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Since the 1970's, fabulous mundane data collection has been done by Nicholas Campion & Marc Penfield. Both give national charts. Penfield is unique in that he also gives charts for the founding of many cities. We owe them a debt of gratitude.

Mundane data collections also include horoscopes of US Presidents & British Royalty.

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Nicholas Campion

Synopsis: Accurate, timed, up to date horoscopes for all the nations of the world, with copious notes & footnotes. Published by Wessex Astrologer, approximately 705 pages, oversize format.

Price: $69.95

Details, including table of contents, comment.

ASTROLOGY & THE CAUSES OF WAR - Jamie Macphail, $55.00

1. The Falklands War
2. The Iran-Iraq War
3. The Gulf War 1991
4. The Iraq War of 2003
5. Israel & the Six Day War of 1967
6. The Yom Kippur War of 1973
7. The Korean War
8. The Vietnam War
9. The India-Pakistan War of 1965
10. The India-Pakistan War of 1971
11. The Yugoslavia Civil War of 1991-1995
12. The genocide in Rwanda: 1994

Epilogue: Brief notes on the Israeli invasion of Lebanon, 2006

Comment: The author says he started with the idea of updating the Baigent, Campion & Harvey Mundane Astrology, but gave it up in favor of the present book. Which was a good idea.

To all the usual mundane techniques, Macphail adds solar & lunar return charts for nations at war, as well as composite charts, nation to nation. He had previously thought of making composites of nations & their leaders, an idea I had some years back. (The result of such a composite is the administration of the country during the leader's reign.)

In the introduction, he writes:

This book therefore endeavours to show how astrological influences provide the background context to war, and how an understanding of this context can enable the relevant parties to seek more creative solutions. Just as an individual can make informed choices, especially when they are prepared to listen to those around them, so too can a nation (or its leaders) if they are willing to accept good advice. (pg. xi)
This would seem to exhort us, the astrological community, to read this book, to learn its lessons, and then to join the political fray as informed commentators. On the other hand, once the question of war comes up (such as in the summer of 2002 in the US), dissent is branded unpatriotic. I myself have never seen the rush to war turned aside. The prelude to an act of war is always a time of collective insanity, and, for those of us who are awake, a time of impending horror at the slaughter about to be unleashed.

Each of the conflicts delineated in this book begins with an detailed historical overview. The victors do not escape criticism. Macphail's cricitism of the Israelis is scathing (as it should be), so those of you who have already picked sides are forewarned. It's the astrology and the many techniques that Macphail uses that are of importance, not our feelings about any of the parties involved.

In addition to solar & lunar returns, Macphail also uses solar & lunar eclipses, Aries ingresses, natal charts for each of the countries involved (taken directly from Nicholas Campion's Book of World Horoscopes), as well as transits & progressions, and natal charts of the leaders, when available. Each chapter is summarized, and for each, there are copious notes & references.

A tour-de-force of mundane in action. It will repay study.

Wessex Astrologer, 414 pages.

THE SECRET ARCHITECTURE OF OUR NATION'S CAPITAL: The Masons & the building of Washington, DC - David Ovason, $15.95
Subtitled, The Masons & the building of Washington, DC. In Washington are 20 complete zodiacs, some large, some very large. There are also some 1000 astrological symbols scattered on buildings & the landscape generally, an astonishing number. The city overall is dedicated to the constellation Virgo, as proved both by arrangement of Federal buildings over large areas of ground, as well as specific architectural details on them. This is the fascinating story of history & discovery, of maps & photographs, of sun & stars, of the mystery of who & when & why. Lavishly illustrated, both in color & B&W. HarperCollins Perennial, 516 pages, paper.

(A very old photo.)
HOROSCOPES OF THE USA & CANADA - Marc Penfield, $39.95
Contents: Author's notes; Acknowledgements; Introduction; The relationship between these horoscopes & you; Charts: The American People (first permanent settlement in the hemisphere)

More charts: Declaration of Independence; Revolutionary war ends; Signing of the Constitution; The Bill of Rights; Lousiana Purchase; The Embargo Act; The War of 1812; Spain cedes Florida; The Monroe Doctrine; Erie Canal opens; Indian Removal Act; Nullification Proclamation; Fall of the Alamo; The panic of 1837; Mexican War; Gold discovered in California; Compromise of 1850; The Gadsden Purchase; Dred Scott Decision;

The Civil War; Slavery abolished; Purchase of Alaska; Transcontinental railroad; The panic of 1873; Custer's last stand; The Pendleton Act; The panic of 1893; Spanish-American War; Panama Canal Treaty; Income tax; World War I; Prohibition; Stock market crash (1929); The New Deal; Social Security Act; Wages & Hours Act

World War II; Atomic bomb test; The Marshall Plan; The Korean War; Civil Rights movement; Interstate highway system; Space program begins; Cuban missile crisis; President Kennedy assassinated; Vietnam war; Medicare act; The moon landing; Resignation of Nixon; Iranian hostage crisis; Stock market crash (1987); Savins & loan crisis; The Gulf War (1st); NAFTA; Financial collapse; Terrorist attacks (9-11); Invasion of Iraq; The US Constitution; The beginning of the federal government in the US

Following this are charts for all 50 states & principal cities in them, some 329 US city charts in all, including two in Puerto Rico & one in the US Virgins. In Canada, includes charts for all 13 provinces & territories, 22 city charts, as well as the Canadian national chart.

Comment: Some history: Although this is the "second edition", this book dates back to 1976, when it was titled, America: An Astrological Portrait of Its Cities and States. In 1984 it was republished by ACS as Horoscopes of the Western Hemisphere, and included charts from Baffin Bay to Tierra del Fuego. When the AFA first reprinted the book in 1996, everything south of Texas was dropped, eg, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central & South America. In the second edition to the 1996 edition, six more cities are added to California (Ventura, San Luis Obisbo among them), two more cities in Virginia, plus Puerto Rico and its two biggest cities, and the US Virgins & its capital. And it again has a proper binding.

In this book, in addition to charts of historical events, you will find natal charts for all 50 states, plus major cities in each, plus Canadian provinces & major cities (e-mail us if you want to know if your favorite city is in here). Most charts rectified by the author, lots of notes.

AFA, 316 pages, oversize.



The planets, houses & aspects in mundane astrology
The Latin American People - The chart for Isabela

Mexico: Includes the national chart, as well as charts for the cities of: Acapulco, Aguascalientes, Campeche, Cancun, Celaya, Chihuahua, Ciudad Juarez, Colima, Cordoba, Cuernavaca, Culiacan, Durango, Ensenada, Guadalajara, Guanajuanto, Guaymas, Irapuato, La Paz, Leon, Manzanillo, Mazatlan, Merida, Mexicali, Mexico City, Monterrey, Morelia, Oaxaca, Puebla, Puerto Vallarta, Queretaro, Saltillo, San Cristobal de las Cases, San Luis Potosi, San Miguel Allende, Tampico, Tepic, Tijuana, Toluca, Torreon, Uruapan, Veracruz, Villahermosa, Zacatecas

Charts for the Cities & States of Central America:
Belize: Belize City
Costa Rica: San Jose
El Salvador: San Salvador
Guatemala: Guatemala City, Antigua
Honduras: Tegucigalpa, San Pedro Sula
Nicaragua: Granada, Leon, Managua
Panama: Panama City, Colon

Charts for the Cities & States of the Caribbean:
Bahamas: Nassau
Barbados: Bridgetown
Bermuda: Hamilton
Cayman Islands
Cuba: Havana, Santiago de Cuba
Dominican Republic
Santo Domingo
Guadeloupe: Pointe a Pitre
Haiti: Port au Prince
Jamaica: Kingston
Martinique: Fort de France
Netherlands Antilles: Willemstad, Aruba
Puerto Rico: Ponce, San Juan
St. Kits & Nevis
St. Lucia
St. Vincent
Trinidad & Tobago: Port of Spain
Virgin Islands: Charlotte Amalie

Charts for the Cities & States of South America:

Argentina: Buenos Aries, Bahia Blanca, Bariloche, Comodoro Rivadavia, Cordoba, Corrientes, Formosa, Jujuy, La Plata, Mar del Plata, Mendoza, Parana, Posadas, Resistencia, Rosario, Salta, San Juan, Santa Fe, Santiago del Estero, Tucuman, Ushuaia

Bolivia: La Paz, Cochabamba, Oruro, Potosi, Santa Cruz, Sucre

The Brasilian People
Brasil: Brasilia, Belem, Belo Horizonte, Curitiba, Fortaleza, Manaos, Natal, Niteroi, Ouro Preto, Porto Alegre, Recife, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador (Bahia), Santos, Sao Paulo

Chile: Santiago, Antofogasta, Concepcion, Puerto Montt, Valdiva, Valparaiso, Vina del Mar

Columbia: Bogota, Barranquilla, Cali, Cartagena, Cucuta, Medellin, Santa Marta

Ecuador: Quito, Cuenca, Guayaquil

French Guiana (Inini)
Guyana: Georgetown
Paraguay: Asuncion
Peru: Lima, Arequipa, Cusco, Iquitos, Trujillo, Chiclayo, Chimbotze
Surinam: Paramaribo
Uruguay: Montevideo, Colonia, Punta del Este
Venezuela: Caracas, Maracaibo, Valencia, Barquismeto, Ciudad Guyana

A. Columbus & the discovery of the New World
B. Birth dates of famous Latin American people


Comment: Penfield differs from Campion, in that Campion gives brief sketches of how the chart in question came about (independence was declared via a radio broadcast, monitored by the BBC, etc.) Penfield gives an historical sketch of the country's / city's history & along the way supports his rectification by progressed aspects to natal angles and planets. Such as:

Tijuana was founded in July 1889 and thought to be named for a cantina or roadhouse called "Tia Juana," or aunt Jane in Spanish. It was a sleepy town until 1920 when the USA evoked the Volkstead Act which banned the usage & manufacture of alcohol. Mexico had no such ridiculous legislation so Californians flocked here to drink, gamble & party throughout the Roaring Twenties (progressed MC conjunct Uranus sesquisquare Neptune square Sun sextile Saturn, progressed ASC conjunct Jupiter). Tijuana was a wide-open city where anybody or anything could be had for a price. When Prohibition was repealed in 1933, Tijuana's fortunes began to decline (progressed MC sextile Jupiter, progressed ASC oppositio Mars). When World War II broke out in December 1941, fortunes again increased for this border city due to the fact that servicemen could drink here at 18 years of age (progressed ASC opposition Sun inconjunct Saturn). Tijuana is the world's biggest border crossing. Thousands of tourists come each weekend to shop or party. Violence has increased in recent years due to local drug cartels which at times have seemed to take over the city. Nobody is safe, not even politicians or priests. Smuggling has also become a problem with tunnels dug under the border to evade American border control agents, whether the articles being smuggled are illegal aliens or illegal drugs and narcotics. Since the passage of NAFTA in 1994, Tijuana has become home to numerous maquiladoras, companies that piece together products for American companies. Despite pockets of poverty in shanty towns surrounding Tijuana, this city has the highest per capita income of any city in Mexico. (pg. 31)
Penfield might be the world's leading expert on the rectification of mundane charts, and the use of secondary progressions in mundane work. I know of no other comparable person. While the book has brief introductory notes on mundane astrology, it would be interesting if he would write a book on the subject.

AFA, 156 pages, oversize.

HOROSCOPES OF EUROPE - Marc Penfield, $29.95
Contents: Introduction; Albania; Andorra; Armenia; Austria; Azerbaijan; Belarus; Belgium; Bosnia-Herzgovina; Bulgaria; Croatia; Czech Republic; Denmark; Estonia; Finland; France; Georgia; Germany; Greece; Hungary; Iceland; Ireland; Italy; Latvia; Liechtenstein; Lithuania; Luxembourg; Macedonia; Malta; Moldova; Monaco; Montenegro; Netherlands; Norway; Poland; Portugal; Romania; Russia; San Marino; Seborga; Serbia; Slovakia; Slovenia; Sovereign Military Order of Malta; Spain; Sweden; Switzerland; Turkey; Ukraine; United Kingdom; Scotland; Wales; Northern Ireland; Vatican.

Appendices: A. Charts of the European Union; B. Alternative birth times for European cities.

Includes charts for these cities: Albania: Tirana; Austria: Innsbruck, Linz, Vienna; Belarus: Minsk; Belgium: Antwerp, Brussels, Liege; Bulgaria: Sofia; Croatia: Zagreb; Czech Republic: Brno, Prague; Denmark: Arhus, Copenhagen, Odense; Estonia: Tallinn; Finland: Helsinki, Tampere, Turku;

France: Paris, Bordeaux, Clermont-Ferrand, Le Havre, Lyon, Marseille, Nancy, Nantes, Nice, Rouen, Strasbourg, Toulouse; Germany: Berlin, Bonn, Chemnitz, Cologne, Dresden, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt am Main, Hamburg, Hannover, Leipzig, Mainz, Mannheim, Munich, Nuremburg; Greece: Athens, Thessalonika; Hungary: Budapest; Iceland: Reykjavik; Ireland: Dublin, Cork;

Italy: Rome, Bari, Florence, Naples, Turin, Venice; Liechtenstein: Vaduz; Luxembourg: Luxembourg Ville; Netherlands: Amsterdam, The Hague, Rotterdam, Utrecht; Norway: Bergen, Hammerfest, Oslo; Poland: Krakow, Lodz, Poznan, Szczecin, Warsaw, Wroclaw;

Portugal: Lisbon, Oporto; Romania: Bucharest; Russia: Moscow, St. Petersburg; Slovakia: Bratislava; Spain: Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao, Granada, Valencia, Zaragosa; Sweden: Goteborg, Malmo, Stockholm; Switzerland: Bern, Geneva, Zurich; Turkey: Istanbul; Ukraine: Kiev, Odessa;

United Kingdom: London, Bath, Birmingham, Blackpool, Bournemouth, Bradford, Brighton, Bristol, Cambridge, Coventry, Derby, Exeter, Gloucester, Huddersfield, Ipswich, Kingston upon Hull, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northampton, Norwich, Nottingham, Oxford, Plymouth, Portsmouth, Reading, Sheffield, Southampton, Stoke on Trent, Teeside, Torquay, Wolverhampton, York; Scotland: Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburg, Glasgow; Wales: Cardiff, Swansea, Northern Ireland: Belfast, Londonderry.

Comment: The third in his series of books of the natal charts of all the nations of the world. In this volume, charts for the smallest of the continents, the 51 nations of Europe. Included, for the first time anywhere, the chart for the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, which today is located in an office building in Rome.

Many countries in the book have two horoscopes: One for the inception of the founding monarchy, another for its first democratic government. Major states - UK (England), France, Germany, Italy (etc.) have numerous charts. Many of these charts are 500-2000 years old. Penfield has done outstanding research (aided by a large number of contributors) at discovering early founding dates. Many of these differ from those give by Campion. The charts of 135 cities are entirely new. I expect they will provoke much discussion.

Among many highlights, Italy includes charts for the founding of the Roman Republic & Roman Empire, Turkey includes Constantine's founding of Constantinople, Germany includes the chart of the Holy Roman Empire. An excellent resource for mundane astrologers.

AFA, 219 pages, oversize.

Asia by country: Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, China (Hong Kong), Cyprus, East Timor, Georgia, India (Bombay, Calcutta, New Delhi), Indonesia (Jakarta),

Iran, Iraq (Baghdad), Israel (Tel Aviv), Japan (Tokyo, Hiroshima, Kyoto, Nagasaki, Nagoya), Jordan, Kazakstan, North Korea, South Korea, Kuwait, Kyrgystan, Laos, Lebanon, Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur), Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan,

Philippines (Manila), Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore (city), Singapore (country), Sri Lanka, Syria, Taiwan (Taipei), Tajikistan, Thailand (Bangkok), Turkey (Istanbul), Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen.

Australia, New Zealand & the Pacific: American Samoa, Australia (Adelaide, Alice Springs, Brisbane, Canberra, Darwin, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney, Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, New Caledonia, New Zealand (Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, Wellington), Palau, Papua New Guinea (Port Moresby), Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu.


Comment: A look at the nations of Asia, Australia/New Zealand & the Pacific. Some of the charts are the same as those in Nick Campion's Book of World Horoscopes, some are quite different. To my knowledge, none of the city charts have been published before. Almost all charts, both of cities & countries, are rectified. Penfield's comments show his reasoning for the various times selected. Minor countries are given cursory summaries, larger countries get more extensive treatment. China, Turkey, Japan & Australia are outstanding in this regard, but see also India, Iraq & Israel. Charts are given for both city & state of Singapore, a useful distinction.

I hear that Penfield plans to compile all the countries of the world, in a series of books. The project will be a useful, and valuable, compliment to Campion's work.

AFA, 228 pages.

HOROSCOPES OF AFRICA - Marc Penfield, $23.95


The planets, houses & aspects in mundane astrology

The countries of Africa. City charts are noted.
Angola. Luanda
Burkina Faso
Cape Verde
Central African Republic
Chad. N'Djamena
Congo. Brazzaville
Cote d'Ivoire
Djibouti. Djibouti
Egypt. Egyptian Republic. Cairo, Alexandria, The Great Pyramid (an essay)
Equatorial Guinea
Gambia. Banjul (Bathurst)
Ghana. Accra
Kenya. Mombassa, Nairobi
Liberia. Monrovia
Libya. Tripoli
Mozambique. Maputo (Lourenco Marques)
Namibia. Windhoek
Sao Tome & Principe
Senegal. Dakar
Sierra Leone. Freetown
South Africa. Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Durban, East London, Johannesburg, Kimberley, Port Elizabeth, Pretoria
Swaziland. Mbabane
Tanzania. Dar es Salaam
Tunisia. Tunis
Uganda. Kampala
Zaire. Kinshasa (Leopoldville)
Zambia. Harare (Salisbury)

Famous African personalities


This is the sixth & final book in Penfield's series of books on the countries of the world. Unlike the other continents, Penfield has not, to date, visited Africa (he says he wants to), so this book, unlike his others, is based entirely on research. The majority of national charts, as with Campion's book (above), are set for the moment the various colonies became independent from France, England, Belgium, Germany, etc. Unlike Campion, Penfield gives brief (and useful) historical sketches. It is helpful to be reminded that Africa existed before the Europeans raped it. There were great sub-Saharan nations & civilizations. Penfield shows how progressions explain recent African history, so in addition to a lot of charts, this book, along with his others, also functions as a primer in mundane progressions. This doesn't sound like a Big Deal, except that it is so rarely done.

AFA, 160 pages.

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Charts of the date of entry of all 50 states into the Union, along with the date of incorporation of the principal cities in each. All but a few are set for noon. Notes are limited to the introduction, which includes her article, The Astrology of Locality in the U.S.A., which divides the country into 12 zodiac "zones", reminiscent of Ptolemy's division of the Old World. Includes bibliography of sources. 156 pages including bibliography. AFA, oversize paper.

AMERICAN PRESIDENTS & THEIR WIVES - Rudy & Diane Flack, $12.00
A very good book. Birth data & charts for each President and their wives (some had more than one), as well as charts of all Vice-Presidents. Descriptive text neatly sums up each administration & often includes notes about the First Lady. Fully up to date, includes Bill & Hillary Clinton, Al Gore. The authors are Reaganites, but we can forgive them that. An embarrassing section on rays was deleted from the second edition. 172 pages including bibliography and index. A is A Publishing, comb-bound paper.

BRITISH ROYALTY - Rudy & Diane Flack, $9.00
Contents: Royal lines of Scotland (490-1603) and England (802-1603) and Great Britain (1603-present); Alphabetical listing of the horoscopes; General information for using the horoscopes; The calendar was wrong! (but the charts are right); The charts and horoscopes for Scotland, England and Great Britain; The future (heirs, the Succession and Princess Diana), the primogeniture, act of settlement and additional charts. 110 pages including bibliography. A is A Publishing, comb-bound paper.

STARS OVER ENGLAND - Marc Penfield, $18.95
Contents: The horoscope of England and its Progressions - the natal horoscope and historical events; The British monarchs - William the Conqueror, The Plantagenets, The House of Lancaster, The House of York, The Tudors, The Stuarts, The Hanovers, House of Windsor. 79 pages including bibliography. AFA, oversize paper, comb-bound.




EM is Earth Movement - Dave

I. Earthquakes & Vulcanism - the geological overview
1. The solar timer of vulcanism
2. The gas belts of James Churchward
3. The New Madrid quake and the Appalachian gas belt
4. Anatomy of the gas belts
5. Catastrophism: An overview
6. Catastrophism: The key to major EM
7. Chandler wobble
8. Why geology & astrology should cooperate
9. Evacuation
10. The true tragedy of future EM

II. Earthquakes and Vulcanism - The astrological overview
11. Planetary overview
12. On the Sun
13. On the Moon
14. The other planets
15. Planetary groups in EM
16. A list of simultaneous events
17. Drawing the EM event chart
18. Signs and aspect complexes
19. What the ancients can teach us
20. Why I do not use ascendant charts in EM
21. Why I don't use locality charts
22. Midpoints in EM
23. The rolling signature
24. Stored energy
25. Outer planet aspect intensity
26. Planetary patterns forming the signature
27. The use of aspects in EM forecasting
28. Simultaneous events
29. An astro-geological overview
30. Cairo 1992
31. Geological timing for EM: a method
32. EM degrees
33. Significance of minor EM
34. EM weather
35. Forecasting the EM event: the difficult made succinct
36. Final timing: the hour
37. Approaching & separating aspects

III. Location signatures:
38. The location signature
39. Methodology of EM sample
40. Lunar enhancement
41. The signature of Alaska, Aleutians, Katchamka, Kuril Islands & the Bering Sea
42. The signature of Japan
43. Philippine Islands signature
44. The signature of the Celebes
45. The signature of eastern Indonesia
46. The signature of Indonesia
47. The signature of the Marianas & the Caroline Islands & Bonin
48. The signature of the Solomon Islands
49. The signature of Australia
50. The signature of Macquerie Island
51. The signature of Antarctica
52. The signature of New Caledonia & the Loyalty Islands
53. The signature of the New Hebrides Islands
54. The signature of Fuji Island
55. The signature of Polynesia
56. The signature of Samoa & Tonga
57. The signature of New Zealand
58. The signature of Chile
59. The signature of Peru
60. The signature of Ecuador & Columbia
61. The signature of Central America
62. The signature of Mexico
63. The signature of California
64. The signature of New Madrid
65. The Carribean signature
66. The signature of France
67. The signature of Italy
68. The signature of Greece
69. The signature of Turkey
70. The signature of Iran
71. The signature of Tblisi
72. The signature of Afghanistan, Hundu Kush & India
73. The signature of Assam, India
74. The signature of China & Russia
75. An overview of vulcanism
76. Forecasting the volcanic eruption

Appendices & comments:
1. Simultaneous events as related to lunar enhancement & the universal signature
2. The Cancer-Capricorn axis
3. Grand trine water quakes
4. French earthquakes
5. Grand trine water volcanoes
6. Volcanoes: Grand trine fire, Saturn in Pisces, Jupiter in Pisces, Jupiter in Scorpio
7. The semantics of prediction
8. Full circle.


There are two interesting things about this book.

One, there is a detailed & perhaps comprehensive survey of individual earthquake signatures. Judith Hill told me she had made such a survey back in the 1980's, but her work is unpublished. (I'd like to see it published, the contrast would be fascinating.) Suffice to say, different parts of the earth produce different kinds of earthquakes, for different reasons.

California earthquakes, for example, like stelliums. Favorite signs are Gemini through Capricorn, and Pisces. Which in practice means June through January, and March. The Sierra region is sensitive to New Moons, while the San Andreas likes Full Moons. California likes water grand trines, which includes those with Neptune (a watery planet) in Capricorn. Venus-Mars-Jupiter are usually strong. Mercury is often conjunct Venus. The Sun-Mercury-Jupiter midpoints often point to the degree occupied by Mercury. As you might expect, the California signature is quite well worked out. Some of the others are not, but they are all good starting points.

Second, Weber combines this with the gas belt theory of James Churchward, 1851-1936. Churchward speculated the driving force behind both earthquakes and volcanoes were giant subterranean gas belts that pushed superheated rock ahead of it. You probably haven't heard of this theory. If you suspected the scientific crowd thought it silly, you would be right, but if you talked to engineers who actually get down there (hello Megan!) you would be in for a surprise. I am disappointed Weber does not give us a world map with the major gas belts marked on it. Searching on-line a moment ago, I can't find one there, either. About 15 years ago I speculated the weight of a cubic yard of water was probably greater than the weight of the average cubic yard of earth, which made the oceans heavier than the land, which, if there was gas (not necessarily the flammable stuff) down there, the weight of the oceans would tend to push most of the gas to be under the continents, causing them to "rise up", like bread dough. If we theorize that the Earth naturally produced gas at a given, ongoing rate, then over time the continents would rise up until, like overproofed bread, the gas escaped and the land suddenly collapsed. This was a way of explaining how sudden Earth Changes (abrupt disappearance of entire continents) could physically happen. Which is a prerequisite if we are to make sense of some of Edgar Cayce's predictions. Note that Weber does not get into this.

Can you predict earthquakes? Well . . . It takes a lot of work and a lot of observation and is still an erratic thing. Weber has prediction as one of his goals. Astrological methods that incorporate geology, such as will be found in this book, will give better results than geology alone. This is certain.

This is the best book I have seen on earthquakes and volcanoes.

AFA, 250 pages, oversize.

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