Light Runner–Sixteen-year-old Dara Adengard would rather read graphic novels than do her homework and prefers the freedom of skateboarding to the restrictions of life with her military father. Stung by the recent death of her mother, Dara conceals her mom’s picture under a square of grip tape on her skateboard. But no matter how much Dara tries to keep a foothold on the past, she can’t ride away from her own destiny.
One evening, she discovers a silver and gold armlet with mysterious powers in the shadowy water of the swimming pool. Forged from an ancient meteorite metal, it possesses the power to heal or wound. When Dara holds it, it emits a light that seems to have been ignited by a star’s ray. Moments later, she is stunned to find that someone’s broken into her apartment, her father has vanished, and a dead body lies sprawled in the courtyard.
Cosmic Trends–What does astrology have to do with Apple computers, Harry Potter,
Bob Dylan, and American Idol? According to Philip Brown, trends in technology, film, books, TV, music, and fashion are all influenced by planetary movement. Cosmic Trends discusses the startling impact Pluto, Neptune, and Uranus have had-and continue to have-on our evolving culture.
Tracing the outer planets as they travel through the zodiac signs, Brown uncovers amazing cosmic patterns and their link to the sexual revolution, the rise in health awareness, Internet addiction, wireless technology, advertising saturation, and other cultural trends. He offers exercises that help readers develop “intuitive awareness” in drawing their own connections between the planets and world events. Profiles of William Shakespeare, Clara Barton, Martha Graham, Nelson Mandela and others illustrate how planetary forces have touched their lives and their generations. Fascinating forecasts and a glimpse of what to expect in 2020 are also included.
On the Cusp–In his new book, On the Cusp: Astrological Reflections from the Threshold,
Philip Brown brings to life our world on the cusp of a momentous transformation. With this thought-provoking work based on a series of blogs written just as Pluto was preparing to enter Capricorn, readers will discover how the lens of astrology can be used to look at the physiology of the brain, social networking, electronic surveillance (“…an issue that will become more and more pervasive as we actually move into Pluto in Capricorn in early 2008” and beyond), Arcade Fire, Nancy Drew, surfing—and ourselves. How does astrology relate to modern neuroscience, robotics, and mobile technology? How can astrology help us make sense of a discordant world?
Using illustrations from his own life, as well as news and people in the world around us, the author explores timeless reflections on topical events through astrology, capturing the astrological zeitgeist while still maintaining a focus on the bigger picture.