Tag Archives: book review

NAB Review of Ruby Heart of the Dragon – Sun Signs for Our Times

NAB Review of The Ruby Heart of the Dragon: Sun Signs for Our Times

By Mark Borax

5 Stars

“Spiritual Essence of the Zodiac”

    I must admit the title had my attention and intrigue from the very beginning of my mystical journey into this beautifully written book full of meticulous knowledge of astrology, the zodiac, and the human spirit. In the author’s words, “The zodiac is a creation story that proposes twelve variations on the theme of being human, twelve quests for individuation, twelve life arts, twelve invitations to awaken.”

    The book begins with an explanation of what it means when someone asks you what your astrology sign is. Simply put, it is the sign that the sun was passing through when you were born. According to the author, you have two other crucial signs. There is the one you are leaving behind and the one you are heading toward.

Mark tells us, ”Arabian astrologers lent provocative names to the north and south nodes of the Moon, the karmic points where the Moon’s orbit crosses the path of the sun. They called your south node, which contains issues left over from your past and from your past lives, the dragon’s tail, and the opposite point of the north node they called the dragon’s head, which indicates the true north of your life, the destiny your soul came back to create.”

A paragraph later he writes, “I see your astrological Sun as a ruby heart which stimulates the warm emanation of your innermost being and empowers you to shine your creative purpose into the world.”

According to him, the way to use this book is in understanding your Dragontail, Sun sign and Dragonhead. These represent your past, present and future. The book has a very easy to understand chart at the back of the book to look up your own personal dragontail and dragonhead according to your birth date.

In his words, “The more you resolve unfinished business at the tail end, the more your ruby heart flashes a laser beam into the territory ahead. The more progress you make going forward, the less binding is the heavy tail of the past.”

The true beauty of the book is in the meticulous and thoughtful writing and explanation of each astrological sign. The author has a lovely writing style that captures and creates the pure beauty and vivid imagery of each sign along with the challenges that may be presented. His own personal stories are perfectly intertwined along with some poetic prose and so much more.

    My spiritual path becoming a shaman was paved with metaphysical studies in every field imaginable. Astrology was one that I had not invested much into because it was always going to be one of my last to master if you will. I now know that I was waiting on the author, Mark Borax to write this incredible book! Timing is everything. This book was to be my introduction to the true spiritual essence of the zodiac and my go-to reference for astrology and sun signs. When spirit resonates, I feel it and I know it! This book resonates with the spiritual essence of the zodiac and will awaken your dragon within!

Review by Shaman Vitki

NAB Review of The delusion of Hope

NAB Review of The Delusion of Hope – A Guide to a New Age

By s.f pfister

5 Stars

“Gnostic Love”

The author shares in the beginning that the soul intent of this book is to introduce you to what he has termed the “Higher Knowledge” and through the understanding of that “Higher Knowledge”, you can come to realize that you are much more than the superficial identity you have thought yourself into being. According to him, this book is a testament to the life force within us and the many ways it can manifest and affect the human experience. After experiencing his own spontaneous kundalini rising, he now shares the universal wisdom that lies within the very soul of our existence.

He writes the vast majority of us are thinking from a superficial, egoic, mind-based appraisal of life and that is very restrictive in reaching a higher level of spiritual consciousness of an enlightened mind. He also points out that in this modern-day materialistic society, our left brain can dominate our perspective. This results in a lower vibration and mental interpretation of life. It is in learning to let go of this false identity that has been created within yourself from your own programming and thinking from this egoic mind that helps you awaken the spiritual warrior within.

There are so many quotes and references from many enlightened masters and ancient writings, including those words and sayings associated with Jesus contained in this book. It would be too lengthy to cover them all, but some of my favorites come from The Gospel of Thomas and the Kabalion. The author has perfectly included these to accent his own writing in this book as well as his shared wisdom. As the author will so perfectly explain, these are perfect reminders that God as your Higher Self is always with you as well as the wisdom of Higher Knowledge is within you. It is by journeying through the dark nights of the soul per se or the fears and pains of this world that create the darker thoughts in your mind and by replacing these lower vibrational thoughts with your true unconditional love and acceptance of God’s plan that leads to an enlightened life. The author does an exceptional job of explaining that this is easier said than done, but the knowledge shared in this book will help you integrate the wisdom needed to awaken the Divine within.

As a shaman and from a shamanistic perspective, this book was very refreshing to read. Making this book a must read, the spiritual wisdom contained in this book and shared by the author resonates with me on so many levels. Do yourself a favor and awaken to the “Higher Knowledge” within yourself by having the wisdom to read this book.  

Review by Shaman Vitki

NAB Review – NewAgeBooksReview.com