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Holotropic Breathwork is, in my experience also, the most powerful non-drug technique for entering non-ordinary states of consciousness.
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I live in Victoria, Canada and am currently finishing a book exploring the correlation between people's experiences in holotropic states and their astrological transits, called "Holotropic Astrology." For information on astrological consultations, please email me at

You might be interested in the Archetypal Astrology and Holotropic Poetry groups.

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Call it Holotropic Astrology or Archetypal Astrology?

I'm thinking of starting an astrology group here and calling it either Holotropic Astrology or Archetypal Astrology. Does anyone have an opinion about which name would be better?

Posted on February 6, 2009 at 9:30pm

Oliver, Ken, Martin

I'm thinking of starting the Holotropic Astrology group this weekend (when the Moon in Leo will be aligning with the incredibly fertile Mars-Jupiter-Sun-Neptune conjunction).

Posted on February 5, 2009 at 11:57pm — 1 Comment

Mars-Saturn-Uranus T-square for the rest of December

There is a very difficult and challenging alignment of planets in the sky this month. It began the last week of November with a Sun-Mercury-Mars triple conjunction. The close activation of these archetypes, among other things, often coincides with loud, heated, aggressive opinions aimed outward. Normally just a lot of hot air, these sharp energies become much more consequential this month as they are in a T-square alignment with Saturn and Uranus.

Essentially this is the issues of… Continue

Posted on December 8, 2008 at 8:50pm — 2 Comments

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At 12:22pm on December 21, 2012, Alexandra Blumenthal said…

Hi Renn,

thank you for asking to share my mandala. I am happy to share it!

Best wishes and Happy Christmas,


At 8:42pm on September 7, 2012, Renn Butler said…

Hi Huifeng,


Thanks so much.  Would you be willing to send me the pinyin for those words?  I would really appreciate it.  For now, I'm not learning any characters.

Best wishes,


At 2:36am on September 6, 2012, Huifeng said…

Hi Renn, 

Yes, "transpersonal psychology" is indeed translated as 超個人心理學.  (I use traditional characters, rather than simplified ones, but they are basically the same.)  

Recently, a graduating BA student at my department wrote his undergrad thesis on "超個人心理學與佛學交融略探" (Brief Examination of the Exchange Between Transpersonal Psychology and Buddhism).  After expressing my interest in his thesis, he gave me a copy (it's all in Chinese, of course).  In the bibliography, I note:  

史坦尼斯拉弗‧葛羅夫 (Stanislav Grof) ... 《探索意識極境》 

which I guess is a translation of a book together with Hall Bennett of "Holotropic Mind" (even though the Chinese name is more like "Examining Peak Experiences of Consciousness"...)  

It's published by 光點 in Taibei, 2004.  

~~ Huifeng

At 6:08am on August 15, 2012, Huifeng said…

Ni hao 你好, Renn, 

Ni xuexi zhongguo hua ma?  你學習中國話嗎?

Huifeng 慧峰

At 1:21am on January 10, 2011, Terry Martyn said…

Hello Renn

Thanks for getting in touch.

Please let us know of the dates for your Victoria breathworks.

Both my wife and I would be interested in doing more sessions and it's a bit closer than Seattle.



PS  Is Beth Morris a part of your workshops?

At 2:40pm on November 12, 2010, Ross Hendry said…
Thank you Renn! It's a great review - much appreciated.


At 12:47pm on November 11, 2010, Ross Hendry said…
Hi Renn
I wonder if you would agree to me putting your review of Cosmos and Psyche on our website ( - obviously with full accreditation to you?

Best regards

Ross Hendry
At 12:23am on November 6, 2009, helen jurd said…
Thanks Renn,
Not sure how to put the poem out there - me and computers sometimes dont mix.... Maybe a pointer in the right direction,?? Cheers Helen
At 11:41pm on September 13, 2009, Chris de Selincourt said…
Thanks for the offer Renn. Shall I email you my details?
At 2:59am on September 10, 2009, Terri said…
Thanks Renn, I'll keep you posted!

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