The Beginner's Guide to Astrology: Class Is in Session
Dusty Bunker, a frequent contributor to this magazine, explains how to interpret the planets, signs, and houses in The Beginner's Guide to Astrology, subtitled Class Is in Session. This straightforward handbook teaches how to translate astrology's symbolic language into ordinary English. Her teaching style is very much like being in an actual classroom, since the narrative is like a lively chat, as if the reader were right there sitting next to the author, dutifully listening and taking notes…
And she's quite insistent that you do [take notes]. For example, at the bottom of the Mercury page, a little flag appears with the inscription, "Are you making notes? I know I'm repeating myself; it comes from years of raising four children." [She writes] The best way to learn this symbolic system is to make the planets your friends…As the astrological language becomes more familiar to you, you will become a storyteller who can weave magical stories that will transform the lives of others.
~Chris Lorenz, Book Review, Dell Horoscope, The World's Leading Astrology Magazine
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Astrology’s Hidden Aspects: Quintiles and Sesquiquintiles
“…a must-have book for astrologers…”
Bunker is an enthusiastic traveler into esoteric lore. She has spent more than 30 years studying metaphysics, sacred geometry, Masonic and religious texts, and various symbol systems. She is also a vivid storyteller and begins her book by recounting the joy she felt at five years old when she first deciphered ‘the strange glyphs’ on the page of her first-grade book about Dick and Jane. Suddenly, everything came together—she could read! She knew then that her destiny was “to write books filled with this power that had just filled my soul so that others would know its transforming ecstasy.” For years, she did not understand what astrological factor could account for the intensity of that formative experience until she discovered what the Egyptians called “the sacred golden bowls”—the 72° and 108° degree aspects.
The nine chapters in Part I explain the geometry (the golden ratio, the Fibonacci sequence, etc.) and numerology of the two aspects (and their relationship, including what she calls the Golden Bowl Rectangle), and also discuss how the ancients understood numbers (as far back as the 6th century B.C.E.).
Dusty Bunker is an informal and enthusiastic writer. She takes the reader on a long discovery-of-meaning journey and includes a few charming anecdotes of “Eureka!” moments in her personal life. Astrology’s Hidden Aspects: Quintiles and Sesquiquintiles is a must-have book for astrologers.
~Mary Plumb, Book Reviews, The Mountain Astrologer
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One Deadly Rhyme
"Bunker mixes the puzzle and suspense with a healthy dose of humor...engaging..."
~Lynn Harnett, Herald Sunday Review
"A Real Page-Turner. Sue Grafton move over! I loved this book. Sam is a believable character, with a passion for numerology, writing, and her family...Bonus: a numerology lesson in the back of the book."
"Congratulations, Dusty. It's a winner! Dusty adds such life to her characters... especially Samantha. I loved this (book)."
~Millicent Hart, romance novelist
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Three O'Clock's Dark Night
"Dusty Bunker begins her metaphysical mystery with several disparate lives, yet each character is linked. At first, all seem to be lost souls...there is murder, violence, sorrow, fear, and loathing. But as Dusty's plot unwinds, there is love, helpfulness, and redemption. And yes, always (against) the background of Chaos Theory. A great tale!"
~ Shelley Glodowski, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review