Making the Gods Work for You: The Astrological Language of the Psyche

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Believe Nothing, Entertain Possibilities!

Making the Gods Work for You presents internationally renowned author Caroline W. Casey's remarkable doctrine of Visionary Activist Astrology. In this reverently irreverent mystery school disguised as a book (in which each of the planetary gods is a professor), we are invited to think of our lives as a spiritual detective novel. For example, Venus teaches us that our affinities and quirks are clues to our unique mission and contribution to the world. The astrological language of the psyche is a tool for deciphering and revitalizing this sense of mission. Casey teaches you how to expand your range of intimacy with the ten parts of yourself represented by the planets, here called gods. You will learn how to use this language to reverence and feed the forces of your psyche that connect you to very real external forces. This book intends to catalyze a movement to engage the imagination of all people with a sense of humor and a desire to do collaborative good in the world.
        Expanding on the ideas first presented in her popular audiotape series, Inner and Outer Space, Casey explores the archetypes at the heart of human relationships, aspirations, and spiritual quests. In an engaging narrative enlivened by stories, fables, exercises, and meditations developed through her work as an astrological counselor, she provides a practical system of personal and collective liberation. Making the Gods Work for You provides us with innovative principles to live by and rituals inviting us to become active, dynamic participants in the dance of life. We can then become increasingly conscious players on the team of creation, capable of sharing our gifts with the world at this crucial historical time.

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Like Joseph Campbell's "The Power of Myth" and Clarissa Pinkola Estes' "Women Who Run with the Wolves", Casey's book reveals a new way of using myth and symbols for self-understanding and to change life for the better. "Caroline Casey is brilliant, charismatic, and hysterically funny, and she has a way with words and ideas that will take your breath away".--"Common Boundary".

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"Writing with wit, intelligence, and much good humor, Caroline W. Casey uses the symbolic language of astrology to clarify the nature of the universe and our place in it. I find useful insight and good advice in her words."
        --Andrew Weil, author of Spontaneous Healing

"Those whose shoes are not nailed to the floor will find a lot of walking in this book. Her wit and savvy aim to help you climb a temple in the middle of the night."        --Robert Bly, author of Morning Poems

"Making the Gods Work for You is a great, fascinating and terrific book with insights into the original meaning of astrology. We recommend it to anybody in search of depth and purpose."        --Sobonfu and Malidoma Somé, authors of Of Water and the Spirit: Ritual and Initiation in the Life of an African Shaman

"This book gives us an effective, imaginative language through which we can unravel the mystery and beauty of the gifts we have brought for each other and discover the joy of offering those gifts fully. So pick this book up with 'reverent curiosity' and allow the wisdom of the larger, starry view to uplift you via the words of this brilliant visionary."
        --Brooke Medicine Eagle, coauthor of Partner Earth: A Spiritual Ecology

"Reading Caroline Casey's Making the Gods Work for You has opened a whole new world for me. The stars will never be the same, nor will I ever distrust astrology again. That's for sure."
        --James Ridgeway, investigative journalist for The Village Voice

"Caroline Casey gives us her wise and personal ways of looking at our old connections to the stars. Here is a book I will be reading again and again."
        --Gioia Timpanelli, founder of Story-Telling Revival

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