A Bibliographical Check List
Daniel Chennevière. CLAUDE DEBUSSY ET SON OEUVRE. Paris: Durand, 1913. 8vo, 45pp, 8 hors-texte photo-illus. plates. Printed wrappers, lettered in red and black with illus. vignette.
¶ First Edition of Rudhyar’s first book, written under his natal name, Daniel Chennevière. Later issues are indicated by a footnote on the last page noting Debussy’s death in 1918 and by the inclusion on the publisher’s list facing the title of the self-same book (for a total of 10 titles vs. 4 in the original printing; also the publisher’s ads on the back cover vary.
RHAPSODIES (Première Série). Ottawa: Imprimerie Beauregard, 1919. 12mo, 185, (1), (3 index)pp, frontisportrait inserted. Publ. beige wrappers, lettered in red and black with illus. vignette.
¶ First Edition of Rudhyar’s second book, and first book of poetry.
TOWARD MAN. Poems. Carmel: The Seven Arts, 1928. 12mo, (4), 71pp. Black boards, printed label.
¶ First Edition, one of 300 copies, signed by the author. Rudhyar's second volume of poetry.
THE REBIRTH OF HINDU MUSIC. By D. Rudhyar. Adyar, Madras, India: Theosophical Publishing House, 1928. Tall 8vo, (8), 123, (1, colophon). Green cloth, gilt.
¶ First Edition of one of the earliest works on Indian music. “This book, published in Adyar, Madras, brings to the lover of Hindu culture a new and vital interpretation of the ancient Hindu music, for the regeneration of which a few inspired musicians are working today. Though written primarily for those familiar with Hindu philosophy and culture, it has a real message to Western musicians insofar as it contrasts constantly the Eastern and the Western ideals of music” (Hamsa advertisement). Printed by A.K. Sitarama Shastri at the Vasanta Press in Adyar. Reprinted by Weiser in 1979. Our copy of the first edition bears a long inscription from Rudhyar to actress Asta Fleming, dated 1930, and the book stamp on title of musician Ellery Lewis Wilson, dated 1974.
DISSONANT HARMONY, A New Principle of Musical and Social Organization. Carmel: Hamsa Publications, (1928). 8vo, 22pp. Blue handmade wrappers with letterpress title.
¶ Seed-Ideas No. 1. Printed by the Halcyon Press, Halcyon, California.
THE NEW SENSE OF SPACE, A Reorientation of the Creative Faculty in Man. Carmel: Hamsa Publications, (1929). 8vo, (2), (30)pp. Light blue wrappers.
¶ Seed-Ideas No. 2. Printed by the Halcyon Press.
THE CYCLE OF CULTURE AND SACRIFICE. Carmel: Hamsa Publications, (1929). 8vo, (6), 27, (1, ads)pp. Blue handmade paper wrappers
¶ Seed-Ideas No. 3. With some preliminary material on Hamsa publications not in the collected edition. Printed by the Halcyon Press.
ART OF GESTURES AND ART ART OF PATTERNS. Carmel: Hamsa Publications, (1929). 8vo, (29)pp. Wrappers of same text stock.
¶ Seed-Ideas No. 4. Printed by the Halcyon Press.
ART AS RELEASE OF POWER. Carmel: Hamsa Publications, (1929). 8vo.
¶ Seed-Ideas No. 5. Printed by the Halcyon Press.
SYNTHETIC DRAMA AS A SEED OF CIVILIZATION. Carmel: Hamsa Publications, (1929). 8vo.
¶ Seed-Ideas No. 6. Printed by the Halcyon Press.
EDUCATION, INSTRUCTION, INITIATION. N.p., 1929.
¶ Seed Ideas series.
THE NEW INDIVIDUAL AND THE WORK OF CIVILIZATION. Carmel: Hamsa Publications, [no date, circa 1930]. 8vo, 24pp. Wrappers of same stock as text.
¶ Seed-Ideas No. 7. Printed by the Halcyon Press, Halcyon, California.
ART AS RELEASE OF POWER. A Series of Seven Essays on the Philosophy of Art... Seed-Ideas. First Series. Carmel: Hamsa, (1930). 12mo, [separate paginations, ca. 200pp]. Black cloth, spine lettered in gilt. Dust jacket (reproduced in Vision & Spirit p.33).
¶ First Collected Edition of these essays originally published in series from September, 1928 to Christmas, 1929 as Seed-Ideas. Bound from the parts (cf above), Rudhyar here supplies a new introduction and errata. The parts were printed by the Halcyon Press, Halcyon, California, near to the Oceano Dunes. The town was found by Theosophists in 1903 and the Temple of the People still flourishes there.
1. Dissonant Harmony, A New Principle of Musical and Social Organization. 1928.
2. The New Sense of Space, A Reorientation of the Creative Faculty in Man.
3. The Cycle of Culture and Sacrifice.
4. Art of Gestures and Art of Patterns.
5. Art as Release of Power.
6. The Synthetic Drama as a Seed of Civilization.
7. The New Individual and the Work of Civilization.
THE WILL TO DESTINY. New York: Hamsa Publications, 1930. 8vo, 40pp.
¶ Seed Ideas Series 2, no. 2-3.
LIBERATION THROUGH SOUND. “Correspondence Course.” 1931.
¶ Cited in Rudhyar’s list of works; no copy located on OCLC (5/06).
HAMSA. An Organ of Wholeness Dedicated to the Upholding of the Ideal of Harmonic Cooperation and Synthesis and to the Establishment of a Living Civilization. Animated by the Conscious Realization in Every Individual of the Living God. Brookline, Mass.: Rudhyar, 1931-34. Vol. I, nos. 1-9 (1931-32); Vol. II, (1933); Vol. III, 9 numbers (1934). 28 numbers in all, vol. I in blue wrappers, vol. II nos. 1-4 in green wrappers, remainder self wrappers.
PATHS TO THE FIRE... [N.p., n.d., ca. 1932]. 8vo, 20pp, incl. wrappers. Title wrappers, lettered and bordered in black.
¶ The author has signed the title wrapper, indicating the essay as “written 1930.” Later advertisements state published in 1932. Reprinted: Detroit: Hermes Press, 1978.
THE LUCIFERIAN CALL: Shadows or Creators. A Message to the Theosophical World. [Hollywood?, ca. 1932]. 8vo, 29pp.
AN EXHIBITION OF PAINTINGS BY AGNES PELTON; Drawings by Raymond Jonson; Watercolors by Cady Wells. September 25 - October 25, (1933).
¶ Garman refers to this as the Santa Fe Fiesta group exhibition, noting that this and “Agnes Pelton, Exhibition Catalogue,” New York: Argent Galleries, February, 1930, were enthusiastically reviewed by DR, who had called Pelton’s work to the attention of Jonson earlier in 1933. Agnes Pelton (1881-1961), the oldest member of the TPG, studied with Arthur Wesley Dow and assisted him in his summer school in Ipswich, Mass. In 1930 she met and began a close friendship with DR which lasted through the 1950s. After extensive travels she settled in Cathedral City, near Palm Springs, California.
THE ASTROLOGY OF PERSONALITY. A Re-formulation of Astrological Concepts and Ideals, in Terms of Contemporary Psychology and Philosophy... New York: Lucis, 1936. 8vo, xiii, (1), 537, (3)pp, b/w text diagrams. Publisher’s brick cloth, blocked in blind, gilt-lettered spine, printed dust jacket.
¶ First Edition, inscribed by the author and dated “August 17 - 1967.” Rudhyar’s fundamental work remains the classic of twentieth century astrology. Alice Bailey had read DR ’s articles in the American Astrologer and asked him to compile a book which she published under her Lucis imprint. ¶ We have seen reference to an early edition put out by McKay.
THE ASTROLOGY OF PERSONALITY. A Re-formulation of Astrological Concepts and Ideals, in Terms of Contemporary Psychology and Philosophy... The Hague: Servire, 1963. 8vo, xiii, (1), 537, (3)pp, b/w text diagrams. Publ. brick cloth, blocked in blind, gilt-lettered spine.
¶ Second edition, sometimes found in green faux morocco cloth with red gilt label; and sometimes with a stamp noting "Distribution by Llewellyn Publications". Includes a new Preface. OCLC notes a Servire, 1969, edition at Yale, which may be a ghost.
THE ASTROLOGY OF PERSONALITY. A Re-formulation of Astrological Concepts and Ideals, in Terms of Contemporary Psychology and Philosophy... Garden City, New York: Doubleday, (1970). 8vo, xvi, 429pp. Cloth, dust jacket.
¶ Third Edition. All copies I have seen have “Book Club” printed on the front inside dust jacket flap.
THE ASTROLOGY OF PERSONALITY. A Re-formulation of Astrological Concepts and Ideals, in Terms of Contemporary Psychology and Philosophy... Garden City, New York: Doubleday, (1970). 8vo, xviii, 500, (2 ads)pp. Publ. illus. wrappers, lettered in white.
¶ Paperback resetting of the Doubleday third edition. Reissued: Santa Fe: Aurora Press, 1991.
[ASTROLOGY OF PERSONALITY] ASTROLOGIE AANLEG EN KARAKTER. Een Volledige Herziening van de Astrologische Begrippen op Grond van de Hedendaagse Wiskunde, Philsophie en Psychologie. Vertaling Titia Gorter. S-Graveland: Uitgeverij “Driehoek,” 1950. 8vo, 486, (1), (1 ad)pp, b/w text illus. Publ. crimson cloth, lettered in gilt.
¶ First Dutch Edition of The Astrology of Personality and the first translation into any language. Later Dutch editions by Servire (1974) and by Schors.
WHITE THUNDER. Santa Fe, New Mexico: Hazel Dreis Editions, 1938. 8vo, (10), 101, (1)pp, full-page frontispiece plate. Orig. red and blue cloth, printed label at spine.
¶ First Edition, limited to 400 copies, signed and hand-numbered by the author, of his third volume of poetry. The frontispiece plate is after Rudhyar’s drawing entitled “Storm Gods.” The drawing was his first venture into the visual arts and the appreciation he received for it led Rudhyar to pursue drawing and painting, beginning with the Zodiacal Signatures. Reprinted by the Seed Center in 1976.
NEW MANSIONS FOR NEW MEN. New York: Lucis, 1938. 8vo, xiii, (1) 3-273pp, one b/w illus. Publ. brick cloth, lettered in gilt.
¶ First Edition, some sections appearing in American Astrology between 1935 and 1937. A spiritual interpretation of astrology in the light of a universal symbolism. The section titled Meditations at the Gates of Light is a mystical epic poem to the zodiac.
NEW MANSIONS FOR NEW MEN. Philadelphia: David McKay, 1946. 8vo, xvi, 3-273pp, one b/w illus. Publ. light blue cloth, spine lettered in black.
¶ Second edition.
NEW MANSIONS FOR NEW MEN. Wassenaar: Servire, 1971. 8vo, cloth.
¶ Third edition. Reprinted: Hunter House, 1978.
GIFTS OF THE SPIRIT. Los Angeles: New Age Publishing, (1956). 8vo, 143pp. Blue-gray buckram, spine lettered in gilt, dust jacket.
¶ First Edition, signed by the author. Gifts of the Spirit incorporates material originally appearing in American Astrology in 1945-46.
(Transcendental Painting Group). Dane Rudhyar & Alfred Morang. TRANSCENDENTAL PAINTING GROUP. Santa Fe: The Group, [ca. 1938]. 2pp, illustrated.
¶ The original promotional manifesto/ brochure of the Transcendental Painting Group. Reproduced in Vision & Spirit, p.62, followed by excerpts from the 1938 Statement of Purpose. OCLC notes only the copy at the University of New Mexico.
(Rudhyar). EWING, Marrie. EXHIBITION OF DRAWINGS AND PAINTINGS BY DANE RUDHYAR. October, 1938.
¶ Not seen; cited in Vision & Spirit p.68.
(Rudhyar). MORANG, Alfred. DANE RUDHYAR, PIONEER IN CREATIVE SYNTHESIS. New York: Lucis Publishing Company, 1939. Printed wrappers.
¶ Morang was a painter and writer who served as the spokesperson for the TPG; he held the position of Publicity Director for the American Foundation for Transcendental Painting and wrote defining articles for the TPG.
THE TRANSCENDENTAL MOVEMENT IN THE ARTS. .
¶ Unpublished. Written shortly after the formation of the Transcendental Painting Group in Santa Fe, this work dealt not only with painting but with other recent artistic manifestations including modern dance.
MORANG, Alfred. TRANSCENDENTAL PAINTING. Santa Fe: American Foundation for Transcendental Painting Inc., [ca. 1940]. 8vo, (10)pp.
¶ The American Foundation for Transcendental Painting, founded in 1938, was intended solely as a promotional organization to support the TPG and any artists in it were there only incidentally to their painting, whereas painting was fundamental to the TPG membership. Reproduced in Vision & Spirit, p.63. Hay reproduces as Appendix G “Monograph no. 1 of the Transcendental Painting Group, Published by the Rydal Press, Santa Fe, 1940.” OCLC notes 2 copies (UNM & Rutgers).
THE PULSE OF LIFE. New Dynamics in Astrology... Philadelphia: David McKay, (1942). 12mo, 123pp. Publisher’s blue cloth, stamped in black, dust jacket.
¶ First Edition. Much of the material appeared in earlier periodicals, revised and expanded. The Pulse of Life presents the signs of the zodiac within the context of modern physics, philosophy and psychology. A second printing from 1943 has been noted.
THE PULSE OF LIFE. New Dynamics in Astrology... The Netherlands: Servire-Wassenaar, (1963). 8vo, 123pp. Blue wrappers, lettered in black.
¶ Reprint, published in wrappers and cloth. Reissued Berkeley: Shambala, 1970, 1972.
THE FAITH THAT GIVES MEANING TO VICTORY. Hollywood: Foundation for Human Integration, (1942). 8vo, 78, (1 ad)pp. Orig. illus. red and blue boards.
¶ First Printing.
THE FAITH THAT GIVES MEANING TO VICTORY. Hollywood: Foundation for Human Integration, (1943). 8vo, 78, (1 ad)pp. Orig. illus. red and blue boards.
¶ Second printing, first published in 1942. Association copy, signed by DR on the half-title, and with an inscription “To our delightful friend Bessie Lyon, from Vera and Raymond Jonson, Christmas 1943.” Raymond Jonson (1891-1982) was the founder of the Transcendentalist Painting Group with which Rudhyar was associated in Santa Fe.
SEEDS OF PLENITUDE. From the Writings of... Santa Fe: The Rydal Press, (1943). 8vo, 20pp, illus. vignettes. Orig. gray wrappers, lettered and illustrated in maroon.
¶ First Edition of this selection of excerpts from the Rudhyar’s writings.
THE MOON. The Cycles and Fortunes of Life... Philadelphia: David McKay, (1946). 12mo, (6), 111, (3)pp, b/w text diagrams. Publ. green pebbled cloth, spine lettered in black, dust jacket.
¶ First Edition. Reprinted Shambhala, 1971.
MODERN MAN’S CONFLICTS. The Creative Challenge of a Global Society... (New York): Philosophical Library, 1948. 8vo, viii, 228pp. Publ. beige cloth, gilt lettering on blue ground, dust jacket.
¶ First Edition.
GIFTS OF THE SPIRIT. Los Angeles: New Age Publishing, (1956). 8vo, 143pp. Blue-gray buckram, spine lettered in gilt, dust jacket.
¶ First Edition, signed by the author. The present work incorporates much material originally appearing in American Astrology in 1945-46.
SEED FOR GREATER LIVING. Hollywood: New Age Publishing Co., 1956. 8vo, 21pp, mimeographed pamphlet with cover illustrations by DR.
¶ Inscribed “From Henry Miller” by previous owner Frank Lechford. Miller, living in Big Sur at the time, was a student and enthusiast of Rudhyar. Loosely inserted are a typed flyer for Gifts of the Spirit. Seed for Greater Living was a monthly series of booklets running from 1955 to 1962.
THE GREAT MUTATION. 1: Selfhood and Relationship. Altadena, Calif.: December. 1958. 8vo, 32pp. Wrappers with letter and design by DR. Printed on cheap stock.
¶ Seed for Greater Living no. 1. This series ran from 1955 to 1962.
WHERE DO WE STAND IN THE ARTS? (Altadena): (Seed for Greater Living), (1959). 8vo, 32pp. Wrappers with letter and design by DR.
¶ Rudhyar discusses the relationship between art as, on the one hand, the making of objects, and, on the other, as the exteriorization of interior states of being. Seed for Greater Living series, printed on cheap stock.
LE ROC ENFLAMME. Le Renouvellement de Grandes Images de la Tradition Chrétienne. (Neuchatel, Switz.): (Editions) a la Balconnière, (1960). 8vo, 271, (1 table)pp. Orig. cream wrappers, lettered in black and green with green border, advertising band.
¶ Inscribed by the author and dated “New Year, 1971.” The original wrap-around advertising band quotes Henry Miller (in French) on Rudhyar.
TOOLS FOR REBIRTH. Altadena: July, 1960. 8vo, 22pp. Wrappers with letter and design by DR. Printed on cheap stock.
¶ Seed to Great Living series.
TOWARD A LIFE OF PLENITUDE. [Part] IV. Altadena: Seed for Greater Living, [n.d., ca. 1960]. 8vo, 70-101pp. Stapled title wrappers, mild soiling.
¶ Fourth part of this early mimeographed Seed for Greater Living series.
FIRE OUT OF THE STONE. A Reinterpretation of the Basic Images of the Christian Tradition... The Hague: Servire, (1963). 8vo, 207, (1)pp. Publ. green leatherette, spine lettered in silver on red ground, dust jacket.
¶ First Edition in English, first published in French as Le Roc Enflammé in 1960. Concerns the reinterpretation of the basic images of the Christian tradition.
AN ASTROLOGICAL STUDY OF PSYCHOLOGICAL COMPLEXES AND EMOTIONAL PROBLEMS... San Jacinto: the Author, (1966). 8vo, 152, (1)pp. Orig. tan wrappers, lettered in green with illus. vignette.
¶ First Edition, inscribed by the author on the title and dated “May 24-67.”
AN ASTROLOGICAL STUDY OF PSYCHOLOGICAL COMPLEXES AND EMOTIONAL PROBLEMS... The Netherlands: Servire/ Wassennar, 1969 8vo, 159pp. Light green wrappers, with design by DR on cover.
¶ Second edition.
AN ASTROLOGICAL STUDY OF PSYCHOLOGICAL COMPLEXES AND EMOTIONAL PROBLEMS... The Netherlands: Servire/ Wassennar, (1970). 8vo, 159pp, text illus. Publ. green cloth, spine lettered in gilt, dust jacket.
¶ Third edition.
AN ASTROLOGICAL STUDY OF PSYCHOLOGICAL COMPLEXES AND EMOTIONAL PROBLEMS... The Netherlands: Servire/ Wassennar, (1973).
¶ Fourth Edition. This work was reissued in wrappers by Shambala in 1976 and also by Random House. French edition: Approche Astrologique des Complexes Psychologiques, Présenté et traduit par Samuel Djian-Gutenberg. (Librairie de Médicis, Paris, 1987. 8vo, 157 pages, wrappers.)
THE RHYTHM OF HUMAN FULFILLMENT. A Cyclo-Cosmic Approach to the Basic Problems of Our Time... San Jacinto: Seed Ideas Publications, (1966). 8vo, 71pp. Publ. light blue wrappers, lettered in brown.
¶ First Edition of an introduction to Rudhyar’s approach to socio-cultural and philosophical problems facing mankind.
THE RHYTHM OF HUMAN FULFILLMENT. In Tune with Cosmic Cycles. Palo Alto: The Seed Center, (1973). 8vo, (8), 81, (4 ad & biography)pp. Publ. illustrated wrappers.
¶ Second edition, with new preface and added postlude. Reissued in 1975.
OF VIBRANCY AND PEACE. A Selection of Poems from Published and Unpublished Volumes... The Netherlands: Servire-Wassenaar, (1967). 8vo, 156, (2), (1 ad)pp. Publ. red leatherette, gilt title at spine, dust jacket.
¶ First Edition thus, limited to 300 hard-bound copies, hand-numbered and signed by the author. With the prospectus laid in. From 1917 to 1960 Rudhyar wrote seven volumes of poetry, of which only three were published. Poems from all the volumes are here collected.
THE LUNATION CYCLE. A Key to the Understanding of Personality... The Hague, Netherlands: Servire. Distributed in the United States by Llewellyn Publication, (1967). 8vo, 156, (2 ads)pp, b/w text diagrams. Orig. blue wrappers, lettered in black with illus. vignette by DR.
¶ First Edition, inscribed by the author, of a revision and expansion of The Moon of 1946. This issue measures 6 x 9 inches; there is another printing, textually identical, measuring 8-5/8 x 5-1/2, somewhat thinner, with blue wrappers printed in white and black. Priority undetermined. Reprinted Berkeley: Shambhala, 1971. French edition 1978.
TRIPTYCH. Gifts of the Spirit, The Way Through, The Illumined Road... The Netherlands: Servire-Wassenaar, (1968). 8vo, 318pp. Publ. green cloth, spine lettered in gilt on red ground, dust jacket.
¶ First Edition in part; “Gifts of the Spirit” was first published in book form in 1956. Originally appearing as articles in American Astrology between 1945 and 1949, the three sections have all been extensively revised by the author. “This is a distillate of decades of research, service and creative activity. Every chapter stands by itself, yet is a part in a vast symphony of revealed values and inspiring imagery” (Rudhyar’s book list). With the author’s inscription on the front endpaper, dated “Nov. 19 - 1968.” French translation: Un Tryptique Astrologique, 1985.
THE PRACTICE OF ASTROLOGY. As a Technique in Human Understanding... The Netherlands: Servire-Wassenaar, 1968. 8vo, 152pp. Green cloth, dust jacket with drawing by DR.
¶ First Edition. Reprinted Baltimore: Penguin Books, (1970).
BIRTH PATTERNS FOR A NEW HUMANITY. A Study of Astrological Cycles Structuring the Present World Crisis... The Netherlands: Servire - Wassenaar, (1969). 8vo, 237pp, text diagram. Publ. green leatherette, spine lettered in silver on red ground, dust jacket.
¶ First Edition (with a copy of the second printing, inscribed by the author and dated Dec. 26 1969).
ASTROLOGY FOR NEW MINDS, A Non-dualistic Harmonic Approach to Astrological Charts and to the Relation between Man and the Universe. Lakemont, Georgia: CSA Press, 1969. 8vo, 50pp. Blue wrappers with abstract design by DR on cover.
¶ Humanistic Astrology Series No. 1. Inscribed to WD Christmas, 1969. DR also referred to this series as Person-Centered Astrology.
A SEED. San Francisco: Ecology Center Press, 1970. 12mo, (32)pp, stapled into tan wrappers.
¶ Only Edition of this illustrated poem, inscribed by the author and dated “New Year 1971.”
THE PLANETARIZATION OF CONSCIOUSNESS... Preface by Oliver Reiser. The Netherlands: Servire/Wassenaar, (1970). 8vo, 343pp, tipped-in frontisportrait. Publ. cream leatherette, spine lettered in gilt on red ground, dust jacket.
¶ Special Edition limited to 100 copies on antique laid paper, hand-numbered and inscribed by the author, this copy with additional dedication, initialed “D.R.”and with the original prospectus laid in. Rudhyar considered this his major philosophical and psychological work, “the concentrated outcome of 50 years of years of thinking concerning the basic problems of human existence.”
THE PLANETARIZATION OF CONSCIOUSNESS... Preface by Oliver Reiser. The Netherlands: Servire/Wassenaar, (1970). 8vo, 343pp, tipped-in portrait facing copyright. Publ. green leatherette, spine lettered in silver on red ground, dust jacket.
¶ First Edition, signed by the author. Reprinted by Aurora Press.
THE ASTROLOGY OF SELF-ACTUALIZATION and the New Morality. Lakemont, Georgia: CSA Press, 1970. 8vo, 47pp. Brick-red wrappers with abstract design by DR on cover.
¶ Humanistic Astrology Series No. 2.
FORM IN ASTROLOGICAL SPACE AND TIME. Lakemont, Georgia: CSA Press, 1970. 8vo, 47pp. Blue wrappers with abstract design by DR on cover.
¶ Humanistic Astrology Series No. 3.
FIRST STEPS IN THE STUDY OF BIRTH-CHARTS. Lakemont, Georgia: CSA Press, 1970. 8vo, 59pp. Peach-orange wrappers with abstract design by DR on cover.
¶ Humanistic Astrology Series No. 4.
PAEANS, STARS, GRANITES. New York: Composers Recordings, [ca. 1970]. LP record in sleeve.
¶ Paeans 1927; Stars 1925; and Granites 1929, performed by William Masselos on the piano. Rudhyar had come to New York in 1916 to organize a performance of some of his orchestral pieces at a gala of abstract dance. Directed by Pierre Monteux, this was probably the first polytonal music heard in America, as the music of Stravinsky and Ives was still unknown.
AN ATTEMPT AT FORMULATING MINIMAL REQUIREMENTS FOR THE PRACTICE OF ASTROLOGY. Portland: Portland Astrology Center, [1970s].
¶ First Edition. “At a time when many astrologers want to set ‘standards’ and the legal regulation of the practice of astrology, this booklet emphasizes the special nature of astrology and its unfitness for the legalization of standardized procedures, except in the area of data accuracy.” (DR book list).
WHITE IN THE WIND. Los Angeles: Press of the Pegacycle Lady, 1971. 12mo, (3)pp. Wrappers.
¶ One of 50 copies printed by William Dailey, each copy signed by Rudhyar.
DIRECTIVES FOR NEW LIFE. [N.p.]: (Printed by the Ecology Center Press), (1971). 8vo, 73, (1), (1 ad)pp. Orig. illus. wrappers, lettered in dark brown.
¶ Inscribed by the author and dated “Full Moon, May 1971.” “In this short volume Rudhyar presents in a condensed form and direct style his approach to the basic problems facing our Western society. This book is especially addressed to the young people and to all creative minds dissatisfied with our present social and cultural way of life” (Prospectus).
THE PLANETARY AND LUNAR NODES. Lakemont, Georgia: CSA Press, 1971. 8vo, 56pp. Brown wrappers with abstract design by DR on cover.
¶ Humanistic Astrology Series No. 5. Also seen in green wrappers.
INTERPRETING A BIRTH-CHART AS A WHOLE. Lakemont, Georgia: CSA Press, 1971. 8vo, 64pp. Green wrappers with abstract design by DR on cover.
¶ Humanistic Astrology Series No. 6.
MY STAND ON ASTROLOGY. Palo Alto: The Seed Center, 1972. 8vo, 31, (1 ad)pp. Rose wrappers, lettered in black, vignette.
¶ First Edition. A booklet briefly describing Rudhyar’s basic approach to astrology.
ASTROLOGICAL TIMING, The Transition to the New Age. New York: Harper & Row, (1972). 8vo, 246pp. Illus. wrappers.
¶ Astrological Timing is a new edition with some revisions of Birth Patterns for a New Humanity first published in Holland in 1969. “The book deals with the cycles of the planets and the various Ages produced by the precession of the equinoxes. Rudhyar takes a strictly tropical’ approach and justifies it on historical grounds with a great wealth of detail. He analyzes the present world-crisis, survey the future, and introduces new and rather startling approach to the relation between zodiacal signs and the shapes of continents. He discusses in a new way the westward march of civilization” (DR’s Prospectus).
THE ASTROLOGICAL HOUSES. The Spectrum of Individual Experience. New York: Doubleday, 1972. 8vo, vi, (2), 213pp. Orange-brown cloth, dust jacket.
¶ First Edition. “In this volume Rudhyar has condensed and often brought to a deeper level of interpretation the material scattered in many articles during the last 35 years. Published in cloth and wrappers; the cloth edition states Book Club Edition on front jacket flap. Reprinted Sebastopol: CRCS Publications, 1986. French translation: Les Maisons Astrologiques, 1982.
ASTROLOGICAL THEMES FOR MEDITATION. Lakemont, Georgia: CSA Press, 1972. 12mo, 104pp. Printed wrappers.
¶ First Edition of a series of short chapters dealing with the problems and opportunities facing the person eager to grow to the fullness of his individual personality.
PERSON CENTERED ASTROLOGY. Lakemont, Georgia: CSA Press, 1972. 8vo, 375pp. Blue cloth stamped in gilt. Yellow dust jacket with design by DR.
¶ A compilation of the six Humanistic Astrology Series issued by CSA in 1969-70 which effectively launched the humanistic astrology movement. This collected edition was reprinted by CSA in 1976 and issued again by Aurora Press in 1983.
RETURN FROM NO-RETURN. A Paraphysical Novel... Palo Alto: The Seed Center, (1973). 8vo, (8), 165, (4 ad and biography)pp. Publ. illus. wrappers.
¶ First Edition. Written circa 1950 this novel of the 22nd century presents an extraordinary vision of galactic and superphysical spaces
RANIA. An Epic Narrative... San Francisco: Unity Press, 1973. 8vo, (14), 202, (6)pp. Illus. wrappers.
¶ First Edition. Written in 1929, this half-novel, half-poem portrays the life of an unusual woman in Hollywood in the days of silent films and life in the artist colony of Carmel. Rania was read in 16 episodes over KPFA radio in Berkeley in the early 70s.
AN ASTROLOGICAL MANDALA, The Cycle of Transformations and Its 360 Phases. New York: Random House, 1973. 8vo, xi, (1), 392pp. Dark green boards stamped with DR in red, orange linen cloth back stamped in black, dust jacket with illustration by Roger Hane.
¶ First Edition. Mandala reformulates and interprets the Sabian symbols in terms of their interrelated and essential meanings and demonstrates how they can be used as an oracle. Part One discusses the meaning of symbols within a cyclic framework. Part Two, the largest, is devoted to a reinterpretation of the symbols formulated by Marc Edmund Jones and a psychic. Part Three discusses the different ways in which the cycle of symbols can be analyzed. The last part demonstrates how the Sabian symbols can be used for oracular or divinatory purposes. An Appendix reprints an exchange of letters with Marc Edmund from American Astrology, September, 1944. Reprinted in wrappers: Vintage Books, 1974.
WE CAN BEGIN AGAIN TOGETHER. A Re-evaluation of the Basic Concepts of Western Civilization in Terms of an Emergent Future for Mankind. Tucson, AZ: Omen Communications, (1974). 8vo, (14), 233, (1 ad)pp. Illus. wrappers.
¶ First Edition. Brings the fundamental concepts outlined in The Planetarization of Consciousness to a clear-cut and practical focus. “Ideas that are truly living seeds of mind can become words of power, mantras to unify the feelings-response of future-oriented groups and perhaps of bewildered and confused multitudes.”
(Rudhyar, preface.) MEYER, Michael R. HANDBOOK FOR THE HUMANISTIC ASTROLOGER. New York: Doubleday/ Anchor Books, 1974. 8vo, xviii, (2), 362pp, with charts & diagrams by the author & Nancy Kleban. Wrappers.
¶ With a 2 page preface by DR, in which he refers to Michael Meyer as one of the most gifted exponents of humanistic astrology.
FROM HUMANISTIC TO TRANSPERSONAL ASTROLOGY. Palo Alto: The Seed Center, 1975. 12mo, 77, (2)pp, inc. frontispiece drawing by DR. Blue wrappers with drawing after DR.
¶ First Edition of an expansion of My Stand on Astrology, with three new chapters introducing the concept of Transpersonal Astrology. “These three chapters in conjunction with the first part of the original essay from an essentially new book to take the place of My Stand on Astrology. This new book... lays the groundwork for Rudhyar’s present stand (developed more fully in The Sun is Also a Star, 1975)...” (Publisher’s Note).
THE ASTROLOGY OF AMERICA’S DESTINY, A Birthchart for the United States of America. Random House, 1975. 8vo, (9), 209, (2)pp. Red boards backed in linen, dust jacket.
¶ First Edition. “Provides the reader with an astrological key to the social and political problems confronting our government and our people; by relating the birth-time of the American people - July 4, 1776, some fourteen minutes after five P.M. in Philadelphia - to the larger astrological cycles and to the transition period leading to the new Aquarian Age, [the author] provides a new context for the understanding of the events that marked the establishment of American national identity, and for both their esoteric and exoteric meanings.” Reprinted in wrappers NY: Vintage Books, 1975.
THE SUN IS ALSO A STAR: The Galactic Dimension of Astrology. New York: Dutton, 1975. 8vo, (6), 209pp, Illus. wrappers.
¶ First Edition. “The use of astrology for transformative purposes... a study of Uranus, Neptune and Pluto; their cycles and zodiacal positions..” Reissued by Aurora Press. French translation: La Dimension Galactique de l’Astrolgoie, 1982.
OCCULT PREPARATIONS FOR A NEW AGE. Wheaton: Quest Books, 1975, 275pp.
¶ An occult interpretation of the spiritual events linking 1875 to 1975.
ASTROLOGY OF THE MODERN PSYCHE: An Astrologer Looks at Depth Psychology. Davis, CA: CRCS Publications, (1976). 8vo, viii, 182, (2 ads)pp, text diagrams. Illus. wrappers.
¶ First Edition.
RUDHYAR, Dane & Forrest Judge Johnson. ZODIACAL SIGNATURES. Russian River, Ca.: Stellar Energy Press, 1976. 4to (10-3/4 x 8-1/2 in.), (32)pp. Mustard wrappers.
¶ Reproduces the 12 drawing of the zodiacal signs made by DR in Santa Fe in 1938. The abstract painter Raymond Jonson was so impressed with the drawings that he asked if he might use them for the basis for a set of large paintings. The twelve paintings were completed and an album of the illustrations was planned to be published by the Transcendental Painting Group but the advent of the War forbid it. In the 1970s Rudhyar rediscovered the drawings in an old album but having faded badly he asked Judge to redraw them; Rudhyar wrote the introduction and the poetic statements accompanying each drawing in February, 1976, and the book was printed by Drake Sadler. These drawings were reprinted in Astrological Insights, 1979.
CULTURE, CRISIS AND CREATIVITY. Wheaton, IL: Theosophical Publishing House, 1977. 8vo, (8), 227, (2)pp. Illus. wrappers.
¶ First Edition.
ART AS EVOCATION: Paintings by Dane Rudhyar: [exhibition] February 3-27, 1977. [Minneapolis:] University Gallery, University of Minnesota, 1977. 8vo, (14)pp. Wrappers.
¶ An unillustrated exhibition catalogue, with Rudhyar’s essays Art as Evocation, and On My Music.
BEYOND INDIVIDUALISM. The Psychology of Transformation. Wheaton, Ill: The Theosophical Publishing House, (1979). 8vo, xiii, (1), 148, (2 ads)pp. Publ. illus. wrappers.
ASTROLOGICAL INSIGHTS INTO THE SPIRITUAL LIFE. Drawings by Judge from the original pencil sketches by Rudhyar 1938. New York: ASI Publishers, 1979. 8vo, (6), 150, (4, bio & ads), b/w drawings throughout. Purple wrappers lettered in yellow.
¶ First Edition. Includes the series of 12 drawings of the Zodiacal signs Rudhyar had made in 1938 which, when found 40 years later, were so faded as to require redrawing. In the introduction DR notes the drawings, as developed by Judge together with some poetical lines by DR written in 1976, were privately published. The present edition titles the drawings Zodiacal Signatures and adds two articles, The Zodiac, Giver of Life, and Twelve Qualities Required for the Spiritual Life, first published in Zodiac Magazine in 1971-72, together with Astrological Themes for Meditation, reprinted from the 1972 book of that title.
RAEL, Leyla & Dane Rudhyar. ASTROLOGICAL ASPECTS. A Process Oriented Approach. Artwork by Tony Milner. New York: ASI, (1980). 8vo, (8), 244pp, diagrams in the text. Blue printed wrappers.
¶ First Edition. French translation: Les Aspects Astrologiques, trans. by Marief Cavaignac. Reprinted Santa Fe: Aurora Press, [after 1980]; French edition: Les Aspects Astrologiques, Ed. du Rocher, 1982.
THE MAGIC OF TONE AND THE ART OF MUSIC. Boulder & London: Shambala, 1982. 8vo, xi, 209pp. Photo-illus. wrappers.
¶ First Edition of Rudhyar’s last work on music.
BEYOND PERSONHOOD. Palo Alto: Rudhyar Institute for Transpersonal Activity, 1982. 39pp.
(Transcendental Painting Group). THE TRANSCENDENTAL PAINTING GROUP, New Mexico 1938-1941. Albuquerque: Albuquerque Museum, June 6 - Sept. 12, 1982. 4to, (40)pp, color & b/w plates. Black wrappers.
¶ Essay by James Monte and Anne Glusker. Five works by Dane Rudhyar were in the exhibit with Challenge (1948) and Storm Gods (1938) reproduced in the catalogue.
THE MUSIC OF DANE RUDHYAR. Palo Alto, [ca. 1982].
THE RHYTHM OF WHOLENESS, A Total Affirmation of Being. Wheaton, Il: Quest Books, (1983). 8vo, xiii, 268pp. Pink wrappers, lettered in black, illus. vignette.
¶ First Edition. Considered to be Rudhyar’s magnum opus, The Rhythm of Wholeness was the culmination and summation of his philosophical and metaphysical thought.
RAEL, Leyla. LE RUDHYAR ESSENTIEL: Esquisse et Évocation. Traduit de l’Américain par Marief Cavaignac. Grenoble: Éditions L’Or du Temps 1985. 143pp. Wrappers.
THE FULLNESS OF HUMAN EXPERIENCE. Wheaton: The Theosophical Publishing House, (1986). 8vo, 246pp. Illus. wrappers.
¶ First Edition of Rudhyar’s last book, an expansion on the ideas set forth in The Rhythm of Wholeness.
(Transcendental Painting Group). Ed Garman, with Tiska Blankenship, curator & editor. VISION AND SPIRIT: The Transcendental Painting Group, May 27 - August 15, 1997. An Exhibition Organized by the Jonson Gallery of the University of New Mexico Art Museums. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Art Museums. 1997. 4to, 71pp, illus. throughout in color & b/w. Wrappers. With a 4pp Check List of works in the exhibition laid in.
¶ Two works by DR from the exhibition are reproduced: Five Stanzas for Musical Ensemble, 1938, and Challenge, 1948. Garman, himself a member of the TPG, devotes two pages to the role of DR in the group. Vision & Spirit is the definitive catalogue of the TPG; reprints Morang’s TPG statement/manifesto; the 1938 Statement of Purpose; and the American Foundation for Transcendental Painting promotional brochure from 1940 for which DR was Vice-President; with chronology and bibliography.
(Transcendental Painting Group). HARRISBURG, Halley K., editor. THE TRANSCENDENTAL PAINTING GROUP, Major Paintings November 4, 1999 - January 8, 2000. New York: Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, . 4to, 12pp, color plates. Wrappers.
¶ Reprints the Original Manifesto and also the 1928 Statement of Purpose which was to be signed by each incipient member of the TPG. Rudhyar is not mentioned, but a useful bibliography is included.
BO YIN RA. BOOK OF THE LIVING GOD. Ca. 1930.
¶ Translated by DR from the German according to Hay, but I find no evidence of publication.
SHERE, James. DANE RUDHYAR 1895- A Brief Factual Biography with a Listing of Works [N.p.]: (James Shere), (1972). 12mo, 20, (3 bibliography)pp. Green wrappers, lettered in black with illus. vignette.
HUMAN DIMENSIONS. Edited by John White. Buffalo: Human Dimensions Institute Quarterly, 1975.
¶ Special issue, vol. 3, no. 3, devoted entirely to Rudhyar’s life and work. Includes published and unpublished articles, photographs, and color reproductions of his paintings.
RUDHYAR. Catalogue of an Art & Humanities Symposium, California State University, Long Beach. March 24-26, 1976.
HAY, Robert C. DANE RUDHYAR AND THE TRANSCENDENTAL PAINTING GROUP OF NEW MEXICO 1938-1941... a Thesis Submitted to Michigan State University... Michigan: University Microfilms International, . Sm 4to, (8), xi, 346pp, b/w illus. throughout. Black buckram, spine lettered in white.
¶ Authorized facsimile of the author’s thesis, based on interviews with DR, Raymond Jonson, and Florence Pierce, William Lumpkins, and others associated with the TPG.
DANE RUDHYAR, un Humaniste du 20e Siecle. Nouvelle Acropole, 1985. 4to, (6), 75pp, illus. Printed wrappers.
¶ First Edition of the transcript of this seminar, including nine papers by A. Ruperti, G. Sabian, M. Cavaignac, L. Winckler, and F.I. Fouchou Lapeyrade. Includes a short biography and bibliography.
PIPER, Raymond & Lila. COSMIC ART. New York: Hawthorn Books, (1975). 4to, xxii, 152m (1)pp, b/w illus. throughout. Black cloth, dust jacket.
¶ Reproduces Avatar, 1938, an early drawing of Rudhyar. Also includes paintings by Emil Bisttram and Agnes Pelton, members of the Transcendentalist Painting Group in Santa Fe. Rudhyar had yet to begin to draw but as White Thunder, a collection of his poems was due to be published he decided to make a drawing entitled Storm Gods which was used as the frontispiece. Encouraged by his friends he made a series of 12 drawings entitled Zodiacal Signatures. The drawings were admired by Raymond Jonson who made paintings of the group.
THE JOURNAL OF THE RUDHYAR INSTITUTE FOR TRANSPERSONAL ACTIVITY. Volume 1.1 San Francisco: RITA, Fall/ Winter, 1986. 4to, self wrappers.
¶ First Issue of the Journal which includes a study of DR by Alexander Ruperti. With a separate appendix “The Sabian Symbols, An Index...” by David Erickson. RITA was incorporated in 1981 to disseminate Rudhyar’s work and message.
LEVIN, Gail and Marianne Lorenz. THEME AND IMPROVISATION: Kandinsky and the American Avant-Garde 1912-1950. An Exhibition Organized by the Dayton Art Institute. Dayton: Dayton Art Institute, 1992.
¶ The events surrounding the founding of the Transcendental Painting Group are related.
(Theosophical Society). THE AMERICAN THEOSOPHIST: Official Journal of the Theosophical Society in America November 1978, Volume 66, Number 11. Wheaton, IL: The American Theosophist, 1978. 8vo, wrappers.
¶ Includes Rudhyar’s “We are free to create our own reality,” with works by Leyla Rael, et al.
UN NOUVEL HOMME POUR UN NOUVEL AGE: Centenaire Dane Rudhyar, Actes du Congrès des 25 et 26 Mars 1995. Suresnes, France: R.A.H. Editions, (1995). 8vo, 203pp, charts & diagrams in the text. Green printed wrappers.
¶ First Edition. Published by the Association pour la Recherche des Rythmes Cosmiques Réseau d’Astrologie Humaniste. Contributions by Alexander Ruperti, Leyla Rael-Hill, Jean-Yves Lelou, Fernand Schwartz, Michael R. Meyer, Barbara Somerfield, Alain Nègre, Catherine Aubier, Yves Lenoble, Marief Cavainac, Lynn Bell, Charles Harvey, Samuel Djian-Gutenberg, Jean-François Berry, Yvan Othenin-Girard, and with a note of Parrainage by Jeanne Moreau. With a printed letter and envelope from the publisher to contributor Michael R. Meyer.