Architecture, Culture and Spirituality
Including essays by AT Mann, Thomas Barrie, Julio Bermudex, Philip Tabb, Nader Ardalan and many others
Edited by Thomas Barrie, Julio Bermudez, and Philip Tabb
Published by Ashgate Publishing, Farnham UK, October 2015
Architecture has long been understood as a cultural discipline able to articulate the human condition and lift the human spirit, yet the spirituality of architecture is rarely directly addressed in academic scholarship. The 17 chapters provide a diverse range of perspectives, grouped according to topical themes: Being in the World; Sacred, Secular, and the Contemporary Condition; Symbolic Engagements; Sacred Landscapes; and Spirituality and the Designed Environment. Even though the authors approach the subject from a range of disciplines and theoretical positions, all share interests in the need to rediscover, redefine, or reclaim the sacred in everyday experience, scholarly analysis, and design.
By A T Mann
Sterling, New York, September 2012
Trees are essential to our outer and inner lives. They create the oxygen we breathe; we burn their bodies as fuel; and they provide our houses, furniture and the very pages of our books. Trees are also central images, symbols and manifestations of life itself. We love their solidity, their immovable beauty and grandeur, as well as the shelter they provide us.
Early humanity recognized the sacred in natural places: initially in the sky and earth, but they also found representations of the divine in trees in ancient times before language, myth and religion. Legends of a “World Tree” abound in almost all early cultures, such as the Tree of Good and Evil and the Tree of Life in the Garden of Eden, the Tree of Life of the Hebrew mystical Kabbalah, the sacred oak groves of the Druids and the apple trees sacred to Venus in the Garden of the Hesperides. The Yggdrasil world ash tree in Norse myth rises up from the centre of the earth, its branches forming the heavens of the gods and its roots striking down into hell where a serpent is entwined at the world's dark core. This tree represents the fate of the world and determines the welfare of the universe. Beneath it is the Well of Fate where the three female “fates” spin the courses of men's lives.
Robert Graves wrote about the Celtic peoples who created a tree alphabet based on their twelve sacred trees, while yews and oak groves were places of worship for the Druids and later the church.
For the Greeks, the goddess Daphne turned into the laurel, which was sacred to Apollo. Sacred groves of ash and oak trees existed at sites like the holy place to the healing god Aesculapius at Epidaurus and to Athena on the Acropolis in her city of Athens.
Branches arch out into the sky and gigantic roots dig deeply into the ground, as trees symbolize the integration of heaven and earth, above and below. Early Chaldean myths mention a tree at the centre of the world, the tapestry of which revolves to describe creation. Although such images of the world tree might seem fanciful to us, they express the need of early humanity to identify and worship living symbolic connections between earth and heaven.
The tree is a powerful metaphor expressed in ancient mythologies and the early religions, from the Bodhi tree under which the Buddha achieved Nirvana to the wooden cross upon which Christ was crucified. The Tibetan Buddhist Guru Rinpoche, also called Padmasambhava, was born emerging on a lotus from a lake and his initiates meditate on the refuge tree to remind themselves of their teaching lineage.
Phenomena of nature and qualities of humanity come together in trees just as they played a central role in Eden. Rain comes through holes in the fabric of the world tree and majestic trees are ways by which we can ascend to heaven. The various levels of the tree's growth symbolize hierarchies and therefore places where men and their souls exist, in what later morphed into the idea of a family tree. It is as though the universe is a giant tree-house wherein humanity, the angels, the gods and devils all live, their domains determined by their various levels, all connected as a vast, eternal living organism. There are medieval paintings that show just this quality inherent in trees.
The psychologist Carl Jung worked with and revered tree symbolism because he found trees abounded in significant dreams as a symbol of growth, of wisdom, aging and corporeality. Trees have a major place in alchemy, often having nymphs that symbolize their magical aspects. The Ents In the “Lord of the Rings” are gigantic moving trees, under which live the trolls and elves that populate our fairy tales and children’s stories — their role is to surround and mysteriously guide those humans who can hear them.
Trees are the longest lived and oldest living being on earth. Some Californian trees have been alive since before the Pyramids were built, in Gethsemane are trees that witnessed the crucifixion and in Sri Lanka trees that were alive in the time of the Buddha. Ancient trees dating from 760 AD in central France are symbols of peace and justice for rural people. Cedars of the Lord still rise above Lebanon in the Middle East. Giant trees in the Amazon are so high that entire self-contained plant and animal eco-systems exist in their branches.
In our modern world we must learn to respect and husband our trees as a cornerstone of new, emerging ecological visions, partially because they consume greenhouse gasses and transform them into the oxygen we breathe. We must carefully restore their sacredness as a matter of urgency and reverse our wholesale rape of their habitat on all continents that continue to this day. Trees are central to our ecological visions of the future.
This book will celebrate the beauty of trees, their infinite variety, their inspiration, their emotional significance, their spiritual heritage and their sheer independence. It will marry evocative images with the poetry and literature and spiritual texts that best describe their ineffable spirit.
"This insightful and exquisite book explains how our primal relationship with trees—a central theme in religion, myth, and culture—continues to evolve in an age of environmental fragility. Author A. T. Mann explores the properties of trees, and our complicated relationship with them. Stunning arboreal art and photographs celebrate the mystery of trees, enhanced by quotes from poetry, literature, and spiritual texts. Investigating the tree in varying guises, from Jungian symbolism to Indian fertility worship, Mann shows us new ways to appreciate them in our conscious and unconscious lives. The Sacred Language of Trees will make us aware of trees' importance to the future of humanity and Earth itself." Goodreads review
“There rose a tree. O pure transcendence!
O Orpheus sings! O high tree of the ear.
And all was still. Yet in the stillness
new beginning, summoning, change
sprang forth.” — Sonnets to Orpheus by Rainer Maria Rilke
“What quietness, at the hub of things!
Beneath the tree of my life, the last river,
Surrounds an island where there rises
In the mists, a cube of grey rock,
A Fortress, the Capital of the Worlds.”
— Poem by Noël Pierre in Jung “Alchemical Studies.”
“I part the out-thrusting branches, and come in beneath the blessed and the blessing trees.”
— Woods by Wendell Berry
“God writes the gospel not in the Bible alone, but on trees, and flowers, and clouds and stars.” — Martin Luther
“Break open a cherry tree and there are no flowers, but the spring breeze brings forth myriad blossoms.” — Twelfth Century Zen Master & Gardener Ikkyu Sojun
A New Vision of Astrology
From Conception to Transcendence
Pocket Books/Simon & Schuster 2003
Read a review of A New Vision of Astrology in the "The Mountain Astrologer".
Four initial postulates created this book: first, the influences in our life come from and manifest through an identifiable cast of characters; second, the events from gestation to birth and the early relationship between our father and mother are an essential foundation of our life; third, the horoscope describes our changing pattern in time as we naturally unfold, develop and change throughout life; and fourth, our biology and psychology are integrated in the total picture of our whole being, linking health, psychology and well-being together.
These issues led the author to reframe astrology itself, resulting in an easy to understand synthesis of astrology with modern developmental psychology, biological time and the Eastern philosophy of karma C a time scale that easily and definitively dates events in your life from conception to old age, based on the ancient perennial philosophy.
A T Mann's original and profound system allows us to convert our understanding of sun sign astrology into a fuller and more realistic language for describing the entire rich range of human sensations, emotions, ideas and spiritual aspirations. Every purchaser of this book will receive a free horoscope via the Internet showing the planets at our birth and a list of important dates from conception to old age. We can only explore the horoscope and its meanings by studying our own life, our parents' legacy and the qualities we pass on to our children.
This vision of astrology expands and enriches a basic knowledge of astrology and reunites psychology and biology with our family system so that we may learn to accept and nurture those relationships that created us. The many thousands of individuals who have experienced this wisdom of life recognize its sublime and powerful value as the greatest gift we can give ourselves understanding and accepting who we truly are. This book will enable your quest for identity and give us useful tools with which to explore your surface and our depths.
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A New Vision of Astrology: ISBN: 0-7434-5341-7
When you buy this book you can get a free chart and list of "Life Time" dates by emailing AT Mann
333 pages and 50 illustrations
Sacred Landscapes: The Threshold Between Worlds
A. T. Mann, with photographs by Lynn Davis
Sterling Publishers — Oct. 2010
Sacred Landscapes are those magical places on earth and in our imagination that evoke higher feelings, precipitate spirituality, and connect heaven and earth. What makes such places sacred is that they evoke a spiritual reverence in us, whatever our religious or spiritual orientation. These special and beautiful landscapes are often where creation myths happened in the very distant past, and they are the places where tribes, cultures and even nations came into being, emerging within the natural world.
The most profound ecological truth to these Sacred Landscapes is that when we forsake the sacredness of the Earth Mother Gaia, we risk our lives and that of our planet. Discover natural and dramatic landscapes as links between heaven and earth, a change of our attitude to nature is necessary, in order to save our world.
300 pages, 125 photographs, available now
The Roots of Sustainability
By David Cadman, Trustee of The Prince's Foundation
Economist and Temenos director David Cadman's book in The Prince's Foundation series (Patron is Prince Charles) exploring the relationship between our economic, environmental, and social lives.
Included is a drawing by AT Mann of the spiral rose window at Chartres Cathedral on p. 9.
Available from The Prince's Foundation for the Built Environment
19-22 Charlotte Road, London EC2A 3SG, United Kingdom
In book stores and Amazon.com
"Mandalas by A. T. Mann" 2012 Calendar
A Pomegranate Book
ISBN-10: 978-0-7649-5860-1 ------ ISBN-13: 978-0-7649-5860-1 ----- Product Dimensions: 12.9" x 12"
The ATMann Mandala Calendar 2012 ...
And a photo of my publisher Roger Dean, me, and the author John Michell in 1978 at the launch of the last Phenomenon Calendar
From Sterling Publishers
The Mandala Astrological Tarot
Harper & Row/SF (1987), Macmillan (UK, 1987),
Interbook (Germany, 1988), Agostini (Italy, 1988), HarperCollins (UK, 1997),
Sterling (US, 2009)
The Mandala Astrological Tarot is a book and tarot deck redesigned, painted and rewritten by A T Mann. The images are circular mandalas on square cards that can be oriented to the horoscope angles and correspond to the signs of the zodiac, planets and decanates. The four-colour book contains complete interpretations, pictures of each card and many new techniques for reading and learning the cards. It is truly the most beautiful integration of astrology and tarot that exists.
"I am really grateful and feel lucky to have your guidance and insight to my path. I think very highly of you, and could make an endless list of how you're inspiring, brilliant, multi talented and successful, etc." ..... MM, New York
122 pages, 86+ colour illustrations, 78 tarot cards
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The Mandala Astrological Tarot: ISBN: 1402762917
The original cover of the Mandala Astrological Tarot
I created illustrations for Painton Cowen's
The Rose Window
published recently by Thames & Hudson.
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Astrology and the Art of Healing
Cover design, book design, text and all images © A T Mann 1987 and 2004 World Rights in All Media
Unwin Hyman (UK, 1989), Editoro Pensamento (Brasil, 1990), Aquamarin Verlag (Germany, 1993), and Paraview Special Editions (New York, 2004)
Conventional medicine treats pathological symptoms rather than discovering the causes of illness, and it is the so-called complementary therapies that address deeper issues concerning the whole self, which of itself can potentially ameliorate those imbalances that create disease. There is a whole range of such therapies psychotherapies work with the emotions and the mind, bodywork with the physical body, aromatherapy and massage with the senses and feelings, and acupuncture and radionics with energy, to mention a few.
Astrology and the Art of Healing describes the principles and practice of medical astrology in a new and revolutionary way. Each physical, emotional, mental and spiritual therapy relates to the stages of your life in which problems originate. Many sample horoscopes will show how to derive astrological/medical insights and choose a combination of therapies that are most appropriate for you.
"I have a copy of "Astrology and the Art of Healing" which has been my ultimate discovery so far in my life long quest for the real cause of dis-ease and the most significant prevention and healing arts. I feel as though I have the privilege of communicating with a divine being!" ....... Jenny Meade, Holistic Pharmacist, UK
310 pages, 66 illustrations, many horoscopes, astrological tables.
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Astrology and the Art of Healing: ISBN: 1-931044-80-5 Paraview Special Editions
The Future of Astrology
Essays by Modern Astrologers
Edited by A T Mann
Unwin Hyman (1988), Paraview Special Editions (2004)
This book is available again after 20 years in a Paraview Special Editions
Cover design, book design and all images © A T Mann 1988 World Rights in All Media
198 pages, illustrations and horoscopes.
Astrology is at the heart of a revolution in values in the modern world. It is clear that for man to survive, a new set of principles for human interaction must be formulated. We need to learn how to integrate humanity with natural and astrological patterns a 'human ecology' is vital for the next millennium. Tbe Future of Astrology is a selection of essays written by some of the foremost international astrologers in the world today. These provocative astrologers include: Robert Hand, Dane Rudhyar, Layla Rael, John Addey, Jim Lewis, Dennis Elwell, Karen Hamaker-Zondag, Charles Harvey, Bruno & Louise Huber, Roger Elliot, Alan Oken and A T Mann. Among areas of interest covered in these papers are research, psychology and astrology, science versus astrology, professionalism, the politics of astrology, astro-economics, esoteric astrology, astrological organisations, astrology as revolutionary science, new links between astrology and biology, counselling and astrological predictions about the future of our world.
The astrologers included are from the USA, England, Switzerland, Germany, Holland and France. The papers are for those with enquiring minds rather than specialists no prior astrological knowledge is necessary. Discover for yourself what is to come in the exciting world of astrology. So that you can meet these important astrologers as well as read rheir essays, there is a photograph, birth information and an astrological chart, a biography and bibliography for each one. The Future of Astrology is a guide for further reading and a compendium of current astrology.
"A most excellent addition to that small number of books that are actually worth buying and reading and keeping and re-reading and recommending . . ." Charles Harvey, former President, Astrological Association UK
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The Future of Astrology: ISBN: 0-04-133023-4 Paraview Special Editions
Original Cover art by A T Mann
Element Books (UK, 1993), Barnes & Noble, Quality Paper Backs (US, 1994); Atrium (Holland, 1996);
AstroData (Switzerland,Germany, 1996); Vega Books (London, 2002)
For much of our history the earth itself and all architecture not only religious monuments and buildings created a context of the sacred. Sacred Architecture is a re-discovery of our collective heritage, showing us how to understand the symbols of change provided by the buildings and monuments of our ancestors. The language of the sacred can be seen buildings in which astronomical, mythic, geometric and structural patterns have been incorporated, reflecting the ancient traditions rooted in astrology and cosmos. Such sacred images, buildings and sites are not merely stylistic ornaments, but also depict cosmic principles which still have meaning and relevance to us today.
From the early astrological and mythical influences that determined the location, siting, form and function or early monuments, the book travels around the world and through history up to the present time, showing us how the reflection of the images of earth and heaven in architecture has all but disappeared.
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Published in the US by Sterling Publishers Published in the UK by Vega
By A T Mann and Jane Lyle
Element Books (UK & US, 1995), Barnes & Noble, Quality Paper Backs (US, 1995); Hovedland (Denmark, 1997); AstroData (Switzerland/Germany, 1996);Vega Books (London, 2002),
In many ancient faiths sexuality was the ultimate sacred act and the central holy sacrament. Lust originally meant joy experienced through unity with the highest divinity, and was a central element of the religions and cultures which revered the feminine. Tantric Buddhist beliefs identify sacred sexuality with the bliss which engendered life and the universe. Sexuality is a sacred function and brings life-giving benefits, precious stores of essence and energy, and is the ultimate source of initiation and teachings about life.
Sacred Sexuality explores the origins and practices of sexuality as an integration of heaven and earth in many diverse cultures throughout the world. Attitudes toward sexuality have changed profoundly since the ancient Mother Goddess fertility rites and the images of integration between female and male throughout history present an antidote to the repression and gender divisions in modern society.
Sacred Sexuality belongs to our ancient past and to our future. It unites mind, body and spirit and offers us a link between natural, sensual pleasures and profound feelings which are universal and innocent. In this beautifully produced, lavishly illustrated book, A.T. Mann and Jane Lyle explore the rich heritage of the mythology, practices, poetry and beauty of sexuality as a spiritual process in many diverse cultures throughout the world. In many ancient faiths sexuality was the ultimate sacred act and a central holy sacrament, and lust an experience of oneness with divinity.
This timely book exerts a potent force for change in our attitudes toward sexuality, showing how its symbolism is a source of wisdom and a celebration of the mysteries of male and female growth together. The images are those of a dream and vision whose goal is unity.Order Sacred Sexuality from your local bookstore or through these links:
Sacred Sexuality: Paperback - 192 pages
VEGA; ISBN: 1-84333-583-2
The Divine Life
Astrology and Reincarnation
Allen & Unwin (1986), Vega Books UK (2003)
Cover design, text, book design and all images © A T Mann 1986 & 2002, World Rights in All Media
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This synthesis of his two classic books, Life Time Astrology and The Divine Plot by the renowned astrologer A T Mann brings together halves of a cosmic puzzle. The Divine Plot is a theory of time and consciousness that puts forward an explanation of many of the enigmas of life today. It confronts questions such as: Where does the evolution of consciousness lead? Why is mythology central to the psyche? Was there an ancient civilization called Atlantis? Did life originate with extraterrestrials in the remote past? Can number and symbolism unify the physical world and the spiritual world? What is reincarnation and how does it work? And, the most important question of all: Are we approaching the end of a World Age?
The revolutionary astrological ideas of A T Mann link astrology with biology, the new physics, esoteric spirituality, eastern religion, psychology and myth to redefine experiential time in life by using a unique logarithmic time scale that dates events from before conception to old you're your lifetime from conception to death is a reflection of the process of humanity throughout history, metaphorically and literally. By correlating the mathematics of time with your birth chart you can find your previous incarnations in history. We all carry a record of the grand creation of the universe within, waiting to be decoded. The evolution of consciousness is happening now, and The Divine Life holds the key.
Paperback 352 pages with many illustrations"The Divine Plot is one of the most important astrological works of the 20th century. Not only does it put astrology into an absolutely central position for understanding the development of human history and consciousness, it also gives astrology a new dimension and practical tools by introducing logarithmic time-scales. A T Mann gives a breathtaking new angle to the age-old schism between faith and science, and between material and spiritual concepts, that in time will be decisive for astrology's position in western society. This book is a must for anybody who has the courage to call themselves an astrologer." — Jesper Bernth-Andersen, Chairman of The Danish Astrological Association
"I highly recommend Tad Mann's incredible and innovative work in understanding prior lifetimes that affect our current life. His work is as brilliant as it is innovative." — Jeff Green, author of PLUTOOrder The Divine Life from your local bookstore or through these links:
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Vega; ISBN: 1-84333-463-1
The Secrets of the Tarot
A Guide to Inner Wisdom
By A T Mann
Element Books (UK & US, Originally published as "The Elements of the Tarot,"1993, reprinted 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, reissued as New Perspectives: Tarot in 1999); Forlaget Forum (Sweden), Lindhardt & Ringhof (Denmark), Aurum Verlag (Germany), Editiouro SA (Brasil), Kawade Shobo (Japan), Sinisukk (Estonia), Oferim (Israel); Thorsons/HarperCollins (UK & US, 2002),,Element Books (1993), Thorsons/HarperCollins (2002)
The ancient and mystical art of the Tarot is not just about telling fortunes. By using the Tarot you can tap into hidden knowledge within the psyche to enhance both your daily life and your spiritual development. The Tarot cards are symbolic keys whose function is to open up the psyche to new ideas, concepts, feelings and spiritual possibilities. Tarot symbols both conceal and reveal their mysteries according to your ability to concentrate or meditate upon them. The deeper you can go into their world, the more they will awaken true contact with the soul.
The Secrets of the Tarot is a fresh approach to learning how to understand and use the cards, and explains in detail:
Using the Tarot for divination
How to interpret each Tarot card
Using the Tarot for self-development
Problem solving for yourself and others
Using guided imagery to explore the symbolism of the cards
190 pages, many illustrations, many tables.
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The Elements of The Tarot @ Barnes & Noble
Secrets of the Tarot: Paperback (March 2002)
Thorson's/HarperCollins; ISBN: 0007140509
The Round Art of Astrology
An Illustrated Guide to Theory and Practice
By A T Mann
Cover design and image, book design, text and all images © A T Mann 1979 World Rights in All Media
Dragon's World (1979, 1991), Gremese Editore (1981), Vega (2003)
The Round Art is an internationally recognized classic of modern astrology for its ideas, design and artwork, all created by the author. It is a unique synthesis of astrology, biology, physics, psychology, mythology, history and healing. The Round Art presents astrology as a metaphor for exploring the nature of biological and psychological time. Its unique metaphor is that the spiralling solar system through time resonates with the DNA genetic spiral, transmitting information instantly from cosmos to individual. It is unique and brilliant in its integration of time and space through meaning.
The Round Art includes a complete education in astrological history, theory, philosopy and techniques, including original and innovative new ideas. Also included are interpretation tables, correspondences, sample horoscopes and hundreds of colour illustrations. With its new edition, it has appeared at twelve-year intervals since its initial publication in 1979.
300 pages, 350 colour illustrations, many horoscopes, astrological tables.
You can order a Life Time Astrology program for Windows or have a personal reading\
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The Round Art of Astrology, Vega Books: ISBN: 1-84333-698-7
Predictions Beyond the Year 2000
Book design, text and all images © A T Mann 1991 World Rights in All Media
143 pages, 12 illustrations, many tables.
Element Books (UK &US, 1992); Scherz Verlag (Germany), Tirion (Holland), Edesuiz Kado (Hungary), Ediciones Martinez (Spain), Bogan Forlag (Denmark), KK Longsellers (Japan), Hilt & Hansteen (Norway), Editora Kuarup (Brasil), Societatea Adevarul (Romania), Sinisukk (Estonia), Neri Pozza (Italy, 1996), Goldman (Germany, 1998)
Millennium Prophecies is about not only the Year 2000 transition, but also about the nature of prophecy itself. Given the increasing problems with the environment, the breakdown of Communism, overpopulation, increasing natural disasters, the next decades may well determine the future of our planet. Nostradamus, Edgar Cayce and many others have prophesied dramatic events leading up to a following the millennium. Astrologers point to the Grand Alignment of outer planets in 1999 and May 2000 as a cause, but many other interesting and essential prophecies have been made about our common future.
Millennium Prophecies reviews relevant and irrelevant historical and modern prophecies, speculates about the human need for prophecy, and makes informated astrological judgements of the next crucial years of our race on earth. All information is charted in tables of events. The entire range is here, from Nostradamus to St. Malachy, from ancient astrologers and visionaries to modern scientists. This book will prepare you for beginnings and endings.
In retrospect, many of the prophecies presented in Millennium Prophecies have shown to be not only correct, but profoundly accurate in many ways. — A T Mann, 2008
Review of "Millennium Prophecies" in Gnosis: A Journal of Western Inner Traditions, #33: The Earth
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Prophezeiungen zur Jahrtausendwende (Goldmann) @ Amazon.com Deutschland
Prophezeiungen zur Jahrtausendwende (Scherz) @ Amazon.com Deutschland
Millennium Prophecies: ISBN: 1-85230-685-8
By the New Paracelsus
This book was written in 1989 and never published. You will see why, because the material presented is only now becoming common knowledge. It is essential reading.
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The Elements of Reincarnation
All images and text © A T Mann 1995 World Rights in All Media
Element Books (UK & US, 1995), Forlaget Forum (Sweden), Lindhardt & Ringhof (Denmark, 1996), Zweitausendeins Verlag (Germany), Strengholts Boeken (Holland), Arnoldo Mondadori (Italy, 1997), Tammi (Finland, 1997), HYB (Turkey, 1997)
The Elements of Reincarnation is a survey of the wide range of reincarnation beliefs of many cultures, including Neolithic, Egyptian, Roman, Greek, Hindu, Buddhist and others. Also presented is a unique system developed by A T Mann that allows one to determine the times of history of our earlier incarnations from the astrological horoscope. This book corrects many misconceptions people have of this powerful and important phenomenon. (Reprinted five times in its first two years.)
138 pages, 16 illustrations and tables.
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The Elements of Reincarnation: ISBN: 1-85230-698-X Redesigned by the author in 2002 as the first part of "The Divine Life"
Life Time Astrology
Allen & Unwin (London, 1984), Harper & Row/SF (US, 1986); Sphinx Verlag (Germany,
1986), Veen (Holland, 1987), Borgen Forlag (Denmark, 1987), Element
Books (UK, 1991), Urania (Russia, 1996). Paraview Special Editions (US, as The Divine Life, 2004)
Book design, text and all images © A T Mann 1984 World Rights in All Media
Life Time Astrology presents a revolutionary new way of understanding your astrological pattern from conception to old age. The unique time scale described allows you to discover the formative events in your life and their meaning by attributing dates to them in the sequence in which they were lived. This approach to astrology reflects the discoveries of the new physics, where reality is understood as a complex web or relatoinships and the increasingly obvious fact that our lives are a story in time — you are the person whom your stories describe. Your astrological pattern identifies the people, events and inner mechanisms that define your reality: past, present and future. To understand yourself as a whole in this way is the first step in a long journey to wholeness.
Life Time Astrology recognizes that you spend the first important stage of gestation within your mother's womb, and that the nature of your birth shapes your personality. This is then modified by your home and family environment during childhood. The correct interpretation of your horoscope takes these factors into consideration. The technique of Life Time Astrology is easy and accurate, and has been aproven help for expectant mothers, parents, teachers, therapists, healers and anyone interested in helping themselves and others. The result of this revolutionary process is the perception of a true human ecology.
275 pages, many illustrations, horoscopes, and interpretation tables.
You can order a Life Time Astrology program for Windows or have a personal reading
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Vega; ISBN: 184333463
Published by Vega Books in September 2002 as the second part of "The Divine Life"
The Divine Plot
Astrology, Reincarnation, Cosmology and History
Cover design, text, book design and all images © A T Mann 1986 World Rights in All Media
Allen & Unwin (London, 1986), Element Books (UK & US, 1991), Wilhelm Heyne Verlag (Germany, 1993) , Paraview Special Editions ((2004)
The Divine Plot is a theory of time and consciousness that puts forward an hypothesis explaining many of the enigmas of life today. It confronts questions such as: Where does the evolution of consciousness lead? Why is mythology central to the human psyche? Was there an ancient civilization called Atlantis? Did life originate from extra-terrestrial beings in the remote past? How and where did humanity originate? Can number unify the physical world to the psyche in a Unified Theory? What is reincarnation? How does it work and can previous incarnations be accurately determined. And, the most important question of all: Are we nearing the End of a World Age?
The revolutionary astrological system of A. T. Mann links astrology with biology, new physics, psychology by redefining experiential time in life using the relativistic concept of biological time. An individual lifetime from conception to death is a reflection of the life of humanity, metaphorically and literally; and all history from the big bang to the subatomic realm can be related in a series of octaves using the language of astrology as the key. We all carry a record of the entire grand creation of the universe within, waiting to be decoded. The evolution of consciousness is happening to us now! The microcosm is the macrocosm, and the Divine Plot is the key.
The Divine Plot is first system to define the exact times in history of the major developmental stages of the evolution of consciousness and to apply them to a specific dating of one's previous incarnations. Using a simple time scale even those with no astrological understanding can orient themselves in time and space and discover when the priest, the warrior and maiden within you roamed the recesses of history. You can investigate the reasons behind Nostradamus' predictions, the phenomenon of the precession of the equinoxes, déjà vu, the madness of Nietzsche and the crucifixion of cosmic gods.
282 pages, 50 illustrations, many fascinating tables.
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Vega; ISBN: 1-84333-463-1
Das Geheimnis der Jahrtausendwende @ Amazon.de
The Phenomenon Book of Calendars 1978-1979
By A T Mann, Giuseppe Maria Sesti,
Mary Flanagan & Painton Cowen
(Phenomenon Publications (UK & US, 1978-1979); Originally 1973-1974; and 1974-1975, 1975-1976;
1977-1978 edition, Anchor/Doubleday & Dragon's World Ltd; 1978-1979 edition, Anchor/Doubleday & Dragon's World Ltd; 1979-1980 edition, Fireside/Simon & Schuster & Dragon's World Ltd.)
The Phenomenon Book of Calendars was a yearly astrological almanac that compared the Western Civilian Calendar with many other calendar systems such as the Hebrew, Islamic, Mayan, Aztec, Chinese, Hindu, Chinese Astrological and the Astrological Calendar. Included were migration times, lunar planting times, festivals, rites, birthdays, holidays and other timings of importance.
48 pages, many illustrations and tables.
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The Phenomenon Book of Calendars: ISBN:0-671-24247-4
The Roof of Europe
(A Journey through Alpine Civilisations)
By David Pitt and Marc Sursock, with a Foreword by Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan
Edited by A T Mann, who wrote some of the articles
This special limited edition of “The Roof of Europe – A journey through Alpine Civilisations”, was published for the 700th Anniversary of the Swiss Confederation and the first
ALP ACTION Award Ceremony held in Davos, February 2, 1991.
This book was created to stimulate awareness of the ecology of the Alps, broadly the mountain arc spanning seven nations; France, Switzerland, Germany, Liechtenstein, Austria, Italy and Yugoslavia. The audience is any concerned reader interested in the natural majesty, ecology and cultural heritage of these Alpine mountains, a well as heightening the awareness of new conservation measures that need to be taken to preserve them. Although a major objective is to call for protection of the Alps, the book is also designed to be a series of entertaining frescoes, cameos and images. Ultimately, the Alps are a living, gripping story of the earth, its history and people.” — Introduction by the Patron of Alp Action and the Bellerive Foundation, Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan
My Essay on Feng Shui in:
The Feng Shui Anthology: Contemporary Earth Design
Edited by Jami Lin
Earth Design Inc (US, 1997)
Contemporary Earth Design is an anthology of essays by prominent Feng Shui masters and practitioners such as Grand Master Lin Yun, Sarah Rossbach, Angel Thompson, Derek Walters and Dennis Fairchild, as well as my essay: "Feng Shui and Healing Architecture." which you can read by clicking on this link.
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Earth Design Incorporated, P O Box 530725, Miami Shores, FL 33138, Tel: 305 756 6426 Fax: 305 751 9995
"A Feng Shui Anthology: Contemporary Earth Design" @B&N Online
Exploring Consciousness in the Horoscope
Essays edited by Noel Tyl
Llewellyn Publications, 1994
My essay is "Astrological Reincarnation," and the book also includes chapters by Noel Tyl, Steven Forrest, Diana Stone, David & Laurie Pond, Sandy Hughes, Michael Munkasey, Edwin Steinbrecher and Errol Weiner.
281 pages with illustrations.
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