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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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Let‘s review what it takes to reach the Earth chakra.

It means mastery of Saturn, and that requires a
successful career, one that can be maintained, and
is under our control. That is the Jupiter chakra. In
addition, it means a successful marriage of some
kind, the Mars chakra, and a thorough knowledge of
meaning and emotions, an acceptance and
resolution of any and all dualisms, which is what
would bring someone to the brink of the Earth chakra.

The Earth chakra is pretty much the master of the
external world, not in some arrogant or aggressive
sense, but in a peaceful and confident sense. As I

mentioned, these initiates don‘t, for the most part,

seek counsel, because they have no need for it.
They are their own counsel.

Although we might be quick to point out that spiritual
adepts (rinpoches, zen masters, enlightened priests,
and so on) would qualify, but so would masters of
any trade or station in life, anywhere we find
someone who is confident, content, and present.

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