Planets in Play

Author: Laurence Hillman
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101216018
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Planets in Play is the first foundational book that lets the reader reimagine his or her inner life through the self-exploratory language of astrology. Author Laurence Hillman-a widely respected astrologer with a loyal following and a formidable online presence-reconnects the planets with the character traits given them by the ancients. Whether one accepts astrology as being "real," its language and concepts can go a long way toward helping us see the archetypes that play on our lives. In observing the strengths, weaknesses, and character traits of each planet and zodiac sign, readers will receive a toolbox filled with instruments with which to newly understand their lives. The reader will then be able to make more conscious choices about how he or she is living out these different aspects. To that end, Hillman provides specific tactics and highly practical ideas of how to expressly nourish or minimize these tendencies through choice of behavior, lifestyle, and personal surroundings. Case examples, stories, and anecdotes run throughout the book to demonstrate and ease this process. In its appendices, Planets in Play provides a guide in how to get a quality astrological reading, with an emphasis on one's dominant archetypes. In addition, Hillman offers a basic grounding in astrology for those readers, therapists, or counselors who wish to learn how the ancient art works at a psychological level without necessarily committing themselves to its study.

Alignments

Author: Laurence Hillman
Publisher: Lantern Books
ISBN: 1590560019
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This book argues that our life has meaning and that we are privy to know what our specific purpose is for being here. Using astrological ideas and theory, we move to the psychological setting where this information is translated into very practical therapy with tangible results. The authors have designed a book which develops practical methods to discover an individual's calling in life, enabling readers to evaluate if their lives are on or off track with this particular calling.

Images of Soul

Author: Hadley Fitzgerald
Publisher: Iris & Acorn Press
ISBN: 1622174003
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Out of a friendship and collegial conversation spanning three decades, the authors have created a provocative fusion of astrological symbolism, Depth Psychotherapy, and Imaginal Psychology. Their discourse interfaces with the “acorn theory” of the late James Hillman who conjectured that each life has its own soul's code, its own calling. The authors see this as resonant with a natural, yet sophisticated astrology wherein the horoscope's trajectory is viewed as a pathway to one's personal archetypal ground. They suggest that we can evolve in the direction of our own life's calling by viewing the horoscope as analogous to an acorn, inside of which is one’s unique soul's code with a mysterious timepiece all its own. As licensed psychotherapists who are actively engaged in the arts, they often use images, imaginal dialogue, and evolutionary astrological methods to deepen their clients’ psychotherapeutic processes.

What Should I Do With the Rest of My Life

Author: Bruce Frankel
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101185961
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Read Bruce Frankel's posts on the Penguin Blog "This wise and inspiring book hands down an important message: Happiness is abundant at any age, and only you can limit your options." -The Boston Globe In today's world, the question "What should I do with my life?" only scratches the surface. Now, more and more people-from baby boomers retiring from their "first act" to people in their forties and fifties reconsidering their careers in a recovering economy-are finding themselves wondering how to find new stimulation and meaningful work over a lifetime. Bringing together a diverse array of stories, veteran journalist Bruce Frankel brings to life a mesmerizing series of profiles of men and women who discovered a new calling, success, or purpose later in life. Brimming with inspiration and humanity, What Should I Do with the Rest of My Life? celebrates activists, artists, entrepreneurs, filmmakers, and others who found extraordinary ways to experience true fulfillment in the second half of life. On these pages, readers will meet a civil servant, laid off at age fifty-two, who enrolled in graduate school, earning a Ph.D. in psychology; a former consultant who began a microfinance program in Africa; a longtime contact-lens grinder who has chiseled twelve hundred stone heads on a property now known as the "Easter Island of the Hudson"; and many others who proved that age is a spark-not a barrier. Full of spirit and plenty of chutzpah, this book shows that anything is possible in any stage of life.

The Soul System of Tarot

Author: austin muhs
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780986275876
Format: PDF
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Here is what others are saying... "This is a great book to read if you're going through a transition ...Austin has a very thorough understanding of tarot, and it really comes through in this book. This is a great book to read if you're going through a transition and want a better understanding of who you are, and what your life is for." -Kathleen M April 26, 2016 The Soul System is a no-nonsense book aimed at those looking to take life by the horns and make some serious progress in their spiritual life. This text will jumpstart the reader's spiritual quest, as well as their understanding of the hermetic arts (no matter where they find themselves in life currently). Given societal uncertainty, the wisdom of the hermetic arts have never been more needed in the world. Combining Tarot, Astrology, and Numerology in ways never before presented, The Soul System offers a way to take the heavy lifting out of tapping into your intuition. It presents a path to self-understanding by decoding what your birthday says about your highest-potential vocation in this life, while also detailing the activities that can leave you fulfilled on the soul level. The Soul System allows anyone to integrate these new types of readings into a daily routine. Have you always wondered what your true purpose in life really was? The Soul System offers you key clues in unraveling the mystery of your true self! While not always easy to swallow, the wisdom within The Soul System will show you where to turn when looking for answers in your immediate day-to-day affairs, while also illuminating your longer-term, soul-growth objectives!

Power and Innocence

Author: Rollo May
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393317039
Format: PDF
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Dr. May explains the relationship between apathy and violence in this examination of the constructive and destructive aspects of aggression

Reimagining Education

Author: Dennis Patrick Slattery
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781882670635
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In this collection of essays, Dennis Patrick Slattery and Jennifer Leigh Selig bring together eighteen master teachers—from elementary, high school, undergraduate, graduate, adult education, and across many disciplines—to share their reflections on reviving, revisioning, and renewing the soul of learning. What timeless and perennial qualities of excellence are germane to teaching and learning, both of which serve the life of imagination and the further cultivation of the soul? The answers rest in these essays, which are repositories of the wisdom of teachers with decades of experience in the classroom, whose only mandate in contributing to this volume was to speak their own truths, which have informed thousands of learners young and old.

A Pure Solar World

Author: Paul Youngquist
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292726368
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Sun Ra said he came from Saturn. Known on earth for his inventive music and extravagant stage shows, he pioneered free-form improvisation in an ensemble setting with the devoted band he called the “Arkestra.” Sun Ra took jazz from the inner city to outer space, infusing traditional swing with far-out harmonies, rhythms, and sounds. Described as the father of Afrofuturism, Sun Ra created “space music” as a means of building a better future for American blacks here on earth. A Pure Solar World: Sun Ra and the Birth of Afrofuturism offers a spirited introduction to the life and work of this legendary but underappreciated musician, composer, and poet. Paul Youngquist explores and assesses Sun Ra’s wide-ranging creative output—music, public preaching, graphic design, film and stage performance, and poetry—and connects his diverse undertakings to the culture and politics of his times, including the space race, the rise of technocracy, the civil rights movement, and even space-age bachelor-pad music. By thoroughly examining the astro-black mythology that Sun Ra espoused, Youngquist masterfully demonstrates that he offered both a holistic response to a planet desperately in need of new visions and vibrations and a new kind of political activism that used popular culture to advance social change. In a nation obsessed with space and confused about race, Sun Ra aimed not just at assimilation for the socially disfranchised but even more at a wholesale transformation of American society and a more creative, egalitarian world.

Neolithic Shamanism

Author: Raven Kaldera
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1594775044
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A step-by-step guide to working with the spirits of ancient northern Europe • Explains how to build relationships with Earth, Sun, Moon, Plants, Animals, Water, Fire, Craft, Air, and the Ancestors through 83 practical exercises • Explores the role of altered states in spirit work • Outlines the ancient cultural rules and taboos to avoid spiritual debt or offense We are all surrounded by spirits. Many people feel called to work with them, but few know where to begin. Enjoined by the gods and spirits to fulfill this need, Raven Kaldera and Galina Krasskova have reconstructed the indigenous spiritual traditions of northern Europe and Scandinavia extinguished more than one thousand years ago by the spread of Christianity. Arising from basic survival needs, these practical traditions are fundamentally tied to the elements found in the harsh world of the ancient North. Beginning with the skills tied to the Earth element, necessary for grounding prior to the more demanding aspects of the practice--working with Sun, Moon, Plants, Animals, Water, Fire, Craft, and Air--the authors explain, step by step, how to build relationships with each elemental spirit and the Ancestors. Offering 83 practical exercises, from cleansing with the Moon or borrowing the legs of Reindeer to making sacred space with Mugwort or creating an ancestor altar, they also explore building spirit relationships through altered states. Emphasizing the proper management of your spirit relationships to avoid spiritual debt or offense, the authors outline the ancient cultural rules and taboos that circumscribe these practices, essential knowledge for successful and fruitful spirit alliances. Detailing the beginning set of skills needed to work with the spirits of this ancient world, this comprehensive workbook offers a unique ancestral spiritual outlet for those of northern European descent as well as an accessible guide for anyone trying to fulfill their shamanic callings.