What's new in Astrology
Books published in November 2007
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The Star of Bethlehem is still one of the most popular, and puzzling mysteries of the Bible. Its inclusion, at the very beginning of the very first Gospel, raises so many awkward questions for orthodox Christianity that one has to wonder how it ever made the canonical cut in the first place.
So why would the authors (and editors) of the Christian gospels choose Zoroastrian Magi and astrology to herald the coming of Jesus Christ? Did the Magi have some special significance then that we have since lost? After all, the New Testament narrative opens with them. So who were the Magi, and did their astrological beliefs really lead them to Jesus?
Now, for the first time, in The Star of the Magi, an author with a solid background in the history of astrology in ancient religion examines the Star. The result is a breathtaking blend of history, religious studies, astronomy, and astrology that tells the whole story as it has never been told before.
The Magi had definite expectations of a coming world savior who would be born of a virgin; all mysteriously encoded and foretold in Magian astrology. These ancient Persian beliefs had tremendous bearing on the development of Jewish Messianic expectations--it inspired early Christians and their Jewish and Persian neighbors, and gave them hope in their desperate battles against the Romans. Astronomy alone cannot unlock the secrets of the Star. There are simply too many phenomena to choose from--even astronomers concede that that we must now look to astrology for better answers.
The Persian, Zoroastrian astrology of the Magi is the key to this Christian mystery, and The Star of the Magi sheds new light on the role of astrology in the rise of monotheism and Messianic expectations throughout the ancient world.
About the Author: Courtney Roberts, M.A., is a writer, teacher, and consultant. She developed her expertise in astrology in religion, particularly Persian Zoroastrianism and western monotheism, while earning her Masters Degree in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology. Her last book, Visions of the Virgin Mary: An Astrological Analysis of Divine Intercession, was the first of its kind to introduce the astrological dimension into comparative religious studies. Roberts has been published extensively, and teaches and lectures to audiences of every persuasion around the world. Her fascination with Celtic culture has kept her in Ireland and Great Britain for years, and her Buddhist studies has led to extended residence in Asia.
Therapist John James, PhD, draws on nearly twenty years of therapeutic practice to present elegant and sometimes startling conclusions about the nature of the universe and its implications for the human experience. Drawing on the established scientific wisdom of biology and astronomy, he shows that everything that exists has been created out of and within the vast domains of energy that form the Great Field, and that soul--that energetic part of us that connects with the universe--is as powerful a creative factor in our physical and psychic development as DNA.
Because his findings are based upon an innovative combination of scientific evidence, diverse cultural and spiritual wisdom, and therapeutic case histories, James' conclusions provide stimulating and original theory of how the Great Field is the foundation of everything in the universe--including the personal energy we call soul.
"The soul is one of the most venerable, enduring images of spiritual traditions worldwide. In The Great Field, John James brings new information to this ancient concept, and in so doing helps bridge the worlds of modern science and spirituality, which is one of the most urgent tasks of our time." -- Larry Dossey, MD, bestselling author of The Extraordinary Healing Power of Ordinary Things
"The Great Field is a book and topic whose time has come. We need to explore the nature of life in a way that has never been done before. It is time to experience and accept what we cannot explain. Read on and open your mind to the true nature of life and its mystery. Outer space cannot tell us what exists within us and our inner space and the true nature of The Great Field we are part of and exist within." -- Bernie Siegel, MD, bestselling author of Love, Medicine & Miracles
"The Great Field brings together fascinating and accurate scientific evidence on the power of our souls - in a way that is refreshing, new and vital. A very, very exciting and uplifting book, it gets to the very heart of health and healing." -- Christiane Northrup, MD, author of Mother-Daughter Wisdom
Rock your stars. Rule your world.
That’s Holiday Mathis’s philosophy. Learn how to work the stars above, she declares, and you can get everything you want out of life right here on earth.
In the lively and intelligent Rock Your Stars, syndicated columnist and “rock ‘n roll astrologer” Holiday Mathis offers a modern manual to making every life decision, whether it’s what to wear, who to love, which career ladder to climb, what color to paint the bedroom, or how to find the right exercise plan—all by using astrology as a practical guide.
Holiday tells it straight, showing women how to use astrology as a handy tool for self-analysis and daily contentment. “Some people write down their dreams, some do yoga, some talk to therapists,” she says. “My way is to look up and start a conversation with the stars.”
Unlike traditional astrology books that focus only on the typical characteristics and personalities of astrological signs, Holiday focuses on day-to-day, real-life issues—romance, sex, money, family, friendship, health, style, home. Complete with Q&A’s with readers, astrological analyses of trends, and insightful profiles of public personalities, Rock Your Stars is truly a must-have guide to getting it all.
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