1 Stephen Cross, The Elements of Hinduism (Shaftesbury, Dorset, Great Britain: Element Books Ltd, 1994) (Rockport, MA: Element, Inc., 1994), 7.
2 John Bowker, ed., The Oxford Dictionary of World Religions (Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press, 1997), 113.
3 Cross, 7.
4 Geoffrey Parrinder, ed., World Religions, paperback ed. (NY: Facts on File, 1985), 223.
5 Eerdmans' Handbook to The World's Religions, (Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 1994), 415.
6 Author's own definition based on eight years of previous practice as a professional astrologer, and five years of teaching astrology.
7 Shirley Soffer, The Astrology Sourcebook (Los Angeles: Lowell House, NTC/Contemporary Publishing Group, Inc., 1998), xvi.
8 J. Gordon Melton, Jerome Clark and Aidan A. Kelly, New Age Encyclopedia (Detroit: Gale Research Inc., Gale Research International Ltd, 1990), 38-41.
9 Stephen Arroyo, Astrology, Psychology, and the Four Elements (Sebastopol, CA: CRCS Publications, 1975), Chapter 4, "Archetypes and Universal Principles;" Christopher McIntosh, Astrologers and Their Creed (New York: Frederick A. Praeger, Inc., 1969), 136-9; Soffer, xiv-xvi.
10 C. G. Jung, interview with Andre Barbault in Astrologie Moderne magazine, May 26, 1954, as quoted in Arroyo, 33.
11 For comprehensive overview of the history of astrology, see Christopher McIntosh, The Astrologers and their Creed (NY, NY: Praeger, Inc., 1969), also J. Gordon Melton, pp. 37-43; for overview of astrology in ancient history, see Soffer, Chapters One and Two.
12 Priscilla Costello, "Ladder to Labyrinth," Gnosis, A Journal of Western Inner Traditions, No. 38, Winter, 1996, 27.
13 As quoted in Arroyo, 45.
14 Ibid., 49.
15 Alan Oken, As Above, So Below ( NY: Bantam, 1973), 5.
16 Dane Rudhyar, The Practice of Astrology (NY, Baltimore: Penguin Books, Inc., 1975), 11.
17 Arroyo, 40.
18 McIntosh, 136, 138-9.
19 A mandala is an image based on four points upon which one meditates. In Tibetan Buddhism, "the evocation of the mandala and its deities is the means whereby the Trantric adept [disciple of Tantra Buddhism] conjures up and unites himself with the forces needed for the rapid destruction of his ego," (John Blofeld, The Tantric Mysticism of Tibet [NY, NY: Penguin/Arkana, 1992], 99). Mandalas are used in Eastern forms of meditation to trigger an altered state of consciousness in which the practitioner can transcend the rational thought processes and experience the essence of reality or higher self, depending upon the particular teaching.
20 Oken, 18.
21 Ibid., 29.
22 Ibid., 30.
23 In chart interpretation, the planets are seen as what is happening, the zodiac signs they occupy as how the action or principle expresses itself, and the house occupied by the planet is the area of life most affected. Each planet and the sun and moon rule a sign (Mercury and Venus each rule two signs) which occupies one of the 12 houses of the chart.
24 Oken, 218-224; Soffer, 89-92.
25 Soffer, 94.
26 Oken, 226-7.
27 Ibid., 317-319; Soffer, 204-209.
28 Arroyo, 35.
29 Soffer, 208.
30 Ibid., 206.
31 Stephen Arroyo, Chart Interpretation Handbook. (Sebatopol, CA: CRCS, 1989), 33; Soffer, 93-96; Oken, 234-238.
32 Costello, 27.
33 Laurie A. Baum, Astrological Secrets for the New Millennium, (Rocklin, CA: Prima Publishing, 1997), 22.
34 Baum, 15.
35 Oken, 228.
36 Ibid., 229.
37 James Redfield, The Celestine Prophecy (New York, NY: Warner Books, 1993), 241.
38 Oken, 230.
39 Glenn Sanderfur, Lives of the Master, The Rest of the Jesus Story ( VA Beach: ARE Press, 1988), 203.
40 Paramahansa Yogananda, Where There is Light (Los Angeles: Self-Realization Fellowship, 1994), 187.
41 Charles Fillmore Reference Library, Metaphysical Bible Dictionary (Unity Village, MO: Unity, 1995), 150.
42 Neale Donald Walsch, Conversations with God, book 1, (NY, NY: Putnam, 1996), 52.
43 Sanderfur, 188.
44 Marcia Montenegro, "The Children of Pisces: Journey of an Age," Welcome to Planet Earth, 1988, 22.
45 Oken, footnote 5, 235.
46 Review of Jewel Kilcher's album, "Spirit," People Magazine, Dec. 14, 1998, 37.
47 Ibid., 238.
48 Fred H. Wight, Manners & Customs of Bible Lands (Chicago: Moody Press, 1994), 51, 213.
49 Merrill F. Unger, The New Unger's Bible Dictionary, ed. R. K. Harrison, Revised and Updated Edition, (Chicago: Moody Press, 1988), 430.
50 Lord Ashtar [channeled] through Ashtar-Athena, "You Are The Holy Sun of God," Sedona, Journal of Emergence! December, 1995, 44, 45.
51 Walsch, 124.
52 Redfield, 153.
53 Divination is a means of obtaining unknown information through occult tools, paranormal or supranormal means, usually by reading hidden meanings into ordinary objects or patterns. Examples of divination are astrology, palmistry, numerology, reading runes, the I Ching, reading tea leaves, and various psychic techniques.
54 Richard Smoley and Jay Kinney, Hidden Wisdom (NY, NY: Penguin/Arkana, 1999), xiii.
55 Ibid., xiv.
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