Recommended Reading List

Below is a list of books that are recommended to read from Daniel Giamario and the Shamanic Astrology Mystery School.  This is not a complete list but highlights many of the core books shamanic astrologers and others are suggested to read to know more about astrology, mythology, cosmology, history and the archetypes.

In addition, more recent book recommendations can be found at these links below:

Recommended Reading List – Chapter 2

Recommended Reading List – Chapter 3

Astrology Books

Cycles of Becoming, The Planetary Pattern of Growth, by Alexander Ruperti
American Ephemeris for the 20th Century 1900-2000 At Midnight Revised 5th Edition by Neil F. Michelsen
American Ephemeris for the 21st Century 2001-2050 At Midnight Revised 2nd Edition by Neil F. Michelsen
Cosmos and Psyche, by Richard Tarness
Anthroposophy and Astrology, by Elizabeth Vreede
Esoteric Astrology, by Alice Bailey
The Labors of Hercules, by Alice Bailey
The Gods Of Change by Howard Sasportass
Myths of the Zodiac by Kathleen Burt
Liz Greene Any of her books. Relating is a good one to start with.
Dane Rudhyar Gives a great philosophical foundation for astrology. All are excellent!
Stephen Forrest Great 1990’s textbooks of traditional astrology, clear, concise, practical
Demetra George Any of her books. Great mythological, matriarchal oriented works.
Erin Sullivan Any of her books. Her book on Retrogrades is the best one available.

Archetypal and Jungian Psychology Books

While not ostensibly about astrology these authors and their books provide more provocative material than the majority of astrological works.

Charles Ponce` Alchemy, Papers Toward A Radical Metaphysics and The Game Of Wizards
Jean Bolen Goddesses In Every Woman and Gods In Every Man
Sylvia Perera Descent To The Goddess: A Way Of Initiation For Women (An excellent understanding of Pluto & Scorpio from the archetypal perspective) and The Scapegoat Complex; Shadow And Guilt (Understanding Saturn and Capricorn Moon from an archetypal perspective)
James Hillman All of his books stimulate the reader in the same realms as Shamanic Astrology
The Way of All Women, by Esther Harding
Women’s Mysteries, by Esther Harding
The Aion, by CG Jung
A Terrible Love of War, by James Hillman
Revisioning Psychology, by James Hillman
When God Was A Woman, by Merlin Stone
Ancient Mirrors of Womanhood, by Merlin Stone
Women Who Run With the Wolves, by Clarissa Estes
Sex At Dawn, by Ryan and Jetha
Romancing the Beloved, by Joan Heartfield
Jung and the Story of Our Time, by Laurens Van der Post


Marion Zimmer Bradley The Mists Of Avalon And Most Of The Latter Darkover Series Beautifully Elucidate The Complexities Of Archetypal Virgo And Other Feminine Archetypes Damaged, Or Not Understood, By Patriarchy.


Archaeoastronomy, The Journal Of The Center For Archaeoastronomy
Sky And Telescope
The Mountain Astrologer
Planet Earth
The Astronomical Companion and The Astronomical Calendar
 by Guy Ottewell 
Phone 864-294-2208 Fax 864-294-3523 e-mail:
Astronomical Workshop
Furman University
Greenville, S.C. 29613

Astronomy and Archeoastronomy Books

Walking in All of the Squares: A Biography of Alexander Thom, by Archibald Thom
Dark Sparklers: Yidumduma’s Aboriginal Astronomy, by Hugh Cairns and Bill Harney
The Dawn of Astronomy, by J. Norman Lockyer
Megalithic Sites in Britain, by Alexander Thom
Echoes Of The Ancient Skies and Beyond The Blue Horizon by Ed Krupp
Living The Sky by Ray Williamson
Empires Of Time and Conversations With the Planets by Tony Aveni
Astronomy And The Imagination and Sky Phenomena by Norman Davidson
Movement And Rhythms Of The Stars by Joachim Schultz
Hamlet’s Mill by Giorgio de Santillana and Hertha Von Dechend
Myth Of Replacement by Thomas Worthen
Star Names, Their Lore and Meaning by Richard Allen
Star Trek to Hawa-ii by Clyde Hostetter

Native American, Mayan and 2012

The End of Time, by Anthony Aveni
2012: Science and Prophesy of the Ancient Maya, by Marc Van Stone
Maya Cosmos, by Linda Schele
The Kivas of Heaven: Ancient Hopi Starlore, by Gary David
The History of the Hopi from their Origins in Lemuria, by Oswald Whitebear Fredricks

Polynesia and Hawaii

Tales from the Night Rainbow, by Koko Willis and Pali Jaelee
We, The Navigators: The Ancient Art of Land Finding in the Pacific, by David Lewis
Na Inoa Hoku, by Rubelite Kawena Johnson

Ireland and Scotland

The Discovery of the Dingle Diamond, by C.P.R. May
The Sacred Mythological Centers of Ireland, by Jack Roberts

Alternative and Esoteric History and Cosmology

Books by John Major Jenkins including but not limited to 
Galactic Alignment: The Transformation of Consciousness According to Mayan, Egyptian, and Vedic Traditions
Earth Under Fire
, by La Violette
Guardians of the Ancient Wisdom, by Stan Gooch
Total Man, by Stan Gooch
Uriel’s Machine, by Christopher Knight and Robert Lomas
The Hiram Key and The Book of Hiram, by Christopher Knight and Robert Lomas
Books by Zecharia Sitchen, particularly The Cosmic Code and The Twelfth Planet
Dawn Before the Dawn, by Geoffrey Ashe
The Farfarers, by Farley Mowat
Earth Memory, by Paul Devereaux
The Mysteries of the Great Cross of Hendaye, by Weidner and Bridges
The Origins of the Mithraic Mysteries, by David Ulansey
Twelve-Tribe Nations, Sacred Number and the Golden Age, by John Mitchell and Christine Rhone
The Orion Mystery, by Robert Bauval and Adrian Gilbert
Underworld, by Graham Hancock
Fingerprints of the Gods, by Graham Hancock
Black Genesis: The Prehistoric Origins of Ancient Egypt, by Robert Bauval and Thomas Brophy
The Master Game, by Graham Hancock and Robert Bauval
Odysseus and the Sea Peoples, by Edo Nyland
Linguistic Archeology, by Edo Nyland
Eden in the East, by Stephen Oppenheimer
Atlantis: The Lost Continent Finally Found, by Arysio Santos
Signs in the Sky by Adrian Gilbert
A Vision, by W.B. Yates
Bloodline of the Holy Grail: The Hidden Lineage of Jesus Revealed, by Laurence Gardner
Books by John Major Jenkins
The Magdalene Legacy, by Laurence Gardner

Philosophy and Shamanism

The Spell of the Sensuous, by David Abram
The Art of Dreaming, by Carlos Castenada
The Active Side of Infinity, by Carlos Castenada
The Planetarization of Consciousness, by Dane Rudhyar