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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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When I am asked what are the most important
resources for the astrologer interested in shamanic
techniques, some are surprised and disappointed to
hear that learning the proper kind of meditation is at
the top of the list. It is almost as if it is somehow
unfair or not part of astrology to make such a

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recommendation, almost as if it were somehow
politically incorrect. We need to examine this.

Whereas in the East, in countries like Tibet, China,
Japan, Nepal, Korea, and so on, there are hundreds
of types of meditation and words for it, here in the
West, we pretty much have just the one word,

―Meditation,‖ to cover anything to do with the mind

and its training. To make matters more confusing, the
most popular concept of meditation in America
(perhaps because of the success of TM —
Transcendental Mediation) is that it is some form of
relaxation or stress-release therapy, a way for us to
cool out. Meditation is often also associated in
people‘s minds with cults, trance-like states, hippies,
and alternative religions, in general.
And it is anyone‘s guess what those relative few who
do ―meditate‖ on a regular basis range actually do,

everything from practicing the actual Eastern
methods of mind training to mood therapy,
psychedelic music, incense, and lava lamps. It is a
fact that there is no general agreement as to what
meditation is all about in this country, so it is no
wonder that the vast majority of individuals steer
clear of meditation entirely, and this is unfortunate.
Let me explain why.

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