I’m Mark Borax and I created Soul Level Astrology in 1987, a method of using the astrological birth chart to identify your core nature, or soul, which is the deepest part of you.
I’ve also been a nomadic poet my whole life. In the late seventies I traveled the U.S. and Canada performing and selling my poetry. In the mid-eighties, I was befriended by my adolescent idol, writer Ray Bradbury, who became my literary godfather, believing in my writing even though it was taking forever.
In 1984 I became a comic book writer and the managing editor of Comics Interview magazine. In 1998 I rode my Harley Davidson Low Rider through the U.S. and Europe, stopping for a year in the Tuscan countryside of Northern Italy. My first book, published by North Atlantic Books and Random House in April, 2008 ‘ 2012: Crossing the Bridge to the Future, describes my seven-year apprenticeship to visionary astrologer Ellias Lonsdale. Under the redwoods in northern California we created a mystery school which birthed a new form of astrology called Star Genesis, that helps people contact their core nature and life purpose. My second book, Cosmic Weather Report, published in December, 2010, presents a new future for humanity, should we take up the challenge. markborax.com/ (Personal) soullevelastrology.com/ (Company)
dawn of history, trees have played a central role in the survival of humanity
and the flowering of myriad cultures. Not surprisingly, people the world over
have revered trees for their life-giving and life-affirming nature. But modern
societies have lost touch with that sense of reverence.
Sacred Trees rekindles a once-broadly felt kinship with
the natural world. Through vivid history and myth drawn from hundreds of the
world’s cultures- from the ancient Egyptians and the Druids of early Britain to
today’s indigenous Hawai’ians- Nathaniel Altman reveals the special relationship
people have always shared with trees. Here are cosmic trees of the Norse,
regarded as the symbol of universal life, the ancestral trees of ancient Rome,
seen as the birthplace of humankind, and the biblical tree of knowledge,
responsible for the fall of humanity.
illustrated, Sacred Trees offers us
the devotion that traditional cultures have shown towards trees and teaches us
that respect, reverence, and communion with the rest of nature are essential
for the healing of Mother Earth.
Altman is a Brooklyn-based writer and teacher who has authored more than twenty
books on alternative health, peace studies, nature, metaphysics and