When the Stars Align
Reflections on Astrology, Life, Death, and Other Mysteries
When the Star Align is a wide-ranging collection of essays by noted writer and astrologer Ray Grasse, exploring such subjects as the Age of Aquarius, life-after-death, the Beatles, kundalini, God, the soul, the Roswell Incident, sex, and much more. We live in uncertain times, with profound changes convulsing virtually every aspect of our world. Grasse brings his unique insights to understanding these changes, and along the way sheds new light on many previously familiar subjects. Written in a clear and engaging style, Grasse’s unconventional perspectives are sure to stimulate your thinking in unexpected ways.
“Ray Grasse is one of the hidden geniuses of contemporary spirituality."
—Richard Smoley, author Inner Christianity and Introduction to the Occult
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Chapter 1 The Fortune Teller
Chapter 2 Stumbling Across the Script
Chapter 3 Homage to Astrology
Chapter 4 The Beatles ~ Harbingers of the Aquarian Age?
Chapter 5 Brain Koan
Chapter 6 Avatars, Geniuses, and Channeling the Divine
Chapter 7 Classroom Earth
Chapter 8 City of Big Shoulders
Chapter 9 A Question for Carl, Who is Still Dead
Chapter 10 Vincent
Chapter 11 A Few Questions (and Possible Answers) about Reincarnation and
Chapter 12 Suffering and Soul Making on the Mean Streets of Planet Earth
Chapter 13 On the Mysteries of Soul
Chapter 14 Apocalypse Not
Chapter 15 When Jupiter and Neptune Meet in Pisces
Chapter 16 A Brief Meditation on the Hubble “Deep Field” Photo
Chapter 17 When Someone’s Saturn is on Your Sun
Chapter 18 The Astrology of Hollywood’s “Golden Year” ~ 1939
Chapter 19 Trade-offs
Chapter 20 Twenty-One Things Worth Knowing About the Aquarian Age
Chapter 21 Frank
Chapter 22 My Theory of Sleep
Chapter 23 How Wide is the NOW?
Chapter 24 Down the Rabbit Hole
Chapter 25 A Brush with Kundalini
Chapter 26 Naked before Eternity ~ An Esoteric Meditation on Sex
Chapter 27 Lifting the Chalice
Chapter 28 Walt Disney’s “Sorcerer’s Apprentice"
Chapter 29 Reconsidering the Lost Wisdom of Ancient Egypt ~ An
Interview with John Anthony West
Chapter 30 Some Passing Thoughts on Sacred Architecture
Chapter 31 The Genius of Citizen Kane, Part I
Chapter 32 The Genius of Citizen Kane, Part II
Chapter 33 Astrology and the Healing Power of Labels
Chapter 34 A Two-Tiered Approach to History ~ Planetary Cycles and the Great Ages
Chapter 35 Midnight Mass, the TV Series ~ Elegy for a Dying Age
Chapter 36 Was There a Second Roswell Incident?
Chapter 37 Is Astrology Nothing More than Divination?
Chapter 38 The Son Also Rises
Chapter 39 Every Moment ~ Around the World in Ninety Days
Chapter 40 The Divine Zodiac ~ A Window into God’s Mind, or
Simply Humanity’s Greatest Work of Art?
Chapter 41 Esoteric Astrology ~ A Discourse by Shelly Trimmer
Chapter 42 The Universe is Aware of You
Appendix I Four Approaches toward Understanding the Great Ages
Appendix II The Great Ages and the Ascending/Descending Arcs
Appendix III America and Russia: An Archetypal Perspective