Reno: CRCS Publications, 1975.
First Edition. Hardcover.
Presentation copy signed by the author on title-page - "For --- With all best cosmic wishes!" and dated April 4, 1984. Scarce signed and in hardcover.
The book is presented in two distinct parts - the first six chapters were originally included in a master's thesis for an MA in psychology at California State University and attempt to clarify various approaches to astrology and to reveal its practical utility in the field of psychology. Part II of the book provides a foundation for all astrological theory in terms of energy, through a systematic explanation of the ancient concept and basic principles of the four elements. The author's stated purpose is to provide a background and framework for an understanding of astrology in modern terms and to elucidate both the structure and the application of this science in relation to contemporary psychology, psychotherapy, and energy concepts.
Arroyo believes that theories of personality commonly used by practitioners of psychology assume that everyone at core is fundamentally the same and that psychologists lack the cosmic framework to adopt a broader perspective of humankind. In his own practice, the author has found astrology to provide an accurate and comprehensive means of understanding human personality, behavior, change, and growth, and seeks to share this with his readers.Item #901632
5-5/8 x 8-5/8", green cloth, 184pp, appendices, references, suggested readings, publisher's ads.
Publisher’s label reviewer comment page preceding title-page, very good.