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Astrology, a Cosmic Science-Op

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Isabel Hickey's classic, comprehensive "textbook” of spiritual astrology is now once again available in a new edition with a Foreword by internationally renowned author of eight popular books on modern astrology, Stephen Arroyo. This handy reference book provides a strong foundation for the beginner as well as new insights and self-knowledge for more advanced astrology stu ...more
Paperback, 100 pages
Published February 25th 2015 by CRCS Publications (first published 1975)
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Ann M
Oct 08, 2007 Ann M rated it it was amazing
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The best astrology book ever for the birth chart.
Seth Kupchick
Feb 18, 2014 Seth Kupchick rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Astrology books are not exactly like literature but they have a writing style that clearly defines the astrologer/writer's relationship to the subject whether intended or not and to make it more confusing astrology has its own language that is somewhat universal but bleeds into the writer's own interpretation, and this makes rating any astrology book very hard because they all have some wisdom or insight to help a student but that doesn't mean they are all well written, or well thought out. I sh ...more
Liana
Feb 02, 2017 Liana rated it it was amazing
I've learned most of what I know about astrology through mentors, pop-psychology-myth-reading, and a vague osmosis... Hickey's masterwork is the closest I've ever gotten to traditional, pedagogical, textbook study so far.

My first attempt, sometime last year, went super over my head. I tapped out after the first few chapters, way past my capacity to get the more sophisticated concepts Hickey presents.

Once you've sauntered past sun signs, the vast density of elements at play on the chart can be
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Rachel Hansen
Jul 16, 2015 Rachel Hansen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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It was difficult for me to get into this book at first because of its dated language and gender politics. These are still valid concerns, but I'm glad I kept reading in spite of them because this book is so full of wisdom. After reading it my outlook on astrology and life in general will never be quite the same.
Dawn
Apr 29, 2008 Dawn rated it it was amazing
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Astrology: A Cosmic Science is, to me, one of the best books ever written on astrology. Isabel Hickey probes planetary placements from a very spiritual point of view. If you want to delve into astrology beyond the basic newspaper horoscope, this would be an excellent book to read. It truly is my astrological "bible".
Gail
Sep 26, 2010 Gail rated it liked it
Hickey offers new insights into the art/science of astrology from a spiritual point of view. The book is not well written from a professional perspective but her wisdom, experience and expertise of astrology is profound.
Jacinta
Jun 18, 2013 Jacinta rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Amazing, one of the best astrology books out there. Her insight is very profound, beautiful, & concise. The only thing that frustrated me was that I kept wanting more and more information from her. I wish this book was 3 times as large.
Isaac Spencer
Aug 23, 2010 Isaac Spencer rated it it was amazing
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Excellent introduction to astrology. Made me want to be an astrologer! Inspiring because it shows how astrology can be used to create happiness for oneself and others, and what more can be expected of a book or a discipline?
Colleen
Jul 03, 2008 Colleen rated it liked it
OK, mostly read... I've always been fascinated with astrology and was trying to get a better handle on it. This book has so much detail, I think I'm now more confused than I was before I read it. But the subject still continues to fascinate me....
Meowkitties
Jan 27, 2016 Meowkitties rated it really liked it
I liked the way Isabel organized and broke everything down into digestible facts with imagery. And finally an astrology book that doesn't have a heavy emphasis on type casting the zodiac signs. I found new insight into sun signs with her unbiased descriptions.
Michelle
Aug 01, 2008 Michelle rated it it was amazing
This is a deep study into astrology. It analyzes the psychological angles, personality, life path, and lots of interesting ways to use this science. This book really helped me connected the dots in my varried knowledge of the stars.
Kathy Allan
Apr 09, 2014 Kathy Allan rated it it was amazing
This is one of the first astrology books I read. A good comprehensive guide written by Liz Greene's teacher (who told Liz that she would never be a good astrologer).
Shaina
Jul 18, 2016 Shaina rated it liked it
Very informative, I liked how it tapped into medical astrology and broke down how to manually calculate a birth chart.
tata
Jul 02, 2008 tata rated it it was amazing
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Phenomenal book with easy-to-read basics totally covered. Comprehensive, thorough and insightful. A delight and a must-have for all aspiring astrologers.
Andreanne Stogner
Aug 02, 2014 Andreanne Stogner rated it it was amazing
This is the first astrology book I've purchased and its a wonderful, complete & comprehensive guide.
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