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More On Rudhyar's Work

Much of Dane Rudhyar's lifelong work is made freely available worldwide at the Rudhyar Archival Project including an extensive biography.


To learn more about Rudhyar's books in print visit Aurora Press.


To gain an understanding of Rudhyar's approach to cycles, read the article on this site, A Brief Overview of Dane Rudhyar's Approach to Cycles.


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About Rudhyar's Books


Book Cover: The Astrology of Personality by Dane Rudhyar


This volume originally published in 1936 is as relevant today as it was then. It was in this book that Rudhyar first coined the term humanistic astrology. In The Astrology of Personality Rudhyar tells us that the immediate purpose of astrology is not to predict events, but rather to bring a message of order, of form, revealing the meaning of individual life struggles—transforming chaos into cosmos. Presenting astrology as a symbolic system, Rudhyar uses many concepts expressed in Eastern philosophy (particularly the concept of opposites embodied in the I Ching) combined with modern psychological theories to transform how astrology is applied today. Read more and purchase this book online.



Dane Rudhyar-From Humanistic to Transpersonal Astrology book cover

This is the story of Rudhyar's long astrological career, offering insights into the conditions and circumstances which led to his reformulation of astrology for the post-quantum age. Learn about the development of Humanistic Astrology and how it led to Rudhyar's formulation of Transpersonal Astrology. Out-of-print for decades, this little gem is required reading for all humanistic astrologers and for anyone interested in Rudhyar's approach to astrology. Read From Humanistic to Transpersonal Astrology free online.


Dane Rudhyar book cover The Practice of Astrology

In this slim volume, Rudhyar eloquently describes the 13 steps one takes when beginning The Practice of Astrology As A Technique in Human Understanding, starting with an exploration of what the study is about and then assuming personal responsibility for the use of one's knowledge. He moves on to discuss the meaning of the signs and houses as parts of a 12-fold cycle of development, the meaning of the planets in relation to the solar system as a whole, a dynamic understanding of planetary cycles (aspects) and so much more. This is a beautifully simplified introduction to Rudhyar's approach to astrology which I highly recommend. Read The Practice of Astrology free online.




Dane Rudhyar-The Lunation Cycle book cover


This pioneering classic provides a new dimension in the use of Astrology as a powerful tool in understanding life patterns. The Lunation Cycle is a unique technical breakthrough revealing the significance of the cyclic relationship of the Sun and Moon as phases of a larger process. Rudhyar formulates and describes the eight Soli-Lunar personality types. Also discussed is the

Progressed Lunation Cycle, a technique developed and applied by Rudhyar, revealing the underlying structure of each individual's unique pattern of lifetime unfoldment. Read more and order online.




Dane Rudhyar The Galactic Dimension of Astrology book cover

Rudhyar shows how a deepened understanding of Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto can guide us towards experiencing the galactic level of consciousness. The "challenge of galactivity" to humanistic astrology releases new perspectives when applied to individual horoscopes. In The Galactic Dimension of Astrology his new interpretations of the trans-saturnian planets provide a vehicle to transform how we use astrology in our daily lives, and for the evolving planet we live on. Purchase this book online.








Dane Rudhyar Audio Archives
Rudhyar Institute Conference 1985

"By 1985, Rudhyar's health was becoming more delicate. Rudhyar himself felt that he wanted another RITA conference which, it turned out, would be his final public appearance. He phoned me to say that he felt called to do so and he asked if I would help Leyla to organize it. I, of course agreed. This led to the 1985 RITA Conference which took place within weeks of Rudhyar's 90th birthday. Sadly, Rudhyar passed in September of that year, so resonant with the autumnal theme which ran through much of his later work.

This conference, like the 1983 RITA Conference, was held at the Vallombrosa Retreat Center, and there were about 100 international attendees. However, this conference had a much more subdued, and even somber tone. It was clear that Rudhyar's health was failing. His final lecture was titled, "The Seed: the presence of Wholeness in the midst of disintegration." All of us there felt that we were the seeds of the Work of his life. The Rudhyar Audio Archives are one manifestation of that seeding."

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The Practice of Wholeness Through Astrology
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In this presentation Rudhyar discusses his process oriented approach to astrology and how the same principles apply to one's life, and perhaps beyond. Rudhyar says "Astrology is a revelation of meaning" and compares the approach he innovated with more traditional approaches. He discusses how human life is a "moving toward" and how astrology can illumine the process. Up

47 minutes - Click here to download mp3
Humanistic Astrology Network
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Book Cover: Cylcles of Becoming by Alexander Ruperti--www.earthwalkastrology.comThis entertaining talk was presented by Alexander Ruperti, himself a student of Rudhyar, and author of Cycles of Becoming, a clear and well written explanation of the intertwining planetary cycles involved in the structure of life development. In this audio presentation, Ruperti looks back to 1936, to the very beginning of the Humanistic Astrology movement, marked by the publication of Rudhyar's The Astrology of Personality. From there Ruperti traces the development of humanistic astrology, sharing his many memories, including his time during World War II when he spent long days translating Rudhyar into French. Up

35 minutes - Click here to download mp3
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Rudhyar Audio Archives was created by Nicki Michaels in cooperation with Leyla Rudhyar Hill and the Rudhyar Institute for Transpersonal Activity. RITA is a non-profit public benefit corporation dedicated to the dissemination of the work and essential message of Dane Rudhyar. All material is copyrighted. Read the License FAQ page for more details.