Book Review – Origins of the Shamanic Astrology Paradigm by Daniel Giamario – from Mountain Astrologer Magazine, February/March 2018 Issue
Harbingers of the Turning of the Ages, 2017. Softcover-164pp – $35 (ISBN 978-0-9969617 5-2) Available from Amazon (and at ShamanicAstrology.com)
In The Origins of the Shamanic Astrology Paradigm, Daniel Giamario tells the rich story of the development of his astrological system over the past nearly 50 years. Drawn as a young man to the study of archetypes, he conceived an astrological system that is informed by the night sky, along with an acute awareness of the diversity of the appearance of the planets and the changing roles of the masculine and feminine in our moment in history. One central theme of the Shamanic Astrology approach is “de-emphasizing the Sun sign” and finding enormous meaning and value in Venus and Mars.
Giamario’s ambition herein is to lead the reader “towards wholeness and internal union, known here as the Sacred Marriage” The larger part of the book is the Introduction to the Shamanic Astrology Divination Card Deck which is reproduced in beautiful color, on sturdy pages by Roy Purcell. This book can also be used alone (without the set of cards) and includes the Twelve Mystery Schools, depicting the spiritual path (dharma) and yogas for each of the signs, and the Twelve Gods and Goddesses – the masculine and feminine archetypes for each sign.