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Astrology of the Heart: Astro-Shamanism

Astrology of the Heart: Astro-Shamanism

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Published by Michael Erlewine
Astrology of the Heart: Astro-Shamanism
by Michael Erlewine

532 pages, 450 color illustrations

Well-known astrologer/author Steven Forrest writes of Astrology of the Heart:

“As Castaneda’s don Juan would put it, Erlewine ‘moves fluidly between the worlds.’ But not just between the mental, intellectual constructs of those worlds. Michael, like a Druid’s apprentice or a Buddhist monk, has submitted to the spiritual direction of men and women he was humble enough to realize were wiser than himself. He has received initiations. He has gone down into the Dark, into the Great Silence, into the Luminous Void. He has, in other words, done something not enough astrologers do: mind-training. He has visited the worlds to which the astrological symbols refer. He speaks of them not with the authority of erudite footnotes, but with the authority of direct experience.

“Walking his talk, Erlewine has placed a stepping stone between two very different worlds. He stands on that middle stone, with white water roaring all around him. And his finger is pointing at the moon… I find myself filled with gratitude toward Michael, and also with a sense of encouragement… This is beautiful stuff.” — Steven Forrest

Astrology of the Heart will be of particular interest to the counseling astrologer or those astrologers who want to understand the shamanic nature of astrology at a deeper level. Many books are available about standard astrological techniques, but few about the inner meaning of astrology as it is understood and used by professionals.

This book is about life paths, rites of passage, climacteric years, turning points in the life, and how to find and understand them in your horoscope. Not a book of abstract theory, but a practical manual to understanding what out-of-the-body experience, the chakras, initiation, and other esoteric topics are really about.

As Erlewine says, “The esoteric is hidden in, of all places, plain sight! What is missing is our being able to grasp these experiences. This book shows you how.”
Astrology of the Heart: Astro-Shamanism
by Michael Erlewine

532 pages, 450 color illustrations

Well-known astrologer/author Steven Forrest writes of Astrology of the Heart:

“As Castaneda’s don Juan would put it, Erlewine ‘moves fluidly between the worlds.’ But not just between the mental, intellectual constructs of those worlds. Michael, like a Druid’s apprentice or a Buddhist monk, has submitted to the spiritual direction of men and women he was humble enough to realize were wiser than himself. He has received initiations. He has gone down into the Dark, into the Great Silence, into the Luminous Void. He has, in other words, done something not enough astrologers do: mind-training. He has visited the worlds to which the astrological symbols refer. He speaks of them not with the authority of erudite footnotes, but with the authority of direct experience.

“Walking his talk, Erlewine has placed a stepping stone between two very different worlds. He stands on that middle stone, with white water roaring all around him. And his finger is pointing at the moon… I find myself filled with gratitude toward Michael, and also with a sense of encouragement… This is beautiful stuff.” — Steven Forrest

Astrology of the Heart will be of particular interest to the counseling astrologer or those astrologers who want to understand the shamanic nature of astrology at a deeper level. Many books are available about standard astrological techniques, but few about the inner meaning of astrology as it is understood and used by professionals.

This book is about life paths, rites of passage, climacteric years, turning points in the life, and how to find and understand them in your horoscope. Not a book of abstract theory, but a practical manual to understanding what out-of-the-body experience, the chakras, initiation, and other esoteric topics are really about.

As Erlewine says, “The esoteric is hidden in, of all places, plain sight! What is missing is our being able to grasp these experiences. This book shows you how.”

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The body that you call your physical body is not all of
what I mean here, when I use the term. What I do
mean is more like: your workload or karma or, in
astrological terms: your Saturn (the obstacles in your
life), the densest point or nadir of your physical life.
This dense point or workload (Saturn) is the occult
meaning of the term ―physical body.‖

When we are young, under the age of thirty, we have
great workloads to accomplish with the strength of
our strong young bodies: great karma to work out,
while we have the strength to do it. After all, we are

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busy forming our body. Many of the spiritual students
working today have an incorrect idea of what the
physical body is and can be used for. The majority
are trying to find ways to escape, dump, and get out
of their bodies as fast as they can, to grow up, to be

adult, to ―get there.‖ Where?

They are trying to grow up too fast. They have read
that attachment is bad, and they want to detach from

the physical as soon as possible. They ―think‖ that to

be spiritual is somehow to not-be-physical, and that
non-attachment means no feeling of the physical, in
all of its many varieties.

These quasi-spiritual types ignore any and all real
opportunity for spiritual growth, and live in an artificial
atmosphere, mostly of their own making. Their
spiritual workload sits waiting to be done, and in many
cases it will be right where it is today when they are
eighty years old. They believe, because they traffic in
refined spiritual thoughts and refuse to allow any of
the more physical experiences ever to happen to
them, that they are pursuing a truly spiritual existence.

This is a big mistake, and a ‗fool and his body are
soon parted‘.

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