"I just wanted to say I find your astrology books wonderful. You have such a wonderful grasp of the big picture. Your works are of such value to anyone who reads them." ~Sincerely, C B

Review: Where in the World

Venus and Jupiter

WHERE IN THE WORLD:
Astro*Carto*Graphy and Relocation
As reviewed by Mike Harding.

As inhabitants of the so-called Global Village we live in a rapidly shrinking world. Many of us can routinely visit places our parents could only dream about, and as we are increasingly able to experience life in different parts of the world so do techniques such as Astro*Carto*Graphy become evermore relevant.

But where to start learning? Anyone whose mind has ever boggled at the sight of an ACG map now has a personal tutor to help make sense of it all. Starting with the natal chart itself, Erin Sullivan unravels the theory and practice of mapping our birth onto the surface of the world.

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Review: Where in the World

Venus and Jupiter

WHERE IN THE WORLD:
Astro*Carto*Graphy and Relocation
As reviewed in Dell Horoscope.

One of the most exciting astrological innovations over the last few decades has been the development of AstroCartoGraphy. Based on the recognition that planets near the horoscope's angles dominate the chart, AstroCartoGraphy (A*C*G) maps reflect the locations around the world where specific planets would be angular.

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Review: Where in the World

Venus and Jupiter

WHERE IN THE WORLD:
Astro*Carto*Graphy and Relocation
As reviewed by Kenneth Irving.

It is truly unfortunate that many of the best books on astrology either are available only in England or come to us via British publishers whose distribution channels are slow. The problem of bringing these books here is due partly to the facts of life of international commerce. However, I think it also may be due to the differences between the astrological readership in the two countries.

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Reviews: The Astrology of Family Dynamics

BOOK REVIEW
Dynasty: The Astrology of Family Dynamics
by Erin Sullivan
As reviewed by Mary Plumb

The Astrology of Family DynamicsErin Sullivan writes with conviction in her new book, that "if it is familiar, it is familial". Whether our starting gate in this world was -- in her memorable phrase -- a "nest of vipers" or a more benign reality, she believes that all groups we form outside of the family of origin are linked back to that primary pattern, and her book explores the theme of understanding our place within this larger group.

The first section of the book, "The Big Picture: The Organic Family", requires attentive reading, but then her topic is big. She introduces a contemporary psychological method known as family systems, which is based on General Systems Theory. GST produces a model of all the people involved in a group, and is intimately concerned with the various interactions and venues for exchange that occur within the hierarchies and cross-currents of any group. In a family, for example, one looks at past generations as well as one's own extended family (siblings, aunts, in-laws, etc.) to see the individual's place in the larger story.

The family is described by the author in te language of GST and then placed within an astrological context. What is the purpose of a family and what holds it together? Astrological models for the open (Uranian) or closed (Neptunian) family system are suggested and she investigates solar and lunar themes, gender issues, parenthood, family roles, and in a short but excellent chapter, declares "Freud Had it Half Right", which inlcudes "two not so fairy tales" on the good mother and the good father.

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Press for Peter Pan

Peter Pan by Jim Lewis

What people are saying about Peter Pan:

1. In the words of Murray Stein, eminent author of the book, In Midlife:

“Jim Lewis has taken midlife public! This is an intriguing extension of psychological reflection from personal and individual matters to cultural and collective issues that affect us all. Lewis weaves a spellbinding and convincing theory.”

2. Jungian Analyst (London) and Franciscan Friar, Jude Hill writes: 

“A prophet is one who straddles two camps. Not only does he stand in the here and now but also foreshadows the future. Prophets have never been popular people because what they see is rarely acceptable to a national generation of people do not want to hear. Without a doubt Jim Lewis was a great prophet and an eloquent communicator being both profound as well as wildly hilarious."

"His personal revelations about his own grappling with midlife, and the midlife of America are gripping reading"

"He stood among the American people as one of them, and yet he saw the struggles they were and would face as they grappled with coming to adulthood."

"Lewis's work shows forth in an honest and clear way what will happen to the American people if they do not have the courage to ground the puer. In a prophetic way the collapse of the economy and the violence of the society today reflect these aspects of the puer that Lewis is trying to make the people confront. It is a book every American who is concerned about this nation should read and take to heart."

Brother Jude Hill ssf (Franciscan Friar) PhD, DHP, DipAnalyPsy [London], DPsy Member of the United Kingdom Council on Psychotherapy Member of the Guild of Analytical Psychology & Spirituality Associate Member, Sandplay Therapists of America

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