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- Reuben Amber
Ruben Amber Color Therapy explains that color is a vibration that is constantly affecting us in our daily lives. This book enumerates the myriad ways we can choose to consciously use color to influence our body, mind and soul to promote balanced health and well-being.
PART 1 on the theory and philosophy of Chromotherapy begins with an historical survey of mythology from different parts of the world, drawing on Ayurvedic lore.
The views of modern physics, radionics and researchers including Burr, De La Warr, Reich and Steiner are presented.
PART 2 gives specific applications of color in our environment, with our food, clothing and light sensitizing us to the healing power or the destructive effects of a guided use of color therapy.
A unique feature is the inclusion of an extensive repertory listing the relationship of color, taste, polarity, organs, elements and diseases to foster a holistic use of these techniques. This book is valuable not only for healing already existing imbalances, but ideally to help us become more aware of how color can create a positive balance within ourselves and impact our environment.
- Healing with color
- Solarized Water
- Color breathing
ISBN-13: 978 -0-943358-04-8
Paperback • 207 Pages • 6” x 9”
- Reuben Amber and Babey-Brooke
Reuban Amber - Pulse Diagnosis explores the most significant diagnostic technique available to the medical profession - the pulse. This unprecedented text presents a detailed examination of the possible interpretations of this simple indication of the presence of life, from the point of view of four major medical traditions. Included are the historical background, detailed analysis and descriptions of the diagnostic uses of the pulse in Iran, China, India, and the West.
Chinese Healing Precepts
Ayurvedic Philosophy & The Pulse
Technique Of Taking The Pulse
Dreams & The Pulse
The Pregnancy Pulse
The Pulse & Organ Relationships
Arabian Medicine & The Pulse
Diseases & The Pulse
Seasons & The Pulse
The Death Pulse
Pulse Diagnosis is an unparalleled synthesis bridging the gap between contemporary scientific models and the Holistic approach integrating body, mind and spirit in the diagnosis. Dr. Amber offers a treasury of profound insights for all people in the healing professions.
Reuban Amber - Pulse Diagnosis - Detailed Interpretations For Eastern & Western Holistic Treatments
Paperback • 232 Pages • 6” x 9”
Books by Reuben Amber
- Mantak Chia
- Mantak Chia and Michael Winn
Mantak Chia - Awaken Healing Energy Through the Tao explores Taoist Esoteric Yoga. This is an ancient, powerful system of physical, psychological and spiritual development encompassing meditative and internal energy practices.
This unique and comprehensive book reveals the Taoist secret of circulating Chi, the generative life force, through the acupuncture meridians of the body. This comprehensive list includes:
- Opening the Energy Channels
- Proper Wiring of the Etheric Body
- Acupuncture and the Microcosmic Orbit
- Taoist Yoga and Kundalini
- How to Prevent Side Effects
- MD’s Observations on the Microcosmic Orbit
- Commonly Asked Questions
Mantak Chia - Awaken Healing Energy Through the Tao explores is written in clear, easy-to-understand language and illustrated with many detailed diagrams that aid the development of a powerful energetic flow, for psychological and spiritual health and balance.
“A treasure of ancient profound knowledge of subtle energy patterns in the human body. These simple exercises which balance, harmonize and focus energies, can be of great benefit to anyone seeking a state of physical and emotional well-being. To those who, due to an imbalance of energies, fill the growing ranks of “Kundalini Casualties” of various meditative practices, this approach offers hope for relief ” —Mirtala Bentov
Look Inside - Chia - Awaken
ISBN-13: 978-0-943358-07- 9
Paperback • 205 Pages • 6” x 9”
Books by Mantak Chia:
Mantak Chia - Taoist Secrets of Love reveals for the first time to the general public, the ancient sexual secrets of the Taoist sages.
These secrets enable men to conserve and transform sexual energy through its circulation in the Microcosmic Orbit, invigorating and rejuvenating the body’s vital functions. Hidden for centuries, these esoteric techniques and principles make the process of linking sexual energy and transcendent states of consciousness accessible to the reader.
Taoist Secrets of Love - Cultivating Male Sexual Energy- Mantak Chia with Michael Winn
This revolutionary and definitive book teaches:
- Higher Taoist practices for alchemical transmutation of body, mind and spirit.
- The secret of achieving and maintaining full sexual potency.
- The Taoist “valley orgasm”—Pathway to higher bliss.
- How to conserve and store sperm in the body.
- The exchange and balancing of male and female energies, within the body and with one’s partner.
How this practice can fuel higher achievement in career and sports.
“Taoist Secrets of Love is not just another flowery philosophical treatise on the ecstasies of oriental love. It is a pragmatic handbook that distills the secret teachings on sex of four living Taoist masters sought out by Mantak Chia during fifteen years of travel and study in the Far East.The Taoist practice of chi cultivation focuses on integrating the divine or subtle energies into the human body, with the goal of achieving a dynamic balance of opposing energies called Yin and Yang.The Tao is the indescribable sum and absolute source of these energies, which manifest in ever changing form. The Taoists, being practical, proposed that a man can begin with the most accessible energy at hand, the sexual attraction between men and women, and use that force as a springboard to more subtle realms.”
Michael Winn has 30 years experience in martial, and spiritual arts, & teaches internationally. He is Dean and founder of Healing Tao University, and president of the nonprofit Dao Alchemy Research Institute. He has authored ten Tao home study video-audio courses. Winn lives in Asheville, N.C. and has a private "qigong therapy" practice. For fuller biography, get his free 130 page ebook, Way of the Inner Smile. Subscribe to Tao News on the home page of www.healingdao.com.
ISBN-13 : 978-0-943358-19-2
Paperback • 300 Pages • 6” x 9”
Books by Mantak Chia:
- Ronald Davison
Ronald Davison - Synastry explores how Astrology can be used as a valuable tool in the understanding of human relationships. This internationally acclaimed book lays the foundation for a comprehensive study by giving a basic view of the principles of chart comparison and interpretation, showing how to apply this information. The author has discovered “The Relationship Horoscope,” an entirely new way of charting, in a single horoscope, the relationship between two people. He also introduces new methods of determining the quality of that relationship. Essential energy patterns and needs are first determined within the natal chart and then various methods of comparing horoscopes are fully explained. Twenty horoscopes further illustrate how to utilize this rich source of information. Whether you are a professional Astrologer or simply learning more about your own innate potential, this book offers information, and guidance that will enrich your insight into relationships and increase self knowledge.
RONALD DAVISON was England’s foremost Astrologer, president of the Astrological Lodge since 1952 and editor of the internationally recognized journal Astrology.
- Marriage & Relationships
- The First Meeting Horoscope
- Various Methods of Comparison
- Sun Sign Compatibility
- The Part Of Marriage
- Planetary Cross Aspects
- House Interchanges
- The Relationship Horoscope
Ronald Davison - Synastry- Understanding Human Relations Through Astrology
Paperback • 339 Pages • 6” x 9”
- Greg Goddard D.D.S.
GREG GODDARD D.D.S. – TMJ: THE JAW CONNECTION THE OVERLOOKED DIAGNOSIS
TMJ, The Jaw Connection is a Self-Care Guide to Diagnosing and Managing this Hidden Ailment is A comprehensive guide empowering TMJ sufferers to uncover and treat this prevalent, often misdiagnosed ailment that plagues an estimated fifty million Americans.
Many of us have TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint) disorders without knowing it. Several seemingly unrelated conditions may indicate a jaw dysfunction. For instance, do you suffer from one or more of the following?
- Jaw fatigue upon awakening from sleep
- Unexplained headaches
- Unexplained pain in or above the ears
- Clicking or popping of the jaw
- Grinding or clenching of teeth
- Ringing or hissing in the ears
- Deviation of jaw movement when opening the mouth
- Excessive wearing down of the teeth
- Unexplained dizziness
These and other signs should alert you that you may be pursuing a cure for a misdiagnosed condition that could be costing unnecessary time and expense as well as unwarranted medical tests and/or dental work.
The author, DR. GREG GODDARD, combines his extensive personal clinical experience with adjunctive therapies to help readers arrive at a treatment fitting their own circumstances. The role of muscles, joints, stress, tension, accidents, nutrition, dentistry and posture are among some of the topics explored.
“lt is estimated that 28 percent of the U.S. population has TMJ.” —Public Citizen Health Letter
“This is an excellent comprehensive guide to TMJ. I highly recommend it to patients.”
—C. Norman Shealy, M.D., Ph.D.
Greg Goddard, D.D.S., is associate clinical professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at UCSF school of Dentistry and a faculty member at the UCSF Center for Orofacial Pain. He also works half time at the Native American Health Center in San Francisco and Oakland, where he was the Dental Director for 30 years. He is a member of the Academy of Orofacial Pain and a Diplomate of The American Board of Orofacial Pain. Dr Goddard is certified for Dental acupuncture by state of California. email: [email protected]
Paperback • 200 Pages • 5 1⁄4” x 8 1⁄4”
- Dr. Michael Gauquelin
DR. MICHAEL GAUGUELIN – COSMIC
INFLUENCES ON HUMAN BEHAVIOR
Cosmic Influences on Human Behavior is a work which offers scientific support for Astrology. The Planetary Factors in Personality Astrological theory implies a relation between vocation and birth horoscopes Dr. Gauquelin discovered in studying the birth of 25,000 European professionals listed in Who’s Who, that certain planets were found more frequently at the rising or culminating positions in the horoscope.
For example, Mars ascended or culminated in the case of athletes with the probability against chance distribution ranging from 1 in 50,000 to 1 in 1,000,000.
Cosmic Influences on Human Behavior has been internationally recognized as the most important scientific support that Astrology has ever received. Dr. Gauquelin has validated the existence of a correlation between the state of the solar system and human experience.Hans Eysenck, a scientist at the London University Institute of Psychiatry, has praised Dr. Gauquelin’s research. Whatever you think about Astrology, this book is a new and important view for skeptics, scientists and astrologers.DR. MICHEL GAUQUELIN was a leading international researcher, psychologist and statistician. Since 1969 he has been the director of the Laboratory for the Study of the Relationship Between Cosmic and Psycho-Physiological Rhythms in Paris, France.
“Emotionally, I would prefer Gauquelin’s results do not hold, but rationally, I must accept that they do.” —Hans Eysenck, London University of Psychiatry
ISBN 13: 978 -0-943358-23-9
Paperback • 319 pages • 6” x 9”
- Elisabeth Haich
ELISABETH HAICH – BIO
This is a short bio of Elisabeth Haich, one of the more prolific authors in the Aurora Press family.
ELISABETH HAICH (March 20, 1897 – July 1, 1994) was the second of four children born into an upper middle class family in Budapest, Hungary. Even as a young child, her unique gifts were expressed as a pianist, painter and sculptress. Her sculptures are exhibited in Hungary, as monuments and in plazas.
She was married and had one son who later joined her in teaching Yoga in Switzerland. In close connection with Selvarajan Yesudian, she began giving Yoga lectures in 1939.
At the end of World War II she was forced to leave Hungary. With Selvarajan Yesudian, she resettled in Switzerland where she lived until the end of her life. In cooperation with Yesudian, she founded the oldest and largest Yoga school in Europe.
In 1953 Elisabeth Haich wrote her best known book, Initiation which has been translated into seventeen languages with millions of copies sold worldwide.
Her other books include The Day With Yoga, Self Healing, Yoga & Destiny, Sexual Energy and Yoga and Wisdom of the Tarot, all published by Aurora Press in English after the publisher, Barbara Somerfield visited with Elisabeth Haich and Selvarajan Yesudian in Switzerland in 1973. Until the end of her life, she lectured and counseled seekers.
Books by Elisabeth Haich:
- Self Healing, Yoga & Destiny
- The Day with Yoga
- Sexual Energy and Yoga
- The Wisdom of the Tarot
“IN THE LAST GREAT EPOCH in human history, people in the West forgot completely that it isn’t enough to knew the secrets of physics, mathematics, and chemistry, and that on the contrary the very first object of man’s study, research and understanding should be man himself, the discoverer of all these secrets. While his attention was directed to things outside himself, he neglected to look inside and ask the question, Who am I? This omission had serious consequences: while technological developments became ever more perfect, man himself became more and more imperfect. At the very time that engineering and technology were enhancing man’s personal comfort, his soul was sinking deeper and deeper into dissatisfaction and misery. A person who has lost himself is plagued by burning unrest, and the result of inner dissatisfaction, tragedy within the man, is always war, destruction, cosmic catastrophe. Humanity plunges into misery for the same reason that people seek happiness outside themselves, instead of in the one and only place where it can be found, within! But the sufferings that often seem to grow and compound themselves finally force us to turn our attention away from things and toward the person who is suffering—ourself! Sooner or later we must learn that the true reason for our sufferings our abysmal lack of self-understanding and self-control. Man simply does not know his own soul and the principles and forces at work deep within it. He does not know the source of his thoughts or the tree of his wishes, and chained dawn by this ignorance of his own being, cannot control either himself or his destiny. In the same blind way in which he follows his animal instincts and urges, fate buffets him to and fro like a rudderless ship in a storm. On the other hand, when one has learned recognize the various levels at which life goes on within his self, and learn to control himself, he is also able to control his fate. The power which guides our fate did not create man for misery but for happiness. Only blindness pushes him into suffering.”
From Self Healing, Yoga & Destiny
- Elisabeth Haich & Selvarajan Yesudian
ELISABETH HAICH & SELVARAJAN YESUDIAN – SELF HEALING, YOGA & DESTINY
Self Healing, Yoga and Destiny is a book designed to reconnect you with the Divine. The concepts in this book explain the attitudes necessary for the path back to one’s self. Based on many years personal experience, the authors create an understanding of how to realize the essential source of life.
Through her best selling books, such as Initiation, Elisabeth Haich has become world famous for her profound understanding of the human soul. The Yoga schools she set up with Selvarajan Yesudian, have become internationally renowned.
Learn Elisabeth Haich & Yesudian’s personal views on:
Black & White Magic
Self Healing & Transformation
A wealth of insightful information is contained in this book to help you gain an expanded view of your life and consciousness.
“When we look about us in our daily living, we see how greatly people suffer in the chains they have forged fo
—ELISABETH HAICH & SELVARAJAN YESUDIAN are themselves, even when they are filled with longing for freedom. Is there any way for man to be free? To be free is to be free from the deceptive magic of the material world.”
Paperback • 90 Pages • 5 1⁄2” x 8 1⁄2”
Books by Elisabeth Haich:
- Elisabeth Haich
ELISABETH HAICH – INITIATION
Initiation is an illuminating autobiography that connects the twentieth century European life of internationally beloved teacher Elisabeth Haich.
Written at the request of her advanced students, It explores her lucid memories of initiation into the hidden mystical teachings of the priesthood in ancient Egypt. A compelling story within a story emerges detailing the life experiences that catalyzed her spiritual path. In an earlier life in ancient Egypt, a young woman is prepared for initiation into the esoteric secrets of the priesthood of the High Priest Ptahhotep, who instructs her step-by-step, consistent with her development, in the universal truths of life. Throughout this extraordinary book, Elisabeth Haich reveals her in-depth insights into the subtle workings of karma, reincarnation, the interconnectedness of individual daily life choices and spiritual development. Elisabeth Haich shares usually hidden truths that only a few rare individuals in any generation, seek, find and communicate to others, enabling the reader to awaken within the essential understanding necessary to enlighten any life no matter what events manifest. In twentieth century Europe, from childhood to adulthood, through war and remarkable meetings, she demonstrates the power of turning the searchlight of one’s consciousness inward and using every life event towards expanding consciousness. Initiation is a timeless classic communicated in modern terms inspiring generations of spiritual seekers globally. Whether read as an autobiographical novel unveiling mystical truths or as a unique glimpse into Elisabeth Haich’s exceptional journey to initiation, the personal impact on the reader is profound. To read Initiation is to be part of the initiation itself.
Paperback • 376 Pages
5 1⁄4” x 8 1⁄4”
Books by Elisabeth Haich:
The Day with Yoga: Inspirational Words to Guide Daily Life
Through her best selling books Elisabeth Haich is internationally famous for her ability to assist others on their paths of spiritual unfoldment: a unique creative energy is available each day of the week. Nature, all living creatures, plants, and human beings are deeply influenced by these subtle variations. We all bathe, float and are affected by the power operating that day. Each day is related to a specific planetary energy: Sunday - The Sun; Monday - The Moon; Tuesday - Mars; Wednesday - Mercury; Thursday - Jupiter; Friday - Venus; and, Saturday - Saturn. "The Day with Yoga" is Elisabeth Haich's personal collection of meditation quotes. Each has been carefully selected to inspire and attune us to the vibration of the day, and to release a deeper level of harmony and inner peace into our lives.
Books by Elisabeth Haich:
ELISABETH HAICH – SEXUAL ENERGY WITH YOGA
Sexual Energy and Yoga. The purpose of this book is to introduce the concept of transmuting the physical, emotional, mental and psychic energies people normally disperse in sexual activity. This process assists in uniting with the higher Self or God.
- The Creative Primal Serpent
- Sexual Energy in Its False & True Light
- The Magical Powers of Suggestion
- The Urge For Unity & Its Corruptions
- The Sun Creator & Destroyer of Life
- The Magic Flower “The Transformation of sexual energy into spiritual, divine, creative power, is the resurrection from death to eternal life.”
Description by Elisabeth Haich of her painting on the cover
If we cultivate spiritual awareness and attain the universal consciousness, we acquire mastery over the 7 natural forces which, when harnessed to pull in one direction, can carry us to the goal with incredible swiftness. The picture symbolizes this state. The figure representing the spirit is standing in the triumphal chariot. One hand is radiating the power which directs the natural forces. In the left hand is held a prayer wheel such as is used in Tibet and which symbolizes unity with the Divine. The horses race with this figure to the goal where we achieve the perfection which Christ intimated to us in the words: “Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in Heaven is perfect.”
158 Pages • 5 1⁄2” X 8 1⁄2”
Books by Elisabeth Haich:
ELISABETH HAICH – WISDOM OF THE TAROT
Elizabeth Haich, Wisdom of the Tarot relates the path to higher consciousness through the color, shape, and symbolic forms on the twenty-two Tarot cards.
Detailed study and meditation of each card may release internally all that is involved with each level encountered on the journey towards the Light. These cards may be used in conjunction with the text or separately for meditation. When studied individually, a card can reveal the necessary steps that need to be taken to actualize one’s potential. Tarot cards, or symbolic representations of the truth have always been used to help man relate not only with the mind, but internally, through the feelings invoked by the colors and forms. The nature of these cards is that they can produce a strong awakening of one’s unconscious forces. They are like a spiritual mirror in which we can recognize and examine ourselves. We can then understand that the reasons for our fate lie within ourselves, and changes by the mere fact that we begin to react differently to everything that happens to us. These cards with the text are a valuable key to understand our present state, our past and in a deeper sense, how we create our future. Included in the book are 22 pages of five-color tarot illustrations.
“Elisabeth Haich has produced a masterly work of initiation into the secrets of life. Out of a deep understanding of being and her own intimate experience of union with her genius, she has illustrated the process by which man becomes man by his insight into the pictures of the twenty two rungs of the ladder of divine ascent, on which each rung is an experience for the next rung in accordance with the individual’s plan of life.” —Dr. Ewalt Kliemke
Paperback • 224 Pages • 6” x 9”
22 Color Illustrations
Books by Elisabeth Haich:
- Doris Hebel
CELESTIAL PSYCHOLOGY – DORIS HEBEL
Celestial Psychology, An Astrological Guide to Growth and Transformation is
an innovative investigation of planetary energies Saturn through Pluto and their meaning and effect in one’s personal life and on human consciousness.
Celestial Psychology transcends conventional Astrological interpretation and delineation, encompassing both exoteric and esoteric levels of planetary manifestation, in human behavior and experience creating an in-depth blend of Astrology and Psychology.
Doris Hebel, a leading Astrological consultant and lecturer, has a unique eclectic approach which synthesizes the philosophies of classical Astrology with contemporary innovative modern systems. Her focus encourages a deepened understanding of how to use Astrology in the process of discovering inner blocks and potential, and what paths we can take to best actualize our lives.
Included are numerous mental, emotional, physical and spiritual remedial techniques and suggestions, designed to assist the reader in living with the implications and complexes inherent in specific planetary combinations. significant and valuable resource book for students and professional Astrologers needing insight into the practice of Astrology for increased personal awareness and growth.
Paperback • 136 Pages • 6” x 9”
Books by Doris Hebel
Definition of Celestial Psychology Reprinted from:
"This exciting system of psychotherapy is a skillfully blended eclectic combination of: well-known psychological theories; standard psychiatric techniques; ancient metaphysical and religious ideologies and/or practices; Holistic healing concepts and state-of-the-art energy medicine modalities. Celestial Psychology® is founded on the conviction that human beings are capable of change beyond their wildest dreams, and that the most profound vehicle for change is consciousness-raising to a quantum worldview.
Celestial Psychology® (CP) is an integrated blend of: standard, well-known psychotherapeutic theories; psychiatric, nutritional, and energy medicine interventions; a variety of state-of-the-art consciousness-raising techniques, including but not limited to utilization of affirmations, visualizations, guided meditations, energetic and evolutionary activations, and journal writing. CP is founded on the basic principle that human beings are capable of changing for the better and evolving into higher beings. The theoretical distinction for CP is the incorporation of the contemporary Egoic Mind Paradigm (EMP), energy-medicine and an evolutionary perspective."
Celestial Psychology, An Astrological Guide to Growth and Transformation is an innovative investigation of planetary energies Saturn through Pluto and their meaning and effect in one’s personal life and on human consciousness.
Celestial Psychology transcends conventional Astrological interpretation and delineation, encompassing both exoteric and esoteric levels of planetary manifestation, in human behavior and experience creating an in-depth blend of Astrology and Psychology.
Doris Hebel, a leading Astrological consultant and lecturer, has a unique eclectic approach which synthesizes the philosophies of classical Astrology with contemporary innovative modern systems.
Her focus encourages a deepened understanding of how to use Astrology in the process of discovering inner blocks and potential, and what paths we can take to best actualize our lives.
Included are numerous mental, emotional, physical and spiritual remedial techniques and suggestions,
designed to assist the reader in living with the implications and complexes inherent in specific planetary combinations. significant and valuable resource book for students and professional Astrologers needing insight into the practice of Astrology for increased personal awareness and growth.
- Abraham Joshua Heschel
ABRAHAM JOSHUA HESCHEL BIO
My father was a unique combination of a Hasidic voice of compassion and mercy, always seeing the goodness in other people, and a prophetic voice of justice, denouncing hypocrisy, self-centeredness, and indiffer-ence. My father wasn't interested in assigning blame or claiming victim-hood, but as the Bible does, he showed us a vision of who we might become. His was a voice of inspiration, not argumentation, rooted in Jewish religious thought. What he once wrote of East European Jews applies to him as well: "Jewishness was not in the fruit but in the sap that stirred through the tissues of the tree. Bred in the silence of the soil, it ascended to the leaves to become eloquent in the fruit."' So, too, Jew-ishness infused my father like the sap of a tree, and his eloquence was the fruit of his deep Jewish piety and learning.
Particularly extraordinary is the diversity of those who regarded him as their teacher: Catholics, Jews, Protestants, whites and blacks, liberals and conservatives, pious and secular, Americans, Europeans, Israelis. His life challenges our conventional expectations. Here is a rabbi whose books were praised by Pope Paul VI as helping to sustain the piety of Catholics; an Orthodox Jew with a white beard and yarmulke marching for civil rights and demonstrating against the war in Vietnam; an immigrant from Poland whose work is included in anthologies of exceptional English prose.
My father described himself as a "brand plucked from the fire of Eu-rope," rescued from Poland by an American visa just six weeks before the Nazi invasion. His survival was a gift, because he became a unique religious voice in an era in which religion was in grave danger, according to his own analysis. The Hasidic Jewish world of Eastern Europe in which he was raised was far from the environment in which he wrote and taught in the United States. He came from a rebbe's family in Poland, from a Jewish civilization that was suddenly eradicated in the middle of his life¬time by the Germans, in whose universities he had studied and in whose language he had written about Jewish religious thought. Despite the hor¬rors he experienced—the murder of his mother, sisters, friends, and rel¬atives, the destruction of the world which had nourished him—his life continued to reflect the holy dimension he was able to evoke in his own original and unique words.
Words, he often wrote, are themselves sacred, God's tool for creating the universe, and our tools for bringing holiness—or evil—into the world. He used to remind us that the Holocaust did not begin with the building of crematoria, and Hitler did not come to power with tanks and guns; it all began with uttering evil words, with defamation, with language and propaganda. Words create worlds, he used to tell me when I was a child.
They must be used very carefully. Some words, once having been uttered, gain eternity and can never he withdrawn. The Book of Proverbs reminds us, he wrote, that death and life are in the power of the tongue.
MY FATHER was born in Warsaw on January 11, 1907, the youngest child of Moshe Mordechai and Reizel (Perlow) Heschel. His mother and father were each descended from distinguished Hasidic rebbes, a family of nobility in the Jewish world. Nearly all the great Hasidic leaders of Eastern Europe, those who inspired and led the pietistic revival that began in the eighteenth century, were among my father's ancestors. He cherished and revered them. I remember as a child how often he used to take small, fragile books from his shelf, Hasidic seforim, show them to me, read a little with me, and tell me with awe about the great-grandfathers who had written them. This is your inheritance, he would say. Far from feeling burdened by the greatness of his heritage, he felt gratitude, humbleness, and reverence for his ancestors. "I was very fortunate," he told an inter-viewer, "in having lived as a child and as a young boy in an environment where there were many people I could revere, people concerned with problems of inner life, of spirituality and integrity. People who have shown great compassion and understanding for other people."'
As a small child he was accorded the princely honors given the families of Hasidic rebbes: adults would rise when he entered the room, even when he was little, recognizing that he was a special person. He would be lifted onto a table to deliver drushas, learned discussions of Hebrew texts. He was considered an illui, a genius. His world was one of intense piety and religious observance, and he felt grateful, as he described much later, that he grew up surrounded by people of spiritual nobility. As the baby of the family, he was loved and fussed over by his older sisters, Sarah, Devorah Miriam, Esther Sima, and Gittel, and his brother, Jacob. He was teased and coddled the way youngest children of large families are. He was only three years old when his oldest sister, Sarah, married their first cousin, the Kapitshinitzer rebbe, and he remembered being at the wedding, running around excitedly among the adults. Even as a small child he took his religious obligations very seriously. He seemed amused and embarrassed when he told me that when he was sent as a five year old on an errand to a female neighbor, he would ask that the object he was borrowing be placed on a table—according to ultra-Orthodox custom, a man should not give or receive from a woman's hand.
His was a large extended family. His mother was the twin sister of the Novominsker rebbe, Alter Israel Simon Perlow, who lived in Warsaw, and there were many cousins, nieces, and nephews. The family's first tragedy came in 1916, when my father was nine years old and his father
died during an influenza epidemic. It was devastating for the family. Shortly before I turned nine, I developed a fear that the same thing might happen to me. I asked him, over and over, how he could survive such a terrible thing. He used to say, in a way that was so sad for me to hear, that he just wished he could talk to his father again, just once more, even for one hour.
As a teenager my father began publishing his first articles, short studies, in Hebrew, of talmudic literature, which appeared in a Warsaw rabbinical publication, Sha'are Torah, in 1922 and 1923. When he grew older, he began to read secular books, in addition to his Talmud studies. He said his mother worried at not hearing him chant Gemara while he studied, knowing that he was reading what he should not. Finally, with the approval of his family, he decided to go to Vilna to study at a Gymnasium. There he completed his examinations on June 24, 1927, at the Mathematical—Natural Science Gymnasium. He also became involved with a Yiddish poetry group, Jung Vilna, and published, as his first book, a volume of Yiddish poems, Der Shem Hamefoyrosh: Mentsch, written during his years in Vilna and published in Warsaw in 1933, dedicated to his father's memory.' The poems were greeted warmly in the worlds of Yiddish and Hebrew belles lettres; they brought him to the attention of, among others, Chaim Nachman Bialik, who wrote to him from Israel with an enthusiastic letter of congratulations.
Among my father's childhood friends from Warsaw few survived. One who did was the Yiddish writer Yechiel Hoffer, who immigrated to Israel and wrote autobiographical novels in which my father appears as a young man. Another was Zalman Shazar, a Zionist and Hebrew writer who later became President of the state of Israel. They remained good friends throughout their lives; letters from Shazar to my father, written in Hebrew, address him, "To the friend of my soul, master of joy, son of holy people." In 197o, on the occasion of President Shazar's eightieth birthday, my father wrote a tribute to him in Yiddish: "He is a Jew who lives with visions. He carries in himself a song that calls and awakens sleeping souls." My father also gave President Shazar a mezuzah that had once stood on the doorpost of the synagogue of the Baal Shem Tov, the founder of Hasidism, in the little East European town of Mezibizh.
After Vilna, in 1927, my father went to study in Berlin, to participate in what he felt was the great center of European intellectual and cultural life. He enrolled at the Hochschule fur die Wissenschaft des Judentums
"A brokhe dem nosi" (Greetings to President Shazar on his eightieth birthday) in Die goldene Keyt, Tel Aviv, No. 68 0970), p. 26. Shazar sent a telegram to the Israel Bonds dinner honoring my father in December 197o: "To Abraham Joshua Heschel, my cherished friend . . . The descendant of so saintly a line now brings to American Jewry sparks of holiness and true radiance."
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ABRAHAM JOSHUA HESCHEL MAN’S QUEST FOR GOD
Aurora Press presents Abraham Joshua Heschel, Man's Quest for God. A book about Studies in Prayer and Symbolism, with a new introduction by Susannah Heschel.
Man's Quest for God's Dr. Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907–1972), professor of Ethics and Mysticism at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York, was one of the outstanding philosophers and theologians of our time. Internationally acclaimed author, scholar, activist and theologian, Dr. Heschel’s classic, Man’s Quest for God, originally published in 1954, continues to be a significant contribution to contemporary Jewish literature. In his poetic and inspiring style, Heschel offers insights that speak deeply to the essence of prayer.
From Dr. Heschel’s book:
“Prayer is the yielding of the entire being to one goal, the gathering of the soul in focus.”
“Prayer is like a beam thrown from a flashlight before us into the darkness.”
“One of the truly great men of our day and age, a truly great prophet.” —Dr. Martin Luther King
“Heschel’s Man’s Quest for God is the most profound invitation to the journey for recapturing the all-too-forgotten sacred art of prayer.” —Rabbi Rolando Matalon, Bnai Jeshurun
“Heschel continues to give words to the longing of the soul for the Great Connection. A theologian who speaks the heart’s poetry and makes us aspire to a virtuous source of inspiration. This is a book to keep near your prayer meditation space.” —Rabbi Zalman Schachter Shalomi
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- Dr. Marc Edmund Jones
DR. MARC EDMUND JONES – BIO
Marc Edmund Jones
October 1, 1888 — March 8, 1980
Marc Edmund Jones was an original. He dropped out of high school to go into business and years later he completed his formal education with a Ph.D. in philosophy from Columbia University. He participated in the creation of the movie in-dustry by writing scenarios in the very early days and was instrumental in founding what later became the Screen Writer's Guild. He was a Presbyterian clergyman and served in a par¬ish for five years. He was a philosopher, author of the major work, Occult Philosophy. However, most people knew him as an astrologer.
Marc Jones began the study of astrology in 1913. In 1922, working with a psychic, Elsie Wheeler, he developed the sym-bols for each degree of the Zodiac, which have become known as the Sabian Symbols. In 1923 he worked out his Key Prin-ciples of Astrology for use with his regular classes. This base
was expanded in the following years as he developed 12 sets of lessons for his students, presenting in mimeographed form a comprehensive but condensed version of a variety of approaches to astrology.
While working on his Ph.D. in New York, Marc came out in the open with his ideas on reforming astrology. Some of the problems he saw in the way astrology was usually prac¬ticed included assigning rulership to planets, over-personifi¬cation of symbols, creation of "influences," unnecessary con¬fusion over the distortion of houses, confusion between signs and houses, viewing the signs as quite set in nature, and taking the zodiac as a mystic conglomeration of heavenly influences upon man to which he must submit.
In his increasing efforts to correct such misunderstand¬ings, Marc Jones traveled and lectured in many parts of the country. In these talks he did not refer to "benefics" and ‘`malefics" in the chart. And he challenged the age-old notion that the power is in the stars, that the chart creates the des¬tiny. Instead, he taught that astrology properly used helps clients see more clearly their own tendencies so they can decide for themselves what they want to do with those tendencies.
Beginning with the period in New York, he produced the series of books which had been projected years earlier as the rigorous presentation of techniques worked out in the mim-eographed lessons. His plan was reinforced both by the grow¬ing public interest in astrology and by his position as occult book editor for the David McKay Book Company. Eleven astrological books were written and published over the years from 1941-1979. His last work, The Counseling Manual in Astrology, had been written and most of the type set at the time of his death, and publication was completed posthu¬mously.
In his later years, Marc Jones was widely recognized for his valuable contribution to astrology, and was customarily and affectionately referred to as the dean of American astrology.
Books by Dr. Marc Edmund Jones:
Astrology How and Why It Works, An Introduction to Basic Astrology was originally published in 1945, this easy to understand beginners guide is an in depth investigation of astrological symbolism. It demystifies astrological prediction, and relates theoretical understanding to the experience and practical concerns of the reader. At each stage of the book, Dr. Jones anticipates and answers the readers’ questions, so that the explanation of the houses, signs and planets of the horoscope becomes a guide that even a beginner can understand and apply. Every element of the horoscope is illustrated in terms of everyday living, and each technical detail is lucidly explained.
From the most specific human concerns to the universal, topics discussed include:
- Twelve Tribes of Individuality
- Basic Factors of Delineation —
- the Houses, Signs and Planets
- The Magic of the Hemispheres
- The Divinity of Difference
This classic text has demonstrated its value in serving the needs of students and friends of astrology for almost 50 years.
Paperback • 448 Pages • 5” X 8”
Books by Dr. Marc Edmund Jones
DR. MARC EDMUND JONES – THE SABIAN SYMBOLS IN ASTROLOGY
The Sabian Symbols in Astrology - Dr. Marc Edmund Jones, was first written in 1953, and now integrated into Astrological work globally, Dr. Jones includes in his groundbreaking comprehensive text, for each of the 360 degrees of the zodiac: the symbolical picture, an interpretation in present-day psychological significance, a keyword for use in quick or at sight analysis, the positive and negative influences, the formula to determine the relationship between these symbols, and illustrated with 1000 horoscopes of well-known people. Detailed explanations of their origin, use in the natal, horary, mundane and rectification charts gives the reader an unparalleled opportunity to learn directly from the source that envisioned their profound effect in all types of astrological practice.
“The Sabian Symbols marks the fruition for the present lifetime, of three decades of my astrological research.”
—Dr. Marc Edmund Jones
“Marc Edmund Jones’ Sabian Symbols is by far the best. They constitute a momentous Astrological revelation. It’s practical value in Astrological practice is absolutely beyond doubt.” —Dane Rudhyar
Paperback • 456 Pages • 5” x 8”
Books by Dr. Marc Edmund Jones:
- F.S. Kahn
FARROL S. KAHN WHY FLYING ENDANGERS YOUR HEALTH
WHY FLYING ENDANGERS YOUR HEALTH is an uncompromising, hard-hitting expose of air travel opens our eyes for the first time to the serious health risks of flying and will change forever the way people think about air travel.
Is flying really safe? Why has so little been disclosed about the health hazards of flying? Are there some people who should not fly at all? The flying public has been kept in the dark too long about the health dangers of flying. F. S. Kahn reveals the technical causes of health dangers and gives concrete advice on how to avoid these risks.
Two invaluable checklists are provided: one for all passengers; one for high risk health conditions—which will enable you to make informed decisions about whether or not you should fly. Recommendations are given to help alleviate the health stressors routinely encountered in flight. This book is compelling reading for all people who fly and in addition provides previously unavailable information for doctors, psychiatrists, and flight crews.
“. . . this is the first time I have seen such comprehensive coverage in a commercially published book.” —New Scientist
“. . . a controversial health warning to the globe trotting set.” —The Times
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- Katrina Raphaell
KATRINA RAPHAELL – BIO
Katrina Raphaell has extensively worked with New Age Healing Arts for over 16 years. Her professional experi-ence includes: nursing, teaching and practicing massage therapies, and other related healing modalities. While Director of Health Care for a natural drug and alcohol rehabilitation center, she had the opportunity to apply her knowledge of nutrition, herbology, hydrotherapy, yoga, meditation technologies, kinesiology, flower essences, homeopathy and various forms of natural healing methods.
Through her studies and healing work, Katrina became increasingly aware of the mental and emotional imbalances associated with physical dis-ease. As the world of crystals opened up to her, Katrina was guided to use the energies of light and color to balance the more subtle aspects of our being—emotional, mental, subcon-scious and spiritual. Applying the information received in her personal meditations, she experienced first hand information, about how to utilize the light forces within the mineral kingdom to benefit oneself and others.
To bring this information to a wider audience, Katrina authored Crystal Enlightenment in 1985, which was the result of her personal study, work with clients and research. The material contained in her books, is part of a sacred knowledge, on how to use crystals and stones for healing and the expansion of consciousness. In order to facilitate the art of Crystal Healing, Ms. Raphaell opened the Crystal Academy of Advanced Healing Arts in Taos, New Mexico, making available intensive seminars, and courses for in depth studies. The Crystal Academy also encourages further gathering of information and research into the potential and as yet undiscovered qualities of crystals. Nationally, Katrina is a popular lecturer, and with translations of her books in other languages, is invited to participate internationally in workshops and conferences.
Books by Katrina Raphaell
KATRINA RAPHAELL CRYSTAL ENLIGHTENMENT
CRYSTAL ENLIGHTENMENT - Katrina Raphaell is a comprehensive, yet easy to understand guide to the use of crystals and gems for internal growth, healing and balance in your daily life.
Discover new resources, learn how to extend your personal awareness and center by attuning to crystal energies. The magnitude and potential of crystals and gems to impact positively our personal lives and the evolving planet we live on is significant.
Crystal Enlightenment - The Transforming Properties of Crystals and Healing Stones.
Some of the topics explored in this book are:
- What are crystals physically and esoterically?
- Working with crystals for self-healing
- The ancient art of laying on stones
- Psychic Protection
- Generator Crystals
- Important healing stones and their uses
- Double terminated stones and their functions
- Crystal Meditations
- Black Holes
Crystal Enlightenment is designed for the lay person, as well as the professional, to give the basic understanding necessary to use the healing properties inherent within the mineral kingdom to improve the quality of our external and internal lives.
Crystal Trilogy, Volume 1
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Books by Katrina Raphaell
KATRINA RAPHAELL CRYSTAL HEALING
Crystal Healing - Katrina Raphaell, is volume two of the Crystal Trilogy. It further refines the practical applications of crystal therapeutic techniques. Katrina introduces innovative, previously unavailable methods for discovering and removing internal imbalances.
This wealth of information derived from the author’s firsthand experience is practical, while inviting the reader to explore deeper levels and gain insight into the processes underlying our disease and health patterns. Unique in its content, Crystal Healing reveals for the first time:
Six Master Crystals
Maintenance – Personal Responsibility
Past/Future Life Recall
Protection & Guidance
Mind, Body, Heart & Soul Correlations
Crystal Healing The Therapeutic Application of Crystals and Stones
To facilitate a complete understanding of the specific techniques described, Crystal Healing is strikingly illustrated with detailed color photographs. Step-by-step instructions encourage an understanding of all you need to know to reap the benefits emanating through crystals and stones. This invaluable guide enables the lay person and professional to use crystals and healing stones for soul activation, complete healing and expansion of consciousness. In addition to the information in Volume One, this book will help activate hidden potential and open up a world of light into your life.
Crystal Trilogy, Volume 2
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Books by Katrina Raphaell:
KATRINA RAPHAELL – THE CRYSTALLINE TRANSMISSION
THE CRYSTALLINE TRANSMISSION - Katrina Raphaell, a look inside this third volume in the Crystal Trilogy reveals a whole new dimension of crystal awareness, offering guidelines and instruction on how we, as human beings can become as clear as the crystals and develop the full spectrum of the rainbow ray body.
The crystals are tools and teachers demonstrating how to materially manifest perfected form. Katrina focuses on how we can align ourselves with the perfect cosmic geometric grid of light (as the crystals so purely demonstrate). This would literally change the frequency at which we vibrate. Emphasizing planetary peace, specific information is given to assist individuals in stabilizing their personal identity within their own lighted center of truth, thus establishing entirely new concepts of being. Introduced for the first time are crystals and stones that facilitate this process, the final six Master Crystals and a pure Crystalline Transmission through the writing itself.
Specific stones and layouts for individuals suffering from or prone to AIDS
Crystals that facilitate the activation of new chakra centers
Tantric layouts for couples
Stones and Crystals for protection against nuclear radiation
Dematerialization in action
Encoded crystals—the cosmic alphabet
Crystals and stones for the new race of beings birthing onto the Earth
Information of many new stones and crystals to serve our unfoldment in the 1990s.
Crystal Trilogy, Volume 3
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Books by Katrina Raphaell:
- Dane Rudhyar
Astrological Aspects: A Process-Oriented Approach Paperback – December 1, 1980
Rudhyar's expansive vision finds its ideal complement in Leyla Rael's straightforward approach and clear applications. Together they have outlined a cyclic dynamic view of aspects which goes far beyond the static, cookbook tabulations so prevalent today. Their approach provides the foundation for a meaning - revealing chart interpretation and inspiring life interpretation. Included in this holistic textbook are chapters on retrogradation, rectangular and triangular aspect patterns, seeing the horoscope as a whole, Yods, an explanation of three types of every planetary aspect, examined step by step in depth. Included are numerous examples and practical applications. "Astrological Aspects" is truly a key to holistic Astrological understanding to read for enjoyment, study for lasting insight and keep for future reference.
DANE RUDHYAR – AN ASTROLOGICAL TRIPTYCH
In An Astrological Triptych, Rudhyar extracts from traditional Astrology a wealth of psychological and spiritual meaning. New interpretations of the zodiacal signs, houses, and planets are presented, shedding light on the three basic phases of the great ritual which constitutes the spiritual unfoldment of the human being.
Gifts Of The Spirit- The Illumined Road-The Way Through
“To become whole by assimilating that which completes our particular being to realize that individual existence is a process of repeated emergence out of a number of typical conditions which test the individual’s strength, resilience and faith, and having realized this, to be victorious over the negative trend which is met at every step of the way.”
An Astrological Triptych is a book to read and reread! Each chapter stands by itself, yet is a part in a vast symphony of revealed values and inspired imagery.
“Your new book, Astrological Triptych, means for me all psychosynthesis—in another language—in its widest and highest spiritual sense.” —Roberto Assagioli
“You are unique in your power to synthesize all elements and include all modern thought and new visions into Astrology.” —Anais Nin
Paperback • 296 Pages • 6” x 9”
Books by Dane Rudhyar
DANE RUDHYAR – ASTROLOGICAL INSIGHTS
Astrological Insights provides a penetrating, sensitive, poetic, and visual insight into the twelve qualities required for the spiritual life, for astrologers and non-astrologers alike.
Using the Astrological signs and houses, Rudhyar builds a framework for impregnating the seeker with an awareness of how to use basic life challenges, as a process through which an individual human being evolves. Twelve exquisite artistic renderings evoke the archetypal, intuitive level of each sign.
“Meditation on power. The human earth, level after level rises to Himalayan intensity. A divine Presence overshadows the meditator, as the garnet sun sinks into the abyss. It merges with the guest. It is yogic power taking form as the embodied ideal, the vision made substance. The “Universal” acquires “form and name” according to the longings of particular beings seeking to insure the permanency of ideals.” —RUDHYAR
“It would be difficult to exaggerate my enthusiasm for your book, for though I know little of Astrology, I can recognize deep, true, original thought when I encounter it.” —Claude Bragdon
Paperback • 154 Pages • 6” x 9”
Books by Dane Rudhyar
DANE RUDHYAR -THE GALACTIC DIMENSION OF ASTROLOGY
Dane Rudhyar - The Galactic Dimension Of Astrology - The Sun Is Also A Star. In this book, Rudhyar expands traditional Astrological philosophy by introducing a galactic view of the solar system.
“When the Sun is seen as the star it fundamentally is, a galactic frame of reference takes form in the consciousness of man, and it brings to all patterns and events of our traditional solar system a potentially new meaning. The entire solar system is seen in a new light, the light of the relationship it has to the Galaxy.” —RUDHYAR
“A deepened understanding of Uranus, Neptune and Pluto can guide us towards experiencing the galactic level of consciousness. The “challenge of galacticity” to humanistic astrology releases new perspectives when applied to individual horoscopes. His new interpretations of the transsaturnian planets provide a vehicle to transform how we use Astrology in our daily lives, and for the evolving planet we live on. I am impressed by the thought that of all the books I have read on Astrology, Rudhyar’s works eclipse all others. He has the very special gift of always keeping before our minds the whole. His ability to dissect and analyze, to show the relation between the parts and finally to relate the parts to the whole, is a most exceptional one. Reading Rudhyar,
I am forever impressed by his ability to put in words, what is even difficult to express or understand when conceived in more symbolic, cryptic forms of communication. He is forever awakening in us the relatedness of all things, their profound spiritual significance. This is the sense of the whole which, when relayed to us by an Astrologer, lifts Astrology to its proper place and puts us in our proper place with respect to its aim and purpose.” —Henry Miller
Rudhyar revolutionized twentieth-century astrology, using the symbolic language of the stars and planets to explore the nature of spiritual destiny. His is an astrology concerned less with measurement than with meaning, with the sense of purpose and connectedness to the universe which he thought was essential to a harmonious and positive life.
—DR. NICK CAMPION, Director Bath Spa University College PhD Astrology program, author of Mundane Astrology, and The Book of World Horoscopes
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Books by Dane Rudhyar
DANE RUDHYAR PERSON CENTERED ASTROLOGY
Dane Rudhyer - Person Centered Astrology is Lucid and inspiring material on the purpose and value of Astrology in New Age Guidance, and the difference between an event-oriented approach, and a person centered view.
Topics covered include:
Event Oriented vs. Person Centered
Birth Charts as a Whole
Astrology in New Age Guidance
Astrology as Karma Yoga
Planetary & Lunar Nodes
The Moment of Interpretation
Sample horoscopes of well-known people, Assagioli, Freud, Nietzche and others illustrate clearly the techniques described. Two complete detailed case histories are given, enabling the reader to concretely experience Rudhyar’s holistic approach in action. Person Centered Astrology represents the harvest of Rudhyar’s innovative astrological and philosophical thinking, practically applied to individual birth charts.
“Person Centered Astrology deals with Rudhyar’s vision of what the cosmic craft essentially is and should be—a tool ‘to help individual persons discover and gradually actualize and fulfill, in the best possible way, the potentialities inherent in their total being.’ It’s a wonderful and fascinating book. I give it my highest recommendation.” —Richard Nolle, Horoscope Magazine
Available on Amazon
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Books by Dane Rudhyar
DANE RUDHYAR – THE ASTROLOGY OF PERSONALITY
The Astrology of Personality is a modern classic, as potent today as when first written in 1936. Rudhyar integrates modem concepts of psychology with elements of both Western and Oriental philosophies.
He succeeds in presenting Astrology as a symbolic language by reformulating its basic concepts and focusing on viewing the chart as a whole.
Dane Rudhyar’s Classic With a Foreword by Charles Harvey
“Astrology has been debased as fortunetelling and usually deals only with concrete events. But events in themselves are not important. What matters is the significance we bestow upon them. It is only by giving to events the meaning centered in our own souls, that we make them real. There is no reality except that which we create—the very activity of continuous living. Thus events do not happen, we happen to them.”
“. . . the greatest step forward in Astrology since the time of Ptolomy.” —Paul Clancy
“. . . the pivotal book that launched humanistic astrology . . .”
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Books by Dane Rudhyar
THE ASTROLOGY OF TRANSFORMATION – DANE RUDHYAR
The Astrology of Transformation - Dane Rudhyar - The author explains; “This book is not a text book with rules to memorize. It is an attempt to open up a new dimension in the practice of Astrology: to assist individuals to transcend the type of ego-responses and culture-bound responses which define ordinary astrology and psychology.
“This Astrology of Transformation could be called my astrological testament. It brings to a conclusion my attempt to reformulate modern astrology and provide techniques that support a holistic perspective. I hope that what I have written will assist those who are ready to understand what is involved in the transpersonal Path of radical transformation.” —DANE RUDHYAR, 1980
Two Basic Ways of Meeting Life’s Confrontations
Four Levels of Interpreting Human
Experience and Astrological Data
The Individual Level of Interpretation
The Marriage of Mind and Soul
The Practice and Interpretation of Astrology at the Transpersonal Level
The Marriage of Mind and Soul
Progressions and Transits
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Books by Dane Rudhyar
DANE RUDHYAR – THE LUNATION CYCLE
The Lunation Cycle. A Key To The Understanding of Personality is a pioneering classic provides a new dimension in the use of Astrology as a powerful tool in understanding life patterns.
This book is a unique technical breakthrough revealing the significance of the cyclic relationship of the Sun and Moon as phases of a larger process. Rudhyar formulates and describes here for the fist time, the eight Soli Lunar types of personalities and the importance of the “New Moon before birth” and the “Progressed New Moon charts.”
Rudhyar’s innovative presentation of the “Progressed Lunation Cycle” is an invaluable technique providing insight into how to use all life events in the actualization of inner potentials. The meaning of specific events are viewed as an ordered series of Lunation phases, within the context of your whole life pattern, from birth to death. This is a practical and clear way to anticipate major turning points and transition periods and to understand our individual schedules of unfoldment.
This groundbreaking book includes:
The Sun and Moon as a Dynamic Pattern of Relationship
The Part of Fortune as an Index of Personality and Happiness
The Part of Fortune in the Houses and Zodiacal Signs
The Part of Spirit
The Planets in Relationship to the Lunation Cycle
Undoubtedly, Rudhyar’s most practical contribution to astrology is his innovative technique, the progressed lunation cycle, detailed in his very readable book The Lunation Cycle. Utilizing this technique with hundreds of my clients, has led to insights offered by no other perspective. One cannot claim to have truly studied astrology without reading this book.
-Nicki Michaels, Certified Professional Co-Active Coach & columnist for The Mountain Astrologer. www.BeyondSunSigns.co
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Books by Dane Rudhyar
THE PLANETARIZATION OF CONSCIOUSNESS DANE RUDHYAR
The Planetarization of Consciousness - Dane Rudhyar is Rudhyar’s major philosophical and psychological work, the concentrated outcome of a lifetime concerned with the most basic problems of human existence and the meaning of radical social-cultural crisis mankind is experiencing.
Rudhyar has been for years an apostle of world integration based on the interpretation of Eastern and Western concepts and attitudes to life. He sees emerging a global society, and through the worldwide interaction of all cultures, a new type of “planetary” consciousness which for the first time will reveal in its fullness the potential of man.
“The holistic world-view which I present here is meant to be an incentive to think greater thoughts, to feel deeper, more inclusive feelings, and to act as “agents” for the Power that structures human evolution—however we wish to image this power.” —RUDHYAR
The Planetarization is essentially an act of faith in Man. Man as a microcosm of the universe. Man as a reality that transcends the physical organism, all localisms and nationalisms, and in whom spirit and matter can unite in a “Divine Marriage” productive of ever new and greater creative tomorrows.
“I am particularly pleased because Rudhyar’s whole trend of thought is in the spirit of psychosynthesis. From different starting points and using a different terminology he arrives at the same basic conclusion on important issues such as: harmonizing the opposites in individuals and in society; the central importance of purpose; the need of a new humanistic psychology.” —Roberto Assagioli
Paperback • 336 Pages
Books by Dane Rudhyar
DANE RUDHYAR – BIO
A biography of Dane Rudhyar - a contemporary visionary and prolific author in the field of Astrology.
Books by Dane Rudhyar:
- Astrological Aspects
- An Astrological Triptych
- Astrological Insights Into the Spiritual Life
- The Galactic Dimension of Astrology
- Person Centered Astrology
- The Astrology of Personality
- The Astrology of Transformation
- The Lunation Cycle
- The Planetarization of Consciousness
ABOUT DANE RUDHYAR
DANE RUDHYAR was born in Paris, France, on March 23, 1895. Quite early in his life, Rudhyar intuitively realized two things which have deeply influenced his entire life and work: (1) Time is cyclic, and the Law of cycles describes all civilizations as well as all existence; (2) Western Civilization is now in what could be symbolically called the autumn phase of its period of existence. As these realizations developed into a personal commitment to the future which he envisioned, Rudhyar felt the urge to divorce himself from Europe and to seek a “New World” —a land into which he could sow himself as a seed, carrying within his being the legacy of whatever was viable and constructive in the European past. In the late fall of 1916, he came to America, leaving behind his native land arid ancestral French culture as well as his family name, Chenneviere.
The change of name was symbolic of a total dedication to his ideal: the transformation of our civilization, a revaluation of all values: He became known as Rudhyar; a name derived from the Sanskrit root Rudra implying dynamic action and the electrical power released during storms. The god Rudra in the Vedas is the Destroyer and Regenerator, the transforming energy, breaker of old molds and the power of will or vital force.
This sense of destiny released through Rudhyar tremendous energy which he channeled into the development of his philosophical ideas; through Music and the use of tone; through Painting as the Art of Gestures; through Astrology as a symbolic language with the potential to bring individuals in tune with cosmic cycles. Throughout his life and his use of many different forms of expression, his purpose became clearly focused and dynamic. He calls forth the need for individuals with holistic vision and a “transpersonal” approach to life to serve as the foundation of a global society.
We are privileged to publish the books of Rudhyar, beloved mentor and friend, internationally acclaimed Astrologer, composer, poet, artist and philosopher, who initiated the concept of a cyclic and transpersonal approach to life. Rudhyar’s pioneering work, seeded generations of astrologers globally, inspiring a wholistic approach to contemporary personal and global crisis.
—Barbara Somerfield, Publisher
- Barbara Somerfield
BARBARA SOMERFIELD – AN INTERVIEW WITH DANE RUDHYAR
Dane Rudhyar, An Interview conducted on 23 March 1984, by Barbara Somerfield, on his 89th Birthday. In this interview with Dane Rudhyar (1895-1985), he describes the development of 20th century astrology and insightfully addresses some of the crucial issues surfacing within the astrological community today.
Barbara: Could you address the question of professionalism now current among astrologers and the idea of a "commitment to astrology" as opposed to what astrology is for?
Dane Rudhyar: One of the basic things which was attempted by Alan Leo in England and by Max Heindl in America was to relate astrology to a philosophy of life which was not the usual Western academic philosophy. Alan Leo was a Theosophist and very devoted to Annie Besant and the second generation of Theosophists. Max Heindl had been to Europe where he studied with a supposed inheritor of the Rosicrucian tradition. Heindl had been a lecturer for the Theosophical Society in America, and he wanted to translate and reorganize astrological concepts in terms of what he had learned of Rosicrucian theory. Sepharial was also an occultist and a Theosophist.
Before that, particularly in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, astrology was a profession. It was a branch of an occult philosophy, but it was a definite profession — you were the astrologer of a king, of a prince, and so on, and you played a social role. That more or less disappeared in the nineteenth century when astrology ceased to be taught in colleges. The last time it was taught in a university — I have forgotten the exact date, but it was around 183O — was by a professor in the Rhineland. After it lost its professional status, so to speak, it tried to reorganize itself in relation to the Theosophical movement in England and the Rosicrucian movement in California.
In America, Marc Jones was also a philosopher-occultist On the basis of his own inner revelations, he tried to go back to the fundamentals of astrology from a metaphysical and philosophical point of view. This interested me — I wasn't too taken with the approaches of Alan Leo or Max Heindl. There were a couple of other groups, too, like C.C. Zain's Brotherhood of Light (which became the Church of Light), which also were supposed to be based on the old Egyptian foundation. But astrology was not considered a profession in those groups either. In some cases you were not supposed to receive money for a reading; astrology was part of a philosophy of life and a religious approach to life.
The other aspect of astrology in America was represented by Evangeline Adams. She made it a profession and did charge what was a lot of money at the time. She used mostly a horary kind of astrology, especially for her Wall Street clients (like Pierpont Morgan and a few others). She managed to vindicate astrology in a famous lawsuit telling the judge all about his son, whom she had never seen, on the basis of his chart. She so impressed the judge that he dismissed the case and made it possible for astrology to be used in that sense.
So, in a certain sense the idea of astrology as a profession is like going back to the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries; it's an aspect of the neoclassical approach, the return to a fundamentalist outlook.
Beginning with The Astrology of Personality in 1935 (it's still my best-selling book), I tried to reformulate astrology on the basis of the new depth psychology which had been started by Freud. Around 1932-33, the first important books of Jung came out in English translation; they inspired me when I got them in 1933. I tried to reformulate astrology using much of the general philosophical approach of Marc Jones, which was very valid and at least presented astrology and its principles in a philosophical light. I tried to present astrology as a symbolic language which could complement psychological insight and particularly the practice of psychological consultation.
The psychologist can know all the details of events as related to him by the client and what he can surmise from the client's dreams, gestures, and actions. But astrology can add to that a general structure which deals with the chart and the life as a whole. While the psychologist gets the data, he doesn't know their structure, their order, their development; the astrologer knows the structure and development but doesn't know the data, the way the symbolic indications manifest as events. By putting the two together I thought you could get a much more definite and meaningful picture.
All this is taken for granted now in those aspects of the human potential movement that are interested in astrology. But in 1934-35, when The Astrology of Personality and the series of articles which preceded it were published, this was a very novel idea. Even Marc Jones was not interested in depth psychology. He was interested in the old-fashioned kind of psychology, but he was a very intelligent man who was able to give a personal interpretation. I tried to show that all the factors used in astrology — signs, houses, parts, lunation cycle, and so on — could form a language, a symbolic language, which then could be of value to interpret the completely new developments in psychology, which has taken thirty years to grow into the popular movement it has become.
From 1936 to 1966 astrology grew very, very slowly, even in America. It was only the generation of young people who became interested in oriental philosophy, yoga, eastern teachers, Zen, and so on, that suddenly turned to my books, which then became popular. Since 1933 I had been in charge of the psychological department of American Astrology and Horoscope magazines. I wrote articles which dealt with the symbolic nature of astrology, with inner development, development at a higher level, and so on, rather than at the popular, social, business level.
Marc Jones, on the other hand, was primarily interested in social relationships because his philosophy was a kind of social philosophy; it has a metaphysical basis, but in practice he was dealing with social factors. I was trying to get at the core of personal issues, and for a long time I was the only one to do it. Gradually, people like Charles Jayne, Stephen Arroyo, and Marc Robertson became interested in astrology. In the case of Marc Robertson, I was the one who suggested to him that he study astrology during a period of crisis in his life. Charles Jayne took some courses of mine in Philadelphia in 1934 or '35.
All the work I did with astrology was to explain it as a language and the meaning of its symbols — the planets, signs, degrees of the zodiac, and so on. When I finished interpreting that language, I stopped writing on astrology, because there was no point in trying to invent a new language when I thought the old language was perfectly satisfactory to deal with what I thought it was necessary to do. So I finished with The Astrology of Transformation, which I wrote in 1978 and which finished what I started more than forty years before with The Astrology of Personality.
That doesn't mean that I disapprove of new elements which can be added to the language, because the language is always growing and changing to fit new needs. But very often I question whether there really are new needs and whether new words are not used merely because they are startling and draw attention to the inventor but perhaps do not fulfill a very important need. That, for instance, is why I am not particularly interested in asteroids, because as individual factors I don't think they fill a particular need; as a whole mass they have a place in the solar system, but I don't see any reason to take a little bit of orbiting material and give it significance. If so, why not consider the manmade satellites. I was startled when a magazine editor in the 1950s asked me to write an article on the Sputnik satellite and its astrological effects. At first I thought it was a rather ridiculous request, but I took it on as a challenge. At the time the satellite seemed to me to be a symbol of a particular aspect of our culture. Now there are so many of them that they are like the asteroids; in their totality they mean something, but you cannot use them as astrological words.
To return to the idea of the astrologer as a certified professional, as I said, it's like returning to the seventeenth and eighteenth century concept of the king or prince or wealthy people and their astrologer. I am not happy today to see people become so dependent on their so-called astrologer that they return every few weeks or months to get advice about how to deal with this or that situation. One consultation usually is not sufficient because the problems of a person are complex; I'm very much in favor of having two or three shorter consultations — not so long that the astrologer and the client get so tired that they only remember fragments of it. But now with tapes it is much easier. But after one has understood the situation with one's life and where one stands, there is no reason not to develop the capacity oneself; you have understood the language and should be able to use it to some extent. Obviously this means dealing with something unfamiliar, and at first one needs to have someone who better understands the symbols. Six months later something may happen, but one should not become dependent. Astrological data --progressions, transits, aspects — do not refer to events but to the possibility of development
It used to be that the signs and planets were considered as categories or frames of reference, and a planet meant something first, in general, as a planet, secondly in terms of the house. But I think that the house as a type of experience is more determined by the planet than the planet by the house.
What a chart reveals is where your attention is going to be drawn. In other words, if your Mars is in the second house, your attention will be drawn by the expenditure of energy and money, of inherited energy, ancestral energy and money, the things you were born into. If in the third house, your attention will be drawn to the formulation of ideas and relationships and so on. Mars in the sixth house doesn't necessarily mean that you will be sick or you will be a slave or an army man, but your attention will be drawn to problems and issues which deal with service and work and health. Normally, in most cases, your attention will be drawn because of some problem, but those problems won't necessarily involve violence; they will attract or focus your energy. So, all the words in the language of astrology are symbols that focus the possibility of experience but not necessarily an actual event. A symbol doesn't cause events. I think it is most unfortunate that in some astrology examinations you are given a certain date on which you have to tell what must have happened. The idea that there cannot be any physical, outer event unless there is an astrological event is equally unfortunate.
Barbara: Along with this big push for professionalism, different groups are developing testing and trying to obtain licensing. Can you speak about the pitfalls involved in licensing and regulating the use of astrology?
Dane Rudhyar: There are always two extremes. One is an extreme of socialization; any expression must follow a certain collectively acceptable or official form. The other extreme is to allow any individual's opinion or imagination to operate without any discrimination.
In old African tribes, what they call a great dream or vision of one of the members of the tribe, let us say about a storm coming, of a change of weather or an enemy approaching, was not accepted and acted upon until after another member of the tribe would have a similar dream. So, there should be some corroboration or concordance between people. If not, the danger is that people would use anything they hear, any little discovery in astronomy or astrophysics, to immediately jump into finding astrological meaning for it. It's always easy to find a few charts in which it works — and ignore completely those charts in which it doesn't. So, a certain amount of group cooperation is valid. But when a state or organization of people, especially if they don’t know anything about astrology, begins to officially sanction it, then a kind of totalitarian situation can result.
The American Medical Association is a remarkable example of this. Entire avenues of research, or interpretation of people's physical conditions, have been blocked because a certain approach has become officially recognized and sanctioned as the only valid one. Any individual who thinks differently is blackballed and his professional status revoked. There are a number of cases like that. Now of course there is a little change with so-called new or holistic medicine, but then there is also the extreme of things being used and overused and given unbalanced meaning and value because everybody thinks that their opinion is worthwhile. In some cases it proves successful, but in others it may be harmful. You have to achieve a balance between extremes.
That's why I have always used the basic traditional meanings of the symbols of astrology as a foundation, because these fundamentals probably refer to a kind of meaning which is really logical and applicable to any human situation. What makes the applications significant, whether one can speak of a certain kind of transmission of energy from planets, or a symbolic correspondence, or a "morphic resonance" (to use Rupert Sheldrake's term), is of course very interesting from a philosophical point of view, but it doesn't need to be discussed or solved when practicing astrology and dealing with a client. These are metaphysical interpretations, and perhaps there is a certain amount of truth in all of them. But at whatever level the truth exists, it is very difficult for us to know. So to fight about, and for scientists to think only of one possibility — direct physical action from a planet to a human being — is ridiculous. That's one possibility, but there are any number of others which should also be entertained.
Barbara: What is it like for you to be eighty-nine today in 1984?
Dane Rudhyar: I really don't know what to say. Certain things can be stated from the recurrence of certain cyclic aspects, but things never recur exactly in the same way. Humanity has changed its level of response, to some extent at least, during the last five hundred years or so, and it's very difficult to make predictions or even suggestions strictly on the basis of astrological cycles. I tried to show this in my book Astrological Timing. You can see certain possibilities, but you can't say at what level those possibilities will apply. They may apply to some extent at every level, at several levels at once. One can only rely on an historical understanding of the momentum of the trends which have been building during the last four or five hundred years. My tendency is to be rather pessimistic. I see that the momentum, or what you might call the karma of the events and failures of our Western European and American society and nations, is so dire that I find it difficult to see how it could be completely negated or put aside or dismissed, except through some rather drastic changes or events. Now, what those will be, whether they will involve the misuse of nuclear energy, or war, or chemical energy, or cataclysmic changes in the planet, the motion of the poles, or changes in the atmosphere, stratosphere, or ionosphere — I have absolutely no idea. I don't know anyone who could make such definite predictions. I think it's entirely possible that the trend toward a conservative return to fundamentalist religion and its approach will develop further, because every extreme tends to produce a compensatory extreme, as Jung has shown in his psychological work, as of course the Chinese philosophy of yin and yang has demonstrated, and as I've tried to show in my book Rhythm of Wholeness. But it doesn't necessarily need to be catastrophic. It can be a progressive development.
The main thing that induces pessimism in me is the very great similarity between conditions today and conditions during the middle and end of the Roman Empire. That doesn't necessarily mean that the Western world or Northern hemisphere civilization is going to pass through the same fate as the Roman Empire passed through. Nevertheless, it's certainly a possibility which every head of state and policy maker should take into consideration — but I'm afraid they don't. The great international corporations behave exactly as some of the big Roman administrators. We have armies of mercenaries just as the Romans had because the Roman citizens didn't want to go to war; the American people don't want to be drafted. Conditions in crowded cities like New York and Chicago are similar to conditions in Rome under and following Nero. But it took centuries for the Roman Empire to disintegrate, and it may take much longer than one thinks possible for significant changes now — except that today the momentum of changes and the spread of ideas, fashions, and revolutionary movements is so much greater because of television and the media, that the tendency is to believe that changes that took two centuries before might occur in twenty years now.
The revolt of the late-Sixties in Berkeley started something that spread like wildfire to Japan and throughout Europe in a few months. The domino theory politicians love to talk about (because they see only a narrow view), doesn't really apply; it is the spread of a psychological mass-reaction. There is very little one can do to change mass-reactions. The pressure has gone so deep that a terrific revulsion has been created. This sense of revulsion may grow much stronger during the coming years. To what extent it can be canalized or given a constructive or progressive form, I have no idea.
Barbara: In the past you said something very interesting and positive about the potential of the nuclear issue, even though most are so negative about it.
Dane Rudhyar: I am not absolutely sure that a nuclear reaction will have as destructive an effect as people think, or that the mutations it might produce would necessarily be as severe or final as scientists project. They may, but there is also the possibility that out of the millions of negative reactions there may emerge a few positive ones which may release new power. There is the very famous story of the Dutchman (Peter Hurkos), who became clairvoyant after hitting his head. A possible concussion of the brain suddenly released clairvoyant powers which were quite spectacular. It is hard to say. At Bikini Island (where a hydrogen bomb was detonated) vegetation has been growing and renewing itself at a pace that no one expected to be that rapid. The regenerative power of the earth, as an organism, may be as great as the power of the human body to recover from serious illness. Disease may kill most people, but the few who survive may emerge much stronger. Because I had to fight against certain conditions in my early youth, I have built a certain kind of resistance to things which probably affect other people.
The important point which I keep stressing is that it is impossible to try to imagine the future unless you understand the past. One of the saddest situations in America is the lack of interest in history, especially among young people. As history is taught in such a foolish way, this is understandable. Also unfortunate is the extreme dependence on instant response and instant satisfaction; people in their early twenties want to be successful already, to be powerful and secure in their ways. I realize how long it took me to understand myself, not to mention humanity and the fact that nothing is new. Confucius said that he only began to understand life at sixty. The momentum of change, of excitement, of always wanting something new, prevails; if you don't go with each "new" thing and you live long enough, fifty years later you see that what was new, then completely old and invalid, suddenly becomes new again.
Copyright ©1985 by Barbara Somerfield. All rights reserved
Barbara Somerfield, founder of Aurora Press, publishes pioneering books that catalyze personal growth and transformation. Aurora Press specializes in contemporary Astrological classics including Marc Edmund Jones, Ronald Davison, Dr. Gauquelin and the work of Dane Rudhyar. As Director of the National Astrological Society from 1969-1986, publisher of the monthly journal Astrology, and organizer of 17 international Astrology conferences, she organized many of Rudhyar’s lectures, concerts, traveled with him and for him in the USA and abroad, and introduced many of Dane Rudhyar’s ideas which are now integrated into contemporary astrological practice.
Books by Dane Rudhyar
An Astrological Triptych
Astrological Insights Into the Spiritual Life
The Galactic Dimension of Astrology
Person Centered Astrology
The Astrology of Personality
The Astrology of Transformation
The Lunation Cycle
The Planetarization of Consciousness
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