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Book review: Hellenistic Astrology by Chris Brennan

March 4th, 2018 · No Comments · Astrology, Book Review, Publication

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 […]

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Mutual Reception: Book review by Mary Plumb, The Mountain Astrologer

July 4th, 2017 · No Comments · Astrology, Book Review, Instruction, Publication

Mutual Reception by Alan Annand,, 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 […]

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Mutual Reception: Book review by Donna Van Toen, ISAR

April 10th, 2017 · No Comments · Astrology, Book Review, Instruction, Publication

Mutual Reception by Alan Annand,, 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, you’ll see mention of the fact that two planets in mutual reception will “help one another out,” but that’s about […]

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NCGR book reviews: Parivartana Yoga & Mutual Reception

December 21st, 2016 · No Comments · Astrology, Book Review

This book review of two books by Alan Annand — Parivartana Yoga and Mutual Reception — appeared in the November-December 2016 issue of the memberletter for the National Council of Geocosmic Researchers (NCGR): Parivartana Yoga, by Alan Annand,, 2015, paper (252 pp) $14.95, digital $6.99.  I was very excited when astrologer Alan Annand (who also writes […]

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FELONIOUS MONK: book review by Horoscope Guide

October 25th, 2014 · Comments Off on FELONIOUS MONK: book review by Horoscope Guide · Astrology, Book Review, Crime, Palmistry, Publication

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 “New Age Noir” series, […]

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Book Review: “Scorpio Rising”

August 31st, 2011 · 1 Comment · Astrology, Book Review

Book review of “Scorpio Rising” by Michael Laughrin ( in his North American Jyotish Newsletter (August/September 2011) There are dozens of different varieties of mystery novels, and I have read at least 2000 of them. Some of these books feature ex-cops who have become PIs (private eyes). Some mysteries, mostly written by British female authors, […]

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ebook launch: Scorpio Rising

May 24th, 2011 · Comments Off on ebook launch: Scorpio Rising · Astrology, Book Review, Palmistry, Publication

As some of you know, aside from my “public” role as a Vedic astrologer, I’ve been a writer for many years. I’ve written articles on astrology and palmistry, had a couple of animation scripts produced, and published five novels under pseudonyms.  Although I’d always planned to keep on getting books published in the traditional way, […]

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The Soul’s Code, by James Hillman

March 11th, 2008 · Comments Off on The Soul’s Code, by James Hillman · Astrology, Book Review, Karma

As astrologers, we’re often portrayed as oddballs, out on the fringe of the healing arts professions. Unconsciously or not, this has given some of us a collective insecurity complex, such that we’re left clinging to the hem of society’s skirt, crying for attention like some little kid in need of a hug. Little wonder that, […]

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