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  The Archetypal Universe       

The Astrology of Love and Relationships

Crystallizing the fundamental insights of astrology in a single volume, The Archetypal Universe explores the fertile ground where the depths of the human psyche meet the vast self-awareness of the starry cosmos itself.

              James Moran



The depths of Butler’s compassion shine through contribution to the field of dream studies with his introduction of holotropic dreamwork, which he situates within the Jungian and Grofian lineages. . . .This book will be a truly valuable resource to the wider astrological, holotropic, psychedelic, and dreamwork communities.

              Erica Jones


Based on the seminal work of Tarnas and Grof, this book links the many variables of the astrological chart to people’s inner transformative experiences, whether through psychedelic sessions, psychotherapy, dream-work, or perinatal memory. Butler adds a thoughtful blueprint for the reader to begin to understand the archetypal influences of the natal chart, so that they may begin their own journey of understanding.                

     Mark Jones author of Healing the Soul

     and The Soul Speaks

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Renn Butler's new offering, The Astrology of Love and Relationships, follows beautifully on the heels of his excellent and insightful handbook of planetary combinations, The Archetypal Universe. . . . Each section is a treat to read, like selecting chocolates from a delicious assortment tailored specifically to one’s personal astrological alignments. Permeated with humor and depth, this book is thoroughly researched and accessible both to newcomers to astrology as well as seasoned skygazers. 

          Becca Tarnas

          author of Journey to the Imaginal Realm

Renn’s books are well-worn and well-loved references in my library. . . . [They] educate and enhance my understanding of the archetypes of astrology, rather than simplifying, formulating, or reducing their meaning to cliches. His books always teach me something new and I couldn’t recommend them more highly!

            Acyuta-bhava Das (Adam Elenbaas)


Renn Butler, Pathways to Wholeness

The writing is clear and accessible. . . . The resulting work is an invaluable guide for all those courageous individuals and therapists who are engaged in exploring the unfolding mystery of the psyche and its relationship with the greater cosmos.

            Richard Tarnas

            author of Cosmos and Psyche

An extraordinary book that represents an important contribution both to astrology and to transpersonal psychology. I believe that responsible work with psychedelics and other holotropic states combined with archetypal astrology is the future of psychiatry, psychology, and psychotherapy.

           Stanislav Grof

           author of The Way of the Psychonaut and

           The Adventure of Self-Discovery

Here is a link to the Oral Defense of my dissertation in 2022.

  I am also happy to share my PhD dissertation on request.


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