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Excellent- Contains both Myth and Introduction to Astrology,
This review is from: Greatness of Saturn: A Therapeutic Myth (Paperback)I wasnt going to buy this book first- I had already heard the story, and didnt want to waste money on what I already knew. I found a reduced copy, so I bought it, and was pleasently surprised.
For one, the actual Myth takes only 1/2 the book. In the 2nd half, Svoboda explains the importance and power of these Myths, and how they act as healers. He says Western skeptisism, and its attitude that anything ancient must be bad has been very bad for society, as the healing power of Myths has been taken away, with nothing to replace them.
He gives a good explanation of how these Myths work, how they get their power from the people who believe in them, and how the Myth creators took concepts from Astronomy, Astrology, Religon/Spirituality and combined them in simple stories which anyone could understand, without requiring knowledge of Sanskrit or Metaphysics.
He also gives an excellcent(but brief) introduction to Vedic astrology.
Bravo Svoboda! It takes a genius like him to bring Ancient Tales to Life.