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The Labours of Hercules: An Astrological Interpretation [Paperback]

Alice A. Bailey
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June 1982 0853301301 978-0853301301
The Labours of Hercules is a vivid narrative describing the journey of the soul through the twelve signs of the zodiac, as viewed from the myth of Hercules. The text is based upon a series of lectures given by Alice A. Bailey and is an excellent introduction to an understanding of esoteric astrology. This book is an insightful addition to the 24 volume set of books by Alice A. Bailey, written in cooperation with a Master of the Wisdom, a body of esoteric teaching handed down from ancient times in a form whtich is always suitable to each period.
--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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From her conservative British background, Alice A. Bailey (1880-1949) led a life that took her in many directions. However, her life always led towards the time when through drastic personal experience of many kinds, she acquired a synthesis of outlook and understanding as well as an absolute conviction that one divine life pervades and animates the one humanity; that the Plan for humanity requires the cooperation and service of trained and dedicated human beings intelligently informed about world affairs, in collaboration with those who form the spiritual Hierarchy, the inner government of the planet. Her life work became an integral part of this synthesis and this realization. Basically her work developed as a duality--her discipleship service which included the establishment of an esoteric school (The Arcane School); and her agreement to work with the Tibetan, Dywhal Khul, in writing a series of books presenting the next phase in the continuity of the Ageless Wisdom teaching. A total of twenty-four books were written by Alice Bailey. These books constitute a continuation of the Ageless Wisdom, a body of esoteric teaching handed down from ancient times in a form which is always suitable to each period. Intended to precede and condition the New Age, the Alice Bailey books offer an unparalleled spiritual approach to the teaching on Shamballa and the Path of spiritual evolution; the spiritual Hierarchy; the new discipleship and training in meditation as a form of service; the teaching on the seven rays and the new psychology of the soul; and the common thread of truth linking all the major world faiths. In addition to her work as an author and lecturer, Alice Bailey established the Lucis Publishing Company, making the teachings of Djwhal Khul available to spiritual seekers and students around the world for over 75 years. Reprinting of the books is financed through a revolving Fund under the administration of the Lucis Trust, a non-profit organization also founded by Alice A. Bailey. No royalties are paid and copyrights are owned by the Lucis Trust. Through these organizations, Alice Bailey provided for the continued publication of these teachings beyond her physical lifetime. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 111 pages
  • Publisher: Lucis Pub (June 1982)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0853301301
  • ISBN-13: 978-0853301301
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 4.8 x 7.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,553,725 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Labours of Hercules December 13, 1999
One of the easier to read of Bailey's very heady works, but non the less, contains a vast amount of wisdom and wonderful keys to self unfoldment. Each sign of the Zodiac is explained and its true purpose in this lifetime revealed. A great inspirational book to carry in the briefcase or suitcase, to read before a walk on the beach or in the woods.
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5.0 out of 5 stars a myth for each month December 18, 2001
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This book provides a mythical story about each of the 12 Labors of Hercules. Each labor corresponds to one of the astrological signs. There is a discussion about the symbolism of the myth after each one. Hercules represents each of us - a soul incarnate in matter, and the labors represent the difficulties and tests we encounter in the material world. It's fascinating to read the labor for the current month each month as we go through the astrological year.

Alice Bailey's books are somewhat difficult to read, but well worth it for the spiritual seeker. Her work has resonated with me as truth more deeply than anything I've ever read. It is highly mental material, and I can only read a few pages at a time. Any more than that gives me a headache.

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1.0 out of 5 stars unreliable seller April 20, 2011
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This order should be cancelled. The owner emailed me about 3 days after the order and said they did not have the book. Not a good experience with this seller. Will most likely not use them again.

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