rubber meets the road in the three Earth houses: the second, the sixth, and the tenth.Together, these nine powerful words in astrology's magical vocabulary are the key to Making It Real. With all nine of them on your side, you can - quite literally - make your dreams come true. In these pages, you will learn how to forge a deal with each one of these powerful allies, both as they operate in your natal chart and as they move through it via transits and progressions. The Book of Earth promises to help you build a gateway that links sky to earth, imagination to manifestation, and dreams to actual biography.Next: watch for the third volumes in Forrest's Elements series: The Book of Air.
Deeply entwined for six centuries, the art of tarot and the science of astrology have an undeniably powerful link. With this unique and user-friendly guidebook, you can easily learn to combine tarot and astrology for yourself—and expand your tarot practice while enriching your life.
Well-known tarot reader Corrine Kenner expertly teaches you everything you need to know, starting with tarot and astrology basics, the cards' archetypal symbols and imagery, the twelve signs of the zodiac, and the planets. You'll discover how every card in the tarot deck relates to astrology, and learn to:
Read tarot cards and interpret an astrological chart Recognize the twelve houses' ruling signs and planets Pair the planets, signs, and houses with their corresponding tarot cards Understand the astrological associations of the Minor Arcana Make connections among the Court Cards, tarot suits, and the four elements Identify each card's qabalistic associations Give insightful readings for yourself and others
You'll also find practical astrological spreads, interpretive techniques, real-life examples, and sample readings for everyday people and famous figures, including Salvador Dali, Marilyn Monroe, and Prince William.
Sinker Crenshaw, privileged son of a popular game show host, is still recovering from his mother's suicide when he falls precipitously in love with the enigmatic Tara Charles. Romance turns suddenly to nightmare, hurling Sinker and his pal, streetwise astrologer Plato Mims, into a desperate road race against time, an ever-tightening net of calculated illusions, and the long arm of the law...
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