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The Libra Centre Book Store.

The Libra Centre is clearing all stock from its premises in Penmaenmawr hence the super low prices on our books some of which are rare and hard to find. What is on the website is only a small sample of the books to be found at The Libra Centre so why not visit us for a browse you never know what you may find.

All books have been personally selected by myself as books to help and guide from whatever starting point.

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The complete astrologer

This book had everything, it started with the history of astrology but not in a dry academic way, it showed astrology's place in the past and the present. It detailed the different types and views of astrology all within the first section 'Astrology in the life of man' Though I wanted to jump to the part about casting a horoscope I did find the first part very interesting and it really helped put astrology in perspective. The next section explains the mechanics of the solar system which gets you to understand what you are actually looking at when you examine your first chart, I am amazed at the number of students giving astrology readings who do not even know the orientation of the chart and how it links to the actual positions in the sky overhead, this book explained this in a very easy to understand way with diagrams and illustrations. It then went on to a step by step guide to casting a horoscope, of course this is done by computer these days but not back then when I started everything had to be calculated and drawn by hand and I would urge everyone studying astrology to learn how to do this in stead of just clicking a mouse. After this interpretation is covered. While now, I am not really a fan of the interpretation method used I was at the time as it made it easy to to come to an initial assessment of a chart. While this book will not make you a professional astrologer it will give you a really good start. After discussing the houses, planets, signs and aspects in some detail it continues with a really decent coverage of Progressions and Transits. The section on mythology of the planets opened up a great deal of future study. The book ends with tables of planetary positions, sidereal times and table of houses.


Everything you need to cast your very first horoscope. The remaining selling point of the book was the copious and beautiful illustrations, in short a beautiful book which I still treasure and always will. There are old copies still available and I encourage you to seek them out, but you are not getting my copy.

Derek and Julia Parker

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One Thousand and One Notable Nativites

If leaning from charts is important then this book is invaluable. Its layout is a little odd and needs some cross referencing but it is fascinating, the compiler has brought together, what he called 'notable nativities' I would call really cool charts.
What you are presented with is data, zodiac positions of the planets and houses it is up to you to draw the chart you have everything you need to draw the chart by hand but if you want your computer to do it then you may need to do some further investigating for in many not even the date is given but I found this interesting by working backwards to find a date and time when everything matched. It does not include Pluto because at the time it was written Pluto (first discovered 1930) was not being used. So start with the position of Neptune then narrow it down with the position of Uranus, then Saturn and so on down finally find the time by the Ascendant you can then cross reference the other houses to find the latitude and longitude if you are up for the challenge and like me you are a bit geeky.

Alan Leo

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Tarot

New Perspectives

Tarot: An Introductory Guide to Unlocking the Secrets of the Tarot.

Using a deck of 78 illustrated cards, the tarot is an ancient system of wisdom that can enhance both your daily life and your spiritual development. This text shows the reader how to use tarot as a tool for enhancing both their daily lives and spiritual development, giving possible choices and routes that they may wish to pursue.

A. T. Mann

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Breaking the rules

When Jesus asked a Samaritan woman for a drink he broke the rules of Jewish society. He did it again when he visited the home of the tax collector, Zacchaeus.

This collection of 30 meditations and prayers shows us that our life is not in rules and regulations. It is in relationships. Not in law, but in loving.

A.D. Askew

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Dream Healer

Dream Healer was originally self-published by Adam when he was sixteen, and has gone on to become an underground bestseller, selling more than 30,000 copies in Canada. The book tells the story of how the author came to discover his unique energy healing abilities, and how he became one of the most talked about healers in his country. He has been called 'a miracle worker' by The Globe and Mail and his high-profile healings of astronauts and rock legends have catapulted him into standing-room-only events and consistent national media.

Dream Healer is a story of both his coming to terms with his healing gift at such a young age, and his remarkable healings of people with myriad health concerns. His writing is inspirational and enlightening, and his insights into healing offer hope to anyone. Like James Van Praagh's Talking to Heaven and Sylvia Browne's Adventures of a Psychic, Adam's Dream Healer heralds a new voice in spirituality that has bestselling franchise potential.

Adam

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Gate of the Moon

Often Novice or slightly "More-Than-A-Novice" CM's (Ceremonial Magician) ask me what they can do with their knowledge & training in CM. Most tend to want to start summoning Spirits, Angels & Demons from old Medieval grimoires like the Goetia, Key of Solomon or Grimoirium Verum. Usually this sort of work is slightly beyond their abilities and I try to steer them into doing some other work to get their feet wet and some experience under their belt.

GoM (Gate of Moon) is a nice resource from Alan Richardson who has a penchant for the late Dion Fortune's work. Richardson has written a couple of other books on the Occult and one that I recommend for the Novice CM is his "Ancient Magics For A New Age" because it is written in diary form & allows the Novice to see what sorts of contacts one can make with CM. GoM is similar in that it keeps up with the Arthurian style Magic with Merlin, gateways to explore & how to work with the Tarot.

I found this text to be fun to work with & explore along with the aforementioned text by the author as well as his "Magical Gateways" a small dime store sized paperback that could be a companion to the GoM text. Together the three books can offer a Novice who is not yet an Initiate plenty of realistic work to do with their newfound CM abilities.

Alan Richardson

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Fight Fat

Contains eating plans, workable ideas for exercise, and mental strategies for overcoming stress.

Alisa Bauman

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Principles of the qabalah

The Qabalah is a secret mystical tradition which is believed to hold the spiritual truths behind all religious traditions. Passed down through the ages by Jewish, Christian, Muslim and Hermetic scholars, it has been called 'the yoga of the west'.

This introductory guide includes the history of the Qabalah, its connections to magic, astrology, mythology and the Tarot, and how it can help you lead a healthier, more balanced life.

Amber Jayanti

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Dictionary of the Celts

Does what it says, it is a dictionary very useful for research and entertaining if you like that sort of thing.

Paperback: 239 pages. Publisher: Geddes & Grosset (Sep 2002)

Ancient Worlds

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On the shores of endless worlds

Andrew Tomas dares to escape our earthbound views, assimilating biology, archaeology, geology, history and astronomy to make a new assessment of man's destiny in time and space, set in an infinite past and boundless future: on the shores of endless worlds. He finds a continuity between the inorganic and the organic, the human and the 'superman', the legends of the past and the possibilities of the future. Blending knowledge and speculation, liberating the imagination of the reader, Andrew Tomas has produced a book as fascinating as his bestselling WE ARE NOT THE FIRST.

Andrew Tomas

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