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The Magic Thread,
This review is from: The Magic Thread (Paperback)
This is the first book I've read by Richard Idemon and I found it was very interesting and thought provoking. As with many astrology books it takes the format of transcripts of seminars given by the author - in this case in 1986. Surprisingly enough they do not date. The book's sub title - `Astrological Chart Interpretation Using Depth Psychology - explains what the book is about. The author uses myths and Jungian psychology to study astrological charts.
Case studies are provided of well-known people and the audience participation brings the whole thing to life. The subjects covered are: - inferior and dominant functions; shadow issues; the Ascendant as mask; counselling etc. Whether you are engaged in astrological counselling as a professional or are simply interested in exploring your own astrological chart with a view to understanding yourself in more depth this book will be of interest to you.
I was particularly struck by the two chapters which concern incest and the damage it had done to two sisters and the lady who had serious medical issues. I found her own short autobiography included in the chapter titled `The Case of Linnie Ozer' very moving and the exploration of her chart in the light of the autobiography really brings the chart to life.