Hi forum, I wanted to let you know about a new book I've written, Living Myth: Exploring Archetypal Journeys.
It collects most of the "Living Myth" columns I wrote a couple of years ago on The Cosmic Path website, and adds 5 new ones.
I used to post notices here when new ones went up, so thought I'd let you know it's available!
Using ten archetypes, it explores the difference between myth (how we're taught to live a story) and archetype (how we actually live it). Myths often end in less than pleasant ways, but there are ways to understand the difference between myth and archetype and come out much happier than the mythic figures we read about.
Here's the Table of Contents (an asterisk denotes a new one):
Juno and Commitment Pallas Athene and Re-integration *Vesta and Her Virgins Ceres: Identity, Loss, and Change *Chiron: Difference, Resourcefulness and Mastery Persephone's Ransom Lilith's Rage and Re-writing History Lilith's Flight Lilith and Seduction *Reconciling Adam and Lilith Lucifer: For the Love of God *Ariadne and Abandonment *Arjunsuri: Finding Conscience on the Path to Truth
I will definitely check your book out. I had a transiting Chiron conjunct Lilith experience a few weeks that was neither cute nor funny. As a matter of fact, transiting Lilith was within ob of a conjunction to Chiron at the same time, and as you can guess, these two asteroids are relatively close to each other natally, a wide conjunction. I had an intense and, let' just leave it at that, an intense week. Very intense.
Hi I could not make the url work so I googled the site but could not find a way to find your book There is no alphabetical index In fact I thought it was quite hostile to people looking for books they knew about I am not sure why the url did not work But it looks like a good place to publish By the way the other day I used a pendulum to get which planet was to do with allergies and intolerances and got Chiron It seems to fit in with my experiences of allergies too
Finally ordered the book today after a tedious tussle with the order form which kept sending me in circles Had a similar fight over a few months to get one of KF's books I think one of my upstairs guides does not approve of astrology but the rest must as I have been reading it for long enough.............
My copy of the book arrived today and I read the Ceres chapter. My mum never forgave me for leaving home at 18 as she was bored without me and I was determined to let go of my children easily when they left. With the boys it was seamless and fine but my late born daughter moved out unexpectedly after falling in love at 16 and a half with an 18 year old who she is still with 9 years later. So I was very Ceresy as it was so sudden and so soon.............. I still have not really come to terms with it as they have a very good relationship but it is a bit of a closed circuit........ After reading the Ceres chapter I fell asleep and dreamed that I had gone to a cinema where I knew my daughter was gone to see a film I also wanted to see When I arrived I found her with her two older brothers and no seats beside them. I heard one whisper "Thank heavens there's no spare seat here" and they giggled. Then I woke up. I have a fullish life but no partner....good men a bit thin on the ground in this area in my agegroup............. Seems I still need to work on it. Looking forward to reading the rest of the book and so envious and pleased that Tom has got all this together at a youngish age.................
Hi Ana - I did not see your note on the trouble with ordering until just now. It has turned out to be widespread and I contacted customer support today. I wonder how many sales did not go through?!?
Glad you got it, though, and that it inspired your dreaming! I remember you mentioning the situation with your daughter in another thread a while back. I hope peace can come from what you are experiencing.
Thanks for the support with it. I have completed 4 books now! The 3rd (about astrology & the soul's journey through many lives) is being edited/proofed by an astrologer friend, and the 4th (on Saturn returns) I completed last night (also in the form of a natal report). I'd like to think I'll rest now, but I'm excited about a couple of other ideas that seem to want to come through, so who knows. Pluto's been transiting over my 3rd house Jupiter! A lot of "manifest stuff now" pressure on me the last few months. Peace, Tom
Tom Jacobs Astrologer, Medium, Channel True Black Moon Lilith & Living in the Present Tense 2012 Natal Reports at tdjacobs.com.