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Gifts for Mankind. Venus in all her Splendour, from Klimt.

Gustav Klimt, an Austrian symbolist painter, is not only known for his paintings, but also for his murals, sketches and other objets d’art. In the Artist Context series of books – GUSTAV KLIMT – its writer Frank Whitford quotes Klimt as saying: “Whoever wants to know something about me – as an artist, the only

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Building Tomorrow’s World Today

Astrological psychology is built on esotericism. See for example the story of Bruno & Louise Huber in the biography Piercing the Eggshell. So those of you interested in astrological psycholoy may be interested in attending this event which explores ‘the art of cultivating an esoteric sense’. It is presented by our friends at Sundial House.

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The Heroine with my Face. Part 2.

Wanda continues her reflections on her life experiences related to age point aspects to Jupiter in her chart. See also part 1. My Age Point was now wandering through the 3rd quadrant of Thinking which kept me wondering about everything I had done up to then, without thinking. In 1992 a few months before the

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The Heroine with my Face. Part 1.

Wanda Smit reflects on the strong Jupiter on the ascendant of her chart, and relates her life experiences to this, particularly through the age point aspects. This first part covers the period from birth round to the descendant and opposition to Jupiter. Jupiter on the Ascendant in my chart asserted its energy to such a

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The Significance of the Heart

We are delighted to help our friends at Sundial House publicise their creative meditation on The Significance of the Heart. The group will be offering a diverse programme where attendees can explore understanding of this Way of working with the Self. During the day attendees will be engaged with experiencing a medley of applied psychosynthesis,

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APA Members Free Books Offer

In light of Richard Lewellyn’s passing, Elly Gibbs has kindly given Richard books to the APA bookshop. With also having a number of second hand books the book shop has gathered a large selection of metaphysical topics.  Most are in good condition that range from astrology to tarot books and cards, healing, spiritual and self-development.

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The Hero with Joseph Campbell’s Face.

Joseph John Campbell was an American professor of literature who also studied and worked in comparative mythology and comparative religion. His best-known work is his book, The Hero with a Thousand Faces, in which he discusses his theory of the journey of the archetypal hero shared by world mythologies, termed the monomyth. He is most famous for his quote, “Follow your bliss”, which could be

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Are you Nice or are you Kind?

I was inspired to explore the theme of “nice and kind” having read a blog post by Jane Fritz on this topic. I left a comment on her blog, having pondered on the differences between being nice and being kind. Using my understanding of psychosynthesis, which underpins the astrological psychology which I use and am

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Under the Stars

If you’ve ever gazed up at the night sky, dotted with stars, and have felt a sense of wonder at the immensity of it all, you’ll probably enjoy this book by Matt Gaw. You don’t need to be an astrologer or an astronomer to appreciate the night sky, simply someone who likes to look up

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Learning Ad Infinitum.  Boccaccio.

Together with Dante Alighieri and Francesco Petrarch, Giovanni Boccaccio is part of the so-called “Three Crowns” of Italian Renaissance Literature and Poetry. Their works initiated the dramatic change western civilisation was about to undergo. They revolutionised literature even before the development of the printing press. Boccaccio is best known for The Decameron. Together with his contemporary friend and

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A Tribute to Richard Llewellyn

A Tribute to Richard Llewellyn 14th August 1925 – 9th February 2021 by Joyce Hopewell APA and the astrological world have lost a very special person. Richard Llewellyn, founder of the English Huber School (which became the Astrological Psychology Association) passed away on 9th February. He was instrumental in making the Huber Method of Astrological

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The Jupiter/Saturn Conjunction – and watch out for 2021

They’re calling it The Great Conjunction because in astronomical terms, it’s pretty impressive. Not since 1632 have these two planets – both of them mighty, large, heavy masses – been this close together, so close that they appear as a very bright star in the sky. It has long been speculated that a conjunction of

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Gifts for Mankind. Modern Dancing from Isadora Duncan.

Isadora Duncan, the Mother of Modern Dance, was an American who performed to great acclaim in many different countries in Western Europe, as well the Soviet Union, from the age of 22 until her death at age 50. Her philosophy of dance moved away from rigid ballet technique and towards what she perceived as natural movement. She wanted to restore dance

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Why ‘Piercing the Eggshell’?

Some may wonder why the title of our new biography of Bruno & Louise Huber is Piercing the Eggshell. This post gives a brief explanation. As outlined in the book, astrological psychology is very much based on the view of the human psyche adopted by Roberto Assagioli’s psychosynthesis – encapsulated in his ‘Egg’ model. The

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Biography of Bruno & Louise Huber

The new biography of Bruno & Louise Huber, anticipated in my earlier post Telling the Huber Story is now imminently available, with formal publication date of 10th November. As outlined in that post: The book tells the story of the development of Bruno & Louise’s ideas, their formative influences and what impelled them to do

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