“If the Sun and Moon would doubt,” poet William Blake once wrote, âthey would immediately go out.â As for me, there were times over the past 18 months when my own vision blurred, and I doubted whether I could write a book on Kala Sarpa that would do justice to its myth. But as it […]
Book review: Hellenistic Astrology by Chris Brenna...
As the birth of Alexander the Great approached, legend has it that the court astrologer, seeing the imminent nativity would render a less-than-stellar chart, instructed that the mother should be girdled in restraints to delay her delivery. After some time had passed, and now seeing that a suitable ascendant would arise, the astrologer signaled the […]
Mutual Reception: Book review by Mary Plumb, The M...
Mutual Reception by Alan Annand, Sextile.com, 2016. Softcover 340 pp. $19.95 (ISBN 978-1-927799-24-6). Available from Amazon. Alan Annand is an experienced Vedic astrologer who has written two previous books from that tradition. His new book, Mutual Reception, takes a different approach; he begins with a survey of theories of mutual reception from the Western tradition […]
Mutual Reception: Book review by Donna Van Toen, I...
Mutual Reception by Alan Annand, Sextile.com, 2016. Paper 339 pp. Price: $6.99 digital, $19.95 paper. Mutual reception has been around for 2000 years or so, and yet very little has been written about it. Sure, youâll see mention of the fact that two planets in mutual reception will âhelp one another out,â but thatâs about […]
Book release: STELLAR ASTROLOGY by Alan Annand
STELLAR ASTROLOGY by Alan Annand: applications ofÂ jyotish (Vedic astrology). This isÂ a compilation of essays on techniques, in-depth celebrity profiles, and analysis of mundane events. A highly informative reference work intended for serious students of astrology, it is written in a clear and lively styleÂ by an astrologer experienced in both western and Vedic systems. Available in […]
FELONIOUS MONK: book review by Horoscope Guide
This review first appeared in HOROSCOPE GUIDE, August 2014, and is reprinted here with the permission of editor and reviewer Ken Irving: ~~~~~~~~~ A little over two years ago I reviewed a mystery novel called Scorpio Rising, by Alan Annand. This title was actually the first in what he calls his âNew Age Noirâ series, […]
SCORPIO RISING: book excerpt 3.12
In this third excerpt, taken from Chapter 12 ofÂ SCORPIO RISING, we continue to follow the steps of astrologer Axel Crowe who, after 14 years of strict tutelage under his fierce Tantrik guru, is cast off to swim on his own. ~~~~~~~~~ Axel Crowe rode the streetcar from Queen Street West across the city to The […]
SCORPIO RISING: book excerpt 2.9
A couple of years ago I wroteÂ SCORPIO RISING, the first book in myÂ New Age NoirÂ mystery series. In Scorpio Rising, criminal profiler Axel Crowe investigates the killing of a New York heiress, and discovers her death is linked to two other murders on the same day: a dot-com millionaire in San Francisco, and the team leader […]
SCORPIO RISING: book excerpt 1.4
As some of my readers know, I’m a writer as well as an astrologer. A couple of years ago I wroteÂ SCORPIO RISING, the first book in my New Age Noir series. Here’s the cover blurb: Criminal profiler Axel Crowe investigates the killing of a New York heiress, and discovers her death is linked to two […]
Jyotish Star interview: Alan Annand
A conversation with Alan Annand This was an interview (April 12, 2014) conductedÂ by Juliana Swanson for the May issue of Jyotish Star emagazine. Juliana Swanson: Is Annand your real name? And are there any other astrologers in your family? Alan Annand: In my social circles â Jyotish, Ayurveda and Hasta â a lot of people […]