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An Astrological Mandala: The Cycle of Transformations and Its 360 Symbolic Phases Paperback – April 12, 1974

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"Dane Rudhyar's Astrological Mandala is invaluable not only for the student of astrology but for every person seriously interested in symbols as a medium for achieving the kind of transformation necessary to bring about the 'new age.' That this book is primarily practical as well as informative only underlines the real significance of this most unusual gift from a man rare in any age."

-- Jose A. Arguelles, Director, Shambhala-Tollan Foundation, and author of The Transformative Vision and Mandala.

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Some three decades ago, in an attempt to produce a series of symbols that would be relevant to contemporary students of astrology, Marc Edmund Jones and a clairvoyant friend formulated the so-called Sabian symbols. Now Dane Rudhyar has taken these symbols and reinterpreted them to emphasize their character as a cyclic and structured series which formalizes and reveals the archetypal meaning of 360 basic phases of human experience. Rudhyar also demonstrates how the Sabian symbols can be used for divination. Like Tarot cards and the I Ching, they provide clues to the best way to face anxieties, or suggest what alternative courses of action might mean in one's life. In the form of pictures that are easily recognizable to people today, these symbols can be said to constitute a contemporary, American I Ching, a series of symbols that goes to the very root of planetary significance for our present era.
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  • Paperback: 392 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage Books; No Edition Listed edition (May 1974)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0394719921
  • ISBN-13: 978-0394719924
  • Product Dimensions: 4 x 0.9 x 6.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #228,922 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Review: Dane Rudhyar: An Astrological Mandala: The Cycle of Transformations and its 360 Symbolic Phases.
Rudhyar's books are like Dane Rudhyar the man,- profound, universal and original- A true Renaissance man. His book is for every thinking person, who wants a guiding star to steer his life's course. Knowledge of astrology is irrelevant here, the casual reader can find much in Rudhyar's book, that will give clues and guidance in dealing with both, disturbing trends in society and anxieties in personal lives. Rudhyar has transformed the zodiac into a re-interpretation of the 'sabian symbols', giving each degree of the circle beginning with Aries 1', ending with Pisces 360', a profound significance that penetrates through the heart of the matter. The Mandala, not being static slowly reveals the "unfoldment of the personality not unlike Jung's process of individuation". Each degree has a mystical and significant interpretation, with exquisite imagery, that delve straight to the core of the problem providing an insight that rivals I Ching, e.g. "(Cancer 29') A Greek Muse weighing Newborn Twins in Golden Scales. Keynote: The Intuitive weighing of alternatives..." A clarifying explanation follows the keynote. These symbols can be a significant tool in the hands of an intuitive reader, who allows the detail of the symbolic image to speak for itself. It is in this potent use of imagery that Rudhyar has distinguished himself.
The book is divided into 4 lucid parts Each part unique and distinct from the whole with a wealth of knowledge and insight in each one. You can enjoy the book flipping through random pages or start from the beginning to the end, either way it will refresh and revitalize your thinking.
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This book of Sabian Symbols has become one of my handiest, most used books. It is not for the faint-of-heart..not for the idle seeker. If you want transformational info, buy this book. Use it for more depth/layers for your natal (birth) chart, your progressed charts, solar returns, etc. Few charts escape its evaluations at my house !
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I did not know the work of Dane Rudhyar. Now that I'm reading this book, I find him a true sage, and a friend. The human mind can be so vast that it can become also fraightful... But with books like this, our inner drive to find meanings in life is enhanced and encouraged.
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Of all of Dane Rudhyar's informative books on applied astrology - his analysis of the Sabian symbols has become my favorite - and the most useful when it comes to reading horoscopes. That is not to say that the Sabian symbols are easily dealt with. I spent a number of years holding this method at bay because of its obvious idiosyncrasy and discursiveness. After all, mastering even the basic implications of 360 symbolic notations still seems to me a daunting, if not impossible task. Also, as astrologers, we are constantly working for some semblance of objectivity in our analyses - and the symbols seem to enhance the vagueness which is the plague of modern astrological interpretation.
Now, as I look at the book, twenty years later, I feel a lot of the problems stemmed from too lazy a reading of Rudyar's excellent introductory and concluding essays which, in a succinct and precise manner, explicate the project he as been working on since his seminal "The Astrology of Personality". The book is worth the price, if simply for these ten essays alone, in which Rudyar shares his deep, and I believe essential, understanding of the subject, and they do give you a handle on using the symbology to enhance horoscope interpretations.

". . . for the humanistic astrologer, a birth chart is a person-centered symbol. That is to say, it carries a "message" - the symbolic formulation of the individual's dharma. It suggests how he can best actualize the innate potentialities of his particular and unique selfhood."

". . . human experience is essentially cyclic and it unfolds according to structural principles.
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When I began studying astrology, my teacher made a very bold statement. She believed that to be an effective astrologer all you really needed was an ephemeris and a copy of "An Astrological Mandala". That may be stretching it a little bit, however, I do find it most handy when preparing a client's chart. I'm now on my second copy, having worn out the first one from constant use!

It is interesting and informative to consider the Sabian Symbol when evaluating a chart.
I do consider this book a very valuable resource in my astrological library.
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A friend wanted to do a star chart for me. He told me to hunt down this book in order to understand what the chart said once he finished it. It's easy to read. It explains things pretty well. But, then again, I needed my friend to help me understand correlations from one end to the other. You can tell that the writer is very enthusiastic from his generalizations and how they are grouped together. However, this is not a book that you can go through by yourself. It definitely requires a second set of eyes.
Oh, and in case you're wondering if my chart was accurate based on the author's cycles. Extremely accurate!!
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