Transpersonal Theory and the Astrological Mandala:

An Evolutionary Model

by Gerry Goddard



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/21/2009

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 688
ISBN : 9781426912115

About the Book

"This magnum opus is a major landmark in integral theory that, combining a rare blend of analytical rigor and depth of synthesis, articulates a coherent theoretical framework for an innovative astrological-transpersonal paradigm. I am convinced that Gerry's visionary work will continue challenging and redefining transpersonal studies for decades to come.”

Jorge N. Ferrer, author of Revisioning Transpersonal Theory: A Participatory Vision of Human Spirituality


The posthumously published Transpersonal Theory and the Astrological Mandala: an Evolutionary Model offers a transpersonal synthesis—an account of history, culture and consciousness mapped in terms of the deep dialectical logic of the astrological mandala. In this comprehensive work Goddard makes a substantial contribution toward establishing a firm theoretical foundation for astrology. His explication of astrology's foundational symbols in terms of the larger cultural conversation will help astrology take its rightful place in the new paradigm debates while his model, an interface of the transpersonal and the astrological, will stand as a confirmation of the concrete unity of cosmos, body, psyche and spirit beyond mere subjective constructivism.

About the Author

Gerry Goddard
July 28, 1943 - November 19, 2007

Gerry Goddard was an astrologer, consultant, teacher, transpersonalist and writer whose special interest was to build a bridge between foundational astrology and the field of post-Jungian transpersonal studies. With a philosophical context shaped by Jungian, humanistic, and transpersonal perspectives, Buddhist and Western new paradigm thought, he was devoted to establishing a firm theoretical foundation for astrology. His memorial website can be found at: