APA tutor Trish Crawford reviews the new book of the above title, recently published by the publisher HopeWell.
This new book is designed to provide an alternative method of studying astrological psychology to the Diploma Course in Astrological Psychology, and is very closely based upon it. It is divided into eight chapters, each one covering the same material as the eight Diploma Modules.
For those who are unfamiliar with the Huber teachings, it provides a comprehensive and attractively presented overview. At the beginning of each chapter is a summary presented in a box format, of the intent and content of that chapter. And at the end of each, is an exercise (based on the assignments of the Diploma course), similarly presented in a box, which asks students to relate the knowledge acquired to the charts of others they know, as well as themselves.
Throughout the book are numerous diagrams and charts in colour, to illustrate the material.
The existence of an Index is a tremendous benefit, both to new students, and to those Diploma graduates who have already done the course. Having the information all in one place in a book, at one’s fingertips, under neat Chapter headings and with ready reference to an Index, saves one scrabbling through the old Diploma Manuals trying to remember where that gem of information is that you’re after!
The exercises at the end of Chapter 8 are quite new and refreshing. To those familiar with it, we no longer have the grand ‘Nathan’ finale, but instead an extra exercise on the chart of Sophie (presented as consolidation exercises after every other chapter). There is a further exercise designed to focus on personal analysis and awareness, and what has been learned in this respect from the course, with some very useful pointers to consider.
Overall, this book represents a wonderful tribute and a legacy for future generations, of the Hubers’ teachings, and thanks to Richard Llewellyn for making them available to the English-speaking world in the first place.
And many thanks are due also to the editorial team for all their hard work in bringing this book to its final fruition.
Contents list of the book is as follows:
1. Psychosynthesis and subpersonalities, the Huber chart and its five levels. First steps in chart interpretation.
2. The aspect level – use of colour, chart image, aspect patterns.
3. The planets – tool, ego and transpersonal. Levels of consciousness.
4. The house level, houses, intensity curve, low points, stress planets, polarity.
5. Nature or nurture? The Family Model, House Chart, conflicting energies, Dynamic Calculations.
6. The element of time – Age Progression and Life Clock, transits and progressions, chart rectification.
7. Personal and transpersonal growth – ego integration, Moon nodes, Moon Node Chart.
8. Applied Astrological Psychology – working as a consultant, working with 3 charts, practical chart interpretation.
The editor will welcome further reviews of this book.