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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. The Real Astrology by John Frawley. International Book of the Year, The astrology that is ubiquitous today is quite different from astrology as practised throughout almost all of its long history.
The dilute and distorted version with which we are so familiar is not the study that has fascinated so many of the finest minds in our culture with its intellectual depth and practical precision. John Frawley provides a searching – and often hilarious – critique of modern astrology, and a detailed introduction to all the main branches of the traditional craft.
Accessible to those with no prior knowledge of the subject, yet eral through to serve as a vade mecum for the student or practitioner. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
To ask other readers questions about The Real Astrologyplease sign up. Lists with This Book. Apr 29, Jeri Massi rated it it was amazing. Some readers get angry with Frawley because he is not handing them a step by step recipe book on how to do a chart.
Well, there are a dozen of those books out there that give you step by step instructions. Go read one of them.
Frawley’s book is really a sort of apologetic in a lot of ways. He defends “Real” that is, traditional, or Renaissance, or Christian astrology. He defends it first from skeptics and then from modern astrology. If you don’t know the difference, “Real” astrology is based on Some readers get angry with Frawley because he is not handing them a step by step recipe book on how to do a chart.
The Real Astrology
If you don’t know the difference, “Real” astrology is based on a world view held in the middle ages that the eternal things are “Real” and the life that we live here on this johh is merely the manifestation of the Real in the material world. If you like CS Lewis and have read most of his works, you will find some ideas that Reql briefly touched upon further elaborated by Frawley.
But, in terms of astrology, Real astrology tells you the hard facts, No, you will not be hit by a bus today, or yes, you will be hit by a bus today. You can pin down Real astrology: You can’t do that with modern astrologers, because they are too nebulous, ethereal, and psychological. They will tell you the high side and low side of every planet. And they have scads of aspects to discuss, in which every planet has equal weight with every other planet in the chart.
So anything is possible.
Real astrology dispenses with all that. It looks at a planet’s strength in the chart. It looks at four possible aspects, and it derives an answer. It gives you a definite prediction. But Frawley barely touches on “How to” in this book. He glosses those concepts quickly. First, he assumes the reader already knows the basics of astrology.
What he’s doing is arguing for traditional astrology against modern astrology. And he does a very good job. His book is also entertaining to read, very witty. In a lot of ways, it can be used to defend a Creationist view of the world. Frawley shows WHY planets are stronger in some houses than in others.
He shows WHY they are stronger in some signs than others. He also divides up some of the niceties of distinction between a planet being dignified vs a planet being “in its joy. Read it if you want another opinion on Creationism.
Aug 28, Phenex rated it it was amazing. Where do I begin? This book is both profound but also side splittingly funny. There is real Wit here, of the old-fashioned variety combining learning and irreverence. Throw away almost everything you have on astrology and get this book.
I found the exposition on the philosophy fascinating, though I’d gripe a teeny bit on Astrology being totally connected with the revealed faiths. But that does not stop me from admiring this tour de force taking in everything from Horary to Mundane Astrology, a Where do I begin? But that does not stop me from admiring this tour de force taking in everything from Horary to Mundane Astrology, and plenty else besides.
Plus, this stuff really works. Dec 29, Susan rated it liked it Shelves: It’s a good book but too filled with his polemic against Jungian astrologer though amusing and not enough astrology.
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His chapter on Modern Astrology is worthless. He gives a few case examples but they are hard to follow.
Jan 16, Acquafortis rated it liked it Shelves: A great read for traditional astrology. That said, I would have prefered if the author would have grumbled less about modern astrology and used those pages to give more details on certain techniques. I felt it lacking in the discussion of essential dignities, faces, terms and temperament.
Aug 17, Felipe Oquendo rated it it was amazing Shelves: In “The Real Astrology”, John Frawley purports to, at one single blow, differentiate modern astrology from its traditional form, attack the so-called scientific view of astrology, uphold tradition in the light of the perennial school, and give an outlook on the various branches and uses of traditional astrology.
This book can easily be picked up and read by a total stranger to the jlhn arts, but it paradoxically remains challenging even to the initiated.
Written in clear, ellegant if tong-in In “The Real Astrology”, John Frawley purports to, at one single blow, differentiate modern astrology from its traditional form, attack the so-called scientific view of astrology, uphold tradition in the light of the perennial school, and give an outlook on the various branches and uses of traditional astrology.
Resl in clear, ellegant if tong-in-cheek prose, this book delivers what it promisses, backed by a solid cultural foundation. The Real Astrology won’t do what it does not promisse to, i. But it is a fine entrance to the world of traditional astrology, packed with suggestions of further reading for the ensnared apprentice.
I have been told that John Frawley now rejects some parts of this frswley. Nevertheless, this is still as good as it gets. Feb 15, Ellen rated it really liked it. This book decidedly is not fawley modern astrologers who think nothing bad will ever happen. This is for astrologers with a more traditional bent.
Indeed, Frawley, who is blessed with excellent British wit, deploys it against the thinking of the moderns. I liked this book a lot, but I found it to give somewhat short shrift to johm astrology in favor of horary. For that purpose, his Horary Textbook can’t be beat. If you already have that one, you will probably find that you don’t get much Warning.
If you already have that one, you will probably find that you don’t get much extra from The Real Astrology. Except entertainment, of fraqley. Feb 11, Javier Astroligy rated it it was amazing.
Excellent synthesis of the tradition of astrology. A reql eye-opener for astrology students.
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