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Martin Gansten
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Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 8:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, Mark. Sorry to hear you can't make the workshop, but glad you like the book. (I had to fight for those chapter summaries! Very Happy )

I grow more fond of the UK (not least Edinburgh!) with every visit, so feel free to recommend inviting me. Wink
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Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Martin, thank you for fighting for those chapter summaries! They, and the glossary, are invaluable - it is such a help to have them for reference when working through complicated ideas, and when a nudge to the memory is called for. I am also very grateful for your well organized bibliography and index.

This is one of the finest astrological texts I've encountered - the writing is clear, precise and accessible without denying the complexity of the subject matter; and I'm understanding the mechanics of primary direction to a degree that I wouldn't have thought possible, given my limited mathematical background.

There is more carefully thought-through and gracefully-presented information within these pages than in many works of three times the length. You provide your reader with soil and seed for a rich harvest, indeed. Thank you very much for your work.
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Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you! I am blushing to my hair roots. Very Happy It makes me happy to see the very things I felt to be most important being so much appreciated.
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Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I cannot resist, Cagliostro studying Martin's book



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Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's how I'd like to study a book - by sleeping on it Smile
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Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 5:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gjiada, Cagliostro is magnificent! And Deb, I agree with you completely - we need to be able to download enormous files while we sleep (hopefully we would look as relaxed and elegant as Cagliostro in the process).
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Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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That's how I'd like to study a book - by sleeping on it


Thats a great idea. Maybe Martin could produce a tape version of his book allowing us to wake up able to calculate Primary directions by hand..... Lala Happy

Ah Cagliostro is beautiful. What a cool cat. I know how he feels. Primary directions are hard work. Smile
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This is one of the finest astrological texts I've encountered - the writing is clear, precise and accessible without denying the complexity of the subject matter; and I'm understanding the mechanics of primary direction to a degree that I wouldn't have thought possible, given my limited mathematical background.

There is more carefully thought-through and gracefully-presented information within these pages than in many works of three times the length. You provide your reader with soil and seed for a rich harvest, indeed. Thank you very much for your work.


I couldn't agree more. I do believe your work will become an astrological classic. Its fills a massive gap for the whole astrological community that has been sorely needed. For the non-mathematically minded amongst us like myself it makes the subject far more approachable and dispells many myths. I am sure your book will remain the definitive book on the subject for decades to come. Unless you yourself write a second edition!
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Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I completely agree more with all of the above reviews. I had the book for only 1 week (i misplaced it somewhere Thumbs down ) and I had years of confusing technicalities cleared up for me instantly!
even though i've gone mad looking for it, your work has helped greatly thanks Martin!!
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Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Once again, thanks to everyone for your kind words! I just returned from Nottingham, where 25 or so of us spent a very pleasant weekend going over some of the material presented in the book. Deb deserves special thanks for making everything run so smoothly, and for taking the initiative in the first place! Thumbs up
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Posted: Fri Aug 07, 2009 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"I had to fight for those chapter summaries! "

Glad you did and please send our appreciation to the publisher so that it might be done with other books.

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