Category: Review

Alan Leo (1860-1917) and Kim Farnell’s biography, Modern Astrologers: The Lives of Alan & Bessie Leo (2019)

As Nicholas Campion wrote in his review of Kim Farnell’s Modern Astrologers for the Astrology Quarterly 84/3 (Autumn 2019): “Alan Leo was a monumental figure in the history of modern Western astrology, his influence still felt in all forms of esoteric and karmic astrology… his emphasis on self-knowledge and the soul is an ancestor of

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Astrocalc 6.5

The Astrocalc software programme has been around for a long time. Although it produced Huber charts they were not deemed to be of a quality suitable for studying the APA Diploma, so Astrocalc did not appear in our list of recommended software. The latest version Astrocalc 6.5 has been made available as a free download,

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The Boy, the mole, the fox and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy

This book was a Christmas gift (thank you daughter) and its simple message, full of wisdom and magic, bears hope and significance for the times we are living in as 2020 and the new decade begins. It’s about love, friendship and kindness. I’ve read it through cover to cover, I’ve dipped into it, and I’ve

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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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Conjunction 70, December 2018

Conjunction 70 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. See the following front page for details of contents.

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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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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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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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A Farewell to Ice

A Farewell to Ice: A Report from the Arctic, by Peter Wadhams, 1st pub. 2016, Penguin 2017 This 200-page informative and illustrated paperback, explaining why Arctic sea ice is retreating much more rapidly than most climate models have projected, and why this has serious implications for climate change and the survival of our planet, came

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Post materialistic psychology

David Lorimer’s (and others’) reviews in Paradigm Explorer (new name for the magazine of the Scientific and Medical Network) are always worth reading. You get an impression of far more current books than you could ever read. I was particularly struck by David’s review of The Oxford Handbook of Psychology and Spirituality, edited by Lisa

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Beyond the Robot

A Review of Beyond the Robot: The Life and Work of Colin Wilson, by Gary Lachman (New York: TarcherPerigee, 2016), with reflections on Wilson’s astrological chart and Sun in Cancer’s search for meaning and purpose Whether or not you are a fan of Colin Wilson (1931-2013), Gary Lachman’s biography of his life and thought is

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Why me?

Questioning why life can be so difficult and why we experience so many problems, crises and traumas is something we all face, especially at difficult times in our lives. Trying to understand this has troubled humanity since time began. Fear of the unknown, of upsetting gods or goddesses and the concept of divine punishment has

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Celestial Magic

The Papers of the 2013 Sophia Centre Conference on Celestial Magic, at which I gave a talk on “The Transformational Techniques of Huber Astrology” have finally been published in a double issue of Culture and Cosmos, which is available from Amazon at https://www.amazon.co.uk/Culture-Cosmos-Vol-19-Celestial/dp/1907767738 In his introduction, Nicholas Campion likens magical thinking to “awareness of the

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Meetings with Amazing People

Packed with so many good things to savour, I enjoyed and relished this newly-published book Meetings with Amazing People by Will Parfitt. Will has a long association with APA and his 2003 book, Psychosynthesis: The Elements and Beyond, is recommended reading for those studying our published Diploma Course in Astrological Psychology. Will has packed his

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Astrological Psychology: The Huber Method (2017)

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

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