Can astrology enlighten us in the 21st century? ASTROLOGY: HISTORY AND PURPOSE says that it can. ASTROLOGY: HISTORY AND PURPOSE tells the story not only of astrology itself but importantly, of the state of mind of which astrology is but one manifestation. In Part One ASTROLOGY: HISTORY AND PURPOSE traces the path of the real astrology - the hidden knowledge - through the world of the astronomer-priests, the fallen angels and the Christian mysteries. In Part Two the story enters the Renaissance world in the West and the time of the magicians when astrology was hybridized with occult streams. There is an astrological analysis of the witch scare and the means by which astrology fell from public credibility. Part Three is on the application of the art, with a sampling of astrological approaches to science plus some paradigms of horoscope interpretations. Finally, in three chapters ASTROLOGY: HISTORY AND PURPOSE reveals astrology as a truly transformative path and a handmaiden to Mother Earth in our times. For those searching for a spiritual method, the study of astrology can provice some essential keys. ASTROLOGY: HISTORY AND PURPOSE takes astrology out of its psychological and predictive framework and restores it to the canon of authentic practices.