In Codex of the Soul, VerDarLuz guides the reader through the multifaceted nature of astrology, focusing on its practical use and spiritual nature. Providing practical and effective techniques for experiencing your birthchart, VerDarLuz explores the planets as an evolutionary force within the soul, seeking to be awakened and realized at certain regular intervals.
In part one, VerDarLuz provides a thorough description of the historical, metaphysical, and cosmological foundations of astrology, followed by an overview of a wide-ranging set of cosmologies related to astrology, from the Greek and Roman pantheons to Hindu scriptures, sacred geometry, and archetypes. Part two probes the deeper meanings of planets, signs, houses, and aspects and introduces methods of chart interpretation. Part three explores the connection between planetary cycles and personal rites of passage, helping readers create their own "life reviews" and become better equipped to meet pivotal life changes (such as the Saturn return) as well as the rites of passage of partners and children. Utilizing famous biographies and tools of practical magic, Codex of the Soul paints a mythical map of the entirety of the human journey, offering tools for harmonizing with all of life's initiations.
VerDarLuz is a healer, an astrological coach, a shamanic practitioner, a breathwork and regression guide, and a multimedia artist. He has developed a unique, embodied practice of Experiential Astrology, which includes Zodiac Yoga and AstroDance. He is a frequent contributor to Reality Sandwich and regularly teaches at workshops and retreats. He lives in Denver, Colorado.
"The material is best suited for those seeking a shamanistic path, since the astrology contains the language and knowledge used by these spiritual warriors."
— Dell Horoscope
"VerDarLuz is a wonderful source of insight, and his readings have been incredibly valuable in mapping my course with clear direction. Codex of the Soul has become a reference guide for my daily practice of consulting planetary wisdom."
— Amy Saloner, coowner of Natural Baby Pros and cofounder of Natural Baby Project
"Codex of the Soul is a unique poetic transmission of evoutionary astrology and a valuable primer on embodied spirituality. VerDarLuz gives readers numerous tools to take astrology beyond intellectual abstractions and into direct experience. Highly recommended."
— Benjamin Bernstein, shamanic astrologer and host of This Week in Astrology podcast