Alchemical Tantric Astrology: The Hidden Order of Seven Metals, Seven Planets, and Seven Chakras (Paperback)
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Reveals the hidden order between the signs of the zodiac, alchemy, and the Tantric yoga chakra system to unlock spiritual opportunities
• Shows how the astrological cycle around the signs of the zodiac represents the alchemical transformation of consciousness and chakra awakening
• Expands the meaning of each astrological sign based on its association with the chakras and the alchemical transmutation cycle from lead to gold
• Offers sample chart analyses to show how you can discover your spiritual challenges and opportunities
Demonstrating the connections between astrology, alchemy, and yoga, Frederick Baker reveals how he discovered their correspondences by rotating the natural order of the zodiac, placing Aquarius and Capricorn at the bottom and Cancer and Leo at the top, to reflect the alchemical order of metals from lead to gold. is Alchemical Tantric Arrangement then revealed a corresponding alchemical order of the seven traditional planets--from Saturn (lead) to Sun (gold)--and also aligned with the seven chakras and the three major energy channels (nadis) of the Tantric yoga system, including the channel through which Kundalini energy rises from root chakra to crown chakra.
Baker uses these rediscovered correspondences to expand the meaning of each astrological sign based on their association with the chakras, the alchemical transmutation cycle from lead to gold, and the wisdom of ancient myth. He also offers expanded meanings for each chakra in association with the twelve signs of the zodiac and their ruling planets as well as new insights into the influence of Chiron and Eris. The author provides a complete analysis of his own birth chart as well as Alchemical Tantric Astrology insights into significant events over the past few decades, including the intense changes of 2020.
Baker’s revolutionary new take on our individual spiritual journeys shows how the astrological cycle around the signs of the zodiac represents the alchemical and Tantric transformation of consciousness and the natural path of spiritual unfolding.
About the Author
Frederick Hamilton Baker is an astrologer, educator, and writer who holds a master’s degree in archetypal psychology. He began practicing Ashtanga yoga in 1971 after meeting the Himalayan yogi Baba Hari Dass, who became his teacher. Baker later studied Ayurveda, Vastu, and Vedic astrology with other masters in the U.S. and in India. He lives in Watsonville, California.
“Frederick Hamilton Baker’s original, innovative chart design and planetary pairing bring in new correlations that deepen and expand astrological awareness. I recommend this book for seasoned astrologers and beginners.”
— Esther Frances, eco-astrologer, singer, songwriter, and creator of Earthartistry: Elementary Arts an
“An original contribution and an innovative guide that illuminates significant and heretofore hidden dimensions of astrological theory and practice.”
— Phillip Charles Lucas, Ph.D., professor of religious studies at Stetson University
“Alchemical Tantric Astrology is a profound marriage of three sets of symbols. They all come together as the serpent fully uncoils at the crown, unveiled by the Moon’s nodes. Hermes’s signposts on the way to self-realization light them up as never before! Creative and original--not to be missed!”
— Michael Burton, Ph.D., licensed acupuncturist and licensed astrological counselor
“A unique and useful integration of cosmology, chakras and metals, spiritual yoga, and meditations.”
— Pratibha Gramann, Ph.D., transcendental psychologist, scholar, yoga therapist, and ayurveda educator
“Frederick Baker’s wit and scholarly approach emboss a brilliant and highly original formation that holds great promise for all students of astrology and yoga.”
— Nancy Kurtz, astrologer
“Speaking in symbols we discuss a shared truth that is deeper than words can describe. When we can see solid, clear intersections across symbolic systems, we see truths deeper than any system alone could say. Frederick Baker has given us this, through his blessed lifelong focus, a new weave of our oldest views of the ‘beyond verbal,’ weaving those shared beauties into a yet deeper view of our reality.”
— Michael Bartlow, pianist, composer, and writer
“Baker’s flowing contemplation of the alchemical qualities of the signs and planetary archetypes in the dynamic river of kundalini rising astounds me. It is magnificent! Alchemical Tantric Astrology activates your subtle energy centers--chakras--while you are reading it. His brilliant integration of the most complex pathways of human subtle perception is very simple and clear. It is the beginning of a new astrological paradigm--astrology rising to its full alchemical potential. This is a must-read for all astrologers and those seeking spiritual illumination. Alchemical Tantric Astrology is the astrology of the Age of Aquarius because it is sourced in traditional astrology expanded to the very recent discoveries of Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, Chiron, and Eris since 1781. Bravo! Your AstroYoga Meditation is a rocket booster!”
— Barbara Hand Clow, author of Astrology and the Rising of Kundalini
"Baker’s perspective, stemming from years as a researcher and practitioner of these arts, certainly bolsters the knowledge on these subjects and integrate them in a way that can be practically applied in one’s life for energetic attunement with the zodiacal energy. He has a way of sharing his wisdom that makes it easily accessible to readers, both logically and intuitively. There is plenty of information for readers to gain from Alchemical Tantric Astrology, and it is a wonderful book for readers to become acquainted with Hermetic Astrology."
— Alanna Kali, Musing Mystical