Astrology has survived ridicule, misunderstanding and trivialisation, but is poised to be taken seriously again.
Its popular image conceals the fact that is it the repository of ground-breaking and indeed dangerous knowledge, because it has the power to take us into the hidden engine room of life and show us where the levers are.
This is a reprint of the second edition of Cosmic Loom, Dennis Elwell's first book, much enlarged to include astonishing conclusions on the meaning of events like the Dunblane Massacre and the death of Diana, Princess of Wales.
It shows that it is now possible to grasp how and why astrology works, thanks to recent advances in psychology, parapsychology, and above all, theoretical physics.
The subject has aroused scientific, moral and religious objections - here they are squarely faced and answered.
Packed with concrete examples of astrology in action, the book spells out its far-reaching implications.
It serves as a meaty introduction for those looking beyond the froth of the populist 'star columns', and at the same time provides experienced astrologers with a new perspective on chart interpretation.