The Astrology of Personality Author:Dane Rudhyar In this famous guidebook for the advanced student, Dane Rudhyar, dean of American astrologers, says that astrology face crisis - a crisis caused by the vast growth of interest in this ancient science which has touched both the new youth and college intellectuals. — Young people hope to find in astrology not only answers to their personal problems... more », but even more, some sort of inner security. They want to know where they "belong" what they "really are." the majority of astrologers, however, are still too close to the fortune-telling category, too obsessed by telling "what will happen," to be able to answer the needs of today's youth. This explains the wide appeal among students of The Astrology of Personality, an appeal that has given the book the status of an "underground best seller."
As Rudhyar tells us in The Astrology of Personality, the first and immediate purpose of astrology is not to predict events in terms of statistical probability, but to bring to confused, eager, often distraught persons a message of order, of "form" of the meaning of individual life and struggles -- to transform chaos into cosmos, collective human nature into individual and creative personality.
Presenting astrology as "a system of coherent symbolism," Rudhyar uses many of the same concepts expressed in oriental philosophy (particularly the concept of change and the concept of opposites embodied in the I ching), along with modern psychological theories, to demonstrate how the ancient science of astrology and modern psychology complement each other in providing us with a technique for the fulfillment of personality.
By reformulating astrology's basic concepts and stressing the study of the chart as-a- whole rather than merely piecing together many bits of memorized information, Rudhyar reorients and modernizes the approach to this centuries-old search for order and meaning in the universe.
*** Book jacket shows wear from age and use, but the book itself is in good readable condition ****« less