Archive for February, 2010

Hitting the Astro Accelerator

Posted in Astrology, Music, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on February 25, 2010 by sudhirastropoetica

Experiential Astrology

The Pitch.

My Book is in the following bookshops. In Brisbane – Angus and Robertson, Post Office Square, and Mary Ryans in Milton and New Farm. In Fremantle – Dymocks. You can also buy it on-line at www.boolarongpress.com.au or on www.amazon.com if you are elsewhere than in Australia or New Zealand. Or you can get it directly from me if you want to say hi or if none of the above works. 

Also – Lion Island is playing at The Zoo in Brisbane on Saturday Night 28th Feb as part of the Brisbane Sounds Concert. We’re up first so be early! Check the Zoo or Brisbane Sounds websites for details.

 The Rave

I’ve been wondering why it’s taken me so long to get this next Blog up and running. I just realised it’s because I am having an Astrological crisis. I love writing my columns so there’s no crisis there. It’s in how I practise astrology with the people who come to me for sessions. I was trained in an experiential form of Astrology that is all about getting in boots and all, using Gestalt, Voice, Dialogue, Psychodrama, Energy Work and more to get a real live hang of what each part of your chart feels like and means. It is hands on, necessitates a journey into feelings, sensations, intense personal reflection and above all awareness. It doesn’t involve me telling those friends who come for a session what everything means. It involves setting up a situation where one finds out for oneself. It’s juicy and it’s real. 

I am forever frustrated by how heady and academic Astrology becomes. In it’s intellectual form it becomes a tool for avoiding, or rationalising what’s going on in one’s life rather than being a tool for unlocking blocked emotions and bringing gorgeous new insights out of the dark. And here’s the crisis. I have managed to slip back in to giving talking sessions over the last ten years since I have been in Brisbane. Having found the whole process of explaining what Experiential Astrology is too painstaking, I have been giving people what they say they want – merely talking them through their charts or transits or whatever. I have learned the art of telling a good story, and hopefully telling a transformational story – but that part of me that craves the next step, feels parched and starved. So – what to do?

I reckon it’s time to get back on track with what I love most about these lovely pesky stars. So that means it’s time to invite whoever wants to come, to contact me and take up the invitation to explore who they are, using Experiential Astrology as our mode of travel. If you are not in Brisbane or nearby, I can travel. All I need is enough people who want to play to make it worthwhile. Group work is possible where individual or couples sessions aren’t.

Considering that this is me trying to educate and inform for now I am open to bartering as well as cash payment. Payment has a lot to do with how deep the appreciation goes, so one way or another it is part of the deal. I look forward to seeing who jumps out of the woodwork. 

Love and fun

Sudhir

Email – astropoetica@gmail.com

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Prometheus

Posted in Astrology, Music, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on February 3, 2010 by sudhirastropoetica

  

Today’s Pitch

Lion Island is playing in the Brunswick Valley Mall (Brisbane) this Saturday 6th Feb for free. 12pm will be an acoustic set – and at 1pm the whole band will crank up. Be there or be square! We’re also part of the whole Brisbane Sounds thing. Heaps of local bands. Compilation CD is out. Big Gig at the Zoo Feb 27th

“Astrology for Those Who Won’t Admit They’re Interested” is now available in good bookshops around Australia – and at www.boolarongpress.com.au and www.amazon.com

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And now for some – Raving On

It’s a little cooler. The birds are gossiping where they would have been laying low a week ago. I have a slight belly ache. Maybe it’s the fumes from an enzyme cleaner I used to polish the bathroom with a little earlier. It’s Aquarius time – which means it’s time to brush up on the myth of Prometheus. It’s a good story to help get one’s head around Water-bearers. Liz Greenes call. I like it. The rebel steals fire from the gods to bring humanity out of darkness. He creates civilization and also inadvertently unleashes havoc at the same time. Pandora is involved. Innovation asks a lot of a person. Are you ready to be shunned? That’s as likely as to be worshipped. Are you aware of all the potential consequences of your actions? Einstein wasn’t. Are you being humanitarian with awareness or not? That’s the basic question – as it always seems to be. All patterns to be witnessed.

I am considering running some on-going Astrology evenings in Brisbane – with an eye to them perhaps doubling as an Astrology Course. If you are in this neck of the woods and are interested, let me know. My e-mail address is below. .

Groups, Sessions, Talks and Workshops etc

I am available for sessions, to run workshops and give talks. Your can find me at astropoetica@gmail.com

Sudhir