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The Magic of Psychosynthesis: Initiation and Self Development by Will Parfitt

Joyce Hopewell reviews Will Parfitt’s new book We are living in troubled, unsettling times, not just here in the UK where I sit and write, but in many countries around the world. Brexit, now exposed for what it really is, has morphed into an unpleasant can of worms and the effects reverberate not only in

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The Astrological Neptunian Character 2

This is the continuation of John Grove’s explorations into his Neptune, following on from the previous post. A complex is an inner state of opposition between these two contrasting energies within the psyche; based on my personal psychological past of early attachments. The way a complex works in the outer world is that a bipolar

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The Astrological Neptunian Character 1

This is the first of two posts on John Grove’s explorations into his Neptune. What is written here is an example of my life-long project to understand the effect and siren call of the planet Neptune in my natal horoscope. The struggle I have had is nothing less than a battle with my own ego,

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James Hillman. Putting Beauty back into Psychology.

James Hillman was an American psychologist from Atlantic City who first studied at and then guided studies for the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich. He is the founder of Archetypal Psychology and retired into private practice, writing, publishing and travelling to lecture until his death in 2011 at his home in Connecticut. Where Jung put the soul back into psychology after Freud

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Takis, Sculptor of Magnetism, Sound and Light, 25 October 1925 to 9 August 2019

A major exhibition of multi-media sculptures by Takis—nickname of Panayiotis Vassilakis—began at Tate Modern on 3 July and continues until 27 October 2019. Self-educated Takis, who left war-torn Greece to join artists and intellectuals in Paris in 1954, was a bold and original voice of the 1960s. He frequently visited London, had a studio in

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Some Reflections on the Origins, Values and Techniques of Huber Astrology in the Context of Sufi Cosmology

Having recently been introduced to the work of Sufi master, Muhyiddin Ibn ‘Arabi (1165-1240), I read an interpretation of his treatise, The Orbits of the Stars—written in eleven days, in 1298, two years before he left Andalusia, where he was born, headed East to Mecca and, after travelling widely, eventually settled in Damascus. Mystical Astrology

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A Case of Anger

This post was submitted by Morris Bodnar, related to consultation with a female with anger issues. Readers should be aware that the approach used is not ‘pure Huber’, as it includes use of some ‘minor planets’, but it does use major features of the Huber approach. The submitted text has been edited somewhat. The featured

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Jodrell Bank Telescope gains UNESCO World Heritage status

I wrote this post on my astrological psychology blog in August 2007, when the famous telescope was celebrating its half-century. On 7th July 2019 it was awarded UNESCO World Heritage Status, and it’s worth revisiting what I wrote in the context of this significant award, setting in alongside the chart image for the telescope and

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Voltaire. The Daredevil Philosopher.

“Depth, genius imagination, taste, reason, sensibility, philosophy, elevation, originality…” These are 9 of the more than 40 words with which the German genius Goethe described Voltaire who was a witty French Enlightenment writer, historian and philosopher famous for his criticism – in the early 18th Century already – of Christianity, especially the Roman Catholic Church, and the lack of freedom of

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Aspect Pattern Astrology

Aspect Pattern Astrology represents the culmination of Bruno & Louise Huber’s life work, in outlining for the first time to the general astrological public the crucial significance of the aspect pattern for psychological interpretation of the birth chart. The book was first published, with full colour illustrations, in German in 1999, the year that Bruno

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Gifts for Mankind: The Picaresque Bible from Cervantes.

Published over 400 years ago, Don Quixote – a satire of the romance of chivalry – has been translated into over 140 languages and dialects, making it the most-translated book in the world after the bible. Its writer, Miguel de Cervantes, is widely regarded as the greatest writer in the Spanish language who gave human

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The Master of Magic Realism. Gabriel Garcia Márquez.

Gabriel García Márquez was a Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist, known affectionately as Gabo throughout Latin America. He is considered one of the most significant authors of the 20th century and one of the best in the Spanish language, second only to Cervantes. In 1982 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.   The chart could be a bald,

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Bruno Huber – a brief biography 2

Written to provide author information related to Bruno’s books. November 29, 1930 – November 3, 1999 Bruno Huber was a Swiss astrologer and psychologist. In 1968, with his wife, Louise Huber, he founded Astrological Psychology Institute, which became an internationally-renowned school of Astrology. It was run according to humanist and psychological principles, based on Dr.

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The exhibition, Van Gogh and Britain and the film, At Eternity’s Gate

Vincent Willem Van Gogh was born on 30 March 1853, seven years after the discovery of Neptune, and the anniversary of his birthday was celebrated this year by the opening of a new exhibition at Tate Britain and the launch in Britain of a new film about his life starring Willem Dafoe. Van Gogh was

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The Eyes of Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf was one of the most important 20th-century modernist writers and, like James Joyce, a pioneer in the use of stream of consciousness as a narrative device. At age 59, she put an end to this flow of consciousness by drowning herself in a deep stream, the Ouse River. She had had enough of all the suffering her

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