of Astrology in the Year Zero
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Mountain Astrologer April-May 2001
Astrological Quarterly Winter 2000/1
of Scientific Exploration Spring 2004
(Journal of the Astrological Society of South Africa) November 2007
in the Year Zero is a fascinating and long overdue book. By allowing
students and practitioners of astrology to speak for themselves he
(Phillipson) has revealed the diversity of thought and opinions within
the discipline. The conclusion? There is no such thing as astrology.
But there are many astrologies."
Nick Campion, past President of the Astrological Association
anyone interested in the way of astrology for the next 50 years
or so this is the book. It draws on interviews with a wide range
of astrologers from 'scientific' ones to those who see it as linked
to magic. It discusses the varieties of astrological experience
including business astrology, astrology and therapy, astrology and
health. It brings out the variety of views on these matters. It
is never dogmatic. I recommend it.
Heaton, Psychotherapist and author of 'Wittgenstein & Psychoanalysis',
just finished reading your 'Astrology in the Year Zero' and would
like to congratulate you on a really excellent and helpful book!
Curry, author of 'Prophecy & Power', 'A Confusion of Prophets'
think the book is very important. I spend a great deal of time reading
translations of astrology texts from different periods of astrological
thought, and one of the issues is always to try and understand what
the astrological mind set was in that particular period. Therefore,
for me 'Year Zero' does this for our time, our mind set. It shows
us what pattern we are currently weaving in the great carpet
of astrology and says this is who we are now, in this time.
Brady, co-principal of Astro Logos and author of 'Predictive Astrology
(the Eagle & the Lark)', 'Brady's Book of Stars' and the 'Jigsaw'
very fascinating book... offers a wealth of information that is
not usually accessible, unless one is in the position of being able
to talk to these experts [who are interviewed in the book] on a
personal basis. A really excellent and significant contribution."
Magazine, March 2001
book arrived today! It is beautiful to look at and intriguing
to read! What a marvelous, inspired formatting idea! You
deserve a medal not only for concept and execution, but also for
patience and stamina! You really stuck to it and now have
made a major contribution to the history of our field. Imagine
how this will read a hundred years from now; what an important read
it will be then as well!!"
far as I know, there is no other astrology book quite like this
one. It interview astrologers and also explores the results
of scientific research. It includes most of the skeptical
works in its bibliography. Nowhere else will you find both
sides of the story so conveniently in one place. It is a major
contribution to the field. Everyone interested in astrology,
whether for or against, should have a copy."
Geoffrey Dean, joint compiler of Recent Advances in Natal
book draws skilfully on interviews with a range of leading specialist
astrologers to create a snapshot of astrological practice at the
dawning of a new millennium. Unlike many books on the subject it
sets out to reveal what astrologers actually do rather than
confine itself to generality. Written in accessible style and even-handed
in its treatment of diverse opinion, this is an important and commendable
contribution to the field."
Peter Case, Senior Research Fellow, Oxford Brookes University
innovative technique of interviewing professional astrologers reveals
the infinitely rich interconnections between astrology and other
fields of inquiry as diverse as medicine, music, law, politics,
mythology, literature, design. It is an essential source book for
a new approach to the tradition of astrology."
Dr Morine Krissdóttir, Psychologist and literary biographer.
Books include: Shielding: Man and Shelter; John Cowper Powys and
the Magical Quest; The Dorset Year.
"A collective interview of scientific researchers which occupies
Chapters 9 and 10 ... [and] the other chapters (interviews with
leading astrologers and a bibliography including most skeptical
works) make this book an unusually well-balanced introduction to
Geoffrey Dean and Ivan W Kelly, Does Astrology Work? Astrology
and Skepticism 1975-2000. In Paul Kurtz (ed), Skeptical Odysseys,
Prometheus Books, Amherst NY 2001, pages 191-206. (quote is
from page 206).
into the world of astrology for everyone. In interviews, professional
astrologers reveal why they do it, how they began, why they think
it works. All balanced by researchers, who explain their methods
and detail their doubts. I loved it and couldn't put it down"
von Strunckel (The Sunday Times' Astrologer)