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Albert Clayton Gaulden is a noted astro-intuitive and transpersonal psychologist who has worked in such diverse fields as advertising, academia, public relations, philanthropy and sales and marketing before founding the Sedona Intensive twenty-five years ago.� Born in Monticello, Florida and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, Gaulden received a B.A. from Birmingham-Southern College and attended graduate school at the University of Alabama. Upon graduation he went to work for the American Red Cross at Charleston Air Force Base and was chosen as one of the field representatives to go to Florida to prepare medical supplies and other goods in exchange for American prisoners in the Bay of Pigs debacle. In 1963 - 65 he taught Latin at Woodlawn High School in Birmingham, Alabama and freshman Latin at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. Read more...

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What is the answer to the question, 'What was Eliot Spitzer thinking?' when he hired a prostitute after building his reputation prosecuting prostitution rings?

Let’s take a closer look.



The whole premise of the value of astrology is that who we are is in our natal birth chart. I write and speak and teach this truism because nowhere else and from no one else can we know who we are except by looking at the quantum physics we brought with us at birth. Who you are and what you are capable of is in your natal astrological birth chart. I am a proponent and student of Kabbalah, most of all because the teachings of Kabbalah verify that the astrology of an individual shows not only one’s character and propensity for good and evil, but there is also a timing device connected to birth charts. Events happen to us when they are triggered by transits to our natal astrology.

Eliot Spitzer’s astrological birth chart clearly pictures without a doubt—backed by a preponderance of evidence, as her eminence Nancy Grace would bellow—has a predisposition to bizarre and unseemly sexual behavior. Is it not true that what we resist persists? Is it not true that he prosecuted a number of prostitution rings and yet the demon in him—the user of these prostitutes—raged within him? Would Bill Clinton have had a lifelong drive to act out with women, unsolicited and oftentimes overtly rebuked by them—if he did not have the same demon roaring and clanging and banging to get out of its cage? Would disgraced New Jersey Governor McGreevey have solicited a homosexual affair from someone on his staff if there was not that seductive, salacious nature hiding and waiting in his psyche to come destructively bounding out and creating resignation of his power position and divorcing his wife?

Do you want to know what all of these men have astrologically in common? They all three had a lot of Leo planets—which say ‘because I can’ to anything their dark side wants to do. As we say in 12 steps, ‘what price are you willing to pay and to what lengths are you willing to go.’ Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, these three unwise men need a 12-step program for Sex and Love Addiction more than they need to be Governors or a President.

When you hear all the pundits and psychiatrists and ministers weigh in remember that they are trying to figure out Eliot Spitzer’s behavior. As in all areas of life, I don’t look to government, religion, science or the currency of thought to know what I know. I look at the birth chart of a person, place or thing and although with events like presidential elections or sporting events there are a lot of factors to consider, the chart still gives me the best insights into who, what, when, where or why something like what had happened to Eliot Spitzer pops up. And by the way, former governor James McGreevey is a Leo and he resigned during the Leo cycle of the year.

What would I say to those of us whose demons are about to come roaring out of our libidos or unconscious into the light of day where everybody can see: seek counseling to tame the beast. Write about these deep and dangerous desires. Learn to pray for guidance to retrain the impulses. These parts of us that get out of hand and ruin our lives are the work of an ego lurking in the shadows. I am a big proponent as well of who and what the ego is. Unschooled and unmonitored and unredeemed the ego or our dark side—the part of us that thinks it is above the law—that someone else will be caught—that Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde was a silly piece of fiction and not a reflection of your duality—can destroy us.

I had and still have a deep and abiding compassion for Eliot Spitzer when I read about what happened to him. I followed his rise to the highest office in New York, and I always felt that his ego was really the governor. Spitzer was always a bit too cocky and self-assured. He tore into Wall Street and others whom he suspected of malfeasance with the relish of a Genghis Khan or an Alexander the Great. Could it have been his own unknown and unexposed dark side that was lashing out at others to deflect the attention to his own corruption? You be the one to answer that by looking at your own devils and your own dark side.

I said a few weeks ago that Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, who wrote Death and Dying and was one of the founders of Hospice, said that any of us is capable of murder. Could our self-righteous selves convince us that we are above despicable sexual misconduct or stealing or lying under oath or perhaps even killing someone? Be careful. You better have an open dialogue with your ego and try to convert it to the touchstone it can be when redeemed.

Show some compassion. Pray for the Spitzers—he has a wife and three daughters. Love Eliot Spitzer, for he is your brother and in many ways represents your own dark side.


Listen to Margaret Wendt and me discuss this and other controversial topics on Spiritual Truths. To book a private session with Albert, call (800) 647-0732.

He is AUTHOR OF Clearing for the Millennium, �Signs and Wonders-Understanding the language of God and You're Not Who You Think You Are-A Breakthrough Guide to Discover your Authentic Self will be published by Atria Books, a division of Simon & Schuster in December of this year.

A member of the National Association of Transpersonal Psychology and the American Federation of Astrologers, Gaulden founded the Sedona Intensive, a personal growth and empowerment program, to help clients retrieve their authentic selves and tap into their inner power.

Gaulden coined the term astroanalysis-a combination of Jungian psychology and astrology-to describe how he helps free clients from compulsions, addictions, and unresolved issues, which keep them from living a life of peace and joy.

Albert saw things others didn't and heard what they couldn't from the age of two. When he was five he asked his mother why she seemed more like his dad and his dad more like the mother. As a pre-schooler he was tuned into the rich world of intuition and past lives even though he had no one to shepherd him through these recollections and recalls. At Birmingham-Southern he click connected with the unique psychological work and world of Swiss psychoanalyst, Dr. Carl Jung and his take on the shadow self. Gaulden believes that all-seeing and all-knowing is born within a child and it is the false and mundane world that erases his memory of what is really true. The integration of the divided self, putting one back together through a conscious fusion with his or her shadow is the underpinning of his work in the Sedona Intensive.

Albert studied with renowned astrology Byrd Knapp, Darrell Harris and Katharine de Jersey, as well as took Awareness Classes with Lee Jones at the Spiritualist Church in Los Angeles in the 70's, and attended the Corrado Academy of Perception in 1978 which led to his meeting actor John Travolta using the tools of manifestation learned at the Academy, and selling John El Adobe de Tajiguas, a 35-acre estate that abutted Ronald Reagan's ranch near Gaviota Beach in Southern California.

Gaulden worked in 1986 with international-best selling author of The Celestine Prophecy, James Redfield in Albert's innovative and one-of-a-kind personal empowerment program, the Sedona Intensive, which he founded in 1982. Albert was hired to use his gifts as an astro-intuitive to help cast Redfield's movie of The Celestine Prophecy.

Gaulden travels the world to teach and speak and finds Egypt particularly one of the most intriguing countries in the world. In December he will be returning with a tour group of clients and friends to the Land of the Nile and Pharaohs and the Great Pyramid of Cheops, the Sphinx and other ancient digs and monuments in Upper and Lower Egypt.

His clients include sports figures, actors, royalty, Wall Street executives, men and women and young people from all walks of life who are eager to face those defects of character that keep them from being who they really are. He rigorously maintains the anonymity of his clients.

Additionally, Gaulden is a motivational speaker on such popular themes as "Mr. Right is Usually Mr. Wrong-Falling in Love With Make-Believe", "Take Your Power Back", "The Power of a Great Idea", the Death of Terror and the Rebirth of Bliss, �"Why Relationships Don't Work but How They Can" and many other provocative topics.


It has been brought to our attention that Margaret is being portrayed as a psychic on $1.99 sites. These sites are doing so without Margaret's permission. Margaret has not claimed she is a psychic. - MW