Books 

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StarGates

Essays on Astrology, Symbolism, and the Synchronistic Universe

STARGATES is a wide-ranging collection of essays on the art and science of astrology, exploring both the practical and philosophical aspects of the ancient discipline. Among the subjects discussed are the Great Ages, the astrology of anomalies, the United States’ “Pluto return,” relationships and the 7th house, synchronicity and astrology, fate versus free will, traditional versus modern astrology, the search for Planet X, the highest planet in the horoscope, the theory of correspondences, and many more.

The Waking Dream: Unlocking the Symbolic Language of Our Lives

 

 

"Life is a sacred text, to be unlocked through the key of metaphoric knowing. Thus understood, life events yield information about our personality, our karma, and even our future potentials, pointing the way toward greater levels of awakening."

—Chapter 1

Signs of the Times: Unlocking the Symbolic Language of World Events

"This book is a masterpiece carefully crafted gathering data over decades. Reading it I said again and again 'aha' and 'of course,' as I was led through history to contemporary events in a brilliant viewof what the Aquarian Age really is about. This book is profound, prolific, and prophetic."

— Laurence Hillman, co-author of Planets in Play, and Alignments

An Infinity of Gods:                                                   

Conversations with an Unconventional Mystic - The Spiritual Teachings of Shelly Trimmer 

"Rule number one in the spiritual search: the best masters are the ones you never hear of and can hardly find. Ray Grasse's absorbing portrait of Shelly Trimmer proves yet again that this is true."Richard Smoley, author of How God Became God: What Scholars Are Really Saying about God and the Bible.

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URBAN MYSTIC

Recollections of Goswami Kriyananda

URBAN MYSTIC is a highly personal account of interactions with the Chicago-born spiritual teacher, astrologer, and author Goswami Kriyananda (1928-2015). A Hindu priest in the lineage of Kriya Yoga famously associated with Paramahansa Yogananda, Kriyananda spent the greater part of his life instructing students in the Chicagoland area, having founded the Temple of Kriya Yoga and writing numerous books on spirituality, astrology, and meditation. Ray's account includes both personal anecdotes of time spent with Kriyananda along with glimpses of Goswami's down-to-Earth spiritual teachings.

Under a Sacred Sky: Essays on the Practice and Philosophy of Astrology 

"Astrology hints at powerful secrets, that was clear: Jupiter, the Sun, Mars, and the other planets aren’t really outside of us; they’re a part of us, and we are a part of them. In a sense, our true nature is as vast as the universe itself.'" —Chapter 2

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The Sky Stretched Out Before Me: Encounters With Mystics, Anomalies, and Waking Dreams 

THE SKY STRETCHED OUT BEFORE ME is a fascinating collection of autobiographical essays including the author’s experiences in Egypt, the American Southwest, studies under teachers in the Kriya Yoga and Zen traditions, and reflections on synchronicity, among others.