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The Maya Book of Life: Understanding the Xultun Tarot

by Michael Owen

The Maya Book of Life explores the archetypes and alchemy of the major arcana of the Xultun Tarot through indigenous teachings and the analytical psychology of C G Jung. The Xultun Tarot was created by New Zealander Peter Balin in 1976 based on images from Maya history and culture. It is the only tarot deck where the major arcana form a complete picture. This picture is a symbolic image of the alchemical marriage of spirit and matter and also a map of what Jung called the individuation process. The Maya Book of Life is the companion book to the Kahurangi Press reprinting of the original edition of the Xultun Tarot. Please note: This book refers to the major arcana only.

“Brilliant, eye-opening” —Arthur Rosengarten, PhD, author of Tarot and Psychology.

​“A profound book of wisdom” —Mary K Greer, author 21 Ways to Read a Tarot Card.

Kahurangi Press 2010, ISBN 978-0-473-11989-8, paperback, 500 pages

6.1 x 9.2 ins, 156 x 234 mm, index, bibliography, 108 illustrations.

Amazon | Paperback $40.00 | Kindle (pdf) $36.56

Amazon UK | Paperback £25.00 | Kindle (pdf) £19.49

The 27 Club: Why Age 27 Is Important

by Michael Owen

Is the 27 club just a myth? (No). Is it a “curse?” (No). But the 27 Club is not what you think. It’s more than the deaths of Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, Kurt Cobain, Amy Winehouse and others. Michael Owen uses the teachings of the Moon Cycles and C G Jung’s notion of the puer to understand the creative person who is always young beyond his years and often dies an early death, physical or emotional. He explores the natural 9 month, 3 year (Little Moon) and 27 year (Big Moon) rhythms, based on the length of human pregnancy, by which the psyche grows and matures, and looks at what happens when we under- or over-reach ourselves. Not a book on astrology, The 27 Club gives new insights into the timing of crises and opportunities during our twenties. This “calendar” is applicable to any birth and death—a life, a business, a relationship. And read about the 27 year cycle and 9/11.

Kahurangi Press, 2012, 140 pages, paperback

Amazon.com $9.99 | Amazon UK £5.99

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Jung and the Native American Moon Cycles

by Michael Owen

The Moon Cycles are an indigenous teaching about the archetypal influences and forces that affect us at different times in our lives. Michael Owen shows readers how to place the events of their own lives on the Moon Cycles and gain a new perspective on the births and deaths (inner and outer) in their life. They will see what learning periods are ahead of them and understand the importance of the nine-month, three-year and twenty-seven year cycles. Freud died 27 years after he fainted in Jung’s presence and said “How sweet it must be to die.”  And Jung dreamed of the 1945 firebombing of Dresden 27 years before it happened.

This book offers new insights into Jung’s life and death and how the rhythm of his life coincided with the great events of the 20th century. It also casts new light on Jung’s fateful encounter with Freud as well as his relationships with women and his supposed anti-Semitism.

Nicolas-Hays, 2002

Amazon.com $22.95 | Amazon UK £19.99

Haere mai (Welcome) and Kia ora (Hello) from Kahurangi Press

We are an independent publisher in  Aotearoa/New Zealand, the Land of the Long White Cloud.

 We also publish the Xultun Tarot.