I bought this book with the thought this would explore Christianity and Astrology. It doesn't.
But I spent the money so I read it. Mr. Armstrong approaches astrology, or should I say sidereal astrology, in this book in a rather interesting manner. He begins by giving a long and drawn out background on himself and where he is coming from that you get caught up in his tale. Then he introduces vedic astrology in a manner not so complex and as foriegn as the average western astrologer might think it is.
I came away with a greater respect for sidereal astrology, not seeing it as so much of a competitor of tropical astrology but as a companion. Scratch that...as a foundation for where we have came from and where we are today.
Beryle Chambers (aka Bhavani Devi) - Poet - Vancouver Canada says: This is a fascinating book that describes a lovingly interactive cosmology in which the Divine acts through special agents existing on a higher level to influence and assist the spiritual evolution of all souls on this plane. Karma then becomes a learning tool rather than a punishment and new ways of perceiving and responding to our personal "life blueprint" are taught. I found the section about how one's Vedic birth chart predicts body type and characteristics particularly interesting.
The book is extremely accessible. While clearly an expert in his field, the author was never pretentious or boring. In fact, he was able to convey all information in a conversational, kind and humorous tone. Additionally, his metaphysical poetry was amazing. As a poet myself, I appreciated and was inspired by the beauty and power in the poems that opened each chapter.
I'll be giving this book to my most beloved friends.