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Freddie Mercury

Freddie Mercury tops of my list of rock singers. His voice is iconic, along with his style and energy in performance. He was electric and riveting on stage but, according to the current biopic of his his life with Queen, was not an easy person to live with. Nor was he comfortable with himself and

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Gifts for Mankind: Petra, from John Lewis Burckhardt.

Johann Ludwig (also known as John Lewis, Jean Louis) Burckhardt was a Swiss traveller, geographer and orientalist, best known for discovering the ruins of the ancient city of Petra in Jordan. Born in Lausanne, Switzerland on 29 November 1784. There is no birth time so I have set it at midday. The Man and his Mask The chart has two

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James Joyce. Stream of Consciousness.

James Joyce was an Irish novelist, short story writer and poet who is regarded as the first modernist English writer. He wrote in a great variety of literary styles such as interior monologues, but most famously in what is called stream of consciousness. He is best known for Ulysses. His other well-known works are Dubliners, Portrait

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The Armistice, 100 years on

Post by Joyce Hopewell The signing of the Armistice to end the First World War, also known as the Great War, took place in a railway carriage at Compiègne, France on 11.11.1918, at 11.00 am. Every year since, remembrance of those who died in this most bloody and dreadful war, and in all subsequent wars,

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Samuel Becket. The Revelation of the Absurd.

Beckett was an Irish avant-garde novelist, playwright, theatre director and poet. He spent most of his adult life in Paris, writing in both English and French. His work offers a bleak, tragicomic sense of human existence. Widely regarded as among the most influential writers of the 20th century, Beckett was a key figure in the Theatre of the Absurd.

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Walking the Maze of Borges’s Consciousness

In this article, Jorge Luis Borges takes us on a walk through the maze of his consciousness. As a master of the fantastical, his interpretation of his consiousness might not always meet the demands of reality. [See also previous post on Borges.] Here is my chart on which you can get an insight into aspects

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Bookish Borges.

Jorge Luis Borges was an Argentine short-story writer, essayist, poet and translator, and also a key figure in Spanish-language literature Even though his hundreds of short stories are based on fact, he would often change fact into the fantastical with themes such as dreams, labyrinths, libraries, mirrors, fictional writers, thrillers, philosophy and religion. His works contributed to both philosophical

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No better book to begin Huber Astrological Psychology

The Cosmic Egg Timer 3rd Edition Review by Mark Douglas The Cosmic Egg Timer by Joyce Hopewell and Richard Llewellyn was my first introduction to Astrological Psychology. I absolutely love this book as it welcomes new astrologers, astrologers from other practice, and curious minds into the Huber world of Astrological Psychology. According to Joyce, the

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The NHS at 70

The National Health Service (NHS) in Britain is 70 years old. It was first rolled out as a service on 5th July 1948 at Park Hospital, Manchester. The chart is set up for noon; there’s no way of knowing exactly when the NHS was actually “switched on” The NHS is said to be the envy

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Franz Kafka

Kfor Kafkaesque. Just like the word ‘Orwellian’ is part of our vocabulary, so is ‘Kafkaesque’, but where Orwell names the threat to humanity – Big Brother or the Thought Police – Kafka’s is faceless. ‘Kafkaesque’ could mean (but not only mean): weird, mysterious, tortuously bureaucratic, nightmarish, horrible, apprehensive or anxious. Franz Kafka was a Jewish Bohemian

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APA coming up to the DC

What could the future have in store for APA? Does its foundation chart tell us anything? It is now over 35 years since the enterprise of introducing astrological psychology to the English-speaking world was embarked upon by Richard Llewellyn and Pamela Tyler in a Knightsbridge pub. Those years are documented in various places, including a

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Conjunction 69, June 2018

Conjunction 69 was recently issued by editor Caroline Adlestone and sent to members. It is available in the Members’ Area of the APA website, and available to non-members in the Ebook Store. Contents are as follows: News and Comment 2 On the blog Articles 3 The Hubers and their Legacy, by Barry Hopewell 10 New

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Kim – Trump

June 12, 2018 will be a day of negotiations between Donald J. Trump (DJT) and his team vs. the North Korean delegation in Singapore. I am nervous as I consider that the fate of our country to be in the hands of such a leader as Donald j. Trump. Having considered how he tries to

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George Orwell. The Talent behind Nineteen Eighty-Four.

George Orwell, pseudonym for Eric Blair, was an English novelist, essayist, and critic famous for his novels, Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four, which was turned into a disturbing film in 1984.  It is a profound anti-utopian novel that examines the dangers of totalitarian rule. Introduction When I read Nineteen Eighty-Four for the first time in the Seventies, it filled me with a sense

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Informative and Colourful Introduction to Astrological Psychology

Shaun Craik-Horan offers his review of the new colour edition of The Cosmic Egg Timer: Introducing Astrological Psychology. Astrological Psychology, pioneered by Bruno and Louise Huber, is a fascinating School of Astrology with a wide breadth and multi-layered depth of concepts and techniques. The ‘official’ books (by Bruno and/or Louise Huber) offer extensive details and

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